Thursday, November 13, 2014

'Cherish the little moments' Layout (The Scrap Cottage Kit)

Well it's been a little while since my last Scrap Cottage kit and I am pleased to announce we have a brand new kit available :) :)

The kit features beautiful papers from Blue Fern Studios Montage Collection as well as BFS Chipboard, Prima resin and beautiful flowers.

'Cherish the little moments'

close ups

Happy Scrappin

Mandie xx

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Prima Cigar Box Secrets Mini Album

Hello Hello!!!
I have popped by today to share this stunning mini album created for a class on the weekend at The Scrap Cottage.

This album was created with Prima's new Cigar Box Secrets collection, this collection was so easy to work with. It has stunning vintage inspired imagery and a beautiful array of coordinating embellishments.

The Cover

Cover close ups

Inside pages

Thanks for stopping by and happy hump day

Mandie xx

Sunday, August 17, 2014

'A dream is a wish' Layout (Class and The Scrap Cottage Kit)

Hi there, I am so excited to share with you my latest layout, this layout was designed to teach at an event called Workshop Wonders, the kits were sponsored by The Scrap Cottage, Blue Fern Studios and Imaginarium Designs (there are a few left over if you would like one). I was so happy to be involved in this and the kit is absolutely gorgeous! 

The kits can be found HERE

'A Dream is a Wish'

Thanks for stopping by

Mandie xx

Friday, July 25, 2014

'Delight' Layout

Hey there!! 
Happy Friday, I hope you all have an amazing weekend planned.
I am here today to share a simple but beautiful layout I created using the gorgeous Blue Fern Studios Ombre Dreams Collection, these papers are truly amazing they are so thick and perfect for mixed media.

I just love this photo of my youngest daughter taken at our family photo shoot last year. I couldn't help but blow it up and make it the real feature of this layout.


Thanks a million for stopping by
and Happy Scrappin

Mandie xx

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Precious Moments Canvas Suitcase and Mini Album

Hi There Guys,
I am super excited to share this project with you today.... I had an absolute blast making it...
I created this little 8x10 canvas suitcase from 3 narrow frame canvases (cutting the canvas out of one). The mini is made from paper bags it consists of 4 pages and it fits perfectly inside the suitcase.
I have added magnets to the back of the album and the base of the suitcase to stop the album from moving around inside.

I have embossed the chipboard words using 3 colours to achieve a vintage metal look.

Although hard to see I have added texture to the front of the suitcase and mini using matte gel medium
Both the album and the suitcase have a chain of hanging trinkets

The handle on the suitcase was made with a piece of medium weight chipboard covered with patterned paper and attached using Tim Holtz small hinges.

Materials used: Prima Something Blue collection, Trinkets, Crochet Icons, Trim, Mask and Flowers, Tim Holtz Trinkets, Imaginarium Designs Chipy, Scrap FX Chippy, Zing Embossing Powder, Seam Binding Ribbon Liquitex Gel Medium and TSC Trinkets

Thanks for stopping by, Until next time Happy Scrapping

Mandie xx

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A Mother's Love

Good Evening Everyone,

Tonight I wanted to share with you my most recent altered project.
Here I have altered 3 embroidery hoops to create a wall hanging of my 3 beautiful girls
I just love how this turned out.

Materials used: Embroidery hoops (10in, 8in and 6in), Prima burlap panels, mask, flowers, resin and Princess collection papers (photo mats) , Tattered Angels glimmer mist, Heidi Swapp color shine, Liquitex modeling paste, Stampendous shabby embossing enamel, Twiddleybitz chippy, Dusty Attic chippy, gesso, teal paint and Cottage Cutz bella leafy branch die

Some close ups

Tip: when layering hoops I have backed each one with medium weight chipboard and have stacked small squares of cardboard box to be glued under the hoops to add stability. see below

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Scrappin
Mandie xx

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Stunning Bouquet

Good evening Scrappy People,

Not exactly scrapbooking but I thought I would share anyway....

A dear friend of mine was renewing their marriage vows after being happily married for 30 years, and I offered to make her bouquet.
I was inspired by the things she loves and the wedding location to make this shabby chic beach themed bouquet.
This bouquet really took some work but it was so worth it.
All the flowers are completely handmade with real shells and vintage style brooches to give it that real shabby chic look.

The burlap roses were made using Prima's Burlap sheets, the carnations were made with torn strips of chiffon and the teal roses were made with satin ribbon. I had some tiny shells in my stash and these fitted in perfectly with a few pearls here and there.  

I hope I have inspired you to try something a little different

Happy scrapping

Mandie xx

Monday, March 3, 2014

Mixed Media Canvas *Class at The Scrap Cottage*

Hi again
I am here to share another class I have created for The Scrap Cottage, this time I have made a mixed media canvas with a feminine or masculine version to choose from. I really do love getting messy with mixed media and these canvases were so much fun to create :)

For the masculine version I have used a Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells paper layered with tissue paper, Liquitex sand medium mixed with black gesso, Prima stencil and trinkets, Twiddleybitz chippy cogs, Stampendous embossing powder, Tim Holtz tiny gears and distress paint along with Kaisercraft blooms.

and for the feminine version a Prima Fairy Rhymes paper layered with tissue paper, Liquitex modeling paste, Prima stencil and trinkets, Twiddleybitz chippy cogs, Stampendous embossing powder, Tim Holtz tiny gears, gesso and Kaisercraft blooms.

Thanks for stopping by
Until next time Happy Scrappin
Mandie xx

Friday, February 21, 2014

The Possibilities are Endless

Hi all,
I have popped in today to share a layout with you.
I was inspired by Frank Garcia to create this paper burst layout.... The effect this gives is stunning and the My Mind's Eye Find Your Wings and Fly collection along with beautiful Prima flowers take this layout to another level. Not my normal style there is not a drop of mixed media in it, but when I look at it I am so in love with the way it frames the stunning photo of my youngest daughter.

hope to see you again soon
Happy Scrappin
Mandie xx

Friday, January 31, 2014

Scrapbooking Memories Masters Entry

Hi all....

So I entered the Australian Scrapbooking Memories Masters Completion for this year and here is what I created.... I received one Honorable Mention

Project #1 5x7 Photo - Little Angel Layout

Materials used: MME Find Your Wings & Fly papers and chippy, Dusty Attic chippy, Sheet Music paper, Die Cut Doily

 Project #2 2014 Calender -Shadow Box Calender (Received an Honorable Mention)

Materials used: Prima Fairy Rhymes papers and paper pad, Prima flowers, leaves, resins, siic, trim and canvas alphas, TSC trinkets, Liquitex texture paste, Tattered Angels glimmer mist.

Project #3 Unique Background - Sk8er Girl

Materials used: Black and White cardstock, Tattered Angels glimmer mist, Dusty Attic chippy, Prima trinkets, Tim Holts trinkets,  Twiddleybitz chippy, Gesso black and white, Tissue paper, Liquitex sand medium, Cling wrap, Ranger ink, Kaisercraft texture stamp, Ranger glue n seal

Project #4 Double page about a Journey you have taken - Expecting

Materials used: Pink Paislee - London Market collection papers, Kaisercraft blooms, Dusty Attic chippy, Seam Binding ribbon, Prima ink, Stampendous embossing enamel, Ranger glue and seal

Thanks for stopping by

Mandie xx

Saturday, January 11, 2014


Hi there everyone,
My all time favorite way to be creative is by altering items...So I am here to share my latest altered project

I love music and I love guitars but I can not play. So having a guitar sitting in the cupboard seemed pointless, This inspired me to do something with it and create an altered project to show my love of both music and scrapping. Mind you I did have to fight my baby bro for it but of course I won.... or maybe he just loves me.

I have used Prima's Lyric collection which I thought was very fitting  for this project.
(Tip: When creating an altered project of this size it is best to choose papers that have a continuous pattern for ease in making seamless joins between them.)
There are lots of beautiful Prima flowers and trinkets on this guitar along with Maya Road burlap pennants, seam binding ribbon, Out There Chippy and TSC trinkets 

I hope this inspires you to find an item that's just a little bit different and alter it
Happy Scrappin

Mandie xx