Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Grunge meets Pretty OTP

Time for a trip down memory lane - waaaaayyyy down memory lane.

I have a couple of the old telephones from way back - remember them? Can just imagine my mum and dad sleeping out the night before in the queue - waiting for the new phones to be released by the the Postmaster General (antique reference there for all you OLD Australians) ...

Anyway, as I was saying, I have an old phone - and I couldn't decide what style to create with it so...  I decided to let loose my creativity muse and did both styles in the one project!

First, I attacked the phone with a hammer, (which is great for releasing the tension of dealing with the "idiots" who took 2.4 weeks to reconnect my internet), but is not so good at convincing the new neighbours that we are nice, quiet people!  (ok - so there is a plus side to that - since I was able to create without the computer distracting me!)  

Then I set to work adding cogs, mists and sugar beads to the exposed inner workings of the phone. When they were all grungy and steampunkified (is that a word? if not it should be) I painted and stamped the outside of the phone, glued on some felt and then added some floral and butterfly pretties to the "completed" project.  

Operator - I need a line ...

Now I have a totally wicked stand for my mobile phone.  All I have to do now, is to remember to put it where it belongs - so I don't spend ages looking for the damn thing!

One of the main items used in creating this OTP was our white felt butterflies and flowers ribbon.  

Think outside the square and cut it up to use individually here and there, so that you have small snippets of it sitting behind the other embellishments.

For the embellishment cluster in the centre of the "dial", I started my layering with some muslin, added one of the frames and butterfly ornaments from our Sweet Purity "Wings and Things", Collection, some cut up felt ribbon and finished it all off with some stamens and blue roses.

Our Brilliant Blue Flutterbies were the perfect complement to blue and white colour scheme of my phone-rest.  More blue flowers and our silver leaf charms added whimsy to the soft, romantic half of the phone.

Here you can see the cut up felt ribbon pieces - centered with roses and a piece of muslin tucked in behind them.

Back to the grungy side of the phone.  Leaving the original bits inside, I added some of our cog and computer charms, an angel wing and key charm, and a smattering of our bronze clock charms. It's probably a bit hard to see them all from the photos, due to the attack of blue and black mists I gave the phone 'innards'!


Got a spare antique phone lying around the place?
You too can have a unique phone rest for your mobile phone. ;)

ALL OUR FELT RIBBON IS CURRENTLY HALF PRICE and the my2angels DT have been busy creating to bring you lots of ideas in the coming days.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Altered Blackboard with Hearts Ease from Couture Creations

So I've been having a play with the pretty Hearts Ease paper Collection from Couture Creations. So much gorgeousness in one paper pad!!

We have a boring old blackboard at home that needed some decorating (of course!) to make it pretty, so with lots of fussy cutting and layering I have made this ...

Working our way around the black board - starting at the top left hand corner - I used: a brown gardenia, some purple stemmed flowers and ivory pearl garlands, a 2 tone brown sweetheart blossoms and some purple roses.  That bit of metal filigree under the brown flower - is one of our large flower filigrees - which I have cut up individually.

I've popped some assorted flowers around this cute cut-out bird on a branch.

 Our Timepiece charms is a perfect embellishment for this paper range - it matches the paper clocks perfectly.

And our hourglass charms also perfectly compliment the paper hourglass motif.

I've tucked in lots of muslin behind the paper layers, together with our Light Mocha 1cm roses (these are gorgeous and have a light tone of gold) and again more cut up large flower filigrees.

To view the full collection of papers you will receive in the paper pad, pop over to the Couture Creations blog, then head back to our website to place your order. This collection is filled with pansies and the soft, earthy tones of Spring and Autumn. Together, the lush and vibrant colours of these Autumn flowers work well with the softness of the background patterns.

Hearts Ease Paper Pad (48 sheets of double sided pattern paper) available here in our new arrivals section ...

 and don't forget to check out our hourglass charms
3 for 99c 

$1.20 each


Friday, April 24, 2015

New Arrivals in store now

Apologies - have been MIA since we moved house as it took nearly 3 weeks for the internet to be connected (:

The good news though, is whilst I had all this time away from the computer, I was able to create without distraction - so here is the latest release of handmade embellishments for you.

Introducing our Flutterbies Collection - a set of Butterflies - with pins and coordinating flowers - and priced at just $4.50 per set.

Perfectly Pink

Autumn Tones

Seeing Green

Totally Turquoise

Brilliant Blue

Classic Tones

Also new in store - New 1cm roses in variety of colours!! Stock up now.

And just for Anzac Day (and because they are so pretty) - we have ...

Bunch of 5 for $1.50

And introducing the latest release from Couture Creations - their stunning Hearts Ease Paper Pad - composed of 48 Double Sided 12x12 Patterned Papers.

The Hearts Ease collection is filled with pansies and the soft, earthy tones of Spring and Autumn. Together, the lush and vibrant colours of these Autumn flowers work well with the softness of the background patterns. The collection has a lot to work with,  as it co-ordinates all the way through , with different elements to mix and match.

Hearts Ease is suitable for all cardmakers, scrapbookers and papercraft projects. 

Embellishments in stock at my2angels that coordinate with this gorgeous paper collection
include our:


Also new to our Charming Pin range and another perfect embellishment for the Hearts Ease paper collection is our Lavender Charming Bouquet

Provo Craft - Cuttlebug Machine - Die Cutter and Embosser
All orders received and paid for until the 10th of May 2015 (via will go into a draw to win a new Cuttlebug (Includes A and B cutting mats and a free embossing folder).  Every $10 spent (not including postage) wins you a ticket in the draw. Small orders of less than $10 will get one ticket in the draw. Winners will be announced on the 11th of May 2015.

Pop on over to the website here and start shopping and collecting those tickets