Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Here is another romantic layout with some paper doileys, vellum and frilly bits. Hooray for girls!

I like this paper flower with some added glitz and shimmer. I used some vintage glitter glass for the stemen.

The title sits on a banner:

and a couple of flourishes on vellum:

Thanks for looking!
Love, Geli

Friday, September 24, 2010


I love this photo of my daughter Hannah. Her hair is always a little wild and she's got such an expressive face.

I made this gorgeous flower from satin and keep your eyes peeled because this will be coming up in a class soon.

Gilly gave me a mini pot of the most beautiful vintage glitter glass. I used it to glitz up a plain cardstock title. There is a little tutorial on Gilly and Nay 's blog on how to use it.

Yes, I love feathers, so here we have some again:

Another home-made overlay:

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


A fun day at South Bank when my Joel was only 4. (He's 11 as of last week!)

There is an envelope for more photos, journalling or bits and pieces:

We'll make a cute little bottle cap embelly. Even non-beer drinkers gotta love this!

Cheeky robots:

Some embossing:

...Fun!...Hope you can join me!

Does this smell like ducky?

That is what Hannah asked when she was 3. After all, the softener refill does have a duck on it and it smells really nice.
This is actually the same layout as the "Ekka" one, with a few small changes. See how different the look can be.

A little duck made from felt. I stamped it on 2 different shades of yellow, cut out the tummy, glued it onto the dark yellow duck and stitched along the lines. A feather in the tail and done!

One of my op-shop finds was this cool orange doiley:

I love that cute Sassafrass paper!

Friday, September 17, 2010

me and my girls

Yes, once in a while I am on a photo too. These things happen occasionally...
This is just a bit of fun, there is some masking on the background and a cute little felt heart I made.

 I love felt, it's so cozy and touchable and not at all hard to work with.

The spray of flowers was originally white and I made them pink with a reinker bottle. Yes, it was a bit messy, but fun!


Here's a little fairy page I've made using the palette #23 from the Colour Room: aqua, white, green and orange. The palette was one of my favourite colour combos, so I absolutely had to join in. Here is my take:

The photo is of Hannah eating her first gingerbread man. I added some wings:

and a little lollipop fruit salad from clouds and more

So cute!
A bunch of flowers and a large fabric flower, which Gilly showed me how to make. 

I used an "invisibiltiy" paper by Heidi Swapp for the background. It is white with an embossed design, which resists paint and stays white when you paint over it. It's really fun to use.

Thanks for looking! Have a wonderful weekend. 

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


As you can see, I am still working my way through some of my Ekka photos from this year. This one is of my girls and our friends' daughter in the middle. It's a rare photo because they didn't sit still much that day. The journalling doubles as a frame.

a bit of paisley:

a cute little felt tree with some stitching:

one of Leanne's lollipops from Clouds and more:

and some paper curls:

Hope you can make it next week! Please remember there is no Friday classes until October 8.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Dare Devil

We went to the Ekka for the first time this year. Among many other activities the kids were allowed to go on one ride and they could pick the one they wanted. Joel (as any self-respecting 10 year old boy would do) picked the tallest, scariest one of all. I wasn't at all fond of seeing my little boy flung high into the air, tipped upside-down and spun round and round. I wanted to create a layout about this but my photos were pretty bad ones. It was dark, hard to focus and even harder to capture that split second as he was zooming past. Still, they tell the story and I wanted to use them. To mimic the roller coaster look I created a photo wheel that can be spun to reveal more of the photos underneath. We all have photos that tell the story but aren't exactly top quality. Here is your chance to use them. The rest of the page is left quite simple to let the wheel shine, so to speak. You can adapt the look to suit just about any theme.

Yes, it spins!

The title is chipboard, covered in paper.

Hope you can join me!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Build a page game

Last week I played a game on the Scrapboxx. 10 ladies played along and we each gave one instruction, which everyone had to follow. Things were stuck down as we went, which is not something I usually do. Here are the 10 steps and my result, check out here what the other girls came up with. It's always amazing how differently everyone interprets the same instructions.

Step 1 - Spray Glimmermist - colour of your choice obviously to one corner of your Bazzill

Step 2 - Add some stitching over your glimmermist......any which way you like!

Step 3 - Add a 8 inch x 6 inch PP 2 inches from the top and sides...distress and ink before sticking down.

Step 4 - Add your photo/s, partly covering the patterned paper.

Step 5 - Add three handmade embellishments down one side of your photo (any type, any size)

Step 6 - Add some journalling in any shape, but it has to contain one or more of each of the following: 1 heart, 1 staple and 1 rhinestone

Step 7-starting from the edge of your journaling and following the bottom length of your photo,pleat either paper or ribbon,and add to this space

Step 8 - Add a rubon to bottom right hand corner

Step 9 - Add a title beside the photo on right side

Step 10. Add 3 or more buttons to bottom left hand of page

Here is a little close-up of the flowers. I used a flower cut from fabric and glittered along the edges, some flower centres and a glass pebble.

Have a go at it, it's fun and you can play along secretly from the sidelines.