Thursday, July 28, 2011

Gor Juss..

A while ago I purchased some products at a Craft Show from the Gor Juss Range and have fallen in love with them! And by the amount of people asking about them, they have too!!
If you have been into the store over the past month you would have seen the Gor Juss Decoupage and Topper Kits and the samples that I have made with them. Plus you would have heard me talk about them as I have been trying for the past month to get in contact with the supplier of these as they also make these Gor Juss images in rubber and acrylic stamps.

Well I am (finally) happy to announce that I have my account opened, first order placed and hopefully these little beauties will be shipped in the next few days!

So since they are about to arrive in store I thought I could share with you some of the cards I have been making with these Gor Juss images.

All of these images have been coloured with Copic Markers and I have used a variety of papers and embellishemnts from my stash.

I've had a bit of a play with colouring the hair on the different stamps in different colours as on the original images that you see, they all have jet Black hair. I love the original design but sometimes they look a little too "Goth" and just needed to be toned down a little!

Anyway, if you love these Gor Juss stamps as much as I do, then keep watching for updates as to when they will arrive in store!


Something a little different..

At the last craft show in Brisbane I brought a Shadow Box kit from Twiddleybits. It had the cute little houses and lots of different embellishments. I came home all inspired to make the original kit but when I actually sat down to make it nothing fell into place, the papers were wrong and it was blah! I put it all away and there it has sat for over a month.

After looking at some of the new products and displays from CHA I got all inspired again, so I pull this kit back out on Wednesday and this time everything just fell into place.

The papers are from Graphic 45's Hallowe'en in Wonderland Collection (which I know is a little old now) but they were perfect for this. (I know I'm way too early for Halloween!)

I maganed to used some of the other pieces that were in the original Kit from Twiddleybits, but I just used them a little differently eg: in the top left hand corner, this is actually a Tree, but when I moved it around a bit it actually looked like the branches so when painted in black it blended in with the papers.

I added a few extra handmade embellishments and on the way to work this morning I went via the florist in search of some Grandpa's Whiskers. I managed to find some at The Sculpted Leaf at Maroochydore and she already had some out the back which had been drying for a few months, so it was perfect!

The other embellishments have been inked and embossed with Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder to add more texture!

When I covered the inside of the box, I made sure that the joins on the side panels lined up perfectly so it looks like it is one continuious piece.


Saturday, July 16, 2011

Gor Juss Decoupage Sheets

I recently came across the Gor Juss range of Page Toppers, Decoupage Sheets and Stamps, and OMG, they simply are gorgous!

I currently stock the Page Toppers and Decoupage Sheets in store at Creations in Paper and if you are after some quick but cute cards, then I highly recommend these. All you need to do is add your favourite cardstock and pattern paper, add some embellishemnts and you're good to go!

Now as you all know I am a die hard ink and rubber stamp girl but there is something about these that I simply love.
I am in the process of trying to get the rubber stamps in store but is proving to be harder than normal! But I will keep persisiting!!

So the samples below are some cards I made using 2 differnt Decoupage Sheet, and from each sheet you can make 2 cards.
As mentioned above I've some cardstock and embellishments and this is what I came up with.


Sunday, July 10, 2011

June's Creative Card Kit Samples...

June's Creative Card Kit Samples..looking back at these I realized that I must have been in a La La Land craze this month!!

Most of the images that I have used on these samples were from the La La Land Stamps that are in store (these are from the one of the first ranges that were released here in Australia)they are all so cute!
Love the size of these stamps as they are the perfect fit on cards but certainly could be used on some scrapbooking layouts also!

Below are my sample cards that I made using the Products that were in June's Creative Card Kit..12 in total and of course most of them are coloured with Copic Markers!

July's Creative Card Kit will be available on the 15th July..


Basic Grey Kit of the Month -Creations in Paper Style

Just wanted to share with you one of our Basic Grey Kit of the Month Projects that we have on offer each month. If you are on Creations in Paper's Mailing list than you would have seen these appear on the weekly update and time table.

One Saturday a month we offer a full day of fun and creativity using the Basic Grey Kit of the Month and for only $50.00 (with lunch & afternoon tea)

I purchase these kits from one of my Suppliers and they come packed full of papers, stickers, embellishments and also with instructions to make a beautiful Double Page Layout which is designed by a talented Basic Grey Design Team Member.
As there is so much product in these kits, and don't get me wrong, I love the layouts that are already designed, but we thought we could expand on this and by adding a few extra bits and pieces and get a bit more from these fantastic kits.

Each Monthly Kit is completely different as it uses New Basic Grey Collections and even for us it is sometimes a challange!
I love Basic Grey and have for years but some collections are certainly not for me so this certainly takes me out of my comfort zone!

So from each monthly kit, Linda designs 2 amazing 12x12 Layouts using the products and then she returns it to me and then I make 3 fabulous cards! On the day we share the Teaching Role.. Linda teaches her Scrapbooking Layouts and I teach the cards!

It really is a great day out and if your pressed for time, each month you have already made 2 layouts and you will have 3 handmade cards ready!

Did I mentions as well as all of the above, Lunch and Aftrnoon Tea is provided.

Bookings are essential for these days but if you cannot make it and would like a kit, then please let me know!

The Photo below is from July's Kit which was using the Lauderdale Collection.



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