Sunday, September 28, 2014

Creative Team Article on Chipboard for Scrapbooking Memories - Vol. 17 No. 1

Hello everyone
Today I have a few layouts to share that were part of my Scrapbooking Memories Creative Team article that featured in Vol. 17 No. 1.  This issue's theme was "Home Grown" and from this I came up with the idea to do my article on Chipboard.  Australia is very lucky to have a few Home Grown chipboard company's....but for the layouts in my article, I've used 2Crafty chipboard  :D I always do on all of my layouts - love my 2Crafty! :)))) 
My article delved into a few of my favourite ways of altering chipboard.....including ways of adding texture, heat embossing, using crackle paint, embossing folders, different ways of adding colour and I also wrote about things like, not being afraid to cut your chipboard to fit and suit your project ...and also to experiment and have fun with other ways of altering this staple embellishment.
Here are the layouts I created using chipboard for the article
"Destination Unknown"

There's quite a few different chipboard pieces on this one, using a few basic techniques on altering/colouring them.....all 2Crafty, of course :D
The Summer Leaf Stem I have left raw....with just a smidgen of gesso & a light rub of ink added....which tones in with the rest of the colours on the layout

This gorgeous Tahnya's 11" Border scroll was first coated in gesso, then coloured with gelatos, and a touch more gesso & ink added to finish it off.

Again with the Chevron Bits....coloured with gelatos then a light rub with some brown ink.
If you don't happen to have Gelatos...any form of coloured medium would work just as well for colouring your pieces....paint, ink etc.

And the Butterflies too...with some rhinestones added to the bodies

And here is a veiw of the main area of the page.
So the techniques on this layout are fairly simply....just some added colour, ink & gesso, yet the result is quite a transformation.
"Always & Forever"

This page I've used some more 2Crafty pieces....a title & a circular frame that surrounds the whole layout.  I've used some different techniques with these pieces as well.....
For the "Always & Forever" title I've first cut it in half & spread the title over 2 areas on the page, and I've then used some crackle paint to add colour & texture.  For the best result with crackle pain, you need to pile it on there....literally, then leave it to dry & you will end up with a nicely crackled/distressed looking piece of CB (I find it best to let it dry naturally, rather than with a heat gun - the crackles just seem to form much better this way plus you tend to get more of them)

The rest of the title in crackle paint.

For the Flowery Swirly Frame piece, I've added some texture paste.....

I've just added it to the frame with a brush.....dabbing it on, making sure to get good coverage with lots of high & low points to make the texture as visual as possible.

Then I've finished it off by colouring it with my gelatos....again, painting it on with a brush.
Any form of coloured medium would work just as well of my other favourite is to paint on some glimmermist :)

So that's was my article on chipboard. 
I hope you have been inspired to use what I think is a staple embellishment to have in 
any scrappers stash!
Thanks so much for dropping by today :)
You can view the 2Crafty blog over HERE for a HEAP of inspiration.
And if you're wanting to purchase some of this fantastic product, head on over to All About Scrapbooks HERE.  Happy Shopping & Happy Scrapping :)
Until next time.... xxx

Friday, September 26, 2014

October Afternoon - Public Library for All About Scrapbooks / Sketchabilities Sketch #123

A big Hello to everyone & welcome :)
Today I have a layout to share for All About Scrapbooks, using the super fun & amazing
I have been really surprised & happy with the range of layouts I've been able to create with this collection...and it's been so much fun too :)
My layout is based on sketch # 123 at Sketchabilities.
"Girls gone wild"
My photo is from crazy GF's who had taken control of my camera at a can imagine my surpise when I had the photos printed off the film (yep, pre-digital in those days!) and seen what they had been up to! LOL 
They obviously had themselves a good time :)))
Here is the sketch, created by Karan Gerber
And a few close ups.....




For more details on techniques (including how I created my background), plus products used, pop on over to the All About Scrapbooks blog HERE
Thanks so much for dropping by & for any comments you leave - I really do appreciate them :)

Sunday, September 21, 2014

October Afternoon - Public Library for All About Scrapbooks / 1st Sept Stuck Sketch

Hello again everyone ....I hope you're all enjoying your weekend so far .
The weather here has been beautiful .....Spring is definitely here :)
Today I'm back to share a 3rd layout using this fun & fabulous range of papers,
Again, I've created a page that has nothing to do with libraries, books etc
My layout is based on the 1st September Stuck Sketch.....
"Pure Joy"

This one is of a little girl who had an absolute ball swinging on the swings at a local park.
Her little face says it all <3
This is the Stuck sketch that I have used,
another fab sketch by Laura Whitaker who runs Stuck Sketches
And here's a few close ups.....




For more information on products & techniques used, please pop over to the
There is a full list of products with links to the AAS store for those who are interested.
Thanks so much for visiting today & for any comments you may leave :)

Friday, September 19, 2014

Kaisercraft DT - Teddy Bears Picnic

Hello again everyone, and happy Friday....the weekend is almost here - yay!
I am back today to share my creations using Kaisercraft's 3rd release for
this month -Teddy Bears Picnic....and I have to say it is a "beary" cute one!
As always, the collection comes with a variety of papers, collectables, stickers, paper pad & a stamp set.  Most of the papers have one side that is not bear related & could be used for any type of layout...... I have created 2 layouts, 1 that is Teddy Bear related & 1 that's not.
First up....
"Teddy Love"
I've used the gorgeous "Furry" paper for my background...just love the colours & design of this paper ..... & the white dots have a fairly light text on them, which looks great. 

I have cut a rosette flower using a strip of paper from the "Parade" paper & added a paper bloom, punched butterflies & some collectables pieces to form my cluster :)

The collectables pack has quite a few super cute teddy bears in it, plus there's also a few words, such as the words Teddy & Love that I've used for my title.
The cute little banner stickers are from the sticker sheet....and I've attached them in under a few strips of PP.

The photo is one of my little bear collection <3
Kaisercraft products: Bear Love P1629, Furry P1623, Bear Hug P1622, Parade P1627, Collection P1625, Cuddles P1626, Patchwork P1624,Paper Pad PP949, Sticker Sheet SS256 Collectables CT806, Buttercream Paper Blooms F629, Bronze Rhinestones SB776, Bark Ink IP724, Double Sided Tape T314, Foat Dots T302
Other: Butterfly, Rosette & Border punches
Next up is a non teddy bear layout :)
"Cherish the little moments"

The patchwork looking floral squares are cut from the gorgeous "Cuddles" paper & then mounted onto slightly bigger squares cut from the "patch work" paper.  This is such a pretty patterned paper & I wanted to try to showcase it a bit differently.....against the burgundy colour of the "Teddy" paper, it makes them really stand out, which is what I was aiming to achieve :) 

Another cluster of blooms, stickers, collectables....and a Flair button

The hearts are from both the Collectables pack & Sticker sheet....and I've mounted them up on some KC foam dots to add a bit of height to them.

More stickers & some strip journaling :)
Kaisercraft Products: Teddy P1621, Cuddles P1626, Patchwork P1624, Paper Pad PP949, Sticker Sheet SS256, Collectables CT806, Iceberg Paper Blooms F630, Olive Paper Blooms F633, Ruby Paper Blooms F636, Mini Chrochet Doilie EM951, Bark Ink Pad IP724, Double Sided Tape T314, Foam Dots T302
Other: Flair Button, Brown Distress Ink
Next up is a couple of cute little gift bags....perfect for both male or female

I've simply added some of the cute bears & the trolley from the Collectables pack, and more heart stickers onto a few layers of paper.  This is such a quick & easy idea to turn a plain gift bag into something a little more personal :)

with a few strips of paper at the top, with a bunch of collectables pieces pinned to the bag with a brad.

I also added a bit of a textured background using modelling paste & Kaisercraft stencil - Quarters

Another bag with basically the same layout as the previous one, just using
different collectables pieces

Kaisercraft Products: Bear Hug P1622, Bear Love P1629, Patchwork P1624, Collection P1625, Paper Pad PP949, Collectables CT806, Sticker Sheet SS256, Teddy Bears Picnic Clear Stamp Set CS187, Bark Ink Pad IP724, Quarters Template T613, Script Stamp CS752, Double Sided Tape T314
Other: Bag, Twine, Border Punch
Thanks so much for dropping by today....I hope you've been inspired by this utterly cute collection!
For more inspiration, pop on over to the Kaisercraft blog HERE where you can see what a few of the other talented design team have created :)
If you're wanting to purchase this collection, it is available at All About Scrapbooks HERE
Thank again for visiting......Enjoy the rest of your day everyone  xx

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Kaisercraft DT - Yuletide

Hi again fellow scrappers
As promised, I am back again to share some more of my Kaisercraft DT work for September.
This time using the gorgeous "Yuletide" Christmas collection.
I really love the colours & patterns in this colletion and it would have to be one of my fav Christmas collections :)  It has a bit of a vintage feel to it with traditional Christmas colours & patterns....and if you remember my Kaisercraft finalist post from back in June..., you might remember that this is one of the collections that I got to play with back then too <3
First up is a layout
"Cheeky Santa"

I've used a variety of papers in red, green & gold, and embellished with pieces from the fab Collectables pack & sticker sheet.

I've also embellished using a few of my Die's, both the leaves.... & the flower that is sitting under the Red KC Paper Bloom - all cut from papers in this collection.

Here is another shot from a different angle.

Some layered up collectables, stickers & scrap pieces of pp...... and some
green alpha stickers for the title.

Another diecut flower using the "Garland" paper that has a gorgeous news print on it.

More stickers & Collectables - there are soooo many pieces in each of these, which makes them such great value & there's always something to suit just about everyone,
no matter what your style of scrapping is :)

Pics are of my hubby wearing a santa hat & being rather cheeky!
Kaisercraft Products: Festive P1614, Christmas Eve P1617, Nativity P1615, Joyful P1619, Good Tidings P1612, Miracle P1620, Garland P1616, Paper Pad PP948, Collectables CT805, Sticker Sheet SS255, Fire Red Paper Blooms F664, Olive Mini Paper Blooms F650, Fire Red Mini Paper Blooms F669, Latte Pearl Strip PL505, Green Alpha Stickers AS257, Double Sided Tape T314, Foam Tape T303
Other: Flower Die, Leaf Dies, Buttons
"Believe in the Magic of Christmas"

For this layout I've cut out a few of the squares on the Miracle paper & arranged them in a patchwork effect across the page.... and I have added a bit of stamping to the background using the Numbers stamp with KC white ink.

I've used some paper blooms, stickers & collectables pieces to create a cluster...I just
love these pieces!

And more stickers, collectables & strip pieces of pp

Pic is of one of our fav santa decorations that comes out each year to decorate our home :)
Kaisercraft Products: Nutcracker P1613, Nativity P1615, Good Tidings P1612, Goodwill P1618, Joyful P1619, Miracle P1620, Paper Pad PP948, Collectables CT805, Sticker Sheet SS255, Coconut Paper Blooms F627, Honey paper Blooms F628, Olive Mini Paper Blooms F650, Numbers Stamp CS838, White Ink Pad IP720, Double Sided Tape T314, Foam Tape T303, Bark Ink Pad IP724, Paper Blooms Wire Stems.
Other: Red Flower, Stiching Stamp
Next I have decorated a few plain white candles...very quick & easy & is a great idea for some cheap christmas decorating for the home.
 "Christmas Candles"

Just a few strips of paper - some with punched edges & others left plain....with some added collectables & some twine....very quick & easy :)

Kaisercraft Products: Nutcracker P1613, Goodwill P1618, Nativity P1615, Paper Pad PP948, Collectables CT805, Sticker Sheet SS255, White Cardstock CD601, Double Sided Tape T314
Other:  Candles, Twine, Doily Die
And lastly....a couple of Christmas cards...

Both are fairly basic, simple cards, yet still look quite unique.
These type of cards are very achievable for any skill level of paper crafter.

The first one is just a few layers of patterned paper, with a diecut .... finished off with some twine tied in a bow & one of the Yuletide clear stamps stamped on the top plain piece of paper.

The 2nd one is using more squares cut from the Miracle paper, with a collectables diecut in the centre, and again, one of the Yuletide clear stamps at the bottom with Kaisercraft white ink.
Kaisercraft Products:  Festive P1614, Nativity P1615, Nutcracker P1613, Joyful P1619, Good Tidings P1612, Miracle P1620, Paper Pad PP948, Sticker Sheet SS255, Yuletide Clear Stamps CS186, Bark Ink IP 724, Double Sided Tape TT314, Foam Tape T303
Other: Twine, Rosette Die
Well, that is all from me for now...I hope you have been inspired by this amazing collection!  It is currently available in store at All About Scrapbooks HERE.  And you can see what the other talented members of the DT have created with this collection on the Kaisercraft blog HERE
I will be back again on Friday to share my creations using the beary cute "Teddy Bears Picnic" collection
Until then....happy scrapping!  xx


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