Saturday, May 31, 2014

CSi Case File No 125 is Ready to be solved.

Hi Everyone!
CSI is a weekly scrapbooking challenge that inspires you to try new colors scheme
 and to tell your stories.
 Our Case Files provide inspiration that will get you thinking about scrapbooking
 in a whole new way.
Welcome to CSI and to the reveal of our 125th Case File! The inspiration shared by our members in the gallery continually dazzles us, and we hope that you will be inspired to play with us again this week.
This is Case File No 125
This is my take
{The Story of Today}
 Scheme; Beautiful colours...All 5 are there.
Evidence: Clock, wood, buttons
Testimony: Add buttons to your journaling spot.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
 I really appreciate you taking the time to leave me such beautiful comments. :)
I am away at the moment so will edit this post and add my journaling later.
Have a great weekend.
Janice xx

Friday, May 30, 2014

Sheoak Craft Cottage- Scrapbooking Kits

Hello my Scrappy Friends.
Thanks for stopping by.
Lindy and Leah from Sheoak Craft Cottage kindly asked me if I would like to make up a kit, create a layout and share it to sell in their store.
This is the layout I have created using the gorgeous Heidi Swapp -Papers and Embellishments.
Do you like Scrapbooking Kits?
This Kit is available for purchase from the
Click here for more details

Thanks so much Lindy and Leah.
There is limited numbers so if you would like to purchase a kit  pop in today and place your order.
.Sheoak Craft Cottage also have a Facebook like and keep up with all their latest  news.
If you purchase a kit I would love to see your layout...You can share it on the Sheaok Craft Cottage Facebook page or email it to me and I am happy to share it for you
Thanks for visiting today!
Enjoy your weekend.
Janice xx

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Guest Designing at The Scrapbook Store

Hello Everyone!
Today I am sharing my 4th layout as a Guest Designer at the Scrapbook Store.
Thank you so much to Suzanne McGregor and Marelize Frizby for having me.
I have had fun using these papers and products.

Echo Park-Getaway Range.
{its cold outside}

Products I have used here are;
Echo Park-Getaway-12x12 double sided paper-Travel Script
Echo Park-Getaway-12x12 double sided paper-Paris
Echo Park-Getaway-Border Strip
Echo Park- Getaway-Journaling Cards
Echo Park-Getaway-Alpha Stickers
Echo Park-Getaway- 6"x12" Chipboard Stickers
Prima Insta Scrap
Manor House Creations- Flowers- Layout Pack- Classy
Petaloo -Mini Wild Roses- Sea green
I have added some texture paint and white paint.
Pop over to the Scrapbook  Store
Check out the online store.
The gallery is full of inspiration.
Have you uploaded your sketch challenge layout?

Your lovely comments are always read and much appreciated.
Thank you all so much.

Janice xx




Monday, May 26, 2014

Guest Designing at The Scrapbook Store

Hello Everyone!
I am so Happy and Honoured to be Guest designing at The Scrapbook Store during May.
Today I am sharing my 3rd layout using the Echo Park-Getaway Products.

Another travel page created using this awesome range.

 {Bondi Beach}
The Products I have used;
Echo Park-Getaway-Tickets- Reverse side
Echo Park-Getaway- Border Strips
Echo Park-Getaway- Journaling Cards
Echo Park-Getaway-Alpha Stickers
Echo Park-Getaway-6"x12" Chipboard stickers
me & my BIG  ideas- mambi Sticks- Arrows
Lots of fun  elements on this page...the plane, travel title, arrows etc.
Love these papers....they are all available at
The Scrapbook Store....Pop over and place your order quickly...Don't miss out.
 If you are looking for some inspiration or simply a challenge to do, don’t forget to enter our Sketch Challenge for May. :)   There’s a $40 Store Voucher with free postage up for grabs!
Only a few more days to get your entries uploaded.
Sorry for the crappy photo...very grey and rainy here today.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Janice xx

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Case FIle N0. 124 is open

 Hello Everyone!
Case File No 124 is open for Investigation.
Pop over to the Colour, Stories, Inspiration gallery and check out all the gorgeous interpretations by the talented Design Team  for this file.
Not my colours at all.....
My Design Team layout looks like this.....
{fabulous day}
The Scheme; The 5 colours all appear...some more dominant than others.
Evidence: Butterfly, Flowers, stamps, tiny brads
Testimony; Inspirational word; Magic-
The beauty of photography these days is the digital world that we live in.
So many gadgets have cameras. This photo was taken by my daughter on her iphone.
And with the adding of a photo App  Ta-Da magic this is the end result...a gorgeous photo taken on a beautiful warm spring day.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog.
I hope I have inspired you to play along.

Have a fabulous day!

Janice xx 

Friday, May 23, 2014

Very HAPPY to be here

We are thrilled to be announcing our New DESIGN TEAM for July 14/15 over on the blog today.  Want to see who will be inspiring you this year.  Pop on over to the blog and take a look -
I have thoroughly enjoyed being on this incredible team.
I am over the moon to be staying on and being  a part of the  New 2Crafty Design Team 2014/2015.
Thank you  so much Vanessa Tiberti and Di Garling
It is a huge honour to be invited to stay.
I feel extremely lucky to be able to create with your gorgeous products.
Just stopping by today with some exciting news,
 regarding our New Design Team.

 2Crafty has some remarkable talent grace its blog pages and 
we are thrilled to be able to continue with a few new faces joining
 some of our returning members to bring you loads of sensational inspiration.
So without further delay, it is with extreme delight that I announce the 
New 2Crafty Design Team,
 that will be starting mid-July. 

NEW 2Crafty Design Team
Annie Carignan - Canada (Design Team Member)
Fiona Paltridge - Australia (Design Team Member)
Maiko Kosugi - Japan (Design Team Member)
Marilyn Rivera - USA (Design Team Member)
   Returning DT Members
Di Garling – Australia (Design Team Coordinator)
Debbi Tehrani - USA (Design Team Member)
Helen Tilbury – South Africa (Design Team Member)
 Janice Nicholls – Australia (Design Team Member)....
 Nicole Dioron - Canada (Design Team Member)
 Stacey Young – Australia (Design Team Member)
 We also have a wonderful group of
" Resident Guest Designers"
 lined up & these girls will pop by monthly and
 share their  wonderful talents as well.

 Resident Guest Designers

Anita Rodway - Australia  (Resident Guest Design Team Member)
    Ebony van der Starre - Australia  (Resident Guest Design Team Member)
Jennifer Olek Snyder - USA  (Resident Guest Design Team Member)
Margaret Mifsud - Australia  (Resident Guest Design Team Member)
Melenia Agapides - Greece  (Resident Guest Design Team Member)
Stephanie Papin - France  (Resident Guest Design Team Member)
Wilma Voermans - Switzerland  (Resident Guest Design Team Member)

The new Design Team will be in place from the 19th July and 
with all the different styles and genre in this new team I can’t wait 
to see what they have in store for us all.
  Hope you will come along with us for the ride.

I'd also like to thank all our followers and retailers for their
 continued support. 
Vanessa Tiberti
Owner of 2 Crafty
So, So excited to be staying on.
WOW!! WOW!!  WOW!!!!
What a super talented bunch of Scrappers and then there is little ole me.
I am really looking forward to seeing the magic that they weave with these fabulous chippie pieces.
Become a follower of the 2Crafty blog and like the 2Crafty facebook page 
 and be continually inspired.
Thanks for stopping by .
Have a wonderful weekend.
Janice xx

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Guest Designing at The Scrapbook Store

 Guest designing during May at
Thank you to Suzanne and Marelize for having me.
This is my 2nd layout using the  beautiful
{Churchill Adventures- -43 Brr}
Products I have used on this layout are:
Echo Park-Getaway-Cream/Red
Echo Park-Getaway-Paris
Echo Park-Getaway-Border Strips
Echo Park-Getaway-Alpha Stickers
Echo Park-Getaway-6"x12" Chipboard stickers
Petaloo Mini Wild Roses-Sea Green
Manor House Creations-Flowers-Layout Pack-Classy
I have also used
Kaisercraft Clear Stamp-Script
Versa fine Black Ink
All these products are available at The Scrapbook Store
 If you are looking for some inspiration or simply a challenge to do, don’t forget to enter our Sketch Challenge for May. :)   There’s a $40 Store Voucher with free postage up for grabs!
Click here to see the sketch and the Design Teams inspirational creations.
Thanks for stopping by.
Your lovely comments are much appreciated.
Janice xx

Friday, May 16, 2014

Guest Designing for The Scrapbook Store

Hello !!
Thanks for stopping by my blog.
I am happy to  share my 1st Layout as a Guest Designer for The Scrapbook Store.
 This is my layout created using the
They are just perfect for all those travel photos.

 Products used:
Echo Park-Getaway- 12x12 Double Sided Paper Travel Stripe
Echo Park-Getaway- 12x12 Double Sided Paper Border Strip
Echo Park-Getaway- 12x12 Double Sided Paper Journaling Cards
Echo Park-Getaway- 6x12 Chipboard Accents
Echo Park-Getaway- Alpha Stickers
Manor House Creations-Flowers-Layout Pack-Classy
Petaloo-Mini Wild Roses-Sea Green
Wood Veneer-Mini Wordlet-awesome
Prima Insta Scraps
Have you got any travel photos that need scrapping...These Echo Park Getaway Papers and Products are just perfect....Pop into The Scrapbook Store and grab yourself some.  
Thanks for your continued inspiration and love.
I hope you all have a  great weekend.
Janice xx  

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Scrap Around The World- Guest Team

Hello to my  beautiful blog followers!
I am really excited to share this layout
 This month 2 Crafty Chipboard are excited to announce that they are one of the TEN EPIC EVENT ANNIVERSARY event sponsors at Scrap Around The World.   Vanessa Tiberti (owner of 2 Crafty) is also representing us as one of the 10 chosen Guest Judges.  We are so pleased to be involved in this great event, celebrating Scrap Around The World's First Birthday!
  You can find all of the details HERE to this EPIC event!!!  There are 10 prizes on offer valued at $100 awesome is that!  Vanessa from 2 Crafty has donated a price pack of gorgeous chippies :)
Being part of the 2 Crafty Design Team I got to play along this month!

This is the gorgeous mood board created by Helen Tilbury
This is my take on the mood board.

[cherish today]

 I was inspired by the leafy banner and bow, the bow on the shoes, the yellow and black balloons, the twine/ thread wrapped around the parcels and "There is much to celebrate" -  having my special family together today - "cherish today" title.
Such an inspirational mood board by Helen Tilbury.
The 2Crafty chipboard  I have  used here are;
today loopy font
11 inch Viney Frame
Funky Hearts

Pop on over to the SATW blog today to see the inspiration from our wonderful 2 Crafty team!

Thanks for stopping by today.
I hope I have inspired you to play along and share your creation.
Janice xx

Janice Nicholls 2Crafty May Shares

Hello Everyone!
Well its my turn again to share over on the 2Crafty blog.
This month I only get to share 2 layouts.....2Crafty have something special happening on my 3rd sure to pop in to check out what it is  :)
I love adding this gorgeous chippie to my projects.

This is my Design Team post.
Janice Nicholls - My May Shares
Hello Everyone!!
Welcome to the 2Crafty blog.
Today it is my turn to share two  layouts both featuring the Gorgeous 2Crafty Chipboard
My 1st share is all about the most amazing and unforgettable holiday we had last year.
  The 2Crafty chipboard pieces I used on this layout are;
Palm Trees
Small Palm Trees

 I created a little cluster at the bottom of the palm trees and added the 2013 date to it.
2013 was simply inked with Pinecone ink.

 Unforgettable is the perfect title for my page....again I just coloured it using
 Pinecone ink and stitched it onto my page with thread.

 Each Palm Tree was given a light coat of gesso, then a light smear of Texture paste.
Once it was dry I coloured the stems with Pinecone Ink and rubbed them back using an emery board, to  resemble the bark.
The leaves were coloured using different shades of green inks and the biggest and smallest Palm Tree leaves were outlined with a green marker.  Then I layered them together using pop dots to add some dimension and created a little cluster at the bottom.
My 2nd share today is a layout I created  for a Challenge
 about scrapping that "Imperfect photo".

 {Treasure Forever}

When we scrap we tend to always look for that perfect photo but what about that
 "Imperfect Photo". The one that is slightly blurry, has the wrong light, or is out of focus.
 We all have them and cannot bring ourselves to delete or scrap them.
 The picture does not have to be perfect to have special meaning, it may be the
only one you have.
The challenge was to scrap that "Imperfect Photo" and capture a memory for the future.
This is what I created...a 3 generation photo, slightly blurry, out of focus
but I love it and it has such a special meaning.
The 2Crafty Chipboard I have used on this layout are;
Flourish Adornment
Fanciful Butterflies
Funky Heart

All these pieces were coated with a thick layer of White Distress Crackle paint
 and once dry sprayed with Glimmermist.

Friendship Mini Words- Treasure, Forever
These word were used to create my title and were coloured with silver ink

The Fanciful Butterfly and Flourish Adornment were coated with Distress Crackle Paint
and sprayed with Glimmermist, then added to a flower cluster.

 Fanciful Butterfly

 A Funky Heart
surrounded by lots of beautiful flowers.

This  Fern  was part of the cluster and helped frame the photo.
Thanks for stopping by the blog today.
I will be back  in June with 3 more projects to  share.
Janice xx
Thanks for looking and Thank you so much for any comments you may leave here or over on the 2Crafty blog.....I really do appreciate  your  warm, kind words.
Janice xx

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

2Crafty Design Team May Shares

Hello Everyone!!
My post is live over on the 2Crafty blog today.
Here is a couple of sneak peeks. Pop over to see the full reveal.
 {Treasure Forever}
Thanks for stopping by!
Janice xx

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Design Team Layout for Case File No 122 at CSI

Hello Everyone!
So are you ready for this week's challenge? 
Grab your forensics kits, CSI members, and get ready for some serious sleuthing as we open
 Case File No. 122.  
And since it's the second week of the month, we have a Page Drafts sketch created exclusively for CSI by our fabulous Composite Sketch Artist and design team member, Em Stafrace.
Check out all the breathtaking inspiration here
 This is my Design Team layout for this case.
 {1,2,3,4 in our Happy little Family}
Here is how I have solved Case No. 122
The Scheme:  These are not colours I usually scrap with so almost gave this one a miss...but  a challenge is a challenge  so decided to push myself out of my comfort zone..
I have used all 5 colours; orange, avocado green, white, black, celadon green
Evidence: flowers, leaves, metal brads, ribbon,tags.
Testimony; Journal on a tag, Inspiration word-setting, handwrite your journaling in cursive....Sarah likes it when I handwrite on a layout.... note to self-I should do it more.
We chose this magnificent setting at the golf course to have our Family photos taken.
Its a 10 minute drive from home and a really beautiful spot..
Kevin is a keen golfer  and frequents the course every Sunday over the winter golfing season.
 Wide open spaces, big sprawling gum trees, winter and spring grass abundant, a running creek, kangaroos and rabbits.... it was the perfect spot for us.
 We had a gorgeous young lady take these photo for us today.
Thank you so much Georgie Daniels.... we love our photos
Thanks so much for stopping by. Your lovely comments are always read and much appreciated.
I would love to see you join in and solve this case.
Upload your layout into the gallery.
Its lots of fun!
Janice xx

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Thrilled to be Guest Designing at The Scrapbook Store

I am honoured and thrilled to be Guest Designing  at The Scrapbook Store during May.
A big Thank you to Marelize Frisby and Susan McGregor for inviting me.

Read the newsletter to find out all about the latest news at  The Scrapbook Store
Here is the sketch for May....Designed by Design Team Member Marelize Frisby.....
This is my take on the sketch

All the products used on this layout are available for purchase from The Scrapbook Store.
Maya Design Papers...(Gorgeous paper to work with....  I love them!)
Cardstock, Green Tara Roses, Rosebuds, Kaisercraft Blooms, 2Crafty Chipboard, Heidi Swapp Epoxy Stickers , The Crafters Workshop Template and washi tape.

Pop over to the Gallery and see the inspirational work by the very talented Design Team
Winners are drawn at random, to enter upload your entry to the May 2014 Sketch competition folder in the gallery before midnight 31st May 2014 -  Good Luck!
I will be next week with another layout created using the Echo Park Getaway Papers. 
Thanks for stopping by and for all your lovely words.
Janice xx

Saturday, May 3, 2014

My 1st CSI Design Team share Play

Hello Everyone!!
I am very excited to share my 1st layout as a new Design Team Member over at
 It is such a gorgeous colour combo.
Case File No. 121
This is how I solved it;
The Scheme; I have used all 5 Colours; deep burgundy, ivory, white, black, light gray
Evidence; something transparent, flowers, book pages, cord/twine/jute.
Testimony; Document 4 interesting things about your photo;
1.This grand old piano belonged to Sarah's Nanna Nicholls and sits pride of place in our hallway.
2.Sarah had Piano lesson for 3 years.
3. Sarah loves to play but isn't home much anymore.
 Whenever she does come home she love to sit and play.
4. I love listening to her play. I often sit an listen and wish I could play.
Click here to see all the amazing creations from this incredibly talented Design Team .
We would love to see you join in and share your layout in the gallery.
Happy Friday! And Happy May! A new month brings lots of new surprises, and this month is extra-special because our brand-new Detectives are making their official debut! Please welcome: Adele Beck, Anna Sigga, Cathy Cafun, Cindy Fortin (aka Violette), Felicity Wilson, Jacqueline Moore, Janice Nicholls, Libeeti Frenkel, Maria Rose, Michelle Whorwood, and Terhi Koskinen 

This is how the challenge works

Tune in each Friday evening (around 6:00 p.m. United States EST) for our weekly reveal to see the current Case File.
The Case File contains the following elements:
"The Scene" - This is the inspiration image from which the color palette, inspiration, and story starters are drawn.
"The Scheme" - This is the palette of five colors you must use. You may add neutrals (black, white, kraft, cream, gray, brown) to these colors. Please try to get your colors as close to this swatch as possible, but don't drive yourself crazy or not play because you don't have the exact shade of a color. If you'd like to add an additional color to accent, please restrict it to about 10% of your page.
"Evidence" - These are elements drawn from the inspiration image that you should include on your page. They may be products, techniques, or other design ideas. Choose two or more to include in your layout. If you see other elements that inspire you in this picture, feel free to add those, too!
"Testimony" - This is the journaling part. Choose one (or more) elements for your journaling. The journaling elements are also drawn from the inspiration image and may be in the form of topic ideas, journaling formats, journaling approaches, or words to inspire your stories. They are meant to spark ideas for you to tell a story on your page. You can combine them, use them as a jumping-off point, or you can always use The Scene (inspiration image) as inspiration for your journaling.
"The Sketch" - New for 2013, CSI is joining forces with the Page Drafts. Em Stafrace, creator of this awesome sketch site, is creating an exclusive sketch for CSI the second week of each month. You may interpret the elements in the design as you wish, but use the basic composition of the sketch. You may flip or rotate the sketch to suit your design.
Detailed Clues - Detailed clues for the Case Files can be found at the bottom of the Case File thread, after all of the design team's layouts are displayed. The clues that are given on the Case File image are explained in more detail in this spot. Links related to the Testimony, RGB codes, and so forth are found here.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope I have inspired you to join in this week.
If you cant find your way around or need to know something, I am more than happy to help...Please Ask.

Janice xx
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