Saturday, December 18, 2010

Chrissy Cards part deux...

Hi I am, back with Christmas cards part 2. I cannot believe it is only a week until Christmas!!! Who stole my December (and, come to think of it, November as well!!!). I have managed to make massive inroads into the Christmas list (YAY!!!) and they are wrapped and either under my tree or hidden in the shhh!!! secret spot for Santa to deliver. Just one or two more last minutey things and I am truly done. My Christmas Lunch menu is nearly sorted, and now I have to brave the grocery shops to finish off that side of things... as I strap on my crash helmet and knee pads to crash my way thru the throngs of people, have a little lookie at my last 6 of the 12 step by step cards for Christmas. I used the yummy Basic Grey Jovial range, available at My2Angels. Again, I have outlined these step by step in the My2Angels Resources section :). Enjoy!!

Don't forget!!! You can get 20% STOREWIDE at My2Angels until the 20th December *hint hint* to all you hubbies out there!!! click here to go looking - SALE

I hope you all have a wonderful, safe and VERY MERRY Christmas!!!! *mwah*

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Chrissy cards...part 1

Hey everyone! I hope the festive season hasn't swallowed you up creatively! I've been a busy girl with work, kids and the 12 cards of Christmas I recently did for Tracy at My2Angels! I used the Basic Grey Jovial and Little Yellow Bicycle Christmas Delight ranges, plus a heap of goodies from Tracy's store. Here are the cards I made using the Little Yellow Bicycle Christmas Delight paper range... 


I did a step by step tutorial for each of these cards and you can find the full instructions at the My2Angels store resources section...

Thanks for stopping by and SEEYA soon <3

Saturday, November 27, 2010

...a sketch challenge... a little late.... *sigh*

Forgive me bloggers for I have sinned - it's been a month since my last blog... I think I need to say 3 Martha Stewarts and 10 Tim Holtzes for that! Now I have catchups to do...

I have a M2A sketch challenge to share (from October- ohhh I soooo BAAAD) from the wonderful Melinda Spinks ...

Here is the sketch...

And here is my take on it...

Watch me JUMP... This is my little guy having a go at a big trampoline at Kalbarri...he kept yelling out “watch me watch me” so we watched and I clicked!!

The background is a piece of Rose Moka Equinoxe Reconfort paper, with a piece of October Afternoon Egg Basket at the contrast paper. I lightly inked the edge of this contrast paper as it is so bright, just to cool it down a bit. I added some Buzz and Bloom black corduroy clouds (damn they so hard to get now!!!) and I used some great thickers Jewelry Box black stickers and Jenni Bowlin Tiny Circle Alpha stickers to create the title. The journalling was some chipboard inked black and I used a silver gel pen.
The tree was hand cut using 3 different papers, and I used foam tape to 3-d the trunk, and a combination of foam tape and glue to make the leaves curl up and pop up from the page.

Materials Used:
Papers: Rose Moka Equinoxe Reconfort, October Afternoon Cherry Hill Egg Basket, Websters Life Portrait Reflections (the reverse side), Jenni Bowlin Extension Black Micro Dot, Fancy Pants Like Father Like Son Big Guy.
Letter Stickers: AC Chipboard Thickers Jewelry Box Black, Jenni Bowlin Tiny Circle Alpha stickers Vintage
Embellishments: Buzz and Bloom black corduroy clouds, chipboard
Product used: black ink.

Okay... so that is catchup number 1.... I still have another layout for M2A, some DT projects for Inspired Crafts and the 12 Christmas cards in 12 days I recently completed for M2A to kick off Christmas projects to well as a few random bits....
Stay well and thanks for stopping past to look at my really quick post!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Wiped Out...

My youngest is just starting to get confident in the ocean and loves to jump the waves at the beach...this time, the waves jumped him LOL...We are really beach loving people so this months theme at My 2 Angels really isn't a challenge at all!!!
For this layout, I took a piece of  kraft cardstock and lightly misted it with glimmermist. I added a Bo Bunny Mama-razzi Panoramic die cut, trimmed the middle a bit and adhered it to the misted background, placed my photos, smeared crystalina kindyglitz along the bottom third of the page then sprinkled diamond dust all over to give a sandy feel. I added a torn and scrunched onion/fruit mesh bag (recycled scrapping at it's finest!!) and added dobs of glue and more diamond dust. I placed some cute fish, turtle and a shell shaped follow your heart charm in the mesh and attached using silver jump rings.


The title was done using letter stickers that were inked lightly, adhered, outlined with pen then highlighted with kindyglitz and diamond dust. The arrow has been inked then coated with black embossing powder and shiny embossed.


The journalling block is the fabulous little imaginisce To Love and Cherish Snag'em stamp frame (and at $1.99 it was an absolute BARGAIN!!!!) - stamped onto a random piece of scrap chipboard then lightly rubbed over with ink to 'dirty' it up a bit.
To make the circle frame and star embellishment, I cut out a circle frame and a star from chipboard (or you could die cut one if you have sizzix/cuttlebug). I coated the circle frame in some ink then used Ranger embossing puffs embossing powder (black). Sooo gave a fuzzy flocked effect. I inked the tips of the star and dipped it into some white embossing puffs, then added some - yep you guessed it - kindyglitz and diamond dust for added texture. The silver circle frame charm has a cute little 'youthful' word from the bottom of a set of Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type alpha stickers, and has also been given the kindyglitz/diamond dust treatment.

Materials used:
Titles and Journalling - Making Memories Paperie Letter stickers (poolside), Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type Letter stickers, Imaginisce To Love and Cherish Snag'em Stamps - clear frame.
Embellishments- Follow your heart charm, fish charms, turtle charm, silver circle frame charm, silver jump rings, onion/fruit bag, chipboard arrow, black rhinestone swirl (you could make this yourself EASILY by using pva and our loose black rhinestones), black organza ribbon.
Product - glimmer mist (yellow daisy, moonlight from the Winter Wishes kit), Twinklets diamond dust, crystallina kindyglitz, Ranger embossing puffs (black, white), Zing black embossing powder.

Hope you like the pics of my half drowned son LOL!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Inspired Crafts DT share

Hi All! Well I am back from holidays (gosh Broome was FABULOUS!!!) and I have ooooodles of photos to scrap. First though, I would love to share some great news with you – I was recently accepted onto the Inspired Crafts Design Team! YAY!! - along with Jane, Tracey, Amie, Kaye, Anita and Mandy - all fabulous and inpiring scrappers. Inspired Crafts is a local brick n tile scrap store here in the linky on the pic in my sidebar to visit their facebook page. Here are my creations from my first kit... a layout and some cards.

The Layout: Young Beautiful Free
Young Beautiful Free - this is a pic of my eldest daughter and her friend having a picnic tea on our front lawn on Boxing Day 2008.

Materials used from kit:
• American Craft papers Blue Skies – Good Vibrations, One Fine Day, Walking on Sunshine
• My Little shoe box mini alpha stickers
• Kaiser rhinestones mixed square – orange
• American Crafts Blue Skies Fieldhouse glitter flower

Extra materials:
• White cardstock
• Prima say it with crystals flower colourful
• Doodlebug design cardstock alpha stickers Loopy Lou

Don't you just love these Prima Say it With Crystals flowers?


And now the cards made with the kit leftovers...

Live Laugh Love trio cards
Materials used from kit:
• American Crafts Papers Blue Skies – Good Vibrations, One Fine Day, Walking on Sunshine
• Bazzill cardstock – bling lip gloss, sandbox, lagoon, London fog
• American Crafts blue skies ribbon – white satin with tree print

Extra Materials:
• Carolees Creations Adorn It Tiny Pink alpha stickers
• White ink

Happy Birthday Banner Card
Materials used from kit:
• American Craft Papers Blue Skies – walking on sunshine, one fine day
• Bazzill cardstock – lagoon
• My little shoe box mini alpha letter stickers – brownie

Extra Materials:
• Doodlebug design cardstock alpha stickers Loopy Lou
• Tea dye distress ink
• String

Adore Flower Card
Materials Used From Kit:
• American Crafts Blue Skies Paper – one fine day
• Bazzill cardstock – London fog
• American Crafts Blue Skies ribbon – Caribbean satin with velvet edges
• American crafts blue skies flair badges – so fun
• Bazzill paper flowers 3in gerbera – creamsicle

Extra Materials:
• Carolees Creations Adorn It Tiny Whoopsy Teal alpha stickers
• Martha Stewart deep edge lace punch

Hope you like my new stuff! Will be back with some piccies of Broome AND our two new beagle puppies :)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Adore My Little Cougar

And here is the fourth of this month's My 2 Angels DT shares...This photo was taken of my son at Auskick...he looked so serious and tough and BIG in his little footy guernsey. I really loved the classic old fashioned footy photo feel of this picture, so I kept the papers toned right down to suit.

I used a mix of different papers, with the backing paper being a piece of Bo Bunny Mama-razzi Aperature, the numbered paper is a piece of Sass Lass Apple Jack Translate, some dotty Jenni Bowlin Extension Black Micro Dot, and some Like Father Like Son Big Guy (both sides).

 I stamped an Imaginisce To Love & Cherish Snag'em journalling box stamp onto some Tim Holtz Grungeboard and used some of the cute little Jenni Bowlin TIny Circle Alphas to journal with. The title is Holly Doodle Alphabet stickers - cubicle that I rubbed with black ink, stuck down then coated with dimensional magic. I finished off with a large pearl head pin with some ribbon snippets tied around it and a pair of footy boot charms on a charm ring.

Materials Used:
Product used -  black ink, dimensional magic.

awww my rugged little boy...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

He Loves making a Splash!!

And here is another My 2 Angels DT share...said a I had a few LOL...I found this photo in my ever growing mountain of 'to scrap' was one that Wendy had taken when the kids were mucking around in our pool in Jan 2008, and when my little son was 4 and still swam with floaties on. He looked so cute and so happy being able to float around the pool under his own steam.

For this layout I used mainly coredinations cardstock, with a hint of the orange side of a piece of Adorn It Carolees Creations Rev Em Up Fast Ride A.

I painted some cute little scrapware sail boats with acrylic paints, and gave them a little spray with the clear glacier mist from the glimmermist winter wishes kit. While they were drying, I used the leftover board from the sail boat set as a stencil and misted two boats onto the white cardstock using Moonlight glimmermist. I placed the painted boat shapes just off to the side of the stencilled ones to give a glimmermist shadow effect. I added a cute little bird charm as it reminded me of a seagull. The ruffled ribbon is a navy blue organza ribbon that I gathered using a machine stitch and zigzag stitched in place to look like water.

I ran a piece of the blue coredinations cardstock thru my sizzix machine and embossed it with a Tim Holtz embossing folder, then sanded it lightly to make the pattern stand out.

Materials used:
Cardstock - coredinations cardstock

I just love his happy and so free :)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

...My Guys...

Here is my next share for the My 2 Angels Design Team...ahhh boys month...I love this photo of my husband and son together. I took this photo on Mothers Day 2007 with my new camera and it is still one of my faves. A little snapshot in time of my 2 favourite guys.

For this layout I used the fantastic new Fancy Pants paper range Like Father Like Son, and the co-ordinating element stickers. The background is the Be Strong paper, and I have layered this with a piece of the reverse side of this paper as well, and a piece of the reverse side of Little Tike. I machine stitched around all the pieces of pattern paper, as well as the background paper to enhance to printed stitch pattern in the papers.

I added layers of stickers from the element stickers, which I mounted onto cardstock, cut around and layered with foam tape.

Materials Used:

Back again soon with even more to share!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Bam! Ka-pow!!

Hey bloggers :) Gosh I've been a wee little bit slow with the posting this month (sorry *hugs*)... here is a my first catch up post...

It's BOY month over at My 2 Angels and we have been having lots of good boy fun doing boy LO's. Here is my first for September...Bam! Ka-pow! It's my Tough Guy little guy loves to dress up like a super hero...running around the house cape a-flappin', protecting everyone from his 'evil' sisters (much to their disgust!!!!)...
The backing cardstock is the reverse side of a piece of Sassafras Lass Monstrosity Take Note, that I machine stitched around the pattern to add a little bit more detail. I layered this with some SEI Happy Days Balloon (green side) and October Afternoon Cherry Hill Egg Basket papers. The title Mr Tough Guy Superhero is a combination of Sass Lass Apple Jack Glitter Alpha stickers and Like Father Like Son Element Stickers.
I mounted some My 2 Angels Extreme boy ribbon onto some thick chipboard that I painted and inked to add in the necessary superhero words. The Bam! and Ka-pow words are American Crafts Thickers Jewelry Box black alphas. I cut around 2 of my photos to be able to squeeze them onto the page without cluttering it up too much.

Materials Used:

Pattern Papers - Sassafras Lass Monstrosity Take Note, SEI Happy Days Balloon, October Afternoon Cherry Hill Egg Basket.

Hmmmm....I think this LO might come in VERY handy when he starts bringing girlfriends home...hehehehe...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Birthday Blog Hop!!!

Hey Bloggers!! It's blog hop time :)

Do you want win some fantastic prizes from my2angels?
If you said yes (and who wouldn't!)
Today we are excited to present the first ever my2angels Blog Hop for all of it's talented DT’s and Guest DT’s to show off their creation and for you to view their blogs.

In order to go into the draw to win you need to leave a comment on each of the Angels’s blog, as there will be winners drawn randomly from the blogs … so you won’t know which ones! Then go back to the start at my2angels and let us know you have completed the hop
Become a follower to get a bonus entry (don’t worry if you are already a follower we will add the bonus entry automatically for you)
Our theme is birthday cards
AND here is mine... :)

This is the front. I used the gorgeous SEI Happy Days birthday papers to make this card...the cupcakes are handcut from Make a Wish. The ribbon is a chocolate brown spotty My 2 Angels ribbon.

Now this card has a *little extra in it* it up and....
Ta dah!!! It has a pop up birthday greeting banner!

The bling 'happy' is one half of the My 2 Angels bling happy birthday word, and I have used acetate as a pop up prop so it looks like it floats in air. The banner has been hand cut from SEI Happy Days paper range. The To You is the fabulous October Afternoon Thrift Shop 12 x 12 alphabet stickers.

good luck and thanks for stopping by!
Oops! Hopped into the middle of this blog hop and want to join in the fun?
Or have you lost your blog trail and need to start again..?.... The starter blog for this hop is my2angels
Next stop in the blog hop is ….


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Birthday Scrap Relay Competition

Hiya Everyone! Hope this finds you well, and I am hoping this lovely spring like winter weather breaks soon (no offence to sunshine and all that but my garden needs a drink!!!)
Today I have a LO to share that I have literally just finished (the kindyglitz is still drying LOL) as part of a birthday scrap relay competition being run at My 2 Angels. Everyone who put in to enter have been split into teams to scrap something on different days, with a different main birthday embellie required. We get our criteria the night day is Tuesday (today) and my criteria was "cupcakes" on the page somewhere.... so I took the whole cupcake criteria and ran with it...Here is Birthday Cupcakes...

I decided to scrap the picture of Jessica's cupcake stack I made for her birthday. The title is one half a My 2 Angels rhinestone happy birthday, with cupcakes in Adorn it little letters. The lacy look around the edge of the great SEI Cake walk papers was done with a Martha Stewart deep edge punch.

I included my easy peasy basic cupcake recipe as journalling, done on a piece of coredinations cardstock that has been embossed with a Timmy folder.  (Tim Holtz Notebook Texture Fades embossing folder - given to me by the lovely Wendy for my birthday *mwah*. Wendy knows I have much love for Timmy stuff) At the top of the recipe, I have used 2 gorgeous My 2 Angels charms - a spoon and handmade hand - just coz they were so cute I couldn't resist. The cupcakes were cut from a piece of SEI Make a Wish paper, tickled with kindyglitz and popped behind the recipe with a folded wee little doily (more blog candy from the lovely Deb).
The rhinestone swirl was done by firstly stamping an Autumn Leaves double scroll stamp onto the cardstock backing with versamark ink. (which is REALLY hard to see on white but you can just glimpse it) Next I dotted along the stamped image with PVA glue (using a toothpick) and placed some loose clear rhinestones along the image. Et Voila! Your very own handmade glittery scroll image. I added more handcut cupcakes and some gorgeous My 2 Angels mulberry flowers (which did not escape the kindyglitz treatment either!!)

Materials Used:
Title: Rhinestone Happy Birthday, Carolees Creations Adorn It lettering.

Hop along to the My 2 Angels gallery to view all the competition entries as they come on in!!

Hmmmmm now I'm HUNGRY!!! LOL....Be back later...HUGS

Thursday, August 5, 2010

My2Angels Birthday Sketch Competition

my2angels Sketch Competition and win $20 voucher
Create a BIRTHDAY layout using BOTH of the following 2 criterias:
majority of products available from my2angels
Wendy's Sketch

Here is the linky to find out more: COMPETITION LINK!!!

Here is my take on it...

Ben at 6...
I decided that, being a birthday pic, I wanted to use bright colours - and what is brighter than Sassafras Lass?!! I used Sass Lass Apple Jack Translate and Nerdy Bird Spritely paper for the background and Sass Lass Apple Jack Glitter Alpha stickers for the banner and the word six.

The other background paper was the reverse side of a piece of SEI Happy Days Cake Walk paper.

For the title I used October Afternoon Thrift Shop alphabet stickers and coated them with dimensional magic to make them stand out on the bright paper.

I painted a buzz and bloom chipboard present with acrylic paint, then added a cute little bronze My 2 Angels love charm. It was the perfect size!

The journalling was a free font on my computer, printed onto cardstock and mounted onto chipboard.

Materials Used:
cardstock : coredinations
embellishments: My 2 Angels blue flower, My 2 Angels Antique Bronze Love Charm, Buzz and Bloom chipboard present, red button, die cut heart, old chipboard number, natural coloured crochet thread
products: dimensional magic, acrylic paint.
I loved the photo I used on this page - definitely not the most professional looking photo I have ever taken (LOL to that!!) but his little face looking down at his Ben10 birthday cake and declaring it the best ever cake was precious.

Check out the other fun birthday celebrations and competitions (like the team page relay!!) on the My2Angels blog and win win win...

Hugs til later!!!

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