Leisha’s Blog

Thursday, August 27

A Heartfelt Share

I am here sharing another Heartfelt Creations card with you today. As I do this, I am sitting in a house full of my life all bubble wrapped within an inch of it's life, as we prepare to move our family from Sunny Queensland, Australia, to Sunny California USA. 

I'm very lucky to work for a company like Heartfelt Creations who not only will allow me to work for them regardless of my geographic position, but has enabled me to make new friends in the States so I wont feel so alone when I get there. 

Meanwhile, there are still things to be done, and one of the great things I have to do is to share my latest project. This is another card using the Framer's Market collection. I taught a class using this collection last weekend, and the ladies really liked working with the jars. They agree thast while we all adore the Heartfelt Creations floral collections, it was fun to have something really different to play with. How sweet are these peaches (pun intended). 

Be sure to check out the blog for a sneak peek of the next collection "Enchanted Mums" and a video tutorial using the Christmas collection.

Tuesday, August 25

Ruby Rock-It and Daring Cardmakers blog hop

Hello Ruby Rock­It and Daring Cardmakers Fans! We are so excited to be teaming up.

We have a fun blog hop that we are kicking off today!!

Yes, that’s right, you can sit, relax, and hop through the blogs of our Creative Team

members as we show you what we have been creating!


You are here >>>>>Alicia 



Ruby Rock­It 

Here's a  little card I came up with using the new Bella! Baby Girl mini theme.

Here’s the details: Enjoy the hop and leave a comment for each of our fabulous designers along the way, and be sure to leave one on your last stop, our blog! For those that follow until the end leaving your sweet sentiments along the way, will be entered to win a fabulous prize from us! Comments begin today, August 25th and will close on Friday, August 28th at 11:59pm PST. We will announce our winner the first week of September!

Thursday, August 20

Just for you... from Heartfelt Creations.

It's Heartfelt Creations time again and I have another card to share using Farmer's Market, the newest collection. I really like the apple image in this collection, and the jars make a lovely embellishment. As much as  I love to work with flowers, it's kind of fun to have something a bit different to play with. 

The whole team has been playing along with this one as usual, and have all come up with beautiful projects for the Heartfelt Creations blog.  As someone who especially loves to create off the page projects, I am always blown away by what Joann come up with. Check the blog to see her gorgeous little fruit cart. 

Wednesday, August 12

Farmer's Market collection with Heartfelt Creations

It's Heartfelt Creations Wednesday again, but it is also new collection day.  The Farmer's Market collection is a little different to other ranges. Instead of a flower based collection, this one is all about fruits, and herbs and jars.

Here's my first project with this collection. The little berries are very sweet, and I love that there is a die for the little olive branch images. 

On the blog this week is a new video from Emma Lou showing a great technique using clear acetate with the jars image from the collection. 

If you are local, I'd love to see you at Arnold's scrapbooking at Rothwell for a 3 card class using this brand new collection. I am also teaching a Christmas card layout on the same day. I think this second class may be sold out, but youe name can be added to the waitlist. 

Wednesday, August 5

Celebrating Christmas with Heartfelt Creations.

Today I have some more Christmas projects to share using Sparkling Poinsettia from Heartfelt Creations. The poinsettia is a great stamp and die set, and Christmas projects are always a great time to add a little extra glitter, which I have dsone using sparkling embossing powder. 

For this card, I have used the same stamp and die set for the poinsttias, but I have used the embossing powder onto white cardstock, for a very elegant look. 

Included in our blog posts now is a link to a video tutorial on how to create these great flowers. You can see it here.

On the blog at the moment, you can also grab a look at the collection for next month called Farmer's Market. You can get a look at it here.

Monday, August 3

A play with mixed media for Ruby Rock-It |Alicia Barry|

This week we were given free reign for our project, so I thought I would take the opportunity to have a play with something a little bit different from my normal style. I have played with mixed media a coupl eof time, and really had fun with it. I'm not sure it will become part of my regular style, but it's fun to deviate from time to time. 

I used gesso and texture paste with stencils on the base. I added tissue paper, plastic mesh, and paper doily to create another layer.  

I used gelatos and paint spray to add the colour.

I have used some Rustic Charm papers, flower bling, paper flowers, new stickers and wood veneers as my embellishments. 

Ruby Rock-It supplies:

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.