Saturday, February 28, 2015

Guest Designing with the 2Crafty Chipboard DT Girls at
C.S.I. Color Stories Inspiration
"Happiness Is...Cupcakes"

Hi there friends, thanks for calling by.
Today I have a layout I created for C.S.I. for their current challenge #156.
2Crafty Chipboard are a major sponsor over at CSI for February,
so all of our DT girls from 2Crafty  have been guest designing for them.
Here is their case file.
I have used all the required colours.
The Testimony 
One of the things in the testimony list is to start your title off with the words,
"A little bit of this"  so I have scrapped these pics of some pretty little 
cupcakes with flowers on top of them. Don't they look positively scrumptious.

I have written "A little bit of this is cupcake bliss".
Says it all don't you agree?

My "Evidence"
I have used Text print 
Flowers & leaves
Mixed Media Background

Naturally I have used some lovely new pieces of 2Crafty Chipboard
starting off with new title, 
"Happiness Is".
Just perfect for this layout.

I have also used a "Tiny Henri's Frame"
for my little quote. I love these little frames & use them so often.
They are just a perfect size.

Here you can see some 2Crafty chippie "Retro Flowers"
peeking out from underneath my flowers.

The jewel in the crown on this layout has to be this new chippie piece called,
"Circle Lace Panel".
This is definitely my new favourite 2Crafty piece.
It is actually a 6" x 6" panel but I have cut it into several pieces.

All my chippie pieces were firstly given a coat of gesso.
Then for the pink colour I used Gelatos & a little bit of Stickles for some added sparkle.
For the green I simply used Silks paints.

Thanks so much to Debbi Tehrani & the CSI girls for having us 2Crafty
design team girls as your guests this month. We have really enjoyed it.
Until next time.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Some Cards Using Graphic 45

Hi there friends, thanks for calling by.
Today I have some cards to share that I created as part of my
February DT work for The Scrapbook Store.
using Graphic 45 "Time to Flourish: collection.
All products available in their store & a full product list is below.

I did lots of fussy cutting out from the
Graphic 45- Time to Flourish "November Cut Apart Paper" as well
as lots of little birds & leaves from the
Graphic 45 - Time to Flourish "November Flourish Paper".

These papers are perfect for making cards because they have so many little pieces.

How beautiful are these birds, that I cut from the papers.

All products available from The Scrapbook Store.
Full Product List
Graphic 45 - Time to Flourish - November Cut Apart Paper #4501049
Graphic 45 - Time to Flourish - November Flourish Paper #4501050
Dusty Attic Corrugated Card-Raw Pack of Two
Kaisercraft Paper Blooms in Honey, Ruby & Fire Red
Green Tara Ivory Roses
Kaisercraft Rhinestones in Bronze
Bo Bunny 4"x 6" Stamps "It Is Written"
2Crafty Chipboard Birthday Sentiments
Various Cardstock
Until next time.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

My February Card Class

Hi there friends, just popped in to share a couple of little 
creations that I have made for my February Card Class. 
I teach two card classes every month & this month
I have created this sweet little gift box with a matching
"Tag in a Pocket" & I have accessorised them with
some hand made flowers in matching papers.
Hope you like them.

Until next time


Monday, February 16, 2015

My February DT Reveal For The Scrapbook Store

  Hi there peeps, thanks for calling by.
Today I have this layout to share with you that I have created as part
 of my February DT work for The Scrapbook Store.
 I created this using Graphic 45 "Time to Flourish" collection.
 Such beautiful papers. As always I have used lots of my favourite
2Crafty Chipboard too.
 Scroll Down for a Full Product List
I have also made a start to finish VIDEO TUTORIAL

These papers were perfect to cut up  to make loads of
gorgeous panels to create great layers.

In my VIDEO TUTORIAL I have shown you how to create
these sweet little handmade flowers too. I made them out of some of the 
leftover paper scraps so they are a perfect match.

After firstly applying a coat of gesso I have inked all the
chippie pieces in a terracotta colour. I think this made them
stand out from the rest of the page.

I also fussy cut some flowers out of one of the papers too.
I think they look so sweet tucked in amongst my other flowers.

As always, lots of mixed media background work too & I
really like this beautiful Green Tara lace tucked in along the edge.

  I love these little chippie leaves from 2Crafty.
Full Product List 
Graphic 45 "Time to Flourish" April Cut Apart
Graphic 45 "Time to Flourish" April Flourish
2Crafty Sybill's Name Plate
2Crafty Leafy Silhouettes
2Crafty Frame-Handrawn Hearts
Petaloo Mixed Texture Blossoms-Apricot
Green Tara Roses, Lace & Stamens
Kaiser Sparklets - Safron
Kaiser Rhinestones - Ice Blue
Moments Word Stickers
Prima Color Bloom Spray - Soft Teal
Older Prima Stencil
Distress Ink - Evergreen Bough
Versa Ink - Paprika
Faber Castell "Big Brush Pens" - Nougat
Jo Sonja Gesso & Texture Paste
  Until next time.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Guest Designing at C.S.I.
With the Girls From 2Crafty Chipboard
Case File # 155
"A Moment Captured"

Hi there friends, thanks for stopping by.
The 2Crafty Chipboard 
design team girls are guests this month over at
C.S.I. (Color, Stories, Inspiration)
& I have based my layout on their Case File # 155.
CSI Case File #155
These are the 2Crafty Chipboard pieces I have used.
6"Circle Revolution Frames
Corner Ivy
A Moment Captured-Title
ATC Tiny Hearts & Stars

For the "Evidence" part of the challenge I have used five things,
Grid Design (Mesh Tape)
Metal (Punchinella Silver Trim)
For the "Testimony" part of the challenge I have written
about how as you get older, different things are impportant
to you from when you were young. A good example of this
is the way I appreciate having a calm & serene "chill out" space.

To start with I have used "A Moment Captured" title. This is one of the
 hundreds of great titles that 2Crafty have.
All the chippie pieces I have used were firstly coated with gesso, followed
by a wipe over with some ink in a hit & miss fashion. This creates
a great "watercolour" type of effect.

Here you can see I have chopped up the chippie "Corner Ivy" piece into four pieces.
I have wiped a little glue here & there on this piece & sprinkled a scattering of
matching microbeads. Creates great textrure.

I left the "6" Circle Revolution Frame" just plain white.

I have also added a few "ATC Tiny Hearts" which were simply inked in a distress ink.
These are the perfect little accessory.


Well that pretty much sums up this case file.
Hope you like my interpretation of it & perhaps you might like to
 join in & play along too.
Until next time. 
Remember, to find a 2Crafty retailer near you, email them at


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

My February DT Reveal for The Scrapbook Store

"Favourite Things"

Hi there friends, thanks for calling by.
Today I have part of my February DT reveal for
using their Graphic 45 "Time to Flourish" paper collection.
This range is brilliant for layering. I just cut up the
"May Cut Apart" paper to get ALL these layers.


There are soooo many gorgeous elements on this single sheet of paper.
I also used used a tag from the matching "Chipboard Die Cuts".

I have also used some lovely chipboard pieces from 2Crafty Chipboard
including this title, "Favourite".

As well as  this "Doodled Frame". Just the perfect accessory.

Lots of pretty flowers including this fabulous lilac blossom from Petaloo.

 Here you can see where I have actually cut up a lovely 2Crafty
chippie "Corner Whispy Vine". Even though it is a corner piece,
it makes lots of adorable little flourish pieces to tuck in
here & there in my flower cluster.

Here you can see I have used some Green Tara white lace
 & I misted it lilac to match in with my layout.

How beautiful are all these little tags & bibs & bobs?
I really love this paper range.

Graphic 45 "Time to Flourish" May Cut Apart Paper
Graphic 45 "Time to Flourish" May Flourish Paper
Kaisercraft "Basecoat Collection" Shabby Chic Wood
2Crafty Chipboard "Fabulous" - title
2Crafty Chipboard "Doodled" Frame Set
2Crafty Chipboard "Corner Whispy Vine"
Green Tara Velvet Leaves & Pink Roses
Green Tara 18mm White Lace
Various Petaloo Flowers
Distress Ink in Dusty Concord
Gelatos in Grape & Lavender
Doodlebug Design Sequins
All products available from 
"The Scrapbook Store".

Until next time.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

My DT Layout for the February Sketch Challenge at
The Scrapbook Store
"We Are Family"

Hi there peeps, thanks for stopping by.
Today I have my DT reveal for the February Sketch Challenge over at
The Scrapbook Store 
& I have based my layout on their sketch.
TSS  February Sketch

If you look close you will see I have used lots of different sizes 
of 2Crafty "Hearts" to keep with the theme of the sketch.

  As per usual I have used some yummy pieces of my favourite
2Crafty Chipboard
including this fab title - "Family".

I loved using this gorgeous 2Crafty chippie "Cherry Blossom" in amongst my layers.

Here I have used some of one of their "Chicken Wire Panel".

I popped in one of their little "2012" dates at the side of my pic.

The Scrapbook Store sell loads of gorgeous 2Crafty Chipboard so make sure
you pop over & check it all out. 
There is a $50 store voucher for the winner of this sketch challenge
 & the winner is picked at random , so what are you waiting for,
get your entry in girls. :)