Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Hello Adventure - PLS

I have a new Pretty Little Studio creation to share with you today.
Today I am featuring the Garland flags amongst my layout.  I chose to work with the Treasure Island Collection again (I can’t get enough of this collection).  My boys just love our time at the beach so I created something beachy once again.  I chose all of the mint/turquoise and navy blue colours out of the collection.  I layered up my photo on a stack of distressed papers and then layered my bunting below my photo.  With each piece I added foam tape to give the bunting extra dimension.  I then lined the top of it with jute twine and rope. 
"Hello Adventure"


I also added the cute Octopus Paper Ribbons on both the left and right hand sides of my page.  Instead of journaling on my page I added a few stickers for the Treasure Words sheet, I love these, they tell a story all on their own.

Pretty Little Studio Product List:
Treasure Island Paper: Buccaneer, Castaway Sea, Ship Deck
Treasure Island Embellishments: Cutouts  Let’s Go Phrase Strips, Cutouts Mini Word Pirate Anchor, Cutouts Mini Word Pirate’s Life, Garland Beach house Bunting, Garland Lighthouse Bunting, Garland Under The Sea Paper Ribbons, Journaling Explorer Stencil, Tabs Treasure Map, Stickers Treasure Words
Thanks so much for stopping by :) 
Have a great day xo

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Creative fun :)

Hi there!
Another quick post today...a gazillion things to do before holidays start!!! WOo hoo!!!
I wanted to share this creation I had fun with last week.  Just for the pure sake of needing to be creative! 
Enjoy :)

Mostly Crate Paper here.  Plus some Prima and Shimmerz goodness :)

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful week :)

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Off the page cuteness!

Hi guys, just stopping by quickly with a tag and décor project to share :)
First up on my tag I used lots of Maggie Holmes Die Cut flowers.  I layered them with foam tape and added a couple of Prima flowers for extra sweetness!!

Next up, I found this mint frame hanging around in my craft room.  I created a little icecream décor piece to go in our new baby's room............YEP, we are having another little bub come Oct if you didn't already know!  We are all super duper excited and I am slowly getting things organised for a new nursery!

That is all for me today.  Got a big day at Master 4's Kindy sports day :)
Take care xoxo

Saturday, June 13, 2015

He is 8!

Yep, my eldest little love is 8 (Well this was back in March)!  My gosh where on earth have those 8 years gone, he's got so big and almost as tall as his Mummy.....but that's not too hard.  I have created this layout based on the June sketch over at Pretty Little Studio .
It was certainly a different one for me but I think I love the end result. 
  I chose a mixture of papers from a few collections, most being scraps or part used pieces.  Of course I still layered up my photo with papers also.  I just love the stencils from the Treasure Island Collection and used the Today piece on the left hand side.  I stamped it with feathers and added thread, twine and watercolour. 

Paper: Treasure Island  – Buccaneer, You & Me  – Sweet Grey/Romantic/Priceless, Trick or Treat – Raven/Friday, Treasure Island Clear Peg Leg
Embellishments: Treasure Island cutouts Ocean Waves, Treasure Island journaling Explorer Stencil, Y&M Cutouts Adore You Phrase Strips, Y&M Garland Like You Paper Ribbons

The Flair, always need a Flair :)  :)

I just had to share this photo of another couple of birthdays we celebrated last weekend....
Mason turned 4 (yep my baby) and Peaches turned ONE!!!!
Love this, I really need to get my camera out more often but I'm such a slackie sometimes :(
Oh well, life is just busy I guess!!!
Enjoy your weekend,
Hugs xoxo

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Too cute inspiration

PINTEREST Inspiration over at Pretty Little Studio :)

Today I have a creation to share which was inspired by this image.  OMG, that bathtub is to die for!!!  I loved the shape of it and thought of a boat straight away especially with the Treasure Island collection in mind too.   So I created a little sail boat and adhered to my page.   There are plenty of Anchor papers in this collection so it matched the wallpaper perfectly too.   I kept in with the same tones of the photo too using lots of royal blue and gold.

"Let Your Dreams Set Sail"

PLS Products Used; Treasure Island Papers:
  • Anchors Away 8 x 8 Metallic Gold, Ship Deck, Golden Rule 8 x 8 Metallic Gold
PLS Products Used; Treasure Island Embellishments:
  • Cutouts Wild Ride Phrase Strips, Diecuts Far Away Frames, Feathers Polly Parrot, Flair Happy Journey, Cutouts Ocean Waves Note Strips, Journaling Set Sail 3 x 4, Die Cuts Pirates Cove 24 Pack, Tabs Treasure Map
    Stickers Gold Treasure Flags

Absolutely love this journaling card!!  So gorgeous :)

 Thanks for visiting :)
Have a great day!!!

Monday, May 25, 2015

PLS - Step x Step

Hi there, hope you all had a lovely weekend.  I am stopping by with a new Pretty Little Studio creation using the brand new collection "Treasure Island".  It's gorgeous and has all my favourite colours in it :)
Find the link to Pretty Little Studio HERE
Treasure This 

PLS Treasure Island Product list : Clear – cove Pacific, Paper – Buccaneer, Crescent Reef, Ship Deck, Vellum –  Welcome Aboard, Confetti Paradise, Cutouts Mini Word Pirate Anchor, Cutouts Mini Words Pirate’s Swim, Flair Discover Treasure, Garland Lighthouse Bunting flags, Journaling Explorer Stencil, Sticker Gold Treasure Flags, Vintage Diecut Davy Jones, Boardwalk Bookmark
Just a couple of close ups before I share my step x step.

1. Firstly, I start with my background.  I placed the Vellum ‘Welcome Aboard’ piece to the left of my page.  I then scrape Gesso on the page.  After this is dry I place a spot stencil down and apply Modelling Paste. I then spray my Shimmerz sprays.

2. I cut up several pieces of paper to fit underneath my photo.  I distress the edges with a distressing tool.

3. I place my papers down for the photo mat.  Adding the clear sheet and some twine under the photo.  To the left of the photo I also place the stencil and bookmark journaling cards.  At this point I add some Inkingz (watercolours by Shimmerz) to the cards.

4 . I proceed to add more layers with some shells, more twine and leaves around my photo.

5. I have added flowers now and that cute Vintage Diecut Davy Jones.  I also cut out and Anchor and distressed the edges and placed on the left hand side of the page.

6.  At this point a few more shells are added to the beachy feel.  I cover my photo with a scrap piece of paper and proceed to add more Shimmerz sprays, taking the lids off and flicking the excess colour also.  I also cut out the Bunting Flags and the Mini Words and place them to the right of the page with foam tape.

7.  Lastly, I finish my layout off with some Gold Flags, Flair and the Confetti mix.

Thanks for dropping by!! 
Hugs xo

Friday, May 22, 2015

Card Friday :)

Hi guys!  The weekend can't come quick enough for me!  Hubby has been away for work all week and frankly, I just missed him!!!  

I thought I would stop by with some cards to share today.
The first 2 are Mothers Day cards/tag and the last 1 a birthday card. 

Have a wonderful weekend xoxo