Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Autumn Escape - New Zealand

Hello Everyone
I am very proud to announce that I have been asked to teach at the 2016 Autumn Escape. The Autumn Escape is organized by Craft Events New Zealand and as their name suggests, the Autumn Escape is held in beautiful New Zealand which is where I am from.

It looks to be a promising weekend, there will also be two other teachers, so lots of scrapbooking, treats and food all in a luxury resort. What more could one want? Follow the link above to their website for full information of the event, Here is the brief description from their website:

22nd – 24th April, 2016,

Wairakei Resort, Taupo, New Zealand

Registrations are now open!

About Autumn Escape:

Immerse yourself in a luxury 4 star resort in the heart of the North Island. There isn’t much that beats the beauty and ambience of the Wairakei Resort… that is, unless you add a weekend full of paper crafting, giveaways, candy and shopping! It’s always a weekend of fun, laughter and total indulgence!
This three day weekend provides something for everyone; from simply kicking back cropping the hours away while chatting with your friends to having a busy schedule enjoying many amazing classes hosted by equally AMAZING tutors to a combination of both that suits your schedule. We really do have a weekend that caters for everyone.
The tutors for 2016 include Jane Tregenza, Lowri McNabb and our third talented artist will be announced shortly!
For a full overview of the weekend & package options follow this link.
I will be heading to New Zealand to teach at the autumn escape straight from the cruise I am teaching on, needless to say I'm looking forwards to April 2016 very much ☺
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Time Creates Wonderful Memories

Hello Everyone, today I am showing you a beautiful layout I made when Graphic 45's "Artisan Style" collection was released.
This new “Artisan Style” collection from Graphic 45 is just beautiful. I really love the Art Deco feel to it. The colours are vibrant and strong, with a wide range of colours to work with.
Each time I get a new collection from Graphic 45, I spend time just looking at all the elements on each page. Then I turn them over and check out the backs. It’s the backs of the papers that I really love working with.
For this layout I have chosen to keep it simple. The layout doesn’t need a lot of stuff on it as the papers are so beautiful. I wanted them to be the feature, along with a special photo. So I only chose 3 print papers + the back of one of them. I had to use one of my favourite papers from another Graphic 45 collection to give me a plainer background to show off the more vibrant colours of the “Artisan” Collection. In keeping it simple, I used the back of “Decorative Flourish” for the background. I really love those Art Deco Dragonflies and as soon as I saw them, I knew I had the perfect metal charm to really set the print paper off. Next I used my favourite print paper from this collection.  “Attention to Detail” is stunning and I love both sides of this paper. I love it so much; I used it two times on this layout with the lovely floral side showing, and a third time on the other side with the blue pattern.
Imaginarium Designs Chipboard- flower and fern, along with a title and some charms all help to make it a quick layout.

With a perfect photo of three of my girls – this layout is already a favourite. This layout is perfect for anyone wanting a simple but lovely Graphic 45 Artisan Style layout. Its even available as a kit on the website of Seriously Scrapbooking as well as the kits for many of my other layouts. The Imaginarium Designs Chipboard is also available for purchase on their website.
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Saturday, August 08, 2015

Lazy Summer Days

Hello Everyone

Today I'm going to share my Lazy Summer Days Layout with you all.
I love this collection from Graphic 45. I have always love the sea and way it’s always changing, one of my dreams is to retire to a house by the sea with an old rocking chair on a veranda and loose days just watching it.  So when I saw this collection, lot of ideas jumped into my head.  I have made a few different projects with this collection. This one is a layout for my daughter Kate. I chose the papers I wanted to work with and some matching cardstocks. I used “by the sea” for a frame around my page and cut the middle of it out. I matted it onto a piece of  Cajun cardstock and used foam tape to build it up. I used “Set Sail” for the foundation of my layout and added the frame on top.  I used the middle bit I had cut out when I did the frame from my “by the sea” paper, matted it onto some black cardstock and adhered it to my layout in the middle of my frame. I added some borders to the top and bottom of my page.
I used a second sheet of “by the sea” to cut out some of the images that Graphic 45 are so famous for. I added them to my frame with foam tape to build them up. I added some charms, flowers and ribbons to fill it all in a bit more. I found a photo of Kate taken at the beach and matted it. A chipboard quote was all I needed to add to finish the page.  The beautiful images and colours in this Graphic 45 “By the Sea” collection work so well together. the perfect collection for anyone lucky enough to live by the sea, or had holidays by the sea or like us, just visit from time to time and dream!

 I taught this layout at the 2015 Brisbane Scrapbooking & Papercraft Expo and it was enjoyed by all. Graphic 45 are kindly sharing it on their blog and I though I would share it with you too. Graphic 45's blog is always worth having a look at, click here to see their blog.

I have in fact been organized enough to make this layout into a kit which is available for purchase on the website of Seriously Scrapbooking if you would like to make the page.
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Jane Tregenza