Friday, 8 April 2016

March winners and our April 3T's ...

I will be announcing our March winners shortly but first I would like to introduce you to our April edition of Tips, Tricks and Techniques brought to you by team member Helene Bogren. 

Using micro and glass beads by Helene Bogren

I guess many of you are familiar with micro beads and glass beads. If there are some of you who have not really found a way to use them yet, or if you think it is not your style, I will try to give you some inspiration. What I will do is to show you some different ways to use them as a complement, without letting them take over the design.

You can use them to frame the photo:

To highlight embellishments:

To highlight a pattern on a patterned paper:

To highlight a stamped motive:

Or just to get an effect on your page. On this layout I wanted it to look a bit like snow.

I only use beads in small areas and they are very easy to apply, but I still think it makes a big difference to the layout.

 If you want to see the layouts in their entirety you will find them on my blog at:

and now onto our March winners .....

We were working with this super cute and quirky painting by Mia Taninaka called Oh The Wise One.

CRITERIA - Wood Veneer

Chantelle is our winner of the prize pack from Kaisercraft.

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

Our random draw winner of a lovely prize donated by DT Mary Bennetts is Rainny.

Congratulations ladies.

Could the winners please contact me on with their postal details.  You have until the announcement of the winners for next  month to do so. Don't forget to grab our winners badge from the sidebar.  

Our Creative Team highlight from last month is Elaine.  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. Congratultions to the wonderful winner! The submissions were all beautiful. Lovely creations.

  2. Thank you!!! Will send you an email :)

  3. Great ideas for use of small beads Helene. Congrats to the winners, gorgeous layouts