Wednesday, December 1, 2010


This months free gift is a Secret Santa present from us to you.

It will be gift wrapped for you to put under the tree to open on Christmas Day
but let us say the more you order the more you get!
(Minimum gift value is $5)

And how can you not order lots when we have 20% off for 20 days on everything in store wide (including the sales section and our NEW bargain bin section)

Sale is only on till 20th December and you must enter CHRISTMAS at check out to receive the discount

And take a look at these new arrivals

PURE WHITE Stemmed Flowers ... yes totally white including the stems which gives your imagination the ability to embossed, ink, mist or add perfect pearls to match the paper you are working with or of course just leave them the gorgeous white that they are

AND new 7cm gardenia packs

and poinsettias with holly in organza bags - great stocking filler idea

and check out these babies (the colours are just stunning)

18 in a pack
9 flowers and 9 cordinating mulberry paper butterflies in a pack
(we have upclose photos in their product page over on the website)

That's all from me but I will leave you with some inspiration from Ngaire and Jess (our newest DT member who couldn't wait to get started) before you head off over to shop at my2angels

Hi Ladies – its Ngaire back again for a quick visit.
Since you met all my boys during ‘Boys Month’ in September, it seemed a shame to miss out on the “rose amidst the thorns” - so I promised Tracy a layout with our precious rose.

When Tracy got in the Basic Grey Jovial range, doing up a layout for her seemed the perfect way for me to both get my hands on it and keep my promise.

I love this range – the colours are so rich and vivid. I must admit to favouring the patterned papers with the more traditional reds, greens and cream – but the ice-blue papers are very pretty too. For me, the most appealing part of the paper pattern is the muted Christmas writing all over it – which you can either choose to make a feature of or disguise.

Merry and Bright uses a number of papers from the range. The base for the layout is a sheet of Snowball Fight which has been edge distressed to give it a shabby look and then I applied a generous inked edge using Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distress Ink.

To soften this up a little and to give the paper some Christmassy glitter, the edges were then sprayed with Iridescent Gold Glimmermist – which was allowed to mix with the distress ink and run down the page. I heat dried this – including all the little puddles and drips.

The stunning Pomegranate was used to make a dimensional frame for the layout (after inking the edges with black ink) with Coal as a mat for the photo.

The other papers - Merry Maker and Shop Keeper - were cut up into the various flowers and ornaments to use as embellishments for the page.

The title is an old chipboard one I have had for a while – not sure whose it is. That got a coat of Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distress Ink and then I sprayed it with Iridescent Gold Glimmermist. Although the close-up seems to suggest it is only gold – it is actually still a green colour – but the shimmery gold is very strong.

Underneath the title I added a couple of the ornaments I had cut out from the patterned paper. There are touches of Crystalina Kindyglitz on their patterns to make them look pretty too.

In one corner of the layout I arranged some of the cut out flowers to form a floral spray. Extra leaves were cut out and added to this to ‘fill’ the corner a little more. There is also one of Tracy’s gorgeous silver bell charms with a little of her sheer red ribbon for a bow.

The main embellishment cluster is on the left of the photo. For the base of this I’ve cut a large Poinsettia flower out and then cut it further into its individual petal layers. These have been distressed and inked and then I pieced it all back together.

To make the flower 3D I have used a bit of spare acetate as a base. Placing the top petal layer on it (but not gluing it down) I have arranged the others underneath it – adhering them to the acetate with pop dots. The top petal layer is then simply glued down to the next layer when you are happy with the way it all looks. The finish off, the stamens got a generous dob of Crystalina Kindyglitz. And yes – it is missing one base petal – I removed that to allow for the ornaments to hang underneath it – you’re supposed to be polite and not notice it. J

The rest of the cluster is composed of some ornaments underneath the Poinsettia and some other flowers and leaves layered up behind it. Some tuck under the photo and some lie over it.

I also added another silver bell charm and one of the outline chipboard Christmas trees from Scrapware. To get the patchy look to the chipboard – rather than spray it with the Glimmermist – spray a puddle of the Glimmermist and ‘dunk’ the chipboard into it a couple of times. This gives you a mottled look – as you can see.

The layering works really well to give the layout depth and interest. This close-up here really gives you an idea of how well it works – plus how well the colours go together.

The chipboard flourishes are also Scrapware – the Naomi flourish – which is very pretty and delicate. They got the same ink and Glimmermist treatment.

The tag at the top is one of the die cuts from the Jovial range – these come in a pack with a huge selection of patterns and shapes to choose from. Mine has a flourish tucked around it and one of the cut-out ornaments.

So there we have it – my little Christmas angel enjoying her Christmas last year. I do hope the costume still fits – she has been muttering about it again now that the stores have Christmas everywhere and school is almost over.

Do check out Jovial though ladies – it is probably one of the better picks for Xmas ranges this year and I noticed that much of matches the colours in previous Basic Grey Christmas ranges – so mixing and matching is certainly possible.

Ngaire :)

Hey hey hey Ladies : )

Well even though I haven't officially got an assignment for my new possie on the My 2 Angels DT, I recieved my order (which by the way was posted SUPER fast), and couldn't help using some of my scrummy bits and bobs!

This is my 1st christmas lo ever.....I have an excuse I've only been scrapping just under a year hehe! As I was pretty busy when I did this lo I wanted to do something simple and easy...but still fun and special! It came together soooo quick...the only thing that took awhile was the drying time.....and I just left it over night!

Sooooo here's what I did......

1st I sprayed the Coredinations cs with Tattered Angel glimmer mist. Then I cut some rectangles and strips from the AWESOME Echo Park Everbody Loves Christmas range, which I distressed and inked then stuck to my cs. I mounted my photo on some Black CS and stuck it down.......

I stuck some my2angels Star Bling onto the pp, cut around it, distressed and inked it, then drew some black lines to make the stars 'pop'. I attatched the stars to some funky twine along with some cool star charms and stuck it to my page.....

I popped on some very cute Echo Park alphas & AC Thickers.....

And just to try something different...instead of doodling a border with pen....I used Kindy Glitz to draw it instead!! I filled in the 'doodling' with Perfect Pearls..which I thought looked very shiny and christmassy!!

The whole LO took about half an was soooo easy!!

Well thats all folks! Love and Peace xox


Kim said...

thanks for sharing ladies, I look forward to seeing your next creations

Corrina said...

Lovely pages all the cutting Ngaire...and a big WELCOME to you Jess...bright n funky Christmas LO. Love it! C x

lexie said...

Fabulous work girls
I know this is late but better late than never Congratz to the New DT members look forward to seeing your work.....I pop in here 2 or 3 times a week but let me warn you now I soooo suck at leaving comments

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