Sunday, January 29, 2017

A VIDEO Tour of my Craft Room

 Hi there lovelies, thanks for stopping by.
All of the DT girls over at Lindy's Stamp Gang have just done
photos & videos of their craft rooms, warts & all, here is mine.


Sorry that everything has a blue tinge but the sun streams in the windows 
& makes it look blue, if I close the blinds to stop this happening, it would be 
too dark to film !!!

My little dog Tilly curled up underneath my chair.

 How I store all my Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays.

My little gallery.

Hope you take the time to watch the video so that you see it all properly.

Until next time.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

My First DT Project as Part of the
Lindy's Stamp Gang Design Team

Hi there lovelies, thank for stopping by.
Today I have a little canvas to share with you. This is my first
official post as part of the Lindy's Stamp Gang Design Team.
I actually created this as part of my design team application to them.
I have also made a process VIDEO so you can see how it all came together.


I used the Magicals Powders to colour the canvas,
the flowers & also the feathers.

I absolutely adore these colours.
I used three different colours of Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals.
These come in a set of five & the set I used is called...
Sassy Saphire
Prima Donna Purple 
 High Maintenance Magenta.

I have also used some Lindy's Stamp Gang
 King Midas Gold Embossing Powder to colour all the chipboard with.

Well thats all for today. Hope you have time to watch my video.
Until next time.

Monday, January 23, 2017

January MINI Challenge at
More Than Words Challenge Blog

Hi there lovelies, thanks for stopping by.
It is MINI Challenge time over at More Than Words blog.

This month the challenge word is "ONE".
So I thought I would show you the card I made recently
for my grandsons first birthday. The party is a monster theme.
The MINI challenge only runs for one week (last week every month),
& entry is via the More Than Words facebook page.
The prize is a $25 store voucher from Dusty Attic.

  Remember the MINI challenge is only for  either a cards, tags or ATC's only.

Until next time.


Thursday, January 19, 2017

From 49 and Market


For those of us that are not fortunate enough to be attending
"Creativation 2017" or formerly CHA, that is being held this weekend,
I was lucky enough to get some samples of a few of the flowers, 3D embellishments
 & stamps that are being released. I thought I would share them with you.

I hope you are as impressed with them as I am!

Till next time.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

My 2Crafty Chipboard January DT Reveal
Part Two
"Just Me-CANVAS"

Hi there 2Crafty fans, thanks for calling by.
Today I have a CANVAS to share with you & this is part two of my
 January DT reveal for 2Crafty Chipboard.

I created this CANVAS as part of a class I taught recently
at a retreat in New Zealand, although I have changed a few things.

 2Crafty Chipboard Used...
Just Me-title
Butterfly Frames

I stencilled a brick pattern on my background with a brick stencil & 
texture paste and I applied a coat of gesso to all the chippie pieces.

 The background was coloured up with "Corney Flower Blue" Shimmerz Inklings
& all the chippie pieces were given a coat of "I'm Not Limon" Shimmerz Inklingz.

I just love these chippie "Dandelions" hanging down from the flowers.

 Here you can see I have tucked one of the "Butterfly Frames" in behind the photo.

That is pretty much it. This was such a super simple CANVAS but I
think it looks great. Just goes to show it doesn't have to be complicated
to be effective.

Until next time.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

My 2Crafty Chipboard January DT Reveal
Part One
"Cherished Moments"

Hello there 2Crafty fans & welcome to the blog.
Today I have part one of my January DT reveal for 2Crafty Chipboard  to share with you.

2Crafty Chipboard Used...
Cherished Moments-title
6" Circle Revolution Frames
Fine Leafy Bush

 Both the background & all the chipboard were coloured up using

I have started off by sticking mesh to my background & then applying a coat of gesso
over it before adding some Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays.

Next up I also gave all the chipboard pieces a coat of gesso.

For the "Title" & the "Circle Revolution Frame" I then simply brushed on 
a couple of coats of Lindy's "Caribbean Blue" spray.

For the "Fine Leafy Bush" I brushed on a couple of coats of  
Lindy's "Hottie Pattotie Pink" spray.

When all the chippie pieces were dry I then added a little bit of Stickles glitter glue 
for a touch of added sparkle, plus this seems to intensify the colours too.

To finish off with I then added some "Shaved Ice Mica Flakes" to the background to create
 the effect of the sun glistening on the water, although it is hard to see that in a photo.

Well thats all for today, I hope you like it.

PS....While you are here I would love you to become one of my FOLLOWERS
just by clicking the button & following the prompts over in the sidebar. :)

Until next time.

Monday, January 9, 2017

My 49 and Market January DT Reveal
Part Two

Hi there lovelies. thanks for calling by. Today I have another layout to share with you which I created using a paper from the 49 and Market "Vintage Artistry" collection & it is called "Botanical Press". I really love the colours & the detail in all the Vintage Artistry papers. They are PERFECT to use as backgrounds & have just the right amount of detail.

I have also cut some bits out of the "Vintage Artistry - Ephemera Cut Out Sheet"
 to add some layers behind my photo & that gorgeous butterfly too.

 Today I thought I might use some of the 49 and Market natural "Burlap Trim.  It comes on a  1 metre roll & is 4" wide. I have just adhered it to the background with some gel medium, but you could also just use some nice strong adhesive to do the same thing. 

 I have also frayed it a bit too. You will see in one of the pics below, I pulled a few strands off & created a bow to add to my flower cluster as well.

You can also see in these pics those brownish coloured blobs, they are pieces of bronze mica flakes, & oh my goodness they look devine in real life but you cannot see their shine in a photo.

 Here you can see I have also done some stamping using two sets of stamps, both from the 49 and Market range, called "Gabi's Postcards From Paris" & also the "Gabi's Grunge Texture Set".
 Perfect for background stamping.

 All of the flowers I have used on this layout came from the 49 and Market "Basic Multi Flower Pack in Beige". These are a great pack because you get lots of different sorts & sizes in one pack & that is more than enough to get a great result & they are available in some really great colours too.

49 and Market Papers Used....
Vintage Artistry Botanical Press & Ephemera Cut Out Sheet

49 and Market Products Used.....
Basic Flower Pack-Beige, Burlap Roll 4"x1 metre, 
Gabi's Postcards From Paris Stamps & Gabi's Grunge Texture Stamps.

 Well thats all for today.
Until next time.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

My 49 and Market January DT Reveal
Part One

Hi there lovelies, thanks for calling by the blog today. I hope you all enjoyed the Christmas & New Year  holidays & now life is slowly getting back to normal we can start the new year off with some
 new inspiration for you.This is part one of my January DT work for 
This layout I have today is made using their  "Heirloom Botanicals" paper collection.

I have used lots & lots of these gorgeous 49 and Market flowers, they have so many wonderful flowers in their range & they have lots more new ones on the way !!!

I have stamped some words & also a sentiment using the 49 and Market 
 "With All your Heart Stamp Set".
I have also added some little pieces of 2Crafty chipboard mesh bits too.

 How gorgeous are these papers?
I have also done a little bit of stencilling & added just a tiny bit of 
Lindy's Stamp Gang "Witches Potion Purple" spray for some added detail.

49 and Market Products Used...
With All Your Heart Stamps Set
  Faded Blooms Paper
 Conservatory Paper
 Heirloom Cut Out Sheet

49 and Market Flowers Used...
 Garden Vine in Dusty Shale
 Garden Blooms in Dusty Shale
 Basics Multi Pack-White & Pink.

  Well I hope I have inspired you just a little.
See you back here in a couple of days with part two.
Until then.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

My More Than Words January DT Reveal

Hi there lovelies, and a "Happy New Year" to you all.
Thanks for stopping by. To start the new year off I have my January
DT reveal for More Than Words.
Over at More Than Words blog we are celebrating our first birthday !!! 
Yeah us!!  So this month we have made the challenge...

Challenge Words is CELEBRATE
Creative Challenge is BLING
Now I have not used the word CELEBRATE in the sense that you might
initially think, I have given the word a bit of a twist.

I wanted to scrap these pics of my grandson Henry with his
new dinosaur hat. Oh my goodness I think her looks so CUTE.

So here in my title you can see we are celebrating his new hat !!
I even added a little dinosaur in with the cluster here. :)

I have done some stencilling to create my background.
& then I used some Lindys Stamp Gang sprays,
"Jack in the Pulpit Teal" & "Carribean Blue".

Some 2Crafty Chipboard circles which I coloured up black & I have
added some black bling around my layout so I rocked the creative side of 
the challenge too. I thought black bling wasn't too blingy !!!

So there is my take on the More Than Words January challenge.
I do hope you can find some time to play along with us too.

Until next time.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Lindy's Stamp Gang
WELCOME to the NEW DT Blog Hop

Hi there Lindy's stamp Gang fans, thanks so much for stopping by
to get to know me. I am so over the moon happy to be joining the
2017 Lindy's Stamp Gang Design Team.

My name is Di Garling & I am from Australia.
I predominantly create layouts & some cards.
My style is, well, definitely NOT minimilist, I LOVE colour &
texture & I have a keen eye for detail.
I have three layouts here that will show you what my work is typically like,
but if you would like to click on the GALLERY TAB at the top of this page,
all my work is in there. I also have a You Tube channel too where I am now
  starting to make "talking" videos too !!!
 I would love you become one of my BLOG FOLLOWERS while you are here.

This is one of my favourite layouts I did recently using Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays.

 Another one featuring my gorgeous grandaughter & again made with Lindy's sprays too.

I also love a bit of grunge occasionally too & yes, you guessed it, made with more Lindy's sprays.

So now you know the kind of work I do.

• Hop starts 7am on 1st January 2017 and finishes at midnight 3rd January 2016.
• Click on the link to each DT members' blog  to see their amazing art!
• Please leave our new DT members a little love on their blogs to join in the hop!
For those who play along, you will need to leave a comment on each (ALL) of the blogs,
 to go into the PRIZE draw.
• Prizes drawn randomly include - 1 x $50 Gift Voucher 
and 4 x $25 gift vouchers to the Lindy's Store.
• Prize winners will be announced on the 4th Jan!!!!!

Good luck to everyone and enjoy getting to know our 2017 Winter/Spring Design Team.

Lindy's Stamp Gang

Di Garling (YOU ARE HERE)

Yulianna Efremova

Elena Martynova

Sanderijn de Bruin-Mittendorff

Tina Stepanova

Kerry Fellowes

Natalie May

Solange Marques

Mary Catt

Fran Westmoreland

Cindy Brown

Aga Baraniak

Caroline Elliam

Marta Turska-Grochocka

Thanks for taking the time to visit & remember to leave a comment to
 to go in the prize draw to win one of the fabulous prizes.