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Better Late Than Not At All….

Hi there!! I think you are lucky enough to be witness to 2 coloured cards today!! I can’t believe it!! Haha!! This will be the 1st of the 2 posts and the other is my Tiddly Inks challenge card as part of the DT.

I was away on scrap retreat over the weekend working on our PL album and have been colouring since I got home, around the kids and hubby and life of course πŸ˜‰

The amazingly talented Krista from Saturated Canary is having a colouring contest that ends on 21st July (which is today here in Australia) using some of her absolutely gorgeous new “Decade Stamps”. I love them but could not resist the 40’s and 50’s girls!! Head over here to pick them up for yourself and over here to see the rest of the range – swoon!!!

Anyways, here is my card, I just HAD to go for my most fave colour combo for myself at the moment which is pink and navy.


I had lots of fun colouring her up with the no lines technique using, of course, my copics. I have pulled papers, flowers, lace and a doily from my stash and love how this card turned out!! All the edges have been inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and I just couldn’t resist some frantage!! Flowers are from my stash and I think they came from D-lish Scraps and I know those swirly gold thingys (technical name!!) came from D-lish. Pearls are from Freckled Fawn that I got in one of their embellishment kits way back when I was getting them.


The copic combos I used are as follows
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04 and R20
Hair: E43, E44, E47 and E49 Eyes: B000, B05, B09
Pink Outfit: R81, R83, R85, R87 (tip to tip blending with R85 and R89) and R89
Blue Outfit: B91, B93, B95 and B99
Grounding: W0, W1, W3 and W5


So, as I said, I had a heap of fun colouring her up, though at this size, she wasΒ definitelyΒ a challenge! But, so, so happy with how she turned out!!


Thanks for stopping by and keep your fingers crossed for me for one of those vouchers that are up for grabs!!

Happy scrapping!!
Mel
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A new release at Tiddly Inks and I just LOVE it!!

Hi!!

Yep, a NEW release!! In both digi and clear stamps!! Squeal!! So, so excited!! There are 2 new gorgeous Wryn’s but sadly I have only had the time to have a play with one!! I have the 2nd printed and hope to get to that super soon!!

Here is my card that I made with Owl Always Love You Wryn


Isn’t she just adorable?!

And a close up πŸ™‚


The copic colours I have used are as follows:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04 and R20
Hair: YR14, YR18, E08 and E18 (I just LOVE this combo and especially on Wryn!!)
Dress: BG90, BG93, BG96 and BG99 for the green C1 and C3 for the white
Branch: E11, E13, E15 and E18 Leaves: YG03, G94 and G99
Owls: E21, E23, E25, E27, E29, Y15 and Y38
Sky: B000, B00, B01 and B02

And here is a little close up of that embellishment cluster in the top left


I started with the Freckled Fawn arrow paper clip, added that cute resin owl from my stash, some enamel dots and some tiny word stickers by Tim Holtz.

Here is the other brand new image that I haven’t yet had time to colour up but isn’t she just gorgeous!!


I hope you like my card and perhaps you will get the chance to have a play with these little cuties sometime soon too!! Make sure you share in the FB group!!

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and have a great day!!

Mel

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Another PL update!

Hi there!!

Today I am here to share with you some more of my PL pages!! It’s been a little while but as always, life has been CRAZY!!

Lots of photos so grab a cuppa and enjoy!!

Straight into it with week 9


This is how they sit in our album πŸ™‚
I have used the Maggie Holmes Open Book kit – absolutely gorgeous!!

The left hand side – I have added some veneer pieces, some enamel dots and also pulled bits and pieces from the Open Book ephemera packs an also the rub ons. Oh, and that gold arrow is from Freckled Fawn.


And the right hand side.
I have been hanging out to use that cute little bunny veneer from Corbett Creations for ages and I love it!!

Onto week 10


I have used the Heidi Swapp Favourite Things core kit for this week and also some of the papers from the 6×6 paper pad. Added in some printable labels from my stash, some Freckled Fawn veneer words and also a couple of chippy stickers from an older Heidi Swapp line that ended up in my “use it or lose it” box.


The left hand side.
Oh, I have also used some Journal It’s – Wordfetti from D-lish Scraps – layered up a bunch on the title card and scattered a few around the pages.


And the right hand side πŸ™‚

Week 11


For this week I have used Crate Paper’s Notes & Things 6×6 paper pad paired with more of the Maggie Holmes Open Book ephemera packs and rub ons.Β 


Our title card for the week – so love how this turned out!! I just piled on some of the ephemera pieces and added some pretty clear sequins and some yellow alpha stickers from my stash πŸ™‚


The left hand side – I am going to go back over those grey letters on the bottom left – not happy with how it looks!!


And the right hand side πŸ™‚ I love, love, love Design E page protectors!!

Week 12



I have actually used one of the panoramic design A page protectors on the right hand side so this is of the page closed πŸ™‚

I have used the Plus One core kit along with the 6×6 paper pad. Added embellies from my stash that worked with the colours I chose πŸ™‚


And here the panoramic page opened alongside the left page of the spread


The left hand side. I have also used the Plus One die cuts (the xoxo) and have coated them in glossy accents before adhering them for a different texture on the page.


And the right hand side with the flip closed. Again, a die cut that I have used my glossy accents on – the little love heart.


And opened πŸ™‚

And week 13!


I have used Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic for this layout. Added in more heart veneers, enamel dots and the cutest little alphabet stamp I found at Typo!


The left hand side πŸ™‚ Bottom left is a flip.


And opened – my big boy is currently obsessed with building things with lego. And his fave to build whatever he feels like – no rules or instructions – and I love that!!


And the title card. I just really liked the way this little card come together!


And the right hand side πŸ™‚ I love, love, love that photo in the top right! The funniest story! I had organised a play date with a Mum’s group Mum and all the boys were playing. One of them found “something” in the sand! They were all very excited and in an attempt to find out what it was we suggested them working together. So they made this little human chain, one holding onto anothers feet and then they all pulled!! It was hilariously funny to watch and we encouraged them!! By the way, we THINK the “something” was actually a tree root!! haha!!

Onto week 14


Both ages together and for this week I have used the Shimelle 12×12 paper pad – I don’t think this range had a name but it was her 1st with American Crafts. I have used some of the cut apart sheets and also some of the 12 x 12 papers. Added in some washi, some of the Shimelle stickers and rub ons and used my little butterfly punch by Stampin Up.


I might add here too that that little insta camera card thing I have had in my stash for AGES – like 2 years or something and am so happy to have it on a layout. There is another on the right hand side on the big panoramic sunset picture that came with this one too so yay for using stuff!!


This is a Simple Stories page protector and I love the design but there is one little thing that bugs me to no end everytime I use it!! That top 4″ x 12″ pocket is actually more like 4 x 12 1/2″ (ish) so everything rattles around in there until you staple it in (or the like) but this time I outsmarted it! I have actually mounted the photo on 2 pieces of that patterned paper but you can’t see the join unless you go looking for it – I have covered it up pretty well!!

Week 14 was the week of Easter so I, of course, have an insert!

I have used another Simple Stories page protector for this one – love the 6×8 pocket!!

Here is the front of the page. I think that the pink card comes from possibly the Heidi Swapp Favourite Things or perhaps the Blush core kit. Either way I thought it was cute and decided that even though these pages are all about the boys pink was totally acceptable since it was Easter πŸ˜‰
That bunny came from Corbett Creations – so cute!!


And this side is all about Easter Sunday. And my boys. Of course!! And chocolate!! Haha!

The card on the top right has been in my stash I think since 2013 – I participated in a swap and totally forgot I had it. But the Easter Bunny found it, raided my stash for some alphas to spell “HOPPY EASTER” found my green highlighter and signed it LOVE E.B. with a little pawprint he drew. What a clever bunny πŸ˜‰


And the last photo for this post! Phew!
I just love this photo of my boys. They were so totally excited and happy and looking forward to diving into their stash of chocolates! Those brads, something else that has been in my stash for I dont even know how long – I think I purchased them to document Jacob’s 1st Easter which was in 2010….

So, that is it for me – my hand is sore from all this typing!! Haha!!

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my pages and I would love any comments you would love to take the time to leave! I hope to be “caught up” to where I am in real life in blog land soon so that I can start doing weekly shares of our album!!

Anyways, happy scrapping!!

Melinda
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December Daily Days 1-4 with Heidi Swapp yummies!

Hello there!!

Firstly, thank you so much for taking the time to drop by and take a peek at my creation!! I think this post is going to be photo heavy too, FYI πŸ˜‰


So, as I shared a few posts ago I decided ages ago that I was going to use the Heidi Swapp Believe mini album for my DD this year – I figured if I had zero time to get anything done at least the base pages were done and all I would need to do would be add photos and journalling πŸ™‚

I gotta say, the gorgeousness of this album has made me want to play, play and play!!

Without further ado here you go with the cover:


So, I have used some bits and pieces from my stash but have also used some Believe banners, Believe ephemera and some washi (the gold – love this!!) from Freckled Fawn. I have used my own handwriting along with my silhouette and printer to do the Sweetman and used Heidi Swapp colour magic letters for the December and gorgeous gold glittery thickers for the 2013. So happy with how this turned out!!Β 


And just a close up of the bottom corner πŸ™‚

Onto the inside! I have seriously had so much fun putting this together!!


This is the 1st page you open up to and I love this pic of my little family!
We had a family shoot done pretty recently by the lovely Nadine over at Nadine Stanford PhotographyΒ and I am so happy with the shots and the way the turned out in general!

This is the 1st page after the 1st tag – another GORGEOUS pic – this time of my handsome littlest men. Thank you Nadine!! More Heidi ephemera and some paper from the 6×6 paper pad πŸ™‚


I haven’t done a heap with these 2 tags as yet. I have used my tiny attacher to attach a couple of vellum tags!
On the left hand side tag there is a little card I played with in PSE and when I went to stick it down the red was SO. BOLD. I used some scraps of vellum as a little banner flap over the top to soften it up a bit.
And here is the card in digi form πŸ™‚ The image is from Sweet Shoppe DesignsΒ from their December Daily Digi Kit and the words are Ali Edwards from one of the Christmas PSD templates found here.

Here is the transperency with some Believe banners and again that gorgeous washi from Freckled Fawn.


And our Day One πŸ™‚
All about decorating in this house. We did also have my husband’s work Christmas family day but the tree won out! I have photographed 3 balls that represented our colour scheme this year – totally inspired by Heidi’s Believe range πŸ˜‰ And also, one of my most favourite little decorations – a little Eeyore in a ball catching a snowflake on his little nose.


Day Two.
We went and saw a friend of ours who’s little boy was celebrating his 2nd birthday πŸ™‚ We also got to enjoy some of the left over cake (his party was the day before but we missed it) which both of my boys LOVED! Again, more Believe ephemera, some gold glitter thickers and also some of Heidi’s glitter buzz words, oh, and more washi!!



Day Three.
A pretty ordinary Tuesday morning here but on a drive I turned around to see my 2 favourite little guys holding hands. A-DORABLE!! I edited the pic in an app called Pic FX – turned it black and white and added the tiny heart bokeh effect. I have to say, I am in LOVE with this page!! In love! More washi and also some from Glitz designs, the tiny black hearts. Some gold and natural coloured twine, some Believe 6×6 paper and the LOVE came from Maggie Holmes Flea Market ephemera pack. The banner is a little flap and I have added some kraft coloured card under to complete my journalling.


Day Four.
We had a Kindy orientation morning for my biggest boy on this day. So my sister came over and watched Hunter for me while Jacob and I headed off to school. He had an absolute ball and he is so so so looking forward to starting Kindy next year! So, today, Believe ephemera, some vellum from my stash, a PL 3×4 journalling card, some Believe 12×12 scraps of paper and the frame is from CTMH spritzed with Heidi’s Chartreuse Colour Shine.

Oh, I forgot to mention, the day numbers (the little stars from the ephemera pack) are a perfect fit for the Epiphany tools star tool!! Love!!

Thank you for stopping by and I would love to read some of your thoughts!!

If your DD’ing this year I hope you are enjoying it as much as I am and I am planning a catch up over the next few days!!