Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Blue Fern Studios January Projects!

Hello Paper and Blue Fern Studio Fans!
I'm so proud and happy to be part of this company and Design team!

Before I go any further let's introduce myself.
My name is : Lydia Guijt

I'm married to my best friend Peter for 25 years, a Mom to 2 adult children and our fur-baby Wesson. Being Dutch with an Australian passport living in Houston, Texas makes for some interesting conversations. My whole life I've been into crafts but after a special vacation in 2007 the pictures just deserved that little something more. So started my addiction to Scrapbooking. 
I hope I can inspire you a little on this journey.

You can find me on social media here:

Lets get started with my layouts. The first one is :

It's a holly jolly Christmas

Once a year my kids will pose for me for the Christmas picture. The rest of the year I have to be sneaky. So these pictures are extra special.

For the  Snow Medley chipboard piece I first stamped it with white ink and then used the Icicle Embossing Powder giving it a wonderful sparkle. For the It's a holly jolly Christmas I started of stamping again and then embossed it with Verdant Embossing Powder, while still warm I went over it with Fire Engine Glitter. Heat setting is on top. To temper the brightness of the color I went over it with a white stamp. 

For my background I did lots of fuzzy cutting from the Vintage Christmas - Magical and Wonderland papers. So many beautiful details.

I created an inside mat with the same Vintage - Noel paper that is also used for the background. Layering my fuzzy cut pieces, chipboard and extra paper cutouts to give it some depth. Using the beautiful Christmas Blooms to finish off my page. 

Vintage Christmas : Noel - Wonderland - Magical
It's a holly jolly Christmas
Snow Medley
Embossing Powder 
Fire Engine
Christmas Blooms

Just the 2 of Us

For Thanksgiving we had a trip to Las Vegas, we love to walk around the casino's there, look at the decorations and have a great time. You'll be seeing a lot more layouts with "Just the 2 of Us"!

For the background I used the Heartland - Love Blooms paper. To create some interest I misted and splattered it with some inks and sprays using the same colors found in this gorgeous paper.

The Crackle Bits and Heartland - Just the 2 of Us chipboard pieces I first prepped with ink and then embossed with Sea Mist Embossing Powder. While the title chippie was still warm I sprinkled it with the Peacock Glitter. Heat setting to stay in place for that extra sparkle.

The layers behind between the Crackle Bits are cut from the Heartland - Love Notes paper, with the love heart cut from the Love Song Serenade paper. Once all is assembled, time for the flowers. I used quite the collection. Some final splatters and we're all done!

Heartland : Love Blooms - Love Notes - Love Song Serenade
Heartland - Just the 2 of Us
Crackle Bits
Embossing Powder 
Sea Mist
Heartland : Blossoms - Roses and Blooms
Attic Charm Glitter Roses
Spring Lilies


Time for my third and last layout for this month. These colors make me think about Spring already. Heartland is the perfect collection to pick your favorite colors, it has it all.

For my background I used a stencil with paste and once dry I went over it with mists. I also used some of the Pearl Embossing Powder and the Texture 1 stamps for some extra details.

The chipboard pieces Love, Shabby Brick Bits & Spirit of Heartland I first pre-inked before embossing with the Verdant Embossing Powder with some detailing in Oatmeal Embossing Powder. 

Behind the picture I layered Heartland - Kiss Kiss and Love song Serenade paper details with lace and other embellishments.  I used a variety of  beautiful Blue Fern Studios flowers to add to the layout. Adding some micro beads and sequins around the page for that extra sparkle. 

Heartland :  Red Rose Ball - Kiss Kiss - Love Song Serenade
Textures 1
Heartland - Spirit of Heartland
Shabby Brick Bits
Love, Cherish, Adore
Embossing Powder 
Courtship Roses
Soft Blossoms
Late Winter Lilies

Thank you for looking!

See you next month!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

ScrapBerry's - Valentinesday card - Love!

Hello ScrapBerry's and paper friends! Lydia here sharing a card made for that special someone in your life. We are heading towards Valentines day so we still have some time to create.

For this card I chose to use the very romantic Juliet collection. The colors, the flowers it's just perfect. I started with fuzzy-cutting some pieces I knew I wanted to use on the card. From there I started adding my layers, filling up my card space.

I just love the ScrapBerry's Polymer embellishments. There are so many to choose from and they add such a wonderful texture to any project you work on. The wedding collection had exactly what I was looking for. To make them pop a little I added some ink and glitter.

For the final details of course the beautiful flowers and we have a card you want to share with the one you Love! Thank you for looking !

ScrapBerry's Items List :

Juliet - Fairytale - SCB220608404
Juliet - Grace - SCB220608405
Juliet - Mademoiselle - SCB220608406
Juliet - Elegance - SCB220608413
For Wedding - Polymer Items - Wedding 3 - SCB26001020
Holiday Romance - Embellishments - SCB2000106b
Mulberry Paper Flower set - Gardenia - SCB300107
Stemmed Lily - Purple 2-tone - SCB290404

Sunday, January 1, 2017

ScrapBerry's - Dream Life!

Happy New Year paper friends! 
I wish you all a wonderful 2017. How exciting this new year is starting with ScrapBerry's new theme.
 Were going full steam ahead and have our focus on Valentines Day - Love. 

For my first project of the year I chose to do a layout using the Juliet collection. For the background I used a collection of stamps and once done spread some gesso and used 2 stencils with paste around the page. 

I used a die cut with 2 different papers from the same collection to make doilies. 

Around the ScrapBerry's flower arrangements I placed chipboard pieces and some other embellishments. 

To finsish the layout some splatter ink and it's all done. 

As in the past ScrapBerry's is having a Challenge so here goes: 

Christmas is over and the new year has just begun. Let’s celebrate love! In honour of Valentine’s Day, we decided to come up with a new challenge. 

In this month 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.

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

Our big Lover challenge
Our big Lover challenge will run until February 28th and is open to everyone from all over the world. The theme for this challenge, as you already guessed, us:


We challenge you to create a project with a love theme to it. Why not create a wedding album? Or how about a Valentine’s Day card or a lovely lay-out to document your beloved one(s). It is all up to you.
The only rule is that you use at least 75% of ScrapBerry’s products on your project.

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. #Love17ScrapberrysChallenge
2. #Love17ScrapberrysChallengeSHOPNAME (just add the shop's page name instead of 'SHOPNAME')

We are looking forward to seeing your beautiful love projects.
Good luck and happy crafting!

* In case the winning team will have more than 6 participants, a draw will take place to determine who are the 6 who will get the prize. 


Thank you so much for checking out my blog! I hope you want to start to follow me. Just click the button on the top of my blog. That would we awesome!

Below the list of used items:

Juliet Papers:
Victoria (SCB2206084030)
Pastoral (SCB220608412)

Vintage Circus Polymer Items (SCB26002010)
For Wedding Metal Charms (SCB250001056)
Happy Days Set of Stamps (SCB4907084)
Fairy Tale Set of Stamps (SCB4904025)
In Bloom Embellishments (SCB340001094)
Paper Flowers Gardenia Set 3 (SCB290203)
Paper Flowers Gardenia Set 11 (SCB29011)
Paper Flowers (SCB280605)

Monday, December 26, 2016

Tag - Joy!

Hello Paper friends! 
I hope you all had a fabulous festive weekend filled with joy, love and fun. 

We're heading into the last couple of days for 2016. It's been a very exciting year. 
Cannot wait to see all the things that 2017 will bring!

For this tag I used all kinds of products from the Prima - Sweet Peppermint collection. Added some ribbon and  chipboard to create all the lovely layers.

For some final touches I splashed some inks and color blooms. All ready to sent it off to a family  member or friend or use it on a present. 

I hope you like it!

Happy New Year friends! See you all in 2017!!


Friday, December 23, 2016

ScrapBerry's - December 25

Hello ScrapBerry and Paper friends.
Lydia here today with a layout made with the beautiful Winter Joy collection. 

The paper is already gorgeous enough so I did not want to cover it too much. Just used some clear crackle and white gesso around the page. Bringing an extra sparkle to it.

 I cut a few pieces in various sizes to create my layered look added with fuzzy cut pieces and chipboard pieces in there too. Once glued I added the flowers and other embellishments for a festive looking layout.

Some final splatters and we're all done!

Thank you so much for looking!

I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and hope you have a wonderful time with family and friends.

Thank you all so much for your support it means so much to me.

Below is the list of used items:

Winter Joy - Winter Garden - SCB220605401
Winter Joy - Winter Music - SCB220605405
Winter Joy - Sprinkle of Snow - SCB220605409
Winter Joy - Cards - SCB220605
Winter Joy - Cards - SCB220605412b
Winter Joy - Set of decorative cork Winter Joy - SCB340982
Mulberry Paper Flower Set - Gardenia - White - SCB300103
Mulberry Papers - Cherry Blossom - Violet - SCB300207
Mulberry Papers - Cherry Blossom - White & Blue - SCB300215
Mulberry Papers - Cherry Blossom - Blue & White - SCB300210

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Prima December BAP - Christmas Lights!

Sharing with you a layout I've made for the Prima December BAP. 
I always love the sketches Riikka Kovasin makes for us. So much fun to work with. 

I've been trying to push myself to use some more mixed media lately. Sometimes it works better, sometimes it does not. I'm always happy when I manage to create a lot of layers in my work. With this layout I started with clear gesso. After that I got out the heave gesso and covered most of the page and tried to keep to the sketch with thicker patches. To get some glimmer in there I added some Snowflake paste in there too.

I cut out strips from the Sweet Peppermint collection and stuck them down resembling a funny looking Christmas tree. Hey, it's art and we can be having fun ;)!
Went over the tree with heavy gesso and once that was dry it was time to get out the Color Blooms. Now this is normally the time I give up, because my paper starts warping and I'm never happy with the result. This time I just went with it. Kept going. Dried in between the colors. Added water to make it spread, or just splattered when I felt that was what it needed. 

The Chipboard I also coated with gesso and embossing powder, sprinkling some sparkle over them and set that too. Time to get started on my layers. Using the paper, chipboard, lots of flowers, Christmas trim, string and die-cut holly leaves. For fun I decided to use the alphas in the 6x6 collection to make my title.

Around the layout also using the ephemera stickers for some fun words. To finish it all off I splattered with 13@rts white Splashink and the Carmine red Color bloom. Making it all festive and tied up in a nice little bow!

Thank you all so much for looking at my work and my blog!
I hope you all have a wonderful time this holiday season!
Wishing you a joyful Christmas with lots of love and cheer!

~ Lydia ~

Below the list with used items:

Prima - Clear Gesso - 
Prima - Snowflake Paste - 962906
Prima - Heavy Gesso - 961442
Prima - Color Bloom - Carmine Red - 582579
Prima - Color Bloom 2 - Golden Oregano - 588854
Prima - Color Bloom 2 - Fir Needles - 588847
Prima - Sweet Peppermint - 12x12 - 991357
Prima - Sweet Peppermint - 6x6 collection - 991418
Prima - Sweet Peppermint - Journaling 3x4 Notecards - 991593
Prima - Sweet Peppermint - Ephemera - 991517
Prima - Sweet Peppermint - Holiday Carols - 590635
Prima - Sweet Peppermint - Holiday Kisses - 590697
Prima - Sweet Peppermint - SIIC - 991579
Prima - Trim - Peppermint Lane - 590210

Creative Embellishments - Snowflake Frame 2
Creative Embellishments - Snowflakes
13@rts - Splashink - white

Monday, December 19, 2016

Joy! - Berry71Blue December Challenge!

Hello Paper friends!
Sharing with you my latest!
I was glad to receive the photo's from my niece from their Christmas photo shoot. Daan is just the cutest and I love to use them for my layouts.

Link to Berry71Blue December Challenge

I've been using lots of sparkle and misting on this page, after all we have to make it festive.

I layered my chipboard pieces. Adding lots of textures to them.
The snow white flowers stands out nicely.
I hope you like my layout!

Thank you so much for looking!
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful time of the year!

Below is the list with used items:

Maja Design - I Wish - 
Maja Design - I Wish - 6x6
13@rts - Stencil - Starlight Collection - Stars
13@rts - Splashink - White
BoBunny - Glitter paste - Wasabi
BoBunny - Glitter paste - Sugar
Prima - Heavy Gesso - 961442
Prima - Snowflake Paste - 962906
Prima - Mini Art-Stones - 963712
Prima - Mechanicals - Mini Stars - 
Prima - Clear Stamp - Sweet Peppermint - 991456
Prima - Cling Stamp - Sweet Peppermint - 991449
Prima - Crochet Doilies - Silver - 584931
Prima - Color Blooms - Chroom - 582562
Prima - Color Blooms - Precious Stone - 573812
Prima - Color Blooms 2 - Golden Oregano - 588854
Prima - Color Blooms 2 - Fir Needles - 588847
Prima - Glitter Set - Mardi Gras - 961572
Webster's Pages - A Christmas Story - Designer Trim
Petaloo - Vintage Velvet Poinsettia - White - 1137100
Creative Embellishments - Snowflake Borders
Scrapiniec - Merry Christmas
Snipart - Christmas Tree