Tuesday, July 17, 2018

My JULY Card Class
"Christmas in July"

Hi there friends, thanks for stopping by.
Today I have three cards to show you that I created for the monthly
that I teach every month here at Bateau Bay.

This class is on this coming Friday 20th July from 10am to 2pm
Cost is $35 & includes everything, even morning tea.

Contact me by message on facebook if you would like to come along
& join in the fun for our "Christmas in July" card class.

This is a good techniique class with lots of great tips & tricks
 for making your cards look pretty.

We are using pastes, stencils & glitter in a different way & doing
some stamping & die cutting with Heartfelt Creations Stamps & Dies.
We are also using some gorgeous sprays too.

Heat embossing & also making these gorgeous handmade pointsettias
out of petunias !!! Generally lots of glitter & sparkle.

So if you are a local to Bateau Bay & would like to come & join us,
 I still have three seats available. Hope to see you there.

Until next time.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Some BOY Layout Inspiration For
2Crafty Chipboard

Hi there 2Crafty fans. Thanks for stopping by the blog.
Today I have a boy layout to share with you using lots of great
I have also used this great paper from 49andMarket.

 2Crafty Chipboard Used...
Square Collage Panel
Geometric Arrows
ATC Tiny Hearts & Stars
Polaroid Assortment Pack
Chain Lengths

To start off with I base coated all the pieces of chippie that I was
going to colour up with a coat of white acrylic paint first. 

All the chippies that were going to be black I didn't need to basecoat, I just 
simply coloured them with a black ink pad face down to wipe over them.
I cut the "Square Collage Panel" into pieces & sponged a tiny bit
of white gesso on to create some definition from the the background.

 The "Polaroid Assortment Frames" were painted with some red acrylic paint
after being basecoated in white & when dry I stamped on them with a script
stamp & sponged a little black ink around the edges.
Love how the frames turned out.

I love how the "Square Collage Panel" all cut up 
& poked around the photos to draw the eye in looks.
Got to love that #AWESOME title looks in red !

Here you can see the "Geometric Arrows" & a few "ATC Tiny Stars"
which I painted in a yellow acrylic paint to add a point of difference.
Well thats another boy layout done & dusted.
I hope I have given you a few ideas for your next boy layout.
Until next time.

Monday, July 9, 2018

My 49 and Market July DT Reveal
Part One

Hi there friends, thanks for stopping by. Today I have a layout to share with you that
 I created as part of my 49 and Market July DT work. I used the NEW “Stargazer” flowers 
along with this most gorgeous paper from their “Tattered Garden” collection.
 I then finished it all off with my most favourite product, some of the 49 and Market “Laser Cuts”.

49 and Market Products Used…
“Memory” paper from the “Tattered Garden” collection
Stargazers – flowers in Petal Pink
“Tropical Paradise” Laser Cuts

I did a very small amount of stencilling on the background as this paper has 
such beautiful soft patterns I didn’t want to cover it up.

Now for these gorgeous “Stargazers” flowers, I wanted to deepen the 
 colour slightly so I gave them all a light spray with some Lindy’s spray.

I also sprayed some gauze with the same colour spray so that it would match the flowers.

Here you can see I have used some of these fabulous laser cuts from the “Tropical Paradise”
 set. They all matched in so perfectly. These laser cuts just add that extra wow factor to 
your flower clusters.

The laser cuts also come with some fabulous leaves which I have tucked in around my layout too.

 Some beautiful 2Crafty chipboard completes my layout.

Here you can closeup of the fabulous laser cut leaves.

There you have it, another layout complete. I must say I never tire of using these 
beautiful products. I will be back later in the month with more inspiration for you.

Until then.

Friday, July 6, 2018

I am Coming to Brisbane to Teach TWO CLASSES....

 My bags are packed & I am heading north to Brisbane....


Yes thats right, I am teaching two classes featuring a couple of brand NEW never seen 
before scrapbook layouts with some great mixed media techniques & lots of gorgeous

 on Monday 27th August from 10am to 5pm in Brisbane.

Cost is $150 & includes...
Two class kits complete with lots of NEW release products
Morning & afternoon teas
Lots of gorgeous giveaways

 All details on their website. Hope to see you there. :

Monday, July 2, 2018

My "More Than Words" Challenge
July DT Reveal

Hi there lovelies. Thanks for stopping by.
Today I have my DT reveal to show you for
the July challenge over at More Than Words challenge blog.
 This is the July challenge.
The WORD this month is BEACH & the CREATIVE challenge is to use SHELLS.
Such a great fun challenge, & sooo easy too.

 I started off by using this fabulous paper from 49 and Market
from one of their newer collections ie"Captured Adventures".

 Some of my favourite 2Crafty Chipboard.

Naturally I added some 49 and Market flowers too.

 As part of the challenge was to use SHELLS I also added some around
the page along with some mesh & some gauze too.

 A little mixed media on the background, but I basically wanted to keep
 it all white, & without any colour to keep with the beachy theme.

All finished & super easy. I hope you can find time to play al\ong with
this months challenge too. As always we have eight great prizes on offer.

Until next time.

Friday, June 29, 2018

My 2Crafty Chipboard June DT Reveal
PLUS Guest Designing for CSI Challenge Blog
"Summer Fun"

Hi there 2Crafty fans, thanks for calling by.
Today I have a layout to share with you featuring my grandson Henry
 that I created for 2Crafty Chipboard & based on the current challenge # 256 over on
 the CSI blog. 2Crafty are a sponsor this month so some of our DT girls are playing along.

 Here is the CSI criteria.....
I have used all the colours & I have used 10 things from the 
list of clues and have used one of their journal prompts too.

2Crafty Chipboard Used...
Summer Fun - title
Palm Leaves Set
Diamond Chunk Bits
Summer Beach Set

For the ":Summer Fun" title, after base coating it with a coat of white acrylic
paint, I then coloured it with some Lindy's "Sassy Saphire" spray.

The "Palm Leaves" were firstly base coated with white acrylic paint followed
by dabbing them over with an Archival Ink Pad in "Fern Green".

The chippie umbrella & deck chair were again base coated in white acrylic paint
followed by a spray of Lindy's "Pineapple Paradise" spray & when dry I
brushed on some more of the same colour to create depth for shading.

The last chippie piece I used were the "Diamond Chunk Bits"
which were simply  wiped over with a black "Archival Ink Pad".

Another layout finished. Hope you like it.
Until next time.

Monday, June 25, 2018

My 49 and Market June DT Reveal
Featuring Their NEW Laser Cuts

 Hi there friends, thanks for stopping by. Today I have a layout to share with you featuring
 my grand daughter Mia. I have used one of the papers from our NEW "Sweet Reflections"
paper collection. This NEW paper collection is just gorgeous.

 49 and Market Products Used...
Sweet Reflections "Singing in the Rain" paper
Sweet Reflections Laser Cuts
Wings and Things Layered Embellishments
Vintage Shades Potpourri Flowers in Sage
Botannical Blends Flowers in Snow White

 I used their NEW "Singing In The Rain" paper from the "Sweet Reflections" collection
 for my background & accessorised it with the matching "Laser Cuts".

 Lots of beautiful 49 and Market flowers with a few little blooms from our
3D embellishments poked in here & there.

 All the chipboard I have used is from 2Crafty Chipboard.

 The NEW laser cuts are a perfect accompaniment tucked in amongst the flowers.

A very small amount of mixed media on the background for added interest.

I hope I have inspired you a little to try our beautiful new "Sweet Reflections" collection too.

 Back soon with more.

Until then.