Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Hello.....

Hope you are starting to enjoy the cooler weather.
Today i'm going to show you a layout I created with the Bo Bunny Butterfly Kisses Collection.
This paper range is very girly or could be used for those romantic photo's.

Bliss


I have used these products to create this beautiful layout:


You can find them here in the shop:

Bo Bunny Butterfly Kisses Collection

I have included some A2Z Scraplets chipboard on my layout.

Here are a couple of close ups:



Thanks for stopping by today...

Monday, 27 March 2017

Introducing Lizzy Crust


Hi I am Lizzy and I have been scrapbooking since 2006. I enjoy creating using layers, mixed media, flowers, chipboard and dies. What began as memory keeping has evolved into the pleasure of using the many techniques and embellishments now available to the scrapbooking artist. 

I am Mum to 4 although only the youngest is home now with my Husband and I.  I have found great inspiration in joining in with the online world of challenges and blogging and have made many like minded friends to share my creative journey with.. 

I find inspiration in many places, the photos I take, the papers and embellishments,  clothes and patterns I see around my world and of course other talented scrappers. 

My favorite type of crafting is layouts, putting photos on a page with whatever products I am enjoying using at the time. 

I was fortunate to end up with  a spare room, which quickly became my crafting space. It is quite untidy  and to the untrained eye it could look like a big mess, but I know just where most things are...  just sometimes I cant remember where I put a certain thing!!!

I love the idea of a subscription Kit, all the elements and papers are co-ordinated and all you have to do is sit and create!


You can find my work here:


Sunday, 26 March 2017

Oh Joy! with Sarah Rosse

Hello crafty friends, today I am bringing you two very different layouts using the Pinkfresh Studio Oh Joy Collection. This collection can be found instore by clicking here. Lucky I am still to scrap my Christmas 2016 photos, so thought this would be a good way to kickstart it. I often find it difficult to scrap event based photos immediately after the event - I enjoy it much more when I have some space and time to think about what I'd like to do with them. I am still hoping to do a December Daily type album of 2016 but having some select favorite photos for 12x12 layouts is awesome too.

For this "December Story' layout I used the 'Jingle Bells' patterned paper as the base with the 'Joyful Christmas' along the top and bottom edges. I had attempted to sew the edges of the two papers together, however my sewing machine had different ideas. I proceeded to 'sew' it without any cotton and then just drew in the sew lines with a marker. For the background I applied various colours of Dylusions paints using a palette knife. The full range of Dylusions paints can be purchased in store by clicking here. I left this to dry overnight (I tend to be a bit heavy handed on the paint as I just adore the magnificent colours! Once dry, I used some mixed media stamps from my stash to stamp on the background in black ink to add some further interest and texture. The Shop and Crop online store have a wide range of mixed media stamps and archival black ink that can be seen by clicking here.

The photo is matted on white cardstock with some green punchinella, a small frame and some music sheet paper from my stash positioned behind it. I completed the layout with the Pinkfresh Studio Oh Joy sticker sheet and puffy stickers. Now for the second layout...
This layout uses the 'Winter Wonderland' patterned paper as the base and the 'Joyful Christmas' to mat the photo and the alternate side of this for the strip across the layout. I also used a few scraps of the Crate Paper Cool Kid collection I had left from previous layouts. The colours in this paper picks up the tones in the trees on the 'Joyful Christmas' patterned paper.

Colour Blast Paste (Snow White) was applied through a heart stencil to create some additional texture on the layout. I love the subtle background look that the Snow White provides, along with the glimmer and shine of those little hearts. The range of Colour Blast products are available online by clicking here. The layout was completed again by using the Pinkfresh Studio Oh Joy sticker sheets and puffy stickers.

I hope you enjoyed these two layouts and be sure to check out the amazing talented design team layouts and inspiration on the blog.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

'Autumn Days' by Elisa Ablett

Hi Crafters,

Elisa here from the design team for  Shop and Crop Scrapbooking with my latest layout, an Autumn inspired creation using the Bo Bunny Autumn Paper collection and Autumn Element Sticker sheet by Photoplay Paper Company.

To start my background I used a combination of Colour Blast colour sprays in Coffee, Mocha and Sunset and a lovely green iRRESTibles spray called Pear Tart.

Once dry I used some lovely foliage stamps and a grungy butterfly stamp from Kaisercraft and a sepia versafine inkpad to create some extra depth.

Then layer your papers underneath your photos - I added an extra photo to the bottom right hand corner of your layout along with a few sticker elements. I just loved the cute little fox.



Here are some close ups of the finer details - 






Products from Shop and Crop Scrapbooking - 

BoBunny - Farmers Market Collection - 12 x 12 Collection Pack


BoBunny - Farmers Market Collection - Chipboard Stickers


BoBunny - Farmers Market Collection - Noteworthy Journaling Cards


photo Play Paper- Autumn Day Element Sticker


Colour Sprays - Coffee

Colour Sprays - Mocha
Colour Sprays - Sunset

Colour Blast Colour Sprays - Coffee, Mocha and Sunset


Thats it from me today, don't forget if you stop by the Shop and order online, use the code EA5 to get a discount !

Thanks for stopping by :-) 


Elisa xx







Friday, 24 March 2017

Introducing Donna Lewis......

Hi! I am beyond excited to be able to share my work with you through the Shop and Crop design team. I am an avid paper crafter and card maker, living in rural Victoria . I am also a wife, mother, Japanese teacher, oboist and pianist. On top of this, I am trying to live a self-sufficient and low waste life, producing food for my family from our garden, which makes for very full days!
My family consists of my super encouraging husband, three terrific children aged from 14 to 21 and Molly the wonder Collie. After a long break from paper crafts, I was once again bitten by the crafting bug two years ago when a friend encouraged me to do an online water colour class with her. I've been working hard to squeeze craft time into my busy life ever since!
I love all things paper, and especially enjoy colouring. My cards tend towards clean and simple (CAS) and I enjoy manipulating and combining stamps as well as using papers and embellishments to create vibrant cards. Now that my daughter has left home to study, I live in an all male household, with lots of sport and action movies, which are not my thing. 
This is when I like to escape to my craft room, known in our family as my happy place! I love working with kits. There's a real creative challenge to working with a set number of supplies, which I love, not to mention the benefits of having everything coordinated!
The thing that sparks my creativity the most is getting into my happy place and getting messy. I find that each project sparks ideas for the next! 

You can find my work here:

 Instagram @donnadoll74 

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Introducing Sandra Scott......

My name is Sandra Scott and I’m married to a wonderful man who supports my creative hobby.  Between us we have four adult children, six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

I’ve been scrapbooking for about nine years but I’ve always had some sort of craft ranging from sewing, decoupage, OTP projects, knitting and attempts at painting.


Favourite type of crafting:

I can’t say I have a distinct style because I really like experimenting and being inspired by others.  I would say my scrapbooking is quite eclectic because some days I love clean and simple pages and others I love to get grungy or really girly it just depends on the task at hand.  I’m inspired by a number of things; a photo, journaling of a memory, my grandchildren, a sketch, other scrapbooking ladies and kits put together by companies.  The kits give me a starting point where I can choose the appropriate photo or event and in a kit the papers, embellishments and theme usually match and can be used for different creative projects.

Where do you scrap:

I mostly scrap at home but also if we head off in the caravan I love to create at the end of the day, if I can’t get all of my stash out I usually journal and plan a page or Project Life project (this may be in the form of an album, a travellers notebook or memory file).


At the moment I love experimenting with some mixed media techniques and using ephemera from paper collections or kits.

I love that a kit gives you enough product to provide the opportunity to create more than one project and they also give me a starting point where I can choose the appropriate photo or event and the contents of the kit match.  

Another positive is that you know you're going to get another kit when you subscribe.



                                           You can find more of my work here:







Wednesday, 22 March 2017

hey sugar layout with Anita Bownds


Hi there,
Today I wanted to share a layout I created using the pink paislee oh my heart collection 
Its the cropaholic kit for this month and it's absolutely lovely 
And new cut files in my store today 
I was totally excited to try something a little different with the patterned papers using one of the patterned papers that had a unique quarted design 



I been seeing lots of people use a pink background and thought I would give it a try 
And as there is a lot of pink on this layout I wanted it to be spread out a bit so it would blend


So I done a process video so you can see just how I created this layout 


Here is a close up look at my fur baby enjoying his favourite cow skin rug



You can find my cut file here in my Etsy shop 






I hope you have enjoyed my inspiration today 
Don't forget to pop on over and check out the kits this month 

Happy crafting