Friday, May 27

Summer blog's Summer somewhere!

Well it's getting colder by the day here in Sunny Queensland, and I am sitting here with my little heater on, but over in California, the home of Best Creation, the Summer holidays are just beginning and so we are celebrating with a Summer Blog Hop.

So, you should have arrived here from Katarina's blog. If not, head back to the Best Creation blog to get all the instructions you'll need.

I have used some brand new release Splash Fun papers to create this fun layout from a family trip to the beach.

I love all the different ways the die cut papers can be used. On this I cut the inside away to create a frame, which I positioned slightly off the page. I used smaller photos so I could use two without cluttering my page. I cut and overlayed some wave shapes, and some individual water spurts for embellishments.

Best Creation has been partnering with Helmar adhesives..who I also design for, so naturally I used plenty of Helmar product on this. Being glittered papers, a slightly more durable adhesive is a good idea. Helmar 450 or premium craft glue are both perfect. I raised both my embellishments and photos on Helmar Zapdots.

And of course we have lots of chances to win some of
our New June releases and 6x6 mini packs too. Be sure
and leave a comment on either Facebook or the blog
or sign up as a new Follower!!!

Next you are heading off to see Kim Holmes. Thanks for visiting.

Sunday, May 1

New Kit reveal

I have just revealed the new Challenge kit for A Crafter's Passion. The shop is closed today because of the public holiday, but they will be available for pickup tomorrow, and we can take email orders now.

Welcome to another Challenge kit.Thanks to those who entered a layout for last month, we enjoyed seeing them. This month's kit would be perfect for Mother's Day layouts, with soft pastel blues and floral patterns. Not that you are restrictyed to that theme at all, just an idea.

So, are you ready to see what you'll be getting?

May Challenge Kit

This kit contains a sheet of navy cardstock, plus 3 sheets of co-ordinating patterned papers in pale blue florals.

For embellishments you will get a large silk flower, a piece of pretty gold wired ribbon, a handful of chipboard pieces, including buckles, 2 hat pins, 2 metal charms, diamonte brads, gemstones, and a whole sheet of Carolee's Creations mini alphabet stickers.

Here's a layout I created using the kit.

Sample layout by Alicia Barry

All this and as always the kit is only $10 (+$6.95 if you require postage).

Challenge entries are due at the end of the month for your chance to win a free kit, but please note that it is perfectly Ok to buy the kit and not enter the competition.

Kits are available in the shop right now, but are VERY limited in numbers, so I wouldn't wait too long to get yours. To order, just use the contact tab ont he left hand side of the page and we will email you direct deposit details.