Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Petit Regal Sentiment Frames

To celebrate the royal birth, you too can proclaim the arrival of your Prince or Princess with the latest release in our ‘Sentiment Frame’ Collection. 

Our ‘Petit Regal’ range combines our hand-embellished ceramic frame with a feather (similar to those that appear on the heraldic badge of the Prince of Wales) and a crown charm - with pink tones and pearl sprays for the little princess in your life  


and blue tones with stars for your little prince. 

Paired with a matching embellished pin, our Petit Regal Sentiment Frame is a stunning embellishment, fit for any Prince or Princess.

Pop over to the new arrivals section and place them in your cart, 


stay tuned because August is our birthday month

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Introducing ...

So he outgrew that sweet little smile and that cute little button nose and she’s no-longer your ‘baby’ girl with the gap-toothed smile. 
Some teenagers are hard to love and others squirm when you even so much as whisper that “L” word. 
And shhhh – sometimes you think you would love them more, if only they were an infinity away. 
But love them you do – so it’s time for a funky, steampunk inspired, grunge version of our “Love you to Infinity Charming Key Chains”. 
This edgy, teen friendly range sees the same large bronze key and photo frame charms as our earlier release, but this time we have grunged them up with some cogs, arrows and mesh for him
and some arrows, roses and stars for her. 
Priced at a low $3.95 each, this is sure to be your new ‘must have’ embellishment. They are available in the new available section here

Hi ladies! It's my turn again, and after scrapping pink for a little while it's back to the grunge.

I thought I'd show you a bit more of the very versatile Kaisercraft Base Coat this time - but the fabric textured papers this time rather than the bricks, metal and wood.

The base for this layout is a sheet of the reverse side of  'Lace', and it really is the reverse of lace! A coarsely woven, stringy design - I love it! On top of that is a heavily distressed 'Linen', which was punched, torn a bit, doodled on and inked with Walnut Stain Distress Ink before I started to alter it. (LOL!)

The altering was done by first attaching a variety of strips of tape and some mesh then adding a pattern with a Twiddleybitz Narrow Arrow stencil and Gloss Gel Medium. I added a second layer of textured pattern with the Crafters Workshop Punchinella circle stencil and some Ferro Metal Effect Texture Paint. First Iron and then Amber Gold. A smear of white Gesso around and about emphasised some parts and toned down others.

Then just in case that wasn't enough, I stuck on the left-over pieces of paper you get when you use a border punch, and added some stamping (again Walnut Stain) using a Kaisercraft Clear Stamp. I had a glass of water on the desk...for drinking, not for I dipped it's bottom in some watered down Vintage Photo distress ink on my craft mat and added some circles.

To mat my photo I chose a slightly larger square of 'Timber' and several strips of the same paper with the ends cut into V shapes to match the arrows. All the edges are distressed and there is a swipe of Black Soot Distress ink on most of them. Down the right hand side I punched one longer strip to match the edges of the page. I didn't think too many extra embellishments were necessary on this layout, which is quite busy, so the only extras are a piece of ruler, some coiled string, brown paper butterflies, two metal loops and an Antique Bronze Timepiece.

Also tucked in under the photo on that side is a journalling tag that I cut to fit from an Inkssentials Kraft ATC card. There's an Idea-Ology Reinforcer around the hole and, so that it's easy to pull out and read, I attached a piece of Black Iron Chain to it.

On the other end of the chain is a bronze bottle cap with an Antique Bronze Compass Charm in the centre.

Cut an Idea-Ology Alpha card in half to add a pair of 'S's - my childrens' initial - and add a my2angels Grungy Love you to Infinity Charming Key Chain, a piece of string and a butterfly or two and you have a gorgeous mini cluster in the top corner of the layout to finish off. The 'S's have been inked and splashed with water to add to the grunge.

Michele xx

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Vintage meets Modern Sentiment Frames

We are delighted to introduce to you our newest colour range in the Framed Sentiments Collection

Each kit comes with a hand-embellished ceramic frame and is paired with a matching embellished pin

Priced at only $4.99 each
Are you into Shabby Chic or Vintage styles? 
Our new Shabby Brown and Cream Framed Sentiments are the perfect embellishment for you!

For those of us with a more classic style, the Modern Black and Silver Sentiment Frames will add a touch of sophistication to any creation.  


Your "sentiment strip" is removable - to make recording your sentiment that much easier - once recorded, simply pop your strip back onto the frame using double sided tape.
Handmade Scrapbooking Embellishments

Make one of these unique frames a stunning addition to your next layout.
They are available in the new arrivals and my2angels journalling section of the store. 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Introducing our Framed Sentiments

my2angels is thrilled to present the first range in our - 'Framed Sentiments' Collection.
Each kit comes with a hand-embellished ceramic frame and is paired with a matching embellished pin.

Our first release - the 'Sweet Sentiments' range - features a sweetly embellished frame, adorned with roses, muslin, jewels and pearls. With soft, shimmery pastel tones (pink, purple and lemon), these are perfectly designed for your girly pages. The small 'sentiment spot' is just the right size for a tiny title, date or even a small decorative rubon.

Priced at only $4.99 each or $12.99 for the complete range of 3 'Sweet Sentiments', they're just too tempting to leave in the store.

Handmade Scrapbooking Embellishments

Handmade Scrapbooking Embellishments

Handmade Scrapbooking Embellishments

Your "sentiment strip" is removable - to make recording your sentiment that much easier - once recorded, simply pop your strip back onto the frame using double sided tape.

Handmade Scrapbooking Embellishments

They are available in the new arrivals section and my2angels journalling section of the store, 

BUT we haven't stopped yet...

 Come back on Thursday for the next range in our Framed Sentiments Collection.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Viva Decor Modeling Creme is fantastic!

There are so many new and exciting products in the my2angels store at the moment! I want to use them all right now but there never seems to be enough time!!

This layout has it's fair share of new goodies though, starting with Kaiser's Enchanted Garden patterned papers. These are so pretty, definitely a collection for the girls. (I know you all have them since there seems to be nothing left in store!!!!).

Viva Decor Modeling Cream

Using a sheet of 'Fascinate' as my base I tried out my new Viva Decor Modeling Cremes in both Mother of Pearl Rose and Metallic Platin, pushing them through a stencil with an old store loyalty card to add a brocade pattern to the page. I used the two colours separately but didn't wait to dry between colours so where they touch they blend beautifully. You will need to get your stash of this product quickly before I go back to the store...I will be needing every colour Tracy has and probably more! I liked this effect so much that when it was dry I added a bit more, this time using glossy gel medium. The gel goes on white, so you can see what you are doing, but it dries clear leaving you with a subtle continuation of your pattern.

To add a bit more colour behind my photo, which is very plain, I sprayed very lightly with Vanilla Breeze and Sun Sisters Glimmermists, and stamped a few times with a script stamp (sorry, origin lost in the dim and distant past) and some Victorian Velvet Distress Ink.

To mat my photo I used two pieces of 'Entrance', slightly offset and then covered them both with a piece of white tulle to soften the darker colour a bit and add texture. The photo is placed on top of the tulle layer.

Viva Decor Modeling Cream

In between and on top of these layers I have tucked in a die cut from the Collections pack and few appropriate sentiments which came from the 12 x 12 Sticker Sheet. 

Taking centre stage at the top of the layout is a gorgeous Love you to Infinity Pink Charming Key Chain. I confess to adding a bit more Stampendous Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel to the key so that it looked as luscious as the chipboard word,  'love', and the chipboard flourish framing the photo. I love the way it looks up there in the corner, with the dangling end seeming to link the two sections of the layout together. Very happy with that!

Viva Decor Modeling Cream

Another gorgeous my2angels embellishment (and one that I've had in my stash since way before I became an angel myself) is the pink Memories pin tucked in behind my Pink Mini Gardenia. A little touch of Victorian Velvet around the edges and it blends in to this layout perfectly. 

Viva Decor Modeling Cream

I die cut some leaves from the same paper that I used as photo mats and added two shabby cream flowers from my stash. The other flowers in my clusters are my favourite Pink & White Cherry Blossoms, tiny Light Pink and White roses and some Pink and White Rose Buds. My two sweet fairies and the sparkling butterflies scattered around are fussy cut from the Enchanted Garden specialty paper 'Faries'. (Can't understand why Ngaire hasn't snapped this paper up yet...but glad I got a piece before she does...shhhh).
There is also a tiny chipboard heart in there - embossed to match of course, with Stampendous Shabby Pink.

Viva Decor Modeling Cream

Finally, I thought I'd try to take a photo showing how the clear Gel Medium and the gold flecks in the Stampendous Embossing powder pick up the light and shine....not a great photo, but I think it gives you an idea...a pretty, subtle sparkle on a pretty, girly page.

Viva Decor Modeling Cream

Pop over to the store with me and get yourselves some Viva Decor Modeling Creme...awesome stuff!

Michele xx

Monday, July 15, 2013

Messy Boys Layout with Traffic Lights

Stepping out of my comfort zone today with a colourful layout, but staying within my zone by using cardboard as the base.

Scrapbooking Boys Layouts

Grab yourself a piece of cardboard and tear some of the top layers off. I always cut my cardboard 29cm x 29cm to allow room to go in your photo sleeves as these types of layouts are usually thicker than a standard pp layout.

Cut yourself some cardboard gadget gears and layer then add buttons , yellow ric rac and transport charms, like our utes, motorbikes and buggies. 

Scrapbooking Boys Layouts

Once happy with placement cover with Claudine Hellmuth Multi-Medium

Scrapbooking Boys Layouts

Don't be afraid of going crazy with the paints,  which I understand it can be daunting at first when attempting these types of layouts.  If you add too much distress paint, it can easily be wiped off with a spray of water and tissue,while it is still wet.  I did this with the Fired Brick Distress Paint, as I was going to add another photo which was mainly red, but felt the page was too busy for two photos, hence removing some of the red paint.

Scrapbooking Boys Layouts

Make yourself a Traffic Lights which was the perfect embellishment for this themed layout.  Here is the link to creating your own Traffic Lights
PS I used 14mm cabochons for my set today
(PS if you don't have the die required I am happy to cut you one and put it in with your next order, just leave a note in comments at checkout)

Scrapbooking Boys Layouts

With some scrap yellow cardstock I added journaling using the Sizzix File Tab die (and a few splats of Black Soot Distress Paint)

Scrapbooking Boys Layouts

Make a title with Jenni Bowlin Tiny Circle Alphas in Vintage Brown and Silver Metallic Thickers.
Add a silver arrow pointing to the tile.

I also added another piece of yellow ric rac untouched with mediums so it was like the underlining of the title.

And to finish it off wipe over areas with Inka Gold Silver

Scrapbooking Boys Layouts

Don't forget only a few days left to get 20% off all yellow and gold products from my2angels
so pop on over and grab yourself a bargin

Scrapbooking Boys Layouts

Sunday, July 14, 2013

A bit of this and a bit of that

We have a mixture of Yellow and Gold today ...

Colouring Charms

Using our Silver Evening Dress Charms as an example (after all, what woman doesn't want a variety of looks for her eveningwear?), we have coloured our charms with the following products:

They are also in order of how well they coloured, with Stazon being the best, but this does only apply to these smaller charms.  I have used the following products on larger charms and the Stampedous came out on top of some of the tests.  I think it is a personal choice and can often be up to what affect you want to create. You can also combine mediums - how cool would the Stazon and Stickles look together?? Experimentation is the key and playing with the various mediums is half the fun.

 Let's get started on play time ...

Embellishing a Filigree Flower Border

Cut up a small 23cm yellow mulberry flower into individual petals and place behind the main flower for a layered look.  The flower had to be cut up, as it was too small to be placed behind in one piece, and the other mulberry flowers in stock were too large.

Finish with a dark brown pearl in the centre of the filigree flower

A quick easy way to jazz up our Butterfly Filigrees is to add a small yellow rose in the centre and trim half of the stem off.  Attach other piece of the stem to behind the butterfly and fold both stems to create the antennas.


For those of you who subscribed to my "A Year in the Life" subscription kit back in 2011, you may remember the Christmas Tree we made from a circle .... well this dress works on the same principle!

Grab a chipboard mannequin and cover (using your finger) with inka gold.

Take a 11cm doily and fold like so:


then turn with the point upright.


Paint the layers with Mustard Seed Distress Paint and spritz with water.  Adhere as a skirt to your mannequin. 

Cut a piece from another 11cm doily (see below) and again paint with Mustard Seed Distress Paint. Again, attach to the mannequin.

Cut and attach a small piece of Gold Fibre Ribbon and Gold Cup Chain for the belt.


Lift up the layers of the skirt and add some cream tulle underneath and then trim to shape.

As a final touch and to add some sparkle, wipe some Yellow Stickles over the doily dress.


 Now for one more mannequin ...

 Add a thick layer of Stampendous Aged Gold Embossing Enamel and heat from underneath.  
DON'T heat from above, or you will have a nice mess to clean up! 

Once it is melted (this will take about a minute because of the thick layer), you can then heat from above and press a Kaisercraft Script Stamp into your melted embossing powder as you do so.

 (Don't worry if you miss some bits, it does stay warm long enough for you to take the stamp off the stamping block and hand stamp the remaining areas.)

Had to show this photo that DD took, the wrinkle is the embossing powder moving - you probably had to be here, but embossing powders are cool to watch.
(I think I have said this recently - I need to get a life!)

Okay while the mannequin cools down,
cut up strips of cream tulle and black tulle to make a dress and centre it with a gold poinsettia,
before attaching it to a card (that is still in progress as I am typing!).

So far I have lightly painted a Twiddlebitz Black C6 Card with Mustard Seed Distress Paint
and again heat embossed with the Kaisercraft Script Stamp

Hope that has given you an idea or two for adding gold/yellow to your projects or
perhaps given you a new technique to add to your next creation.

Don't forget to pop over to the 20% off Yellow & Gold Section to grab a bargain, but only until Wednesday.