Friday, February 28, 2014

CSI #365-4 Sydney

Hi there everyone, CSI #365-4 sketch is up and running this week in fact It finishes tonight on the 28th Feb.

And with such an amazing colour palette, 
I just had to join in.

So here is my page that I have created
using a photograph on one of our travels to Sydney.

Such a beautiful Habour - we were lucky enough to have a wonderful day on the water on a boat tour.

Using flowers, metal key, Texture papers, rubons
on the photo corner.

Journalling hidden " We loved Sydney so much, that
we made a Promise to her that we would visit here
at least every 2-3 years"

For some reason the flowers look a bit orangey in colour, but they are not is real life, they are more browny in colour....must be the bad light on the layout. Oh well,

Hope you have time to check out all the
amazing layouts at CSI.

Thanks for looking
Have a great weekend.
Hoping to have some wonderful news tomorrow,
to share with you all.
till next time
Cheers Adriana XXX 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Meg's Garden - Damask Garden - vintage layout

Hi there everyone, 
today on the Meg's Garden blog I am sharing a layout with you all using the latest paper collection 
"Damask Garden"
designed by Denise Boddey.

The photo in my layout is a very 
old photo of my Grandmother with her sister, 
father and mother.
It is a very special photo of our family history.

The papers I used are;
Damask Birds & Bees
Damask shades of Green
Damask Blue Belle Jardeniere
I Punched a side border on each of these papers and added lace and flower
clusters on the bottom of the layout, 
with touches of diamonte bling and pearls.

All the flowers, laces and ribbons are all
available from Meg's Garden website.

I could not resist to fuzzy cutting the little busy bees from the Birds and Bees paper, embossing some honeycomb chipboard from "Imagarium Designs" 

Materials used from Meg's Garden website
here are the links to all the products...have a look!!!!
Lace trims Organza lace trims
Burlap trim for the little nest.

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
Happy Creating

Friday, February 21, 2014

ASI Issue 25 - Altered pages

Hi everyone, 

Today, .......I am super
excited that the lastest issue of 
"Australian Scrapbooking Ideas" Issue 25
is out now and I my assignment 
was to alter and use "Recycled Books".

I created two layouts using old book pages and
also an Altered old book. Here is my
blog post about my book, HERE if you missed it. 

Today, I will sharing with you all my
layouts that are featured in the magazine.

All the materials and step by steps on how to make
your layout using papers from books,
 is in the magazine, so do yourself a favour and purchase ASI #25 magazine at your local scrapbooking store or newsagent shop.

Here are my two layouts.
In this first one
I made those flowers from old book pages can check them out in the magazine.
The background is completely covered with
old paper too.

Also the leaves are made from Washi tape
and cut out with diecuts.

In my second layout, I hand drawn the
flowers and leaves with old book pages
and placed them on the page.
Adding a title cut from old bool pages
and adding a page from an old
nursery rythmes book.

Well thanks for looking, that's all from me.
Have a great weekend.....enjoy the sunshine !!
Thanks for looking
Adriana XXX

Friday, February 14, 2014

"From the Heart" Couture Creations

Hello there everyone,
 and Happy Valentine's Day to everyone too!!!

Today I have created a Valentine's Day card
 with the new release diecut called " Lasting Love" heart from 
the "Glamour Days collection 

There are 16 different designs in this collection and
they are all wonderful. 

"From the heart" - card 

Now for this card you need some of 
the papers from the soon to be released
Paper Pads 12'x 12' 
"Sew Jo" also available from Couture Creations.

Here is the list of materials to create this card

Black, brown & sand papers of the "Sew Jo" Couture Creations paper collection

Other materials: ribbons, lace, sentiment, muslin, Red card stock
Black card stock, diamonte gemstone.

Cut Brown "Sew Jo " paper to fit square card.
Cut a Nesting Diecuts- Scallop Rectangle  with black cardstock.
Cut a rectangle with the black "Sew Jo" paper
Cut a smaller Nesting Diecuts- Scallop Rectangle with the cream paper from "Sew Jo" papers.

Adhere each layer of these as showed in the photograph above.

and red cardstock.
Gently apply, Red Glitzing Glamour Glitter Glue C0721979 
around the diecut heart, 
rub with your finger around the edges and leave to dry.

Glue some muslin on top of card, adhere Lasting Heart - Diecut on top.
Stamp a sentiment and attach to card with Doubled Sided Foam Tape
Apply Red Glitzing Glamour Glitter Glue  around the edges of sentiment.

Adhere black lace on bottom of card, and create a bow
with red ribbon, attach a diamonte button or gemstone.

Couture Creations Materials
C0 723713 Lasting Love
Papers from the "Sew Jo" paper pad

Nesting Dies - Scallop Rectangle C0723047
Red Glitzing Glamour Glitter Glue C0721979
Doubled sided Foam Mounting tape C0721963

Thanks for looking, 'til next time.
Cheers Adriana xx:)

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Australian Scrapbooking Ideas issue 25 - Altered Books

Hi everyone, 

Today, .......I am super
excited that the lastest issue of 
"Australian Scrapbooking Ideas" Issue 25
is out now and I my assignment 
was to alter and use "Recycled Books".

I created two layouts using old book pages and
also an Altered old book.

Today I will sharing with you all my
"Altered Book" I will show
the two layouts some time in the next few weeks.......

Here is the inside of the book
It was an old book which I transformed
into a decor piece to be displayed
on a shelf or table.
All the materials and how to make
your own very Altered book with step-by steps
 is in the magazine, so do yourself a favour and purchase ASI #25 magazine at your local scrapbooking store or newsagent shop.

To tell the truth I have been making these types of books for a very long time, I made my very first book
back in 1993, back when decoupage was very
popular then in the crafting world
... I would make them, and give them out
to my friends and family as gifts.....So, when my assignment was given to me (about altering books.....I knew exactly what to create.

Details inside my altered book -

Outside cover of the book -

Please note that this book was very old, 
and not one that would be read now ,
 it was an old science book with old 
equations and very much out of date.....
I try to use books that are not useful and out of date. 

Here is the cover of the lastest magazine
ASI #25 out now. That's my book
in the left hand side at the bottom of
the front page.

Thanks for looking
Cheers Adriana  XX  :)
Have a great week everyone.....

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Tabbed Travel Journal

Now Boading is another of the latest paper collection from 
Kaisercraft for February 2014,
I have had a few requests from peeps
to put up all the pages of my Tabbed Travel Journal
made with these papers "Now Boarding"

Happy to share my inspiration.........
This book is ready to add your
travel photos (well only some, of course)

I have been told that this journal was
in the Kaisercraft booth at CHA 2014.

Until next time
Take care and stay cool
Very hot here in Australia At the Moment :)
Cheers Adriana XX