Saturday, May 11, 2019

"Chose Happiness" Dreamcatcher

Hi, everyone. Today I want to share a step by step tutorial of the dreamcatcher I made with this month's moodboard.

"Chose Happiness"

Love the flower peace sign.

It's s very simple project so here's how I made it:

Here's the materials that I used. I had strips of floral fabric from a friend.

I applied glue inside the hoop and used the strips to wrap around the hoop. 

Tied some more strips of flower fabric and pom pom trims and lace. Love how flowy they look.

Added the guitar wood piece and flowers with glue. Left the title wood piece raw. 

I used my Silhouette Cameo machine to cut out the flower peace sign. Love how lovely it turn out. I ended up not using the solid base of the sign as it look mismatched.

Thankfully the cut out looks nice. I was afraid that it might tear due to the intricate design. After this I paste the sign at the back of the hoop. And voila... its done.

Hope you enjoy my simple tutorial. Do join us for this month's amazing moodboard. Have fun.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Cherie's Vintage Page
March 2019
Morena scrapping friends from New Zealand. This month I am sharing two pages as I had these lovely family photos of my father and his brother and sister and I just couldn't choose between the two layouts. 

Page one has fussy cutting from the page which was then overlaid. A little bling was added to lift the roses. 

I have used sepia ink on both layouts to ink edges as sepia picks up the tone colour of the paper you are inking and enhances it. 

Page two uses a layering effect on the left-hand side of the photo. The strips were punched on both sides and inked. Then layered on top of each other. 

A bling flourish and a feather die cut were used to frame the photo.

A envelope was used on the right-hand corner of the layout to balance the page.

My tip this month is about fussy cutting. Use the glass of a photo-frame under the piece of paper to be fussy cut. You knife will move more smoothly and your paper will be less likely to catch and tear.

Arohanui from New Zealand

Monday, March 11, 2019

Vintage A3 sized Canvas

Hi, everyone. Carol Theng today. I will be sharing a A3 sized mixed media canvas of my 2017 Japan trip. Its the biggest mixed media canvas I ever did.

"Trip Of A Lifetime"

You might be wondering why there's 2 slightly different canvas here. Oh well, I forgot to add the title and journalling before I mount it to the wall. Also added 2 more flowers. So I took the final photos after that. Oops.

Here's some details:

Here's how I did it:

These are the papers I used for this project.

 Step 1: Distressed the edges of cut papers and inked with distress ink.

Step 2: I used this 22 inch by 22 inch Prima stencil. Spread texture paste over it.

 Step 3: After its dried, spray mists over it randomly

 Step 4: Layered the papers with 3D gel medium and foam tape.

Step 5: Misted the canvas flowers. Love this resist canvas.

Step 6: Adhered the stickers journalling and chipboard title.

Hope you enjoy my sharing. Do join us for our March Vintage Moodboard Challenge. Have fun.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Recycling your scraps with CathyS

We have a lovely moodboard for you this month and I got inspired by all the bright colours:

With our theme too of recycling I decided to use up some of my leftovers for my page. I pulled out all the bits that had lots of colours on them, punched squares and then cut those in half to form triangles. Next up was to arrange the triangles in a chevron pattern across the page and machine stitch them in place.

The photos were also punched into squares and then mounted into photo strips. This is all mounted onto a piece of patterned paper. Lastly I dug out some old button stickers and a few others to add to the layout.

The only "new" bit on my layout is the title which I created in Silhouette Studio and then cut out.

So how have you been inspired by our moodboard and theme this month?

Till next time, happy scrapping.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Have you heard the news ????

We have moved over to our Facebook group, Off the Rails Scrapbooking, and all the challenges will be posted over there from now on. Hope to see you all there!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019


Hey there crafty friends!
Lisa here to share a layout with you inspired by this month's mood board:

I was inspired by the spring colors and those gorgeous mason jars!
Here is my layout:

I used American Crafts stash for this layout. I didn't have many embellies left, so I challenged myself to create a layout without using many embellies. Fussy cutting is a great way to do this! I fussy cut the mason jars from one of the papers and hung them using hand stitching, from my top border. My title was also fussy cut:

Here I fussy cut the flowers and tag:

I did use a die cut (pineapple), 2 stickers, 3 small puffy stickers and 1 button from my stash for embellies, but the majority of this layout is fussy cutting. I love how it came out.
Next time you are short on embellishments, try fussy cutting!

Friday, February 15, 2019

February MID MONTH reveal with the Design Team

Hi everyone!

Here's a reminder of this month's challenge - recycling!

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Here is some more inspiration from our amazing Design Team!