Sunday, June 23, 2013

Scraps Of Elegance June Kit (Part 3)

Hey everyone! I am back today to share with you one more layout I created with the June kit from Scraps Of Elegance. 

You will find the Scraps of Elegance website HERE and the forum with many active participants and lots of challenges HERE or their store HERE

To purchase or subscribe to these kits please go HERE. 


Here is what the June kit looks like...

"Whimsy"

Included in this month's kit:


Patterned Paper
My Mind's Eye: Find Your Wings and Fly Collection:  Layered Ephemera, Up & Away, Carousel
Prima: Lyric Collection: Box Office, Prelude, Recital, Tempo
Webster's Pages:  Modern Romance Collection:  Love Defined, Candlelight Dinner
Crate Paper:  The Pier Collection:  Ferris Wheel

Embellishments
Prima:  Lyric Fabric Flowers
Webster's Pages:  Modern Romance Mini Bags (2 designs)
Webster's Pages: Modern Romance Baker's Twine
Crafter's Workshop:  6x6 Flower Quarter Template
Queen & Co.:  Candy Shoppe Candy Stripers
Reneabouquets:   Our signature hand-crafted butterflies
Lindy's:  Baby Blue Eyes Aqua Starburst Mist
My Mind's Eye:  Find Your Wings and Fly 12 x 12 Cardstock Stickers
Inspirational Sketch by Suepup, created just for our Whimsy Kit

Patterned Paper Add On


Coordinating Paper Add On 

Cardstock Add On

Embellishment Add On

Floral Add On

Color Add On


Along with a new sketch comes a new sketch challenge - come play along with us, you don't need to use our kits to play, and you could win a nice little RAK (a $20.00 credit to spend in our store)!  Here's where you can find the challenge:  Whimsy Sketch Challenge


Here is my last layout I created with this beautiful kit and ad ons..


If you like the look of this kit and the add ons you can purchase all of it HERE (where available) 

Have a great day everyone :) 

xoxo Nadia



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Thursday, June 20, 2013

A mini book for Berry71Bleu

Hi!! Hope you are all doing well and doing something thats making you happy :) 

I sure am. Scrapping and creating is back at full force right now and its amazing the therapeutic qualities it possesses LOL! Just love my ME time while everyone is usually asleep :)

Now, as you might recall I mentioned last month that the wonderful owner of Berry71Bleu and Zeus and Zoe etsy shops, Marivic Clifton, has sent me a few of her handmade tags to play with as part of my Resident Guest Designer spot on her team. 

So here is a mini book I created with her gorgeous tag on the cover. Marivic's tags always bring out the romantic and shabby style in me. I love them. 



The base of the cover is actually from a past Glitz Designs die cut. I had been saving these and a few others from past collections and thought it would be a great idea to bind them all with my Zutter Bind It All and create a mini book for my sweet niece. 

Here is what the inside looks like. I thought she could use it as an album or ephemera keepsake book etc. of stuff she collects. 




Hope you like my little project! 

Thank you so much for dropping by today :) 

You will find the Berry71Bleu blog right HERE

XOXO Nadia


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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Once Upon A .. Sketch challenge reminder!

Hey everyone!

Its been a while since I posted about my challenge blog Once Upon A..Sketch here on my blog. Due to DT commitments etc. this blog is pretty active but today I wanted to direct you to the June challenge over at Once Upon A.. Sketch and hope you can play along..

This is the challenge for June..

   

Theme: What's your guilty pleasure?

Oh yes! We all get some sort of pleasure from something we really shouldn't. What's yours? 

Ideas for journalling: scrapping, time alone, food, going to a concert, a T.V show, time in the garden, playing , Facebook, your iphone, shopping, bags, shoes, computer time, designing, creating etc etc


Your layout must incorporate this theme and the sketch below. 

Please make sure that we see some sort of journalling on your layouts and please tell us where your journalling is . You are allowed to journal in any language but please tell us where on your page we will find your journalling. Remember journalling has to be a bit more than a title, or a generic comment. Hidden journalling is perfectly fine.


And here are the prizes available this month..





The winner of this challenge,as voted by the Design Team will be invited to come back in August as our Guest Designer. They will also win the main prize from our main sponsor for June.


Arts & crafts has been my guilty pleasure since the first time I picked up a crayon.  With time, my love of crafts ventured into drawing, altering items, painting, stamping & finally scrapbooking.  Kay's Kreative Korner was opened in 2009.  It began simply as a way of sharing a few of my handmade items.  I opened my shop with a couple of handstamped cards & a few pre made scrapbook pages.  Within a year, I stopped making cards and decided to sell embellishments--specifically butterflies.  I've always admired the butterfly & what it symbolizes.  Change, transformation, a new start, beginnings...with this concept I started making scrapbook embellishments based on existing butterflies from all around the world.  Today I carry a couple of unique scrapbook embellishments.  In addition to the butterflies I specialize in vines & beaded flowers.  I make each item with much TLC and careful precison.  My greatest reward is seeing how others use my embellishments on thier own projects & pages...

Direct link to shop:


Karla's Kreative corner has donated this prize pack  for the winner of this challenge...




Now here are the prizes up for grabs from our other wonderful sponsors..




Imaginarium Designs chipboard, is donating a chipboard pack full of their newest releases valued at AU$50.00 , with free domestic and international shipping 






Scraps of Elegance kit club is donating their main kit valued at US$35.95 value, with free Priority shipping within the USA, or free First Class shipping for international winners!




The Flying Unicorn online store is donating a US$25.00 gift voucher to spend at their store with free domestic and international shipping ! 




Julia Cotrim Scrapbooking is donating a patterned paper and canvas collection with free domestic and international shipping 




Sassy Scrappers is donating a AUS$25.00 prize pack with free domestic and international shipping 




Scrapbooking Fantasies is donating a ribbon pack  for 2 winners valued at over AU$10.00 each plus with free domestic and international shipping 


Njoyfull Crafts is donating one of the above prize packs or similar valued at AU$20.00 with free domestic and international shipping 





Get Creative Embellishments is donating a prize pack valued at 15.00 Euro,  shipped free anywhere in the world


SA Crafters is donating a prize pack valued at US$15.00 , shipped anywhere in the world. 





Digital Designs by Olga, is offering a $10.00 voucher to the online store 




Fancy Flair Designs is donating a store voucher



The deadline for this challenge is midnight June 25th Australian Eastern Standard Time 




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Scraps Of Elegance June Kit (part 2)

Hey everyone! I am back today to share with you one more layout I created with the June kit from Scraps Of Elegance. 

You will find the Scraps of Elegance website HERE and the forum with many active participants and lots of challenges HERE or their store HERE

To purchase or subscribe to these kits please go HERE. 


Here is what the June kit looks like...

"Whimsy"

Included in this month's kit:


Patterned Paper
My Mind's Eye: Find Your Wings and Fly Collection:  Layered Ephemera, Up & Away, Carousel
Prima: Lyric Collection: Box Office, Prelude, Recital, Tempo
Webster's Pages:  Modern Romance Collection:  Love Defined, Candlelight Dinner
Crate Paper:  The Pier Collection:  Ferris Wheel

Embellishments
Prima:  Lyric Fabric Flowers
Webster's Pages:  Modern Romance Mini Bags (2 designs)
Webster's Pages: Modern Romance Baker's Twine
Crafter's Workshop:  6x6 Flower Quarter Template
Queen & Co.:  Candy Shoppe Candy Stripers
Reneabouquets:   Our signature hand-crafted butterflies
Lindy's:  Baby Blue Eyes Aqua Starburst Mist
My Mind's Eye:  Find Your Wings and Fly 12 x 12 Cardstock Stickers
Inspirational Sketch by Suepup, created just for our Whimsy Kit

Patterned Paper Add On


Coordinating Paper Add On 

Cardstock Add On

Embellishment Add On

Floral Add On

Color Add On


Along with a new sketch comes a new sketch challenge - come play along with us, you don't need to use our kits to play, and you could win a nice little RAK (a $20.00 credit to spend in our store)!  Here's where you can find the challenge:  Whimsy Sketch Challenge



Here is one more layout I created with this gorgeous kit and add ons..



If you like the look of this kit and the add ons you can purchase all of it HERE (where available) 

Have a great day everyone :) 

xoxo Nadia

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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Dream layout for Riddersholm Design!

Hi there everyone.  Today I wanted to show you a layout I created using one of my favourite collections from Riddersholm Design Chantilly Dawn!


"Dream" layout by Nadia Cannizzo
For this layout, I used the Chantelle paper as my base, and mounted it onto the Chanelle paper which is a beautiful rich purple and gold, to create a contrast. 

I then used gesso on the Chantelle paper because I wanted a more neutral background. 

I used a Prima marketing mask (Brick Wall and Circle Lattice) , together with some pastel brown ink and thicker gesso to create the patterns on my background. 

I then applied strips of Chantelle and Chanelle paper, together with mesh tape and masking tape to create more texture on my background. 


 The white flowers are Riddersholm Design Ink It flowers . I simply inked them with a soft brown colour.The rest of the flowers are a mixture of older and new Prima Marketing flowers.  

The writing you can see above, is Kaisercraft rub ons which I had difficulty removing from the plastic so decided to just stick them down with the plastic in place. 

I really LOVED altering the chipboard you can see behind the picture. It is called Name Plate Plaque and it is from Twiddleybitz! To alter it, I applied 2 coats of gesso and let it dry. I then used Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze in Indian Summer to coat the whole piece well. Once that dried, I applied Viva Decor Inka Gold in Gold colour to give it a shiny and textured finish. This product is awesome and it is a very thick paste which dried quickly and gives embellishments an instant aged look. I applied it with my finger tips i random places.  Because the Gold was actually a little strong for this layout, once it dried I went over it with a few dabs of a Pastel Brown Chalk Fluid from Prima. 




I used Cheery Lynn's Nautical Wheeler Doily die and Collette paper to create the doily you can see above. 



 Just above you can see in the background I have used a stamp. It is from the Riddersholm Designs shop and it is called Beauty Advert . 
The little love heart is from Prima Marketing Vintage Findings collection. 




To create black splatters quickly, I used Tattered Angels Black Magic mist and splattered it in random places. 




You can find all of these collections at the Riddersholm Design online store HERE 
For your nearest stockist please go HERE

In Australia, you can purchase them from SCRAPPY KAPERS!!!

I hope you like my creation. Don't forget to drop by the Riddersholm Design blog HERE for HEAPS of inspiration using these gorgeous papers :) 

Thank you for dropping by today!

See you all next time. 



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Friday, June 14, 2013

Scraps Of Elegance June Kit Reveal!

WOW what a whirlwind the last couple of weeks have been. I tell you, it doesnt take long to remember how the days fly by in a bit of a blur when you have a newborn. Sofia is a GREAT baby, but day turns into night SO quickly and you feel like all you have done is change a million nappies, feed the baby a million more and try to get SOME of your old routines like cooking, cleaning etc back. I mean, things like showers are a novelty now. LOL! They are done in an extremely quick fashion between baby's naps at all sorts of hours, like 1:00am for example LOL! Or eating.. what's that? It quickly becomes afternoon and you remember the last time you ate was dinner the night before. Or sleep.. Ahhhhhh.. how I remember just 4 weeks ago I used to be able to sleep through the night uninterrupted. Feels like a distant memory. A glimpse of a past life LOL!  Its amazing how a human can survive on a just a few hours sleep... 

Of course it is hard. But it is worth EVERY single second, because I would never have it any other way. In fact, I pray that somehow time stops and she would be a baby forever. I detest the 3:00am sleeps in the middle of winter, but as soon as I am up in the morning I anticipate the time I have to do it again at night because its our bonding time. Imagine, in the still of the night, a little baby cries for her feed, her mum picks her up and spends a precious amount of time alone while everyone else is asleep, in the dark. Its our time together , its a time to process exactly what is happening because the days DO go so fast indeed and you forget how long you waited for these moments, how hard you fought for the chance to have another baby in your arms yet once again and what a blessing it is to actually have her. 

Yes, I do love our precious time together because it all goes by so quickly and before you know it they do not need you as much as they used to :( Its amazing seeing you children grown into independent and well adjusted human beings. But ... you do not know just how much your role as a mum has changed till you have a new baby and remember just how much the older kids also needed you so much once upon a time. Its bittersweet. You encourage them to be independent, but.. it hurts to know that as much as they love you and need you still, time changes everything and its a natural part of life that they move on. :( I better not think too far ahead. I should just enjoy the fact they are still little and cherish every single ordinary day with them. 

Well anyway, on that thought let me share with you a layout I created with the June kit from Scraps of Elegance. It is JUST AMAZING. If you are thinking about a kit club check them out as the kits are really well coordinated and the add ons simply extend the life and use of your main kit. 

You will find the Scraps of Elegance website HERE and the forum with many active participants and lots of challenges HERE or their store HERE

To purchase or subscribe to these kits please go HERE. 


Here is what the June kit looks like...

"Whimsy"

Included in this month's kit:


Patterned Paper
My Mind's Eye: Find Your Wings and Fly Collection:  Layered Ephemera, Up & Away, Carousel
Prima: Lyric Collection: Box Office, Prelude, Recital, Tempo
Webster's Pages:  Modern Romance Collection:  Love Defined, Candlelight Dinner
Crate Paper:  The Pier Collection:  Ferris Wheel

Embellishments
Prima:  Lyric Fabric Flowers
Webster's Pages:  Modern Romance Mini Bags (2 designs)
Webster's Pages: Modern Romance Baker's Twine
Crafter's Workshop:  6x6 Flower Quarter Template
Queen & Co.:  Candy Shoppe Candy Stripers
Reneabouquets:   Our signature hand-crafted butterflies
Lindy's:  Baby Blue Eyes Aqua Starburst Mist
My Mind's Eye:  Find Your Wings and Fly 12 x 12 Cardstock Stickers
Inspirational Sketch by Suepup, created just for our Whimsy Kit

Patterned Paper Add On


Coordinating Paper Add On 

Cardstock Add On

Embellishment Add On

Floral Add On

Color Add On


Along with a new sketch comes a new sketch challenge - come play along with us, you don't need to use our kits to play, and you could win a nice little RAK (a $20.00 credit to spend in our store)!  Here's where you can find the challenge:  Whimsy Sketch Challenge



And finally here is my layout based on this sketch..

I have a couple more creations with this kit that I will show you over the next few days. 

If you like the look of this kit and the add ons you can purchase all of it HERE (where available) 

Have a great day everyone :) 

xoxo Nadia



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