Leisha’s Blog

Friday, June 26

Heartfelt Poppies and Art Anthology

This week for Heartfelt Creations we partnered with Art Anthology for a blog hop. Art Anthology have a beautiful range of paints, so it was lots of fun to play with them. I was given some dimensional paint in lime grey and grey. To make the best use of them, I decided to make a little canvas.


 I used Art Anthology sorbet dimensional paints: Trolley Grey, Lime. I used the green for the background. I used the grey on the chipboard, and painted dots using a stylus. I also mixed some of it in with some thicker texture paste, which I applied through a stencil.

And lots of blazing poppies.

The blog post for this week included lots of projects from the whole team, along a new card making video, and a preview of the next kit coming a couple of weeks.

Thursday, June 18

Heartfelt Wednesday and a craft show wrap up.

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited to teach for Heartfelt Creations with Arnold's Scrapbooking. I taught 3 classes of cards using the Peacock Paisley collection. I hope everyone enjoyed the class. It was also great to catch up with lots of the other tutors, and meet some new ones.

Meanwhile, there is a new collection on the Heartfelt Creations blog called Blazing Poppies. This is such a pretty collection. The blossoms are a really good size and can be shaped backwards or forwards for 2 really different looks. 

As always, there are some incredible projects on the blog this week. There is so much inspiration for both card makes and scrapbookers. 

Tuesday, June 2

[w] on Wednesday for Ruby Rock-It |Alicia Barry|

Today I have been playing with the new Krafty Goodness range from Bella! I have used a white background as a contrast to the kraft papers. I have used some strips of colour from the "Vintage" paper to add a pop of colour, and the accentuated that with a big pink flower. 

I added some glitter through a stencil to the cardstock background along with some paint spray. The fussy cut flowers are actually off an older collection- Carnival Queen.  The photo matt is created with a Spellbinder die.

Tip: I find that the flowers do flatten out a bit in the packaging while in transit, so I always like to spritz them with some water and give them a good scrunch to bulk them up again.

Ruby Rock-It supplies used:

Thursday, May 28

It's almost show time

The Brisbane expo is only a week and a bit away, and the tutors are all very busily preparing kits for the show. I'm really looking forward to sharing some Heartfelt Creations with lots of Brisbane people and visitors. I';m very excited that both my Saturday and Sunday classes are sold out, and there are only a couple of spots left for Monday. 

In the meantime I have some more projects to share using the new Heartfelt Creations collection Cascading Fuchsias. This is an amazing collection, and the feedback has been very good. I will have lots of projects using this collection on display at the show, and hopefully, you may even have the opportunity to buy some for yourself from the Arnold's Scrapbooking stand. 

I really love this decorative die. It's so pretty.

And more pretty flowers just hanging.

My blog pick this week is a very pretty project by Anne Harada. Love how she has used this die with a different paper collection. Check it out on the blog here where you can also see a new video from Emma Lou and get a glimpse of the collection for next month. 

Wednesday, May 20

A new Heartfelt collection.

The new collection from Heartfelt Creations is out, and is one of my favourite collections so far (yes, I know I say that a lot). This one is called Cascading Fucshias, and is one of the most interesting paper flower die sets I have seen. These are truly dimensional in every sense of the word, and the colours in the papers are so very pretty. 

Cascading Fuchsia Paper Collection: click to enlarge

Here are a few things I have been working on with this awesome collection.

Cascading Fuchsia Layout
Cascading Fuchsia Layout

How pretty is this new decorative oval die. So delicate and sweet.

I really wanted to create a project that will highlight the hanging nature of these lovely flowers.

Meanwhile, you must absolutely take a look at Robin's work on the blog with these flowers. She is the master!!!

Wednesday, May 6

Another great week with Heartfelt Creations.

This past weekend I spent the day at Arnold's Scrapbooking on Brisbane's north side teaching two Heartfelt Creations workshops. The first was an altered flowerpot, and then in the afternoon we made three pretty fancy cards. While not too technically difficult, these were pretty involved projects, and everyone did a wonderful job...even if we didn't all get finished. I had a great  time with the lovely Arnold's customers and I hope everyone had a fun day. 

Meanwhile it is time for another project share from the blog this week. This is our last week working with Everyone Heroes before the new collection is released, and I am pretty excited about this one, as I know that everyone is going to really love it.

Go and check out lots of projects by the Heartfelt Design Team on the blog this week, and while you are there, you can see an exclusive preview of the next collection I was talking about.

Monday, May 4

Some recent work on the Memory Maze blog:

Thanks for joining me with some new projects featuring Memory maze products. I don't normally do matching posts, but I had such a great time with this collection, that I couldn't put it away. It was nice to do some good fussy cutting again, it feels like it has been ages.

Precious Memories

I have used Graphic 45 papers for this project. The florals are so pretty.  I started by swiping some Viva 3D stamp paint across the page in several spots, then used a hexagon stencil over the top with thick texture paste. I sprinkled fairy glitter over the top before it dried.

I used some chipboard scrolls to enhance my layout. Both pieces are quite delicate, so I didn't have a lot of surface area to play with.

 I painted each piece with Viva 3D Stamp Paint. This has such pretty sparkle to it. I then applied some glue in random spots and added some microbeads in a matching colour for added texture. 

Memory maze supplies:

Wrought Iron 45  flourish min buy 3

Precious Cards

Since I already had the papers out, I decided to continue with some matching cards.

I have used a hanging three frame split into individual pieces. I painted these with more Viva paint, then sprinkled fairy glitter over the top for even more sparkle.

On this one I also used the same stencil again, with the smaller section.

I painted each of the titles in Ranger liquid pearls, so that they would stand out over the frame.

 Memory Maze supplies


Card sentiments 3 110 x 160 mm assorted greetings Memory Maze

Thursday, April 30

Some Heartfelt Creations news.

This past week, my computer has stopped working, and so I have been having some trouble posting my projects, so this week, you get a double dose of projects, plus some details about my upcoming classes.  Of course, even if they don't make it onto here, you can always find my work, as well as heaps more from the Design Team over on the Heartfelt Creations blog.

First, some work to share. These projects have been created using the Everyday Hero collection, which is very timely with Anzac Day having just passed here in Australia.

Test Of Time Vintage

This next card is a window card. The stamped background image that you can see is actually the inside of the card. 
You Are The Best Sepia

You Are The Best Sepia

For those of you who are local, I have some details about some classes I am teaching very soon. This Saturday I am teaching at Arnold's Scrapbooking at Rothwell on Brisbane's Northside. I will be teaching two Heartfelt Creations classes. The first is a Birds and Blooms card class, although I believe his one is sold out (yay). My second class in the afternoon is a Butterfly Medley Gift Pot. This would make an excellent Mother's Day gift if you haven't already thought of something. 

Here's a little sneak peek. If you are interested, call the shop on 07) 32934390 to book.   

Also coming up in a few weeks I will be teaching at the Brisbane Scrapbook and Papercrafting Expo.  I'm very excited to have been asked to do this. The class is sponsored by Arnold's Scrapbooking, and features the Heartfelt Creations Peacock Paisley collection. 

The Saturday class is already booked out, but there are still a few places available on Sunday and Monday. Also, each participant will receive a voucher for a FREE Heartfelt Creations stamp of your choosing when you visit the Arnold's stamp. This is a $25 value. 
To book, head here:

arnolds session 1 web

Monday, April 20

Monday Inspiration with Ruby Rock-It |Alicia Barry|

Right while I have been preparing this month's Ruby Rock-It project. I have also been planning a surprise party for my husband's 40th birthday. I figure what better inspiration than what I already have going on around me. 

I had a few obstacles to overcome. First I had to do it in secret, constantly looking over my should to see if he was watching. I also wanted to make something simple but fitting for a male. Naturally for me Pinterest was my first port of call, where I found links to these printable chalkboard birthday signs.

I found some fun facts from the year he was born, some free digital papers and fonts and a cheap black frame from Ikea I had here already. All I really needed then was some twine in our theme colours, and some fun little stickers from the new Kraftastic range. 

And there you have it. Simple with perfect for the occasion.