Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Australian Scrapbooking Ideas #28 Paper pleating

Hi everyone.......the lastest issue of 
"Australian Scrapbooking Ideas" Issue #28
is out NOW
I am very excited and lucky to have 4 layouts publishing in this issue.

Today, I will share the 4 layouts here on my blog
all the step by step and materials list
is in the magazine.

My commissioned project, was using and making
paper pleating on your layouts.

"Moment in TIme"
in this layout is a photograph of my great Aunties on my mother's side of family. You can see the box style paper pleating under the photo.
(Couture Creations - "Lucky tree" die cut used for leaves)

"Love" My wedding day - the paper pleating going around the frame
(Couture Creations - "Lucky tree" die cut used for leaves
Kaisercraft papers, Meg's garden flowers)

"Pelican" many strips of paper pleating on the page.
Great bird photograph taken on our trip to Sydney Zoo.

"My Girl" a different type of pleating going down the page.
My daughter - on a very happy day....
(Kaisercraft papers and Meg's Garden ribbon roses and flowers)

I would like to thank Couture Creations, Meg's Garden & Kaisercraft
for sponsoring some of the products used in completing
these layouts.

Now, all the materials and the steps by steps
on how to make your very own simple and effective paper pleating
 are in the magazine, 
so do yourself a favour and purchase ASI #28 magazine at your local 
Scrapbooking store or newsagent shop. 

Until next time, 
Cheers  Adriana  xx  :)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Gentleman's Pandora Box - Meg's Garden

Hi there everyone,
Thanks for stopping by today, I have
a project I created using the wonderful papers from 
"Meg's Garden of Papercraft delight" paper, 
The Gentlemen's Collectiondesigned by Kerry-Jean Watson.

These papers are great for all your Vintage Projects.
So, as many of you who follow my blog and my
projects, will know that I love vintage and altering things.

I have a collection of old boxes, which are screaming to be
altered to some way, and are too good to throw out.

So, I have created, a "Gentleman's Pandora Box"
a place for a gentleman to collect little things and tokens along his travels. 

There is a little draw at the bottom of this box, so I also
created a very small notebook, which one
can hold photos, a collection of notes and memories.

So, sit back and relax, let me take you all back in time to around 1915, 
a time of simple things, where ladies wore long dresses with petticoats and 
men wore suits with tails and top hats. 

I decorated the outside as well as the inside of the box 
Here is the side view of the box.
All the metal elements are available from Meg's garden 

I lightly painted a little gesso on the metal elements to
make them look older.

Now I chose not to decorate the outside too much,
because these papers are so wonderful as they.
They have textured finishes, which is great.
I just inked around the edges to hide any white bits.

the front view of the box deocrated with
metal elements from Meg's Garden embellishments.

For inside of the box,
I decorated the lid and compartments.
Here I decorated it with washi tape,
Metal and chipboard cogs.
All available from Megs Garden Website

Now I want to show you what the box looked like before
I altered it. It was very blue and has a lid that lifts off, 
I think it was a jewel box.
It has little compartments inside and a little secret draw on the bottom.

Inside the lid. I altered all the metal cogs with
distress paints and ink.
Making them look very old and rusty.

The little draw pulls out to reveal a mini notebook inside
which I also created with The Gentlemen's Collection

Some little treasures a Gentleman collects on his travels. Mini Glass bottles
a little compass, some coins and metal keys...

The mini Notebook with some of
the inside pages.

List of Materials used from Meg's Garden website
here are the links to all the products
Please check out all the wonderful products 
and see all the design team members inspirational work at

Thanks for looking, till next time :)
Cheers Adriana XX

Christmas Tree Decoration Idea - Couture Creations

Hi there everyone, thanks for stopping by,
Adriana here today with a Christmas project... 

It is a "Christmas Star Bauble", 
decorated with Couture Creations New release
Ornamental lace dies
"12 Pointed Star Set" C0723887
and also the Couture Creations
 Nesting Scallop Circle die set    C0723041 

This Christmas decoration is so quick and easy to make,
you should get the children involved too, they
will love to make them for the Christmas tree.

For the step by step to created one of these the Christmas Bauble,

1. Cut 5 Nesting Scallop Circle die set with white cardstock and
      5 of the 12 pointed star die cuts with red cardstock.

2. Glue the star die cuts onto the Nesting Scallop Circle die set

3. Fold each scallop circle in half.

4. Adhere double side tape to the back of 
each circle die cut and adhere together.

Before adding the last circle glue some red ribbon in the
inside of the your bauble, like below.

Now you can decorate your bauble with some 
and a fancy ribbon on top,
and it is ready to hang on tree.

Couture Creations Materia
C0723887 Ornametnal Lace die - 12 Pointed Star Set 

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Cheers Adriana xx:)

Monday, July 14, 2014

Bow & Arrow - Kaisercraft

Hi everyone,
Hope all is well.... 
and thanks for stopping by today.

Just a very quick post detailing
the latest paper collection from Kaisercraft.

The last of the July paper collections is called "Bow & Arrow"
It is a fun collection with feathers  & arrows in earthy tones.

I created a layout, Beyond the page project and a card.

More details and material lists are on the Kasiercraft blog
please check it out HERE

Unique - layout 

BTP 3D Wall art - cogs

"Live a FULL LIFE"

and a card - Perfect Day card

Thanks for looking and stopping by

Cheers Adriana XX  :)