Friday, February 12, 2016

For you on Valentine's Day

Just a day or two away from Valentine's Day, and although we don't make quite as big a deal of it as they do in some countries (we don't do 'mushy' so much in Australia do we?) many of us do like to recognise loved ones on this special day.

So not being too mushy, here is my card:

I hope you're not getting too sick of the Crazy Birds, because I'm not - and won't be for some time!  

For this card, I used my favourite bird, because he has such a pensive look on his face, but I also added some hearts and flowers from another Tim Holtz stamp set, Crazy Things. 

  • The main images were stamped on blending card with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with Copics.
  • The hearts were stamped on scrap card, coloured and cut out, then adhered to the card front and coated with Glossy Accents.
  • I'm a bit addicted to the stitched edges we see so much, so after covering the bottom 3 cm of my card front with pattern paper by Kaisercraft (XO), I ran my shortened white card front through the Big Shot to 'stitch' just the bottom edge.
  • The Crazy Bird stamp set does not have any sentiments with it, and it is a lot of fun to create or find a suitable sentiment for each bird.  This one is pretty conventional, but I don't think he is too convinced of his intentions  - what do you think of him?  You may like to pop over to my blog to see another card I made - similar layout  but with a different sentiment - I Think I love you!
Thanks so much for coming by today - and happy crafting!

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Welcome to our New Look February 2016 Challenge & Blog Hop

Hi Everyone
Welcome to our new look Challenge & Blog Hop. 
Our challenge & Blog Hop is now open to both Australian & New Zealand residents!!

New Mood Board Inspiration : We have decided to change things up a bit from our usual cupcake inspiration images. I think you will love the new Mood Boards which will provide a wider range of options.  
I was browsing Pinterest looking for Mood Board ideas when I found this amazing lady who makes all her own Mood Boards. Her name is Audrey T. I contacted her & she has kindly allowed us to share her mood boards for our monthly challenges! 

The Challenge:

Challenge : Create a project using the mood board as your inspiration.
The project can be a card, a scrapbook layout, art journal layout or off the page's totally up to you!

NO Digital stamps please

The Prize :
One randomly chosen winner will win a $30 Scrapbook Boutique Store Credit.
Challenge Rules:  Your entry MUST
*be newly created following the current challenge guidelines
*link back to Scrapbook Boutique Blog
*not be entered in to more than three challenge sites
*you must be an Australian or NZ resident 
We look forward to seeing your creations.

Challenge ClosesMidnight, Monday 29th February 2016.
How to Enter : Upload your entry to your blog, click on your Blog's title, copy the URL, and add it to by clicking on the InLinkz button below
  • If you don't have a blog you can still enter our challenge & play along by uploading your entry photo to a photo hosting site like Flickr & linking the URL of that hosted photo into InLinkz below.
  • Tell your readers that you've created your project for the Scrapbook Boutique Challenge and link it back to this post 
  •  Leave us a comment
Here is my take on the Challenge using a die cut inlay technique.

The Blog Hop:
We also have a Blog Hop happening so be sure to visit all of our talented design Gals'  blogs to see their wonderful creations & leave them a comment. 
Comment Prize:
Play along, you could win a Scrapbook Boutique $10 Store Credit.
(Hop closes Wednesday 17th February 2016)
To be eligible to enter the Blog Hop Prize Draw you must leave a comment on all six of the Designer Gal's Blogs & then come back & leave a comment on this post where we will choose a randomly drawn winner.

Blog Hop starts HERE:
SCRAPBOOK BOUTIQUE (you are here) 

IMPORTANT : Please be sure to link your entry correctly, by clicking on the URL of your challenge entry post (not your whole blog ) & paste the link into the InLinkz Link Up below.
Please leave a comment after linking.
Good Luck!

Thanks for stopping by
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Sunday, February 7, 2016

"Life Adventures" by Narelle Riley

Hi everyone!

This month I have been creating with the "Provincial" range from Kaisercraft which features a gorgeous collection of floral, scripts, clocks etc and is a really versatile range! 


  1. Use "Hampton"as the base paper.
  2. Tear "Mail" paper to create two torn corner pieces for the top and bottom. Adhere at the top and bottom of the page as shown, then ink around the outside of the page with brown ink.
  3. From the "Chaise" paper, cut a 13cm strip, then divide into two pieces.  Ink the striped side of one and the green side of the other with brwn ink and adhere the two, overlapping on the page to create the photo mat backgrounds.
  4. Cut a piece of the "Toile" paper just a little larger than your photo.  Ink generously with "old paper" ink to tone the paper in with the rest of the layout,  then ink the edges lightly with dark brown ink.  Adhere over the two photo mats.
  5. Add the stamp sticker border (inked lightly with old paper ink) across the lower edge of the layout, trim one of the phrase stickers to suit the photo and adhere on the right edge, just under the photo and add a butterfly sticker in the upper left corner.  Add the large floral corner sticker in the upper right corner of the layout.
  6. To finish, select a clock from the "Hedge" paper, cut out, ink and adhere, overlapping the photo and the title sticker. 

Thanks for stopping by
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 Happy crafting,

Materials Used

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Watercolour Wonders Goodie Bag

Hi there - Linda here today playing again with Altenew's Watercolour Wonders Set.
After my last somewhat bright and bold card I decided to keep things more muted this time and have created a sweet gift bag...

1. Cut Lawn Fawn Goodie Bag twice from SB smooth white cardstock.
2. Stamp largest flower from stamp set onto front panel of bag (prior to construction) - the lightest ink first, followed by the darkest and then the medium shade is stamped last. Add just one layer of leaves for a subtle effect.
3. Construct the goodie bag.
4. Cover wood veneer thanks with silver pigment ink and embossing powder and heat emboss.
5. Adhere to the centre of the flower.
6. Silver tissue paper and a bow add just the right finishing touches for your gift.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Sending Hugs XoXo

Hi there! Angela here with a card using the KaiserCraft Me range and a little different to my usual style!
I have fussy cut the large blooms from the KC patterned paper and let them do all the work!  A few foam dots for layering and dimension and voila! I am liking the MFT label maker love clear stamps too!! Heaps of words you can basically come up with any greeting you like :)

* Trim smooth white cardstock 10cm x 28cm and fold in half portrait
* Trim Kaiser Craft Me range "confidence" on woodgrain side 10cm x 14cm and adhere to card base.
* on the reverse side fussy cut large blooms and layer on card with foam dots.
*these will be trimmed to fit later
*With glossy accents adhere pearl dots to centre of flowers
stamp sentiment on white and cut leaving a white border, then adhere with foam dots
*turn card over and trim off excess paper.
*Go over blooms with Wink of Stella 

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