Friday, August 18, 2017

My 2Crafty Chipboard August DT Reveal
Part Two
"This Boy"

 For my second layout today I have done a boy layout featuring my cute little 
grandson Henry. I am really enjoying do some boy layouts & I hope you like it too.

 2Crafty Chipboard Used...
This Boy title
Puzzle Pieces
Mini Puzzle Pieces
Chain Lengths
Steampunk Gears-Small
Steampunk Gears-Medium

I did a mixed media background & then proceeded to work on all the chippie pieces.

First up I coated the "Title", "Stars" & "Mini Puzzle Pieces"with a coat of
gesso followed by a couple of coats of Silks paint in "Pretty Peridot".
I then stamped over the "Mini Puzzle Pieces" for some added interest.

Next the "Chain Lengths" & the small & medium "Gears" were simply
given a coat of metallic "Gunmetal" paint. 

When dry I brushed the gears over with a little Lindy's "Grab A Guy Gold"
 spray to give them a rusty metal look.

Now the best thing on this layout, (apart from my gorgeous grandson), 
are the large "Puzzle Pieces". I LOVE how they look. 

I firstly painted them in the same Gunmetal metallic
paint then I stamped them with an alphabet stamp & heat embossed them with some
Lindy's "Midnight Pewter" embossing powder. Really pleased with these.

Lots of mixed media on my background & also lots of stamping too.

Hey presto, all finished.

I hope I have inspired you in some small way.

If you like my layout I would love you to leave me a comment.
Let me know what you think of those cute puzzle pieces.
I always love to read your feedback.

Until next time.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

My 2Crafty Chipboard August DT Reveal
Part One

Hi there lovelies, thanks for calling by.
Today I have part one of my August DT reveal for 2Crafty Chipboard.
2Crafty Chipboard Used...
Title Sweet-loopy font
Multi Modern Swirls
Film Strips Medium
Sharons Butterflies

After firstly doing a mixed media background using some
Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays in "Peony Scralet Red" & "Pink Ladies Pink"
& a touch of their Magicals in "Opal Sea Oates"
I then did some stamping & added a variety of art stones & Prills
& set to work on the chipboard. 

Both the "SWEET" title & a "Sharon Butterfly" were given a coat of gesso 
followed by brushing on a watered down wash of the same Lindy's sprays.

The "Multi Modern Swirls" & the "Film Strips" were simply 
given a wipe over with some "Vintage Photo" Distress Ink. 

I added some beautiful 49 and Market flowers.

Well there you have it. All finished.

I hope you like it.
If you do, I would LOVE you to leave me a comment as it
is always great to hear your feedback.

Back in a couple of days with more inspiration for you.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

BRAND NEW 49 and Market
My August DT Reveal

Hi there lovelies, thanks so much for dropping in. Today I have a layout
 to show you that was part of my August DT work for
using their NEW “Cottage Life” papers. Oh my goodness,
 I think this is the nicest paper collection I have ever seen !!

49 and Market Papers Used….
“Cottage Cut Out Sheet” – B SIDE   
“Provence” paper

As well as doing some fussy cutting of the “Province”  paper I also added lots of
bits & pieces from the matching 3D Embellishment Sheet.

The 3D embellishments look so lovely mixed in amongst all the fussy cut flowers.

I have used a beautiful 2Crafty Chipboard title here.

Lots of layering, some added gauze, a dash of glitter on my title & some micro beads for texture.

I have added a lovely bow I made from their “Single Ply Jute”.
 I love the texture it adds to my layout.

49 and Market Flowers Used…
Blossom Bends in Bluebell
Garden Seeds in Aloe

I just love the way the 49 and Market have all different shapes & sizes in each
 flower pack, not to mention all the other beautiful bits & pieces too.
  The detail in these is amazing.

I finished off with a little background stamping using one of my favourite stamps from
 the 49 and Market range of stamps. This one is called “Scripted Squared” & it is 
designed by the super talented Gabrielle Pollocco. Definitely a fave of mine.

Well thats all from me today. See you back here again soon with more inspiration
 using the wonderful products from 49 and Market.

Until next time.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

HARMONY with my Grandbabies
My More Than Words August DT Reveal

Hi there lovelies, thanks for stopping by. Today I have my DT reveal for the
August challenge over at More Than Words.

The challenge for August is to use the word HARMONY. 
 Perhaps in your title, or maybe in a quote or even in your journalling.
The creative challenge is to be inspired by some SONG LYRICS.

 I have taken my inspiration from the 
Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder song of "Ebony & Ivory"
& so I have scrapped this wonderful photo of my two grandbabies sitting on my knee.
They are my true "ebony & ivory". LOVE them both to pieces.

I have used some lovely paper, flowers & burlap from 49 and Market.

 I have also used a 49 and Market flower stamp set to stamp lots of flowers
with & then I coloured them up with some Lindy's Sprays, fussy cut them out
& added them in amongst my flower cluster.

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

 Lots of mixed media & stamping.

Well I hope I have inspired you to play along with us at
More Than Words challenge this month & as always we
have EIGHT great prizes on offer too.

Until next time.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

My DT Reveal for Lindy's Stamp Gang
August Colour Challenge

Hi there lovelies, thanks for calling by.
Today I have my DT reveal for the August Colour Challenge over at
Lindy's Stamp Gang.

My good friend Christine Williams gave me this photo of her daughter.
She had this fabulous maternity photo shoot & she must be so happy with these photos.
She looks positively radiant. Thanks so much Christine.

  Lindy's Gang August Colour Challenge Colours...
Whale Watch Blue Spray
 Chateau Rose Spray 
Bodacious Blush Spray
Open Arms Amethyst Spray
 Voodoo Violet Blue Spray

 To enter...
  1. Use a minimum of two (2) Lindy’s Stamp Gang products, you are welcome to add neutrals, white, black, grey 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.

I used Lindy's "Hibiscus Rose Orange" Embossing Powder to heat emboss my chippie title.
For my background I used the "Open Arms Amethyst" spray & the "Bodacious Blush" Spray.
I LOVE these two colours together.

 I  have done lots of mixed media on my background,  lots of stamping, lots of layers,
some yummy vines, a few flowers & a sprinkling if micro beads.

 I have used some 49 and Market paper & some 2Crafty Chipboard for my title. 
I was really happy how this layout turned out.

Well thats it from me for today.
I hope you find time to play along with us.

Until next time.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

"Adding Just A Tiny Bit of BLACK" !!
Another DT Reveal for Lindy's Stamp Gang

Hi there lovelies, thanks for stopping by the blog. 
Today I have a layout to share with you where I have 
 added just a tiny bit of BLACK to add impact.

It really does make quite a difference & gives lots of depth !!


The Lindy's colour sprays I have used are.....

 & Drop Dead Gorgeous Green Magicals & I have embossed with Cleopatra Copper EP.

These are all available on the Lindy's website.

 I heat embossed all my gorgeous
 2Crafty Chipboard pieces in"Cleopatra Copper".

Lots of mixed media on my background & lots of lovely layers, textures & stamping.

All three of the stamp sets I have used are from 49 and Market.

All finished & I do hope you will watch the video tutorial too,
& REMEMBER, if you like my layout today I would 
really love you to leave me a comment !!!

Until next time.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

More Than Words Challenge
July MINI Challenge

Hi there friends, thanks for stopping by.
Today I have a little card I made for the July MINI challenge over at
More Than Words Challenge.
This months MINI challenge word is
Make either a card, tag or ATC & use the word GO on it,
& it must be visible, then enter it via the More Than Words
facebook page before 11.55pm on 31st July.
A winner will be chosen by our DT & the winner
will receive a $25 store voucher from Dusty Attic.

I made my card using some beautiful paper & flowers from

Well thats all from me today,
I hope you find some time to play along with us.
Until next time.


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Another DT Creation for 49 and Market
"Treasure Always"

 Hi there lovelies, back with you again today to share another DT creation for
 I created this layout for a class I taught on the weekend at a retreat using one of my most
 favourite 49 and Market papers. This paper is called “Blue Petals” and it is from their 
“Scents of Nature” collection. It is such a gorgeous paper & I just adore this shade of blue.

49 and Market Products Used….
Scents of Nature “Blue Petals” paper
Garden Vine in Alabaster
Garden Blooms in Alabaster
Gabbi’s Postcards from Paris Stamp Set

 I have actually cut the “Garden Vine” into pieces & I have grouped the pieces  together
 at the left side of the photo & I added an extra flower from the “Garden Blooms” pack too.

I coloured up all the alabaster flowers with some coloured ink & when dry I added some 
glitter to the edges of the petals so that they would match the flowers on the paper.
 I think it all blends together to create a wonderful backdrop for my photos.

 I have used some gorgeous pieces of 2Crafty Chipboard which I also coloured up
 with the same colour ink I used on the flowers.

To finish off I did a little light background stamping using the script stamp
 from this beautiful 49 and Market stamp set which was designed by Gabrielle Pollacco.

Well thats all from me today. See you back here again soon with more inspiration
 using the wonderful 49 and Market products.

Until next time.