Sunday, December 18, 2016

My 2Crafty Chipboard December DT Reveal
Part Two
"I Beleieve In Santa"

Hi there paper friends, thanks for stopping by. Today I have part two of my
 December DT reveal for 2Crafty Chipboard.  My layout today is a
 Christmas layout featuring my sweet little grandson Henry sitting on Santas knee. 
(this was before he had a major meltdown!! & that will be another layout.)

2Crafty Chipboard Used...
I Believe in Santa-title
Christmas Polaroid Frames
Holly Flourish #1
Holly Leaves
Ruddy


To frame my photo I have used one of the "Christmas Polaroid Frames" 
 which I have painted in acrylic paints.


Next up I also painted this chippie title, "I Believe in Santa" in some red
 acrylic paint & then I dabbed on a little bit of red Stickles glitter..


Then came this little "Ruddy" reindeer. How cute is he? For this I lightly rubbed him over 
with some light brown ink & then painted in some of the details using acrylic paints.

For all the "Holly Flourishes" & "Holly" leaves, I simply heat embossed them
all with a gold embossing powder. Too easy.


I hope you liked my layout today.

Merry Christmas to everyone & I hope you have a safe New Year.
Until next time.



Thursday, December 15, 2016

My 2Crafty Chipboard December DT Reveal
Part One
"Amazing, Wonder, Beauty"

Hi there lovelies, thanks for stopping by. 
Today I have part one of my December DT reveal for 2Crafty Chipboard.
 I actually created this layout for a class I was teaching at a retreat in New Zealand recently.

 2Crafty Products Used...
Mini Word Set #1
Circle Heart Frames
Leafy Shrub Set #1
Fine Heart Borders


Lots of lovely paper layers from Maja Design, 49 and Market flowers & of course,
 lots of 2Crafty chipboard.


All the chipboard on this layout was firstly coated in white gesso, followed by
 a coat of white acrylic paint. I just left the mini words like this.


But for all the other pieces I then wiped a little "Vintage Photo" Distress Ink over
the white paint & then brushed a little water over the brown ink to wash it out
 a little. I find doing this just softens the colour a little.


I love to tuck some chippie foliage in amongst my flower clusters.


Well thats all from me today, I'll see you back here in a few days with part two.

Until then.


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

My 49 and Market December DT Reveal
"Adorable"
Plus a VIDEO TUTORIAL


 Hi there lovelies, thank for calling by. Today I have a layout I created using lots of gorgeous
 49 and Market goodies & I have also made a VIDEO TUTORIAL of my creative process.
 I hope you will watch it & maybe be inspired  a little by it too.

 TO VIEW VIDEO CLICK HERE



 I have used various papers from the 49 and Market range. For my background I have used
 the "Seeds of Love" paper from the Vintage Artistry collection & I have added a little 
bit of mixed media using some Lindys Stamp Gang sprays.
 In the layers behind the photo I have used a couple of different papers, 
also from the Vintage Artistry Collection, but this time these ones I used are from their 
6 x 6 Paper Pad.


 I have used some lovely 2Crafty chipboard pieces throughout my layout.


 Next up I have cut out lots of pieces from the
 Heirloom Botanicals Cut Out Sheet including this clock.


As well as these gorgeous little suitcases, some birds & some butterflies too.


 I have used one of the 49 and Market "Garden Vines" in alabaster.


I have also added some other white flowers from the 49 and Market 
"Basic Multi Flower Packs" too.
Lastly I have done a little background stamping using some of the stamps from the
 extensive range of stamps that 49 and Market have. 
 The two sets I used are 
"Gabbi's Butterflies Are Free"  & also the  "Postcards From Paris".

49 and Market Products Used
Heirloom Botanicals- Heirloom cut out sheet 
Vintage Artistry- Seeds of Love paper
Vintage Artistry-Serenity paper
 Vintage Artistry 6x6 Paper Pad

 Gabbi's Butterflies are Free Stamp Set 
 Gabbi's Postcards From Paris Stamp Set
 Garden Vine Alabaster
Basics Flower Multi Pack-White

Well thats all for today.
Until next time.



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.