Thursday, December 31, 2015

My TOP TWELVE For 2015

It is that time of the year when we start reflecting on the past year
& with that also comes looking back over all our creations & seeing
how much we have grown & even changed somewhat.

Here is my own personal "Top Twelve" for various reasons
& in no particular order. Hope you like them too. :)

Thanks for taking the time to call by.
Have a happy & safe New Year too.

Until next time.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

My Prima December BAP Layout
"Sweet Child of Mine"

Hi there peeps, thanks for stopping by.
Today I have my layout that I have done for the December BAP challenge
over on the Prima blog & based on their current sketch below.

Scroll to bottom for a full Prima Product list. 

I have these beautiful photos of my God Daughter & her little girl 
that I thought would be perfect.

 I wanted to keep this pastel & feminine, so after some mixed media work on
my background I decided this gorgeous chippie blossom would be the
perfect accompaniment.

Lots of Prima flowers & embellishments.

Lots of beautiful 2Crafty chipboard.

And there you have it. Another layout complete.

Prima Product List
Prima  #551995 Parchment Petals
Prima # 553289 Coventry Rose North Country Flowers
Prima Pale Blue Vines (older style??)
Prima Junkyard Findings Clock-white
Prima Junkyard Finding zipper Pull-white
Prima Art Basics Heavy Gesso-white
Prima Art Basics Light Paste
Prima Stencil -Floral Petites
Prima Color Bloom Spray- Soft Teal
Prima Color Bloom Spray-Shimmer Summer Sky
Prima Color Bloom Spray-Sultry Glistening Waves

Thanks for calling by today.
Until next time.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

My 2Crafty Chipboard December DT Reveal -Part Two
"A Glimpse of You"

 Hi there peeps, thanks for calling by. Today I have part two of my
December DT reveal for 2Crafty Chipboard.
 I have used some of the "Beaded Heart Borders".
I have been dying to use these & thought they would work brilliantly on this layout.
2Crafty Chipboard Used...
A Glimpse of You - title
Beaded Heart Borders
Bubble Clumps
Lattice Heart Set

On both the "Beaded Heart Borders" & the title "A Glimpse of You"
I have first primed them with a coat of gesso, followed by a random
coat of turquoise mica powder, to achieve this effect.
 Next I applied a little bit of Kindyglitz here & there for a little 
touch of sparkle, although it is hard to see the sparkle in these pics.

As always, lots of mixed media, stamping & some micro beads on my background.

Here you can see I have added some of the chippie "Bubble Clumps" 
in between my layers for some added effect. After a coat of gesso I gave 
them a lick of colour using lime green Silks paints.

I gave the same treatment to one of the "Lattice Hearts" which I
have used to layer my title onto.

Well thats all from me today.
 I hope you have a lovely & safe Christmas & I will 
see you back here again soon.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

My 2Crafty Chipboard December DT Reveal
Part One

  Hi there paper friends, thanks for stopping by.
Today I have a layout plus a VIDEO TUTORIAL to share with you
& naturally I have used lots of yummy 2Crafty chippies as well as these
wonderful Maja Design papers from their "Vintage Summer Basics" collection.
These gorgeous pics are of my new baby grandson.
Aaaaw he is such a sweetie.

Click here to view video...

First up I have used the 2Crafty chippie title, "Precious" 
which was just the perfect title for this layout.

The little "Baby Clothes Line" was simply coloured with a
brown ink pad & I just cut it to fit. It doesn't get much easier than that.
It doesn't have to be complicated to look good.

2Crafty Chipboard Used...
Precious-loopy font
ATC Tiny Hearts & Stars
Baby Clothes Line
2015 's Multi Pack

Next up I have used a "2015" date & a sprinkling of stars from the 
"ATC Tiny Hearts & Stars" pack.
All of these blue chippies were simple coloured with blue Mica Powder.
It is absolutely brilliant for colouring chipboard. Because it is so highly
pigmented, you don't even need to prime the chippies first with gesso !!

Lots of stamping & mixed media on my background.

Lots of yummy layers & textures.

And there you have it. Another layout complete.
I hope you like it & had time to view my video too.
I will be back in a few days with part two of my December reveal.
Until next time.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

My Latest Kit for The Scrapbook Diaries
Now Available in their Store
"A Moment Captured"

Hi there peeps. Thanks for stopping by.
Today I have my latest layout that I designed for
This is available as a KIT in their online store 
& comes with private access to a complete 
step X step video tutorial.
You also get a FREE bonus page when you purchase their kits too. 

As all "The Scrapbook Diaries" kits, this one is jam packed full of goodies.

Including gorgeous papers by 7Dots, lovely Prima flowers & lots of yummy
2Crafty chipboard  & not to mention some great metal embellishments too.

 Some simple but effective mixed media background work.

As well as altering some of the chipboards. Thats always FUN.

I know you will enjoy this kit because there are so many beautiful
things included in it. Remember too, you can follow along with me
in the private Step X Step VIDEO TUTORIAL.  
Be sure to order your kit soon to avoid
disappointment as The Scrapbook Diaries kits sell fast.

Well thats all for today. Until next time.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

At "More Than Words" Challenge Blog
Six Fabulous Prizes to WIN

As we have promised during our very first post a week ago,
we are back today with a very special
More Than Words
 New Followers' Contest!

This contest is fairly easy... all you have to do is follow us!

We have no doubt whatsoever that you will love the More Than Words
challenges and you will want to play along, so we hope that you will connect
with us not only on our blog, but also on all our social media sites.

Let's start with the most exciting part of this contest... PRIZES!
Each of the 6 founders of More Than Words is donating a fabulous prize:

DT Coordinator & Facebook Manager
Guest Coordinator & Pinterest Manager
Winners Coordinator

Mini Challenge Manager

Sponsor Coordinator

Instagram Manager


The first and main requirement is to:

by going to the Google Friend Connect "Followers" gadget
 in the right sidebar and clicking on 'Join this site'.

This is very important as you will need to be a blog follower
to participate in our challenges!

Next, we strongly encourage you to:




The more places you follow, the more chances
you have to win 1 of the 6 amazing prizes above!

Becoming a follower of our blog is however mandatory to be eligible to win.

Please feel free to share our contest information with all your
scrappy friends and invite them to follow us too!!

Six winners will be picked at random from all our followers 
and announced right here on the More Than Words blog on January 8th,
a week after our first Main Challenge reveal on January 1st.


Thursday, December 3, 2015

My Scrap Around the World December DT Reveal
"Merry & Bright"

Hi there friends, thanks for stopping by.
Today I have my December DT reveal for
Scrap Around the World
based on our wonderful December moodboard designed 
by DT member, Valia Katzaki from Greece.
I loved working with this moodboard Valia. Thanks so much.

SATW December Moodboard

Naturally I have used some lovely new chippie pieces from my favourite
chippie company 2Crafty Chipboard.

2Crafty Chipboard Used..
Festive Music Notes
Holly Twig Branches
Merry & Bright title
2015 Date

I have heat embossed all the chippie pieces with gold embossing powder.

I love the way the gold looks teamed with the wonderful
pinks from the moodboard.

This new "Festive Music Notes" chippie piece has to be a favourite !!!
After heat embossing it I cut it into a few pieces for maximum effect.

Lots of mixed media on my background as well as lots
of yummy gold micro beads.

Well that pretty much sums it up.
I hope I have inspired you in some small way.

Sadly this will be my last DT post for  Scrap Around the World
becuase this is their last challenge before they close their doors.
There is more about this on their blog.
It has been a great experience to be part of this fabulous team &
Helen Tilbury has been a wonderful leader. I have learn't so much from her. 
I wish Helen all the best for the future & her journey ahead.
Thanks for everything Helen. xo

Until next time.