Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Pretty, pink, and glittery

Hi everybody,

 It's Tina again with another layout using Basic Grey's Paper Cottage range,  and lots of gorgeous Twiddleybitz chipboard, and glitter.

 I made the tulle flowers myself!  Aren't they pretty?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Creating with Teresa Collins

 Hi, It's Tina Connolly, with a little something to share. 
Here's a layout I did using papers from the Teresa Collins Fabrications range.  I used Green Diamond for the base, accented with Red Flowers, and Ornate Brackets as the inner background.  It's quite a simple layout, but I love the rich detail in this range, which makes a striking combination.
These papers are discounted only $0.70 per sheet at the moment so grab a bargain while you can!

Wednesday, December 05, 2012


Hi everyone

Hope you are all getting ready for the big fat man to come and enjoying the mayhem that we know as Christmas. I can't believe that this year is nearly over and my oldest will be going to high school next year. I can still remember when she first started school.

This is also a big month for me as I am about to have a big in order to celebrate this event I have decided to have a big Birthday Sale and would love if you would all join in.

From today there will be 30% OFF storewide excluding new items, bazzill, washi tape and papers and stock already reduced and on sale. The prices reflect already on the website and I have tried my best to make sure that the inventory of the stock is up to date but if something is not available I will give you a refund.

So why not come by and celebrate the Big Birthday Sale at Scrapbook Divas.

cheers and happy scrapping


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Just sharing....

 Hi ,
It's Tina Connolly here and I wanted to share my latest favorite layout using Basic Grey "Paper Cottage" papers from Scrapbook Diva's.  I used "Porch Swing"for the base, "Clothesline" for my next layer and photo mat, and "Brunch" as my third layer.  I punched around all my layers using Martha Stewart punches.  I fussy cut a few doiley shapes from the reverse of the "Clothesline"paper.

 The gorgeous chippy is by Twiddleybitz.  I painted it with Dylusions Ink Sprays and then applied Tim Holtz Crackle Paint in Rock Candy.  This was the first time I'd tried Dylusionals, and I loved the intensity of colour.  You can spray/spritz it, or take off the mister and paint with it (less wastage that way).  It doesn't have any shimmer but the colours are fabulous.

Here's a fun layout I did using a Crafter's Workshop template. I masked a rectangle using old scrap paper, then I applied Derivan Gel Medium with an old credit card, allowed it to dry then spritzed with  mists.  Michelle has lots of lovely Glimmermist in the store here.

 I used Sawyers Place Washi tape and Authentique "Lively" paper and stickers

Thanks for looking!
Happy scrapping,

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Do you love Authentique?

 My layout uses Authentic Lively "Chipper" as the base,  both sides of Vivacious, with a strip of  Vibrant cut along the chevron shape.

 I created a feather from old bookpaper, and embellished it with Prima flowers

 I added an  Authentique Detail Sticker and journalled the few details that I know about this photo.

Happy scrapping,

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Playing with Mediums!

 Hey, it's me (Tina Connolly) again with a tutorial for you.  I promised I'd showcase how I use my Derivan Gel Medium.
Here's my finished layout...

 I used a double masking technique on this layout, first making a triangle shape with some scrap paper, then applying the Gel Medium with an old credit card through a template.  I also used some texture paste to give a different textural finish, but you could use Derivan Impasto or Derivan Gesso in the same manner.

 Spray a variety of mists over your page (I still left my triangle masks on at this stage).  Michelle has a great range of Glimmer Mist available here.
 Attach triangles of paper and then trim any excess that is overlapping the edge of your base sheet.

Tim Holtz Distress Inks stay wet longer and blend beautifully.  I use either a dauber (as pictured) or a makeup sponge.
 I highlighted the raised edges of the texture paste with some ink.

 I even did my journalling!

 Look at all that gorgeous shimmer.

Hope you've enjoyed this tutorial.  Now get out there and have a play with some Mediums!
Happy scrapping,

Friday, October 19, 2012

Have you tried Gel Medium??

 Hi, it's Tina Connolly with another layout using Basic Grey "Paper Cottage" papers, buttons, element stickers, felt stickers and trim, and alpha stickers.

 I used Derivan Gel Medium over a Crafter's Workshop template and then rubbed some Perfect Pearls across  it once it had almost dried.  Gel Medium is one of my favorite products and I'll be showcasing it in a couple of layouts over the next few weeks.

Happy scrapping,

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Pinwheels are fun!

 Hi, it's Tina Connolly with my layout using the Basic Grey 'Paper Cottage' range.  I used "Afgan" for the base, with strips of "Vegetable Garden" and "Domestic", which I also used for the pinwheels and bunting.  You can find the buttons here, "Felt stickers and Trim" here, and Washi Tape here.

 Have you ever made a pinwheel?  They are very easy and fun to make.ust  Just cut a square, snip from each corner towards the centre, bend the right hand side of that corner to the centre, and repeat with the other corners.  Secure with a brad.  Too easy!
Thanks for looking, hope I've inspired you to go create something.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Getting Lively with Authentique

My layout today features paper from the Lively range by Authentique.  I sprayed, and splattered my background cardstock with some mists to add colour and shimmer.   Michelle has a lovely range available in the store here.  I also used them to colour my doiley.

 The Washi tape I've used is Sawyers Place Bianca Floral and Sawyers Place Pink Dots.  I've stamped along some of the Pink Dots tape using Stazon Ink and a music note stamp to create another pattern.  I've also used the Washi tape to journal on.  Just make sure you use a permanent pen like a Sharpie, as the Washi tape has a slightly waxy finish.

 I used Authentique "Lively" stickers and Prima flowers to embellish my page.
 The paper is Authentique Lively "Chipper", and is a gorgeous heavyweight paper with a slight texture.
Hope this has inspired you to create something.
Happy scrapping,