Saturday, 28 April 2012

Scrap Therapy Prima LO, ScrapJacked & HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Meaghan!

Here's a LO that I've played with some 'Prima Flowers' but not in the way you usually 'know' Prima Flowers to be!

Lookie here:

There's three flowers - all different...
The big black one - I made from this fabulous Prima Foam Stamp. All that is needed is some black paint on the stamp and some scrap paper, stamp the image, and cut it out. (with a stamp like this you can use any colour you'd like to produce big flowers!) Oooh yes.. and used my Brick Stamp again! Weeell, I only use the bottom half of it!
Sew on a Prima wooden button to finish the black flower off!

The bright pink flower is a Flocked Iron-On (and I've previously put together a tutorial HERE if you'd like to find out how to use Iron-ons) I cut out the stalk and leaves of the iron-on to show the negative of the black backing paper to show through - and balance the black flower.....
Then I used the green flocked stalk and leaves for the remaining flower...which is a pink flower from the packet Prima Lucerne Meadow Lark just enough so the petals are poking out and a round chipboard piece from Natures Garden Chipboard stickers packet is added.

Prima products used:
Background paper cut into a diecut shape - Nature's Garden Espirit
Rectangle Chipboard Shape (mount under the cut-out photos)
Chipboard scroll under photo
Alpha - words
And I cant believe I forgot to blog April's Scrap Jacked!!
You'd still got a couple of days!

I think I need a slower life!
So forgetful lately - do you ever feel like you lose little things all the time...
put something down and boom....its gone!  (rolling eyes)
I find I spend more time looking for things than anything else!


Big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Meaghan!!

Hope you have a wonderful DAY!!

We wish London wasnt so far away!!!

(photo taken when we were in Sydney together just over a week ago)


Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Let's Get Shabby Challenge #34

It's all about creating a very Shabby geometrical patterned project...

Here's mine

The picture is Paige misting over some Prima masks for her school book covers
(LOL Julie, Yumiko, Gayle and I - all used diamonds for our DT examples without knowing what each other had created!
And Julie and I both used the same Purple Onion Stamp! (hee hee great minds!!)
 Its an absolute fave of mine!)

I've used the diamond stamp in many ways, firstly its stamped with white paint, and some have been cut out, sections have been stuck down, individual diamonds have been mounted and some have been framed in white cardstock.

I hope you can play along with us...

You can find the link


Saturday, 21 April 2012

YAY am home now!!

Just trying to get on top of everything since getting home yesterday and headed straight off to work today.  We are decluttering the house, painting and laying new carpet starting tomorrow... so even LESS scrapping time!  (mores the pity)

So putting one foot in front of the other and keep my committments uptodate and hopefully will find some extra time for scrapping some challenges with any luck (insert smile!)

Here's my new project for SCRAP THERAPY

There's so much fun to be had playing with stamping on a background paper (Prima Nature Garden 'Fairy Godmother' reverse side)so it just peeks out from under a photo or embellishments using either the full stamp or partial....

I've only used part of the Brick Stamp so it wasnt so straight or symmetrical.

And here is the Teacup Stamp used as the whole.... but on the photo and some of the love hearts I've just inked the bottom part of this stamp to pick up the words at the very bottom.

Other Prima Products used:

Hearts - paper: Almanac 'Shaffer' reverse side (pink), Sunkiss 'Sundried'(blue), Songbird 'Sunrise'(blue)

Flower Vine
Green Lace
Little cream bird Trinket
Hen Chipboard Stickers
Journal NoteCard (backing photo)
Little velvety Leaves
Wooden heart Button

Tim Holtz Black Soot Ink Pad

Thursday, 19 April 2012

I'm in Sydney....

Yes, I'm in Sydney and have been since Easter Monday - working and these last few day's I've had with dd Meaghan who is here from London.... so lucky that the only time in the WHOLE year - we happen to be in Sydney at the same time!!!  HOW cool is that!  I've never have such coincidence!
Sooooo, I'm sorry I havent been around blog hopping...
Its hard to get great internet hopping around so much.
I hope to catch up soon!

Here's a Prima Project I've created for SCRAP THERAPY which has been revealed since being away:
Prima gift pack

 Prima 12x12 Almanac 'Agenda' Paper
Cut out each journal block from the 12x12 paper.

Using Almanac Journaling Note Cards,

Pick which ones you'd like to use matching up the cut out journaling blocks from 'Agenda 12 x12 paper (or your choice) to a matching or contrasting Note Card

Attach by sticking only along the top edge of the journaling block - then when lifting the top journaling block a little - theres room for more writing or a pic etc underneath (and add a bow )

Ooops, dont forget to ink the edges - I'm using Prima Dark Rust and Rusty Bucket

Here's the finished tags or gift cards (whatever you'd like to call them)

Now to package them up:
Fold over a brown paper bag

Choose some trim to sew or stick towards the top of the bag
I've used black baubly trim and cream measuring tape and some little butterflies

Then sew or stick the sides of the folded back and pop in your tags or gift cards:

Back to Sydney!
And if you havent been to LIZZY'S blog.... you wouldnt have read that we met for lunch in Darling Harbour - what a treat!! 
I recognised Lizzy straight away and she was EXACTLY how I thought she would be...
she's gorgeous and so much fun, we had a lot of laughs and found out heaps more about each other!
All that was missing was the SCRAPPING!
That will be next time!  (very big smile!)
Despite the rain we hurried and found a dry spot for photos..
Meaghan took this one....

And Lizzy took this one...

Finally I'll arrive home tomorrow...

Sunday, 8 April 2012


We've just had the best Easter morning...
Lots of fun and laughter!

I managed to get this table together without much preparation this year...

Just a white tablecloth, and with a white and green  piece of gingham - pressed the raw edges under... and it acted as a fabulous centre cloth!  
I painted up this white hatbox a couple of Easters ago - so armed with new pale green trim and a bow, it fit the scene perfectly.   The bottles on top are from this months 'Let's Get Shabby' challenge, and one little bottle with Meaghan's photo in it - felt like she was kinda with us.  (will see her next week in Sydney!)
So here it is... Easter 2012 breakfast table:

Checking it all out!

YUM!  Eggs on toast and hot cross buns!

Humouring me by putting on their ears!!! 
Pouring down with rain outside.. just as soon as we'd finished the egg hunt. Lucky!

Counting the gluten/dairy free goodies!!

They are never too old!! lol

My favourite pic in the front garden!

Wishing you all a very happy Easter!


2012 Easter Projects

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Planning My Breakfast Easter Table....

I've semi- sorted my Easter table for our usual breakfast surprise
This year it will be a white tablecloth with pale green gingham centre cloth I think.... I'm about to hop off here (pardon the pun!) and get started!

Here's last years, it was mauve and white.  The day before I got my flowers from the local florist... and they were just beautiful.  Bought my two little bunnies on ebay... I was sooo pleased with the way they turned out.   Easter breakfast is a big deal in our house.  Its where my family find their eggs and any treats and to find out what the table will look like (wink)

The surprise!  Hannah usually gets a book cos she's gluten and dairy free so
can be a little limited in what chocolate she can have.

my three girls checking out who got what!

and I always make them wear ears... they humour me LOL while I cook them a hot breakfast!

  I'm no where as organised as I usually am. sigh, way much going on here.  And I have to go to Sydney for a couple of weeks for work on Monday (plus eldest dd pictured on left in photo lives in London and she will be in Sydney at the same time... so lucky!  I've extended my trip for three extra nights so we can have some mum/daughter time!
ANYway, they love their breakfast morning surprises!

Lets see what memories we can make tomorrow! 

Very big smile!

Happy Easter!

Friday, 6 April 2012

Scrap Therapy April Room Challenge

This month's inspiration at SCRAP THERAPY is EASTER TABLE decor!!
(Its entirely up to you if you want to do Easter LO's or not :wink: )

Your challenge is to be inspired by each inspiration picture and scrap it! You can be inspired by anything in or about the picture :biggrin:
THe STAR winner and STANDOUT/S will be chosen on their scrapping interpretation, creativy and relevance to each picture
Make sure you put in your explanation in the gallery what inspired you.

You can enter more than one room, or all three for more chances!
However - no combining!! Each will be a separate LO for a separate room - be inspired by the colour and/or design; use specific elements or shapes if it takes your fancy, or even use it as a sketch for example!

Here are the 'rooms' with my interpretations under each of them (and some tips on how they were created if you are looking for ideas or new techniques to try :wink: )

This month the Design Team are using PRIMA

Easter Table 1

I was inspired by the branches and the colour...

I really loved the paper of the cream at the top and little birds on branches....
but would have loved the bottom bit to be pink instead of blue, so started fussy cutting this Songbird 'Sunrise' Paper

And replaced the blue bit with this gorgeous pink paper

White washing over these ticket stamps inked in black soot can give a romantic look and soften the colour a bit. The leaves are goregous and velvet like

These gorgeous little stitched canvas banner pieces add a lovely element to the flower vine I even threaded the little banner with one of the stringy-wire vine pieces.
Added to the LO are the Chipboard pieces and cute little Butterflies

Easter Table 2

My inspiration came from the style of the chairs which I matched to the little resin windowsand the horizontal line of flowers, so used Camille , Lucerne , flower vine in a paler lemon and in a vertical sytle.

Can you see the sweet cream envelopein the vine... its one in a packet of vintage trinkets. And love this green background paper with its elegant white border
Also used are a teapot stamp seen peeking out from the left side of the photo, Chipboard Stickers, bird twill trim, and green lace. A mixture of alpha's are used Songbird Stickers which has a couple of different fonts on it.

Easter Table 3

Loved the colour and the vertical centrepiece feel of this pic, it also features nature too.
The blue background paper is Sunkiss 'Sun dried'

These are the little Resist Canvas Butterflies (sold out) but there are plenty of other Resist Canvas products you can do this same technique with... its fun! Pretty self explanatory!
There's a couple of colours of Maya Rd mists in the shop. :P



The vertical centre piece is made up of paint on the bird stamp and these fab little wooden buttons.
Added to the LO is the gorgeous green lace and cream measuring tape and black lace.

I hope you feel inspired to go sit at that scrapping desk!! :P
and to come visit us at Scrap Therapy!

Hope you are having a wonderful Good Friday!