Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

New 2Crafty Design Team for 2014

The Team
Felicity Wilson – Australia (Design Team Member)
 Helen Tilbury – South Africa (Design Team Member)
 Janice Nicholls – Australia (Design Team Member)
 Stacey Young – Australia (Design Team Member)

  Returning DT Members

Di Garling – Australia (Design Team Coordinator)
 Chantal Vandenberg – Australia (Design Team Member)
 Elena Olinevich – Belarus (Design Team Member)
 Lindy Gillespie - Australia (Design Team Member)
 Nicole Dioron - Canada (Design Team Member)
  Sarah Groen – New Zealand (Design Team Member)

We also have a wonderful group of
" Resident Guest Designers"
 lined up & these girls will pop by on a regular basis and
 share their  wonderful talents as well.

Aida Domisiewicz - Poland (Guest Design Team Member)
 Chantalle McDaniel - Australia (Guest Design Team Member)
 Debbie Tehrani - USA (Guest Design Team Member)
 Ebony van der Starre - Australia (Guest Design Team Member)
 Jane Clark - Australia (Guest Design Team Member)
 Lisa Oxley - Australia (Guest Design Team Member)
Check this out......
It is such an honour to be on this awesome 2Crafty Design Team.
I am pinching myself that little ole me is amongst this amazing bunch of very talented  girls
I must admit I am a little overwhelmed but
I am also really excited about the journey ahead and working alongside these beautiful girls.
Let the fun begin.

A little sneak of my January Post.

Pop over to the blog for lots of 2Crafty chippie inspiration.
We would love you to become a follower of the blog and/or Like our Facebook page
 Thanks for stopping by.
Janice xx 

Monday, December 16, 2013

My 2Crafty Design Team December Post part 2

.Wishing you and your Family a Merry Christmas
I have created 2 cards for my 2nd project.
I enjoy making cards for Family and Friends.

"Peace"   & "Noel"

I started with white cardstock for the base, then built up the layers one by one.
 I placed a mask down and inked in random spots,
added pieces of embroidery thread and then stuck down strips of torn paper and
 pieces of washi tape. I primed the chippie with gesso, let it dry and inked it with
 Versa Colour Gold ink.
 I added gold stickles to the little star.
 I then cut a mat for the  tree, stuck the chippie to the mat and then
 stuck it on top of the layers.
Peace was painted white and glued down.
2Crafty Chipboard Pieces I have used:
I started with white cardstock, place it into an embossing mat and run it through my Cuttlebug..
I placed a mask down and inked random spots and added some thread.
 I cut a mat for the tree, glued  the chippie to the mat, and stuck it to the card.
Noel was primed with gesso and inked with Gold ink.
2Crafty Chipboard Pieces I have used:
My last  layout is one you may have already seen.
I am Guest Designing over at Orange Paperie & Co during December.
This months challenge is a Colour Challenge
Gold, Silver and White.
I chose to scrap about one of my favourite times of the year.
"Merry Christmas"

 I have used some gorgeous 2Crafty Christmas Chippie pieces,
  torn paper strips, stencil, ink, thread and vellum to build layers on this layout.

 The Holly Tree, was primed with gesso, let dry and inked with Versa
 colour Gold Ink.  I then wrapped gold and silver stranded thread around the
tree like  tinsel and added some Pearls. 

Merry Christmas is covered in Ranger Gold Ice Stickles.
This adds a nice glittery Christmas feel to my layout.

How cute is this little Prancing Reindeer.
He is covered with Gold Ink.

Joy is covered with Ranger Gold Ice Stickles.
These little words are perfect to place on your layouts.


Thanks for stopping by the 2Crafty blog today and for looking at my projects.
I hope you have been inspired to create a Christmas layout during December.
Click here to find more Fabulous 2Crafty chipboard pieces

Warmest thoughts and Best Wishes to Everyone for a Wonderful Christmas
 and a Happy New Year.
Janice xx

Sunday, December 15, 2013

My 2Crafty Design Team December post

This is the 1st of my 3 Design Team projects over on the 2Crafty blog.
Merry Christmas Wishes to you and your Family
 Hello Everyone :)
Janice here today.
Its December and its almost Christmas.
Its the perfect time to create using the gorgeous 2Crafty
 Christmas Chipboard pieces.
My 1st Layout

To make this parcel I used a thick piece of cardboard and covered it with paper.
 Using the same paper I cut 2 different size triangles and stuck them across the bottom.
 I then wrapped the whole piece with embroidery thread. I added this gorgeous chippie
 piece to adorn it and also added 3 chippie tags.

 I love this gorgeous Heart Charm chippie piece.
 My parcels are always wrapped an given with lots of love,
 so I thought this was perfect to add to my gift.
 I primed it with gesso, let it dry, then Inked it with Gold Versa Colour ink.

 Gifts always need a To and From tag.
I have used washi tape to cover 2 of the tags
 and I added a  Jingle Bells Rub On to cover the other tag

Seasons Greetings was primed with gesso and then inked with Gold ink.

Thanks for stopping by.
I will have more to share tomorrow.
Janice xx

Sunday, December 8, 2013


Case File No. 100
 This is my take.
Scheme;  I loved these colours.. All 5 are there
Evidence: Wood, stars, numbers, grid
Testimony: I put a border around my journaling strips.
Thanks for stopping by.
Janice xx

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Guest Designing at Orange Paperie & Co

I am very Excited and Happy to be Guest Designing on this Fabulous little blog.
This is what Kim wrote on the Orange Paperie & Co blog.
Hello all and welcome to December
 Firstly I want to tell you about our DECEMBER CHALLENGE
I thought it would be nice to have a little colour challenge.
Now it doesn't have to be a Christmas layout as such but most of us have done Christmas ones.
Now onto our Guest Designer for this merry month.
I would like to introduce you to the very talented
Janice Nicholls

 Hi there, I’m Janice Nicholls and I live in a small country town in Cummins, South Australia.
I started scrapbooking in 2006 and my 2 beautiful children and family all feature in my work. My style is ever changing. At the moment I love double photos, grouped and layered clusters and white space.
I also like to add layers to my background using stencils, gesso, mists and inks.
I scrap mostly 12 x 12 layouts. I enjoy trying new techniques, not always successful, but it is fun trying.
I have been very fortunate to have been on some fabulous Design Teams and have had my work published in magazines.
I am honoured and thrilled to be Guest Designing here at Orange Paperie & Co for December.
 A big Thank You to the very talented Kim Ewins for inviting me.
Kim’s theme for this month is Gold, Silver and White and being December I chose to scrap about one of my favourite times of the year…Christmas.
Here is what I have created.

I hope I have inspired you to join in the fun here at Orange Paperie for December. Remember to link up your layout and share it with us…we would love to see what you create.

A truly GORGEOUS layout Janice
I know you have inspired me!!!!
A HUGE THANKS to Janice for being our DECEMBER guest designer.
Make sure you pop over and visit Janice's blog to see more of her truly beautiful work.
Thank you so much Kim for inviting  me.
 I had lots of fun creating this layout.
I have use lots of strips of patterned papers , some vellum,
stranded thread, stencils, Prima Flowers, D-Lish elements
and some Gorgeous 2Crafty Chipboard.
The girls on this little blog are all super talented and work really hard.
Pop over to the blog and check out what they have created,
 I'm sure you will be inspired  by their  Gorgeous  pages.
 It would be great to see you support them by playing along with the challenge and sharing your  projects.
Remember it doesn't have to be a Christmas layout, it is a colour challenge and we would love to see what you  create.
Happy Scrapping.
Thanks for stopping by.
Janice xx

Dear Santa

My Design Team Layout for the
December challenge over at
Scrap It With Attitude.
"What's Under your Tree"
{deAR sANtA}
A layout using lots of layers and cut outs.
A very old photo of my  gorgeous little  ones opening their presents on Christmas morning.
Need inspiration to scrap your Christmas photos, then this is a great challenge.
Join the Scrap It With Attitude Facebook group, see  the other fabulous creations by the Design Team and upload your layout to have a chance to win some great prizes.
Join in the fun.
Thanks for stopping by..
Janice xx

Saturday, November 30, 2013

CSI 99 smile

Hello Everyone. :)
Case File No. 99 over at
This is how I solved the case.

The Scheme-Using all 5 colours.
Evidence- Butterflies ,stripes, 6 of something (flowers, leaves, butterflies)
Testimony-It Takes Two-Use 2 types of writing on your layout,
 I also used the Daydreaming on Paper prompts.
Playing with mists and paints to create my background.
My title "smile" is a gorgeous  2Crafty chipboard  piece.
CSI Case File No. 100 is up and ready to be solved.
I really appreciate you all stopping by
 and for taking the time to look at my work and leave such kind comments.
Thank You.
Janice xx

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

CSI - No.98 Quiet times

Playing along over at
 Very Happy to be
  this week.
{Quiet Times}
The scheme: I have used all 5 colours.
Evidence:-stripes, book pages, spiral notebook punch.
Testimony: I have used the inspirational words.
My journaling:" Finding some quiet time in your life, I think is hugely important."
I have used lots of Beautiful 2Crafty chipboard.
It is a wonderful challenge site.
Click here to see Case File No. 99 and how it needs to be solved.
Thanks for stopping by.
Janice xx

Monday, November 18, 2013

More Exciting News To share

I am thrilled to have been invited to join the Design Team for
Scrap It With Attitude
It is a social scrapbooking/craft group on Facebook where you get to share your work, ask questions and learn all things paper crafted related.
Cover Photo
A Big Thank You to Amanda Sousa for inviting me,
 it is such an honour to be on the fabulous  team.
As the newest Design Team member it is my turn to set the  November Challenge
When we scrap we tend to look for that perfect photo......but what about that imperfect photo? The one that is slightly blurry, has the wrong light, or is out of focus etc. We all have them and cannot bring ourselves to delete or scrap them. The picture does not have to be perfect to have special meaning, it may be the only one you have.
My challenge to you is to simply  scrap that
 "Imperfect Photo" ,
 and capture a memory for the future.
 Sharing my 1st Layout as part of the SIWA Design Team 
{Treasure Forever}
This photo was taken by my daughter of the 3 of us, and it is slightly blurry.
I love this photo... My Beautiful  Mum, Myself and my Gorgeous Daughter Sarah.....3 generations.
How special and I think well worth scrapping.
I have used some beautiful 13Arts paper...Thank You Lindy Gillespie
Mists, stamps, tissue tape, Blooms and lots of 2Crafty Chipboard.
I would love to see you play along and share your layout on the Facebook site.
Give it a go....follow the "Scrap it with Attitude" link, join the group and have some fun.
Janice xx

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Thrilled to share my 1st Design Team Layouts for 2Crafty

I have been busting to share this very exciting news with you all.
I am super excited to be on the 2Crafty Design Team.
A huge Thank you to Di Garling and Vanessa for inviting me.
 It is an honour and a privilege to be a part of  this amazing team.
Vanessa is incredibly generous...the 2Crafty chipboard is just gorgeous and so easy to create with.
Today I want to share with you my first 3 layouts all featuring the amazing chipboard.
{Look Around}

 2Crafty Products;
I covered the chipboard with a layer of gesso.
When  dry I dipped the tip of my paint brush into the gesso and daubed it onto the chippie pieces to add some texture.
I love this old fence piece.
Using a dry brush I dipped it into the gesso and wiped it across the chippie leaving some of it raw to give it a weathered look.
 This pack of mixed buttons are fabulous.
 I have used 3 on this layout. Each one is coated with gesso.
 Once dry I used a black zig pen to add the outline and the stitch marks.
The buttons are great to add to clusters.
 Hearts are a trade mark on most of my layouts.
 I love these funky Hearts.
 I coated the chippie with gesso and once dry I wrapped stranded thread around it.
My 2nd Design Team layout.
{happy Birthday}
2Crafty products;
 This shows the 2 different ways I have covered the chipboard.
To get the dark colour I pushed the Butterfly into the ink pad... Versa fine Black Onyx
The Celia's Flourish frame and Parisian Border I coated with a layer of gesso and once it was dry I lightly daubed the ink pad over each piece.
Chipboard is very versatile, this is a piece I cut off the end of the border and added it to this cluster.
 I love this loopy font.
 Here I have used happy as part of my title.
 I have inked it the same as the butterflies.

 I have added a cluster of prima flowers, a bunch of rosebuds an placed a Funky heart covered with Tim Holtz tissue tape on top. 
 My 3rd Design Team  layout was created  using some gorgeous 2Crafty summery pieces
I  created this  for the No. 95 case file over at CSI  as part of my October Special Investigator month.
{Summer Days}
2Crafty Products;
I glued these little chevron pieces onto my layout.
I dipped my finger into some gesso  and randomly wiped  over the pieces.
I LOVE these little 2Crafty Seagulls.
Just perfect for my beach page. I have used 3 different sizes on this page

 Another perfect addition is this title.
"Summer Days"
I have added some thread under the title and glued it down, then added some gesso the same as I did for the Chevron Bits. I wanted it to have a weathered, white washed look.
I hope I have inspired you to get some 2Crafty chippie onto your layouts.
Pop over to the 2 Crafty blog and see what the other talented Design Team have been creating and sharing. We would love you to become a follower.
2 Crafty also have a Facebook page,..
.Like us so you don't miss out on the fabulous creations  that the Design Team share.

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice xx

Friday, November 15, 2013


I am a New Design Team Member at 2Crafty Chipboard.
I am so excited and very Happy.
It is such an honour to be invited to join this amazing team.
A big Thank you to Di and Vanessa
I am still pinching myself, I cannot believe that I am here.
Today is my first post on the 2Crafty blog
I have shared 3 layouts all featuring lots of gorgeous 2Crafty chipboard pieces.
I would love you to pop  over to the blog to check out all the amazing creations by the Design Team and while you are there  we would love you to follow our blog.
The blog is overflowing with inspiration.
  LIKE our Facebook page too  and you wont miss any of the gorgeous creations by the Design Team.
Thank so much for popping by my blog and for sharing in my excitement.
*insert big smiley face*

I will post my layouts tomorrow.

  Janice  xx

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

October Special Investigator At CSI....Case File No. 95 summer days

Sharing my 4th layout as a Special Investigator over at CSI.
A big Thank you to Debbi for asking me to be a Special Investigator for the month of October.  It has been an honour to play along each week and share my creations. I'm sure I will be playing along  much more now, this is an amazing challenge site.
I would love you to play along this week and share what you create.
Here is the Case that needs to be solves....No. 95

 Here is how I solved it.
{Summer Days}
 The scheme: you need to use all 5 colours to solve the case ...I have used all 5.
The Evidence: you need to pick 2 or more elements from the list. I have used distressing, paint, flowers, fabric flower, book pages, tie something, tearing.
Testimony: Choose 1, I chose: Study your photo, write journaling as a series of details you notice in the picture. 
 flowers and paint.
 2Crafty chipboard title, paint
 fabric flower
 tie something

Magnolia Ink Paper, Echo Park Paper, Teresa Collins Paper
Kaiser craft blooms, twine, string, embroidery thread,
Manor House Flower, Flair Button, washi tape, paint
and 2Crafty chipboard.
I loved these colours and had lots of fun creating this one.
Follow this link over to CSI and see what the amazing Design Team have created, I am sure you will be inspired to join in.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to those who stop by and leave me such wonderful comments.
I enjoy reading each and every one of them.
 Hopefully thing will settle down soon and I can start leaving
 you all some love on your gorgeous work.
Janice xx

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