Wednesday, August 23, 2017

My More Than Words
August MINI Challenge DT Reveal

Hi there friends, thanks for stopping by.
Today I have a little card I made for the Auugust MINI challenge over at
More Than Words Challenge.

I made my card background using a "Geli Plate" which I saw Natalie May demonstrate
at a retreat I was teaching at recently & I just had to get myself one !!

I have only scratched the surface using it but I am sure I will improve.

I also made all my flowers & leaves using a "Heartfelt Creations" stamp & die set.

It makes you feel good when you sit back & think to yourself that, gee,
everything on this card started out as white cardstock 
& was so easy to transform into this with dies, paint & inks !!!

This months MINI challenge word is
Make either a card, tag or ATC & use the word SING on it,
& it must be visible, then enter it via the More Than Words
facebook page before 11.55pm on 31st August.
A winner will be chosen by our DT & the winner
will receive a $25 store voucher from Dusty Attic.
Well thats all from me today,
I hope you find some time to play along with us.
Until next time.

Monday, August 21, 2017

My August DT Reveal for Lindy's Stamp Gang
"A Kids Wall Plaque for Mia"

 Hi there lovelies, thanks for stopping by. Today I have a "name plate" I have made for my grandaughter Mia to hang on her bedroom wall.  I have also made a VIDEO on my creative process too. To start with I had her name cut out of craft wood by my good friends over at
& then I set about decorating it to match her room.

I have also made a VIDEO so you can watch along & see my creative process....


I have used lovely shades of pinks & purple & then I threw in a splash of green.

Lindy's Stamp Gang Colours Used....

These colours are all available on theier website.

 I do love the blend of the pinks & purple. Just perfect for a little girl.

I also used a couple of small chipboard flourished from 2Crafty Chipboard.

 Lots of texture, lovely colours & just a few 49 and Market flowers thrown in for good measure.

All finished. I hope you like it & maybe be inspired to try something similar too.

Until next time.

Friday, August 18, 2017

My 2Crafty Chipboard August DT Reveal
Part Two
"This Boy"

 For my second layout today I have done a boy layout featuring my cute little 
grandson Henry. I am really enjoying do some boy layouts & I hope you like it too.

 2Crafty Chipboard Used...
This Boy title
Puzzle Pieces
Mini Puzzle Pieces
Chain Lengths
Steampunk Gears-Small
Steampunk Gears-Medium

I did a mixed media background & then proceeded to work on all the chippie pieces.

First up I coated the "Title", "Stars" & "Mini Puzzle Pieces"with a coat of
gesso followed by a couple of coats of Silks paint in "Pretty Peridot".
I then stamped over the "Mini Puzzle Pieces" for some added interest.

Next the "Chain Lengths" & the small & medium "Gears" were simply
given a coat of metallic "Gunmetal" paint. 

When dry I brushed the gears over with a little Lindy's "Grab A Guy Gold"
 spray to give them a rusty metal look.

Now the best thing on this layout, (apart from my gorgeous grandson), 
are the large "Puzzle Pieces". I LOVE how they look. 

I firstly painted them in the same Gunmetal metallic
paint then I stamped them with an alphabet stamp & heat embossed them with some
Lindy's "Midnight Pewter" embossing powder. Really pleased with these.

Lots of mixed media on my background & also lots of stamping too.

Hey presto, all finished.

I hope I have inspired you in some small way.

If you like my layout I would love you to leave me a comment.
Let me know what you think of those cute puzzle pieces.
I always love to read your feedback.

Until next time.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

My 2Crafty Chipboard August DT Reveal
Part One

Hi there lovelies, thanks for calling by.
Today I have part one of my August DT reveal for 2Crafty Chipboard.
2Crafty Chipboard Used...
Title Sweet-loopy font
Multi Modern Swirls
Film Strips Medium
Sharons Butterflies

After firstly doing a mixed media background using some
Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays in "Peony Scralet Red" & "Pink Ladies Pink"
& a touch of their Magicals in "Opal Sea Oates"
I then did some stamping & added a variety of art stones & Prills
& set to work on the chipboard. 

Both the "SWEET" title & a "Sharon Butterfly" were given a coat of gesso 
followed by brushing on a watered down wash of the same Lindy's sprays.

The "Multi Modern Swirls" & the "Film Strips" were simply 
given a wipe over with some "Vintage Photo" Distress Ink. 

I added some beautiful 49 and Market flowers.

Well there you have it. All finished.

I hope you like it.
If you do, I would LOVE you to leave me a comment as it
is always great to hear your feedback.

Back in a couple of days with more inspiration for you.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

BRAND NEW 49 and Market
My August DT Reveal

Hi there lovelies, thanks so much for dropping in. Today I have a layout
 to show you that was part of my August DT work for
using their NEW “Cottage Life” papers. Oh my goodness,
 I think this is the nicest paper collection I have ever seen !!

49 and Market Papers Used….
“Cottage Cut Out Sheet” – B SIDE   
“Provence” paper

As well as doing some fussy cutting of the “Province”  paper I also added lots of
bits & pieces from the matching 3D Embellishment Sheet.

The 3D embellishments look so lovely mixed in amongst all the fussy cut flowers.

I have used a beautiful 2Crafty Chipboard title here.

Lots of layering, some added gauze, a dash of glitter on my title & some micro beads for texture.

I have added a lovely bow I made from their “Single Ply Jute”.
 I love the texture it adds to my layout.

49 and Market Flowers Used…
Blossom Bends in Bluebell
Garden Seeds in Aloe

I just love the way the 49 and Market have all different shapes & sizes in each
 flower pack, not to mention all the other beautiful bits & pieces too.
  The detail in these is amazing.

I finished off with a little background stamping using one of my favourite stamps from
 the 49 and Market range of stamps. This one is called “Scripted Squared” & it is 
designed by the super talented Gabrielle Pollocco. Definitely a fave of mine.

Well thats all from me today. See you back here again soon with more inspiration
 using the wonderful products from 49 and Market.

Until next time.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

HARMONY with my Grandbabies
My More Than Words August DT Reveal

Hi there lovelies, thanks for stopping by. Today I have my DT reveal for the
August challenge over at More Than Words.

The challenge for August is to use the word HARMONY. 
 Perhaps in your title, or maybe in a quote or even in your journalling.
The creative challenge is to be inspired by some SONG LYRICS.

 I have taken my inspiration from the 
Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder song of "Ebony & Ivory"
& so I have scrapped this wonderful photo of my two grandbabies sitting on my knee.
They are my true "ebony & ivory". LOVE them both to pieces.

I have used some lovely paper, flowers & burlap from 49 and Market.

 I have also used a 49 and Market flower stamp set to stamp lots of flowers
with & then I coloured them up with some Lindy's Sprays, fussy cut them out
& added them in amongst my flower cluster.

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

 Lots of mixed media & stamping.

Well I hope I have inspired you to play along with us at
More Than Words challenge this month & as always we
have EIGHT great prizes on offer too.

Until next time.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

My DT Reveal for Lindy's Stamp Gang
August Colour Challenge

Hi there lovelies, thanks for calling by.
Today I have my DT reveal for the August Colour Challenge over at
Lindy's Stamp Gang.

My good friend Christine Williams gave me this photo of her daughter.
She had this fabulous maternity photo shoot & she must be so happy with these photos.
She looks positively radiant. Thanks so much Christine.

  Lindy's Gang August Colour Challenge Colours...
Whale Watch Blue Spray
 Chateau Rose Spray 
Bodacious Blush Spray
Open Arms Amethyst Spray
 Voodoo Violet Blue Spray

 To enter...
  1. Use a minimum of two (2) Lindy’s Stamp Gang products, you are welcome to add neutrals, white, black, grey and brown, but please stick to the colors in the color graphic
  2. LINK ALL LINDY’S PRODUCTS to our online store. THIS IS SUPER IMPORTANT to be considered a valid entry in the contest.

I used Lindy's "Hibiscus Rose Orange" Embossing Powder to heat emboss my chippie title.
For my background I used the "Open Arms Amethyst" spray & the "Bodacious Blush" Spray.
I LOVE these two colours together.

 I  have done lots of mixed media on my background,  lots of stamping, lots of layers,
some yummy vines, a few flowers & a sprinkling if micro beads.

 I have used some 49 and Market paper & some 2Crafty Chipboard for my title. 
I was really happy how this layout turned out.

Well thats it from me for today.
I hope you find time to play along with us.

Until next time.