Thursday, 31 July 2014

My Scrappy Mess

Hello everyone and welcome to the first of my posts using the new "Explore" kit from Scrappy Chat Designs. This has to be favourite kit of mine. It would be a worry if it wasn't cos I picked the papers for it - lol!

These October Afternoon papers are gorgeous. Even though October Afternoon papers look fabulous in their own right, I find they work really well on my pages. The layouts I make with them are usually not vintage or retro themed, as the papers would seem to dictate. I find they work well with all sorts of layout styles.

Here's what I mean:

There's nothing retro about this layout. It's about as modern as you can get!

Don't you just love the title? I found it on one of the sheets of paper. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to use it! I can see so many scrappers relating to it! Here's a closie:

The kit comes with a fabulous Crafter's Workshop stencil, some Distress Stain, Tinby Metallic Melts, cardstock, twine and enamel dots. I've only used two of these products plus the paper on this layout. I can't wait to show you what else I've made!

For those of you who are Scrappy Chat Designs members, a step by step process of how I made the background will be emailed to you. For those of you who aren't members take a look here to see if this might work for you. You get kits, instructions and videos delivered each month to your door or your inbox. How easy is that?

Happy scrappin'!


Sunday, 27 July 2014

Once Upon A Time

Hi There !!

Sandra here sharing with you a layout I created using this months awesome
 Explore kit.
I know I say it every month, but this kit is awesome.
I saw the papers and I just knew I had to scrap a layout of my 2 Grandsons.
I love the vintage tones of the papers I have used.. but also love  that the kit is so versatile that they can also be given a modern style ( I have seen some sneak peaks of what the other girls have created with the kit and all I can say is that you are in for a real treat!! )

and a close up ;-)

Would you like to learn the techniques behind this layout?  Full techniques and more detail pictures are shared with our kit members, so consider signing up to learn how to use many products in different ways.  Membership is $135 for 3 months of kits including postage and mailed out each month to you.  Not only do you get 3 videos and instructions for the 3 layouts that can be created with the kit products learning lots of techniques in the process - you also will receive e-mail technique sheets from the Arty Chic's!


Thanks for stopping by

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Explore kit

Ok, so Beck couldn't stay away for long so here is another kit by her.

Head on over to the website  to purchase this and other kits amongst other fun products!

For this month's kit release we have another super fun kit!

This kit features some cool less consumable product and filled with LOADS of techniques to learn!  All teamed up with new release October Afternoon papers.  Aside from the pattern paper there is plenty of Cardstock, a new The Crafter's Workshop stencil, Tinby Designs Metallic melts in Pixie Gold (you can only get that colour by purchasing this kit) Tim Holts Distress stain and twine and My Mind's Eye Enamel dots. As you can see this kit is jam packed with product for you to learn and get creative with and Beck sure shows you how!   

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 the the new Build a Tags two set as well as the Rosettes

Beck will take you through using the product in the kit in interesting and unusual ways including some fun watercolour techniques.  So get your texture paste, VersaMark ink and willingness to get your hands dirty as you create three different layouts with the help of THREE videos.  You are sure to nail all the techniques for each layout that don't have a view by date - you get to watch them forever if you wish!   

Kits are still $39 + Postage with LOADS of value for you money, as it is like doing 3 classes - all in the comfort of your own home!

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/ paints/gesso/texture paste and colour sprays 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 visit our website 

Scrappy Chat Designs Kit club Membership (e-mail us to purchase):

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 30th of the month prior.  So to commence in August (next kit to be released) you need to have your membership fee paid by 30th July.

Current Kit stocks:

Check out our website for up to date information in kits available.  You can search for kits only by heading to the 'Products' page and selecting 'kits' from the search bar on the left. 

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Tickled Pink

Hi ho.

I've had a lot of fun working with the new kit from Scrappy Chat Designs. I've been very surprised with what I came up with for this one - because I opted to use the pink! I rarely scrap with pink and I'm so glad I did this time cos I love it!

Here's the layout:

Although I could have chosen from any of the colours in the kit, I really only ended up using three colours in this - teal, grey/silver and pink. I love how they go together so well. I never would have thought that pink would suit photos about the Australian bush but I've changed my mind now!

I cut down the large chipboard shape and used the silver Metallic Melts on it to make the framework under the photo.

Everything on this layout came with the kit, except for the string. There are an amazing three stamps in this kit and I used them all. They're my new faves!

If you're a Scrappy Chat Designs member then you will be emailed instructions on how I made the background and the butterfly stamped section and how I altered the letters. As a member you get heaps of info every month showing techniques, tips and hints as well as a minimum of three videos showing how to make the key three layouts from each kit. Contact more info.

Happy scrappin'!


Thursday, 3 July 2014

If You Can Dream It.......

Hello There!
Sandra here again with my third layout using the stunning Dreams Imagined kit.
The colours are so pretty in this kit and I just had to go with flowers for this layout. 
I used  the flowers that came in the kit and Spellbinders Itty Blossom Dies to create the others using the left over papers from the kit.

I stamped the back of the cute birdy buttons with the ledger stamp in the kit... so cute!

 I used bits of the left over chipboard and stamped and fussy cut the butterflies using the divine stamp in the kit..then I coloured them in with watercolour pencils.
Such a fun kit which can be used for both boys and girls layouts.... not to mention cards!!