Sunday, December 5, 2010


Almost there Girls.........On the home stretch now!
Welcome to the next in line for the Helmar Hop.
You have just come from Jing-Jing's Blog and this is your last stop before heading back to the HELMAR blog.  Ok  lets get to it.........
 I have a short and simple Video on a quick and easy gift idea for one of those last minute giifts you didnt expect you would need, or one for a neighbour or teacher/bus driver!  ( We are just winding up the school year here in Australia!)  What ever the occaision, little gifts like these are cheap and simple, but look really cute, and are great to give away in the Holiday Season.  I have been saving all my containers all year, and have quite the stash, all different shapes and sizes. I something like this created last year by one very clever Mel, and made many myself last year..... All you need is a little Patterned Paper, a few embellishments and some great Adhesive.....HELMAR is your one shop stop!!!!  There is something perfect for every purpose.......In my Project the Adhesive runner, Zap dots and 450 Quickdry did the trick! we go.....

Hope this gave you some ideas for some quick and easy gifts for Christmas!  It will work for containers of all different shapes and sizes......Just get inventive and you will create something unique and easy!!!
Now remember there are FACEBOOK GIVAWAYS so go 'LIKE' Helmar on FACEBOOK!
AND......Be sure to leave a comment at EVERY stop to be in the running for some prizes!!!!

Ok ladies thanks for stopping by! xx

Time to head back to the HELMAR BLOG to finish up for the day!

Lydell x

Saturday, December 4, 2010

TCR #35 and a BLOG HOP


Yesterday we released #35 at THE COLOR ROOM.  Check it out!

Now yes......My first though was.......OH....MY.......GOODNESS!  (Who makes these Palettes?????LOL!!!!)  But I worked through my fear and created this........

And it wasnt torture and didnt take me forever.......It was OK!!!!  If you are like me, and a little worried about these colours.  Give it a try anyway......It just might come together easy for you too!
Can't wait to see yours!

Oh and remember the Helmar Holiday Hop This Sunday.  Lots of Fun to be had.....Lots of prizes and LOADS of ideas for Holiday gifts!!!!  You wont want to miss it!!!!
Hope to see you there....there is quite the line up!!!!

#34 at The Color Room looked a bit like this!!!!!

I missed out on this one.  Unfortunately My Scrapping area has been out of action (ie. covering the loungeroom floor and piled high on the dining table and scrapping desk)  TOTALLY UNUSABLE!  Which meant scrapping for this palette was absolutely out of the question.  I would like to get back to it though.  What a fun, bright Palette!
Luckily the girls had it totally covered and created magic once again!  Check it out on the PHOTOWALL
Just type in "#34" to the search bar and you will see every ones projects for this palette!

Hi There!
Catching up once AGAIN!!!
I have had visitors for the last two weeks and it always throws me out of whack!!!!
The Color Room #32

So gorgeous!  I totally need to go back in and do this one.  Beautiful palette!  If you want to do the same and need some inspiration head over to TCR and have a look on the Photo Wall add in #33 to the search bar and all the #33 Projects will come up together!  You can post your work anytime, so dont worry about not having done it in time!
There are a few I need to head back to as well!!!

HELMAR BLOG HOP........this Sunday!

Hi there!
Just letting you know about the HELMAR BLOG HOP taking place this Sunday.  There is an amazing line up of all the US and AU Designers and Educators, with Lots of Guests Bloggers added in.  There'll be prizes galore, but best of all -Gift Ideas for the Holidays!!!!  (Can never have too many of those.)

It should be heaps of fun So stop by and check it out.  SUNDAY!!!!!  (It's a date!)

Start at the HELMAR BLOG
See you then!

Friday, November 12, 2010

The New release for THE COLOR ROOM is up.
Family room this week.  


See how you go.
I am finding it not-so-easy!
Might try a card instead seeing the LO did not work for me!!!!
The Designers did a phenomenal job though.  VERY impressive
See HERE....

Hope you come away inspired to give this palette a try!
(I will be back to share my efforts soon. )
Have a great day. 

Hi there!
This week.........
My very first Videos went up for Helmar.
I turned 38 (goodness.....really?)
I started spring cleaning my house (AGAIN!!!)
The kids have found themselves with some new responsibilities for their pocket money!
Had my DH home with some Long Service Leave.
We ate lunch on the balcony together each day. 
All in all a very good week!
For all of that.....I can at least show you the Videos For Helmar USA

Hope you enjoyed watching them, and maybe even saw something new to try!

Come back soon for this weeks release at THE COLOR ROOM


 Oh dear.  Got a bit waylayed last week and didnt post the palette like I usually try to, so I will quickly do it now, so that its up here at least!!!!

The Color Room was featured in a Brazillian E-Zine earlier this month and this is the palette designed for it.
Coming from The Sun room, it was a gorgeous palette to work with!

and my LO that went with it.......

I used an old hambly transparency as my guide and drew all the details around the circle, then painted them with acrylics, added some gemstones and I had a frame.

Ok.......I will return soon with some new Video tutorials made for Helmar, and the next Palette Release for The Color Room

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Saturday......

The day has not quite started for us here yet.  I hear 1 little person pottering out in the lounge room after having a snuggle in bed with me for a few minutes to say goodmorning.......but we are still in bed.  I am contemplating a latte and quickly adding this post.......

The next release went up at The Color Room Yesterday.  It is a lovely palette.  Beautiful teals!  I would like to have another try at it, since I created my LO ages ago, for the Russian Magazine Feature they did for us on The Color Room.  We are getting our very own copy in the post at some point.  Thank goodness they have pictures.  I am not at all fluent in Russian!!! LOL

The image is from Lolly's Blog  If you have never been there and enjoy a craft or two, be sure to visit!  You wont be dissappointed!

Perfect for this boys page........But it does not need to be a boys page!  I think it would go equally well on a girly page!

Well that's it for me today!  Have a good one everyone.  (So glad the weekend is here!)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

HELMAR announced their new Australian/USA/Education Teams today......

Totally stoked. 
I am a glue girl. 
I always have several bottles on the go and my very own stash in the cupboard in case I run out!  Most of which is actually Helmar!  Super Tac is my absolute favourite.  I cant even count the number of bottles I have purchased of this amazing stuff.  It should not be too difficult to share how much I love glue!!!!  I use it more than any other product after all.....

Some wonderful artists are joining me on this new path of designing and educating........  As was written on the Helmar USA Blog
 Welcoming back the following USA Designers:

                                                  adding  these NEW Australian Designers to the team!
Michelle Wallace
Sarah Moore
Nicole Pomeroy
Sherry Mendoza
Leeann Pearce  (YAY.....LEEANN!!!!)
Alicia Barry

And we are excited to add a whole new facet to our Design Team that will be bring technique videos, live classes and more showing you tips & techniques with Helmar Products.  We are happy to introduce our New Helmar Education Team:

Lolly Chessie  (Yay....LOLLY!!!)
Stayce DeWid
Lydell Quin (all the way from Australia)
Jing Jing Nickel  (WHOO HOO JJ!!!!!)
Becky Teichmiller (over very own beloved Becky is back!)
Jessica Morales

Cant wait to start......

Friday, October 22, 2010

Color Room Update.....

Todays release on the Color Room was a monster one!  We revealed our new DT girls, and newly designed site with a freebie, and plenty of inspiration!!!!  If you want to check it out see HERE....It is truely a bumber release!

Palette # 29 was formulated for a feature on The Color Room in a Russian Magazine just recently (along with Palette #30)  It is taken from Her room and is soft and pretty.

The DT girls did a phenomenal job and the line up of projects on the site is really something!

I dare you not to be inspired to make something gorgeous this week!

The LO I created for the magazine.....

This week one of our Revolving Door Artists Iara Gomes Baer made this digi kit based on our palette. 

So very sweet!!!

If you would like a copy of this kit scroll down to the Freebie section on the front page Here...
I can wait to use itI will be seeing what I can print out and put to good hybrid use!

Ok.....thats about it for today.....I will be back tomorrow with another post.  See you then!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Palette Release #28 {Family Room}

A new palette is up.

My Shimmerz is in the post

I am finally getting a handle on my e-craft machine ( and I am in LOVE) (hanging out for the new patch for the software though......bring it on....I am ready!)

I JUST finished Last weeks Layout

I am getting things ready for a RAK for our Lovely Socialite Team on TCR

I just made this weeks sandwiches for the children ( in effort to make our mornings a little less stressful)

I just told my kids if they couldnt stop fighting over the Playstation I was going to unplug it and but it in my wardrobe.

Righty that you know all that........
Heres the new palette for this week.  Family room and some boldness!!!!

and My Layout using these colours......

Had fun with the e-craft machine this week.  Some gorgeous images I found online cut out and put to very good use!
If you would like to play along.  Visit THE COLOR ROOM  
this weeks palette runs until Oct 21.

Have a fantastic week everyone.
This week is a big one for Us at TCR.....we have some changes underway and a BIG release this Friday (AUS)  Keep an eye out wont you!!!!

Friday, October 8, 2010

This weeks Palette......

Palette #27 is up.  Sun Room this week.

and heres what I created using these colours.....Lots of fun!

AND........ here is the video I made on how I created the background to this page.

Thats about it for today!  Hope you enjoyed the visit.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Palette Release #26 {His Room} Due BEFORE October 8

A new Palette is up.  A Boys Room Palette this week.  
For more information see HERE

I did some cards for this one.  Above is the sketch I drew up for the CRC,  (Color Room Card)

A little excitement.....

The new Shimmerz Education Team was announced on Friday.........HERE. 
And Yay......I am part of it!

What a great group of Girls to be working with.  Love all their work....Now I just have to keep up with them!!!!
So yes....I am a little excited.....


Thursday, September 30, 2010

Palette Release #25 {Her Room}

Gorgeous Colors!!!!  So pretty together!

And a card sketch..........
 If you want to join in, and have not already!  Drop into The Color Room.  Lots of inspiration goes on there!!!!

Palette Release #24 {Family Room}

Number 24 looks like this........

And a card Sketch.......
If you want to play along..... head over to The Color Room.   

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Palette #23......a Layout ..........and a video!

Hi there!
Its that time again!  Palette #23 was released on The Color Room on Friday.  A gorgeous one from The sun room this week.  The Photo Wall will look stunning!
The Palette...

                                        How pretty is that?

                                     My Layout this week.....

Some fun techniques on this one.......

Such nice colours to work with.  If you have not had a try scrapping with a palette.  It really is fun!.........

 I made a video on how I did this one.......take a look.

there is also a card sketch to go with the palette.

Its good to have a selection of these to use when ever you feel the card making desire ( if you ever get those.....I know I do.....But I also have the desire to not spend $4.00 on a birthday card.  So making them is a good thing!!!!)

So that is about the size of it......done and done!
Have a great week.

Palette #22.........

Very cool colours!  The DT did beautifuly once again!
Me.......i started with the palette, then the colours would not work with the image in my head, so I bailed......

So this is what bailing looks like!!!!

I got the story out at least......Which is what its really all about!!!!

I certainly got good use from that little packet of felt monsters!!!

and lastly the card sketch for the week

Next week I may have better luck!!!!