Saturday, December 23, 2017

My DT Reveal for the December MINI Challenge at
More Than Words



 Hi there friends, thanks for stopping by.
Today I have a card I made for the December MINI Challenge at
I decided to make a STEP card & I incorporated the word US
into the word JUST. Something a little different for a change.
This months MINI challenge word is
   "US" ! 
Make either a card, tag or ATC & use the word "US" on it,
& it must be visible. Then enter it via the More Than Words
facebook page before 11.55pm on 31st December.
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.



Tuesday, December 19, 2017

My Farewell Post To Lindy's Gang
PLUS
Lindy's "December Tag-A-Long"
"A Photo Christmas Tag"



Hi there friends. Welcome to Lindy's  Gang "December-Tag-A-Long".

Before I start on this post I just want to say thanks so much for following my 
Lindy's journey & this is my final post on the Lindy's blog today as I am stepping 
down from the Lindy's team at the end of this month to cut back on my
 workload a little,  I just have way too much on my plate at the moment.
 Thank you so much to all the 
Lindy's gang for having me on your team over the past year. 
It has been an absolute pleasure & an honor to work with such amazing products.

So lets get started on this tag post !!  All the girls in the Lindy's design team are creating
some gorgeous tags for Christmas & I thought it might be nice to actually add a photo
 to my tag. Kind of personalises it & I thought it might be nice, tied onto a gift for
 someone special in my family too.


 I have heat embossed the little 2Crafty Chipboard  #tistheseason chipboard word with  
Lindy's "Cuckoo Clock Cardinal" embossing powder. Such a gorgeous Christmas red.


For the background of my tag I used Lindy's "Tiffany Lou Blue" Starburst Spray.
It is such a beautiful colour & the perfect contrast with red. Just right for Christmas.


Next up I used Lindy's "Sassy Saphire" Magicals out of the "Drop Dead Diva" Magical set 
on the 2Crafty chipboard holly branch on my tag. This is probably my most favourite 
Lindy's colour of all & I use it all the time !!

Well there you have it. I hope you like my tag & all the other tags our design team
 are making this month.

Merry Christmas to all. 



Monday, December 18, 2017

My 2Crafty Chipboard December DT Reveal
Part Two
"#Merry Christmas"


Hi there friends, thanks for stopping by. Today I have part two of my 
December DT reveal for
Well as promised, I have another Christmas layout to 
inspire you to scrap some of those Chrissy pics.


2Crafty Products Used...
Mini Hashtag Words-Xmas
Tiny ATC Hearts & Stars Pack
Bag of 2017's
Christmas Polaroid Frames
Pointed Ornament Set


For my title I used the "#Merry Christmas" title out of the
"Mini Hashtags Xmas Words" pack which I painted in red acrylic 
paint & when dry I added a coat of "Glossy Accents" to add some shine.


For the "Pointed Ornaments" I painted the back in purple paint & added
purple glitter to it while wet. For the front part of the ornament I heat
embossed in gold & wiped a little purple ink over to create a bit of shabby. 


Here you can see the "Christmas Polaroid Frames". I do love these.
I have simply painted these in acrylic paints, the easiest way to treat chipboard.


 A little mixed media on the background & lots of sequins for sparkle.

I have also sprayed some 49 and Market flowers to match.


I treated the "2017" date the same as I did on the title.
I love these as it makes the date into an embellishment.


Well thats all I have for you today, I hope you liked this one.

Back soon with more.






Friday, December 15, 2017

My 2Crafty Chipboard December DT Reveal
Part One
"A Christmas Wish"


Hi there friends & Merry Christmas to you all.
Today I have part one of my December DT reveal for
2Crafty Chipboard.
A Christmas themed layout to share with you featuring my gorgeous grandaughter Mia.

2Crafty Products Used..
Sweet Holly Corner
Bag of 2017's
Tiny ATC Hearts & Stars
A Christmas Wish - title
Holly Flourish
Stars Pack


First up I did a mixed media background & adding lots of glitter to it,
although it is always hard to see glitter & sparkle in photos.

For the title, and all the stars, were simply given a coat of red
acrylic paint. When dry I added some red glitter to all the stars.


For both the "Sweet Holly Corner" & the "Holly Flourish" were firstly coated with
gesso followed by some texture paste blobbed on with my finger to create texture,
& then coloured up with some Lindy's Magicals in "Sassy Saphire".

I have cut them into pieces & added them here & there on my layout.


The little birdie was simply painted with some white acrylic paint.


I do love the look of the added texture on all the holly leaves.




Well there is another layout ready for the scrapbook album !!

Be sure to check out 2Crafty's extensive Christmas range of chipboard.

Back in a couple of days with another Christmas layout for you.

Until then....







Sunday, December 10, 2017

My 49 and Market - December DT Reveal
Part Two
"My Christmas Angel"


 Hi there friends, thanks for calling by the blog. Today I have part two of my December 
DT reveals for 49 and Market to share with you. 
I thought I would go with another Christmas layout.



49 and Market products used.....
"Vintage Artistry" collection - "Laws of Nature" paper
"Vintage Artistry" collection - "Ephemera Cut Out Sheet" paper
"Butterfly Harvest" Layered 3D Embellishments
"Blossom Blends" flowers in Poppy Red
"Garden Seeds" flowers in Poppy Red


 Now although the products I have used are not necessarily Christmas themed, I think 
because I have used reds, greens & gold it gives it a lovely rich & traditional Christmas feel.


 I just adore this fabulous green foliage from their "Butterfly Harvest" Layered 3D Embellishment Sheet & when mixed in with all the flowers I really looks great. Plus you get so many pieces in the pack you get several layouts out of just the one pack.


 I have used these gorgeous seed pod sprays out of the "Cottage Blooms" pack 
& I have simply brushed them over with a little gold paint.


All of my lovely chipboard including the Christmas Tree, the snowflakes & the title
 are all from 2Crafty Chipboard.


 I have also cut out lots of bits from the 49 and Market "Vintage Artistry" 
"Ephemera Cut Out Sheet" to layer up behind my photos.


Well thats all from me today, I hope I have inspired you in some small way. 
I will see you back here again in a couple of days with more inspiration.

Until then....



Thursday, December 7, 2017

My 49 and Market - December DT Reveal
Part One
"Remember Today"


 Hi there friends, back again with another layout I created using a mixture of
 different 49 and Market products which is up on their blog today.


49 and Market Products used....
"Rusty Autumn" collection - "Reminiscent" paper (B side)
"Vintage Artistry" collection - "Flora & Fauna" sheet (B side)
Archival Board - "Remember Today - white
Gabbi's "Postcards From Paris" stamp set
Blossom Blends Flowers in Cotton white
Floral Mixology Flowers - Galway Gray


 I used the "B" sides of both the papers. All the grays of these papers & flowers go so well together.


 The fresh white of the "Blossom Blends" white flowers made the perfect contrast against the grays.


The "Floral Mixology" flowers in Galway Gray also have some
 dark blue ones in the same pack & worked perfectly. 


 Here you can see I used a gorgeous pair of 2Crafty chipboard frames underneath my photos.


In the photo above you can see I have stamped a couple of postcards in gray using the
  "Postcards From Paris" set & added them under the photos to create some extra layers. 


I hope you like my layout today & I will be back in a couple of days
 with another one to share with you. 
Until then...



Wednesday, December 6, 2017

My December DT Reveal for Lindy's Stamp Gang
Christmas FOAM Flowers With Lindy's Sprays
PLUS A MINI VIDEO TUTORIAL



 Hello there lovelies, thanks for stopping by. Today I have a couple of Christmas cards
 to share with you & I made those lovely Christmas blossoms out of foam & coloured 
it up with some Lindy's Gang sprays.

I have made a little MINI VIDEO to show you how !!

TO VIEW VIDEO CLICK HERE


 I do love this colour scheme for Christmas, browns on white with lots of gold. Sooo rich.


 Now as I said before I actually diecut these flowers & foliage out of a sheet of foam.


Next up I sprayed them with Lindy's "Grab A Guy Gold" & "Incandescent Copper" sprays.
 Layering the colours up as I went. Be sure to view my little MINI VIDEO to see how I did it.


I really was pleased how this technique turned out & it was so easy too.
If you give it a try be sure to let me know how you go with it.

Well thats all for today.

Until next time...



Monday, December 4, 2017

My Lindy's Stamp Gang
December Colour Challenge DT Reveal
"Jingle Bells"



Hi there lovelies, well here we are in December, can you believe it !!! 
So I thought I would create a Christmas layout for my DT reveal for the
December colour challenge over at


These are the December colours.

I have used the.....


I have sprayed both the background in the Lindy's "Tiffany Lou Blue"
 spray and also a couple of the flowers to match.


I have added lots of sequins & sprakle to fit with the festive theme.

I have sprayed a couple of the flowers in the "Pointsettia Red Gold" too.

I have used some lovely 2Crafty chipboard pieces here too,
including this gorgeous star frame.

Well that all from me today. I hope you find time to play along with our
challenge this month. As always they have five $50 prizes to give away.

Until next time.