Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Crop Teaser

Just a bit of a sneak peek of what we will be getting up to this weekend.

Just to let everyone know too that the extras you will need to bring are: -

* Fine paint brush
* Paper piercer
* Craft knife with sharp blade
* Orange stick - if you have one
* Tweezers

Can't wait to catch up with everyone.

TFL, M x

Tuesday, February 21, 2012



Clear it Out is celebrating its one year anniversary with a fun filled, prize giving, blog hop!

If you arrived here from : - Larissa  you are in the right place!

If not, you might want to start back at the beginning at the Clear it Out Challenge Blog to make sure you are eligible for all the prizes!

The image I received for the Hop is BW Birthday Monkey from Melonheadz

Here is my birthday card using some bling from my stash
Lynn and I are giving away a great prize from Melonheadz.

All you have to do is comment on our blogs and ONE lucky winner will receive TWO bundle digital images of your choice!

All you need to do is leave your name is comment here to be eligible!

(Once the winner is determined the 'code' to get the images will be sent out to you.)

Don’t forget to also make a card and enter it on the main page for your chance to win some more fabulous prizes from our sponsors!

Your next stop on the hop is :- Lynn

Here is the order of the hop


The hop will run till Sunday night.. so get hopping!

TFL, M x

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Altering to my hearts content!

OMG! I have been dying to share this with everyone since I finished this last week...

I have been sharing a few sneak peeks on my facebook page as I have gone along.. but held off from showing everyone the completed project.

Let me explain.... We had a new cheap "junk"shop.. and I mean junk in the nicest way, I always find lots of goodies in these types of shops.

Anyways.. a few month's ago I saw a photo (sorry cannot for the life of me remember where) of a shopping centre that had displayed umbrellas that had been decorated by school children and hung upside down with things suspended from them. I was in love with that idea. So when I new went to the shops I checked out my favourite "junk" shops and found some Chinese fabric parasols. They have been sitting on my desk for a while as I have been snowed under with study... plus to honest my mojo had gone north for a holiday I

So.. I finally decided it was time to start what I had envisioned.

With no real plan in mind I started on recovering the umbrella with a clean base to start with of calico using some Helmar 450 to adhere it to the umbrella base. Because it is quick drying it was finished in no time and I couldn't get impatient.

Next I made up some paper vines using some brown paper lunch bags, ink and some of Helmar's Kids Craft Glue.. my kids weren't very impressed when I stole it back to

Still not having any clear plan at to what I was doing.. I then adhered some tulle to the umbrella using Helmar 450 , as I knew I wanted to create some dimension to the butterflies that I would be adding later.

So with that all done after using lots of Helmar 450, Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots and Helmar Kid's Craft Glue
I finally had what I had envisioned.

Here's it is.

It was a little hard to photograph as it is suspended from the ceiling in my youngest two girls bedroom.

Plus the fact the size also at it is about 50cm in diameter! and has butterflies suspended down from it, which move, using fishing line.

My two girls spent half an hour laying on the flower beneath it... must admit I was laying there with them too.. just looking up at it.

I am so happy with how it has turned out and I know my job was made some much easier in creating it with a LOT of help from my Helmar adhesive goodies.

Gotta love thinking outside the box with Helmar!

TFL, M x

Fantastic February - Sketch Time!

Sorry for the Delay....

February's Challenge will over lap into March so you have until 3/10/12 to upload y our submission!

Thank you to Helmar Designer, Connie Mercer for her February Challenge Idea!

Yes it is that time again to get your glue on and join us in this months Fantastic February Sketch Challenge!!

Lydell Quin worked her magic again and came up with a fantastic sketch that will sure to please~so get your glue and get ready to make a beauty!

And here's my take on the sketch

By taking the Helmar challenge and uploading a project you are automatically entered to win a random drawing for Helmar products!

Each month they pick a random winner to get some Helmar goodies!

What a fun way to play along!

Head over to the Helmar Design Team Blog to see what the rest of the Design Team have been up to.

Get Crafting, TFL Mx

Friday, February 10, 2012

MAS Kit 2 - Xmas Kit

Had fun scrapping up a storm with my Mad about Scrapping DT kit this month.

The kit was full of Christmas fun and I loved playing around with the more traditional Christmas colours for a change.

I created 3 Christmas Layouts using the gorgeous Authentique Christmas Range.

Do you know what the best bit is....

The price !!!!! RRP $20 Mad about Scrapping Price >>> $14.00.

Better hurry though as there is ONLY 4 of these kits.

TFL, M x

SWV February Kit

Looking for a girlie layout or two to create this month ??

Then head over the Scrap with V and grab my February Kit.

Had fun playing around with this yummy paper range that I ALMOST didn't want to cut it.

Here's the two layout I created.

Included In This Kit:
2 x cardstock; 3 x patterned paper (Scrapcake); Zva Creative rhinestone flourishes; Zva Creative rhinestone title; A2Z Scraplet title; Twiddleybitz chipboard border; Zva Creative rhinestone strip; Assorted ribbons/lace; assorted flowers; bella! chipboard pieces (key and padlcok); and assorted glittered and rhinestone brads. Instructions also included.

Additional Items Required:
Adhesive of choice; Kindy Glitz (or Stickles); white gel pen; brown ink; pink/coral paint or ink: paper trimmer; photos

TFL, M x

SWV February Challenge

This month, Scrap with V's February sketch has been designed by design team member Amy Bender. It's a great fun sketch with that banner!

Here's my take on the sketch

Now, it's your turn.

Let's see how the sketch inspires you.

Please send your completed layout to

Entries close at midnight on February 29th (it is a leap year, isn't it?)

The lucky winner will be announced early March and will receive a bundle of scrapbooking goodies.

Check out the Blog to see how the skecth inspired the rest of the Design Team.

Give it a go.


Thursday, February 2, 2012

***Fiskars Adelaide Crops for 2012***

Hello Everyone.

Hoping that you all had a good Christmas and New Years.

Little late in getting this out this year as have been buried under a pile of study assignments!

So without further ado..

Places are limited and book out fast, so you need to book early to avoid disappointment.

The details are:

Dates: February 25th
March 31st
May 19th
July 28th
September 8th
November 10th
Venue: Sheidow Park

Time : 10:30 - 4pm

Cake, Biscuits, Tea, and Coffee provided.

If you wish to book in please let me know by email.

Remember also that cancellations MUST be made two weeks in advance

or you will be charged for the kit regardless of whether you are able to attend or not.

All kits come with full instructions and all that is needed to complete what we are making on the day. (except adhesives and ink if doing it at home).

Please bring a small plate of food to share for lunch (can heat food if needed).

Reminders and emails detailing tool lists for the day will be emailed out one week prior to each crop.

Places are limited and book out fast, so you need to book early to avoid disappointment.

Wallace Paper Art Designs

0414 271 083

Looking forward to getting scrappy with everyone this year!

Cheers and good wishes, Michelle xxx