Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wednesday shares

Evening all!!!  I thought I would pop by with a few creations I made while on my holidays. 
I really played on the lime green in this palette and added lots of fun and fresh embellishments. 
 
Yummo, it's just so tropical :)
 
 
"Today"
 
 

 
 
A few closeups for you -
 

















 
 
 
Did you spot the pineapples?  Cool hey!!



 
 
 
I made a few cards while I was away aswell and here are 2 of them.
 
 
 
"Happy Day"
 
 
 
 
 
"Happy Surprise"
 

 



 
Thanks for visiting :)
Hugs x

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Pretty Little Studio cuteness

Happy weekend :)  I have a Pretty Little studio layout to share today featuring the Picture Flashcards from the Neapolitan collection.  So cute, I just had to use the whole packet :) :)
 
 
You can find all of the cute products HERE plus for a few more days you can get 20% off your entire order :)  :)
 
 
"Summer"
 
 



PLS Products Used:













 
 
 
 
Have a great night!!


Thursday, January 22, 2015

2 Crafty for January

Hi there! 
Just stopping by to share with you my 2 Crafty Chipboard creations for January.
 
2Crafty Chipboard is an Australian owned and operated manufacturer and wholesaler of laser cut chipboard products.  They currently have over 1000 pieces of chipboard on offer.  You can find all these and more gorgeous pieces HERE in the store.
 
The first creation today is a pretty, girly one :)
 
 
 
 
"Treasure"
 
 
 



The 2 Crafty Chipboard pieces used:
Skeleton Leaves
Birdcage #3
Polaroid Asst. Frames
Mini Word Set 1
Moroccan Panel

I layered the word Treasure from the Mini Word Set 1 and applied a
little Gesso to it along with some gold paint.
 
 
 







The Birdcage #3 was added on top of the embellishments on the left hand side of the page.
 After adding Gesso I sprayed it with Shimmerz Coloringz in the colour Peachy Keen.
 I applied some Mica Flakes in gold to the cage also.  I applied some Beets Me
 Inklingz to the bird and adhered with foam tape.
 
 
 






I cut the Moroccan Panel up into several pieces and layered into my creation.
  I applied Gesso to it and then added some Shimmerz sprays and Inklingz to it.
 I also added the Polaroid Asst Frame into my flower cluster.  I painted it with gold
 paint and sprinkled pink glitter on it's edges. 





Oh these Skeleton Leaves are gorgeous tucked in here with my flowers.
 I dipped them in some fine gold glitter.
 
 












My second share today is a canvas I created.  Something beachy to put in our holiday house :)
 
 
Lets just watch the waves crash.
 






The following 2 Crafty Chipboard pieces were used on this canvas:
Line Words - Summer Boarders
Gears
Tiny Leaf Stems
I placed a Line Word - Sea along my embellishments.  I dabbed on some Gesso
 and then applied some Shimmerz Coloringz in Well Blue Me Down. 
 
 





I placed the Tiny Leaf Stems around the journal card.  I gave them a thick coat of
 Gesso and then applied some Mica Flakes in Granite to the stems.  Some of the ink
 that was flicked on later also gave the stems a nice effect.
 
 
 












I treated the Gears with lots of white paint and then blended in to the creation
with Shimmerz products along with some Alcohol Ink.  I also added some
 Art Ingredients Glass Beads in Zinc.
 
 
 









Thanks for stopping by today.
I am off to play Lego with the boys :)
Hugs xo

Sunday, January 18, 2015

I am still alive.............

Hi there lovely followers!!!!  My gosh what a month.......it's been fun!!!  I can't believe I didn't even get a Christmas post in....oh well, time flies when you are having fun :)  We have been away for 3 weeks, spending so much family time at the beach, fishing, crabbing, boating, tennis, riding our bikes, playing Scrabble, Yahtzee and Monopoly, catching up with friends, movies with the boys, the list goes on and on!!! I have so much to catch up on I really don't know where to start!! 
 
 
Okay, how about this......some of my very favourite layouts from 2014!! 
Thanks to Magda for sharing with me how to create a photo collage, I am so technically challenged its not funny....lol!!!  Over the holidays I even learnt how to use Instagram properly (taught by a 13 year old)!!!  My account is Staceyyoung81 if you want to find me :)  Don't forget my facebook page too dedicated to all of my crafty bits and pieces....
Find it HERE
 
 
 
I hope you like some of these creations as much a I do:)
 
 
 

 
 
 
While I was away I have had several creations go live on their respective blogs.....I'll do some catching up over the next week with those :)
But first, before Christmas is long gone, I will share a page that I created for Pretty Little Studio.  I was given a picture to be inspired by and this is what I came up with. 
 
So this photo is from 2013 (only 2 children with Santa), this year Mason told me he was going to have his photo with Santa and his brothers........came the time, he burst into tears, so only 2 children once again for a Santa photo 2014.........2015 might be the year for all 3...lol :)
 
 
"Joy"
 
 
 

 
 
Ack, cutest stuff ever at PLS......the vintage images are so gorgeous :)
 
 




 
Winking Santa, cute paper ribbons :)
 
 






Polaroids, titles.........







and the Flair!!!  I just love the pop of blue on the birdie's hat, matches with the blue on the picture :)
 
 
 






 
 
 
 
Okay, that is me for tonight.....need some shut eye :)
Hope you all haven't given up on me, it's been so long!!!
Big hugs xo

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Card Sunday

Hi there, just stopping by to share a few cards with you today :)
 
 
The first 2 cards are featuring Crate Paper Notes n Things and Open Book.
Plus some Prima flowers on the first one.
 
 






My last card today is using some Pretty Little Studio products.  So cute!!
 
 





 
Hope you enjoyed your weekend :)
Happy creating x



Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Once Upon a Sketch - The last challenge

Today I am sharing with you my very last creation for Once Upon a Sketch.  It's with a heavy heart that Nadia has decided to close the challenge blog.  I am thankful to her for asking me to be apart of the wonderful design team for the past 12 months.  I have created some of my favourite pieces using her beautiful sketches.  I am sure this popular challenge site will be missed!!
 
 
You can read Nadia's final blog post  HERE
 
 
 
Journalling Theme: "It's December..." 

You are free to interpret our theme ANY WAY you like. It is for your inspiration and this theme word DOES NOT need to be part of your title or journalling. But please make sure your layout is based on the sketch below and includes journalling (hidden journalling is fine). Acceptable journalling is MORE than just a sentence, or generic writing such as date/place etc. It needs to be present and at least 3 lines long. Remember, hidden journalling (under a photo/tag or behind your page) is perfectly fine but please DO let us know in your post where your journalling is! 
 
 
 
 


Here is my take on the sketch and the journaling theme :)
 
 
 
"Dear Santa"
 





 
I have used a few 2 Crafty Chipboard pieces in here as well.  They include:
Music Notes
Christmas Polaroid Frame Set
6" Clock Face Frame
 
 


I used a Heidi Swapp stencil for the word Enjoy.
 
 









 
 
 
The Dear Santa accent and frame are by Webster's Pages.
 







The Polaroid Frame I treated with some Shimmerz products.
 
 






Along with the Prima resin.......I was given a spray of new Shimmerz Coloringz Well Blue Me Down.
 
 





 
The music notes were covered with Gesso and then some chunky glitter.
 










 
I hope you have enjoyed my last creation for Once Upon a Sketch!!
 
Have a wonderful day xo

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Pretty Little Studio x 2

Hi guys :)
 
Today I have 2 Pretty Little Studio Creations to share with you.  The first one was featuring Phrase strips and I also decided to create something festive.  I used some of the new collection Holiday Cheer but I also added in some of the older Christmas collections too.
 
 
"Holiday Cheer" 
 
 
 



 
My personal favourite time of the year, I adore Christmas and these Phrase Strips were the perfect amount of journaling I needed for my page.  I applied them with foam tape to make them pop from the page.  I chopped off some of the ends like a flag to give them a little more interest. 
 
 











Plus the cutest little Christmas fawn from the Jingle Bells collection.
 
 











I added in a few Santa Claus Paper Ribbons.
I also layered in a 2 Crafty Chipboard Polaroid frame.
 
 
 






My next creation today is the Sketch Challenge for December.






 I built my layout out from the centre of the page, as seen in the sketch.  I just adored the cute die-cut so I choose the 4 x 6 journal card which featured a fawn (Almond Butter set).   I also cut out a speech bubble and added it with foam tape to the right side of the fawn,  I switched it from the original sketch as it didn’t quite fit on the other side. 
 
 
 





Ahhh, the Flair.....just the cutest Flairs ever at PLS :)
 
 















 I added lots of little tags and gold word flags.  I finished it off with a few Red Poppy Vintage Diecuts.






You can find all of these cute products and more here at Pretty Little Studio.  Save 15% off your order too until the end of December....how cool is that :) :)  Plus a brand new mini collection coming very soon.....it's sooo pretty!!
 
 

Thanks for stopping in today......until next time xx