Thursday, December 27, 2012

Kaisercraft Ranges

Hello bloggers. I hope you all had a lovely Christmas.

Here are some Layouts I did for KaiserCraft back in October.
I can Share them now that these ranges have been released.

Forget-Me-Not Range

Secret Admirer Range. Such pretty papers.

Tropicana Range. This was my favourite!

I'll share the next lot of layouts I did with Kaisercraft papers in January.
Thanks for stopping by. 
Cheers, Leonie.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve - Waiting

Happy Christmas Eve to all my Blogger Friends.
Is everyone ready for tomorrow?
I love the anticipation of Christmas Eve. 
For me today is all about the waiting involved
to celebrate our Saviours birth. 
Everything is ready to go for tomorrow
and it's nice to enjoy and anticipate the fun times that tomorrow 
will bring.

I thought I would share the post I did for 2Crafty earlier this month.
All about Christmas of course.
Here it is.

Gosh do I have plenty of projects to share today using
Chipboard. Better yet they are all based around the Christmas Season
which i'm sure you're aware is well and truly in full swing!

My First layout is quite traditional, using Christmas reds, greens and gold.

I cut up the Flourish Ornament Border which is usually about 8" in length.
Using the hanging baubles I layered them on top of each other. They were painted 
first and then I applied some imitation gold leaf on them to give them a distressed, shabby look.

The Sitting On Santa's knee title was painted with Gesso and then stamped with a 
script stamp, before adding more gold leaf and finally outlining with a gold gel pen.

I also used Ana's Vine on this layout which I painted before using some gold leaf on it too, so that all the chipboard 
pieces tie in with each other.

Next are two 8x8" canvas panels depicting some scenes from 
the Christmas Story. 
These canvases were lots of fun to make and also something 
a little different to a layout.

I used the Three Wise Men pack for this one, decorating the Wise Men with
Patterned Papers, rubbons and paints.

This pack also comes with a star which I've painted Yellow and sprinkled with 
glitter and diamond dust.

The second scene depicts the Angels appearing before
the Shepherds. I used the Little Angels chipboard pack.

Patterned Paper and clear crackle paint were used on the dresses
and lots of glitter on the wings.  
Plus some trims as embellishments on each

Finally my last project this month is a 
Layout created for the Show Us Your Stuff blog
using non-traditional colours on a Christmas page.
As much as Christmas themed products are lovely and fun to use
it is, still possible to create a fun Christmas page
without any themed products at all.
Why don't you give it a go?

Shirley's Frame and the Retro Stems (which actually have the stem cut off for this page)
Nice simple technique for this one - just ink and a gel pen.

As with the gold leaf in my first layout I used the same technique
on each piece of Chipboard
so everything would tie in together.

Brown ink and a doodled outline with a white gel Pen.
on the Everyday Font 12x12" Chipboard sheet

Well hopefully these projects have got you thinking about
creating your own Christmas pages.
Have you liked our 2Crafty Facebook page so you're always up to date?
You can visit my personal blog here if you wish to view any of my other work.

Leonie Neal-Dawson.


Merry Christmas to you all. 
May the season be filled with much joy, happiness and peace in
your life.
Cheers, Leonie.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas Canvases

I'd like to share some canvas panels I made for my Childrens' school teachers.
I made similar ones last year, you can see them here.
I went with four Angels this year, just because well life is so darn busy it was easier
to have a little production line happening!

I did alter the angels slightly with the embellishments used.

The kids each chose which verse they wanted on their canvas. 

Love these 'Collections' butterflies!

That's it for now better go wrap them up, last day of school so I finished them just in time
for the kids to give to their teachers. Talk about cutting it fine!
Merry Christmas. :)

Scrap the Girls Blog Hop Winner

Hello, just popping in to post the winner of my RAK as part of the Scrap the Girls Blog Hop.
Then it's straight back to the crazy Christmas rush for me with zillions of things to get done in the next week. Oh Dear!

that means DebiJ you're the winner, please email me your details at

Oh what a wonderful hop prize from you! Wow!! Lovely hopping along with STG!

Thanks to everyone for taking part and I hope you can participate in our December Challenges at Scrap the Girls. 
A new challenge went up a few days ago by the very talented Julie Winks.
Check out her challenge here 
Cheers everyone. 
Leonie :)

edit to add grrrr I've obviously messed something up with the random number thingy, it's not showing the result but trust me it was number 3. Which is Debi's comment.  stupid wigets!!! tehehe

Thursday, December 13, 2012

About ready to burst.....

I've been hiding a secret for soooooo looonnnng it's been killing me!!!!
Finally as of today (a little earlier than originally planned ;) ) I am able to spill the beans and let the whole world know that I am a Scrapbooking Memories Master for 2013

I can't believe how lucky I am to be selected as a Scrapbooking Memories Master for 2013!!!!!
There are so many talented scrapbookers out there and I just feel so fortunate to be picked out of goodness knows how many awesome entries.
And also incredibly honoured to be in the team with these nine amazing scrapbookers

Congratulations fellow Masters!
The Magazine goes on sale next Wednesday and I'm itching to get my hands on a 
copy to see all the beautiful work and honourable mentions.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Scrap the Girls - Birthday Blog Hop

Scrap the Girls is having a blog hop to celebrate it's Fourth Birthday!

Each Design Team members' blog will have a prize up for grabs and there will also be an overall winner announced.

Make sure you 
register in the comments section...
of the Scrap the Girls blog

Each blog will have a BOLDED word. 
Put all the words together, work out the question and answer the question on the STG blog hop post by Friday 14 December to be eligible to win.

Here's a list of the Design Teams Blogs that we'll be Visiting. The First group will have their posts up today.

Leonie (you're here already) ;)

And this second group will have their post up on Tuesday 11th December.

So would you like to see the What I've put together
as my little prize.
(I'll post internationally so everyone is free to enter):)

If you'd like to go in the draw to win this prize 'follow' my blog and leave me a comment including your contact email if it's not attached to your profile.
The winner will be announced next weekend.

Cheers, Leonie.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Kraft It Up - December

Kraft It Up have a journalling challenge for December.
"Heading towards Christmas, I would like to see a layout about what YOU want for Christmas. Now this doesnt necessarily mean presents, it could mean want you want to experience with your family or where you might like to go etc..."

 of course using Kraft cardstock or Kraft patterned cardstock as the base for your layout.

My Eldest son is almost twelve and we're going through that 'tween' stage and getting a glimpse 
of the teenage years that are just around the corner.  
The last few months have been difficult for him and me and our relationship!
So my journalling is a private letter to my son about the wishes I have for us this Summer/
Christmas break and how we can get things back on track.
I wrote it on tags and slipped them in behind the photo.

The patterned papers are My Minds Eye on the bright side.
Cheers all, and 
I hope you can join in our Kraft It Up 
December Challenge, take a look at the other 
DT examples over here.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

December - Show Us Your Stuff

This is my sample for the December challenge at SUYS.
The challenge being to scrap a Christmas page using non-traditional colours.
I think orange, brown and blue fit that criteria. ;)

The santa title and the star type shapes are 2Crafty Chipboard that I've inked and doodled on.
The Splats were made with distress stains.

So hope you can join in this months challenge.
Our sponsors this month are 2Crafty Chipboard

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Happy Birthday Scrap The Girls.

Guess What? 
 December is Scrap the Girls
fourth Birthday so there are lots of celebrations
and Challenges!
And Prizes!!
First though let me share the December
Scrap the Girls Challenge which is all about Lists.

We want you to create a page containing some sort of list.

The papers and embellishments are all from the October Kit from A Piece of Cake Designs.
How well does everything match? Got to love that in a kit.

The list I created was just five random things about my daughter.

take a look at the Other design team examples over here as well as all the details about challenges
and even a blog hop!