Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Charms Creations - January challenge!

Charms Creations started a new group on Facebook with a CHALLENGE!!

The challenge was to use a 'Map Marker' and the location on a layout - I had no 'map markers' so I messaged Charmane and requested 5 of the same colour and 5 various colours - service was speedy and they arrived just a few days later... impressive as each is hand made!!

I've had such fun incorporating them into a few layouts but
this is the one especially for the challenge -

I started with an old piece of Kaisecraft 'After Five' specialty PS125 "Confetti", trimmed half the clock acetate (left the white side for something else?) I purchased a NEW Stencil by Kutalicious from Scrap Elegance and used it with some Viva Croco in Metallic Silver AND I sprayed it with Dylusions 'Black' ...and used the negative too! The large chipboard heart have been heat embossed with Stampendous aged Silver, Aqua and Black. The crystal sprigs are from Auzz Trinklets & Krafts and the lace from TJ's Scrapping with Style. Various brads and bits & pieces from my stash!!
The foil paper of the background is difficult to photograph so the location is difficult to see.... so I'm going to use the "MOON" for the challenge! (haha)

Photo was taken of my MIL and FIL almost 23 years!!
Alison x

Scrapping Outback - January 2015

The challenge over at Scrapping Outback this month is this delicious looking cocktail

You must use WHITE and ALL the colours in this picture...
this is what I created for the challenge this month -

The challenge requires 'white cardstock' but I did substitute this for Kaisercraft's Blue Bay P1735 Sapphire which has a white crackled effect printed - beautiful!! I've overlayed the acetate (really OLD Kaisercraft range!) And have then added a bunch of flowers from Prima, Manor House Creations and TJ's (Scrapbook store in Brisbane) - I heat embossed the A2Z chipboard I bought from Scrap Elegance (yesterday!) and added another of Charms Creations 'Map Markers' (how cute the button is as an 'I')

This cute photo is of our Nieces, Christine & Nerida, as our Flowergirls on our Wedding day, almost 23years ago! And they really are "AMAZING SISTERS"

Alison x

Scrap with Us - January challenge

My friend, Sharon Andrews, runs the Scrap With Us Facebook group - along with a bunch of lovely ladies who organise swaps and challenges!

This month I joined the tag swap for January - Theme is Love and Valentine's - my partner Vicki Hunter will receive this tag when I catch up with her next week...

The base is a Julie Nutting for Prima 'tag pad', distressed and a piece of Kaisercraft's XO paper adhered to the top. Viva Modelling crème in 'Mother of pearl rose" was swiped through a Kaisercraft "Quarters" before a Manor House Creations frame (cut) placed over the "sentiment" - some Heidi Swapp colour shine was sprayed over some of her resist pieces. Stampendous 'aged silver' enamel was heat embossed over a key & lock chipboard (unknown source?) and finished with a pink ribbon bow!!

I've also participated in Jody Urquhart "sketch" challenge for the month -
This is the Sketch...

This is what I created...

The paper is really old Teresa Collins 'Sweet Afternoon' - sprinkled with Prima Colour Bloom in 'Peony' - Various chipboards have been heat embossed with Stampendous, Tim Holtz distress and Stampin' Up! embossing powders, then spritzed with mists, the centres were filled with 'Sugar Beads' from My2Angels. Spritzed a paper doily with Glimmermist 'Tutti Fruitti" and added a 'Map Marker' from Charms Creations (perfect!) and a Flair button. Finished with a title in pink wire and alphas.

Our daughters posed with HELLO KITTY while on holiday to Jeju Island, South Korea.
Alison x

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Kaisercraft Blue Bay Collection

Today on the Kaisercraft blog, is the new release BLUE BAY collection...

"To Russia with Love" Layout by Alison Bevis

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Kaisercraft products - P1737 Lagoon, P1736 Baltic, P1731 Misty, SS270 Sticker Sheet, CT817 Collectables, CD102 Licorice, T606 Bricks, T613 Quarters, CB150 Alpha, FL316 Fancy Hearts, ST914 Antiques stickers.
Other - Silver brads, Mists, Black Kindyglitz

"Wedding morning" layout by Alison Bevis

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Kaisercraft products - P1736 Sapphire, P1733 Shimmer, P1734 Placid, P1729 Turquoise, CT817 Collectables, SS270 Sticker sheet, DD101 Lacey Borders Die, DD304 Flourish Die, IP724 Bark ink, F631 Sea Breeze paper blooms, PL511 Pearl Flourish, F650 Olive mini blooms, F644 Coconut mini blooms.
Other - Derivan Matisse Mica flakes, Mists.

"Blue Bay Art Journal page" by Alison Bevis

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Kaisercraft products - P1735 Sapphire, P1736 Baltic, CT817 Collectables
Other - Derivan Matisse Mica flakes, Gel medium, Modelling paste, Mists.

"March Calendar page" by Alison Bevis

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Kaisercraft products - EM421 Calendar, SS262 Hello Today Acetate stickers, P1732 Sea Breeze, P1734 Placid, CM323 4x6" Captur4ed Moments "Sea Breeze" cards.

"LOVE" canvas by Alison Bevis

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Kaisercraft products - CA203 Canvas 30x30cm, T602 Damask, PS384 Indigo
Other - Derivan Matisse Irridescent medium, Modelling paste, Clear Gesso, Mists, Embossing powder.

"Cards" by Alison Bevis

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Kaisercraft products - Kraft card (Left) CD509 Card pack, P1733 Shimmer, P1734 Placid, CT817 Collectables, FL370 Cameo.
Black card (right) CD503 card pack, P1734 Placid, CT817 Collectables, FL306 Keys, F644 Coconut, RS459 Island Lagoon Rhinestone flourish, ST918 Lacey Borders.

Everything is so beautiful I couldn't stop creating!!
A x

Kaisercraft 2 Cool 4 School Collection

Today on the Kaisercraft blog is 2 Cool 4 School -

"Katelyn" layout by Alison Bevis

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Kaisercraft products - P1714 Geography, P1717 Drama, P1716 Art, P1715 Social Studies, CT815 Collectables, CM122 3x4" Captured Moments, ST919 Script Words clear stickers, AS257 Green alpha, SS268 Sticker Sheet
Other - Mists

"Two Young Men" layout by Alison Bevis

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Kaisercraft products - P1711 Mathematics, P1713 Science, CM122 3x4" Captured Moments, CD102 Licorice, CT815 Collectables, SS268 Sticker sheet.

"January calendar page" by Alison Bevis

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Kaisercraft products - EM421 Calendar, SS262 acetate stickers, P1714 Geography, PS381 Home Eco specialty, SS2686 Sticker sheet, CT815 Collectables.

"Art Journal page" by Alison Bevis

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Kaisercraft products - P1718 P.E.
Other - Glass bead glitter gel, Mists

"Cards" by Alison Bevis

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Kaisercraft Products - WHITE CD511 card pack, P1719 Technology, P1712 English, P1716 Art
KRAFT - CD509 card pack, P1719 Technology, P1716 Art, CD102 Licorice.

The "2 Young Men" layout is a gift for my friend Toni who owns my local Scrapbooking store "Tj's" - she is lovely and so are Jaxon and Rhys!!
A x

Kaisercraft "XO" Collection

Today on the Kaisercraft blog is the "XO" collection...

"My Fabulous Friend" layout by Alison Bevis

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Kaisercraft products - P1698 Truly, P1697 Ever After, P1700 Deeply, CD102 Licorice, CD141 Muck, CD119 Avocado, PP956 Paper pad, T602 Damask, ST919 Script Words, AS251 Ebony Alphas, SS266 Sticker sheet.
Other - Modelling paste, Mists, Crackle paste.

"Sweet Flamingos" layout by Alison Bevis

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Kaisercraft products - P1695 True Love, P1701 Cuddles, P1699 Madly, P1698 Truly, CB151 Lowercase Alpha, T613 Quarters, Ct Collectables.
Other - Modelling crème.

"Art Journal page" by Alison Bevis

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Kaisercraft products - PS377 Wreath, CD174 Powder Blue, Ct Collectables
Other - Mists, Gesso, Gel Medium.

"February Calendar page" by Alison Bevis

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Kaisercraft products - EM421 12x12 calendar, SS262 Acetate stickers, PS378 My Heart specialty, P1694 Kisses, P1697 Ever After, SS266 Sticker sheet.

"Larissa's Box" by Alison Bevis


Kaisercraft products - SB2327 Utility box large, DD101 Lacey borders die, P1694 Kisses, P1695 True Love, P1693 Hugs, P17Deeply, CD119 Avocado, CD141 Musk, CB151 Lowercase alpha, RS451 Rhinestone strip silver.
Other - Liquid Pearls

"XO cards" by Alison Bevis

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Kaisercraft products - WHITE - CD501 card pack, P1697 Ever After, DD101 Lacey Borders die, CD119 avocado, SB700 Silver rhinestone.
BLACK - CD503 card pack, PP956 Paper pad, CD174 Powder Blue, CT813 Collectables, SB777 Black rhinestone, P1696 Be Mine, P1698 Truly, P1700 Deeply, RS409 Ebony sparklets.

I think our niece Larissa will love the large box to store her stuff in her room!
A x

Sunday, 11 January 2015

10 Shades of White Layout Kit

10 Shades of White Layout Kit

Check out my2angels new layout kit

Forget '50 Shades of Grey' - every scrapper needs 10 Shades of White in their stash. And if you are a time-poor scrapper who needs to get through a mountain of photos - you need the my2angels '10 Shades of White' Layout Kit.

White cardstock is a stash staple - with it as a base you can go clean and simple, arty-farty, floral, grunge, or whimsical. It suits delicate, feminine layouts and strong, masculine ones - it's a truly versatile layout base.

With this in mind, we have created a 10 (yes TEN) layout kit that covers all bases in terms of layout styles and gender options. Based on either white cardstock or white cardboard, every layout comes with all the embellishment extras needed to create it. As titles are a very individual addition - most of these layouts do not come with a title - where they do, it will be specified in the layout details.

The layout listing is as follows:
  1. White cardstock, with yellow and black splatter paint background, charms and multi-word chipboard title. Multi-photo - size and number can vary. Either gender.
  2. White cardboard, with black, grey and orange paint background, embossed stamping, die cuts, metal cog/car charms. Grunge masculine style. Single landscape photo. Suit driver/car theme.
  3. White cardstock, with black and silver accents. Die-cut pieces, diamonte star and strips, silver paint splats, star embellishments and silver die cut title (several word options to choose from). Single landscape photo. Either gender.
  4.  White cardstock, with lilac/purple splatter paint background over stenciled texture paste. Loads of white and purple flowers, die cut butterflies, silver leaf charms, pearl garland and "Memories" title.  Ultra feminine style layout. Single portrait photo.
  5.  White cardboard, with blue and green paint stamping and splatter background, die-cut circles, glass cabochons, and silver sun charm/die-cut cloud title block. Multi-photo - size and number can vary. Either gender.
  6.  White cardstock, with blue and black splatter/stamped paint background, paper strip photo mount and silver 2013 (can sub in 2014 or 2015) and arrow charms. Multi-photo vertical - one large and one small. Either gender. Would suit a school photo.
  7.  White cardboard, texture paste background with doily/muslin overlay. Red and black accents:- die-cut floral branch, filigree block  and open window frame; ribbon, various flowers, stamens and pearl garlands. Also includes silver filigree shape and love charm. Feminine style layout. 2 portrait photo - 1 large + 1 small.
  8. White cardboard, with blue/black splatter paint background over stenciled texture paste. Includes die-cut photo film strip, patterned paper strips, die-cut arrows, bottle cap embellishment, my2angel 'boy' ribbon and silver cog, watch, arrow and chain charms. Grunge masculine style. Single landscape photo.
  9. and 10. White cardstock with green and silver accents - 2 page Xmas layout. Diecut in silver and white - branches, xmas tree, holly border, and photo mounts. Also includes sparkling silver ribbon, white sheer ribbon, silver rhinestone strips, assorted silver Christmas charms, green sugar beads and green poinsettia flowers.  Suits 1 large landscape photo and 6 small photos. Christmas theme.
Although most of the work has been done for you, you will still need your basic stash kit - eg glues etc - to put together this multi-layout kit. Layout 2 will also need a touch of black paint so that you can put in the 'detail' on the cogs to suit yourself.

Total Kit price is $180 - which is only $18 a layout - and can be paid in a single installment or as 3 payments. Postage is a single cost - at $18.

Here are a few close-up details for the layouts.

To purchase your kit, pop over to the website here my2angels kits.

We also have a (very) limited number of PRE-MADE kits, for those who are more time-poor than usual. Think of all the extra reading time you will have for that book series. ;)

Kits will be packed to order, so please allow a few days after payment is received for postage (which, btw, will be registered).

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Dusty Attic - January challenge

Dusty Attic has a lovely inspiration picture and colours for the January Challenge

and this is what I created....

How cute is the hashtag title!! #lifeisgood - heat embossed with Copper (my favourite colour)
The background is from Kaisercraft 'Blue Bay' collection released this month (P1730 Sky Blue). Décor crackle (bronze) was added through a template and randomly smeared top and bottom and left to dry. Assorted trims, laces and ribbon with attached over the top. A little Pink Paislee 'Artisan paper' was misted with Dylusions and used as photo-mounts. Muslin was sprayed with Heidi Swapp colourshine (Navy) Prima Colour bloom (bronze) and added under and around the Manor House Creations flowers and Prima Flower. Finishing off with the Scrapmatts "Memories" heat embossed in Stampendous 'Aged Marine'.

Our daughters enjoyed their mini massage at the Marriott Phuket - Owners meeting.
Alison x 

White with 1 and Sketchabilities - January

This month White with1 and Sketchabilities have teamed up...

the colour is

ww1 placid blue

and the Sketch is

sketchabilities Jan sketch in collab with ww1.
and this is what I created for the challenge this month...

What an unusual colour "Placid Blue" is... It was a bonus to find a Memories Mist in the right shade (happy!) The sketch has a couple of circles and Scrapmatts has 'Ornate Frame 17' a great size for the top circle and Twiddleybitz had the smaller circle with a flourish shape which were both misted. I'm loving the Pink Paislee 'Artisan paper' because the gloss pattern can be coloured.
A couple of Manor House Creations flowers, a Prima bloom were the right colour or lightly misted... before adding some Kaisercraft 'rose leaf' and pearl strands. The bottle cap is from my friend Regina (still have 2 left!) Add a paper doiley, Kaisercraft 'printed tape' builders mesh, assorted trims for a border, a sprinkle of Adirondack ink and the layout is complete!!

Photo print was a gift from Jacqui when the 5 of us caught up for a class at A Place to Create and lunch before Christmas - lovely day out with the girls!!
Alison x

Blue Fern Studios - January challenge

Blue Ferns Studios has a new sketch for January -

and this is what I created with the Sketch, AND 1 piece of Blue Fern Studios chipboard or paper!!

I'm fascinated with Hot Air Balloon of late... not that I'm particularly interested in going in one!! This is an intricately design piece of chipboard by Blue Fern Studios which I heat embossed with Stampendous 'Shabby Pink', adhere to a pale patterned Kaisercraft paper and lightly spritzed with Heidi Swapp Colourshine. I have also added a strip and made a ticket shape with parts of the cardboard packaging!! (which I also used for colour inspiration!!)
The Background paper is Kaisercraft specialty from the Blue Bay collection which is lightly misted with Heidi Swapp colourshine, Glimmermist and Distress spray to enhance the gloss pattern.
Various ribbons, trims and laces were then adhered to the background. the Scrapmatts "laugh' Kaisercraft '&' and WOW 'Love' and the hearts were all heat embossed with Stampendous 'Aged Aqua', Lindy's Stamp Gang 'Desert Moon' and Chunky White enamel.
Finishing with a few Prima Blooms!!

This is my lovely Sister-in-law Julia and her friends - I'll see her next week and this will be a nice surprise for her album...
Alison x