Sunday, 4 December 2016

"Nuts About Donuts" by Sharmaine Kruijver

'ello everyone.
Hope you are finding some creative time in the festiveness of December.
I've kept it simple for this page and let the story shine.

A little play with a stencil and Flutterby paint

Opting for flair instead of an alpha.

Jazzing up a wood bit (hopefully it looks a little dough-nutty!?)
Simple serves me best when things are hectic.
How about you??

Friday, 2 December 2016

Home is where the CRAZY Kylie Cornish

This month Flutterby Designs is a proud sponsor for Kraft+ Challenge blog.

And I threw my hands up in the air to take part of this months Challenge.
(PICK ME PICK ME moment.. LOL)

There is not place like home.

I could not wait to take part in this challenge, and Flutterby Designs had the right stuff for it. 

Straight away I knew I wanted to use the Everyday Etc "Happy Together" Photo Cards, specially the "Home is where the heart is" card....but hey we have more crazy in our home,  hence the cross out of the heart! This quote was perfect for my photo...because we are all a little bit crazy in this house! 

The other awesome thing with Flutterby Designs is all the little quotes you can use and I sure did use them. 

Home is where we are a little crazy, home is where we can be ourselves. 
Home is where we are strong, the 6 of us. 

Home is where you can laugh at yourself and never be embarrassed 
if you let your inner crazy out! 
Because we are family, and we are home. 

Products Used 

'BOLDS - FILLER CARDS' Everyday Etc Cards
'On The Plus Side' Stencil 

Photo Cut Out - Page Tabs and Speech Bubbles
Everyday Etc "Happy Together" Photo Cards

Thanks  Kraft+ for the awesome challenge and thanks Anita for picking me to scrap this crazy moment in our home. 

Happy scrapping guys and I hope you can play along with this challenge too.

Thanks for popping by

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

November Guest Designer - Natalie May 'Mini Album'

'Mini Album'

The 'Mad About You' Everyday Etc cards were perfect for showing off a heap of photos Natalie had from the cruise that she went on earlier this year so she decided a mini album was in order!
Starting with some white cardstock cut to various sizes, she created textured backgrounds using Gel Medium and Texture paste and a variety of Flutterby Stencils. Once they were dry, the Lindys Stamp Gang colours were added leaving the stencil images standing out on the backgrounds. Add a little stamping … a few punched out words, some vellum, acetate and the 'Mad About You' Everyday Etc cards and you have a bright little album!  The use of the stencils gives each page an individual look and keeps the focus on the photos!  The veneer hearts take on the colour of the Magicals beautifully and are the perfect finish for the pages
For the cover of the album, Nat filled the Sticky Notes packaging with gold pebbles and created a ‘shaker’ behind the Polaroid frame … too easy!

 Flutterby Products Used:

A MASSIVE thank you to Natalie for
Guest Designing this month xox

Monday, 28 November 2016

November Guest Designer - Natalie May '&'


Natalie was inspired by the '&' card from the 'Mad About You' Everyday Etc cards when creating this Art Journal page.
She started off with some layering of paint, added some hot pink 'On the Plus Side' stencilling followed by some 'Got Letters' stencilling in white Liquitex paint.
Adding some punched out ampersands and some stamping created an element of dimension before cutting out the Ampersand Everyday Etc Card and adding it to the page.
The project is then finished off by the addition of some Dina Wakley Media tape and some deli paper.
Flutterby Products used:

 Nat has one more share up her sleeve -
make sure you pop back to see :)

Saturday, 26 November 2016

November Guest Designer - Natalie May 'Love'

I super duper thrilled to introduce this lady as this
months Guest Designer,
although she needs no introduction...
Natalie May 

"Hi there. My name is Natalie May. 
I’m lucky enough to be a full time paper crafter and I couldn’t be happier! I teach around 15 classes a month in SA and design chipboard for Imaginarium Designs. I’m also a 2016 Scrapbooking Memories Master, an Intermediate Certified Copic Designer, Educator for Lindy's Stamp Gang and love everything inky & colour based. Life is busy to say the least. 
One of the things that keeps me interested and teaching is that I love to create in all styles.  As much as this industry likes to ‘Pigeon Hole’ people, I believe I am a versatile artist – I regularly teach not only scrapbooking layouts but also Cards, Mixed Media Layouts, Paper based Layouts, Vintage & Ancestry Layouts, Beginners scrapbooking & card classes, Big Shot classes, Art Journaling, Abstract Canvas Art, Copic Beginners Classes plus Kids classes, Birthday parties and whatever else I can come up with.
As an Educator & Design Team Member for Lindy Stamp Gang, I especially love to create with their products and educate people about mediums, textures and general products.  I love this industry … the opportunity to teach a new technique…. Meeting so many amazing people…..and to be able to CREATE everyday is quite a blessing.
You can view more of my work at … and find me on Instagram under happydaks and Facebook as well."


Natalie is all about colour and loves creating custom backgrounds! 
So for this page, she started by choosing the awesome photo taken at the Brisbane Expo this year, framed it with the edges of the MAD ABOUT YOU photo cards and then created her background to suit!  Here are a few simple steps used to create the background
– super easy & super quick!   
She finished the layout off with a few Sticky Quotes and Page Tabs and a few splatters of Blazin Black Lindys spray!

Flutterby Products used:

'Mad About You' Everyday Etc Filler Cards
'Bright Like A Diamond' Stencil
'Mad About You' Bits & Bobs Die Cuts
'Mad About You' Page Tabs

Nat has got a couple more projects to share
- so keep your eyes peeled ;)

Thursday, 24 November 2016

F*ck You Rock | Sue Plumb

Hi Flutterby peeps!
Sue here with you all today to share my latest Flutterby project. The layout I created features a photo of my sister and I that was taken during an 80's theme night at a scrap retreat earlier in the year. SO. MUCH. FUN.

And, as you may have already guessed from my post title, this one features my favourite "sentence enhancer", so if you aren't a fan of a little sweariness, then I suggest you look away now! ;)

As you can see, I went mixed media on this one. To create my background I started by adding blue mist using a waterbrush; then I stamped with black ink; and then added some gold mist splatters. On top of all that, I drizzled some white Flutter Colour paint to add extra texture and some doodled stars using the star mini stencil.

Next, I added an Everyday Etc card where I wanted my photo to go (the one I used was from the Super Cool set); on top of that I added some frayed gauze before adding my photo, which I mounted up using some cardboard.

I used a combination of two wood veneer pieces to form my title, along with one of the white tiny sticky quotes. I also used a page tab tucked in behind my photo.

Alongside my photo I added a flair button (from set #389), which I nested on some messy black thread. I also added the you + me die cut from the Mad About You die cut bits and bobs set and a few more tiny sticky quotes.

To finish off my page, I added some of the Confetti Circles wood veneers scattered around my page and my handwritten journaling.

Thanks for stopping by today. You know we love seeing YOUR projects shared with us too. If you aren't already a member of the Flutterby Inspiration HQ group on Facebook, or you are and just haven't shared anything with us, what are you waiting for? Come on down!
Til next time, happy scrapping! X

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Live today in all CAPS | Krisy Podolak

Hi, It's Krisy back with my last share for this month.  I have returned to my old faithful collection - "No Excuses" well for inspiration this time.  Yes it's another progress layout.

The story behind this layout is I had been having pains in my wrists when lifting when my trainer suggested I try wrist supports.  A few days later his new stock arrived it and I got first choice of the patterns.  Just as the training said, "I bet this is the design I am going to get stuck with since everyone likes plain colours", I cried out "I want these ones!" We were holding up the same pair.  I wanted them because they matched my new Flutterby Stencil!  (Yep, Crazy Scrapbooker) It's ok, they're kind of used to it at the box. I am regularly covered in paint and taking photos of random things.

So here is my layout.

I kinda lost the stencil in the background but you can see the red and yellow Flutterby Paint matches the Bright Like a Diamond Stencil and the pattern on my wraps.  I also used the stencil as a stencil and traced it.  Brought me right back to the large collection of stencils I had as a kid.  I wish I had them now.

There is no process video this time as I started the layout on retreat and finished it when I got home.  I made quite a few changes to it along the way but I a really pleased with the way it turned out.  I added a whole heap of Snippets Strips around the place that sums up the story.  I used the NEW Live today in all CAPS wood veneer as my title and finished the layout with some tickets and a gold foil flair.

I'm currently working on a few different things and I can't wait to share them with you next month.

'til then - Happy making stuff

Krisy xx