Saturday 30 April 2016

Swirlydoos April Kit Projects with Tutorial

Hi, It's my day to reveal all my projects made with the April Swirlydoos Kit - Purple Haze.

Dream Catcher 

First up is a dream catcher I made with the embroidery hoop which came in the April main kit.
I made a video tutorial on how I made this

Here is my video:

To Make this Dream Catcher I used: 
Embroidery Hoop, Prima Shabby Chic Treasures Garden Fountain and Kaisercraft wood shapes Butterfly from the April 2016 main kit 

Rhinestone trim and Aqua beads from the December 2015 kit

Prima flowers, Feathers, Embroidery cotton, Lace/Ribbon , Blue Fern Studios chipboard flourish, Blue Fern Studios Embossing Powder in Cotton Candy & Seam Mist and Beads from my stash


Next I have the Layout made using the sketch as inspiration

Here is the sketch which goes with this kit

For my background I used some yellow embossing powder with a stamp and then modelling paste through a stencil.

I cut the Blue Fern Studios Lane Street Sign chipboard into three pieces, then I coloured all my chipboard with Blue Fern Studios Embossing powder in  Buttercup, Petal, Cotton Candy and Sage

Next I added my flowers, lace, resin piece  and liquid pearls

Materials used to make this layout:
From the April 2016 Main Kit
Blue Fern Studios Courtship Lane Paper Parkway & Bourbon Ave, Blue Fern Studios Courtship RosesBlue Fern Studios Lane Street Sign, Kaisercraft wood shapes Butterfly, Prima Shabby Chic Treasures Garden Fountain and Tim Holtz Idea-ology Gumdrops

From my stash:
Blue Fern Studios Embossing Powder Buttercup, Petal, Cotton Candy & Sage, Blue Fern Studios The Optimist Word Set and Turksih Bits, Blue Fern Studios Stamps Vintage Edges, Lace, Flowers & Liquid Perals


I loved the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Baroque Frames so much that I wanted to make them the feature of my layout.

I used the Prima bubble stencil with grey ink on my background. Then I used the Prima Platinum crackle paste through a stencil followed by some mists for extra colour.

I added white crackle paste to the Kaisercraft butterflies then coloured them with a brown mist.

I coloured all my chipboard with embossing powder

Materials used on this layout:
From the April 2016 Kit
Blue Fern Studios Serendipity Paper: Inspiration, Kaisercraft wood shapes Butterfly & Tim Holtz Idea-ology Baroque Frames

From my stash:
Blue Fern Studios Joy (Chunky Words), Blooming Foliage, Beaded String frame & Mesh Bits, Blue Fern Studios Embossing Powder Seven Seas, Ginger & icicle , Stampendous Aged Silver Embossing Enamel, flowers and liquid pearls

Purple Box

I made this from an old watch box for Peggy's Spring cleaning challenge on the forum this month.

I cut the Blue Fern Studios Courtship Lane Paper West Plaza to fit on all the sides.
I inked the edges and the middle section for the box with Distress Ink in Dusty Concord

I place the adhesive pearls trim which cam in the kit around the sides of my box, I had one piece left so I cut it in half at placed it on the top of the box

I decorated the top of the box the the Blue fern flowers, purple leaf trim and Kaisercraft wood butterflies which all came in the April Kit

Materials used on this box:
Blue Fern Studios Courtship Lane Paper West Plaza, Blue Fern Studios Courtship Roses, DavidTutera Adhesive Pearl scroll trim, Purple Leaf Ribbon and Kaisercraft wood shapes Butterfly from the April 2016 main kit

White roses, purple stamens and Distress Ink in Dusty Concord from my stash

Swirlydoos March 2016 Scrapbook Kit - PURPLE HAZE

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Tuesday 26 April 2016

Memories for Maja Design

Hi, today I have a video tutorial to share with you on a layout using the Maja Design  Vintage Summer Basics Collection. I hope you enjoy it. 

Here is my video:

Vintage Sumner Basis Collection. 1936, 1944, 1903, and Minnen


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Saturday 23 April 2016

Swirlydoos Kit Club's April Kit Reveal

Welcome to:
April Scrapbook Kit Reveal!

This month we are doing a Social Media reveal. Please go to join us on the Swirlydoos Blog(for kit reveal video and tech kit video) and our Swirlydoos Facebook page. Make sure you like, follow and share the post for a chance to win a prize! Also, make sure you have LIKED & FOLLOWED oSnapguidePinterest, and You-Tube, there are hundreds of free tips, tricks and tutorials posted. 

Swirlydoos is proud to bring you our beautiful April collection: Purple Haze

And check out these coordinating add ons that perfectly compliment our April scrapbook kit! 

Are you a subscriber? If so, your kit is on it's way if you don't already have it! If not, check out the Swirlydoos store to see if there are any April kits or add-ons in the store!

Has it sold out? - become a subscriber and not only will you never miss a kit again, but you'll also pay less for your monthly scrapbook kits!
*Mention this blog hop and save 10% on your first kit*

 Never miss one of our kits again!

Our designers will be sharing all their projects with you on the blog starting 4/25. You don't want to miss all the amazing projects. 
Join us in the Challenge forums for this months sketch challenge. This challenge runs until May 15th. You don't have to use our kit to enter the challenge.

While you are in the forums, don't forget to check out our other challenges, they are open to all.
This promotion will run until midnight, eastern time, April 27th. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Facebook Page andBlog on 04/29.  In order to qualify to win here is what you need to do:

1: Like and follow (make sure you turn on notifications) our Facebook page. Leave a comment let us know you have liked the pages This way we know you were there. 
2: Before you "tag" a friend, so they can see all the wonderful projects created with this kit and earn a chance to win a prize as well. 
3: Finally, share our Facebook post on your wall.

Wednesday 20 April 2016

A Layout Just for Fun

Hi, I finally brought myself a die cutting machine!! I was well overdue to buy one and the only reason I held out was because I knew it would become my new obsession and cost me a fortune :D

I brought the Couture Creations GoCut and Emboss machine and I am now in love!!!!
I also used Couture Creations Dies and Hearts Ease paper to make this layout

Couture Creations Hearts Ease Papers: Pansy Bouquet  Pansy Gingham, Orchard Bouquet & Small Pansies
Couture Creations Dies Scrolled Tomentosa & Lacraftina Small Fern

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Sunday 17 April 2016


Today I have  layout to share which I have made using a different style.
This month on the Swirlydoos Form Cindy has challenged us to step out of our comfort zone and try something different.
So I made this layout without all my favourite things. I have no sprays, no lace, no doilies, no resin and only 7 small flowers!!! But I love the simplicity to this and I'm so happy with how it turned out.

I have used Prima Timeless Memories papers, plus Prima flowers, leaves, and metal embellishments. The title is from Blue Fern Studios

On the background I used two stencils, one with distress ink and one with Gelatos

The image is from Pinterest

Inspiration for this layout came from the April Prima Build a Page Sketch

For the word escape I didn't go with a holiday pic instead the whole layout is my escape.
For me, escape it going into my craft space, closing the door and relaxing with hours of scrapbooking :)

For Mood Photo, the mood I have for this photo is Inspired. My inspriation comes from Pinterest alot of the time and I love the vintage images on there.

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