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Tuesday, 23 April 2019

GUEST DESIGNING AT WHITE WITH 1

Hello Everyone!

I am so happy to be Guest Designing over at White with 1 this month and if you have never played along with their challenge you should hop over and take a look.  The colour for this month is


They also supply a lovely layout for you to use for inspiration.


Here is the layout I created for this challenge.


I made this layout for my grand daughter Paige for her bedroom and her theme is princesses, and so the colour was perfect for her and her outfit, and her room.

I had to change the orientation of the sketch for my layout because my photos were portrait and not landscape but I did try and keep all of the elements that were in the sketch.

I mounted a piece of white cardstock on some pink paper and then went through my pink scrap drawer to find all the right colours of pink. I did a little smooshing on the background with some worn lipstick distress ink and I water coloured and fussy cut out the little flowers and leaves and the butterfly from some paper I had in my scraps. The tags were cut from scraps as well and then it was just a matter of putting the layout together.

Here are some close ups of my layout.


Here you can see the watercolour on the flowers and the butterfly... 


I have a little re-enforcer punch that allows me to make them for my tags.


The title was made from black stickers that I have in my stash.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for taking the time to leave a comment I really appreciate it.

Till next time - Happy Scrapping!





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Val-Belle








Thursday, 28 March 2019

GUEST DESIGNING AT FRILLY AND FUNKY

Hello Everyone!

I am guest designing over at the Frilly and Funky blog and the challenge for this month is "March Madness" and we would love it if you would play along.

Here are the criteria...

Host: Suzz

Challenge Theme: March Madness

Description: Don't be afraid, the challenge isn't going to require you to use basketball inspired images. Instead I want you to be inspired by Alice in Wonderland. I started from this quote of a conversation between the Mad Hatter and Alice:  The Mad Hatter asks Alice: "Have I gone Mad?" and Alice replies "I am afraid so. You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret.  All the best people are." The challenge is to take any idea or concept from this wonderful tale to inspire your project. There are so many wonderful bits or pieces to be inspired by like the Queen of Hearts, the mad hatter, the looking glass, tea party or Alice herself.  The possibilities are endless. Anything can be your inspiration but make sure you reference what inspired your art from the story!


Here is my take on this challenge.


I chose to go with a tag. I used some lovely silkscreen stencils and white acrylic paint to do the teacups and also the script and splats. The background is blended oxides in tea dye and walnut stain.


 Next I painted the tea cups with distress inks.


The Mad Hatter, Alice and the Rabbit were images I found on google and I fussy cut them and added them to the tag with the quote that says...

Mad Hatter - Have I gone mad?
Alice - I'm afraid so you're entirely bonkers.
But I will tell you a secret all the best people are.



I added an acetate clock under the rabbit and down below the mad hatter. and did some splats with white and black acrylic paint and finished the tag off with some flowers, seam binding that was died with tea dye and added a little key.

Thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to leave a comment I really appreciate it.

Till next time - Happy Scrapping!


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Val-Belle



Friday, 22 February 2019

THE KEY TO MY HEART(S)

Hello Everyone!

I am here with a tag for the Frilly and Funkie challenge which is inspired this month by the opening line of Emily Barrett Browning's famous poem 'Let me count the ways' and is to include three of something.

I made this tag for an event and it includes three hearts stacked one on each other.



I used a 3 1/4 by 6.5 inch manila tag and used a stencil with some glitter paste on the background then spritzed with some distress spray in places. I coloured a doily and added that and free hand cut three hearts, the first one is a scrap from my scrap box and the second was a little piece of felt and the top one was the same paper as the little punched border at the bottom, added a scrap of lace and a button and pushed a hat pin through the whole lot. I chose two colours - shades of pink yellow and then finished the tag off with ribbon and jute, and a little gold bulb pin and a little gold key... hence the "key to my heart".

Thanks for stopping by to take a look and for taking the time to leave me a message .... I really appreciate it.

Till next time - Happy Scrapping!



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Val-Belle


Tuesday, 5 February 2019

FEBRUARY COUNTERFEIT KIT CHALLENGE

Hello Everyone!

I am back again :D this time with my Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit and my first two layouts.

I love how easy making up a kit before hand makes my life.

Here is this months kit chosen by Julene.


Beautiful soft muted colours and lots of flowers, birds and butterflies.

 Here is the kit I put together and I focused mainly on the flowers, feathers and butterflies and some earthy tones.


This was my first run through and I went with Kaiser Kraft - Gypsey Rose Collection.


Then I added a couple more papers, some washi tape and some stamps of feathers, flowers and leaves and some feather arrows.


Then I added some cut apart bits I thought I would use. I have a plastic pocket of all sorts of things to cut apart that is always with me. The same is for my journalling cards so I wasn't worried about adding those.

 Here is the first layout I did using my kit.


We have just been away with some friends of ours and I wanted to document that. 

My journalling says...

'The Waspes finally decided to come to the coast with us. We actually had a really nice time with them exploring our neck of the woods.'

My next layout.


This is my daughter in law and my eldest granddaughter who loves to take photos and more especially play with selfies. They both look so happy.

My journalling says.

'Paige just loves to take photos and is always willing to do selfie shots too. Serious, silly, funny she loves it all. So nice to see the two of them having such fun.'

 Thanks for stopping by to take a look and for taking the time to leave a comment I really appreciate it.

Till next time - Happy Scrapping!


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Monday, 4 February 2019

#LOVE THIS

Hello Everyone!

Two posts in one day :D

This weekend I decided to play along in another challenge and that was White with 1, because I saw the colour was red and I love red and I thought it would be a real challenge to only use white and red, you can use a neutral or black as long as it is only 10% of the layout.



Here is my layout.


I really had fun with this one and when I went through my stash to look for red papers there were so many different shade of red. AND my photo is red too <3 - win-win.

I added a little black just for contrast and also for the splats as for me to use red looks like a crime scene :D

I did my journalling all around the stitched edge of the layout.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look and for taking the time to leave me a comment. I really appreciate it.

Till next time - Happy Scrapping!



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CKC LAYOUTS FOR JANUARY KIT

Hello Everyone!

I can't believe that we are in the first week of February already!

I managed to get a few more layouts done with the stuff I pulled for a kit for the CKC. I learnt lots of things from this first kit that I will use when pulling this months kit but all in all I was pretty happy with what I managed to do with it.

Here they are:


I added some branding strips to this one. I seem to collect them and then never know what to do with them, so I was happy to use up a whole bunch of them for this one.


I always try and use photos that tell the story and not only just pretty ones and trying to get this bunch to stand and smile for a photo is really quite a mission :D I really loved the colours for this kit and they work well for me and my style.


This is the last one, how adorable is she in her car?... and then I made a card too. I always try and make cards when I am scrapping and as my card stash is a bit low it was nice to add to it.


Just a plain and simple card and greeting but I love the cheerful colours.


Thanks for stopping by to take a look and for taking the time to leave me a comment. I really appreciate it.

Till next time - Happy Scrapping!




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Monday, 21 January 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Hello Everyone!

Happy New Year, I hope that 2019 brings you all you wish for and more.

This year I am going to try and do some challenges and I have started the year of by joining in the with the Counterfeit Kit Challenge which shows you a kit they have put together and using that you pull your own kit from your stash. I have to say I had such fun with this one.

Here is their kit.


And here is the kit I pulled.


I didn't add embellishments like enamel dots and stuff as I wasn't sure what photos I was going to use. I have to say here I learned a lot from this exercise and I think next month when I pull my kit I will also choose what photos I want to scrap and I think that will help immensely. Having said that I have created a layout using my kit and I am well chuffed with it.

I chose to combine this with the ChallengeYourself blog which is ...


Here is the layout I created for this challenge using my CKC kit.


My one little word for this year is HAPPY. I need to find my happy again. 

I used some Tsukineko  ink on the background to create a watercolour effect and created my layout. Clean and Simple which is my style.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look and for taking the time to leave me a comment. I really appreciate it. 

Till next time - Happy Scrapping!


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