Monday, 21 July 2014

'Fabulous' for Scraps of Elegance with July kit.

Are you ready for another page with the July kit from Scraps of Elegance?
 (If you scroll down two posts you can see the kit and everything in it.)

As always Melinda managed to find the perfect ingredients for making many lovely pages. 
All the supplies are so easily matched.

I am actually quite happy with this page, I am just not happy with how it photographed. 
I tried several times but the gesso will stand out too much and disturb the balance of the layout. 
Well, nothing to be done about that....

This is quite a nice shot of my eldest. 
She recently came home from spending a year at Cornell university  in the US and was actually invited to China for a few days just to sing at an event there. 
No doubt in her mind about going, although it was coinciding with exams. 
She talked to her teachers and the trip was arranged. 
She was very well received and really enjoyed being star for a day!
She was repeatedly told she was the most important person there and had three people 
constantly at her beck and call. This shot was taken around midnight when she arrived back in her room  after a long day that started already at 8 o'clock in the morning.

I just adore thes gorgeous large flowers. Both the teal and the pink one are from Petaloo.

The kit also contains some wooden embellishments from Prima Marketing and some cool word/title stickers from Heidi Swapp. The pink wing is made with one of the new dies from Sizzix/Prima.These dies are part of the Flora Grande collection. You can look up all the Flora Grande dies HERE!

I cut out the heart shape and layered it on a slightly larger heart that I cut with scalloped scissors. 
I backed it with some cheese cloth.

That's all for today! I hope you enjoyed my page and please check out the kits at Scraps of Elegance if you are on the lookout for something really special!

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Frameworks Trellies with Tattered Florals and Leaves for a shabby page.

Time again for my weekly post on the Sizzix blog. 
It came up fast this week as I was late in posting the previous one because I was over in the UK meeting the nice people at Sizzix UK. 
As I already promised I will share a few pictures from my trip etc in a couple of days. 
I just have so much catching up to do.... :-)

Here is the usual sneak. I must say I actually quite like this page!

Click on the link below to see the full reveal. And when you are there why not click on the links for the dies to see the great supply of Sizzix dies available .-)

Thanks for looking and for any comments you may leave me over there!

My project with the new Sizzix/Prima butterfly dies

Sorry to have been missing in action lately. I have been away on a proper little 'adventure'. 
I spent almost four days over in delightful Wales visiting with my new fiends at Sizzix Europe. 
I will tell you a little more about that visit in a day or two but first I want to share what 
I made for my previous post on the Sizzix UK blog.

Please follow the link underneath the picture to see this weeks full reveal.
I would love a comment from you over there! :-D

I used Prima 'Tea Thyme' and 'Delight' collections and I hope you like it.


Saturday, 12 July 2014

A match made in die-cutting heaven! Sizzix and Prima team up again. And a giveaway!!

 Today I just wanted to share a quick piece of news about some of the dies that have just been released by Sizzix. This time I will start with some of my faves which are:

Flora Grande by Prima Marketing Inc.

''This truly is a match made in die-cutting heaven! Sizzix® and Prima Marketing Inc. ® have joined forces once again to bring lovers of craft the next stunning instalment of the Flora Grande range! This beautiful collaboration marries the grand and sumptuous style of Prima with the innovation and die-cutting possibilities of Sizzix to deliver a collection of dies that every crafter needs!

The designs feature elegant florals, wings and butterflies, beautiful ornate frames, funky and stylish lock and key sets as well as trendy heart style cogs! All are perfect for adding that romantic vintage touch to your craft projects. Plus with both Bigz™ and Thinlits™ on offer, you can use the dies for everything from embellishing clothing pieces to creating bespoke scrapbook layouts. Let your creativity blossom with these versatile dies!''  

And there is a GIVEAWAY that you do not want to miss out on!!!
Please follow the link above to read how you can win the following.  

 657900 Big Shot Machine Only (Powder Blue & Teal) by Ellison
659703 Thinlits Die Set 5PK - Estelle by Prima Marketing Inc.
659702 Framelits Die Set 6PK - Enchanted by Prima Marketing Inc.
659708 Bigz Die - Floressa by Prima Marketing Inc. 

Here are a couple of shots of how I have used some of the dies:

And the beauty of these (apart forom the obvious) is that they are so pretty together I matched flowers from on die set with a piece of a flower or a leaf from a different set. 
-And don't you just love those dreamy wings....)

Ok that's my news for today! Taker care!

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