Monday, May 28, 2018

My 2Crafty Chipboard May DT Reveal
Part Two

Hi there friends, thank for stopping by. 
Today I have another layout to share with you
& naturally it has lots of gorgeous 2Crafty chipboard on it. :)

After firstly doing a mixed media background I began to work on the chipboard.

 2Crafty Chipboard Used...
Gorgeous - title
Flower Doileys
Ariel's Spray
Butterfly Set

All the chipboard pieces were given two coats of white acrylic paint to basecoat them, 
followed by a wipeover with a Prima ink pad in "Teal Damask". Too easy.
I used a heat gun to dry the title & make it bubble slightly too. 

This gorgeous "Ariel's Sprays"  was also given a coat of crackle paste 
before colouring it with the ink pad. I then cut into pieces &
inserted it throughout the 49andMarket flowers. 

 I had a piece left over so I popped it in at the very top. (see pic below)

I added a few "Butterflies" which I coloured in a apricot metallic paint
& they too were heated to make the paint bubble slightly also.

You can see I have cut the "Flower Doiley's" in half
 before sticking them around the edges of my clustering.

  I do love these little "2018's". A great way of making the date into an embellishment !

All finished. Hope you like it & are maybe a little inspired to
use some beautiful 2Crafty chipboard pieces on your next layout too.

Until next time...

Thursday, May 24, 2018

More May DT Inspiration For
Heartfelt Creations

Hi there friends, thanks for stopping by.
Today I am back with an "Easel Card" I created for

I have used their papers, stamps & dies from their brand NEW release called..
"Backyard Basics" collection. I love these coneflowers.

Everything I have used is available in the
Heartfelt Creations Products Used...
HCPC-3828  Garden’s Edge Coneflower Stamp Set
HCD1-7182  Garden’s Edge Coneflower Die Set
HCPC-3827  Backyard Blossom Stamp Set
HCD1-7181  Backyard Blossom Die Set
HCPC-3752  Classic Rose Stamp Set
HCD1-7110  Classic Rose Die Set
HCDP1-290  Backyard Blossom Paper Collection Pad
Archival Inks in Violet Fuchsia & Chrome Yellow
HCPP3-452  White Cardstock
PGM15015  Rajni's Crystal Clear 

                Full instructions for this card can be found on the Heartfelt Creations website.

                See you back here in a few days time with more inspiration.

                 Until then...


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

My 49 and Market May DT Reveal
Part Two
"Two Little Girls"
PLUS a SNEAK PEEK at Some of our NEW paper collection

Hi there friends, thank for calling by. Today I have another SNEAK PEEK at another of 
the NEW papers from 49 and Market called "Sweet Reflections" paper collection. 
My goodness this collection is just soooo pretty, I LOVE them all.

This layout features my two gorgeous granddaughters & was taken recently at the 
little ones Christening. A perfect moment captured !!

 49 and Market Products Used...
Sweet Reflections - "Reminisence" paper
Rusty Autumn - "Reminiscent" paper
Vintage Shades Botanical Blends Flowers - Orchid
Floral Mixology Flowers - Champagne
Gabbi's Texture Stamp Set

 The colour of this paper is so soft & pretty with just the right amount of detail on each side, 
plus I love the stitching it has around the edges, no need to pull the sewing machine out!!!
 Now that is a bonus.

 Here you can see I have done just a small amount of mixed media on the background, 
not to much because I didn't want to take away from this beautiful paper.

 The flowers I have used were just the perfect shade of pink to match this paper & I mixed
 some white ones in to break it up. I have also added some small pieces of lace throughout too.

 One of the many things I like about the 49 and Market flowers is the green foliage that 
comes in the pack, I think it just adds a small accent, not to mention some realism too.

 I just adore this photo of my two granddaughters, I was so lucky to capture it !!

 All of the beautiful chipboard I have used on my layout is from 2Crafty Chipboard.

Well that's another layout complete for my album collection, although I think I might
 frame this one. I do hope I have inspired you to grab some of the
NEW "Sweet Reflections" collection too.

Until next time.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

My 2Crafty Chipboard May DT Reveal
Part One

Hello friends, thanks for stopping by my blog.
Today I have another layout to share with you for 2Crafty Chipboard.

 2Crafty Chipboard used....
"Special" title
Leafy Shrub Set #1
Sharon's Butterflies
Flowering Clusters

After doing a mixed media background I set about 
altering these various chipboard pieces.

The "Special" title was basecoated with white acrylic paint
followed by a spray of Lindy's Gang spray in "Pineapple Paradise".

I had sprayed Lindy's Gang "Peony Scralet Red" spray on my background & so 
I decided to repeat it on these NEW "Flowering Clusters" chippies for a tone on tone look.

I also repeated the same thing on the "Sharon's Butterflies"
but I added a little glitter to these as well. I do love glitter.

I had some small left over pieces of "Leafy Shrub Set #1" on my 
desk so I decided to heat emboss them in a dark bronze/black colour & 
add them in under the edges of my 49 and Market flowers.

Another layout complete. Hope you like it.
Until next time...

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

May DT Reveal for Heartfelt Creations
NEW "Coneflower Stamps & Dies"
Foldout Card

Hi there friends, thanks for calling by. Today I have a "Foldout Card" I created for 
I love this NEW stamp set & it looks great in so many different colour combinations too. 
Pop over to the blog to see what all the other girls created using the same stamp set.

I stamped these beautiful flowers, die cut them with the matching dies
& then simply coloured them with Distress Inks. Too easy.

Heartfelt Creations Products Used... 
Click HERE to find all these new products
Blossoming Coneflower Stamp Set HCPC-3826
Blossoming Coneflower Die Set HCDI-7180
Garden’s Edge Coneflower Stamp Set HCPC-3828
Garden’s Edge Coneflower Die Set HCD1-7182
Backyard Blossoms Stamp Set HCPC-3827
Backyard Blossoms Die Set HCD1-7181
Fleur Border Basics Die Set HCD1-7120
6x6 Foldout Cards HCCF1-445-1 (used as a template)
Backyard Blossoms Paper Pad HCDP1-290


<p> <b>Other Products: </b>
Cream cardstock, recycled kraft cardstock, corrugated card, string, Distress inks in “Squeezed Lemonade”, “Fossilized Amber”, “Rusty Hinge”, “Vintage Photo”, “Peeled Paint”, Cinnamon Stickles, border punch (any will do)

</p><p> <b>Instructions: </b>
I have used one of the foldout cards as a template & have cut one out of a cream cardstock, this way I can create this type of card in any colour, however because cardstock is only 12” & these cards are 24” long when folded out, you have to create a little hinge, out of the same cardstock used, (on the inside) to join the two halves. I have actually border punched this hinged piece so it looks pretty & yet is practical too.

Next step is to cut three border strips out of a contrasting karft coloured cardstock using the “Fleur Border Die Set” & stick onto card.

I have then proceeded to stamp, in the above coloured inks, enough floral pieces to create my flower clusters. I have actually used two pieces of each coneflower & slightly offset them & used foam dots to give these gorgeous flowers some extra dimension.

Don’t be afraid to snip the various foliage into pieces & add them in here & there around the coneflowers to create three lovely floral clusters.

Now tear a small piece of corrugated card approximately 3”x 1.5” & stick to bottom front corner of card.

Until next time...