Saturday, December 31, 2011

LAST POST FOR 2011!!!!!

Well this is our last post for 2011!  Onwards and upwards to a bigger and busier 2012 for the WOW team I say!!

Our new Design Team will be announced on the 15th January 2012 so don't forget to visit and see who our new Design Team is.  We are also having a Creative Inspiration Team this year who will help keep you all inspired to use chipboard on your pages.

We also have a big promotion starting in February 2012 which will run for two months.  Details will follow early in the New Year.  This promotion is to help promote our retailers and get WOW out there!!  There will be prizes involved and I know how much you all like free chipboard!!!!  It is definitely a case of gotta be in it to win it!!!

Now I will leave you with our weekend inspiration of my favourite layout each from our departing Design Team for 2011.  I wish to thank from the bottom of my heart these lovely ladies that have put so much time and effort into producing pages using our product and promoting our products wherever they could.  Thank you very much!


Page by Wendy Smith

Page by Sandra Staples.

Picture Frame by Renae Woods

Shadowbox by Kim Solomon


Page by Gillian Lester

Card by Geli Duncan.

Page by Sami Cronin

Page by Liz Kordek

Page by Tina Connolly

Page by Amanda Lawrence

     
Page by Sandrine Dawson 
I would also like to thank our Creative Inspiration Team that we have had for the last few months as well!!
Page by Emma Allen.

Page by Kellie Daley.

Page by Peta MacBeth.

Till next year keep scrapping and having fun!!!

Suzanne and Neil
WORDS OR WHATEVER

Thursday, December 29, 2011

ONE LITTLE BIT MORE WOW...

Well Christmas is done and dusted...I hope you all had a good time, I sure did, you cannot beat the looks of children when they open their presents, and the giggles and squeals that come with it! Anyway, let's talk chipboard! For my last post I will share some layouts which are my last projects for WOW.
What I have loved during the last 6 months is playing with chipboard, it is so versatile!
In this layout I used something that had been stashed away in my cupboard and that I had been scared to use, Metallic gellato, it was so easy to use and it looks great on my circle frame and arrow!
On my next layout I just covered another arrow with matching paper, there again a very easy technique.

And lastly, on this Christmas layout, I had to use the newly released title "Unwrapped", for this I just coloured it with a green marker and added white glitter on the presents.

Well I hope you enjoyed my last post, thank you for coming by and don't forget to have fun with your chipboards!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Happy Boxing Day!

Hi, it's Tina here, with my last post as a design team member for WOW.  I can't believe the six months is over already.  It's been an honor to be on the team with such wonderful, talented, and inspirational ladies.  A huge thank you to Suzanne for believing in me, and for creating such fabulous chipboard for us to play with.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, I certainly did.  But I must admit I was exhausted after all the shopping, cooking, cleaning, and preparation for the day.

  I've got a few things to share with you today.

 I embossed the Angel Blowing Trumpet, covered it in Gold Leaf, and added some gold Stickles.
 I painted the  "Christmas Morning" title with Smooch inks, and added some glitter glue in similar colours.

 I haven't completed a layout for my next title "Night before Christmas", as I still need to print my photos of the tree and presents from Christmas Eve.  Once again I used Smooch and coloured various words.  I blended the colours on "Christmas" from dark to light to dark again. 

 You can easy create this effect with inks, paints, or watercolour pencils.


I wanted to share a canvas I made for my daughter as a Christmas present.  It has so many layers of mists, die-cuts, rub-ons, tapes, paints, and was heaps of fun to make.  I used some Petite Alchemy Blooms and an Ornamental Flourish (which I cut up) , misting and painting them. 




Saturday, December 24, 2011

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!!

I would just like to take this opportunity to wish all our retailers and customers a very Merry Christmas!  I hope you all receive lots of scrappy goodness especially WOW chipboard!!!

We have lots of exciting things planned for 2012 and our new Design Team and Creative Inspiration Team will be announced on the 15th January 2012!!

To our current Design Team whose time has come to an end I sincerely thank you all for your hard work and effort in promoting our products and hope you continue using WOW in the future on your pages and projects.  Keep your eyes peeled in the mail in the next week or two for a thank you gift from us.

To Sandra, our Design Team Co-ordinator, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your time, effort and advice that you have given me over the past year.  It is appreciated more than I can say and your friendship is invaluable as well.

From all of us here at WOW we hope you stay safe and have a great time with all your families and friends.

Suzanne, Neil, Ebony & Alyssa
WORDS OR WHATEVER

Thursday, December 22, 2011

So much love

Hello and a Happy Thursday. Today is my last blog entry as part of the WOW Design Team. I have had so much fun being part of this amazing and talented Design Team and working with such a great product and I thank Suzanne for allowing me this opportunity. While it is sad for me I am looking forward to seeing what Suzanne has instore for WOW and am looking forward to continue creating with WOW chipboard.

For my layout I have used these beautiful gates:

Firstly, I inked the top half of the gates:


Then using a lighter shade of ink I dabbed the bottom half blending both colours in the middle to give a graded look.


I inked the edges in black to blend the chipboard in with the rest of the layout. Next I covered the chipboard in glitter varnish.


Here's the finished layout:


And a couple of close ups:



Thank you for joining us today. Make sure to come back and see what the rest of the team have created for you.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Countdown to Christmas ....

It is very sad :'( for me to be bringing you my final blog post today as a DT member for WOW. I have had a wonderful time over the last 6 months working with such fantastic products and I sincerely thank Suzanne for believing in me and giving me this wonderful opportunity. I was a WOW fan long before I joined the team here and will continue to be for a long time to come.

Today rather than a specific technique, I thought I would bring you a ‘mini showcase’ of layouts providing you a little more inspiration for your Christmas pages using the wonderful WOW chipboard.

In just a week from now the silly season will be all done and dusted for another year and while the rest of the family amuse themselves with their new gadgets and games maybe then, us crafty mummas can sneak some time out for ourselves. While the visions of happy faces and full bellies are fresh in our mind it’s time to get those happy memories down on paper.

So without further adieu … here are some of my Christmas creations to inspire you …

Baby's First Christmas



Using Baby's First Christmas title and Cute Rudolph. I have used twinkling h2o's to colour both pieces.




Santa's Little Elves



Using Santa's Little Elves title. Decorated with h2o's and highlighted with gold gel pen.




Christmas Eve



Using Candy Cane shape and Christmas Eve title. Title decorated with ink, silver gel pen and rhinestones and Candy Cane decorated with a mix of inks, textas and gel pens.




I hope I have given you a little inspiration to pull out those Christmas photos and get scrapping!

While this is my final post here on the blog, I still have a few more projects to share. Be sure to stop by my personal blog over the next two weeks to see them.

Farewell for now ... Amanda :)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

WEEKEND INSPIRATION

Good morning everyone!!

Hope everyone is getting excited now that Christmas is near!  Hope you all receive lots of scrappy goodness in your stockings this year.

We have lots of new and exciting things happening here in the New Year including a new design team that will be announced on the 15th January 2012!!  So keep watching this space!

Now onto some inspiration for you this weekend.  First up we have a guest Creative Team Member - Sue Smith who has done a few pages for us!  She has done an awesome job of showcasing our chipboard.  Thanks Sue!!

Page by Sue Smith using our Precious word and new Flourish.

Page by Sue Smith using our new Small Round Frame.

Page by Sue Smith using our Bracket Set.   
Now on to our other fantastic Design Team and Creative Team ladies.

Page by Sandrine Dawson using our 12x12 Circle Borders.

Page by Sandrine Dawson using our Fancy Frame.
Page by Wendy Smith using one of as unreleased Gates.

Page by Kellie Daley using one of our Funky Christmas trees and our Christmas Lights Border.

Page by Emma Allen using our Christmas tree!!

Page by Wendy Smith using one of our Flourishes and our cogs for masking.


Till Christmas Eve - enjoy the mad rush that is the lead up to Christmas!!!

Suzanne