Thursday, 27 February 2014

Wild & Free

Hi, it's Heather here and I've been playing with the new Soaking It Up kit. Wow! I love this kit! It has papers from the stunning Wild & Free range along with coloured wire, a stencil, sequins and a new Metallic Melt made especially for this kit. Plus the most wonderful set of stamps ever! I used all four stamps on my first two layouts and I will be using these HEAPS in the future.

I'm the lucky one who gets to make three layouts with the kit this month so here is my first one:

--This layout is out for publication-- 

This page was lots of fun to make. To start, I laid the stencil over the background cardstock and sprayed it with acrylic paint mixed with water. I used Dusty in Colour paint but any water-based paint will do. I moved the stencil around the page to spray the areas I wanted and covered the areas I didn't want sprayed. I then selected random stenciled shapes, place the stencil back over them and applied Versa Mark ink in one section only. I then sprinkled over some Metallic Melts, removed the stencil and melted them. The colour of the Metallic Melts in the kit didn't suit this page so I used Lagoon from the 'Magical Adventure kit' instead. This was a great way to add some interest and texture to the page.

Here's a close up:

I then started stitching those crazy circles. I placed a sheet of paper on the page then just stitched the circles on. I didn't measure anything. I'm too impatient for that! For the solid circles, I stitched a single circle then carefully ripped the paper away from it. For the hollow circles I stitched two circles, one just inside the other, then tore away the paper from the outside and inside. I overlapped them fairly randomly and added a few hand-stitched crosses to some areas. I very rarely hand stitch so I was really pleased that this gave exactly the result I was after.

I used one of the stamps around the edges of the page and the photo then heavily inked the edges. I love this look! I used the triangle shapes from the sticker sheet to make a banner and simply added cotton for the banner 'string'. The sequins were a great touch - I'm so glad they were in the kit. They are so simple yet effective.

Some more close-ups:

This kit is available for $39 plus postage to anywhere in Australia. Email

Remember all kits come with three videos to teach you various techniques and how to complete the pages created by Beck if you wish. Or if you like my takes on the kit, you can go that way as well!  

Check on this blog again on Sunday for Renee's turn to share another technique using the same kit along with an inspiring layout.  

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Soaking it up kit release

Our new kit is here....

Head on over to our Facebook page and you can see the other two layouts you can create with the kit all with the assistance of videos for all three layouts which will be featured over the next few days.

This kit features some cool less consumable product and filled with LOADS of techniques to learn!  All teamed up with divine Glitz Design papers.  There is washi tape sheets, stamps, a stencil, wire, sequins, sticker sheet, large sticker alphas and exclusive release Tinby metallic melts in 'pumpkin'!  As you can see this kit is jam packed with product for you to get creative with!   

Spellbinders dies have been used in the creation of the layouts, and whilst not included in the kit, are very easily adapted patterns for those that do not own a die cutting machine.  Dies can be purchased with your kit, so advise if you are interested in these when ordering.  Dies used in this kit are Classic Ric Rac and Labels twenty eight

You will learn lots of different ways to create interesting backgrounds with the product in the kit teamed up with some paint.   THREE videos to help you nail all the techniques for each layout.   

Kits are still $39 + Postage with LOADS of value for you money. 

Here is some more information for those wanting a to know little more information about our kits.

They are self-paced class kits to complete in the comfort of your own home or with a group of friends

Each month there will be LOADS of added inspiration with one of the designers creating 3 layouts of their own style with the kit, and to not leave it there the other two ladies will be sharing some added techniques using the product in the kit, so you can learn more and more!

Each premier kit comes with:
  • Video AND  instructions to complete the three layouts
  • Feature a many techniques with product to be used well after the life of the kit.  (With all of our kits you will have plenty of product and knowledge to add to future projects)
  • Photos of each project including close up detail pictures
  • All the product needed to complete the project with a list of additional basic items used such as ink/ paint/ gesso/texture paste you will need out of your supplies.
The kits focus on how to use various products teamed up with some pretty paper to compliment them, so there is always less or non-consumable products in our kits, to not only help you complete some beautiful projects, learn many techniques and ways of using the different product as well as taking them well beyond the kit projects.

Kits are $39 + postage and come out monthly

To order e-mail us at

Scrappy Chat Designs Kit club Membership:

This lasts for 3 months is $135 and includes 3 kits at 5% off and postage for all 3 kits (they are released monthly).  As a member you also get ‘insider’ info on what is coming up in the next kit – sometimes even a pic!  You are also guaranteed the kits which do sometimes sell out VERY quickly.  If you are interested in membership, you need to pay the membership fee by the 15th of the month prior.  So to commence in February (next kit to be released) you need to have your membership fee paid by 15th January.

Current Kit stocks:
Check out the side bar on the right for kits still in stock.  The numbers are now VERY limited on each of these.
We are looking to inspire to with this first kit for 2014 and well beyond into the year.

Remember, not to hide away scrapping ALL the time and get out there and make the memories to scrapbook as well, and this time of year is one of those special times of the year to do it even more!  

Thursday, 6 February 2014

My Magical Scrappy Adventure

Hi there. It's Heather here. I hope you're not sweltering too much in this endless heat.

I've been having fun with a kit called "Magical Adventure". It's available at the Scrappy Chat Designs site here. I LOVE the papers in this kit! They are so versatile! And you get Goosebumps, Fireworks spray, Metallic Melts and a stencil. Yum!

I was really inspired by the Magic theme of the papers. The world's best magician (well we think so anyway) is a friend of ours and did us a favour by performing at my niece's party. He was amazing! I just had to make the layout about him.

Here it is:

I really worked with the papers on this one. I looked for sayings and pics that I could cut out of the papers - there were heaps of them to choose from.I layered them up ensuring I left some of the film strip showing to place my journalling on.

Here's how I made the background. I first tested the Fireworks spray on the back of the layout as most sprays don't hold their true colour on black. Sure enough, even though Fireworks colours are supposed to pop on black, this yellow turned gold. I didn't mind the gold colour though - it still coordinated with my papers so I went ahead with it. First I gave it a few sprays through the stencil then I flipped the stencil over and blotched it onto the cardstock. I then squirted some Goosebumps over the cardstock. Goosebumps is a liquid spray that you simply squirt on and it adds texture to the page. It's so easy! While the Goosebumps was still wet, I sprinkled over some of the Metallic Melts and melted them with my dryer. They stuck to the Goosebumps so I didn't need to use any other glue. This might sound like complicated procedure when you read it, but in reality it's very simple and the whole background only took me a few minutes to make.

The only things that weren't in the kit that I used to make this page were a couple of star punches and some black letters on the 'is for". The rest is all from the kit and I've still got oodles of products left.

I hope you can get a little magic from this kit too! If you'd like to order it just email