31 July 2013

Marion Smith Designs

Happy day today!  I am thrilled to be part of the Marion Smith Design Team.  Marion is a former Prima Design Team member and educator who has launched her own line.  Click here for a video link to her new CHA releases.  Looking forward to creating with her beautiful designs and being part of such a talented team of ladies!

Here is a link to her products.  Enjoy!

30 July 2013

Fairy Folk Layout

For those of you who missed out on my Fairy Folk layout class at SENZ this year, here are some further pics of the project.  If you would like a copy of the instructions, lease leave me a comment with your email address and I'd be happy to post them through to you.

This is the front of the layout. Although it's hard to see in the image, there are about 4 layers here, each separated by foam tape - so it's quite a dimensional piece.

This is a close up of the door, that opens to reveal a special photo!  I used lots of moss to embellish the door to give it that enchanted feel.


 Loads of fussy cutting in this one! And lots of lace, muslin and delicate trims!  Lot's of fun to put together.

Happy crafting!

28 July 2013

Enchanted Cards

Following on from my Fairy Folk layout class at SENZ, I have been captured by the whimsical genre of enchanted little people!  So during the week I put together some cards that I intend to save for my daughters birthday and her 2 BFF's birthdays later this year!  And I have to say that my new WRMK envelope making board has come in very handy!

First, here is a totally OTT card (this one's for Meg!)

Florists wire attached to a painted chipboard archway, punctuated with flowers, stems, pearlescent stamens, silver birds nest complete with tiny pearl eggs and some little toadstools on the corner. G45 Once Upon a Springtime provided the little fairy and bluebird images which are ever so lightly brushed with a Tattered Angels aqua glitter glaze.  I made the white resin bird at the top of the arch from a cake decorating mold! The centre of the arch is cut away and replaced with soft baby muslin.

Here's a closer look...

Next up are a couple of cards I made using some tiny paper tole fairy images by the famous Cicely Mary Barker.  I picked these up at SENZ,  knowing instantly that they would make gorgeous additions to my stash!

My 'yellow' card...

And a closer look...
Finally, my 'pink' card...

And a closer look...

Paper tole huh?!!!  Who'd have thought...

Hope you have enjoyed the images  - leave me a comment and tell me if you dabble in paper tole from time to time.

Happy crafting!

22 July 2013

Discover Create Learn Event 13 and 15 December 2013

I am thrilled to announce that I will be heading to gorgeous Sydney in December to teach a Webster's Pages Certified Christmas Workshop.

 At the invitation of Evelyn Lloyd from Discover Create Learn I will be teaching 3 classes, one on the Friday night 13 Dec and 2 on the Sunday 15 Dec, leaving participants free all day Saturday to shop around Sydney - maybe even visit a scrapbook shop or 2 or 3!

I hope you will join me for a fabulous weekend of crafting and shopping!  To register, contact Evelyn on evelynll@bigpond.net.au

03 July 2013

July in Cockle Bay

What a mixed bag!  One day it's glorious winter weather, the next it's bleak, cold and quite miserable! But that's how our winter rolls, here in the antipodes!  It's the time of year that many Kiwis go overseas to tropical Pacific destinations for a decent dose of sunshine, swimming, tropical fruits and seafood, like Fiji, Rarotonga and Northern Queensland (a personal favourite!).  So I guess that's the upside!

It's also perfect weather here at the moment for a decent dose of guilt free scrapbooking!  Who minds a rainy wintery day spent inside while crafting?  Not me, that's for sure, and my delicious 8 year old daughter usually joins me in my art room for a spot of scrapbooking too, which is something I totally adore.  It's uninterrupted quality time to chat, create and giggle together.  This surely has to be one of the best 'side effects' of being a scrapbooker!  "Long may it last", I hear you ladies with teenage girls chanting!  I know, I know - there will come a day when it's no longer cool to hang out with me, creating paper masterpieces, but while she's keen, I'm in 100%.

So on that note,
I'll leave you with another pic of a kit I created for SENZ this week. Happy crafting to all.