Friday, 20 October 2017

October's crop

We're getting a little distressed with this month's crop kit!  I've combined a base sheet of Kaisercraft paper with other manufacturers and some inking and tearing!

As always there will be home-made cakes, refreshments and a discount in the shop.  We start at 10am and finish at 5pm, drop me an email if you'd like to join us!

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Simple Pocket Page Inserts | Turn the Page by Paige Evans

Hi all,

Chloé here again today, with a simple little pocket page insert to share with you. This month I've been working with the Turn the Page collection by Pink Paislee (designed by Paige Evans) and I absolutely love it! It has a very summery feel, but I couldn't resist using it with these outdoor photos from September.

I take a lot of photos, and often I simply can't choose which ones to print for my scrapbooks. I've been trying to keep things much more simple this year, however occasionally I do end up with extra photos that I can't bear to leave out. When this happens, it can make it difficult to fit everything into my normal arrangement of pockets! Sometimes you just have to add an insert, and that's what I did today. 

I absolutely love this floral paper from the collection, and I knew I wanted to make a 4x6 card to go behind my 4x4 photo. I layered up a pink doily, some washi from my stash and some chipboard stickers from an old Dear Lizzy Collection. The busy floral of the patterned paper made my job super easy; it needed minimal embellishment!

I've said it before and I'll say it again; a good cut-apart sheet is a lifesaver for pocket scrapbookers! This one from Turn the Page is just gorgeous, full of versatile phrases and motifs. Nothing is more annoying than cards that are totally irrelevant to you! Our elderly springer spaniel Bramble has recently been diagnosed with cancer, so the quote on this card seemed perfect. I did some doodling on the card to finish it off, and embellished the photo with some enamel dots and a date stamp.

I hope you've enjoyed this look at a pocket page insert! Feel free to follow me on social media for more crafty goodness. 

Monday, 16 October 2017

When you Love What You Have ...... Kaisercraft Golden Grove

Hello There

It's Anita with you today and I have been using the rest of my beautiful Kaisercraft Golden Grove papers for this layout. This is such a lovely colour-way to play with and is perfect for both scrapping and making cards too.

I cut a large circle out after drawing round a plate and also punched out lots of small circles, which I then stuck all the way round the large circle to create a scalloped edge.

                              I felt that the scalloped circle was a little plain and so I popped on flat
                                        backed pearls and crystals alternately onto each scallop.

I used a dark green piece of cardstock and tore a jagged mat for the photo to sit on and then brushed some Icicle Stickles around the torn edges to give a soft sparkle

The papers have some rather stunning flowers on and these were fussy cut and layered on foam pads in various places around the page to help add a little dimension.
There were a couple of teeny butterflies in amongst the flowers so i cut them out and added to the quote panel and raised the wings. Then popped a green organza ribbon bow on to finish.

I finished the page by adding little twinkly highlights here and there with some more Icicle Stickles......Jeez I love that stuff!! It is probably one of most used items in my stash! Can't beat a little bit of sparkle eh!....

This gorgeous collection from Kaisercraft can be found in the shop here  along with a vast selection of other gorgeous and fabulous goodies......grab a cuppa, sit down and have a good will be glad you did!

Happy Scrapping!
Warmest wishes Anita xx

Friday, 13 October 2017

Kaisercraft - Factory 42 - Part 3 - Cards for the Boys

Lynn back today, using the Kaisercraft, Factory 42 paper pad to make some cards for the boys. There are plenty of papers in the pad and I mixed and matched them with other elements from my stash. I'm often short of men's cards, so this was a great opportunity to make a few in advance.

No1. - Happy Father's Day
Kraft Bazzill Cardstock
Texture paste & Tim Holtz Harliquin Layering Stencil
Kaisercraft, Factory 42 Paper Pad
Cork & Sizzix Tim Holtz alphabet Bigz Dies
Gold Miricard
Cogs (made for the layout last month) using embossing powders and the Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Thinlits Dies - Gearhead

No. 2 - Time is Measured ...
Some of the same items as before plus
Sizzix Tim Holtz Bigz Die - Weathered Clock

No. 3 - Thank YouSome of the same items as before plusJute Twine

No. 4 - You Are The Best
Some of the same items as before plus
Kaisercraft Factory 42 Sticker Sheet
White Bazzill Cardstock

No. 5 - World's Greatest DadSome of the same items as before plus
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Thinlits Die - globe
Distress Inks

No. 6 - Wishing You A Happy Birthday
Some of the same items as before plus
Kaisercraft Keepsake Photo Frames Acetate Sheet


After making all these cards, the layout and the Sizzix binder I still have plenty of 6.5" x 6.5" paper pad left to use for more projects.
Thanks for looking 
Lynn x

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Echo Park ~ Perfect Autumn #1

 Hi, it's Anna here today. This month I have been working with Echo Park's Perfect Autumn collection and today I'll be showing you my first layout that I've created with it. 

I began by having a play with some PaperArtsy Infusions on some white bazzill cardstock - I used Orange County, but there's lots of colours to choose from. As you have probably noticed, I'm more of a clean scrapbooker! But I really liked using the infusions - just sprinkle and spritz with water to create your desired effect.

I cut a large circle of the Happy Harvest patterned paper as well as a thin boarder of the reverse side. I adhered this to the middle of my layout, over the infusions.

I finished by adding some details to the outside of my circle. I used stickers from the element stickers sheet, fussy cuttings from the journaling cards as well as a tag and flowers.

Thanks for looking, have a good week! 

Monday, 9 October 2017

Crazy Campers with Simple Stories Cabin Fever

Hi Tracee with you again today to share a layout that I created using the adorable Cabin Fever collection by Simple Stories

I used a free cut file from Paper Issues for the mountains in the background, I painted these with some Nuvo Enamel Drops they are really versatile and make the best "enamel dots" I know, Vanessa has lots of different colours in stock here.

I used a mixture of different fonts to make my title, I cut the letters for the word campers from the adventure awaits sheet, they are different sizes but i like the way it looks.

I'm sure there are many more words that you could make from this sheet.

I used the 12 x 12 combo cardstock sticker sheet to make up some sub titles at the bottom of the page. I added enamel dots to my clusters as well. I find myself stitching on most of my pages these days and on this one I stitched around most of the edges including the photos.

I hope you are having a Happy Scrappy day, see you later in the month.
For this page and all your crafting needs please head over to the shop.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Top of the World with Maggie Holmes Carousel collection

Hello Tracee here with you today to share a layout I created using Maggie Holmes Carousel collection

Whilst the collection leans towards a more feminine palette I decided to pull out the blue tones and create a masculine page. I added in various black washi tapes as a contrast.

I cut lots of strips and arranged them down my page, my page is 8 x 8 so I didn't need long strips but even then I wanted to make the most of my sheets so this is how they looked before I layered my main cluster on top.

I often use methods like these just to squeeze every last bit from my papers! I also added the stitching and paint splatters at this point.

I added some of the blue stickers from the pack and some word stickers. The wood pieces added another contrast and also helped to reduce my huge stash by a small margin!

I will be back later in the month with a more feminine page using this collection. I hope you have a Happy Scrappy day and for this page and all your scrapbooking needs please head on over to the SHOP

Friday, 29 September 2017

Kaisercraft - Factory 42 - Part 2

Hi! Lynn here today - with my second post using the versitile Factory 42 collection from Kaisercraft. My first post used just the 6.5" x 6.5" Paper Pad, this time I have made a layout and used some 12" x 12" paper and some stickers, together with more from the paper pad (details below).

This photo of my Dad was taken in his darkroom developing photographs of Mum. Probably late in the 1950's. Not a brilliant photograph but well worth preserving this memory in my scrapbook. I can remember this room from my early years, and in 1968 it was turned into a bedroom for my baby brother!

 The paper I chose for the base of this layout is called Machine, and I used the reverse side, with the bluish-grey hezagon pattern. I mounted the photo onto a another image the same but slightly larger. The two photos were mounted onto some gold matt cardstock. 
I used a sheet of paper from the 6.5" x 6.5" paper pad to display the photos as this was grey in colour and had some gogs along the sides.

Using Sizzix Thinlits, Tim Holtz, Alterations, Gearhead dies I cut a lot of cogs - I used cardstock and all 22 dies in the set twice! Then all the diecuts were heat embossed with a selection of embossing powders and enamels in metalic colours. This meant I had plenty to select from and more to use on another occasion. I used the large corner dies made up of many cogs in to opposite corners of the paper pad paper.

  Two large kraft Tags (Ranger Inkssentials #8), were tucked behind the mounted photo.  I did a little doodling and inked the egdes of these first. I also used them for a little journalling.

As photography was my theme I used some Kaisercraft acetate filmstrips from the Keepsake collection.  

 Other items used are:
Distress Inks in various colours
The Sticker Sheet from the Kaisercraft Factory 42 collection
Metal Key embellishments from my stash.

Papermaze have put together a Bazzill Plain Matchmaker pack of five sheets of cardstock in co-ordinating colours to go with this collection.

This collection also works well with several other Kaisercraft collections:
Barber Shoppe
Just Landed
Base Coat
Antique Bazaar

I will be back with some male cards using the paper pad next month.
Thanks for looking

Lynn x

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Using Scrapbook Supplies in your Planner

Hello all,

I'm back on the blog again today, and this time I thought I'd share how I use scrapbook supplies to decorate my planner pages.

A few weeks ago I used my design team goodies (currently the French Flea Market collection), and I snapped some photos before I ruined it with all my scribbly notes!

I mainly used the stickers from the 12x12 elements sheet, layering the lace effect sticker at the bottom, and creating embellishment clusters throughout. I added some washi from my own personal stash, however everything else you see on these pages comes from the Flea Market Collection!

I love my current planner set-up, however when the week really gets going I soon run out of space for lists. To combat this, I took one of the 3x4 cards from the cut-apart sheet, rounded the corners and punched it into my planner. It's the perfect spot for notes!

I hope you enjoyed seeing how I use scrapbook supplies to decorate my planner pages! Maybe it's inspired you to do the same?

Monday, 25 September 2017

There goes my Hero ......Chesterville By Blue Fern Studios

Hello, it's Anita with you today and I thought I would try something different with my latest piece for the DT.

I am working with some of the new Chesterville Collection from Blue Fern's a rather lovely masculine, grungy collection and it makes a really nice change from the floral and pretty paper ranges that are more often about..

I am a huge fan of the rock band The Foo Fighters and I am particularly fond of the lead singer, Dave Grohl....a hugely talented man who writes a lot of the bands songs and music.....and I just really have a *thing* for him! It also made a change to scrap a 'non family' layout

I planned using a standard 6 x 4 photo of him, but wanted also to make a big impact. Years ago I used to print a lot on acetate/transparencies and use on a layout and thought I would try that again for a change. I printed a close up of his face onto an a4 sheet and used it as a background for the layout. I also printed some of the lyrics from one of his songs onto acetate to use.

I had some chipboard edging and used some cosmic shimmer in Black Pearl and some Distress Stickles to grunge it up. I used the same colours to distress the edge of the photo, which I layered over part of the acetate.

I poured some blobs of Cosmic Shimmer Inks and let it run down the layout and also dabbed some Distress Stains in various areas. I then layered up some tickets and a chipboard frame and finished the layout with a metal bookplate and some metal letter embellishments

I really enjoyed making this, its made a nice change to branch out and do something different.

You can see the whole Chesterville Collection here in the shop along with lots of other delightful Blue Fern Studios products.

Happy Scrapping!

Anita xx

Friday, 22 September 2017

Photoplay ~ Summer Bucket List #3

Hi all, it's Anna here today with my third and final post using Photoplay's summer bucket list. I've had such fun with this collection, it's really helped me document my summer.
With summer now definitely over here in the U.K., it's time to share my last summery layout before I move onto something more Autumnal. You can take a look at my first two projects with this collection here and here. This time, I've made a layout using one 6x4 picture and two mini photos which I print from my canon slephy printer. It's to document our time at Legoland this summer, which in my album I have placed alongside a project life layout, as I just had so many photos to use! (This is where mini photos come in really handy for me!)

I used white Zing embossing powder on my chipboard clouds, but any white embossing powder would do the same job.

I made a couple of pinwheels for my layout, I have made a step by step collage (pictured below) to show how I make them. I used a 5x5cm and 6x6cm square, I find these sizes work best, but you could go smaller or bigger depending on your project. I draw a X and then a rough circle around the middle. I then cut along each line up to the circle. Then fold each corner into the middle. the You can rub out pencil marks after this step. Use a brad, button, enamel dot or something similar to secure in the middle.

Supplies Used: 
Chipboard Clouds 
Embossing Powder
Project Life Journaling card
Enamel Dots

Thanks for looking, have a fab weekend of crafting!