Thursday, May 21, 2015

GIVEAWAY and introduction to Winton Rose

Hello and welcome,

It's Official!!!!!

My little Etsy Boutique Winton Rose is open!!!!!
Cut the tape!

I am so excited to share with you I have opened an
Etsy Store a
You Tube Channel (where I will be sharing some items made for myself or friends and items for sale in my boutique. Is it just me or does everyone not like the sound of they're own voice on audio??? OMG)
and of course a Facebook page. All the links are on the top right of my blog.

If you have a spare minute to pop over and check them out I would love to know what you think, good and productive feedback very welcome.

So much behind the scene work has been going on, ordering cards and special thank-you gifts to pop in with my orders, now I can finally pop back back into the studio and start creating again.

Whats an opening without a GIVEAWAY to celebrate the Official Opening and if you feel inclined to follow all three, (that's Winton Rose on  Etsy, You Tube and Facebook) you will automatically be entered into the draw which will be drawn on  11 June via I will post a video with the winner.

What can I win I hear you say??!!! Well......wait for it....... I have a beautiful journal of course to give away, go to YouTube to see the video. This journal would be make a fabulous gift.

I will continue to enter my Tim Tags and hopefully some Challenges also if time permits here on my blog which will remain as Winton Rose Paper Creations.
I also want to say a HUGE thank-you to all the beautiful people who have stopped by over the past two years and left amazingly encouraging comments. Thank-you to you!!! Mwah.

So don't forget to enter the draw you will need to be following Winton Rose on Facebook, Etsy and You Tube.

Good luck!!!!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mothers Day

Hello and welcome,

Just wanted to say I hope you are all having a wonderful day and to share some of the gifts I received.
So happy, cant wait to get back in the studio.

Bye for now!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Tim's 12 Tags of 2015 - May

Hello again and welcome,

I have my Tim Tag to share.

Here is the link to Tim's Blog.

I started by cutting the packaging from the Found Relatives. How cute are these miniature Cabinet Cards?

Here I have used the new Idea-ology Gallery Industrious Stickers. I absolutely adore these frames I've purchased 5 packets. lol.  I used two of the frames and attached them to a piece of printed acetate, then behind the acetate I placed some of the packaging from behind the frames packet. I hope that makes sense.
My apologies for not posting more photos along the way I sort of forgot.

On the left edge die piece cut from grunge paper I added crackle rock candy and backed it with a piece from Tim's mirrored sheet and on the right is my contribution to hessian.

Behind the gentleman on the left I have also added another piece of acetate and one of the miniature cabinet card backs.

Remember to check out the packaging to see what can be used on a future project.
Thanks for stopping by.
Enjoy the rest of your day!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Tim's 12 Tags of 2015 - April

Hello and welcome,

Today I am sharing my Tim Tag for April.  Here is the link so you can check out all the amazing entries and of course Tim's Tags too. It is Winter here in Australia and sitting in by the fire reading a good book is all I have been thinking about, hence the books on the tag.
I hope you can find time to sit and relax with a good book or perhaps write in a journal.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Have a Wonderful Day!!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

ANZAC DAY 100 years

ANZAC DAY (Australia and New Zealand Army Corps)

Hello and welcome,

Many of you would already know the 25th of April 1915 will mark the 100th Anniversary when Australian and New Zealand troops landed in Gallipoli.  Australians commemorate Anzac Day every year.  We attend a Dawn service to remember those who have fought and those whom have lost they're lives. Lets also remember those who fought so hard to save the lives of our troops too, the doctors and nurses. Our Heros!  It's the least we can do for all they have done for us.

I have created a folio to commemorate those who fought, which I will keep adding to as I source more information.  Many courageous people fought damn hard and unfortunately many paid the ultimate price and lost they're lives. I would like to take this opportunity to say
"Thank-you." Lest we Forget!

I am also entering this piece into a challenge at A Vintage Journey   'Through the Looking Glass.'
I have used acetate to form the windows on my Tag slide. You will find this on the inside of the folio.
I have also used one of Tim's monocles to peer through to the 1917 'One Penny' which was in circulation at the time of the WW1. You will find this attached to the gold envelope.
In the back you will also find a lovely vintage patterned paper with a matching frosted piece to complement it.
There is a also a Fragment piece with a soldier attached. So there you have it, plenty of pieces to look through.
I have used Distress Stains to create a vintage old look.

My Tim influence, Vintage, Grunge,

Country View crafts   is the very generous sponsor.

One of many Heroes!

Here is one of Tim's Fragment pieces with a soldier attached.

I have used many different papers.

I simply couldn't leave out these gorgeous frames that are from a pack of papers I purchased at Lincraft.

Here lies a letter to our Anzac's full of gratitude. The 1917 One Penny has been placed behind one of the Tim Holtz Monocles. Fits perfectly.

Here are some images of my Tag Slide where I have used acetate with Tim's papers.

Some Uniform Buttons.

Some Commemorative Coins, Envelopes, Ration Booklets Photos, and of course the all important Victoria Cross.

Here is the folio fully open. Don't mind the jar.

Thanks so much for stopping by and making it this far, such a long post I know.
If you have never attended a Dawn Service I do highly recommend it, go along to your local RSL it is truly amazing.

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Beauty Journal

Hello and welcome,
Yes I am still very much alive and well. It's been a while between posts as I have been extremely busy preparing for a new store I am opening......all will be revealed shortly. I have to ensure everything is in order before I show you.

I do have something I can share,  another journal which was given to a friend of mine for her birthday.
The exterior is covered with Tissue Paper and I have added Tim's Distress Sprays. I have also used one of Tim's Ornate Plates.

On the interior I have used a Tim Holtz ring binder and large Cabinet cards, all the papers were tea dyed by hand.

To close the journal I used dyed Seam Binding, which I forgot to photograph.

Thank for stopping by.

Monday, March 16, 2015


Hello and welcome,

I gave you a sneak peak of this Journal in my February post and now that it has arrived on the other side of the globe I can share it with you. This was a lot of fun to create. I did have some help via You Tube on how to attach my signatures, there were four  huge ones. here is the link   Easy Twine Binding Junk Journal and here is  another link to Michelle Mooney's 'The Paper Addiction as she has been a great inspiration to me also. The Paper Addiction!

I am making heaps of different journals at the moment. I will share them soon. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!!