Color Combo's Galore Inspiration Board #240 is BOUDOIR FANTASIES is LIVE!

Here is where the inspiration took me:

I was swept away with Lavender, Teal, Light Steel Blue, Plum and Lime.

Papers from the Kaisercraft Lavender Haze collection with a splash of Graphic 45 Secret Garden were perfect for this palette.

Some misted detail and texture was first added to the background 'Thistle' paper first - I used Glimmer Mists - Bahama Blue and Juneberry Wine. A little impasto paste and gesso was added with a Twiddleybitz Brick Stencil. Some more misted detail was added over the top over the chipboard overly with a Prima circle flourish mask.

This is the final inspiration board for April, isn't it a beauty!

My main inspiration focus was from Photo #2 - Focus on the Product - Frames.  The stunning overlay frame I have incorporated into the design is a Twiddleybitz OV002 Circle Flourish

 I also took inspiration from the shabby decor shown in the frames pictured in the Inspiration Photo #1 - I included Prima resin and die cut parasol elements. The vase of flowers shown in Photo #1 also inspired the large Prima floral accent on the shoe.  

A touch of bling was added with some rhinestones and pearls - inspiration taken from the shoe accents as shown in the Inspiration Photo #4. The shoe also inspired the shoe element incorporated into the design of my project - Twiddleybitz Flower Shoe Flourish  was the perfect touch.

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The key to a happy home....

Hello and weekend greetings!

I have a home decor piece to share with you today. This one combines a large Kaisercraft Standing Key and the Pickled Pear Collection. A few Twiddleybitz chipboard components were added together to create a little village effect across the top of the key.
The front of the large MDF key was covered with pattered paper with the edges given a heavy coat of white gesso.  This was applied with a stippled appearance to add a little shabby appeal. A couple of coats were applied to give a better coverage. The first coat of paint tends to soak in somewhat as the MDF can be a little thirsty.  

Once dry the edges were inked with a finger dabber and some distress ink.  Modge Podge was then randomly applied across the top and side edges of the key with some Twiddleybitz plastic shards then added and allowed to dry.  Diamond Dust also works a treat, the effect is a little more sparkly than using the plastic shards.

Glimmer Mists were then applied over the top of the shards. I used a combination of Tattered Angels Coffee Shop and Turquoise Blue. A couple of applications of each to build the colour up.  
Little houses were constructed from the Twiddleybitz Miniature House Kit . There are 3 in kit, all slightly different.  These were decorated using papers from the Pickled Pear Paper Pad and Twiddleybitz button emphera - these are available at the shows.
Twiddleybitz Cast Iron Gates, Skeleton Tree and Lamp Post were added to the scene.  Some Kaiser lace was altered with gesso and glimmer mists and applied across the front.
Pretty Kaiser blooms, ribbon and a few Pickled Pear collectable elements finish it off.

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Kaiser: Flora Delight

Prepare to fall in 'Love' with Kaisercraft's FLORA DELIGHT collection. With beautiful colours, elements and floral imaging, it will have the girly girl in anyone giggling with happiness.

 Now for a few projects created with this truly delightful collection:

First up a layout:

The reverse side of the 'Happiness' paper creates a neutral background for the magenta, pink and orange tonings to 'pop'. These papers were perfect for someone like me who likes to get 'scissor happy'. Hand cut leaves and floral blooms were layered with a few collectable elements and pretty paper blooms - a mix of coral, hot pink and fuchsia were clustered together.

Next a card for a special someone whose smile does make the world a much better place when they do
An easel arrangement was first created with spellbinders dies with lots of hand cut and collectable elements layered together.
And a little 3D altered wall art - this one is the Butterfly: 
The fence pailings were altered with Base Coat 'Whitewash' paper. Just love the authentic wood grain look with the touch of shabby appeal. 
 Flora Delight elements were added to complete this happy home decor sentiment piece.


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From our house to yours...

Earlier last year I was invited to create a beyond the page project for Scrapbook Creations that  showcased a few photos.  A Twiddleybitz House Printers Tray creates a beautiful foundation -  I loved putting this little house project together as seen in SC #96:

'From our house to yours'

The Printers Tray was relatively easy to construct - it came with instructions and was decorated with patterned papers from the Kaiser Turtle Dove Collection. This was one of my favourite Kaiser Christmas releases from last year. Although a Christmas range, the colours are classic and quite decor neutral and worked well for the project. The inside and outside of the tray were 'wallpapered' and 'rendered'.
A few family photos taken through the year were added to the rooms. As they were taken at differed times, they were altered to black and white to coordinate. Twiddleybitz furniture pieces FUR007 and FUR008 add a little homely feel and a medley of Prima flowers, vines and leaves add a touch of sweetness.
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NSW here I come...

Only a few more sleeps to go

NSW friends,I am heading your way...  Come by and say HI and see the fabulous Twiddleybitz booth at the Papercrafts Festival at the Penrith Panthers Exhibition Marquee from April 5-7th 2013.  

There are still a few spots left for my Twiddleybitz Fabulous Overlay Class - Contact NICOLE 08 9206 3667 to secure your spot for Friday 5th April ... AND to book a Saturday's class as well. 

I've had so much fun putting together my debut Twiddleybitz class for Penrith. Here is a peek at what we will be recreating

And a little closer peek:

Colour# Twiddleybitz Chipboard= Creative Fun

 See you at the show!


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CCG#237 is Live

Color Combos Galore Challenge 237 is: Raspberry Delight!
And what a delight it is: 
Here is my take on the Inspiration Board:

I worked with papers from the Inkido Sunshine Collection with a touch of Glitz Designs Love You Madly for Turquoise and Prima Divine for the Pear colour.

Main Focus was from Inspiration Photo 1 where the focus was on tools. Die cut elements were created using Memory Box Dies for the floral spray and butterfly. Corner punches were also used to add a decorative element to some of the patterned papers. Border punches created decorative strips.

The posy of flowers in Photo 1 were the inspiration for the clusters of pretty Manor House Creations and Prima blooms. The fret work of the box was the inspiration for the embossed element sitting behind the photo. 
From Inspiration Photo 2: Focus on Typography -  A mixed font title was added with a digital Ali Edwards brush to the photo. 'You are my most favourite memory' is also a digital brush from the same Ali Edwards set - I printed this one out in the raspberry hex colour onto paper and then cut around and attached. I also took inspiration from the word 'favourite' as included in the title as well as the picture of the frame reflected in the larger square patterned paper elements and the Twiddleybitz chipboard garden gazebo frame element.   

From Inspiration Photo 4: Focus on Theme - Butterflies. A die cut butterfly and a chipboard butterfly feature. 

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Congratulations to Sharon L Hegglund! You definitely used your GlueGlider Pro+ in a way that is truly unique!
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Who likes free stuff?!

Let us know what unique and interesting things you can do or have done with your GlueGlider Pro+ and you could win some cool stuff! Winner will be announced Friday on our Blog!

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CCG #236 is Live!

Color Combo's Galore Challenge #236 is 'IN THE NAVY'
Something gorgeous, bold and a just a little bit trendy:

Had lots of fun with with this and loved where the inspiration took me with

'Sometimes I get carried away' 
...well, don't we all from time to time.  It's good to smile and laugh out loud.
O.K so this color palette screamed Glitz Designs 'Yours Truly' with a touch more of the navy from Glitz 'Love You Madly'.
I took inspiration from Photo #1 with the Focus on Trend - Banners.  I **heart** banners and just a few of my pojects will include these sweet embellishments.  Here I created a larger banner effect with coordinating papers which sits under the photo.  I included the lighter gray of the palette as a contrast to the bolder mustard and red and chevron and damask patterns of the papers.
 From photo 1, inspiration was also taken from the bottle label with the inclusion of an elephant - this one was a fussy cut image from one of the Glitz papers. From the banners, I also took inspiration from the alphabet letters and polka dot paper.  The background patterned paper has some large lettering and polka dots are seen on the gray patterned paper used in the creation of the banner.

Something a little 'tweet' with the Twiddleybitz chipboard birdie as inspired by the bird image in Photo #3 and the little funky Twiddleybitz birdcage, inspired by the birdcage element as seen in Photo #4.
From the wooden table also seen in Photo #4, I was also inspired to include some wooden clothespins which I colored red.     

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MHC - Love

Sharing a little 'LOVE' today with this:

Glitz Designs and Manor House Creations blooms - this combination makes me happy! 
Yours Truly Patterned Papers with a touch of Hello Friend and few What Not elements from a previous Glitz collection whose name escapes me presently.  
Some subtle masking was added to the base paper - I used the reverse side the Yours Truly Motif with a Prima Mask, Arleene's True Snow and Tattered Angels Graphite Glimmer Mist misted lightly over the top.

An assortment of Manor House Flowers from the Spring and Winter 2012 Collections feature. Ashlee, Capri, Ruffle, Imagine and Idyllic, were clustered together:
The colours of these beautiful flowers - Silver, Aqua,  Blueberry and White are so pretty together. The larger fabric white ruffles bloom is so dreamy and adds a touch of softness.

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The new Color Combos Galore Inspiration Challenge has gone Live. This week #235 is 'Sweet Indulgence'!
So much to be inspired by with this board - just gorgeous.

For my design, I chose Inspiration Photo #3 Focus on Tools: Punches and took inspiration from Photo #2 in recreating a carousel. 

To build my little carousel, I used Twiddleybitz Chipboard components: Cupcake Stand for 1, an Umbrella from the Kitch Chair and Umbrella Kit, Decorative Journal Circle and Arch Gate and Fence (with the fence removed).

I concentrated on the softer toning of the palette - Sea Foam, Blush, Ecru and Brown, with just dash  of the darker copper as contrast. The Prima Songbird Collection matched the palette beautifully.

Songbird Patterned Papers cover the parasol with a light stippling of white gesso over the top. 
A Border Punch was used to add a decorative decal around the parasol edge. A touch of metallic gold adds subtle accenting as taken from the Inspiration Photo #2 with the Gilded Frames of the carousel. Stippling and Pearls were added to replicate the texture of Inspiration Photo #2.
Organza Ribbon drapes delicately over the carousel - inspiration for this was taken from Inspiration Photo #1 with the drapes.  An ornate decorative gate sits in the background - Inspiration again from Photo #1 with the arch work.
The horse is stamped with Prima Red Bark Ink and a Magnolia Rubber Stamp. A paper skirt was created with a length of coordinating patterned paper with one of the edges punched with a decorative border punch.  To continue with the decorative edge effect - a paper doily and die cut doily were layered over the top of Twiddleybitz Decorative Journal Circle.
Hand Cut elements from Songbird patterned papers and pretty Prima blooms in tonings of blush, sea foam, ecru and brown are clustered together to add a touch of sweet elegance.
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CCG #234 is Live!!

This week's Challenge: CCG #234 is Moonlight Serenade!
Check out this gorgeous inspiration board  

I really like these colors together and have a particular fondness for blue gray. Although these are not always colors that I choose to work with for papercrafting I thank CCG for the challenge and making me get my 'blue gray' mojo on.

I chose Inspiration Photo #2 – “Focus On Product - Flowers" as the focus for my layout. Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love my flowers. Here I clustered an assortment of Prima and Manor House Creations blooms - the larger brown roses incorporated as a contrast to the softer toning.

The background of my base paper (recycled Prima 12 x 12 mask packaging) was altered with some pattern detail from Inspiration Photo #4 (using a mask) along with some embossing powder from Inspiration Photo #1. Clear Sparkle was used over the top of some texture paste to add subtle shimmer.
Some stamped bird elements with ink were also added from Inspiration Photo #3. I used Kaisercraft Periwinkle Clear Stamps for these feathered beauties. 
Glitz Design Love You Madly patterned papers along with a touch of Melissa Frances were combined with Twiddleybitz Chipboard Elements - FRA017 Queen Anne Oval Frame, XMAS033 Christmas Flourish and Stars, FRA004 Vic Coll Fancy Oval Frame and ALP004 Twiddley Square Alpha all of which were inked with Maya Road Metallic Silver. 

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