Saturday, January 17, 2015

Giveaway Winner!

Hello and welcome,

Today I am back to announce the WINNER of the $20 Funkie Junkie Voucher.

Firstly  I would like to thank each and everyone of you for the amazing comments on my very first giveaway and for joining me here on my blog. You certainly made it difficult to choose just one, so I asked my beautiful daughter to choose.

Drumroll please........

The WINNER is: Alison (Butterfly) from Words and Pictures

CONGRATULATIONS Alison! Please contact me via email so I can get your prize details to you.

Happy Crafting!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015


Hello and welcome,

Well as promised I am having a GIVEAWAY to celebrate reaching over 100 followers.  Firstly thank-you to all who are now one of my VIP Followers and Welcome!!

So what can I win I hear you ask????????  Well I (that's me) am offering one lucky person a $20 Voucher to spend at The Funkie Junkie Boutique which is run by the lovely Linda Coughlin. The winner can choose their own craft goodies. How cool is that? Linda has heaps of wonderful products in store and CHA products coming soon, so be sure to pop on over and check them out.

To enter.......

Step 1.You do need to be a VIP follower here on my blog.....just click on Follow this blog and follow the prompts, if you haven't already.
Step 2.You also need to leave a comment on this post telling me what it is you like about crafting or perhaps what your favourite technique or tip is. I think it's kinda cool to share with each other.

You can leave comments up until and on 15 January (that's one week)  and that's hidden extras. lol.

I will be back on 17 January (Australian time) to announce one lucky Winner.
I cant wait to hear all the comments.


Monday, January 5, 2015

A Vintage Journey Guest Creative Guide

Hello and welcome,

Happy New Year every-one!!!  I am  very excited to announce that I have been asked to be a Guest Creative Guide for a challenge over at A Vintage Journey.
The challenge  is Ring out the old, Ring in the New with the host being the lovely Brenda Brown herself. Pop on over to see all the amazing entries and read some more about me. You may even like to join in with your own creation.

My Tim influence was to use some of his techniques, one being Layering Stencil Embossing, Altered Surfaces and the all important one to me to age everything.

The sponsor is: Country View Crafts where you can find all your craft goodies in one place.

Without further ado here is my Christmas Card Folder.......

These Worn Covers come in many different designs.

Adding some random stamping.

We all need a little texture so here we go....

Adding some Gesso on the edges of the spine and randomly over the cover.

Some stamping and texture onto the Found Relative.

Now onto the inside. I love this aged worn look.

Need to add some stamping. I'm a bit like Tim and don't always clean my stamps.

Here I have used Tim's Layering Stencil Embossing which you can find in Compendium of Curiosities 3. Click HERE here to purchase your copy

Peeling the back off the found relatives so I can use the backing on my project. To pretty to waste left on the back of the images....don't you think??

Here I have glued the backing pieces into my cover.

Now for some more crackle texture especially around the edges.

Heat embossing some more images. I can still remember the first time I was shown this technique and it still brings a smile to my face....what a cool product. These Ranger powders are super fine and really bring out the fine details of your image.

Now I have a folder to store my Christmas cards in and I may add something on the left to hold a list too.

I have placed a piece of stamped aged paper behind the Found Relative. I have also added a rub on, a hinge, the word wish and a clip.  I also added some Picket fence and Vintage Photo Distress Spray around the cover, which I forgot to photograph.

On the spine I have added a button with different lengths of chain. The charms have been alcohol inked, had Aleene's Glitter Snow added and lot's of little bells.

On the numerals I have used Tim's altered Surfaces technique which you can also find in Compendium of Curiosities 3.

I hope I have covered every thing,.... if not I will be happy to answer any questions in the comment box or you can email me from the side bar.

I really enjoy all the challenges Brenda and the team organizes for us and I would like to thank A Vintage Journey for inviting me on today's journey.

Don't forget I am having a GIVEAWAY once my follower list reaches if you want to be in the running for another prize just click on Join this Site on the side bar and follow the prompts.
Here's a little hint....the prize will be a voucher so you can choose your own favorite craft goodies.!!! YEY!! Stay tuned.
Thank-you for visiting!!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Tims 12 Tags of January


Welcome to my first post for 2015!!

My January Tim Tag is complete, another fun tag to create.

For a full tutorial on Tim's Tag for January click HERE

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Tims 12 Tags of 2014 December


Well I can't believe this is the very last Tim tag for 2014. I have completed my first 12 months and it has been a wonderful journey.

If you would like to see the full tutorial pop on over to the Tim Holtz blog......HERE

Simon Says Stamp & Inspiration Emporium are where you can find all your crafty supplies for this and many more tags you may like to create.

Ok onto my December Tag:

I used individual stamps which I placed onto a stamping block to create my own background stamp.

Love these sprays!!!

I didn't have Tim's I used his Frosted Film instead.

I love the effect of sprinkling less glitter onto the star instead of a heavy coverage. Hasn't showed up too well here.

Thanks for all the AMAZING inspiration for 2014 Tim! Love  your work. Looking forward to 2015!!!
Thank-you lovely crafter's for visiting here today!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Hello and welcome,

Have yourself a Merry little Christmas, so the songs goes. I hope you enjoy the company of those around you. Eat and be Merry!!!

My thoughts are also with those who have lost loved ones this year, especially in the recent Glasgow and Sydney incidents and the 8 beautiful children from Cairns.

This year I decided to make 12 of Tim's Luminary Lanterns and hang them above our table. The photos really haven't done them much justice. It almost looks like Harry Potters Dining table.

The only snow we are likely to encounter here in Australia. A polystyrene ball covered in Tim's Clear Rock Candy Glitter. The red ones I have used Tim's Festive Berries Glitter.

Have a wonderful day!

End of Year Gifts!


Welcome to my newest followers. I'm so pleased to have you on board. Thanks so much for all the lovely comments too. They are greatly appreciated.

I would like to share with you our end of year gifts
Our year 2 school teacher Mrs C and the daycare workers that look after our youngest child have been absolutely fabulous this year!! So A HUGE thank-you  for your care and compassion in our children's development. Words can not express how thankful we are for people like you.
I hope this very small gesture shows how much we appreciate you all.

Now for the year 2 school class mates.....

Stamping Santa 30 times in black archival ink

Colouring in with red and black copic markers. Then I added glitter glue  to the front of Santa's hat, the pom pom and the white edges of his jacket. Black was used to colour his belt. Cutting out Santa was a little time consuming but worth the effort.

The all important base of the matchbox which I have added a brad to create the handle

Here I have added a thin piece of acetate with sticky dots to the back of Santa. Hes bends backwards nicely into the box. The lid goes over the top.

When you remove the lid Santa pops up and there is a treat revealed. Who doesn't love a chocolate gold coin.

To the covers I have added Aleene's Glitter Snow and some greeting stickers.

These were made using the Tim Holtz Matchbox Die.

Thanks for stopping by today.