Thursday, October 29, 2015

Home for Christmas - a set of cards

When it comes to Christmas, I just love the traditional colours! The Home for Christmas 6x6" paper pad is perfect for making lots of Christmas cards. 

It goes really well with a rustic look:

And it also suits the red-and-green colour scheme: 

Team it up with some Charming Words (find them all here) and any simple card will get the wow factor!


Here I used:
♥ poinsettia

The red stamen stems aren't just a great tongue twister, they're delightful as a wreath too! 

Simply twist one branch into a double circle, tie with some twine and cover with a fussy cut poinsettia from the paper pad. A few extra white stamen will help it not to look so flat. And a little 2015 charm is so "now".

If you like it a little more frilly, try cutting out a circle as a bauble...

 ...and decorate it with:
♥ tiny rose 
♥ pink stamens 

Like it more traditional? Try using some of the red gloss paper from the pad and rub a baby wipe over the corners. It will take some of the colour off and show the glossy design all the better. 

Then decorate with a green merry Christmas charming word:

Do you like to make your own embellishments? Why not take a golden bauble mini pick and whip up a sparkly bauble:

It's super easy and quick and the golden rhinestone chain is included too! Finish it off with a pretty organza ribbon bow (tie two layers into a bow for extra volume!)
Then add some more star flowers

A strip of Christmas felt ribbon always makes a pretty border. The kraft and white combo goes well with a little black, if you like it a tiny bit more non-traditional.

I used:
♥ black metal textured stars (among my all-time faves)
♥ red twine 

So, as you can see, the Home For Christmas paper is super versatile and you can make lots and lots of cards from just the one 6x6" pad, some cardstock and some pretty embellies from my2angels.
Happy cardmaking!


Thursday, October 15, 2015

Merry and BRIGHT - our OTP Light Kits

For those of you unable to make it here to the Gold Coast for a Christmas OTP class - we have something special for you too.

Our Charming Lights kits are available as a great gift idea for corporate events, family or even to just spoil yourself!

Each jar will be painted and fabric-coated when posted out - all you have to do is add the pretty trimmings contained within the Kit. Each measures approximately 20cm in height, with a 12cm diameter base.

Please allow a couple of days after ordering, as we make up kits as we receive the orders.

Black and Gold

A classic colour combination - this is a truly stunning light. The gauzy, gilt flower on the front is just breath-taking.

Traditional Theme

This light is a perfect match for those of you with a more traditional Christmas theme.

Blue and Silver

Of course I needed to do one to match the pastel tones of my favourite Kaisercraft Christmas range. Match them with some cards made up with Silver Bells paper and you will have the perfect Christmas table centerpiece.

Pink, Silver and White

And of course - we have Pretty in Pink (with Silver & White) for those of you who love love pink.

Purple Passion

A luxurious and rich purple with gold accents - this gorgeous light would make a wonderful adornment to any woman's (or girl's) bedroom.

White and Silver

For those of you with only a small space to make festive and no room for a proper Xmas tree - consider our classic white and silver Charming Light instead. Wouldn't it look gorgeous surrounded by a few Xmas pressies?

All kits are available for the reasonable price of $24.99 (not including postage). This includes everything you need to make these gorgeous lights (you will need your own scissors and glue).

What you will receive in your kit.

Prepared jar, painted and fabric/mesh adhered.
Lid pre-drilled for lights.
Battery operated lights (2 x AA batteries not included).
Electrical tape to secure your lights.
All beading (where required) on selective kits is pre-made for you.
Any handmade poinsettias in selected kits are pre-made for you.
Basic Instructions for putting it all together will be sent via email.

Don't have the colour combination you require?  Send us an email via the website on the "contact us" tab and we will do our best to assist.

Each kit has various products - they differ between the kit colours. Here is an example of the Black and Gold Kit.

For those of you who don't want a Christmas theme - perhaps a baby night light or photo framed light might be more your style? Please feel free to email us with your ideas and we will create something personalised to suit your needs.

Use a favourite photo...

or what about this gorgeous baby/nursery nightlight. What little darling wouldn't sleep better with all those flowers and feathers (polyclay baby included in kit)?

To place your order pop over to the website here

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Kaisercraft Home for Christmas

Hi! I'm back again, with more Kaisercraft Christmas papers. There are so many lovely Christmas ranges appearing, but it's a bit too early still for me! I don't mind getting a few cards together to send to special people, but when it comes to layouts....well the papers are beautiful and I'm using them, but sorry, there's not a Christmas Tree in sight!

My latest layout uses a few of the Kaisrcraft Home for Christmas papers available in the Paper Pack
I've titled it ''Not happy'' because my furry family member just hates rain. He can sense it coming well in advance of the first drops and immediately slinks off somewhere to hide. In this case he found our folded outdoor umbrella and put it to good use :)

The cardstock backgrounds here are Kaiser's Latte Weave and Coconut Weave. In between the two, top and bottom are thin strips of ''Laurel''. There are a few references to Christmas on this paper, but I've disguised them by using some torn strips of tape from the Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Symphony 2pk.

There are four stages to the background on my white cardstock. First I cut a cloud shape from a spare piece of chipboard and using it as a mask, gently inked the edges using three shades of brown distress ink and an Ink Blending tool - first Antique Linen, then Vintage Photo and finally a very small amount of Walnut Stain. This was repeated across the page several times until I was happy with the outcome.

Next, white texture paste through the Kaisercraft 12x12 Leaves template....I don't know if Tracy will have any of these templates in stock after the ''Creative Fun with Tracy from my2angels'' class at Shelley's Land though (I am sure she will order more in if you want one)! I love the way the ink colours can still be seen through the texture paste.

I've added a bit more colour using a small polka dot stencil and Champagne Modelling Creme, and then painted on some Silks acrylics in green and brown tones. Most of this is under the photos, but I have left the edges and some drips exposed.

The layers of paper under my photos are from ''Laurel'' (both sides), ''Season'', and ''Poinsettia'' with a piece of dictionary paper torn and tucked in between the layers. I have also die cut some labels and tags to add interest and to highlight the words ''rain'' and ''umbrella''. My leaves are also die cut - this time using the ''Decoration'' paper and a few pieces of plasterer's tape add to the texture without being too intrusive.

My title....the happy heat embossed using Stampendous Aged Embossing Enamel - Scarlet.
The detail - of course there are flowers. The Red and Cream Cherry Blossoms are old stock, but you can still get the Cream. There is also a 2 tone Brown Sweetheart Blossom, a Cream and Green Rosebud and a flower from the Seeing Green Flutterbies embellishment pack. 

There is also the light green butterfly from this pack just underneath. A tiny Antique Bronze Bird on a Branch charm is dangling from one of my die cut labels, just for fun. There are hundreds of cute charms to choose from in the store here, and you can get the jump rings here.

Just a few added Stampendous Mica Flakes and some Sugar Beads add a pop of colour.

Because I hate my messy handwriting (I think most of us do!) my journaling strips were printed onto a piece of  ''Laurel'' and popped up onto dimensional squares. Much tidier :)

The Home for Christmas Paper Pack has two of each of six lovely double sided papers included - that's 12 different designs, plus a bonus Sticker Sheet. Plenty of room for creativity there - and you can even use it for your Christmas projects!! 

Monday, October 5, 2015

2015 Off the Page Christmas Class - Frozen Lights

Frozen Lights

It is that time of the year again ... it's time to unveil the my2angels annual Christmas OTP for 2015. This year we are making a northern winter wonderland, complete with snowman and reindeer. Check out this cute little cottage and wintery garden - everything a sparkling white - from the snow covered rooftop to the icicles on the fence.

Christmas Altered Item

All the trimmings are in silver - from the gorgeous festive wreath on the front gate to the twisted garland along the fence - and a host of little touches everywhere else.

Christmas OTP Project

Loving the tree - it's made of tinsel and we will make one in the class together.

There's a hidden surprise to this year's Off the Page Project - when you turn on the lights - you can display your "Frozen Lights' OTP to best effect ...

   Watch the street lamp, doors and windows all light up the frozen beauty of your cottage - along with the base of the OTP.

Christmas OTP Project

Be sure to book in quickly for your one of a kind Xmas decoration. The Xmas OTP classes book out fast - you don't want to miss out and be disappointed.

Bookings for Frozen Lights at my2angels, Gold Coast can be found here
Or to come along to Shelley's Land on the 25th October pop over to the facebook event page here.

Christmas OTP Project

Sunday, October 4, 2015

New Arrivals in store at my2angels

Kaisercraft October Releases


Who wouldn't want a touch of Fairy Dust in their lives? Featuring whimsical images of butterflies, tiaras and dandelions, this collection will leave you enchanted! It's like you've stepped into you're very own fairytale wonderland!

Celebrate the fun and joy the silly season brings with this jolly collection. Featuring a bright colour palette and simple Christmas imagery, this merry collection is a modern take on the traditional season.

We also stock Kaisercraft Inks, Paints and Pearls which are all located in the new Kaisercraft Section on our website here

Inks only $1.99 each

Pearls Strips $3.99
available in 4 colours

Our personal favourite Multi Media Product is back in stock ... Ferro Metal Effect Paint

Ferro is a totally unique special effect color that delivers a real metallic finish.
Use it to decorate and enhance any project both indoors and out.
It is a permanent water-based acrylic and can be used on paper; cardboard; ceramic; wood; stone; terracotta; and plastic.
It is suitable for use on walls and can also be used by artists as a sub-surface.

Ferro is the perfect medium to use with the new masks from Prima instore now

and an all time favourite with our customers is Emboss It Dabber by Ranger
The Dabber is filled with Ranger's high-quality embossing ink in a convenient dabber top bottle. The Emboss It™ Dabber is great for quickly and easily inking large stamps and surfaces.
Available here 

Scrapbooking Craft Products

Hoping everyone is enjoying the long weekend and creating up a storm

Scrapbooking Craft Products