Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Merry Christmas

Hello there Crafters!
I hope you are finding some time to craft in this busy month.
Remember our fabulous December Challenges!

Today I am sharing my last lot of Christmas cards using my SC stash ....


I used some more papers from the 6 x 6 Heidi Swapp Believe paper pad,
these are just perfect for cards - there are so many different looks you can get from the same paper pad! 
Adding some gorgeous die cut ephemera makes things
super easy for coordinating embellishments.


Super easy cards - I love how effective just a simple strip of washi tape, a glitter cardstock die cut,
and a Heidi word (they come in such great varieties!) can be. 


This last card was created using some journal cards from My Mind’s Eye – On Trend 2 Collection – Journal Cards.
Using journal cards is one of my favourite things to do on cards - it makes creating easy,
and there are so many different colours and styles to choose from!
This is my last Christmas card post - I hope you have enjoyed them as I loved making them!
See my other posts HERE and HERE.
Do you make Christmas cards?
Do you use non-Christmas ranges?
I'd love to see some!
Come over and share your creations in our Facebook Group.

Til next time,
Happy creating :)

Monday, 18 December 2017

{Wedding Day Love}

Hello to everyone welcome to another week of inspiration here @ Scrappingclearly.....


Today I am sharing a layout I created to celebrate my niece's Wedding Day...
There are always so many gorgeous photos taken on wedding days so I decided 
to just use a small, up close and personal shot which I love.




I have chosen a basic background paper which is a little grungy,
I added some Lemon Zest Dylusions randomly on the background,
some squeezed orange splatters, and
some texture stamps using black ink to give an even grungier look.

Using some scrap bubble wrap I sprayed with gold spray paint to give an awesome dimensional background, which created loads of texture. I scrunched it up a little and adhered to the background paper. 


I began to layer my large array of embellishments,
starting with a chipboard scroll (which I left raw).
I then placed my photo, to which I adhered a Gold chipboard
Kodak lens frame, on top of the scroll.


 I placed all my gorgeous flowers to the right of the frame.
I used an assortment of paper and fabric flowers.
I also added some to the gold bubble wrap in the top left corner.


I adhered two paper black and white drinking straws under the frame, and a black doily folded in half to balance out the layout.
For more texture I added some black cotton and a Heidi Swapp Gold
'Happy' title, which I cut from Heidi's Dies

I absolutely love to use embellishments of all sorts including hair clips and pieces of jewellery
which I can pick up at the cheap jewellery stores and thrift shops for an absolute bargain.
You can see I have layered two hair clips and a gorgeous metal wing with stones.



I wanted to keep a lot of white space on my layout so clustered
and adhered some more random flowers and jewellery pieces onto the layout,
along with some cotton to tie the layout together, and some old book paper.


To finish the layout off I have journaled in the bottom corner, only small (but the details are there), and gave the layout a border with a black Fude ball.

Here is a list of suitable products that can be purchased over @ the Scrappingclearly store.









I do hope you like my layout,
thanks for stopping by, and have a great creative week.













Sunday, 17 December 2017

Story of Today - A Scrapbook Layout with Emma.

Hi ScrappingClearly fans,
Hope this crazy month will allow some crafty fun for you all. 
Today I decided to use up some letters that I’ve had. 
And I’ve used them on my background instead of a stencil and texture paste. 


I did start with a gold texture paste though just painted on my On Trend2 paper like I would usually use gesso,
and then applying Distress Oxide Antique Linen and Faded Jeans
Some stamping, then using my photo as a guide, created a background for my photo to nestle into. 


Then I used a few scrap pieces left over from the
Pink Paislee Cedar Lane  range and ontrend2 range behind my photo


I tucked in a couple of Heidi Swapp paper clips to help build layers, and cut out a pineapple from one of the Ontrend2 journal cards. In my layers I also used my last Heidi swap muslin tag. I’ve loved using these. 


I also used a few Heidi swapp gold puffy stickers around the page. 


Finally, my last little touch is the Liquitex ink, in black and white

This was a quick layout and a great way to use up odds and ends from your collections.
I hope you have a great few days and will catch you on Thursday. 
Till then, Em xx

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Christmas Mini Album - With Karyn Schultz!

Hi Scrapping Clearly Lovelies!!! 

It's Karyn here and today I have a Christmas mini album to share with you,
made using lots of fun products available in the Scrapping Clearly Store.
I used to love doing a Christmas daily (which always starts in November for me.
The first few years I did it in a SMASH journal, then I went to a 12x12 pocket page style for a few years,
then last year I was so busy with everything that I did nothing.
It was quite sad really but sometimes you just don't have time.
Well, this year I was determined to do something but also wanted to keep it simple.
So I made my own mini album and took 1 photo a day with my Instax camera and went from there.
Yes, it is expensive to use an Instax (about $1 Australian per print) but it is quick and the photos were ready to go. 




I started by selecting my supplies, which I limited to the
I cut out a variety of shapes and sizes of patterned paper (the maximum size of the closed album was 15cm wide by 20cm tall).
The size and shape doesn't really matter - it is all about variety.
This is a great way to use up your paper stash!! 


I folded each piece of paper in half, then placed in the order I wanted
and used a long arm stapler to attach them together.


Next, I decorated the front with gold Thickers. I kept it simple for now as I didn't want the bulk.
But I may add more flowers etc once the album is complete. 


Once the basic album was complete I added the photos.
My aim was to try and do this each day but in reality, it is every 3-4 days. 


For each page, I added the photo, some tags made with paper offcuts, and other
CVS 'Tis The Season' wood veneer, stickers, ephemera and enamel dots


I love the different page shapes and sizes for each opening! 
You can also see my date stamp, added with black ink, so quick and easy!


Here I have added CVS 'Tis The Season' ephemera and bitty bow


For this next page, I have added a tag made with paper offcuts, a paperclip, CVS 'Tis The Season' wood veneer ephemera and flair buttons.


So do you December Daily?
And are you playing along with our challenges?
The Christmas Challenge is a special one,
with a WeRMK sewing machine for a prize!!
Check out all our challenges in our friendly Facebook Group.


Thanks so much for stopping by 

Crafty Hugs xx


Friday, 15 December 2017

{girls just wanna have fun}



Morning to everyone I hope you have all had a wonderful week......


Thanks for stopping by the SC blog today I hope you enjoy my layout and it inspires you too create today or sometime over the weekend!


This layout is a bright and colourful layout which really depicts the fun Chelsea and her girlfriends
are having in this photo @ this time of the year it is party after party.


The background is of course created with the the vibrant Dylusions and water.
Create the background on white marshmallow cardstock with your chosen colours and set aside to dry.
Once dry add some texture using either texture paste, or here I have used Colour Blast Just Blue and a stencil.
I have also drizzled some black house paint randomly over the background, and again set aside to dry. 



I added some random stamping with black ink and some washi tape for more depth and texture.
I have used some leftover, previously sprayed, Marshmallow to create stamped flowers,
and have adhered them with foam dots for extra dimension.
I have used Colour Blast with a stencil also on these pieces.




I have used the above Prima Bloom Floral Stamp. Lisa has introduced many to this stamp
which she used in a popular class she has taught Australia wide.
I love its versatility...... a must have :)

The next step is to layer up even more dimension and texture by using tissue paper and gauze,
some black thread, and Gyprock tape. I collect tissue paper.
Every time I make a purchase and its wrapped in tissue paper, its a bonus,
you can score some really cool colours and prints.

Adhere all the layers down and place your photo (which I have matted with black cardstock) on top,
including your flowers, once dry.


To finish the layout out off I have painted a chipboard circle black
and adhered on top of the photo to act as a frame..... 
The title is Me & My Big Ideas chipboard stickers and random words, also matted with black cardstock.


I hope you can take some inspiration from my layout.
Enjoy your weekend and I will be sharing again in the New Year .....








Incorporating Photos into my Art Journal

Good Morning Sunshine
Ahhhhhh It's crazy week in my life...
Two Christmas parties at work to cater for, photo shoots for friends, and no time to create anything.
So I asked the amazing girls on the DT team to help me out today and find someone to share something fun and mixed media to add to the joy that is Fridays.
Big thanks to our amazing Boss for stepping up and
 sharing her beautiful piece of scrapping arty goodness. I love those Dylusions sprays .

But to be honest with you, my Fridays just are not the same without loading a blog post.
Today I'm sharing a piece I bashed out late last week.
Just a little Art Journal/Life Journal/Scrap Journal
 entry incorporating a photo into my journal page.

My current full 12"x 12"album count is sitting at 64 and that's a bit of an issue regarding storage.
Sometimes I feel I need to swap up the way I create with regards to scrapbooking,
so now I am more selective about what goes on a 12"x 12" page. 
But I have all these cool photos that I really want to create with, 
yet the space issue still has me in conflict.

Downsizing and introducing my photos into random journal pages instead,
 allows me the freedom to play with my photos and 
not worry about finding a home for another layout.
This is one of those journal entries.


 I started with a journal page smeared with some old clean up brushes and added some Dina Wakley acrylic paint in Turquoise to add a base colour. This page was going to be quick and playful.

I then added a Kinder Kreations Mandala stencil image onto the page, 
in black Ranger Dina Wakley gesso using a sponge for application.

Next a few brush strokes of Liquitex gesso over the center and a little Dina magenta acrylic and back on with the KK stencil to rub back a little of the wet colour to reveal more pattern and detail.

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Then its about adding a few more layers to the piece starting with
a few pink acrylic smears and a harlequin stencil rub back, 
a piece of book sheet paper behind the focal point and photo,
a little pen work, journaling and doodling to introduce marks & highlight the focal points on the page,
a shot of sunshine acrylic paint from Art Alchemy over the whole piece,
and then the final piece was adding the fussy cut photo, and finishing up with a scribbled title.
This ones not about perfection, but celebrating that fun photo of Jo flicking me the bird. Hahaaa 


Big thanks for dropping by the SC blog,
 I'll be back next Friday with a new mixed media update, 
after some much needed creative time at my art table.

Lisa xx


Thursday, 14 December 2017

Card Crazy with Leonie


Hey all our Scrapping Clearly readers, Leonie with you today.
A little while ago I created some pages with a lovely range by Simple Stories called Carpe Diem.
You can see some of the pages HERE and HERE.

I loved creating with the bright colours in this collection and I especially liked the Chipboard frames.
They come in a pack of 24 different sized and patterned frames and even after making four pages I still had a heap of frames left over. 
Which brings us to my post today, where I've gone a little card crazy and created five cards
using the chipboard frames and stickers and some left over patterned paper. 
December through February is a birthday heavy few months in our family
so this little stash of cards is going to come in very handy.


I also used some to the Chipboard stickers from the same collection.
Is it just me or do you get a great felling of satisfaction when you use up a whole sheet of embellishments like the frames and chipboard stickers in this case? 












Five easy cards using up these two products and a few items from my stash. Happy Days.

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Thanks for stopping by today, before you go
remember our December Challenges with Scrapping Clearly Shop vouchers up for grabs.
All the details in our Facebook Group HERE for the sketch and HERE for the mood board.

And our super duper Christmas Challenge, details below.
Trust me, you do not want to miss an opportunity to win this little baby.


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Cheers
Leonie Neal-Dawson.