Saturday, December 17, 2011

Merry Christmas with Colour - Me's !

Lordie Lordie where has this year gone?  Christmas is just around the corner!
I  seem to be behind this year with lots & lots going on....... my family from WA has started to arrive for CHRISTMAS in Darwin !!  
I sit here very early on a Saturday morning when everyone else is still  purring away, catching up on my blog to share with you all some of Christmas goodies I made of late! 
Merry Christmas LO featuring  PION Design - Waiting for Santa II papers

 I changed the colour of the MHC Flowers - Tropics by the Pool with Burnt Red Glimmermist. I love the way they turned out - totally matching the papers and giving it that POP yet still holding on to that vintage feel - oh how I love VINTAGE - did you know that ??
 I embossed the chippy with the cuttlebug to add some extra texture and used Frayed Burlap Distress Ink to highlight the OTC Chippy Flourish and Lettering and secured them with Helmar's Acid Free - Neutral pH glue
a few bits and bobs I used to bring it to life was German Scrap Filigree Flowers, MHC Oak Leaves, Pearls & Muslin, nothing better than Helmar's Acid Free - Neutral pH glue, Scrap Dots & 450 Quick Dry to make your creation stay together for years to come!!
How cute are these little birdies......... mmmmmmmmmmm..... nice! Embossed OTC Chippy Branch with a tiny bead cap filled with muslin and pearl beads...............
Better run lots still to do, until next take care out there

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Chrissie Cards

OMG its only 10 sleeps till Santa comes............ where has this year gone? Its seems like it was only the other day we packed the tree away from last year and now its probably past the time to put it up again !!
I started my Chrissie cards a few weeks ago, well OK i got 2 done and only just now getting the time to share with you all..............................

Thanks for stopping by till next time take care and happy creating

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Helmar Holiday Hop

Helmar Holiday Hop
It’s that time of year where we all start thinking of the holidays so what better way to get your Holiday spirit than a great Helmar Holiday Hop? Filled with so much Holiday cheer and some amazing projects featuring all the different Helmar Adhesives.
Hello everyone and welcome to my stop on the Helmar Holiday Hop. If you have been following along, you should have hopped here from Tracy’s blog. If not, you just have to stop at the Helmar Blog and start from the beginning. There are goodies along the way and we don’t want you to miss a thing.

  I wanted to share with you one of latest Grunge layered LO's - the second in my series. You cant do one brother without the other now can you? (and I have 3 more nephews and my own 2 sons to go lol) so all i got to do now is pop them in a frame and give to the boys for Chrissie.
JB always has a grin on his face - so 'GRINNERS ARE WINNERS' was a given as a title!
 Lots and lots of layering and all put together with Helmar 450 Quick Dry & Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots

  Helmar Acid Free- Neutral pH glue  makes sure that lettering won't fall off!
 Helmar 450 Quick Dry is just perfect for those hardware bits & bobs!
Layers, layers oh and a few more layers - all done with a little help from HELMAR!!

Make sure you leave a comment at every stop because the elves of Helmar will be giving away prizes to some lucky Helmar fans. Now hop on over to Connie’s blog to see another amazing Helmar Holiday project. The Holiday Hop will be open for comments until 11:59P.S.T December 4th , so take a look and enjoy a little holiday spirit from all of us on the Helmar Team. Thanks again for stopping by today and Happy Holidays.

Little Presents with FabScrap

With Christmas only 23 sleeps away, the thought of pressies is on every one's mind. There is nothing better than giving someone that special bit of you - Right?
  FabScraps Embellishments added that special touch !!
 These are some of the things i used to make my spools, Helmar Acid Free- Neutral pH glue, Helmar 450 Quick Dry, FabScraps Embellishments, cardboard cylinders, Cardboard cogs, German Scrap trims, flowers & embellishments, Hat pins & Muslin.
 Here's how i made them - Glue the paper to the cylinders with Helmar Acid Free- Neutral pH glue, paint and attach cogs top and bottom & German Scrap Flower with Helmar Acid Free- Neutral pH glue. I slightly bent the FabScraps Leaves and glued them into place with Helmar 450 Quick Dry for a secure fast grip.
 fray some muslin and attached with Helmar 450 Quick Dry to the back of flower and then onto leaves.
 Hat pins add another little touch and so easy to make!
  add some lace and another hat pin and you have a perfect little pressie!
Till next time happy creating & Take Care
Helmar USA Inc. Design Team Member

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Helli Mae

 You know you are on a good thing when you get to play with what you love & one of my huge favorites would have to be Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots, its clear and creates the most amazing 3D effects.
 Team it up with Helmar Acid Free- Neutral pH glue and your well on the way to some awesome creations!
 This is what I came up with with some of my fav's - I started out with a Out There Chippy Shadow Box, adhered it all together with Helmar Acid Free- Neutral pH glue covered it with some gorgeous Pion Design - Studio of Memories Papers using Helmar Acid Free- Neutral pH glue.
  added some German Scrap paper lace trims around the edges of the shadow box.
Fussy cut some flowers, a butterfly then applied Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots to each flower, leaf & under each wing of the butterfly - gives that awesome 3D effect LOVE IT !!
 Pearls here and there
 and there you go 'Helli Mae' at her best!
Till next time happy creating & Take Care

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Our Wedding!

Words can’t explain how excited I am to be a part of the Helmar DT- to me it’s like being a kid in a candy shop. So without rambling on too much more about me - here's my first creation with full-on Helmar goodness!!
A girlfriend asked me to design a wedding album and this is what I came up with! AGB designed this totally awesome house for me to work some magic!
 The house is built up with layers of chipboard, each layer being adhered to the next with Helmar Acid Free. I started laying bricks using Helmar Acid Free and then applied texture paste to add texture to the bricks.
 Check out the layers!
 Helmar 450 Quick Dry was just perfect for all those fiddly bits and pieces like the frames, flower pot, flower vine and hardware, love the fact that I didn’t have to hold them for ages for the glue to dry!
 To get a grass type effect with loads of dimension I took some Helmar Scrap Dots and paper laces, did a little fussy cutting.
Then a dab of Helmar Scrap Dots on each point and joined a few of them together.
 Check out the dimension  Helmar Scrap Dots offers  Love it!
Till next time happy creating & take care

Helmar USA Inc. Design Team Member (don't you just love my little title - I DO hehehe)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Look what I found in my garden!

I have been gardening OK playing.
I started out with Out There Chippy's Wheelbarrow which I painted and sanded here and there to give that antique look. Grabbed the trusty Helmar Acid Free and glued away!
 a pearl strand here and there
 some Scrappers Floss which I applied Helmar Fabric Stiffener & Draping Fluid, then curled it around a skewer to get a curling effect and popped that in too
and presto a gorgeous center piece for the table!
Till next time happy creating & Take care