18 March 2021

"Wild Child"

Happy Thursday Everyone....another working week is nearly done .....which means the weekend and crafting time.

For my share today I created another layout using the Bohemian Bliss collection designed by Sue Smyth.  This is such a beautiful collection and whilst it can be used for boys as well, today I wanted to use a particular photo so ended up pretty and girly.

Taking a piece of the Bee Arty 350gsm white cardstock and sprinkled some of the Sunflower shimmer dust on to the page next activating it with water to move around the page. Ensure that you have the shimmer dust totally dry before repeating it using the Lollipop shimmer dust.

Once I had the Sunflower and Lollipop shimmer dust on the page I decided I wanted to add another colour.  This time I added some of the Peacock shimmer dust.
 Using an array of the patterned papers create a background mat for your chosen photo. Each piece was a different size and shape, with some torn and all distressed. Attach some foam tape to the reverse and when adhering the pieces together do not go right to the edge so that you can tuck in fussy cut pieces.

I coloured some white gauze using some Slipper Artist Ink. I dried this off with a heat gun and then pulled it to pieces so that it became very loose with lots of loose threads.  This was used to layer under the layers of fussy cutting pieces.

Using some of the patterned paper offcuts, die cut several of the open feathers from the Fine Feathers die set.  I also cut several in just white cardstock.  I also cut a couple of solid feathers in some patterned papers.  To add a little feature to the top I also die cut the top portion from the String Leaves die from the Grateful Heart Collection.
I added a large white paper doily to the back of the photo mat cluster, added fussy cut pieces in between the layers and layered the die cut feathers around the photo. I added the "Wild Child" title from the Sweet Talker word sheet. To finish I cut some smallish pieces from the coloured gauze and tucked them under the layers created under the photo and all added a couple of stamped imaged in a matching ink around the photo, add a couple of fussy cut butterflies and a couple of enamel dots from my collection.

Bee Arty 350gsm white cardstock
Grateful Heart - String Leaves Metal Die 
Bohemian Bliss - Fine Feathers Metal Die
Bohemian Bliss - Dreamcatcher Patterned Paper
Bohemian Bliss - Harmony Patterned Paper
Bohemian Bliss - Market Days Patterned Paper
Bohemian Bliss - Patchwork Patterned Paper
Bohemian Bliss - Sweet Talker Word Sheet
Bohemia Bliss - Collection Fussy Cut Sheet

Artist Ink - Slipper
Shimmer Dust - Sunflower
Shimmer Dust - Peacock
Shimmer Dust - Lollipop
Thanks for stopping by.  
Have fun creating and don't forget to drop by again soon to see another amazing creation from the Design Team.
Ciao for now.
Anita E




4 March 2021

"Keep Sassy"

Hi Everyone

I haven't had much to play lately but last weekend pulled out papers from one of my favourite Colour Blast ranges - Trendsetter. Designed by the amazing Michelle Grant it truly is a gorgeous collection.  

You can find it here.

 For this one I wanted to also play along with the March Bee Arty Creative Hive challenge. I think I did it justice but I'll leave that up to you :).  

Here is a copy of the Moodboard for the challenge and if you wanted to join in click on the link.  If not, they are great colours to create a layout, off the page project or some gorgeous cards. I so love this colour combination.

Bee Arty Creative Hive March 2021 Challenge

To create my page I started by adding some Mica Powder in Polar to the lower half of the Bee Arty cardstock and after drying completely I then added a little Shimmer Dust in Velvet.

 I cut a piece of the "Sassy" paper from the Trendsetter collection at about 5 1/2" and then torn a strip from the "Impress" patterned paper.  Attach these the white cardstock.  From a piece of off-cut white cardstock I die cut the "Party Lights" die set and attached them to the layout under the torn piece of patterned paper.

I added some stamping in a matching dark purple ink. Next I added foam tape to the reverse of my photo, added some white gauze behind it and then after cutting the "Basket Weave" in the "Impress" patterned paper, attached it behind the photo (cut in half).
Adding some flower clusters and layering some of the cards from the reverse of the "Impress" patterned paper. To finish I added some words from the "Sparkle" word sheet mounted on foam tape and punched out some leaves in white cardstock to tuck in amongst the flower clusters.

Trendsetter - "Sassy" patterned paper
Trendsetter - "Impress" patterned paper
  Thanks for stopping by. 
Anita E



19 January 2021

Grateful Heart


Hi Everyone.

I finally did my first blind scrap the other weekend with Paige and loved it. I was stoked with my end result.  It was a great way to quickly do a layout given a list of requirements to gather together before hand.  My chosen requirement included a bundle of goodies from the Grateful Heart collection designed by Michelle Grant for Colour Blast by Bee Arty.  This was the first time I have created with the range and am looking forward to more play time soon.

If you want to do Paige's blind scrap you can find it on the Bee Arty Creative Hive on Facebook.  There you will find the list of items you need and the video to go with it.

I started with the HOPE patterned paper from the collection and then trimmed down a piece of white cardstock to mount on to it leaving the dark border.
It used the leaves from the A4 Party Lights stencil and the Leather and Bling Colour Pastes to add leaves to the lower right horizontal and vertical areas applying both colours over the stencil at the same time. Using the same colours in the Shimmer Sprays (only a few colours now available) and added some 'splotches' over the page up and along the dried Colour Paste.

I created a layered mat background for my photo using the 'b' side of the Together patterned paper and also cut out the doily from the 'a' side of the Heart patterned paper.

Using the Heartfelt stamp and a matching brown ink pad I stamped the heart along the same lines as the stencilling and then added just the scroll from the other stamp in the set.
Add the photo cluster on foam tape and then glue down.  This is to ensure it adheres properly over the Colour Pastes. I fussy cut a couple of items from the Blessed Word Sheet and Gathers cut apart sheet
Finish by adding a title from the Blessed Word Sheet, mounted on foam tape, and some of the lace strip under the title from the Gathers cut apart sheet. Lastly using a black pen draw the lines to create your square to tie all the areas together.

 Thanks for stopping by.
Don't forget to drop on by Bee Arty to grab all your scrapping products and when you do don't forget to grab yourself some of the 350GSM White Cardstock.  It is amazing for use with all your mixed media projects.

Until next time.. happy creating


4 January 2021

"The Courage to Imagine"


Happy New Year Everyone.

I wanted to start the year off sharing a 'Happy' journal page that I created using the Follow Your Dreams collecton that was designed by Michelle Grant.

I just love the pinks and yellows in this collection.

A couple of the items used in the journal page have sold out however I am sure you will have something similar that you can substitute for them.
I wanted the colours to remain as true in colour as possible so I put a layer of heavy white gesso on the page before colouring the background using "Lollipop" Shimmer Dust and "Citrus" Artist Ink.
I used both the Shimmer Dust and Artist Ink to colour the butterflies that I used on the page.
I added some background texture using the A5 stencil "Rhythm" and A6 stencil "Imagine" to the background and then stamped the Mandela stamp from the "Kind Heart" stamp set in Stazon Black ink.
More of the Shimmer Dust and Artist Inks were added once the die cuts were attached to the page.  

Thanks for stopping by.
Let's hope 2021 is much better for all of us.

Keep creating.

Anita E


Shimmer Dust - Lollipop

Art Ink - Citus 

Stamp Set - Kind Heart

A5 Stencil - Rhythm

A6 Stencil - Imagine

Seeker Word Sheet

Possibility Embellishment Sheet (sold out)

Metal Die - Seeker  (sold out)


3 January 2021

"Christmas Festival Card Set" with Mintay Papers

 Hi Everyone

I love teaching card classes at my local store and one of my favourite ranges to create with for my classes is Mintay.  Everyone knows me for my fussy cutting so their fussy cutting sheets are perfect.

Using the Fall Festival paper range I created a card set of Christmas Cards.

It was so nice to create a set of cards that didn't use traditional Christmas colours of Red and Green. 
The burgundy teamed together with white, beautiful cafe latte colours and gold made this one a very popular kit. And even more so I had such a great time creating the cards.

The cards were created using the 12x12 paper pack (only used 1 set of the papers with spares) and the fussy cutting cut apart sheet.  It was teamed with gorgeous gold mirror board from Couture Creations and 'Juneberry' coloured cardstock from Bazzill.  The gorgeous die cuts were the small mistletoe die from Paper Rose and the Christmas sentiment dies are from Creative Expressions.

Other kit inclusions were the flowers and white seam binding which was coloured with a matching ink for a couple of the cards.

 Thanks for stopping by.

Enjoy whatever you create.

Anita E

21 December 2020

Happy Time | Bee Arty


Hi Guys

My share today is of a double layout that I created using the gorgeous TIME FLIES range designed by Michelle Grant.  It is such a wonderful range to work with and the colours in the kit magnificent.

 Here are a couple of closeups of each individual page.


The one thing I really love about the new ranges from Bee Arty is that they have now created papers that can be used together to create double pages.  I
n this range they are called "Tick" and "Tock", how cool is that 😁

The coordinating mixed media that comes with the kits is the "Espresso" Mica Powder and "Peacock" Shimmer Dust. I used both of these on the pages and it just makes it all pop.

To add texture to the background I used both the "Tic Toc" metal die and the "Riveted" A4 stencil from the collection.  There are two stamps sets in the collection "Time Flies" which has the zipper bees that I stamped on the background and also "Metal Plates" which I also stamped on the background patterned papers. Wording used on the pages came from the "Curious" patterned paper and the cogs and hinges came from the "Collection" sheet from the paper collection pack.

Check out some closeups of my layout.

All products used were from the TIME FLIES collection.  Pop on over to check everything out.
As we are in the lead up to Christmas this week, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of Bee Arty's crafting family a wonderful Christmas and safe start to 2021.
Let's all hope 2021 is a ripper of a year.
Take care everyone..... until next time....
Anita Enright



7 December 2020

"Happiness" for Bee Arty

 Welcome Back Everyone

 For my share today I thought I would share with you another layout that I completed using products from BEE ARTY including Fearless Brave and Free, Three Six Five and Arty Farty collections along with Artist Inks, Shimmer sprays, Shimmer Dusts and Embossing Powders.

For my page I used the MUSE patterned paper from the Arty Farty collection designed by the super talented Michelle Grant. Using the Arches A5 stencil and some matching distress inks I applied colour through the stencil to the patterned paper.  I added some 'splats' to the page using a blue shimmer spray. From one of the collection I used a white Hexagon die cut and after making a mix of Duke Shimmer Dust and water, coloured the white die cut.  

 I created a colourful piece of smooth white cardstock using Artist Inks in Lime, Marine, Mermaid and Calypso.

I then used this piece of cardstock and die cut the FRAME metal die from the Fearless Brave and Free collection and also the  GEO DIRECTION metal die from the Three Six Five collection designed by the amazing Tania Froud. 

The GEO DIRECTION die cut was cut in half and applied to the back of the mounted photo, as was the hexagon die cut that was coloured earlier.  The FRAME die cut was glued on top of the photo.


Wording on the page came from the FREE word sheet from the Fearless Brave and Free range designed by mega designer Fiona Paltridge.

I heat embossed the happiness chipboard word with Apple of My Eye Embossing Powder.

Before layering all the pieces down I grabbed some washie tape in matching colours and designs and applied where the photo was being applied.
To finish the page I used a Charms Creation tab, yellow twine and different enamel dots, arrows and triangles.

Thanks for stopping by.
I hope you find some crafting time to create your next memory.
Take care 


23 November 2020

"Heartfelt" for Colour Blast by Bee Arty

 Hi Everyone

Wow!! I can't believe it is nearly December. 2020 has been such a weird year and challenging year for all of us in one way or another, some of us more than others.

A large part of my immediate family were in Melbourne's lockdown and where their new normal is coming in to affect I love seeing the experiences they are all having to bring some normality back to their family.

For today's share I chose to use some photos of my gorgeous nephew Thomas choosing some flowers for his Mumma.  The way he touched the petals in a couple of the photos and then choosing a bunch to give to his Daddy to pay for is just adorable.  I hope I have done them justice.

 This layout just brings a smile to my face 😄

To start my layout I work out approximately where i wanted to use the shimmer dust and then applied a layer of Heavy White Gesso to the white cardstock.  Once the gesso was drive I sprinkled a small amount of Duke Shimmer Dust to the cardstock and lightly sprayed with water.  

Remember to apply shimmer dust lightly.  It is easier to continue to add more than apply too much to start and then not be able to bring it back.

Next I stamped a heap of flowers using an archival black ink using the flowers from the Floral Delights Stamp Sets No. 1 and No. 2.  I used the Colour Blast water colours in Scarlet however you can colour them with whatever medium you have.  Artist Inks from Colour Blast work equally as well. Once you have coloured them the way you want (I left some just white) fussy cut them out.


Once the Shimmer Dust has dried and you have it to the shade you like, using the Meridian Stamp Set stamp some circles to the cardstock. I added some splatters of red using the Scarlet watercolour pan.

I then mounted my photos on some chipboard offcuts and attached them to my page.

Next, using the Honeycomb metal die and the Flowers metal die, cut out a couple of flowers and one of the honeycomb.  Cut the honeycomb in a couple of pieces.

Arrange the fussy cut flowers and die cut flowers and honeycomb on to the page, layering them under the photos, mounting some on foam tape/dots and layering over the edges of the photos.
Next I stamped one of the bees and dragonflies on to the page from the Make me Happy stamp set, and the small sentiment from set as well.
To finish I coloured a chipboard title with my shimmer cubes, glued it to the page and added a gorgeous red Charms Creations heart.

Check out the finished page below and another close up.

Products Used
Watercolour Pan - Scarlet
Shimmer Cube - Stormy Weather
Thank you all so much for stopping by.
Please make sure you take the time to enjoy some 'me' time and create. There is nothing better for the soul.

Ciao for now,