Saturday, 2 August 2014

My very first 2Crafty Post!!

Hello everyone!!  I am so excited to be sharing my very first 2Crafty reveal!!
I was thrilled to bits when Di Garling and Vanessa Tiberti invited me to be on this amazing Design Team.  Thank you so much ladies, I so appreciate your confidence in me and will do my best not to let you down.  As a Resident Guest Designer, I needed to make 3 card size items.

So, my first item is, (Surprise! Surprise!) a card.
 The 2Crafty Chipboard pieces used are 
Corner Flower Vine
Ornate Buckle
Heidi Vines
 The Ornate Buckle was coloured with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink and then clear embossed.
 As this is an Easel Card I used half of the Corner Flower Vine to anchor the easel.  This piece was coloured the same as the Ornate Buckle with Spiced marmalade Distress Ink and clear embossing powder.
When I received the Corner Flower Vine it turned out to be a bit bigger than I had expected but, as chipboard is so adaptable, I knew I would still be able to use it.  I simply cut off the piece needed for this card and still had the left over bit for another project.  I really love this ornate piece and it fitted the card beautifully.
 I needed some leaves to go with my flower cluster so I trimmed some of the leaves from the Heidi Vine.  I sprayed them with water until they were quite wet.  Then, very carefully, I gently separated the layers to about half way down the leaf as I didn't want them to come apart completely.  I then shaped them and left them to dry.  Once dry, I simply coloured them with Crushed Olive Distress Ink.  
I really love how they turned out.

My next  piece is a tag.
2Crafty Chipboard pieces used are
Corner Flower Vine
Tiny Kathleen Frame
Chicken Barbed Wire Small
 As you've probably guessed, I've used the other half of the Corner Flower Vine from the previous card on this tag.
 All the chippies on this piece were coloured the same way.  Coated with gesso first and then lightly  coloured with Broken China Distress Ink.   I used Black Soot for the stamping on the background and on the chippies as well.
The chicken barbed wire comes in a 5" square piece and I simply cut off a narrow strip to place on the side of my tag.

My last piece  is an AT Block.
2Crafty Chipboard pieces used are
Tiny Edwin Corners
Tiny Edwin Frame
ATC Mask
ATC Tiny Hearts & Stars
The block measures 2 3/4" x 2 3/4".
The Tiny Edwin Corners were brushed with gesso and then clear embossed.  The tiny Hearts were coloured with red acrylic paint.  I then applied a little bit of glitter and coated them with Glossy Accents.
This is the opposite side of the Block which is decorated in a similar way with the same chipboard pieces.  Don't you just love those gorgeous ornate corners??
The front of the Block has the Tiny Edwin Frame which was also painted with gesso and then just clear embossed.  The ATC Mask was coloured with red acrylic paint and when that was dry I went over the central section of the feather with gesso.  I then coated that section with glitter and used a black Sharpie for the doodles.  Then I simply glued the tiny gems around the top of the mask. 
I used the centre piece from the Frame to make the small tag.   Trimmed a little off one edge, rounded the corners a bit more and  then I covered the tag with some designer paper and inked around the edges. 
The chippies on the lid were treated the same as those on the sides.  Painted the corner with gesso and then clear embossed and the hearts with red acrylic paint and covered with Glossy Accents.

I thoroughly enjoyed working with these gorgeous chipboard pieces.  2Crafty have a huge selection of pieces that are the perfect size for cards and other small projects and, even if you receive something a little bigger than expected, such as the Corner Flower Vine, it is easily cut up into manageable sizes for your projects.

To find a 2Crafty Chipboard stockist near you contact them here
To take a look at the awesome projects by my Teamies, you can find the 2Crafty Blog HERE

Thank you so much for visiting and I do hope I have inspired you today.
Take care and God Bless.


  1. Huge congratulations on your DT spot here - they are very lucky to have you on board. Love the card and tag, and my favourite is the ATB - oh my what a superb one! Jenny x

  2. Marg the cards are wonderful - I love the second one especially, but that box is the piece de la resistance! Fantastico!!

  3. Congratulations on your DT spot Margaret. There is no chance you will let the team down!! Your work is absolutely divine. Each of these projects is a piece of art and I love each and every one of them. Choosing a favourite is like choosing a favourite child, so I won't do that, but I do love the earthy tones of the first card and they way you split and curled the leaves :D

  4. Wow Marg, such totally stunning creations, each one of them, I just could not pick a favourite, each one so different but so beautiful in its own right! There is no way you will let them down, in fact they are so lucky to have you and big congrats of course for being chosen, so well deserved!!

  5. Firstly...congrats again on your new DT spot Marg. I just know you are going to love working with 2Crafty & we are all going to love, and be treated to seeing your amazing creations! All 3 of these are stunning....they are all so perfectly put together, with the perfect amount of embellies & chipboard. And how clever are you with what you've done to those leaves!! Absolutely brilliant work...I love them all :) xx

  6. Congrats Marg!!!! These project are so fantastic!!!

  7. These look lovely Marg! Really love the little box and just a piece or two of chipboard really adds a nice embellishment! I hope you have had a lovely weekend!

  8. Wonderful, wonderful projects - you are such a versatile creator...LOOOVE how you've "adapted"" the chippy pieces & even the leaves to your particular uses!!!! My fave is the tag....those colours & textures...gorg!!!!!!

  9. BEAUTIFUL projects ... Love them all. That card is so dramatic and I love the ginger touch with the chippie. That tag is just so soft and pretty and the box is just pinkalicious. You are one talented lady <3


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