Sunday, December 4, 2016

My Birthday Layout Made the Cover...

So happy to have this birthday layout I created a little while back
on the cover of "Scrap Affairs" magazine, which is a South African
based magazine & is available in various countries around the world.

Feeling very happy.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

My December "More Than Words Challenge" DT Reveal
"A Christmas 2 Remember"

Hi there lovelies, thanks for stopping by.
Today I have my December DT Reveal,
(oh my can you believe it is December already)
for More Than Words Challenge
and it features my sweet little grandaughter Mia.
Our December challenge is to use, or be inspired by the word "TRADITIONS"
and the creative challenge is to use something handmade on your creation.

As always I have used some lovely chipboard pieces 
on my layout from 2Crafty Chipboard.

Now one of my Christmas TRADITIONS is to always do a
Christmas photo shoot, especially important now we have grandchildren.

She looked so super sweet in her Santa hat that nanny had to take about fifty photos !!

For the CREATIVE part of the challenge, I handmade lots of my embellishments
by die cutting, heat embossing, cutting up real Chrissy decorations to make 
scrappy embellies & painting up various things to match with some Lindys sprays.

I also added lots of glitter too !!

Well that just about wraps up another great challenge from
More Than Words. I do hope you will find some time to
play along with us this month & as always we have 
EIGHT FABULOUS PRIZES up for grabs again too.

Until next time.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

"More Than Words"

Hi there, thanks for stopping by.
Today I have my DT reveal for the November MINI challenge over at
I created my card using 2Crafty Chipboard & Lindy Stamp Gang Magicals
& a whole bunch of different flowers, various stamps & a little glitter for good measure.
The MINI challenge only runs for one week (last week every month),
& entry is via the More Than Words facebook page.
The prize is a $25 store voucher from Dusty Attic.
This months challenge word is to use word "DAY"
 on either a card, tag or ATC only.

A couple of close ups.

Hope you will play along with us.
Until next time

Friday, November 18, 2016

Guest Designing With the 2Crafty DT Girls At
CSI Challenge Blog
"Just Hanging About"

Hi there lovelies, thanks for calling by.
Today I have a layout I created of my sweet little grandson Henry, wearing his
 "State of Origin" footy jersey.

This was for the CSI challenge blog & is based on the CSI case file #214 (see below).
Myself & some of the other DT girls from 2Crafty Chipboard
are "Guest Designers" at CSI this month.

You have to use at least three things from the "Evidence" list
along with at least one thing from the "Testimony" list,
PLUS you have to use all these colours & the sketch is optional.

2Crafty Chippies Used...
Just Hanging About - title
Retro Panel
Chevron Bits

For the title, after first coating it in some gesso,
 I simply painted it with some red acrylic paint.

Some cute little bit & pieces (quote & flair buttons) from Flutterby Designs.

Next up I coloured the 2Crafty "Retro Panel" & some of their
chippie "Chevrons" with a black ink pad, quick, easy & no mess.
I really loooove this retro panel!!!

I cut up the Retro Panel into pieces & placed them under & around
the photo to make a kind of vertical border & I still have some left
that I can use on another layout.

I really like the chipboard painted black against the bright colour background.

Lots of stamping & lots of paint thrown all over the place, and viola, all finished.

Make sure you pop over to the 2Crafty Blog & get some inspiration
from the all the 2Crafty design team girls.

Until next time.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Guest Designing With The 2Crafty Chipboard DT Girls At
C.S.I. Blog
"Happiness Is This"

Hello there lovelies, thanks so much for calling by.
Today I have a layout I did as a "Guest Designer" over at CSI blog.
Myself & some of the other DT girls from 2Crafty Chipboard
were invited to be their guest this month & play along with this case file #215.
I immediately loved these colours & this I what I came up with...

The Criteria...
Use all the colours
Use at least 3 things from the "Evidence" list
Us at least one thing from the "Testimony" list

 2Crafty Chipboard Used..
Happiness Is This - title
6" Skeleton Clock Frames
Soft Feather Set
Birdcage #1

All the chippies were firstly given a coat of gesso followed by a
coat of Lindys Stamp Gang sprays which I like to brush on instead of spraying.
Then I always follow this up by brushing over with a little water to create
 a kind of watercolour effect.

I have used all manner of flowers & vines & I have tucked in one of
the little 2Crafty Chipboard "Birdcage Set #1".
How cute is this chippie piece & it comes with the little bird too!!

I painted some Lindys spray onto a few of the flowers to achieve
the exact colour I needed to match the various chippie pieces,
plus it gives them a lovely shimmer too.

These 2Crafty "Skeleton Clock Frames" are one of my favourite
chipboard pieces. I just love to cut them in half & tuck them in here & there.

In this pic you can see the chippie "Feather Set". I think these are a real
statement piece. I painted them white & smeared them with glue & then
sprinkled them with Mica Flakes. I wished you could see just how sparkly 
they are in real life. They look sooo good but it is hard to get the sparkle
 to show in a photo.

Well thats all for today.
See you back here again in a few days with some more inspiration.

Monday, November 14, 2016

The NEW 2Crafty Design Team for 2017

So happy to be returning to the 2Crafty Design Team
again in 2017 as both one of their designers as well as team co ordinator.
I have been with this team for four & a half years &
love to create with their wonderful products.

A big welcome to all our new members & so glad that a lot
of our girls are also returning too. What a great team we have.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

My Latest Kit I Have Designed For
The Scrapbook Diaries

Hi there lovelies, thanks for stopping by.
Today I have the latest kit I have designed for

This kit also comes with private access to a VIDEO TUTORIAL too.



It comes with lots of gorgeous 2Crafty Chipboard pieces.

Lots & lots of yummy Prima flowers & vines.

Gorgeous papers & some really fabulous embellishments too.

To avoid disappointment, be quick because The Scrapbook Diaries kits always sell fast.

Well thats all for today,
Until next time.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

My 49 and Market - November DT Reveal
"This Is Me"

 Hi there lovelies, thanks for calling by. Today I have my November DT reveal for
49 and Market. I have created my layout using two "B SIDES" of some 
Vintage Artistry Cut Out Sheets. That is the "Flora & Fauna" cut out 
sheet & the "Ephemera Cut Out" sheet. These "B" sides are such lovely pastel
 whites & pale shades of grey. Totally gorgeous papers.

49 and Market Product Used..
Vintage Artistry - Flora & Fauna Cut Out Sheet - B SIDE
Vintage Artistry - Ephemera Cut Out Sheet - B SIDE
Garden Blooms - Alabaster
Basics Flower Multi Pack - Blue
Gabbi's Stamp Set - "Postcards from Paris"

 I have also done some background stamping using the "Gabbi's -Postcards From Paris" 
stamp set & using Distress Inks "Pumice Stone" coloured ink.

 How BEAUTIFUL are all these new flowers from 49 and Market? I have used both 
"Garden Blooms" in Alabaster as well as "Multi Pack Flowers" in Blue, which also have
  six leaves included, as well as thirteen various shape & size flowers.

I have done some mixed media on the background, added some stamping a well as some Prills.

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

Well thats all for today. I hope I have inspired you in some small way.
Be sure to pop over to the 49 and Market blog to see what all the DT girls
 have been creating too. 

 Until next time.