Thursday, February 28, 2013

Theme Set- FAMILY layout

Theme Set - Family 1 (4"x6")
Like many other scrappers, this is one theme I truly have a passion for scrapbooking and a2z have an amazing selection of awesome scraplets suitable for these layouts. There are also soooooo many beautiful quotations on this topic that you can add to your layout and the loveliest of paper collections too. I used a rubon from Basic Grey and Bo Bunny papers.
Thanks for viewing,

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Play with paints and chipboards

Hello, my dear crafty friends! Irit is here and today I have a nice tutorial for you and it's all about  how to cover chipboards with all possible kind of paints.
This is my new way to make our A2Z Scraplets chipboard fancy and shiny step by step.
1. Paint your chipboard with Faber Castell Design Memory crafts Big Brushes. I picked this flower chipboard to make my step by step tutorial, but you can see much more over my finished layout later.

2. After the full Big Brush coverage add some watercolor Gelatos over it. As Big Brush ink is permanent you  don't need to dry it, just go over  the first paint layer with random Gelato spots.

3. Add some highlights with white and yellow Gelatos, don't add any water, just use your fingers to mix the colors over the chipboard.

4. Add some Glossy Accents glaze over the flowers only and use some fine translucent glitter over your glazed parts.

And this is your finished painted piece.

Now you can see 3 more of A2Z  gorgeous chipboards painted in the same way on my new Mixed Media page.

And some close ups over those chipboards too

Hope you are going to try this technique and will show us your results.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Another February Sketch layout

WOW I am thrilled to see that 11 people have entered this months challenge. With 7 days to go you have plenty of time to enter. Need inspiration??? No worries, hope this layout of mine helps

Now for some close ups:

Love this title!!! I geeso it, painted red and then stamped a pirate flag over the word 'Good'

Hows this for value....all 4 Christmas balls come together!!! I first laid these on the page and glimmer misted. Then I gessoed, painted some, misted others. Once dried I glued micro beads on them. Bit of twine and done.

This is some of the masking I did.

Remember you have til midnight Queensland, Australian time to enter. You do not need to have A2Z Chipboard on your layout and we must be able to see the sketch.

Also A2Z has gone RETAIL!!!! so if your up for a spot of shopping head HERE

The Scraplets I used are:


Thanks for looking

Belinda :)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Stencilets & Masklets are

... in da house !!!

There's now 7 of the
"Stencilets & Masklets"
uploaded on the website.

They are made from a sturdy plastic-y material and are waterproof & washable so you can use them over and over and over again.

You can use Paint, Ink, Spritz's, Texture Pastes, etc to get some really awesome effects.
Click this LINK to see prices and sizing information.

Looking forward to hearing what you think of them.

Carolyn Zabel used Flourish 1 Stencilets/Masklets for the following layout.

Available on our website - Direct to YOU !!!!!!!!

What would you like to see as a Stencilets/Masklets ??

... Until Next Time ...

Monday, February 18, 2013


Theme Set - Butterfly Kisses (5"x7")
Hi everyone!
When it came to selecting a theme set for my blog post, this one was my immediate choice as I had a very special photo waiting to be scrapbooked and this title was simply PERFECT! I had done a layout with this theme set a few years ago of my son and daughter-in-law and will share it again in case you missed it.
Have a great day and thanks for viewing,

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Heritage Frame

Hello everyone,

Recently I had a friend ask me to help her create a scrapbook gift for her mother's 60th birthday. Her idea was to do a scrapbook layout, however I suggested we instead make something a little easier to display. I happen to have an abundance of Kaisercraft wood items just waiting to be used so we ended up using one of the Kaisercraft frames.

With our joint effort, this is what we ended up with, using scanned photos of my friend's mum from when she was young:

 Kaisercraft have some lovely patterned papers designed to fit perfectly in the slots of these frames so it makes for a very easy and quick item to create. All you need really are some photos (and 4x6 and 3x4 photos are the perfect fit), some papers, and any embellishments you wish to add... such as chipboard shapes!

The frame itself was painted white and the A2Z scraplets leave vines were also painted in complimentary colours to suit the background papers. Not great photos as they were photographed indoors at about 10pm at night but hopefully you can see those cute little scraplets hidden in there.

Thanks for looking.


Saturday, February 16, 2013

Exciting share

Hi Caz here with you today with a couple of shares. First we have a simple layout with the stunning title "Simply you"


Next I have something VERY VERY exciting to share. I have a secret I am about to spill. A2Z now have stencils Thats right stencils I was so excited to receive 2 in my DT parcel to create and share with you. These will be coming soon so please contain yourselves just a little till they are made available. I have used mine here with some texture paste to create these stunning swirls. Do you like? Do you want? Ok now to share the pics with you.

This layout also used the ever so pretty"Breathtaking" title. I hope you are as excited as I am with the new stencils arriving, so many possibilities of what you can do with them. Hope you have enjoyed my shares. Till next time,
                                                                 Happy Crafting
                                                                      Caz xo

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Cards can be made with chipboards -try it!

Hello, my dear crafty friends! IRIT is here again and this time I made a card with an A2Z Scraplets as my  focal main image.
I got this bike chipboard in my box and didn't find any bike photos at all (Don't my kids ride bike? They do, I just didn't take the photos)
So I decided to make this lovely friends card just in case and pink bike was just perfect for my spring mood (it's winter here and raining all the day, but my mood was a bit brighter)

The bird in the nest is from  Handmade Halo shop and it was so cute not to use over this bike.
Hope you like this card and see you next time with more chipboard inspiration.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Banner Flag- CURLY

This new release banner is fantastic and I can see myself always having a few in stock! I simply covered with co-ordinating paper, inked the edges and chipboard, then decorated with a Kaisercraft latte pearl strip and matching pearls. They are sold in packs of 2 and are available in the NEW SCRAPLETS section - this is a scraplet I recommend you add to your wish list!
Live well, laugh often, love much, leave memories!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Hi Ho Hi Ho

Ooopss ... That's the wrong "theme song" for this post.
Today I'm here to share the February 2013 NEW RELEASE Scraplets.

Hmm ... so what do we have here !!! 

using NEW Scraplets Word
"Key to My Heart"

by Carolyn Zabel ...

Another NEW Scraplets Word

by Belinda Scott ...

by Tracey Thorne ...

Using the NEW Scraplets

 "Forever" by Carolyn Zabel ...

"Under the Tree" by Holly Connors ...

by Irit Shalom ...

"Party" by Monica Burns ...
Monica has also used NEW Scraplets

"Not Your Cake" by Tracey Thorne

New Scraplets Word

by Holly Connors ...

by Irit Shalom ...

"NEW Scraplets Word

by Monica Burns ...
Monica has also used the other piece of "Shapes - Banner Flag Curly" on this layout.

 & of course there has to be a Word
"It's a Girl"

by Holly Connors ... 

Now here's a NEW Scraplets that I'm sure you'll all love

by Monica Burns ...

 by Belinda Scott ...

Here's a NEW Scraplets

by Carolyn Zabel ...

 "to the moon & back" by Irit Shalom ...

Belinda Scott has used these NEW shapes to decorate a Holiday cover album ...

by Carolyn Zabel ...

Using the NEW Scraplets
"Shapes - Flowers & Bow"

"Happy Days" by Holly Connors ...

by Monica Burns ...

Using NEW Scraplets
"Corner 25 - Set of 4"

"Love" by Monica Burns ...
I love how Monica has put these corners together to make a frame. :)

Using NEW Scraplets
"Corner 11 - Set of 2" & "Shapes - Girl - Funky" 

"Two Cousins" by Tracey Thorne ...

"Happy Birthday" by Monica Burns ... 

by Monica Burns ...
Monica has also used "Corner 19 - Set of 2".

& lastly for the day, 
NEW Scraplets "Love 3 - Word"

"Live in Black & White" by Irit Shalom ...

Don't forget you can now purchase direct from A2Z Scraplets. There's 1000's of designs to choose from at affordable prices !

... Until Next Time ...