Monday, 18 May 2015

Playing with Mists

I've had mists in my craft supplies for a couple of years, but don't really do a lot with them. I usually just do a few random splashes. So earlier this month I decided to have a play with some of mine.
I used a big bunch of cotton to make an interesting pattern and four complementary colours of Plain Jane mists that I used randomly to completely cover the 12x12 sheet of white cardstock. I loved the result!
And then I created a layout on top of it. I do need to add a big title, but it is 90% finished (and I thought I would share it now or it may never eventuate!!!)
And a couple of detail shots
Thanks for stopping by.
Jessica T

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

As of Late

These days I see myself more of a "mother", "housewife" and "worker". Lately "hostess" and "CV writer" has been on the list too. But sadly "crafter" seems to have fallen all the way to the bottom.

I have had a couple of small craft projects lately. Not that I've photographed them of course. And I do hope to get a few more in before "chief house packer" moves to the top of the list.

I do appreciate everyone who stops by for a look, and I do feel bad for not doing new posts often. Bare with me. Keep popping in from time to time - you might be surprised! I will do my best to put up new projects when I can - when I can get time to do them, time to photograph them, and time to do a blog post!

Thank you! See you soon.
Jessica T

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Birth Announcement Layouts

One of my favourite types of layouts to do are those when a child is born. It is always fun when a new family member enters the world (yours or someone else's) and I love to do a layout of a picture of when they're only new and include all their personal details. Especially when it's not your child, those are the details you tend to forget, but it's nice to have a record of them for future reference. 
This layout is to be entered into the Artfull Crafts February Challenge for their Colour Challenge. This was the colour palette:
And here is my take on it:
 I included some mint green to match the colours in the photo. I loved using a whole range of pinks and floral in a layout, something I don't often do as I don't have a daughter myself. Her personal details are typed under the piece of spotty paper (they don't need to be available on the internet!)
 Lots of layers and dimension. The layout is made using the divine 'Sweet Pea' collection from Kaisercraft. One of my all time favourite baby collections.
 Alphas that have been in my stash for years! Queen & Co., I think. I loved adding the sequins as the dots on the 'I's.
The whole layout is layered on a piece of pale pink fabric-ish 'paper'. I really don't know what it is or where it came from. It's been in my stash for years and this is the perfect use for it! I love using old stuff out of my stash along with newer things.
Thanks for stopping by and having a look.
Jessica T

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Preserving Memories of a Childs Favourites

Is there something your child always had with them when they were little? Have you preserved that memory in a scrapbook page?
Mine certainly did, and it is something that I have never done a layout about. Something so significant in his life is something I should preserve for later years, and something I finally got around to doing this month.
My layout is based on this sketch for the Artfull Crafts February Challenge, which also has the theme of Love which I based this layout on - my sons' love of his teddy, blankie and dummy at 21 months old.
Here is my take on the sketch:
I had fun misting the background with two colours - teal and aqua. It gives it so much more interest, as does a few drops of the mists so it isn't just a flat appearance.
I had some aqua cardstock that matched perfectly, so I used that in three areas. And my lace trim was also in the same colour. I mustn't use these colours often, as in my random stash I also had the felt heart paperclip in the same colours, and the felt stickers. I used a little pop of yellow, in a visual triangle around my photos, so it wasn't all blue.
Here are some close up shots:

Thanks for taking the time to stop by!
Jessica T

Thursday, 12 February 2015

My first post of 2015

Saying Happy New Year seems a bit late, but as this is my first post of 2015 I feel I should!
Wow, what a busy start to the year I have had. Crafting hasn't been at the top of my to do list - well, it has been at the top, I just haven't had a lot of time to do any of it. I've done a handful of off the page projects, and this week I did my first layout of the year. But the project I have to show you today is part of a baby gift.
I started with these yarns:
And created this:
And the finished project:
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you like what you see. And feel free to link up a project of your own if you've been inspired by mine :-)
Jessica T

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Merry Christmas (Eve)

Merry Christmas everyone!
I hope you all have a fabulous day with family and friends - and if you cant be with them, then at least get some craft time!
And Happy New Year!
Thanks for your support in 2014, and I'll see you all again in 2015.
Jessica T

Friday, 19 December 2014

Christmas Countdown Week 6

My final post for the Artfull Crafts Christmas Countdown DT is up on their blog today. Week six is gift wrapping and tags, and I have a few gift wrapping ideas.
These are the projects I shared:
You can see the post, and additional photos, on the Artfull Crafts blog here:
Thanks for looking today :-)

Monday, 8 December 2014

Christmas Countdown Week 5

Week 5 of the Artfull Crafts Christmas Countdown is D├ęcor and Decorations

I have a couple of different projects up on the blog today, an altered frame and some textured baubles and tree.

You can see the post and additional photos here.

Thanks for looking.
Jessica T

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Christmas Countdown Week 4

I have my week 4 post up on the Artfull Crafts blog today.

Week 4 is handmade gifts. I used the Teresa Collins Candy Cane Lane patterned papers and stickers to cover and embellish a drink holder box. A great host or hostess gift, or something to give your neighbour.

Here is my project:

Click here to see the post (with more photos) on the Artfull Crafts blog.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Jessica T

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Christmas Countdown Week 3

Week three of the Artfull Crafts Christmas Countdown is in full swing, and I have my post up on their blog today.

Week 3 is fancy cards. You can see my post here.

Here are all four fancy cards I made:

Thanks for stopping by.
Jessica T