Sunday 19 January 2020

Perfect moments single scrapbook page

When you have a variety of foamiran flowers ready in your stash, it is quick and easy to complete a layout.
I used mixed media embossing powder on the chipboard heart that peeks out behind the top right corner of the photo.
Foamiran and silk flowers have been in my stash for some time. The page was completed by adding leaves, gems tulle and twin.
This page is part of a bumper scrapbook kit, which can be bought in our online store
Happy crafting, until next time.
Marie Smith

Thursday 16 January 2020

Vintage roses

This card is perfect for Mothers' day and any other special occasion.

14,5x14,5 cm card base from cream shimmer cardstock
Dark chocolate cardstock
14x14cm 14x14cm cream shimmer cardstock for the die-cut square
Creative Expressions Lesley frames and tags die set
Crealies XXL double-stitch square die set
Dress My Craft #5 foliage die set
Mintay flora 6x8 booklet
Lady E Design tiny flowers die Scissors for fussy cutting
Light brown cardstock for tiny leaves
1. Adhere the dark chocolate square to the front of the card base.
2. Use the second largest Crealies square die together with the Lesley die to cut out the decorative square.
3. Fussy cut a couple of roses and 3 of the pinkish hydrangeas from one of the sheets in the Mintay flora booklet. Arrange them in a cluster and adhere, using foam tape to lift some of them.
4. Die cut  foliage elements, using dark chocolate cardstock and the Dress My Craft die. From light brown cardstock, cut out a few tiny leaves using the Lady E Design die. Cut the sprigs a bit shorter and slip them in behind the roses.

Happy crafting until next time.
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Lady E Design tiny leaves

Sunday 5 January 2020

Mixed media box in cool colours

It is so much fun to just let your creativity flow with mixed media products, where you can literally use anything as embellishments on your project.
I used a round box bought from a craft store and glued down all kinds of embellishments - metal cameo, pieces from very cheap dress jewellery (that no respected woman will ever wear), metal castings, plastic rose, etc. Then I applied gesso, acrylic paints, glimmer and shimmer sprays, glitter, mica flakes and waxes.
Happy crafting until next time.
Marie Smith

Round window cards and pretty flowers

Who does not like looking through a window onto a beautiful garden, thinking about flowers?
Today I am sharing some cards made using the Heartfelt Creations round window dies and loads of hand-made flowers, mostly made using Heartfelt Creations flower stamps and dies.
Different shapes of card bases, co-ordinating with the round shapes, are available for easy card-making.

You will find the dies and other Heartfelt Creations products in our online store, or ask for them at Kanje Krafts & Kreations (Cape Twon), Celindy Scrappers (Centurion, Pretoria) or Scrapbook Haven (Mossel Bay).
Happyy crafting, until next time
Marie Smith

Country cottage and hydrangeas

What is not to love about a pretty country cottage garden, filled with hydrangeas and other flowers in soft pastel colours?
Today I am sharing three cards made with the Heartfelt Creations country cottage collection. It is so easy to make delightful cards for family and friends with these stamp-and die sets, the co-ordinating flower-shaping moulds and absolutely beautiful paper pads.

The Heartfelt Creations products are available in our online store
Happy crafting, until next time.
Marie Smith

Life is lovely single pay layout

Marie Smith designed this page for an exclusive class at the delightful new scrapbook shop in Pretoria East, owned by renowned mixed media teachers, Claudia Gilhaus and Teresa Ueckerman, on 7 March.
Attendees will learn how to make the daisies and rolled flowers from foamiran, and use them on this page. Direct your enquiries by Facebook Messenger to Enchanted Art Splatters.
Happy crafting, until next time.
Marie Smith

Such beauty single page layout in grey and peach

Marie Smith created this single page, using the Hello spring paper with soft grey background and very fine, lacy design. This muted paper is the perfect background for the special photo and the floral arrangement with flowers made from foamiran and silk foam. Though they seem to be complicated, it takes less than 10 minutes to make one of these large flowers.

You are invited to attend Marie’s class in Pretoria, South Africa, on 22 February. You will learn to make the foamiran flowers, receive tips on arranging the flowers in a visually-pleasing manner on your page, and learn the special technique that was used to decorate the chipboard window.
Enquiries WhatsApp 0832990484
Happy crafting, until next time.
Marie Smith

Wildlife adventure spiral mini album

Mini albums are perfect for recording memories of a special trip, adventure, holiday or special day.
This album kit is perfect for recording your memories of an outdoor adventure or a holiday in one of South Africa’s beautiful National Parks with all our indigenous wildlife.

I just love these spiral mini albums stocked by The Purple Magnolia. They have thick chipboard pages and the large spiral rings allow for lots of inserts into the mini album.
On the cover, I used a burlap flower that I made, as well as a protea - South Africa’s national flower, that I made from foamiran.
I used Fabscraps papers from the Call of the Wild and the Wild and Free collections.
Here are a few shots from pages inside the album.

I will be teaching this class on 15 February. Contact me by WhatsApp 0832990484 if you wish to attend.
Happy crafting
Marie Smith