Saturday, 19 December 2015

Off the Rails Design Team!!


I can't tell you how honoured and lucky I feel at the moment. I have being accepted on a few amazing design teams to start next year and I am pleased to announce I have being added to the amazing Off the Rails Scrapbooking Design Team.

So excited to be on such an amazing team with designers that I have long admired!

Exciting News!!

Hi Everyone,

Exciting news and now I get to share it with you all, I have being accepted as a member of the Design Team for Colour Blast !! an Australian owned gorgeous range of Mixed Media Products. They are amazing so bright, shimmery and the pastes have a texture liked whipped butter! I cannot wait until we get started with these products and to show you what can be achieved with them. Stay tuned!


Friday, 4 December 2015

Exciting News!!! Kraft Plus Challenge Blog

Well the secrets out now....

I am excited to announce that I have been accepted as a member of the Kraft Plus Challenge Design Team !

kraft plus on facebook

So honoured to be a part of this amazing and talented bunch of ladies! It's definitely going to be a hard keeping up with their exceptional talent but I am up for the challenge :-)  Tune in at the start of each month for a new challenge and come along and join in the fun.

Lets Get Sketchy - One Word - December 4-6 Blog Hop

Hi Crafty Friends !! :-)


Welcome to the Lets Get Sketchy/Picture This “ My One Word” Blog Hop.  You should have come from Laetitia's blog.

If you have stumbled across this by chance and want to play along then you can head back to the Let's Get Sketchy site Lets Get Sketchy to start at the beginning and to start collecting your challenge words.

My layout that I created is  based around the one word "Smile" I thought it appropriate as my youngest son has the cutest smile and is a happy smiling boy (most of the time).

I used a crafters workshop stencil and twinkling h20's for the bright background, circle frame die cuts, MFT Flourish die cut, some of my favourite stamps and some gorgeous flowers from Kaisercraft, Manor House and flower centres from Evalicious.
Remember to play along in our hop challenge to win the wonderful prize from our sponsor, Creative Embellishments!
Here is the first half of the lineup in case you get lost!
Day 1 Line up:
Let’s Get Sketchy-
Lynn G.-

You will find the 2nd half of the list tomorrow by starting once again at Lets Get Sketchy!

Next up on the hop is Sarah make sure you get (MOVING) and hop on over to her blog to check out the wonderful inspiration that she has for you. Don't forget that each member has a word hidden somewhere on their page so please grab all the words for your chance at an extra awesome prize!!


Enjoy the blog hop, i'd love it if you left some love in the comments on your way through or even if you want to connect with me follow me through the links on the right hand side panel of my blog. Thanks for stopping by! 

Thursday, 3 December 2015

WOW Design Team Blog Post

Hi crafty friends,

I am up today over on the WOW Words or Whatever blog with a post about 'using different mediums on your layouts'. I'd love it if you used the link and head on over to check it out!!!

There are close up photos of the techniques that I used on the above layout and some handy ideas for 'dazzling' up your chipboard.
Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Background - Inked Leaf Technique

Hi Everyone!!
Here is the promised Background Technique photo tutorial.
1. Gather together desired leaves from the garden and your selected ink pads and baby wipes.
2.  Ink up your under side of your leaves, generally the under side is more textural and makes for a better print.


3. Gently place the leaves in the desired position and using your baby wipe inked with a lighter colour ( I used green distress ink) gently press and wipe over the top of the leaves. You'll get a gorgeous print of the leaf and bonus background colour as well.

4. Here is the finished result.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed the tutorial.

Scrap the Girls - November Challenge

Happy Tuesday Crafters,

Just sharing another layout I created for the latest Scrap the Girls Blog Challenge. I loved the latest challenge, a gorgeous sketch. I used a paper collection from My Mind's Eye called Cut and Paste and of course WOW Chipboard and Altamatz.

Some close up's of the embossed chipboard and background embossed flourish stamps.

A close up of the spray ink background using the word Altamatz 'Love' and metallic water colours from Semco.

Thanks for stopping by :-)

Scrapbookingtop50oz - November Challenge

Hi Crafters

Just sharing my layout for the November Challenge for

This month's challenge was fantastic, so bright and colourful with a real summery feel. Loved it!

Here is the layout I created -

The glittery vellum accents from Little Yellow Bicycle and WOW Chipboard were a perfect match for this challenge.
Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, 23 November 2015

Scrap the Boys - November Challenge

Hi Elisa again!!

I've got a little time set aside to post some layouts I completed over the weekend so you'll have to excuse the onslaught of posts tonight :-)

Im back to share the layout I created for the November Scrap the Boys Challenge, you can view the blog and design team inspiration here on this link

Here is the challenge photo;

and here is my layout which includes a photo of my son after eating a yoghurt, my other son walked past and laughed his head off saying 'it's the best ever yoghurt beard'
Thanks for stopping by.....

White with One - November

Hi back again :-)
Just sharing my layout for the November White with One Challenge,
The colour from the challenge is Grape, such a pretty colour, so I had a bit of fun with this one.
I remember that I had a grape 'Magicals' from Lindy's Stamp Gang and thought it was perfect for this challenge. I used a few gorgeous chipboard pieces and stencils from WOW Words or Whatever.
Check out the link to White with One below....

Thanks for stopping by....

Lets Get Sketchy - November Week 3

Hi Everyone!
I'm running a little late with this post unfortunately, but better late then never :-)
Here is my layout for Lets Get Sketchy November Week 3 challenge using a sketch from Jesse from the Design Team. A fantastic sketch with loads of creative possibilities.
Here is the link to the design team layouts for you to check out the inspiration.

As you can see I flipped the sketch, I just felt it suited the photos and what I had in mind a little better.
Hope to see you over on the Lets Get Sketchy Blog soon.
Thanks for stopping by....

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Neverending Card Tutorial for Turtle Soup Forum

Hi everyone,

Here is the Neverending Card I made for the Tuesday Tips, Techniques, Tutorial's over on the Turtle Soup Forum.

I came across this tutorial on my facebook feed and gives very clear instructions on how to make this Neverending Card. Now I don't make cards very often so I was totally amazed by this and just had to try sure you seasoned card makers may have already tried this card and if that's the case show us how you make yours.

Here is the link for the tutorial on Youtube. I did notice she amended the measurements, so to make it clear for every measurement of 1 1/8 inch amend it to 1 3/8 inch instead.

and here is the link to the card that I made for my Mum's 70th.

and just in case you can't see the video here are some photos


Mini Canvas - Don't forget to fly by Elisa

Hi everyone!

Elisa from the WOW Words or Whatever design team here again with a before and after photo of the mini canvas i created with the help of some yummy WOW goodies.

Check out... some of the new releases at

A great technique I love to use to get the most out of my chipboard is to use the chipboard sheet as a stencil!

Thanks for stopping by the blog!


Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Lets Get Sketchy - November Week 1 Challenge

Hi everyone,

Elisa here with some awesome news!!

Lets Get Sketchy has added mood boards to their weekly challenges, if you participate in Week 1 or Week 2 you have to use the mood boards with the sketch challenge. So if your a fan of mood boards and sketch challenges head on over to Lets Get Sketchy.

Here is the awesome mood board and sketch we had to work with in Week 1 for November 2015.

and here is my layout I created
Thanks for stopping by!!! make sure you leave some love :-)

November Challenge over on WOW Facebook page

Hi Elisa here,

Im so excited to promote the new Challenges for WOW Words or Whatever Chipboard (blog) over on their new facebook group - called WOW Creations. No need for a blog, you just have to join the facebook group, follow the criteria and load your photo back onto the facebook group.

Here is the fantastic mood board that we have to work with for our first challenge and also my layout that I created with the criteria and amazing WOW products.

Thanks for stopping by, hopefully I will see you over at WOW Creations.

WOW Words or Whatever Chipboard - Mixed Media Tutorial

Hi Elisa here,

Just thought I'd share the Mixed Media Tutorial I posted over on the WOW Blog back on the 26th October 2015. 

Here is the layout I created for my blog post, as you can tell I love lots of bright colour and I must admit I have a thing for watercolours at the moment.

I fell in love with these gorgeous  WOW flower corners when I first saw them. I had the thought to use them to frame a photo in a different way and to draw attention to the photo.

I thought I might share how I created the background to the layout. I started with Summer Fresh AltaMATZ and some modelling paste which I scraped over the top of the AltaMATZ with an old credit card or rewards card.

I spread it quite thin over the centre of my layout and let it dry.

Once completely dry spray water liberally over the area you want your watercolour background and over the modelling paste. I use a heavy cardstock base (Coredinations brand) for my mixed media layouts, it can take a lot of water and not bend.

Now you can either spray directly onto your watercolour palette as I did and tip onto your page or use a paintbrush to gather some colour off your paints and add to a container with water and then tip it onto your page.

Move your page from side to side, add more colour if you like it brighter. Let your first colour dry a little and then add your other colours. Move your page around to ensure the colour spreads evenly (or not) over the modelling paste background. You can also use extra water in a spray bottle to disperse the colour on your page to achieve your desired look.

Using a fan brush loaded with colour tap gently on the end to add controlled splashes and drips of colour where desired. I also added at this stage a bit of black watercolour to my page.

As I was letting that dry, I painted or inked my chosen chipboard in black and then when that was dry I highlighted the flowers on the chipboard with Pebeo Prisme Fantasy Paint (Moonstone). I really love this paint, you can make the most gorgeous magical effects including opalescent, opaque, textured honeycomb on many different surfaces including chipboard!!

 While my chipboard was drying I went back to my layout to complete the rest. I used a plate from the cupboard to draw circles on my page with a Black Sharpie Paint Marker, moving it slightly each time. I then grabbed my trusty grid texture stamp (Kaisercraft) and stamped around the circles and on the sides.

I then used a silver Montana Paint Marker to add silver dots on the sides, again trying to draw the eye towards the centre of the page.

After adding black thread under my photo and sticking the photo down, I added my other accents to the page. The chipboard, sequins, plasterers tape.

I moved the title around a little and finally settled on a central position.

Thanks for stopping by the blog, hope you enjoyed the tutorial, I look forward to seeing you around the world of WOW.

Don't forget to check out the Website for products and stockists and the new WOW Creations Facebook page. I would love to see your creations on there using all the gorgeous WOW products.

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