Saturday, June 1, 2013

2 Crafty Blog Hop
Two New Layouts to Share...

We are so thrilled to announce our first ever blog hop.
We are so glad you have joined us.

There is so much inspiration along the way
 and you will also get a chance to win 
many fantastic prizes.
Here is how to play:
 Simply visit each of the blogs listed below, then leave 
a comment and become a follower.
 (if you are not already)
 {Start} 2 Crafty 
Di Garling  (you are here)
{back to} 2 Crafty 

One lucky winner will win this amazing prize loaded
 with 2 Crafty Chipboard.

 Plus as an added bonus, many of our DTs will 
be offering  prizes along the way, so make sure
you become a "follower" here on my blog & leave a comment
to also be in the draw for my prize.
(shown below)

Here is my prize:
Good luck, hope you are a winner.

All you have to do is:
1. Make sure you are a follower of the 
2 Crafty Blog and Facebook page
2. Visit each of the blogs on the blog hop list 
and become their followers.
(if you're not already)
3. Leave a comment on each blog along the way.
4. Leave a comment on the 2 Crafty blog for
 a chance to win.
5. If you share our blog hop on your Blog or 
Facebook page, please let us know by leaving us another
comment on the 2 Crafty Blog and you will have a second 
chance at winning the 2 Crafty Prize.
All prizes will be drawn on 6th June.
Good luck 
International participants are welcome.
your next stop is


My first layout I want to share with you today is called "Dream".
This is one of the fabulous NEW titles from 2 Crafty Chipboard.
I do soooo love this NEW font.

All of my chipboard I have used on this layout were firstly
coated in Gesso, then a coat of ink or paint &  finished off with
a little dab of Stickles to add that little bit of sparkle.
Haven't used Stickles for a couple of years but I'm
starting to get re aquainted with it !!!
Although it is hard to see it in these pics. 

I have also used some little chippie  "Groovy Flowers"
These are great to add in here & there in your clustering,
 kind of like the girl equivalent to cogs.

This beautiful chippie flourish is actually a corner,
 "Helena's Corner" & I chopped it up to create my flourish
& I have also added a heart to my flower cluster
from the 2 Crafty "Funky Hearts" pack.

 I have also used one of the NEW
"Flower Spurt Chain" pieces & coloured in purple, added 
some sparkle & a flower spray over it.
The perfect piece to fill a space.


Lots of background work, this page actually started its life
 as a piece of white cardstock.
With a little imagination, some inks, mists, stamps
& paints you can do anything !!!!

Now for my second layout

On this layout I have used yet another of the NEW release titles
from 2 Crafty, "Family". I think I am obsessed with this font !!!
All of my chippies on this layout were simply given a coat of
gesso, then inked with Distress ink & on the title I simply added
a final coat of Tim Holts Distress Crackle. Too easy.

In this pic you can see I have also used one of their
"Floral Branches", it is just like a cherry blossom. I cut
this in two so I could have a little either side of my pics.

It really is the sweetest piece.

Lastly I have used some of their 
"Chicken Wire Panel" tucked in here & there.

I hope I have inspired you to get hold of some fabulolus 
2 Crafty chipboard for your next project.

Remember to follow me on both this blog as well as my
  & leave a comment here to be in the draw for my prize.
Good luck & thanks for visiting.

Now off to the next blog on the list which is

Happy Hopping!! 

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  1. So very beautiful!

  2. so so delish these chippys :)

  3. Oh My, Di. You have outdone yourself. I love everything you did there. And what you have done with the Floral Branch, I thought it was a Prima one, he-he-he. brilliant

  4. thanks for the inspiration, the first page is whimsical!

  5. Absolutely stunning! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Oh my goodness I love your first layout so much, so so dreamy!

  7. Very cool layouts! I, too, really like the title fonts, and how you did the final touch.

  8. So gorgeous. Your work leaves me speechless !!!

  9. Now following you, your work is beautiful, Di@Cottage-Wishes

  10. Wow Di just love both the layouts especially the Family one ...just stunning xo

  11. wow!! this is just stunning!! love these so much!! I'm in awe!!

  12. Amazing are just so talented

  13. Oh wow your Both of you layouts are Beautiful but the first layout Dream is absolutely stunning,I love the colors!

  14. wow Di with a capital W . both outstanding pieces of art , love them both xoxo

  15. Wow they are all so stunning Will have to visit the shop next time Im down.... how do you follow someone on facebook?

  16. Love love love everything you do Di and these 2 are stunning

  17. Fantastic pages Di, love them both but the first is just stunning. Great job - what fun.

  18. Wow, that 1st layout is absolutely stunning! I also love the earthy tones of the 2nd..& that is a lovely font! I already follow your blog, but have now added bloglovin' too.

  19. Wow you have outdone yourself, Di!!! :D :D

  20. totally dreaming layouts, love them both :)

  21. Beautiful hardly seems adequate to describe your inspirational pages.....divine :)

  22. Your work is simply stunning! Thank you for sharing such beautiful creations! :)

  23. WOW! Both those LO's are just STUNNING!!

  24. Can't choose a fave - both so gorgeous Di!

  25. Uauuuuuuuuu...lovely pages,stunning!

  26. I love the contrast of the photo against the darker background on your "Family" page. Beautiful work =)

  27. Wow, all of the projects on this hop are so beyond what I usually see, I am in awe! Love the contrast between the two blue and ethereal and the other with all the warm cozy tones. Fabulous!

  28. Wow through the bloghop
    I came here and my mouth is wide open....this is soooooo beautifull what
    I see here you inspire me ....

  29. Gorgeous work Di, I always love what you do!

  30. Awesome LOs, can't choose a favourite they are both so beautiful in ther own way :)

  31. Both these layouts are exquisite Di. xx

  32. Both layouts are so gorgeous, thanks for sharing with us!!

  33. Oh I love both layouts Di. So different and so inspiring.I didn't realise you had a shop too :D I am going to check it out... do you ship overseas... we really struggle to get product here...

    1. Hi Val, yes I do own a scrapbook shop here in Australia & yes I do ship overseas. Anything you see on the 2 Crafty website (because they are a wholesaler they don't sell direct to the public but they are happy for you to browse their website though) I am happy to get it shipped to you from my shop. My shop blog is my email address is Cheers Di xo

  34. Di, I am totally in LOVE with your gorgeous Dream layout, it is just breathtaking! Beautiful.

  35. Both your layouts are totally DREAMY, Di! Gorgeous beyond words!

  36. I am so in love with "Dream"...very whimsical. I think this one is one of my all time favorites!!!!

    Happy Crafting

  37. WOW WOW this is stunning work,you are a very talanted lady.
    Ita in Ireland

  38. Gorgeous projects and prizes!

  39. Wow, how amazing are your pages Di! Your creativity has blown me away!
    Marvellous chippies & yes, isn't that font gorgeous!
    How lovely to hop along & see your blog.

  40. beautiful layouts ...Have become a follower!

  41. beautiful pages Di they are spectacular as always! Em

  42. Love the layouts Di. "Dream" is just perfect.You are a very talented lady!

  43. Love both your pages, but the first one is my favorit! I just like those colors! have a nice sunday!

  44. I love the colors, elements and mediums you used. I would like to learn how to use mists, et.
    Kelly W S

  45. Beautiful layouts Di, the colours are fantastic!

  46. beautiful layouts! Love the colors in "dream"

  47. Love both your layouts. Thanks for the hop.

  48. Lovely layouts and beatiful colors. Thanks for the hop.

  49. Divine as always Di, you never seem to disapoint! your brillant! xx :)

  50. Wow Di these are stunning! <3!

  51. Amazing work Di, they are both breathtaking!

  52. Both layouts are absolutely stunning! I love the Dream one....the colours and the photo are beautiful. What a great way to start the blog hop ! Wow!