Tuesday, March 30, 2010

New stock arrived ... Tim Holtz Diamond Dust and heaps more

It was a matter of one for me, 3 for the website, 1 one for me, 6 for the website
with all the new products that arrived this morning.

We have Tim Holtz Distress Paints, Distress Inks, Distress Stickles and a few Basic Grey Bling shapes. Plus White Opaque pens from Inkssentials - goes on black paper brilliantly!

Also Tattered Angels Bingo Boards and Calling Cards - 3 5x7 Bingo Boards with three quote swatches and 3 calling cards in a pack - gorgeous antique themed imagery. They are available in Beach, Travel and outdoor Themes

And Diamond Dust - not heard of it?

Well you know the crystal effect that Prima have on their chipboard letters and flowers - it is similar to that. Hang on, wait a sec I will go and use it and get a photo

It was a quickie (will tidy it up later). I covered the letters with dimensional magic then sprinkled it over.

Thought I might as well give the stickles a go so I quickly put used Picket Fence Distress Stickles onto a chipboard letter to show you also

And in between uploading the new products I took a detour over to Teresa Collins Blog and look what she has used on a layout - the frame with bow embellishment we stock. Her one is in black and she has placed a watch face in it - check it out here

You can find all our new products here

I am out of here with a big decision to face - what new product do I try out next?

Saturday, March 27, 2010

In Training ...

One last project from the Design Team for the month. It is from Wendy (poor thing lost power for 48 hours during that storm over in Perth at the beginning of the week!). Imagine that! Not having the computer for 48 hours!!! one hour tonight for Earth hour is hard enough LOL but its for a good cause!

For this layout I have used some Scrapware and some my2angels own goodies.

For the Scrapware house and grass, I have coloured them in colours to coordinate with the Rose Moka patterned paper, and then used crackle accent. The cloud I have inked used brown and white inks. The large title is die cut from Core dinations Nightfall cardstock which I have sanded and then 3D taped. I have finished off by adding a my2angels black rhinestone scroll and some cute little footy boot charms tied on with some raffia!!

Products Used:

Black Rhinestone Scroll : Football Boot Charms :

Rose Moka Equinoxe Pied de Poule Paper : Nightfall Core dinations Cardstock : Carolees Creations Tiny Alphas

Scrapware Chipboard - House : Grass : Clouds

Crackle Accent : Various Inks

That's all for today, hope everyone is having a great weekend.
Check back here Monday or Tuesday for some yummy new arrivals (no Amanda T it isn't the Prima papers LOL they aren't due till early - mid April!)

PS on a personal note for all my family who visits here -
remember my little fat budda boy 13 years ago? well he ain't that anymore!!!! check him out all dressed up in his new uniform! He started Army cadets last month and loves it...

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Easter Cards and Baskets

Take a look at these gorgeous creations from the Design Team

First from Corrina ...

For Easter I have decorated these two cute little chinese takeaway boxes. These would be sooooo cute either filled with choccies as a present (or filled with buttons or little embellishments for your favourite scrapper!) for Easter.

Garden Scene Easter box:

This box has loads of die cut embellishments but can easily be reproduced using hand-drawn, paper pieced or clip art images. The grass strips are all handcut at random heights, and the eggs and grass are layered in to give the illusion of depth.

Paper: blue core dinations cardstock, yellow core dinations cardstock, pink core dinations cardstock, snowflake core dinations cardstock
Ribbons: yellow ric rac, blue velvet ric rac, general scraps of ribbon from desk.
Embellishments: all die cut...embossed with cuttlebug embossing folders: swiss dots, Victoria.

Blue flower Easter box:

This box has some machine stitching through the middle of the paper detail. The chipboard button was painted yellow, then inked, then coated in Rock Candy. The little rabbit is a quickutz die cut but you could do the same with a sticker cut up or paper piece him with ease. The large flower is a cuttlebug die set that both cuts and embosses and is called Build A Flower.

Paper: Kaisercraft Christmas Spirit Joyful, blue core dinations cardstock, and yellow core dinations cardstock,
Ribbons: yellow ric rac, baby blue spotted, yellow spotted, white organza
Embellishments: Scenic Route chipboard button, quickutz die (rabbit), cuttlebug die (build a flower)

From Taryn ...

I find I can never make enough cards. No sooner do I make them than I give them away. I love how happy people are when they receive a card, and realise it has been handmade.

I saw the Websters Pages Inspired Natural Springs paper at My 2 Angels, and thought it was perfect for an Easter theme.
The cream cotton lace and blue ball trim co-ordinate perfectly with the gorgeous paper, and I used a few pearls to add interest. To create the frilled look around the outside of the card, I used a punch to punch some scalloped strips, then ran them through a paper crimper before shaping them around the outside of the main piece. I just love how pretty and frilly it looks.
I also used some Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint all over the bird -love the texture!
This is one of the tags I made. The flowers are handmade from a brown paper bag, which I scrunched, then swiped with brown ink, together with blue and white star flowers. That crackle paint on the background piece is the Walnut Stain Distress Crackle Paint. Just love the effect!
And of course, Rock Candy on the birdie! lol.

Still from Taryn ...

Also this month at my2angels, we got to create an easter basket. I thought I'd have a go with the gorgeous Crate Paper Lillian Collection Tickled Pink and Delight die cuts, along with a Scrapware Birdie and Fence. To trim, I used some of Tracy's cream cotton lace, light blue velvet ribbon and mini pink butterfly, and I used one of Tracy's pearls on the birdie's eye. Of course, i couldn't resist a coat of Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint on the chipboard (yes, I too am addicted to that stuff).

Tracey created an Easter gift box.

Have you ever wanted to give Easter eggs to someone without looking like you grabbed it straight off the supermarket shelf??? I don't like how "commercial" they look and they are never really a personal gift. SO I recycled a clear, plastic chocolate box. (yeah I ate the chocolates that used to live in it!....lol)

Products used from my2angels:

Cream Scroll Felt Hearts
Pearls - 5mm and 7mm
8mm Ivory Cream Pearl Beads
ICE Stickles Glitter Glue Crystal Ice
Pink & White Stemmed Star Flowers
Cream Cotton Lace
Mulberry Paper Leaves - Pink, White and Green
Gardenias Mulberry Paper Flowers - Romance
3mm Double Sided Tape

Other Stuff:

Recycled Chocolate box

OK off to eat some choccie eggs now!....lol

From our Guest Design Team Member Ann, she has created this cute card from Websters Pages

The bunny is cut out of Natures Storybook - Grow Dreams.
I have also used Wishes come true and Paris Couture.

The Card is made using Core-dinations Cardstockwhich I have embossed using the embossing folder birds and swirls.
Carolees Creations Tiny Etched Natural
mushroom charm, silver rhinestone scroll with lace

We hope the girls gave you some ideas for the Chocolate Season, only a week and a half to start dieting in preparation LOL

Monday, March 22, 2010

Bo Bunny and Three Bugs in a Rug

Bo Bunny and 3 Bugs in a rug have finally arrived! (Only after ordering them 1.5 months ago!) Arrrhhhh anyhow ....

The pretty Sophie range is full of flowers, butterflies, polka dots, stripes, lines paper, scallops and swirls!

Are you ready for Mama-razzi?!!!!! It's stylish and funky fill of Black Licorice, Slate, Rust, Sea Foam, Chiffon and Coffee. Distressed, dots, Cameras, film, slides and more..it calls out for all you photographers!! Perfect papers for our camera charms

Roughin' it line great for camping, family fun, trips to the Lake, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and much more! Team it up with our yachts, thongs and tree charms

and from the land of make-believe, unicorns and castles we have the Three Bugs in a Bug Savannah Range

You can find them all here in our new arrivals section

and speaking of new ... look at what mum and her partner brought me yesterday (and they even made it up for me ... phew LOL)

Brilliant set of shelves which hold my photos albums in perfectly - I should be able to get 4 albums in each square. How lucky am I? They are fantastic and I am so so so grateful for them:)

If anyone is wondering, my albums are 12x12 3 hole ring binders which I can order in for you if you require. They are perfect and hold approximately 22-25 pages depending on how thick your layouts are. Just send me an email if you are interested. The supplier is quite often out of stock cause they are so popular but we can pre-order them for you if that is the case :)

See ya back here soon with some cute and clever design team Easter Basket creations :)

Friday, March 19, 2010

Easter Layouts

With Easter not too far away the Design Team have come up with some gorgeous Easter layouts to get you in the mood (this has certainly helped me get me started because I have only done ONE Easter Layout EVER so that's 13 years to catch up on GULP!)

First off let's start with Wendy ...

This LO uses the fantastic new Sassafras Lass Apple Jack papers, My Type
and Translate.

All the edges have been inked and the decorative strip is
from the My Type paper.
The Easter title is die cut from Coredinations cardstock using Cuttlebug's Red Tag Alpha.
I've also used Carolees Creations Tiny Alpha Stickers and mounted them on the same cardstock.
Embossed the Buzz and Bloom photo corners with the Mesh Cuttlebug
Embossing Folder but the Tiny Bubbles folder would give the same effect.

I used the 'reverse' embossing and inked it to match the cardstock and the buttons. Finished off with a little hand stitching.

Please contact Tracy if you would like her to order in an Cuttlebug
items for you.?

Sassafras Lass Apple Jack My Type

Sassafras Lass Apply Jack Translate
Core dinations Cardstock
Buzz and Bloom Chipboard Photo Corners
3D foam tape on title and photo corners

Like products from the shop
Core dinations All in the Family Pack Aqua Blues - the
blue cardstock I used is I think the darkest one in this pack
the mesh folder I have used is a lot like the cuttlebug embossing folder tiny bubbles
this link goes straight to the Carolees Creations tiny letters

And Tracey says ... hmmm.....not too sure about this one. Was trying something different and therefore I am not sure I like!!!.....lol (you sound like me LOL must be the name!)

This is a 6 x 12 layout


LYB Love Letters - Love Ledger / Black Damask
Black with White Hearts Satin Ribbon (reverse side)
Kaiser Clear Stamps - Journal Boxes
Scrapware Chipboard Clouds
Jenni Bowlin Studio Chalkboard Alpha Black
StazOn Ink Pad - Jet Black
12mm double sided acid free tape
Foam Mounting Tape

Kaiser Paint
Machine Stitching
Journaling Pen

and lastly, Taryn ...

I loved the crate paper die cuts, so decided to use the leftovers for a layout of this sweet photo of Lana. I made a handmade flower from the Delight die cut, added some AC thickers, and a scrapware birdie. I also use some Websters Pages ball trim, and some glimmermist here. To create the background, I have punched out some little hearts, and stitched them to the page using brown thread, then added some pearls as highlights.

We have more Easter OTPs and Cards from the Design Team to show you, but you will just have to wait for a few days LOL

Oh and yah finally Bo Bunny and 3 Bugs in a Rug should be here on Monday - see the CHA 2010 section on our website.

Have an awesome weekend everyone

Thursday, March 18, 2010

And the winners are ...

I hope you all enjoyed the Pot of Gold Competition we had yesterday at my2angels. We received so much positive feedback and some fantastic limericks in with some answers.

I wish we could give away a prize pack to everyone, but sadly we can’t, however we do hope to bring you more competitions like this in the future.

So without further ado the 3 winners to receive prize packs are:

Kristy J Domain
Alisa Ling
Michelle Bates

Please send me your postal addresses so I can get your prize packs out asap.
Thank you everyone for joining in the fun

back tomorrow with some Easter Creations by the Design Team (don't mean to scare you but Easter is the first week of April this year - mind you its hard not to know with the supermarkets displaying the diet killing treats so early - I have had to replace 3 lots of Easter Eggs so far - too tempting having them in the fridge! LOL)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Win at my2angels on St Patrick's Day

In honour of St Pat's Day
In our store come and play
For a chance to win
Bags with goodies within.

To be sure to be sure
Please search our store
Find 3 pots of Gold
Tell us what is being sold!

Send us the answer via email
check our blog tomorrow without fail
To see if you have won
Be in it to win it - have fun!

Competition closes at midnight 17th March 2010 Qld Time

Monday, March 15, 2010

New CHA SEI and Crate Paper

New CHA Crate Paper and SEI papers arrived in store this morning.

Cute collection of papers for the little girls and great to cut up. Also textured cardstock to match these pattern papers

Perfect pattern papers for your spring inspired creations. Check out these creations on the Crate paper blog for some ideas

And from SEI

Claire Collection from SEI offers papers with floral line work, tiny stripes and delicate geometric designs, all accented with beautiful foil.

Happy Day Collection from SEI offers you Birthday cakes, candles and party hats too! Patterned papers feature varnish and glitter accents. Perfect for creating decorations, birthday party invitations and thank you notes.

You will find them under their categories in the pattern paper sections over at my2angels

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Now you are 11 - things to do before you are 12 Mini Album


Its all about Corrina today, and well this mini album has so much to look at that it deserves a whole posting to itself ...

This book is a celebration of my gorgeous daughter Jessica, and the things she has done and likes to do. It is chock full of all things bright and beautiful, just like her. I have used lashings of crackle paint and rock candy, inks, ribbons and flowers, chipboard and I have made my own word tiles using Making Memories Abby Words paper, chipboard, ink and rock candy. The butterflies are a free butterfly computer font printed onto cream cardstock, watercoloured then coated with rock candy, and the little chipboard croc head was hand cut, inked and coated with rock candy.


PAPERS: Making Memories - Cheeky Range Abby Numbers, Abby Words, Emery Red; 7Gypsies - Capri Sorento; We R Memory Keepers - Hoopla Bliss
CHIPBOARD: scrapware keys, scrapware 2 branches, scrapware bird on a branch, Buzz and Bloom Party Time Chipboard
CHARMS: Dragonfly, large silver key, turtle charm.
FLOWERS: olive green mulberry flowers, burgundy hydrangeas, white with pink tips mulberry flowers, blue and white stemmed star flowers
ALPHABETS: Carolee's Creations Tiny Word Play - various colours
DIES USED: cuttlebug 2x2's 4 set Asterisks, 3 x 3 Dandelion
RIBBONS: blue velvet ric rac, red velvet ric rac, pink ric rac, cream lace, various coloured satin ribbons
PRODUCTS USED: versa inks, dimensional magic, tim holtz crackle accents, rock candy, kindy glitz, acrylic paints.
OTHER EMBELLISHMENTS: clear rhinestones

I just adore this idea Corrina and I am sure your DD will love looking at it for years to come.

My DD is turning 11 (thinks she is turning 21 more like!) in a few months so maybe, just maybe I might find the time to create an album her since you have inspired me so much by your album.

Have a great day everyone