Monday, 22 April 2013

Helmar Challenge!

Have you seen this??
Helmar's challenge for April, there is still time to get in there and win a voucher to the Helmar store!!!
click on the link here for all the details..... what a great challenge, to record a week of your life!! there are some great examples on the blog...
when I checked there weren't a lot of entries yet, so big opportunity for you to win!!!
so off you go, get moving and have a go!! 
good luck

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Quick Layout

Been busy lately just trying to get my head around what is required of you when you join a design team.... different teams, different requirements, but for me (who has never been on a team before) it's taking a little getting used to...  But I am loving every minute of it....

I thought today I would share a layout I made from a sketch comp that my friend Shazz had on her online forum Scrap Lounge over Easter....  Scrap Lounge is a great online forum, with some lovely helpful peeps if you want to chat or get in on the challenges there... 
The layout is of a pic I took while taking a gondola ride in Venice.  Riding in the gondola gives you a whole different view of Venice, something not to be missed if you are every lucky enough to have the opportunity!!

Anyway here is the layout I created...
As always I have created this layout using my favourite adhesives, Helmar 450 and Helmar Acid Free Glue, and of course fabulous chippy from Scrap FX.... for this layout I used :
Venice 2009318
Flourish E 2006154

Till next time,
happy crafting

EDIT:  This post has been highlighted on the Party Time Tuesday Blog where a wonderful Design Team posts daily to inspire you. On Tuesdays they have weekly challenges offering prizes for participants. Go check Party Time Tuesdays Your Daily Dose out! Your going to love it!

Monday, 15 April 2013

Have you heard the news!!!

Have you heard the news?? Helmar USA have just announced their design team...... and yep! you guessed it I made it onto the team..... I am so excited, a very big congratulations to my fellow team members.... I have been promoting Helmar glues for as long as I can remember, they have always been my go to glue, they are perfect to work with all the Scrap FX chipboard I am playing with..... and now I get to play with them all the time and officially promote them, awesome!!
here is a link to the official announcement.... 

till next time,
keep on crafting,

Sunday, 14 April 2013

A quick Tag

Been busy this weekend with things around the home, like putting in a cat door for little miss Cleopatra.... so haven't had that much time in my studio to create and share... but I did manage to whip up a little tag....
I made it using Scrap FX chipboard and stencil all held together and texturized with Helmar glues...
hope you like it...

Cherish words 2013053
Garden in Paradise Stencil 2013028
Arrows solid Circles 2007143
Helmar 450
Helmar Acid Free Glue

Till next time

Friday, 12 April 2013

Favourite Things - A Scrap FX Mini Blog Hop

Well welcome to my first blog hop post...  if you have followed along you should have arrived here from Adrienne's blog.....

The theme of our blog hop is "Favourites Things" I thought I would share my favourite things with you all....

Firstly their is my family, my hubby Bill and my two furbabies, Tiger and Cleo...

I would say its a toss up as to what comes next...  but I think probably riding my Harley Davidson would win, there is nothing that compares to that feeling of absolute freedom as you cruise along a highway on a sunny day....
My next love would be of tigers, now let me be very clear that has nothing to do with sport, I am talking giant man eating cats... I have been in love with these animals for as long as I can remember....
Then there is my favourite colour orange, I know a lot of people don't like it, but I absolutely love it along with black (which we all know isn't really a colour, lol)...
Oooohhhh now I couldn't do a post on my favourite things with out mentioning my favourite chocolate... now I must warn you read on at your own risk these are highly addictive.... it's Raspberry choc bites made by Capricorn.... so, so delicious.... everyone should try them, or though maybe not, I don't want everyone buying them and there being a just telling you about them makes me want one now or maybe

So now that you know all about my favourite things in the world.... I would like to share with you my mixed media canvas I created in this theme.... Not only does it depict some of my favourite things but it was created using my favourite crafting products, Scrap FX, Helmar, Impasto and my Silks and Sprays....I hope you like it...

I used the fantastic Scrap FX  "Steampunk stencil"  to create the background.... then layered it up with lots of fabulous chipboard pieces....  I even made use of the external border from the "words of love"  chipboard set... I cut it to form the two corner borders on my canvas....
ScrapFX pieces used:
Steampunk stencil 2012165
words of love 2013050
Play Ground Alphabet, small 2012306
Play Ground Alphabet, large 2012305
Arrows, fancy 2012374
Scribble Heart, small 2013043
Adore Words 2013065

Now, hopefully I didn't loose you in this long post.... so from here you should jump on over to Elizabeth's blog for some more inspiration....

Cindy Porter    <<<  you are here!

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Ooh La La, something just for Fun!

Hi, so I had trouble sleeping last night and decided to get up and get creative in the studio instead....
Felt like creating something pretty!! Ooh La La, hope you like it...

Paris theme pack 2011319

I created the wings from flowers, and the skirt from ribbon mesh just for something different....
I love how the Scrap FX wordlets will bend to fit any shape surface, just moisten with water or spray such as glimmermist and dry in the bent shape. Once dry they hold the shape beautifully...

Till next time
happy creating

Monday, 1 April 2013

Scrap FX

Hi everyone
Here is my very first design team post!   I have a couple of layouts to share with you all featuring the fab new Scrap FX scribbles and wordlets.
First up is "Paris" featuring a pic from my trip last year. I chose to use gel medium with the Scrap FX Chevron stencil for a subtle effect on the background, and I used inktense water colour pencils on the chippies, as it allows you to easily graduate the colour, and once dry coated them with Glossy accents for extra shine.
Just a few closeups of the fabulous chippies used for this layout.
Items used:
Moments to Live for (2013073)
Paris theme pack (2011319)
Chevron Stencil (2012152)
Heart Vine Flourish (20113048)
Zipper Pulls (2012302)
Book Plate, Large (2009350)

My next layout is  " Cherish Love Adore"
This layout is a pic of my hubby and I  and I wanted to show off the chippie in it's raw form and how easy it is to work with like this.
Just some close ups of the chippies.

Items used:
Chevron Stencil (2012152)
Scribble Heart, small (2013043)
Scribble Sentiments (2013041)
Dandelion Heart (2013049)
Love Words, Fancy (2013051)

Till next time xC

EDIT:  This post has been highlighted on the Party Time Tuesday Blog where a wonderful Design Team posts daily to inspire you. On Tuesdays they have weekly challenges offering prizes for participants. Go check Party Time Tuesdays Your Daily Dose out! Your going to love it!