Friday, February 28, 2014

"Between Winter And Spring" - New March Kit @ C'est Magnifique

Today I want to share my third layout using the new March Kit at C'est Magnifique, "Between Winter And Spring"

In this layout I have used lots of pinks shades and a touch of lemon and lime to create a perfectly girly layout featuring a photo of Holly at ballet lessons when she was little. Such a cutie hey? I love going through my older photographs and discovering little treasures like this one.

I've used lots of the brand new Blue Fern Garden patterned papers - fussy cutting some of the gorgeous elements and layering them up. My background was created using Art Anthology Colorations mist in "Heart" which comes with the main kit.



 The colours and mix of embellishments really inspired me and I have enjoyed creating with this kit immensely. I have a couple more projects to reveal over the coming days using this same kit - I hope this inspires you as much as it did me!








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Friday, February 21, 2014

Ha! - March Sketch for Sketchbook 365




It's time for a new sketch challenge for Sketchbook 365 over on the Scrap365 blog, and this month we are showcasing some of the gorgeous papers from Lemon Owl. I've used patterned papers and frames from the Cosy Winter collection in my layout today.

Hop on over to the blog to see the other DT samples using Lemon Owl products and check out the cool prize for this months sketch challenge! Hope to see you there.


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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Just Adore These Two - Another Look @ C'est Magnifique March




My second layout for C'est Magnifique March features the pink shades in the kits. I was completely inspired by the gorgeous large pink Prima vine and built my layout around that one element, creating a floral wreath design.

I've added some pretty paper layers behind my photograph along with a gold acetate frame and finished off the look by adding two fussy cut butterflies from the patterned papers in the kit.









A closer look at some more of the Prima flowers and a sweet little watercoloured bird which comes with the vine in your kit.










I've added some colour to the white flower in this photograph with one of the Twinkling H2O's found in the Mixed Media kit. You can really take a plain white flower to another level by adding just a touch of colour.










And lastly, a look at the white lace applique included in the main kit along with those sweet little butterflies cut from one of the patterned papers.


Thanks for looking! It's raining and cool here today - this summer has had such crazy weather, I'm sure we have all four seasons going on in Australia.




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Monday, February 17, 2014

A Little Peek @ C'est Magnifique's March Kit!





It's time to start sharing some inspiration from the C'est Magnifique March kit. 

For my first layout I've used the green and aqua shades using lots of watercolouring techniques. I've added flowers, some chipboard from Blue Fern Studios and papers from UHK. 










Loving the adorable Blue Fern chipboard!










A closer look at my mixed media style background. Lots of inky fun here.










...add a title and some flowers. Don't forget the distress stamping!


Thanks for dropping by, I will have another share from this kit on my blog tomorrow, or you can find my second layout here on the C'est Magnifique blog.
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Saturday, February 15, 2014

A Sneak Peek @ The March C'est Magnifique Kit

I'm so excited to be designing with the brand new C'est Magnifique kits for March and today we sharing a peek into some of the items you will find.

There are gorgeous and brand new patterned papers from Blue Fern Studios "Blue Fern Garden" collection PLUS UHK "Winter Is Coming", which has an amazing clear embossed patterned on the back of each sheet - ideal for misting!


The Magnifique Mixed Media kit is designed by Erin Blegen and Kelly Foster, and is created to use either with the main kit, any of the add-ons or by itself. Lots of goodies in this.


There are also two add-ons this month - a flower add-on of course! which coordinates perfectly with a great mix of brands...

...and last, but not least, the embellishments. Alphas, chipboard, resins, stamps...

...and if that's not enough, there's even more!


I'm looking forward to sharing how I have been using this kit. Seriously in love!



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Exploring The City - Double Page Layout & Tutorial For The Scrapbook Store

Every few months I create a step by step tutorial on a layout I am creating for The Scrapbook Store using the current kit, and this month I decided to create a double layout using Pink Paislee "Color Wash" collection.

The soft pastel shades are just lovely and I was really inspired by the gorgeous watercolour design in the "Shine" patterned paper, so I have used this as my layout base. All the hard work is already done!

For a look at how I put this double page together, please see my post at The Scrapbook Store here. Thanks for looking, and I hope it inspires you in some way to create your own double layout.
Supplies used:
gesso
Pink Paislee Color Wash patterned paper - Shine
Pink Paislee Color Wash patterned paper - Colorful
Pink Paislee Color Wash - Vellum Banners
Pink Paislee Color Wash Cluster Frames
Heidi Swapp Color Magic Resist Chipboard Alpha
Heidi Swapp Color Magic Resist Ephemera Pack
Heidi Swapp Color Shine Mist - Blush
Heidi Swapp Color Shine Mist - Coral
Heidi Swapp Color Shine Mist - Primrose
Heidi Swapp Color Shine Mist - Seafoam
Scrap FX Shapes - Steampunk Headgear Lady
Prima Ingvild Bolme Fluid Chalk Edger - Shabby Tote
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Friday, February 14, 2014

Another Secret To Share - A New Creative Adventure




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I'm really excited to be able to share that I will be joining C'est Magnifique kit club as a regular Design Team member this year, starting with the new soon to be released March kit. But it's not only me, there is another brand new Design Team member and she is amazing! I wonder who it could be? 

The new kit is just stunning - I'm not just saying that - and I can't wait to begin sharing my projects using all the goodies packed into it.

New to C'est Magnifique? Then you can find all your questions answered here.


Seriously beautiful scrapbooking kits.



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Monday, February 10, 2014

Lovely - Graphic 45 Couture Collection for The Scrapbook Store



Today I want to share my second layout created using some of the amazing products in my The Scrapbook Store kit this month from Graphic 45's Couture collection.

I've used lots of layers in this page, fussy cutting some of the gorgeous images from the patterned papers, overlapping them and building up lots of interesting layers. Just love the postage stamp images and that so sweet banner created from one of the die-cut packs, and I've added all of these over the top of my background created with Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst mists.

I've also added a couple of Petaloo flowers in coordinating colours for an extra little bit of special.

Thanks for dropping in today, hope your weekend has been fabulous.


Products used:

12x12 chipboard sheet
gesso
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Mist - California Poppy Gold
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst mist - Hag's Wart Orange
Graphic 45 Couture patterned paper - Accessorize
Graphic 45 Couture patterned paper - Beautiful 
Graphic 45 Couture patterned paper - Classy
Graphic 45 Couture patterned paper - Fabulous
Graphic 45 Couture patterned paper - Gorgeous
Graphic 45 Couture patterned paper - Chic
Graphic 45 Couture patterned paper - Fashion
Petaloo Wild Blossoms - Aqua
Petaloo Wild Blossoms - Paprika
Ingvild Bolme Fluid Chalk - Dark Rust
Ingvild Bolme Fluid Chalk - Shabby Tote



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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Couture Collection By Graphic 45 For The Scrapbook Store




This month one of the collections I am creating with is the gorgeously vintage Graphic 45 Couture collection for The Scrapbook Store. The beautiful roaring 20's style images work so well fussy cut and arranged around your photo and I'm loving the flame red/orange shades teamed with the aqua on a black background - so very striking.

I've used lots of coordinating Petaloo flowers on my layout along with a Prima vine and G45 Couture die cut flowers trailing down to extend the fussy cut dress. Such a fun look!

Thanks for dropping by today, hope you got some scrappy time in today.



Graphic 45 Couture patterned paper - Style 
Graphic 45 Couture patterned paper - Chic
Graphic 45 Couture patterned paper - Couture
Graphic 45 Couture patterned paper - Elegant
Petaloo Mixed Chantilly Blossoms - Blue
Petaloo Wild Blossoms - Paprika
ScrapFX Steampunk Headgear Lady



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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Love Notes - The Scrapbook Store February Sketch Challenge








It's another new month already, and with that comes another new sketch and chance to win a $40 store credit and postage at The Scrapbook Store just by playing along and uploading your take to our gallery



I've used papers from Cosmo Cricket Creative Girl Mini Deck paper pad - which I totally love, so girly, eclectic and gorgeous, as well as a variety of washi tapes and finished it all off by creating an embellishment using the round Ephiphany Crafts Shape Studio tool and matching bubble caps - such a cool thing to have in your stash. 



Here's the sketch for this month, don't forget to upload to the gallery and I'll see you there!







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