Sunday, May 24, 2020

Imagine, Dream, Believe


Just a quick post this month.
A have been scrapping a friends overseas holiday and have used these Stamperia papers to go with the beautiful building and flowers in the photo.

The flowers that I have used on the layout are ones that I bought in Hobby Lobby in Phoenix, Arizona when I was there last year.

I chose to use these flairs as there was something "dreamy" about the photo and I loved how the vintage colours match both the papers and the building in the photo

See you again next month 

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Birthday cards with Heather

Happy Friday

I've been a bit slack with posting. But this time I have made some birthday cards to go with these really cute flairs - my birthday card stash is running low, so was also a good opportunity to build it up a little

I've used the Kaiser card pack as the base for the cards. The paper range is also a recent Kaiser range.

This one is an easel card, it's on a white base so hasnt come up as well as I would have liked in the photo. But all I've done is fold the front in half on a diagonal then attached a strip on the inside which helps hold the card open.

Thanks for spending time with me again


Sunday, March 29, 2020

In Memory of an Amazing woman

Hi all

This month we lost one of the most amazing women i have ever met. Catherine Hamlin.
I was lucky enough about 8 years ago to spend some time working in the hospital in Ethiopia, and got to also spend time and go to church with Catherine. It will always be a highlight in my life.

If you have seen photos of Ethiopia, the image is brown, dust, dirt, mud and death. In the middle of Addis Abbaba Catherine and her husband Reggi started the hospital by the river. There are flowers and gardens all around the hospital, it's like a little sanctuary. So when I saw these papers and flairs after hearing about Catherine's death on 18th March 2020 I decided to create this layout in her honour.

This is a photo taken in the hospital grounds towards the end of my stay in Ethiopia.

If you haven't heard of Catherine or the Hamlin Fistula Hospital, look her up, grab her book Hospital By The River, and grab your tissues, some/most of the stories are heartbreaking, but still happening.

So, not my usual post, but one that is important for me to share.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

2020 Design Team Call

Embellish With Flair is looking for some
Talented Crafty People to join their
Design Team.

What is expected of you being apart of the Design Team? 
  • You MUST be a follower of our Facebook page
  • Complete 2 projects a month  + an additional project for challenges (these wont be every month - you will know in advance)
  • When challenges are running for that month, please be sure to comment on entries
  • This Term will be till the end of the year, however if you wish to stay on you will be most welcome
  • Keep an active Social Media presence on a regular basis
  • Post/Share  challenges and your projects on your blog and Social Media platforms and link back to either the Facebook page or
How to apply:
  •  3 samples of your work that best shows off your crafty style and use of Flairs (if you don't have any EWF Flairs, that's ok you can use any for this application)
  • A brief description about yourself
  • Links to your blog and other social network platforms
***You must have Facebook as we will have our own private DT group to communicate on
***This current Design Team call is open to Australian Residents Only at this time
Anyone interested in applying please send your application to     
Make sure you put DT Call in the subject line.
By midnight 29/3/2020

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Vintage Dolls with Heather

Hi all

I've been a bit slack and not posted for a while, but I have some new and very cute flairs to play with, and I started with these Vintage Doll flairs

I decided to go back to cards again, and challenged myself to just use the card base, this beautiful range from Stamperia, a metre of cotton lace, and a little bit of muslin

I have added dimension by adding layers of different patterned paper, then almost paper tolling the dress and the flowers with foam tape

The last card is an envelope that was in the paperpack, so I have just assembled it and added it to my card and used it as a pocket to add the tags

All the piecesd have been distressed with a distressing tool then had the edges inked with pinecone ink

Hopefully I'll be back a bit sooner than last time with another project for you


Sunday, January 12, 2020

Faith, Hope & Joy

Hi all

Happy new year.

It's just going to be a quick post from me.

I have used these beautiful 13 Arts papers to complement these flairs that are perfect for this wedding photo of mine (20.5 years ago, aaarrrggghh, i feel old)

The background is done with embossing powders and texture pastes.

I hope that this has helped inspire you a little



Sunday, December 29, 2019

Sketch Challenge Part 2 by Alex

Hello Flair Enthusiasts!

Alex here and I'm finally FINALLY (at long last) bringing you Part 2 of the sketch challenge which Heather and I did together...during October! 🙈

I know it's also December.  LATE December.  Soz, lovelies!  I actually had finished it over a month ago, but since I did a process video (and one with soooo much more raw footage than anticipated) editing has happened sporadically between other things.

It was actually rather involved and as usual I made it far more work than it needed to be!  But that's what I do. Every.Single.Time! 🤦

Heather really put me to the challenge with this sketch.  Definitely not my usual sort of style, but they don't call it a challenge for nothing, right?

I have no idea how I decided to use this sketch with this photo of my adorable niece on her very first Book Week.  I'm pretty sure there was a suitably convoluted train of thought with led to this decision, but overall I think it worked. 🤷

I do recommend you watch the process video (below) since I do go into that a little bit as well as walking you though how I made it.

Here are the still pics I promised you:

Title (with lots of messy threads! 😍)

"Tone on tone" embellishments and stitching detail

Fussy cut books embellished with tiny Wonder Woman stickers

Large book cut on the Silhouette

That name card that caused ever so much grief (and I still cant stick in s straight line despite multiple attempts! 🙈)

Lilya's First Book Week

Embellish With Flair product used: 

Pop! Boom! Kapow!

Thanks for sticking with me and hope the vid wasn't too frustrating!

Love, and as always, Embellish With Flair!