Friday, 16 December 2016

Case File 220 - Happy Christmas

Hey Friends,

Time for another Case File from CSI: Color Stories Inspiration
and this one was a little harder for me,
but I loved the outcome.
I think it was because this color palette,
had us trying different Christmas colors
than the traditional palette.

Love these two boys!!
I don't usually use pink for them but I like it!

I have used all colors in the palette.

My Evidence is:  Stars, Ribbon, Tags and Sprinkle Something.

My Testimony is:  Write your journaling in the form
of a recipe.

Here are some close-ups:

My Sprinkle Something - was Michelle Grant Designs

I used texture paste and a stencil, then sprinkled the rocks
before the texture paste dried.
The bonus is that when I used my
it colored the rocks as well.

The Chipboard Words are from The Dusty Attic.

My journaling is on the tag behind the photo.

This is what the Case File 220 looks like:

Thanks so much for stopping by! xx

Friday, 25 November 2016

XOXO - Clique Kits - November KIt - Swan Lake

Hi There Friends,

Today is my 2nd layout using
Clique Kits - November Kit - Swan Lake.

This layout features my youngest boy - Lucas.

I wanted to show how versatile this kit is by creating
boys layout.

Here are some close-ups:

I used the XOXO from the Ephemera pack
and cut it in half to use as my title.

I journaled in white pen to make it pop.
This little man still walks into school holding my hand.

I used the Fancy Pants Designs corrugated paper
to matte my photo.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Strike a Pose - Clique Kit November - Swan Lake

Hi Friends,

Today I am going to share my first layout
using Clique Kits November Kit
Swan Lake.

That's me in that crocheted dress,
striking a pose.

I just love these colors from the kit.

Here are some close-ups:

I just love that ticket and there is some gorgeous
acetate ephemera in the kit.

I will get so much use out of the alphabet
Dear Lizzy Thickers.

More acetate.

Such a beautiful kit.  Cannot wait to get my hands
on the next one.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, 18 November 2016

Case File 218 - I Have A Little Shadow........

Hi There,

It's time for another CSI: Color Stories Inspiration
Case File.

This is Case File 218.  And I love this palette to bits!

I was inspired by the journaling part of this Case File.
I went with a Prompt Idea: from Carry on Tuesday.

I found Prompt #149 "I Have A Little Shadow....."

I have used all the colors in the palette.

My Evidence:  Dots, Cards, Metal and Circles.

My Testimony:  Prompt Idea from Carry on Tuesday.

Here are some close-ups:

I used Faber Castell Whipped Spackle on the Dusty Attic
chipboard circles with my fingers to give them a rough texture.

The background paper had embossed words on it.
All I did was give it a sand.
It is a core'dinations Sand Cardstock.

Lots of funky embellishments including
those metal circles from Studio Calico,
and the yellow hearts from Illustrated Faith.

Here is what the Case File looks like:

Thanks so much for stopping by. xx

Sunday, 13 November 2016

December Monthly Planner Layout using Shimmerz Paints

Hey There,

Time has been flying and before you know it
Christmas will be here!!
So i wanted to get in early and get my planner
Christmas ready.  Ready for all the important events to come.

So with that in mind, I got a little creative and 
used my Shimmerz Paints to have loads of fun!

There are so many hidden treasures that this pic
alone doesn't show, so you will be able to watch my 
video tutorial and get a little Chistmassy too!!
Yep, I made up that word!

Shimmerz Paints used:
Shimmerz Aqua Huez - Seeing Red and Ivy League
Shimmerz - Silver Bells
Shimmerz Inklingz - Naughty or Nice
Shimmerz Spritz - 4 Leaf Clover

Here is the video tutorial for you to see:

Thanks so much for stopping by. xx

Sunday, 30 October 2016

The Many Faces of Lucas

Hi There,

Hope you are having a fabulous weekend!
Today I am sharing a layout I created
using CSI: Color Stories Inspiration
Case File 216.

My little man, Lucas, has a million faces.
Here are three!!

My Evidence is: Texture, Skulls and Asterisks.

My Testimony is:  Personality Prompt - Faces.
"Your face can tell a million stories.  You have so 
much charisma. Your face tells me when you are happy, sad,
faking it, in trouble, upset, frustrated and cheeky.
I love them all. xx"

Here are some close-ups:

There is loads of texture on this layout.
The red is Shimmerz Dazzlerz - Red-iculous.

I used the same product on the wood veneer as well.

Here is what the Case File looks like:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Happy Camper

Good Afternoon Friends,

I have had a layout on my desk for the last week at least.
Not for any other reason than enjoying
adding to it and watching it come together.

And I love to play with my Clique Kit!!

This Clique Kit was September 2016
Moon Child.

I used Shimmerz Paints:
Coloringz - Oh Say Can You Sea
and Vibez - Snow Storm.

From the Clique Kit I have used:
Kesi-Art - Moonlight Collection - Satellite & Rotation
Kaisercraft - Boho Dreams Collection - Bohemian & Wild
Clique Kits - Shine Patterned Paper
Some of the Journalling Cards from the kit,
as well as a frame and that AMAZING
acrylic title "Hello Adventure".

I did purchase an add on that I used too.
It was a Kesi Art Die Cut - Mexico.

Thanks so much for stopping by. xx

Thursday, 29 September 2016

September Monthly Planner Layout using Shimmerz Paints

Hi There,

I would like to say that I am an organised person.
Sometimes, I drop the ball.
So I made a promise to myself to try to keep my
planner up to date.
Life runs so much smoother when I know what I am doing.
And why not make it pretty in the process.

I love nothing more than combining my favourite
Shimmerz Paints with my Erin Condren Life Planner.

This month I also threw in some Cocoa Vanilla Studio
Love Always Collection. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

Here are some close-ups:

In the video below, I will show you how I faded the Shimmerz
colours into the boxes, I love how it turned out.

These are the Shimmerz Products I used:

Shimmerz Inklingz - Freshly Minted, Sun Kissed and Pink-a-Boo.
Shimmerz Creameez - Thunder Storm & Piggy Pink

Here is the video tutorial for you to check out:

Thanks so much for stopping by. xx

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Case File 213 - Mum = LOVE

Hi Friends,

It is that time of the week again, and I have another
layout using Case File 213

My evidence is:  Numbers, Math Sympbols, Scallops 
and Ribbon-Cut Shape.

My Testimony is:  Write a Numbered List.

Here are some close-ups:

The colours in this case file are so pretty.

Loads of inky fun in this layout.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  xx

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Case File 212 - My Favourite Planner

Hi Friends,

Time to share a layout with you, created using the latest

I loved this color palette!!
Thought it might be nice to document my planner addiction.

My Evidence was:  Shiny Gold Elements, Spiral Punch, 
Clips and Frame.

My Testimony was:  Write in the form of a schedule.

Here are some close-ups:

If there was only one punch I was allowed to keep
it would be that spiral punch.  It's my favourite.

I have been busting to use those chevrons 
from Pinkfresh Studio.

Thanks so much for stopping by! xx

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Case File 210 - Nanna Visits are the Best

Hi There Lovelies,

It's time for another CSI: Color Stories Inspiration Case File.

Here is my layout for Case File 210.

For this layout I used a pic from when my mum came to visit.

My Evidence is:  Vertical Stripes, Circles and Rub-Ons.

My Testimony is:  Journaling Strips.  
I journaled on the strips of paper used as vertical stripes.

Here are some close-ups:

I hand drew the circles and then added a pop of color.

I loved using the rub-ons, I sometimes forget I have them.

Here is the Case File:

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Case File 207 - Brothers at the Beach

Hi There,

Even though it is Winter here in Far North Queensland,
the weather is amazing!!
So why not share a layout I created for 
that shows my two boys at the beach.

This is for Case File 207 and I think it has been my favourite.

Here are some close-ups:

I made this banner from a triangle punch and scrap bits of 
paper, teamed with some wood anchors and muslin.

I used the Kaisercraft - Sandy Toes Collection.

Here is my journaling:

This journaling is on the back of my layout.

Here is what the Case File looks like:

The case file is due on the 12/08/16.
Why not head on over and give it a go?

Thanks so much for stopping by! xx