Every Occasion Carda

Hello Everybody,

Yes you have Lauren and Teddy up on the A2ZScraplets Blog site again this week.  How lucky are they to get us two weeks in a row.  Teddy knows it is so hard for you to be without us for three weeks, so we did an extra one last week… Oh my we are so good to you :)

I love the simplicity of this card, it is a 5″x5″ base with red Christmas Paper attached.  Then I have die cut a 5″x5″ panel with the Poppy Stamps Die Merry Christmas Background Style 1065.  I have positioned the die to the left of the panel, so that there is a border on the right.
The wonderful A2Z Chipboard HOHOHO is embossed with Stampendous Aged Scarlet Embossing Powder.  I must learn to go the longest direction as I sprinkle as there are so many wonderful elements in it that some get missed when I go side to side the narrow way.  Still looks great though.
Just a close up of the embossing and different it can be over a large area.  More practice I feel will make me happier with my results, although I am pretty happy anyway, love these embossing powders, is like fine through to Ultra Thick powder all in the one bottle, with different colours of powder and glitters as well.  It is fantastic.
Oh and a lovely thank you card with the brand new (to me) Poppy Stamps Die Fancy Thanks.  Love that scripty writing.  The base of the card front and the base are both  die cut with a piece from the  Memory Box Dies Distressed Addington Collage, giving that lovely swirly effect.  The beautiful butterflies on the vine is a Memory Box Die Waltzing Butterflies and the extra foliage is from Memory Box Die Botanical Stem.
A close up of that lovely scripty Thanks and the flower made with Memory Box Die Petal Party, because you know how much I love making my own flowers and they are so easy when you just have to crease the petals a little to give some shape.
Hope you like these two offerings, hope you get some ideas or some inspiration from seeing them.
Thanks for looking, Lauren xx

Everyday Occasion Cards

Hello Everybody,

Lauren and Teddy up on the A2Z Scraplets blog today and we are going to show you a couple of cards with mobs of flowers and are made especially for special occasions.

So these are the cards that I made just for you to get some inspiration from.  I hope you like them.

Ohhhhh…… This one is Teddy’s favourite, a Cascading Z Fold Card we think, with a die cut lace border at the top (cut with Kaiser Lacey Borders) and all panels covered with patterned paper and some doilies.  The flat flowers, the tags and the sentiment come from packs of Kaiser Collectables, such fast embellishing with no effort.
I have added 3D roses and cherry blossoms (because I love them so much) and ribbon right across the bottom of the card.  All finished with flat back pearls and Ranger Ice Stickles.
Love the tags (dressed up with flowers and ribbons) and the sentiment piece from the Kaiser Collectables.  So easy, so quick.  No mess from stamping if you are not so confident too.
Oh and the second card is one I have been dreaming of for a long time and Deb created the Chipboard Sentiment for me, love it.
I have used a 5″x5″ card base and cut a piece of Kaiser Paper Pad cut to size and torn top and bottom, then stitched around including tears.  This is then attached to the card and the tears are rolled open.  I have done a few stencil leaves over the base.  The three chipboard pieces, the Two Becomes One and the Vine Flourish (cut in half for the two corners) have been embossed with Stampendous Shabby White (love that stuff, so pretty), and then glued to the card.  You can also get Stampendous Embossing Powders from My2Angels Shop on the Gold Coast and internet
Then I have rolled the tears more and filled the space with pearl beads of different sizes.  Added 3D roses and cherry blossoms to the chipboard swirl on the two corners.  The flowers are all touched with Ranger Ice Stickles.
This last photo gives a closer photo of the embossed flourish and the pearls in the paper tear as well as the Ice Stickles on the flowers.
Oh yes I love pretty, oh so pretty.
Hope you like today’s effort and get some ideas from them.
Thanks Lauren

A2Z Blog Post my first

Hello Everybody, I did forget to blog this for you.  It is my very first DT post for A2Z Scraplets (the best chipboard downunder).

Hi, Lauren here with my first share for you.   Hope you are keeping warm on the eastern half of Australia with the temperatures taking a dip again after that fantastic snow in Tasmania.

So I have made you a couple of cards.
Love this style of card, with loads of texture in a 5″x 5″ card, not too big, but loads of room to add all the lovely details and elements.  I have used two chippies from the wonderful range of A2Z Scraplets, the one at the top would be my all time favourite (but they all get a chance to be my favourite) Swirly Corners Medium and comes in a set of two.  The wonderful Congratulations at the bottom is just that, a script word for cards and layouts.
My background is texture paste on Memory Box Texture Honey Comb designer Stencil (88521), and when dry the background was sprayed with Ranger Pearl Mist Cappucino.  I have coated the chippie with Gesso and then painted with Ranger Distress Paint Victorian Velvet.  Embossed parts with  Stampendous Aged Bronze, then sprayed over with the Cappucino and re-heated as I love how the painted areas bubble and fizz just like the aged embossing powder does.
Yes I love to make flowers and the two larger ones on this card are made with Memory Box Fabulous Phlox (98511)
I love the richness of many textures and layering.  The butterfly is Memory Box Isabella and Pippi dies, such a lovely small butterfly.
Another full picture of the card to show the almost dandelion look of the Memory Box Chandra Stem (99090) to which I have added different size pearls.
A close up of the Chipboard Swirl and the richness of the Stampendous Aged Embossing Powders.
So I made another card to share with you, not as much work involed in this one, but still very pretty (yes I have to admit I love pretty).
A Wedding Shower card, with lacy borders, pearls, ruffled ribbon (tutorial at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wocnUTILmk and a lovely bow, all in tones of cream, gold and a touch of pink.
I have used a medium out of Umbrellas Set of 5 shapes (found at this link http://www.a2zscraplets.com.au/umbrellas_set_of_5_shapes.html  Started with Gesso, then embossed with Stampendous Shabby Rose Embossing Powder fairly thickly and while molten I have stamped a script stamp into it with StazOn ink and then reheated to get a marble effect.
Butterfly is Memory Box Isabella and Pippi
Thanks for stopping by and reading. I hope you are staying warm and getting lots of papercrafting done.

Hello Everybody!!

Teddy and I have been doing some crafting and what is better we have been doing some blogging.  Wet Spring here, bad hailstorms on Thursday and showers ever since, night time mostly, very heavy rain.

So we made you a card.


This card was made for a card swap on Willow’s Card Swaps on Facebook, it is an Aussie only site, so saves postage :)

My usual 5″x5″ square card that is to a sketch and so simple.  I have used washi tape and one of my favourite stamps by Lucy, (Kaszazz these days)  I also used to washi tape to make it fit into a challenge on the Aussie Creative Crafts and Challenges site that I admin on (Teddy is the creative director).  The Challenge is Double Up or Two of a Kind, (2 types washi tape)  How clever is that??

Well we hope you like it, so much fun sometimes to make something totally different :)

Hugs :)

Lauren xx

A2Z Scraplets DT post

Hello Everybody,

It is Teddy (if you don’t know Teddy, he is sidekick,  creative advisor and world renowned character, ask if you need more info on him) and Lauren here on the blog today for the A2Z Scraplet DT, how good is that? And you ask what has she got for us today?  Well a real treat I am hoping!!

So I made a card with some dies!!

Today it is a 5″x5″ square card with a front panel embossed with a Sizzix Embossing Folder in a beautiful Paris theme.  The usual ribbon treatment and bow, (my trademark I am told).  I also cut a border and doily from Kaiser Dies, Lacey Border and the matching doily.  When I cut detail dies I use baking paper to make them easy to get the die cut out of the die.  I keep the die cut baking paper for other uses.  I have also used Memory Box Isabella Butterfly and Pippi Butterfly for the cute little butterfly at the top right of the cars.  Also  Memory Box Sketchy Rings and Memory Box Petal Party to make three of the flowers.  All pieces are lightly edged with ink before assembly for definition and depth.

Just a close up of the inking on the embossing and all pieces, the flowers and edges of the card itself.  To finish off all flowers have been touched with Ranger Ice Stickles Chrystal Ice, because I can and I like it.

A close up to show the layering effect of the pieces used on the card.  Also the textures given by layers, embossing and inking.

So after that, I made you another card, this one with a chippie piece on it.  Love chippies

Oh I love getting some Christmas Cards made early and the little trees from A2Z Scraplets are just perfect for quick card making.  Oh remember I told you that I keep the baking paper from the die cutting?  Well I have used that on here as a stencil, see it there on the middle to left of the card, where I have lightly inked??? How clever is that??  Makes it look like I have a doily right there on the card.

Now to how I have coloured the chippie tree.  It is such a pretty shape this one, I love it.  Christmas Tree 4  So easy to decorate too.  I have used Stampendous Embossing Powder Shabby Green.  This is brilliant embossing powder (EP), but you need to throw out the window some of the things you usually do with EP…. this stuff is filled with different sized textured bits, from embossing powder to glitter and you need to heat from UNDER the item, because otherwise you lose half the goodies.  I am still learning and making mistakes doing it, but it can be done.  I kept losing the green bits in it, so I topped up with Ranger Distress EP in Peeled Paint to get the rich green on the tree.

There it is in close up, that lovely doily image from the baking paper.  Oh and the pretty tree too of course.  Now don’t forget that if I use something that I name that is not in the shop, then you can contact us to get it for you and I am sure our great leader will do the very best possible to do it for you!!

Well I have had great fun here today, thanks for having a look, hope you like what I have on offer today.



Dies, Dies, Lovely Dies

Dies, Lots of Lovely Dies

Hi Everybody,  Lauren up on the blog today with some inspiration for you.

Yes I made a card or two for you, did you expect something different?  Well it’s probably best not to set your sights too high, that way I will keep surprising you and you will think I am much more clever than I might be!!! :)

Another 5″x5″ card, these are my favourite as they are a good size and not too big.  I have edged around the front panel and the card with ink just to give the card a border.  The ribbon is seam binding and I am liking this stuff as much as I do organza ribbon.  It ruffles beautifully and the bows sit really well and can be manipulated if not quite sitting how you want them.  Here is a link to the tutorial of the ruffled ribbon on my youtube channel, there are also a couple of other basic tutorials there as well.

I have used four Memory Box dies on this card, Tall Chloe Stem No 98773  (the short one could be used as it is behind the heart), Grand Heart No98254 with La Rue Heart No98255 over it and the flowers are made using Petal Party No98304

The little flowers are perfect for this card with a coloured pearl in the centre to make them pop.  The flowers have been inked just on the very edge of them for a little definition.

So then I must have been on a roll because I made another card for you (well for someone close to me)

This one has an embossed background, with some very pretty lace across the bottom quarter of the card.  The chipboard hearts have been coated with gesso and then painted with Ranger Distress Paint Victorian Velvet and then stamped with a fine script stamp from Stamp-It Australia.

Again I have used four dies on this card, Memory Box Gold Finch No98756, Poppy Stamps Garden Sprig No930, Poppy Stamps Small Garden Sprig No 931 and Fancy Blossoms No98312.

All were cut from white cardstock and inked to the chosen colour, assembled and arranged on the card.  The ‘In Sympathy’ Chipboard piece is from A2ZScraplets, but might need to be special ordered as they were given to me by Deb.

Oh I hope you like these cards today.  Teddy (you know Teddy don’t you?) and I have worked hard on them for your viewing pleasure!!!! :)

Have fun!!!

Lauren xx

Thinking of You

Hello Everybody,

Hope  all is well and you can feel Winter coming to an end soon with Springlike weather becoming the norm.  I can be wishing.

So I made a card for you.  Well two actually, just for you to enjoy with lushous goodies on them from A2Z Scaplets shop.  Oh my do I love to shop!!

So while I was shopping, I had to buy this fantastic set of four dies from Memory Box called Distressed Windham Collage (style 30041) from A2Z Scraplets Shop of course!  Well you know I love Memory Box Dies and you know I love Distressed and I also love Collage, so this one was just calling my name.  Four beautiful dies in different patterns and sizes just the one I have used.  Perfect for so many projects and ideas.  On this card I have also put some foliage, lovely handmade by me flowers and some other bought flowers and some lovely A2Z Scraplets Chippie flowers Scribbly Flowers Set of 3 Shapes.

The Chipboard flowers have been done with gesso to give a good coating for the spray to cling to.  A double go of Ranger Perfect Pearl Spray and then some glitter sprinkled.  Then heated and embossed.  The embossing was a bit patchy as I think I need more heat, so practice will be needed for this technique form me.  But I am sure you will do better with it. Embossing has never been my best trick!!

The Flowers are finished with some Ice Stickles from Ranger.  I have fallen in love again with this glitter glue, hmmm….

Hope you like it :)

And this second card is in my favourite pink and green.  Another new die from Memory Box called Modern Border Trim (style 30048), love these arrows and the cutout bits I have used to add to the area around the chipboard.  The ruffled ribbon and the added (dimensionally) the butterfly swirls from, they are really Butterfly and Flourish Medium from  A2Z Scraplets.

The Butterfly Swirl is done with Gesso, a coat of paint, pink on the butterflies and green on the rest.

Then sprinkled with glitter while still wet, and when dry I have used Ranger Inkessentials Medium Crackle Accents.  Love the way this dries more crackly the longer it dries.

Hope you like it :)

Hugs :)

Lauren xx


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