Monday, March 30, 2015

My April Card Classes

Hello friends, thanks for calling by.
Today I have the cards that we will be making
in both the April Card Classes that I teach.
A lovely soft & pretty colour palette & the sweet little
one on the right is actually a little Handbag that opens out &
is not only a small gift bag but also is actually a card too !!!
How cute is that?

Hope to see you in class.

Class Times
Friday 10th April from 10am to 2pm
Friday 24th April from 10am to 2pm
Even if you are a beginner we help you along the way & you 
will soon be making cards like a pro.
Ring the shop on 02-433-44451
 to reserve your place as our card classes
fill up quickly.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

I Have Joined the Design Team At
"The Scrapbook Diaries"

NEWS, NEWS, NEWS...................I have some wonderful news to share. I have been invited
 by the very lovely Janene Jaeger Meyerowitz to design for The Scrapbook Diaries
To say I am happy is an understatement. When Janene first contacted me in early February,
 she told me that she that thought her team was the best in the world !!!! Well when I went & looked, 
I had to agree!!!!!!!! It is. Wow I cannot believe that little old me from downunder, has 
been invited to join such an amazing team. Thanks again Janene for this amazing opportunity.
Look at what arrived on my doorstep today, multiple stencils, five stamps sets, several mists,
inks, laces & doileys, bling, loads of embellies, flowers, flowers & more flowers &
 not to mention sooo many gorgeous  papers. 
This photo really does not show the extent of what was in this parcel. 
I am totally blown away
Thanks again Janene for such generosity & this
wonderful opportunity to be part of your amazing team.
 I can't wait to play.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Part Three of My March DT Work For
The Scrapbook Store
"Right Here Right Now"

Hi there paper friends. Thanks so much for calling by.
Today I have my third layout I created with the Authentique "Durable"
collection as part of my March DT work for The Scrapbook Store
featuring my gorgeous son being crazy. You would never think he was
thirty in this pic would you???  Do boys ever grow up?

Love this range & I have teamed it with lots of my favourite
including this fab title "Right Here Right Now".
Says it all don't you think".

Here I have also used their Interlocking Grid Panel.

Just a few Petaloo flowers for texture.

Lots of stencilling, misting & stamping.

I was really happy with this mixed media background, considering it is a boy page !!!!

I really love this Authentique "Durable" boy range.

(available from The Scrapbook Store)

Authentique "Durable" - Superior Plaid/Automobile Advert
Authentique "Durable" - Balance Wheel Pattern/Mini Cars
Authentique "Durable"  - Premium vintage signs/stripes
 Authentique "Durable"  -Assemble wood plank chevron/geometric
Authentique "Durable" Detail Sticke4r Sheet
2Crafty Chipboard Title- Right Here Right Now
2Crafty Chipboard - Interlocking Grid Panel
Tim Holtz metal Gears & Cogs
My Minds Eye Necessities Wood Dots
Petaloo Dahlias in Teastained Red

Until next time.


Sunday, March 22, 2015

My March DT Reveal For
2Crafty Chipboard
"This is Me"

Hi there 2Crafty fans, thanks for stopping by the blog. Today I have my March
DT reveal for 2Crafty Chipboard to share with you,  featuring this little 
cutie pie who is a friend of mines daughter.

2Crafty Chipboard products used
This Is Me-title
Cog & Gears multi pack
Leafy Shrub Set #1

All the chippie pieces on this layout were firstly given a coat of gesso,
followed by a little texture paste just dabbed on to create some texture 
& then followed with some Turquoise Blue Glimmermist which was
very roughly brushed on for colour.

"This Is Me" was just the perfect title for this little sweetie.

Love this Leafy Shrub Set #1.  Such a great piece to include with your flowers.

The "Cogs & Gears" also look great tucked in & around your flower clusters,
don't just save them for boy pages !!!

 Some stenciling & stamping.

A few flowers.

Another view of the "Leafy Shrub Set #1". It comes four pieces in a pack.

  Well thats all for today.
Until next time.


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

March DT Work for The Scrapbook Store
"Taking Selfies"

 Hi friends, thanks for calling by. Today I have yet another MALE layout using the
 awesome Authentique "Durable" collection as part of my March DT work for

Now anyone who knows my work knows that male stuff is sooooo not my thing,
but this was the collection I had to use this month so I stepped up to the plate &
gave it my best shot & I have to say, I am happy with the result.

My hubby took these selfies on my ipad & he found this app that totally distorts
your face, he thought it was really funny !!!!. You would never believe he is actually
a nice looking man when you look at these pics, & no he doesn't have a square jaw
or big lips. I think he was a good sport to let me use these.

I really love this "Durable" collection from Authentique, probably the nicest
male range I have seen in a very long time. 
For a full  product list, scroll down to the bottom.

Naturally I have used lots of great chippies pieces from 2Crafty Chipboard.
including these great "individual chippie film strips" to frame my pics.

Lots of little bibs & bobs from the Authentique "Durable" Sticker Sheet
 teamed with a couple of small flowers & a flair.
 ( I admit it, I cannot do a layout without at least a couple of flowers).

 The 2Crafty chippie title "Taking Selfies" which after firstly colouring it with
mahogony Distress ink I wiped it over with some Viva Incagold in copper.
 I like the effect this copper gave my chippie pieces.
(all products available at The Scrapbook Store)

Authentique Paper - Durable - Impervious
Authentique - Durable - Assemble
Authentique Durable - 12 x 12 Sticker Sheet
Authentique - Durable - Life Cards
2Crafty Chipboard - Taking Selfies Title
2Crafty Chipboard Film Strips Tiny
2Crafty Chipboard Individual Film Strips
 Green Tara Burlap Trim
Tim Holtz Ideaology Film Strip Ribbon
Tim Holts Ideaology Swivel Clasps
Distress Ink - Aged Mahogony
Distress Stain Aged Mahogoney
Viva Incagold - Copper
Prima Color Bloon Spray - Soft Teal
Art Basics Heavy Gesso

Well until next time, do stay tuned for my third & final boy layout
using this paper collection next week.
Until then.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Guest Designing with the 2Crafty Design Team Girls
At Scrap Around the World
"Beauty Is A Fragile Gift"

 Hello there, thanks so much for calling by.
2Crafty Chipboard are one of the major sponsors this month over at
Scrap Around the World challenge blog & as I am actually on both teams
I have created this second layout especially for the occasion.
I love scrapping famous people & Marilyn Monroe is no exception as I
wanted to do "girlie/grunge" & you can't get much more girlie than her!!

Scrap Around the World March Moodboard
I have drawn my inspiration from the moodboard.

 Naturally I have used lots of  2Crafty  chippies including ...
"Amazing Beauty" - title
Tiny Henri's Frame
ATC Mini Hearts & Stars
Large Cogs & Gears
Small Cogs & Gears
Chain Lengths
Heidi's Vines

Pretty flowers, tuille & lots of grunge.

I am really happy with my balance of grunge & feminine.

Love this pic.

Lots of stamping to finish off with.

 Lastly I think this little quote is just perfect for this layout...

"Beauty is a fragile gift"

Well thats all for today. I hope  this moodboard inspires you to
 perhaps join in with this months challenge too & as always
they have TWELVE amazing monthly PRIZES too.
Until next time.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

"Lets Hear It For The Boys"
March DT Reveal for
"The Scrapbook Store"

Hi there friends, thanks for stopping by.
Today I have a very rare male layout to share with you featuring my two
gorgeous sons. This is part of my March DT work for
The Scrapbook Store.
(full product list at the bottom of this post)
This is only the second male layout I have done in about two years.
The other one I didn't even publish as I didn't think it was good enough!!

This was made using the Authentique (Durable) Boy range.
I have to say this is the nicest male range I have seen for a very long time.

This pic was taken of my two sons at the races. It was the younger ones
"bucks" day out with the boys the week before he got married.
(He is the one on the right)

As well as these gorgeous Authentique papers I have also used lots of
2Crafty Chipboard.

Lots of layering & textures.

I have used Distress Embossing powder on the title & cogs to get this
nice texture & when cool I wiped them over with some Viva Inkagold in copper.
Full Product List
(all products available at The Scrapbook Store)
Authentique "Durable" Balance Wheel Patter / Mini Cars Paper
Authentique "Durable" Statement Paper
Authentique "Durable" Premium Posters/Stripe Paper
Authentique "Durable" 12'x 12" Premium Sticker Sheet
2Crafty Chipboard "Lets Hear it for the Boys" title
2Crafty Chipboard Chevrons
2Crafty Chipboard Cogs & Gears
2Crafty Chipboard Large Gears
2Crafty Chipboard Messy Square Frames
2Crafty Chipboard 2013 Dates
Green Tara 38mm Burlap Trim in Coffee
MME Necessities Wood Dots
Petaloo Dahlias Teastained Red
Tim Holtz Metal Cogs
Viva Inka-Gold in Copper
Back next week with another project using this fabulous paper range.
Until then.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

My DT Reveal for the March Sketch Challenge at
The Scrapbook Store

Hi  friends, thanks for calling by. 
Today I have my DT layout for the March sketch challenge over at
The Scrapbook Store.
The winner is drawn at random & is a $50 store voucher.
Pretty good don't you think.
Here is the sketch below.

 Naturally I have used lots of my favourite 2Crafty chipboard.

Lots of yummy Green Tara & Petaloo flowers.

Thrown in some stamping.

Lots of mixed media on my background.
Hey presto, all finished. I do hope you join in with this months challenge.

(all available from The Scrapbook Store)

2Crafty Chipboard Indian Feathers
2Crafty Chipboard Heart Silhouettes
2Crafty Chipboard Tiny Hearts & Stars
2Crafty Chipboard Word Circle Set #1
Green Tara Flower Spray-Aqua
Green Tara Roses & Mini Rosebuds-Purple & Aqua
Green Tara green Velvet Leaves
Petaloo Mixed Penny Lane Blossoms-Soft Lavender
Various cardstock
Purple spotted Washi Tape
Various Stamps
Kaiser Paint-Sea Breeze
Doodlebug Designs Sequins
Gesso & Texture paste

Until next time