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.



Friday, December 1, 2017

My December DT Reveal for "More Than Words"
"1st Christmas"


Well here we all are and it is the 1st December !!! Where did this year go?
Today I have my DT reveal for the December challenge over at

The creative challenge this month is to use  
"NUMBERS & FAMILY"
is the inspiration word. Either use it in your title, add it in
a quote on the layout, or just take inspiration from it. 

I have taken my inspiration from the word & created my layout
 with this pic, because to me children is what Christmas is all about.


 I have included a number into my title using metal numbers.


Also in my date too.


 Lots of beautiful 2Crafty Chipboard
pieces which I painted whited & added gorgeous glitter to them all.


 Lot of layers too.


To finish off I have added just a touch of green here & there as an accent.

Well there you have it. Another layout done.
I do hope you find some time to play along with us this month.
As always, we have eight amazing prizes on offer too.

Until next time.



Thursday, November 23, 2017

November MINI Challenge at
More Than Words



 Hi there friends, thanks for stopping by.
Today I have a card I made for the November MINI Challenge at
 
This months MINI challenge word is
  WALK ! 
Make either a card, tag or ATC & use the word WALK on it,
& it must be visible. Then enter it via the More Than Words
facebook page before 11.55pm on 3oth November.
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, November 21, 2017

My 2Crafty Chipboard November DT Reveal
Part One
"Friends"


Hi there lovelies, thanks for stopping by. Today I have part two of my
November DT reveal for 2Crafty Chipboard.

I started off with a mixed media background using some
Lindy's Gang spray in "Azure Sea Asters" and lots of water to dilute it.

 2Crafty Chipboard Products Used...
Friends - title loopy font
Funky Heart Swirls
Frame Olivia
Ana's Vine


I have used both the 2 Crafty "Ana"s Vine" as well as some "Funky Heart Swirls"
on my layout as you can see in the above photo. I treated them both in the same way....

                              #1. I gave them all a basecoat of white paint.
                              #2.  Next up I wiped them over with some Distress Ink in "Pumice Stone".
                              #3.  I coloured up the buds & hearts with some Distress Ink in "Peeled Paint".
                              #4.  Lastly I covered all the green parts with some "Crackle Accents".


For the 2Crafty title "Friends" I simply painted it in a pale blue acrylic paint & while still
wet I dipped it into a fine glitter, but unfortunately it is hard to see that in a photo!!

How nice does the "Crackle Accents" make those green buds & hearts look?
It really makes them pop.

All these gorgeous flowers & papers are from 49 and Market.


Lastly for the 2Crafty "Frame - Olivia" I bascoated it in white paint first followed
by a wipe over of Distress Ink - Pumice Stone" & then I used a wipe to lightly
wipe some off to lighten it.


Well thats all from me today. I hope you liked my layout.

Until next time.