Sunday, October 27, 2013

Paper Craft Festival

Hi everyone,


It's been a long time since I've blogged, I have been busy creating cards but I just haven't had the time to share them unfortunately. Why do you ask? well that's because I was asked by Dekoda Marketing to be the Workshop Coordinator for the Paper Craft Festival this November. It's a new challenge for me but I'm loving the experience of being on the other end of paper Craft education!! 

I think I have organised a class to suit just about anyone!!


I'm very trilled to have these teachers coming to the show, I know you will walk away from any one of these classes feeling fulfilled and energised!!

No 1.
Greg Sukendro - 3D Snow Globe
Be taught Paper Sculpture the easy way with Greg the Paper Sculture extrodanaire!! All pieces are already cut for you and this magnificent 3-D Snow Globe even lights up!
  
 

No 2.
Lisa Oxley - Colour Therapy
Expand your knowledge of mixed media with the use of sprays, masks and stencils in this class. You will discover your inner creative self in this class! 

                                         

No 3.
Jen Hall - To Inspire!  
Discover how fantastic this popular 'Project Life' is for documenting those everyday moments! You will go out walking from this class on a mission! 







No 4.
Linda Lucas - Beautiful Die-Cut Cards! 
Join an expert Spellbinder design team member in using the latest design and techniques on the market to create these two magnificent cards!!



No 5.
Teneale Williams - Santa's Sampler. 
This class is designed for the intermediate stampers, 8 great techniques are shared in this class. You won't be disappointed and all products are Stampin' Up!

         

No 6.
Paula MacMillan-Perich - Fanciful Faces. 
Be inspired and learn how to draw these captivating faces to add to your journals, canvases or layouts!



I'm so trilled to have all these teachers at the show and I know you will walk away from any of these classes feeling fulfilled and energised!!

Don't miss out, book here!!

Also Heidi Swapp will be there on Sunday thanks to Rose from Scrap with Friends!! So don't miss out!!





Oh and don't forget to say hello to me!
Cheers and see you at the show.
Jane xx

Thursday, June 6, 2013


  1.       The winner of my 2Crafty blog hope prize is.......
  2. wow great tutorial, fabulous card background :)

    Congratulations Adriana, please send a message to 2Crafty Facebook attention to me and I'll pop it in the post to you, enjoy!!

    Thanks everyone for all your lovely messages and for following my blog!

Friday, May 31, 2013

2 Crafty Blog hop - stamping with Chipboard!




                                            


Welcome to my blog and to 2 Crafty Chipboard first ever blog hop.
I hope you enjoy the journey and get lots of wonderful, inspirational ideas from the awesome creations 
the design team has made! 

You will also get a chance to win 
some fantastic prizes along the way!

Here is how to play:
Simply visit each of the blogs below, then leave 
a comment and become a follower.
 (if you are not already)


{Start} 2 Crafty 
{back to} 2 Crafty 



One lucky winner will win this amazing prize loaded
with 2 Crafty Chipboard.

                                 



Plus as an added bonus, many of the design team members will 
be offering  prizes as well, mine is pictured at the end of this post.


Here is my card and a technique using chipboard as stamps!! 

I  hope you enjoy!!


Products I have used: 2 Crafty Chipboard - Mustache set, 'happy' loop font, word bubbles, vintage keys, Dylusions ink sprays - pure sunshine, fresh lime, vibrant turquiose, Prima Washi tape, Distress rock candy crackle paint, clear embossing powder and sequins.



Step 1. Coat watercolour paper 300gsm with Dylusion sprays.


Step 2. Dry the piece using a heat gun.


Step 3. Soak a mustache chipboard with water until it starts to pool on top of it. Chipboard is quite sturdy, I completed this whole piece and it didn't even look like it was 
going to fall apart!!


Step 4. Place the chipboard water side down on to the sprayed piece and hold it there for a few sections.


Step 5. Remove the chipboard and dab the area with a clean tissue to remove the watered down excess dye. 


Step 6. You can see how the impression left a watermark effect!


Step 7. Keep spraying the mustache chipboard with water and using it as a stamp all over the watercolour paper until you are happy with the result. Dry again with heat gun.


You will end up with a great coloured mustache as well, I coated this with Distress rock candy crackle paint. The 'Fun' speech bubble was coloured with Dylusions vibrant turquoise  then coated with clear embossing powder to give a shiny feel to the piece. The 'Happy' was sprayed with Dylusions pure sunshine and the key was coated with yellow ink.


Here is my prize pack for you to win thanks to 2 Crafty Chipboard, Flourish with a Bling and Manor House Creations, good luck!





Now once again, all you have to do is:

1. Make sure you are a follower of the 2Crafty Blog and 
Facebook page

2. Visit each of the blogs on the blog hop list and become their followers.(if you're not already)

3. Leave a comment on each blog along the way.

4. Leave a comment on the 2 Crafty blog for a chance to win. Prize drawn on the 6th June.

5. If you share our blog hop on your Blog or Facebook page, please let us know by leaving us another comment on the 2 Crafty Blog which will give you a second chance at winning the 2 Crafty prize.


THIS HOP IS NOW CLOSED, THE
OVERALL WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE 2 CRAFTY BLOG ALONG WITH THE DT's PRIZE WINNERS JUNE 6TH Good luck everyone!




International participants are welcome.


your next stop is 


Happy Hopping!!



Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Two cards to share

Hi everyone, here are two cards I would like to share. 

The first one was for my Mother-in-law for Mothers day, I used Manor House Creations flowers, Flourish with a Bling Chloe pearl flourish, Crate Paper DIYshop collection of papers and chipboard stickers.  






The second card I made was for my grand niece Bella's 1st birthday! I used Stampin' Up! glitter sheet (LOVE this because I don't get glitter all over my hands or work area!!), My Minds Eye The Sweetest Thing Lavender collection - fabulous layered sticker, chipboard elements, title and papers. 




I was glad that I was able to make a few cards lately for my family, usually I don't have time and I use what I have made for the magazine or grab one of my design teams cards that I have made previously and change them to suit the occasion  I'm sure the recipients don't mind but I do like to create a personal card for an individual sometimes :-) 

 Be back soon!! Cheers and happy stamping :-)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Teaching at Paper Craft Festival this weekend!!

Gosh haven't I been a bad blogger!! I must do something about that as I'm always making cards and I really should start sharing them with you guys!! I just thought I would pop on here and let you know that I will be teaching a great technique at The Papercraft Festival this weekend 5th, 6th and 7th April in Penrith NSW at 2pm every day. In the class you will create a beautiful set of three tags (great for those scrapbooking layouts), a card and a gift frame, plus you will make your very own stamp, it's going to be so much fun, I can't wait!! Here is a sneak peek at the class, all products are provided!! Hope to see you there. I'll be back, sooner than you think xx

Friday, February 8, 2013

80th Birthday card

Hi there, Last night I made this card for a very special lady called Elsie who is turning 80 today! She is my best friend Kim's mum and she's a gorgeous lady that I love and admire very much, I wanted to make something very special for her and here it is. I used Prima flowers and resin bird, A Flourish with a Bling Jasmine puffy flourish, these are one of my favourite products as you have heard many times before! They add detail and sparkle to your cards. The scallop die-cut is a Nellie Snellen design which I've had for ages. Anyway I hope she likes it.
Cheers and happy stamping!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

More Studio pictures!

Time to share more pictures of my wonderful studio! Here is my collection of ribbons, I was lucky to get this ribbon cabinet from a friend, I just love how I can stand there and choose what colour suits my card! In the large cupboard i have quite a few large clear containers that house my rub-ons, stickers, alphabets stickers, paper embellishment, all stacked and labelled for easy access!
This area is in my laundry, behind the wooden stamp shelves. The shelves have all my paints, embossing powders, re-inkers, mediums etc. Hanging up are my screens and masks, as I have said before I am a visual person and I like to see things otherwise I would forget! It may look like a mess but I know where everything is.
I use this gorgeous rusty tin to store all my Washi tapes, this picture must be a few months old as it's over flowing now LOL! I do love Washi tapes!
These are my acrylic stamps, I have them sorted into themes in baskets so I can flick through them! I don't think I have many punches as I have seen a few of my friends collections!!
This is my office area, I don't sit here much LOL. The shelves are filled with some of my favourite things that friends have made for me or items I have created. I also have my most treasured item on one of the shelves, just below the little clown my Dad gave me, it's a display piece that Tim Holtz made and I had won it at a charity auction!! I can't tell you how excited I was to win it and I soooo treasure it!!
Well that's about it, I'm still adding pieces and there are always more pictures to show you, one day soon maybe. I don't want you to get too jealous!! Now remember I did start out with a shoebox many, many years ago filled with items to create my cards with, I would get that out and create at my dining table and pack it all up again, so I do know how spoilt I am :-) Thank you for looking, maybe you can join me one day in my studio and create with me?? Happy Stamping!