Thursday, March 1, 2018

Kaisercraft wooden frame decorated

I wanted to create an off the page item using paint.

I chose a Kaisercraft Artist Trading Card wooden frame. It comes in two pieces.

I've used two Kaisercraft paints. Soft moss is used on the front and the back of the backing piece and sage is on the front piece and edges.

I've added some white twine with gold accent to hang it and various pretties to tart it up. I like the sentiment which says "Memories are timeless treasure of the heart."

This is my design piece for Unstampabelles this month.  The challenge is to decorate something wooden and the twist is to use paint.

I'm offering the prize this month, which are two embossing folders and a ribbon pack.  Why not join in?

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Photo frame for my son

Hello readers,

Today I have an off the page item for you to see.

My son wanted a photo frame for a special photo of his.  He did some voluntary work for Teach, Learn, Grow and had a photo to keep to remember the group he was in.

I surprised him by going beyond his expectations. He loved it.

This is my design piece for Archiscraps challenge this month.  The insp pic is:

Castello di Sammezzano
This castle looks sedate on the outside but on the inside? It’s an explosion of color and texture. The 16th century masterpiece of architecture and design sat abandoned in Tuscany, Italy, for decades.

Here is your stimulus picture for March and the challenge is use chevrons and the colour blue.

Head over to Archiscraps to join the fun.  There's a prize of some items from Spotlight to win.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Cover page scrapbook layout

I've always thought that cover pages need not have a photo on them. Having said that, I would have liked one of me on this, I just didn't have one.

What do you think? Did it need a photo? I don't think so. It has all the info you need, plus the big black tiara says a lot.

This layout is for the first Unstampabelles challenge of 2018. You'll be thrilled to know that "Anything Goes" for this one.  Also, you should use something new in your stash.  Both the tiara and the 2015 card are new. Also the pink stars as a matter of fact. They were the last item I added.

In case you are a new visitor, I sing in a female barbershop Chorus called A Cappella West. At my very first Convention we won the competition. 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Birthday card using rhinestones and patterned paper

Hello there.

Here is a challenge for you. I'm on the Design Team at Archiscraps. The challenge this month is to be inspired by the picture below and use lots of rhinestones and/or bling.

Such a unique Church!

Here is my card example. I gave this to my Nan on the last day of last year for her 93rd birthday.

Hope you join in. Ribbons are the prize this month, thanks to Craft Queen.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Card using ribbon, hand made tassel

Hi everyone,

Happy new year.

As we head into the new year, I am happy to announced that I am back on the Design Team at

Archiscraps.  It is a terrific challenge blog that inspires you from architecture. It is run by Julene Matthews.  She comes up with some terrrific inspo.

You have to be inspired by this pic and use a tassel in your project.

I didn't have any tassels in my stash so I made my own.

I simply used some white ribbons. It was really easy.

I made a card this time round. I took inspiration from the colours in the pic and also I added a silhouette of a head.

The prize this month is a ribbon pack. I love ribbons. I have a large collection so it was great to use some for this challenge. Hope you choose to join in.

Monday, December 4, 2017

A Christmas Card using non-traditional colours

Ho ho ho. Just like that it is December.

Have you decided to make some Christmas cards? This is the first one that I made this year.

The challenge at Unstampabelles for December 2017 is to do some zentangling. This can be as hard or as easy as you like. It's a lot of fun, give it a go.  Plus the twist is to make it Christmas, but non-traditional colours.

I've made my first Christmas card of the season.

I've used a stencil of a Christmas tree and some metallic pens to do the outlining and zentagling.

I've added a sticker sentiment mounted on to some really pretty silver sparkly cardstock. So the colours I've used of purple, silver and aqua make for really non-traditional Christmas colours. Had to make the star on top gold of course.

I look forward to seeing what you make.

Happy crafting,

Dale x

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Two very different snowflake Christmas cards

Two card entries for Soul Scrappers challenge - Add a snowflake.

Thanks for looking.

Heading down south this week to Margaret River for a mini break.  Going to do some wine tasting and hopefully go to the beach.