My Second Share for 2Crafty Chipboard in September

Welcome back again today with my second share for 2Crafty Chipboard. This time I have created a fun layout for my son and his girlfriend doing what they do best!

"Your Happy Place"

2 Crafty Chipboard pieces used:

"Alpha Set 1"
"My Happy Place Title"
"Electronic Gadgets"
"Happy Loopy Font"

My son and his girlfriend are the best of mates and as best mates do ..... they play video games for fun! In fact my whole family play video games. My hubby is an avid online gamer, my son joins him regularly, his girlfriend is an awesome gamer and loves to "kick his butt", My daughter studied game design and her boyfriend is a gamer extraordinaire. Me, I'm useless at it! But what ever floats your boat I say!

So I wanted to show how much this meant to these two and recognise that this really is their Happy Place. I trimmed the "My Happy Place Title" to just use the word "place", I can use the other bits on another layout later on down the track. I coloured the trimmed word to coordinate with the photo in orange and yellow. The "Happy Loopy Font" word I inked up with black and then sprayed with gold glitter spray.

I added the word "your" instead of using the word "my" from the title piece by combining the correct letters from the "Alpha Set 1". I find these alphas just the right size for titles and random words. Again I painted it up to reflect the colours of my photo.

Lastly I added this really cool XBOX controller from the "Electronic Gadgets" set. I inked it up with black, highlighted the buttons then gave the whole pieces a coating of fine clear embossing powder to give it some shine. It came up a treat! My hubby was very impressed!

Well that's me for another month over at 2 Crafty. Some how I've managed to sneak in another nerdy layout LOL. I hope you are enjoying your creating time and adding lots of yummy 2 Crafty chippy to your work.

My First 2Crafty Chipboard Share for September

Hello! I'm here with you today with my first layout for 2Crafty Chipboard

My first creation doesn't really have a title so I named it after the gorgeous "Hibiscus Frame" I used on it.


2 Crafty pieces used:

"Hibiscus Frame"
"Delicate Butterflies"
"Wildflower set"

I have loved this "Hibiscus Frame" ever since I first saw it and I've been waiting for the perfect time to use it. The other night I had a vision of a water color flower surrounded by a circle of flowers and it suddenly came to me!

I trimmed some of the extra flourishes and foliage from it. Only because they wouldn't fit on the page due to where I had chosen to create my water colour flower.

I was determined I was going to leave the frame in it's raw chipboard state but after I added some Perfect Pearls mist I realised it needed to be greyish blue, so I gave it a coat of grey water colour paint. I'm so glad I did because it made the details in the hibiscus flowers just POP!

I added some extra foliage using a piece from the "Wildflower Set". I wanted to replace the bits I had trimmed but I couldn't get them to sit where I wanted so this was the next best thing to add that extra bit of trim. I simply painted them white and added flecks of grey paint.

Finally I added a gorgeous little "Delicate Butterfly". This comes in a set of two. I used the smaller one in the set. I painted it white, gave it a coating of clear ink and sprinkled some Patina Metallic Melts over the wings. Once it was dry, I added some coordinating water colours and a touch of white gesso to give it highlighted areas.

Thank you for popping by. I'll be back tomorrow with my second share!

7 Dots Studio September Inspiration

Hello! It feels like I've not posted for 7 Dots Studio for ages! Time just slips away from us too quickly. It's my turn up on the blog over with a layout I've created using the new "Lost and Found" collection designed by Deedee Catron.

 I am loving the age of my children at the moment. They are both young adults and off exploring the world. They have both found love, success and happiness which is all a parent can ask for. Along with this come the addition of their loved ones. This is a layout of my son's beautiful girlfriend Kendall. She very quickly settled in as one of the family so much so that I can't imagine what life would be like without her around. She brings so much happiness to both my boys life and ours. She is a real treasure.

As soon as this collection arrived on my doorstep I fell in love with it! The colours, the style everything about it appeals to me so I couldn't wait to try it out! I chose the "Stained" piece of 12x12 paper for my background. I added to it using the Lost and Found clear stamp. and the Lost and Found Wonky Halfrone Mask.

I just love the idea of the Sticky Notes. I wanted to make them a feature of the layout but still incorporate some of the tags from the 12x12 Tag Sheet.

This collection really lends itself to an urban grunge look. So I enhanced this by staining all the edged of the tags and distressing all the sticky note pieces before securing them down with some stitching.

Kendall is so good at setting goals and working towards what she wants in life. So finding just the right title using the Lost and Found Word Stickers was really important. I decided to go with "Take Every Chance" "Be Brave" and "Create Your Own Luck". Topped off with a little "Capture Life" up the top. Perfect! I finished the whole piece off with a scattering of the Lost and Found 6x12 Die Cut Elements.
I really LOVE this collection so you'll be seeing a lot more of this from me in the coming months!

Scrap Around the World Mid Month Reveal for September

Well the middle of the month is here already! Boy that went quick! The bonus is, I get to share my page for this months challenge! I thoroughly enjoyed creating for this beautifully sweet moodboard. I dug out some photos of my girl from when she was about 3 years old (sigh - so long ago). I really wanted to make this one pink and girly but with a vintage edge to it.

You can see everyone's amazing creations HERE!

Here is the beautiful moodboard designed by Lydie Denis AKA Lilibleu.

Check out all the prizes on offer too!!!


Each month we offer 10 MERIT BASED PRIZES, 1 random prize 
1 follower's prize {see details below} so 12 PRIZES PER MONTH!  

We also offer our WINNER plenty of EXPOSURE with a
Guest Designer Position & 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 also 
welcome 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 #scraparoundtheworld.

You can also find us on Pinterest HERE.

 We have over 5 000 Facebook Followers but less than 2000 
blog followers & we are desperately trying to CLOSE THE GAP!!

All winners must be official Google Friend Connect Followers 
of the SATW blog {see the SATW's sidebar - top left - to sign up!}

One random winner is chosen from all the entries, but please remember 
that to be eligible for this, you MUST upload your entry to the SATW
 Facebook page HERE!    The other random prize is for one lucky 
COMMENTER so no need to even enter a project for this prize!  
Just leave some comment encouragement on ANY of the SATW 
monthly blog posts right HERE!  The more posts you comment
 on the more chance you have of winning!



$50 value Goodie Bag of die-cut chipboard from Scrapiniec

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Scrapiniec is the first Polish producer of die-cut chipboard for scrapbooking.
  We make individual orders & fulfil even the most unusual requests! 
We are characterized by reliability, high quality products & friendly service!!
You can visit our blog HERE & see our amazing designs in store online HERE!  
We are also very present on social media so please join us on Facebook HERE
Instagram HERE, Google Plus HERE, Pinterest HERE & Twitter HERE!


Prize package valued at $35 from 7 Dots Studio

 {What you see is what you get!}

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, stamps & stencils.  Our collections are created by amazingly talented 
artists - from clean, graphic designs to mixed-media grungeYou can always be
 sure of high quality, thick papers, perfect for mixed media.  We feel so blessed
 & happy at how much our products are loved by crafters & artists all around
 the world!  Please visit our blog HERE, our Facebook page HERE 
follow us on Twitter HERE, Pinterest HERE & Instagram HERE.


$30 worth of chipboard from 2Crafty Chipboard

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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 & our blog HERE!  We are happy
 to quote on personalized jobs, whether it be a single title for customer, or
 large jobs for retreats, classes, etc.  If you are a retailer would like to
 stock our products, please contact us for more information.  


$25 gift certificate from Creative Embellishments

Creative Embellishments is a family owned company created by Michael 
& Nicolle Kramer, a husband & wife team, designing & manufacturing unique,
 high quality chipboard, wood, rubber stamps & flair products since 2013. 
We offer fun, inspiring products to add to any project! We are expanding into other 
product lines such as acrylic & stencil embellishments SOON. 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.


$20 worth of products from 13@rts

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13arts is a Polish manufacturer specializing in scrapbook papers, embellishments
 & mixed media, 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! Please follow us on Instragram HERE, Twitter HERE
Pinterest HERE & Facebook HERE!


17.50 Euros worth of products from Danafix, France 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 gift certificate from Studio75

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!


15 Euros worth of products from Scrap-Unlimited

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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 trove 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!

10th PRIZE

Over $15 worth of scrapbooking supplies 

from Design Team member Pascale B {France}

{What you see is what you get!}

This generous prize includes 2 sets of stamps from Kaisercraft & ArtStamp, 
1 pack of 3rd Eye Craft round frames, 1 pack of Prima Junkyard Findings 
& a beautiful selection of white & cream coloured paper flowers.


Scrapbook kit from Scraps of Elegance Kit Club

{The random winner will receive the SOE July 2015 kit valued at $36.95}

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 & HEREPlease LIKE us
 on Facebook HERE, follow our boards on Pinterest HEREsubscribe to
 our YouTube channel HERE & find our tutorials HERE!


$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 with
 our great range of products. We are continually creating new designs to keep
 things fresh!   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 online 
store from which you can get all of your Dusty Attic supplies HERE & you can
find our blog HERE! If you are a retail business wanting to stock our products, 
please contact us for details on how to open up a wholesale account