Monday, February 27, 2023

Beautiful with Prima Aquarelle Dreams by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

This week it is the other daughters turn for formal photo layouts! This time I have used the sweet Aquarelle Dreams collection by Prima:


Stunning purples in this collection which match perfectly with the dress! I've chosen one of the patterned backgrounds papers and added a little masking before teaming the photo up with some of the mauve patterned papers and a doily for softness. 

Next I have hit the ephemera packet for lots of flowers and cute embellishments like the envelope and the frame which I have backed with some patterned paper to add some private journaling later on. 

I have added some cute mauve and white flowers from Uniquely creative around my layout. 

To finish off my layout I have used a 2Crafty title - Beautiful and painted it will a mix of white and purple paint. I've tied the page together with these stunning acetate butterflies from the dragonfly pack. 

Thanks for visiting
See you next week


Products Used:

Prima Aquarelle Dreams Paper - Dreamers in Love
Prima Aquarelle Dreams Paper - Dragonfly Bliss
Prima Aquarelle Dreams Paper - Bloom and Blossom
Prima Aquarelle Dreams Cardstock Ephemera
Prima Aquarelle Dreams Acetate Dragonflies
Prima Aquarelle Dreams Chipboard Stickers
Uniquely Creative Flowers - 
2Crafty Chipboard - Beautiful 
Acrylic Paint

Monday, February 20, 2023

Lovely with 49 and Market Colour Swatch Blossom and ArtOptions Rouge by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

Back with another layout created with the beautiful 49 and Market, using a mix of  papers and embellishments from the Colour Swatch Blossom and the Artoptions Rouge collections.


For this layout I have again chosen a pretty patterned background paper and teamed it up with some rub-ons from the Blossom collection. I have then layered two plainer papers under my photo, adding some tearing for texture. I've then added a couple of strips of the green paper under my base paper with some added tears to break up the pink. 

Rub-ons around the photo layers:

and cute butterflies from an older 49 and market collection teamed up with cute 49 and Market flowers and assorted chipboard hearts. 

adding some matching flowers and butterflies to the bottom right of my photo with some cute words and my title Lovely - both of which are from the Rouge collection chipboard word set. I added some rub-ons underneath my title for added definition. 

Thanks for visiting
See you next week


Products used:

49 and Market Colour Swatch Blossom - Collection pack 12x12
49 and Market Colour Swatch Blossom -Rub Ons 6x8
49 and Market Art Options Rouge - Collection pack 12x12
49 and Market Art Options Rouge - Chipboard Word Set
49 and Market Florets - Celery 

Monday, February 13, 2023

Sweet with 49&Market Art Options Rouge by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

This week I am creating with the stunning 49&Market collections - ArtOptions Rouge
and Colour Swatch Blossom:


I love how perfect the background papers are for creating beautiful pages. For this layout I have added some paper strips to the edge of the background paper which was the plain side, and added some plain papers to surround my photos. 

Next I have used the rub-ons from the Colour Swatch Blossom collection to the right hand side of my photo:

I've fussy cut some leaves and flowers from the bonus fussy cut elements sheet. Under this I've used another rub on, then I've added some chipboard mini words and small heart to the flower cluster from the Rouge Chipboard Word Set. 

I've used one of the main words from the Chipboard Word set as my main title, again with some rub ons underneath for added colour. I've topped the edge with some cute hearts and finished with a little word rub-on and butterfly. 

Thanks for visiting
See you next week


Products Used:

49&Market ARToptions Rouge Collection Pack 12x12
49&Market ARToptions Rouge Chipboard Word Set
49&Market Colour Swatch - Blossom Rub-ons 6x8

Friday, February 10, 2023

Life Documented using Simple Stories The Simple Life by Kerryn Fry

Hi everyone!
Today I am sharing my second page created with the 
beautiful collection, Simple Stories The Simple Life.
Love the subtle colour palette in these papers.

The photo is a rare selfie I took on a 
weekend away while researching my ancestry.
This town has a great significance for me
as the name is the same as my daughter's.

The background is a clean 12x12
I've only one main piece of patterned paper,
love the stripes from Happy Together paper.
Under the photo I have layered is two 
4x6 Element mats, slightly angled 
to show each pattern, but hiding any words.
I have added a stitched border to each 
layer with a gold pen and the two tags 
are from the Journal Bits Die Cuts.

In the top right corner of the page I have 
used the barcode strip of Happy Together
and added a journal bit with a hand cut flower
from the Beautiful Chaos paper.
Both the journal bit and flower have been 
lifted with foam tape for dimension.
I have also added a highlight to the 
centre of the flower with a gold pen.

On the right side of the photo I have used the 
'Today' journal card from the Journal Elements paper.
I have raised the card with foam tape and
embellished it with hand cut butterflies 
from Our Story paper and one of the 
hand cut 'Houses' from a 4x6 Journal card.

The left side of the photo is embellished with
layers of pieces from the Journal Bits Die Cuts.
I have added 3 different sizes of jounaling pieces,
raising two of the with foam tape.
I added highlight details using the gold pen
and added more hand cut butterflies.

Just under the journal elements I have add more 
hand cut flowers from the Beautiful Chaos paper,
raising them with foam tape and adding gold details.

Across the base of the page I have made use 
of the barcode strips from Our Story and Beautiful Chaos 
to create the base for this smaller embellishment cluster.

I've then added the remaining hand cut houses
 from the 4x6 Elements, a journal bit for the date 
and another hand cut flower all lifted with foam tape.
I've used the gold pen to highlight each house
and the centre of the flower.

At the base of the photo I have added 
two more of the barcode strips, punched with a scallop edge,
from Beautiful Chaos and the 4x6 Elements papers.

The 2 Crafty title Life Documented has been covered 
with black ink and added to the page with some glue.

Thank you for visiting our blog today,
I hope you have enjoyed the process of creating this page.
Have a happy, crafty weekend and
please join us again on Monday.

Products Used:


Monday, February 6, 2023

Enjoy the Little Things with Pinkfresh Studio Delightful by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

This week I am creating with the  Pinkfresh Studio collection Delightful. 

Enjoy the little things

I've used the pinks and yellows in this collection for this layout as they match my great nieces top. I've hand stitched around my white cardstock with pink embroidery thread, trimmed down then mounted onto the Go Bravely paper, then I have layered the Be a Rainbow paper on top. 

I've mounted my photo with some more of the Go Bravely paper and then added a doily before adding a mix of pink and yellow embellishments from both the ephemera and vellum embellishment packs. 


I've also added some hot pink and white cherry blossoms to the layout before finishing with a title using and ephemera word and some mini stickers. 

Thanks for stopping by



Pinkfresh Studio Delightful paper -  Go Bravely
Pinkfresh Studio Delightful paper - Be a Rainbow
Pinkfresh Studio Delightful Ephemera
Pinkfresh Studio Delightful Vellum embellishments
Green Tara Cherry Blossoms White
Green Tara Cherry Blossom Rose
Kaisercraft Cardstock Snow
Embroidery thread

Friday, February 3, 2023

Love using Simple Stories The Simple Life by Kerryn Fry

Hey everyone!
My layout today has been created with
the collection, Simple Stories The Simple Life.
The beautiful photo is my Father and his youngest 
Great-Grand daughter at her first birthday party.

The base of the page is a 
I have layered the photo onto the reverse 
The two main paper layers under the
photo are Happy Together and Our Story.
I've used a gold pen to outline 
the darker paper Our Story.

To add some interest on the right side of the photo,
I have hand cut the pattern of the paper and then 
 stuck down the reverse side of the pattern.
In the top right corner of the photo I have added the 
'heart this' ephemera piece from the Journal Bits Die Cuts pack.

In the bottom right corner of the photo are some
more ephemera pieces from the Die Cut pack.
There are two floral pieces and the quote
all lifted with foam tape.
The leaves have been hand cut from a 
journal card on the Journal Elements paper
and the butterflies have been cut from Our Story.

To the left of the photo I have added layered three
journal cards from the Journal Elements paper
The larger 'Family' card is first, with the 'Memories' 
card added to the left side with foam tape 
and the date card added at the bottom.
The floral pieces have been highlighted with gold pen.

At the top of the layered journal cards
I have added another hand cut butterfly
and two more pieces from the Die Cuts pack.

The title of the page is the to the left of the photo 
with Forest Moss Distress Paint and backed 
with the reverse side of the 4x6 Elements paper.
I have highlighted each letter with
a gold pen to pop on the page.

The finishing touch to the page is the
splashes of the Tsukineko All Purpose
Gold Ink to tie in all of the gold touches.

Thank you for dropping by today,
I hope you have been inspired by the page.
Have a great weekend and 
join us again on Monday.
Happy Crafting!

Products used: