Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Cherish The Way You Sparkle

Hello Again!

Sharing another layout created with 49 and Market papers and flowers - Once again I have combined papers from Tattered Garden with Flower Fairies: 
I added lots of fussy cut elements under and around the photo
Some pretty blooms from a Potpourri mix were also clustered over the fussy cut elements - these flowers are so sweet and I really like the different sized blooms in these mixes. I also softened some of the blooms with white gesso.
A berry stem from a Botanical Blends and a 2Crafty Chipboard flourish were also tucked in.

Thanks so much for dropping by,

Till next time,

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Believe in Magic

Hello Again,

Popping in with another layout that I recently made with some beautiful 49 and Market patterned papers and flowers.
I created a little woodland theme by combining Tattered Path with fussy cut elements from the Flower Fairies collection:

I cut up the brick wall from the 12 x 12 packaging of the Dragonfly Revolution Layered Embellishments and attached this to the background paper - Tattered Garden 'Tattered Playground'.
A floral Border around the photo was created by bending a Vine    
 Fussy cut elements from Flower Fairies papers were layered and clustered around the photo 

Coordinating flowers from Botanicals in Cerise and Sage were layered over the top and amongst the fussy cut elements and 2Crafty Chipboard flourishes

Thanks so much for dropping by!

Till next time,

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Dreams Have No Limits


Popping in today to share a layout that I recently created with the gorgeous 49 and Market Cottage Life papers and coordinating flowers.  My eldest girl has big dreams - Miss E may you always dream and pursue them.  Always believe and always know that your

'Dreams Have No Limits'

These papers are from the Cottage Life Collection - aren't they just a joy of floral beauty!
I got scissor happy once again and added lots of fussy cut elements with beautiful coordinating blooms from the Botanical Blends in Sage and Cerise.

A pretty 2Crafty Chipboard flourish adds a little elegance for the floral cluster to rest upon.
You will also spy a sweet flower fairy amongst the garden of flowers - this one was cut from the Flower Fairies Looking Through - The Cut Outs. 

I also added a 2Crafty Chipboard word and some twisted metal which was also included with the Botanicals.

Thanks so much for dropping by,

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Unicorn Magic


And it's finished!... 
Popping in to share with you my magical unicorn project that I have been working on.
I was so so excited when I saw this unicorn MDF which Kaisercraft recently released. I went to my creative happy place with this one! 

I combined lots of gorgeous 49 and Market flowers with 49 and Market Flower Fairy patterned papers and lots of 2Crafty Chipboard

I used chipboard tree branches to build up the unicorn's mane along with layers of fussy cut floral elements, chipboard stars, leaves and pretty flowers.

The unicorn horn, ear and eye were sculpted with Creative Paperclay

A Chipboard star frame was cut up and placed to form an unicorn bridle.  Mini stars were also scattered randomly over the background. 

And lots of glitter sparkle - as unicorns and glitter go hand in hand!

I had so much fun creating this - it has headed off now, straight to it's forever home!

Thanks so much for dropping by,


Monday, April 9, 2018

Take Flight


Popping in with another altered project to share - this one was created for 2Crafty Chipboard when I was on their Design Team last year.

One of my girls was gifted a mini alphabet light up letter from Typo - of course I kept the box (as you do when you are a paper crafter) as it was so cool.  So here it is - it has now been given a makeover with lots of Graphic 45 Steampunk and 2Crafty Chipboard loveliness.

"Take Flight"  

I covered the box with papers from the Steampunk Debutante Collection - though I did leave the sides the box unaltered as this was where all the cool manufacturing printed stuff was :)

A peek a boo effect was created - I layered lots of fussy cut elements with chipboard and metal pieces on the inside.  Dimension was created with the layers and the help of foam tape.

A metallic look was given to the large chipboard Fanciful Butterfly with black ink, patina and antique gold shimmer sprays.
Other chipboard pieces were inked black then lightly dabbed with a little metallic gold paint. 

A few metal elements were also added to the front and along the sides of the box along with steampunk inspired 2Crafty Chipboard. 

Thanks so much for dropping by,


Sunday, April 8, 2018

Graphic 45 2018 Brand Ambassador Audition

Hello and Welcome!

It is with much pleasure that I submit my application for the Graphic 45 2018 Brand Ambassador Audition.

Creating with Graphic 45 collections has always been a beautiful creative journey for me.   

I am a dimensional paper crafter and I was able to add lots of layers with fussy cut elements from the Fairy Dust patterned papers for my layout "Believe in Magic". 

I enjoy creating scenes as an extension of my photos - My youngest girls loves bubbles (and fairies) and I extended the blowing bubbles theme with the circle elements of the layout.
Some random circles were added with the Cardstock Stickers and circles cut from the Daisy Chain paper.

Fairies and pretty violet blooms have been cut from Fairie Dust and Dreamland papers. Also from one of the larger cards from the Journaling & Ephemera Card Pack.

Fairies and violets were layered with cute toadstools from the Tiny Toadstools paper.
The journaling card with 'Close your eyes and make a Wish' was the perfect sentiment for my photo.

 'Believe in Magic'
Graphic 45 Products: Fairy Dust Patterned Papers - Fairie Dust, Dreamland, Tiny Toadstools, Daisy Chain, Magic Wishes; Fairy Dust Cardstock Stickers and Journaling & Ephemera Cards

As much as I love creating layouts, I also enjoy going beyond the page and altering items.
I have again chosen the delightful Fairy Dust Collection, have up cycled a toilet roll holder and used it in the creation of this Fairy House. 

This features paper styling and lots of fussy cut elements.  I really did go to my happy place when I created this!

Please enjoy the creative process of my Fairy House:

'Fairy House'
Graphic 45 Products: Fairy Dust Patterned Papers: Daisy Chain, Magic Wishes, Tiny Toadstools, Violet Vale, Moonlit Blooms; Fairy Dust Cardstock Stickers

Before I sign off, I would like to share just one more of my recently altered projects with Graphic 45 loveliness.
This one is of an altered world globe with the Steampunk Debutante Collection: 

Thank you so much for the opportunity of applying for Graphic 45 2018 Brand Ambassador and for your time in reviewing my projects.

Yours in craft, 

xx Trudi

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Flower Fairy House

Hello Everyone,

Sharing a wee 'Flower Fairy' House that I have created with some gorgeous 49andMarket papers, layered embellishments and lots of their pretty flowers.

The house was created with a Sizzix Rounded 3D Birdhouse Die and papers from the Tattered Path collection.

2Crafty Chipboard Chicken Wire was scrunched up and affixed over the roof.  A vine was cut into two pieces - one piece used for the top floral cluster.

Layered embellishments from  3D Dragonfly Revolution were tucked in around the floral cluster.
Fussy cut fairies from Spring Fairies collection frolic amongst the pretty blooms.

The base decorated with more layered embellishments, flowers, mushrooms and birdie:

A Prima resin window was added to one side of the house:

 Along with fussy cut toadstools:

Hand made frames (created with modelling clay and a silicone mould) were added to the front opening of the house and also to the side of the roof:

Thanks so much for dropping by.  I hope you enjoyed visiting my little Flower Fairy House

Till next time,