Monday, July 26, 2021

Today was Amazing with CVS These Days by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

Today I have the stunning new Cocoa Vanilla collection  - These Days to work with. So much prettiness! Here is my first layout:

Today was Amazing



Love the ready made background, making it super easy to create a quick layout! 

Lots of paper layers to this one, I have fanned them out and then used some to matt my photo. I've also added a doily as another layer - love it on the yellow checks. 



As usual from Cocoa Vanilla you can expect fantastic embellishments, this collection has two packs of ephemera - both the floral and the die-cut pack. Love them both! I've teamed them up with some super cute Puffy Stickers - how cute are my double hearts? And also some wood epoxy buttons. 


My title is from Vicki Boutin's Color Study collection - just love the font on these!


Thanks for stopping by
Till next week

Fiona 
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Cocoa Vanilla Studio These Days paper - Daybreak
Cocoa Vanilla Studio These Days paper - Family Ties
Cocoa Vanilla Studio These Days paper - Home Grown
Cocoa Vanilla Studio These Days paper - Pretty Posies
Cocoa Vanilla Studio These Days paper - Wall of Fame
Cocoa Vanilla Studio These Days - Floral Ephemera
Cocoa Vanilla Studio These Days - Die-Cut Ephemera
Cocoa Vanilla Studio These Days - Puffy Stickers
Cocoa Vanilla Studio These Days - Wood Epoxy Buttons
Vicki Boutin Color Study Puffy Phrase Stickers

Friday, July 23, 2021

Superstar using Simple Stories School Life by Kerryn Fry

Morning everyone!
Today's page is the final layout created 
with the collection Simple Stories School Life.
The photos were taken in 2016,
Mr H presenting a school project in Grade 6, 
his final year in primary school
and he did a great job.


The page started with a plain 12x12 sheet of Bazzill Kraft Cardstock.
I've layered the bright patterned papers first
and outlined the Ready Set Learn paper 
with a black pen and ruler.
The photos have been backed with Bazzil Raven Cardstock
to bring together the small amounts of black
and then lifted with scrap cardboard and tape for dimension.


The embellishments on the page are a mixture
I've cut out the 'school life' 2x2 square
and the 'discover the world' journal card.
The 2x2 square has been lifted with foam tape.

All of the remaining pieces are from the Sticker sheet.
There is plenty of foam tape used to lift the different elements
and they have been added in cluster on the page.


I've hand cut the letters 'school' from the 2x2 & 4x4 Element paper,
they've been added to the bottom of the page 
with foam tape for more dimension.

The 2 Crafty Chevron Bits have been covered with
Black Soot Distress Paint and 
added to the page with glue.


The 2 Crafty title Superstar has been covered with
Wild Honey Distress Paint and
added to the left side of the page.
I've used a border punch on the black strip


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Monday, July 19, 2021

Happy Memories with Vicki Boutin Color Study by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone


Another page created with the awesome Color Study collection, it is such a fun and amazing paper range! Love it! Here is my latest creation:

Happy Memories


For this layout I knew I wanted to use that fun sunburst design on the Array of Colours paper so I decided to team it up with some colours that matched and create a VB background. I swiped some distress inks across the bottom of my Foundations Cardstock using the plastic bag technique and water:


Once that was dry I added some stamping using the stencil - I add the distress ink directly onto the stencil, sprayed with water then stamped the design on. Then I added some detail in the turquoise with Dylusions paint through a stencil before finishing off with some Kaisercraft stamps. 


Then I layered up some remaining pieces of paper around my photo before hitting the embellishments - love these pie chart circles to continue the pattern on my background, adding 3 to my page before adding some final embellishment touches from the sticker sheet, ephemera pack and an old flair button. 


and


A small subtitle and another cool bulldog clip from the ephemera before finishing off with my title from the collections puffy phrase stickers. 


Thanks for stopping by
Till next week
Fiona
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Products Used:

Vicki Boutin Color Study paper - Array of Color
Vicki Boutin Color Study paper - Dots and Marks
Vicki Boutin Color Study paper - Line Drawing
Vicki Boutin Color Study 6x12 Icons Stickers
Vicki Boutin Color Study Ephemera Icons
Vicki Boutin Color Study Puffy Phrase Stickers
Vicki Boutin Color Study Stencil Bubbles
Vicki Boutin Storyteller Stencil Radiate
VB Foundations Cardstock 
Distress Oxide Ink - Seedless Preserves
Stazon Ink - Black
Dylusions Paint - Vibrant Turquoise
Flair Button
Kaisercraft Stamp Tiny Dot
Kaisercraft Stamp Triangles

Friday, July 16, 2021

Love Love Love using Echo Park Pool Party by Kerryn Fry

Hi everyone!
The page I ma sharing with you today
has been created with my very last pieces of
Echo Park Paper Pool Party.
I'm a little sad, cause I have loved this collection!
A beautiful photo of my niece
modelling her new outfit, lost in her thoughts.


I had a little fun playing with mixed media this week.
The page started with the amazing product
The first layer is with a Vicki Boutin stencil
The next layers have been created with 
Distress Oxide Inks and plastic packaging.
Using the colours Pickled Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, 
Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed. 


Once the background had dried, I have stamped 
with the same Distress Oxide colours, white
and gold ink using two different stamps.
I have layered the patterned papers and 
then embellished with the Ephemera pieces.


I've used foam tape to lift the Ephemera Pieces
and created clusters around the photo.
The black faux stitch line has been hand drawn 
around the strips of patterned paper 
and framed the photo using a black gel pen.


The Ephemera frame has been backed with white cardstock
to create a journal spot for the page.
I've outlined the journal spot with the black pen as well. 


The 2 Crafty Hibiscus have been covered 
with Distress Paints Mustard Seed and Worn Lipstick.
They have been outlined with a white pen, once the paint had dried.

The 2 Crafty Lattice Leaves were covered
with Evergreen Bough Distress Paint
and then tucked under the hibiscus.
I've hand cut leaves from the patterned papers
and added with foam tape to the clusters.


was a left over piece from another page.
I've covered it with gold ink and then cut it in half.
It's been added to the top and bottom 
of the page with some patterned paper.

hand painted with Distress Paints.
Once the paint has dried.
I have added some glitter glue to the words.



Thanks for visiting the blog today,
hopefully you have been inspired in some way.
Enjoy your weekend, have fun creating
and join us again on Monday.

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Monday, July 12, 2021

You Color My World with Vicki Boutin Color Story by Fiona Johnstone


Hello everyone

Back with some more Color Study, thought this photo was just perfect for this collection!

You Color My World


This page was inspired by the ephemera, so many paints and brushes I knew I had to do something about creating. Next I found this super cute photo of my great niece and went from there. 


Once I used the perfect background paper, it was easy to add a few layers of paper that co-ordinated with it and added lots of colour to the page!

Next I used lots of those pretty ephemera and some stickers from the collection to embellish my page. 


I used the dots and hearts from the puffy stickers to finish off the page


Thanks for stopping by
Till next week
Fiona
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Products Used:
Vicki Boutin Color Study paper - Palette
Vicki Boutin Color Study paper - Create
Vicki Boutin Color Study paper - Dots and Marks
Vicki Boutin Color Study paper - Floral Study
Vicki Boutin Color Study paper - Drawing Line
Vicki Boutin Color Study paper - Ephemera
Vicki Boutin Color Study paper - Puffy Phrase Stickers
Vicki Boutin Color Study paper - Icon Stickers Phrases


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Friday, July 9, 2021

Lockdown Weekend Sale

 

Why not stock up on some Craft Supplies in our
Lockdown 2.0 Sale.

 

  

From now until midnight on Sunday 11th
get 20% off everything instore,
this includes already Discounted Items in the
Massive Clearance Section.

 

Use the code Lockdown20 in the coupon code section of payment screen to receive 20% off all orders over $50.

 

(includes already discounted items)
(Excludes shipping)
(Sorry no code = no discount)

Use code in checkout process, once entered it will automatically discount
order before payment details are entered.  

 

  All orders must be paid for at the time of ordering, any payment not
received by the 13th July will not qualify for discount.

 

  Sale Conditions:

Sale does not apply to existing orders or backorders.
Sale cannot be combined with any other offer.
Sale applies only to in stock items.
Sale excludes Shipping Costs.

All orders must be paid in full at the time of order processing.

Sale ends midnight Sunday 11th July. 

 

Be quick and Shop Here......




 
 
 
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BeYOUtiful using Echo Park Slice of Summer by Kerryn Fry

Good morning AAS friends!
Today's page has been created with 
A younger Mr H at nearly five years of age,
spending the day at Botanic Gardens.
A fabulous day climbing trees
and running around like a crazy person.


A simple page started with a plain 12x12 Bazzill Kraft Cardstock base.
The two photos have been matted with Bazzill Raven Cardstock
and added to the page with foam tape.
I've hand cut some words from the Fun in the Sun paper
and used them to embellish the page.
The 3x4 Journal Card has been outlined with a faux stitch border
and then layered onto Summer Floral.


The 2 Crafty Sun frame has been covered with
a mixture of Mustard Seed 
and Wild Honey Distress Paints.
I've added some scrap white cardstock to the frame
and will use to add some journaling to the page.
I've added a border to the white cardstock
with a black pen.


The 2 Crafty Chevron Bits have been covered 
with Black Soot Distress Paint.
The Chevron Bits have been backed
I've used foam tape to lift the chevrons.


The Celebr8 Matt Board pack was used for the title 
BeYOUtiful, with sub-titles brave & strong.
The heart tab was added to the top right of the page.
The matt board has been left natural.


Thanks for visiting the blog today.
An easy & fun page to recreate.
Enjoy your weekend,
I hope you get the chance to do some crafting.
Please join us again on Monday.

Products used:
Bazzill Kraft Cardstock
Bazzill Raven Cardstock
Echo Park Paper Slice of Summer - 3x4 Journaling Cards
Echo Park Paper Slice of Summer - Fun in the Sun
Echo Park Paper Slice of Summer - Happy Camper
Echo Park Paper Slice of Summer - Lemons
Echo Park Paper Slice of Summer - Squeeze the Day
Echo Park Paper Slice of Summer - Summer Floral
2 Crafty Chevron Bits
2 Crafty Sun
Celebr8 Matt Board - Beautiful Word Pack
Distress Paints


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Monday, July 5, 2021

Perfect as you are with Vicki Boutin Color Study by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

Back with some more Colour Study, love how bright and fun this collection is.

Perfect as you Are


For this layout I have used the plainer black background to let the bright colours of the range stand out and really pop!

I continued the floral theme with this large ephemera piece, just gorgeous! I then teamed it up with some stickers from the icons and phrases sticker sheet. 


Along with the ephemera, I added some fussy cut flowers from the paper for added dimension.


My chipboard title is 2Crafty of course! This title is perfect for my teens - I will definitely be using it again for my other teen. 

The large butterfly from the ephemera pack is stunning and the perfect finishing touch!


Thanks for stopping by
Till next week

Fiona
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Products Used:

Vicki Boutin Color Study paper - Inspired
Vicki Boutin Color Study paper - Floral Study 
Vicki Boutin Color Study paper - Palette (advert strip)
Vicki Boutin Color Study paper - Dots and Marks
Vicki Boutin Color Study Ephemera icons
Vicki Boutin Color Study Cardstock 6x12 icons
Vicki Boutin Color Study Puffy Stickers

Friday, July 2, 2021

#Awesome using Simple Stories School Life by Kerryn Fry


Hi everyone!
Today's page has been created with the collection,
Simple Stories School Life.
A great range to showcase the colourful
Sports Day photos of Mr H.
And, always great to squeeze in 
multiple photos on one page.


base to start the page.
I've layered the patterned papers
and highlighted certain papers 
with a faux stitch border done with a black gel pen.


The four photos have been lifted with foam tape.
I've cut some phrases from the 3x4 Elements paper
and the 2x2 & 4x4 Elements paper.
They have also been lifted with foam tape.


The Cardstock Sticker Sheet helped to 
embellish the page.
I've used some of the words from the sheet
to suit the photos and added the pins to the page.
Most elements have been lifted with foam tape
to add dimension to the page.


I've tried to balance the clusters on both sides of the photos.
I love that the colours in the different embellishments
match so well to the photos and the background crowds.


The 2 Crafty chipboard pieces bring the page together.
The 2 Crafty Scribble Tiles have been covered
with Wild Honey Distress Paint.
They have been added with foam tape
and outlined with a black gel pen.

covered with Black Soot Distress Paint
and added to the bottom of the photos.


Thanks for dropping in today.
Hopefully you have been inspired to create.
Have a relaxing weekend, stay warm
and join us again on Monday for Fiona's next page.


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