November 20, 2015

Winter Cards with Summery Newport Collection


I have had these sweet wintry images printed out and waiting on my desk for ages and I thought the colors were just right to use with the gorgeous Compass paper in the Newport collection. I hope you enjoy my wintry cards!!

My first card uses the warm wooden plank design of the paper, I thought it worked perfectly with the trees in the background of this image. There is pink, blue and green in the image so I used some lovely pink and green flowers from my stash and some pink ink to edge the paper and the image. I used a doily from my stash to matte the image and I finished off the card with a twine bow.

My second card feature a vintage girl all dressed up for snow and uses blues, yellows and greens. I used the blue and green side of the beautiful paper and another doily from my stash to matte this photo. Again I added some blue and green flowers from my stash, as well as a gorgeous velvety leaf and another twine bow. I used some green ink to tone in with the image on the edge of the paper.

For my final card I used another cute vintage image of some wintry kids! I used the same paper for the base of my card, adding some blue and green flowers from my stash. Again I kept the same elements of  the doily and twine bows to keep the theme going.

Newport Cover all Lille

I hope that you enjoy my cards and see that you can use a gorgeous beachy summery collection like Newport for wintertime too!!

Thank you so much for stopping by!!!

November 16, 2015

Happy 13th! for Berry71bleu November Challenge

Hi scrappy friends!! I'm here today sharing my take on Berry71bleu's November Mood Board. I usually do layouts for this challenge but my daughter's birthday was this past weekend and I really wanted to make a vintage card for her!

For my base layer I used a gorgeous wooden page "Compass" from the new Riddersholm Design collection Newport. This tones in pefectly with the wood in the mood board. I added lots of metal pieces on the card, adding some turquoise paint to give a distressed and aged look. I've also added lace and the brown and blue colors from the moodboard.

My daughter is obsessed with ballet and so of course I had to use a vintage ballerina on my card for her, adding a few modern touches like the Happy 13. I used the Special cut out from collection and love the metal key that says "dreams" and the the word tag that says "the journey awakens the soul", they fit well for her big dream of dancing and the journey she is taking. She may or may not make it to her final destination of a professional careeer but I hope she enjoys the journey along the way!

Here is the gorgeous moodboard Sylwia created:

I hope you can find the time to play along with us this month.
There are some fabulous prizes up for grabs!

1st Prize:

Full set of 11 Christmas Cosy papers by Riddersholm Design

Random Prize:

Special Vintage Kit prepared by our DT member Sylwia
Make sure you visit her blog 


Riddersholm Design

Riddersholm Design is a company created by Connie Riddersholm, who has been designing and manufacturing unique, high quality scrapbooking papers since 2010. Her beautiful papers can be used for scrapbooking, card making and other art projects. The papers are specially designed to reflect Connie's style. All the paper is environmentally sound and produced with high quality materials. The first collection was launched in March 2010. Riddersholm Design products are now being sold in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Poland, Australia, England, Finland, Germany, Holland, France and the USA.

November 6, 2015

Christmas Cosy - Enjoy Christmas!

November is here and it is getting colder and the days are getting shorter! Christmas is already on my mind! I decided that I needed to use the gorgeous new Christmas Cosy collection from Riddersholm Designs!!

For my base page I chose the beautiful Tainted paper from the Christmas Cosy collection.  

The image and title I got from the Cosy Cutout page. I absolutely love this dreamy vintage image and have wrapped it up with twine and added the tag title to it, reminiscent of a present all tied up for Christmas!  I have tucked in osome gorgeous Petaloo berries leaves and flowers and added the gorgeous Winter Branch pine branch die from La-La Land Crafts in my clusters as well.

I have used a gorgeous Wycinaka snowflake chipboard. I love the little deer design, it matches perfectly with the paper design!!... You can also see here the glitter glass I have used on the background along with the splashes of mist and masked snowflakes!  A very wintry layout!

It has been ages since I have entered a challenge and I would love to enter this into the Scrap Around the World November challenge. Here is their gorgeous moodboard:

I used the gorgeous blues and reds and the Christmas theme from the moodboard. It IS the most wonderful time of the year and I hope you "Enjoy Christmas!!"

October 23, 2015

Smile and Be Happy

Hello fellow scrappers, I'm back with my first layout using the gorgeous Barn Market papers!! I chose the Spottet Rose paper for my layout today, using a gorgeous cut out tag and title from the Barnmarket page.  I just love this photo of my daughter teaching her dad how to do selfies!

On my background I used a Prima mask and Shimmerz Texturez then added my photo. I used lots of Prima and Petaloo flowers from my stash and cut out some butterflies from the Barnmarket page.

I added some gorgeous branches from the Winter Branches set of La-La Land Crafts dies, love the design!

Here I tucked in a gorgeous chatelaine Wycinaka... I added in my title and a few more butterflies and added a few splashes to finish it off!  Check out the new Barn Market collection in the store, it is just beautiful!!!!


Hi Cathi here with my layout for the October challenge! This month our challenge is to use the colors orange, brown and gold and incorporate layers of leaves in your project. You can be inspired by the beautiful moodboard below!

I chose to use a autumn themed vintage image for my layout and ltos of layers of different can see the masked leaves on the base of my layout, using Shimmerz Dazzlers.  The explore chipboard comes from the our sponsor this month Creative Embellishments from the Adventure Word Set.

Here you can see the gorgeous Flourish 1 chipboard from Creative Embellishments, I've tucked in a Prima flower and gold frame behind the photo adding a bit of corrugated cardboard.

The gorgeous paper I used this month is Paisley and Vine Pathway from Blue Fern Studios, a previous sponsor this year. You can see lots more leaves I have added into the layout and a fun Dragonfly from Renee Bouquets. I finished off the layout with a bit of chevron stamping and some splashes.

This month prizes are:
1st Prize
 Set of chipboards by Creative Embellishments

Random Prize
Special Kit prepared by our sweet DT member Marie
Make sure you visit her blog

Creative Embellishments is a family owned company created by Michael & Nicolle Kramer, a husband & wife team, designing & manufacturing unique, high quality chipboard, wood, rubber stamps & fair products since 2013. We offer fun, inspiring products to add to any project! We are expending into other product lines such as acrylic & stencil embellishments SOON. We also custom cut for individual orders & have a wholesale store for retailers, kit clubs & classes.

You have until 31st October to upload your projects!

Hope you join us!!!

October 9, 2015

Early Christmas Cards with Riddersholm Designs Christmas Story

This week I thought I'd get a head start on my Christmas cards! I used the gorgeous Christmas Story papers full of gorgeous muted pinks, greens and browns.

As usual, there are some gorgeous cut out images in the collection. I used this vintage Santa image and layered three sheets from the collection. For all my cards I used stunning red poinsettia blooms and for this card I added some pine cones, sparkles and a brad. I finished off the card with a twine loop bow.

I took another gorgeous image from the Christmas Story collection and set it on top of a gorgeous doily made from the papers. Again I used the poinsettias, pine cones and brads to decorate this card, adding a silk ribbon bow and a tag with a Christmas sentiment. For the finishing touch I did some stitching around the card's edge.

For my final card I took an image from my stash and then layered on lots of flowers, another poinsettia and some gorgeous Ink-It Cherry Blossoms. I added twine around the card and as a bow. Finally, I added stitching for a finishing touch.

I just love all of Riddersholm's Christmas collections! Look out for Christmas Cosy in store now!

September 30, 2015

Autumn Color Inspiration for La-La Land Crafts

This week at La-La Land Crafts the theme is Autumn Color Inspiration!! I just love the colors of Autumn and these BoBunny Autumn papers were perfect to use for this long with lots of gorgeous La-La Land Crafts dies.

Here you can see the leaf branch and maple leaf dies from the Autumn Leaves Die (Set of 3) set into my flower cluster. I have also added some rolled roses using the Rolled Rose Large and Rolled Rose Small and Medium dies.

I had fun using a "Hey" flair from my stash and adding some texture with brown raffia into my flower cluster. Here you can see the gorgeous Fancy Butterfly Die and more of the Autumn Leaves Die (Set of 3) set leafy branches!

To layer under my photo I have used the always gorgeous Heart Doily Border Die, more of the Autumn Leaves Die (Set of 3) set leaves and the raffia, adding a few word stickers to help add to the layout. I just love the colors on this layout today!

I have decided to step down from the DT at La-La Land Crafts this month so this is actually my last official post for them, though I am sure you will see me using their dies in many projects in the future! They are a wonderful team to work with and an awesome company with so many of my favorite dies! Thank you so much Irina and Eric for having me on your team for the last year and a half, I am stepping back and starting to get back to knitting and quilting but will still continue to keep my hand in card making and layouts as I love them too much to stop altogether!

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