Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Xmas Joy Layout

Good morning everyone,

This is my last layout for the year! It is for the White With 1 December Challenge (White + Red + Xmas photo). I decided to use a giant bauble as a feature and  for this layout I used NO pattern paper! The red and white dot you can see on the page is actually washi tape! I have had this roll on my desk for ages and my personal challenge was to use it! I have to say it was a lot of fun!!! I made a frame around the layout and also stuck some on some scrap cardstock and die cut it (the banner under photo). I also coloured some scrap cardstock with Distress Ink "Festive Berries" using the direct on paper technique and punched shapes out and die cut some branches too! Used the same ink with Xmas stamps. My bauble is actually a chipboard circle frame wrapped in Baker's Twine! See how versatile chipboard is and why I am so addicted to it!


This is my original title using die cut Xmas socks and Prima Alphabet letters

Some gorgeous die-cut Poinsettas!
For some tiny details I added more Baker's Twine, red embroidery floss and red cotton thread attached to buttons, stamped tags, paper clip! I hand-cut a zig zag border around. And yes my signature hand-stiched border around the layout.
Thank you for visiting! Have a lovely Xmas! I really hope to visit you while on holidays!
Til next time! Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

In love with Meg's Garden's Spring Paislee Collection

Hello to all my gorgeous followers and visitors!

I have another project completed for Meg's Garden using the stunning Spring Paislee Collection! With loads of products from the shop too! I have lots of closies for you today, this layout's style is grungy, with lots of layers. I do have to admit I love white and any pastel colour schemes so when I saw this gorgeous Spring Paislee Collection I fell in love!

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Closie of the gorgeous paislee and leaves and Dusty Attic Blooms:


Take a look at this test tube filled with green beads!


Some gorgeous charms covered in gesso, some lace, some German Scrap and Tim Holtz mini paper clips:

Look at all the different textures, so grungy!


I would like to share some tips on how I used Meg's Garden gorgeous products.
- GERMAN SCRAP BORDERS WHITE: in my layout I tore and inked bits of scrap and then glued them down with foam tape for added dimension
- DUSTY ATTIC GRASSY KNOLL FLOWERS: I added a thin layer of gesso to grunge them up
-  FILIGREE AND TIM HOLTZ MINI PAPER CLIPS: can also be gessoed for grunginess use strong clear drying glue to adher to your page.
- LACE: use to add great texture to your design, adhere with clear quick drying glue
- PATTERNED PAPER: look at your pattern and cut out your favourite designs, in this instance the paislee and leaves/branches were cut out of Green Eau de Lavande and edges inked.
- TINY TEST TUBE: that is my favourite element! I filled it with green glass beads, to keep them in I added some dimensional magic at the top! I have more of those, I will share some more idea on how to use this very versatile product in my next Meg's Garden Post.

Well I hope you enjoyed my layout and tips. I had great fun creating it!

MEG'S GARDEN PRODUCTS USED:

- GREEN EAU DE LAVANDE P6319
- LACE 3CM WHITE L2901
- TIM HOLTZ MINI PAPER CLIPS TH92781
- GERMAN SCRAP BORDER WHITE G7203
- DIAMOND FILIGREE H190
- PRINCESS CUT FILIGREE H100
- ACORN LEAVES H10
- TINY TEST TUBE TTUBE
- GRASSY KNOLL FLOWER SET DA809

OTHER PRODUCTS USED:
- BAZZILL CARDSTOCK WHITE
- DISTRESS INK "WALNUT INK", GESSO, TEXTURE PASTE
- PRIMA MASK
- CHIPBOARD COGS
- GREEN GLASS BEADS
- JOY CRAFT BANNER DIE

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

MY 10 FAVOURITE CHIPBOARD PROJECTS!

Hello all,

This is one of my last posts for 2012, so it will be a long one! You all know I have a soft spot for chipboard, and I got to use a bit over the years, I still buy new pieces when I already have so much in my stash!
All the following projects are my favourites, each project uses a different technique! And as a bonus I will share a complementary tutorial at the end of the post so stay tune to the end LOL!
Here they are in no particular order:

1. Chipboard with Picket Fence Distress Stain:

"Treasures of the Heart"


2. Chipboard with Distress Ink and Crackle medium:

"Merry" and "Christmas" Canvases




3. Chipboard with Crackle paint:

"Adorable"


4. Raw Chipboard
"Remember Summer"


5. Chipboard covered with paper
"All Grown Up"






6. Chipboard Painted Album

"Sleeping Beauty"




7. Chipboard and liquid snow

"Frowner"


8. Chipboard with Dry Embossing

"Baby Love"


9. Chipboard with Heat Embossing

"Love this Boy"


10. Chipboard with Faux Coral Coating

"Beach Babe"


11. Complimentary Tutorial: Faux Coral Technique




That's it for me today I hope you did make it to the end! If Adriana or Heather come by they might guess what I am doing with this blog post, wink wink!
So to all of you bloggers and followers, thank you for a fantastic year, it has been very exciting and I am looking to many more challenges in 2013!
Oh Hey! One more fav just because I can!


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Blog Hop's Winners announced!!!!

Hello!

First a very big thank you for all of those who participated in Meg's Garden Blog Hop, it went really really well! And a big welcome to all my new followers! Wow!
Now it is time to announce the winner of my prize:



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Congratulations Karen Shady!

Karen ShadyDecember 1, 2012 10:58 PM


I am so glad I did this hop. Ive discovered some wonderful designers along the way... Im a new follower, and love your work.. I will be back :)

Karen, can you please e-mail your mailing address to sandrine.dawes@bigpond.com, thank you!!!

Head over to Meg's Garden's blog to view the list og all the winners!