Monday, May 29, 2017

My Prima Guest Designer Reveal
Part Two
"Cherish"



Hi there lovelies, thanks for calling by.
Today I have part two of my PRIMA "Guest Designer" 
reveal which was live on their blog a few days ago.

I have also used some gorgeous pieces of 2Crafty chipboard  too.


All the products I have used are older Prima products,
but I think that collectively, they still work !!


A little bit of mixed media on my background, some Lindys Stamp Gang sprays,
 lots of layers & lots & lots of flowers, all come together to create my layout.




Prima Products Used...
Prima Firefly Collection - "Seeker" paper #845148 (green one)
Prima Tropics Collection-"Celery Splash" paper #840952 (middle one)
Prima Annalee Collection-"Poetry" paper #841836 (creamy front one)
Prima "Soprano" flowers #561703
Prima "Bristo Blooms-Ruby" flowers #553067
Prima "Valentina - Alda" flowers #581978
Prima "Tea Roses"-Sweet Teal flowers #537494
Prima Box Flowers - white #577773
Prima "Say it In Crystals" #579371
Finnabair Glass Beads-Turquoise
Color Bloom #2 Spray- Brimstone Wings # 655350588861

Well thats all from me today.
Until next time.


Friday, May 26, 2017

My Prima Guest Designer Reveal
Part One
"A Perfect Moment"



Hi there lovelies, thanks for stopping by. 
Today I have an extra special layout as I am 
 "Guest Designer" over on the Prima blog, and thats 
something that doesn't happen everyday !! Well not to me anyway.

Thanks to Prima for having me as part of their Guest Design Team
two years in a row. I really appreciate it.


I have done a vintage layout and it features my great grandmother 
(with an original photo too). The papers from the Prima Love Clippings 
Collection were just made for my precious photo, I think. A perfect match!


 I have done some mixed-media on my background, but kept that to a minimum to let 
the photo and the foiled paper be the star attractions. As you can see, I have added a 
beautiful bow and even some dangling chains along with some gorgeous roses
 to complete the look."


I have also used some gorgeous pieces of 2Crafty chipboard 
which I have heat embossed in bronze.


These photos are not the best but it is really hard to photograph
really shiney papers & these are really metallic !!




Prima Products Used..
"Love Clippings Collection" - Little Love Notes paper #992026
"Love Clippings Collection" - All of Me Loves all of You paper #9920040
"Wild & Free Collection - Let's Be Adventurers paper #992248
"Vintage Emporium " Flowers #586539
Prima "Forest Leaves" metal die #584092
Prima " Parisian Lace"metal doiley die
Prima Stencil - "Tuber Roses"
Prima-Ingvild Bolme Ink in "Old Rose"
Prima Glass Glitter - "Copper" 655350961640

Well that all for today, back soon with part two of my
Prima Guest Designer spot & thanks to Prima for inviting me too.



Tuesday, May 23, 2017

My May DT Reveal for Lindy's Stamp Gang &
More Than Words MINI Challenge
A Mixed Media Tag
PLUS A VIDEO TUTORIAL


Hi there friends, thanks for stopping by. Today I have a little mixed media tag 
that I created to share with you.

Lindy's Stamp Gang  Sprays Used.....
Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powder Used.....
TO VIEW VIDEO CLICK HERE...
 I have based this tag on the current MINI challenge over at 
This months MINI challenge is to use the word SHE on a card, tag or ATC.
All the details are on the MTW blog.


 I have used four different colours of Lindy's sprays as well as some embossing powder
 to create some gorgeous butterflies as you can see above. I wanted them to have a
 real watercolour effect.


I have also coloured up some flowers & some gauze as well as my background.

Hope you like my tag & I hope you will play along with us over at MTW.

Until next time.




Wednesday, May 17, 2017

My 2Crafty Chipboard May DT Reveal
Part Two
"Adventure"


Hi there lovelies, here we are again with yet another reveal. I decided I would do 
something I have never done before, I have gone with an ALL BOY theme for both
 my 2Crafty DT layouts this month & both have featured my cute little grandson, Henry.

Now you have to look closely at the photos to see he is wearing an old fashioned
avaitors hat & goggles & he is sitting in a cardboard box with a propeller on the front of it.
How CUTE is that !!
So I thought I would make my layout a little bit vintage.


 2Crafty Chipboard Used
Biplane
Adventuire - loopy font
Steampunk Gears - small
Steampunk Gears - medium
Giant Gears


To start off with I have used one of the hundreds of titles that 2Crafty have.
I heat embossed it with some Lindy's Stamp Gang embossing powder & then
wiped it over with little bit of bronze Viva Paste.


Now I have used three different size 2Crafty cogs on my layout.
I used the "Steampunk Gears - small", as well as the "Steampunk Gears - medium"
& then added a couple of "Giant Gears".

I thought my layout had a bit of a steampunk vibe !!

I think the standout piece of chippie on this layout definitely has to be
this little old fashioned "Biplane" which I just left raw. I LOVE this piece.


For all the cogs & gears I heat embossed them in a gold coloured embossing powder first
followed by a sprinkling of copper coloured embossing powder & I just re heated it.
I like how they turned out.


Well thats all from me today.
See you back here with more real soon.

If you like my layout I would love you to leave me a comment.
I always enjoy feedback

Until then


Monday, May 15, 2017

My May 2Crafty DT Reveal
Part One
"Live Out Loud"

 
Hi there lovelies, thanks for stopping by.
Today I have part one of my May DT reveal for 2Crafty Chipboard.
This layout  features my cute little Grandson Henry.  
This was his first "dress up" birthday party he had been to
& as you can see his Mummy dressed him up as a little pirate.
Lucky that sword is plastic !!


2Crafty Chipboard Used...
Live Out Loud Title
Chevron Bits
Triangle Clusters


First up I used this great title, "Live Out Loud" because I thought it was quite fitting
for these pics. I painted it in red acrylic paint followed by a coat of Glossy Accents.
Haven't used that stuff in ages but it definitely makes this title stand out.


I have also used a few "Chevron Bits" which I heat embossed black.
I think they give my layout structure.


I have coloured the background with some Lindy's Stamp Gang 
 "Midnight Rendezvous Raven" & done loads & loads of stamping.


I think the star chippie piece on my layout is definitely the "Triangle Clusters".


I just love how they look on this layout.
I simply inked them in black ink, doesn't get much simpler than that !


A hint of yellow by way of a flower & a sprinkling 
of enamel dots & hey presto, all finished.

I hope I have inspired you to try some fabulous 2Crafty
chippie pieces on your next boy layout. They have a massive
amount of things for boy layouts. Pop over to their website
& check them all out.

Back in a day or so with another boy layout.
Until then.



Wednesday, May 10, 2017

My 49 and Market May DT Reveal
Part Two
"Treasure / Adore"

Hello there, thanks for stopping by. Today I have another layout to show you that I created 
as part two of my May DT reveal for 49 and Market.
I have used their  the "Sanctuary" paper which is from their "Heirloom Botanicals" 
collection.  It is such a pretty paper.
 
Scroll to the bottom to see a full product list ..


In this photo you can see I have also used some pieces from their
"Wings & Things" Layered 3D embellishments. It was actually a circular frame
 & I cut it into several pieces and have placed them underneath the flowers below the photos
 & I have also placed a couple of pieces above the photos too. I just love these.


I have also used some of their new "Mixology Flowers". I used both the white & the pink 
ones here. These are a great flower pack because they come with all different shapes & sizes 
in one colour. Perfect for clustering. I have also used some of their lavender "Roses" too.


I have also used a couple of butterflies & a little bird nest and & bird, 
all from the 3D embellishments.


I did some background stamping using stamps from both the
 "Gabbi's Postcard From Paris" as well as the "Gabbi's Crackle & Texture"
  stamp sets.


A few finishing touches with some lovely pieces of 2Crafty Chipboard .
All finished.

49 and Market PRODUCTS USED....

Wings & Things Layered 3D Embellishments
Sanctuary Paper from the "Heirloom Botanicals" Collection
Gabbi's Postcards From Paris Stamp Set
Gabbi's Crackle Texture Stamp Set



Lavender Roses
Mixology Flowers - Flamingo Pink
Mixology Flowers - White

Well thats all from me today. Until next time.
 

Sunday, May 7, 2017

My 49 and Market May DT Reveal
Part One
"Perfection"



Hello there, thanks for stopping by.
Today I have a layout to share with you that I created with some of the
 fabulous newly released paper collection called "Looking Through"
from 49 and Market. This particular one is the "Lilac" paper.
 Don't you just love those little fairies.

See a full product list at the end of this post.


I have used various 49 and Market flowers on this layout starting of with one of the 
 "Garden Vines" in alabaster but I sprayed it this gorgeous shade of green with
some Lindy's Stamp Gang spray. I also cut the vine in to two pieces.


How beautiful does the green vine look in amongst all the different shades of lavender flowers.
 I also used some of their lavender "Roses" as well as some of the new 
"Vintage Shades - Orchid Bloom".
In this photo you can see that the vines have fabulous tendrils & leaves.
 They are so real looking when added in amongst all the other flowers.


I have also used some lovely pieces of 2Crafty Chipboard.


Next I would like to point out the stamp I used to do some background stamping with.
It is definitely my new favourite stamp. It is called "Gabbi's Scripted Squared Stamp "
This stamp is designed by the super talented Gabrielle Pollocco.


I adore green & lavender together, it is such a lovely colour combo.


Lastly you can see in this closeup shot those gorgeous fairies on the
paper as well as the other lovely details.

49 and Market Products Used

Looking Through Collection - Lilac Paper
Garden Vin in Alabaster
Vintage Shades - Orchid Blossom
Shimmer & Shine - Lilac Fleur Des Champs
Roses - Lavender
Gabbi's Scripted Squared Stamp


Thats all for today, back in a couple of days with
more 49 and Market goodness.

Until then.




Tuesday, May 2, 2017

My May DT Reveal for the
Lindy's Stamp Gang Colour Challenge
"Mia"


 Hello there lovelies. Thanks for stopping by.
Today I have my May DT reveal for the May colour challenge over at
and my layout features my gorgeous grandaughter Mia.

Lindy's May Colour Challenge

To enter...
  1. Use a minimum of two (2) Lindy’s Stamp Gang products, you are welcome to add neutrals, white, black, gray and brown, but please stick to the colors in the color graphic
  2. LINK ALL LINDY’S PRODUCTS to our online store. THIS IS SUPER IMPORTANT to be considered a valid entry in the contest.


Lindy's Stamp Gang Products Used...


 As well as colouring up my background, I also coloured up this 
blue flower spray too. It started life as white.


 All my chipboard, including this custom made name, 

I have used a fabulous NEW stamp too from 49 and Market
it is a script in a grid pattern. Definitely my new fave.


 Aaaaw I just adore that happy, cheeky smile.


Well thats all from me today. I hope I have inspired
you in some small way to perhaps join in with this
months challenge over at Lindy's Stamp Gang too.
They give away FIVE $25 store vouchers to the winners !

Until next time.