Sunday, November 29, 2015


Hello crafty girls :)
Sometime around the beginning of November I saw the most incredibly gorgeous vintage styled moodboard on the challenge blog Berry71Bleu, and all month long I've thought about those beautiful images knowing that I had to create a layout with these colors and textures, 
so last night I finally created something.


I used some of my all time favourite paper from the Prima Script pad and just had fun 
creating layers of old book paper, flowers, some metal pieces and lots of inks.

Here is the moodboard I followed:

I was inspired by the deep rich browns together with the lace and the delicate blues and greens....
For more details on the challenge, please go here.

Here are a few close ups:

How many of you recognize who that lady is in the top right image of the moodboard?
My title is your clue:)

Thanks for visiting...
Hugs, Lisa xo

Thursday, November 26, 2015

'through the trees'

Hello all my American friends.....Happy Thanksgiving! 
And to all my international girls, I wish you all a beautiful weekend with friends and family.
So much to be thankful for this boys that I love so much,
 and another healthy happy year to look forward to :)
This is the week that a lot of us take time off to be with our families (and hopefully 
sneak off to our craft rooms :) and I had time to create another layout with the beautiful
Scraps of Elegance November kit 'Tracey's Country Kitchen'.

'through the trees'

I was looking at this Fabscraps paper together with the Petaloo flowers that came in the kit and I saw in my head a wintery forest scene with pinecones? and twigs. Then a few days ago I saw a challenge that involved the colors 'Raspberry & Chocolate', so with those two things in mind, 
this is what happened :)

Here is our kit this month:

To purchase Scraps of Elegance kits please go here
They are having a Thanksgiving Day sale all this weekend!
To have a look at all the amazing ways our kits are used by our designers, please go here.

Here are a few close ups:

From the kit I used the Fabscraps paper, the BoBunny small paper pad, 
the Petaloo flowers, the BoBunny foil transfers, the white Prima flower trim, 
and the BoBunny brads.

I would like to enter my layout in the 'Raspberry & Chocolate' challenge
that I found on 'Scrap Cafe International'. More details about the challenge here.

Lisa xo

Sunday, November 22, 2015

John Edward

Hello friends :) I am excited to share with you my first layout created with the brand new 
November kit from Scraps of Elegance called 'Tracey's Country Kitchen'.

'John Edward'

The first thing I thought of when I looked at this beautiful daguerrotype photograph was 'what a dandy!' but I wasn't sure what 'dandy' meant, so I looked it up - 'Dandy'(also known as a beau or gallant[2]) is a man who places particular importance upon physical appearance, refined language, and leisurely hobbies, pursued with the appearance of nonchalance in a cult of self.[3] Historically, especially in late 18th- and early 19th-century Britain, a dandy, who was self-made, often strove to imitate an aristocratic lifestyle despite coming from a middle-class background.
I think this word fits this handsome young man to a T :) I was really inspired by the rich golden browns in this photo and when I saw the blues and browns in this month's kit I thought it would be perfect for a vintage layout. I started with the BoBunny paper 'Provence Toile', and then created some layers with some scraps of old book paper from my stash.  I loved the chipboard piece that came with the kit - I used the Lindy's Stamp Gang embossing powder that came with the Elements Kit Add On called Midnight Gold, and some chunky gold embossing powder on top, and then cut it up into different pieces.
Other things I used from this months kit are the small BoBunny paper pad, the Prima flowers from the Floral Add On that I covered in 'Vintage Photo' brown ink, and the BoBunny brads.

Here is the kit for this month:

This month's kit is named after our very own Scraps of Elegance Design Team 
Video Educator Tracey Sabella, please visit her blog here.
To find out where to purchase our kits (they sell out FAST!) please visit the online store here.
To join our Face Book group, please go here.
And for inspiration, videos and tutorials please visit our blog here.

Here are a few close ups:

I used a black watercolor pencil to add some writing and some circles around the page.

I would like to enter my layout in Challenge #6 that I found on a beautiful blog called 
'Zhazhda Tvorchestva' (Thirst for Creativity), using brown, beige and blue. 
For more details on this challenge, please visit their blog here.

I love how this one turned out, I hope you have felt a little inspired by it...
Hugs, Lisa xo

Sunday, November 15, 2015


...were the sounds on a Winter's night.'
- Virginia Woolf

Hello my sweet's late Sunday night, I've had a terrific weekend with lots of crafty time to scrap and I've created some layouts to share this week. First up is my project for Words & Painterly, who on the 15th of every month have a brand new color palette to be inspired by.
Here is the palette for November...

And a few close ups...

This layout turned out exactly how I envisioned it, which doesn't happen very often.
When I saw this month's colors I immediately thought of white winter snow against black trees....
I used a lot of different mediums here, but my favourite was the 13 arts silver glitter 
paint which made everything sparkle.

I've just been on the Words & Painterly blog to help select the winners for October and I was so pleased to see so many truly lovely entries! That makes choosing so hard :)
So glad to see this blog growing with each new month.
That's all for me tonight....
Have a lovely week...
Lisa xo

Friday, November 13, 2015

love, dream

Hello lovelies! Hope you are all well, I am dropping in to share a layout I created for 
2 Crafty Chipboard featuring an old family photo of my husbands Great Aunts and Uncles whom he visited as a child on their farm in Pennsylvania.

'Love, Dream'

I used several pieces of 2 Crafty Chipboard here, the '6" Clock Face', 'Addy's Butterflies', and a piece called 'One Love Word' that I painted white and then colored with the same mists that I used on my background.

To find a stock list of where to purchase 2 Crafty Chipboard please go here.
To visit the 2 Crafty blog for loads of inspiration, please go here.

Here are a few details:

Thank you girls for the warm response to my last post! 
I treasure every visit, comment, and friendship I have made through my blog so much....
your kind words and support mean a lot to me.
Have a wonderful, crafty weekend,
Lisa xo

Friday, November 6, 2015

'not alone'

Hello my crafty girls....
I am sharing another layout created for Scraps of Elegance with the beautiful
October kit.

'not alone'

I found a very inspiring challenge that was all about expressing our fears on a blog called Scrappolis. I absolutely love pages that really say something personal. I mostly scrap vintage photographs, just for the sheer beauty I see in them, or happy photos of my boy, and I'm even terrible at adding journaling! (even though I love journaling, I hate my hand writing). So this theme was a challenge for me. I found this moody photo on Pinterest and right away thought about one my worst fears, being alone. Not like, in the house alone, (I can spend untold hours in my studio quite content and happily alone with my papers and paints)....I mean really alone in the world. I, like everyone else have had those moments of feeling abandoned, hurts.  It's not something I consciously think about, but that fear lurks around at times in my dreams, so I know it's real. 
What about you? 
Would you be able to create something to express your fears? Hard, isn't it? 
I really, really, was moved by the different projects on this blog, I hope you'll visit! 
The work shown for this challenge is especially beautiful and so well done.
You can find the challenge here.

Here are a few close ups:

This layout is my third created with my October Scraps of Elegance kit.
I have used the beautiful Kaisercraft paper, the Prima dangling jewel, the Prima stamp,
and a few flowers from past kits.
To visit the Scraps of Elegance store please go here.

I added a little 2 Crafty Chipboard Frame painted black.

I hope I inspired you a little to find something personal to scrap about :)
Hugs, Lisa xo

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