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

Sunday, January 29, 2012

White with 1 & Kraft it Up!

Hi everyone! I just wanted to quickly come online and share with you all my entries for the January challenges over at White with 1 and Kraft it Up!

Firstly here is the Kraft it Up Palette for this month...

and here is my take on the challenge. I am in love with this layout and I have used a tonne of WOW Emboss Powder on this one including the background using Bubble Wrap! 

Here are some closeups...

Next up is my White with 1 challenge entry and for this I have tried a style of Scrapbooking that I am not overly confident doing and I am not really happy with the results LOL but here it entry for the January White with 1 challenge which was White + Lime + Buttons.

And here are some closeups of this layout...

Thanks for looking and until next time...

Happy Scrapping!!!!

Amy xxxx

Monday, January 23, 2012

WOW Factor!

WOW what a busy time I have had recently! With Design Team projects to catch up on as well as work after being in hospital and then The Scrapbooking Haven hosted a fabulous Cyber Crop over the weekend (which is still going until Thursday night at midnight so click here to join in).

Today I wanted to share with you all some fabulous projects I have created using WOW Embossing Powders and stamps. I have to say that I am truly in LOVE with these gorgeous products! I have never used an easier emboss powder and they are so fun to play with and find new ways to use them.

First up I wanted to show you a layout of my gorgeous girl Mia when she was just a bub. For this layout I have used a Pink Paislee mask with some versamark on the background randomly.

Now as you can see, I did not only use one colour for this background. I have actually used the WOW Magenta, Suzy West Whirly Pop and the Suzy West Bubblegum Colours. These colours are all divine and together they just looked amazing! All I have done to get this effect is simply sprinkling the emboss powder randomly over the versamark in each of the colours. The mixed colours I have then kept in a seperate jar to useon something else as I love mixing colours! LOL here are some close up pics of the background as well as the A2Z Scraplets Butterfly flourish which I have also embossed.

Next up I wanted to share with you some layouts I have created using emboss powders that have been mixed together. This first bathtime layout actually has quite a lot of embossing powder used. I have embossed the background using a piece of bubble wrap and the Suzy West Bay Area Blue WOW Emboss Powder. I have then used a mask on the scalloped circle cutouts and I have embossed using the Suzy West Collection Colours Whirly Pop, Sour Lemon, Cotton Candy & Gummi Bear Green.

Here is a closeup of the title where you can see that I have mixed the Suzy West WOW Collection Colours Bay Area Blue & Cotton Candy together. I just adore this effect! I also use the Suzy West Colour Sour Lemon on the little rubber ducky.

This next layout will not sit straight so I do apologise for the sidewards picture. I have again mixed colours together for this layout. For the Chipboard title, I have used the WOW Embossing Powder Black Glitter for the word COOL and then I have mixed the Puff Skyline Grey with the Bay Area Blue Regular powder. This created the most amazing effect because of the 2 different consistencies. The title actually looks grainy now as if I have covered it in grey sand over the Bay Area Blue colour. Very very cool for a cool dude boys page! 

A quick closeup to show the awesome texture.

Last but not least tonight I wanted to show you this gorgeous dress i created for my mannequin I purchased from Sweet Little Birdy. I have had the plan to do this for quite some time and I have finally got around to finishing it off! 

I have used the divine Teresa Collins Posh Collection for this little dress along with WOW Black Glitter Embossing Powder and a Martha Stewart Border Punch. The necklace is also a Teresa Collins Blingage!

To create this I simply made a "pattern" for my skirt panels (it was my first attempt making a pattern for ANYTHING lol so if I can do it anyone can!). Next up I cut out 1 inch thick strips of my patterned paper and then got to work using the border punch along each one. I then used my versamark ink pad along the edges and embossed with the Black Glitter Powder. Without embossing, the skirt ruffles were lost and not visible. Inking would look good too but the glitter embossing just makes it shine and sparkle!

Because the paper is such good quality, I could not sew the panels together or stick them so I have actually stapled them together and then glued with back with Helmar 450. There is also a subtle Hot Pink Green Tara Mesh Ribbon Pettiskirt under there too!

Hope you loved my WOW factor for this month! If there is anything you are dying to see created with emboss powders or anything else, please feel free to leave a comment and I will be sure to fit in a blog post for you :)


Until next time...
Happy Scrapping!

Amy xxx

Monday, January 16, 2012

Limetree Creations Giveaway & A2Z Challenge

Hi there everyone! I just had to share with you that Limetree Creations is having a giveaway over on their blog here and the prizes are absolutely fabulous!

Limetree has also donated a $20 voucher to the Scrapbooking Haven Cyber Crop next weekend!!!! Click here to visit the Cyber Crop group which will begin on the 20th January at 6pm.

Also I released the January sketch challenge over on the A2Z Scraplets Blog over the weekend. 

Here is the sketch I created this for this months challenge...

And here is my example layout.

Be sure to click here and join in this great challenge with 3 prizes up for grabs!

Until next time
Happy Scrapping

Amy xx

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Layout Disaster......FIXED phew!

Have you ever destroyed a layout beyond repair? I know the Scrappers Motto is that there is no errors in Scrapbooking, only room for more embellishments but I am talking seriously beyond repair LOL when the background cannot be covered with enough embellishments to be fixed LOL.....WELL I did that the other day. My background was completely destroyed and although I did not take a photo of the horrible looking layout I did take some photos of the process I used to fix my mistake :)

Ok so this is a terrible photo as I took it really quickly but you can click the photo to open it larger in another tab. As you can see because it was only the background that I had destroyed, I have carefully cut around EVERYTHING very neatly with my craft knife! How cool was that I just saved this layout as it is now ready to simply be stuck onto another background! EASY!

Here is what the layout ended up looking like in case you missed the blog post the other day.

Thanks for looking! Until Next time....

Happy Scrapping

Amy xxx

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Helmar January Sketch Challenge

Well I have been very busy crafting up a storm this week but mainly for DT projects that you will all have to wait to see :) But I have just completed a beautiful layout using this gorgeous sketch from the always talented Lydell Quinn over on the Helmar Blog this month.

And here is the layout I created...

And some closeup images.....

Thanks so much for looking! I really enjoyed creating this beautiful layout using the gorgeous Lil Primrose Collection from Kaisercraft.

Also before I go, just a quick note to let you know that The Scrapbooking Haven has a code offering 30% off storewide!!!!!!! We need to clear stock FAST before the CHA orders come rolling in so hurry and grab a bargain over at using code NEWYEAR30

Until next time, happy scrapping!!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

52 Layouts & The Color Room #92

Hi there everyone! Well after my little visit to hospital and having surgery, I have finally found the time to catch up on all my work and get some serious scrapbooking done the past couple of days! Today I wanted to share with you a layout I have created sneakily for 2 different challenges hehehe. I cannot show you anymore just yet as they are DT projects so stay tuned.

So first up here is the layout with some gorgeous closeup shots showing the glitz and glamour of the Tattered Angels paint mediums used.

Now as I said I cheated just a little with this layout and created it for 2 seperate challenges hehehe.

First was for Week 1 in the Scrapbooking Haven 52 Layouts Challenge here

And secondly I have entered it into this weeks Color Pallette here

Don't forget to head on over to and become member if you aren't already! We are having a fabulous Cyber Crop starting 20th January 2012 and we have 11 amazing challenges with even more amazing prizes up for grabs including sponsored prizes from Manor House Creations, WOW Words or Whatever Chipboard & Boutique Creations!!!! Plus of course fabulous donations from the Scrapbooking Haven! Cannot wait to see you all there!!!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Voucher Giveaways & Storage Solutions

Well hi there! Where have I been I hear you ask? Well I have been in hospital since Christmas :( But I am happy to report that I am now home and on the mend after having my appendix removed after a bout of Appendicitis accompanied by Tonsillitis and a Kidney Infection. LOL yep I don't do things by halves! 

Do the new year was dull and boring for me with very bad food but I do hope that you all had a pleasant New Year and that your year is off to a better start than mine.

On a brighter note, because I was not here to announce the winner of our $50 voucher giveaway, I am extending the offer!!! So go on and view the original post here about the voucher giveaway for your chance to win! You now have until the end of January to enter and all the details on how to enter are on the original post here.

Next up I wanted to share something very dear to my heart, LOL my flower stash hehehe well some of my flower stash!!!! It honestly puts a smile on my face just to sit and look at these I think I may have a bit of a problem especially because I sold off half my stash about 2 months ago LOL.

To have fun with this I have set a mini competition on the Scrapbooking Haven Facebook Page. I want to see how you all store your goodies and it doesn't have to be flowers :) Upload your photos of your uber cool storage to our facebook wall before Midnight on Friday night for your chance to win a $10 voucher YEP ANOTHER VOUCHER giveaway eeekkk.

Also don't forget to head on over and book in for the Cyber Crop from the 20th-22nd January 2012 by clicking here and joining up today!!!! Cannot wait to see you all there