27 May, 2012

Adriana shows us how she arranges a Collection of flowers


Adriana loves flowers & shows us how to arrange a collection of them on this gorgeous hanging & on the LO.

Adriana explains her projects:
'Since May is the month that we celebrate “Mother’s Day”, I thought it would be a great opportunity to pay tribute to our wonderful Mother’s & Mother-in-Law’s.

So I have made two projects.

First is a TRIO MINI CANVAS hanging. These canvases measure each 10 cm x 10 cm, and they look quite lovely attached together with ribbon and hanging on a wall.
I used the word LOVE & Forever, because a Mother’s Love is always treasured forever.  Using the lovely image from the Elements paper collection and the gorgeous fabric flowers available from Meg’s Garden.

Trio Mini canvas hanging “ LOVE Forever”
First I painted the canvases with slate colour paint, then decorated with papers from Meg’s garden – Mini Forget me Not collection.Then decorated with all the beautiful blooms available from Meg’s Garden website.

 Materials used from Meg's Garden.
Fringe with tassels and beads – antique green and gold ft36,
Lace from Meg’s garden – spray with glimmermist.
Mini – Forget me Not paper collection.
Element 1 – forget me not 1083 for vintage image.
Flowers & leaves: Champagne kisses da801, Green Leaves da810,Smoky blue da802,White paper gardenias, Velvet Forget Me Nots- garnet Fn125 & antique blue Fn105.
Duchess jewel pins
Small paper circle doily.
Candy gross grain stripe cream and white ribbon.
German scrap – black small corner g216, German scrap – French decorative border white.

 Other materials
Distress inks, Gold ribbon,
“Imaginarium Designs”chipboard Frame & alphas.

My second project is a tribute to my Mother-in-law. I just loved this photo of her. I think it was taken around the late 40’s, at the end of the World War II.

To all the Mothers and Mother-in-laws, wishing you all a Happy Mother’s Day.
Layout “Love” a tribute to Mother’s Day.

Materials used from Meg's Garden.
Forget me Not paper collection: Shades of blue P6302,Blue Forget me Not P6298, Butterflies Blue Forget me Not – P6304
Flowers used: Champagne kisses da801,Green Leaves da810,Smoky blue da802,White paper gardenias, Velvet Forget Me Not- garnet Fn125 & antique blue Fn105.
Small paper circle doily.
German scrap – French decorative border white.

Other materials
Distress inks, Burgundy ribbon, grey cardstock.
“Imaginarium Designs” chipboard Flourish & word “Love”.'

Two really gorgeous projects to celebrate Mothers - each of the projects has very similar products but yet they end up so different.

They are so beautiful Adriana - love the way you have arranged the flowers. The different blues & creams on the hanging are divine - the laces, jewel pins are such elegant elements - the tassels a fabulous finishing touch. The hanging has so many different colours in it;  from the papers to each of the flowers, tassels & laces & they blend so well.

The little touch of garnet on the LO is just so special & just picks up the entire LO. The German scrap border & the lace doilies are really fantastic - the different flowers work so well - the LO is a superb tribute to your beautiful mother-in-law - what a smile!

Well done Adriana - just beautiful

Ladies: we have had 2 Layouts this week using the same paper collection.  How amazingly different are they?

Bye for now

25 May, 2012

Butterflies love Denise


Denise Ann is published in Australian Simply Cards Issue #42 on sale now - you can see her cards in detail & get full instructions, Top Tips & supplies.  The cards are made for Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced papercrafters. Denise uses some of the papers hse designed to create these beautiful cards.
The Flutterbys Cards
Butterfly Kisses using Green Toile paper
Enchanted Wings using French Bird Cage paper
Flutterby in Blue using Gates to the Garden paper
Raspberry Flutterby uses French Bird Cage paper
Lacy Wings uses French Bird Cage paper

Inside of Lacy Wings Card

Timeless Wings using Articles de Paris paper

Inside of Timeless Wings
The last 2 cards use acetate, acrylic paint & stamping to create an unusual but very beautiful front of the card;  the inside back of the card is where the patterned paper is placed.

Very beautiful cards Denise - well done & congrats on the publishing.

Bye for now


22 May, 2012

Heather's Layouts are always 'fabulously interesting'


Have a look at each of the elements to this LO to see why I call them that:

the layers of papers, adding the rust, fussy cutting, the distressing of the edges,
the detail on the edges of the background,
the curls on the papers, the 2 orange/rust brads in the left corner & the clock behind & in front
 - the elements are 'fabulously interesting' & work so well together

‘Hi there everyone..
Wow, I had such fun creating this page .. I used the beautiful “ Birds in Forget me Nots” paper range,  THIS PAGE  FLOWED TOGETHER BEAUTIFULLY & VERY EASILY , ( love it when that happens ) the papers are just delightful to work with, and adding a touch of “ rust”  just makes it pop !!!  these are Perfect papers  for a vintage page with fussy cutting and distressed edges -  After fussy cutting the flowers I lightly inked the edges with black Versa colour ink, just to add definition… I inked the chipboard with Versa colour  ‘Polar blue’

My handy tip  -  layering the papers and adding a light touch of ink on the edges creates texture and   dimension, giving depth to the page.

Items used ..copper  Paper leaves , Birds in Forget Me  Nots collection, laser cut chipboard

Other items.
white cardstock, Kaiser cardstock, Kaiser paper ( clocks)Tim Holtz  distress ink, Brads (Bella.)
EK  border punch , muslin,  Imaginarium Designs chipboard title (LOVE), Prima metal birdcage.
the photo is  recycled greeting card… “Papyrus”  Versa colour ink’

Absolutely stunning Heather - well done

Bye for now

18 May, 2012

New baby layout by Gayle - meet Olivia


Gayle says:

'When I first saw this new range of paper from Meg's Garden, I was so inspired by its beautiful softness, and those tones of blue and grey. My friend's daughter has just had her first baby, Olivia, and these papers I think are perfect for baby pages.'

All papers used are from Meg's Garden FORGET ME NOT COLLECTION
                                              Blue Forget Me Nots  P6298A
                                              Blue Forget Me Nots  P6298
                                              Birds In Forget Me Nots  P6303A
                                              Nesting  P6301
                                              Blue Butterflies  P6299
                                              Butterflies and Blue Forget Me Nots  P6304A
Also from Meg's Garden
                                              Wide Paper  Lace
                                              Blue/Grey Silver Edged Organza Ribbon
                                              White Paper Rose.

The photo of  Olivia is so beautiful & precious & is the perfect choice for this very elegant layout by Gayle.   I love the blue ribbon & the way it trails down the side of the page embellished with a gorgeous butterfly highlighting the bow; the blue accents on the paper lace with pearls; the collection of shades of blues in the flowers and how fabulous is the framing of the beautiful little girl.

Simply marvellous Gayle - well done

Bye for now

14 May, 2012

'Summer at Last'


Eila presents her LO that she calls 'Summer at Last' and has the following to say:

'It was instant love when I saw the Forget Me Nots Fabric paper. It brought back memories of my childhood summers in Finland, a seemingly endless row of sunny days. The covers of my grandfather's mattresses had an almost identical pattern, only they were in a pale blue and white pattern.

The photo is from internet but it has all the trimmings of the carefree childhood that I remember; the old red wooden houses so typical of northern parts of Sweden and Finland. They wild meadow that has been left to grow, the bare feet and the white cotton summer dresses that I had as a little girl.

The elegant grey of the paper can be combined with practically any other colours, I chose orange for its sunshiny qualities. The trims are just adorable and so wonderful to use as decoration instead of lace or ribbon.

The red roses/yellow rose buds/blue bells and the mushrooms are cut out from some pieces of scrap from older paper collections that I had sitting on my desk. The whimsical and darling details add a charming feel to the clusters. The fussy-cut butterflies are from the same Fabric's paper, absolutely adorable.

The photo is matted in the stripey Birds paper that I also punched with a delicate lacey border.'


What a beautiful summer LO. Love the orange flowers & the additional touches of red, yellow & blue colours; look at the tickets to Hillside Farm & the framed 'hope'.  Absolutely love the bird & the butterflies just hanging out at the edge of the LO;  you can almost smell the scent of the grass. As we go into winter here, we are all remembering summer & cherish the warmth of the sun on beautiful days

Gorgeous LO Eila, love all its elements that come together to make the LO extraordinary - Well done!

Bye for now

12 May, 2012

Friendship Garden


Adriana is still playing in her papercraft garden & presents this beautiful layout:

Adriana explains her layout: 

'This layout is called, “Friendship Garden
The poem reads,

“The heart is a garden

That always has room

For the flowers of kindness

And friendships that blooms.”

I just loved this poem, not sure who wrote it.

When I saw the delightful vintage images of girls in the garden, I knew I had to create something with them. I wanted to create a garden with the girls, who look like they are best friends.

Also I wanted to showcase the wonderful new papers ‘Forget me Not’, all the blooms are from the paper range.

The paper I used to create the borders of these two layouts are the “Butterflies & Blue Forget me Not” P6304 12 x 12 with the addition of a strip 4 x 12.

You will need two of the sheets to create 4 sided border.

 Materials used from Meg’s Garden:
Forget me not paper collections and images
Velvet flowers and paper flowers, leaves, paper gardenias, vintage lace

Other materials used:
Imaginarium designs chipboards vine & gate window.
Gold glitter stickles, May arts vine ribbon,
MME paper background. Inks, distress inks.'

A very beautiful papercraft garden Adriana - love all the fussy cutting of the flowers with the embellishment of additional paper flowers & the border; love the addition of the burgundy highlghts & the background panels. Love it all.  Well done

Bye for now

The Papercraft Gardens of Adriana

Let's step away from books and look at some layouts using the Forget Me Not Collection.
This post & the next show Adriana with her fabulous papercraft gardens.

How gorgeous is this!!
Thank you so much Adriana for the dedication

'My 2 layouts are themed around “Gardens”
First one is called “Meg’s Garden
This is dedicated to your business Meg’s Garden which is full of papercraft delights and embellishments.
The “Forget me Not” paper collection, is such wonderful & delightful Garden of papers.

Materials used from Meg’s Garden:
Forget me not, paper collections
Velvet flowers, paper flowers,Leaves, paper gardenias

Other materials used:
Imaginarium designs alphas
Tim Holtz diecut – Hanging sign'

Where do I start in commenting on this LO?   The collection of both paper & velvet flowers is an exquisite choice on this paper; the fussy cutting of the paper is fabulous;  the framing of the LO using paper;  look at the three dimensional butterflies & how they are scattered as if they are flying around the garden with one very beautiful butterfly framed on the side with a chippie frame.  Simply divine.

Well done Adriana - just gorgeous

Bye for now

09 May, 2012

Variations on the Little Book by Charlotte

These 2 projects were designed by Charlotte to show how 1 design can be changed.
The 1st little book used Graphic 45 papers, lace, ribbons & femininity; shades of apricots, laces & pearls & little velvet flowers.

closed cover of book - the apricot ribbon is between page 4 & the back cover
  & ties in a bow on the front - could also be tied to the side
the lace goes behind the green paper on the front cover & ties in a know on the front

inside showing the tags, the tiny booklet on page 2 & the stampings


first page details

inside tiny booklet on page 2

page 4 detail

all pages
These little booklets are perfect places to use those little scraps of paper that are too good to throw away - they are perfect embellishments - tear them & distress the edges.

The 2nd little book uses rub ons & variety in ribbons - it is less feminine feel than the first book & could very easily become a masculine book with a slight variation in embellishing.

Closed book - the ribbons go between page 4 & back cover
& the to front to tie in a bow at the side

cover of book showing ribbon wrapped around the
 2 patterned papers before attaching to the cover
inside of book without tags

inside of book showing tags, tiny booklet & details

tags details

inside of tiny booklet on page 2

Neither of these books have journaling or photos but are shown so that you can see how 1 design can be changed dramatically to suit the purpose of the project - the booklets can be a fabulous alternative to a card:
  • a thank you for a special dinner with photos inside
  • a new baby
  • mothers day luncheon or a fathers day BBQ
  • christening or graduation
  •  and many more ideas ....
Hope you enjoyed these postings on books & booklets

I love doing them

Bye for now

Charlotte's Web Stamping & PaperCrafts
69 Finniss Street, Marion. SA 5043
Ph: 08 8377 0600