Monday, February 11, 2019

Adore layout for 49 and Market

Hi there friends and welcome back to my blog where I would like to share another easy 'Laser Cut Sheet' creation.


I once again worked with the design on the paper and again used a sheet from the 'Sweet Reflections' paper collection.
On this layout I mainly used the 'Laser Cuts' from the 'Sweet Reflections' paper collection and I also used the backing sheet that comes with the 'Laser Cuts' and cut out the frame which I layered behind the photo to the right.
Also behind the photo I added some 'Burlap Ribbon' for added interest and some dimension. I really love using this product!
I decided I wanted to continue the branches already printed on the paper so I added the ones from the 'Laser Cut Sheet' to the right hand side to keep the momentum. That was the base of my design and I continued adding other elements to it but not too many as I wanted to keep it nice and airy.
I added the 'Seaside Blooms' and 'Stargazer' flowers and my '2Crafty Chipboard' title and covered it in red metallic embossing powder. I decided on placing it right on top of the white 'Seaside Bloom' to make it stand out.
So I set out to keep it nice and clean and I think I managed that alright. Again the 'Laser Cuts' do a fantastic job on their own.

Products used on the layout:

'Sweet Reflections' Paper Collection - Reflections

'Sweet Reflections' Laser Cuts

Bonus Sheet that comes with the Laser Cuts.

'Stargazer' - Simply white

'Seaside Blooms' - Cotton

Burlap Ribbon - Natural

There you have it, another simple and easy layout done, hope I was able to inspire you in some way.
Until next time....

Monday, February 4, 2019

Bold & Beautiful brand new collection from 49 and Market

Hi there crafty friends thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.

Daddy's Girl

So this is the brand new collection from 49 and Market called 'Bold & Beautiful, how stunning are these papers? I just love them, right up my alley for sure, thanks Janene for releasing yet another amazing collection of papers.

I combined the papers with some Dusty Attic Chipboard to which I just added some silver ink.

Lots of layers, a bit of fussy cutting and some pieces of lace finish this layout off.

Some gorgeous 49 and Market flowers of course, just love that soft pink colour.

Can't wait to play some more when I get a chance. I hope I inspired you to get this pretty collection and create some beautiful layouts of your own.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Until next time....



Saturday, January 19, 2019

Beauty layout for 49 and Market

Good morning 49 and Market friends and welcome so glad you could join me.
Today I would like to share with you this layout which was super quick to put together as I used the beautiful and very handy Laser Cuts!


When I start a layout I always like to work with the design already on the printed paper. 49 and Market have a wonderful selection of beautiful paper collections so it is always a pleasure working with them.
So on this layout I mainly used the 'Tropical Paradise' Laser Cuts.
I decided where to place my photo on the background paper by incorporating the gorgeous design element on the left hand side of the paper. I didn't want to completely cover it up so tried to add it to my design.
Once I added the photo I popped out my chosen elements from the 'Laser Cut Sheet' and started playing with my design.
This took a little while as I always chip and change my mind but eventually it came together just the way I liked it, to me it is all about balance and I often even take a photo of my work before I commit to it. For some reason I find it easier to pick up on design flaws by looking at a picture of my work.
To finish off, I added just a couple of flowers and leaves from the 'Botanical Potpourri' range and last but not least the '2Crafty Chipboard' title to which I simply added some white embossing powder.

Products Used on this project:

'Tropical Paradise' Laser Cut Sheet

'Sweet Reflections' paper Collection - Observation

'Sweet Reflections' Laser Cut Sheet

'Botanical Potpourri - Marina

So that is it and it just goes to show you do not need a lot of product to make a beautiful page.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Until next time....

Love is a four legged word layout for 2Crafty Chipboard

Hi there friends and welcome to my blog.
I have been sitting on this gorgeous 2Crafty Chipboard sentiment for a while now
 and found the perfect photo to use it with finally.

'Love is a four legged word'

I started this layout by cutting up the 'Fiddle Stick Panel', added copper
 embossing powder and arranged it in a random fashion behind my photo. 

'Fiddle Stick Panel'

The copper embossing powder put a lovely shine on the panel.

After I arranged some 49 and Market flowers around my photo I used some
of the leaves from the 'Foliage Set 4', painted it with some pearl paint, cut it up
and stuck it amongst my flower clusters.
'Foliage Set 4'

Here is another close up of the leaves, they are so gorgeous and special!

Last but not least, I again got my scissors out and trimmed up the sentiment -
 added more pearl paint and placed the first two words above my photo and the
 rest in the bottom right corner of the layout. I think this way the 
whole design ties together.

A few little extra touches like art stones and ink splatter were added and there you have it.

Thanks again for stopping by, hope you like my layout.

Until next time.....



Friday, January 4, 2019

My Gorgeous Nephew layout for 2Crafty Chipboard

Hi there 2Crafty fans, Happy New Year and welcome to my first share for 2019 !

Today I would like to share with you a boy layout using some gorgeous 2Crafty Chipboard.

'My Gorgeous Nephew'

2Crafty Products Used:
- 6" Mandala
- Word - My Gorgeous Nephew
- ATC Tiny Hearts and Stars Pack
- Arrows Funky

I trimmed the Mandala Chipboard and covered it in black embossing powder.

I love this Mandala Chipboard it is such a gorgeous piece.

Flowers are of course from 49 and Market.

The beautiful chipboard sentiment was also treated with 
black embossing powder to tone in with the Mandala.

How cute are the tiny stars covered in some white embossing powder.

I left the little chipboard arrows raw as I didn't want to stand out to much, 
I think it works well on this layout.

I really love the 'earthy' colours on this layout and even though I added flowers
 and leaves I think I managed to keep it masculine enough to suit the photo.

That is it for me for now but I will be back in a few weeks time.

Until then.....



Lazy Days layout for 49 and market

Welcome back to my blog and Happy New Year to you all!
 Hope you will have a healthy, happy and crafty 2019.
Today I would like to share with you a Summery layout as it is hot in my knack of the woods and for all of you in the cold, I would like to warm you up with this beach theme.

'Lazy Days'

Products Used:
– Sweet Reflections – Awakening (Reverse)
– Stargazers – Periwinkle
– Stamp – Bohemian Mask
– Stamp – Valerie’s Hibiscus Summer Stamp
– Sweet Reflections – Laser Cut Sheet
I started of with stamping randomly on my background paper with ‘Bohemian Mask’ stamp and Versa Mark ink. I sprinkled the images with distress embossing powder and heat set.
As you can see in this close up it gives it a sandy texture. Next I added some cheese cloth and bits of lace to add some texture.
Using the gorgeous ‘Periwinkle Stargazers’ I started working on my design.
On a piece of vellum I stamped my ‘Hibiscus’ flowers with Versa Mark ink and sprinkled with black embossing powder. I then fussy cut them and tucked them amongst my stargazers and other embellishments.
I finished of the layout by using a ‘bubble’ die cut and adding it randomly around my photo and amongst the other embellishments – as you know I love to create lots of layers. I also added a few pieces from the laser cut sheet.
Last but not least I added the sentiment by using the stamp from the ‘Hibiscus’ stamp set.
And there you have it, my first layout for 2019.
Until next time…..

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Amazing Day layout for 2Crafty Chipboard

Hi there 2Crafty friends and welcome once more.

Even though it is the Christmas season and everyone is feeling festive I thought I would just share a layout other then Christmas related.

This one uses a Wedding photo but it could easily be used for any other 'Amazing Day' subject.

'Amazing Day'

- 'Amazing Day' sentiment
- Wrought Iron Border - large
- Wrought Iron Borders - Medium

I added some opal magic violet-gold to the Wrought Iron Chipboard.

Unfortunately the camera is only picking up on the gold colour.

I layered the chipboard behind my photo and other embellishment as my main feature of the layout. The detail on this chipboard is so amazing I wanted to make sure it stood out from the rest.

Because I used a wedding photo for this layout I picked up some nice pieces of lace to represent the stunning wedding dress.

The 2Crafty Chipboard sentiment was coloured with some soft pink paint, again to pick up on some colours in the photo as well as some of the other embellishments used.

The flowers and laser cuts are of course from 49 and Market and were layered on top of the chipboard with some foam squares to add dimension.

And that is it for me for this month. 

I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Will hopefully see you all again in 2019.

Until next year.....



Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Adventure layout for 49 and Market

Hello and welcome back again to my Blog.
Even though it is now Summer in my neck of the woods and rather warm I thought I would try to ‘cool’ off by creating a wintery layout.
I love the snow covered pine trees on this gorgeous background paper from the ‘Winters Edge’ collection and thought these funny photos would suit this paper really well. I mean who hasn’t at least once tried to catch falling snow with your tongue 🙂
Product List:
– Winters Edge Collection – Snow Covered Trees
– Winters Edge – Laser Cuts
– Stargazers – Simply White
– Botanical Blends – Navy
– Jute Cording – 5 ply
I added splatters of white ink to the Navy Botanical Blends flowers to mimic the fallen snow on the little girls woollen hat and scarf.
I tucked the white Stargazers amongst the navy flowers to add contrast and break up the colour scheme a bit.
I also added a few elements from the Laser Cuts sheet that weren’t to Christmas related like the pine cones and tucked them amongst my flowers.
How cute is the little lantern, just love it!
I separated some of the fibres from the jute cording and tucked bits and pieces of it amongst my other elements to give it a bit of a rustic feel.
Hello there little birdie 🙂
The snowflake chipboard pieces are of course from 2Crafty Chipboard and I added some Shimmering pearl embossing powder.
So that is it for my for now, I hope you enjoyed it.
Until next time….

Monday, December 10, 2018

Joy layout, CSI inspiration challenge for 2Crafty Chipboard

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog post.

Today I would like to share with you a Christmas layout.


This month 2Crafty Chipboard is a sponsor for CSI: Colour, Stories, Inspiration challenge and I am one of the lucky DT ladies who got to play along as Guest Detective

The scene for this month's Case File:

To copy the colour scheme I had some issues as I couldn't find any Christmas related papers in those colours so I went for the love struck collection by Authentique which I think worked well for this layout.

From the evidence I chose to use 2Crafty elements: stars, snowflakes/winter elements, animals (deer), Christmas elements (Holly Leaves) and for the testimony I chose the title word 'Joy'.

I added some silver embossing powder to the holly leaves and snow flakes and white embossing powder to the title, stars ad hearts and date to tone in with the other colours.

Other elements from the evidence are dots, grid pattern, more hearts, string, numbers, tag and from the testimony I added journaling to the tag which is tucked behind the photo mat as well as the photo is documenting the joy of the holidays.

Flowers are from 49 and Market and the stargazers make perfect poinsettia flowers.

Product List:
- Star Circular Frames
- Deer Set
- Fine Snow Flakes
- Holly Twig
- Christmas Card Words
- ATC Tiny Hearts and Stars pack
- 2018 Date Chipboard

And there you have it, I hope you enjoyed today's blog post.

Until next time......