Monday, October 31, 2011

Countdown to Christmas

November is Christmas month here on the WOW blog. The WOW website is full of lovely Christmas items for you. 

Lucky me gets to kick things off with this gorgeous Reindeer.

First of all I inked the reindeer with silver ink. I coloured in the delicate antlers with a black sharpie.

Next, I used a paint brush to apply wet glue to the shape, carefully avoiding the lovely detail in the centre.  I then sprinkled super fine glitter over the shape and tapped off the excess.

Of course I had to pop on a red jewel for a nose!!! Who doesn't love Rudolf x

I wanted the reindeer to stand out on my layout, so I mounted it on some black cardstock.

This is an easy peasy technique to add lots of sparkle to your Christmas crafting. Make sure you give it a try, whether for cards, off the page presents or layouts for your Christmas albums.

Stay tuned in will be amazed at what the WOW girls have in store for you!

x Sami

Friday, October 28, 2011


Well it's that time of the week again that you can sit back and browse our blog for some inspiration!!  Hope you can all spend some time scrapping away!!!

Page by Amanda Lawrence using our "Cog Border".
Page by Emma Allen using our "June Flourish".

Happy Birthday banner by Gilly Lester.  As seen in Scrapbook Creations.
Page by Kellie Daley using our "Date Tag pack" and "Playground".

Page by Renae Woods using our "Moments" title and "Happiness Tree".

Page by Sami Cronin using our "Birthday Surprise" title.

Page by Sandra Staples using our "Snowflake Pack" and custom ordered title.

Page by Sandra Staples using our "Remember When" title and new lampost.

Page by Wendy Smith using our "Octopus" and "Fish" and using our newly released Wave Border.

I hope you have found something to inspire you to scrap this weekend!

Keep an eye out on Thursday for the start of our Christmas month at WOW!!!

Till next week.


Thursday, October 27, 2011

An Owly Wrapped In A Doily????

Hi, I just LOVE Owls so when I saw this new design from Wow chipboard's I knew I had to have one, a lot of my Owls I have are male so I thought I would create a girly girly Owl, which I've been told is now for my daughter's Milly's bedroom door.
I used: Owly LB044
1. Use pattern paper to cover the back of the Owl,
2. Paint the front Owl and eyes with a white pearl paint.
3. Glue the 2 parts together,
4. Add the eyes, I put some circle pieces of paper under the eyes first,
5. Put dimensional magic into the parts you want to cover with glitter, then sprinkle glitter,
6. Spray an old doily with Glimmer mist, dry, then cut in half and glue to the sides of the owl, (as photo)
7. Add some Kindy Glitz to the wings of the owl.
8. Find a place to put Owly on show.
Note: if you fold the doilies at the back of the Owl they sit up a little, also drying the Glimmer Mists with a heat gun makes the doily harden a little.

Next I have a layout of my daughter in the garden being cute, see knows how to use the camera lol!

I wanted to create a rusty look with the chipboard word and colour the branch.

1. Spray chipboard word and branch with Glimmer mist,
2. Put both of them through the Cuttlebug machine, I used script embossing folder,
3. Cover chipboard with embossing clear ink pad, then sprinkle puff embossing powder over the top,
4. Use a paint brush and brush off parts of the embossing powder,
5. Then use a heat gun to set the embossing powder,
6. Use a paint brush and dip it in an open bottle of Glimmer mists, then paint it onto the top of the puff embossing powder, I used pink for the flowers and green for the leaves and a little bit of all the colours on parts of the word.
7. When dry use an file on the raised parts of the word, for a distressed look.
8. Cover the word, the flowers and leaves of the branch in Dimensional magic, leave to dry.
9. When dry add bits of kindy Glitz to the flowers on the branch.

Also just wanted to share the Happy Birthday Bunting which was in
Scrapbook Creations last month.

Thanks Gilly  oxo

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


We are lucky enough this week to feature a guest designer - Holly Connors from Queensland.

We sent Holly some chipboard and mdf to see what she could come up with and she has blown us away with her projects.

Our large 12 x 12 Page Display stand on which Holly has used crackle paint to create this finish.
The page display stand with a page using our "Father of the Bride" title.  
Page using our "Best Man" title.
Page using our "Mr & Mrs" title.
Page using our title "Bridesmaids".
Page using our "Flower Girl" title.
Hope you have enjoyed Holly's work as much as we have.

Thank you Holly for showing us your lovely wedding inspired pages.


Monday, October 24, 2011

Biker cards and shaker boxes

Hi everyone, it's Geli here. I have created some cool boy cards using the ultra-versatile cog frame set and a set of biker chipboards:

These two cards have a shaker box under the biker and I'm going to show you how easy they are to make:

First, paint your biker and a cog frame that is roughly the same size:

Next, cut out 2 rings: one from a contrasting cardstock and one from foam or thick card (this will be the spacer). Also cut out a circle from acetate and from patterned paper (not shown) with the same diameter as the outer edge of the rings:

Glue the spacer ring onto the acetate. Sprinkle some micro beads on top. Be careful, they're jumpy little buggers. I do this in a deep bowl.

Glue the paper circle (good side down) on top of the spacer ring. Now turn it over and add the yellow cardstock ring, the cog frame and the biker. As you turn the card the micro beads move, creating ever-changing hills for the biker to climb.

Here is the other one:

You can also make the biker "ride" across the page:

There is a slit on both sides and the ribbon gets looped around the front and back of the card (the left slit is under the happy birthday sign). When you pull on it the biker moves:

 He's first glued on a circle of acetate to strengthen the chipboard a little and then onto the ribbon.

Here is the last card:

To get the crackle effect, first paint the chipboard, then cover in a generous coat of Crackle Accents. Let it dry and then smooch brown ink all over it. Wipe it off with a tissue and there it is:

I figure you can never have to many "manly" cards on hand!

Thursday, October 20, 2011


Hi everyone!
Today I am going to share some WOW magic, I created a mini album with different pieces of WOW, it is fun to go off-the-page and see other possibilities to one piece of chipboard and here I decided to use chipboard pieces as pages for my album. It is a great way to use scraps too!

The album is made of round pieces of chipboard it includes circle frames pieces, journalling frame and its negative (that piece is rectangular). The album measures 4".
 For this project you need to usedoublesided papers.
I also used a pair of cropadile to punch holes on the side of each page to bind the album together with some rope.
To create the "star" shape  I placed my circle frame over my paper and drew the star shape with pencil, I removed the frame cut the star out (erased my pencil drawing) and then glued the circle frame on  my preferred side, this is why I used double sided papers.
Here I glued double sided paper on the back of the negative journalling block to have a nicely shaped background & backpage.
When I design an album I like to think of textures, in this mini album by using different layers, shapes and sizes as well as chipboard & stitching I have achieved my goal.
You will also notice that I kept my kept my chipboard pieces raw, I just inked the edges with distress ink (Walnut Stain) and that is because I liked the effect it created and it did go well with my colour scheme.
Well I hope I inspired you to create with WOW and to go off the page, have a lovely day!


Monday, October 17, 2011

Gold, Opals & WOW!

With my wedding layout I thought I'd glam it up a bit, using lots of gold, bling, and Opals.
I covered the WOW 12x12 Circle Frame Set with Opals (UTEE) in two colours to create a soft mottled colour.

  I heated and added the embossing powder three times to build up the thickness. ( I left it thinner in some areas to create the textured effect.)   I inked an embossing folder with Versamark and used it to press patterns into the UTEE before it cooled.  (You can also do this with a stamp)

I heat embossed my WOW "And they lived happily ever after" title with two different gold embossing powders.  I did this by inking only the "happily", and heat embossing it, then inking and embossing the remainder of the title with the other embossing powder.

I hope I've inspired you to try a few different embossing techniques on your WOW chippy.

Happy Scrapping,