Monday, December 11, 2017

Elf Surveillance with Doodlebug Milk & Cookies by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

Time to share some Christmas pages! Lots of fabulous Christmas ranges in the store now. Today I have created my layout using the bright and fun Doodlebug Milk & Cookies papers &  Bella Blvd Santa Stops Here embellishments:

This House is Under Elf Surveillance
Every year for the past 6 years, these elves have been paying us a visit, so I like
 to create a layout of their antics! It's so much fun.
 These Doodlebug papers were just perfect with the fun colour scheme & the
 Elves and Santa in the Bella Blvd ephemera were the cutest & went perfectly
 with the Doodlebug papers.  I've added some of the epoxy icon stickers to finish
 off my embellishing. 

How perfect is this title?
 Love it! It's a new release from 2Crafty Chipboard.
 I have used Stickles over ink to create a bright, fun and glittery title!
Thanks for stopping by
Till next week

Products Used:
Doodlebug Milk & Cookies Paper - Dear Santa
Doodlebug Milk & Cookies Paper - Holiday Cheer
Doodlebug Milk & Cookies Paper - Tree Festival
Bella Blvd Santa Stops Here Expoxy Icon Stickers
Bella Blvd Santa Stops Here - Ephemera Die-Cuts
2Crafty Chipboard Title - This House is Under Elf Surveillance

Friday, December 8, 2017

A Christmas to Remember Using Kaisercraft Mint Wishes by Kerryn Fry

Good morning AAS Fans and Followers
It's Friday and that means it's my turn to share another project.
I thought while I was awaiting for my next delivery, I would squeeze one more page 
out of the gorgeous collection by Kaisercraft, Mint Wishes.
With Christmas fast approaching, I chose to do another festive page 
with an older photo of the Mr 3.
He was super cute back then, still is and was more than happy to pose, not so much now.

After my clean page last week, I thought I would go back to being messy!
Starting with Kraft cardstock, I worked out the basic plan for the layout 
of my page and put the patterned papers aside.
The background effect is some simple stencilling with Distress Oxide Ink 
and then some paint splatters also using Picket Fence Distress Paint and gold paint.

To help balance the page, I have cut the 2 Crafty title A Christmas To Remember in half.
It was then base coated using gold paint and allowed to dry.
The final coat is a thick layer of gold Stickles for that Christmas sparkle.


The 2 Crafty Fir Xmas Tree has been sponged with different shades of green Distress Paints.
The star and base have been painted gold and then a little Stickles added to the star.
I have combined the two colours of green and gold to decorate the 2 Crafty Presents.
Painted first and then more Stickles added to the gold parts.

The cluster of embellishments in the top right corner is a combination of 
the Kaisercraft Collectables and Christmas baubles from the wooden flourish pack.
I have used foam tape to some pieces to stagger the layers.

I have finished the page with some doodled faux stitching with a gold pen.
Thank you for visiting the blog today.
Hope you have a fabulous weekend and enjoy some crafting time.
Don't forget to join us again on Monday for Fiona's next project. 

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Girls Rule by Amanda H

Hello everyone!
Welcome to my first page share for December. This week I am sharing a page of my girls, using the awesome new collection from Pink Paislee: Wild Child. With gorgeous bright papers and a huge fun collection of sticker accessories, this page came together easily. Do you have a "wild child" who would suit this range? I have used the girl side of the collection, but there are even more options with the boy range!
Starting with a white cardstock base, I layered up a couple of papers in the range. I also mounted the photo with white cardstock plus two extra layers of paper. I also used foam tape for the photo to give it a bit of dimension!

The bottom layer of this cluster has some goodies from my stash: a paper doily, some white muslin fabric and some teal loose thread.

The centre of the main cluster is using the cute 2 Crafty Gigi Flower. I have covered the base of the flower with the blue paper from the range, and then inked the top part of the flower in turquoise.

Then I have loaded on some stickers from the Wild Child collection. I used stickers from both the puffy sticker set and the chipboard thickers set. I love to buy packs of stickers from the ranges I am working with. Firstly, the colours are always perfect, and secondly there are always so many left over for new projects!

For the title I used the "girls rule" sticker from the chipboard thickers set
I love the shine on these stickers.
I also created one last little cluster in the bottom corner of the photo, using muslin, thread and more of the cute stickers. 
Products used:
White Cardstock
 Pink Paislee - Wild Child Paper - 03
Pink Paislee - Wild Child Paper - 04 
2 Crafty chipboard:
 Gigi's Flowers
 Pink Paislee - Wild Child Thickers - Girl Power
Pink Paislee - Wild Child Puffy Stickers - Girl 22/Pkg
Thanks for looking today,

Monday, December 4, 2017

Beautiful with Cocoa Vanilla Studio Bohemian Dream by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

Back this month with the stunning Bohemian Dreams collection by the always popular Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I've had this collection for a while, just admiring it before I could cut into it to create:

For this page I wanted to create a frame around my photo using the die-cut ephemera and vellum flowers from the Bohemian Dreams collection. I've used a LOT of the flowers, a few branches and butterflies along with a couple of the feathers to create my heart. 

I've matted my photo with some patterned paper and added a simple chipboard title - Beautiful to finish off my page.

Thanks for stopping by
Till next week
Products used:
Cocoa Vanilla Bohemian Dream Paper - Kaleidoscope
Cocoa Vanilla Bohemian Dream Paper - Wild & Free
Cocoa Vanilla Bohemian Dream Paper - Dreamer
Cocoa Vanilla Bohemian Dream Die-cut ephemera pack
Cocoa Vanilla Bohemian Dream Vellum Accents
Cocoa Vanilla Bohemian Dream Chipboard Stickers

Friday, December 1, 2017

A Moment to Treasure using Carta Bella Welcome Home by Kerryn Fry

Good morning everyone.
I'm back today to share my second project using 
Carta Bella Welcome Home collection.
Such a lovely collection, rich in colour and simple homely patterns,
just perfect for family memories.
I have pulled out an older photo taken when celebrating Dad's birthday in 2011. 
A simple page this week, I have started with a Kraft cardstock base.
Then using the paper Forever Home as my next layer.
I have roughly torn the edges down to a 11in x11in piece.
A small piece from the paper Flower Market has been used on the side. 
I have used black cardstock to back the photo and 
then layers of light and dark patterned paper to build under the photo.
The 2 Crafty title A Moment to Treasure has been covered with gold ink.
I have also doodled around some elements with a gold gel pen.
The paper Farm Sweet Farm was used to create the perfect journal strips.
The Ephemera pack was perfect to build a cluster in one corner of the photo.
I have used more black cardstock to back some stickers from the Element Sticker sheet 
and added foam tape to define the layers in the cluster. 
The Kaisercraft Wooden Flourishes were the final touches to highlight the lighter shades in the papers.

That's it for today, a simple page that I hope you have enjoyed.
Hope you all have a great weekend with plenty of crafting.
Please pop back on Monday to see Fiona's next project.
Thanks for visiting today.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Delight by Amanda H

Hello AAS fans!
Today is my last page to share for November.
 This page started with some classic black and white... and then I had to add my
 favourite colour combo: yellow and mint. I combined papers from 
Kaisercraft - Christmas Edition, papers and stickers from Crate Paper - Carousel
with some 2 Crafty Chipboard, all coloured with Colour Blast.

To start this page, I glued some 2Crafty chipboard pieces to a piece of white cardstock.
 I knew roughly where my photo would go, so I stuck the chipboard so that it would be a
 feature behind. The 2Crafty chipboard pieces I used were: Freda's Butterflies, a flourish from Leafy Shrub Set 2, and Moroccan Bits.

With all chipboard glued, I gave the whole page a good coat of Gesso.

I then unscrewed the lid to my bottle of Colour Blast - Colour Shimmer Spray in Envy (the soft mint colour) and using a paintbrush, I painted to highlight the chipboard on the background. I like the way some of the colour pooled in the recesses of the chipboard so we see different shades of the Envy colour on the background. A few splatters were made then also.

Once I had created the colours and layers on the white cardstock, I then trimmed the edges and mounted the background on the black and white starry paper Starbright from the Carousel collection.

Next came the fussing cutting. I had a couple of sheets of paper from the Kaisercraft Christmas edition, waiting for inspiration. When I saw the flowers on the reverse of the Rejoice Paper, I decided to fussy cut them. They were the perfect addition to this page. I cut three of these and tucked them at various corners of the photo. 

I mounted the photo on more of the Starbright paper, as well as some of the Uplifting paper, which brought in the first hints of yellow.

With the mint  and black and white in the background, it was easy to decide to have pops of yellow on top!

I started with the 2Crafty Chipboard Floral frame and Foliage set. I added three layers to this chipboard: 1. Yellow ink, 2. Sprayed with Colour Blast - Colour Shimmer Spray in Sunshine, and 3. Dimensional Magic.

While I had the Sunshine (yellow) Colour Shimmer Spray out, I added a few splatters to the background too.

 I had some flowers from the Prima - St. Tropez Flowers - Isla Marina set. They were a soft yellow. A few sprays of  Colour Blast - Colour Shimmer Spray in Sunshine on the flowers gave them the perfect bright yellow colour needed for this page!

Lastly, I finished the page with some banner stickers, hearts and a bow, all taken from the Puffy Stickers pack again from the Crate Paper Carousel collection.

Here is the full list of products that I used to create this page.

Products used:



2Crafty Chipboard:

Mixed Media:
Thank you for looking today!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Soccer Pooch with Bella Blvd
Soccer Mini Collection by Fiona Johnstone

Hi Everyone

Something a bit different for me today, a sports page!! But with a twist - it's Harry who loves soccer... well the soccer ball at least!! 

Soccer Pooch

I couldn't resist using this paper for these recent photos of Harry. We had been playing fetch with a tennis ball and then he came back with this soccer ball instead. He then hid under the trampoline because he didn't want to share his good find!

The Bella Blvd papers were perfect! First I created a background using a wide brush and some watered down paint - Dylusions in Fresh Lime. Next I added some Cut Grass Dylusions paints to some texture paste and did some star masking. 

I've layered up the Bella Blvd papers, and fussy cut one of the soccer balls from the paper to use as an embellishment.  I then continued the theme with the stars and found a few star embellishments to add to the layout. 

My favourite part is this fabulous title! The word Soccer is made from acrylic and is from the Bella Blvd collection. Isn't it amazing? I've added some stickers from my stash to finish off the title. 

Thanks for stopping by
Till next week
Products Used:
Bella Blvd Soccer Mini Collection -  Borders & Details
Bella Blvd Soccer Mini Collection - Dribble It
Bella Blvd Soccer Mini Collection -  Tournament Time
Bella Blvd Soccer Mini Collection -  Soccer Acrylic Word
Dylusions Paint -  Fresh Lime 
Dylusions Paint - Cut Grass
Pink Fresh Studio Escape the Ordinary Ephemera
Bella Blvd Puffy Heart Stickers Ice Mix
Cocoa Vanilla Studio You Rock Stickers
KC Ephemera Arrow 
Heidi Swapp Stickers
Felt Embellishment
Texture Paste

Friday, November 24, 2017

Snow Dance with Kaisercraft Mint Wishes by Kerryn Fry

Good morning AAS followers.
Another fabulous Friday and I'm back to share my next project.
I've used the gorgeous Kaisercraft collection Mint Wishes again this week, 
but this time for more snow photos.
The photos are from our snow trip this year 
and feature Mr 13 and his Aunty doing a little hot shoe shuffle.
The page started with a Kraft Cardstock base,
a Tim Holtz Layering Stencil and some Distress Ink.
I have randomly inked some snowflakes onto the base to be visible around the photos. 
The next layer is some stamping using Picket Fence Distress Ink and Bo Bunny stamp.
I have added a little Diamond Stickles to the centre of the stamped snowflakes 
Some of the snowflake clusters have been started with some baking paper layers.
I have free cut the larger snowflake with the help of google.

The smaller baking paper snowflakes have been die-cut using a Tim Holtz die.
I love the extra layer they give and it's such a simple product that can be found at home.
A few layers of patterned paper are used to create a base for the photos
and a place to journal later.
The sentiment has been cut from an off-cut piece of the patterned paper,
nothing to waste here.

I have gathered a few different snowflake dies over the past few years, 
they included some Tim Holtz and Kaisercraft dies.
Using a few scrap pieces of the Kaisercraft papers, I have cut different sizes
of snowflakes to build the clusters on the page.

The title and year date have been done using some old alphas that matched 
perfectly to the colours in the papers.

Thanks for visiting us today.
I hope you found the page enjoyable and inspiring.
I love to do projects about our snow trips.
Please join us again on Monday when Fiona will be here
to share her next page.

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