Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Happy New Year!

Hey everyone!

Just stopping by to wish everyone a wonderful new year..

and to also announce the winners of my stamp sets.

Congratulations goes to:

Julie B

and the set kindly donated by 
Janene at The Scrapbook Diaries goes to...

Sarah Routledge

Ladies if you can contact me within the next 7 days with your addresses. Thanks:)

Safe & Happy New Year celebrations everyone!!


Thursday, 18 December 2014

Prima Marketing 'Timeless' Collection

Hey guys :)

Back again for another Prima share. (Yes I've been busy lol).
This time with the amazing new Timeless Memories collection.

And this is what the new collection looks like. 
Totally gorgeous right?

Want to see more?
Stop by the Prima blog to check it out!


Tuesday, 16 December 2014

NEW Prima Marketing Micro Beads

Hey guys!!

Today I am dropping in to share another one of my CHA projects created for Prima Marketing. 

This time a mixed media canvas using the new Art Ingredients Micro Beads.
 Gorgeous metallic colors in this range! 
Plus a whole new range of these plus Mica powders and glass beads have just been released. 

Check them out on the Prima blog.

Thanks for stopping by 
G xox

Thursday, 11 December 2014

NEW Prima CHA 2015!!!

Hey everyone!

Well I have just done and dusted my very last sample project for Prima, whew! And now comes the fun part. Where I get to share everything I have worked on the past fortnight using some amazing new ranges from Prima.

So today is their new Gold Foil Wood Icons....
Just have to say....A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!!!!

Wood + Gold = goes with everything, which is my kind of embellishment!

Prima Products: #579746 Wood Icons With Foil – Hearts & Phrases, #961411 Art Basics – Modeling Paste, #961442 Art Basics Heavy Gesso – White, #961435 Art Basics – Soft Gloss Gel, #891824 Junkyard Findings – Water Taps, #892234 Junkyard Findings – Vintage Keys, #892227 Junkyard Findings – Key Holes.

Blog stalking time over at Prima until xmas ok with new sneaks going up daily. You have to see the new stuff....incredible! 


Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Stamp Set Giveaway!!

Hey everyone!

Well as the end of the year fast approaches, I really wanted to do something to say thank you to my blog followers. For your beautiful comments and words of encouragement and even just for stopping by and being interested in what I do. So I am having a little giveaway, two of my latest stamp sets designed for The Scrapbook Diaries. Open internationally, just pop your name on my Inlinkz and these could be yours. 

And a bit of an update, the gorgeous owner of The Scrapbook Diaries has also offered to send a set of each to someone in the US! So I will be drawing two lots of winners on the 24th!

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

7 Dots Studio Warm & Cosy Challenge...

Hey guys

Back again with another challenge project, this time for 7 Dots Studio Warm & Cosy challenge. I straight away thought of my little cat, Izzy. Nothing like a cold day snuggled up with her...

I have used the gorgeous 7 Dots Dreamer & Domestic Goddess ranges. And yeah I know my title says 'Cozy', I ran out of S's ( don't you hate that lol).

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 24 November 2014

Once Upon A Sketch November Challenge

Morning guys :)

Hope everyone has had a fabulous weekend. I spent mine scrapping which is always good. I decided to get a few challenges in before the CHA craziness starts around here where I will be chained to my desk for 2 weeks straight (who's complaining!)

So this layout is for the Once Upon A Sketch November challenge. The theme is what inspires you. Creatively my biggest inspiration would have to be art. 

My journalling on the back..."It could be a color, a texture, a mood but nothing inspires me more than art. I am constantly in awe of the creativity and talent of my favourite artists and can totally get lost for hours in their work".

The painting I have chosen for my layout is by one of my favourite artists, Agnes Cecile.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

NEW Beauty & Grunge Kit from The Scrapbook Diaries !!!

Hey guys :)

I am really excited to be able share the latest Beauty & Grunge mixed media mega kit for The Scrapbook Diaries.

This massive kit comes with instructional videos to create 4 different layouts from some amazing designers as well as myself, a stamp set designed exlusively for this kit by myself and Janene the owner as well as a brand spanking new Crafter's Workshop stencil which has yet to be released anywhere else. Amazing right? And even for the seasoned scrapper who wants to do their own thing, this kit is worth it just for the incredible amount of premium product. You can check it out here.

So this is my first layout created which comes with the instructional video...

And if you decide you prefer one designers style more than another. We have all created a bonus layout with each others products so you can use these layouts as a guide to use the skills you learnt in the instructional videos!

And here is the exclusive stamp set and stencil available just with this kit:

Janene has done a really good deal with this kit with free post within the US and reduced rate shipping included in the price for International purchases.

The last  Beauty & grunge kit sold out so quickly, make sure you don't miss out!


Georgia xox

Friday, 14 November 2014

Prima Marketing 12 Days Of Christmas

Hey guys!

Hope everyone is doing well. Stopping by today to share a little Christmas spirit ( I know only 6 weeks away eeekkk!).

As with every year, Prima are doing their amazing 12 Days of Christmas Cards feature. So much inspiration and best of all, you can join in too!!

So here is my latest card using the amazing new Crackle Paste from the Art Extravagance range by Finnabair - just love it!!!

I also managed to sneak in my bird stamp from my Spread Your Wings stamp set hehe.

Have a great weekend everyone!!
G xox

Monday, 3 November 2014

New Stamp Designs For The Scrapbook Diaries

Hey guys :)

Very excited to be able to share my latest hand drawn stamp sets designed exclusively for The Scrapbook Diaries. I had so much fun designing these and I hope you all love them as much as I do...

Spread Your Wings Stamp Set

And Hardware Clear Stamp Set

Both these sets ( and lots of other yummy goodies) are now available through 

and I also have a limited quantity for Aussie girls available through 
my etsy store here


Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Prima Marketing Trend Report

Hey guys :)

Stopping by today to share my latest project for Prima Marketing's monthly trend report feature.

Faux ceramic stag heads seem to be a huge trend in home decor right now and while I have loved them, I always felt they could use a little more 'personality'. So for my stag who started out completly white, I have started with four light coats of Chalkboard paint in Sand, applied with a soft bristle brush. I have then added shading and highlights with Golden Brown and Egg Shell. These paints blend so beautifully! 

I then painted some of my favourite blooms and vines with the Chalkboard paint as well. The thick quality paper used in Prima flowers means they hold their shape perfectly, and almost have a ceramic quality once dry. I finished off with a light coat of 3-D Gloss Gel on my flowers, and a sprinkle of Art Sugar across the vines. Now I just have to give her (?) a name!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Tombow 2015 Design Team Call

Hey guys :)

Well today I am posting some projects created especially for the Tombow 2015 design team call.

Being that I have hundreds of crafty examples of my work on my blog, I thought I would indulge my more artsy side for this call.

As part of the call we were asked to do a D.I.Y project. With the end of the year fast approaching I have been on the lookout for a cool desk calender for 2015. I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to make one of my own! This is an ode to my love of the horror genre - films, photography and novels :)

A Horror Year

This is acrylic paint on a 4.5" x 5.5" Faber Castell mixed media album. My greatest challenge with this project was getting the amount of detail in that I wanted on such a small scale.

I know, it's a little macabre but you know what, I had a ball creating this. It has been a good 15+ years since attempting this sort of painting and I loved doing it! Now being slightly more labor intensive than my usual work, I made it to the 4 month mark before needing to turn my attentions to other DT work. But as soon as I have time, I will be back at it, and will make sure to post the results :)

So for the rest of this post, I decided to create 3 tags, all with the simple image of the same woman as she ages in different stages of her life. I have used different mediums and styles to represent each. 

Blah Blah Blah (Teen Years)


This tag was created predominantly with watercolor on top of Prima chalkboard paint with some stamping and heat embossing.

Seek Paradise - 20's

I started with sketching my image in black fine liner pen and then covered it in drawing gum to keep it clean while I went to work on my background. I have used a combination of acrylics, gesso, coffee and a vintage book page with some masking tape, cotton tape and staples. I have also used my watermark stamp set to create contrast in black archival ink.

The Future Is Near - 30's

Created with water & alcohol markers, gesso & fine liner pen. This is my first ever attempt at Zentangle. Hats off to the girls that do this regularly, it is far more work that it seems! 

So that's it. Wish me luck! As always, thanks for stopping by!

Prima Marketing Bloom Bag Competition

Morning guys :)

Today I am stopping by to share my Prima Bloom Bag creation.

Prima are currently running a fantastic competition to decorate your Jamie Dougherty bloom canvas tote. Join in the fun and upload your creation to instagram using the tag, #mybloombag!

So here is how I created mine...

When brain storming ideas for my bloom bag, my goal was two things. A modern design that didn't immediately scream 'crafty' that I would be able to use for the beach, shopping etc. And, secondly, I was really itching to break out my new Prima Chalkboard paints...and thought this bag would be a perfect opportunity. Unable to decide on just a few colors to use (they are all gorgeous!!), I came up with geometric pattern so I could use all the colors without it being 'too much.

Products - #980214 Bloom Girl Canvas Tote Bag, Chalkboard Paints; #577131 Golden Brown; #577124 Golden; #577216 Egg Blue; #577209 Golden Olive; #577223 Jewel Blue; #577148 Sand; #577230 Sea Breeze; #577193 Charcoal; #577162 Egg Shell; #577155 Antique Pink, #910587 Julie Nutting Metal Embellishments#556693 Genie Stones Black Wrap#577551 Del Mar - Thoroughbred Flower, #961381 Art Basics - 3D Gloss Gel.

For details on this competition and more great ideas on how to create your view own bloom bag, check out the Prima blog here.