Sunday, 29 June 2014

Critters - Kids cards

Hello Everyone

I am afraid I haven't shared anything for a while, so today I am back with a couple of cute cards for the little ones

This first card has a blue textured  base to which I have added a panel of Woodland patterned paper, matted with dark green card. The tree, owl and rabbit are from a Cheery Lyn die, the leaves are an IO die, and the clouds a Joy Craft die. I have coloured the tree, the owl and the rabbit with markers and a white gel pen, and attached them all with glue dots. The Happy birthday birthday sentiment is stamped and embossed with terracotta powder. Black stardust pen was used to draw in the three birds and to highlight the rabbits eye.
The insert is stamped using Basic grey and Woodware images.


This second card has a purple base, and uses paper from the same pad. In this case I first embossed the paper in a leafy tree folder, stamped the small mushroom images, and matted with chocolate card before attaching to the card base. I used the same clouds die, stamped the sentiment in chocolate and attached with glue dots. The little critters are from the same Cheery Lyn die, coloured with markers, and coated with crystal effects. They also are attached with glue dots. The critter eyes and the mushrooms are highlighted with stardust pen. The insert is stamped with a Kaisercraft image using chocolate ink.
I do hope you have enjoyed these cards.

Dusty Attic Tool Caddy...

Hi, back again, did you try to guess what my sneak peek was????  It is a Dusty Attic Tool Caddy - Creepy and cool at the same time...

Don't you just love it!!!
"The Dusty Attic is an Australian owned and operated Laser Cutting business, which designs and manufactures craft items and embellishments." 

First, I assembled and then painted the Tool Caddy with black acrylic paint, chose my paper - an older paper from Stampin'Up - Howlstooth and Scaringbone Designer Series Paper and started creating!

 The two End panels:

I have used Cuttlebug Creepy Die - which is the bats and the spider - I die cut these from black cardstock and covered them with Glossy Accents.  The skeleton and the bird are from Stampin' Ups Stamp Set - Toil and Trouble, black embossed onto orange card. The larger cogs are from Tim Holtz Bigz Die -Gadget Gears and the smaller cogs are a Taylored Expressions Die - Sprockets Border, these are cut from black cardstock.

 One Side panel:

The black embossing on the underneath layer is part of the script stamp from the Stampin'Up set - Toil and Trouble.  The Skull Charms are Tim Holtz Idea-ology Adornments - Crossbones. I have also embellished with and orange ribbon and black and orange small brads.

The other Side panel:

This totally cool Skull is from Tim Holtz of course - I have embossed him with various colours of embossing powders and enamels....  creeeepy!

The four panels shown together:

When I have created any Off the Page Projects - like this one - I have found it a lot easier to complete your panels first and then adhere them into position - trying to hold the Tool Caddy (Or whatever your project may be) can sometimes be a little bit tricky to position the embellishment exactly where you would like it!

I hope the Tool Caddy was well worth the waiting - after having seen my sneak peek! Please drop us a comment and let me know what you think!

Happy creating - creepy or cool - perhaps both!!

Friday, 27 June 2014

Sneak Peek.....


Just a quick sneak peek of what is coming up on our blog - hopefully later today! ...

Hmmmm.... what could it be???

See you later! Have a great day!

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Stampin' Up Flower Shop Gift Card Folder


How's things? Today I have another gift idea - everyone I have given one of these folders to seems to love them....

I have used Stampin' Up Ribbon for embellishment on the front and for tying the folder closed, and in various co-ordinating colours I have stamped a selection of flowers from Stampin' Up's Flower Shop stamp set.

Little Leaves is the name of the die I have used for the leaves and the Birdcage and Bird are cut using a Prickley Pear die.

Inside these folders I have included 4 gift cards and envelopes to suit.

These folders do make a fantastic gift - the only problem being no-one has wanted to give the gift cards away!!

See you again soon,

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Tokyo Disneyland...


Do you collect lots of memorabilia on your outings to museums, theme parks etc and then wonder what to do with it??  Scrapbook it!!  Minimal embellishments required - you have already done all the hard work - collecting the goodies!!....

Collectors cards, stickers and a photo...

"Trinkets", stickers and postcards.

If you would like to see more details on these two layouts, please visit Wild About Scrap's Blog.

Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, Donald - Love all things Disney!

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Tokyo Skytree...


Another photo from my family trip to Tokyo - this time a photo of the "tallest Tower in the world" as certified by Guiness World Records in 2011.

Skytree is a whopping 634m High - inside the tower you can go as high as 451.2 m and have a panoramic view of Tokyo and the surrounding areas - breathtaking as you can imagine!

To take this photo, I had to walk a fair way back from the base of the Tower - as it is sooo tall, I wanted to capture as much of the top point of the tower as possible.

According to the brochure the 'roots' or the footings for the tower are 'piled to about 50m deep into the solid ground'.  Imagine the construction for a building like this!!

If you are interested in the 'construction' (hehe) of my layout please visit Wild About Scrap's Blog
for a list of the products and some basic instructions.

Thanks for visiting

Monday, 16 June 2014

Tim Holtz Texture Fades Pattern and Stitches Set - Red Notebook


A Tim Holtz Embossing Folder, Make It Crafty 'Sew It Up' Chipboard, Craft Core Nostalgic Collection Cardstock are some of the fabulous products I have used to create the cover of this Notebook.

I have also used madeira thread, some Stampin' Up ribbon, buttons, rhinestones, silver paper and Adirondack Paint Dabber Silver to paint the chipboard.

I was really happy with the result, looks great doesn't it?

Visit us again soon,

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Alice's Wardrobe...

Hi there,

How often do you fall asleep reading? Me? All the time!! hehe!!  We have a famous little friend who fell asleep reading and in her dreams she visited a wonderful place called Wonderland!

This is Alice's book - well my created version of her book!  

This gorgeous little book is part of my creation of Alice's Wardrobe, here is the front view.

And part of the back view.

Alice was involved in so many adventures in Wonderland - a Mad Hatter Tea Party, shrinking and growing, talking to a cheshire cat, croquet with the Queen of Hearts and the list goes on...

I loved making Alice's wardrobe, I took so many photos it really was hard to decide which ones to use and which features to emphasise.... so I have created a list for you to find... have fun looking.... don't fall asleep though - the Queen may yell "Off with your head!!"

A small Alice standing on the chair, next to the key.
A bottle labelled "Drink Me" at the base of the chair.
A teapot, cup and saucer on a mat, with the book Alice was reading when she fell asleep.
 A Beaded necklace draped in the drawer.
Alice's Mirror, Dress Form and Dressing Table.
Alice's many little outfits in her wardrobe.. she has more clothes than I do!
The Doily inside Alice's Wardrobe.
The White Rabbit and his fobwatch - tick, tock.
The large key, placed near the White Rabbit's flowers. 

The brass teapot charm at the front of the wardrobe, amongst the flowers.
The little outfits laying on the carpet at the back of the wardrobe.

If you wish to see more of the photos, some basic instructions and a list of the products used - please visit Wild About Scrap's Blog.

Hope you are spending time in the Wonderland of your craft room!
Happy crafting and reading!

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Graphic 45 - Jasmine Dream in 3D


Be careful - you might become addicted like I have  - uh oh - I really do think I have created a 3D monster!
A Graphic 45 one! - Well let's see - for a start their paper collections are always highly addictive - please have a look at what I have created with Graphic 45's Bird Song Collection - Jasmine Dream - when I saw this beautiful page my first thought was to create a 3D layout - and now a 3D addiction has evolved.......

I think I now have to go and buy all the Feature pages from the Graphic 45 collections and 3D my heart out!! Eeeeek!!

For a step by step and some close up photos of my layout - please visit  Wild About Scrap's Blog... be sure to take a cuppa with you, you will need it!!


Monday, 9 June 2014

Love to Shop.... In Tokyo....


Shopping, ah shopping - do I love shopping as much as I love crafting ???  Mmmmm - only if it is shopping for crafting supplies!!

These two layouts feature photos of my two favourite Shopping Streets in Tokyo, Japan.  Takeshita Street in Harajuku and Asakusa Nakamise Shopping Street.  (Can you remember Gwen Stefani's song about the Harajuku Girls and their wicked style? This is the neighbourhood in Tokyo Gwen was singing about) Takeshita Street has a lot of the latest fashions and styles - love going there.  Also in Takeshita Street is one of Tokyo's largest 100 yen shops - Daiso - has multiple floors - just about everything there is $1.05AU - can I go again? Can I, Can I??  Asakusa Nakamise Shopping Street is an actual street full of mini markets leading into a Temple - this is where you go if you are after a lot of souvenirs from Japan -  (trinkets as my Husband would call them).

On to my layouts...  I have used Graphic 45 Bird Song Collection - papers named Shanghai Girls - I have used the other side - the flowers...

As the paper was covered in flowers - I chose to use rosettes as my embellishments. All that paper folding - little bit like origami!!

If you ever have the chance to visit Tokyo and you love to shop - I recommend both of these places!

If you love my layouts and wish to see some photo close-ups, basic instructions and a list of products please visit Wild About Scrap's Blog.

Shop til you drop
(Wherever did that quote come from?)

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Covered Notebook...

Good Morning,

We have a long weekend this weekend - yay, yay - an extra day for crafting - you have to love that!!

I went to a craft session ages ago and won a pack that included a 12x12 sheet paper, 2 x A4 coloured cardstock, ribbon and a brad.  When looking through my stash I came across this pack again and this is what I have created with it...

A covered notebook.  Aren't the colours really eye popping!?!  Love it!!

Inside the front cover I created 2 pockets and in these pockets I have placed bookmarks / gift tags.
I have also added a ribbon to the notebook itself as a placekeeper.

This is a great sized notebook to keep in your handbag - you could use the pockets for receipts etc.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend,

Friday, 6 June 2014

Anpanman - A Japanese Superhero

Ohayo gozaimasu! Good Morning!

Don't worry I will give you the english version! (I wish I could speak more Japanese than just a couple of words!)  My next scrapbook layout is of the Japanese animation and book character Anpanman.  He is a superhero who helps children in need -  for example if they are hungry he will feed them as his head is made from a Japanese bread roll filled with bean jam...

Aren't the colours just awesome!?!

Anpanman is one of my Daughter's favourite Japanese characters - we found these toys in a Shopping Street in Tokyo.  

If you would like to have more of a look at my layout please visit Wild About Scrap's Blog where I have blogged step by step instructions on how I created my page and a list of the products used. 

Don't forget to have a close look for my hidden tag, my heart brad and my LOVE wording - my personal touches to my scrapbook layouts.

Bye for now, visit again soon

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Creating with BaRb-Stampin'up-Frosty Zoo Review

Frosty Zoo Review

Shades of blue and white.
Stamp the polar bear and penguin onto pieces of white card, using grey ink, and sponge around the images with baja ink. Distress the edges of the bear piece.
Make the card base from Soft sky and sponge baja breeze ink over the front. Attach a strip of blue vellum to the left side.
On a smaller piece of textured card die cut an oval aperture in the upper left, then emboss in a dotted folder.
Tape the penguin image behind the aperture. Stamp a sentiment onto a narrow strip of card, cut the end to a point and attach, tucking the end behind the embossed panel and a brad to the point.
Place a strip of seam binding across the centre of the card, looping the left end.
Mat the bear image to a piece of embossed blue vellum, add a brad to the corner and attach to the panel with dimensionals. Tape the embossed assembled panel to the card front. Add rhinestones to the animal's eyes.
To add the frosty finish, apply Frosted lace stickles around the base of the bear and the penguin feet, and to some of the dotty bubbles.
This stamp set is about to retire, so if you don't have it now is the time to purchase.
Till next time, be happy crafting

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Acetate overlay card.


The 6 1/2" paper pads from Kaisercraft are the perfect size for cardmaking.

Curiousity paper pad and Collectables were used for this card.
Ink used for stamping is Spiced Marmalade distress ink.
The stamped images are from Kaszazz sets.

For this card, rather than cutting the paper, I simply folded in half with the design on the outside. I stamped a sentiment and some images on the plain white reverse side, and slightly rounded the corners.
An acetate sheet was then cut 1/2 cm. larger than the paper, scored down the centre and the corners rounded.
A strip of ribbon was taped down the front left side, and the paper card was then taped to the inside, ensuring the tape was placed behind the ribbon.
A label from the collectables was stamped with a sentiment and attached to the outside of the overlay with glue dots.
A satin vine ribbon was attached, and the label outlined with perfect pearls.

I hope you enjoy this idea and try it yourself.
Till next time

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Fancy Pants - Birthday Cards


How are you??  Hope all is great in your crafty land!  I really enjoy making cards - I actually get just as much enjoyment from creating  really detailed - lots of layers, lots of elements type cards as I do from simple ones - whether it is because when you are creating simple ones you have that sense of achievement - there is a pile of finished cards beside you...  Which do you prefer to create - simple or detailed?

Also, when you are creating simple cards - you can try out new products or new techniques, as well as using smaller pieces in your stash of papers.

Here are some of the quick and easy cards I created to refill my card box...

Weaving, buttons with twine, feature buttons, punches, strips - all quick and easy!

I had some pieces of papers left over from creating the Baby Mini Albums using the papers from Fancy Pants ranges from Wild About Scrap. If you would like to see more instructional details and a list of the products, please visit  Wild About Scrap's Blog.

Back soon,

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Creating with BaRb-Stampin'up-Summer Silhouettes-Thinking of you

Summer Silhouettes-Thinking of you
The card base is white. The first layer is Whisper White and is embossed in the Mosiac folder and the edges distressed,  before taping to the base.
On to white card the trellis is stamped in Crumb Cake ink, then the leaves in olive ink, stamped twice. The little flower wheels are stamped in Raspberry Ripple ink. Using versamark ink, stamp the sentiment from Sassy Salutations and emboss in Espresso powder. The edges of this panel are then distressed and the panel attached to the card front, using dimensionals.
A corner was punched (using photo corner punch) and attached to the top right corner with glue dots.
rhinestone was added to the top left corner, and smaller rhinestones to some of the flower wheel centres.

To purchase this card  please visit BaRb'n'ShEll Creations

Australian Cards - Stampin' Up Thinlits Label Cards

Good Morning!

Strewth mate - it's raining here again in sunny Queensland!

(Hehe - I am cracking myself up - does anybody really actually say - 'strewth mate' ?????)

Anyway, sidetracked again...  I have created today's cards with Stampin' Up's Thinlits Label Card die - but have added a section onto the end of the card (Thanks Barb - great idea!!) to give you more room to write when using the card.

I have used papers from a Bella Australiana Paper Pad, cardstock, stamps are from Kaszazz Australian Animals set, Eclectic Images, Stampin' Up and an Australian Geographic Font Set.

I also used an embossing folder on each of the cards on the left panel.

How cheeky is the koala with his G'day popping up when you flip the card??? 

A kangaroo charm (purchased from ebay) with co-ordinating ribbon add an extra feature to this card.

There's that cheeky koala again!

A cocktail pick Australian Flag went perfectly with this background paper.

No cheeky koala - but - G'day from Downunder...

This was the last of the Australia Cards I have created in this session - soon I will share with you the small canvases I have made as gifts to go with the cards.

Strewth mate - I am at the end of this post...
Have a good one mate!