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Scrapbooking Global December 2020 Blog Hop Theme: Together

Hello lovelies,

welcome to our December Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop. Our theme is 'Together'. And what a wonderful theme it is! Because I believe we need each other right now more than ever and even if we physically can't be together, the bonds and support we create for ourselves and the support and love that we can share makes a wonderful sense community and feeling of belonging to something bigger than ourselves. Being part of this awesome team for example, makes me feel I matter and that I belong. I hope you too have such connections and support from others.

I'm Sharni Haines from South Australia you may have started here or come from the very talented Mai . I think we are in for a lovely treat today with such a heartfelt theme! Take your time and enjoy all our designs and layouts and hopefully gain some inspiration for your own scrapbooking pages.

Here is our beautiful and incredibly talented Scrapbooking Global - Stampin' Up! Creative Team.

Today's theme is brought to you by the talented Delys from New Zealand!!!

I literally had an hour to whip something up today, take all the photos, edit them and write this blog!!(feeling very naughty and disorganised!)...but I did it!

The layout and design for my page came very quickly and spontaneously - I utilized pretty much what was right in front of me at the time!

All morning I was playing with the new Gilded Leafing from the 2021 Mini Catalogue,(this goes live in January) I had stuff everywhere, then after making a heap of cards (and mistakes) I realised it was time to get on with the scrapbook page and I was late.

I grabbed some black 12x12" cardstock and gilded the edges using VersaMark, Heat & Stick Powder and finally the lushious gold foil. OOOh it was such fun! I needed photos to work with for the design - the first ones I found on my desk which looked good with the black and gold were some Halloween shots from my Halloween parties I held last year with my class craft ladies.

I used the Ghoulish Goodies Stamp Set and embossed the images with Gold and Black Embossing Powder.

The photos were matted onto Gold Foil. I also added the gilded leafing to some pieces of white cardstock and the black cardstock.

The technique is the same as embossing, you stamp an image or rub the VersaMark over the paper, sprinkle on the Heat & Emboss Powder which is like embossing Powder only it stays tacky longer. Then heat up the powder just enough to melt it and then brush over the Gilded leafing which is like 'air' it's so light. You then rub off the excess leaf and it's done.

To get the gold leaf in the middle of the page, I used a paint brush and the VersaMark Refill ink - I painted the ink onto the page and did the same process as mentioned above.

I have made a you tube tutorial of the cards I made using the same process I have explained here .

Well that was a super quick page! Am I over the moon about it? Well let's just say, I'm wrapped I made it on time!! AND I made the brief "Togetherness" as this event (Halloween) is one of the best times of the year to be surrounded by a group of fabulous and talented crafty ladies and friends.

Well that's all from me for now, thanks for visiting and taking the time to read this! Take care and keep on crafting and doing what makes you happy!

I can't wait to see what everyone else has made!! Just click on the globe below to see what the talented Sherry has to share with you.

Thank you for your comments, they always make me smile!

Loves & hugs,


Life of Charlie

Charlie spends most days in my craft room with me and it's lovely to have the company. This morning she was watching how to use the Gilded Leafing...I wonder what she was thinking?

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Maï Chapelain
Maï Chapelain
Dec 20, 2020

J adore le doré tout autour de cette page.sharni tes photos sont toujours sublimes et ne demandent que ça être mises en valeur... J adore


Lyn Harris
Lyn Harris
Dec 18, 2020

another amazing page ... very fancy, brings back memories. xxxx


Dec 17, 2020

I love how you used the gold leafing! I'm going to have to give this a go. Thanks for sharing your beautiful layout!


Julia Quinn
Julia Quinn
Dec 17, 2020

Wowsers!! What an amazing page! LOOOOOVE the gold leafing on the black and white - and you're amazing to get all this done in an hour!!


Libby Dyson
Libby Dyson
Dec 17, 2020

Wow, Sharni! You amaze me. If only I could accomplish such a gorgeous page in 1 hour. Thanks for sharing and have a Merry Christmas.


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Hello lovelies! I'm Sharni Haines from South Australia, welcome to The Maples where beautiful paper crafts and magical memories are created! I am in LOVE with paper crafting & other mixed media art. 

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