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Wednesday, July 22

A special mini release from Heartfelt Creations

Today Heartfelt Creations has a special little extra release, which is an add on to the Peacock Paisley collection. The feather image is so cute, and I super pleased that the team have decided to follow up with a co-ordinating die.

Peacock Paisley Bundle

I had this project in mind right back when the collection came out, but I never quite found the time to handcut all those feathers, so I never got around to making it. Well, needless to say, as soon as the die arrived, I got straight to creating this, and I am really pleased with the way it turned out. 

The die set also includes dies for two of the peacock stages included with the collection. I do enjoy hand cutting, but this particular image is quite detailed, so the die made it so much fatser and easier. I have a lot of people who take my classes say that they are not really into handcutting...alot of the time because they just don't think that they can do it neatly enough. Werll now there is no excuse. 

Each of the feathers were stamped in embossing ink, and set with a sparkly gold embossing powder. They shimmer in such a pretty way, without being over the top (and tacky). I added some dimensional paint and stickles to the eye with a tiny prill right in the centre. See the details you can get with the die now. Not even I, fussy cut witht hat much detail, and I am pretty particular. 

As always there are some incredible projects on the Heartfelt Creations blog, plus another video from the always cute Emma Lou (yes, she is every bit as adorable in real life too) on how to colour and cut these images. 

Monday, July 20

Ruby Rock-It Tuesday Tutorial |Alicia Barry|

Today I have created a step by step guide to creating a Family  themed layout using the "Something Blue" collection.

Step 1:  Distress the Wedding Something Blue Stripe Cut the Wedding Something Blue Solid pape to about 11 inches wide and heavily distress the edges and adhere to the background page.

Step 2: Layer a stencil over the page and apply ink with a sponge dauber.

Step 3:  Take some Diamond print vellum, and trim around the pattern to create two sections. Adhere in two different places on the layout.

Step 4: Tear some Wedding Something Blue Titte in two sections and adhere across the layout.

Step 5: Die cut a decorative panel and cut away the bottom corner. Ink in blue. Tear two photo matts from patterned paper and layer over the top of the die cut in two sections. Adhere the photo over the top. Adhere in place on the layout. 

Step 6: Adhere some flowers to the left of the photo. Adhere some wood veneers to the right of the photo.  Add some short strips of lace across the layout as shown. 

Step 7: Add some lace and flowers to the top right of the layout.

Ruby Rock -It supplies:

Wednesday, July 8

It's how many days til Christmas?????

It feels so strange to be working on Christmnas projects at the moment, while it is only July, but it's been the main focus of my projects lately, and its well worth it when I get to work with such beautiful products. Sparkling Poinsettia is the new Christmas line from Heartfelt Creations, and it is so easy to make pretty projects with this collection.

 For starters, I have made this little card with gorgeous poinsettia blossoms.I used gold embossing powder ont he white ones, and I really love the way they turned out. I really like the corner swirl image too. 

This is certianly not the only thing I have been working on though. Nexty month I will be teachng a class at Arnold's Scrapbooking using this collection. Here's a little sneak peek of what we will be making. Just call the shop to make a booking, I would love to see you threre. 

Also this week, I have a special tutorial post going up on the Heartfelt Creations blog. I really loved making this particular project, and I am very pleased with the way it turned out. Here's just a very sneaky little peek.  Check out the blog on Froday for the full reveal. 

Meanwhile there is plenty to see on the HFC blog, especially a new video from Emma-Lou on how to make these pretty flowers from vellum, and so many awesome projects from the team making so many different looking flowers from this same die. Love it. 

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