Friday, 8 May 2015

April winners and our May Tips, Tricks and Techniques ...

I will be announcing our April winners shortly but first I would like to introduce you to our next edition of Tips, Tricks and Techniques for 2015 presented by our delightful team member, Elaine Schoof.

Hi Elaine here,

I love using twine in my layouts; it's easy, versatile, cheap and colourful. I even use the cooking twine from the stationary isle in the supermarket.

I was looking on Pinterest for some more ideas and saw shapes made out of twine which I had to try. I thought I'll share with you how I did it. Following this months theme, I went with a star shape. 
First draw free hand or using a stencil a star on a scrap piece of paper. This will be your template.

Lay over top some wax paper, you will be able to glue straight onto this cause it won't stay sticking. 

Place glue along the lines of your template, make sure you use a glue that dries clear. I have used the Kaiser craft acid free glue for mine. Then it is a matter of laying your twine along the glue, making sure you put extra glue where the twine overlaps each other. It's a little bit fiddly and messy but worth it :-).

Leave your star to dry. When it is just about dry, carefully peel off the wax paper and if the glue is still a little bit wet, you can stick straight onto your page. It doesn't matter if there is excess glue, because once it is on your page, you won't see it.

I made 2 for my page since I loved how the first one turned out.

I also use twine for my buntings, which I do a lot of,

to tie onto tags for a bit of extra colour

to create a different way of placing photos onto my layout, in bunting style

and even to highlight a part of a photo without cropping the whole photo

I hope I have given some ideas on using twine and would love to see some of your ideas.

Thank you Elaine, love those ideas for using twine.

and now onto our April winners .....

  Thank you everyone for playing along with us last month - we had some wonderful entries from which to select some of our winners.  Of course each month we do a completely random draw so anyone is potentially a winner :)

In April we were working from this by Roy de Maistre with Frozen Music - with a criteria of using swirls.

Christel is our winner of the prize pack from Flourish with a Bling. 

 Deb is our winner of the prize pack from Mystical Scrapbooks.

Our random draw winner of a lovely prize donated by DT member Tone-Lill Angelskar is Deena Otway.

Congratulations ladies.

Could the winners please contact me  with their postal details.  Don't forget to grab our winners badge from the sidebar. 

Our Creative Team highlight from last month is Elaine with this lovely page.  She will receive a little surprise something from me.

Don't forget to enter this month's ARTastic challenge.  All the details are in the left sidebar. Remember you have until the end of the month to submit your entry.

Please pop back on the 15th when we will have more delightful team inspiration to show you.


  1. Oh how exciting thank you so much. Congratulations Christel and Deb your work is gorgeous

  2. I LOOOOVE those stars...the hint about baking paper is a great one.....& congrats to all the winners! Fabulous creations all round:):)

  3. Congratulations on fabulous pages and your wins. Thank you as well DT for choosing my page :-).

  4. Congrats to all the winnwers :)

  5. Very clever with the twine Elaine

  6. Congrats to the winners and thank you to all that enter. Love the tips , especially the star Elaine . Thank you for sharing