Wednesday, 23 January 2019

'Handmade Cards'

Amy with you here today, sharing some handmade cards using the gorgeous 'Jane Davenport' Girl Flowers stamps from the store.

It is always nice to have some feminine cards in one's stash, to give to a friend on a special occasion. 
In keeping with the feminine theme I wanted to use nice tones based around the pink pictured. For both cards, I trimmed black cardstock down to C6 size (so they can easily be posted). Then I trimmed the white card to fit within it - and gave it a good coat of clear Gesso. 

Once dried, I prepped the background using the awesome goodies from the store - (fun!!)

For the background, for both cards, I used Dylusions by Dyan Reaveley - Shimmer Sprays in Bubblegum Pink, Crushed Grape, Pure Sunshine, Cut Grass, Calypso Teal - and ColourBlast Colour Shimmer Spray in Bling (love this stuff 😊).

For the white splatters I used Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain in 'Picket Fence'.

For both of these cards I used Jane Davenport Girl Flowers stamps as the focus. For the background I used Carabelle Studio Art Stamp - 'Edges in my Journal'. I love this stamp set so much!

Finally, for this card, I added some flowers from my stash and used some quotes from Tim Holtz 'Small Talk'.

For the sentiment of the second card I have used the Dina Wakley Media Collage Words from the store. The flowers and medical gauze were remnants from my stash - to complete this card!

Ciao for now! Amy 😊

Monday, 21 January 2019

Fun with colourburst

Hi everyone,

I used the Ken Oliver 12 x 12 art board for this layout and I must say it really reacts well with his powders.

You can find all the powders in the shop here.

First step was to spritz the board with some water, tap on a small amount of each colour, then add more water to get it to react and spread out. Dry off.

I then took a clear embossing dauber, wet the applicator on the top and made some splats. I did one colour at a time, put the embossing powder on and then heat set. Then went onto the next colour.

I then repeated those colours in the chipboard flowers. All chipboard is from KinderKreation.

I stamped some images onto the background using momento moonlight white ink pad.

The Color Burst pigment powders are fun to play with and create great backgrounds, hope you feel inspired to have a play.


Sunday, 20 January 2019

{comment and win}

{more moodboard creativity}

Hello blog readers..... I am back again sharing another page in my Manilla Art Journal inspired by the January Moodboard I really am loving the colour combos of this Moodboard.

For this journal spread I used Dina Wakley paints, assorted TCW stencils, Bo Bunny Glitter paint, Dina Wakley Washi Tape, sharpie and gel medium all available online @ 

I can't wait to keep creating each week with Manilla Files 
using the Moodboards as my inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by stay inspired all week by stopping by the blog......

Saturday, 19 January 2019

More moodboard love

Welcome to another fabulous weekend... whether it be summer or winter in your area I hope you are embracing each and every moment and making the most of doing the things you love with your nearest and dearest. Remember to capture all those memories so you can create a living memory from them... it is such a beautiful thing to reflect back on. My layout today is called Smile Birthday Girl. It's a pic of my beautiful daughter on one of her many birthdays, it was the happiness that was captured with her dad in the photo that brings me such joy.

I chose some awesome Dina Wakley stamps and a crown stamp from my ever growing stamp stash and stamped in three places on my 12x12 Studio Calico cardstock - Adirondack Ink is a great ink to use when stamping as it is a permanent ink.

I then gathered a few pre- printed tags and a large manilla tag and layered them on the layout with some muslin & filigree die cuts.

To give the layout dimension I added dimensional tape to various pieces when layering, such as the smile title. After it was coloured with the Artline marker I added the tape and then adhered it to the layout. I also added the foam tape to the photo.

Next came the paper flowers and enamel dots. As well as using the dots on the layout I also used them in the centers of the flowers. I also embellished the layout with some extra words in gold foil.

To complete the layout I went around the photo with a black Artline pen and punched the top left corner with a binder punch.  Don't forget there is still lots of time to create using  the moodboard as your inspiration & once uploaded to the Facebook page you have a chance to win a $30 store voucher. Enjoy your weekend where ever you may be and don't forget to get messy and create some fabulous memories.

tracey xx

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Pretty - With Karyn Schultz!

Hi Scrapping Clearly Lovelies,

It's Karyn here, and today I have a scrapbook page to share with you made using lots of goodies from the Heidi Swapp Emerson Lane collection and Art Anthology paints - all available from the Scrapping Clearly Store.

My background is  white cardstock and I've used a palatte knife to swipe over some Art Anthology paint in Sorbet - Cameo, Gemstones - Blue Topaz and Sorbet - Vegas Gold.

Next I added some splatters of Heidi Swapp Colorshine in navy, blush and gold. 

Once this was thoroughly dry (overnight is best) I added a strip of Emerson Lane washi along the bottom of the page. Next I added some gold photo corners to my photo and matted it on a white paper doilie and an envelope from the Heidi Swapp Emerson Lane collection. I also added some stickers and a Heidi Swapp acetate word  

I added more stickers and some gold thread in the top right corner and around the page.  

The gold word stickers my favourite - so versatile!  

Thanks so much for stopping by 
Crafty Hugs xx

Wednesday, 16 January 2019


Amy here with you today, sharing a fun boyish page, using awesome products from the store. I just had to scrap this photo, taken of my youngest, Sam.

At the time of the photo, he was tired after an eventful but stressful morning swimming competition. Our Samuel is known for getting into these crazy but quirky moods when he is super tired. We are all only human - right?!

My background paper is from the 'Boys Fort' range from a Pink Fresh Studio collection.

For the background, I roughly swiped some white gesso on to break up the grey (so much fun!). The gesso also acts as a barrier for the wet media I was to use next - from the store: Dina Wakely Media - Heavy Acrylic in Cheddar and Lemon; Colour Blast Colour Spray in Rainforest.
I have also sprayed some gauze with the luscious Rainforest spray - to add to the aquatic theme. 

Then, as pictured here, from the store, I added the following products before I mounted my photo: enamel dots from My Minds Eye; paper tissue from Dina Wakley Media, a 'date insert' from We R Memory Keepers 'Typecast'; quotes from Tim Holtz Small Talk; and wood veneer embellishment from Studio Calico Wanderlust.
 The chipboard title 'Whoa' and film strip were from my stash.

I have used a handmade heart and coloured wire overlapping it, from Charms Creations - the wire is from D-lish Scraps. 

I am pleased with how this page came together - and really enjoyed scrapping this one!

Thank you for popping by!

See you next month.