13Arts Guest Designer for July

Hello gorgeous people!
Today I am here to share with you my latest design for 13Arts as a guest designer this year.

"Busy Being Happy"

I've chosen to design on the beautiful paper "Remember When" from the Timeless collection. I have been waiting for just the right time to scrap this photo of me with my dear friend Beck BT.

I started out with some spraying using the Ayeeda 13Arts Chalk sprays. I love the high pigment these sprays have. A little spray goes a long way!

The added white SPLAT ink compliments the page beautifully making it soft and feminine.

I absolutely love adding texture to a page and so using the Ayeeda modeling paste with the little stars stencil, I added over the top of the stamping and the sprays. Again adding a really overall soft effect to the design.

I also prepared a little video of the process for you to watch. I hope you enjoy it.

I can't believe this is my second month already with 13Arts. I only have one more month of shares with you and then my time with them is over. I'll have to make sure I put together another tutorial for you next month.

Until next time xx

13 Arts Products Used:

"Remember When" Timeless Collection
Mask Stencil "Stars"
Medium Roses White
White Rose Buds
Flowers Gardenia White
Ayeeda Gesso White
Acrylic ink SPLASH White
Ayeeda Mist Chalk Turquoise Light
Ayeeda Mist Chalk Turquoise
Ayeeda Mist Chalk Fuchsia
Ayeeda Medium Modeling Paste
Ayeeda Medium Gel Medium Matte
Ayeeda Paint Matte White

Other products

Beck BT Tinby Designs Metallic Melts
Limor Webber Designs Indigoblu Heart splat stamp both sizes
Kaszazz Chipboard Feather
Merci metal frame
Prima flowers

"Live Life" for Scrappy Chat Designs

Hello! My turn over on the Scrappy Chat Designs blog with a layout I created with the current kit "Favourite Little Something".

The kit is full of great papers from Prima and Kaisercraft and also includes the awesome Luxe Paste in the Gold from Faber Castell.

All members receive an emailed tech sheet with detailed photos and a description of the process used to create this layout. I also include a little doodling ideas sheet for you to try out and practice.

Becoming a Scrappy Chat member has so many advantages!!

Kits are still $39 + Postage with LOADS of value for you money, as it is like doing 3 classes - all in the comfort of your own home + additional technique sheets for even more learning!

Each premier kit comes with:
Video AND  instructions to complete the three layouts
Feature a many techniques with product to be used well after the life of the kit.  (With all of our kits you will have plenty of product and knowledge to add to future projects)
Photos of each project including close up detail pictures
All the product needed to complete the project with a list of additional basic items used such as ink/ paints/gesso/texture paste and colour sprays you will need out of your supplies.
The kits focus on how to use various products teamed up with some pretty paper to compliment them, so there is always less or non-consumable products in our kits, to not only help you complete some beautiful projects, learn many techniques and ways of using the different product as well as taking them well beyond the kit projects.

Kits are $39 + postage and come out monthly
 please e-mail us at orders.scrappychatdesigns@gmail.com if you would like to order this kit

For more kits and other products visit our website www.scrappychatdesigns.com.au 

"You and Me Everyday" My second 2Crafty Chipboard share for July

My second 2 Crafty Chipboard piece for July comes with a video tutorial so I won't go into to too many details about how I altered the chipboard as you'll see the process in the video. 

"You and Me Everyday"

2 Crafty Chipboard used

"Mini Play Symbols"
"Scrabble Tiles"
"Polaroid Frames"
"Chevron Boarders"
I tried out lots of different techniques using the "Chevron Boarders". Each one
 I gave a different finish to and then the last one I left raw along with the title which
 I created from combining some of the "Scrabble Tiles" and the word "Everyday".

Up close you can see the texture created on each of the "Chevron Boarders" and
"Polaroid Frame" from modeling paste, paint and embossing powder.

Adding "Mini Play Symbols"  to this layout finished it off perfectly. I simply coloured
 them with some water colour paint in a coordinating colour.

 Here is the video for you to view.

I hope you have enjoyed my projects for July
Until next time xx

"Good Day to be Yourself" 2Crafty Chipboard Share for July

Hello friends ...... I'm very excited to be continuing on with 2 Crafty Chipboard
 for another term as a designer. What an amazing team Vanessa has put together. 
You'll absolutely love their inspiration, I know I do!

Today I have created two layouts for you using the gorgeous 2 Crafty Chipboard. 

"Good Day"

2 Crafty Chipboard used

"Circular Panel"
"Pretty Flowers"
"Line Words - Happiness"

I wanted this layout to reflect the beautiful personalities of these two very special 
friends of mine. So I went with a colourful, modern and edgy feel.

 All of the chipboard pieces are coloured with sprays. They are all primed with
white gesso except for the "Circular Panel" piece. I wanted it to stay raw with
a hint of colour over the top.

I used the "Line Word" from the Happiness trio as my title piece. I simple trimmed the
 lines off from either end, gave it a coat of gesso and sprayed it red to match my layout.

I finished the embellishing off with these gorgeous little "Pretty Flowers". Again
 I gave them a prime of gesso and hit them with the sprays. They also have a
 layer of glossy accent over the top of them to give them shine.

I hope you enjoyed this creation. Tomorrow I'll share my second layout which also comes with a video tutorial!

Until tomorrow xx

7 Dots Studio DT Video Tutorial

Hello world! As promised here is my tutorial for 7 Dots Studio for the month. I have used the gorgeous Nature Walk collection. Every time I use these papers I end up with one of my favourite creations. I love the natural design, it brings out the earth fairy in me!


I've scrapped a beautiful picture of my girl Kaity. Her orange hair and pale skin lend themsleves to earthy colours. I fin I do a lot of orange layouts having two red headed children! Good thing I like orange.
I used the clear stamp flower bunch from the "Thoughts Keeper" range to extend the design. It is such a versatile set. It can be applied to just about any project. I use it all the time.
I've created a process video for you to watch too. It shows how the page comes together layer by layer.

I never really had a plan with this layout. It sort of just created itself. I love it when they do that. they often turn out to be my favourites.

7 Dosts Studio products used

Nature Walk "Songbird"
Nature Walk "Winged Vines"
Thoughts Keeper clear stamps

Other products used

Indigoblu stamp Big butterfly
Tim Holtz Distress inks
13Arts chalk sprays
Prima flowers and leaves
Kaiser blooms
Heidi Swapp die cut word Imagine
Imaginarium Designs brass embellishments

Scrap Around the World Mid Month Reveal

Hello! welcome to another reveal for Scrap Around the World
The moodboard this month is AMAZEBALLS! 
Nothing like a bit of colour to brighten your day I say!

This was my take on it.

"Love My Poncho"

The moodboard this time was designed by the very talented and cheery Pam Ellis. I just love everything about it. The colours, the flaming dandelion, the pink steps the flowers all beautiful. I drew my inspiration from it all! (and my love of ponchos).

The whole background consists of  my favourite stamp at the moment from Limor Webber Designs and Indigoblu, "Limor's Circles" stamp

I simply stamped the design on to the white background card using Stazon Ink and then coloured the circles using my water colour paints.

I added some black ink splats once the water colour paint had dried and then decorated with buttons, sequins and sugar dots.

I mounted the photo on to some black corrugated card and edged it with white acrylic paint and of course added some black cotton behind it before adhering it down.

My title is a combination of bling alphas and some hand writing. I'm getting more and more confident writing directly onto my projects.

I'm really pleased with the end result of this layout even though it's a very simple design. Just goes to show, I don't always need to pile mountains on to every layout. (I'm not saying I won't!! LOL)

I hope you pop on over and give the challenge a go!


Each month we offer 10 MERIT BASED PRIZES, one random prize & one
 follower's prize {see first paragraph} so 12 PRIZES PER MONTH!  

We also offer our 
FIRST PRIZE WINNER plenty of EXPOSURE through a Guest Designer
 Position the following month, together with an exclusive side-bar badge!

To be eligible for our random prize you need to share your project to our Facebook
 Wall & LIKE our Facebook page HERE. You are welcome too, to follow us on
Instagram HERE & we'll follow you back if you upload your entries to 
Instagram & link up to us with @ as well as # hashtag us as

You can also find & follow us on PINTEREST HERE.



OVER $50 worth of product from 7 Dots Studio!

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7 Dots Studio was born from dreams & for dreams. 
We are a European scrapbooking manufacturer of high 
quality scrapbooking products – paper, stickers, die-cuts,
 collage sheets, 6 x 6 pads, collection kits & chipboard.

Our collections are created by amazingly talented artists - 
from clean, graphic designs to mixed-media, grungy collage look. 
What you can always be sure of are high quality & thickness
 of our papers, which makes them perfect for all kinds of media.

 Among our products you will also find clear stamp sets coordinating 
with our collections to make them even more interesting & versatile.
We are amazingly happy & feel very blessed to see how much
 our products are loved by crafters & artists all around the world!

If you would like to see more awesome inspiration from our design team,
please visit our blog HERE, our Facebook page HERE & follow us on
Twitter HERE, Pinterest HERE & Instagram {7DOTSSTUDIO}.


$40 gift certificate from Creative Embellishments

Creative Embellishments is a family owned company created by Michael
 & Nicolle Kramer, a husband & wife team who design & manufacture unique, 
high quality chipboard, wood, rubber stamps & flair products. We have been
 in operation since September 2013. 

It is our mission to offer fun & inspiring products that can be added to any project

 to bring out your inner creativity! In the near future we will soon be expanding
 into other mediums such as acrylic & stencil embellishments.

We also custom cut for individual orders & have a wholesale store for retailers, 
kit clubs & classes. Do your shopping HERE! If you own a store, register for our
 wholesale section HERE. Be inspired by our blog HERE & follow us on
 Instagram HERE YouTube HERE.


$30 worth of product from 13@rts

{image below is for illustration purposes & is not exactly what you will receive}

13arts is a Polish manufacturer specializing in scrapbook papers, 
embellishments & artistic mediums. See our store HERE where
we ship worldwide!  Our blog HERE is full of inspiration & we
 have a monthly challenge where all our welcome!

Follow us on Instagram HERE, Twitter HERE & Facebook
 HERE & remember to follow us on Pinterest HERE too!!


$25 worth of product from UmWowStudio

{image below is for illustration purposes & may not reflect exactly what you will receive}

UmWowStudio is an innovative embellishment company located in
 Las Vegas, Nevada.  With chipboard, flair & stencils currently in
 our product line (& more fun things on the way!) we span across
 all bits of paper crafting, including memory saving, card making,
 tags, stamping, mixed media, art journalling & more!

Shop with us HERE, follow our blog HERE & LIKE us on Facebook
HERE!  Follow our boards on Pinterest HERE & YouTube HERE!


$20 worth of CHIPBOARD from 2Crafty Chipboard

{image below is for illustration purposes & may not reflect exactly what you will receive}

2Crafty Chipboard is an Australian owned & operated manufacturer & wholesaler 
of laser cut chipboard products, located in Sydney, Australia.  We have been
 in operation since October 2006 & have more than 1 000 designs on offer.
We pride ourselves on quality products that are versatile & up to date with 
market trends, as well as offering unbeatable customer service, 
with quick turnaround of jobs large & small. Visit our website HERE.

We are happy to quote on personalized jobs, whether it be a single title for a 

customer, or large jobs for retreats, classes etc.  If you are a retail business 
& would like to stock our range of unique products, please contact us
 for more information.  Please see further details on our blog HERE!


15 Euros worth of product from Scrap-Unlimited

{image below is for illustration purposes &  may not reflect exactly what you will receive}

Scrap-Unlimited is a craft supplies manufacturer from The Netherlands,
creating & selling the most amazing selection of embellishments for the
crafting industry.  We offer shabby chic, vintage & steam-punk inspired 
embellishments, ribbon, flowers, metals, mini-books & mini novelty items.  

Check out our online store HERE for SO MUCH MORE!  
LIKE us on Facebook HERE & follow our highly
 inspirational blog HERE & our Pinterest board HERE.


$15 gift voucher from Mixed Media Place

Mixed Media Place is a treasure chest of different media for creative minds,
carrying a wide variety of embellishments & tools to get your projects going. 
The world of mixed media is a place of limitless possibilities - we are here
 to help you to spread your wings & fly!  Find our blog HERE, LIKE us
 on Facebook HERE, follow our boards on Pinterest HERE
 & do your shopping HERE!


17.50 Euros worth of products from Danafix, France.

www.copicmarqueurs.com is an online store 100% dedicated to all 
Copic products. All Copic products made & assembled by the European
 importer are available in stock & we offer fast, international delivery!


$15 worth of product from Studio75

{Image is for illustration purposes only - you will receive a random selection of product}

Studio 75 is a Polish manufacturer of scrapbooking papers & items 
such as chipboard albums, notebooks, spiral bindings & magnetic sheets.  
We have our own online store HERE, a bustling Facebook page HERE
 & a highly inspirational blog HERE!  Come & visit us - let's connect!

10th PRIZE

Over $25 worth of scrapbooking supplies 

from NEW DESIGNER Yasmin Tölche {Norway}

This generous prize includes a Prima Finnabair Elementals stencil, Prima resins
& flowers, Marion Smith Designs flowers, stamens & faceted rhinestones!! ♥


Scrapbook kit from Scraps of Elegance Kit Club

{The random winner usually receives the previous month's kit
 from Scraps of Elegance, valued at $36.95} although if the
kit gets sold out you may receive another lovely kit instead!

Scraps of Darkness & Scraps of Elegance are monthly scrapbook kit clubs

 that cater to scrapbookers who are looking for an alternative to what other 
kit clubs offer.  Our kits are designed for artists who wish to take scrapbooking
 to a level beyond.  We strive to include the latest & greatest items on the market
 that will enable you to create not "just a layout", but a work of art. 

Visit our blog HERE,our Store HERE & sign up for our kits HERE & HERE!
Please LIKE us on Facebook HERE, follow our boards on Pinterest HERE,
subscribe to our YouTube channel HERE & find our tutorials HERE!

We would LOVE to connect with you!!!


$50 Gift Certificate from The Dusty Attic

The Dusty Attic is an Australian owned Laser Cutting business that designs 
& manufactures craft items & embellishments for the paper crafting market.
We began in July 2009 & are located in Perth, Western Australia. 

We are proud to be able to make our mark on the scrap booking & craft 
industry new designs. We love seeing the creations our customers have
made & also love to hear your feedback, as this helps us with new ideas. 

We have an on-line store from which you can get all of your Dusty Attic
supplies. If you are a retail business & would like to stock our range 
of unique products please contact us to apply for a wholesale
 account or for more information.


The deadline for this challenge is Friday 31st July 2015.