Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Blue Fern Projects for May

Hello Blue Fern Studios and paper friends. 

This is my last month on the Desin Team and it's been a great time. I would like to thank Blue Fern Studios for giving me this wonderful opportunity and their great support. 

For this month I have made a canvas and 2 layouts. 
For the canvas I used the Happy Accident  Collection and for the 2 layouts the brand new beautiful Garden Life Collection

Let's get started!


I started of with painting the sides of the canvas with some acrylic, with a second dry-brush coat in blue. Once this was dry I used the Tattered News Print Stamp randomly for some effect. 
The front of the canvas I covered with Happy Accident : Fluke with on top a smaller piece from the same sheet, distressed at the edges. Again I used the Tattered News Print Stamp for some details around the canvas and used a stencil with Graphite paste to create texture.

The Blue Fern Studios chipboard pieces Stick Stacks are embossed with Starry Night to pick up the beautiful light blue from the paper. Having done my preparations it's time to start my layers.

Happy Accident is the first collection to have it's own accompanying Printed Chipboard Shapes sheet and it makes for a wonderful way to add layers, features and titles to your projects. For my canvas I made great use of them.

Also adding ribbon, lace, netting and thread to the mix before finishing off the project with the gorgeous Chesterville Florals and Blooms.

Happy Accident : Fluke
Stick Stacks
Happy Accident : Printed Chipboard Shapes
BFS Embossing
Starry Night
Tattered Newsprint
Chesterville Florals 
Chesterville Blooms

The End of a Perfect Day

At the end of May we had a great trip to Disneyworld it had been quite a while since the last time we had been there, but no matter what age, it's always great. Even Tinkerbell joined in for fun!

For this layout I used the brand new Garden Life Collection. The Felicity page for the background and Calling Cards pieces for layering. For the background work I used the Tattered News Print and the Tattered Harlequin stamp, a stencil and mists.

The Honey Bits chipboard pieces are embossed with a mixture of a few embossing powders. Sunlight Rose, Morning Sun, Pink Dust & Copper.
The other chipboard pieces, Graduated Circles, Perfect Day, Roman Clock were first embossed with Sand & Sea with a second coat of Iridescent Grey giving it a beautiful sparkle.

Now that we have prepared all the parts it's time to put the layout together. Stacking the pieces of  embossed chipboard, Garden Life - Printed Chipboard Shapes, pieces of paper and the beautiful Blue Fern Studios flowers, Garden Florals, Harvest Lilies & Chesterville Blooms

Garden Life : Felicity, Calling Cards
Perfect Day
Bits of Honey
Graduated Circles
Roman clock set Small
Garden Life : Printed Chipboard Shapes
BFS Embossing
Sunlight Rose
Morning Sun
Pink Dust
Sand & Sea
Iridescent Grey
Tattered Harlequin
Tattered News Print
Garden Florals
Harvest Lilies
Chesterville Blooms


On one of the evenings in Disneyworld we so enjoyed the fireworks. What a show they put on. The castle has this spectacular light show and with the fabulous music it's just perfect.

For this photo I chose the Garden Life : Calling Cards sheet as the base of my layout. To continue on the fireworks I used the Christmas Collage Stamp and used it with a silver ink and Antique Gold Embossing Powder. A large diamond stencil with a mixture of gold & silver paste and some white gesso to give the background texture. 

The Floral Lattice Bits were first embossed with Sand & Sea Embossing Powder and a second layer with Iridescent Grey. The Seeing Stars and Disneyworld chipboard pieces first got a Antique Gold coat with embossing powder and then a second layer with Goldenrod Glitter.

Having prepared all the pieces I postioned them on the page where I wanted them and layered everything. Adding embellishments and Blue Fern Studios flowers Spring Florals and Garden Blooms. As finishing touches I splattered a variety of mists.

Garden Life : Calling Cards
Seeing Starts
Floral Lattice Bits
BFS Embossing
Sand & Sea
Iridescent Grey
Antique Gold
Christmas Collage
Spring Florals
Garden Blooms

It's been an absolute honor to work for this wonderful company.  
I hope I've managed to inspired you 
See you around the world!

Happy travels!


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Summer Vibes

Loving all the colors in the June Mood board for Berry71Blue

Great Summer break to Disney World!


Products by : 7Dots Studios, Prima Marketing, Scrapiniec, Cuts2Luv, Tim Holtz, 13@rts. 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Make it Prima - June Challenge - Canvas

Just had a wonderful trip to Disneyworld and we got some great photo's. Worthy of a fun canvas. 
Lots and lots of gorgeous Prima Marketing products from the new St. Tropez collection. 

Thank you for looking!


Thursday, June 1, 2017

ScrapBerry's - Fun & Sun Adventure

Hello Paper and ScrapBerry's friends!

During May and June we're celebrating all things Family and Kids at ScrapBerry's. Our challenge is also running this theme and the Zoe & Ziggy’s - Sailing Adventures collection is just perfect for fun kids projects.

I started with a reverse frame, distressed the edges a little with a hammer, then painted it with a base yellow color. Dry brushed with some blue and used the Butterfly set of stamps for some details on the frame. 
I used one of the sheets from the Zoe & Ziggy’s - Sailing Adventures 6x6 collection as a background. I fuzzy cut pieces from the Deep Sea Treasures and Anchors Away sheets to create a fun scene with lots of a layers.

On the edge of the frame I added Cherry Blossoms, Seaside
Metal Charms and some other fuzzy cut details to finish of the project.

Thank you so much for taking a look!

Below the list of used ScrapBerry's items:

Zoe & Ziggy’s - Sailing Adventures
6x6 collection - SCB220609909x
Deep Sea Treasures - SCB220609905
Anchors Away - SCB220609907b
Set of Stamps - SCB4907003b
Discover Italy
Ribbon Set - SCB390521
Metal Charms - SCB250001063
Cherry Blossoms
Ivory - SCB280702

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

ScrapBerry's - Time Fies!

Hello Paper and ScrapBerry's friends!
Sharing with you a masculine card I made with the beautiful Words Live Forever collection. 
The card would work great for Father's Day, Birthday or any occasion you like.

I started out with a couple of layers on the card with Tonight on Broadway and Memos. I got out one of my dies and used it with the 7th Street Library paper to cut out a frame. I used plain white card stock with a doily die. Fuzzy cut some pieces from the Postcards for Pennies sheet. Together with the gear chipboard piece I have all my layers sorted. Time to put it all together.

Stacking all the layers on top of each other makes the card come together nicely. Under the clock face I placed the ScrapBerry's - Wings. Although they're silver, I coated them to give it a  rustic look making it fit the theme of the card. 
I hope you like the card! 

Thank you for looking!

Words Live Forever
Tonight on Broadway - SCB220609305
Memos - SCB220609307
7th Street Library - SCB220609302
Postcards For Pennies - SCB220609309

Metal Embellishments
Set of Wings - Silver - SCB31101

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Blue Fern Studios Projects for May!

Hello Paper and Blue Fern Studios friends! 

This month our new collection Happy Accident is a big favorite of mine. Love the designs and wonderful colors. To top it all off Blue Ferns Studios also created a Printed Chipboard sheet to compliment the papers. What's not to love. 
Let's check out my first layout!

Beauty in Chaos 

To show of these wonderful new Happy Accident Chipboard Pieces I created this layout. Whenever I create you should see my table. Yes you guessed it. Chaos. So I found this particular title perfect to make a layout with .

I started with the Halftone and London Chronicle stamps to create some interest on the Fate background page. Because the page already has circles on there I decided to keep up with that theme. 

The Circle Group Pieces I embossed with Ebony and the Mini Ring Things with the gorgeous new Plum color. Perfect fit with this new collection. Now it's time to create my layers and started stacking. Having all the interesting parts pop out. The beautiful light green Late Winter Lily matched perfectly. To fine tune the look I added some thread, lace, I die-cut some leaves and some sparkle with the new Pea Soup glitter, some mists, beads and bling. 
I hope you like it! 

Happy Accident : Fate
Circle Group
Mini Ring Things
Happy Accident : Printed Chipboard
BFS Embossing
Pea Soup
London Chronicle
Late Winter Lilies

Free Spirit

For my second layout I'm using an older collection, Paisley & Vine. Beautiful papers with gorgeous contrasting colors, details and even some abstract patterns. 
When we visited Las Vegas I took photos of this statue that I wanted to use. The Metal trees surrounding it in the red is what made the decision to use this collection the winner.

I layer the Splendor, Passion and Pathway papers so the red just shows a thin outline. 
With the Tattered News Print stamp I stamped randomly around the page. Now with one of my stencils I added some texture with paste.
The Bits of Honeycomb were embossed with Icicle, the Graduated Circle, leftover part from the Swirly Circle and Chesterville Doodle embossed with Speckled Mint with some Peacock Glitter sprinkled over it too. The leaves I've used on the layout are cut out Blooms & Stems stamp prints embossed with Fern.

Now that we have all the building blocks for our layout prepared we can put it together. For some layering under the photo I cut up pieces from the Playing Cards sheet. Using one of the cards as the title. Layering the chipboard pieces and placing the flowers including the Late Winter Lilies to finish of the layout. 

Paisley & Vine: Pathway, Playing Cards, Splendor 
Graduated Circles
Swirly Circle
Chesterville Doodle
Bits of Honeycomb
BFS Embossing Powder 
Speckled Mint
Tattered News Print
Blooms & Stems Stamp
Late Winter Lilies

These are my layouts for you this month!

Next month I hope to show you some fun layouts from my visit to Disney World.

Thank you so much for having a look!

Hugs, Lydia

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

ScrapBerry's - Happy Times!

Hello Paper and ScrapBerry's Friends!

It's May and at ScrapBerry's we're having a new Challenge, it's a about Family for the next 2 months. 

Since we're celebrating family, I've decided to do a layout with a couple of pictures with my kids and their cousins. Boy, I remember this photo-shoot and having 4 little kids between one and four. It's quite hard to keep that in control, but so much fun. The end result was so great. 

The collection I've used is Words Live Forever.
For the background I've used a plain sheet of paper. I chose a doily stencil and paste to create some texture. After it dried I got out some of my mists and with the 3 chosen colors I created a colorful back splash.

I used one of the panels from the Archive & Abacus Sheet and started building my layout on there. Using lots of the fuzzy cuts form the Tonight on Broadway and Postcards for Pennies papers.

This collection gives a nice and classic feel to any layout you like to create. Perfect, seeing this particular photo-shoot was more then 20 years ago. How time flies.

All I added to all my layers was a ScrapBerry's - Metal Clock, a Chipboard piece and some die-cuts. Some final ink splatters and the layout is finished. 
I hope you like it. 

Thank you for having a look!

Have a great day!

Words Live Forever
Archive & Abacus - SCB220609304
Postcards for Pennies - SCB220609309
Tonight on Broadway - SCB220609305

Wind of Travel
Set of Clocks - SCB34001071

Here are all the details for the ScrapBerry's Challenge:

It's May and that means that it's time for a new challenge at ScrapBerry's.

In May and June many people will be celebrating Mother's Day and Father's Day. Therefore, we decided to celebrate the love for your mother, father or kids these two months. So the theme for our challenge is:


This theme means you can make anything about your mother or father or kids or create something to celebrate your own motherhood or fatherhood. There are many possibilities, so we encourage you to let your creative juices flow. The only rule is that you use at least 75% of ScrapBerry’s products on your project.

In this month's challenge, you have two ways to win!

Together with your craft friends at your favourite craft store. One winning shop will be chosen according to both the quality and the number of entries.
In addition, we will have individual winner that will be chosen by a draw.

There is up to 6 prize packs, each at value of 25 Euro. These prize packs will be awarded to the winning team. In case the winning team will have more than 6 participants, a draw will take place to determine which 6 participants will get the prize. 

Since the more entries the higher the chances to win, share this news with your crafty friends to increase your chances to win.

How can you play along?
In order to join, post your projects on your personal Facebook page and in the ScrapBerry's group on Facebook, then like and tag/mention ScrapBerry's page and your shop's page (type '@' and start writing the page you want to mention, i.e. @scrapberrys).

Also to help us trace your beautiful creations, please add two hashtags to your post:
1. #Family17ScrapberrysChallenge
2. #Family17ScrapberrysChallengeSHOPNAME (just add the shop's page name instead of 'SHOPNAME')

We can't wait to see what you will create.
Good luck and happy crafting!