Sunday, September 25, 2016
Hi everyone

The Layout of the Week this week goes to Kathi.
I loved this gorgeous blue layout as soon as I saw it, the all the amazing banners, the perfect background stencilling, the shells and netting, it's all so pretty.

Congrats Kathi


Saturday, September 24, 2016
Hello, Swirly Savages! It's tutorial Saturday and I will be sharing some techniques I learned using the August technique add on. The VerDAY paints by Ten Second Studio are now my favorite! The iron is my favorite. What is yours?

So, I used the VerDAY paints on the BoBunny chippy butterflies, the tags included in the add-on, the Prima gold trim, some metal trim from a past kit and even the background paper on one layout. You get the idea? You can use this stuff on a variety of things.

Here is the layout featuring the tags in the add-on and the VerDAY on the background paper.


This is the mini canvas I will be sharing with you on the video tutorial.


And, here's another layout featuring the BoBunny chippy butterflies and some of the metal trim from a past Swirlydoos kit.



Check out the video and see how I created the mini canvas as well as the alterations on the butterflies and tags.






These are Design Team projects I created for Swirlydoos Scrapbook Kit Club. If you’re ready to start getting perfectly coordinated, top of the line scrapbook kits delivered to your door, please visit us at www.swirlydoos.com. Mention my name (Jan) when you subscribe and you’ll receive 10% off your first kit, AND a coupon good for 30% off your entire purchase in the Swirlydoos.com store!







Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Hi Swirly Ladies!

Another week has gone by, so lets see what's been happening this week!

The Tranquillity Sketch challenge is still running until the September 31st, so there is still time to get YOUR layout in for this!

Here is a beautiful entry by Hanne using the Tranquillity kit. Remember you don't have to use a Swirlydoos kit to enter this challenge although we do love seeing them!



This beautiful layout has by Ann has been entered in the All That Flutters Challenge.
This challenge is also open until the 31st September.
This challenge is so EASY to enter, any project using the Tranquillity kit and pop on something that 'flutters'!


The other challenge running this month is the fun RR (Round Robin) challenge.

Last week if you remember we were doing ATC's with a SteamPunk theme. We had some fantastic entries including this one from Peggy


This weeks theme, deadline is 24th September , is Seasonal/Holiday.

Here are a couple of ATC's that Stephanie has done for this theme.




If you would like to join in with our challenges we would love to see you!
Pop over to the Forums and say hello!



Happy Scrapping!








Sunday, September 18, 2016
Hi Swirly fans, it's Sunday and that means it's time for another Layout of the Week

This week the Layout of the Week goes to Ann.
This is Ann's layout for our monthly All the Flutters Challenge using the August Tranqility kit.
I just love the punched edges, the distressed gate and all the gorgeous butterflies on this layout, everything goes perfectly with this adorable photo.

Congratulations Ann :)

Saturday, September 17, 2016
Hello, Swirly scrappers!

Today I will be sharing a layout made with the scraps of the August kit. Literally, I just used the paper scraps on my desk to make the background-no cutting. I dare you to try it!

So, here's the layout. I shared it during my August kit reveal but had some technical difficulties with the video itself. I am sorry for annoying you with the malfunction.



Here's a few close-ups.












And, here's the video tutorial. I would love to see you try this!




This is a Design Team project I created for Swirlydoos Scrapbook Kit Club. If you’re ready to start getting perfectly coordinated, top of the line scrapbook kits delivered to your door, please visit us at www.swirlydoos.com. Mention my name (Jan) when you subscribe and you’ll receive 10% off your first kit, AND a coupon good for 30% off your entire purchase in the Swirlydoos.com store!




Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Hi Swirly ladies!

We are having a lot of fun with the RR (Round Robin) challenge this month! We have all gone into overdrive creating ATC's! ( Artist Trading Cards)

This month for a change we are not working in teams but as individuals and creating a weekly ATC in a set theme. The first week we had 'Vintage'. Here are a couple to show you!

This beauty was created by DT member Jan.



and this one was created by Barbara.



This weeks theme is 'SteamPunk'. We have a few early entries coming in, due date is the 17th.
Pop over to the forum to see the other entries and to add yours!

This wonderful one has been made by Peggy





The Tranquillity Sketch challenge is open until the end of the month.

Here is a reminder of the sketch



Here is a beautiful entry by Peggy



You have until September 31st to enter this challenge.
And remember the winner could win a fantastic Prize Pack from Swirlydoos!



And come and join in with the All That Flutters Challenge!

For this challenge create a project, layout, OTP/altered item, tag, card etc with the Tranquillity kit and include any 'fluttering' item from the kit or stash to qualify it for this challenge.

Here is a layout from DT Member Kim for your inspiration. She used the Die of the Month in the background and one of the BoBunny chippie butterflies from the kit too.



To view the challenge and/or add your layout to the challenge visit the forum here

and  add your entry to the Tranquillity ATF album in the Swirlydoos Facebook page


Please come over to the forums and say hello!
We would love to see some new faces and see what our members are doing with the gorgeous kits we receive each month!


Happy Crafting!







Sunday, September 11, 2016
Hi Everyone!

This week the layout of the Week is not a layout but instead an ATC. Everyone's gone ATC crazy this week and there were so many amazing ones to chose from.

But this week the LOTW goes to Cheryl!!

I love this gorgeous vintage ATC, with just the right amount of embellishing, and a stunning vintage photo. Congrats Cheryl!!!

Saturday, September 10, 2016
Happy Saturday everyone!!
Today I have a new video tutorial to share made with the August kit 'Tranquility'. 

Please enjoy :)


HERE is my video



 And my close ups



Materials used:
Swirlydoos August Main Kit
Swirlydoos August Flower add on kit
Swirlydoos August Embellishment kit

As always, if you’re ready to start getting perfectly coordinated, top of the line scrapbook kits delivered to your door, please visit us at www.swirlydoos.com. Mention my name (Bec Genet) when you subscribe and you’ll receive 10% off your first kit, AND a coupon good for 30% off your entire purchase in the Swirlydoos.com store!


Wednesday, September 7, 2016



Hi Swirly ladies,

We have some lovely projects on the Swirlydoos Facebook gallery and forums this week. Lots of inspiration for you to get creating and joining in with our challenges, we would love to see you and your projects!

First up is the August Sketch Challenge.....This runs until September 31st and is open to EVERYONE!

This is the beautiful sketch...



And here is a layout created for the sketch challenge by Swirly Member Barbara, I just love how she has altered her chipboard chandelier and added a stencilling in the background!

http://www.swirlydoos.com/forums/topic/august-tranquility-sketch-challenge/




We also have the All That Flutters Challenge which runs every month for our members to create a project using the current kit and to include a 'fluttering element' somewhere in their project, whether its a butterfly, fairy, bee, dragonfly....you get it right?? This months Tranquillity Kit All That Flutters Challenge runs until the 30th September


Here is a layout created by Swirly Member Peggy for this challenge. As you can see she has added some gorgeous butterflies to the wood sign banner at the top of her layout. She has also done some lovely fussy cutting for her flowers!




We also have the RR (round robin) running this month BUT with a difference! For this month only we are working individually and creating ATC's!  AND there's a PRIZE for the winner!
This week the theme for our ATC's is 'Vintage' and is due by the 10th August.

Here is an entry from Stephanie.


For more details hop over to the forum to find out more of how to enter!


I cant wait to see your creations, come and join in with us!


Happy Creating!!




Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Hi everyone, today I am sharing what I made with the latest Swirlydoos Scrapbook Kit - Tranqility.


First up is my take on this months Sketch Challenge

Here is the sketch



On this I used the Blue Fern Tranquility Papers Patience and Jubilation. On my background I added some texture with stencils and white texture paste. I used the Blue Fern chipboard pieces from the main kit, I covered them with white gesso and then added some brown ink to the edges for colour. I used some of the Blue Fern flowers from the main kit and flower add on kit, plus I have used the pearl string and metal embellishment from the embellishment add on kit


I used the Swirlydoos August Main kit, the August Flower add on and the August Embellishment add on.

Dream



I based this layout on the gorgeous maroon flowers from the flower add on kit was well as the Blue Fern Magenta embossing powder from the embellishment add on kit. 
My background paper is Peaceful, I added some texture paste through a brick stencil and then the Kaisecraft rubons from the embellishment add on kit. 
I took the Blue Fern brick chipboard pieces from the embellishment add on and coloured then with brown ink, then I rubbed on some Inka gold so they matched with the gorgeous Prima gold trim which I placed around my photo. 
I used the Magenta embossing powder on the Bo Bunny butterfly chipboard.




I used the Swirlydoos August Main kit, the August Flower add on and the August Embellishment add on.

Hugs



For this layout I used the Blue Fern Tranquility papers Hushed and Serenity. On my background I used texture paste through a floral stencil then I sprinkled on a little Blue Fern Magenta embossing powder for colour. I used the Blue Fern Brick chipboard and the Bo Bunny Butterfly chipboard which I covered in white gesso then inked the edges with pink ink. I paired these with a clock chipboard piece from my stash. I tucked the Magonila Lane diecuts in amongst my flowers as well as the cameo from the main kit and Petaloo flowers from the flower add on kit.




I used the Swirlydoos August Main kit, the August Flower add on and the August Embellishment add on.


I also made this layout.....but you'll have to wait until Saturday for the details, I have a video tutorial due then :)

As always, if you’re ready to start getting perfectly coordinated, top of the line scrapbook kits delivered to your door, please visit us at www.swirlydoos.com. Mention my name (Bec Genet) when you subscribe and you’ll receive 10% off your first kit, AND a coupon good for 30% off your entire purchase in the Swirlydoos.com store!



Monday, September 5, 2016
Good morning Swirly ladies,

I am back with my 2nd reveal for Swirlydoos Kit Club August kit 'Tranquillity'!

I loved the range of themes/looks that one could create with this months beautiful papers from Blue Fern Studios.
This next layout I'm going to show you is my favourite theme - the 'beach', I love anything nautical and seaside, it usually includes my favourite colours and I just love getting carried away with a bit of mixed media too!
 Here it is...

Beach Layout



I cut the wood panels out of the 'Calling Card' paper and stuck them onto the 'Patience' paper and then did some mixed media over the top. I used a gesso wash in the photo area and then layered up stencilling with the Tim Holtz Grit Paste, texture paste mixed with some blue paint, some embossed areas with the Blue Fern Studio embossing powder 'In The Navy', I stamped with Coffee Archival ink and the Crackle stamp from the Mediums Add on. I used some Nuvo crystal pearls from my stash and finished with some Gesso splats. I also incorporated some pieces of the gold trim from the main kit altered with the VerDay Iron paint and patina solution from the Technique Add on kit.
My BFS chippie and picket fence piece was covered with the BFS embossing powder Mushroom.
The wood signs were altered with the VerDay Brass paint and Patina solution and I used the alphas from the main kit for my title.







Layout with Tutorial                                                                                                                             

Next up is a layout I have created with a Snapguide tutorial. This is another example for inspiration for the All That Flutters Challenge on the Swirlydoos Forum.


I tore up the 'contentment' paper and mounted it onto the 'Serenity' paper I used some leftovers pieces of PP from my previous layouts to mount my photo on. I used Archival ink 'Coffee' on my brick chippies. My gold foil trim this time was altered with the Brass paint and patina from the VerDay kit. I covered the sticky Queen & Co leaves, from the embellishment kit,with the BFS glitter 'Army Dust' from the main kit. I used the die of the month and cut it into 3 pieces, covered it with the BFS embossing powder 'Magenta' from the main kit. The butterfly pieces that fall out from the die when its cut I also used with inked edges in walnut Stain.







Here is the link to view the Snapguide tutorial



Tranquillity Card                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Lastly I have done a card.



For this card I used a piece of blue cardstock from the Cardstock add on and embossed it with an embossing folder. I then used my sand block to rub over the raised pattern to distress it a little.
I then embellished it with the gold trim from the main kit, the Magnolia Lane ephemera, pearl strings, the cameo, a piece of the picket fence and the blue flowers from the flower add on. The white flowers are from my stash. It was finished off with some Nuvo crystal pearl drops from my stash.




Thank you for stopping by today.

Please come and check us out at www.swirlydoos.com, visit our scrapbook store at www.swirlydoos.com/store, and If you’re ready to start getting perfectly coordinated, top of the line scrapbook kits delivered to your door, please visit us at www.swirlydoos.com. Be sure to mention my name (Ginny) when you subscribe and you’ll receive 10% off your first kit, AND a coupon good for 30% off your entire purchase in the Swirlydoos.com store!



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