Monday, December 10, 2018

The magic of Christmas by Sabrina Turpin

Hello 2Crafty friends! 

It's Christmas season and everybody around is getting into a cheerful mood, so I have an equally cheerful layout to reveal today! It features my daughter and I after she discovered the Snapchat filters last year. 

On the "ATC Flourish 2", I've applied green ink (although it looks a bit teal on the picture) and traced the contour with black ink. Just behind, I've embossed the "Foliage Set 5" with a red embossing ink and gently tapped with white embossing ink. 

I've used pink embossing enamel on the "Frame Nella's".

On the title, "The Magic of Christmas", I applied metallic gold embossing powder.

On this layout, I used the following chipboards:
The Magic of Christmas [w00484]
Frame Nella's [fr0071]
Foliage Set 5 [m00802]
ATC Flourish 2 [atc018]

That's all for today! I hope you liked my layout and that it'll give you some inspiration. I wish you all happy holidays season! See you soon.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Christmas Inspiration by Hetty Hall

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog post.

Today I would like to share with you a Christmas layou.


This month 2Crafty Chipboard is a sponsor for CSI: Colour, Stories, Inspiration challenge and I am one of the lucky DT ladies who got to play along as Guest Detective

The scene for this month's Case File:

To copy the colour scheme I had some issues as I couldn't find any Christmas related papers in those colours so I went for the love struck collection by Authentique which I think worked well for this layout.

From the evidence I chose to use 2Crafty elements: stars, snowflakes/winter elements, animals (deer), Christmas elements (Holly Leaves) and for the testimony I chose the title word 'Joy'.

I added some silver embossing powder to the holly leaves and snow flakes and white embossing powder to the title, stars ad hearts and date to tone in with the other colours.

Other elements from the evidence are dots, grid pattern, more hearts, string, numbers, tag and from the testimony I added journaling to the tag which is tucked behind the photo mat as well as the photo is documenting the joy of the holidays.

Flowers are from 49 and Market and the stargazers make perfect poinsettia flowers.

Product List:
- Star Circular Frames
- Deer Set
- Fine Snow Flakes
- Holly Twig
- Christmas Card Words
- ATC Tiny Hearts and Stars pack
- 2018 Date Chipboard

And there you have it, I hope you enjoyed today's blog post.

Until next time......



Saturday, December 8, 2018

'The Magic of Christmas' layout including a video tutorial by Rachael Funnell

Hello 2 Crafty fans!
Rach with you to share some more 2 Crafty Chipboard inpsiration....
 Vanessa has generously sponsored quite a few crafting challenge sites & this month the 2 Crafty Chipboard design team are guest detectives over @ CSI Color, Stories, Inspiration
( if you are not familiar with this scrapbooking challenge site please click HERE to found out the Law & Order/ the RULES)

My Guest detective layout featuring my gorgeous kids back in 2009

"The Magic Of Christmas'

Case File No 267

Here is how I cracked the case...
Inspired by the color scheme : White, Crimson, Olvie green, Bubble gum pink.
Evidence: Stars, Stamps, Christmas/Holiday elements, Snowflakes/ winter elements,
Testimony/ Journaling Ideas: Document something about the holidays

2 Crafty Chipboard pieces used:
The Magic of Christmas (title)
Christmas frame
Fine Snowflakes
ATC - Tiny stars
Mini Xmas # hashtag word #naughtyornice

 I have created a step by step video tutorial for you to watch...
please hit the play button & ENJOY!!!!

Are you keen on cracking Case File No 267 ??
Then please stop by the CSI blog find all the info on this case --->HERE

Will be back later on in the month...
Till then HAPPY Crafting peeps

Friday, December 7, 2018

Dream - Layout with Emma.

Hi 2Crafty friends.
Emma here with you all sharing my first creation for this month.

This month a few of us 2Crafty girls were invited to participate in with the CSI challenges.
I Chose the first challenge #267.

My first challenge was I don't celebrate Christmas and so I wondered what I would pull from this case?
I drew inspo from the colours, these are not traditional colours and I loved the playfulness of them.
Then I saw little animals and critters, AHA! another piece of the puzzle solved.

So here is what this became.....

My image I found on Pinterest, and it was just the cutest little guy, I couldn't not use him.
I was also inspired by the circles in the case, e.g the baubles, so this then became the bubbles and circular shapes.

These are the chippy pieces I chose for my layout...…

And now I'll tell you how I used them.

For the Bubble clumps I simply embossed them with a Lindy's emboss powder. The perfect blue/aqua for this colour scheme.

For the Folk Hearts I again embossed but with a Novo glitter emboss. Love the sparkle so much on these.

The tricky but fun part on the layout were the swirls. Now I just love that 2Crafty has a tree called Emma's Tree, but I decided that instead of keeping it whole I would carefully cut the swirls off the tree.
 And I'm so happy I did, because I love the effect it has layered under flowers and in the paper layers.
These I have embossed and or Painted to match the Title word.

This gorgeous Green is a Dylusions acrylic paint, which paints onto the chipboard beautifully, and it only needed 2 coats on the Dream title and the finish was smooth and bright.

I love the versatility of the chipboard but I also love a challenge site.
I urge you all to have a bit of fun by joining in over at CSI this month.

I'll see you all at the end of the month with more creativity and be sure to check out the other girls amazing projects this month. There is so much to be inspired by.

Have an amazing few weeks and i'll see you all soon.
Em xx

Thursday, December 6, 2018

'Opening Presents' by Tammy Klingner

Hi there 2Crafties!!

Tammy  here today sharing a Christmas inspired layout titled:

'Opening Presents'

I had so much fun creating that Christmas wreath with lots of 2Crafty Chipboard!
I used the following pieces:
'Opening Presents Title'
'Corner Sweet Holly'
'Frame Viney Circles'
'Corner Holly Vines'
'Tiny Hearts and Stars'

I absolutely adore this time of the year.
Everything about it is magical!!

This month 2Crafty Chipboard is sponsoring the fabulous CSI Challenges.
I solved Case No 267......

I was inspired by the gorgeous colours of the Scene and also the whimsical feel.

I had so much fun solving the case and used lots of the clues - dots, Christmas/holiday,
 tags, stars, animals (birds and deer), garland, stamps and string.

You can head to their challenge site HERE to see the list of clues.

I began by applying white gesso to ALL of the chipboard.

I then added white acrylic paint to everything too.

I trimmed down the 'Frame Viney Circles', 'Corner Sweet Holly' and the 
 'Corner Holly Vines'. I needed them to fit into a circular shape as I wanted
 to create a Christmas wreath.

I then applied watercolour paint to various individual pieces, just to highlight 
some of the beautiful elements of the chippy - so fun!

Just look at those gorgeous 'Corner Sweet Holly' pieces, with the holly and the birds!

Super cute!

I added a few of the stars from the 'Tiny Hearts and Stars' Pack,
 to give a touch more of that gorgeous blue colour.

I just popped them in here and there.

For the 'Opening Presents title', I heat embossed it with white emboss powder,
 just to give a slightly different finish to the other pieces.

I added some pen marks to some of the holly, and also added a stamped leaf -
 these were a perfect addition to go with the whimsical feel.

That's it from me today, enjoy this magical time of the year, and I will see you
 a bit later on with another creation.
Until then you can always check out my Blog.