Monday, 26 November 2012

WOW November Challenge

The challenge for this month over at WOW blog is pretty simple and it's getting us all into the Christmas spirit.
Using WOW chipboard, make a Christmas card! Yep that's it, super easy :)

Remember to head over to the blog to see the awesome samples the design team have put together

I managed to create 3 cards to share with you.

Wishing you Christmas cheer




Have yourself a merry little Christmas



Merry Christmas



Once you have made your card either post your card on our Facebook page here or email your photo to

Remember, there are two winners every month!  One chosen by our Design Team and the other winner is a random draw.
Entries must be received by midnight on the 16th December 2012. 

Looking forward to seeing your cards.

November Cybercrop @ Savvy

So much for coming back on Saturday and posting it. Think I got a little side-tracked with some scrapping.

We have been cyber-cropping over at Scrapbook Savvy this weekend and although the weekend is over, you still have until Midnight Thursday 29th November to get your pages into the gallery.

Sara also did a Blind Scrap on Saturday which you can do. It produces a gorgeous page, why not give that a go?

The Design Team challenges are simple, yet inspiring. Check them out and have some fun,

Tara's Colour Challenge
Sar's Class Challenge
Sara Colour Challenge

My 54321 Challenge

5 - At least 5 photos
4 - minimum patterned papers
3 - Different types of embellishments (I've used chipboard, stickers and string)
2 - 2 Word Title
1 - Cardstock

Christmas Time


A gorgeous Christmas kit has also been released over the weekend, it is jam packed full of products. Check it out in-store here

November Christmas Sampler Savvy Kit - Click Image to Close

Happy scrapping and thanks for dropping in.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Round Up of my week over at WOW


Very long post, maybe grab a cuppa :)

Wednesday - It's Bumblebee

Sharing something bright and colourful.
I decided to scrap an older photo of my son, one of many photos that captures his love for Transformers.

I have used some cogs from the Detailed Cog Set.
They have been inked with different colours to co-ordinate with the papers and photos and layered using foam tape on the page for some dimension.


I love the Cogs, they are the perfect addition to any boy page


Thursday - Simply because you are my Son

I have a little tutorial to share, it involves Metallic Rub On Paste, some WOW chipboard and getting your hands dirty. I adore this stuff, it works beautifully with naked chipboard and is so easy to use.

Chipboard pieces are the 'Simply because you are my Son' title C1212 and a Tia Flourish C1474, 


First step was to cover the chipboard pieces with Pinecone Ink as a base colour.


Next step, I put some aqua-green metallic rub on my finger and rubbed it over the chipboard, making sure to cover it well.


Now to have some fun! Just sing your finger select different colours of the rub and add highlights randomly to the chipboard. Choose colours that will work well with your papers.
I've used red, bronze, gold and green.


Once I was happy with the effect on the chipboard, I applied some Chrystallina Kindy Glitz to the word 'Son' to make it stand out and left things to dry. The final layer is Glossy Accents, I love that it allowed the metallic rub to really shine.




You can also spot a zig zag Sewing Stitch border across the top of the page

I love the finished page, one of my favourites right now.


Friday - Tree of Love

These pages were originally created for my October DT work over at Scrapbook Savvy butI wanted to share them again to highlight the WOW chipboard I had featured on each page.

The first page features my creation that I have aptly name my Tree of Love.
It started with the Curly Tree C1077, Mini Birdhouse C1392 and the Mini Heart Pack WOW1595.

The tree was simply covered using VersaColor Pigment Ink in pinecone and stuck straight down on the page. I covered the Mini Hearts using Brilliance Rocket Red Gold Ink. I love the shimmer in these inks and the gold highlights this particular colour has. The hearts where also given a coat of Glossy Accents. I really should have shares with this stuff. The Mini Birdhouse was swiped with Brilliance Pearlescent Sky Blue and then backed with patterned paper. I used a small punch and patterned paper for the leaves. I have layered some of the chipboard pieces with foam tape to give the tree some dimension.


And here are the 2 most special guys in my life.

Pageant Watching


My second page showcases a custom piece of WOW Chipboard created for this year's Savvy Delights Retreat. It's great that we can scrap a group photo each year and have the title on hand from WOW.

I did use some ink here on the bigger parts but also used metallic pens and textas to colour the smaller parts of the chipboard, it made the decorating side of things so much easier, especially for the more intricate parts.
Of course, this chipboard was begging to be coated with Glossy Accents :)


Absolutely love the black & white photo this year!! Great bunch of girls.


Saturday - No. 1 Defender

My final page for the week and I've gone a little sporty using the WOW Soccer Boy and Soccer Ball pack.

The Soccer Boy was originally covered with Cream Brown ink to colour the skin, then I have used a black and metallic blue pen to cover the rest of him.


The Soccer Balls are two pieces that go together for some dimension, The bottom layer was inked white and top layer inked in black. They were stuck together and then coated with Glossy Accents.


I have also included the Love Birds singing on a branch chipboard for an outdoorsie feel to the page. This pieces was covered with Pinecone ink, metallic blue pen and green smooch.


Very happy with the final result, even my son thought it was cool.


So there you have it!
I hope you survived until the end of this post, I didn't realize there was still so much to share.

I will be back later today to share my November Cybercrop Challenge and page for Scrapbook Savvy this weekend.

Thank you for visiting  my blog.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Do you have plans for this weekend?


We are having our November Cybercrop over at Scrapbook Savvy this weekend and we would love you to join us.
Register here for a weekend of fun, then head back to the forum on Friday night when the action will start.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Tuesday over at WOW

My goodness 3 days straight of posting on my blog. AMAZING!!

Today I have another WOW November New Release to share with you. 
It's a fun page that puts the Snowflake set  to great use.

Crazy but funny photo of my niece, seriously did a double take when the photos come through.
I couldn't resist scrapping the photo using the Snowflake Set
The use of snow gloves was very convincing, NOT!

I have given the snowflakes a base coat of gesso to give them a bit of texture, then covered each one with diamond Stickles for a cool bit of bling and then left them overnight to dry. 
Final layer is a rough coat of Glossy Accents to seal the Stickles.


As you can see by the layout, they are a crazy lot in Brisbane.

Snow in Brisbane, don't think so


Just a reminder about the 2013 WOW Design Team Call, all information can be found here
Calling Card makers, Off The Page Specialist and of course, Scrappers. 
It takes all sorts to form an awesome team, so why not give it a go.
Applications close December 13th 2013

Monday, 19 November 2012

Day Two over at WOW

Couple of pages to show you today.

I wanted to share a couple of different takes on the very versatile WOW chipboard Alphabets

I laugh at this page every time I look at it and I can because I am nowhere to be seen, sorry girls :)
This photo of my sisters was taken at my brother's wedding back in 1989, check out the hair!

The Classic Alphabet in uppercase C1384 was covered with black ink and then stamped with a bronze metallic ink and definition stamp. The letters were coated with Glossy Accents to allow the bronze stamped images to pop a little more. The last 2 Geometric Photo Corners from yesterday were also used on this page, covered with metallic red ink and Glossy Accents.



This is the finished project,

Good Old Life


My second page features the Classic Alphabet in lowercase and 2 of my beautiful Nieces. 
The photo was taken while we were on holidays in Brissie back in July

The letters were roughly inked with black and then swiped over the letters with some turquoise metallic rub. To help the letter to stand out on the page I have used a bronze metallic gel pen to outline each letter.


I have also doodled a box around each word once it was stuck onto the page using a black pen.

Fly Little Birdie


Thanks for visiting the blog, hope you will drop back again.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

My week over at WOW - Document moment

Good Morning Crafters, hope you will join me this week both here and over at the WOW blog to check out what I have been upto using my WOW chipboard.

Today I have a 12x12 page to share using some older photos of my son. 

The first chipboard piece used on the page is the Tree Branch C954. I have used 3 different layers on the branch to bring it to life. The No.1 layer or base of the chipboard is a good coat of Versa Colour Pinecone Ink. Once dry I have gathered a script stamp and a few different metallic inks and randomly stamped the image on parts on the branch. It will seem a little subtle to start with, but don't over stamp the chipboard. Once you add the final layer of Glossy Accents, the stamping will becomes more visible and give the chipboard some beautiful highlights. Definitely a favourite technique of mine.



The next pieces are 2 Geometric Photo Corners that I have used to frame the cutest photo of the four. I have used the same technique as the branch, but stamped mainly using gold. The Glossy Accent just finishes it off.


Here is the finished page, I can't believe how small my little man looks.


Thanks for visiting today and just a reminder the WOW Monthly Challenge finishes at Midnight tonight.

Here is the sketch:

So there is still time to complete the sketch and post on WOW Facebook page or email it to:

Sunday, 11 November 2012

WOW November New Releases

Morning to all!

Today over at the WOW blog we, the design team, are sharing some of November's new releases and this month's release has a very merry Christmassy feel to it.

I've put together 2 pages so far to share with you and I hope you will find them inspiring.

My first page has been created using the very cool and new 12x12 'Holly& Berries' AltaMATZ  Alta059 and the chipboard title 'Merry Christmas' WOW1657. 

To get things started I used the AltaMATZ and a piece of kraft card stock, spraying it with glimmer mist and then outlining and colouring with gel pens. I then cut out each bunch of holly to use on my page.


The 'Merry Christmas' title was inked with red first as a base colour, I them used Red and Diamond stickles to create a layered look on the chipboard. Once the title was dry and finished the chipboard off with Glossy Accents.


Here's the finished project,

Merry Christmas


The second page features the very cute Mini Curly Christmas Tree Pack WOW1679 and Mini Plain Reindeer Pack WOW1662, you will also spot some awesome WOW Classic Alphabet for the title and date. The mini pieces have been inked in suitable colours and then coated with Glossy Accent. 



The alpha has been inked and then Stickled, looks very sparkley in the sun light. 
The Classic Alphabet Lowercase numbers were coloured with brown first and then roughly inked with gold, they were finished off with a and coat of Glossy Accents



The finished page show cases the big man himself,

He's Here


Thanks for visiting my blog, it's great to have you here :)

Scrapbook Savvy November Big Sketch

Afternoon Crafters,

Have you seen this month's BIG SKETCH with a twist over at Scrapbook Savvy

It was Tara's turn this month to search the gallery for inspiration to base her sketch on and she came across a gorgeous page created by Malinda

Here is Tara's sketch

And here is my take on it

2 Boys


You have until midnight November 30th to have a go and there is an awesome $40 voucher up for grabs.
So what are you waiting for???? Get scrapping people!!