Monday, February 18, 2019

Keto - Raspberry Chia seed Jam

Hello everyone, something a little bit different for you today. Im sharing a recipe I found for Raspberry Chia seed Jam. 
Like every year I have made the decision to get healthy, but after a month or so I give up and go back to my old ways.
This year I have started a new journey to change my lifestyle habits. I'm trying the Keto lifestyle.
Keep reading after the recipe to find out the basics of a Keto 'Diet'

Raspberry Chia Seed Jam
3 cups of Raspberries (frozen or fresh) I used frozen
Juice of 1 lemon - I used about 1.5 tablespoons of liquid lemon juice from Aldi
2 Tablespoons of natural Sweetener - I have used Raw Earth brand Stevia & Monk Fruit Sweetener
3.5 Tablespoons of Chia Seeds
1. Place raspberries and lemon juice into a large saucepan over a medium heat until soft.
2.  Mash them up and add sweetener.
3. Stir in Chia seeds and let cool. 
Pretty simple and SUPER tasty.
Recipe found on instagram @ketoxoxo

Before I go any further...
I am NO EXPERT or DOCTOR so if you want to try this lifestyle, please check with your doctor!!!

So what is Keto?
"The keto diet changes the way your body converts food into energy. Eating a lot of fat and very few carbs puts you in ketosis, a metabolic state where your body burns fat instead of carbs for fuel. When your body is unable to get glucose from carbs, your liver converts fatty acids from your diet into ketones, an alternative source of energy. Burning ketones in place of glucose reduces inflammation and spurs weight loss." (taken from Keto Diet for beginners)
Thanks for stopping by, I am hoping to share a few recipes every week ass well as my other creative little projects.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

My DT Layout for Scrapmatts this month - Hello Happy

 Wow 2019 has come running and January was just a practive for the rest of the year, but im hoping to be able to share a bit more this year (I know I say that every year) My boys have finally settled and I am enjoying creating Flairs for Embellish With Flair.
I am also still on the Scrapmatts Design Team which I am so honoured to be apart of. Such amazing talent in that Design team so make sure you pop on over to the Scrapmatts Blog for a regular visit!

So here is a little sneak peek of what I have created for my DT post for this month...
 This is a layout of one of my gorgeous cousins, she never looks bad in a photo!
If you want to see the layout in Full then you will need to head on over to the Scrapmatts blog.
There you will see more sneak peeks and also a list of all the Scrapmatts products I used!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Cute As A Bunny

Don't fall off your chair...Yes its my Second post for the month!!!
I think my Mojo has finally started to return, I'm really pleased with how this layout turned out.
I used a few different products, which I will list below.
Cute As A Bunny

I have been wanting to use my Easter Flairs for awhile now, but could quite figure out the papers/photo or where to start, so this was the end product. A layout of my bff's daughter the gorgeous Mia.(yes I am biased) 

And here are some close ups..

What I used...
7 Dots Studio - Home Grown Paper Pack
Tinby Designs - Colour Crush in Guava
Embellish With Flair - Happy Easter Flair Set
Kaisercraft - Be Yourself Template
Scrapmatts - Chipboard
Little Birdie - 2 in 1 Gesso and Modelling paste in white 
- Assorted Flowers
-Cheese Cloth
D-Lish Scraps - Pink Bow
-Pink Tassel
-Wooden/pink leaves
Thanks for looking
-Sorry for poor photography...I used my iphone

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Beautiful - Layout

I know its been a long time between posts, I have been flat out busy with my new little business Embellish With Flair and have been lucky enough to have been given the opportunity to teach at a few craft shows around Australia.
Next week I am off to Canberra and later in the Month Melbourne.
I just want to share a layout I recently created of my gorgeous cousin.
I have used many different products on this layout so I will do my best to list them as I share the layout with you. 
I started with white cardstock, I watered down some yellow chalk paint and used a plastic bag to sponge the paint onto the cardstock.
I then used Damask Stencil 9025 from Scrapmatts with modelling paste and randomly went over the painted area.
I wanted to add another colour, so I used a dark shade of brown water paint and added a splash here and there.

I also added a little stamping to the background.

I then painted the hexagon chipboard with some metallic copper paint and tucked it under the photo and to the top left of the layout.

I also tucked some a few chipboard leaf sprays under the flowers, I painted them with some Gold metallic paint and then using my finger I applied a little white gesso to soften the look. 

To finish of the layout I used some chipboard words 'Beautiful'
and 'Close to my heart'
I love the natural brown leather look these chipboard pieces have, and they worked really well on this layout.
List of Items Used:
Embellish With Flair:
Lemon Chiffon Chalk Paint
2 in 1 White Gesso and Modelling Paste
Golden Glaze Tinted Metallic paint
Cheese Cloth
Assorted Flowers in Cream and Bisque
Smooth White Cardstock
Texture stamps - Script & zigzag
Sue Smyth's Artsy Treasures
Bee Page
Other Items:
Brown watercolour paint
 Gold Mica Flakes
Thanks for looking

Saturday, April 21, 2018

April Scrapmatts Canvas project

Its sure has been a while since my last is my canvas project I did for my Scapmatts DT post.
And here are some close ups...


The Scrapmatts Chipboard used :
Everything Beautiful Has Its Moment (not online yet)
Scrapmatts Stencil :
I have also used
Finnabair Metallique wax Art Alchemy in White Gold
Finnabair Opal Magic wax Art Alchemy in Royal Robes
Finnabair Opal Magic wax Art Alchemy in Turquoise Satin
Modelling paste
Cereal box
Clear Microbeads
Silicon Face Mould I got at a craft show from Zyneri
Large Butterfly Charm
Thanks for Stopping by


Friday, March 23, 2018

This is Me - Scrap The Girls March Challenge

Its been a long, long time since I have posted on my blog...I know, I know....I have been really busy creating for my new little venture.... stay tuned, I will keep you posted shortly.
So I thought what better way to get back into the swing of things by doing a challenge. I've had a go at this months challenge on Scrap the Girls. I loved the colour scheme and the whole 'Don't mess with me' 
Here are some close ups...
See that star Flair....stay tuned

I thought the song, "This is Me" from the movie 'The Greatest Showman' was appropriate for this challenge so I used part of the chorus as my LONG title.
Thanks for stopping by and having a look...
Crece T


Thursday, September 7, 2017

Clockworks of Time Kit for Scrappy Chat Designs

I am one of the newbies on the Scrappy Chat Designs Kit DT members. And this month got to play with a beautiful kit called 'Clockworks of Time'
here is a sneaky peek of my first layout I have created....
To see the whole layout head on over to the blog and see my post HERE!
 Seriously a great time to become a member of
(Pop on over & check it out!)
as this kit is full of amazing on trend products!
Kits are $45 + Postage with LOADS of value for you money, as it is like doing 3 classes - all in the comfort of your own home often with techniques too hard to show in a traditional classroom setting!

Here is some more information for those wanting a to know little more information about our kits.

They are self-paced class kits to complete in the comfort of your own home or with a group of friends

Each month there will be LOADS of added inspiration with the other Arty Chics sharing some added techniques using the product in the kit, so you can learn more and more!
Each premier kit comes with:
  • Video AND  instructions to complete the three layouts
  • Feature a many techniques with product to be used well after the life of the kit.  (With all of our kits you will have plenty of product and knowledge to add to future projects)
  • Photos of each project including close up detail pictures
  • All the product needed to complete the project with a list of additional basic items used such as ink/ paints/gesso/texture paste and colour sprays you will need out of your supplies.
The kits focus on how to use various products teamed up with some pretty paper to compliment them, so there is always less or non-consumable products in our kits, to not only help you complete some beautiful projects, learn many techniques and ways of using the different product as well as taking them well beyond the kit projects.
Kits are $45 + postage and come out monthly
 please e-mail us at if you would like to order this kit

For more kits and other products visit our website 
Scrappy Chat Designs Kit club Membership (e-mail us to purchase):

This lasts for 3 months is $149 and includes 3 kits at OVER 10% off!!! and postage for all 3 kits  INCLUDED (they are released monthly).  As a member you also get ‘insider’ info on what is coming up in the next kit – sometimes even a pic! You get additional 'Technique sheets' showing you more techniques you can nail with the product in the kit from the talented Arty Chic's.  You are also guaranteed the kits which do sometimes sell out VERY quickly.  If you are interested in membership, you need to pay the membership fee by the 30th of the month prior.  So to commence in March (next kit to be released) you need to have your membership fee paid by 29th February 2016.  Just email for this deal
Thanks for dropping by