Monday, March 31, 2014

New Arrivals in store now

Kaisercraft Kaleidoscope

Who doesn't love the beautiful blend of colours and patterns that a Kaleidoscope creates?  This collection lives up to it's name and immerses you in a world of stunning florals, delightful patterns and darling vintage graphics.

Kaisercraft Kaleidoscope Collection

Kaisercraft Printed Tape
5metre length rolls

Kaisercraft printed tape

Kaisercraft printed tape

Kaisercraft printed tape

Kaisercraft printed tape

Kaisercraft printed tape

Kaisercraft printed tape


Pop over to the new arrivals to order this gorgeous collection

Friday, March 21, 2014

my2angels Masculine-themed Mini Album class

Your chance to take part in a once in a lifetime opportunity, the my2angels Masculine-themed Mini Album class ...

I never thought I would say this, but I seriously enjoyed making this mini Album for boys, using the masculine-themed Kaisercraft 'Garage Days' range. I've never been one for making mini albums - but a bunch of my regular customers convinced me I needed to have a go - and I must thank them, because I had a ball.

It's pure grunge heaven ladies. A bunch of grungy, distressed masculine papers, some art mediums to splash around here and there, enough stamping to keep the most obsessed stamper happy and charms, charms, charms and other oddments galore.

Messy, stampy grungy fun for all. Book in fast, as there are limited places  (Ngaire has already booked a seat, just so she can see for herself that I have made a mini album.)

Date: 20th April 2014
Time: 10.30am till approximately 5pm
Cost: $45.00
What to bring: Basic tool kit with adhesives, GLUE STICK, Lunch and Snacks.  Coffee and Tea supplied.

During the class, we will have a large collection of additional embellishment choices for you to purchase to add to your album, should you wish to. It would be worth bringing a selection of photos along, so that you can complete your album fully as you work through the pages. The album is designed more for smaller photos (1/4 and 1/2 sizes printing sizes available from Big W), but there is space for a couple of 4 x 6  sizes if you prefer them.  However you can add your photos afterwards.

Close-up of the front cover showing grunge detail.

Inside - showing the pockets holding the mini album.

Back cover.

Check out this cute mini window wiper, hanging from the mini album.

The mini album - detailed views.


Pop over here to book

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

my2angels MINI PICKS DIY Embellishment Kits

Our newest embellishment release ... "Mini Picks" ... mini packs of deliciousness, just right for popping on here and there to 'finish off' your creation.

These do-it-yourself mini kits contain the 'special' supplies to make your embellishment - all you need to add are some basic stash items; like dimensional magic or glossy accents, paint and tape.

All instructions are included in the kit and making them is as simple as 1, 2, 3. 

Here are the first 13 to be released ...

Mini Birthday

What more could you want for a party? - balloons, candles, presents - we have it all in this special mini party pack.
3 colour sets availalbe

Mini Vintage

Vintage charm and a touch of old-world glamour - this mini set will give you pieces with both rustic appeal and vintage chic.

Mini Florals

How pretty in pink are these? A pair of sweet blossoms to brighten up any girly page.

Mini Crystal Love

Not only the key to her heart - but also the key to a stunning page. Simple, elegant and beautiful - a classic embellishment suitable for a wide range of layouts.

Mauve and Silver

  Golden Bronze


Mini Sweetheart

This shabby chic heart is just adorable. Where wouldn't it look perfect?
(3 colour sets available)



Mini Vintage Love

 The perfect pairing of bronze filigree and bugundy roses - nothing says vintage love like this combination.

Mini Bird Bath

A touch of metal chic - repurpose a bronze filigree to make this whimsical yet 'arty' birdbath.

Remember this from the blog a year back ... well now you can make your own!

Mini Traffic Lights

 One funky traffic light - all "ready, set, go" for this to be a show-stopper embellishment on your creation.

So there you are - the first 13 of our new "Mini Picks". At $2 each - how can you stop at just one?

You will find them all here in our new section my2angels Mini Picks

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Bling Photo Frame

Who doesn't love a little bling in their lives?

This time I am playing with our black rhinestone chain. I've created a decorative photo display to feature a favourite photo of my (part-time) angels.

Start by covering a plastic martini cup with our black rhinestone chain. The bottom of the cup is then covered with black tulle and fibre wool.

Next - fill the cup to the brimful with a random assortment of our blossoms that reflect the colours in your photo. In my case, I have included some silver leaf charms, black gardenias, a large white gardenia, white stemmed flowers, a few hand made pink flowers, a pink heart pin and some feathers. 

To finish it all off - one of our Dream Key charms, which I have coloured with Inka Gold, so that it blends in with my colour scheme.

Lastly, design the actual photo frame itself ... I did mine by cutting out a piece of acetate (using my photo as a guide). Then I stamped along the edges of the acetate using Stazon Ink and a few kaisercraft film edges stamp

   Next time I might use the Kaisercraft Textured Edges stamp though - I love the woodgrain edge and the arrows!

 Just a quick promo ... in our Playtime Class layout this month - we will be using the arrows stamp. How cool does it look?
Okay, back to the photo frame ...
 Adhere your photo to some stiff backing - I used black cardstock.  
This was then adhered to a plastic garden stake (which you can pick up from cheap shops for about $2.50 for 10) with another piece of black cardstock stuck on the other side of the stake - so that it is covered as well.  

 Wrap some black tulle around the stem of the stake to make it look more attractive.

Stick the photo stake into the plastic cup and arrange the flowers around the base of the stake until you are satisfied with them.

Ta da - one very awesome photo display.


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

More scrapping in the Limelight

Geli here again with more Limelight.

The awesome Limelight collection works really well with the chalkboard look that is so trendy now! Simply pair it with a black background and some white doodles, splashes and journaling for a great effect. 

Kaisercraft Scrapbooking Papers

Use the Damask template and dab a finger/sponge with watermark ink over just one of the designs. Heat emboss it and splash some white mist or watered down gesso over the black cardstock. 
Kaisercraft Scrapbooking Papers

Now embellish with strips of the Today paper...

Kaisercraft Scrapbooking Papers

 ... and a selection of die-cuts from the collectables pack.
Team it with a few green starburst buttons and some silver stars. These are puffy, metallic and oh-so-versatile. If you don't have them in your stash already, then go and get some! I love them. 

Kaisercraft Scrapbooking Papers

You also really need some bike charms! Everyone needs a bike charm...

Kaisercraft Scrapbooking Papers

I still had a few bits left and made a couple of cards:

Kaisercraft Scrapbooking Papers

 If you like the popular chalkboard look, but don't feel overly confident with chalkboard paint and chalk, don't despair - fake it till you make it!

 Choose one of the many fabulous stencils from the templates, masks and stencils section (mine is the leaves template) and a black card. Tap a white Adirondack paint dabber on your cutting mat to make a little puddle of paint. Pick it up with a finger sponge or cosmetic sponge and dab over the leaf design. Once it's dry, outline it with a white gel pen. 
Kaisercraft Scrapbooking Papers

 After you have attached 2 of the tags from Dawn paper, continue the leaf design onto the tag as well. Add some spots with Liquid Pearls, a green mini gardenia, ribbon and a love key charm
Draw some white doodles around the edge of the card and you have faked it like a pro!

The last few scraps were made into this card ...

 together with yellow rosegilded mica fragments ...

Kaisercraft Scrapbooking Papers

...and a heart locket
Kaisercraft Scrapbooking Papers

Makes you wanna go fishing. There are some pretty cool fish charms available (click here), but I had used mine all up!


Monday, March 10, 2014

Storage Caddy DIY Gift

Here we have another birthday gift.

This time for a dear friend whose favourite colours are aqua, silver and black.

This project is perfect for our White Rhinestone Chain.



Remember they are 30% off till March 15th

Start off with a couple of plastic cups, a tin and a tube
(plus a metal biscuit tin lid for the base - which you spray paint black).

From those basic household items - I created this for her desk.
How could you not want to spend time at your desk if you had this to look at?


Here is the transformation process ....

Take one plastic cup and cover the outside of it with Silver Cup Chain.
On the front - pop on a flower, a silver filigree wrap, a few aqua pearls and finish with a black rose in the centre.


Then cover the can with Inka Gold Cobalt Blue, realise this was a mistake (it's too dark for the Aqua theme), and then paint it Aqua with a layer of Rock Candy Crackle Paint.  I'm glad I did the layers though, as little bits of the Inka Gold pop through to give a 3 coloured effect.

To finish - wrap some Black Rhinestone Chain around the top and embellish with a silver flying bird charm.


The large tube at the back was painted with the Aqua again, then randomly stamped with Kaisercraft Friends Stamp. Snippets of our black flower felt ribbon were then adhered here and there for contrast.

I made a hand-made embellishment using our large silver key charm, a friends charm, a silver birdcage pendant, some silver iron chain and a black rose and white rose.


On the 4th cup (the one on the right - apologies for the terrible photo, but I didn't get a better one before I gave Keonie her gift) I went for white sparkles.

The outside of the cup was wrapped with White Rhinestone Chain,
and then embellished with a flower decorated with our silver live, laugh love charming word

I made a little bird house from scrap chipboard and then ran it through the Cuttlebug using my wood rain embossing folder. Once done, it was then painted with Picket Fence Distress Paint.

To finish off the desk caddy I added piles of our black, grey and white roses, with various other black and white flowers. A few small daisy charms and silver leaf charms here and there to decorate and for an added a touch of whimsy - the watchful eyes of a cat charm!

To finish off - sprinkle with aqua pearls around the base and add a spray or two of
Pearl Glimmer mist.