Sunday, July 1, 2018

Happy Late 1st of July

Hello Everyone
Happy "Late" 1st of July - my days just seem to fly past and I keep feeling I am chasing my tail. But any way back to what I should be doing.
Our colour for July is ORANGE.
It's not everyone's favourite colour so it will be great to see what the design team and you come up with.

Orange is just a strong and beautiful colour, whilst it's not my favourite colour having seen how Tracey and Wendy have used it - I am inspired to have a go and use it on a layout of my own.
So the idea is for you to get involved  - to do so all you need to do is create a project or layout using our "Colour of the Month". You then send it to me by the 24th of the month. It needs to have our chipboard on it to be eligible to enter. I will show your project on our blog and you will have the chance to win one of two $50 bundles of chipboard.  I will also choose 2 people who have left comments on facebook or our blog to win $30 bundles of chipboard.
You need to email me at
with your photos of your project and if you want to add some information on your project, I can include these as well. If you have trouble then just ring me on 0416053688
Now I get to share some of our wonderful design teams projects.
First up is Tracey.
Tracey did this layout for our "Black and White" challenge last month. I just loved the orange touch Tracey added to her layout,  I asked her if I could keep it for July. So with her permission, I am sharing it with you now.

 I just love the way Tracey has layered her papers and stickers to create a frame for her photo.
Here is what she has to say about her layout.
I loved this month's colour challenge. Firstly I love using black & white photos but also found it easy to work with the two colours and just add a small pop of colour. I have layered different patterned black & white paper and stickers to create my base and the starting point for my layout. To tie all the elements together I have used some texture stamps and black ink around the patterned papers. Then using an Imaginarium designs chipboard clock, which I have heat embossed with a shimmery black, then cut it in half and placed it under the photo.

For the Imaginarium Designs chipboard chevrons I used a nutmeg embossing powder to complement the sticker in the top left corner and the one on the right.

Finally I have used a crisp white embossing powder to colour my Imaginarium Designs Chipboard phrase.
It just looks amazing and I love all the elements Tracey has tied together to create this wonderful layout. Doesn't the orange colour really pop on Tracey's layout and helps draw your eye to her photo.
Thank you for your lovely layout Tracey.
Next up is Wendy.
Wendy is our Card Lady, she makes the best cards and the three she has for us today are perfect for the younger male people in our lives. 

I love the vintage monkey print paper she has chosen for her cards.
Here is what Wendy has to say about her cards. 
 For this month I have made some cards with teenage boys in mind (even though my little man is only 4 - going on 14) it was funny because when I think of orange I automatically think rust / vintage which is my go to style. So I went totally the other way!!! Using a bright bold orange print,  the chipboard didn't need much done with it so I just inked with black distress ink

For the cogs I used a technique I learnt from Jane Tregenza, which was to use some gel glue and chunky embossing powder to get a really nice textured effect on the chipboard which I have done for the cogs!
 When you need your chipboard black - use an archival ink pad rather than a memento or distress ink pad. By using a black archival ink pad, your chipboard will stay black and not fade to charcoal.
Don't Wendy's cards look great and are perfect for a male teenager.

Hopefully the projects shown here inspire you to take our challenge - remember your project needs to be to me by the 24th of July to be in the running for one of our 2 $50 bundles of chipboard or just leave a comment here or on facebook and you could win one of 2 $30 bundles of chipboard.
thanks so much for looking


  1. I love the colour orange 🍊 so cant wait to do this challenge 😊

  2. With the colour orange. I all that came to mind was oranges and lemons the kids nursery and rhyme the cards are inspiring thou

  3. Like the use of monotone and a touch of orange.