Leisha’s Blog

Wednesday, November 19

Heartfelt Wednesday again.

Another week gone past so fast, but the good news is, it is time to share new Heartfelt Creations work again.  First though, you may have missed the blog hop going on between Ruby Rock-It and WOW embossing. If that's the case, then do yourself a favour and check it out out here!

Now back to Heartfelt Creations. I have another boy layout this week to share. This is my cheeky little monkey with his missing tooth. For my background, I have used some die cuts from the All Geared Up collection as a mask. You can get the full instructions of course on the Heartfelt blog.

All of the new designers are doing an outstanding job, be sure to have a look at each of their blogs.

Monday, November 17

Ruby Rock-It and WOW embossing blog hop.

Hello Ruby Rock-It Fans and WOW Embossing Powder fans!  We are delighted to have you join us this week for the fun with our blog hop!

We are very excited to be partnering with this fabulous company and their amazing designers, so here's all the info you will need...and then come and join and hop along!

Here's the blog hop order, all you need to do to be eligible for our prize, is to leave a comment on each designer's blog and then come back to our blog letting us know you have done so!  Comments will be closing on Friday, November 21st at 11:59pm PST.

Here's our beautiful prize:  The Essence East Coast collection! [album not included]

And here's my project! 

First I used the Funky Border Strips  stamps (the script and the dots), then sprayed colour over the top. I then sprinkled Vanilla Sparkle over it, for both texture and shine. ( I did this while the paint was still wet enough to hold the powder in place). 

Next I made a heart using Melt-It! and Totally Teal mixed together in the Ornate heart mould. 

A little twine and some fussy cutting, and it was all done. I love how the background looks. 

Next, be sure to head over to visit Jennifer Cowles to see what she has come up with. 

Thursday, November 13

It's Wednesday again already!

Thank you so much for the lovely comments on my mask from last week, I'm really glad you liked it.

I have another card using the All Geared collection on the Heartfelt Creations blog this week. I've used a background stamp with embossing powder to create a shiny background in the window of the card.

Not only are there lots of gorgeous projects on the blog from all the designers, but you will also see a sneak peek of the next new collection called Romantique garden. It's such a pretty collection with a really great and different flower. You will love it.

Wednesday, November 5

Yay it's Heartfelt share day again.

Today is another very exciting week on the Heartfelt Creations blog as all the new designers are sharing their work for the first time, so be sure to check out their work and leave them some
encouragement. Candy Slabaugh has made a very cool steampunk hat using the All Geared up collection. and I also really like Debbie Sayers work.

I have a couple of things to share this week. both made with the All Geared Up collection. First is a card with lots of die cut gear shapes. I have used lots of Metallic inks and Inka  gold to add dimension  and texture.

For my next share, I decided to try something a bit different.I'm not entirely convinced I pulled it off, but trust me when I say that it does look better in real life. I guess you don;t know untyil you start playing.

 I made a mask like this last year for my husband to wear to a work party. It was all gold and black and had lots of metal trinkets . I wanted to have another go at a mask, using the All geared up dies as the main focus.  For this one I die cut the shapes in plain cardstock and adhered them to the plastic mask, then applied gesso over the whole thing. I was trying to create texture using the dies shapes. I've used this technique before, and it's a fun way to add some delicate texturing without alot of clutter. I then added colour with paint sprays. (Perhaps I could have gone a bit darker?).

I then cut lots of gear shapes from the patterned paper and added lots of metallic melts and Inka gold. I also gave the whole thing a light spray of gold at the end.

Anyway, here it is, tell me what you think.

OK, experimenting over, back to some cards and layouts. I can't wait to show you the new collection coming up this month, it's so pretty!.

Wednesday, October 29

One for the boys- Heartfelt Creations.

This month the new release from Heartfelt Creations is called All Geared Up, and it is a really great range for the boys. Many of the collections are very feminine and floral and pretty, but this one is really bold and grungy, so this month I can focus on scrapping for my boys for a change.

The dies in this collection are gears and cogs inspired, while also being in a floral shape, so they are very versatile. I used some metallic paper to cut some of these die shapes to add some extra texture to my layout.

I have also used some netting and some twine from Really Reasonable Ribbon, who we are cross promoting with this month.

This week on the blog, you will find the new Design Team announcement. I am really happy to have been invited to stay on for another year. It's been wonderful working for Heartfelt Creations, and I hope I have been a little helpful in spreading the word about this company in Australia. 

Congrats also to Karan, Oksana, Regina, Emily, Lori, Penny, Liz, Olga, Joann, Kathy, Marisa, Angelica, Nikki, and Kathy for also being chosen for another year. 

Welcome to Archana, Susan, Ann, Nupur, Candy, Maureen, Tracey, Robin, Debbie and Gloria, who are ourt brand new designers for this year. I look forward to getting to know you all. 

we are farwelling some of the designers as our term comes to a close. These people have all been lovely to work alongside. Bye for now  Gini, Sandra, Linda, Loretta, Kristie, Ujjwal and Kim.

Tuesday, October 21

Monday Blues with Ruby Rock-It | Alicia Barry |

This week I have taken inspiration from one of my favourite new dresses. (That's not me in the pic). I am really loving red and blue together so thought I would apply that to my projects this week.

 I straight away thought of the China Blue. I have had it sitting here for a while now, so I was glad to find the inspiration to craft with it.


The patterns in this collection are designed for scrapbooking, so the prints are quite large. To overcome this on a smaller card scale, I chose just a few elements to work on in each card and then kept the background pretty clear. I then used some bright red twine from The Twinery to add a spark of colour. A little red goes a long way, so I wanted to be careful not to overload.

 Ruby Rock -It supplies

Partner company supplies
The Twinery  red twine

Sunday, October 19

Heartfelt Creations catch up post

I've been away in Europe for the last month, and as much as I have intended to keep up to date on line, that just wasn't the case, so today I have a big Heartfelt Creations catch up share post for you.

First up I have some more projects using the Classic Sunflower collection. This is such a pretty range, and I adore the sunflowers that can be made with the stamp and die set, although I also really like how this card turned out with the butterflies as the focus instead of a flower. 

...on the other hand this one has heaps of pretty handmade flowers. I love hoe the colour makes the pop off the page. I have also used chipboard from one of our partner companies Creative Embellishments. On this one I have used a beautifully detailed butterfly and combined words from a couple of packets to create my title. I've embossed both in Metallic Melts. 

While i was away the new range was released for October. This one is called All Geared Up, and is perfect for boy pages. It is full of cogs and screws, and very cool cog die shapes. I have again used Metallic Melts on the die cut shapes to make them look a bit more grungy. 

As always do yourself a favour and check out the rest of the team on the blog.  I am always so impressed with what everyone comes up with and this week I  really noticed how varied the colours are that have been used across the team. 

Friday, September 19

Ruby Rock-It | The Twinery Blog Hop

Blog Hop & Giveaway!  | Ruby Rock-It & The Twinery day one
Hello Ruby Rock-It Fans! We are excited to be partnering up with our sweet friends over at The Twinery this month and we are having a blog hop with their fabulous team!

You should have arrived here from Jaclyn Miller's blog. If you have missed any along the way, 
check out the links below to get started right from the beginning.

Thursday, September 18:
>>> You are here: Alicia Barry 

Here's what I have come up with. I have made a couple of sweet. simple cards, but then dressed them up with some lovely twine from the Twinery. In both cards I have done some wrapping and then ties off with pretty bows. The twine is nice and soft and makes it really easy to get the bows into a nice shape. 

Supplies used:

To be eligible for our Essence Empire Bebe collection prize, simply start from the beginning and hop all the way through, leaving a comment on each designer's blog over the 3 days and then come back here letting us know you have! Comments close Monday, September 22nd at 11:59pm PST and we will announce our winner later in the week!

Be sure to head over to see  Rebecca VanDeMark next up. Thanks for  visiting.

Thursday, September 18


I am really loving the new Classic Sunflower collection from Heartfelt Creations, and it sounds like everyone else is too. There has been really great feedback already.

This week I have made a little "Get Well" card. I really like the way this came together. The denim colouring looks so great against the yellow and orange flowers.

I love that you can make a whole heap of layered flowers from just one die, and the new style of die which removes the need to make a template first makes it really quick and easy.

Make sure that you check out what the other designers have been up to on the blog as usual...especially Liz Walker's card. I love how she has used the same die in different colours for a completely different look.

Wednesday, September 10

Wednesday again already

The time seems to be going so fast at the moment. My little tiny first born child just turned 10!!!!  There's only a few weeks of school left and then only one more term til my last teeny tiny baby starts school. It's nuts.

On the plus side it does mean that Heartfelt Creations Wednesday has rolled around already. I am especially excited about this one because new release day... AND it's all about sunflowers!!! I adore sunflowers, and I am so pleased that Heartfelt have done such an amazing job putting this collection together. I would have been devestated if it hadn't been awesome, but of course, that was never really going to happen. Anyway, not only does this release have Sunflowers, but also butterflies. Another one of my favourite things.

There are gorgeous stamps of course, plus a die to make gorgeous sunflowers (Yay!!) and the die is an all in one die, making it super easy to cut lots of blossoms at once.

Classic Sunflower Collection

Here is my first of many projects using this collection. I got the easel from the local $2 store. 

I was so happy to get this collection that I have already used it for a commission piece in Australian Scrapbook Ideas to be on the lookout for that, plus I will be using it in a workshop I will be teaching soon here in Brisbane. It's not been announced yet, so I can;t tell you any more than that, but it is a kit class, using these papers to make an off the page project. The rest of the papers as well as the die and stamps  will also be available for sale both from me, and through A Crafter's Passion. Let me know if you are interested and I will make sure you get the details when it is announced. 

I'm not even sure I can choose a favourite from the designers this week. I really like how Karan has made her sunflowers with a white ink, and Sandra's birdhouse is so sweet, and there is something about Loretta's design will all the same size sunflowers that really gets my attention. Make sure you pop over the have a look at all of the projects here.