Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Create Everyday ll Chrissi Mannix

Hello Lovelies
Today I wanted to play with some paint, stencils and stamps, but I wanted to make something different. So i decided to make a 12x12 Mixed Media page to hang in my art room.
As well as some new art foamies, I've used some older bits and pieces form the Flutterby Designs Store. I have a pretty decent stash of Flutterby Designs, that I'm always saving for the 'perfect' project- which we know, doesn't exist. So you cant be scared to use your stuff instead of just storing it for one day. Which is what I tried to remember here. 
I started with my Flutter Colour Paints, and started layering those onto some black cardstock. I did start this on white, but I messed it up, and then decided the colours might really pop on some black.

Then to add more layers, I sponged through a flutterby designs stencil, and also used some of my favourite "This Way"-Art Foamies. I use paint with my art foamies, and brayer it onto the stamp to get an even application, and a bold transfer. Once i was happy with my background, I couldn't help but literally throw some white paint splats over the page.

To make a focal point for my page, i fussy cut a quote out of an older set of Every Day Etc cards. I once brought the 'Creative Chaos Kit'- The July 2016 kit. I had some awesome extras in it aswell, and that is where these circles and wood veneer came from. I thought they would be perfect for this wall hanging.

To finish off my page, I wanted to adds some grungy hand drawn lines. To add some texture and contrast. I grabbed my black pen and very roughly scribbled around a few of my different patterns. I love how this page turned out.

Hope you enjoyed my process. See you soon
Chrissi xxx

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Independence | Allara Bamforth

Good Morning,

I'm back on the blog today with a whimsical design featuring the 'Parent of the Year' collection.

As I like making my own backgrounds, I've used the Flutter Colour Paint to brush some full strokes up the centre of my black card, using colours from the Brights Set. With the 'Migraine Madness' stencil I've sponged some paint through towards the sides of my brushed middle. Using the 'Round Randoms' Art foamies stamps I've stamped a few designs using some of my left over paint as well.

My photo is of my daughter on a swing, so using watered down Artic White, I drawn  myself a tree to hang her swing from.

As usual I've matted my photo with cards from the Everday Etc Filler cards and used the Everday Etc Cards for a title which I've anchored to a sign post from a strip of offcut from the 12 x 12 paper from the We Are Collection. I've once again splattered some of the left over paint around, cause it always looks good on black background and finished off with some Puffy Heart Stickers on the leaves I've drawn with my Posca Pen.

Thanks for taking the time to check this out, as always links back to the products on the Website.

Till Next Post,

Monday, 21 October 2019

Be Awesome Dudes | Rachel Dutko

Hi everyone!
Rachel back with you on the blog today.

Today I have a fun 'boy' layout to share of the three men in my life!

To create my background I have cut the 'Is It Bedtime Yet?' paper 
using a cut file from Cut To You. 

I have adhered the triangles with foam tape to lift the design up off the page. 

I used an Everyday Etc card from the Extreme Teen collection for my title.

I added some Everyday Etc cards under my photo and title card.

 I've added some stickers, and a quote from the 
'Parent of the Year' Die Cut Bits & Bobs pack.

I added a flair button, a star from Charm's Creations, and some thread for interest.

I finished off my page with some ink splatters.
Thanks for looking
Rachel x x

Sunday, 13 October 2019

You are a Work of Art ll Chrissi Mannix

Hello Lovelies
Chrissi back today. I've recently been having fun with some of my older Flutterby Designs Stash and today I want to share with you a mixed media layout using some of these awesome bits n pieces.
I used my new favourite "Make your Mark' art Foamies, and Flutter Colour paint to make my background. I love the bold coulours and how they pop beautifully against the black and white. Using my brayer, I inked up my art foamies to stamp onto my background, then added my paint streaks.

Using the Every day Etc Cards from a few different collections, I not only matted my photo, but also used a quote card as my title. I adore these cards for titles, so many awesome quotes to use. I also added some Flutterby flair buttons, and enamel dots to finish off my page.

If you would like to see how i made this page, check out the process video here.

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Scrapping

Thursday, 10 October 2019

Create By The Lake 2019

Here's a wrap up from this years Create By The Lake.
This year we nearly 80 ladies again for 3 nights of crafty fun.
We celebrated with an 80's themed weekend. We had myself (Anita) & Jen Hall teaching 4 fabulous class.
With group activity, awesome props for.our dress up night, woyine toyime to get to know one & another.

With our art auction we raised $2420 for United In Compassion.

I want to give a MASSIVE THANK YOU to every artist that donated an artwork!! They all looked bloody incredible. Thank you all that bid on these pieces to raise this ❤

A big shout out to these artists:
- Tamara Buckler
- Fiona Paltridge
- Leanne Jago
- Belinda Spencer
- Tracey Hall
- Anita Tillman
- Deb Weiers
- Giovanna Scott
- Jen Hall
- Jo Slee
- The Resin Rainbow
- Kim Price
- Tanya Froud
- Elisa Ablett
- Maremi's Small Art
- Sue Plumb
- Denene Thompson
- Anguree Jansen Van Rensburg
- Michelle Grant


We also have fantastic prize sponsors also, who generously donate for our challenge giveaways
- The Crafty Chain
- Scrapping Clearly
- Love To Create
- Darkroom Door
- Colour Blast
- The Scrapbookers Confetti Box
- Shop & Crop
- Cocoa Vanilla
- Corbetts Creations
- Jamie Dougherty Designs
- D-Lish Scraps
- Washi Tape Australia
- Cut To You
- Crafty Pleasures
- Art Foamies
- Uniquely Creative Kit Club
- Charms Creations

If you'd like to join us for next year's Annual Create By The Lake retreat here's some details....

WHEN: 3pm Thur 16th to 3pm Sun 19th July, 2020.

WHERE: Lake Keepit Sport & Rec Centre - Gunnedah NSW.

COST: $420

This will be CBTL 5TH BIRTHDAY!!! I've got another BIG weekend of fun, laughter, inspiration & creating planned. Included in this awesome weekend of fun & creativity:
• Accommodation (inc Linen EXCEPT DOONAS!!!)
• ALL meals included for the 3 nights
(From Thur dinner - Sun lunch. Includes morning & afternoon tea)
• A massive hall, where we can spread out & create in
• Goody bag / photo booth / Fun activity
• Flutterby shop will be onsite for shopping
• Fabulous teachers for optional classes

Send a msg thru on the Flutterby Designs Facebook page, to get the rego papers/info on attending the retreat 😊😊

Monday, 7 October 2019

Somedays | Allara Bamforth

Happy Monday!

I'm enjoying having a day off for the long weekend today, hope you are enjoying whatever you are up to today!

Today I'm back on the blog with another layout from the 'Parent of the Year' collection.  I've started with a black card background and dry brushed some Flutter Colour Paint in Grape Soda, Tropicana Teal and Green Limousine on the background.  Over the top of this with the Cobblestone stencil I've sponged through some Artic White.

I've then splattered some of the white and some Sunshine Yellow over the top. Once this is dry I've stamped some designs from the Foam Stamps 'Edgies' with Distress Oxide ink in coordinating colours.

 My photo is then layered with the Everday Etc Filler cards from Parent of the Year. I found the perfect title for my photo in the Everday Etc cards and also added the Parenthood Acrylic title. I've used my white paint pen to highlight and randomly scribble around some of the stamps and titles to add interest. To finish off I've added a heart from the Die Cuts Bits and Bobs. Another easy to put togther layout with fantastic products. As always I've linked everything back to the shop, so that you can look at the huge range on offer.

Till next post,

Saturday, 5 October 2019

Unicorn cards | Rachel Dutko

Hi everyone! Rachel back with you on the blog today.

Recently I needed to make a card for my niece's 4th birthday, 
and I thought the "Magical AF" collection would be absolutely perfect.

I have made a set of 3 cards to share with you today, all featuring unicorns from the collection.

For my first card I have fussy cut a unicorn from an Everyday Etc card 
and adhered with foam tape. 
I have layered some Everyday Etc filler cards, and a frame.

I just love the cute unicorn on her own so I didn't embellish this card. 
(And she suits my niece to an absolute T.)

For my second card I have lightly sponged all 3 colours from the 

I have fussy cut the unicorn and the words from some Everyday Etc cards.
I have used the pink glitter Everyday Etc filler card, 
and added a hand drawn border.

For my third card I once again fussy cut the unicorn from an Everyday Etc card.

I added some Orange Goldfish Flutter Colour Paint through a star stencil
I sponged on some pink Flutter Colour paint to add a halo around the unicorn shape.

I also added an 'Always Be Kind' quote from the Die Cut Bits & Bobs pack.  

Thanks for looking
Rachel x x