Monday, June 30, 2014

"Getting to know me".......Blog Hop with a difference

Hi there everyone, hope you have having a great day.
Thanks for stopping by.
I was asked by my friend Margy Mifsud who lives in the Australia, if I wanted to join in this blog hop, I thought it sounded like a lotta fun!!

The difference with this Hop is that the posts are not all done at the same time.  They are spread apart and as it progresses the tour spreads out to encompass more and more crafty blogs.  Each of us has to answer some questions about our creative life and then tag 3 more of our crafty friends to carry on the Tour the following week.   As you can imagine, this is going to become HUGE!! 

Thanks for thinking of me, Margy Mifsud.
CLICK HERE to go to Margy's blog.

Margy Mifsud is on the design team for 2Crafty & Meg's Garden.
Margy is the Queen of cards. 
Exquisite, softly stunning feminine cards with intricate details
and brilliant Grungy masculine cards with the midus touch.
Her projects are all stunning works of art.

Getting to know me ...

A little about me that you may not know...............
I have been a very keen crafter throughout my years. I always loved Art at school, and was very good at it,  (probably the only subject that I always got an "A" for). When I finished school, I potted in ceramics, painting coffee mugs and vases.  I loved creating them and giving them away for gifts.
I then created cards with my watercolour pencils, giving these away as gifts too. Then Folk Art was very popular back in the early 1990's 
(I am showing my age now!!!!)
I was collecting old metal tins and pots and painting them with wildflowers etc.
Then I dabbled into Decoupage, I loved all the fuzzy cutting of vintage images and glueing them onto boxes, varnishing with layers upon layers of clear sealer.
Then the next form of craft was sewing. I made quilts, wall hanging, cross stitching, cloth rag dolls and bears.

Then, around the time I was pregnant with my daughter, I was creating a friendship quilt for my baby, I didn't know if I was having a boy or girl, so I created a very vintage one with lots of hearts and flowers.... 
sadly this was my last quilt that I ever made. I don't have much time for quilting, but I love seeing them on display at show and fairs.

Then after the birth of my daughter, I found Scrapbooking,  it was a great source of recording little life moments of her childhood. I was hooked from then on......... so, here I am creating memories for my daughter and family.
I love crafting and creating, it actually relaxes me and there is always something new and great techniques to test. I love experimenting, always making something crafty everyday.

Well, that is a little very brief story about my crafting life.... The next step in my journey in crafting was creating my Blog.... through this Blogging world, there is such a great source of inspiration from very talented people, I have made many online friends, it is also a fabulous way to meet new friends who share the same passion. :)
Please visit my friends on the bottom on this post.

1. What am I working on right now .
At the moment I am creating many projects with a Christmas themes for
my Design Teams. Did you know that there less than
6 months to Christmas Day!!! I have created many, many cards 
for my DT work and some other projects too.
But you have to wait a little longer for show and tell.

2. How long does it take to create a project .
It depends on what I am creating, making a card is less
time, of course. Sometimes when doing a layout
I start it, leave it for a day and finish it off the next day.
It really depends on the products I use as well.

3. What are my fave things I love to create with at the moment
Using inks, stencilling and stamps... and making flowers with paper.

4. How does my writing/creating process work
I always look at the papers I am working with
and find a photo to go with it,
then decide what embellishments to use and let it flow from there.

5. How do I become inspired and stay inspired .
I love crafting with paper, I love thinking outside the square.
I love looking at window shop displays for inspiration.
Looking at new papers designs and elements, brings on themes,  then I create and go from there. 

6. What is my signature style
Lots attention to details, with a bit a vintage feel.

 Some of my projects
That I have created for some of the wonderful Design Teams
that I have been very fortunate to be a part of.

A little about my friends, they follow my blog, 

and I follow their blogs and craft journey as well.
Hope you have fun visiting them.....

Tracey is the queen of Shabby Chic. Her work is soft and beautiful, glorious
and full of inspirational tips and ideas. She creates many cards and layouts.

Amanda Jayne Baldwin
Amanda is an Early years Art educator, loves teaching children and experimenting with different mediums. She is crazy about colour and her work is so vibrant, fresh and amazing. She is on many amazing Design Teams.

Heather McMahon
Heather work is totally inspiring, her work has been published in many magazines. Using textures and layers, her unique personal touches to her work are so inspiring. 

Cindy is a registered Dietitian and manager and Health Expert. She also loves to create, her pages are full of wonderful details and stories. Her husband is a Photojournalist, so her pages have some amazing photographs, depicting everyday life themes.

Links to my friends joining in this Blog hop

Amanda Jayne Baldwin
Heather McMahon
Cindy Gay

and I do hope you have time to visit these blogs,
and discover some new and amazing bloggers.

Have a great week  ....   
Big hugs  XX   Cheers Adriana  XX  :)

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Captured Moments - Kaisercraft

Hi there everyone
thanks for stopping by,
Today I am showcasing a special project
that I created for Kaisercraft
using the paper collection "Something Blue"
Now as the name suggests, yes it is a perfect
collection for Wedding projects, cards etc.
Very modern and fresh.
 I want to demonstrate, how versatile these
papers are in particularly the
"Captured Moments"  - Celebrate Life Journal cards

Also, I want to show you all that these
papers and journalling cards
can be used for everyday themes, not just Weddings.

Now these journalling cards are great
for all your pocket pages, which are in vogue
at the moment.
but also they are fabulous for your cards and altered art projects.

In today's tip, I will show you what I created 
with just the "Captured Moments" journalling cards
3" x 4" size.

but they are also available in the 4" x 6" size, as well.
So with some Collectables, flowers and punches
and one 12 x 12 white card stock for the background.

I created this page.
"Enjoy the little things"

Very fresh and modern
and very simple to do.
In fact, it all came together so amazingly in just a few minutes. :)

Applying other cards on top of each other
and also using border punches etc.

I also created this table stand
which will be featured last week on the blog
with the "Something Blue" papers but the "Fall in Love" sign is a 
Captured Moment journalling card. 

well I hope I have inspired you
to create and use "Captured Moments" cards
in different way....

Happy Crafting everyone  !!!!    :)

Cheers Adriana XX

Saturday, June 21, 2014

CSI#128 & Meg's Garden

Hello there everyone, Meg's Garden 
are special sponsors at CSI this month.

 Some of Meg's Garden DT are Special Detectives 
this month and we had to create our 
projects with the latest paper collection designed by Kerry Watson

Here is the challenge CSI #128

Here is my layout..... "WALK into my Garden"

for the  
Evidence I used :
Chalkboard elements
Distressing paper
Frame - window die cut
Punches - flower and leaf punches
Metal Tim Holtz word strip

Hidden Journalling reads

"Walk into my garden
smell the flowers
feel the cool fresh air
sit on the grass and dream away....."

The window is a die cut from Couture Creations...
and the image inside the window is from a collage sheet
A Summer's Days also available from Meg's Garden website.

Using the The Correspondence Collection as the 
background and papers from
the Forget me Not paper collections in which I fussy cut them
and then punches some other flowers with a leaf punch.
Decorating the page with many gorgeous

Paper flowers & silk flower also available from Meg's Garden website.

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

Thanks for looking, have a great day

Sat Sketch June#3 Kaisercraft

Hi there everyone
thanks for stopping by today,
Today is Saturday Sketch June #3
If you join in you could win an awesome prize at the end
of the month.

Here is my layout, I used the "Dream Big" paper collection

Layout "Dare to Dream"

all the details on how to join are HERE
Here is the sketch to follow

Thanks for looking, hope you can join in
Cheers Adriana :)

Have a great weekend!!!!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Dream Big - Kaisercraft

Hi there everyone
thanks for stopping by today,
Today I am showcasing a layout
that I created for Kaisercraft
using the paper collection DREAM BIG

This paper collection has wonderful quotes, 
is bright and beautiful.
I created a layout with this collection titled,

"What a wonderful World"

Be sure to check in here
tomorrow... I am doing a layout for
Kaisercraft Saturday Sketch June #3
Hope you can join in on the fun too....

Have a great weekend
Cheers and big hugs
Adriana XX

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Heirloom - Kaisercraft

Hi there everyone
thanks for stopping by today,
Today I am showcasing my projects 
that I created for Kaisercraft
using the paper collection HEIRLOOM

This paper collection is great for
all your family history pages and vintage pages.
I do love this collection.

I created a layout, card and Mini Dresser stand

Here are my projects
Firstly is the mini Dresser stand

My card

My layout, "Family Portrait"

This photo is a mother's family taken around 1950.

Thanks for looking everyone
I hope I have inspired you to create
with these wonderful new paper collection
from Kaisercraft.

Have a great day
Cheers Adriana XXX

Monday, June 16, 2014

Something Blue - Kaisercraft

Hi there everyone
thanks for stopping by today,
Today I am showcasing my projects 
that I created for Kaisercraft
using the paper collection "Something Blue"
Now as the name suggests, yes it is a perfect
collection for Wedding projects, cards etc.
I think they are very modern and fresh paper collection.

I created a layout, card and Table Number stand!

Here are my projects
firstly is the Table Number stand
These would look great on the each table 
at a Wedding Reception....

Here is my card
"Happy Ever After"

and Here is my layout
"You & Me"

Be sure to check my blog all this week for all the projects
using the latest paper collections for this month.

Thanks for looking
Have a great day
Cheers Adriana XXX