Sunday, 29 January 2012

More Flower Power Fun

Here are my little creations using a selection of fabulous flowers from the shop & don't forget that the 20% off flowers sale ends coupon required, get in before they sell out to create your own L/Os, cards or OTPs!

Check out Amanda's previous post which has 2 of her fantastic sketches & samples for inspiration.

Hope you've had some time to create some floral prettiness this weekend.


Friday, 27 January 2012

Happy Flower weekend!

Amanda here.... with some sketches and layouts to inspire you for the weekend.

Over at RED EARTH, all weekend there is 20% off all flowers, so you can save money and then get creative with some projects like these:

Sketch 1:
 And my layout....

White cardstock, with some misting - I used paper doilies as masks behind the photos (subtle!).
Then a stitched circle.
Then it was all about the flowers and leaves, layered around the circle. Flowers I used: Green tara roses and leaves, Prima polka dots, White Ada, Petaloo.
I used the Authentique text words to create the long (and slightly corny) title.
Hope you love it, I think it's kinda sweet, just like my friend Moira....

Sketch 2

Here's my layout:

Papers: Echo Park, these Glitz papers, this authentique paper
Ribbons and my usual clusters of bits!
The flowers weren't quite the right colour, so I painted them with silver ink and paint to make them match the colours of the layout. Flowers I used: Green Tara roses, Prima
I created this layout for the challenge over at 123 - so 1=word JOY (a word that describes my friend Michaela so well!); 2= colour SILVER; 3= paint splatters. Give it a go this weekend!

So have fun this weekend, hope you find some beautiful flowers to create with!

Thanks for looking!


Flower Power Product Focus

Hello there ladies, Liz here with a gorgeous pleated satin ribbon flower step by step so you can make some of these yourself.

What you will need

- 1 x 50mm x 50mm circle (cut from cardstock) you will attach the ribbon to this
- approx 40mm of pleated ribbon
- brad, large pearl, paper flower or embellishment of your choice
- hot glue gun (or glue strong enough to adhere ribbon to cardstock very securely)

Twist the ribbon around 2 fingers (shiny side down)

Keep twisting around and around the 2 fingers keeping it nice and neat and tight

It should look like this when you have used all the ribbon, using a hot glue gun apply glue all over the bottom of the ribbon and attach to a 50mm x 50mm card circle

Attach to your card 

Here is a card I have made using this technique, I hope you make some for yourself and make sure to share your creations with us in the Red Earth Scrapping forum/gallery.

Have a great weekend ladies


Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Simple scrapbooking using RES goodies

Hi everyone - Amanda here....

I have been scrapbooking a lot of late and have a few layouts to share. They are all quick and easy layouts that you can do today (hint hint, nudge nudge), all using some of the great papers and products at Red Earth Scrapping.

I used the VERY versatile Graphic 45 Paper as the background -  and added misting (i used old chipboard numbers and punctuation as the masks) and embellishments... done! Paper found here:

I have some of these VERY SO CUTE journalling tags  - - which were perfect for this layout... so easy! Used some of my flowers from our recent flower swap too!

I got these Prima ledger papers - - and already have used some for background papers - so awesome and such great value....

And then how's this for quick.... used the diecuts from Authentique christmas line - - some bling and a title and its done!

The very lovely BO BUNNY papers from the ETCera range - - feature in these 2 layouts. 
I think you may find more of this in our new release page kits also....

Alrighty then... that'll do for today...

you can check my blog for more inspiration....

Thanks for looking today... hope you can steal some time to whip up some quick and easy layouts today!


Friday, 13 January 2012

Happy Scrappy New Year - Challenge #5

The lucky last challenge of our happy scrapp new year competition Laughing

So the final thing I would love to see you create is a set of cards! (i.e. at least 2 on a common theme/style)

BUT, you can only use SCRAPS and odd bits and pieces.

The only exception to this is you may use ONE (1) new piece of cardstock (if necessary).

I cut 1 piece of c/s into 3 6x4 cards and I had some scraps on my desk from 2 old sheets of Bo Bunny paper - one of them was a few little greeting/journalling cards.
Then I reached into a little container that sits right in front of me where I put my odds & ends - a little strip of ribbon, a single flower left from a pack, a few bits of bling left from a packet etc.
And here's what I created ...

Oh and the white c/s? It is actually the back of the cover sheet from a 12x12 collection pack! Very handy indeed.

You can make them as simple or as detailed as you like, you can use any tools or accessories, c/s, papers and embellies AS LONG AS IT IS ALL SCRAPS/ODDDS & ENDS!

 BONUS ... "love makes the world go round" ...

Upload your entries in the appropriate gallery by midnight on Sunday 15th January 2012. Have fu!

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Happy Scrappy New Year-- Challenge # 4

HEAD to RES now for our latest challenges! 

Hope you are all having a great HAPPY SCRAPPY start to the New Year - 2012 is going to be a great creative one for all of us.... I can feel it!

So here is challenge Number 4...

Usually this time of year it is about cutting back and simplifying after a month of excesses... but let's have one more BINGE....
Create a layout with LOTS on it, you must use:
* Multiple photos (2 or more)
* Lots of journalling (at least 2 sentences)
* Use 3 or more clusters of embellishments
* Use 3 or more different edge techniques (sanding, distressing, inking, punch borders, etc.)

Here is my sample:

BONUS ITEM CLUE: (you might have to goggle it!).... Use one of the CHINESE five elements....



Thursday, 5 January 2012

We now have a Facebook PAGE

Yes that's right, we have both a Facebook PAGE and a GROUP!!! No excuse for missing out on what's going on at RES now ...

Go on, visit us here now. And for everyone who "likes" and then "shares" our page you'll be in the draw (every 50 likes) for a fabulous little prize of scrappy pretties.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012


I would like to wish all RES members and valued customers a very happy and prosperous new year!

Our HAPPY SCRAPPING NEW YEAR 2012 competition is now on!!!

15 days, 5 challenges and EVERYONE WINS! Yes, for every challenge you complete you will receive shop discount vouchers so what's not to love about this great little competition.

Come and check it all out here in the forum ...

While you're visiting the website, stop in at the HOME page too for details of a ...