Sunday, November 23, 2014

7 Dots "warm and cosy" challenge

Hi everyone!
Just wanted to pop by and tell you that the next challenge is up on the 7 Dots blog!

The theme this month is "Warm and Cosy", which is ironic actually as the layout I have created was a photo taken on the coldest day of my life!!
We were staying in Ballarat while Will had to compete in a soccer tournament! I don't know he did it! It was nearly snowing and it meant that it was just too cold for us all to stand and watch. So my husband and I took turns at watching and stsying back at our accomodation to keep Maya warm.
This photo was taken of Maya on one of these days at the Caravan park while waiting for Will. She (for a brief moment) put on her gumboots, beanie and gloves and splashed in the puddles! At least her feet stayed cosy and warm !!

So i hope you all have a go at this challenge!! The rules can be found on the blog! Have fun!
Eb xx

Thursday, November 13, 2014

It's always funny when you find selfies on your phone !

And Maya is reknown for it lol!!! I always get the giggles when I discover new photos and videos on my phone and they are so fun to scrap! Especially when you have cool products to use from 2 Crafty!!

This time I have used one of the many different chipboard titles  you can purchase from 2 Crafty.
These titles make it so easy to add original, fun and interesting titles to your page which sometimes I find the hardest thing to do!!! 
This one " "Here's a funny story" could be used in so many different ways . I have used it on these crazy selfie photos I ALWAYS find on my phone of my daughter.

I have used white cardstock as my background and used a "Dina Wakely" mask to add colour with @13 Arts mists . 

I decided that the title looked better left in it's raw form this time.

These photos always make me smile when I discover them on my phone! 
Shes such a funny. outgoing girl and I love how these sorts of photos show that side of her!

I have also used another arrow from the  assorted arrow pack and the tiny stars from the ATC tiny stars and hearts pack! To colour them I have used Faber Castell gelatos. I love these sorts of assorted packs as they go such a long way and are extremely versatile.
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Monday, October 6, 2014

More cupcake kit inspiration....

Hi again everyone!
I have another bright layout this time to share!
This time it's a photo I took at one of my son's soccer tournaments of all the different coloured boots of his team mates!!!

The colours in this kit worked perfectly!!

The Basic Grey Sticker sheet was the main feature of this layout , as most of this page is made up of elements on it including the frame, labels and triangles which were also meant to be photo corners.

I have added some masking with some modeling paste and some mists to add more colour to the layout before adding the kit contents.
I have also used from the kit some of the papers which I have cut into circles, the alphas , the washi tape and the sequins. The other items you see are from my own stash!

Happy creating, 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Haven't done this for a while!

Hi everyone,
I was looking for a challenge to create the other night and I went over to The Color Room and took a look at their latest colour pallette.

I have followed the colour palette however I used brighter versions ;/ ( LOL)

And yes! You see right....I have used a flower!!!! LOL!!!
It was a fun layout to create! To incorporate grey I used grey lead pencil and grey alphas. 
I tried t draw with a tooth pick but it didnt work so I used the end of a toothpick to do some small dots amongst my paint splatters!!
So I did use them I promise!! LOL

Latest from A Piece of Cake designs

Hi everyone!
I have a layout to share with you today using the latest cupcake kit from a Piece of cake designs..

I know I always say it but once again I love this kit and I always like to think outside the box a little bit to showcase it's versatility!!

This layout is of my boy, a photo I have scrapped a few times before but I love it!!

I have used the chalkboard paint with a spatula on some white cardstock and then used the white Sharpie over it to add some white details. 

I have cut small pieces of the various papers into squares and scattered them over the centre of my layout. They were just small pops of colour. To match these colours I used some mists from my stash to draw circles around my photo to add more pops of colour!

I have added in some stamping and used the black and white washi tape with my sewing as a feature on my background also.
The title is around my photo "Today be the best version of yourself", and I used the alphas in the kit with the white sharpie pen to highlight.

I have to admit I added the text paper to the top and bottom of my layout to hide a spilt blob of purple mist!! See , it's not the mistakes you makes it's how you cover them up!! LOL!
Have fun with your kit! 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

7 dots love...

Hi everyone,
I have just realised that my 7 dots creations havent showed up here on my blog as I thought I had scheduled! Oh well, I will happily share with you now!

This one is the most recent one on the blog. It is a photo of my wedding day.
It is a little different to my usual style a it has much darker, muted tones but still lots of 7 Dots goodies, and layering.

This stunning background paper is from the "Love is in the air" range called I must believe.

I have added many strips stickers from the "All I ever" and"Messy head" ranges plus clear stamps from the "Nature walk collection. 

This one is a masculine page of Will learning his guitar,

These gorgeous papers from the "Dreamer Collection" matched my photo perfectly with its golden colours.

Once again a mixture of various collection stickers including "Domestic Goddess", "illumination" and "Dreamer" collections.

I have also used masks such as this Dina Wakely one and a Studio Calico chevron mask.
The chipboard is of course 2 Crafty's circular panel.

This layout was part of the last challenge over on the blog.

Here is my layout based on the theme "5 senses".

This month there is another awesome challenge....
The theme is NEW BEGINNINGS!!!
Link yours up to the blog for your chance to win!

This last layout actually is part of my tutorial. On the blog you will fin step by step instructions to create this layout, so head over there to find out all the details.

I will share my next 7 dots layout with you soon :)

Two more A Piece of Cake design kit layouts....

 Hi again everyone!
I have a fun layout to share with you today  using last months cupcake kit from a "Piece of cake designs''and it features a fellow designer and one of my besties Nat!
We earlier this year along with Raquel and some other awesomely talented friends rented a holiday unit in Mount Gambier SA. SO much fun and these were just some crazy selfies on my phone! .

Once again the masks were the main feature of my layout! I have used the scalloped edges with some texture paste to create some interest on my background cardstock.
I have also then used the ampersand mask with my black pen as a feature on my layout.

I have also used many of the patterned papers as strips and circles on this layout along with the stickers , alphas and sequins.

I have cut the title from one of the papers  too!!! 


While I was playing with the papers in the kit I came up with , unintentionally, a christmassy 
combo of colours! So I thought why not show how versatile these kits are and show you a christmas themed layout!?
So here you have it....

My children for the first time ever, adopted an Elf on the shelf!
It was so adorable!!! 
But I was yet to scrap any of the photos! 
This kit allowed me to scrap this precious moment. The last day before our elf "Tinsel" as we named her , was to head back to the North pole til next Christmas. This meant the children who had been unable to touch her til now as the fear her magic would disappear, were able to give her a cuddle goodbye! So it was a sad day but also the best day at the same time!

I loved the mixed bag of embellishments by MME and this title was perfect!!

I have used a mix of papers that contained reds, green and even some yellow.
I used my sewing machine and some masks to create an interesting background on masking tape.
My background paper is by 7 Dots studio.

Now I have to add I have used a special veneer that was released last year!
It was a special Elf on the shelf set and I had been holding onto it do these kind of layouts!