Thursday, October 23, 2014

Australian Scrapbooking Ideas #29 - Altered Jewellery Boxes


Hi everyone.......the lastest issue of 
"Australian Scrapbooking Ideas" Issue #29
is out NOW
I am very excited and fortunate to have 3 projects publishing in this issue.

Today, I will share the projects here on my blog
all the step by step and materials list
is in the magazine.

My commissioned projects was to create with old jewellery boxes.
MY daughter had a couple of them, Now that she is a little older, she has finished playing with them. They still play music, when you turn the key,
so I recycled them and altered them to make them new.

The first one I altered it into a shabby chic, very pretty jewel box,
  It was originally
a "Dora, the Explorer" jewel box.... I have
a photo of it below, of what it originally looked like....
lots of lace, velvet flowers from "Meg's Garden" and some of the
Papers from "Kaisercraft".....




The orginal box.. before its transformation.....




Next is a gentleman's gift box, decorated with
stunning metal pieces and using the
 "Couture Creations" Diecut - Art Deco Border.....





The top view with metal and paint finishing touches.
This was an box I picked up from
a discount dollar store.......

And my last jewellery box was originally
all quilted and painted pastel pink, and I turned it into
a treasure box for a little boy.....
A place to keep little shells, and bits & bobs....





 I decorated and lined the inside ...

Thanks go to "Kaisercraft" for the papers
"Meg's Garden" for the velvet flowers, trimmings and lace
and "Couture Creations" for the diecuts.

I thank these companies for allowing me to showcase their products
on my blog and in the magazine.

Now, all the materials and the steps by steps
on how to make your very own simple altered jewel box is
in the step by step in the magazine,
so do yourself a favour and purchase ASI #29 magazine at your local 
Scrapbooking store or newsagent shop. 
My altered box is on the cover - it a small photo
but it is on the cover...  Hooray... very excited!!!!



Until next time, please let me know if you have
created your own little altered jewel box.
I would love to see your take on it.....

Cheers  Adriana  xx  :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Dreams Do Come True!!!!!


Hi everyone, Hope all is well.... 
and thanks for stopping by today, it has been quite a busy few days lately,
trying to get back to some kind of normal routine, working, school runs and commitments and generally tidying up things at home.....
But for some reason I keep day-dreaming about all the places I just recently been to.

 I have been so, so fortunate and so lucky to see these wonderful and amazing places
 in real life,
and today I will share some of my experiences with you all.

Dreams to come true...well, My Dreams have and today, if you are
interested, I am showing you some of the places I went to with my family.

So here are some of my photos....yes, I say SOME because I have over 4000 photos in total to edit and look at. ....... need to find the time to do this soon!!!!!

We had a wonderful, amazing time and some fabulous experiences along the way.

First stop was 
ROME -
We have been to Rome before but to show my daughter all the
ancient buildings and walk around the city, was just awesome.
She found it so interesting and all this history behind
every building was fascinating.
We loved Rome, the food, the city and wonderful sites.




Travelled to Naples and then Pompeii.



Next city was FLORENCE and then PISA.
I loved Florence - such an amazing city - so much history and art
Went to the art galleries - saw some fantastic artwork and sculptures.





Starting the day with a big breakfast !!! The biggest grin  !!



It rained a little on this day


Travelled to VENICE - Loved this city also, the islands, atmosphere and a
fabulous gondola ride through the Grand Canal.
Burano Island was a highlight of the visit here too.




Then on to PARIS.......wow we had the best days here too.....so many photos
I leave some of them to scrap... HEE HEE  !!



Disneyland PARIS


The whole month of October is Halloween Month in Disneyland
the Main Street was decorated with pumpkins and beautiful gardens.
There was a street parade and celebration fireworks to end the trip.


Luxenburg Gardens - Paris - so amazing and beautiful was this huge parklands -
a place where the locals go to relax, so we did too and had
bought a picnic lunch.




Inside the Lourve.


Then the last stop -
London - I still have more photos to edit



So many wonderful memories shared with my family.
Many more scrapping pages and journalling to create very soon
about our wonderful adventures ....

Everytime I look at these photos - I wish I was back there to
see it all again..... maybe one day we will go back :)

Thanks for looking :)

Back very soon..... with some creative inspirational projects to share with you all.
Take care 
Cheers Adriana XXX



Thursday, October 16, 2014

Rustic Harmony - Kaisercraft


Hi everyone, Hope all is well.... 
and thanks for stopping by today, it has been a busy few weeks for myself...
If you have noticed I have been a little quiet around here with my comments and blog post, it is because the past 4- 5 weeks I have been away on an amazing wonderful family holiday to Europe.
We had a wonderful, amazing time and have many photos and experiences to share with you all.
I will be doing a blog post in the next week or so with some of my photos
of our holiday..... but until then......

I have just a very quick post detailing
the latest paper collection from Kaisercraft.

Showcasing some of the October 
 paper collections, 
Today I am showcasing "Rustic Harmony" 

More details and material lists are on the Kasiercraft blog
please check it out HERE

Here are my projects that I have created for my DT work at Kasiercraft
........ hope it inspires you......


I have also some other projects that I have created which appeared at
the special kaisercraft Retailers Day, in July this year at the 
Kasiercraft Warehouse office in Geelong.

Decor Butterfly beyond the page project.




"Moments" layout


"Live a Beautiful Life" Layout




Thanks so much for looking and commenting...... Have to go now
and edit some 3500 photos from our wonderful holiday.... until then
have a great week....... Cheers Adriana XX

Monday, October 13, 2014

Gentleman Box - Australian Scrapbooking Ideas #29


Hi everyone.......the lastest issue of 
"Australian Scrapbooking Ideas" Issue #29
is out NOW, Today I will share one of the three projects
published in this latest magazine issue.




I created 3 altered jewellery boxes and they are featured in this magazine, 
a little photo of one of the altered boxes is on the front of the magazine but today I will am featuring more photos of one of the other boxes - a
recycled altered gentleman's box.

Using the Couture Creations
 Metricon intricutz dies - Art Deco Border C0723738





This die cut is so versatile that you can create
a border with it. I cut several of them to create 
I used it here around the outside top and bottom of the
altered box, dabbing a little paint here and there.
Some Imaginairum Designs chipboards are featured on the side of box as well.





Top of box with metal and chipboards elements.


All the other materials list
and step by step is in the ASI #29 magazine.
So do yourself a favour and buy it at your local
scrapbooking store or better still subscribe to the magazine :)



Couture Creations Materials
Metricon intricutz dies - Art Deco Border C0723738


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Thanks for looking
Cheers Adriana xx:)





Monday, October 6, 2014

North Pole - Kaisercraft


Hi everyone,
Hope all is well.... 
and thanks for stopping by today.

Just a very quick post detailing
the latest paper collection from Kaisercraft.

Showcasing some of the October paper collections, 
Today I am showcasing "North Pole" This is the last
christmas paper collection for this year.

More details and material lists are on the Kaisercraft blog
please check it out HERE

Here are my projects that I have created for my DT work at Kasiercraft
........ hope it inspires you......




some christmas cards






Here is another layout "Merry Christmas" which I created
as well......


"Stocking Garland"using the North Pole paper collection, this would look lovely
on the fire place as a decor piece around this wonderful time of the year.....






I hope I have helped you get into the Christmas spirit...
thanks for looking and
Christmas cheers Adriana XXX  :)

Friday, October 3, 2014

Tropical Punch - Kaisercraft


Hi everyone,
Hope all is well.... 
and thanks for stopping by today

Just a very quick post detailing
the latest paper collection from Kaisercraft.

Showcasing some of the October paper collections, 
Today I am showcasing "Tropical Punch " 
A great collection of Tropical Punch fun!!!!

More details and material lists are on the Kasiercraft blog
please check it out HERE

Here are my projects that I have created for my DT work at Kasiercraft
........ hope it inspires you......

"My Sunshine" layout 


"Mini Pocket Album"





Inside Album using the
Captured Moments "Pineapple Crush" Journal cards




and a card




Thanks for looking, have a great day :)
Cheers Adriana  XX