Monday, June 10, 2013

2Crafty Blog Hop WINNER!!!

Hello :)))
Sorry for being so late with getting the winner up for the 2Crafty Blog Hop.  Thank you once again for each and every one of you that stopped by and left a was such a thrill to hear from you all!

Now my winner is via random org:
True Random Number Generator
R 18 Powered by RANDOM.ORG
Congrats Michelle, email HERE with your postal address and I will get your prize sent on its way :))
Be back real soon with some scrappy shares....
Oh yes the mojo has returned with a vengeance....YAY for me!!
Min xo

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Paper Stories May Sketch Challenge

Hello everyone,

Well a BIG thank you to everyone who visited me and left wonderful comments on the 2Crafty Blog Hop! You guys made my day and a big welcome and hello to my new great to have you here.  I will announce the winner to my little prize in the next couple of days, so stay tuned!

Now on to a new monthly challenge. 

Paper Stories is having another fantastic sketch challenge this month and if you love sketches OR just looking for a challenge...try this one, you won't be disappointed!

Its another fantastic sketch done by Page those sketches :)

"Obsession at 4"

Loved breaking out the Crate Paper DIY range, which you can still find available in the STORE.

So the prize for this month is a very generous gift voucher to spend on anything in the store. 

And speaking of the Paper Stories online shop, they are having a massive Stocktake Sale, with up to 70% of nearly everything in store....

Okay better be off from here...
Thanks so much for stopping by :)

Min xo

Saturday, June 1, 2013


We are so thrilled to announce our first ever blog hop.
We hope you join us as we're sure you will not want to miss out on all the fun.
There will be so much inspiration along the way and you will also get a chance to win many fantastic prizes.
Here is how to play:
 Simply visit each of the blogs below, then leave a comment and become a follower.
 (if you are not already)
         {Start} 2 Crafty 
                                                                  Melinda Thompson   <--------------->
{back to} 2 Crafty 
 One lucky winner will win this amazing prize loaded with 2 Crafty Chipboard.
  Plus as an added bonus, many of our DTs will be offering  prizes along the way.
Here is my prize:

Now on to my 2Crafty Project....

I created this soft sweet and delicate canvas for a lovely friend of mine who has just recently had a little baby boy.  The cute "Baby" banner chipboard piece was just a perfect fit.

I primed the chipboard with Gesso and went around the edges in some baby blue ink.  Then smearing with my finger in random places some Shimmerz.  I have also added some foam thickers over the top of the inscribed "baby" letters. 

I have also used some cute butterfly chipboard which I inked (such a simple but effect way to alter chipboard) and also slightly bent it in the middle for a 3D effect.

And lastly I created my background of this canvas using some Hexagon shape chipboard.  I placed them onto the canvas raw, then just painted over with some Gesso until all chipboard was well covered.  Once this was dry, a couple of mists were sprayed.  Next I placed my muslin over the top for more texture and then went around the outline of the hexagons with a water coloured pencil.  Love this effect.
A mixture of Prima, Manor House and Kaisercraft flowers used on this canvas.

All you have to do is:
1. Make sure you are a follower of the 2 Crafty Blog and Facebook page
2. Visit each of the blogs on the blog hop list and become their followers.
(if you're not already)
3. Leave a comment on each blog along the way.
4. Leave a comment on the 2 Crafty blog for a chance to win.
5. If you share our blog hop on your Blog or Facebook page, please let us know by leaving us another comment on the 2 Crafty Blog and you will have a second chance at winning the 2 Crafty Prize.
International participants are welcome.
your next stop is back to the 2Crafty Blog.
Happy Hopping and thanks for visiting!!