Sunday, April 27, 2014

A Let's Scrap Layout to share!

It's been AGES since I played along with the Let's Scrap gals, but I finally created some a layout with the wonderful sketches they have!  Let's take a quick look . . .

Sketch 5-12-12 . . . Budding Photographer!  These pics of Llewellyn are super cute and just had to be scrapped!  Then I found a lost packet of Simple Stories 24/7 papers and it was a match made in heaven :-)!!

I really love how this one turned out . . . definitely a FAVE for me!

Soon the National Scrapbook Day challenges will start at Let's Scrap.  I will post all the details soon.  They plan a month long event with challenges and tutorials.  I am so excited to be hosting a challenge as well.  I cant' wait!!  Details to follow soon!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

A card for Dad - FabScraps

Good Morning!  As promised I am back to share another project using the new Gentleman's Club collection from FabScraps.  This time it's a card for my DH.  Our children asked if I could help (as in:  I did all the work!!) them make a card for his birthday.  Here is what we came up with:

Here is what you will need to create this . . .

You will need:
C66 004
C66 007
DC66 004
DC66 015
Brown Cardstock
Needle and twine
Embossing Powder
Border Punch

Using the brown cardstock, cut the base of your card at 9” x 12”.  Score at 6” and fold.
Using a border punch, punch the edge of the card.
Cut C66 007 to 8.75” x 4.75”.  Distress and ink the edges and glue down.
Stitch around the edge of the card with an accent color.
Using the title chipboard piece, cut “DAD” from it, and emboss/paint/ink.
Cut the left edge of DC66 015 to give you a straight line.  Emboss/paint/ ink the hot air balloon.

Cut 5 x banners from paper and adhere to your layout.

We would love to see your Gentleman's Club projects!!  Please share them with us on the FabScraps Facebook page!

Have a GREAT day!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

New FabScaps Collection & Layout!!

Happy Wednesday!!  In the Western Cape, it is a cold and WET morning . . . and I love it!!  I had some studio time yesterday and I played with the new Gentleman's Club collection from FabScraps.  I have to say, this is such a wonderful masculine range to work with!  One chipboard piece immidiately grabbed my attention, and I just knew what I wanted to do with it . . .

Man About Town
Here are a how-to to create this layout:

You will need:
2 x C66 003
1 x C66 004
DC66 005
DC66 014
1 x Blue Cardstock
1 x Red Cardstock
Texture Paste
Photo Corners

Use 1 x C66 003 as the base of your layout.
Cut C66 004 to 11.5” x 11.5”.  Distress and ink your edges.  Glue down on your base.
Cut second C66 003 down to 11.25” x 11.25”.  Distress and ink your edges.  Cut a 7” circle from the centre.
Use the cut-out circle and cut this down to 6”.  Distress and ink the edges.
Glue down the 6” circle into the space of the 7” circle.
Using a stencil and texture paste, create designs on your page as desired.  Let it dry completely.
While waiting for the texture paste to dry, mat your photos on the blue and red cardstock and paint the chipboard pieces as desired.
Cut 5 banners in different widths.
Glue down the matted photos.
Tuck a small piece of burlap underneath your title before gluing it down.
Add the bicycle chipboard, overlapping your photos.
Add the banners and circle accents punched from paper.

Add brads.

Here are a few photos showing some of the details . . .

Banners cut from different pattern papers, with brads and mist . . .

I first painted the chipboard and then covert it with glossy accent . . .

We would love to hear your thoughts on this collection!  

Wishing you all a happy, crafting day!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Together - Authentique Layout Share

Good Morning!!  Well, the long Easter Weekend is a thing of the past, but boy oh boy, it was a GOOD one :-)!!!  We had such a wonderful time together as a family, something I will always be thankful for!!  Yesterday was a quite kind of day . . . and perfect to spent in my studio!  Here is what I did . . .

I used the Grace collection from Authentique for this layout, lots of layers created with punched edges and lace and cluster of flowers.  I also used a sketch from Amarilys Doria.  Here are a closer look at the detail . . .

This afternoon Monique will have a 4D scan of the baby  . . . I am going with her and are so excited to see the baby!!  We are sooooo hoping for some clear pictures of her features . . . :-)!!  Hope you are also doing something exciting today . . . Have a GOOD one!!!!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Heaps of fun - Layout Share

Good Morning!!  Here is the Western Cape it is a beautiful fall day . . . all blue sky and no wind.  We are planning to go to the beach a little bit later, and of course Noenie plans to take a million photos of Llewellyn!
I quickly want to share a Webster Pages layout I played with last night!  Monday grandpa was tending to the garden, and Llewellyn was there "assisting"!!  Noenie took some photos of him playing in the raked leaves.

Heaps of Fun
For this fun layout I chose the Family Traditions collection from Websters Pages.  This collection is perfect for family and fall pics!  I also used a sketch from Susan Stringfellow that I found on the SketchSavvy block.  I stuck pretty close to the sketch with only adding a few more details.  Here is the sketch . . .

Here is a closer look at the details . . .

Tomorrow is the start of Easter.  If you are travelling, please do so safely!  And enjoy this special time with you loved ones.   Let's remember what we are celebrating!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Down By The Seaside - FabScraps Layout

Happy Tuesday!!  I have a FabScraps layout created with the gorgeous Beachcomber collection to share with you today!  With Monique & Llewellyn visiting, I am taking a million photos of our little cutie-patootie grandson!  On Saturday we took them to the beach, and Llewellyn simply LOVES the water!  It was so much fun (and lots of running after him) to watch his little face while he enjoyed the water.  Here is what I created using these pics and the Beachcomber collection with  a "how to"  . . .

Down By The Seaside

You will need:
2 x Craft Cardstock
2 x C64 007
1 x C64 004
1 x C64 006
1 x C64 007
1 x DC64 004
1 x DC64 009
ST64 001 – “Life at the Beach”, “Starfishes” x 2
ME 64 001A – “Houses” die-cuts, “Beach”, “Just another day in Paradise”
DC64 014 – Scuba gear and fins
Embossing powder/Paint/Ink
Toothpicks x 2
Border Punch
6 x Frames from FabScraps chipboard

Use Craft cardstock as the base of your layout.
Cut C64 003 down to 11” x 11.5”.  Distress and ink the edges.
Cut 2 strips from C64 006 and border punch one edge of each strip.
Glue down punched strips app. .25” from the left and right edges of your base.
Glue down C64 003 as shown in layout.
Emboss/paint/ink your title, the scuba gear & fins, as well as the 6 x frames from the chipboard.
Using DC64 009 (houses chipboard), ink and then layer with the houses die-cuts.  Ink and distress the edges.
Randomly stamp around your background pages.
Glue down the completed houses chipboard on the lower right-hand side.
Using 2 toothpicks, create flags using the “Beach” sign from the die-cut set, as well as a banner, cut-out from patterned paper.
From C64 007 & C64 004 cut 2 x photomats from each – one slightly bigger than the other.
Position and layer first your photomats, photos and lastly, the frames over your photos.
Add the title, scuba gear chipboard.
Mat “Just another day in paradise” onto a piece of C64 007.  Add to your layout.

Add 4 x banners cut from patterned paper onto you layout.

Here are a few close-up's . . .

I used brown and blue embossing powder and heat-embossed the chipboard for my title.

Hope you find some creative time today . . . If you do . . . enjoy creating something beautiful! xxx

Sunday, April 13, 2014

It's a GIRL!! - Simple Stories layout

This is the very first layout of many, many to follow!!  My daughter and son-in-law just found out that we will be blessed with a brand-new grand daughter in August!  All of us are just so excited!  Monique went for a scan today and her doctor confirmed that it is a little girl.  The have already decided on a name . . . Kate Marlien Boucher.  And of course Noenie had to scrap the first "photo" of this new blessing!

It's A Girl
I used the Vintage Bliss collection from Simple Stories for this layout, together with Sketchabilities sketch #112.  I love that I now can create girly-girl layouts using lots of pink . . . :-)!

This will the the first of many to follow!  The heart around the photo was a cut out from Grandpa's laser machine, and I've added lots of butterflies for her daddy!

And I have added journaling to the back of the page.

Thanks for stopping by my little blog!  Wishing you a FAB week ahead!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Laugh & Play - FabScraps Layout

I quickly wanted to share another FabScraps layout with you all!  This time it's from the Retro Twist collection.  What I love about this collection, is the really lovely colors and patterns.  Makes it really easy to create beautiful pages with it!

Laugh & Play
You will need:
2  x C65 005
2  x C65 006
1 X Black Cardstock
DC65 005
DC65 013 – 2 small leaves
MC65 001A
White Gesso
Stamp of your choice
Small piece of burlap
Butterfly Punch
Filmstrip Die


Use C65 006 as the base of your layout.
Cut C65 005 down to 11.25” all round.  Distress and ink your edges.
With black cardstock, cut 1 x filmstrip with your die. 
Cut one strip of 2” x 9.5” from C65 006.
Cut one strip of  2” x 10.75” from C65 005.
Place them on your layout as shown.  Cut the filmstrip in half and place as shown on the layout. 

Add the lace to your cluster.
Stamp randomly on your page, using a stamp of your choice.
Once you are happy with your page, use your gesso and cover all the stamped and glued down pieces.  Let your gesso dry completely.
Cut a strip from the butterfly doily die cut from MC65 001A.  Distress the edges and glue down as shown on the layout.
Score the butterfly wings and lift them up.  Add bling to the centre.
Mat your photo on black cardstock, and find the correct placement, but do not glue down yet.
Under the upper-left corner of your photo, add a piece of burlap and a flower. 
Now you can add your photo.
Cut the “Love the Moment” from the sheet of die cut’s and add to your layout.
Cluster pieces of burlap, flowers and brads to your layout.
For your title chipboard – first cover with Glossy Accent and add some glitter to it.  Let it dry.  Once it is dry, cover again with Glossy Accent.
Add the title to your layout.
Punch butterflies from the black cardstock, and cut 4 x small butterflies from C65 005.  Add to your page.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Ocean Waves - FabScraps Layout

Happy Wednesday!!

Here in the Western Cape, it is a cold rainy day . . . perfect scrapping weather :-)!!  So you know where I'll be spending my time today!

Recently I have received a box of gorgeous FabScraps goodies to play with.  And I know most of you have already seen the Beachcomber Collection . . . It is STUNNING!!  Here is a little something I created with this collection.

Ocean Waves
You will need:
1 x C65 007
1 x C64 005
1 x C64 006
1 x C64 001
1 x C64 008
DC64 015
DC64 005
DC64 013
MC64 001A – Lighthouse Die Cut
1 x Craft Cardstock
Embossing Powder
Border Punch

Distress Ink

Use C64 007 as the base of your layout.
Cut a strip of 11” x 3” from C64 005.  Distress the right edge and ink the edges.
Place at an angel on your base, appr. 0.5” from the top.
Tear a strip of paper from your craft cardstock, and cut 7”.  Clue down 1.75” from the right edge.
Using your border punch, punch one edge from C64 006.  Cut the punched edge to give you a 2” strip.  Layer with the craft cardstock strip.
Cut C64 001 down to 8” x 11.25”.  Distress your edges and ink before placing on your layout.
From your craft cardstock, cut 1 x 6.5” x 7.5” piece. Distress your edges and ink before placing on your layout.
From C64 008 cut 1 x 6” x 7” piece. Distress your edges and ink before placing on your layout.
Randomly stamp pattern, images and text on your layout.
Using DC64 015 chipboard lighthouse, ink thoroughly, and then glue down the matching piece from the Die Cuts.
Place on your layout.
Add your photo.
Cut 2 x pendants from the craft cardstock and 2 x from C64 006.
Glue down the pendants as shown on layout.
Add burlap, twine and flowers.
Using an embossing machine and folders, emboss 3 pieces from DC64 013.
Using heat embossing, emboss DC64 005 and the 3 pieces from DC64 013 using blue, brown and pewter embossing powder.
Add to your layout ... And your done!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a GREAT day!!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


I'm am excited to share the following with you all . . .

This really is an AWESOME team to be apart of!  Welcome to all the new ladies joining the Fabulicious team . . . I can't wait to get to know you!!

Happy Tuesday!!