Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The Anna's Craft Cupboard
January Challenge
"This Face"

Hi friends, thanks for stopping by. Today is a special day for me, I actually got to scrap
 "just for me" !!! I have not entered a challenge for over a year but as I have lessened my
 workload for 2018 I actually found time to enter a challenge.

I have chosen to enter the "Anna's Craft Cupboard" challenge.
I just LOVE this fabulous moodboard & so have just managed to 
get it done in the nick of time too.

I wanted to do something a little different so I have cut my photos
into angled shapes. I also did this to the layers underneath the photos too.

 I took these photos of my grandson Henry the other day with this challenge in mind.

 I have NO idea why he is pulling this silly face but I loved it!!

 I have used some of my favourite 2Crafty Chipboard.

I handmade two of these three flowers to match.

To start off with I did a watercolour background. I am loving doing these backgrounds lately !!

Then a little stamping. I really like this stamp with the little squares, it is from

Well that a wrap. I really enjoyed just scrapping for myself today & hopefully
I will get to do more of it this year now that I have cut back a bit on my workload.

Thanks to Anna's & the DT for a wonderful challenge & such an inspiring moodboard.

Until next time.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

A Combination of PRETTIES For.....
2Crafty Chipboard & 49 and Market

Hi there friends, thanks for stopping by.
Today I have another layout to share with you that I created using some lovely
pieces of my favourite 2Crafty Chipboard & I have combined it with some of the
brand NEW flowers & papers from 49 and Market.

 2Crafty Chipboard Used....
Shine title from "Fine Word Set #2"
Flower Doileys

I really love these chipboard "Dandelions".  I simple painted them in a green acrylic
 paint & then added a little glue & added some pink Prills to the ends.  When combined
with all the gorgeous 49 and Market flower they really pack a punch.

The "Shine" title is from the "Fine Word Set #2".
I just painted it with the same acrylic paint that I used on the dandelions.

Here you can see I have layered some of the 2Crafty chipboard "Flower Doileys" behind
 the photos & again I have tucked lots of lovely 49 and Market flowers in as well.

Those chipboard doileys are definitely one of my favourites.
Just perfect for layering & drawing focus to the photos too.

 I was really pleased how the border on the paper looks when 
I fussy cut it & then layered it over one of their stripe papers.

Well thats all I have for you today.

I would LOVE you to leave me a comment & tell me what you think about
 this layout. I really appreciate the feedback.
Until next time.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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

 Hi there friends, thanks for stopping by.
Today I have part two of my January DT reveal for
2Crafty Chipboard to share with you that I created 
& it features my cute little grandson Henry

 2Crafty Chipboard Used..
This Boy - title
Bubble Grid Panel
Steampunk Gears - Medium
Steampunk - Small

 After firstly doing a mixed media background I then base coated the "This Boy" 
title in white acrylic paint & coloured it green with some "Silks" paint.

Now for all the other chipboard pieces I base coated them in black acrylic paint & 
when dry I dabbed on some brown ink in a random fashion.  Next I sprayed them
 all with Lindy's Gang "Incandescent Copper" & "Grab A Guy Gold" sprays.

 This was sooo super easy to do & it gave the chipboard a really great look.

For the "Steampunk Gears-Small" to make them a little different to the medium
ones, I then added a little rub of "Prima Alchemy Metallique Wax" in White Gold. 

  Some added burlap & corrugated card adds to the feel of this layout.

All finished. I do hope you like my layout & are perhaps inspired
just a little. I will be back later in the month with more.

Until then.

Monday, January 15, 2018

My 2Crafty Chipboard January DT Reveal
Part One
"Nan's Girl"

Hi there lovelies, thanks for stopping by. Today I have a layout to share with you 
featuring my little grandaughter as part of my January DT work for 2Crafty Chipboard.

 We did a photo shoot with her a while back & I have lots of these
 gorgeous pics so I thought I would scrap a few more of them today.

 2Crafty Chipboard Used...
Nan's Girl - title
Frame Olivia
Corner Ivy
Ivy Clusters

 After firstly doing a watercolour background I set about altering the chipboard.

  I started off by base coating all the chipboard pieces in white paint.

  These gorgeous "Olivia's Frames" I simply gave two coats of white acrylic paint. Too easy !!

 For the "Ivy Clusters" I blobbed a little texture paste on them to create some texture 
& when dry I coloured the with some Lindy's "Sassy Saphire" spray & then finished
 them off with some Sparkling Dust crystals although it is hard to see that in the pics.

 The "Nan's Girl - title" & the "Corner Ivy" were all coloured
up with the same Lindy's "Sassy Saphire" spray.  I cut the "Corner Ivy" in
half to create a different placement instead of using it as a corner.

All finished. I hope you like my layout today.
I will be back in a few days with more inspiration for you.

Until then

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

My 49 and Market January DT Reveal
Part Two

 Hi there friends, today I have another creation filled with lots of 
49 and Market goodies to share with you. I have again used lots of their 
soon to be released flowers, aren't they just gorgeous?

49 and Market Products Used...
Rusty Autumn Collection - "Falling Leaves" paper
Rusty Autumn Collection - Sunflower Delight "B" side
6"x 6" Archival Board Embellishments - "Remember Today" in White
6"x 6" Archival Board Embellishments - "Love" in White

 These flowers are such a perfect match to this paper.

 I have used two different sets of our new "Archival Board" embellishments. 
I coloured them up with some Lindy's spray.

 I also fussy cut some elements from the matching "Cut Out" sheet.

Well thats all for me today, I hope I have inspired you in some small way.
See you back here again next month with more.

Until next time.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

My 49 and Market January DT Reveal
Part One

Hi there lovelies, thanks for dropping by. Today I have a layout to show you that I created 
using the 49 and Market "Rusty Autumn" paper collection.  I have used the "B" side
 of the "Falling Leaves" paper for my background & I have "fussy cut" out 
\some flowers from the "Charming" paper to layer up underneath the photo.

49 and Market Products Used...
Rusty Autumn "Falling Leaves" paper
Rusty Autumn "Charming" paper
6"x 6" Archival Board Embellishments - "Timeless" in white
Burlap Net Ribbon
Jute Cord - Single Ply

 Here I am giving you a SNEAK PEEK of some fabulous NEW flowers 
we are releasing soon. Beautiful aren't they. Stay tuned !!.

 Some stenciling on my background & I have scrunched up & added
 the burlap into the layering underneath the flowers.

 Some fussy cut elements layered underneath my photo.

I have used  metallic copper inks & sprays on the cogs.

Well thats all from me today. Back in a couple of days  with 
some more 49 and Market goodness for you.

Until then.