Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Look at these gorgeous necklaces

Look at what my2angels is handmaking just for us!


Introducing ... Charmed Memories

Glass Gift Necklaces

Looking for a unique and personalised gift like no other?
Want the perfect present for someone special for their birthday, anniversary or other special occasion? Would you like to mark the birth of a child or a sporting success by creating a stunning ornament? Have you a treasured keepsake (a lock of baby hair for example) you would love to preserve?
Let my2angels create for you a one-of-a-kind “Charmed Memories” Necklace. A cache style necklace – we create it by combining a 38mm x 23mm glass dome with a metal filigree base.  The standard chain length is an extra-long 84cm, but shorter lengths are an option.  You are then able to personalise it with your own photo and selection of accompanying charm and other embellishments.
Send us your favourite (vertical) photo, quote or small trinket to (info@my2angels.net) and we will add it to your personalised necklace.  A high quality resolution image is required and your name needs to be the image title.  A short message or quote, and details about the photo can also be added to the back of the photo frame.
These necklaces are individually made to order, so please allow 10 days (after I receive your photo and payment) for your necklace to be made. It will be posted to you "gift wrapped" and in a secure padded bag.

Glass Gift Necklaces

“Charmed Memories” Necklaces are available in Bronze, Silver and Gold.  You may choose your embellishments from a range of different colour roses and assorted small charms.    I will add various fabrics (tulles, muslin and sheers), sugar beads to compliment your theme.

Glass Gift Necklaces

If they fit, you may also provide your own small keepsake (lock of hair, baby tooth, sporting pin, etc) for inclusion in your necklace.  These will need to be sent via registered post, to us prior to sealing your glass globe.
Please keep in mind that these necklaces are an example of where “less is more” and that inclusion selections will be limited to a ‘reasonable’ number of elements.  Please select from the various options on the website in the "Charmed Memories" section or advise us in the comments section at checkout of your embellishment preferences.  To view the range of available inclusions please go here.
Cost is $24.99 per necklace - plus $7.90 postage ($3.10 extra if you choose registered post).
Our sample ‘bronze’ necklace has a selection of sugar beads, a cream pearl, a love charm and a cream rose.
Glass Gift Necklaces

Our sample 'silver' necklace is a beautiful tribute to a beloved parent's wedding day, with the date of the occasion given on the back.  The photo is adorned with white lace and tulle, sugar beads, a love charm and spray of white rose buds.
Glass Gift Necklaces

Here is one we have had pre-ordered by a customer to give a relative for her 21st Birthday
Glass Gift Necklaces

Beach Themed Charmed Memories Necklaces examples, we have created, as preordered by a Retailer to sell in their shop
Glass Gift Necklaces

Glass Gift Necklaces

Glass Gift Necklaces

and another designed specifically for her daughter who LOVES ballet
(note you can choose one our "stocked charms" to add to your chain )
Glass Gift Necklaces

and one for myself of my son in a grunge style, filled with chain, cogs, mesh and charms (including our son charm)
Glass Gift Necklaces

Pop over here to secure your order for your own personalised necklace

Glass Gift Necklaces

Tuesday Tips with Alison - Altering Ribbon Roses

Hi Everyone,

Today I would like to share with you a tip on how you can use Kaisercraft Ribbon roses in may different ways.

All you need are Kaisercraft ribbon roses, heatgun, scissors and a wooden skewer to hold your rose.
To make a 'leaf' - cut a green ribbon rose in half, then adhere the cut side together. If you trim on the diagonal it helps with the shape.

Alison - Tuesday Tip -  leaves

Starting from the left top 1st row - the first rose is the standard rose cut off the strip; the next one along has been heated with the heat gun holding the centre with the skewer (start with a hot blast in the centre and then 'work' the heat around to shrink the ribbon and shape it like a bud);  next is a ribbon rose which has a pearl brad in the centre.

2nd row - to make the 1st flower, I hold the back of the rose and 'pull' out lots of strands from the front to make it shabby (or a bit frazzled?); the 2nd flower is the same as the previous one, then heated, the same way as above.

3rd row - here I have pulled the rose apart, making a length of ribbon which is perfect for a cute little bow!

Alison - Tuesday Tip - flowers & bows

With a pearl brad in a standard rose and a couple of 'leaves' it makes a cute addition to a card or a flower cluster.

Alison - Tuesday Tip - leaves example

On this layout, made with Heirloom, I used a ribbon rose with a pearl brad and another of the heated rose (shrunk) in the clusters.

Tuesday Tip - LO example

Below is the heated rose with some ink swiped across the top.

tip flower closeup 1

Below is a ribbon rose with a pearl brad as a centre.

tip flower closeup 2

Hope you'll try some of these ways of altering your ribbon roses.

Be creative, Alison x

Sunday, 20 July 2014

"Bow & Arrow" Collection

"Snapshot" layout by Alison Bevis

Bow and Arrow - Snapshot
Kaiser products used - Specialty Paper (both), P1571 Rain, P1569 Earth, T601 Template - Chevron, CS149 Clear stamp - Chevron, Sticker Sheet, Paper Pad.

"Birds of a Feather" layout by Alison Bevis
Bow and Arrow - Birds of a Feather
Kaiser products used - P1569 Earth, P1572 Fire, P1564 Spirit, P1570 Heart, Sticker Sheet, Collectables, Rhinestones

"What a special" moment Card by Alison Bevis
Bow and Arrow - Special Moment card
Kaiser products used - Paper pad, Licorice cardstock, Coconut cardstock, RS408 Sparklets - Crystal

"Happy Birthday 2 you" card by Alison Bevis
Bow and Arrow - Happy Birthday card
Kaiser products used - Paper pad, Specialty paper, Sticker sheet

"Love Life Tag" by Alison Bevis
Bow and Arrow - Tag Love Life

Kaiser products used - Paper pad, F627 Paper blooms - Coconut, F644 Mini blooms - Coconut, CS149 Clear Stamp - texture - Chevron, Wood flourish - bow.
Other - Kindyglitz - Black

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Kaisercraft "Be-You-tiful"

"3 Yellow cats" layout by Alison Bevis

Be-you-tiful - Love My Life
Kaiser products used - P1556 Sweet, P1555 Amazing, T604 Template - Leaves, Paper Pad, Collectables, Sticker Sheet, F629 Paper blooms - Buttercream, R712 Ribbon roses - Lemon, Pearl Brads - Pearl
Other - Modelling paste

"2 Yellow Flowers" layout by Alison Bevis
Be-you-tiful - Be Thankful
Kaiser products used - P1559 Grateful, P1558 Splendid, P1561 Glamorous, P1563 Dazzling, Collectables, Sticker sheet

"Happy Times" card by Alison Bevis
Be-you-tiful - Happy Times card
Kaiser products used - CD507 Card pack - Baby Pink, P1563 Dazzling, Paper pad

"Loving Life" card by Alison Bevis
Be-you-tiful - Loving Life card
Kaiser products used - CD504 Card pack - Brown, P1561 Glamorous, Paper pad, EM929 Lace pack - Black

"Acetate Luminary" by Alison Bevis
Be-you-tiful - Illuminatorl
Kaiser products used - PS151 Theatre (Printed Acetate from Velvet Ensemble collection), Sticker sheet, Collectables, Licorice cardstock, EM929 Lace pack - black, R715 ribbon roses - Lemon, F629 Paper blooms - Buttercream 
Other - Scallop circle die, clear acetate, 'used' double sided tape inner, Battery operated 'tea light'

Friday, 18 July 2014

Pitter Patter with Kaisercraft

"Forever Babies" layout by Alison Bevis

Pitter Patter - babies
Kaiser materials used - P1552 Peek-a-boo, T602 Template - Damask, Paper pad, Specialty paper, F628 Paper blooms - honey, EM933 Pearl brads - soft blue, SB794 snow pearls, SB792 Chocolate pearls, SB715 Latte pearls
Extra - Brown ink, texture paste, Brown mist, twine, leaf punch.

"Our Beautiful Family" layout by Alison Bevis
Pitter Patter - Our Beautiful Family
Kaiser products used - P1552 Peek-a-boo, T604 Template - Leaves, Paper Pad, Sticker sheet, T402 Template - clock
Other - Brown mist, Gesso, brush

"Pink Baby Girl" card by Alison Bevis
Pitter Patter -  baby girl card
Kaiser products used - Paper pad, EM926 Lace pack - White, EM932 Pearl brad - Pink Ice, Ribbon rose
Extra - Paper Doily

"Blue Baby Boy" card by Alison Bevis

Pitter Patter -  baby boy card

Kaiser products used - Paper pad, CD503 Card pack - Black

"Dress form" by Alison Bevis
Pitter Patter -  dressform front
Pitter Patter -  dressform back
Kaiser products used - P1553 Bundle of Joy, P1549 Baby Cakes, P1550 New Born, P1547 Special Delivery, EM926 Lace Pack - White, F641 Paper Blooms - Dusty Pink, F627 Paper Blooms - Coconut, F657 Mini blooms - Fairy Floss, F644 Mini blooms Coconut, EM931 Pearl Brad - Pink Ice
Extra - Pink Ribbon, Muslin, Twine, Gesso, Embossing Powder, Dress Form

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Heirloom Collection

The White Family 

Kaisercraft Creations by Alison Bevis (11)

P1527 Portrait, P1535 Genealogy, T604 Template - Leaves, P1533 Stories, F632 Paper bloom - Sage, EM931 Pearl Brad - Latte, R711 Willow - ribbon roses, R706 Ivory, Sticker sheet, Dark brown Card Stock, RS411 Sparklets - cameo, SB715 Latte
Other - mists

In the Background layout 

Kaisercraft Creations by Alison Bevis (10)

P1529 Portrait, P1533 Stories, P1528 generation, P1534 Past, FL327 Elm Tree, T407 Template Tree, CS874 Clear Stamps Wood Panel, Kaiser printed tape, Collectables, FL378 Sitting Birds, FL372 Small Birdcages, Organza ribbon - green, PL512 Pearl Flourish, SB715 Latte, Sticker Sheet
Other - Crackle paste, Brown Ink

Olive House card

Kaisercraft Creations by Alison Bevis (8)

Cd506 Card & Envelope - Olive, P1534 - Past, Specialty paper, Paper Pad

Cream card

Kaisercraft Creations by Alison Bevis (9)

CD502 card & envelope - Cream, specialty paper, P1534 - Past.

Kaisercraft Saturday Sketch

"Heirloom" by Alison Bevis

Kaisercraft Heirloom

with a few upclose photos

Products used:

CD108 Coffee Bean, P1536 Descent (Squares), P1530 Family Tree/Letters/Speciality Paper,FL WF Flying Birds,F632 PB Sage

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Workshop Wonders August Event

It's back.... yes, the Workshop Wonders has returned... bigger and better... with more clever teachers and more fun, all packed into one day!!

Who is teaching - Susanne Smyth, Crece Thomas, Mandie Meier, Jodi Mcnamara - keep an eye out for the sneak peeks..

When - Sunday 17th August - doors open at 8.30am for a quick cuppa and then a 9am start - last class finishes at 5pm.

Where - Acacia 50 & Better rooms at 29 Chardean Street, Acacia Ridge.

Cost - $110 includes 4 class kits, Morning tea, Lunch, Afternoon tea and a Lucky Door ticket in the multi draw!!
A $10 deposit is required on booking, with the balance to be paid a week prior to the Event ( bank deposit or cash?)

Sue Smyth started her artistic journey, at a young age drawing and sculpting, and continued later at Art College, formally training in Visual Communications, and design. Once she stopped work to raise children, the next journey into paper craft begun. Sue has been teaching for well over 15 years first in cardmaking and then Scrapbooking, in many local stores, including TAFE, and Paper Trenz. and Arnolds Scrapbooking. She has been published many times and was the winner in the Scrapbooking teachers section of the Queensland Royal National show 3 years in a row. Sue has been on many design teams, including Spellbinders in the past and now Imaginarium, Meg’s Garden and Couture Creations. Sue is also a teacher at Artdeco creations, one of Australia’s largest wholesalers, teaching master classes to store owners and other teachers in the industry. Sue also teaches at the Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo regularly for leading companies. And her role as Editor of Australian Scrapbook Ideas Magazine, and Cardmaking in Easy Steps, brings her into contact with leading companies and designers in the industry across the world. Sue’s style is a busy feast for the eyes, with lots of embellishment and texture, with a shabby chic look, and mixed media vibe.


Crece Thomas - I’m a 33 year old stay at home wife and mum to 2 boys,12 & 10.
I have been scrapbooking for around 6 years now. I don’t think I have an exact style of scrapping. I think the best way to explain my scrapping is a bit of everything. I love trying new ideas and techniques and creating handmade embellishments.
I am currently on the Scrapmatts Design Team and Scrap The Boys challenge Blog.


Mandie Meier - Hi there! My name is Mandie and I am completely obsessed with all things crafty, especially scrapping!! I love creating everything from layouts to altered projects and everything in between, I have a massive weakness for pretty papers and flowers…. But you can never have too many right!?!? I own a little scrap shop in Toowoomba called The Scrap Cottage and I enjoy teaching and sharing my work to inspire others on their own creative journeys. I'm happily married and mum to 4 amazing kids and mother-figure to another 4 amazing kids which gives me heaps of inspiration to preserve the day to day memories of our chaotic lives. Pop over to my blog and take a look around


Jodi McNamara - My name is Jodi McNamara, I'm a mother of three children who I adore, well most of the time! I've only been a Queenslander for the last two years, originally from Albury, NSW - where I spent my spare time doing scrapbooking! Queensland has really opened my eyes to the crafty world, I had never done cards, I had never been to a crop or god forbid... a retreat and defiantly knew nothing about Stampin' Up! Now moving here I have done it all, absolutely love doing craft and learning new things and meeting heaps of crafty people! My favourite pastime is "Paper Piecing" or sometimes called "Punch Art" - love putting little bits of paper together! I'm now a Stampin' Up! demonstrator which I have an addiction too... absolutely love there products and all their ideas! Can't wait to share some of the products with you and meet you all personally, Jodi xxxx


Keep an eye out for the sneak peeks...

Something Blue Collection

The Groom's Men

The groomsmen

P1520 Love Story, P1526 Sweet Love, Sticker sheet, CD101 Coconut, CD103 Smoke, T611 Diamond Template, AS251 Ebony Alpha sticker sheet,
Other - Derivan structure - Metallic Silver, Crochet cotton, White mists, Texture paste.


Kaisercraft Creations by Alison Bevis (4)
CD650 White cardstock, Specialty paper, P1525 I Do, P1521 Forever, P1523 Mr & Mrs, EM926 Lace pack White, P1519 Ever After, F627 Paper Blooms - Coconut, CS890 Dictionary Meanings, Kaiser printed tape - Black & White words,
Other - Derivan Kindyglitz - Black, Fiskars Scallop punch border, paper doiley, Eyelets

Umbrella card

Kaisercraft Creations by Alison Bevis (6)

White card & envelope, P1522 True Love, P1519 Ever After, P1524 Together, P1523 Mr & Mrs
Other - paper doiley, Lolly stick, Twine

Once in a Life Event card

Kaisercraft Creations by Alison Bevis (5)

White card & envelope, P1522 True Love, P1519 Ever After, P1524 Together, P1526 Sweet Love

"Love This" frame 

Kaisercraft Creations by Alison Bevis (2)

Kaisercraft Creations by Alison Bevis (3)

 SB2115 10" Frame, P1521 Forever, P1519 Ever After, CM111 3x4" Captured memories - Celebrate Life, P1524 Together, F632 Paper Blooms - Sage, EM933 Pearl brad - Soft Blue, EM929 Lace pack - Black, T607 Template - Flutter, R710 Ribbon roses - Sea Breeze, Large white,
Other - Derivan Matisse - Iridescent medium, Mist, Kindyglitz - Black, Twine, Glass bead (heat gun to shrink ribbon roses)

Dream Big Collection

"Katelyn" Layout

Kaisercraft Creations by Alison Bevis (1)

P1541 Happiness, P1545 Imagination, AS255 Alpha Sticker Sheet - Sea Breeze, Specialty paper, Paper Pad.

"My Little Sister" 

Kaisercraft Creations by Alison Bevis (15)
P1540 Hope, P1543 Wishing, CD101 Coconut card, T608 Template - Honeycomb, Paper Pad, Sticker Sheet, Collectables.
Other - Twine, Tiny attacher, White mists, Texture paste.


Kaisercraft Creations by Alison Bevis (14)

White card & envelope, Paper Pad, P1540 Hope, EM926 Lace Pack - White, Collectables

Dream Big

Kaisercraft Creations by Alison Bevis (13)

White card & envelopes, Paper Pad, Collectable, Sticker Sheet

Dream Big mini frame

Kaisercraft Creations by Alison Bevis (12)
SB2284 Mini 5 Frame, FL511 Ornate Corners, Paper Pad, Collectables, Sticker Sheet, KC044 Kaisercolour - Spearmint, P1545 Imagination, FL372 Small Birdcages, F627 Paper Blooms Coconut, F644 Mini Paper Blooms
Other - Kindygltiz - Black, Orange embossing powder, Muslin