Tuesday, May 29, 2012

25% off all Charms

25% off all Charms
 but only until Sunday 3rd June 

If you would like to pick up your order from us at the Scrapbooking Expo, please enter COD at checkout so you are not charged for postage

Friday, May 25, 2012

OMG It's so pretty

OMG the new Bo Bunny little Miss is so gorgeous and feminine!
The colours are so pretty and soft.  And the theme work so well with our birdcage charms, teapot charms, birds nest and little dog charms

There is 10 different papers in the collection 

Here is just a preview of some of the products
You will find more in the Bo Bunny Section


I can't wait to start scrapping with these papers!

Hope your weekend is a scrapping one

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Create an album with Geli

Create an Album with Geli
Title Page

In the late nineties I spent 3 years doing volunteer work in Russia. All my friends from that time are literally scattered across the globe now, over 5 different continents, but I still keep in contact with a lot of them. I recently heard that my friend Heidi lost all her Russian photos and since it was her birthday I decided to make her an album with some of the highlights. We shared a lot of adventures during our time there. Not all the photos are the greatest (or in focus), but isn’t that what most people’s photo boxes are full of? If they tell the story, use them! I am scanning all my negatives but some of them have deteriorated badly in the last 15 years. I just wish I had done it earlier.

Tracy from my2angels supplied me with the latest Echo Park This & That, Graceful collection
 and her wonderful and unique embellishments. 
Over the next 10 weeks I will share with you the pages I do, as well as step by step instructions on how to create them yourself. I will do many multi-photo pages and journaling where possible. Flip out things and hidden stuff! It’s there for you to scrap lift, but I would appreciate if you leave me a comment and a link with what you create. Almost everything I use you can get at the my2angels shop. Click on the links to find the supplies I used, but feel free to change what you want.

My measurements are in inches because that’s what my cutter comes with. If you need cm just convert it. The sizes don’t have to be exact most of the time.

So here is my first page. Since it’s a title page it only has one 5x7” photo. And that one is out of focus, but it’s the best one I have.

I wanted to use both front and back of this paper. Cut out an 8 ½” circle from the top right area of the page using either a circle cutter or craft knife. Also cut a ring, 9” diameter on the outside and 8” on the inside.

Flip the circle over and use sticky tape to hold it in place. As seen from the back:

Ink around the inside of the ring and the edge of the background. Glue the ring in place.
Ric rac is awesome to outline a circle, because it’s easy to follow the curve. But the yellow ric rac was a little too bright, so I painted gesso over it to tone it down a little.
Glue it on the outside edge of the ring.
Cut a 5x7” mat, ink it and glue it behind a 5x7” photo at an angle. Glue it on top of the ring like this:
No, we didn’t arrive by hot air balloon, but I used the sticker anyway because it’s cute, together with a couple of word tiles. They are going to be part of my title.
Use a hole punch to make a hole in the middle of the flower sticker and push 5 sets of stamen through (folded in half). Sticky tape them in place behind. They add a bit of dimension to an otherwise flat sticker.
Die cut a doily (or use a paper one) and cut out 2 petals from a large flower. Ink around both before you glue them down and add the flower sticker.
The Charming word tile is in soft antique gold (very nice), but I’m going to add a few silver charms later on and I need them to match. So I used an emery board to gently sand down the title and the outline of the flower to turn them silver. It also helps the word to stand out better. Glue it under the photo.
The brown stemmed flowers looked a little dull here with all the bright colours. They clearly needed some glitz, so I rubbed a little Shimmerz over them. Spraying them in glimmer mist or glimmer glaze would have worked too.
Cover the stamen of a gardenia with Glossy Accents...
...and cover them in red micro beads. Careful, they’re very jumpy! Pour them over the flower inside an ice-cream container (eat the ice-cream first).
Glue it down and add a few more small dots of Glossy Accents and micro beads under the balloon. Add one of the stemmed flower (the spare stamen go under the balloon’s basket) and a red felt star

Add 2 more stars (we are on Red Square, after all) and the other 3 stemmed flowers on the other side, together with a passport charm and a title. All your embellishments should roughly follow the curve of the circle.
Glue an airplane charm above the balloon (no, we didn’t arrive by plane either!), finish off the title with letter squares and we’re done! Do a little journaling inside the ring.
I hope you can find some inspiration for all the wonderful my2angels embellies here! 


Thursday, May 17, 2012

New Arrivals and Restocks

Kaisercraft Stamps
all measure 4x3 inches for $4.99

And so many more so check out the New Arrivals Sections

We also have had a restock of Crafters Workshop Templates
Tim Holtz Inks
Kraft Cardstock
Glimmer Mists
Snowflake Coredinations

and lots more

so go and empty out your wishlist and place your order today before the 18% discount finishes at midnight on 18th May.

Don't forget to enter "Sarah" at checkout to get the discount

Thursday, May 10, 2012

New Arrivals

New Arrivals

Just a few to share with you today

5 for $1.60

5 for $1.60

and our own handmade Birds Nests ... these proved to be very popular at the Scraplounge Retreat last weekend that we are now offering them to you 

You will receive 2 in a packet for $2.50

All new products can be found in the new arrivals section

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Elo Elo Elo I am back ... with some Echo Park

Elo Elo Elo : )
Jess here

Oh what a delightful weekend it's been.......how was yours?
I have two pages to share. These are made from my dt goodies from my2angels.
I have got to have a play with the Echo Park - This & That Charming collection kit. Really love this range, especially love the wood paper & also the chevron print!
I've done two layouts but I could get at least three more done from the pack.
Here's my first layout "H is for Handsome"
Yes I'm still obsessed with rosettes and buttons.......
Products used: Echo Park - This & That Charming collection kit, The Crafter's Workshop Swiss Dot Template with I painted over with an Acrylic Paint Dabber in Pitch Black, Romantique Imagenne Cling Stamp, StazOn Ink Pad in Jet Black, Antique Bronze Circle Pendant, Brown and Blue Lattice Wooden Button, Yellow and White Spotted Acrylic Button, little wooden buttons that I painted with gesso then Glimmer Glaze in All That Jazz, Plaid Fabric Brad in Black and White, Glitter Brad in Blue, Charcoal Baker's Twine which I separated and used for stitching , Brown Kraft Tag, Tim Holtz Ruler Ribbon, AC Thickers.

Next up is "Posing at the Park"

Tracy sent me some great fabric, which isn't available in the store at the moment but will be available in embellishments packs soon. I used the fabric as the background instead of card stock and also to make a yo-yo.
Lubbly Jubbly charminess.....

Yo-yo and buttons...oh my....

Products Used: Echo Park - This & That Charming collection kit, Glimmer Glaze in Oil Slick, Green and White Spotted Acrylic Button with I distress with some sand paper, Plaid Fabric Brad in Light Blue and White with I coloured with Distress Stain in Broken China, Bakers Twine in Charcoal which I separated and used for stitching, AC Thickers,  Memories Charm.

Well that's all my dears.....Have a awesome week : )

Love and Peace xox


Friday, May 4, 2012

All about the Girls with Prima and Authentique

Prima Almanac Layout
by Ngaire
I love Almanac - I’m not totally sure I know what to do with it – but I love the peachy-pink and black of it. The butterflies, the damask patterns, the bird’s nests – just love it all. So classic. Putting this together has exhausted my most immediate ideas of what to do with it all though – (I do have some others, but I need to think about how to put them together before I tackle the next layout) – but I love the way the layout has turned out.

Anyway – the colours and paper patterns screamed out for a shaped layout with frame layers and stitching. That bit was the easy part.  I used Shaffer as the base paper – cutting it out into one of my favourite die cut shapes. Over this went a slightly smaller (I trimmed it down about 1cm – but this becomes wider when you then distress the edge) piece of Edison. This has to be my favourite paper in the range – so very pretty. A hand-stitched border in black thread and the base for the layout is all done.

I’ve gone for the ‘cluster’ approach as far as designing the layout goes. I had all these gorgeous embellishments – the roses, the cut out shapes, the larger blossoms and other bits and bobs. Underlying it all are some patterned paper doilies I cut using my new dies. I’ve been admiring them on other layouts in the blogosphere and wondering how they did them – and now I know. ;) 

In the bottom left-hand corner of the layout I popped a patterned paper paper doily (I used the bottom damask strip from Edison) under the edge of the photo and then arranged my cluster of embellishments so that they took up most of the space on the doily and only the pretty lacy edges were showing. The small roses and the larger blossom are both from flower packs in the Almanac range. The peachy-pink small rose you see has been altered – the orginal one is cream - by the addition of some Tattered Rose Distress Ink applied with a brush to give it a deep colour. The larger flower has also been altered slightly – I’ve wiped the last of the Tattered Rose Distress Ink off the brush onto the petals to give them that interesing blotchy look.

The clock face has been cut out of the Edison paper and overlaid with an altered  clear cabochon. The design is a section of the previously mentioned bottom damask strip from Edison - I’ve just smeared some clear-drying glue onto the base of the glass cabochon (Tracy has a variety of sizes) and then popped it onto the section of pattern I wanted. When the glue is dry, simply cut around the cabochon and voila – you have an instant embellishment.

I love, love, love the metal flower. I ambushed Tracy and made her let me into her Embellishment Class a couple of weekends ago just so I could learn how to make one of these little beauties. (ok – I paid for my MIL to go to the class and then came with her as a surprise) I’m not going to spill the secret on how to make them – but they are way too easy once you know and oh so addictive to make.

The embellishment cluster at the top left of the photo has more of the same basic elements – with the addition of a couple of Almanac chipboard pieces. There are 2 patterned paper doilies this time - one of the pink reverse of Shaffer overlaid over a slightly larger one of the face side of Shaffer . Again, the larger Prima blossom has been inked with some Tattered Rose Distress Ink applied with a brush to give it a deep colour.

The chipboard alphas in the title are some old Heidi Swapp She alphas (soooo love them – am dreading when I finally run out). Because there is so much going on with all the damask pattens in the layout – I left these alphas pretty simple – only inking. I’ve applied more to some sections than others – to give it that slightly blotchy look you see.

On the right hand side of the photo I put the main cluster of embellishments – again all the usual suspects are there. At the top went another pair of the doilies – I left a little more of them showing here. Over them I popped one of the chipboard stickers, which I then further embellished with a black rhinestone.
More of the Prima flowers from the Almanac range; and another altered cabochon. This time it made the perfect flower centre for the Prima blossom. Next to it I have placed a piece of cut up Antique Bronze Flower Filigree – placed like this it looks a bit leaf-like.
At the bottom of this close-up you can see another of the chipboard stickers.

At the bottom of the cluster there is another of those gorgeous ‘Tracy special’ flowers and one of the bee/pocket watch charms that I adore. The LOVE charm you see there was originally silver, but I altered it with a little Gesso and ink. It was a bit of a fail for its original purpose – but it did look super cute here.
The words laugh, dream, love are all cut out from the Edison patterned paper. I told you this one was a keeper. I got sooo much out of the two sheets I had of it. The bits of ‘ruler’ you see are also from that paper – as is the strip of patterned paper underneath them.

And I have to add just one more close-up – love the angle on this – it really makes 2 of my favourite embellishments pop – the blossom with its cabochon centre and one of those glorious Tracy metal flowers.

Check out my2angels and see what Tracy’s latest and greatest includes. (Hint: I finally got my wish and she has made some pins to sell – so run in and see if you can get them before I do.) ;) 


and from Geli

I used the last scraps of Authentique paper (the rest is on Hugs and Kisses) and some pretty my2angels embellies on it. 
The sweet little camera charm is one of my favourites. It goes with so many looks. I put a little bit of Liquid Pearls in the middle to give it some contrast. 

The red felt heart  (comes in several colours) with a charming pin, an old cotton doily and a die cut doily:

I love it when the girls put on impromptu fashion shows. All their idea, I swear!

and from me, Tracy
I am currently away at the Scraplounge Retreat down in Lennox Heads so all orders will be posted on Tuesday (Monday is a public holiday here in Queensland)

Don't forget to enter Sarah at checkout to receive 18% off your order

Hope you all have a creative and fun weekend