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

20 December 2018

"STRONG" | Colour Blast

Hi Everyone

Now I love my Colour Blast products as much as you and with the large number of products in my collection I have been trying to use different colours on each of my posts.
Today I have used two of my all time favourite Colour Paste in Sienna and Leather. They are both extremely striking on the white background.  
So after using a fun filter from Snapchat I ended up with the perfect photo for my layout. It's nice to play around once in a while.
 After preparing my cardstock background with some Heavy White Gesso, using a baby wipe and two coordinating Colour Artist Inks in Rust and Cider I smooshed the Rust across the background and once dried added Cider.

I did this a couple of times to get the depth and colours that I wanted to tie in with the photo.
Next, using my metal spatula I stroked some of the Colour Paste
in Sienna and Leather down my page.  I wanted a very uneven look on the page.

Using the amazing Heavy White Gesso
I added more texture with a stencil ensuring some of the stencilling went over the Colour Paste

After selecting my chosen embellishments I decided I wanted to keep the vast majority of them white.  I found a heap of wood veneer flowers in my stash.  I 'attacked' them with my sponge and Heavy White Gesso trying to get a a bit of a stippled and roughish look to them.

I didn't quite the look I wanted, so I worked with a paint brush and the gesso and ended up happy with the final result.
  Using the Colour Shimmer Brush Marker in Clear I added a slight bling to the wood flowers.  It ended up ever so subtle but took the matte affect off them. I did up adding some copper glitter to two of the flowers that you can see in the close up photos below.

 I added by bling title, a couple of mulberry paper flowers and a few sticker phrases from Flutterby Designs and a cute sequin bow from D-lish Scraps and the layout was complete.

Thanks for stopping by.

Anita E