Friday, 23 December 2016

DECEMBER GUEST DESIGNER - Amanda Hartmann 'I Love You'

Amanda is back with a gorgeous
layout using the 'Mad About You' collection.

Close ups... 

Those abunance of little hearts in the Die Cut Bits & Bobs packet
make a big impact, without all the effort.


I've got one more project to share of Amanda's, & it will be inspiration for your
upcoming Christmas layouts ;)

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Push Yourself | Sue Plumb

Hi everyone! I hope this finds you all well and not too frantic in the final Christmas countdown. (With 3 young kids in our house, it's fairly safe to say the level of excitement here is currently sitting around DEFCON 2! haha)

Anyway, I am here today to share another of my Flutterby creations with you. Today's layout was inspired by my current journey of getting myself in better shape. After having spent so much of my time and energy looking after everyone around me in recent years, I was coming a very poor last. So I have changed my eating habits and am getting my lazy ass moving again. It's very true when they say that the hardest part is starting. But I am finding it is also difficult to maintain the momentum some days, especially doing it all on my own. I created this page so that I can display it to remind me to keep going every day.

After prepping my cardstock with gesso, I created a background using a combination of mists and stamps. I wanted to stick with neutral tones (much like my shoes pictured), that would allow some bright colours to pop from it. I added texture using some Colour Blast Colour Paste and one of my mini stencils, then flicked some white Flutter Colour paint over the top.

I used the No Excuses collection for this layout. The Everyday Etc card I chose to use for the push yourself title and the no one is going to do to it for you quote both really struck a chord with me as I tell myself this every day. I used some of the coordinating filler cards which I cut into pieces and layered together as a mat for my photo.

I highlighted my photo by adding a white cord frame on top of it, then used a few wood veneer circles (colored black) to help echo the circular theme. I also coloured the everyday wood veneer black to match.

Some messy cotton thread helped add some subtle texture; whilst the neon enamel dots added a few extra pops of coordinating colour and tied in with the other circular elements. A few well chosen white tiny sticky quotes placed around my page helped to reinforce my theme as well.

And what Flutterby creation of mine would be complete without a flair button? This be your own hero one, from set #410 which coordinates with the No Excuses range, was just perfect!

Thanks for stopping by today so I could share this with you. If you are making new year resolutions to get in shape, then make sure you put the No Excuses collection on your list to document your progress!

Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a very merry Christmas and happy new year. I will be back again to share lots of my Flutterby creations in 2017.
Til then, happy scrapping! X

Wednesday, 21 December 2016


 Introducing our last Guest Designer for the year...
Amanda Hartmann

 Here's a bit about Amanda...

"I have been scrapbooking for many years, as evidenced by my well-organised large stash and shelves full of albums! My life is always about the balance and juggle – as I divide time between my gorgeous family (husband and 3 girls), my work (full time as a Speech Pathologist) and my "me" time (Scrapbooking and Jujitsu). I have worked on a variety of Design Teams as well as Teams for challenge blogs over the years and have been published in Scrapbooking Memories. I love to use patterned papers, but also combining mixed media to create interesting backgrounds. Embellishment clusters are part of my signature style!"

INSTAGRAM: @amandahartmann8


Products used:

Be sure to pop back in to see more fab creations from Amanda!!!

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Husbands | Krisy Podolak

Hi Flutterby Lovelies,

Krisy back today with my last share for this month and for this design team term. I am sharing another layout using the NEW Mad about You range and I designed it all around the card- “Husbands are like wine. They take a long time to mature”.  This layout features my brother and his partner and the card suited them and this photo to a T.  

Here is my layout:

I used a pretty busy background piece of paper so to dull it down a bit, I used some Flutterby Paint and an old rewards card to add a thin layer of colour to build upon.  Then I used a few different cards from the range to build a paper layer behind the photo.  Finally, I finished off the layout with a few die cut circles, a flair button and some stickers.

Here are some close ups.

There is a process video too, you can watch it here.

Thank you for another six months of awesome fun.  Hopefully, Neet will keep me around for another term.  Now to wait and see.

Krisy xx

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Love You Little Sister by Lauren Hender

Hi Everyone and a BIG Merry Christmas! 

I love this time of year with the kids off school, present wrapping beginning and the Chrsitmas Carols in the shopping centres playing. I hope you are all surviving this busy but wonderful time. 

Today I'm on the blog sharing a layout using the new release Mad About You range.. I'm mad about alot of things, one of them being this moment on my baby sisters wedding day. We were having so much fun on the dance floor. It was the most wonderful evening watching my sister having such a fabulous time. 

In this layout I have used some watercolor paint to create the background. 
I then used a cut file and some lace to start building my background and cluster that featured my photo.

I then layered up using a couple of the Mad About You filler cards and two gold and white tags. By this point I could see it all coming together. 

I then pulled out the bits and bobs pack and went to town... 
Of course we can't have a layout without a signature Flutterby Designs flair and some photo tabs.

A few random hearts, some word stickers, and journaling and there we have it.. a bright and colourful layout that would make anyone smile!!

Hope this layout has inspired a little creative time and a little Flutterby Designs shopping. 

Links to the products are right here.... 

Bits and Bobs - click HERE
Everyday Etc Cards - click HERE
Everyday Etc Filler Cards - click HERE
Flair - click HERE
Photo Tabs - click HERE

Merry Christmas xoxox

Friday, 16 December 2016

"S&E" - Sharmaine Kruijver

Hello Fluttery people.
Hope you are surviving and thriving in the lead up to Christmas.
This is my last design team post here at Flutterby Designs.
I have loved being able to share my Flutter creations with you.

For this page I used my all time favourite Flutterby products.

And enamel dots.
Through in a wood bit and some Everyday ETC cards...
It's enough to make me go yum!

I wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a splendid New Year.
Stay safe and may the creative time be plentiful.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016



A few new faces to add to our Flutterby Family. Sadly Sharmaine & Kylie both
stepped down due to work commitments next year. They will be missed!!
I have also taken a step back from the design team, to free up some time for me.
This has made way for 3 new faces!!! I am super stoked to introduce:
- Skai Mitchell
- Ros Madley
- Belinda Spencer 

Hello! My name is Belinda Spencer and I have been scrapping since 2003. I live on a farm in the Adelaide Hills with my husband, two children and a multitude of animals.
I am predominantly a 12” x 12” scrapper but also love to create cards, artist trading cards, project life and the odd mini album and off the page project.
My style tends to include elements of shabby chic, fussy cutting and a touch of grunge, spooky elements and sometimes a swear word or two. I love to include texture and dimension with lots of lovely layers. My favourite technique right now is to create a watercolour effect on my backgrounds using various mists. I would be lost without my Canson white cardstock, craft knife and inks!
I have been published in Scrapbook Creations, Scrapbooking Memories and Somerset Memories magazines.
I am currently a Design Team member at The Scrapbook Store, Kraft Plus Challenges, Darkroom Door, Charms Creations, Imaginarium Designs and Seriously Scrapbooking where I teach layout classes and card workshops. Previous teams have included The Colour Room, Purple Pumpkin, White With One, The Dusty Attic and Kaisercraft.
I am so thrilled to be joining this awesome team and look forward to sharing my love of papercrafting (and sentence enhancers) with you. Hopefully I can inspire you to play with your own Flutterby Designs goodies.
You can see more of my work here:

Hi my name is Ros, I live in beautiful Geelong with my son and totally spoilt fur babies. I have been scrapbooking for about 8 years. Before then I sucked at every craft or art activity I tried. Scrapbooking is something I never really wanted to do but I thought, surely I can’t muck that up too, it’s just paper and glue. I went along to a friend’s crop and it was basically hook, line and sinker. I was addicted. I finally found something arty crafty that I didn’t totally make a mess of.
I have been a Design Team member for lots of teams in the past, currently I am on the Kraft Plus Design Team. I have taught classes and have been published is Scrapbook Creations, Scrapbooking Memories and Jot magazine. In 2014 I was lucky enough to named one of the Scrapbooking Memories Masters.
Scrapping for me has never been about preserving memories, although I do get a bit sentimental when using older photos. For me it’s always just been a creative outlet. It didn’t take me long to discover that scrapbooking was a bit more than just paper and glue. Lately I am finding myself reaching for an art journal or a blank piece of cardstock and my trolley of colours, with photos being the last thing on my mind. It's pretty rare I will create a page with patterned paper as a base.
I don’t really have a style, but most of my pages will feature lots of texture and layers and quite often lots of white space. I love pretty things and I love paper and glue, paint and lots of messy mediums and can lose myself for hours in my little room. Can’t wait to get started with this awesome team

My name is Skai and I have been a maker since I was born. I cant ever remember a time when I wasn't creating. My art career began in Kindergarten when I would sew up roll bags on my mother's ancient Janome sewing machine and decorate for each class. I majored in 3 Unit art, Visual Design, Ceramics and Photography for my HSC and and completed a Certificate II in Fine Arts at TAFE whilst completing my HSC just for fun.. I began an Arts Degree at Newcastle Uni and worked as a Body Piercer in my spare time... I began collecting tattoos at 16 and decorated my body as much as the paper around me...
At 19 I had a whirlwind romance that saw me engaged within 3 weeks and pregnant soon after.. I dropped out of Uni, got a 'real job' as a Nurse and settle into life as a mortgage paying mummy... Fast forward 6 years, another child later and a move to being a Family Day Care Educator, I found myself wandering one day into a 'scrapbooking' shop... I had never heard of this scrappy thing, but it safe to say soon fell in love with pretty papers and embellishments and emerced myself completely into the craft...
It took me a few years to find my bearings. I began in a time where Making Memories was the rage, and my paint splatters, sewing machine and textural mess wasn't embraced by those around me... By accident I attended a Mixed Media class in 2014 and soon found a whole tribe of arty peeps that 'got me' and my style. My art could be described as moody, textural, loose and honest. I scrap about the good times and the bad and im a blatant over sharer.
In my spare time when im not scrapping, I weave, paint, sew, plant, potter, collect black cats, invest in more tattoo time and read. Im a TV series addict and like nothing more than a rainy day Netflix binge, and im totally and utterly stoked to be able to call myself a 'Flutterby girl'... Im looking forward to sharing my art with you and creating with these amazing products... and the Boss lady is pretty cool too

 I CANNOT wait to see what 2017 unfolds & share it all with you.

22 Years by Kylie Cornish

Hello  Flutterby Peeps

I'm back again, but sadly for the last time as my AWESOME DT stint is over.
I would like to thank the awesome Anita for letting me be on her amazing Design Team.
I loved playing with her yummy products and getting to create such funky layouts to pop into my albums!!
Today I am sharing a special layout about hubby and I reaching our 22 years of being married!! WOOHOO!!

I don't know our secret, but for some strange reason I really love this guy 
and he really loves me. 
But does he love me as much as I love working with Flutterby Designs...LOL

I wanted to work with the new "Mad About You" range again 
and it was perfect for this photo of us. 

The "Mad About You" range is such a fun range to work with and there is so much of it to play with. 

'Mad About You' Die Cut Bits & Bobs

'MAD ABOUT YOU' - Page Tabs
'MAD ABOUT YOU' Everyday Etc Cards
'Mad About You' Sticky Quotes
and more!
Other product used on this layout are -
'White' Sticky Quotes
Flutter Colour Paint 

You are also in for a treat with this layout, as I remember to turn the camera on once more and film my scrappy process, and you can watch me do my scrappers shuffle. 
You can check my video out here.

So there you have it 22 years! slowly but surly we are breaking records!
Here's to the next 22 :)

Thanks for popping by and Oh happy birthday to me!! 
and see you Flutterby peeps (WAVING) 
Keep smiling and keep creating!! 

Peace Out!!