Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wha's on This Saturday (3rd July)

Book Me In! - This album will take 3 sessions to complete on the first saturday of each month 10 - 12 pm. the first one starts this Saturday 3rd July still a few spaces left....

Why not join me and write your own 'Soul Story' This little baby is packed full of new techniques, learn some new ways to use your products.

Why not stay the day and flow into our How we used to live class
join me in scrapping your family tree, I have been busy sorting pictures of my ancestors of times gone by, and now I want to share my remarkable scrapping journey with you. Just perfect for all those Black and White or Sepia pictures.
Here is a sneaky peek of the layout.

Get booking in now.....see you there!  :)    Simone

What's on This Thurs night?

We have 1 space left for our "What  if .. you could learn a whole heap of Glimmermisting Techniques" class
, add all these to your own take home binder, and never again forget how to use a technique you have learned? Let me guide you through glimmermisting techniques, learn amazing things you can do with the mist, not to mention the screens and stamps!
6 - 9 pm this Thursday 1st July !  

 call ow n08 8293 3333 first in best dressed ! :)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Creative Imaginations Loolah

The New Creative Imaginations Loolah papers and embellishments has arrived,  this line is absolutely stunning the picture just does not do it justice,   they are so intricate and delicatly patterned just beautiful!
Layout by Cheryl Mezetti  of Creative Imaginations

T - SHIRTS Have arrived!

Check these Scrappy beauties out !   Perfect for presents or just a gift to yourself,  they are made of preshrunk cotton, and sizing is very generous.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

July / August 2010 Somerset Studio Magazine In Stock now!

For those of you eagerly awaiting the fantastic Somerset Studio Magazine, we have it in our sticky mits right now !
We also received shipments of Journaling, Handcrafted, & Somerset Life, if you like something different and can appreciate Mixed Media then you must give these a go... we will be stocking them as a regular line, the magazines really are a book, there is no way you want to part with these. Truly collectors items!
We are happy to take subscriptions to secure yours!

Friday, June 18, 2010

If The Wind Changes...

Hi scrappers

Thought I'd share a layout I made documenting my son's love of pulling faces whenever the camera is pointed his way. You've gotta laugh...

I really wanted to use product on this layout that would give the illusion of the wind blowing so I used some blue Tim Holtz Idea-ology paper which had some lovely subtle flourishes through it. The blue represents the colour of the sky too.

On top of that I layered the Raffle Leaf Hambly Screen Print. I just love the flourishes on that too to create the look of the wind blowing.

I have also added an RW Laser Cuts Scroll Branch with some leaves that I cut from some scrap paper I had in my stash. Again to create the look of wind some of the leaves are not attached to the branch so they look like they have blown loose.

I also cut a couple of hot air balloons from some Webster's Pages pattern paper and added some flower clusters to those. Check out the flourish lettering too. That's by Fancy Pants and my new favourite lettering!!

See ya next time scrappy people.


Thursday, June 17, 2010

JULY ATC Swap Theme

Tonight was ATC Swap night,  with the theme  'Birds of a Feather"  here are some of the spoils...

Next month the theme is 'Cabaret"   so get thinking ! ;)

Book Me In - sneaky Peek!

A new class we have beginning July  Book Me In!  -  This album will take 3 sessions to complete on the first saturday of each month 10 - 12 pm.    
Why not join me and write your own 'Soul Story'  This little baby is packed full of new techniques, learn some new ways to use your products.

Breathless Range by Creative imaginations

I love this Range,it has a great gothic look to it. If u have teenage boys or girls who aren't really run of the mill and into pretty pinks and frilly flowers then its great for them. Some stunning designs included. I love the Velvety feel of the Chandalier paper,and the iron gate is fantastic.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Calling ALL TWILIGHTER's Just in time for the ECLIPSE!

The new Creative Imaginations Breathless range has arrived !  Twilight inspired, and well you have to get in quick because I have eyed the whole range and have stolen some already!  it wont last long.......  U just have to check out the Gate Die Cut......  ohhhhhhhhh!

Here is an ogle for drawling alowed! tee hee   - 
It's got heaps of extra's like die cut pads, stickers, alpha's  etc.
and  did  i mention the flocking and the foil on the papers? wooooowoooooooo 
Im in LOVE ETERNAL! tee hee

Tim Holtz Tissue Tape in sock now!

Just gotta love this new Tim Holtz tissue tape.
Each pack contains 2 rolls.  16 yards each. Thin translucent, adhesive backed paper used for decorating or binding items together.    YUM YUM U know who has got one of each dont ya! ;)
Simone X

Friday, June 11, 2010


I had the idea to post something a bit different today so I have put up some of my inchies.
these are usually traded by theme,the same way as ATC but of course are 1 inch square.
There is also a trade in "twinchies"-2 inches square, and "rinchies"-1 inch round but I am afriad I have none of these to show.
I have been amazed at how much art can be squeezed onto such a tiny space.

If inchies look to become your new passion,I would definitely suggest investing in a 1 inch punch to save all that cutting and to be sure of an exact size.

The little green ones I have used the fabulous perfect pearls powder on the background to give a nice subtle me some perfect pearl goodness and am collecting colours...I think they give a lovely subtle shiny look. I also cut up an old vintage [circa 1965] Bambi comic for the images.
The pink ones were for a "day of the dead" theme and the hauses for -you guessed it-"haunted house-all of them have perfect pearls brushed onto the background.
They are really easy to use-just ensure you use a damp brush as they are activated with water,or if you use mod podge or gel medium to glue on your images just brush the pearls on before it is completely dry
I am a bit of a vintage stuff magpie,and haunt the local opshop/secondhand stores/markets for my supplies!!!!
Hope you enjoy these-go on..have a go!!

Artsy Urban Layout

Hi scrappers

Today I thought I would share a layout I did yesterday using lots of gorgeous new stuff. Simone has lots of beautiful new product in the shop right now to tempt you worked on me!! LOL

...So I used the GCD Studios Artsy Urban Book Page and Coloured Birds patterned papers on this layout. I actually used the reverse of the Book Page pp. and both sides of the Coloured Birds pp. I found that the white on the Coloured Birds pp was a little too stark for my layout so I softened it by rubbing in some Antique Linen Distress Ink. Also used Shabby Shutters, Fired Brick and Black Soot Distress Inks on this layout.

Did you spy the red Bingo card? That was created with some red Bazzill and the brand new Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fades Bingo and Patchwork set. Once I had embossed the Bazzill in the Cuttlebug I simply swiped some Black Soot Distress Ink over the top. These Texture Fades are definately a must have. I just LOVE them. Head into the store now to purchase yours but you better be quick because these babies will not stick around too long!! Think I will be investing in some more too!!

Other products I used on this layout include: October Afternoon Farm Fresh Wild Cards, RW Laser Cuts Ebony Cuts Scroll Corner, Prima Homespun Flowers, Jenni Bowlin Studio Embelllished Butterflies and My Mind's Eye Lush Flocked Alphabet. I also used a bit of red spotty fabric that I had in my stash.

Thanks for looking and I'll be back soon with a mystery share. (It's a mystery because I haven't done it yet!! LOL)


Thursday, June 10, 2010

ATC Share

Hi all

Thought I'd share with you a quick ATC I made yesterday...

The base of the ATC is some Kraft cut to size.

On top of that is a piece of white Bazzill on which I have stamped an image using Distress Embossing Ink and then heat set some clear UTEE. Next I rubbed in various Distress Inks with a sponge: Bundled Sage, Tumbled Glass and Tattered Rose. I inked around the edge with Victorian Velvet. (Aren't the names of the Distress Inks glorious? You can never have too many!! That's my motto anyway. LOL. Why not pop into the store and check out the extensive range of colours that Simone stocks. There's bound to be the perfect colour for you.)

Next I cut out an image from a Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage sheet. The edges of that were inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and then I applied Rock Candy Distress Crackle over the top. Once dry that was stuck down on top of the embossed and inked piece and the RW Laser Cuts frame added on top to highlight the main focus of the image.

I finished it off by simple adding a corner cluster of flower, leaves and a Heidi Grace stick pin. The quote was also cut from the Heartwarming Vintage sheet and the edges inked with Vintage Photo.

Thanks for looking and I'll be back soon with a layout to share.


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

ATC Eye Candy!

here's a few more ATC to share. This time I thought I would include some that I have made experimenting with UTEE.

One of my favourite things to do is to heat distress layers on my ATC-Anything plastic that melts is fair game.

UTEE is one of my favourites as it gives such a nice thick colour blast to a card. Simone carries a range of colours -I think black, red and bronze are my favourites.

A lot of ribbons and trims are plastic/nylon and make lovely distressed accents if heated a little [or a lot!]. Tulle and nylon chiffon are particular faves of mine as they give a fabulous shredded look.They also look good layered and melted together with UTEE. Gold leaf flakes or glitter can also be added while still molten for additional detail. I think these cards make a nice change from purely paper ATC

If you decide to try these techniques,make sure you work in a well ventilated area to avoid inhaling fumes.

How we Used to Live

I know you have all been waiting with baited breath for the release of this class, the first one will be held on Wednesday the 21st July  10.00 - 12.00 ,  $22 inc all materials,  & here is a sneak of what July's will be...
Once a month on a Wed morning 10.30 - 12.30 join me in scrapping your family tree,  I have been busy sorting pictures of my ancestors of times gone by, and now I want to share my remarkable scrapping journey with you.  Just perfect for all those  Black and White or Sepia pictures.

What's On tomorrow?

Tomorrow we have our ever popular 'Not so Shabby' class on,   12.30 to 2pm,  $10 cupcake and cup of tea /coffee,   and here is a sneak peek of what tomorrow's class will be about,   remember it includes your materials so no suprises! 

Tomorrow night Thursday (10th) we still have a few spaces left for our 'Technique Trends' class... and here is a sneak peek of what's on offer....    6.30 to 8.30 pm  $22 inc all materials us now to book yourself in.  08 8293 3333  or shoot us a quick email at  (also repeated saturday 26 June 12 - 2pm)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Take a look at what we did in Do U ATC this week,     A-Salted  was our theme.    We had a play with Sea Salt exploring the effects this can give you with different types of medium................Interested?
Once a fortnight on a Tuesday morning  10.15am - 12pm,  we also give you a print out of your technique so you never forget how to do something. 
Then you will be YES I ATC .............

More New Arrivals! & They keep on coming!

Check out this delicate range of Chipboard, they also have individual items small enough for cards, atc's off the page projects, infact just about anything! :)   Get in quick though, we have not even unpacked them properly and they are selling out of the box and fast! 

We have also received our second shipment of Stampington & Company Magazines,these are fantastic quality and packed with ideas, and inspiration, they really are a collectors book.  In stock we have Take Ten, Somerset Studio Gallery, Artist's Cafe, Transparent Art.    In Transit Somerset Apprentice, Somerset Studio, & Beyond Paper Dolls.     We will be stocking Stampington & Company Magazines as a regular stock line from now on...& we luuuurrrrrvvvvveeeeee them !

We have a winner!

Congratulations Jenny  James  for making comments on the blog & facebook, and also for following us, you have won yourself a goodie pack! ;)
Do you want to be in the running for a goodie pack?  all you have to do is LEAVE A COMMENT and once a week you will go into a draw to win one!  couldn't be simpler ! :)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Kaiser Le Chateau

Hi all, I have been having a play with the new Kaisercraft Le Chateau Collection, and thought I'd share my creation :

I'm loving these colours, I have rubbed 'Vintage Photo' distress ink almost everywhere, my inspiration came from one of the card examples in the Kaisercraft FREE MAG.

I have also been busy working on ATC's for the upcoming swap (due to be swapped 17th June), this months theme is 'Birds of a Feather'. You don't need to attend the swap night to be part, we welcome posted ATC's that will kindly be swapped for you and posted back.

Thanks for dropping by - Michelle

Saturday, June 5, 2010

June Kit of the Month

June kit of the month is up for grabs....this month Belinda has added some Prima Marketing Magic!

U get heaps more than what is featured here in this layout, this just gives you an idea of what you could do with yours. Not only do we give you a picture of the layout featured but you also get instructions incase you want to complete a layout the same.

Our kits are packed full of goodies, and included are lots of the latest and greatest.

As well as being reduced below retail, we give you another 15% off !  
RRP price this month is $28.48  our price  $24.20 !

- Available instore or email / call us with your order (once the shopping cart is fixed u will be able to order online again)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend !

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Check these out !!

I've just finished unpacking the new G.C.D. Papers and embellishments and im in love with them!!
Most of the papers are textured. They are shiny, bright & glittery and some have embossed felt images, with some to die for matching / coordinating embellishments.......
What more could we ask for! ............ I want one of all!


What's arrived instore ...?

Just thought u might like a quick look at all the new goodies this week.... & we had 2 more BIG BOXES  from America  today :)   YAY !

  • Do crafts June / July magazine and product 
  • The remainder of the Girls Paperie embellishments
  • GCD Studios  4 NEW ranges & embellishments - Atsy Urban , Homespun, Independance, Ella Blue
  • Grunge Board & Grunge paper back instock including the new 6 x 12 grunge paper packs !
  • More new Tim Holtz embossing Folders as the first ones were sold out on the 1st day! 
  • New release Cuttlebug folders, including clockworks, Love is in the air and Plum Blossom