Friday, February 16, 2018

More February Inspiration for 2Crafty Chipboard
Using Acrylic Paints - So Super Simple
Be Yourself

Hello dear friends, thanks for stopping by. 
Today I have part two of my February inspiration to share with you for

2Crafty Chipboard Products Used...
Palm Leaves
Corner Doodled
Doiley Frames
Be Yourself - title

After starting off with a mixed media background I then base coated
all the chipboard pieces with white acrylic paint.

The title was then simply given a coat of navy blue acrylic paint.

All these gorgeous flowers I have used are from 49 and Market.
I actually sprayed a couple of the larger red ones to get just the right colour.

Next up I cut the gorgeous " Doodled Corner" in half to create along border 
instead of using it as a corner & then it was painted the same as the title.

I thought using these "Doiley Frames" to draw the eye to the photo were
the perfect chipboard choice. These were also just coloured with acrylic paint.

 Lastly came the beautiful "Palm Leaves" which again were just simply painted with a
  acrylic paint. Too easy. Note I have bent them up slightly to create a little dimension. 

It really doesn't get much simpler than what I have done here.
Just goes to show that it doesn't have to be complicated to look great.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

My February DT Reveal for 2Crafty Chipboard
Part One
"Pure Joy"

Hi there friends, thanks for stopping by. 
Today I have part one of my 2Crafty Chipboard
 February DT inspiration for you & it showcases my NEW baby grandaughter Audrey. 
They had a newborn photo shoot so I have lots of these gorgeous pics.

2Crafty Products Used...
Ivy Clusters
Pure Joy - title
Addy's Butterflies

I started off by base coating all the chipboard pieces with white acrylic paint.

The"Ivy Clusters" were coloured with a couple of coats of Lindy's
"Pink Lady Pink" spray & when dry I dabbed a little glue on the leaves & then 
sprinkled with some fine glitter, although it is hard to see that in the pics.

I also crease the leaves down the middle and bent them up slightly to add dimension.

A little bit of mixed media on my background & lots of pretty
49 and Market flowers.

The "Pure Joy" title was coloured up with a couple of coats of Lindy's 
"Sassy Saphire" spray but I brushed it on to get a stronger coverage.

The "Addy's Butterflies" were treated the same as the 
title but with a little glitter added to the wings.

Well thats all for today, back again tomorrow with more.
Until then.

Friday, February 9, 2018

More NEW 49 and Market Papers & Flowers
"Remember Today"
By Di Garling

 Hello there, thanks for stopping by. Today I have part two of my February DT reveal
 to share with you for 49 and Market
it features papers from their BRAND NEW paper collection, "Captured Adventures".

 I just adore the slightly grungy feel to this collection. When teamed with flowers it takes
 on a feminine feel but is just perfect for those boy layouts & even vintage too, not to 
mention it was designed with a travel theme in mind.

49 and Market Products Used...
"Captured Adventure" - "Faded Memories" paper (for my background)
"Captured Adventures - "Wander Aimlessly" paper (for the tags)
Archival Board "Timeless" in black
Archival Board "Remember Today" in black

49 and Market Flowers Used...
Garden Vine in Alabaster
Botannical Potpourri in both Marina Blue & Shadow Grey

I have done a little mixed media on the background & then added lots of 
stamping using the two stamp sets below.

49 and Market Stamps Used...
Pascale's 3"x 4" Writing Stamp
Gabbi's Patterned Textures Stamp Set

 Here you can see I cut some tags out of the Captured Adventures "Wander Aimlessly" 
paper & layered them behind the photos.

 All of the chipboard used here is available in both black or white. I have used the black ones so I only had to wipe it over a little with some silver ink to create this great grungy look. Too easy.

 I have mixed up all the flowers here to create a flowery base for my photos. 
I do love this NEW colour "Marina Blue" !!

Another layout all finished. 
I do hope you like our new products as much as we all do.
Until next time.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

BRAND NEW Release Products From
49 and Market
"Treasure Always"

 Hi there friends, thanks for stopping by. Today I have part one of my February DT reveal for
 49 and Market to share with you that I created this using the NEW “Tattered Garden” 
paper collection from 
I just adore this collection, especially this delightful paper.

49 and Market Products Used…
“Tattered Leaves” paper x 2
Vintage Shades Flowers in Sage
Botanical Blends Flowers in Sage
“Scripted Squared” stamp

 After a little stenciling & stamping on the background I set about creating my layout.

I also used some lovely pieces of 2Crafty Chipboard too.

I have used two lots of our NEW flowers.
Both the “Vintage Shades” & also the “Botanical Blends” flowers. 
Both in this gorgeous sage colour.

I really liked the various shades of the sage green when teamed together, as 
well as this fabulous foliage that is also part of the pack too.

Well thats all from me today, I will be back tomorrow with another
 layout showcasing our other NEW paper collection.

Until then

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The Anna's Craft Cupboard
January Challenge
"This Face"

Hi friends, thanks for stopping by. Today is a special day for me, I actually got to scrap
 "just for me" !!! I have not entered a challenge for over a year but as I have lessened my
 workload for 2018 I actually found time to enter a challenge.

I have chosen to enter the "Anna's Craft Cupboard" challenge.
I just LOVE this fabulous moodboard & so have just managed to 
get it done in the nick of time too.

I wanted to do something a little different so I have cut my photos
into angled shapes. I also did this to the layers underneath the photos too.

 I took these photos of my grandson Henry the other day with this challenge in mind.

 I have NO idea why he is pulling this silly face but I loved it!!

 I have used some of my favourite 2Crafty Chipboard.

I handmade two of these three flowers to match.

To start off with I did a watercolour background. I am loving doing these backgrounds lately !!

Then a little stamping. I really like this stamp with the little squares, it is from

Well that a wrap. I really enjoyed just scrapping for myself today & hopefully
I will get to do more of it this year now that I have cut back a bit on my workload.

Thanks to Anna's & the DT for a wonderful challenge & such an inspiring moodboard.

Until next time.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

A Combination of PRETTIES For.....
2Crafty Chipboard & 49 and Market

Hi there friends, thanks for stopping by.
Today I have another layout to share with you that I created using some lovely
pieces of my favourite 2Crafty Chipboard & I have combined it with some of the
brand NEW flowers & papers from 49 and Market.

 2Crafty Chipboard Used....
Shine title from "Fine Word Set #2"
Flower Doileys

I really love these chipboard "Dandelions".  I simple painted them in a green acrylic
 paint & then added a little glue & added some pink Prills to the ends.  When combined
with all the gorgeous 49 and Market flower they really pack a punch.

The "Shine" title is from the "Fine Word Set #2".
I just painted it with the same acrylic paint that I used on the dandelions.

Here you can see I have layered some of the 2Crafty chipboard "Flower Doileys" behind
 the photos & again I have tucked lots of lovely 49 and Market flowers in as well.

Those chipboard doileys are definitely one of my favourites.
Just perfect for layering & drawing focus to the photos too.

 I was really pleased how the border on the paper looks when 
I fussy cut it & then layered it over one of their stripe papers.

Well thats all I have for you today.

I would LOVE you to leave me a comment & tell me what you think about
 this layout. I really appreciate the feedback.
Until next time.