Thursday, October 31, 2013

A few challenges!

I was in  my element playing with Lindy's Stamp Gang mists for their October challenge.  I ended up using about twelve different colours! 

Here's what I came up with...

I also managed to complete a layout for Scrap Around The World.

Here's their sketch and mood board.

And here's my layout...

I drew inspiration from the arrows on the cushion, the use of blue and neutral tones, & use of white space on the mood board.

All chipboard is from Twiddleybitz.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Up for a challenge???

Are you up for a challenge?
I had to set the challenge criteria at Scrapping Outback this month so here it is....
"Use chipboard, texture, layers and masking on your project, it can be a layout, a card or OTP"

Here's my Design Team example...
I've used Lindy's Stamp gang Starburst sprays,The Crafters Workshop stencil, Viva Décor modeling paste, and the "Live, Love, Dance" chipboard is from Scrapping outback

Rules: After you have created a LO/card or OTP  for the challenge please upload it to your blog, online gallery or Facebook page then link and add your info into the correct Mister Linky on the right hand side of the Scrapping Outback BLOG.
Once you have done that just pop over to the SO FaceBook page and let us know you have entered our challenge - you can then link back to your own blog or FB page as well so we can all go and check out your creation.
Out of courtesy, please link your challenge entries back to the Scrapping Outback BLOG challenge or be sure to give credit to the Scrapping Outback challenge and if there is a sketch to follow please give credit to the sketch artist as well.
Please use your creation for our challenge only - it is not to be used in other challenges.
If you are winner be sure to grab your Challenge Winners Blinkie to add to your blog.Thank you.
Due Date: 31st of August 2013 11.59pm
Prize:  $15 shop voucher to spend in the Scrapping Outback store for the winning layout chosen at RANDOM by Mr Linky. 
Don't forget to check out the gorgeous examples by the rest of the DT at the  Scrapping Outback BLOG.

Monday, August 5, 2013

It's a Rainbow Blog Hop!

Rainbows, a wonder of nature with many meanings in many different cultures. They inspire us and we wanted to share some of that inspiration with our fellow crafters and anyone else who chances to look through the raindrops. You should have arrived here from .

There is a pot of gold at the end of this rainbow! There are ...two sets of rainbow blog candy for today's hop. The first requirement is to comment on each post along the hop.

Pinque Peacock is giving away a set of rainbow colored fabric covered buttons, pop on over to their facebook page ( and give them a like, then head over to their blog ( and follow them!

The second set of blog candy is a set of sunflower pearls, from Miriam's Crafting Supplies, one in each of the 6 colors of the rainbow! Just follow their blog ( by clicking of the RSS feed link in the top right and like them on Facebook (

Here's my rainbow project.....

 I used Lindy's Stamp Gang Starbursts to create these fab colours. It's so pretty and shimmery in real life.  I added some drips of Extreme Glitter to add extra sparkle.

I had to show you this layout of my daughter and one of our"adopted" daughters with their rainbow painted faces.  I used Crafter's Workshop stencils and Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays.

Thanks for joining us along the rainbow today... I'm the last stop on the Blog Hop.    If You've only just found us, follow the ray of sunshine to the other blogs...

Full Lineup:

Miriam ~
Rhonda ~
Amanda ~
Jearise ~
Edwina ~
Anita ~
JamiLola Talula ~
Tina ~

Saturday, August 3, 2013

I was featured at LSG!!!

How exciting... my easel was featured on the Lindy's Stamp Gang blog. 

Make sure you check out their blog and see the other beautiful creations.

 I realized I hadn't shared my easel here yet (it's in the Twiddleybitz Gallery along with lots of my other Design Team creations). So here is is...

 I painted the easel white and attached Pink Paislee Parisian Anthology paper in the centre.  I used Martha Stewart punches around the edges of the paper  which has an embossed resist pattern.    I stamped over the easel then sprayed with lots of gorgeous Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst sprays. I spritzed most of my flowers too, to get that beautiful shimmer.

Some of the colours I used were Sea Mint Green, My Mojito Green, Mountain Lavender Gold, A Bit o' Bubbly, Blue Hawaiian Blue, Delphinium Turquoise, and Tiffanylou Blue.

I embossed with Lindy's Cosmic Blue Violet on the bike frame and Spanish Moss Green on the lamp post

The easel is approximately 16inches wide by 18 inches tall.   I love how it turned out, and use it to display my 12x12 layouts.

Twiddleybitz products used:
Gar006 Lamp Post and Bike with Flower Basket
Easel 12x12 (show special)
Bird and nest - show specials

Here are a few of my newest projects I've been working on.

My steampunk shadowbox...

This has tons of Lindy's Stamp Gang and Viva Décor products on it, so lots of shimmer and texture. The chipboard, charms, bird and bird nest are all from Twiddleybitz.

Twiddleybitz products used:
SBS001 - Small shadowbox
VTG002 - Chippy key lock plates
SPK022 - Birdcage
TWBT11 - Tweeny cogs
TEM016 - Cog template
TT041 - Natural dried moss
TT010 - Butterfly charms
TT023 - Butterfly charms

Sneak Peaks!!!
A quick peak at my Fairy Garden" shadow box which will be displayed at the WA Craft and Wood Show this weekend. 
And a sneak peak of my canvas using lots of Twiddleybitz, gesso, and Lindy's Stamp Gang products.  The full post of these two projects will be up in a few days, so make sure you come back and visit!

And make sure you come back on the 5th for this blog hop.

I hope I've inspired you to make something pretty this weekend. 
Happy scrapping,

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Lindy's Stamp Gang colour challenge!

One of my favorite manufacturers, Lindy's Stamp Gang is hosting a color challenge!  I love an excuse to use lots of my favorite products!   Lindy's is also having a Design Team Call (how exciting), so would like to submit this layout as part of my application.

These were the gorgeous colors for the challenge....

And here's my layout...

I started with two sheet of plain white cardstock and built up my layers of lace, gesso, washi tape, & doilies. I sprayed  Scintillating Silver Glitz Spritz to add heaps of white shimmer to my paper.  I added color with Tiffanylou Blue , Bachelor Button Blue  and Afternoon Delight Denim Starburst sprays.

I painted my Twiddleybitz chipboard pieces with gesso, and white acrylic paint, then sprayed them with Scintillating Silver Glitz Spritz.  Once dry I stamped with VersaMark and embossed with Morning Glory Azure Embossing Powder.  The beauty of these embossing powders is they are translucent so are affected by the color you emboss on.  I achieved a soft dreamy effect over a white base, but if I had stamped with a darker ink it would have been a stronger contrast. 
I die-cut a butterfly from white cardstock and painted it using  Rhododendron Red Rose Starburst.  I then embossed it with Terra Cotta Rust Embossing Powder whish really enhanced the color.

(Love those embossed butterflies)

The Twiddleybitz chipboard leaves were left raw (no gesso undercoat) and painted with Afternoon Delight Denim Starburst Color Shot.  Just one coat, and I got this amazing depth of color and shimmer.

The large leaves were painted with Afternoon Delight Denim Starburst Color Shot, and then sprayed with Tiffanylou Blue Starburst.  (My hands are also that color at the moment!)

Twiddleybitz products used:

FER004 - Fern leaves assorted
WIR002 - Chicken Mesh Wire
BAN003 - Banner Small
BAN001 - Banner (triangle)
FAIR005 - Fairy Blossoms Large
TWBT11 - Tweeny Cogs
FER001 - Fern Leaves set of 4
SPK002 - Flying Butterfly Clock (Steam punk)
TEM006 -Chicken wire stencil

Thank you for visiting my blog, I hope I've inspired you to get messy with Lindy's Stamp Gang, and play with some Twiddleybitz.

A Mixed Media Colour Challenge!

I found this blog a few days ago, and thought I'd join in their challenge.  Part of the requirements was to  use Red, Brown and Neutral as your MAIN colors.  Being a mixed media challenge we also need to COMBINE at least TWO types of MEDIUMS (ie: paints, markers, pastes, mists, inks, etc...)

This is my creation....

I used  embossed Core'dinations cardstock layered over 7 Dots Studio paper. 
I altered my cardstock Distress Inks, stamped with bubble-wrap using paint, and applied Viva Decor Ferro and Crocco through some Prima stencils.  This resulted in lots of gorgeous textures on my paper.  I kept my embellishments to a minimum, just using some simple tags and  a title to complete my layout.

And another layout to share, which uses Twiddleybitz chipboard, Core'dinations cardstock,  and 7 Dots Studio papers.  I just knew this paper would be perfect for these sunset photos I took just before a big storm hit last year.  Once again, I kept the embellishment fairly simple to allow the photos to be showcased.


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