Sunday, March 29, 2015

Escape 2 Create - It's A Wrap!

The past couple of weeks have been hectic. Meeting deadlines, maintaining my online shop, taking care of my family and enjoying some house guests. 

In between all these things I took some time out to get away to the little coastal town of Port Lincoln in South Australia to teach at one of the most exciting scrapbooking events in Australia - Escape 2 Create. I can't tell you how thrilled I was to be invited to do this. Five days of scrapping fun. And if you ever get the chance to go I highly recommend it.

I got to meet and teach alongside some amazing Australian talent. Here's a photo of Leanne Allinson and myself taken just before E2C started. I've known Leanne online for a couple of years now having served on Design Teams together so having the opportunity to meet her face to face has been such a highlight for me.

I also got to spend loads of time getting to know these two amazing creatives who also taught their stuff - Chantalle McDaniel and Fiona Paltridge. Oh my goodness, these two are just so much fun! I think the photo here really shows off their personalities perfectly.

So the reason I was there was to teach, yeah? I created this bright and fun layout to teach using loads of BasicGrey goodies and featuring a customised background. Everyone really seemed to enjoy learning a few of the techniques I use to get this look and I was just completely blown away with everyone's layouts - there was just so much talent in that classroom!

I have to thank BasicGrey for their generosity in helping to sponsor the weekend by throwing in a boxful of giveaways! What a great weekend.


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Brand New Collection From Blue Fern Studios

Today I'm really excited to be showing off a brand new collection from Blue Fern Studios - Deja Vu

I love the combination of soft pastel colours and vintage style images and can't wait to share my creations. 

I'm not sure I can choose a favourite paper yet but I'm really partial to green shades so you might be able to guess which one is catching my eye ;) Here's a closer look at a couple -

And of course every new collection needs some new coordinating accessories. There are some amazing new chipboard designs available along with four brand new stamp set releases.

Gorgeous, yes?


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

BasicGrey & Spellbinders Spring Fever Blog Hop!

Today I'm really happy to be sharing one of my latest layouts created for the BasicGrey and Spellbinders Spring Fever Blog Hop.

I've combined the new BasicGrey Prism collection with two gorgeous die sets from Spellbinders, Create-a-Daisy and Feathers to make this layout. You can find the instructions on the BasicGrey blog here.

Thanks for dropping in today and enjoy the hop!


Sunday, March 15, 2015

Words & Paintery - March Challenge

Well we are halfway through March already! This means it's time for a new palette and challenge for the Words & Paintery blog

I've added a tonne of texture to this piece using fibrous papers and weaves to build up colour and design, following this month's colour challenge.

Here's the new prompt featuring some lyrics from Bruce Springsteen. Fun colours to play with!


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Let Your Dreams Set Sail

Hi guys. Today I wanted to share a layout I created for BasicGrey featuring one of the new collections, Adrift.

I always enjoy a nautical themed collection and have loads of beach/coastal photographs to scrap. These two photographs were taken on the West Australian coast near Monkey Mia - such a beautiful part of the world.

There are so many lovely things about Adrift but I think my favourite embellishment has to be those adorable gold resin shells I've used underneath the sailing boat image on the left of my design. Oh, I just love these!

Thanks so much for dropping by, you can find more detailed photographs on the BasicGrey blog here.