Wednesday, October 26, 2011

"A day full of FUN!"

First a big thank you to all the GALS that took part in this WS.
You all are great students for a WS.Thank you to Ingrid for putting on a great lunch and to Michelle for her accommodating die hard scrap addicts for a day!And a special thanks to Dami for helping me into the small hours, preparing the embellishments for all the 14 kits. Big hugs This Work shop took place at
HERE IT IS! I am beginning with the close ups.....Here you see the cut stamped flowers,colored with glimmer mist.....Hah ah...some thing different! Yes, as learn t in the Work Shop Saturday at with a fine paint brush with glimmer mist....A FUN THING TO DO.
 The clock, finished with glimmermist- Coral reef and Olive vine. I used the Tim Holtz dies for the keyhole and sizzix dies for the circle. Clock face cut from the design paper.-Printery from Prima
 Off course my flowers.....a LO not complete with out flowers. Once made, finished with glimmer mist to give them color to complement the LO. You also see here the rosettes made with a circle and rolled with tweezers.Leaves- Tim Holtz, movables from Sizzix....All of course to be found at


 Another close up, showing flower centers.
 The butterfly's. No flower is complete with out butterfly's. Finished with glmmer mist and stickles. These are cut from the design paper.
The title- "FAMILY" Stamped embossed with gold powder on the top and bottom then stamped once again with clear embossing powder. To the one's that want to think out of the box...hahahaah..... After this step is complete...then you can cut the letters out....hahahaha. (there are very dear special scrap divas that will understand this joke.Sorry, I can not help my self)
 The photos

The finished product!....
For those that did not get this far- The journaling.... Cut strips to size that will fit in the space. Write journaling then run through the cats eye ink to distress. (Close up- top of page.)This is a task that takes a bit of time, that is why it is last on the list. When happy with what you have done...then you can glue with double sided tape.
Voila'- Fini.
If you have survived this WS with all hair in place you deserve a big pat on the back and you have earn t a free pass to go. Well done to all.....And what paper did we use??????
PRIMA of course....Printery...Did you see the Dusty Attic? Take another look then..bottom right, just under the rosettes and left side, right side of the clock and left of the journaling. Misted and stickled.Swirls and leaves are from Tim Holtz dies from Sizzix.

I totally enjoyed giving this WS and am looking forward to my next. 
This will be on the 19th November 2011.A mini book using  GLITZ papers and stamps and all the yummy things that go with be quick to put your name forward...full is full.(This WS does not yet show up on the list on the site, but will be posted after the beurs in Utrecht.See below.)
For the next few weeks I will be busy get all ready for the day.....and for those living in Holland...
getting ready for....
Utrecht! The big yearly event.
I will be demonstrating the balled flowers so if you want to see this live... call in on the stand.I shall personally be there Sat.5th and Sun.6th.But the rest of the design team will be there on all the other days. Michelle has made room for three yes 3 demo tables! The demo's will show the Vega-bond and Sizzix machines,Sizzix stances , Unity stamps will be featured also( a great quality stamp!) and of course.....This stand is ' A MUST VISIT''....can you keep a secret?.....
Michelle has worth while  surprises for you all.

"SCRAPDELIGHT" can be found in
--------- HALL 7  stand# 7E010 --------

Hope to see you all there, till then have a scrappy time and a catch you later....
PN. The above WS will take place again privately  9th or the 11th November.If you are interested please mail me for details. for more info.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


DON'T YOU JUST HATE IT WHEN.....people have a blog and don't post!!!!!!
SORRY SORRY. I have finally got round to it.
News Flash!   News Flash!  News Flash!  News Flash! News Flash!
The news is......I am now a DESIGN TEAM member for  the store called

I know, It looked like I had left the scrap world for a few months...but this is not the case. I just stopped off for a while.....( I have been up grading myself...spoiling myself.....taking a few WS. Sitting on the other side of the table.)...But.... I have been working my butt off as well. Behind the scenes, I have been doing exciting secret projects for Scrapdelight. Which will be revealed later in their Blog magazine. Some of my work is displayed in the store already. I have been working with TWIDDLEY BITZ and COLLECTIONS both from down under. Australia.
Which I might to be found at Scrapdelight

Getting off the track....and getting down to the real reason......, I had such a great-fun-relaxing-time in France.....I found it hard to get back into meeting deadlines and keeping daily appointments etc....getting back into the daily routine was tough. One thing good though. My DH Frans is doing a lot better. He is still a non smoker and his health is looking up. That is always a big plus.
I have also been to Belgium...Yes Gals I did the  "Ingvild"   work shop.I got to play with her new toys and scrap the  "Ingvild"  way. I only booked in for her WS, the Sunday, so I did not get to meet everyone there. But I did meet Sharon from Prima.( I was planning to visit my sister Cheere in Cairns, Australia in Sept.Could not make it, so this was a sticking plaster on the wound to make it better. Sure did the trick. Sorry little sis....may be next year we will make up for lost time, do a retreat and do a few WS together.
Getting back to the NEWS FLASH.....I will be giving a "WORK SHOP" for  Scrapdelight 
22nd OCTOBER..... here is a few sneak peeks.

Tittle:- "FAMILY"

 For those that have booked, below, is what I have done with the photos.
Black & White.
3x 3cm wide x 7cm high or 9cm wide x 7cm high
The paper chosen is PRIMA- Printery.
This WS is loaded with Glimmer misting, Masking, stamping, embossing,distressing, Flower making....yes....even "Dusty Attic", and in general getting your hands grubby in the Susan Smit don't forget to bring your apron and be prepared for a , "get your heads down, bums up" WS!
hahahahahaha.....and a lot of fun.....

Well thats it for now.
Cheery o and have a scrappy one
Love Susan