Tuesday, April 17, 2018

My 2Crafty Chipboard April DT Reveal
Part Two
"A Wish Come True"

Hi there friends, back with you again today to share part two
of my April DT reveal for 2Crafty Chipboard.
 2Crafty Chipboard Product Used...
Grid Panel
Thistle Shrub
A Wish Come true - title
11" Tanyahs Border

For the title, "A Wish Come True" I simply heat embossed it
with some Lindy's "Desert Moon Turquoise" embossing powder.

I think the standout chipboard piece on this layout would have to be the
11" Tahnays Border which I have glued down vertically.
I heat embossed it with Lindy's "Queen Sheba's Silver" embossing powder.

In the above photo you can see the "Grid Panel" chippie piece which I have
also heat embossed with the above two embossing powders. By sprinkling the
 chipboard with both coloured powders it gives a nice two tone effect.

I then cut the "Grid Panel" into several pieces & poked them in here & there.

You can probably see the two tone effect on the chipboard better in this photo.

I have used both paper & flowers from 49 and Market. 
These flowers are sooo beautiful.

The last chipboard piece I used was the "Thistle Shrub" which I also heat embossed 
in the same colour as the title, before cutting it in two & poking in amongst the flowers.

Viola, all finished.
Hope you like my layout today.
See you back here soon with more inspiration.

Remember if you like my layout I would love you to leave me a comment.

Until next time..

Sunday, April 15, 2018

My 2Crafty Chipboard April DT Reveal
Plus "Scrap the Boys" April Challenge
"I'm A Big Kid Now"

Hi there friends. Thanks for stopping by.
Today I have a layout to show you that features my grandson Henry & it is also part of 
my April DT work for 2Crafty Chipboard.  I was inspired to go with the whole 
triangle theme by the current challenge over at
challenge blog.

 2Crafty Chipboard Used...
I'm A Big Kid Now - title
Triangle Clusters
Triangle Set

 You can see I have even cut my photos into triangles to continue with my theme
as well I have stencilled my background with a triangle stencil too.

I have a new stamp & had been dying to use it so this challenge was just perfect.
 I stamped & heat embossed the triangle clusters & then coloured them with 
watercolour crayons before cutting them all out.& mounting them on foam.

I also cut up lots of pieces of coloured cardstock into triangles, drew borders 
on them with black pen & layered them underneath the photos.

How great do those "Triangle Clusters" look in black against
all the bright colours. It really makes them pop !!

2Crafty Chipboard has so many great fun shapes, just perfect for kids layouts.

 Here you can see I have used three pieces from the  
"Triangle Set" to create some triangular arrows. 

So there you have it. A fun bright & easy layout & 
I have managed to used three photos too.
Thanks for the inspiration "Scrap the Boys".

Well thats all for today.

Until next time.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Announcing the NEW 2018 Design Team
49 and Market

The NEW 2018 Design Team for 49 and Market
has just been announced.

I am very happy to say I am returning as "Team Leader" & DT meber for yet 
another year. I mean, who wouldn't want to be  part of such an amazing team.

Thanks so much Janene for your faith in me.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

My 49 and Market April DT Reveal
Part Two
"Treasure / Beauty"

 Hi there friends, thanks for stopping by. Today I have another layout to share with you for
It features my new baby Grandaughter Audrey. She is such a little cutie. I think I 
warned you all last month that her parents had a professional photo shoot done & I am
 lucky to have all these gorgeous photos to scrap, so baby layout overload perhaps !!

49 and Market Product Used...
"Tropical Paradise" Laser Cuts
Rusty Autumn “Blooming Autumn” paper (background)
 Tattered Garden “Tattered Playground” paper (front - torn)
“Botanical Blends” flowers in Snow white
 “Vintage Shades Potpourri” flowers in Orchid

I think the star of this layout, apart from my beautiful grand daughter, would have to be the 
NEW "Tropical Paradise" Laser Cuts. Thats the beautiful pinky mauve flower sprays
 at both the right & left sides of my photos.

The main paper I have used & torn on my layout is one of the NEW 
"Tattered Garden" papers. It is such a lovely collection.

 I have also used some of the "Botanical Blends" flowers in white & I just added a few
 small  “Vintage Shades Potpourri” flowers in Orchid as it is a perfect match to the laser cuts.

The little chipboard words I have used, "Treasure / Beauty" are from 2Crafty Chipboard.

I also did a little background with my favourite 49 and Market Stamp ie "Scripted Squared".

Another layout complete. This was yet another super easy layout but when you are
 using such beautiful & well co ordinated products, it doesn't have to be complicated. 
Sometimes less is more as they say.

Well thats all from me today.

Until next time.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

My April DT Reveal for 49 and Market
Part One
"Sweet Smile"

 Hi there friends. Today I have a layout to share with you using one of the brand NEW
 "Laser Cut" embellishments from 49 and Market. These are totally fabulous & no more fussy cutting. That has to be a bonus. They come on a sheet & you just pop them out. 

On this layout I have used the "Dandelion Fields". I love them.

49 and Market Products Used....
"Dandelion Fields" laser Cuts
Vintage Artistry - "Seeds of Love" paper
Vintage Shades "Botannical Potpourri" flowers in yellow
Burlap Trim
Jute Cording
"Gabi's Crackle Texture" Stamp Set

For my background I have used the ever popular 
49 and Market "Vintage Artistry - Seeds of Love" paper. 
A little bit of mixed media on the background & then I just set about adding the 
photos & all these gorgeous flowers & laser cut embellishments. This was that easy.

My chipboard title, "Sweet Smile" is from 2Crafty Chipboard.

 I created some nice layering & textures behind my photos by using their fabulous "Burlap Trim".

 How gorgeous are all these elements from their laser cuts? 
Sure makes for yummy layering!!

 No layout would be complete without some of their beautiful blooms. 
Here I have used the Vintage Shades flowers.

I finished off with a lovely natural bow nested in amongst all those gorgeous flowers.
I also added a little bit of very light background stamping using one of the many 
stamp sets available from 49 and Market. A great way to add some visual texture.

A little bit of corrugated cardboard & there you go, all finished.
 I hope you like it.
Back in a couple of days with more.

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

Until then.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

More March DT Inspiration for 49 and Market
Featuring the NEW LASER CUTS

Hi there 49 and Market fans.
Today I have some more inspiration using the wonderful
 49 and Market products.

49 and Market Products Used...
"Dandelion Fields" Laser Cuts
"Captured Adventures" - "Eclectic Pieces" paper
Stamp - "Gabbi's Postcards From Paris" stamp set (postcards)
"Vintage Shades Potpourri" flowers in yellow
"Botanical Blends" flowers  in Navy
"Single Ply Jute Cording"

2Crafty Chipboard Products Used...
Carita's Swirl
Fine Word Set #1
6" Skeleton Clock Frames

A tiny bit of mixed media on my background to showcase the beautiful colours of
 those flowers. This "Captured Adventures" paper collection is the perfect background
 for any sort of layout as it has lots of really subtle details.

I really LOVE these yellow & navy blue flowers from 49 and Market teamed
 together & combined with the green foliage pieces that also come in the pack.

Now the star of this layout has to be their NEW LASER CUTS. You can see at the right side
 of my photos those gorgeous yellow flower sprays, that is some of the laser cuts & I 
didn't even have to fussy cut them out !!

I have also stamped a couple of little postcards with their
"Postcards from Paris" stamp set & I have layered them in behind my photos.

Here you can see more of those fabulous LASER CUTS. 
Definitely my new favourite go to product. !!

All of the chipboard I have used here is from 2Crafty Chipboard.

Love this combination of the yellow & navy flowers & also all the different styles
 & shapes of flowers in each pack. I have also added a nice jute bow underneath the 
bottom flower cluster to add to all the textures. 

Well thats all from me today. I hope I have inspired you to try out
our NEW LASER CUT embellishments too.

Until next time.

Monday, March 19, 2018

More March DT Inspirationfor 2Crafty Chipboard
Part Two
"Live Laugh Love"

Hi there friends, thanks for stopping by the blog.
Today I have decided to create a boy layout with a CIRCLE theme.
I have this fabulous new stamp set I wanted to use & 2Crafty
has so many great circle shapes so I just went for it.

 2Crafty Chipboard Used...
Live Laugh Love - title
6" Circle Stack
6" Circular Panel
6" Circle Revolution Frames

So I set about stamping lots of circles, heat embossed them in black
 & then coloured them up with some Lindy's sprays before cutting them out.
I have even used a few flowers from 49andMarket & sprayed them to match.

For the chipboard title "Live Laugh Love" I painted it with a Ranger
blue paint dabber & when dry rubbed on a little Finnabair Wax in copper.

All the chipboard circles & frames were coloured up with the same
Finnabair Art Alchemy Metallique Wax In "Metallic Copper".
These wax pastes are so easy to use & cover really well too, I just used my finger !!

As you can see in the above photo I cut a few pieces of the 
"Circular Panel" up & poked them in here & there.

A little mixed media & some stamping on my background & I even tied
 some string around the layout too, a great way to add extra texture !!

Well thats all from me today, I hope you liked my layout.
I will see you back here again soon with more.
If you like my layout I would LOVE you to leave me a comment !!
Until next time...