Friday, June 5, 2020

Hello World .. tis me Janet ..

Its been a while, how are you ?

Life has been a roller coaster of changes, interruptions and patience building exercises for the past 2 years but I am dipping my toes back into the blogging world. I have missed it.

I am still scrapbooking and playing with mixed media and resin.  Albeit, the resin making is now purely for my own work and not for sale. I have soo much that needs a new home but am short on time and would rather spend that time creatively than fulfilling orders. In fact, if your after some FREE resin embellies, send me a message with your details and then I will provide an address so you can a stamped self addressed envelope with another inside it that is addressed to you and also stamped with $4 of stamps (no bigger than A5 size please) - so I can send you some goodies back - for nothing but some stamps! .. you dont need to tag me in your creations, but I wont say not to being able to see what you use it for. Open for Residents of Australia Only and offer closes 30th November 2020.

In my hiatus I have discovered a LOOOVE of kits, and how they all look some wonderful and blend so well. I may or may not (shhh) have purchased a few in the recent Cocoa Vanilla sale for NSD Day. To go with the ones I had from the Scrappery and Kitaholic Kits. If you have a super efficient way of storing them that wont cost me as much as a kit, drop me a comment below. Right now they are all stored seperately in 12" plastic envelopes.

In the meantime, I will get back to the safety of my covid-safe world and play with some paint today. I hope to share a few layouts over the next few days depending on how the weather goes for taking the pics.


Sunday, April 1, 2018

Kraft+ April Challenge ..

It’s been a while! Hello!

This is the 2nd layout I’ve scrapped since we moved states in January. 
We now live 800m from the beach here at port Stephens and are making the most of the relaxed lifestyle, close proximity to soo many amazing beaches and outside activities. 

The layout today was done from Kraft+ scrap challenge blog as a guest designer for April. I’m also the sponsor store this month with a $20 resin embellishment prize pack from The Resin Rainbow.. 

My layout came together really quickly and was borrowed from a sketch that I found on Pinterest. 

Here’s my layout and the list of how I worked it .

Here’s the list: 
Something old - denim flower at least 10 years old from a kit seller that’s no longer around ‘Polly’s kits’ and the ‘&’ button in the title that is a brad from making memories. 
Something New: the resin chicken wire shapes in white and rust red that I made on Friday! 
something borrowed:  camera washi from my daughters stash (and Chiyogami designs) and the sketch idea from lafabrikascrap blog
Something blue: blue paper strips, blue felt heart from Rainbow Splendour, blue arrow from charms creations and the denim blue flower.

Items used:
Pacific Blue & titanium white acrylic paint 
White gesso
blue felt heart from Rainbow Splendour
Resin roses in white & black from The Resin Rainbow.. 
Cut up black resin bumpy strip from The Resin Rainbow.. 
Hot air ballon from my stash
Ampersand (&) is a brad from making memories (circa 2003) 
Red wood letters from delish scraps 
Black letters are from AC thickers. 
Dotty black bow from delish scraps

Cut up Resin chicken wire in white & red from The Resin Rainbow..

Monday, October 30, 2017

Kraft+ October Challenge 'clear'

I don't often get the time to play along with Kraft plus challenges every month but his one was a no brainer. I had it all planned out for a week before I got to it. Way to excited to play along!

I Can See Clearly Now is the October Challenge! 

You need to use something see-through on your layout.
Think vellum, plastic, glass, bubble wrap etc etc. I see lots of glorious clear resin Embellishments! 

Items used:
Background was done using delish cross stencil and colourblast texture paint in tangerine dream and and royalty. 
Embellishments used:
Punchinella Resin Sheet in clear that I broke up into 3 pieces from The Resin Rainbow.. 
Half of a resin maharaj flower in clear from The Resin Rainbow.. 
Part of the starburst resin border and 2 edges pieces all in clear from The Resin Rainbow.. 
Assorted resin flowers from The Resin Rainbow.. 
clear alphabet letters 'GAPPY' are from the resin alphabet set at The Resin Rainbow.. 
Shaker Box is actually a clear cellophane bag filled with sequins from The Scrappery Kit Club for October. 
patterned papers and 'living moments' die cut are from the Kaisercaft range called 'chase rainbows'

 thanks for looking .. 

you can see the other kraft+ entries .. here!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

SUYS October Design Team Submission..

This month is all about items that start with F. Friend, family, feline, frenzy, fabulous. Yep, you get the idea.

The 3 challenge requirement  'F' things are: flair, flowers, flamingo and my title - well okay, I had 4. 

As always SUYS layouts need to contain at least 2 homemade items are:
Resin butterfly, resin punchinella sheet, scallop segment, clear bow, teal heart and tiny teal shapes by The Resin Rainbow.. and the hairclip by Rainbow Splendour

 here is where you can get your own goodies the same:
Resin butterfly - part of a set of 3 by The Resin Rainbow .. 
Resin punchinella sheet - i have cut it up and used small pieces by The Resin Rainbow
Scallop segment by The Resin Rainbow
clear bow (part of a set of 3) by The Resin Rainbow
teal waffle heart from a set of 3 by by The Resin Rainbow
tiny teal shapes are part of the jewelled shapes set by The Resin Rainbow
.. and the hairclip by Rainbow Splendour

Thanks for looking ..
Happy Scrapping
Janet xx

Monday, October 2, 2017

Bulk Color Embellishment Kit for October - Pink Whisper

This colour has been an absolutely gorgeous one to play with and create a embellishment kit for!

Includes all the contents shown:
1 sheet of 6x6inch card
1 white paper bag
a piece of baby pink tulle,
an assortment of flower sequins (not shown)
1 long piece of grosgrain ribbon
1 set of resin butterflies
1 set of 3 resin hearts
1 set of resin tiny bloom flowers (approx 6 flowers and 2 leaves)
1 resin single sided scallop border
and a piece of very flexible plastic with a light print of stars on it! ..

A perfect addition to your crafty projects. Add an extra layer of texture or interest when you use them. They look perfect on the outside of shadow boxes or off-the-page projects or on a page. 

Here are some pics of the kit, and a link to purchase it!


 Thanks for looking!
Janet x

Sunday, October 1, 2017

White .. with 1 Creative Team - Pink Whisper Oct2017

This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! .. it is an unfortunate fact that 1in3 people will be affected by this insiduous desease at some stage in their life. I myself have lost 2 family members, 2 very good friends. So this month is all about being aware, being safe and getting yourself checked!

Pink Whisper is the name of the colour for October and as you can see its a gorgeous 'baby pink' inspired colour. It was such fun to work with such a pretty colour tone.

In conjuction with the colour, this sketch is also available to use. You do not need to use it exactly as it is, its a sketch - use it as a rough guide to make your layout with.

Its used:
Watercolour paint in baby pink was painted on the background
Punchinella Resin Sheet from The Resin Rainbow was used as the main/bottom layer
Various Cardstock Layering pieces 
Imaginarium Chipboard scroll frame (cut in half) and painted black
Cabbage Flowers from The Resin Rainbow
Resin Dots from The Resin Rainbow 
Scallop Border (cut in half, ontop of polaroid frame) from The Resin Rainbow 
Tulle Piece from the from The Resin Rainbow Colour Kit for October

Now go and see the rest of the Creative Teams layouts for October and get the inspiration flowing to create your own layout in Whisper Pink!

Happy Scrapping!
Janet xx

Saturday, September 16, 2017

SUYS September Mid Month Design Team Reveal - mixed media challenge

New month, new challenge!! This month we want you to create something with mixed media! Don't forget to also include a handmade item! 😃

Here is what I came up with, I finally scrapped some pics of my hurricane boy on the day he got glasses. 

A huge amount of mixed media in this one. I did smears of colourblast texture paste in 3 colours, used gel medium to adhere some pattern paper with the glasses on it, added in some black stencilling, some stamping in a few places too. On top I added a cut up white lattice border sheet and some string was haphazardly glued under the pic. This was a lot of fun! 

Items used:
Colourblast texture paste in black, orange and blue
Stencil used was
Glasses pattern paper byWhite Hexagon patterned resin border piece (cut up) by The Resin Rainbow.. 
orange striped dots by The Resin Rainbow.. 
square striped dots by The Resin Rainbow.. 
stay cool cluster and star flair epoxy by Rainbow Splendour 
Blue arrow pin by Rainbow Splendour 
Glasses embellishment and blue flag pin by Delish Scraps 

Still got time to get yours completed.. checkout the SUYSBlog   or more inspo and to submit yours. Some fab prizes are on offer this month!