Friday, January 18, 2013

2Crafty Chipboard - January Post

Hello, Wow we're flying through January aren't we?
We returned from our annual camping trip on Tuesday only to leave again the next day 
on a spur of the moment two night trip down the coast.
I think what's left of January and the school holidays will be spent very close to home
preparing for school and yes Scrapping, I have plenty of that to do.

Unfortunately and not to bore you with the details (which involve some very shoddy salesmanship by a large Telecommunications company in Australia) but I returned home to find that my internet and phone had been disconnected. 
So I'm now in the process of applying for a new account, email etc which I'm told will take up to two weeks! Sigh.
So if you're wondering why things are quiet here that would be the reason.

Anyhow I'd like to share my January post that went up on the 2Crafty blog a week ago.
Here it is.

Welcome to my first post for 2013. 
I hope everyone has had a joyous Christmas and New Year.
I have some bright fun layouts to share today, perfect for a fresh start to the year.

The Letterbox and the ATC Picket Fence on this page were simply painted with Gesso and lightly inked and I added our house number with some Prima stickers
The cute little birdie on the letterbox is from the birdhouse pack.

Isn't this title lovely. Home is Where Your Heart is.
I coloured it with Faber Castell Gelatos highlighting the heart in the title 
with a black pen.

Although we're still in holiday mode here, it wont be long before I'm in 
back to School mode so I've done a Whimsical layout using a photo
from the first day of school last year.
I used the Alphabet Frame and inked it up with 
grey ink then highlighted my childrens' initials in bright colours.

I used a pack of  Critters and painted them nice bright 
colours adding detail with Ranger stickles and a journalling pen

The 'grass' that the ladybird is walking on is actually cut from the flower scene.

Here's a close-up of the frame and the caterpillar from the critters pack.

The last piece of chipboard I used on this layout was the Flower Scene
it had the perfect touch of whimsy to match the critters in this layout.
I cut the flowers off the mound they were on and used it as grass for the ladybird to be walking thorough. (see above)

This last layout is one I completed for the Kraft It Up challenge blog for their January challenge.
I used one of the Tiny Funky Frames and overlapped two swirls from the Swirls and Frames Sheet to form a love heart.  I painted both lots of chipboard white and added
some opal dust for glitter effects. 

I hope you've enjoyed looking at my chipboard layouts 
today. You can see more on my blog here
and keep up to date with everything on the 2Crafty facebook page.
Cheers, Leonie Neal-Dawson.



  1. Great DT post this month Leonie. Great designs, great colours too. Cheers Di xo

  2. Fantastic Leonie. Love what you've done!!!

  3. Awesome work Leonie! So sorry to hear of your internet troubles - not what one wants to start off the new year!!

  4. Welcome back! I hope your problems with your internet and phone will be solved soon. :) Your layouts are gorgeous!!! I especially love the chipboard flowers!

  5. These are all amazing Leonie. If I had to pick a fave I'd say the last one, but it's a close finish! Hope your internet is up and running soon!