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Go Wild with Hero Arts Digital Download

So, I realised there was one digital download I had yet to use and it is the Hero Arts Digital Download Go Wild DK117 which has a groovy leopard and zebra print and so this layout is all about using those and of course, flowers, for the ‘flower power’ theme.  They just look so groovy.  I coloured them in photoshop and printed them out on gloss photo paper and cut them up into strips to create my photo matt.  They were a bit too clean and even though I stamped around the edges, I still wanted to grunge things up a bit and so I grabbed some brown ink and dribbled that around the edges.  I was happy then!

Jacobi-a2zaprilgowild1After that it is the ever arduous job of digging through my huge supply of ephemera and finding the right pieces to use.  I think that is the part I enjoy the least in the creative process, just having to find the pieces I want with regards to ephemera, perhaps I am just lazy, I am not sure, I just find it tedious is all.  Anyway, lots of flowering and embossing of chipboard and die cutting and then loads of blingy embellishment to finish it off.  It is all pretty groovy and comes together nicely – I think so anyway.  Couple of close ups.

Now I have this new family with all these children in my life, I have an abundance of photo’s to use and so I must print some out.  Too funny, I went from a really boring life in the city, on the outskirts more so to a busy life in rural New South Wales, Australia and with 4 children now there are always photo opportunities to be taken advantage of.  Whereas before, we never did anything and were totally non social and so I never had anything to take photo’s of which is why I started leaving a blank canvas.  Funny how life changes, as long as it is always for the better.

Stay well people, remember to smile and take the time to appreciate everything that passes you by.  Smiles, Delia

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Please join us in this month’s “Flower Power” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Delia15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 

 


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Still peacocking around with Hero Arts Digital Feather Cut file

Hi all, I hope your March is going well.  Mine is going rather fantastically, but still busy.  Please explain to me how one moves from the city to the country and their life gets more hectic.  Just crazy, but I love every minute of it.

So, I returned to my favourite cut file, Hero Arts Feather Digital Cut file of the feathers and of course, the peacock as I had one left over from the last design that I had coloured up in greens and blue previously, though, I did go through and enhance the colours a little more.  Main paper is a Kaisercraft paper and the papers used in my photo matte are from a Paper House Paper Pad called Sun Drenched – probably one of my most favourite books of paper of all time.  I stencilled with a new pattern from Kaisercraft which is like wavy stripes.  As I have mentioned, I always remove everything from its packaging when I buy it so it is hard to go back and tell you where anything is from.  I used a blue spray and the dark blue “Bavarian Blue” of the Lindy’s Magicals Shakers.  A few splashes with some watered down Nuvo gold wax and the base is complete.  Basically after that the process is pretty simple assembly.  I may go back to this one later and add some more things in, but for now, I am happy with it.

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Take care all, thanks for tuning in.

smiles, Delia

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Please join us in this month’s “Anything Goes” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Delia15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 

 


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Back to Hero Arts Feather

Now, I know I have used this cut file before, but I do rather like the peacock feather most especially and so I just had to go back and use it once more.  I had no idea where the design was going to go except to use the peacock feathers.  I have recently been accepted onto the AltairArt Design team as well and so I have been sent a few lovely packs of papers all the way from Poland and so I decided to bring these elements together and see what came of it all.

So happy it is ‘Anything Goes’ theme this month (may I just say, phew, as I completely forgot to look up the theme before starting)  After cutting out the feathers I then coloured them with Nuvo wax pastes in purple and gold.  I actually did one in the proper colours, but I decided to go against using that and stuck mostly to my purple colouring.  The feathers are so dainty and fine and they look sensational framing the photo area.  Such a lovely layout simply because of the framing of the feathers … well, that is my opinion anyway.  For more of my work, please follow me on my blog at  https://jacobicreations.blogspot.com.au or you can also visit my website at www.jacobicreations.com

 

Have a lovely couple of weeks until next I return and remember to take care of each other and always find time to be creative.

 

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Please join us in this month’s “Flower Power” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our a2z Scrapbooking store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Delia15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 


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Love is in the air … with sunflowers from Hero Arts Bright Blossoms Download

I love sunflowers, there is just something wonderfully happy about them.  Where I live, they grow randomly beside the road and each stalk has many sunflowers, not just one per plant.  I often stop and pick them when I am driving home as they are just so gorgeous.  So, when I saw that the theme this month is about love, I know, most would go red with the roses, but I am more of a sunflower kind of gal.

So, I grabbed yet another digital download, I know, call me Digital Download Delia!  Ha!  This is the Hero Arts Digital Download Bright Blossoms PT003.  I was going to do the usual and colour them in by hand, but I changed and coloured them quickly in photoshop and then duplicated it up at different sizes and printed them out on photo paper and cut them out.  I wanted this design to be all about the sunflowers and it surely is.  So bright and so happy.  The circular frames are from Dusty Attic and I just painted them Nuvo Arts Blue Wax mousse paint and embellished them with a few little sparkles.  The little scrabble squares spelling out LOVE are just so darn cute.  I may add more to this page at a later date, but if I don’t press publish, I may be very late!

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Here is a wee pic of the layout, not much bling or things as I really let the flowers dominate the page.

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Well, I sincerely hope your lives are much less chaotic than mine currently.  I am constantly amazed at how much busier my life is living on a farm.  I am not even sure if busy is the right word, but there certainly never seems to be enough hours in the day – most especially when a number of those hours must be spent having a nap some days.  Stay well and happy people, may your lives be full of love – with roses, sunflowers or awesome cuddles – or all three.

Smiles, Delia

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Please join us in this month’s “It’s a Love Thing” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Delia15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 

 


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My journey with Hero Arts European Adventure Digital Download DK041 continues ….

So, this post was meant for the 27th, however, we had no internet for 4 days and still cannot make a phone call and then had no power for a full day.  Now, if you wish to make your crafting journey a little more challenging than normal, may I recommend going powerless!!!  Very special – in no way at all!  Anyway, just one of the many pleasures of living in the country … I really do love it.  So, I have finally got a craft space happening for me to play in, but it is still quite chaotic and being setup and now in the midst of it all, we are going away for a few days.  Aaaaagh, how does one go from living in the city to the country and life gets busier??  That is just weird.  Anyway, I do manage to escape away to the craft room now and even got to stay up into the wee hours last night.

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Below is my second instalment for the month and I decided to continue to use the Hero Arts European Adventure Digital Download DK041 as on my last piece of art from the 17th of this month.  The first layout was France inspired, so this one I used other elements from the kit that were English inspired, the bus, coffee cup and tower.  My papers came from a country collection by DCWV and various other elements from all sorts of sources.  It is hard for me to share where all my various pieces of ephemera and elements come from as I always unpack them out of their original packaging and buy bits and pieces from everywhere.  I will openly admit that I am completely addicted to this awesome hobby!

My layout is below, once again, red, white and blue themed.

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My favourite part of this layout is the little cluster down the bottom with the rolled back area of paper.  See the close up below, plus a few more close ups of various parts of the layout.  I shall leave that with you all, stay happy and well, be kind to one another and always find a little bit of time in each day to be creative.

smiles, Delia

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Delia15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 

 


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Going on an Adventure with Hero Arts European Adventure

So, not sure if the whole Christmas holiday vibe thing has moved on for most of you, but I was still in the holiday spirit and so out came the Hero Arts Digital File European Adventure DK041.  Full of all sorts of goodies, I decided to get out the Silhouette Cameo and use the files as digital cut files.  There are many images to choose from and some cut better than others.  However, the files are supplied as black and white and also in colour, so you can use them in a multitude of ways.

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I used a few of the files and was already going with a French type of theme to the layout and so you will see the word “Bonjour”, plus the use of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, coffee cup, lamp post and the adorable wooden seat at the bottom.  The papers come from a new Fabscraps collection soon to be released and I also used a few die cuts.  The ephemera and the stencil work that is actually behind the image now was also done with Fabscraps products that are all a part of the same set.  Such a little cutie  of a layout with the red and blue giving it the little bit of oomph it all needed to bring it together.

I finally have a desk and there is a huge amount of stuff on it and around it and it is all fairly chaotic, however I did manage to carve out a small space so I could get some work done.  Not only do I have alot to do, but I also have a desperate desire to be creative and so with moving and getting used to a whole new lifestyle out here on the farm has simply been busy and exhausting, but it is all finally coming together and a creative space evolving.  I would show you a pic of how chaotic it currently is, but best there is no record!!  Anyway, enjoy being creative all, thanks for stopping by and taking a look.  Here are a few more images just so you can see things a little closer if you so desire.  Take care of yourselves and those around you and I will be back later in the month with a little more of my creativity.  Smiles, Delia

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Delia15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 

 


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Flutterby Layout using Hero Arts Digital Download Winged Friends

So, Happy New Year everybodeeeeee!  2018 is going to be a year of sorting out things I am sure, most especially for me.  I have just recently moved to a huge cattle farm in another state in Australia and it is a complete lifestyle change for this little black duck as I have come from the city.  But, I must say, I am loving every minute of it – well, apart from when I know a truckload of cattle are going off to be deadened, as a non beef eater, I just find it disturbingly sad hearing them mooooo.  I do not yet have a craft room and finding time to craft is extremely difficult, but I do believe that a craft room I will have within the next few weeks.

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Okay, so I did manage to squeeze a quick layout in with lots of brown and pink toning, papers from Kaisercraft, but mostly decorated using the gorgeous butterflies and dragonflies in the Hero Arts Winged Friends Digital Download Set DK033.  I simply printed them out after resizing them in photoshop and then coloured them in using pencils and then fussy cut them.  I think they look so pretty as they cascade down my page.  I do believe that I am not quite finished this layout as it needs a bit more embellishing, but it is still looking wonderful with these Winged Friends at this stage.

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Thanks so much to those at a2z scrapbooking who have helped cover my posts lately due to my completely chaotic life at the moment!  I am most grateful and very thankful.  Take care all, I hope 2017 wraps up well for you and that 2018 is full of all the good things that life can possibly bring your way.  Loads of love, Delia

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Delia15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 

 


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Getting Funky with Hero Arts Brush and Splatter Digital Download DK103

So yes, a long time between posts for me as I have had a complete life change and gone from being a city chick to a completely clueless city chick.  Moved from the city to 8000 acres and loving every minute of it!  So, I have been playing with yet another digital download and this time it is the Hero Arts Brush and Splatter DK103 Digital Download.  I would of liked to do more, but that would be at the risk of running way too late to get this blog post up.

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So, this is a very simple layout, utilising entirely the various elements in the kit.  The only thing I did in photoshop was apply some 3-D texture to the various elements that I used, plus I found a brick wall picture off the internet which I utilised in the background, but just faded it back a bit.  I promise my next blog post will be on time and much more enticing.

Take care all.

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Please join us in this month’s “Make it Pop” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Delia15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 

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Getting Christmassy with Hero Arts “A Natural Christmas”

Yes, it is much too early for Christmas things!  However, I had to have a play with this wonderful digital cut file from Hero Arts ‘A Natural Christmas’ Instant Digital Download. I didn’t even get to utilise all the elements in one layout, but I used as many as I possibly could.  Now, I know the theme is watercolour and I promise you that it is there, it is just under everything else!  I know, I didn’t think it through very well in hindsight.

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It is always hard to show the amount of texture in the final layout, however, this one started with using some embossing paste over a snowflake stencil from KaiserCraft, but it is hard to see when flat.  Used some sprays to build up colour on this initial texture.  I loaded the Hero Arts cut file in and cut out all the elements at various sizes, painted them with white gesso in preparation for embossing or painting.  I also used part of a Hero Arts stamp set that I have to stamp some black vine type leaves in a circular pattern that you can only just see peaking out from behind everything now.

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So, lots of embossing on the digital cut file pieces, using Hero Arts Embossing Powders, they sparkle so beautifully, I do love a bit of bling in my layouts!  A few flowers, some ephemera, all kept in the blue, white and silver toning and all done.  Always finished off using some art stones, mixed with various micro beads.  See some closeups below.  That is it for me this month, some of my awesome teammates are covering for me while I am busy doing some of those life things, but I will be back in December, maybe late November if possible.  We shall see.  Take care, be good, be kind, be awesome.  Until next time.

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Please join us in this months “Watercolor” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Delia15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 

 


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Still casing designers with Hero Arts Digi Download “A Natural Holiday”

Yes, Delia again, maybe ever so slightly late.  Super sorry, life just got a little busier than normal for me – life changing things even.  Okay, so, I have gone Christmassy, so early, I know!  I am not a big Christmas fan, never have been once I grew up I guess.  I love it if it is all about family and getting together and having fun, but if it is about presents, presents and more presents, then I am not so interested.

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Hero Arts have some super digital downloads and quite a few for Christmas too and some for Halloween, that hopefully will be next month.  I used the Hero Arts Digital Download A Natural Holiday and cut out the elements on my Silhouette Cameo on some chipboard, white gessoed them and then I painted the big tree after cutting it in half with Nuvo wax pastes in blue and then the other elements I embossed mostly.  However, before I stuck things down I rummaged through my very small stash of Hero Arts stamps and I found this set and used the corner flourish with black Hero Arts ink and stamped it in a circular pattern around where the snowflake would sit – can’t see it anymore though!

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It is hard to see all the elements that went into this design and I struggle with that.  However, if I want to successfully case Ola, I need to get far better at layering and being comfortable with elements being covered up.  It just seems so wasteful if you cannot see and appreciate every element.  Is that just me?  There is a gorgeous snowflake that I cut out that comes from the Silhouette store, I painted this dark blue with Nuvo wax pastes and put some Hero Arts silver embossing powder on the edges outside of the photo area.  I then made my photo matt and adhered some sparkly white and silver fabric I had around it in a ripple effect, raised this area up on a few bits of cardboard and I was ready for ephemera.

This set of digital images is well designed for cutting, you need to be a bit delicate with the Merry Christmas words.  I actually chopped these apart as they come joined.  One difficulty I keep finding, is trying to find a good dark blue flower, but I found a few that sufficed and I guess I can always paint them! hehe  I always finish off my designs with a bit of bling and so I used some silver flat back pearly things, Finnabair art stones, glitter, microbeads and various little fingernail decorations and mix them all up with some gel and water and decorate.

All done for this month, take care all, be safe, I am off on my new life adventure, so not sure when I will be back, but hopefully late next month.

Smiles, Delia

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Delia15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from within the shop.