Friday, 16 February 2018

February Crop

It's time for our second crop of the year, and this month Lynn has designed a beautifully delicate page using Kaisercraft's Romantique papers...

If you'd like to join us at Otley Village Hall we'll be there from 10am until 5pm, just drop us an email!  Homemade cakes have been baked, and there'll be drinks and biscuits as well as a selection of punches and dies for your use :)

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Kaisercraft - Indigo Blue - Something Blue

Lynn here with a little extra project for today. I was asked to decorate this tin to make it into a gift box for my daughter's friend Jasmine. It is part of a little hen party gift for a special friend.

The tin is a Vaseline Lip Therapy Limited Edition 2017 Gift Tin.  The papers I used were from Kaisercraft's Indigo Blue collection. These papers are older ones, first available back in the summer, but there are still a few available in the shop. There are also other papers available with butterflies which can be used in the same way.


I cut a circle in in 'Midnight' using the dark blue side and another slightly smaller one from the wood effect side of 'Washed Out'. I used a Kaisercraft die 'Sketch Circle'. I cut the butterflies from 'Chambray', these were raised up of 3D foam pads. 
All the die cuts were inked with Distress Inks.

My leaves were cut with a Sizzix Thinlits die, these, the hearts and letters were all cut from the pale blue side of 'Breeze'. the harts and letters are all Crafter's Companion dies
I punched a sprinkling of tiny butterflies from scraps using the 3 in 1 Butterfly punch from Martha Stewart.

I added sparkle with Stickles, sequins and some flat-backed gems.

On the rim it said limited edition 2017, so with some ribbon I tied a bow and covered it up as its for 2018!!

The tin was filled with blue treats and Jas was thrilled with it.
Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Monday, 12 February 2018

Simple Stories ......Romance

Hiya, It's Anita with you today.

My layout today is created with some super papers from the Simple Stories Romance Collection ....and being that we are in February, the traditional month of Valentines, I thought it would be nice to sprinkle a little love! I love playing with and sending Snapchat pics to our daughters and this was one we took on our 25th Anniversary Road Trip last year ( I especially love the filters that remove your wrinkles and bags under your eyes ;) He!He!). When I saw this lovely collection I knew I wanted some to use with the photo.

 The page was based on a sheet of Blackbird cardstock. I used the reverse side of the sheet of  4 x 6 horizontal elements, took 0.5 cm of the top and one side of the sheet to leave a slim black border showing all the way round and gutted the centre out, which was then used as an offset mat for the photo.
I popped a large square, roughly 9" x 9", cut from the Love Story sheet,  as the next layer and then popped the matted photo on the top.


I picked one of the various Bingo cards from the sheet of Be Mine , there are a variety of different words on them aswell as colour choices. Crystals were stuck in the corners and I covered the centre heart with some Stickles. On the reverse of the Be Mine sheet there are rows of pretty scalloped lace rows, again in various colours. I chose a few, fussy cut them and then layered up to create a frilly border and added a length of cotton lace across the top of them.

Next I chose a sheet of Love and Adore, I cut a couple of the white strips of lace with the flowers on and used one at the top of the page and popped one just under the other lace layers before adhering them across the layout and popping the Bingo card on top. I also die cut several leaves from the musical sheet part of the page to pop behind the various flowers.

The last sheet I used was the 4 x 6 Vertical Elements . I chose various bits that I wanted from different panels and cut them out, using one section for a little journalling spot. The reverse is a nice pale sage colour and I used some of that side along with some flower dies to create a flower embellishment for the top right of the page and added a pretty 2 tone flat backed crystal cabochon for the centre.

I finished the layout with a liberal sprinkling of Stickles in lots of places and some flat backed pearls.


There are some other fabulous Love/ Valentine based papers that are new to the shop and are perfect for all your special pages and other projects.
                                                        Carta Bella Hello Sweetheart

                                                      Crate Paper Main Squeeze

Thank you for looking at my post........ wishing you a love filled Valentines and I will be back later in the month using the magical  Graphic 45 Fairie Dust Collection.
Warmest wishes
Anita xx

Friday, 9 February 2018

Kaisercraft - Romantique

Hello, Lynn here today, scrapbooking a heritage photograph of my great aunt. This month I am working with the elegantly classical papers from Kaisercraft's Romantique collection.

To present this photograph I picked out some silvery grey papers from the collection.  

The base is 'Smokey' Bazzill cardstock. Then with the script side of a sheet of 'RSVP', I trimmed the edges with a Martha Stewart - Punch Around The Page Punch 'Vintage Floral', and mounted this centrally on the cardstock. 

Using the grey hydrangea side of the 'Eiffel' paper, I cut this down to 9" x 9", then inking the edges with 'Hickory Smoke' Distress Ink, I mounted this piece in the centre of the layout. I love the shape of the blooms on this paper and decided to make a feature of the hydrangea, by building a large bloom on the page (see below).

I made a band of ribbons and lace horizontally, across the middle of the layout, layering up the embellishments of differing widths, materials and shades. Then my photograph was mounted onto white card to give a very fine border. The portrait was added to the left of the page. 

To create my bloom, I used a 'Hickory Smoke' Distress paint, then dabbed a little 'Spun Sugar' Distress Paint on top. I used a Martha Stewart 3 in 1 Hydrangea punch to make a lot of tiny flowers. A good alternative for this punch, that works just as well is the EK success Hydrangea Confetti Punch.  The punched shapes were all treated with the distress ink, and then layered up with double-sided 3D foam pads. The flower centres were created with Nuvo Glitter Drops, in 'Silver Moondust', to give a raised droplet. This product from Tonic Studios comes in many colours and different finishes, they are quick drying and add a great finishing touch. The finished bloom was added to the right of my photo.

From the Kaisercraft Romantique 'Butterflies Printed Acetate' sheet I cut four butterflies very close to the outlines. I bent the wings forwards and glued the bodies in place on the page with Glossy Accents. This made the butterflies stand out on the page, ideal for presenting in a box frame. In an album they are not as three-dimensional but still seem to hold their shape fairly well, as the acetate is a good weight.

The title was cut with a Sizzix Sizzlit alphabet and silver card. As a finishing touch I added some black flat-backed pearl swirls from my stash.

I will be back later in the month with another project using these papers.
Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Rules are made to be broken with Photoplay

Hi Tracee with you today to share an interactive page that I created using the Photoplay Boys Rule Collection.

This page was inspired by the Rules Are Made To Be Broken 4 x 6 cut out card, that is found on the Mr Awesome sheet. I then fussy cut it further to create a little flap for my interactive element. I did a messy watercolour background using Prima Watercolour pencils and the packaging technique, I then used some stamps and ink in a slightly darker colour to give a little more interest.

As you can see once you lift the flap it reveals a second photo and a sub title! I was taking photos of my Hubby at our holiday cottage then he did this! I cut some of the icons from the Smash Bang sheet, I love the "oops" one. I once again fussy cut the "Wild Boy from the same Mr Awesome sheet it was perfect for this picture. I added a couple of metal hinges from my stash to create the flip element.

I kept to the green blue and yellow tones of the collection so then went digging through my stash for puffy stickers and embellishments to match. I used stickers from American Crafts Pink Fresh and Bella Boulevard among others to make this quite busy page (it's also 8" x 8") 

I hope you have a Happy Scrappy day and for this page and all your crafting needs please pop over to the SHOP

Friday, 2 February 2018

Echo Park ~ I'd rather be crafting #2

Hi, it's Anna with you today.
 I have another post to show you today using the lovely Echo Park I'd rather be crafting collection.
I've had lots of fun with this collection, its great for scrapbooking your crafting adventures.
For this post, I have made bunting to display in my scrapbooking room.

I began by trimming three pieces of cardstock to 15cm by 10cm.
I then decorated each piece of bunting. For the first, I really wanted to use the Cute Creations paper, to show off some of the lovely details, including a trimmer, camera, pencil pot and paperclips.  So I chose to keep this quite simple, just finishing with some buttons along the edge of the paper.

For the next piece of bunting, I wanted to use the word 'Create' as a statement word. I began by sticking a doilie onto the cardstock, followed by a couple of punched out circles. I then finished with the letters mounted on another piece of cardstock and some flowers.

For the third and final piece of bunting, I wanted to use one of the journal cards, "In a perfect world craft supplies are free, chocolate is healthy, and crafting makes you skinny". I mounted this on to Just my Type patterned paper and again finished with some flowers.

I finished by punching holes in the top corners of the bunting and threading threw a couple of strands of twine to hang it up.

Thanks for looking!
Have a lovely weekend, hopefully filled with lots of crafting!

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Prima Zella 2...Enjoy Every Moment.

Hi There

It's Anita today and I have my last post for the month. I have been using up the rest of my Zella Teal papers and stickers from my Design Team Kit for this month. Such yummy papers with lovely colours and the addition of holographic elements that really capture the light and shimmer and change colour beautifully.

I decided to use another photo from our Silver Wedding Anniversary Road trip from last year, this time from our visit to Aysgarth Falls, happy memories of a wonderful day.

The page is based on a sheet of 'Offset Dot' and then a slightly cut down sheet of 'Floral Stories' which I flipped over and used the spotty reverse side. I dribbled some blobs of Cosmic Shimmer Mists in 2 colours and then blew them randomly across the page in different directions.

I popped a length of white cotton lace across the page and made a couple of loopy embellishments out of aqua coloured twine.
Next came a sheet of 'Live Loudly' which has lots of different little elements and sayings on in various shapes and sizes. I cut out a variety of them and created a border up the right hand side of the page popping some of them up on foam pads and leaving some flat to the page.

I also had a small sheet of 'Word Stickers' in my kit, so used a few of them in various places and also added a scattering of pearls and gems ( I LOVE a bit of bling on my pages!)

I think this has to be my new favourite collection from Prima....... such a pretty colourway and lovely designs.

Thanks for looking today and don't forget to pop along to the shop for all your stash requirements, lots of new goodies coming in all the time.....and of course, lots of favourites and best sellers always available in the shop too.

Warmest wishes
Anita xx