Friday, January 30, 2015

So Cute - Carol Noakes

With all the hot weather we have been having, im sure there
are many photos out there taken at the beach.
The papers are from the Kaiser range, Sandy Toes.
The tittle ,seahorse and word "boy" are from Imagine If

Its been so hot I forgot to take photos as I went, so sorry about that.
Imagine If have some fabulous things to add to your layout, like the
sea horse I have used ,see them HERE

The journaling will be done by his mummy.

There is also a prize up for grabs for anyone that comments on my
Blog , so don't forget to comment :) Thanks for visiting


Thursday, January 29, 2015

Journal Cover - Tasha

Hey there crafters.
We have had a great break over the holidays but now we over at Imagine if... are back into it creating projects to inspire using all the awesome craft supplies from Imagine if...
To kick this new year off I have used stencils, and chipboard pieces to create the cover of My Art Journal for 2015
I prepared the cover with gesso and then added a bit of colour ready to do some stenciling with ink and also some texture paste.  These stencils are available on the Imagine if website.

I then gesso'ed a selection of chipboard pieces so they would be able to take layers of sprays and paint.

After arranging them how I liked them I adhered them to the cover.  Layering them creates some interesting textures and dimension.  So much fun.
Making sure all is dry I then added some more embellishments from my stash and started the process of adding colour upon colour...acylic, and sprays and repeating all these steps until getting to a stage I liked.  There are no rules here just play.

So there you have it the cover of my 2015 Art Journal and it was sooooo much fun.  Please check out the Imagine if website for any of the stencils and chipboard pieces you see in this project and also comment below to be in to win A pack of various chipboard pieces from Imagine if....
Thank you
Craft on
Tasha xxx

Class lists and special deals

Hi everyone
Well I only know one person who likes the temperature in NZ at present, but she is from another country, has the same birthday as me, but that is as far as the common interest  goes.  She says she is finally warm while me I love winter!  I have to admit is is so hot, that sometimes I find my self day dreaming instead of working, which is not a good thing.  I must be due for a holiday!  I wish.   
This week I have been reading all the CHA releases, and I have pre ordered a few of these little tools photo fuse tool, from WRMK.. 

They are for welding your pages closed, and also keep watching the end of the video as there is some cool additions to put on the outside of your pages.
Visit the video to watch the action.  If you are keen please email me, so I can add you to the list.

I have spent more hours on the website, and if you check it out you will see that we have loaded stamps and a new deal!

The stamps that have just be loaded are listed here, and I love love love some of them.  Love the words from Donna Downey, the print from Christy Tomlinson, Crafty individuals have lovely collage stamps, and Indigoblu is one of my personal favourites, with great mixable stamps.  Lastly Kaisercraft new releases haven't even been hung up yet they are so new.

We have been busy loading all our new Chipboard word titles on the website    There is still another dozen or so to go, but we are getting there.
This week we have a special deal, it will be valid till next Friday Waitangi day.  Then you will only be able to buy individually.
This amazing pack of titles, plus sea horses and fish and shells, a pack of 25 chipboard beach themed embellishment plus 6 word titles delivered for $20.00, this would normally retail for $35.00 plus postage.

click here for the deal (please note not all the embellishments are there as I wanted the titles to be clear.

click on the link above to take you to the deal.  Also please ensure you select no freight (pick up option), I will still post to you. This is so you do not get charged, you can add to the order if you wish to and still be freight free, but you must order this pack.

Hours for Summer: 
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10am - 4pm
Tuesday Closed
Saturday 1-am - 12pm
Sunday closed.

Please note:  Even though we are open, the front door maybe be locked, as we are working on lots of custom cutting now.  So for the summer period we will have access via the back door.  If you park in our carpark come in behind the BNZ bank or behind the Crazy cow restaurant, then drive behind the creche not the first car park but the 2nd one, we have named (imagine if) car parks you can use and just come in the back door (it is the wide open garage door).
If you are on Canada street parked, just go to the right hand side car park beside triple jump (our neighbours) walk down carpark a few metres, and the door is right there.


These run in conjunction with the school terms.  Bookings essential

Starts next week
Wednesday Morning 10am - 12pm Scrapbooking classes  FULL at this stage.

The next two classes Starts the following week as it is Waitangi day next week and a public holiday.
Thursday night class 6pm - 8pm Play and do what you want to do, with either Pauline, Alysha or myself there to help you.  $5.00

Cards & Box Classes:  Friday 13th 10am - 12pm - $12.00

This is a new set of classes we will be doing on alternate weeks, one week cards, the next boxes, etc.
You will learn to make usually two cards (depending on how intricate or one box, there are some amazing projects planned.  Everything supplied for the $12.00.  You will learns all sorts of techniques from stamping, folding, mixed media, layering, simple, over the top, etc.  The boxes are great to give as gifts, to hold things, to add cards to or chocolate etc.  The first weeks cards have a beach theme.

Thursday night class: 6pm - 8pm.  $5.00 per person.
This is where you get to play and do whatever you want, or you can buy a kit and complete it in this time.  

One off classes   - Please note photos will be supplied asap.

Scrapbooking day 14th February 9.30am - 2pm $40.00
We will be making 4 pages on this day, two Christmas & 2 beach pages.  Everything except your tape and tools supplied.  We will be using folding techniques for the Christmas pages and some mixed media for the beach pages, with lots of chipboard.

Mixed media class - art class  21st February 10am - 3pm $45.00.  Learn the techniques to play with mixed media.  You will be required to bring an A3 size canvas, we will be stopping for a quick lunch bring your own.  Ring for more information.  

12 Cards using Graphic 45 Journal cards.  $35.00  Saturday Feb 28th 10am - 3pm.   (Maybe kits available)
Using the 12 journal cards from the graphic 45 Time to flourish range as a base, we will be making 12 cards.  These are not folded fancy cards, just basic cards, with different basic techniques to make a set of lovely cards, teaching layering, paper tole and other decorative ideas.   Suitable for beginners, and maybe a chance to play for experienced card makers.  One for each month of the year.    

52 Play Date cards  -  Date night or family night ideas (kit available) Sunday March 15th $50.00
Need an idea of something to do on date night or for family fun.
Shuffle the cards, pull a card out and that's your plan for the night.  Mostly free ideas, you can choose date night for you and your loved one, or you can choose family fun.  You decorate the cards and the box to store them in.   All ideas supplied, and paper, cars and box.  Please advise which theme you want.

School holidays  -
Mother n daughter recipe book class  (kit available)
Plus lots more.

Bookings are essential for all classes, please book in as soon as possible, so I can get stock ordered.

Keep an eye out for the design team this week, they have giveaways.

Don't forget to follow us on facebook for updates, blog details, and other bits of information.

Have an awesome week, hope you get a chance to craft.


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

"Someting to Brag About" mini - Brenda

Time to get back into some serious crafting now after all these weeks off, mind you with xmas and work commitments there's been no time to even think of such pleasures anyhow.
Today's project is something I've been working on for sometime (on & off) and is still unfinished, with more embellishments, the closure and the all important photos and journaling to be completed. 

This is my 1st DT project for 2015 and is FULL of awesome Imagine if . . chipboard, which is so versatile on all your projects.  We are also running a wee competition for you all to be in with a chance to win your own chipboard, all you need to do is leave a comment here, or on my page.

This mini is a project I purchased from Kathryn Krieger and you can get a better look at it on her You Tube video.  The cost was minimal and so worth it I think.  Throughout I've used Kaisercraft "Off the Wall", "Garage Days" and "Take Note" papers, on black cardstock.

These are the pages that I've finished embellishing so far, with many more to do.  There is a total of 12 pages, each being a pocket for a folding tag, so HEAPS of places for the memorable photos and journaling to go.

These are the next pages to be finished, then the all important task of adding photos.  This album is for my son to keep together all the photos of the many cars he has had.

Imagine if products used are: houses in a row, large cog set , small cog set , corner flourishes, steampunk scissors, arrows with words , quotes sheets , vehicle set , filmstrip, chicken wire , arrows with words 2 , key set , flourish  , circle frame .

Lots of exciting products used here.  Remember to leave a comment here and also to visit all the other DT ladies to have a chance to win on their sites as well.  This is the wee prize up for grabs, and who doesn't have a need for good words for those projects.  Good luck to you all.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Birthday Board - from Beth Barnes

Hi everyone,

Beth here today with my latest project. Sometimes Birthday Cards from me get a little delayed, so I saw this idea on Pinterest (a Birthday Board...) and thought I would make my own version.

I started out with a round board that was the face of a clock (I’d used the mechanism in another project). I covered the board with Imaginisce Bday Bash paper, inking the edges once I’d trimmed it. I got out Imagine If… Alphabet and Present Time (it is great being able to use a Christmas themed cutout for a Birthday themed project), covering them with coordinating cardstocks and inking the edges. I then attached them to the base with some of the paper candles from the Imaginisce Bday Bash.

Next was a trip to Bunnings for a doorknob, and bit of help from my DH fitting it into the centre of the circle.

Keeping with the circle theme, I made tags – cutting circles of paper and then mounting them on cardstock. I punched a hole and threaded twine through for hanging. I made as many tags as fitted out of the three sheets of paper so that I would have spare ones ready for any new family members that might arrive (either by birth or marriage!). I added the names and dates with my Dymo, then hung the whole thing up next to our calendar – now I shouldn’t forget anyone’s Birthday and might even get cards out on time!

We have a summer giveaway with Imagine If…, a Beach Words Chipboard Pack. To enter you need to comment on this post, and also get an entry by visiting the Imagine If… Facebook Page; then use the Rafflecopter link below to make your entry.

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Thanks for reading my post, I hope I've inspired you!


Friday, January 23, 2015

Ocean Tag

Hi everyone and welcome back to my happy crafty place!

This is my first Design Team project of 2015 for Imagine if!
and there is a neat summer giveaway for you to enter!

To go in the draw to win a $20 pack of Beach themed goodies from Imagine if....
To be in to win you must leave a comment here on my blog.  

I started off gluing the sea shell shapes onto the die cuts from Imagine if
then painted the tag with gesso and a coat of white and sea blue paint to created a swirling and blending of the two to get an ocean colour!

Next I used Mod podge and tissue to get the white foam wave effect, painted my sea horses with a yellow, toned with white and some tissue added for more texture!

Using the Mod Podge I crinkled some fine mesh cloth to the bottom of the tag!
Glued all the bits and pieces on!

I printed the sentiment and glued to scrap cardboard, cut out added it to the tag!
Finally I coloured the edges of all the chipboard and sentiments to highlight them a little, tied some fibres and added an anchor to the tag to finish off!
Lovely Ocean themed tag for summer.
Products used from Imagine if

Altered Journal - Live

Here I am again with the first Imagine If DT project for 2015, using up some of the leftovers and other pieces that Jo sent us in out Design Team parcels last year.  Before I get started on the project I would like to announce that Jo at Imagine If has asked us to let everyone know that each DT member has a prize pack to giveaway, which has a value of $20.00 and consists of beach words and things.  All you have to do to be in the draw is to comment on this blog on my project and "like" the Imagine If facebook page . Good luck to everyone who enters the giveaway. It is a great prize.  Here is a picture of the prize you could win.

My project this week is a  little journal made from a recycled book and since I loved the horse with wings I made to put in the Mini album I made and I had another horse I decided to make another one for the front of the cover.

Firstly I took the pages out of the book.  

I then covered the outside with tissue paper and painted everything black.

Using the leftover chipboard pieces from the Advent Calendar I painted them black, covered them with aluminium tape,ran them through the embossing folder and glued them to the front of the book.

I then painted the horse and the circle frame black and embossed them. In the end I used a heart instead of the star pictured below.  I dry brushed them with silver paint, die cut the wings and a Tim Holtz clock, painted some keys and the chipboard word "Live" from Imagine If and assembled them on the front cover.

I also 
made a little charm using an Imagine If chipboard gear and a small chipboard unicorn along with some metal gears.  This was added to the spine of the journal after I sewed in the signatures.

Hope you like this little project and again good luck with the giveaway.