Saturday, August 22, 2015

Have you seen this? NEW Autumn Anthology Collection by Blue Fern Studios!

We are excited to introduce our new collection - Autumn Anthology, designed by the very talented Michele Singh.  This is going to be a long post, with a lot of images, because there is so much to see!

We begin with the paper collection.  In addition to the beautiful colors, you will find an array of dainty lace patterns, a charming cottage and gazebo, classic ironwork, and vintage newsprint adorning this collection of 10 patterned papers.  There are also plenty of items just perfect for fussy cutting, and numerous cards for you to cut apart and tuck into your projects.

But that's not all!  This collection is packed with enough products to get your creativity going, and keep it flowing for quite some time.  Each item in this release builds on the others!

For the first time, we are excited to add a collection of  mists that were selected to further bring alive the colors in this collection:

Imagine Ink Mica Color Mist - Leaf

(a leafy green with silver mica)

Imagine Ink Mica Color Mist - Persimmon 

(a beautiful coral red with bronze mica)

Imagine Ink Mica Color Mist - Sky 

(a beautiful sky blue with silver mica)

What would a release be without some new chipboard pieces to go along with it?  

French Ironwork

Iron Signage

Ironwork Edges

We round out this amazing collection with a couple of elegant stamp sets.

Flight & Flair

Parisian Ironwork

Wow!  This is an amazing collection and we are so excited to bring it to you.  It is available in our Store now, and will be shipping to your favorite retailer soon!


Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Blue Fern Studios - Catching Up

Hi everyone! Today I wanted to drop by to catch up a little on my blog posts for Blue Fern Studios.

My latest creations feature some of the gorgeous pastel patterned papers from the Ombre Dreams collection along with a selection of Blue Fern Studios chipboard.

I've really run with the watercolour look in these layouts, adding lots of lovely watercolour effects to my chipboard to match in with my papers - I'm loving the effect and just can't get enough of this technique lately.

I've gone with blue and green shades in my first layout titles "Adore" and in my second project I've really embraced the pink shades in Ombre Dreams.

Later today Simon and I are heading off on our big lifetime adventure. We have decided to take a year out of our lives to travel Australia and see the sights, enjoy this wonderful country we are lucky enough to live in. This is the second time we've done this kind of thing - the first time we took the girls out of school and travelled with them for six months. It was such a great experience and we wanted to do this all over again, this time just as a couple. I'm excited, a little bit scared but can't wait to get going this afternoon. 

For my scrapbooking this means I have finished up with most of my commitments. I dearly wanted to be able to continue on as I always have but practicality dictated that I just will not be able to keep up. Sadly this means I have had to take extended time off from Basic Grey, I've stepped away from my creative teams, managed to finish my Scrapbooking Memories gig (the last of which will be published in December) and lastly, but certainly not least, I am hoping to stay on with Blue Fern for as long as I can continue. 

I am however going to be spending a lot more time on my art and can't wait to do this. So many times this gets pushed aside for other commitments but I will now be able to spend the time to do this. My memories from the first time around have an huge influence on my art and I just know this coming year will be a time of growth and creativity and I am really looking forward to seeing where this takes me.

If you would like to keep up with our travels, please feel free to friend me on Facebook if we aren't already hooked up. You can find me here:

So its not goodbye, it's just a new direction! Thanks so much for all the love and support you guys have generously given to me over the past years. You are amazing. XXX


Monday, August 3, 2015

Blue Fern Studios Sketch Challenge - August

Hello everyone! It's been such a long time since I've contributed anything to my blog since I've been having a bit of a break. Today I want to share a layout created for Blue Fern Studios using the new August sketch as my inspiration.

I've used papers selected from Ombre Dreams collection along with some Blue Fern Studios chipboard that I've painted white for a classic shabby chic look. I've kept my embellishments very simple, choosing to add just a touch of colour with some mulberry paper flowers allowing the papers to really shine.

As always just use this month's sketch as your inspiration to create a layout and link up to the Blue Fern Studios blog for your chance to win a prize package! 

Here's a copy of the sketch:

Hope to see you there!