Thursday, March 15, 2018

My 2Crafty Chipboard March DT Reveal
Part One
"Dream A Little Dream"

Hi there friends, thanks for stopping by. Today I have a layout 
to share that features my new baby grandaughter, isn't she just so beautiful?

 2Crafty Chipboard Used...
Dream A Little Dream - title
Thistle Shrub
Frame Maria's
Juliet's Hearts
Glenda's Swirl

I base coated all the chipboard pieces with a couple of coats of white acrylic paint.
 Then for the "Dream A Little Dream" title & also for the "Juliet's Heart" I simply 
brushed on a little Lindy's "Kissin Kenickie Coral" spray to create a watercolour effect.

In this photo you can see I have cut the "Thistle Shrub" into two pieces, left it raw,
& dabbed some glue on the ends & dipped them into some white Prills to
create a realist look. I was really happy how they turned out.

A closeup shop of the "Juliet's Heart" tucked in amongst the flowers.
I have  cut the "Glenda's Swirl" into two pieces, I also brushed a little bit of
Bundled Sage Distress Ink over it to add a touch of green. I tucked one piece in
at the bottom of all the flowers & the other piece in to the top right on the photo.

You can also see the gorgeous "Frame Maria"  
which is holding my photo, I just left that white.
All of these beautiful flowers & papers are from 49 and Market.
I will be back tomorrow with more. 
Until then.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

My 49 and Market March Blog Post
Part One
"Sweet Cheeks"

Hi there friends, thanks for stopping by. Today I have a layout to share with you that
 I created using some of the NEW releases from 49 and Market.

This is the fabulous NEW “Captured Adventures” paper collection. 
I love the slightly grungy feel of this collection although it still has a lovely softness to it,
 & when teamed with some of our latest NEW release flowers, well a match made in heaven really.

If you were lucky enough to attend “Creativation” recently you may have seen
 this one up on the 49 and Market stand.

49 and Market Products Used….
Captured Adventures – “Vagary” paper (tags)
Captured Adventures – “Wander Aimlessly” paper (background)
Botanical Blends Flowers in Marina Blue

This layout features my beautiful Goddaughter & her little girl.

You can see I have used the “Wander Aimlessly” paper for my background. I just love
 all the lovely soft stamping & splotches etc that it has, saves you doing a whole lot of 
mixed media on it, it is already done for you.

"Sweet Cheeks" title
Mini Flourish Bits
"Frame Lucy's Flourish"

 All I have done to this background is add a few blue splashes of spray.

 These flowers are one of our NEW releases. Aren’t they beautiful? This colour is
 called “Marina Blue” & they come with the little seed spray & curly bits etc.

 For the little “definition” strip that is sitting across the top of my photo, well that is on
 the strip that comes on the bottom of the paper, so nothing is wasted & all very
 useable & another nice detail to add to the layout !!

 Now for all the tags you can see here, I used the “Vagary” paper as it has some fabulous details 
on it & I just cut my tags out of the parts that had all this wonderful detail. Perfect for tags.

Hope you like my layout today & perhaps be inspired to try out some of the 
wonderful NEW products from 49 and Market too.

I will be back with more soon. Until then.

Monday, February 26, 2018

My Upcoming Classes
I am Teaching in Brisbane...

Hello friends, thank for popping in.
Today I have an announcement that I will be teaching these three classes
in Brisbane on 24th March from 9am to 9pm !!

Also includes lunch, light supper & morning & afternoon teas.

We are doing a scrapbooking marathon & it will be so much FUN.

If you are interested in more info or bookings etc please contact
"The Vintage Chicks Club"
for all info etc.

Until next time.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

I Made it Into the Semi Finals For
The "Heartfelt Creations" Design Team Callout for 2018
Please Will You VOTE For Me !!!


Hello & welcome to my blog. Today I am so excited to receive the news
that I made it into the semi finals for the 
 2018 Heartfelt Creations Design Team Callout.

I would LOVE it if you could take a moment of your 
time today & click on this link below & give me a VOTE !!!
 Yes the final selection is apparently done on the 
number of votes each finalist receives.
I have included a small selection of my work so you can see what I do,
 although most of you are probably more familiar with my scrapbooking. 
You can see a GALLERY of a lot of my work at the top of this page

I have always been a huge fan of the Heartfelt Creations products & as I teach
a monthly card class (have done for about 12 years) I love to use their 
products whenever I get the chance.

For those who are NOT familiar with my work, I have been teaching both scrapbooking &
cardmaking since 2006. 

A Small Selection of my Cards

Thank you so much for visiting today & please, 
REMEMBER to give me a vote if you can.

Until next time.

Friday, February 16, 2018

More February Inspiration for 2Crafty Chipboard
Using Acrylic Paints - So Super Simple
Be Yourself

Hello dear friends, thanks for stopping by. 
Today I have part two of my February inspiration to share with you for

2Crafty Chipboard Products Used...
Palm Leaves
Corner Doodled
Doiley Frames
Be Yourself - title

After starting off with a mixed media background I then base coated
all the chipboard pieces with white acrylic paint.

The title was then simply given a coat of navy blue acrylic paint.

All these gorgeous flowers I have used are from 49 and Market.
I actually sprayed a couple of the larger red ones to get just the right colour.

Next up I cut the gorgeous " Doodled Corner" in half to create along border 
instead of using it as a corner & then it was painted the same as the title.

I thought using these "Doiley Frames" to draw the eye to the photo were
the perfect chipboard choice. These were also just coloured with acrylic paint.

 Lastly came the beautiful "Palm Leaves" which again were just simply painted with a
  acrylic paint. Too easy. Note I have bent them up slightly to create a little dimension. 

It really doesn't get much simpler than what I have done here.
Just goes to show that it doesn't have to be complicated to look great.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

My February DT Reveal for 2Crafty Chipboard
Part One
"Pure Joy"

Hi there friends, thanks for stopping by. 
Today I have part one of my 2Crafty Chipboard
 February DT inspiration for you & it showcases my NEW baby grandaughter Audrey. 
They had a newborn photo shoot so I have lots of these gorgeous pics.

2Crafty Products Used...
Ivy Clusters
Pure Joy - title
Addy's Butterflies

I started off by base coating all the chipboard pieces with white acrylic paint.

The"Ivy Clusters" were coloured with a couple of coats of Lindy's
"Pink Lady Pink" spray & when dry I dabbed a little glue on the leaves & then 
sprinkled with some fine glitter, although it is hard to see that in the pics.

I also crease the leaves down the middle and bent them up slightly to add dimension.

A little bit of mixed media on my background & lots of pretty
49 and Market flowers.

The "Pure Joy" title was coloured up with a couple of coats of Lindy's 
"Sassy Saphire" spray but I brushed it on to get a stronger coverage.

The "Addy's Butterflies" were treated the same as the 
title but with a little glitter added to the wings.

Well thats all for today, back again tomorrow with more.
Until then.

Friday, February 9, 2018

More NEW 49 and Market Papers & Flowers
"Remember Today"
By Di Garling

 Hello there, thanks for stopping by. Today I have part two of my February DT reveal
 to share with you for 49 and Market
it features papers from their BRAND NEW paper collection, "Captured Adventures".

 I just adore the slightly grungy feel to this collection. When teamed with flowers it takes
 on a feminine feel but is just perfect for those boy layouts & even vintage too, not to 
mention it was designed with a travel theme in mind.

49 and Market Products Used...
"Captured Adventure" - "Faded Memories" paper (for my background)
"Captured Adventures - "Wander Aimlessly" paper (for the tags)
Archival Board "Timeless" in black
Archival Board "Remember Today" in black

49 and Market Flowers Used...
Garden Vine in Alabaster
Botannical Potpourri in both Marina Blue & Shadow Grey

I have done a little mixed media on the background & then added lots of 
stamping using the two stamp sets below.

49 and Market Stamps Used...
Pascale's 3"x 4" Writing Stamp
Gabbi's Patterned Textures Stamp Set

 Here you can see I cut some tags out of the Captured Adventures "Wander Aimlessly" 
paper & layered them behind the photos.

 All of the chipboard used here is available in both black or white. I have used the black ones so I only had to wipe it over a little with some silver ink to create this great grungy look. Too easy.

 I have mixed up all the flowers here to create a flowery base for my photos. 
I do love this NEW colour "Marina Blue" !!

Another layout all finished. 
I do hope you like our new products as much as we all do.
Until next time.