Buddies ScrapFriends & Feeling Sketchy

Hi everyone! I hope you are all well, I have been so very quiet this week because my family has been very very ill and it has knocked me about for all my commitments so any work I have been doing, I was unable to share just yet. I did quickly get this layout completed for the current Feeling Sketchy Sketch #71 Challenge as well as the ScrapFriends Colour #17 Challenge.

  

Here is my take on these 2 challenges combined. I have simply titled this layout “Buddies” because I was really struggling to label the photograph as anything other than a celebration of good buddies.

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The papers that I have used for this collection are mainly from the Studio Calico Sundrifter Collection but I have added some random papers from Heidi Swapp and My Minds Eye into the mix as well. The background paper has been misted using a 12×12 Crafters Workshop Template with Heidi Swapp Color Shine Mists in Black, Chartreuse & Mustard.

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I am loving the Pink Paislee Artisan Elements lately and honestly don’t think I will ever get sick of using them they are just so fun to add to any project and so easily alterable. I have left them plain white for this layout and added some Black Flourish with a Bling Rhinestones to the centres of the circles on the circle border strip.

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The watermelon coloured flower is from Manor House Creations and just worked perfectly with my subtle hints of black for this layout. The other 2 flowers are from Flourish with a Bling and include 1 White Maddison Flower that I have coloured using Heidi Swapp Chartreuse Color Shine Mist and then heat dried until it  melted a little. The other flower is a gorgeous little Elise Flower that I have left unaltered.

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The last touch was adding some Machine stitching and some black Heidi Swapp Color Shine Drops. My sewing machine was not playing nice and all my zig zag stitching was disastrous but still I love the messy effect of it.

Products used for this layout include…
Studio Calico Sundrifter Collection Papers & Stickers
Various Patterned papers including Heidi Swapp & My Minds Eye
Flourish with a Bling Maddison & Ellise Flowers
Flourish with a Bling Kate’s Corner Flourish
Flourish with a Bling Single Self Adhesive Black Rhinestones
The Crafter’s Workshop 12×12 Burst Stencil Template
Heidi Swapp Color Shine Mists Chartreuse, Mustard, & Black
Manor House Creations Flower
Prima Marketing Alpha Stickers
Machine Stitching
Helmar Scrap Dots
X-Press IT Double Sided Tape

Well that is it from me for today, but check back soon for some more inspiration and until then, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

PaperHaus Magazine Blog October Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone! I am so excited to be sharing the fabulous October Sketch Challenge with you all today from the PaperHaus Magazine Blog. Click here to visit the blog and the full reveal. Here is the sketch designed by the fabulous Jules…

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and here is my example layout created using Kaisercraft True Romance Collection Papers, die cuts & stickers…

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I have masked my background paper using the Prima Marketing Static 12×12 Stencil and some Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in Picket Fence White. I cannot believe that I have never tried this before cause it looks so cool using the crackle paint eeekk a new favourite technique perhaps…

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Most of the fabulous elements used for this page were from the September Cést Magnifique Kit including the fabulous Melissa France Vellum Envelope & Tag that is snuck behind the little birdie doily here…

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as well as the fabulous Prima Marketing Say it in Pearls & Crystals Bling Circles. Aren’t they super cute? The flowers vary from Manor House Creations, Kaisercraft, Prima Marketing and Petaloo and the gorgeous double layered buttterflies are also from Petaloo and were also included in the kit.

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The chipboard chicken wire is from A2Z Scraplets and has had a very rough coat of Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in Picket Fence White. I just love adding these chicken wire/hexagon shapes behind details on my layouts and the best part is that I have used it so much on this layout yet I have only used 1 piece of chipboard so it is sooo worth the $2.50 price tag! Click here to visit the A2Z Scraplets website and order yours today, I usually order in quantities of 10 cause well I love it and use it often LOL.

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Some other fabulous details on this fun shabby layout include the Pink Paislee Artisan Elements Square Frame that I have trimmed to fit my rectangle photo and I also had these beautiful Maya Road Vintage Pearl Trinkets that I have tucked under a couple of the Flower Clusters aren’t they divine?

Products used for this layout include…
Kaisercraft True Romance Collection Papers, Stickers & Die Cuts
Various flowers/leaves  from Manor House Creations, Kaisercraft, Prima Marketing & Petaloo
Prima Marketing Say it in Crystals & Pearls Circles
Prima Marketing 12×12 Static Template
Petaloo Butterflies
Maya Road Vintage Pearl Trinkets
Pink Paislee Artisan Elements Square Frames
A2Z Scraplets Chicken Wire Chipboard shape
Ranger Tim Holtz Crackle Paint Picket Fence White
Melissa Frances Vellum Envelope & Tag
Satin Seam Binding
Paper Doily
Prima Marketing Ingvild Bolme Distress Tool
Helmar Scrap Dots
Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Bazzil Marathon Tape Runner

Well that is it from me today, be sure to click here to visit the PaperHaus Magazine Blog to see the rest of our fabulous design team’s inspiration for this sketch.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

White With 1 October Challenge – Watermelon

Hi everyone! I am so excited to be here to share my first official challenge as a White with 1 Design Team Member. White with 1 is a super fun and popular scrapbooking challenge blog where the aim of the challenge is to include only white and 1 colour in your entire layout. A tiny bit of black is allowd for journalling distressing etc but that is it!

The challenge colour for October is Watermelon. You can check out the White with 1 blog here or the Facebook page here.

Here is my take on the challenge.

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The sponsor for this month’s challenge is 2Crafty chipboard so the Design Team all got lots of little chipboard bits to play with.

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I have had these photos of my eldest daughter Mia with her bestest buddy Tayla for a while and really thought they were perfect to use with this colour palette.

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The background paper is Heidi Swapp Color Magic and has been sprayed with a mixture of Heidi Swapp Sweet Cherry & Primrose Color Shine Sprays randomly. I have then added a drippy crackle paint circle over and over again around the entire background which added lots of fun white texture.

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The patterned papers vary as I raided my entire stash to get this watermelon variety but some brands include Fancy Pants Designs, My Minds Eye, BoBunny, Websters Pages, Kaisercraft and many more.

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Lots of other gorgeous elements were included in this layout including the super pretty Jasmine Puffy Flourish in white from Flourish with a Bling.

Products used for this layout include…
Various Patterned Papers including brands like My Minds Eye, Fancy Pants Designs, Kaisercraft, BoBunny,Websters Pages and many more.
Heidi Swapp Color Magic 12×12 Paper
Heidi Swapp Color Shine Sprays Black, Sweet Cherry & Primrose
Pink Paislee Artisan Elements Heart
Manor House Creations Flowers
Flourish with a Bling White Jasmine Puffy Flourish
American Crafts Mistable Thickers
Ranger Tim Holtz Picket Fence Crackle Paint
Various stickers from brands like Jilibean Soup, My Minds Eye, Echo Park Paper & BoBunny
Flair Metal Button
Helmar Scrap Dots
Bazzil Marathon Tape Runner
X-Press IT Foam Tape
2Crafty Chipboard Filmstrip, Chevron, Arrows & title
Ranger Enamel Dots White
Ranger Glossy Accents
Washi Tape
Punchinella
Faber Castell Gelatos in White & Metallic Melon

Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog so I can come and visit you too. Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Cracking up over on the PaperHaus Magazine Blog

Hi everyone! I am so very excited to back over on the PaperHaus Magazine Blog today sharing a fabulous tutorial that will have you all cracking up. Here is a little sneak peek.

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Click here to visit the PaperHaus Magazine Blog for more and to see the video tutorial.

Products used for this project include…
Raw wood trinket box from Lincraft
A2Z Scraplets Starburst 12×12 Chipboard
Tim Holtz Ranger Picket Fence Crackle Paint
Tim Holtz Ranger Victorian Velvet Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Ranger Antique Linen Distress Stain
Teresa Collins Flower
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Stain Spray Creme Brulee Cream
May Arts Pearl Ribbon String
Antique Brass Charms
Matisse Medium White Gesso
Helmar Crackle Medium Step 1 & 2
Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Helmar Scrap Dots/Silicone Adhesive
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Daughter True Romance Shabby A2Z Scraplets

Hi everyone! I am back to share a quick layout with you all that I had featured over on the A2Z Scraplets blog late last week.

This layout is titled Daughter and features lots of products from the September Cest Magnifique Kit including the fabulous Kaisercraft True Romance Collection. If you haven’t heard of Cest Magnifique Kit Club then I definately recommend checking them out here. The kits are always stunning and I am always so very happy with the postage time all the way to me in Australia. I get so excited waiting for each kit to come and have been a subscriber on and off for a few years now.

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The background piece of Kaisercraft paper has been decorated using an A2Z Scraplets Leaf Stencilet along with some Modelling Paste. The stencil is actually just over 6 inches so I had to do the masking in 2 stages, first I have masked the top right corner and the bottom left corner and dried with my heat gun. I have then masked the remaining two corners and all without any smudging. Drying the Modelling Paste with the heat gun also creates a much nicer clean 3D puffy effect as I heat it till it boils and bubbles. Please be careful if you try this at home as I am certain that it would pop and not be pleasant if you don’t be careful.

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While I had my modelling paste out, I have smeared a random amount onto my craft sheet and then I have pressed my A2Z Scraplets Chipboard title down into the modelling paste and lifted up quickly and roughly. This has left a fun texture on the title and was really so very simple, easy and looks super shabby!

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The A2Z Scraplets Paisley Chipboard Flourishes have been given a simple misted coat of Heidi Swapp Chantreuse Color Shine Spray which just helped bring out those greens in the beautiful die cut pieces. I just adore the fabulous Kaisercraft True Romance Die Cuts Package and I have used tonnes on this layout but the best part is that I still have literally double if not triple this amount left over for other projects. Love a good value for money product!

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The kit from Cest Magnifique Kit Club included these fabulous Melissa Frances Vellum Envelopes and Tags so I have added a satin seam binding bow to the tag and have journalled on before inserting back into the hidden envelope behind my clusters of die cuts.

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Amongst the gorgeous layers there are also some A2Z Scraplets Chipboard Hearts that have been smeared with a good peanut butter style coating of modelling paste and then sprayed with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Plumeria Pink Flat Fabio Spray. There is also one of the fabulous A2Z Scraplets Chipboard Doilies that I have simply covered with some of the Kaisercraft True Romance Papers and then finished it off by sanding the edges back.

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I have added even more dimension to my layout by popping up some of the butterfly die cut wings making it look like they are about to take flight.

Products used for this layout include…
Cést Magnifique September Kit
Kaisercraft True Romance Collection Papers, Stickers & Die Cuts
A2Z Scraplets Leaves Stencilet
A2Z Scraplets Chipboard title, hearts, paisley flourishes and doilies
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Flat Fabio Plumeria Pink
Melissa Frances Vellum Envelope & Tag
Heidi Swapp Chantreuse Color Shine Spray
Reeves Modelling Paste
Helmar Scrap Dots
Bazzil Marathon Tape Runner
X-Press IT Foam Tape
Satin Seam Binding White

I hope that I have inspired you to get creative with Modelling Paste & A2Z Scraplets Chipboard & Stencilets. I will be back tomorrow with some more inspiration just for you!

Until next time, happy srapping!

Amy Prior xx

PaperHaus Magazine Shabby Tips

Hi everybody! So happy to have you here reading along my blog, keep your eyes out for a new giveaway happening really soon right here! 

I am over on the PaperHaus Magazine Blog today sharing my top tips to add Shabby to any project and I have also got a little video to show you how. Click here to view my post on the PaperHaus Blog. Here is  the layout that I have created using these shabby tips…

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This layout is also my entry into this month’s Once Upon A Sketch Challenge. The criteria for the challenge this month was to use the below sketch designed by the fabulous Nadia and then the theme was luck. 

 

One of the main criteria for Once Upon a Sketch is to include proper journalling not just a title. I have extended my title with a little journalling on the bottom of my layout but then have more detailed journalling on the tag that is inside the Melissa Frances Vellum Envelope tucked into the left. My journalling reflects how lucky I am in love to have found a husband who is just as dorky and nerdy as I am LOL. The photo is a silly pose we did at our wedding in the midst of professional photos and smiling lots haha.

Don’t forget to head on over to the Once Upon a Sketch Blog here to enter your interpretation of the challenge also. You have until Midnight tonight.

Don’t forget to also head on over to the PaperHaus Magazine Blog here to check out the rest of the details for this layout along with my top shabby tips video tutorial.

Products Used for this layout Include…
Cést Magnifique September Kit including
ScrapBerry Colorful Dream Papers
Kaisercraft True Romance Die Cuts
Blue Fern Studios Chipboard Banners
Tim Holtz Rock Candy Crackle Medium
Crafters Workshop Damask Mask
Gesso
Distress Ink Antique Linen
Flowers from Flourish with a Bling, Manor House Creations & Kaisercraft
Melissa Frances Vellum Envelope & Tag
Prima Marketing Shabby Resin & Say it in Pearls
Ingvild Bolme Shabby Resin
Prima Marketing Butterflies & Alpha Stickers
Maya Road Vintage Trinkets
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Stain Spray Creme Brulee Cream

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

A2Z New Release – You Are So Beautiful Title

Hi everyone! Have you seen the awesome new release over on the A2Z Scraplets Blog this week? Eeeekkk the inspiration is incredible from our fabulous Design Team and there are tonnes of new goodies available in the A2Z Scraplets store for ridonkulous prices! Click here to visit the blog and see them all.

Today I wanted to share this layout that I have created with the new Speech Bubbles from A2Z. You can view and purchase all the new releases on the A2Z website here.

While you are there, don’t forget to check out the awesome A2Z Scraplets Kits available on the website here. They are all $15 and under CRAZY PRICES!

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Products Used for this layout include…
Prima Marketing Delight Collection Patterned Papers including some fussy cut
Ingvild Bolme Shabby Resin Angels & Junkyard Findings Typo Zippers
Prima Marketing Flowers Various
Flourish with a Bling Chloe Pearl Flourish
Flourish with a Bling Copper Grace Flourish
Flourish with a Bling Elise Flowers in Pink, Dusty Pink, Cream, Latte & White
A2Z Scraplets Chipboard Title
Acrylic Paint
Ranger Glossy Accents
Gesso
Fancy Pants Decorative Glassine Bag
Maya Road Manilla Shipping Tag
White Satin Seam Binding Ribbon
Helmar Scrap Dots
Bazzil Marathon Tape Runner
X-Press IT Foam Tape

Tune in tomorrow for another new release creation for A2Z Scraplets and until then, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior

September White with 1 Challenge – Pistachio

Hi everyone! I am so excited to be sharing this layout today along with some very exciting news. I am on the fabulous new White with 1 Design Team starting in October. I did get the chance to play along this month’s challenge also and man it is awesome! Not only have they gone back to being simply white with 1 challenges but also this month EVERY single person who enters the challenge gets a free set of flair from A Lil Somethin no joke! I couldn’t believe it and all us DT gals got some to play with too. Click here to visit the White with 1 Blog and enter today.

So the colour this month is Pistachio and wow the design team did an awesome job with this one. Here is my take on the the challenge…

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I just adore this photo of my eldest Mia. Both my girls had just finished rolling down a huge hill local to us called the skillion. It was their first time rolling down a hill and they thought I was so silly for suggesting it until they got to the bottom. They were so full of energy getting back up and running back up the hill to come roll back down it was such a fabulous day. Our whole church had just finished walking up the skillion with a cross for Good Friday and it truly was a magnificent day.

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The background was created using Modelling Paste and a Heidi Swapp stencil over some White Cardstock. I have heat dried the modelling paste using my heat gun which created lots of bubbles and interesting texture. I then went to my stash and found whatever papers that I could find with either white neutral patterns or pistachio coloured. Man it was hard cause I found about 50 odd pieces of paper and then I had to sort out which ones to use LOL.

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The papers are from various brands including My Minds Eye, Basic Grey, Websters Pages, Echo Park Paper Co, Stampin Up, Authentique and the polaroid frame on my photo is from Heidi Swapp.

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I had some patterned glassine bags from Fancy Pants that I thought was close enough for me to use to hide my journalling tag in so I have layered that underneath and my tag pulls out to reveal the description of the day pretty much just as I outlined in my above comments.

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I have added lots of yummy goodies to the layout including Flourish with a Bling flowers, Prima Marketing Flowers, Flourish with a Bling Individual pearls, flourishes and vines, Ingvild Bolme Shabby Resin and some stickers from various companies including Jillibean Soup, My Minds Eye & Echo Park Paper Co. The finishing touch was my a Lil Somethin Flair badges and some extra pearls here and there then I was done. I was so happy with how this layout turned out I really love creating white with 1 you should definately all try it.

Products used include…
Various old patterned papers from brands Websters Pages, Basic Grey, Stampin Up, Echo Park Paper Co, My Minds Eye & Authentique
Fancy Pants Wonderful Day Decorative Bag
Flourish with a Bling Chloe Pearl Flourish
Flourish with a Bling Grace Pearl Flourish
Flourish with a Bling Self Adhesive Pearls
Flourish with a Bling Green Jack Vine
Flourish with a Bling Maddison & Elise Flowers
Heidi Swapp 12×12 stencil
Heidi Swapp Instaframe
Prima Marketing old flowers
Ingvild Bolme Shabby Resin Fairy
Various stickers from My Minds Eye, Jilibean Soup & Echo Park Paper Co
A Lil Somethin Exclusive Flair
Modelling Paste

Well that is it from me today and don’t forget to go on over and enter the white with 1 challenge here so you too can you get your pack of free flair badges!

Until next time, happy scrapping!
Amy Prior xx

Preschool Pic 2013 Berry71Bleu September Challenge

Howdy everybody. I am back today to share a fabulous layout with you all that I have recently created for the Berry71Bleu September Sketch Challenge. The extra requirement for this month’s challenge is to use Mixed Media and you can view the challenge details here on the Berry71Bleu Challenge Blog...

This layout I have created using one of the awesome kits available from A2Z Scraplets which you can find here.

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To create my background, I have covered my white cardstock with random shaped and sized paper doilies. I wanted to add lots of subtle texture to the background and I have covered them completely in Mod Podge Matte.

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Next I have sprayed some various Lindy Stamp Gang sprays using a Prima Marketing Static Mask. I only sprayed very small sections randomly in 3 different colours. I have then swiped an embossing ink pad over the entire background gently so I grabbed some of the texture and not just covered the lot and then I have sprinkled some Lindy Stamp Gang Embossing Powder over the top and heat set.

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The papers that I have used are from the Firefly Collection from Prima Marketing and the flowers are a combination of Flourish with a Bling, Green Tara, Kaisercraft & Prima Marketing. When layering my distressed patterned papers, I have included some ripped and torn cheescloth in between.

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I have finished off the layout using some of the torn pieces of cheesecloth placed over my flower clusters and then added some random sequins to match the drips on the sketch.

Here is the sketch from Berry71Bleu this month. Don’t forget to head on over and have a go there are awesome prizes up for grabs always.

Products Used Include…

American Crafts 12×12 White Cardstock
Random Sized & Shaped Paper Doilies
Lindy Stamp Gang Starburst Stain Sprays in Delphinium Turquoise, Hottie Patottie Pink & California Poppy Gold.
Mod Podge Matte
Lindy Stamp Gang Embossing Powder – Aurora Amethyst
Prima Marketing Firefly Collection Papers
Ingvild Bolme Shabby Resin Bird
Sequins
Cheesecloth
Helmar Scrap Dots
Bazzil Marathon Runner
Ranger Distress Embossing Ink Pad
Flourish with a Bling Flowers
Pink Paislee Artisan Mistables Butterflies
Flourish with a Bling Rose Pink Pearls
Various flowers including Kaisercraft, Green Tara & Prima Marketing.
Green Tara Turquoise Lace

Well that is it from me today, I hope I have inspired you to get creative with this month’s challenge on the Berry71Bleu Blog. Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Cherish Flourish with a Bling

Hi everyone! I have a couple of recent Flourish with a Bling Projects to share with you today, both funnily enough are titled Cherish LOL.

This first layout you can view on the Flourish with a Bling Blog here.

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Products Used include…
Prima Marketing Finnabair Sunrise-Sunset Patterned Papers
A2Z Scraplets Stencilet & Chipboard Pieces
Prima Marketing Flowers
Silhouette Cameo Machine
Flourish with a Bling Antique Gold Pearls
Heidi Swapp Color Shine Sprays Black & Gold
Tim Holtz Ideaology Crinkle Ribbon
Washi Tape
Sequins

This next layout again titled Cherish was on the Flourish with a Bling Blog over here.

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Products used on this layout include…
American Crafts White Cardstock
Prima Marketing Firefly Patterned Papers
A2Z Scraplets Stencilet & Chipboard Border
Flourish with a Bling Flowers & Pearls
Tattered Angels Rose Tea Glimmer Mist
Heidi Swapp Teal Color Shine Spray
Modelling Paste
Ingvild Blome Shabby Resin
Pink Paislee Artisan Word

You may have also seen this layout featured over on the A2Z Scraplets Blog here also.

Have you had a chance to check out the amazing new flowers from Flourish with a Bling? Man they are divine I cannot get enough of them at the moment. You can check them out on the Flourish with a Bling website here.

Did you see my post about the new A2Z Scraplets Kits that are available for sale designed by yours truly? Yep they are awesome and very limited so hurry and get yours fast before they are all gone. Check them out on the A2Z Scraplets website here.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx