Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Adelaide Scrapbooking Retreat

Scrap Chat Relax Retreat - October 19-21, 2018
Adare Camp - Victor Harbor
Friday to Sunday including all meals and accommodation $230
Friday to Sunday Day Pass - meals included $130
Saturday Day Pass $60 Sunday Day Pass $60 (meals included)
Mini Classes by Fiona Paltridge & Natalie May over the weekend 
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Monday, September 17, 2018

Brisbane ... Three Great classes for you ....

I am super thrilled to be returning to Brisbane this weekend to teach at Bella Paperie 

BOOK IN direct with Debra and the lovely team

Unit 33/302 South Pine Road, Brendale
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Call (07) 3205 5911

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Thanks ... for Lindys

Hey Gang
Just dropping in with a super simple Scrapbook Layout featuring some bright
and gorgeous colors using Lindys Stamp Gang Magicals!
This page is all about the photos so I wanted to highlight those 3 fun images by underlying them with a simple Darkroom Door stamp and some super bright colours from Lindy’s.
Here is a short process video showing you how I created this page …

Basic Process

  1. Start by stamping Jar stamp onto 12×12 paper in waterproof ink
  2. Add magical powders to a palette and activate with water – mix well to get a nice even color
  3. Using a paintbrush add a different color to each stamped jar image and allow to dry
  4. Color die cut word using one color from your pre-mixed Magicals and allow to dry
  5. Add photos and embellishments to page to finish.


So thanks for stopping by …

Monday, September 3, 2018

New Zealand ... I'm coming back!

I'm off to Hamilton, New Zealand!
Come and see me at the Hamilton Craft & Quilt Fair!

Book in for one of my $5 workshops - super fun and suitable for all crafters over 16 years of age!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

August Classes

What ya doing over the next couple of days?
Want to get Crafty with me?
Just flick me a message to reserve your spot 0409994322.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Bonus Class in Adelaide

Got some time tomorrow and want to create?
I'm doing a last minute Class! 11am til 3ish $28.
Monday 6th August
Can be an Art Journal or Scrapbook Page.
Tools we use ... Blending Sponges, Oxides, Stencils, Stamps Bring if you have available - if not use mine! ... Message or text to book in 040 999 4322.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Sunday, July 29, 2018

In Honor Of Stencil Girl

Hey there lovely creatives!

For this month's "In Honor Of' theme,  I am honouring my Grandparents with this Scrapbook Layout.

This is my Nana and Pa's Wedding photo - it is my favorite photo of them and it just beautiful.
Both of them have now passed away but their memory is living on through our family.

To create this page, I used a stencil that is coming out soon designed by Pam Carriker! and incorporated a few different techniques.  I have created a short video if you want to see the process.

Here are a few simple steps ...
 I started by using Dress Pattern and book paper to collage a base. Once dry, I used Distress Inks and Oxides plus Lindys Stamp Gang Sprays to add colour.

On a separate panel of cardstock, I used dress pattern again and used the stencil with heavy gesso to create a strip of interest across the middle. I then used a couple of Lindys Stamp Gang sprays to add colour and dimension.

I love how the gesso creates a resist with the spray.

I applied gel medium through a sponge and then added gilding flakes before brushing them off when dry - leaving an awesome finish.

I love the final finish of this page ... the layers of stenciling with gesso, sprays, inks and gilding flakes work so well together and all create a look that matches the photo really well.

Here are a few close ups.

 Thanks so much for stopping by!


Friday, July 27, 2018

We are doing a little fundraising ...

We are doing a little fundraising ... and have THE MOST INCREDIBLE RAFFLE EVER ...
Prizes include donations from Dina Wakley, Stampin Up, Uniquely Creative, Imaginarium Designs and a whole lot more.
Open to all Australian residents ... see image for details

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

#selfiequeens for Lindys

Hey there!
Today I am sharing a page using the colors from the July Color Challenge! 
Such a sweet selection of colors and super easy to use as well!
Recently our daughter Jessica went on a school camp and took some fun photos with her friends! These are just perfect to scrapbook and document and I wanted to use some of the gorgeous stamps I purchased last week!
There are a few simple steps to create this page.
I started by adding a small amount of each of the colors to a palette.
I then used black Archival Ink to stamp onto Marshamallow cardstock – I used some cool stamps by aall&create.
I started by using a wash of Shabby Turbine Teal and then added some Bachelor Button Blue.
I love the way these two colors work together!
I then added some Bling-y Blonde to the circles and Pretty in Pink Pink and added Prima Donna Purple to the stars.
A few simple splatters of each of the colors adds a little more interest and dimension before adding the photo

I colored each of the stars, added some old Making Memories alpha rub-ons that I have been hoarding for years then added a title and I’m all done!
Here are a few close-ups of the page …
So it’s that easy!
Have a go today!

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Magical Mini Album

This weekend (7th July) I am teaching the super cute Stencil Girl Mini Book 
I created a little while ago ...

10am til 4pm ... $40

You will need to bring the following things ...
Heavy Gesso - I'm talking 13arts or Heavy Prima ... it cant be fluid (I have some avaliable if you need)
Matte Gel Medium
Heat tool
Palette Knife
Water Spray
Lindys Stamp Gang Magicals or Sprays
Washi Tape
Stencils ... I have a couple for you to you but you will only need 3-4.
These are the ones I used ...
Deconstructed Double Zinnia Mask and Stencil by Traci Bautista Make it Count Mini Stencil by Seth Apter Unfinished Stencil by Seth Apter Tiger Lily Stencil by Cecilia Swatton Ripples Stencil by Suzi Dennis
 Also bring your lunch!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Sydney Craft & Quilt Fair

SYDNEY.... I'm coming for ya! ... 
Heading off to Sydney today for the Craft & Quilt Fair ... 
get in early to book your spot in the daily mini classes ... 
Wednesday 20th to Sunday 25th!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Look out New Zealand .... I'm coming back

I am thrilled to be heading over to New Zealand next month to teach at SENZ!

Here are the classes I am teaching ... I cant wait!

Friday 5.15pm – 7.45pm Boys Rule 3 Layouts and 2 Cards Natalie May $75 
Create 3 easy scrapbook pages and 2 sweet cards just for the boys! This gorgeous NEW collection from Cocoa Vanilla is ideal for showing off photos of those boys in your life! Learn a quick and simple way to make 3 scrapbook layouts in next to no time at all! Suitable for all skill levels! 

Sunday 9.30am – 11.30am Wreath of Love Layout with Natalie May $70
This stunning range of papers from 13arts is just gorgeous and Nat loves creating with it! In this class, you will create an eye catching 12x12 page using Lindys Stamp Gang, Stencil Girl, Chipboard & 13arts. Learn how to enhance papers and frame your photos with ease… perfect for all scrapbookers.

Sunday 12noon – 2.30pm Vintage Love Mixed Media Project with Natalie May $68 
 Time to get out the Distress Inks and create a stunning scrapbook page or Mixed Media artwork using a great range of techniques and Tim Holtz products that you’ll be able to transfer to cards, journals and more. Perfect for a masculine photo or perhaps one showing your family ancestry … lots of fun and perfect for all skill levels. 

Saturday 9.30am – 11.30am Let’s Get Shakin Cards with Natalie May $60
Nat’s favourite class to teach – this super fun technique is easy and so very effective! Make up to 6 cards in this class using techniques with Lindys Magicals and Magical Shakers and Darkroom Door stamps that transfer across to Scrapbooking, Art Journaling and so much more. Kit includes a pot of Magical Shakers plus all your watercolour paper and card and other shared products. 

Friday 10am to 12.30pm Mini Art Journal with Nat May $65 
In this class you will create a fun and easy little Art Journal – super fun, bright and seriously addictive! Explore different ways of adding colour and texture to your journal with stamps and stencils as well as some sweet little stamped images designed by my Aussie bestie Fiona Paltridge and Tim Holtz quotes! Kit Includes a pot of Magicals to use in class and take home later. 

Saturday 2.30pm-4.30pm Backgrounds with Nat May $60 
Come and create some fun backgrounds for your cards, scrapbook pages and journals. Natalie will share different techniques using Lindys Stamp Gang Magicals, Paints, Stencils and The Gel Press (Gelli Plate) showing you lots of fun and new techniques. Make a heap of pattern papers ready to create with. Kit includes a Magical Shaker to use in class and take home. NOTE: You will need to have your own Gelli Plate at least 5x7” size plus a brayer. These are available to purchase from Create or there are very limited numbers of Gelli Plates able to be borrowed from Create, first in etc...

Bookings are filling up fast .. dont miss out

Friday, June 15, 2018

June Lindys Project...

Hey there gang!
Natalie here sharing the page I created for this months fun Colour Challenge! This is such a gorgeous combination and I love Aloha Avocado as the feature colour!
I created this page in just a few simple steps … check it out!
As I always do … I started with a swatch just to remind myself of the colours I am working with.
I cut some frames from cardstock & coloured them in Bells of Ireland Green, Peony Scarlet Red, Yellow Rose of Texas, Raspberry Lemonade & Aloha Avocado.
I then used a StencilGirl stencil and some lovely thick 13arts gesso to create some texture in the background before adding Aloha Avocado across it.
Super simple and super effective!  Here are a few close ups of the page and a short video – please excuse the lighting 🙂
And now for the close-ups, I love how the color just pops.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!