Monday, December 19, 2016

Another First..........Let's Craft and Create

It's an exciting day! Today I get to reveal my first post as a design team member for Let's Craft and Create and it's Christmas themed my favourite time of year!!!!


I just love Christmas time and that excited feeling that floats in the air around this time.  Granted it's a really busy time especially for parents, but I really do enjoy creating and giving my own Christmas cards.  And so the reveal...drum roll please......


Ta da!!!

I'm in love with so many of Christmas ranges that are out this year.  My favourite at the moment though is this super cute deer from Avery Elle.  I'm fairly new to this colouring in of stamped images - but I can sense a new addiction coming on.

Here are some closer shots


Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a happy crafting new year!


Thursday, December 15, 2016

Once in my lifetime

So where I am from it doesn't snow, wind and rain definitely yes but snow nah.  This particular year however we had a very rare event.  We actually got snow!!!!  Granted it wasn't a huge amount but it was enough to cause a lot of excitement - apparently it was the first time in 50 years. 



For this layout I have used the left hand side of this double layout sketch from Let's Scrap

I had lots of fun using all sorts of different mediums on the background some of which you can't even actually see anymore.  I started the background before I had really worked it out in my mind what I was going to do.  So I have used a Kaisercraft stencil along with Medium gel and also texture paste to create both clear and white snow falls.

I was sent some Metallic melts from Tinby Designs and so I had a play with these too.  I hadn't seen them before so had to google it. Here is a link to a you tube video of them actually being used....and a close up of what I managed to create with them, they do give some great texture.
Here I have sprinkled some onto the snowflake and used the heat gun to melt them.  Love how they glisten.

Here I stamped an image and used them like an embossing powder.

Thanks for stopping by!
 


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Hello Sunshine

Do you have those family members that never seem to be around all at the same time...well I do!  Getting a full family photo is out right impossible.  It took like a million years to get one of my sisters and her kids all together to get a family photo.  I love though how this photo has captured a bit of light heartedness in all of them, so I wanted to keep the feel of that in this layout too.  I started with the sketch from Lets scrap  only using the left hand side this time though.





 
Hope you have a bit of sunshine in your day!