Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Guest Designer: My Creative Scrapbook

It seems like such a long time ago that the delightful Delaina Burns asked me to be GD at My Creative Scrapbook.  Unfortuntely due to other commitments it took nearly a year to guest design but I was finally locked in for March.  I had the gorgeous and versatile Limited Edition Kit sent out to me, containing Webster's Pages Modern Romance Papers & Embellishments, and Kaisercraft Secret Admirer Papers.  They were a beautiful combination together, and I just would love to share my 4 projects with you.
I created two layouts, the first one using a photo I have been busting to use for a LONG time now.  It never fails to amaze me how you never get around to scrapping "that" photo that you fell in love with when you took it...... Anyhow the rich colors work really well with the lush colors of the papers on this layout.

A tag using my beloved Spellbinders ..... sigh ......

A card ....

and one final layout.  I loved this one, because I could combine the elements in the kit with some of my fav. Rhonna Swirls printed onto transparency.  It just seemed to finish off the layout for me.

I used some Melissa Frances crepe paper to make these rosettes.  Here is a how to ....
1.      When you take your MF Crepe Paper out from the packet, make sure that it is still folded over two or three times before cutting.  Cut into the paper at about 2" from flush and continue on to the reach the end.  Open up paper to reveal a long strip of crepe paper.

2.      Select the biggest stitch on your sewing machine.  Proceed to sew down the middle of the crepe paper.   If you don't have a machine you can hand stitch the paper in long  loose stitches, but the machine is definitely quicker !!!!

3.      This is roughly what your crepe paper will now look like.

4.      Hang onto the threads and gently push the crepe paper down so it starts ruffling.  Gently guide the ruffles down to the end of the thread and continue from the top again, repeat this process until all your crepe paper is ruffled.  You can control the appearance of your ruffle by how tightly you push the crepe paper together.


Then once ruffled all you have to do is punch out a circle, lather with glue and arrange your ruffle in a circle - its that easy !!!!  I have popped embellishments on the top just to secure the crepe paper and make it lush and pretty mirroring the layout.

OH and before I forget .....  CONGRATULATIONS 
LIZZY C !!!!!!!

You have won my RAK girl !!!!!!

HI.. It is really wonderful to see your work again, I love your feminine style and soft colors and layers of embellies! I have been a fan and follower for ages!! I am just happy to see you back posting again.. and the photos are gorgeous.. what a contrast of the soft feminine dresses against the aged iron and stalky hay bales.. beautiful! 

Email me your details and I will get the surprise package off to you soon !!!!

 A Big Thankyou to everybody that left a comment .....

Everybody have a wonderful week ...... and thanks for visiting.


  1. So utterly beautiful!! Beautiful creations!!

  2. Love that outfit in the first photo :-)) Awesome creativity - thanks for the tut on the ruffly crepe paper rounds....so much deliciousness on that last layout!

  3. Oh I have just seen this.. I was still in awe of your creations and had to read this a few times before it has sunk in! Thank you so very much...Your layout 'darling girl' is just the most beautiful creation .. the frill under the flowers is divine!! really love your creations! Off to email you!! Thank you so very much!

  4. Gosh, you have done such gorgeous work with this beautiful and colourful kit. I simply love your lay-outs and pretty tags!

  5. Ahh, have seen this first lo, colours just perfect for photo so was obviously meant to now & not before that you got to scrap it.
    I am using secret admirer at mo & having too many 'changing my mind' moments. Every part is o lovely, don't want to chop it up, lol. Great to see it used for inspiration. TFS. Caroline :)

  6. Love all these projects as I love everything you make! Congratulations to Lizzy!!

  7. love everything you create Steph!!! I am so happy that you joined us!

  8. Hi Steph I love your designs. In this particular layout you have used a flourish with hearts on it. Ive also seen one similar with Stars that you've used. Please could you tell me the name and perhaps a supplier of these dies as I've never seen them before apart from your layouts! Thanks so much Pam

  9. your works are wonderful.
    I loved the crepe paper flower, very creative!