Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Colourful Creation + Christmas ATC's @ Scrapmatts :)

It always amazes me how quickly the months go by, this time of the year......Mid October already!??
So it's time again to show you my creations for 

The 1st Design Team 
theme this month was to create something colourful/ I struggled with this just a little, then I tried to think of a Scrapbooker who does do BRIGHT?
Then the perfect scrapper came to mind......none other than the AWESOME 
Lisa Oxley
and here is what I created!
Thanks for the inspiration, Lisa.

 {Colour My World}
My beautiful Madison....

I've used the SUPER GORGEOUS layered fob watch in white mist. I have used the outer elements...
I love this piece and have kept it as it comes....can't improve on perfection!!!

The next Design Team theme was to create a set of
  Christmas  ATC's 
here they are.... 

I first painted the ATC bases (ATC10-008 Rounded Corners 01) with gesso then added texture using a a couple of different masks and texture paste. Painted with some silks acrylic glaze in teal and added a bit of drywall tape. I painted the Floral Spray (CB1097), Snowflakes (CB1179), and the super cute Reindeer (CB5050) in gesso then added Acrylic glaze in Solar Gold to the Reindeer and swiped a little of the glaze around the outside of the ATC's.

With the Snowflake ATC,  I have layered it and placed a little muslin between the layers. I have also put some Glossy Accent on the Snowflakes and also on the Floral Spray behind the Rudolph. I've used the NEW Christmas Words in Red (CB1212) to finish the ATC's off.

Scrapmatts Products:
Christmas Scrap Words (CB1212)

I've also used plenty of pretty blooms and black & silver embellies from
 Craft Queen
the masks/templates I have used are also from 
Craft Queen 
I hope you like my little projects for 
Make sure you pop over to the gallery and take a look at the AWESOME creations using these beautiful products :))

Kim x 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Splash of Colour at Orange Paperie & Co :))

This month at
We have the uber talented Heather Jacob as our Guest Designer......and if you haven't seen Heather's work, do yourself a favour and check her blog out HERE
Cheryl set the challenge for October and her criteria is

here is my take plus a few close-ups
I've kept this pretty simple just using an old stamp and old transparency which I've cut out and lots of bits and bobs.
Tiny Twine, Alpha's and Prima wooden embellishments are from
 I've used Tim Holtz distress glimmermist

 Oh yeah! I've also splashed a little real coffee love the richness of colour it adds!
Thanks for stopping 
Hope I have inspired you and hope you will join in the challenge at OP&C


Monday, October 7, 2013

Wonderful Inspiration at CSI

I have really had a ball being a Special Investigator for Debbi over at
this September.....

Here is my last layout which I managed to create
I really love this site.....if you don't already know....
 Scheme- all colours
Evidence- Birds, metal accents, wet medium (glimmermist)
Testimony- I took my inspiration from just looking at Debbi's Dream Dictionary prompt and this photo was just perfect with the papers...thanks for the wonderful
 flowers, washi tape, small wooden rainbow spiral button and metal charms....
the links and the lobster clasp hanging down from the large balloon are from spotlight.
The word DREAMS is from

 Thanks for Stopping
Kim x

Thursday, October 3, 2013

BLUE & GREEN @ Scrap The Boys!!!!

Morning all,

Popping in to show you my layout for the
October Challenge.
Our Challenge this month is to create a layout using a traditional BOY colour combination

 {Discover Dirt}
I've used an old photo for this layout...... this pic is 21 years old.
Rhys was such a cutie....he hadn't been walking for long and this was one of his first encounters with dirt and rocks.

with the Scrapmatts layered frame I have put it through the cuttlebug with a small dot embossing folder then using watercolour paints added some soft blue and green to tie it in with the STB theme this month.
Eyelets and stitching, loose threads also scattered to add to the texture.

Scrap The Boys

 Sponsors for October are:
Njoyfull Crafts $20.00 Voucher
Scrap Friends
Scrap Friends $25.00 Voucher
header Orginal
Mystical Scrapbooks $15.00 Voucher

Hope you can join in this month and be sure to checkout the other DT takes on this challenge, as there are VERY AWESOME & INSPIRING

Cheers and happy scrapping :)

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

October 2013- Fresh and Modern at Scrap Around The World- Challenge 6

October is here and it's time for Challenge 6 at Scrap Around The World  (Still in shock that I'm amongst such a talented group of Scrapper's!!?)

  Scrap Around The World Challenge SIX 

hosted by Design Team member Jessy Christopher from Malaysia!

Last month we made some IMPORTANT RULE CHANGES 
so if you haven't checked them out yet please look HERE.

Here is what I've created 
 {Model Moments}


Feel free to interpret the mood board in any way you like, 

using one image, several of them, all of them or even just 
one aspect of an image, using ANY COLOURS!   Please
do let us know HOW YOU WERE INSPIRED!! 

For example:- You could use fresh, clean colours like white, pale blue, 
yellow, pink, mint green & gold.  Patterns such as florals/leafy foliage
 together with images of birds, flowers, chevrons & polka-dots! There
are elements of vintage mixed in with modern; doilies, airy lace designs,
pretty bows & clashing colours, shapes & prints.  Circles, checks,
stripes - this board is all about eclectic combinations!

There's an air of nostalgia mixed in with the uber-modern images too.
This could prompt you to scrap about different generations, life as it
was then & how it is now, or simply outdoor memories inspired by the
botanical prints.  This board evokes images of purity, beauty & 
femininity,with a touch of romance & homely peace & comfort.  
Feel free to interpret the mood board in any way you like, 
using one image, several of them, all of them or even just 
one aspect of an image, using ANY COLOURS!   Please
do let us know HOW YOU WERE INSPIRED!! 

The Sketch is OPTIONAL

What really caught my eye in the Mood Board was the GOLD elements.....the bows on the soft pink shoes, the GOLD of the picture frame. The SPOTS on the blue milk jug, the SOFT LIMEY GREEN of the bowls and also the PINK of the flowers in the sweet DOILY edged vases......So MUCH inspiration in Jessy's mood board for my layout.
 I found this very cute photo of my youngest daughter, Sidney a few weeks ago and the spots on her sweet dress just so, went with this challenge!!!
On the day this pic was taken my girls (the 3 of them decided to dress up, put on make-up and take photo's.... a Mini Model session. Samantha was the photographer and looking back at these photo's I now wonder what Samantha said to Sidney to get this MOODY LOOK????

 I've used a Kaisercraft stencil and texture paste, watercolours a mixture of flowers from Prima and
with the zipper I have used Silks acrylic glaze in Solar Gold to paint a white and silver and added a few gold buttons. I've also used the acrylic glaze to paint around the edge of my layout and also used some machine stitching!!!

**This month we are offering SIX PRIZES - 


As well as a Guest Designer position in November the winner of this challenge wins
 this prize pack from Donna Salazar & Blue Gene Babyher daughter's Etsy Shop!

Donna fell in love with art AND her husband in high school!
 A lot has changed in the last 20+ years but these two loves remain the same.
 A mixed media artist at heart, Donna loves to experiment with “cross-crafting”.  
She loves to sew,knit, paint, and draw, but she especially loves paper crafting.
Donna sees the beauty that surrounds her in everyday life…
 from a dusty wood floor to a frilly piece of will see Donna
 blending contrasting elements together to create her“Girlie Grunge” look. 
Donna teaches technique heavy classes in stores, at large events & online
& you can view her web show “Tuesday Tutorials” for FREE every other Tuesday!
 If you go to her website ( you can see the product that
 will be used on her “Tuesday Tutorials” show so you can play along at home.
Donna has licensed product lines with 5 different companies:- 
Clearsnap, GCD Studios, Spellbinders, Want2Scrap and Zutter.
Visit the Girlie Grunge site for challenges, giveaways, tutorials, e-classes, etc HERE.
You can friend Donna on Facebook HERE & Twitter HERE
You can LIKE Donna Salazar Designs on Facebook HERE
 & the Distrezz-it-All Facebook page HERE
You can find her on Pinterest HERE & follow her on Instagram HERE
You can subscribe to her YouTube channel HERE  
{Gosh she must be ONE BUSY WOMAN!!}

This selection of chipboard valued at $30 sponsored by 2 Crafty!

2 Crafty offers affordable & versatile laser cut chipboard products to the Australian and International Craft market. 2 Crafty’s products are manufactured in Australia & are suitable for scrapbooking, cardmaking, altered art, invitations & mixed media.

 With over 700 designs every area has been covered!   2 Crafty’s owner Vanessa stumbled upon a demonstration of a laser cutter at one of the Sydney craft fairs back in 2006 &, although her background was Human Resources & Payroll her creative mind recognised unlimited possibilities!  So began her journey into the world of craft wholesaling!!

 Vanessa provides the highest level of customer support & is happy to discuss personalized orders with customers via their local scrapbooking store.  2Crafty has a fabulous blog Facebook page that is updated weekly with projects created by its international Design Team.  Check out the 2 Crafty website for products available to wholesalers & ask your local store to order products for you that they may not already have in stock.

A selection of chipboard to the value of $25 from Scrapmatts!
Australian Made Laser Cut Chipboard to compliment your scrapbook pages, cards & paper-crafting projects. Scrapmatts has a Ning site that showcases an amazing talented international design team who post daily on the blog there, a gallery, customer challenges & an online store. Come join in the fun here!

Below is just one example of some of the awesome products they stock HERE.

YOUR CHOICE of products, to the value of $15 courtesy of Purple Pumpkin.

They stock a huge range of embellishments, washi tape, motex tape, etc in their online store HERE

Purple Pumpkin

Purple Pumpkin manufactures high-quality embellishments of a fun & funky nature!  They are Australian based & specialize in fabric buttons, handmade flowers,resin, twine & washi tape.  They have a great blog that is constantly active & they hold monthly challenges open to all, with Guest Designer positions up for grabs as well as awesome prizes of Purple Pumpkin loveliness! 

Below is just ONE EXAMPLE of the many products stocked in their online store.

This lovely prize-pack sponsored by Design Team member Juraci Falcucci - thank you!

3 packs of Prima flowers donated by our generous Design Team member, Eila Sandberg.

The deadline for this challenge is Thursday October 31st 2013
Be sure to check out the other SATW DT layouts.......they are totally awesome!!!!

So we hope you can join us at 
this October!!!
Thanks for stopping
Happy Scrapping 
KIM x  

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