Tuesday, 27 April 2010

another stitch in time share..

Hi there, I'm back with my second layout from this month's kit..this time sharing one of my families favourite things about Easter...yep it's right up there with the chocolate! Every Easter we make several batches of these hot cross buns.. They are so good I really should be making them all year long !

I was rather excited to see a Buzz and Bloom Mini Blossom in the kit..I'm lucky enough to be part of their design team also..so it's a bonus to play with even more goodies!
I wanted to keep the chipboard pretty natural for this layout so have just coloured the centre of the flower with some orange and brown inks (using a paint brush)

I've also sewn a section of the vintage sewing pattern onto the background paper (my attempt at reverse stitching on the machine lol) and trimmed down the Tall Library Card Pocket, using just to top part behind the photo..(saving the pocket bit for another layout)

Thanks for stopping by :)
Gina xox

Saturday, 24 April 2010

stitched up..

Hi fellow Qtea peeps..I've finally found the time to sit down and play with this gorgeous kit! I've been getting back into scrapping 8.5x11" pages lately and love how these smaller layouts make my kit go even further.. I've used just a few bits and pieces from the kit on this one: blue flower stem, adia cloth, and the square vintage paper doily

On this layout, the first thing I did was cut a few little flowers from the vintage paper doily and inked them in aqua. I've also cut out a scallop border strip from the adia cloth and roughed up the edges a bit. Then I got brave and used a sewing machine for the first time on a layout!..I was so nervous about stuffing it up..sewing machines and me usually clash big time, but I was happy with the result and added texture..can't wait to do it again actually :)

I've finished off the layout with a couple of paper strips, some glimmer mist and paint and a title..

I hope you're having fun with your April Kit..I'll be back again soon to share another layout
Gina xox

Friday, 23 April 2010

Chalk'n'cheese & fancy free

Hi all it's Belinda here, a little late in sharing what I created with the April kit "A stitch in time" but I am here ;)

I haven't felt like creating much lately with a recent heart brake in my life but a little qtea magic got me working. I made this first page "Chalk & Cheese"

cross stitch, paperbuzz and bloom blossom, heart note, pink and blue flower stems, book paper, Elle's journaling tag,Japanese fabric backing and embroidery floss. I really like this page and the photo's of my girls as they are so different but also so alike.

This page "Barefoot and fancy free" of my daughter Lucy on the beach was made

measuring tape ribbon, sewing pattern tissue paper, Japanese fabric samples, library pocket, vintage doily paper, vintage book page and buzz and bloom blossom. Lots of goregous chalking on this page, it is really shimmery but the photo's don't show.

I have some peices left and I am working on a little doll but will share shortly. I have really liked this kit and I love that all the qtea kits can produce such a variety of different pages and projects. Jodi does a great job and I can't wait for next months kit.

Take care
Belinda xxx

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Sneak Peek #40

It's our 40th kit!
Can you believe it????...............stay tuned for an exciting giveway.........details soon!
Full kit release - Friday 30th April
Kit to ship - Friday 7th May
E-mail to pre-order!

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Melbourne Based Scrappers

Corrie and Notebook Magazine need you!
Expert papercrafters and scrapbookers are needed for the Melbourne Stitches and Craft Show, full details here!
Please contact Corrie ASAP, a pretty official lanyard needs to be made up in your name!
I will be teaching on the Saturday and Sunday (soooo excited) so even if you can't volunteer pop in and say "hi", would love to meet you!


A big shout out and congratulations to QTea's founder and amazingly talented photographer (did I mention shes' really sweet too?) Danielle Q, on her new exciting venture!
I don't doubt for one single minute that she will be a smashing sucess, oh and she's having a little giveaway on her blog - pop in and say congrats!

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Just Girly Enough

Hi everyone
Me again, Sharmaine
Did you see the sold out sign for the Stitch In Time kit??
It truly is a cool kit and I hope the postman delivers them extra quick so you can start creating!
Thought I would show you what I made using these bits of the kit
Golden Hands magazine page
sewing pattern tissue
Buzz and Bloom Blossom Mini
Measuring Tape Ribbon 
and a piece of the paper doily



I made this hanger for a friend of our eldest.
It started out very girly, inspired by the page from Golden Hands
But then I remembered the age group and grunged it up a little
Tried to make it ‘less girly’ but still leaving it just girly enough, hope I succeeded :)

Ok so can you see where the kit pieces are?
There is the Golden Hands page with some of the measuring tape ribbon


Some more ribbon with the sewing pattern and the doily is up in the top corner, painted blue :)


and the Buzz and Bloom Blossom, I just sploshed some paint and glitter over it, to add some depth to the hanger



Truly loved this kit and can’t wait to see what others create with it :)


Monday, 5 April 2010


Sorry peeps, remember if you don't want to miss out QTea goodness, a subscription is a guaranteed kit!
Hope you had a hoppity Easter - will be back later this week with some yummies!

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Spot What?

When I opened up the envelope holding my “A Stitch In Time” Kit
My eyes popped
I love the possibilities this kit has
You could use it on all manner of crafty goodness!
So today I had a play with just a sample of what was in the kit
I love to pull things apart
Make that kit s..t..r..e..t..c..h
For my first project I used 7 items from the kit
Can you spot them???


1. I cut off the pocket and used the tall library card pocket (one of my favourite things in the kit)
2. I cut part of the Square Vintage Paper Doilie out. I thought this part looked a little like a dove???
3. I used the pink flower stem
4. Stitching it down with the pink floss


5. I pushed out the centre of the Buzz and Bloom Blossom Mini. Painted it and added some doodled dots
6. I cut the bracket out from the Elle's Studio Journaling Tag


and 7. I ripped off one end of the pink floss holder and stitched it on my page, adding another black accent to my page


So why not take a second look at the kit.
See the endless possibilities that it offers and amazing ways that you can make your kit stretch.

Sharmaine :)