Tuesday, July 24, 2012


I shared many layouts in a previous post of my sons on their farm visit; here is another layout, this time using the HORSE shape...have included a close-up of the frame of the FLAG BANNER which I decided to include as a border strip ...cut a small piece out to fit the horse in.....and then did some hand stitching which I don't normally do but it did need something and I really liked the result.  I love the flag banner and its versatility ...I put brads in the holes and wound black string around them to connect them, then stapled to secure to page.

Happy scrapping till next month.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Happy Birthday Page Frame

Happy Birthday Page Frame

Frames as large as this usually have me stumped as I tend to not have enough pictures to support all the frames. This is only my second Page frame that I have ever attempted. I love how versatile it is as it has embellishments that I can decorate already in some of the squares where as the first one I attempted did not all those years ago. 

1. Firstly I gave the frame a coat of gesso before I started work on it.

 2.I took out all of my photos and placed them in spots under the frame to work out where I wanted them and to make sure that they were all balanced.

3. Turning the frame over I added tape to all the edges and then started taping down my photos. After each photo I turned the frame over and trimmed any excess photo that may have been protruding onto 
the next frame.

4. Now for the fun part - decorating all the chipboard embellishments. 
For the balloon I added Puff Embossing Powder which gave the chipboard a fantastic texture.

The candles I added some micro beads to the stems and Flocking for the burning candle part

to the streamer a little kindy glitz

to the happy birthday... a little pen work and some inkessentials (dimensional magic)
On the outer of the frame I chose to paint it with a Plaid white Gel paint which gave the frame a lovely marbled effect.

Finally I added the number 15 out of my stash to balance out the pink of the Happy Birthday on the opposite corner. Some washi tape to add a little more color and tie in more of the summery colors in the photos. I used some old paper i had in my stash.. Basic Grey...as my background. I painted up some timber crowns and added the sticker word celebrate.

Thanks for popping by and checking out my project for this month
have fun creating

NOTE: The new Happy Birthday Page Frame will be uploaded on the website very soon for purchase.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Saturday Share from Caz

Hi to all you lovely crafters out there. I hope you are all keeping warm. I have a layout to share with you today that I started over a week ago and have finally finished it. Hope you enjoy what I have to share.
The title is one of the new A2Z scraplets released in the past few weeks"Simply us" I think it was perfect for a rare moment of the twins being nice to one another :) Of course this pic is a few years old so there is probably not a chance of it happening again. And here is a few close ups.

Till next time Happy crafting.
P.s Dont forget to enter our July challenge to be in the running for some fab prizes.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Winners are Grinners & Inspiration with Amy

Good morning everyone! I hope you are all well and hope those in the Southern Hempisphere are avoiding the winter blues. My poor little family has all been very very sick this past week. From Tonsillitis, Viral Infections, Chest Infections to Middle Ear Infections, we have had it all but aaaggghhh this is the joy of Winter time I guess.

Today I have the great pleasure in announcing some winners YAY!!!! Be sure to keep scrolling past the announcements for some quick inspiration by me, Amy, too! Firs up we have to announce our fabulous Blog Hop Winners! We were so excited to have so many wonderful new faces joining in the fun and I am sorry it has taken me so long to compile the names etc together.

Without further ado, our 2 winners of a fabulous Chipboard filled Mystery A2Z Scraplets pack are....

CONGRATULATIONS ladies please email challenges@a2zscraplets.com.au to claim your prizes!!!! Don't forget there is still a chance to win with our July Sketch Challenge so be sure to click here and join in the fun! Irit has chosen a fabulous sketch to work from this month.
Here is the July Sketch again...

And our fabulous and fearless leader Julie has an example for the sketch too!

Next up I have the honour of announcing the June Challenge winners!!!! The June challenge was all about a Family who plays together, sticks together and we had some fabulous entries...

" A family that plays together stays together."

Китова Ирина


Because we only had a handful of entries for June EVERYONE IS A WINNER!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations ladies, please email challenges@a2zscraplets.com.au to claim your prizes.

WOW sooo much fun giving away goodies on behalf of Julie! Congrat again everyone. I just wanted to quickly share some recent creations of mine before I go..

First up is a layout using half this pack of Border pieces. I just used the swirly one.

New Hats. The gorgeous Scraplet has been simply embossed with White WOW Embossing Powder.

This next layout is using the gorgeous A2Z Scraplets Title "Too Darn Cute"

The Chippie on this layout got a gorgeous coat of swirled Platinum Silver Liquid Pearls aint it pretty?  

This next creation is a card that I have used some stars out of this Theme Kit.

I am a little obsessed with making Non Traditional Christmas Cards at the moment because I usually get to December and run out of time to start. The Chipboard stars have been painted with a thin layer of Liquid Pearls and then topped with pearls! The photo really doesn't do it justice for this one, the stars look so cool.

This last creation I have to share is a fabulous Letter Rack that I have used these gorgeous leaves on.

The leaves were embossed using 3 different shades of green WOW Embossing Powders and then they were tucked into the gorgeous flower clusters.  

Some closeups... 

Well that's it from me today, thanks so much for checking out my recent creations using the gorgeous A2Z Scraplets Chipboard! 

Until next time...happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xxx

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A Layout with a Little Twist

Hi Everyone,
Hope you all had a chance to join in with the Blog Hop, and went in the running to win some of the yummy prizes up for grabs.  I have had a very busy few weeks but have managed to fit in a little bit of time to scrap so I want to share with you the LO that I completed recently which I absolutely love.
A little while ago I was at my friends house and she had created a STUNNING layout using calico.  I loved the idea so I decided to give it a try.  So off I went to Spotlight to get some calico and I saw some gorgeous materials while I was in there and I decided to give them a try as well.  So I have created a LO using materials instead of papers.  This was a little different for me as I guess I have always just thought of scrapbooking as something that is done with papers & cardstock, but why limit ourselves when there are so many gorgeous materials out there and they work out soooooooo cheaply.  I think calico was about $2.50 per metre & the materials were on special for about $3 per metre.  

I love this old rustic fence Scraplet.  I had heaps of fun with it - it got painted in white, then I ran over it with a very very light coat of a butterscotch paint dabber then back over with some white paint.  I left the little bird until the end and coloured him in blue with some smooch ink.  I then went over the bird with some glossy accents.  I covered the fence with Picket Fence Crackle Paint.

As it is on Material and is flimsy I decided to adhere it to a piece of cardstock to provide some support.
I hope that I have provided some inspiration for you today and perhaps you will find yourself paying a visit to the material section of your local Spotlight some time soon. 


Sunday, July 1, 2012

A2Z Scraplets BLOG HOP & July CHALLENGE - You don't want to miss this!


Welcome Welcome Welcome to the July A2Z Scraplets Blog Hop!!!! If you haven't already, be sure to share the Blog Hop with your crafty friends.

If you have just stumbled across this post or are unsure what a Blog Hop is all about, the rules are simple. Hop along and visit all of the lovely blog posts that have been linked below, leave a comment on each blog post and become a follower of those blogs. Then you simply come back here and let us know your favourite project! 

We are so excited to have you all joining in the fun of the Blog Hop that we, of course, want to give something more back. Yes on top of the amazing inspiration you will gain from the Blog Hop, we also have some amazing prizes up for grabs including Two mammoth packs of Mystery A2Z Scraplets Chipboard goodness PLUS a lot of the Design Team girls are having giveaways as well. If that wasn't enough, you can also enter the challenge using the Sketch pictured below!!!

1. Visit each of the blogs listed below.
2. Become a follower of the A2Z Scraplets Blog & all Design Team Members Blogs.
3. Leave a comment on each Design Team Member's Blog Hop Blog Posts and then return to the A2Z Scraplets Blog
4. Tell us your favourite Project you saw featured throughout the Blog Hop by leaving a comment on this A2Z Scraplets Blog Hop Blog Post


Spread the word and share the Blog Hop on your own Blog, Facebook, etc and leave a link using the below Linky Tool. Each time you share (on different online locations) will earn 1 extra Bonus Entry. 
Please note that the Blog Hop must be shared on suitable online sites for example, Facebook, Pinterest, Blog, Craft Forums, etc. Any entry that is deemed unworthy will be deleted. 

Now don't forget to check out the Design Team Girl's Blog Posts to see if they are too having a giveaway and how to enter!

A2Z Scraplets is also hosting another fabulous Challenge this month with some more awesome A2Z Scraplets Chipboard up for grabs. 

Irit Shalom has chosen this fabulous Sketch for us this month that was designed by Amarilys Doria.

To enter the challenge, simply create a layout based upon the sketch above and if you have some A2Z Scraplets to use that would be fab! Over the next few days, there will be a linky tool on the Blog side column for you to link your entries up to. If you do not have your own blog or Online Gallery to link to, simply email your entry to challenges@a2zscraplets.com.au and we will upload it for you. 

Now onto some of our awesome Design Team's Takes on the sketch. 

Pop by Amy Prior using A2Z Scraplets Pop Title & Hearts 03 Shape.

Soar by Carolyn Zabel using A2Z Scraplets Corner 01

Be Yourself by Holly Connors using A2Z Scraplets Floralette 07

You: 2012 by Irit Shalom using A2Z Scraplets Hearts 03

Brand New Day by Monica Brady using A2Z Scraplets Brand New Day Title

AND Monica created yet another...
Palace of Versailles by Monica Brady using A2Z Scraplets Shapes - Tree 07

100% Cute by Samantha Bailey using A2Z Scraplets Ellie the Elephant Engraved

Our Disney Princess & Friends by Sandra Wilkinson using A2Z Scraplets Butterfly Stencilets & Hearts 

Fairy Princess by Tracey Thorne using A2Z Scraplets Fairy 5 & Fairy Princess1 Title

WOW! What amazing inspiration from the Design Team and don't forget to keep on hopping along to all the DT Blogs for your chance to win some great prizes. Here are the blog links again...

FINISH A2Z Scraplets

Make sure you read all the tasks to ensure you get your entry to win and until next time...happy scrapping!

July 2012 Challenge Participants
1. KarenMcLaughlin
2. Flo Ransley
3. Flo Ransley
4. Belinda Scott
5. Kerry Pace
6. Kitova Irina
7. Ashlee Pace

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