Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Happy Birthday 13Arts!!

Morning peeps :)

3 hours sleep and I am back again blogging. This time to share the card I sneaked last night. And yes with a video! Something new for me...

So Happy 1st Birthday 13Arts this is for your b'day card challenge!!

And the video of me putting this together...

I apologize that the quality took a dive a few minutes in, not sure what happened!

Georgia xox

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Inkido Guest Designer

Hey guys :)

How we all doing?
 So it's quite late here right now and I am just finishing up in my craft room. While waiting for my current project to dry I thought I would stop in to share that I am lucky enough to be Guest Designer with Inkido this month!! Whoo hoo.

 I have been working with the stunning Beautiful Memories which has lots of soft vintage style prints and florals in a range of colors. 

First up I have a layout using a vintage photo of my mum...

Next up is a romantic shabby chic style card also using the Beautiful Memories range....

I don't know if I have mentioned this before, but I actually do custom design work from time to time as well as my DT gigs. Anyway, I did a heap of cards very similar to this design for a lovely lady in NSW to be gifts for special needs children to give to their teachers. Well she loved them and I think it had a lot to do with these gorgeous papers!

These papers ( and lots of other yummy goodies) can be purchased from:

To check out some of the other gorgeous work by the Inkido Design Team:

So..fancy a sneak of what's on my desk...glue is still a bit wet

There may even be a video to go with this one ( if my editing skills don't fail lol) - stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by...
G xox

Sunday, 20 October 2013

13 Arts October Challenge

Hey guys :)

Hope everyone had an awesome weekend!! Highlight of mine was an awesome scrappy session with my bestie on Saturday. I decided to do something a little different for me and do an art journal page. This is for the October challenge at 13Arts :)

And this is the challenge prompt to draw inspiration from...

You can check out the challenge here

Ok so I have decided to add to this post to tell you what this page is about as it is fairly cryptic is it not? I guess in short it could be called social commentary? Move on if you don't care lol.

The woman in the picture is musical artist Tori Amos and the words are lyrics from a song called Precious Things. When I first heard Tori's music, I was in my early 20's. All the radio stations were playing bands like Bon Jovi & Poison, Madonna and Pat Benatar. And here was this wild eccentric red head who's album cover showed her breast feeding a pig. Her songs would take you on a journey and the lyrics were raw and powerful and she created songs that no one else dared at the time. About violent relationships, rape, balance of power in relationships, miscarriages, sexuality. But it was all incredibly cryptic and more like prose. It was raw but not in your face like Madonna or other artists that started to push those boundaries at that time. And she had the talent to back it up with an incredible classically trained voice and piano skills that I still have not heard matched.

Fast forward to the late nineties and she fades. Her music is no longer melodic, the lyrics have no meaning ( at least to me). The once feminist who openly slammed women such as Paris Hilton & Nicole Richie as role models for women was doing live shows at fashion events while wafer thin models strutted the cat walk and later transformed herself via plastic surgery to looking a few cuts away from looking like Sylvester Stallone's mum.

So this page expresses all those feelings for me, loss of someone who succumed to all the things she once hated. The mask I guess represents that hypocrisy.

All rather deep I guess haha.

Thanks for stopping by :)
G xox

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Prima Marketing BAP

 Heya :)

So this week I indulged in a little scrappy retail therapy, the best kind of all.....NEW Prima products whoo hoo!! So I brought the new School Memories collection kit and 2 IOD collection kits + of course some new gorgeous flowers! As a scrapper of course I have a paper addiction but honestly it does take a bit for me to jump up and down about a range. And while I loved everything, I can tell you this, my heart skipped a beat when I opened the IOD Love Letters kit. 

If you love vintage or even are even looking for a really gorgeous neutral collection to work in with other ranges....This is it!! Seriously blew my expectations out of the water. And with that I knew I needed to order 2 more collection kits ( I know, hoarder) and get creating with it straight away.

Hence a layout for this month's Prima BAP!!!

Prima Marketing Products:
IOD Love Letters Collection Kit
Bellas Flowers #570965 & #570989
Engraver Wood Button
Romance Novel Stamp
Sunrise Sunset Stamp
Vintage Mechanicals Numbers
Ingvild Bolme Junkyard Findings:
Jeans Buttons
Special Screws

You can check out the sketch here

Hope everyone has an awesome weekend!
Georgia xox

Friday, 18 October 2013

A Vision vs Reality...

Do you ever have a vision of a spectacular crafty project in your head but when it comes to actually doing it, the results are nothing even close?

Well this is mine. I had seen a few altered light bulbs turned into hot air balloons floating around pinterest. They looked amazing!!! So I had a crack and well...

I thought this would be a perfect 'Ingvild Bolme' project, with her cute little steampunk embellishments, and that was probably the only part I was right about.

Thinking this would be a quick project, 6 weeks later and hmmm...To start with I borrowed my hubbies soldering iron and mini blow torch. He promptly followed this up with a fire extinguisher and fire blanket on my desk ( the man knows me too well!). So about $25 worth of globes later, burnt fingers and feeling somewhat deflated, I retired my industrial tools and opted for the crafty ones.

First problem, due to medication and drinking copious amounts of coffee per day, my hands tend to shake like a detoxing alcoholic with parkinsons. So trying to do something of this size was challenging! Secondly, I never seemed to have what I wanted, so would buy stuff, then it wouldn't work out, so I would buy more stuff. This was a recycling project right ...

So this is what $50 worth of light globes and 6 weeks of going cross eyed gets you...

A very sad looking hot air balloon...

I had great visions of a ton more embellishments and decorations but my poor little 2Crafty chipboard cog wasn't have any of it and has the sags big time. A little too embarrassed to hand this in as DT work. I thought I would share my failure with you guys :)

So what's your greatest crafty flop?

G xox

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Paper Issues Summer Challenge

Hey all :)

Hope everyone is having an awesome weekend. Just doing a quick stop by to share a layout created for Paper Issues Endless Summer Challenge....

Thanks for stopping by :)
G xox

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Scrap The Boys & Frosted Designs Challenges

Heya :)

Ok I know it's only October but I have a Christmas layout to share. Last year I left everything until the last minute Christmas crafting wise and my total projects ended up being a dismal one card affair. This year I have vowed to start earlier while I have a bit of time on my hands before the busy festive season cranks up.

So this is my little chicken's first xmas. Seems only yesterday but it was 16 years ago. God that makes me feel old!!! So it is for the Scrap The Boys challenge of using blue and green. I added a little touch of red and gold as it didn't look xmas-y ( is that a word?) without it. And also for the challenge at Frosted Designs to add texture - I have texture paste, collage layering and a ton of thread there :)

G xox

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

2Crafty Creations October DT Creations

Hey bloggers :) 

I hope everyone is doing well. I am sitting in here in my pj's @ 10am, listening to the rain pour in sideways, in front of the heater. It is that kind of day! Think my scrap room may be calling me, love days like this as I feel less guilty spending my day playing with paper! 

Anyways, just remembered it is my turn to show you my creations this month for 2Crafty. So here are a couple of layouts....

2Crafty Products:
Chevron Bits
Asst Arrows
Word Bubbles

Amercian Crafts Cardstock - White, Glitz Design - Finnley Neon; Stripe; Floral; Multi Triangle Paper. Glitz Design - Finnley Titles & Accents Stickers, Paper Stories Arrow Washi Tape, Prima Marketing - Lyric Brads, Teresa Collins - Stationary Noted Enamel Dots, Prima Marketing Say It In Crystals,  Pro-Art Gesso, Shimmerz Paints Spritz - Mango Madness, Ranger Dylusions - Fresh Lime, Luminarte Twinkling H20 Watercolor - China Black, Stampendous - Text Stamp, 7Gypsies - Numero Stamps.

2Crafty Chipboard:
Stars With Dots
Funky Stars
Merry Christmas Card Pack

Paper: Crate Paper - Sleigh Ride Collection
Embellishments: Paper Stories Gold Mini Pegs, Paper Stories Washi Tape, Thread, Twine. 
Mixed Media/Stamps: Tattered Angels Glimmermist - Candy Red, Luminarte Twinkling H20 Watercolors - Mystique & Pewter, Pro-Art Gesso. Teresa Collins - Christmas Cottage Stamp Set. Prima Marketing Vintage Vanity Stamp Set. Ranger Archival Ink - Black.

Thanks for stopping by guys :)
G xox