Saturday, 30 November 2013

Two Pink Paislee Tags by Keren Tamir

Today is my last post for my November GD at Sassy Scrappers and I've created these two fun tags to wrap up the month.
I want to thank Olga for inviting me this month to be a guest designer. I had so much fun working with these Pink Paislee papers.

I truly loved working with the Color Wash collection from Pink Paislee. The pastel colors were just divine and I love the words on these fun tags.

Pink Paislee: Color wash collection 
Pink Paislee: Color wash tags
Prima Flowers: Le Mia, Serenity, Layla
Cheese Cloth
Farber Castle watercolor pencils
Martha Stewart lattice punch
Black Micron pen
Seam binding

Hope you enjoyed my creations this month!!
Have a wonderful day!!


Friday, 29 November 2013

25 December Days mini album tutorial - Cover to Day 6

Hello and welcome to our 25 December Days mini album tutorial! 

I've been keen to try a method of documenting December for a while now, but fail every year (mostly because I complain that my holiday snaps are too terrible - particularly those early morning, Christmas day ones!!) This year I am making an effort to capture my favourite time of the year  - barbeques, swimming, sundowners, picnics, carols, beach days, snoozing in the hammock.... 
I can't wait! We are predominantly using Basic Grey's 25th & Pine collection which I found
nice and fresh for our warm Festive Season.

This post contains Cover to Day 6 instructions, but you can zoom ahead here if you wish.

Okay, so let's start with our COVER

Our Basic Grey 25th and Pine journal comes with lots of little elements inside to make our daily recording easier, but we are going to add some bits and pieces to pretty it up even more!

Start by taking the sheet of 'Yuletide Blvd' and trim a section that is 110 mm (w) x 80mm (h). Attach this to your cover, near the top as shown

Then, trim a section of the same paper, (using the scroll pattern facing up) to size 55mm (w) x 140mm (h) over the top (1 in the pic below)

2. Adhere the transparent christmas tree in the pack of 25th & Pine die cuts

3. Using foam tape, adhere the speech bubble over the tree

4. Trim a piece of the Maggie Holmes paper to 184mm (w) x 25mm (h). We are going to create a banner, by folding this strip at intervals 35mm; 52mm; 132mm and 149mm. Fold the last two on the outside edges, inside towards the centre to make the banner shape and trim a 'v' shape at the ends.

5. Add the die cut title supplied in your kit. It's quite a fine cut, so please be careful when working with it. It comes in two pieces (as the typeface had a break in the script) Just attach the 'er' separately but close to, the 'decemb'

6. Using the glitter Thickers supplied, create the word 'days'

7. I have added a few sequins to the front as a final embellishment

You will also notice, there is a charm attached with a book ring, to the cover

To create this:

1. Take the 'Be Merry' tag from the 25th & Pine die cuts pack 
as well as the large transparent yellow star. 

2. Add the year 2013 (or a word of your choice) using Thickers, to the tag.

3. Punch a small hole in one of the points of the yellow star.

4. Thread the tag and the star onto the book ring.

5. Tie some seam binding onto the book ring


For the inside cover, start by trimming some of the vellum supplied to 95mm (w) x 155mm (h)

Using a hole punch, punch a row of holes close to the bottom edge. You are now going to snip a gap between the bottom bit of the punched hole and the bottom of the paper (as shown by the arrows below). Do this along the whole row. This will give the illusion of ripped notepaper. If you have a notebook punch, then by all means, use that. This is a cheat's way that I use often.

Next, take the calendar transparency from the 25Th & Pine die cuts pack and adhere it over the top of the vellum. I have placed a star sequin under the number 25 using a glue dot and a tweezer.

Finish it off with the 'deck the halls' and a 'holly' transparency, some sequins, a 'tis the season Elle's Studio snippet and the yellow epoxy button


I've just popped a number '1' from the 25th & Pine number die cuts 
and wrapped a bit of the gold twine around it


Again, just attached the number '2'.
* I've given the darker green areas of all of the green numbers, a coat of glossy accents 
for a bit of shine. This is optional. 


Let's open door number 3 with this advent calendar type door!

To create this advent door:

Start by cutting a shape on the circular page. This can be any shape really, as long as it's inside the white area. I've chosen a semi circle shape with an extended area that I am going to use as my 'door'. 
I just cut this with a craft knife.

Next, turn the flap over, and using some vellum or tracing paper, trace the shape of the white area.

Cut this piece of vellum out and place over a piece of the Maggie Holmes paper. 
I have chosen this bright yellow to inject a bit of that Aussie summer Christmas feeling into this kit!

Next, take that yellow shape you have traced and cut out, and adhere it inside the pink area. The navy side will then be visible when you open the door.

Going back to our cut door. Adhere the bells from the 25th & Pine die cut shapes with some foam tape. (Make sure you don't put tape on the right edge as we don't want to stick the door shut)

Now adhere the little candy transparency over the edge of the door. Only place adhesive on the right side, as this will form a little latch to keep our door shut.

Inside, I have placed a large '3' from the 25th & Pine numbers onto some foam tape. 
(I have popped some glitter over the darker areas - this is optional.)

You could also put some glitter over the berries on the bells as well.


Simply embellished with the navy tree epoxy sticker, a snowflake transparency and the number '4'


This page has a fun pocket and I have created a removable tag to go inside.

To make the tag, cut a section of the 'Sleigh Bell Trail' to 82mm (w) x 159mm (h).
Trim the top corners and if you like, round the bottom edges.

Cut out the tree tag from the sheet of 'Santa Highway'. Punch holes in both tags and thread with some of the pink twine.

You will notice I have cut a circular peekaboo in the pocket. This is optional.

Lastly, embellish with the 'Home for the Holidays' 25th & Pine cutout. (I have snipped off the house)


On this page, we are going to create a fun star shaker pocket!

Your kit comes with a pre-cut vellum shape. 
If you have a sewing machine, sew the edges together, leaving a space open at the top. 
Insert a mix of your favourite sequins and sew shut.

If you don't have a sewing machine, follow the same procedure, using double sided tape instead.

Add the 'Merry Christmas' Elle's Studio snippet as a final flourish.

next page is as such: Using the 'Santa's Workshop' 25th & Pine die cut from the pack.

* On all of the blank journalling pages, I have added some of the little icicles 
which are attached with a staple.

I hope you have enjoyed the process so far! 
I will be back again next week to share the next few chapters. 
I will also be on the Sassy Scrappers Facebook page 
with updates on how my album is progressing.

Till next time!


Thursday, 28 November 2013

Hello Giggles - Elle's Studio

hi everyone ,
this my last layout of the month using 

Elle's Studio Penelope  wow not long until Christmas 

for this layout i went for a pretty girly page as my youngest daughter is so girly lol

 i added some little vellum hearts and little bling and stitched them to my page
an little splash of pink water colour

and using Penelope Bits and Pieces as a title 

Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

October Challenge Winner...

Goodmorning Scrappy Friends... Olga here today feeling a little embarrassed...Can you believe I forgot about drawing a winner for the October Challenge???  Well yep, I did... Thanks to the lovely ladies that messaged me yesterday to remind me..
We have had amazing entries for this challenge, so much so that the DT and I could not decide on a winner, so we have  randomly drawn a winner out of a bowl...hehehe....
 The October Winner is: 
Congratulations Judith Armstrong....
Please email me at: with your details 
and we will arrange your Store voucher..
Many thanks for all your support Scrappy friends, we love hearing from you and receiving your messages, we also love seeing your work, so please keep sending it through..
Have a happy scrappy day
PS: dont forget to pop over to the shop for lots of new goodies..Sassy Scrapper SHOP

Maggie Holmes, Flea Market Collection

Hello Sassy Scrappers Leonie here today sharing more gorgeous papers 
from the Maggie Holmes Flea Market Collection by Crate paper.

I must say I think the paper I used as my base with the Heart Bokeh may
be one of my all time faves.  It's just divine...the sort of paper that you like so much you buy two
of them!  Or is that just me?

Maggie Holmes Flea Market Open Air Paper

This Crate paper range is here in the Sassy Scrapper Shop.

Here's the page I created.  
As the paper was just so gorgeous by itself I didn't want to alter it too much 
so I just added random light stencilling with distress inks.
then layered lots of the other papers from the collection under my photo.

I went a little crazy with a packet of Prima flowers too!
Which is not hard to do as they're so pretty but it's certainly a little different
than my usually 2 or 3 small blooms.  But I was really happy with the end result.
I tucked quite a few of the chipboard numbers amongst the flowers as an added embellishment
and some Crate Paper bows which are very cute as well. 

Here's some more of the adhesive chipboard from the collection
which I've layered on top of one another. 

And a last little favourite from this collection are these vellum and gold die cut pieces.
They come in the ephemera pack, there's a camera one as well you may be able to
spot on this page.

Thanks so much for stopping by. If there's anything in this range that catches your
eye all the links are below to the items I've used on my page.

Maggie Holmes Flea Market Open Air Paper Maggie Holmes Flea Market Found Paper Maggie Holmes Flea Market Ellie Paper Maggie Holmes Flea Market 12x12 Adhesive Chipboard

Maggie Holmes Fabric BowsMaggie Holmes Flea Market Border and Accent Stickers

 Maggie Holmes Flea Market Ephemera Pack Charlotte Coral Ice 6pk 

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