Please excuse any untidiness while I makeover my blog among other projects and endeavours.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Shabby Tealight Candle Holder with the WOW factor

Hi everyone!! Today I wanted to share with you all a gorgeous little tealight Candle holder that I have altered using an array of WOW Embossing Powders and a tonne of Prima Marketing Flowers & Bling.

This is how I bought the candle holder from a local Chemist a million moons ago...

The glass jar inside the holder has been coated with a mixture of Pink Coloured WOW Embossing Powders. Including Bubblegum, Magenta & Whirly Pop.

The beautiful Prima Rhinestone Chandelier looks amazing with the Flower Cluster

I roughly rolled the edges of the holder in my Embossing Ink Pad and then added some Bright White Opaque Embossing Powder then heated. I love how it looks with the cream popping through.

This beautiful lace from my stash was simply adhered using some Helmar 450 glue and then loosely spiraled around the handle. The charm is a Resin Treasure from Prima Marketing's Songbird Collection.

A couple more closeups so you can really see that amazing Embossing Powder effects on both the outside and the Glass Jar inside. 

And here she is lit up glowing. This photo was taken in daylight so you cannot see the warm pink tones that the light omits. This is truly a beautiful piece that I will cherish.

Thanks so much for looking and don't forget that I love comments! 

Until next time....Happy Scrapping.

Amy Prior xxxx

Friday, April 6, 2012

A2Z Scraplets April Colour Challenge

Good morning everyone! Well this month I wanted to shake it up a bit and offer a Colour Challenge for you all instead of our regular sketch challenges. Below you will see a beautiful palette from and for this challenge, you are required to create a layout or card using the colours from this palette only! You can add some neutral colouring like white, black & kraft but we should be able to see all these beautiful colours in your project.

As per usual there is the opportunity to win 1 of 3 fabulous A2Z Scraplets Goody Packs and you have to be in it to win it! There is a linky widget on the right side of the A2Z Scraplets Blog. Be sure to add your link to your layout there. 

Since bringing the fabulous A2Z Scraplets blog over from Typepad to Blogger, we have had a drastic drop in Challenge entries and this unfortunately means that these challenges may soon end if there is no longer an interest in them. Because I need your help to get this party started once again, I have on offer an AMAZING pack of brand new A2Z Scraplets valued at over $25 to send out to one lucky blog follower and it is so easy to enter! YES this is on top of the fabulous challenge prizes up for grabs! To enter in my super awesome personal giveaway that Julie doesn't even know about so shhhhh LOL all you have to do is spread the love! I want you all to spread the A2Z Scraplets love far and wide to all your Scrappy Friends and make sure that they comment here on the A2Z Scraplets blog saying that YOU sent them there. They will also need to become a follower for the entry to be legitimate and if we get lots and lots of new love I might just think about a second personal giveaway! You will have the entire month of April for this and be sure to let your friends know that of course they can enter too! 

Okie Dokie ladies and gents, after all that excitement here is my example layout with a couple of closeups.

I have used the gorgeous Follow Your Heart Collection from My Minds Eye designed by Rhonna Farrer. Oh my gosh I am in love with this entire collection and I want to use it for every single layout because every piece of the collection is exquisite! Now of course I have always been a HUGE fan of Rhonna's. I own every single on of her Digital Collections as well as her 100 Creative Exercises is my mojo in jar but this collection designed for My Minds Eye is definately my favourite so far from Rhonna and I cannot wait for her to keep WOWing me over and over again in the future.

The Adorable Chipboard title is of course an A2Z Scraplets piece that I have simply inked with Pale Pink Chalk Fluid Ink and then I have stamped over the top with a Linen Background Stamp from Stampin Up. The texture is not as visible in the photo as it is real life but it is a nice subtle effect that looks like fabric I love it!

To bring more of the pink tones in the palette I misted the background paper with a little Pink Bubblegum Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels and this of course added that shimmer that every single project by me simply must have LOL

Lastly I added some Paper Strips curled up  to create little ruffled banners. I have actually stapled these down since taking this photo and they look even cuter if possible!

Thanks so much for looking and don't forget to head on over to to become a follower and get into the draw to win one of 4 huge prize giveaways this month!

Until next time....happy scrapping!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Cardabilities #52

Howdy everyone! I hope you are all fabulous and not too busy with the lead up to Easter. I have 2 very excited little girls in my house waiting for the Furry Bunny to arrive on Sunday LOL. 

Today I have a new fabulous sketch to share with you all from the talented Karen Gerber from Cardabilities and I am sad to say this is my last sketch on the Cardabilities Design Team but of course will not be the last time I play along and the new Design Team looks fantastic so I cannot wait to see what they come up with for each of the new sketches.

So here is Sketch #52....

And here is my take with some closeups of course :)

I made this gorgeous card for my daughters' best friend at school Tayla. It was her birthday party last Friday night and the girls had such a blast! For this card I have used the Echo Park Springtime Collection along with some Wafer Thin Dies from Spellbinders, My Favorite Things & Quickcutz.

I have used lots of Distress Stains as well that are available to purchase from Passion 4 Paper store here as well as some beautiful Perfect Pearls Mist over the entire card to give it lots of shimmer but subtley. You can also purchase a fabulous range of dies from Passion 4 Paper here.

Thanks so much for looking and be sure to head on over to Cardabilities to join in the fun too! You could be our next featured designer.

Until next time.....happy scrapping!