Saturday, December 15, 2012

December New Release at WOW

Hi Everyone!!

It is new release week on the WOW - Words or Whatever Blog this week.
As usual, Suzanne has outdone herself with some fantastic chipboard and Altamatz to play with!
This is what I've done so far:

I used WOW Words or Whatever Journal Frame With Flourish 1723

I used some gorgeous Perfect Pearls in silver to paint it:
Here is a close up:

I also used the WOW Words or Whatever Chipboard Cog
Heart WOW1718  which I painted in Distress Stain in Burnished Copper, then added a bit of Distress Stain in Chipped Saphire when it was dry.

 Here is a close up. 
Head over to the WOW blog to have a look at what the other ladies from the DT have created.

Thursday, December 6, 2012


This week, it is my turn to host the WOW Words or Whatever Blog
Here are some sneaky peaks at what I've been doing.

Interested?  Then head on over to the WOW - Words or Whatever Blog and read all about it!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Crate Paper Acorn Avenue

Hi Everyone!!

Anna has shared what I created using the gorgeous Acorn Avenue range by Crate Paper.  I adored using this range.  I loved the colours, and they are perfect for girls or boys.  They have the cutest lil chipboard accents too.
Here is what I created:

And some close ups:

Look at my cheeky munchkin about to throw leaves all over me!!! 

See what I mean about the chipboard accents - gorgeous aren't they?

I'm off again - Connor's last week of school so it is busy busy for me.  I'll be back tomorrow with more shares as it is my turn to host the WOW Words or Whatever blog for the week!

Monday, December 3, 2012

My Mind' Eye Lost and Found 3

Happy Monday Everyone!
I was lucky enough to get My Mind' Eye Lost and Found 3 in my DT Pack from Anna's Craft Cupboard.
This is what I created:

This layout also has a WOW Words or Whatever Caitlin Flourish  C1199.  I painted it with a Adironack Paint Dabber in Gold, then added some Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam in Golden Goddess.

I have also used a WOW/ACC Exclusive Mini Spear Picket Fence which was painted with a Adironack Dauber - in gold, and also Tattered Angels Golden Goddess.  Those gorgeous butterflies were created with a Memory Box Die - Kleidoscope Butterfly.
That's it from me for now, hope you all have a lovely week!

Friday, November 30, 2012

My December Daily

Welcome to my Bloghoppers blog post!  The theme of this hop is Christmas.  Here is a list of the other ladies taking part in this hop.
This month I am sharing my December Daily.  Well, I am living in hope this month that I am actually going start - and finish my December Daily this year.
So far, I've done the

There are all sorts of places you can get some ideas for your December Daily.

Ali Edwards - This lady is the "go to" for December Dailies.
Paper Vine - Using Echo Park Paper Company
Jenni Hufford
Marie Mily

Just to give you some food for thought.
Hope you all have a fabulous Christmas, and I'm looking forward to continuing to blog hop with bloghoppers!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Card Tutorial at Frosted Designs

It was my turn to do a tutorial on the Frosted Designs Blog this Sunday, and with Christmas coming  up I decided to do a tutorial for a neat "Step Style" Card.
This is the finished product:

I love this card - so vintage style, which I love!  The paper and card are VERY old October Afternoon - from my stash.  I tried to make a pact with myself to use up my older Christmas stuff this year and not buy much new stuff.  Of course, I haven't done very well on the not buying front, but I am trying to use up the 
The "25" and the gorgeous Snowflakes, though are from Pink Paislee Sidewalks - which can be found at Anna's Craft Cupboard here.

Now, here is the tutorial:

Credit paid where credit is due, I got the idea from a You-Tube Demonstration here.

1.  Cut a piece of cardstock 81/2" x 51/2"

2.  Score at 41/4" - right across the centre o the cardstock.

3.  Start at 3 and 1/2 inches lengthwise, and cut a line between 11/4" and 61/4".

4.  Score 4 lines, starting from the cut and going to the edge of the cardstock.  You need to score at 11/4", 21/4, 31/4" and 61/4".

5. Now, concertina - fold the cardstock to make this base:

6.  Repeat Steps 1-5 with your chosen patterned paper.  When I was finished I trimmed a tiny amount from around the edge to make some of the white cardstock peak through.

7.  Match the folds in the paper to the folds in the cardstock, and use Double Sided Tape to join the two together - put tape on all the edges and at all the folds to make it sit nicely.

8.  Decorate as decided - you can put an extra piece of cardstock on the back "step" of the card.  I used an October Afternoon Trading Card (it's about 3 years old!) instead.  I also used OA paper - from last Christmas, Cream ribbon and some Pink Paislee City Sidewalks Snowflakes and Diecut "25."

See? Easy as!
Hope you all have an amazing week!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

November Challenge on at WOW

This month's challenge over on the WOW blog has been released.
Here it is:

"This month we thought we would help inspire you to begin making your Christmas Cards! So, the challenge this month is to use your chipboard and make a Christmas Card!!" 

Too Easy!!  As a bonus you get a kick start on making your Christmas Cards as well!

This is what I did, I have used WOW Hollies and Berries WOW1665 

Here are my cards, I inked the holly and berries in Distress Ink first, then used some Distress Embossing Powder to add some texture.

What are you waiting for?  Start creating! 
Visit the WOW blog for details on how to enter, and I hope to see LOADS of entries.
Bye for now!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Shabby Prima Goodness

This month, Anna from Anna's Craft Cupboard sent me some Prima Tea Thyme goodies to play with in my DT Kit.
Have to say, I loooooove all things Prima and was delighted with her choice!
These papers are so pretty and just scream Shabby Chic, so here are my creations:

This picture is a little damaged, but it doesn't take away from my VERY cute niece Paige.  She is a teenager now, so Auntie Nique is starting to feel rather
Here is a close-up:
I've also used some Prima Resins, some Prima Flowers and a Prima Crystal Swirl.  That gorgeous pink chandalier is a WOW Words Or Whatever Chandalier Frame  WOW1643 from the October New release.

I also created this layout of my boy:

I did this layout about his sweet, kind heart.  He really is such a kind hearted soul, and I feel so lucky to have him as my boy.
I never used to add flowers to boy layouts, but I am embracing the idea, as I think they can be used effectively in the right style and theme, what do you think about flowers on "boy" layouts?  Oh dear, I may have opened a can of worms here!  LOL!
Here is a close up, once again, I've used Prima Tea Thyme, and some Prima Flowers on this
Keep your eye out on the Anna's Craft Cupboard Blog, as I've also done a StepxStep using this beautiful range.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Christmas New Release at WOW

WOW - Words or Whatever have got into the sprit of Christmas and have released a whole HEAP of Christmas-themed New Release Chipboard this month.
Here are some of my creations using the chippy and Altamatz Suzanne sent me:

First up, I used the Peace Love Joy (Large) Title piece WOW1658

This is the layout I created, as you can see, I chopped up the title and used it as pieces across my layout.

I just painted the chipboard, then added some Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam - Tinsel Town.  The little sleigh and christmas tree go some treatment with some Perfect Pearls.
Here are some close-ups:

I also LOVED the 12x12 Holly and Berry Large Altamatz - ALTA060

I used it in this layout to add a bit of texture and interest to my title.

Here are some close - ups of my layout:

Don't forget too - it's is time to get cracking on making your Christmas Cards too.  WOW - Words or Whatever have some gorgeous little mini sets - perfect for card making.
Here are some cards I made:
I used the Mini Christmas Bauble Set WOW1682 to create a couple of Shadow Box Style Cards:

I also used the WOW1690 Christmas Frame 1Small:

OK, well, I'm off to do some more creating.  Have a few more jobs to it!
Don't forget to pop by the WOW - Words or Whatever Blog to see what the other DT girls have been using the November New Release