Steampunk Twiddley Style


O.K I think that I am making it back to the land of the living.  The last couple of weeks has seen me struck down with a particularly nasty virus - thank you to my darling husband for sharing this with me.. ummm not.  He managed to infect the whole house and for a while there all 4 of us were in a bad way.  Anyway, we are finally vertical after spending a few days as total bed rest - doctor's orders... seriously couldn't have got up even if I had wanted to.   

Just before I went away to Brisbane, I shared a little peek at one of the projects I had been working on for Twiddleybitz.  If you happened to visit the Twiddleybitz booth over the Queen's birthday weekend at the Brisbane Papercrafting Expo you may have seen this one.


Lots of Twiddley on this one including:

SB12001 Shadow Box 12" x 12"
BAL001 Balloon Large
BAL002 Balloon Small
SPK002 Flying Butterfly Clock - Steam
SPK009 Steam Punk Blossom
SPK011 Boot Skate
SPK014 Light Bulb - Steam Punk
WOR044 Destination Word
FLOW007 Flower Flourish Vine
FLOW006 - Shoe Flourish Large
OV007 Diamond Overlay Single Photo
FLOW001 Passionfruit Flower
BUT003 Butterflies Assorted
VTG005 Vintage Keys (pk 4)

I started with a 12" x 12" Shadow Box which I have covered with Graphic 45 papers.  
I wanted to focus on modes of flight and transport one may undertake in order to reach a 'destination'.  The inside the box has been embellished with an assortment of Twiddley 'transportation' components. 
And lookie, not a pretty floral bloom in sight LOL!!

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TLC's Craft Wars TV Show

Have you heard the news?

TLC's new series Craft Wars kicks off this evening!

GlueArts is proud to be apart of the official Craft Wars "Craft Closet!"

Our Glue Glider PRO+ was available to the crafters to use during the show season!

We'd like to give you a chance to win your own Glue Glider PRO+ Handle and Perma Tac Cartridge for your "Craft Closet". 

Simply post a comment with the name of one of the show judges and the name of the crafter who was asked to leave Craft Wars at the end of the first episode. (anotherwords they're not moving on in the competition)

We'll give you through this weekend and post the winner right here next Tuesday just in time for the next  Craft Wars show! Who knows...we might have our own craft war! 

 Click here to visit TLC's website and learn more about Craft Wars!
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Operation Write Home

Join GlueArts as we support our friends at We R Memory Keepers and Operation Write Home!

We R Memory Keepers is trying to collect 50,000 cards, so they need need lots and lots of help. Cards can be submitted up until Tuesday July 24, 2012 at midnight.

They will pick cards to receive prizes each week on our Facebook page. We R Memory Keepers will pick the top 50 cards (at the end of the contest) to be voted on by our Facebook fans. Our Facebook will vote for each round until the final winner is chosen. 

Top 25 cards will receive a Power Punch
Top 10 cards will receive a Lucky 8 Punch
Top 5 cards will receive a Love 2 Craft collection
Top Card – We R Memory Keepers Product - up to $1,000 in product (prize value for top card will depend on the number of cards collected)

Here is a link to their website to learn more:

Our kind friends at We R Memory Keepers have kindly offered up this amazing Stack Pack to one of our fans!

We of course cannot resist joining in as well and will include a Glue Glider PRO handle and your choice of one PRO+ Cartridge refill. (or you may select two cartridges if you already own a handle)

So how can you win this prize? 

Create handmade greeting cards in the following categories: Love (Thinking of you, Missing you, Anniversary), Any Hero, Thank You, Birthday, Holiday, Get Well.

Be sure the card has either red, white or blue used on it...

And share it with us by posting a comment with a link or using the handy inlinkz option. We'll give you through July 6th to submit  your cards to us. Do keep in mind you have through July 24th for the main We R Memory Keepers promotion.

Simply post a comment and link to your card or use the handy dandy inlinkz to link us up. 

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It was a wonderful ride.....

While it lasted...

Congratulations to the new Prima Design Team for 2012/2013!!  I am so thrilled to see some of my past team members that I shared the ride with last term back.  A special shout out to my previous Aussie 'teamies' Steph and Stacey - I love you gals xx 

   Here are a few of my favourite Prima creations that still make me smile.

 Thank You and Farewell to Prima Marketing.

(in no particular order)

And finishing off this one

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Twiddleybitz: Happy Travels

Bon Jour!!

A little easel project to share with you today.

If you happened to 'travel' to the Brisbane Papercrafting Expo over the last weekend you perhaps might have seen this one on display at the Twiddleybitz booth.

The easel I have used is the gorgeous Twiddleybitz MDF 6 x 6 Easel which I have inked with Prima Chalk Ink - Cold Ice.  A touch of Tin Can was also lightly applied in some areas.
How beautiful is the filigree background on the easel! 
 Patterned Paper elements from the Prima En Francais and Yuki collections were added to create the backdrop. I wanted to create a step out effect - lots of foam tape was used to add dimension.
Twiddleybitz Eiffel Tower, Paris Single Gate and Vintage Key were added along with an assortment of coordinating Prima Blooms - En Francais, Pixie Glenn and Godiva's are some of which are featured.
 The Twiddleybitz Opening Gates were used to create a window box effect.
 I used one of the frames and one of the filigree doors from the set - this tied in nicely with the background of the easel. 
A Twiddleybitz Hot Air Balloon sits inside. 
The balloon has been embellished with a Twiddleybitz banner which I have cut up, some more Prima blooms and paper banner strips.  

Twiddleybitz Products:
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Some Prima Last Shares....


Today I am sharing some last projects created as a member of the Prima 2011-2012 Design Team. 
The year has gone by so quickly; seriously,  it only feels like yesterday when it all begun.  I have loved designing for Prima, and truly thank them from the bottom of my heart for everything.

It has been without a doubt, a truly wonderful experience which has been shared with such a great bunch of amazingly talented artists. I still pinch myself and will always be forever grateful for the 12 months I have had.
 I am so honored and proud to have been part of the 2011-2012 Design Team.  
Thank You Prima! 

 These projects, I had meant to showcase before I headed away last week, but it got rather busy and time slipped away from me.

First up I have my interpretation of the June Build-A-Page (BAP).  

Totally **heart** the sketch - thanks so much Heidi xx


I just adore this photo of Missy N running towards the camera.  
I was inspired to create a pretty garden scene to tie in with the photo.  Love the bridge element in the photo.
 Lots of Prima blooms, resist canvas, resin and shabby metal bring it all together.

Following is my interpretation of the June Product Pick & Palette (PPP)

I have taken inspiration from the palette for my creation.

'My Fair Lady'
I have combined Nature's Garden, A4 Ledgers and a touch of Pixie Glenn with an assortment of gorgeous blooms and shabby metal.
 Lots of layering and fussy cut elements.

Finally, I have a layout previously not shown.

 This one was created for Winter CHA 2012 and showcases the beautiful Sun Kiss Collection.  I adore this collection, it makes me smile as does my gorgeous girl.  She is my sunshine. 

I added some masking to the background patterned paper - I used Glimmer Mists Turquoise Blue and Bubblegum Pink with a Prima mask.
 A journal notecard frames the photo along with coordinating Sun Kiss blooms, vine and chipboard.
How sweet is the bike??

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My Creative Scrapbook Reveals


Earlier in the week, I shared some sneak peaks of my creations using the My Creative Scrapbook June Limited Edition Kit.
 This kit ROCKS with Pink Paislee London Market and Prima Flowers.

Here is my first creation from this totally gorgeous kit. 
Little girls have a magic all their own.

Everything you see is from the MCS June Limited Edition kit - oh except for the title sentiment and I used some white card for this. 
I did get scissor happy with some fussy cutting
 And layered it up with the fussy cut elements, London Market Ephemera, Prima Flowers and ribbon.
The Eiffel Tower and little tag element sitting on the bird cage were cut out from a couple of the tags which are part of the Ephemera pack.
Prima Flower Packaging was used to layer behind the photo.
 How sweet are the London Market Spool Covers? - These are also part of the kit.  I have another project idea for these, but more about this later :) 
My second layout  has the gorgeous Pink Paislee London Market 'Royal Charm' paper for the base.
A larger banner/bunting  was created from patterned paper.

Pink Paislee packaging was also used - some behind the photo and the floral elements that sit on the crown were also cut from the same packaging. 
The larger Prima bloom was altered with Tattered Angels Patina Glimmer Mist to coordinate.

 A London Market Jumbo Number also features along with the crown from the Ephemera pack, a spool cover and  some more Prima Flowers.

For my following project, I was inspired to create somewhat of a garden theme and wanted it to appear as if Miss E and Missy N were meandering their way through it.
I wonder how many butterflies they found?
Once again I got scissor happy - gosh these patterned papers are perfect for cutting out elements and so pretty.
I used one of the bases from the Twiddleybitz Opening Gates Set as a template to trace around to create the arch that sits behind the photo.  The removed middle insert created the open gate effect - I also removed the centre piece to leave a thin border all the around before attaching.

 The Limited Edition Kit contains gorgeous Prima blooms - here are a few which I have clustered together. 
I also incorporated some of the Prima flower packaging    - the sentiment banners were cut out from this.
For my final project reveal, this is perhaps a little different to my 'usual thing' but just the same, still had lots of fun putting it together. 
I wanted to make the London Market Jumbo Numbers a feature and have overlapped a number series along one side of the photo.
I again have incorporated some of the Pink Paislee packaging and included travel elements to tie in with the 'world' theme.  
Totally **heart** these gorgeous Prima blooms.  

I loved working with this kit and thank Pam and My Creative Scrapbook for the wonderful opportunity of Guest Designing this month and last.

Before I sign off this post, I must also tell you about the fantastic contest that My Creative Scrapbook are running at the moment.

Feast your eyes on the grand prize

 Head on over to the My Creative Scrapbook Blog HERE for all the details for how you go about entering to win this gorgeous kit.
Thanks so much for dropping by,

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