Sunday, 3 May 2015

New Challenge - May 2015 and A Guest Designer

Happy Sunday Scrappy Friends..  I hope you have had a wonderful weekend and have had time to relax..
We have been busy over at Sassy Headquarters getting another amazing Challenge ready for you to play along with..
Take a look at our New May Moodboard Challenge (designed by Anita Bownds)

Arents those colours and elements just so beautiful???

And here is Inspiration from our talented DT Girls

Anita Bownds
Leonie Neal Dawson
Chantalle McDaniel
We really hope you come and play along with us this month..
We are also very excited to introduce our fabulous Guest Designer this month,  the ever so talented Leeann Pearce
Please make sure you pop over to the blog on Tuesday and meet Leeann and read her story and also see an amazing layout Leeann has created for us...

I will be back earlier in the week to announce the winner of the April Challenge and also the winner of our Minc...

Stay tuned
Happy Scrapping

Friday, 1 May 2015

Gifts for Mum

Hello Sassy Friends and happy 1st of May!

Brrrr, I must be getting a touch softer, as I am certainly feeling the cold snap we are having up here in Brisbane. I'm missing the balmy evenings already!

The juicy new Citrus Bliss collection from Pink Paislee is making me miss Summer even more. Luckily, I can get a dose of sunshine with every sip and you can too, as I show you how to make some gorgeous coasters you can whip up for a gift (Mother's Day is just a few days away!) or keep for yourself ;)

It all started when I opened my pack of Citrus Bliss Instagram Cards. The shape, the size and the some of the fun drink-inspired sentiments were just shouting out to be made into something for the table.

It just so happened that I found a near perfect size pack of coasters/pot holders from my local discount store for about $3! I used my WRMK Corner Chomper to round the edges.

Next, I adhered my Instagram cards to pieces of lightweight chipboard, cut down to roughly the same size. Make sure your adhesive (I used Helmar 450 Quick Dry) is as close to the edges as possible so it seals up nicely. Trim off the excess chipboard.

I have used an acrylic card layered on top of a paper card for two of the coasters. Acrylic can be a tricky thing to stick down as the adhesive usually shows. I recently discovered some fabulous Adhesive Transfer Sheets from Scrapbook Adhesives - which we will hopefully be stocking very soon!

They are awesome, you simply peel back the protective backing paper, lay your item on top of the adhesive, give it a good rub and then peel your item off slowly. It gives an even coat of adhesive all over, so you don't have any glue showing through, which is fantastic for clear items!

Above: The acrylic card shown on the adhesive transfer sheet. I simply peeled it off and then adhered it my cardstock card.

Here is a demo video from my Instagram feed @chantallemcdaniel


Once I had prepared my cards onto chipboard, I went ahead and adhered them to the base cork layers. The size of the cork was slightly larger than the paper, so I trimmed off the excess with a sharp craft knife and then rounded the edges with a sanding block. The sanding really made a difference to the finish, as it smoothed the edges beautifully.

 Lastly, I covered the top of the coasters with a layer of clear contact. Make sure to smooth out any air bubbles. This gives them a water resistant finish.

Have fun mixing different cards to create custom layers!

Make Mum's day by serving her a tasty glass of yummy fruit infused water 

or if you want to spice it up a bit...



 Citrus Bliss Instagram Cards 4"X4" 24/Pkg

Thursday, 30 April 2015

wonderlust binder - Anita Bownds

This week I'm sharing a double page in my wanderlust binder
 Of my daughter Kara in her navy whites
start by cutting 2 5x7 coordinating bit of patterned paper

cut 1 strip of patterned paper 2x12

 add bits of leftover white cardstock behind the vellum to make the stars on the vellum pop

cut vellum 5x3 1/2

 next add your photo

 Ive used a App on my ipad PIXLR

 to divide my photos for a different look

Using one of the pre-cut tags Wanderlust Flocked Acetate Shapes White 
I cut another tag out of patterned paper
And added a bit of twine and tied it in a bow

And add it to the page

I used one of the memory Dex foiled cards I punched a heart on one side and
And added a strip of patterned paper to the bottom line 
And matted it on some patterned paper so the papers shows through the heart

And added a gold heart sticker

I punched holes and added some patterned paper 

on the back with some vellum and a heart

Add a few more embellishments like enamel dots
and add them to your binder

Products in the sassy store 
Wanderlust Binder Modern FoilWanderlust 12x12 Paper PadWanderlust Flocked Acetate Shapes WhiteWanderlust Gold Glitter Stickers
Wanderlust Memoydex Gold Foil Cards 12pcMH Confetti Make a Wish Vellum Paper 12x12Gramercy Road Enamel Dots

Happy Crafting


Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Atlas - Pink Paislee

Hello Sassy Scrappers, Leonie here today sharing a travel page with you using the Atlas Collection from Pink Paislee, available HERE.

Holidays are generally awesome, we look forward to them for what seems like ages,
we enjoy relaxing and getting away from our everyday work lives but unfortunately not 
all holidays go to plan - like your car breaking down when your in the middle of your holiday and you're hundreds of kilometres from home!!  
Not perfect, but it is part of that holiday and I guess we're in the craft of documenting memories 
and they can't all be rosie. We can however have some fun documenting these unfortunate events after the fact, when you're perhaps more ready to look at the funny side of things.  
This what I've done today.

I used one of the instagram cards to put my typed journalling on.

More of the instagram frames and overlays used over my photo's I love these things! Probably 
because most of my photo's are in square format these days because I post to instagram a lot. 
I like referring back to the photo's on instagram and the comment I put on each photo as I usually use
it for part of my journalling when I come to scrap that picture.

I print the Instagram pictures that I want to scrapbook through a website called Origrami.  
Your pictures are printed with the date the picture was posted to Instagram and the comment that accompanied the picture on the back of the photo. 
I love this feature it's perfect for scrapbookers.  Check it out if you're on Instagram.
You can also also follow the Sassy Scrapper profile and keep up to date with all the
new products as soon as they hit the shelves. :)

Here's what the back of the photo's look like.

I kept my embellishing to a minimum on this page because I already had a fair bit going on 
on the background with stamping and the water colours.
So I just added a couple of printed chipboard stars and a geotag and arrow diecut from the 
Atlas range.

Thanks for stopping by the Sassy blog,
happy creating. 
Leonie Neal-Dawson.

Pink Paislee - Atlas Collection

Atlas 6x6 Paper PadAtlas Ephemera  74 Piece

Atlas Globe Trotter Paper 12x12

Atlas Chipboard Stickers 40pcAtlas Instagram Cards 4"X4" 24/Pkg