Thursday, July 9, 2015

2Crafty Chipboard Shares Plus Video Tutorial

Hi Everyone!

I am thrilled to be able to share my projects with you for 2Crafty Chipboard.

My first project is dedicated to my girls who are often the source of my inspiration 
when creating. They really do have a beautiful kind of 'sisterhood' happening 
and are always there for each other.


Crafty Chipboard Products Used:

An Ornate Frame Flourish frames the photo from behind, with Lucy' Flourish Frame 
sitting over the top and I did remove the  Sister's element from the Sister's Are Attached Title

To alter the chipboard, White Texture Paste was first applied with a palette knife. 
Some random heat embossing detail was applied with Tinby Meltallic Melts 'Glistening Snow'. 
A little dabbing with some with Prima Inks - Vintage Pink and Old Road and metallic gold paint. 
With clear sealer sprayed over the top. 

The Beaded Hearts Border was also cut up and arranged at different lengths under the fussy cut Prima floral elements and pretty Prima flowers.   


For my next project, something to 'TREASURE'
Click on the arrow to view  the VIDEO...

2Crafty Chipboard Products:

Clock Face Frames
Chain Lengths
Ariel's Spray
Mini Word Set 1

Chipboard elements have been altered with Tim Holtz Distress Walnut Stain
and Tinby Metallic Melts - Patina and Bronze.

For recreating this project please be sure to check out the video link above:
Thanks so much for visiting today
Happy Creating!! 
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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Kraft Plus: In The Jungle Designer Inspiration


I am just totally 'wild' about the latest Kraft Plus Challenge! Let's get creative and head

In The Jungle

The Criteria:

Kraft Background
Animal Print 

Interpret the challenge as you wish

This is where my jungle explorations to took me:

I combined animal print and bright tropical jungle inspired papers from Kaisercraft's 'Say Aloha' Collection with Kraft Cardstock:

For the circle criteria:

 I punched a larger decorative circle from the reverse side of the 'Flamingo' paper and layered it with another fussy cut circle element from the 'Malibu' paper. The negative circle frame element left over after removing the circle was also incorporated.  I also die cut some smaller Die Cut decorative edged circles from 'Rainforest'. Some random border punching was added around the outer edge of the Kraft Cardstock and a circular sentiment sticker element. 

Fussy cut floral and foliage elements from 'Rainforest' paper were layered with Collectibles and Stickers.

Some of these beauties were also layered amongst the tropical foliage:

2Crafty Chipboard M00493 Leafy Shrub pieces were inked black to add contrast to the bright toning of the 'Say Aloha' papers.

The DT and the Guest DT have totally ROCKED this challenge. We can't wait to see what YOU create with the 'IN THE JUNGLE' Challenge

Happy 'TOTALLY WILD' Krafting!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Happy Announcement - 2Crafty Chipboard Design Team

Hello Lovely People!
Some happy news to share with you all

I am thrilled to announce that I will be joining the amazing 2Crafty Chipboard Design Team along with these fabulously talented individuals:

Beck Beattie - Aus
Ros Madley - Aus
Rachael Funnell - Aus
Lisa Griffith - USA
Athanasia Papantoniou - Greece
Marianne Johansson - Norway
Jaya Raghuvanshi - India
Valerie Ouellet - Canada
Tracee Provis - UK
Catherine Giguere - Canada
Priscilla Lim - Singapore
Robin Shakoor - USA

And Returning DT Members

Di Garling - AUS - DT Co Ordinator
Fiona Paltridge - Aus
Debbi Tahrani - USA
Jennifer Snyder - USA

I am so looking forward to getting my 'chippie' on with 2Crafty's fabulous laser cut products. 2Crafty is an Australian owned and operated manufacturer and wholesaler of laser cut chipboard products. They have more than 1000 designs to choose from -  which you can check out over on the 2Crafty Website.

I also have a recent project to show where I have incorporated some beautiful 2Crafty corner flourishes in the design.

Dream With Your Eyes Wide Open 

2 Crafty Products Used:

These were inked black then lightly dabbed with metallic gold paint

I also have a video tutorial available for recreating this layout HERE
Thanks so much for dropping by
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Sunday, May 10, 2015



Sharing something a little on the 'happy' side today created with lots of Prima loveliness. The papers are from the Sea Shore Collection and lots of pretty coordinating flowers and a few shabby resin pieces.  Love this photo of my two girls snapped on a trip to Dromana earlier in the year. We stopped at this super spot along the way with the intention of only 'dipping our feet' according to my two girls. Yeah well, dipping our feet turned into a full on water play session. The moment was priceless with their joy and frivolity..... and well the clothes were easily washed when we got home.

Some masked detail was added to the background page with a Prima page stencil and clear gel medium. A burst of happy colour was then added with Prima Color Bloom Sprays. The color built up over a few applications to achieve the depth.

Paper Strips, die cut and punched elements were layered over the background area.
Fussy cut shell elements were layered with flowers and shabby resin. A touch of white gesso lightly dabbed on a few of the petal tips to soften.
A vine was also cut up and tucked in around the cluster arrangements.
Thanks so much for dropping by,

Friday, May 1, 2015

Kraft Plus Inspiration

Hello Fellow Krafter's!!

First day of a brand new month - Are we ready for another awesome Kraft Plus Challenge reveal?

Welcome to our Moodboard Challenge: Photo Inspiration + Your Imagination 

Interpret the 'Kraft' Board as you wish. You may be inspired by the colours, the beads, the twine, the books.... well, you get the idea

Here is where the inspiration and imagination took me:

I have taken inspiration from the books and altered a book cover. I also incorporated colour, flowers, twine, metal, little bottle and bead trinkets in the design. Textural elements in photo 2 inspired dry embossing of the Kraft Cardstock.

For all challenge and sponsor details + all the designer and guest amazing inspiration can be found HERE

Happy Krafting Everyone!

Thursday, April 30, 2015



Backtracking today and sharing something that I created a while back for Scrapbook Creations Issue 104 for their colour challenge. I have had a play with Dylusions Ink Sprays and water for creating the background effect on the white cardstock.

To recreate a similar background effect:
Position a Prima Turkish Grunge stencil over the top of the cardstock and spray with Calypso Teal and Green Grass. Concentrate on the areas where the photo and embellishment is going to be and alternate the colours leaving areas of space between the colours. Remove the stencil and then spray over the coloured areas with water. Use paper towel to blot up the areas of excess and to soften. when dry apply extra masked detail with white gesso paint randomly - I used a stencil with circles for this.

Chipboard elements were painted white and then also misted with Calypso Teal and Green Green. Spray a small amount each of the colours onto a non slip craft mat, position the chipboard piece over the top and then twist/rotate around to create a swirly, variegated effect of the colours.

Thanks for dropping by,
Till next time,

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Light House Project


Thanks so much for dropping by. Today I have a beyond the page project to share with you created with Prima's Sea Shore collection.

**Also note the top of the lighthouse lifts off so that the LED candle can be switched on and off **

The light house was created using my own template design. The foundations first created with stronger chipboard and then covered with Sea Horse 'Under The Sea' patterned paper.

A brick pattern was added to the base of the lighthouse using a Prima stencil and texture paste. Glass Glitter was sprinkled over the texture paste with Color Bloom Sprays spritz over the top - I used Antique Gold and Soft Teal.  White Gesso was dabbed over some of the misted area so that just a hint of colour peeks through.
Resin and Metal elements add a touch of shabby and Chantilly Metal Knobs and hemp twine add a little nautical feel:
Shells have been adhered around the base of the lighthouse for a touch of seaside influence.

Till next time,