Saturday, April 30, 2011

A change in pace!

Hi there Everyone!

I decided to refresh my last post. Add some pictures and close ups and remove some as well!

After all this blog is ultimately for's my journey and occasionally I like to try to perfect it.

It's a journey I like to share and one which I hope you enjoy viewing also. Maybe I have a little bit of OCD? but don't we all?

This is my latest layout!


This is featuring some fabulous Aussie products.

Twiddleybitz - Fern & flourish corner

Nero Mini swirls. Itty bitty alphabet.

I design and teach at one of the largest Scrapbook shops here in Melbourne 'Scrappy Hollow', which means I get to recieve the 'NEW' Kaiser product/sample packs in advance. I have created some layouts and cards with the June releases.

Coming in June! *Pink Gelato*

Kaiser products: Paper Blooms, Chanteuse posies, Pink gelato collection and pearls.
The layout overlay was created from Kaiser Marrakech paper.
It was slowly cut out-taking several hours, embossed with white emb. powder and then covered with an opal crystal glitter. Finally I placed foam stick it dots under every join to give the dimensional 3d effect .

Chanteuse Collection

This layout is for display for the Scrappy Hollow. Kaiser products: Chanteuse papers, white crochet Doiley and Paper bloom. The large flower is Martha Stewart which I bought in Michaels - a fabulous craft store in NY.

I couldn't resist....this paper was so perfect for a vintage shabby layout.

*June Kaiser* "Velvet ensemble"
This is something a little different from me - Cards!

I don't normally make them as I just can't bear to give them away. The Ribbon ad tags are from a lovely lady Patsy who has a divine Etsy shop - Prarie Bird Boutique.

*May and March Kaiser* Chapter One and Timeless
Embellishments are K & Co and Pink Paislee

Vintage Birthday card.

My Minds Eye & Kaiser

A treasure for my daughters room!
I'm thankful that I have a daughter that loves all things pretty and very girly! This is a Trinket box that she keeps her special head bands in.

I love October afternoon papers Very whimsical!

These are the precious headbands for that special box made with Calico, Kaiser doilies, Pearl brads and paper blooms. I featured these in a previous post. I made a full range of the headbands for all the staff to wear at Paperific.

Cheers from G!.... a Little Vintage and whole lotta shabby post!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

I'm a twiddler!!!!!!!!!

It's Newly announced....I have joined the fabulous Twiddleybitz DT!

So I can proudly say I twiddle!


Heres my first layout featuring some fabulous Chipboard products.

Grunge Alphabet, Itty Bitty Alpha and the Eiffel Tower

I have also used: 7 gypsies, Prima, My minds eye, Kaiser and Maya road.

Happy Easter, I hope the bunny gives you lot's of chocolates!

Friday, April 15, 2011

A Vintage Trinket Just for Me!!!

It's school holiday time and everything I attempt to do has been taken over by my 3 children.

I sat down this morning and finished 'MY' bracelet......I say My because my 6(=26) yr old had a tantrum because she wants/demands 'that bracelet'!!!!

Sorry Mackenna but this one is just for mum!

I just love the Vintage Trinket line from Prima and truely think it does my bracelet absolute justice.
Last year I took some me time and went to the 'Creative Soul Retreat' and spent the weekend in a class with Susan Lenart Kazmer. I had never attempted any form or techniques of Jewellry making before but was Totally inspired. So this is it!....... Inspiration result!

For me, it's the perfect vintage bracelet.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

A textured road!

The Maya Road!

Hi there!

O.K. it's getting late here in Australia and I'm in the middle of arguing with a layout, so I've decided best to leave it alone till morning and approach it with fresh eyes.

Instead I'm going to post this layout I did for Maya Road and Scrapbook Creations before I hit the hay!

The theme is Monotone -tone on tone!

Products: Heart chipboard, Canvas Pennant book, Signature Ribbon Set and Fabric flowers.

Fly High!
Goodnight G!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Something special!

Here's a glimpse of a page I made by request for a special customer.

I'm glad she loved it!

Twiddleybitz Itty Bitty Alphabet.

Kaiser Iron gates & Coconut Blooms.

Prima Elle & Annette collection flowers, mini roses & flutter vine.

Pink Pasilee Artisan elements.

Prima & My minds Eye Paper For Lyn!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Canvas and Calico...a perfect match!

It's time to share one of the Prima canvas layouts I did for Paperific.

I'm so loving the colours of this screen printed canvas.

I have decided that I - 'probably like so many other obsessed scrapbookers' need to start using some old embellishments that are mounting up in storage boxes.

So my new layout tactic is 'something old and something new'.

OH! and sometimes a little handmade or hand stitching too!

The old is: K&Co classic alpha and rub-ons (modified) and Websters alpha stickers. The new: Prima Rub-ons and Vine stems & leaves (modified), Kaiser blooms . The handmade: 2 main Calico flowers hand dyed with Fiber Scraps Ink Tintz. I didn't want to do too much to this layout as I think the colours of the Canvas already make a statement! G

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Guess who's coming to Scrappy Hollow?????

The date is set for November the 8th 2011!

Ingvild Bolme!!!!

Prima Road Show.

* I'm so excited as Ingvild is my favourite of all time Scrapbook Artist.


To add to that wonderful news......... I have been given the task of

Designing and creating the Displays.

I guess I'm going t be very busy in October! I can feel the need for a NY holiday coming on!!! mmm I wonder if I can put that one over the DH???

Paperific show and tell!

Paperific was a fantastic show but the wallet faired poorly!


The show is over, so now I can 'show' you......

the headbands, hair ties, rings & wristbands

that I made specifically for Paperific.


I was given Calico, Fiber Scraps ink tintz and

the Dahlia Nestabilities to work with and these are he results.


The make and takes were a choice of ring, wristband/hair tie,

hair clip or brooch.

It certainly was exciting to see so many people wearing them at the show.

Now I have to start the thought process of what to make for the next show!

Got any ideas???