Tuesday, July 30

Some card shares using Spellbinders.

Just a quick share today with some cards that have been on the Down Under Direct blog this month. I have used lots of Spellbinder dies on these cards. It's pretty obvious how much I love spiral roses.

Monday, July 22

Some ManorHouse shares

So, as usual I have dropped a little behind again. Michael's been away for work again so I've not had as much time to catch up. Here are a few shares from the Manor House blog.

This first one is an altered chalkboard that I made for Amelie's birthday a few weeks ago. Vines made this so easy.

 MHC supplies:
Goose feathers: Gatsby mix, Razzles: pink, Sunflower: white/pink, Vine: light pink, Little Sweeties: white, Teeny Weenies: white, Shades: fuschia, Gelato: cherry, Rose leaves: large green, Poetry: white.

Next is a very rare layout of myself with lots of soft blue flowers, which is also a nice challenge for me.

MHC products:
Ballroom: Tango, Gelato: Blueberry, Glitz: blue, lemon, Teeny Weenies: white, Leaves: cream.

Next up is a wedding layout. This is my favourite photo from our wedding. In fact I have even scrapped it a few times now.I mixed blue flowers with hand painted fussy cut flowers from the patterned paper. 

 Products used: Ornate frame- Cheval, Glitz: blue, Shades: dark blue, Powder Puff: Blueberry, Idyllic blue.

MHC supplies:
Vine: dark teal, Sunflowers: white, Sweeties: white, Shades, apple green, Venice heart lace, Ornate frames: cheval, Goose feathers: roaring 20′s mix.

Saturday, July 13

New Release time- Ruby Rock-it.

I love this time of year as CHA is getting ready to kick off in Vegas. This is when all the craft companies show off their new releases, and as a designer it's even better when I get to play with the new stuff. (sometimes before the general public- love that).

This week following our blog hop/swap with The Twinery, Ruby-Rock-it/ Bella! Fundamentals have releases some sneek peeks of 4 new wedding lines, which I also happen to have on my desk. This means that not only can I share pictures, but I can also give a first hand review of the papers.

Here they are:
This first one is called At Last and I think it is my favourite. I love the contemporary colours and the soft tones. All of the papers are slightly shimmery which is nice. There are lots of journal tags which I like to cut and use for layering.
 Here's a layout I created using this range. (although my edit was a bit off, see above for more accurate tonings).

This next one is called Betrothed, and is nice for those who prefer to stick with tradition. I can imagine these would be popular for wedding stationary.

 Next up is Celebrate. I have created with this one, but can't share it just yet.It's very classic and elegant and would be especially good for layouts about the groom. This range could also be good for formals.

Last up is My  Romance.This one makes great use of a pastel colour palette just for something a bit different. This range can definitely used for far more than just weddings. My favourite page is one called Frame it. So pretty.  I look forward to sharing a layout with it.

To top off all the new ranges, there are also heaps and heaps of pretty embellishments. These have been designed around the wedding theme, rather than particular ranges, which means that one pack, will work in with some or all the 4 ranges. I espeically like the journaling tags.

Be sure to check out the Ruby Rock it blog each day for more examples from the designers of all the new ranges, and if you see something you like, let me know and I'll have Mum get it for the shop, or if you are further afield, let your local shop know so they can order it  ready for shipping on August 1st.

Tuesday, July 9

A new Design Team and a blog hop to kick it off.

I am very happy to have been invited to join the 2013 Ruby Rock-It/Bella! Fundamentals design team. The invitation came at a perfect time for me, and I have already been busy working on a few projects. You can see the announcement here.

Here is my first project for them. Such pretty papers.

To kick off my term with RR, I am participating in a blog hop with  swap partners The Twinery!. Such a lovely opportunity. We are now into Day 2 of our two day blog hop, so be sure to go back and check out all the designers from yesterday if you didn't already. START HERE.

Hello and welcome to the Ruby Rock-it & The Twinery blog hop!  We are so excited to be partnering with this amazing company this month!

Blog Hop Dates July 8th & 9th

Prize from The Twinery:  Solid Baker's Twine Sampler 

Prize from Ruby Rock-it: Carnival King kit 

To be eligible for prizes, you need to visit each blog on the hop (and will have 5 days to do so)
and leave a comment.  Please include your email address in the comment to help
us reach you if you win.  

Deadline for commenting to be eligible for prizes 11:59 EST, Friday July 12th.
Winners will be announced on The Twinery & Ruby Rock-It blogs Monday, July 15th

I was sent some Copper Shimmer and Mandarin to play with, and teamed it up with some pretty Arcadia papers.

Here's the list of designers for today:
You are here: >>>>>Alicia Barry
Kellie Winnell

Don't forget to leave me a comment, and it would be awesome if you would become a follower too.Head over to visit Kellie next.

Thanks for visiting.