26 January 2020

Hi Guys

I have finally decided I needed to get to blogging some of my creations.  With working full time and having so many commitments, my blog has really taken a back seat.  

I finally got to have a little play with one of the many amazing collections from Bee Arty the new owner of Colour Blast Australia.  This wonderful collection is called "Life's a Beach" and comes with a stunning paper collections, stencils, dies and stamp sets.

I hope you like it.  Below are the full layout followed by some closeups showing more detail.


If you love this collections as much as I do, click on the Bee Arty link below to be directed 
to the website.

Thanks for stopping by.

Anita E


Bee Arty Website (click on picture)


16 January 2020

Sunburnt Country Cards - Couture Creations

Hi Everyone,

What a wonderful new collection from Couture Creations.  I am so so happy to finally have a paper range that is all Australian.  I am looking forward to playing with it some more over the coming weeks but today I have created three cards using the stamps and dies from the collection.

For the first two card backgrounds I wanted to incorporate the new Card Deco inks into the cards, so like using alcohol inks, I created a couple of funky card backgrounds.


To create the background for this card, on a messy mat I stamped a mix of the Card Deco Dye Inks in colours of Spring Green, Pine Green and Yellow Green. After spraying the inks with water I then dabbed my watercolour in to the ink mix.  I did this several times, each time drying the paper with my heat gun.

I then stamped the Silver Princess mini stamp over the watercolour paper using one of the pigment inks as they are great to use with embossing powder.  I used the Garnet pearl gems embossing powder and set it using my heat gun.

Next I cut out a selection of leaves using the Acacia Branch and Gumnuts metal cutting dies and then one of the Fenced In cutting dies.

To finish I took one of the Lorikeet stickers from the sticker sheet contained in the 12x12 paper pack and mounted it on to some cardstock and fussy cut around it.  I added a layer of Dimensional Magic to give it a glow.


For the second card I used the same techniques as in the first card.  Using a mix of Apple Green pigment ink and Canary Yellow and Pine Green dye ink I created the background. Next I added the white heat embossing with the Made in Australia mini stamp which I have fallen in love with.

I have decided that I love this stamp so much it is even perfect to stamp the reverse of my cards with just for a bit of fun.

Cut several of the of the Gumnut mini metal dies using one of the patterned papers from the 6x6 paper pad and using the same paper die cut the map of Australia.... don't forget Tassie :)

Next, taking a matching cardstock (I used Ultimate Crafts Battle Fatigue) mount the watercolour paper on the cardstock.  Add some of the patterned paper at the top and bottom of the square card based and then mount the watercolour paper to the card base. 

To finish add some 3D foam tape to the reverse of the die cuts pieces and attach to the card.


My final card is a bonus.
I just absolute adore this patterned paper from the range so didn't want to mess with it too much.

I used a 5x7" cream card base and then added a black mat using the Ultimate Crafts Obsidian cardstock.  I ran the cardstock through the Gumnuts Embossing Folder to give it texture.

Cut down the 6x6" paterned paper and then using the Acacia Branch mini stamp and some black ink stamp several branches to the left side of the patterned paper.  Attach the patterned paper to the embossed cardstock.
Then to finish I did cut the Australia map and attached it to the card using some 3D foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by.

Take care and happy crafting

Anita Enright

30 April 2019

"Lovely" cards | Mintay Papers

Hi Everyone

I have been going through my creations of late and realised that I haven't posted some of them, yes, that is why there are two for today.  
Working full time and then trying to fit everything else in to the remaining time sometimes things get forgotten.

My share here is several cards that I created using the Lovely collection of papers from Mintay Papers. 

Enjoy :)

The first card was a special order for a special lady. The card was 6x6" and came with a decorated envelope. For my sentiment I also incorporated some foiling using the GoPress and Foil Machine.

These cards were a set for a class that I did at Bella Paperie.  I even had to take a photo of them on display at the store because Debra always displays everything so beautifully.
Again the fussy cutting and layers of flowers and embellishments have really showcased these beautiful papers.

I hope these have inspired you to find some 'me' time to enjoy what you love.

Enjoy your week


7th Heaven Card Set - Mintay Papers

Happy Tuesday Everyone

 I don't know if you are like me but there is one company paper company that just takes your breath away everytime they release new ranges of paper.  I absolutely love Mintay Papers and can't wait to get my hands on every new range when it comes out.

One of my absolute favourites still is 7th Heaven. The pinks and blues are just so...... ***sigh***. 

So today I thought I would share with you three cards that I made using the collection.  I loved them so much I found them very difficult to part with, but rest assured they went to homes where they will be loved.

And here are a couple of closeups as well.

Thanks for stopping by.

If your local papercraft store is not stocking Mintay Papers ask them to check them out.  I am sure they will love them as much as we all do.

Until next time.... happy crafting.


20 April 2019

"Marry Me" layouts with Mintay Papers

Happy Easter Saturday Everyone

Whilst many of us are celebrating the special time of year, I thought I would share with you two special events in my life that I captured in my layouts both using the recently released paper collection "Marry Me" from Mintay Papers.

For my first layout I have created a wedding page using one of my favourite photos from our wedding.  My girlfriend was out photographer and I am unsure what she said (or her husband) to get these amazing smiles on both of us.

 I fussy cut one of the patterned pieces of paper, MM-03, using the top and bottom patterns and then mounted the two pieces on 3D foam dots and then attached them to a piece of snow white cardstock.  I prepared my white cardstock by adding some texture using Colour Blast Colour Paste in Steel and Colour Blast Shimmer Spray in Snow White. 

The 'love' chipboard I used Colour Blast's Shimmer Cube in Dusty Charcoal to colour it and the chipboard sprays coloured in Stormy Weather Shimmer Cube.

I mounted the photo on some chipboard pieces, tucking behind it lace, some fussy cut pieces from the 12x12" sheet and some gorgeous paper flowers.  Finishing touches was some 'clear' Wink of Stella pen over the fussy cut pieces to give it a little shimmer.

For my second layout I loved the photo of me with my goddaughter Amanda on her 21st birthday.  We have a wonderful bond which as they age slowly diminishes but the love is always there.  This photo just shows the between us that still exists years later.
Again I used the same paper range and you can see it just doesn't have to be wedding photos that it is used on.

 This page uses lots of the images from the fussy cutting sheet.  I don't know about you but I find fussy cutting therapeutic and they are so great for layering.

I hope you liked my share and hope it inspires you to create and if you haven't done so already, find  your local Mintay Papers stockist.  You won't stop at buying just one of the ranges. They are also great for cardmarkers as the paper come in a 6x6" pad as well.

Ciao for now.
Happy creating



7 February 2019

Mintay Papers - Farm Life Card Set

Hi Everyone

Welcome to my first post for 2019, and it's already February.
I wanted to start sharing some of the gorgeous cards that I have been making.

Mintay Papers is one of my favourite paper manufacturers.  The quality if great and the patterned papers are just so pretty.

Check them out....... all created using the 6x6" paper pad along with the 12x12" fussy cut sheet.

Thanks for stopping by.

Anita E