Saturday, March 31, 2012

TCR#104 - Beach Walk

Another palette release at The Color Room # 104
there is my take on the palette

Beach Walk -  TCR #104
"The beach, the ocean, the waves,
combine to form a perfect Summer Day"
check out the other creations here

here is the sketch and colour palette

The photo I have scrapped is of my my DD and with her cousin at 
Aldinga Beach, you can drive your car on this beach. This is such a fun day,
we bring a picnic lunch, drive our car on the sandy beach. 
We place a big tent between the cars for shade from the hot sun.
 It is a great sandy beach with lots of great waves, 
we always try to visit this beach every Summer.
The kids love it, they have a fabulous time.

Well Summer is over, here in Australia. 
Earth Hour tonight and Daylight savings finishes this 
weekend. We have to turn our clocks back one hour.
 Looks like the leaves on the trees are already turning brown,  
Autumn is here........have a great weekend everyone.
Enjoy the Sun while you can.......

Thanks for looking...
Cheers Adriana  XXXX

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Bird Art Journal - Meg's garden DT Project

Our new challenge at Meg's Garden was to create with an
Accordian Book Kit available from Meg's Garden,

Check out the website here
check out Meg's Garden Blog here
for more inspiring creations from the wonderful
International Design Team of Meg's garden.
Here is my creation


I decided to turn my accordion kit into a mini book,
A Mini Bird Art Journal.
First I covered the foam covers with Music sheet paper, then
glued the pages together, so it formed 6 pages to decorate
I wanted this book to look like a study of different birds,
A vintage journal style book, with a very rustic feel to it.
Before I glued the covers to the inside pages, I used Tim Holtz
Die cut “Hardware Finding” using the long hinged shape,
cut out of Grungeboard, I inked them and secured it in place
with brads. This created a hinge for my mini book. Then glued
the pages to the cover. All the lace I used from Meg’s Garden
was white, I stained them with distress inks to make them look
vintage colour. I did the same to the Paper doilies.


Front cover & Back cover
Megs’ garden materials are
Paper doily small , Key, mini rosebuds, gingham ribbon,
Foliage, lace, white paper gardenias, tassels
Collage images Bird of Paris 3341A,
French writing ephemera collage sheet 3377,
Other materials
Dusty attic frame and dragonfly chipboard
Ink, paint, hessin, letters.





Inside pages
Megs’ garden materials are
Lace, Gingham ribbon, forget me not flowers, tag,
Paper doily, Mini Oval Frames, German glass glitter,
Birds of a feather stamps kit from TJ designs
Designs Galore ATC 023 light rulers
Birds of Paris collage sheet 12 x 12 -  3341A
Other Materials
G45 Paper of Tropical birds,
Calico, ink stains, feather, brads, kraft stock card,
Music sheets paper.



You can make more pages to this book by cutting up more
Card stock and then glue it together.
I really enjoyed and had a lot of fun making 
this mini book, 
I hope it has inspired you 
to create one for yourself.

Thanks for looking
Have a great week 
Cheers Adriana XXXX

Monday, March 26, 2012

Hummingbird collection - Kaisercraft

Another quick post today with a collection from 
Kaisercraft , the "Hummingbird" range
There is such a funky, bright and delightful feel to this collection. 
The bright colours in the range would look fabulous in any child's room.

I have posted a few projects that I have been lucky enough to 
create for the Adelaide Store of Kaisercraft.
Thankyou Kylie, (the store manager) for letting me play
with such awesome products, you can
view these projects inside the store.
Here is a quick look........
first a Acorn Tree.

Using diecuts collection packets to create a tree
full of butterflies and birds, quick and easy decor piece.

Desk organiser

I will be back tomorrow to show you another project I created for the Kaisercraft store in Adelaide.
Thanks for looking and have a happy week creating :)
Cheers Adriana XXX

Little Primrose collection - Kaisercraft

Just a quick post today,
I am very lucky to have been asked to create items  for the 
Kaisercraft Store here in Adelaide, situated on Unley Road

The lovely manager of the store, Kylie has been kind to let me 
have some of the newest ranges to create with.
Here is a few of my projects using 
 "Little Primrose collection".

Some cards, and a Party decorating items.
enjoy the look,.......feel inspired....

banner - which you can put your childs name on it instead.

 & a  card

Thanks for looking,  Cheers Adriana XXX

Sunday, March 18, 2012

TCR#102 - BE YOU

Over at "The Color Room" the newest palette colors are
Dusted Khaki, Worn leather, Petroleum & silk stocking.
Fabulous inspirational colours. I just love them.
Here is my layout of DD,
we went to the local park the other day
and took some photos against some
very old trees. 


"Imaginarium Designs" alphas

Here is the sketch and inspirational palette #102

Do pop in to TCR here
 and check out
the other special layouts created by the DT of TCR
thanks for looking,
have a great day everyone :)
Cheers Adriana XXXX

Thursday, March 15, 2012


The new word at "Bird is the Word" is CHARM,
because I won the last featured word, Promise, part of my prize
was to create a layout for the word - CHARM
I changed it to CHARMED, you can used CHARMING like the other
DT members at Bird is the word, check it out here

Here is my layout of DD
Titled - "Living a CHARMED Life".
I used Kaisercraft Sweet Nothing paper collections (love this range)


Thanks for looking.
Have a great day
Cheers Adriana XXXX

Monday, March 12, 2012


"The Color Room"'s next challenge No 101 has been posted 
on their ning site, check out the details here

Here is the sketch and palette#101 Colors
Vintage Pansy, Velvet Mavue, Antique Blue and Powder Puff.
Gorgeous colors to play with.

I have also created this layout using the next challenge
 word DISCOVER over at "Bird is the Word"

Check out their challenge here

So here is my layout


Imaginarium Designs Chipboards used are

Alphas- IDALC0001 & IDAUC0001A
which I inked and gloss accents on top
Leaves & circle flourish  IDFL0008
which I inked and applied Bavarian Glitter 
(available from Meg's Garden)
Butterflies ID IDS0003
which I added Bavarian Glass Glitter 
(available from Meg' Garden)

Checkout the Imaginarium Design website 
Imaginarium Designs Blog

Meg's Garden Website here

Thanks for looking and thank you 
for leaving any comments

Cheers Adriana XXXX

Meg's Garden - Forget me not collection

The New paper release is now available from   MEG'S  GARDEN
This collection is called "Forget me not."

To view or purchase the full range of 
this wonderful collection of papers
and elements click here

Gorgeous tones of antique blue, creams and lavender
I just can't wait to create with this range.  
Hurry up Mr Postman, I'm just waiting very patiently.

Have a great day everyone.

Cheers Adriana XXXXXX

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Imaginarium Designs - March DT Projects

Can't believe it is already March and I am going to show you all 
my next month DT project for Imaginarium Designs.
I am so fortunate and honoured to play with some of the
 most awesome chipboards from 
Imaginarium Designs.

Check out the other design teams projects every day
and join the ID blog here
and also check out the Ning site, please join
and become a member here

My project I have called "HOPE",
the chipboard altered Billboard stand,
which Jane has designed herself, it is so unique.
Thankyou Jane for allowing me to create this altered art piece.
I covered it with Sweet Nothings paper collection from Kaisercraft.
and glued it all together.
Then I added the wonderful chippies from Imaginarium Designs.


Imaginarium Designs chipboard used for this project

Mini bird cage - IDT0019
Edward Relief - IDC0009
Heart top picket fence IDB0005
Chipboard billboard stand - new release

Front view

Back View

Thanks so much for looking, and thank you for any comments
you leave on my blog, love to read them and always appreciate them.

Hope you have a great week. 

Cheers Adriana XXXX

Friday, March 9, 2012

Featured at BITW

I just found out I am featured this week at "Bird is the Word"
for the challenge word "JOURNEY"
Thankyou all for voting for my layout.
Check out the other winning entries 
and the current challenge word here

Here is my featured layout
using "Sweet Nothings" paper Collection from Kaisercraft.

Your Journey has Just begun

Also a big hug and many thanks to 
Michelle and Sandy who both have given me a
Liebster Blog award.

It is so nice to have compliments and honours for work
you have created, thanks again ladies.

Have a great weekend everyone.
Cheers Adriana XXXX

Friday, March 2, 2012

Bonjour Paris - Meg's Garden DT March 2012

I have never been to Paris, but it is a dream of mine to visit this 
beautiful city one day. This is my next project for Meg's Garden DT.

Check out other design teams projects during 
the next few days at Meg's Garden blog 
check out Meg's Garden Website for gorgeous papers 
and embellishments 

I have a called my projects "Bonjour Paris" 
Paris is such a magical city. I created 2 cards and a 
book cover which holds an accordion set of pages 
about vintage Paris.  This is a keepsake
that holds a memento of a time in Paris when the
Eiffel Tower was built for the World Fair in early 1889.
It was too hard to bring it down so they left it there.
120 years on and it is the very symbol of Paris.
A great work of art.
Bonjour Paris

The first is an altered book with fold out pages inside.
The cover was a plain book box, a box shaped like a book which opens
out to reveal a delightful mementos of Paris.
Here is the cover and back of book

front cover

the folded pages inside are decorated on both sides also the
inside and back covers are lined with 
Meg's Garden papers and embellishments.

materials used:

Meg's Garden  - embellishments paris charms, 
velvet and paper flowers, 
lace, ribbon (gingham & candy stripe), 
french ladies collage images,
beaded hat pins, chipboard frame 
all available from Megs Garden,
French garden transparency, Germanscrap corners,
Le Belle Jardin papers collections 6" x 6"
and French Garden collection papers 6" X 6"

Other materials - Black card stock folded to make
an accordion style album which is folded 
inside the book
 vintage images of Paris, 
distressing inks and paris stamps.
black paint & card stock, Paris stamps.

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful weekend :)
Cheers Adriana XXX

Thursday, March 1, 2012

White with 1 - DT project

This month for WHITE WITH 1 we have to create
White + Kraft + Layering

I created this layout using Kraft, white paint and layering Kraft papers
around the photo then painted them with white paint.
I placed some journalling around the whole page, it reads,

"Life is like a journey because we never know where we are going. The only thing we can do is hope our journey will lead us in the right direction.  We just have to keep walking until our journey stops.  Keep on moving until we make it to the promise land together. Everyone's journey is like a quest."

The photo is of my Nephew when he was 4 years old.

Explore - Discover - Journey

WW1 challenge
March 2012

check out the other design teams amazing layouts here

Thanks for looking and have a great day
Cheers Adriana XXXXX