Thursday, November 15, 2018

My 2Crafty Chipboard
November Design Team Reveal
"Love You"

Hello there friends, thanks for stopping by.
Today I have another layout to share with you that I actually created the
background of late one night after I had finished teaching a class in Perth recently.
I just began to play & before I knew it I had created this mixed media background!!
I just knew it would come in handy.

 2Crafty Chipboard Used.

Naturally I have used some lovely pieces of my favourite 2Crafty Chipboard.

I really loved the grunginess of this mixed media 
background against all the prettiness of the flowers etc.
Lots of lovely flowers from 49and Market.

A sweet little flair badge which I custom made myself.

Some fussy cut elements for detail from 49and Market.

I just knew this mixed media background would come in handy.
Well thats all from me today.
See you back here later in the month with more.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

"The Magic of Christmas"
Showcasing a NEW Christmas Collection from
49and Market

 Hi there friends, thanks for stopping by.
Today is a really exciting day because I get to showcase the brand 
NEW Christmas paper collection from 49 and Market called “Winters Edge”.

It is absolutely gorgeous. Such a lovely shabby chic, vintage inspired 
Christmas collection. So here is my very first layout using it...

I wanted to use traditional Christmas colours on this one & added lots & lots of gold. 
Sad all the gold doesn’t show in the photos though!! 

There is sooo much gold sparkly on this layout but it just 
doesn't show up in the photos !!!

 This NEW paper collection is absolutely beautiful, the photos of it just don’t do it justice.
 So much gorgeous detail on these papers, but subtle too.

 Lots of beautiful flowers & I have added some little
Christmas berries & foliage in as well.

Lots of my favourite 2Crafty of course.

Another layout finished. 
Stay tuned for lots more Christmas inspiration
using this beautiful NEW paper collection.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

NEW Release KITS
With "Technique Videos" Included
Now Available


I have my next two NEW kits now available for sale. 
Both these kits come with ALL products needed to make the layout
plus full & comprehensive written instructions
This month I have done a "private access" technique VIDEO TUTORIAL !!!
So that means only those people that buy either of these kits will have
access to the little "technique video". 
Now thats a bonus wouldn't you agree?

The GIRL KIT "Sugar & Spice"
 Includes all the 2Crafty Chipboard, papers from  Maja Designs in Sweden, 
lots of beautiful flowers, a mini Distress Ink pad, a bottle of "Glossy Accents",
 Prills, gauze & more. 
Plus the written instructions & the "Private Access" Video too.

The BOY KIT "Memories"
Includes paper & flowers from 49 and Market, lots of 2Crafty Chipboard,
two sprays, paint, word strips, cut out tag sheet, wood slice, feather & more.
Plus the written instructions & the "Private Access" Video too.

I also post anywhere in the world.

For all inquiries & orders, simply email me me at 

You will find these kits & many more at the top on this page
where you see this image. This KITS folder will be updated regularly
as new kits are added & ones that are sold our are deleted.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Another NEW KIT Release for October
Including Private Access to a VIDEO TUTORIAL

Hi there friends, thanks for calling by.
Today I have a boy layout to share with you that will be one of the
I am releasing which will include private access to a
 technique video tutorial as well as full Step X Step written instructions as well ....

I try to release TWO NEW KITS every month. 
All my kits come with full instructions & all product needed.

 I started off with a 
mixed media background to create a nice backdrop for everything else & this kit
 will come with the necessary sprays you will need to create this layout. 
It really is super simple & in the private VIDEO I will show you how to do this.

 2Crafty Chipboard Used...
Arrow Word Set
Brick Panel
Deer Head Set
Geometric Arrows
12" Chain Lengths

For the title I used this 2Crafty Chipboard "Memories" word from the "Arrow Word Set".
All the chipboard in this kit is also from 2Crafty Chipboard.

All the bronze coloured chipboard pieces were simply coloured up with some
 bronze metallic paint which is also included in this kit. Too easy.

Here you can see I doubled up the "Deer Heads" for a 3D look. The larger one at the
 back I coloured with some black ink while the slightly smaller one at the front, 
I wiped over with some texture paste before painting it with the same bronze paint.
I was really happy how the "Deer Heads" turned out. Great for boy pages.

 The "Brick Panel" was cut into pieces & poked in here & there
around the photos & the "Chain Length" added a nice masculine touch.
A couple of feathers & a slice of wood, & hey presto, all done.

My papers & flowers are from 49 and Market & are also included in this kit too.

To order this or any of my other kits just email me at

All my kits currently available can be found at the top of this page
where it says......

Well thats all from me today.
Until next time.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

My Newest KIT Release
My 2Crafty Chipboard October Design Team Reveal
"Sugar & Spice"

Hi there friends, thanks for calling by.
Today I have a monochromatic layout to share with you
that is part of my October design team reveal for
2Crafty Chipboard.

I am releasing this layout as a KIT in a couple of weeks time too.
Contact me for more details at... 
To see ALL the other kits I have available for sale
I just love these shades of green.

 2Crafty Chipbaord Used...
Ivy Clusters
"Sugar & Spice" title
Ana's Vine

 All the green pieces of chipboard on my layout were treated in the same way.

A basecoat of white paint, followed by wiping them over with a Distress Ink in 
"Peeled Paint" & then finished off with some good old fashion "Glossy Accents".

The Glossy Accents, or Dimentional Magic as it was also known back in
 the day, does several things here. Firstly it intensifies the colour but because 
it is a wet medium & Distress Ink is water soluable, it causes the
Distress Ink to kind of run & gives a fabulous effect.

This technique only works with water soluable ink.

These "Ivy Clusters" are such a lovely chipboard piece.

I have broken them into pieces to suit my layout.

I have also broken the "Ana's Vine" up slightly too.

Thats the beauty of chipboard, it is just so adaptable.

 I was so happy how the chipboard worked out on this layout.
From the title to the ivy & then also the "Ana's Vine".

Well thats all for me today.
I hope I have inspired you in some small way.

If you like my layout I would love you to leave me a comment,
it is always nice to read your feedback.

Until next time.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

My 49and Market October Design Team Reveal
Part One

Hi there friends, thanks for stopping by. Today I have part one of my October DT reveal for
 that I created using their newest "Island Paradise" paper & I have teamed it 
with their "Cottage Life 3D Embellishments".  I think these work well together.

49and Market Products Used...
"Island Paradise" Windward Bound paper (background)
"Cottage Life" 3D Layered Embellishments
Botannical Potpourri Flowers in Grenadine
Botannical Potpourri Flowers in Navy Blue
Botannical Blends Flowers in Snow White
Burlap Trim in Cream

 Here you can see those gorgeous little rain boots from the
 Cottage Life 3D embellishments.
 They are so sweet.

My chipboard title is from 2Crafty Chipboard.

 Lots of my favourite 49and Market flowers. I always like to add a variety of 
different flowers to my work as opposed to just using one sort of flower.

The stand out on my layout would have to be this rooster, which is also from the 
3D embellishment sheet. I have also layered some of the cream "Burlap Trim" 
behind my photo for added texture.

A small amount of stencilling on the background, nothing 
too much though as I wanted to keep a real fresh & clean look.

 Another layout complete. I hope I have inspired you in some small way to perhaps 
give our 3D embellishment sheets a try. There are so many pieces on the one sheet. 
They really go a long way. 

Well thats all I have for you today. I hope you like this one.

Until next time.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

More 2Crafty Chipboard Design Team Inspiration
"Life Is Short-Take the Journey"

Hi there friends, thanks for stopping by.
Today I am back with more DT inspiration for
 2Crafty Chipboard Product Used...
"Take the Journey" - title
Mini Checkerboard Pieces
"Old Fence" 
Mini Bicycles

 I was really happy with how this one turned out
I just love these colours & all the elements came together
really easy. (now that is rare!!)

In this pic you can see this NEW RELEASE title I have used.

I thought this "Mini Bicycle" 
was the perfect piece to go with the title.

Now all the chipboard I have used has all been treated the same.

#1. I painted all the chippies with a coat of metallic copper acrylic paint.
#2. Then I used some blue acrylic paint sponged on here & there to create
some interest. 

The "Old Fence Panel" is another great chippie piece
& adds a touch of realism. A perfect piece for layering.

I have also added two little Flair badges to my layout too.
I shouted myself a badge making machine & so now all my layouts 
can have little custom made flair badges. Just a nice little touch. 

Here you can see a piece of the "Checkerboard Bits"
 that I have tucked in amongst my layers too. 

All these lovely brown flowers are from 49and Market.

Well thats all from me today.
 I do hope you like my layout.

Until next time.