Thursday, January 17, 2019

We Are Coming to NEW YORK...NEW YORK !!!!!

I have the most amazing news to share!! I have been invited, as their "Brand Ambassador",
 by the fabulous The Vintage Chicks Club in conjunction with 49 and Market 
to accompany them to New York in 2020 for a....

This retreat and Workshops are available to everyone in Australia and pretty much worldwide.
There will be 5 Master Classes, Giveaways,Tours, Shopping, Exploring and more to
 share with you all shortly.

They have so much planed & we would love you all to come along & join us.
 How fabulous, to have a girly week away in "The Big Apple" doing what we do best,
 papercrafting & having FUN !!

New Releases and favorites by 49 and Market will be available throughout the
workshops for you to purchase.

So stay tuned as more details and prices will be available shortly.

Thanks again to The Vintage Chicks for inviting me to join you all on 
this amazing trip. So start saving your pennies girls so you can come with us too.
 I can't wait for 2020 !!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

A NEW KIT for February
"Live Out Loud"

Hi there friends, thanks for stopping by.
Today I have another boy layout to share with you that was part of my 
recent design team creations for 2Crafty Chipboard.

 I think I will release this layout as KIT for mid Febnruary release. 
Now that I have a grandson I am really enjoying do boy pages.

2Crafty Products Used...
"Live Out Loud" - title
Geometric Arrows
Light Bulbs Word Set #1 
Steampunk Strips
Clock Face Discs 

  Such a great title for a boy page "Live Out Loud".
I cut one of the "Steampunk Strips" in half to create this cool little
corner embellishment & painted it  with metallic paint. 

Here you can see the  "Geometric Arrow" & some lovely 
autumn leaves as well as two little custom made flair badges. 

One of my favourite chippie pieces, the "Light Bulb Word Set #1"

I wanted to go with a circle theme, & I thought that these "Clock Face Discs"
would work perfectly & so I decided to cut the photos into circles too.

 I love layering the chipboard clock faces, photos & the laser cut 
embellishments, all slightly overlapping each other.
My papers, flowers & laser cut embellishments are all from

Well thats all I have for you today.

If you would like to order this kit for a mid February release
email me at

Until next time.

Monday, January 7, 2019

"Our Miss Audrey Turns One"
"Cake Smash Layout"
A DT Creation for 49 and Market

A party without cake is just a meeting !!!!

"My Grandaughter & her 1st Birthday "Cake Smash" Photo Session"

Hello there, thanks for stopping by. 

Today I have a layout to share with you that features 
my youngest granddaughter Audrey. She turned one just recently & her Mummy & Daddy
 had a professional "cake smash" photo session done to celebrate. Yes real cake, & she just
 went to town attacking it.

 I think these pics are just priceless & I couldn't wait to scrap them  !!!

Now on my layout I have used all sorts of things from the vast 49and Market range. 
Some things are current & some things has since been discontinued. I just had a whole
 lot of fun with this one, I just kept adding bits of this & that.

I have added a complete list of products used at the bottom of my post.

 Lots of fussy cutting from the now discontinued "Flower Fairies" collection, although I am
 sure lots of shops still have some stock from this collection available. It just suited these photos.

 All of the pink flowers, including the "Stargazers" which are
 a current line, I have sprayed to match.

This quote was absolutely perfect for my layout & I truly think it was the icing on the cake...

"A party without cake is just a meeting".
I think that quote says it all !!!!

The chipboard I have used is from 2Crafty Chipboard.

A mixed media background I created with some stencilling & some Lindy's sprays.

49and Market Products Used....
Flower Fairies of Spring "Wildflower" paper - fussy cutting
Flower Fairies of Spring  "Cut Out Sheet" - fussy cutting
Vintage Artistry "Tattered" - background
Stargazer Flowers in Petal Pink - sprayed
Botannical Potpourri in Yellow
Botannical Potpourri in White - sprayed
Rustic Canvas Blooms - sprayed

Well that all from me today, I hope you liked my layout.
I will see you back here with more inspiration real soon.

Until then...

Thursday, December 27, 2018

More 2Crafty Chipboard
Design Team Inspiration
"This Is Me"

Hi there friends, I hope you are enjoying the festive season as much as
 I have been, however, I have done sooo many Christmas layouts over the past
 couple of months that I thought today I would do a  non-Christmas  layout !!

I started off with a mixed media background. 

 2Crafty Chipboard Used...
Ornate Screen
"This Is Me" - title
Corner Evie
Fions's Flourishes
Fern Leaf Set

I started off by base coating ALL my chipboard with a coat of white
 acrylic paint as that gives it a nice base to accept colour well.

For the title I used Silks paint in this gorgeous lime/olive colour. 
When dry I wiped it over roughly with Finnibair wax paste in gold.

Don't you just LOVE this "Ornate Screen"? So fine & delicate.

This was coloured up with a couple of coats of Distress Ink..

 These gorgeous "Fern Leaves" were painted the same as the title.

Lots of layers, flowers, a string bow & a couple of little metal embellishments too.

At the side of my page I have actually cut a piece of one of the
"Fiona's Flourishes", coloured them the same way I did  the "Ornate Screen"  
& then tucked them in along the side of the layout for some extra interest.

I finished off my layout by using one of the "Corner Evie" 
 in the top right corner & added a few flowers to it.

Another layout complete.
I hope I have inspired you in some small way today.

Until next time.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Some More Design Team Inspiration For
49 and Market
"Memory of You"

Hi there friends, thanks for stopping by. Today I have some more design team
inspiration for 49 and Market.

As I said the other day, I have done sooo many Christmas layouts in the past couple of
 months, so I decided to do another  NON-Christmas layout, just for a change.

 49 and Market Products Used...
"Cottage Life" 3D Layered Embellishments
Cottage Life "Garland" papers
Island Paradise "Tropical Oasis" papers
"Garden Seeds" flowers in Aloe

With my layout I started off by fussy cutting a couple of pieces of this gorgeous 
"Garland" papers. This paper is soooo pretty.

 For the background I used a piece of the B side of the "Tropical Oasis"
 paper from the "Island Paradise" collection.

 I layered lots of the fussy cut flower images along with some of the fabulous
 3D layered embellishments & I added just a few paper flowers too.

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

Another layout complete. I was really happy how this turned out, you really can't 
go wrong when you are using such beautiful products, don't you agree?

Until next time.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Some More 2Crafty Chipboard
Design Team Inspiration
"Elf Antics"

Hello there thanks for stopping by.
Today I have another Christmas creation to
 share & it features my gorgeous grandson Henry.

I took this pic of him last last Christmas & this title was just perfect !!

This month 2Crafty Chipboard is sponsoring CSI challenge blog
so I have taken my inspiration for this layout from their current challenge
See their challenge image at the bottom of this post.


 2Crafty Chipboard Used...
"Elf Antics" - title
Wire Stars
Ornament sampler

After a quick mixed media background I set about 
painting both the "Wire Stars" & the "Ornament Sampler"
in a couple of coats of gold acrylic paint.

I have cut the "Ornament Sampler" into two pieces, putting one
piece down the bottom underneath the flowers & the other piece 
in the top corner to add some balance to my layout.

That title is just the perfect title for little boy Chrissy pages.

I gave it a coat of lime green "Silks" paint before going over it 
with a very light coat of gold paint. I wanted it to tone in.

The other half of the "Ornament Sampler"

 A super easy but effective Christmas layout complete.
I hope I have inspired you to maybe do something similar.

2Crafty is sponsoring CSI challenge this month & myself & some of our
DT girls have played along. I have taken some inspiration from this.
Until next time.

Friday, December 7, 2018

More Design Team Inspiration For
49 and Market
"Merry Christmas"

 Hi there friends, thanks for stopping by. Today I have another Christmas themed layout
 to share with you using the latest "Winters Edge" paper collection from 49 and Market.

 I adore the wonderful vintage feel of this paper collection.

 49 and Market Products Used...
Winters Edge - "Salutations" paper
Winters Edge - "Frolic" paper
Vintage Shades Botanical Blends - Cerise
Vintage Shades Potpourri - Cerise
Floral Mixology - Emerald Isle

 I thought I would go for an alternative Christmas colour scheme on this one & I think it
 worked out well, especially when teamed with their beautiful "Vintage Shades" flowers.

 I naturally have used lots of my favourite 2Crafty chipboard 
 which I have heat embossed in a lovely gold sparkly finish.

 I even added some gold shimmer spray to lots of the 
foliage & flowers to add to the whole sparkly vibe.

 Some gold paint, gold splatters & lots of gold bits poked
 in here & there to add to the Christmas feel.

 I have really enjoyed creating with these gorgeous papers. This is actually the third Christmas
 layout I have done using this paper collection & I must say I have been happy with all three.

How could you not be happy with your creations when you 
are fortunate enough to be using such beautiful products.

Well thats all for today, see you back here soon with more.

Until next time...