Monday, June 28, 2010

Twiddleybitz giveaway ... blog candy

Check out this gorgeous giveaway from Twiddleybitz here

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Upcoming classes at Grenbank Scrapbook Shop

This Wednesday night , 30th of June at 7:00pm, I'll be teaching a number of rust and antiquing techniques on this grungy, yet elegant layout , titled Drama Queen.

Class for Thursday 1st of July 12:00 -2:00pm.
You'll learn how to make the double-embossed leaves, and these gorgeous handmade roses.

Class on Friday 9th of July at 9:30am.
This class is suitable for both adults and children over 8 years, so come along during the school holidays and spend some quality scrapping time with your kids.

In this class you will learn how to create your own shimmery paper (the background paper used to be plain white cardstock) , and use the fantastic Martha Stewart border punches!


I've been busy making cards the past few weeks, mainly because I have to teach a heap of classes over the next 8 weeks, including a card marathon today! So I thought I'd share a few with you.
We attended a series of classes at Print Blocks a few weeks ago with the lovely Jenny Sutherland, from New Zealand. We were kept busy making two mini-books, a double page layout, plus cards. We made these cards using Graphic 45's "Gentleman" range, and the new Tim Holtz dies, and embossing folders.

That night, I made the blue easel card using the new Cuttlebug 'Clockworks' embossing folder, and some leftover papers. Super easy to make and lots of fun.

Here's a few masculine cards I made.

On this trifold card I used Tim Holtz masks with Distress ink, and Stampin Up stamps. I love the effects you get with these lovely masks, they are so versatile.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Scrap Therapy sale

Scrap Therapy is having a sale. They said "We are over counting stock so now we are just discounting it - some bargains to be grabbed girls! 30, 40 and 50% off as well as over 750 different papers in the 99c paper bin. (If you look hard enough you will find the Max and Whiskers and Cappella papers in there too, but just until the 30th June)"

New product - Kutalicious

Thought I'd post some pics of some of the PETG and mirrored acrylic pieces from Kutalicious. This is a new Australian company which is making some fabulous stuff. You can purchase their products at Greenbank Scrapbook Shop, Stamp Antics, and Stampers & Scrapbookers Wonderland, or through me (email me at

Here's a layout I did using the gorgeous Kutalicious mirrored acrylic. They are made by two wonderful ladies, Denise & Cherie, and are brand new to the market. It can be coloured using alcohol inks, Copic, or glaze pens, and stamped on using Stazon.

I made the scroll heart by embossing a piece of transparency, then painting one side and alcohol inking the other side. Once the paint dried I kind of sanded//rubbed the paint from the raised areas which revealed the colours of the alcohol inks. I then diecut the heart shape using my Bigshot.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Just a quick pic of one of my fav layouts, using the beautiful flocked paper from 7 Gypsies. I used the new Tim Holtz flower die on plain white paper,inked and stamped it, scrunched and inked some more and sprayed it with Glimmer Mist. The other flowers were coloured using GlimmerMist too.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Alcohol inks class

This is my class example for the alcohol inks class I held a few weeks ago at Greenbank Scrapbook shop. I covered cardstock and chipboard diecuts in metallic foil, and went crazy with the alcohol inks, and embossing folders. It was fun and easy to do, with a very striking result.
Here's a few photos of the layouts that were completed in class.

A great layout of Sami's husband

Carla scrapped this gorgeous photo of her daughter. She used Kutalicious mirrored acrylic for her title.

This one is by Heather. It's of her daughter competing to music from 'Cats'.

Here's Tracey's lovely layout. She used the Kutalicious clear acrylic for her title, and alcohol inked it red.

Photos from Sandon River

Thought I'd post a few pics from our recent camping trip to Sandon River, it really is a beautiful part of Australia. The first two were taken at Red Cliff, just north of Broomes Head.

The view just three metres from our campsite.

Rocks on the nearby island, which is only cut off from the mainland by a few feet of water at high tide.

Hermit of the many species of wildlife we saw in this National Park

I took these photos on my daughters cheapy Kodak camera so am really happy with the results. I managed to capture these shots of my eldest daughter dancing on the beach at sunset,....I can't wait to scrap them! It took quite a few attempts due to not having the luxury of continuous shooting and fast shutter options on the camera.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Photos from our Scrapbboking fundraiser

The Fundraiser for Creation Dance was heaps of fun with lots of prizes, demos, and giveaways. The sketch challenge was popular with the many kids who attended, with Micheala's gorgous layout being judged the winner. It was great to see how much fun the next generation of scrapbookers were having. Here's a few pics from the day.


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