Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Lots of Inspiration on Graphic 45's Blog

Hello Eveyone
Graphic 45 have a real treat in store for you all. They asked the design team to put together a calendar. Each member was given a month. So for the next 12 days until December the 12th. They will be showing one month each day on the blog. I was asked to do the cover!
 I decided to do my cover simple as the pages from the other team members will be amazing.  Graphic 45 have the full tutorial on doing my cover on their blog.
In honor of this wonderful calendar tutorial series they are giving away a $25 Place in Time prize pack everyday from now until December 12th! That's 13 chances to win! Check out this sweet prize pictured above. It contains a Place in Time 8x8 Paper Pad, Alphabet Stickers, Cardstock Stickers and a Place in Time chipboard die-cuts! So be sure to leave them a blog or Facebook comment this week for your chance to win! their  first winner will be chosen at random from yesterday's comments and announced on their blog today!

Plus they will be giving away a grand prize pack worth $150 of Graphic 45 product to one lucky winner who posts their finished Place in Time calendar to their Facebook page! So be sure to upload images of your finished 2013 calendar to their Facebook page when this tutorial series is done so that you can be entered to win the grand prize!
Looks like being an amazing 12 days of Graphic 45 inspiriation.
so make sure you leave a comment to go into the draw to win the $25 Place in Time prize pack.
Not sure when my page 5 tutorial will be on their blog.
thanks so much for looking

Friday, November 16, 2012

Graphic 45 and Petaloo Blog Hop - Day 5

Hello Eveyone
Today it is my turn along with two of my Graphic 45 Design Team Members and Irene from Petaloo,
Gloria Stengel:
Betto Cesare:
Irene Tan:
We all get to share our Petaloo and Graphic 45 projects.
Once I received my beautiful flowers from Petaloo. There was lots of different flowers to choose from. I knew I wanted to do a Christmas Wreath. I chose some of the larger red flowers and some smaller green ones. I wanted my wreath to be easy but also a challange. So that anyone who is just starting out could have a go, but also for someone who is looking for a challange. So I have come up with two options.

First is the easy wreath, its very pretty and quite quick to make. You can use it for a gift basket and fill with yummy goodies.

Then if your up for a challange, well the "optional" extra's on the wreath are for you. I have filled in the middle of the wreath with a scene from Nutcracker Sweet.
So lets get started, gather all your bits and pieces together. I found a bowl from a cheap shop for my wreath. It cost about $4, its about 10-11 inches across and is made out of wire. It is about 2 inches deep. I brought some gold tinsel, and Christmas ribbons. I choose my Graphic 45 print papers. I used 5 sheets of "Nutcracker Sweet". I also used "Holiday Magic" and "Enchanted Journey". In the photo below you can see the packets of Petaloo Flowers. I used the red and green ones.

Use a hot glue gun and adhere a row of tinsel around the edge of your bowl.

I hand drew a holly leaf and traced around it. I needed about 16 leaves out of "Enchanted Journey" and 40 leaves out of "Holiday Magic".

Ink around each of the leaves and put a slight bend along the middle of each leaf.

Using a hot glue gun adhere one cream leaf then two green ones.

Work your way around the wreath. Glue the leaves in a combination of one cream, and two green leaves.

Your wreath should look like this, once you are finished.

Chose a selection of flowers, tie some small bows with some Christmas organza ribbon and hot glue them to the back of your flowers. I did five flowers like this.

I found some old berries and pussy willow and added them to my wreath, then I glued the five flowers on. I only wanted them to fill in about 1/3 of the wreath.

I glued the five flowers on with about an inch gap between them. I then added some green Petaloo flowers in between the bigger red flowers along with some more Christmas ribbons.
That's the easy option, a perfect gift basket for a very special person.

For those of you wanting to fill in the middle of your basket, then here is what I did.

Cut a circle out of "Nutcracker Sweet" Cut some small nicks around the edges of your circle and put some pleats in the paper so it will fit in side your bowl.

Use your hot glue gun and adhere it to the bottom of your bowl underneath your holly leaves.

Now all you need to do is cut lots of the elements out of the "Nutcracker Sweet". From one sheet cut the curtains out of your print paper. Fold them along the lines of the pleats in the curtains. Cut out the purple banner from the bottom of your print paper.

From another sheet of "Nutcracker Sweet" cut out the tin soldier, Ballerina and clock holly.
From another sheet of "Nutcracker Sweet" cut out the bows on the curtains, the ballerina's dress, sleeve and arm, and head, also the tin soldiers head.
From your last sheet of "Nutcracker Sweet" cut out the clock.
Once you have all the pieces, lay them on top of the images on your bowl and work out how they will all fit. Use your hot glue gun and adhere the pieces. Each piece needs to be raised up. Follow the instructions below.
Adhere the curtains on at the top of your wreath lining it up with the picture on the base of your bowl. Don't worry if there is a gap at the top of your wreath. I glued some more leaves onto the wreath to hide the gap. Glue your banner on at the bottom of your wreath. It sits on top of the leaves and flowers. Glue the tin soldier onto the side of your wreath, it will only attach at the top and bottom. He sits right out, just under the leaves. Glue your clock on with the holly on top. Cut a strip of paper from your spare Graphic 45 print paper to one inch wide and 5 inches long. Fold it every one inch to make a cube. Glue it to the base of your bowl. This will allow you to glue your ballerina to your bowl so it sits an inch up from the base of your bowl.
You could keep adding more elements to your in soldier and ballerina if you want to.
Hope you have a go at making a wreath for this Christmas

thanks for looking.

Remember there is still a chance to enter to win an amazing Graphic 45 and Petaloo prize pack. Just leave a blog comment here and then hop over to the other design team members blogs and leave them a comment. Graphic 45 will be announcing one randomly chosen winner from the comments left on all the blogs on their blog on November 19th.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Hello Everyone
Graphic 45 and Petaloo have teamed up this week for an inspiring and fun filled blog hop. Here is how it works, each day Graphic 45 will be sharing a sneak peek of some of the creative projects that the Graphic 45 design team have done. Each of us received some beautiful Petaloo flowers to use on our projects. All you need to do is "hop" over to each of the design team members blog and leave a comment. Graphic 45 have a bundle of wonderful products for you to win, so the more you hop and comment, the more chance you have to win. I have something I have made to share on Friday and I have done a tutorial for you if you want to have a go.

About Graphic 45:
Graphic 45 is an award-winning scrapbook and paper crafting company. We offer vintage inspired crafting products that capture the flamboyant style of the 1920's and 30's - with vibrant color, irresistible texture and imaginative design to create products with decades-old appeal that's both fresh and familiar. Let our products inspire your next scrapbook layout, card, album or home decor project.
About Petaloo:
Petaloo is a family-owned business specializing in flowers and embellishments for the crafting industry. Our embellishments are designed specifically to match all the best selling papers in the industry. We specialize in embellishments that work perfectly for card makers, scrapbookers, jewelery designers and altered artists.

 The shedule for the blog hop is listed below. Remember, you need to visit the blogs each day to have more chances of winning.

Graphic 45 & Petaloo Blog Hop Schedule:
Monday, November 12:
Alberto Juárez:
Nicole Eccles:

Wednesday, November 14:
Clare Charvill:

Laura Denison:
Susan Lui:

Friday, November 16:
Gloria Stengel:
Jane Tregenza:
Betto Cesare:
Saturday, November 17: Alice Carman:
Sunday, November 18: Helena Johansson:
Monday, November 19: Mireille Divjak:
See you Friday

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Another Page in our Graphic 45 Book

 Hello Everyone,
I have been a bit busy this week, and I am now in Perth visiting my Sister and her family. I didn't get time to post this on Wensday last week. This is the next page in my Graphic 45 Book. It is a page for Kate, my youngest daughter. I used Graphic 45's "ABC Primer" papers. I love the strong colours in this collection. I designed the page so if you want to use it for more than one child you can. Just use a group photo of your children and then make a bookmark for each of them. The book marks tuck under the flap, which opens on the right side of the page. There is space on this page for three large photos as well as lots of book marks.
For the full instructions on how to make this page, click on the link below.
Jane Tregenza's Graphic 45 online tutorial page 4

Seriously Scrapbooking is sellling kits for all my tutorils at their on line store
Seriously Scrapbooking just use the link I have created. It take you to my kits.
The weather in Perth as been cold with lots of rain and hail, looking forward to returning home later this week.
thanks for looking