Saturday, May 31, 2014

Create a chandelier with filigrees

As part of my "teacher's" display at the Expo in Brisbane next week, I am busy making up little bits and pieces to showcase my2angels products.  Here is a cute little chandelier I created using our large flower filigrees

Cut between the petals of 2 large flower filigrees

Add silver iron chain, jump rings, beads and roses to complete your chandelier 

The flower filigrees are great to cut up and use the "petals" as individual leaves 

and our gardenias fit perfectly inside them, creating a decorative backing

At only 99c for a 2 pack, you can afford to pop a few in your cart

Monday, May 26, 2014

Game ON! and more

Tie up your laces and pile on the sunscreen, it's "Game On" with Kaisercraft.  

If you have been holding out for a sporting collection then it is time to celebrate, this range has more sport than the Olympics!  

All your favourites are here, so kick the winning goal and grab some today in our new arrivals section

Pattern Paper

Kaisercraft Scrapbooking Paper

 Sticker Sheets

Kaisercraft Scrapbooking Paper

and while you are shopping, check out our sports section here to embellish your sporting creations with

We also have in stock cardstock from Kaisercraft in essential base colours (more will be arriving in mid June) 
These are only 50c per sheet!

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Mojo gone AWOL, need some inspiration .. pop over to the Kaisercraft blog for creative ideas using the game on! collection 

All new arrivals are here 


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

New Charmed Life in store now

It appears our Charmed Life ranges have proven popular with our customers. Seems I am not alone in wanting some lumpy, bumpy in my life. Lol!! The biggest request has been for more colour and theme options. And so ...

Introducing our ...

'Purple Enchantment' (full kit)

 A mix of lavender, violet and plum tones, this floral themed kit is just perfect for pretty feminine pages.  

A few close ups of the dainty bits and pieces ...

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Mix and match your 'Purple Enchantment' cards with those in the coordinating  

'Lavender Dreams' Mini Pick
Set of 4 "3x4" cards 

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'School Days' (full kit)

"Remember the old school yard ... we used to laugh a lot ..."

You'll be the one laughing - with our new 'School Days' Charmed Life Kit. We have purposely left them white with no mounts, so that you can add your school colours to the pages. Match the colour to your formal or sports uniform - or whatever suits the photos really.

And it has a useable chalk board ,where you can write some journaling.

Now your page embellishments can be "too cool for school" as well as the kids. ;)

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For the more adventurous of us and for those with the touch of the dare-devil about them - we have two new grungy Mini Pick theme sets.

'Cool Rider' Mini Pick
Set of 4 "3x4" cards

 Have a need for speed? Or do you just love the feel of all that power and the wind in your hair? You don't get cooler than this grunge collection.

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'Skater Boi' Mini Pick
Set of 4 "3x4" cards

Boy or girl - this set is perfect for anyone who loves skating or where-ever you need a youth/action or urban grunge theme.

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To showcase our latest range - here's how you can make a sweet card in just minutes.
Take the pretty bow card from the 'Purple Enchantment' pack - and adhere it to the front of a card.

Stamp on your sentiment (in my case "Happy Birthday").
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Pop a Purple Mum Charming Chain underneath the rose ...

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and in under 5 minutes, you have a quick and pretty card.

In your pack with the "mum" purple charming chain, you also get a coordinating pin. I popped that into the embellishment corner of one of the other cards in the kit - so that it can go on a layout of my mum's birthday.

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

35% off ALL Ranger and Tim Holtz Products

How does 35% off ALL Ranger and Tim Holtz products sound? I know crazy ah? 

With our low prices already imagine how much more you will be saving.

Sale ends midnight 18th May so that's just 2 days to grab yourself a bargin ladies - pop over here to start shopping

Monday, May 12, 2014

Charmed Life and Kaisercraft Kaleidoscope

Before I even start with my latest layout, I need to apologise to everyone for my long....almost 2 months!!!!!...absence. The busy season at work (the other work...) and a bout of the flu have meant an unwanted break from scrapping and only one layout since the beginning of March! I can't believe how quickly the time has gone by and how much I've missed getting ink under my fingernails and paint on my old (and not-so-old) jeans.
So on Sunday DH was called in to work. I had some absolutely free time so I was able to finish a layout that has been sitting on my desk for at least three weeks.

I used Kaisercraft's Kaleidoscope pp's - and very pretty and versatile they are too - and matched them with some pieces from my2angels Charmed Life Vintage Notes.

The base paper is a sheet of ''Mosaic'' and I followed that with a smaller piece of ''Original'' - distressed around the edges. Over this I used Crackle Accents and a Crafters Workshop Branch template then lightly sprayed with red (I used a drop of Fired Brick Distress Reinker mixed with water), then toned down the lot when it was dry with a dry brushed layer of gesso. You can't see it very well in the photos, but it adds quite an interesting texture to the page
To add some interest around the edges there are some torn strips of printed tape. I used three matching Kaisercraft tapes here... ''Film Strip'', ''Happiness'' and ''Pink Damask'' all perfect with these papers and with the Vintage Notes card set.

In the blank spaces on the background I used gesso and the Twiddleybitz Bricks Template. Because I used white gesso to stencil over my already dry brushed layer of white gesso, the lines between the bricks are enhanced a little bit by brushing on a small amount of  Black Soot Distress Stain and almost immediately dabbing it off again with a tissue.

Under my photo there are two layers of red damask patterned paper - strangely the name of this paper is ''Layers''. I also used it to punch out my birds sitting on a wire, tucked in at the top of the page and to the left of the photo, and there is also a small piece forming the base for the accent in the bottom corner.

Tucked under the matted photo there is a today: journalling spot cut from ''Illustrate'' which forms part of the layout's title along with some black and white Dymo labels. Perfectly co-ordinating with it, and also with the printed tape, is a pretty card from the Vintage Notes Charmed Life card set.

Embellishing the whole I have some white painted chipboard pieces and of course my2angels flowers and a charm. The charm is an Antique Bronze Birdcage, the leaves are die cut from some leftover scraps of Kaliedescope papers so they match perfectly, and the flowers are Brown Cherry Blossoms, Cream and Brown Roses and White and Brown Rosebuds.

The accent at the bottom of the layout is also made from a card that is included in the Vintage Notes Charmed Life set - the Antique Bronze Heart Locket and Key are included.

Have a play with my2 angels Charmed Life card sets and Kaisercraft Kaleidoscope - the perfect match!

Michele xx

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Grunge 12x12 Layout with Charmed Life

Check out our Charmed Life in motion...

This is how I am going to use our Charmed Life packs ... the kits are intended to help when you have lots of photos or have a theme to scrap. This way I can work my way though the backlog of photos, but still manage to get messy. I get the best of both worlds, by creating my 12x12 layout and then using up multiple photos on the opposite page.

It's an approach that works particularly well for parties and events. Check out DS's awesome graduation layout set.

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For closer look...

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Our mates ribbon was perfect for the layout, I used it to border the photo together with layers of Art of Life Collectables and Kaiser Film Strip Printed Tape. To colour the layout, I used various handmade Glimmer Mists over a texture paste base.

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The title is a selection of old chipboard large letters I found in my stash. I covered them with texture paste, misted them and then stamped using Kaisercraft's Arty stamp. The final touch is a layer of Rock Candy Crackle Paint.

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For my Charmed Life page on the opposite half of the double, I used the 'Directional Grunge - Black and White' Charmed Life set.

Putting it together doesn't get much simpler and easier than this.

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With each set, you get a coordinating blank card (which I used to add in the invite for my DS's graduation) - to which I then added our Graduation Cap Charm and Graduation Dipolma Charm, which I hung from a silver chain.

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I hope this gives you an insight of how you can use our new Charmed Life Collection. It's great for time saving, whilst still allowing you to create your usual layouts on the opposite page.

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