Friday, 24 February 2012

THICKERS.... ALL weekend.....

Head over to RED EARTH Scrapping this weekend- not only for some inspiration.... BUT also for some bargains... 40% of Thickers all weekend, (and 20% off everything else).

So here is my blog post with some ideas for using your thickers...... BUT seriously head over to my personal BLOG and you will probably notice thickers on almost every page.... I have an addiction.... big time... wait till you hear HOW MANY packets I currently own.... LOL!


IDEAS: Overlap your thickers
Use the punctuation bits as embellishments...

Try this sketch too... while you are at it!


IDEA: I put crackle Accent (ranger) over the foam thickers for something different!

IDEA: Thickers as a MASK, with misting
Thickers as the border

{AND OMG.... Thickers heaven! this was during my trip to CHA in January last year}

IDEA: Thickers as a MONOGRAM... NOTE: this is the layout example for our current February Mystery BOX Challenge... still a few days to join our challenge! DO IT!

THANKS everyone.... Have a great Thickery(??) weekend!


PS> I also design for Handmade Halo... you may see some yummy handmade goodies, plus resin flowers on these pages... So this is where you head for some of these goodies....HALO

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Starts TONIGHT!!!

Runs from Thursday 16th – Wednesday 29th February 2012 

20% off ...
Bling & Pearls
Brads & Buttons
Die Cutting & Embossing
Tools & Accessories
** Clearance Section **
** 99c papers Section **

30% off ...

Mists & Paints
Stamps & Inks
Ribbons, Trims, Lace

40% off ...
Thickers ... yes, seriously!

Excludes Gift Vouchers, Kits (already discounted) and special orders. 
Sale is not valid with any other offer/voucher/discount.
Flat rate postage applies. Sale discounts applied automatically at check-out.

Hurry!!! Some items are in very limited supply so it's first in best dressed for these! 
Get shopping, don't miss out :-)

Friday, 10 February 2012

February Mystery Box Challenge with Amanda and Liz

Ready for the "February 2012- Mystery Box Challenge"?
Creative team members, Liz and Amanda,  challenge you to invent your own project using mystery box items.
Create a layout OR a card using the following items, and post into the RES gallery by the end of the month for a chance to win a prize.
In your Mystery box this month:
American Crafts Thickers
* a flourish (of any type - chipboard, bling, hand-stitched)
* brads
* a tag or a ticket
* If creating a layout, use an "OLD"/"older" photo (mine is circa 1991)
* If creating a card, use a Vintage item.
Please note: You may add some staples from your pantry (!!! - ie. ink, stitching, lettering), but please try to stick to the core ingredients as much as possible.
Here are our creations for some RES inspiration:
Liz's card:
In Liz's card you will find: Lily Bee Designs paper, plus:
  • flourish with a bling chloe pearl flourish (for the flourish element)
  • shipping tag (for the tag/ticket element)
  • 2 kaisercraft pearl brads (brad element)
  • white American Crafts Rockabye thickers which I've inked (thickers element)
  • vintage-looking paper flower from Handmade Halo
Amanda's layout:
Kraft cardstock, combined with Simple Stories (in store now) and pine cone ink and machine stitching.
I made my flourish with brads and bling (labour of love!)

Here's some close ups of the flourish:

Looking forward to what you bake up this month!

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

February Sketch Challenge

Monthly challenges are back!!!

To kick things off it's the first of our 2 sketch challenges from Stuck?! Sketches (used with permission).

So here's the sketch ...

and my sample ...

Upload your entries at Red Earth Scrapping as well as over at the Stuck Sketches blog this month for your chance to win!!!