Leisha’s Blog

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. 

Wednesday, April 15

Everyday Heroes from Heartfelt Creations

Thanks for coming by to see some more projects from Heartfelt Creations. This week we are continuing with work from the new Everyday Heroes collection. 

I am continuing with another layout with an ANZAC day theme. For this layout, I used the newsprint stamp with white embossing powder to enhance the background paper. I cut the main paper to create a frame, and added some red poppies using the Birds and bloom stamp and die. 

Next up is a card that I have created with a fun flap section. I really love the blue roses detail, in the papers I have used this week. I love that they come in a mini print for card making as well. This is not a themed ANZAC day car, but the colours would make it lovely for a masculine card, although I  think (and hope) that females would love it as well.

There is the most amazing project on the blog this week from Tracey Fehr. She has used the papers to make a model boat. I wish I had thought to do that with these papers.. and still may, as that is exactly the project that my year 4 students are going to be creating this term. I was planning to make a sample one to show them anyway, and these papers are perfect. 

Friday, April 10

It's new release day!!!!

It's time to share a brand new Heartfelt Creations collection with you. This one is called Everyday Heroes and it is yet another wonderful collection. 

Here's a few words from the designer:

Do you have an unsung hero in your life?  Your champion may never have a medal pinned to his or her chest, but you can demonstrate your gratitude with the Everyday Heroes Collection from Heartfelt Creations.  These epic stamps, dies and papers salute the extraordinary "ordinary people" who inspire us as they live their daily lives with honor and integrity. Greys, teals, khakis, creams and browns have been blended with distressed newsprint, vintage maps, globes, sailing ships, timepieces, combat boots, stripes, dots and flourishes to create a rugged, paper collection that is timeless in its appeal.  Six deeply etched cling stamp sets featuring detailed collages, inspiring sentiments and unique circular elements mesh perfectly with the paper collection and matching set of dies.  Let's sing the praises of the unsung heroes in our lives with the Everyday Heroes Collection from Heartfelt Creations!

This is a great collection for us here in Australia with ANZAC day coming up in a few weeks. I've been working with a few photos from ANZAC day last year when Kyan marched in his cadet uniform. 

The papers are also really cute for any masculine layout or card, with images like ships, and anchors. 

Check out the amazing lighthouse that Joann has on the blog this week. Such a great project. 

Thursday, April 2

It's Heartfelt Creations time.

It's that time again, new Heartfelt Creations project day. I love getting to share these beautiful collections and I feel so lucky that I get to design for this wonderful company.

The first one is a little side fold card. I really love the pretty daisies that come with this collection.

The next one is a basic easel card. I love how these gives extra display space on the front of the card. How pretty is the Peacock Paisley stamp. I really enjoyed colouring this one, and I think the white daisies are a nice contrast to the colours.

Please go and have a look at the blog and look for work by Anna Harada this week. It is absolutely stunning. I so love those purple tones.