Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Teachers Gift Sneak....

Hello everyone!!!

Tarrah here with you today! I hope you are all still in Christmas mode and enjoying yourselves like I am!!! 
Just thought I would share a little sneak peak at something I made for my eldest sons teachers this see what I actually made for them, you will have to hop on over to my blog here and see the finished project!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, enjoy the remaining days of your safe and a happy new year to you all too!!

Tarrah :)

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Merry Christmas!

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Its Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas....

Hello everyone,
Tarrah here with you today to show you how I created a festive layout using the gorgeous FabScraps Christmas range and also using the beautiful FabScraps Christmas Chipboard pieces.

Products Used: FabScraps Christmas Chipboard 'Reindeer' and 'Merry' word
                        FabScraps Christmas 'Bells and Whistles' Paper
                        FabScraps Christmas 'Victorian Angels' Paper
                        FabScraps Christmas 'Little Children' Paper
                        FabScraps Christmas 'Santa's Little Helper' Paper
                        FabScraps Pearls and Brads
                        X-Press It Clear Gel
                        X-Press It 6MM Double Sided Tape
                        X-Press It Glue Marker

I started by trimming my papers to size and placing them where I wanted them. I also used some tape as well.

I used a scallop punch for the edges of the 'Santa's Little Helper' paper..

I wanted a nice shiny finish on my chipboard pieces so I chose a metallic gold colour and you will see in the finished layout that it goes well with the Santa throne in my photo.

I used a brown ink to colour him and then used a red pearl for his nose..

The chipboard nice and dry now...

I adhered some FabScraps pearls on to my layout with the fabulous X-Press It Glue Marker

I matted my photo on to black cardstock.....see the gold on the throne? 

Here is my finished layout.....the gold chipboard really sets off my photo of my eldest son when he was just 3 years old sitting on Santa's knee!!!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by the FabScraps blog today, I hope I have inspired you to create something festive!!
I would like to wish all our lovely followers and their families a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year ahead.
Take care...

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Have a Fab Christmas

Sharmaine here with just a peek at something I created using FabScraps Christmas lines.


I have blogged the full version and you can see it on my blog
I’d love to have you visit.
In the mean time I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and I look forward to sharing more with you in 2013.
Take care,


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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

It’s A Cracker Of A Christmas

Hi everyone, Sharmaine here with a really quick Christmas Craft idea.
Products I have used:
FabScraps Christmas Flowers
FabScraps Victorian Angels paper
FabScraps Pearl Brad
X-Press It 6mm Double Sided tape
Did you know that FabScraps have die cut packs that come with instructions??
I mean, how easy does that make things?!
I like easy and I like it when it doesn’t take too much time.
Enter Christmas Crafting Day 1 and the FabScraps Christmas flowers
These gorgeous Christmas flowers come pre-cut and the instructions make it really easy to make your own flowers.
I just pushed out a few, using the various sizes and colours, and topped them off with a pearl brad.
EASY (and super quick)
Next up I decided to use my cutting machine and make a Christmas cracker.
Again super quick and easy.
I’ve used the “Victorian Angels” paper, found in the Christmas range from FabScraps
The paper is a great weight, perfect for the cracker, and the print is gorgeous.
I then constructed the cracker and added the FabScraps Christmas flower.
Quick, easy… love!
AND FabScraps also has a line of die cut (with instructions) to make your own Christmas Crackers!! How cool is that?!
I just love the little things that makes crafting a breeze, especially at this time of year!
Don’t you?

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Little Tag, Perfect Finishing Touch!

A lot of images that you take the time to colour don't need too much else on the card front, but still need a little bit of interest.... FabScraps Sticker Tags are a perfect little embellishment to add interest without taking too much away from your main image... the perfect size for a little sentiment and a pass of lace, or you could of course cover them with your favourite FabScraps Paper first!

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Ornament Bursts

I had originally intended to use these FABulously Christmas themed Mini Chipboard Albums quite traditionally, but when I realised that there was the perfect number of pages to put together these bursting Christmas Decorations there was no turning back!!

Here is what I started with:

FabScraps Chipboard is gloriously thin, whilst maintaining a sturdy structure, which makes it perfect for paper craft projects of all varieties.  To prepare for the construction of the “bursts” take two pages from each album pack and break the surface of the chipboard by running a scalpel down the centre of the two separate pages.  Fold the outer edges towards one another to break the seal and shape the chipboard.  For each album pack you should have: two folded pages, one flat page, and a front panel.

I selected two sets of FabScraps papers one in traditional reds and greens (star) and the other in lighter blue hues (bell).   Select and allocate alternate papers for both sides of each page, before securing the papers to the chipboard with Triple Tac.  Leave the pages to dry for 30 minutes, or apply heat with a heat gun.  Once dry, file away the excess paper from the edges of each page. 

Select a series of Copic Markers that will work well but contrast with your paper selections.  Add the selected colours directly to the die-cut chipboard (front panels).  Copics are an easy way to achieve fast, dry and matt finishes to any form of chip or foam board…. A great trick to have up your sleeve.  In this project I coloured the star in one flat red tone, and mixed up the colours on the bell.

Ink the edges on all pieces with a brown stain.  Apply the same stain to the edges and detail of the front panels to bring them into keeping with the vintage look of the papers.  Use Triple Tac to stick the two sides of the folded pages together to form the “bursts”.  Once these are formed, run X-Press It Double Sided High Tack Tape across the join/seam.  This is where you will secure the flat page which forms the front of the “burst” and housing for the front panel, for my ornaments I have placed twine in the seam prior to pressing the pieces together to form “hangers” for my ornaments.  The front panel is attached directly to the top with X-Press It Clear Gel Glue.

It’s always a good idea to hold the “bursts” at the angle you would like them to remain.  I have used two different techniques on this project.  On the star ornament, I have coloured the two small stars from the FabScraps Christmas Star pack and positioned them to hold the outer edges in place.  

On the bell ornament I have used rhinestones in the creases of each of the “bursts” to hold them at the preferred angle.  I like to call these spacers, and they are easily secured with X-Press It Clear Gel Glue.

To finish, I have dressed the star ornament with the additional large star in the Christmas Star pack.  This is coloured on both sides with YG63.  Pearls have been added to the bell with X-Press It Glue Marker, one directly to the front and the others to the hanger string.  I have pressed two half pearls together around the string to provide the illusion of a bead.

Here are the FabScraps products I used in my project today:
FabScraps Papers:
Victorian Children, Victorian Angels, Little Children, Santa's Helper, Star Sparkles
FabScraps Bell Tag Album
FabScraps Star Tag Album
FabScraps Christmas Star (1 Large, 2 Small)
FabScraps Half Pearls

Here are the X-Press It products I used in my project today:
X-Press It Clear Gel Glue
X-Press It Glue Marker
X-Press It TripleTac
X-Press It 6mm Double Sided Tape High

Here are the Copic Markers I used in my project today: 
R29 Lipstick Red
Y38 Honey
BG57 Jasper
T4 Toner Gray No. 4
YG63 Pea Green

Thanks so much for visiting this tutorial, I hope it provides you with some ideas for how to use your FabScraps Papers, and embellishments.... use the albums in a traditional way, or make up a swag of these fabby decorations!!
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Summer Cruise Time Snapshot

Have a look at a snapshot of some of the cool papers available in the FabScraps Summer Cruise Time Kit.

To see the papers in more detail have a look at this project on my blog

Happy Creating....

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

FabScraps - Three Ways!

Today I want to show you the fun FabScraps Summer Cruise Time Kit.

I have created three very different projects, each of which have incorporated and been inspired by this kit!


The first project I created is a card....  

 I coloured Travel Marci with my Copic Markers and created the ship using papers from the Summer Cruise Time Kit.  I also coloured the Cruise Time Chipboard using Copic ink to coordinate with the colours from the Kit.


The second project that I created is a scrapbook page....

Again using the same Summer Cruise Time Kit papers and chipboard cut out

I have also used the boat charm to embellish the page!


The final project I have created is an art journal page...

In this page I have used elements of the same Summer Cruise Time Kits to create my journal page like this naughty vintage image.

I especially love the little charms which were the perfect accessory to finish off this journal page.

Whether you like cardmaking, scrapbooking or journalling this kit has something for everyone!

Happy Creating...
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Wednesday, October 31, 2012


What have I been creating???  You will need to visit my blog to find out how I am using these fantastic embellishments and papers from Fabscraps!!
I have also been using a most fantastic product from X-Press It but you will have to pay a visit to find out which product it is!!!
Looking forward to seeing you visit and leave a comment or two on my blog!

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween Blog Hop Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our blog hop!! If you see your name below, please send an email to with the Subject: Blog Hop and "Your Postal Address". We will post your goodies off to you ASAP. 
o   Copic Oz Blog Winner- EmbossingQueen 
o   Edna’s Blog Winner- Datsu
o   Mandi’S Blog Winner-Alethea
o   FabScraps Oz Blog Winner- DebiJ
o   Marelle’s Blog Winner- Fiona Powell
o   Tarrah’s Blog Winner- Kerri

o   X-Press It Blog Winner- Alshandra 
o   Kathy’s Blog Winner- Gab 
o   Sharmaine’s Blog Winner- Rachel Marks
Here is another look at the Prize Pack that will be going out to DebiJ from the FabScraps Oz Blog... and there are 8 additional happy winners from each of the blogs on the Hop!!
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Friday, October 26, 2012

Fabscraps Halloween Blog Hop....

Welcome to our Halloween Hop sponsored by Copic, FabScraps, La-La Land Crafts and X-Press It. Today we are teaming up to share some Halloween fun. Whether you love scrapbooking or stamping, colouring or card making there should be something to inspire your creativity. Of course there is also awesome blog candy to be won! 

Simply leave a comment on each of the 9 blogs throughout the hop and you have the chance to win a fantastic trick or treat pack of blog candy on EACH of the 9 blogs!

 If you are just joining us on the hop, you are going to want to start at the beginning at 

Tarrah has made a Trick or Treat bag using a paper bag, one sheet of the FabScraps 'Fleur' paper from the Classic collection and a few embellishments all adhered with the fabulous X-Press It adhesives!

Thank you for stopping by to see my creation! Be sure to visit the rest of the designers participating in this blog hop, click on the next name on the list below. Also don't forget to leave a comment to win some blog candy. This blog hop finishes at 12:01am AEST on October 29, 2012. Enjoy the hop and happy Halloween!

                   Copic Oz

Thanks so much for leaving a comment and good luck, I hope you win some trick or treat goodies!!!

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Hi everyone Marelle here!

I have been playing with the gorgeous papers from the Heritage range - I thought I would share my work with you today.

Materials I used:

  • One sheet of Fabscraps Heritage Script Paper
  • Fabscraps large brass cameo : I painted it red to match the mist
  • Book Paper - from an old Dictionary
  • X-Press It Double Sided Tape size:6mm
  • X-Press It Glue Marker
  • X-Press It Clear Glue
  • Canvas alphas
  • Red Mist
  • Small black and white photograph
  • Cream Canvas alphas
  • Script stamp
  • Black stamp pad
  • Black scrapbooking pen

I have a created a simple layout that uses only one small black and white photo, I like the use of lots of negative space which draws your attention not only to the photo, but to the altered cameo. I used X-Press it clear glue to attach the cameo to the page - it is the best adhesive clear glue I have ever used ! It sticks so well there is not a worry about embellishments falling off your page when you use X-Press it clear glue!
I also enjoyed using the X-Press it Glue Marker for the tiny alphas on this layout - it worked like a dream!
To further draw the eye to the photo I used some red mist and sprayed the ink at the top of the page and tapped the paper to dribble the mist down, and I repeated the same process across the page to form a "frame like" appearance.

I love this particular paper as it lends itself to a simple layout such as mine. I cannot wait to try some mixed media on it for a completely different look!

I love showing the flexibility of Fabscraps products, whether you like simple layouts or busy artsy ones Fabscraps will have the paper and embellishments to assist you to achieve an amazing project.
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FabScraps–Creating a Textured and Layered Background SNEAK PEEK

Hi everyone,

Sharmaine here, I’ve put together a little video showing how I created a textured and layered background using these


Some punched FabScraps stars (leftover from another project)
and a recycled envelope (one of my favourite things to create with).
So why not pop on over to my blog to see the video and to see what I created with some FabScraps products.


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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

FabScraps Heritage Range - “Heart & Soul”

Hi everyone I’m Sharmaine and I’ve been playing with some of the gorgeous papers that are in the FabScraps “Heritage” range. 

Products I have used:
FabScraps Heritage paper
FabScraps Die-Cut Grey Chipboard “Heart & Soul”
FabScraps Boxed Filigree Embellishment
FabScraps Pearls
FabScraps Silk Flower
FabScraps Jelly Brad
X-Press It TripleTac Glue
X-Press It 6mm Double Sided Tape 
X-Press It Glue Marker


First thing I did was cut up some of the paper into 2” squares
I then adhered these to some scrap cardstock using the TripleTac glue


By using the glue, instead of tape, I was able to work quickly and get a lovely coverage all over the page.
To make my background more uniform (and not loose the photo into the background) I covered the background with some white paint.
I then crumpled up the page,


to create a worn, quilted look, with specks of the gorgeous pattern paper showing through.


I then backed my photo with some layers of the gorgeous pattern papers,


before going to town adding embellishments.
A gorgeous silk flower


and a FabScraps metal butterfly, kept in place with a FabScraps brad.
I’ve added some FabScraps pearls, adhered with the X-Press It Glue Marker .


I’ve also used the glue marker to add the chipboard.
The chipboard was perfect for the title of my layout

Thanks for stopping by today.
Make sure you follow us on our facebook page so you can keep up with the latest FabScraps news!

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FabScraps Summer Collection- Sneak peek

Hello again everyone!!
It's Tarrah here with you again today!!
We hope you are all enjoying our projects that we are sharing with you here on the FabScraps blog!

I thought I would give you a little sneak peek of something I created after I completed my 'We Saw Seashells' layout the other day. If you pop over to my blog here you can find out what I created, I would love for you to say hi!!

Do I have you intrigued now?!!

Don't forget to become a follower of the FabScraps blog while you here so you can up to date with all the inspiration we have coming your way!!
Thanks for stopping by today, happy creating!!!

Tarrah :) 
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