Sunday, 17 August 2014

Putting my new dies to good use!! Sizzix Sunday!

Hi there all you scrappy friends. 
A few days ago I received a big box of lovely shiny Sizzix dies in all sizes from the awesome Bigz dies down to the tinyest little framelits die with its matching stamps. 
Truly happiness in a (very large...) box! :-)




I took out all the new dies and looked at each and every one of them for a looong time. 
After that part of the ritual was over I opened up a few and started cutting. 
I picked all different kinds and did some 'trial cuts' and 'trial stamping' too. 
Today on the Sizzix blog I have shared three cards made with different bits from these initial trials. They look cute and go to show that things don't always have to be so very complicated. 
You will love that quote that you only see part of here. So true! 

If you would like to see the entire post just click the link below.

Friday, 15 August 2014

My first post for Polish company Lemoncraft


Today I am happy to share the two very first pages I made with the delightful products from the Polish manufacturer Lemoncraft. I made two pages for this inaugural post and they are pretty different in style and execution. Mostly I used the latest collection 'Forget Me Not'.

I created a shabby page with a picture of our family cat. She is such a cutie!

 I cut strips of paper and stitched them to the patterned paper. Then I painted them with mist and gesso  as well as distressed them.
   
On my background I used gesso and a stencil as well as mist and paint. For extra decoration I added liquid pearls.



And now for my second page which is more romantic and 'elegant' compared to the previous one.

The detailed Lemoncraft papers are excellent for fussy cutting. That is one of the things I like so much about them,...apart from being beautiful of course... I took advantage of the patterns of the different papers to create this page. The different designs really go so well together.
Some close ups of this page:

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 I layered elements from different papers in the 'Forget Me Not' collection and used pop dots between some layers. I used one of the new Sizzix dies to make some flowers and butterfies as well.


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I cut out one of the labels from the A4 sheet with matching designs.
Then I emellished it with some liquid pearl and used it as my title spot.

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One of my buttons had a pretty butterfly on it so I thought it would look good with all the other butterflies.


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 Thank you for visiting us here on the Lemoncraft blog today! Hope to see you soon again!




Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Scraps of Elegance are guesting at Scrap Around the World.

Hi! Today I am happy to share that my fave kit club Scraps of Elegance is guesting at  the awesome
Scrap Around the World .
We are a permanent sponsor for 2014 and this is the month that we get to show our stuff :-) 
The members of the design team have prepared a page each with inspiration from the lovely mood 
board prepared by Marilyn Rivera. We have all used material from SOE kits.


I used the July kit , Chasing Rabbits, to make this page and the papers are by
Marion Smith Designs and Kaisercraft.


August 2014 Challenge 16 - An Elegant & Textural Mood Board by Marilyn Rivera.

http://scraparoundtheworld.blogspot.gr/2014/08/august-2014-challenge-16-elegant.html


And HERE is a link to the challenge.

I even prepared a few 'closies' for you:


The little cutie is my nephew and I took this shot of him last Summer when he was just a few months.


One of the things I love about SOE is that I get to use an abundance of beautiful flowers and other great embellishments that come with the kit and the various add ons.


The teal and the pink flowers are by Petaloo and the orange and black ones are made by Prima Markting. And that cute tiny resin frame just makes me smile.

 The red cherry blossoms are also from the kit/add on but the large pink bloom was hand made from cardstock using the Sizzix Bigz die Tattered Florals.


I hope you enjoyed my page and also the pages of my talented DT sisters.

Don't forget to check out the challenge at SATW!

Hugs!


Sunday, 10 August 2014

Sunday post for Sizzix 'A Simple Life'

Today I have a fresh 'blue' page up on the Sizzix Uk blog to go with my dseaside photo of my youngest DD. I hope you ike it!

Here is a sneak for you:

 If you would like to see the entire layout please press the link HERE.

As always thenk you so much for any comments you leave me over there. They make me happy!


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