Monday, August 27, 2018

More August Inspiration for 2Crafty Chipboard
"Treasure The Little Things"

Hi everyone, thanks for calling by. Today I have a layout to share with you
that I have used a couple of the NEW RELEASE pieces of 2Crafty Chipboard on.

 2Crafty Chipboard Used...
"Treasure the Little Things" - title - NEW RELEASE
ATC Word Banner Set - NEW RELEASE
Mini Flourish Bits
4" Mandala - NEW RELEASE

I love this  "Treasure the Little Things" title.
I have given it a couple of coats of white acrylic paint & when dry
I very lightly wiped a Prima "Farmer Jeans" dark blue ink pad over the top half.
Too easy.

I have used a few pieces of the "Mini Flourish Bits" poked in here & there.

Here you can see I have used our NEW release "4" Mandala" circle.
I cut it in half and have poked a piece in either side of the photos.

This "Mandala" is such a lovely piece. It also comes in a 6" as well.

For both the "Mini Flourish Bits" & the "Mandala" I firstly gave them a coat of 
white acrylic paint & when dry I very lightly wiped them over with another Prima Ink pad.
 This time I used Prima "Teak Wall" & then wiped most of it off with my finger.

 I just wanted a hint of the brown colour.

Another NEW RELEASE chippie piece I have used is one of these 
"ATC Word Banner Set" words- "So Sweet".
Just the perfect little sentiment.

Well thats another layout complete. I hope I have inspired you to
try some of the gorgeous NEW RELEASE pieces on your next project too.

Until next time...

Friday, August 24, 2018

My 49and Market
August DT Reveal

 Hi there friends, thanks for stopping by.
Today I have a layout to share with you featuring this paper from our
NEW “Island Paradise” collection.
I must say I love the soft shabby/grungy feel of it.
I know it will be popular for all sorts of projects.

49 and Market Products Used….
Stargazers Flowers in white – NEW RELEASE
Island Paradise “Beachy Sands” paper – NEW RELEASE
Floral Mixology Flowers in \Purple Rain – Since discontinued

 I started off my background with a little mixed media to help set the scene.

 All my chipboard used here is from 2Crafty Chipboard.
Turkish Lanterns
Capture-title from Fine Word Set #3
Clock Face Discs
Fancy Clock Hands
ATC Word Banner Set #1

 Those new “Stargazer Flowers” in the white look so good against
 the “Beachy Sands” paper. A perfect match.

 I can see this “Beachy Sands” paper being popular with everyone to create all sorts 
of projects. A real winner I think. I always say that the B sides of 49 and Market 
papers are just as nice as the A sides !

Well there you have it, another layout complete. I hope you like it.

Until next time...

Thursday, August 23, 2018

My More Than Words Challenge Blog
MINI Challenge DT Reveal

 Hi there friends, thanks for stopping by.
Today I have a card I created to show you that I created for the
August MINI challenge over at More Than Words Challenge blog.

This month the challenge is to use the word OLD on
a card, tag or ATC.

Upload your entry onto our facebook page (not the blog) underneath where
 you see this image below. The winner will be voted on by our DT and 
there is a fabulous prize from Dusty Attic up for grabs.

Hope you find time to play along with us too.

I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Until next time.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Some August DT Inspiration For
2Crafty Chipboard
"You Are Awesome"

Hi there friends, thanks for calling by the blog today.
I have a boy layout to share with you that features my little grandson Henry climbing 
on this play gym thing at the park. I though these were such great pics to scrap.

 2Crafty Chipboard Products Used...
You Are Awesome - title
6" Fencing Wire Panel
Steampunk Gears - small
Steampunk Arrow Set (new release)
Steampunk Collage (new release)

For the title I have used a two tone effect by simply inking the top half of the title 
with a black ink pad & then I covered the black part with a scrap of paper to 
protect it & then proceeded to paint the bottom half with some orange acrylic paint.

 All of the other chipboard pieces were simply wiped over with a black ink pad &
then I rubbed a little Finnibair Art Alchemy Metallique Wax in Brushed Iron
over them to give a metal effect.

In the above pic you can see one of the NEW release
"Steampunk Arrows" at the side of the photo.

In the above pic, on the left side of my photos I have used one of the 
NEW release "Steampunk Collage" pieces.

Love these NEW chippie pieces, just the perfect embellishment for those boy layouts.
A few of the "Steampunk Gears" scattered around for extra interest.
A little mixed media on my background, just a couple of flowers,
a couple of flair badges which I make myself,
& viola, another layout finished!!
Hope I have inspired you to try some of our new pieces 
on your next project too.

Monday, August 13, 2018

My August - Monthly Card Class

Hi friends, thanks for stopping by. Today I have two cards & gift bag
that I will be teaching in my upcoming "August Card Class".

When...Friday 17th August at 10am to 2pm
Cost...$35 & includes everything
Where...Bateau Bay, Central Coast, NSW Australia

These are what we will be making in class this coming Friday.
 Two beautiful cards & a gift bag. Suitable for beginner to more advanced. 
Yes even if you are a beginner we will lead you all the way. If you like to 
learn techniques for your card making & not just "cut, lick & stick" !! 
Then I know you will enjoy this class. 

All you need is your basic tool kit (tape, glue scissors etc) everything else is supplied,
 even a yummy morning tea & great company with a group of lovely & friendly ladies. 
Private message me on facebook to book in as I still have a couple of seats left. 
Hope to see you in class. 

Thursday, August 9, 2018

My August DT Reveal for 49 and Market

 Hello there paper peeps. Thanks for stopping by. Today I have a layout to share 
with you that I created as part of my August DT reveal for
I used papers from the “Tattered Garden” paper collection. 
This stunning paper I have used for my background is called “Tattered Flourish”.

49 and Market Products Used….
  Tattered Garden “Tattered Flourish” paper
Wedded Bliss Laser Cuts
6×6 Archival Board “Love” in white
Wedded Bliss Stamp Set
Vintage Shades flowers in Orchid
Vintage Shades Blossoms in Aqua

 Here you can see the bricks, padlock & LOVE word from the archival board “Love” set.
This set comes in white chipboard so there is no need to paint it if you don’t want.

I have mixed the two different colour flowers up to create a garden effect.
I have also used lots of the laser cuts from the “Wedded Bliss” set. These are amazing
 & the best part there is,  no scissors are needed !! That is definitely a bonus.

 I used the fern stamp from the “Wedded Bliss Stamp Set”. I LOVE this. 
I think the fern stamp is my NEW fave.

 More of those gorgeous little bricks & more of the laser cuts too.

 Lots of Prills on my background for added texture.

All finished. Hope you liked it & that perhaps I have inspired you just a little
 to add some of these wonderful products to your next creation too.

Until next time.

My AWESOME News.....
I am a "Vintage Chicks Club" Brand Ambassador

Some wonderful news to share.........
I am so very excited and feeling very humble to share my news today. I was invited by
 to be their BRAND AMBASSADOR. Such an honour & a privliege.

These are some of the nicest people I have had the good fortune to get to know &
 I love how they spoil their customers & friends alike. The Vintage Chicks Club 
specialise in holding dozens of retreats every year & classes each & every week too.

I am teaching for them again at the end of August at one of their
retreats at Stradbroke Island off the Queensland coast of Australia.
I mean, who holds a retreat on a remote island? They do !!
Doesn't get much better than that!! I am soooo excited.
I am also teaching some more classes for them in Brisbane too.

 If you don't know these fabulous people already, 
pop over to their website or facebook & say hi. 

Thanks so very much Bella Brewster.
I am so happy & proud to be your ambassador.

Monday, August 6, 2018

I am Coming Back To "Bruce Rock"
In Rural Weatern Australia
For a Total of TEN NEW CLASSES

I am very happy to announce that I am coming back 
"Bruce Rock" in rural Western Australia again this year.

I will be teaching FIVE CLASSES on the weekend of
6th & 7th October
and then I will be back again to teach ANOTHER FIVE CLASSES
the following weekend on
13th & 14th October.

We had to do it over two consecutive weekends to be able to fit 
everyone in that wanted to come along.

I am not complaining though because it gives me a good excuse
to spend some time in fabulous outback Australia.

These are the classes we are doing.
As always all accommodation & meals are included.

Contact "Country Papercraft" direct to book in....

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

My "More Than Words" Challenge
August DT Reveal

 Hi there friends, thanks for stopping by the the blog today.
Here I have my DT reveal for the August challenge over at the 
More Than Words  challenge Blog.

Our August challenge is all about VINTAGE !!
 So this month our challenge word is "YESTERDAY".
Either use the word somewhere on your project or take inspiration from it.
I think the photo I have used embraces the word yesterday.

Our creative challenge is "VINTAGE".
I don't think vintage takes any explanation. 
I think my entire layout is a salute to yesterday & vintage. 

For my layout I have scrapped this photo of my mother in law who passed
away back in 2003. She really was a wonderful woman. This pic was taken
 when she was in her twenties so that makes it somewhere in the nineteen thirties.

The papers & flowers I have used are all from 49 and Market.

All these gorgeous chippies I have used are from 2Crafty Chipboard.

You can see here the way I have tied my layout in string, like a parcel. 
I have only ever done this with string once before, & that was a few years ago,
so I thought I would try it out again.

An old crotched doiley, old sheet music & old book pages.
Some clock faces, & even my chipboard is "skeleton clock faces"
because I always think that clocks are symbolic of time.

A little bit of background work with stencilling, 
light stamping & some scattered Prills for texture. 

Well there you have it, another layout completed.
I hope you can find some time to play along with us this month over at
More Than Words challenge blog too.
As always we have EIGHT fabulous prizes on offer too.

Until next time.