Thursday, 19 October 2017

Spiring sunshine

It's Donna here, celebrating the fact that the sun has made it all the way to Victoria, and I finally have some sunny days to enjoy!
I've made two spring inspired cards to celebrate.
I've used the lovely papers in the September Cropaholic Kit from Jillibean Soup.

This first card has a splash of Distress Oxide which I loosely painted onto white cardstock, then spattered on some more for good measure!
Onto this I adhered some flowers and leaves from the cutout sheet, cutting one of the bigger flowers in half ( I used the other half at the bottom of the page as a small tag) I used a sentiment from my stash, and some black and white striped paper from an earlier kit.

The second card has a mix of elements, all from different parts of the kit. The yellow hearts are the leftovers from an earlier shaker card that I made using the kit. The sentiment was cut from one of the papers, and highlighted with a black pen. I used a doily, which I coloured with Distress Ink.
I adhered the hearts so they appear to be floating off the page.

I hope that these cards give you some ideas so that you can make the most of your kits.

Until next time, may your days be sunny.

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Sunday, 15 October 2017

HI, I'm Bee and I'm addicted to Scrapping

Good Morning Everyone,

This is my first blog post for you all so I'm really excited to show you what I have been busy working on for you all.

This month I was given the SEPTEMBER KAISERCRAFT KIT to showcase alternative uses for the amazing range of papers and embellishments. 
The Kaisercraft Kits are a monthly kit containing approximately $30 worth of co-ordinating products and instruction sheets for two layout designs for just $29.95 per month (for subscribers).
The September Kaisercraft Kit was designed by Sandra Scott and contains products from The Letters to Santa Collection. You can still buy this as a one of purchase for just $36.95.

The first page I created was a double layout - 

Here are some close ups for you all - 

Left Hand Side

Right Hand Side
And a few little intricate details (because photos never do layouts justice) - 

The second page I created was a single layout - 

With a few more little intricate details - 

I had so much fun with this and face it - we never can have too many christmas photos to scrap

That's it from me for today, happy scrapping and if you would like a discount from ANY products in the STORE don't forget to put the code BL5 in the checkout

Don't Forget to be Awesome 

Bee xx

Friday, 13 October 2017

Lilac Whisper Collection - KaiserCraft

Hello All, its Deena with you on the blog today.

I always love receiving my design team parcel because I never know what's inside, Kylie keeps us all on our toes. One of the bags inside my box held papers and collectables from the KaiserCraft range - Lilac Whisper. It's such a pretty range. Also in the bag was a distress spray stain - milled lavender and paper flowers - coconut.
When I first say this piece of paper I knew that I needed to enhance the shapes in that top corner and make the card a simple one.
The paper that is cut in a circle is the other side of the paper above, how gorgeous are both sides, hard to choose which one to use. The background of this card was created by spraying my mat with the distress stain then stamping my acrylic block into it and smooshing it onto my cardstock, I didn't think the colour was quite right so I used a little bit of watered down gesso and used the same method. I made sure that I dried in between the two layers of wet medium although I probably didn't need to.
For this card I used the lilac whisper cardstock and one of the collectables and the distress spray stain but I also used some yummy iridescent creative medium from imagine crafts, and a Scrap Fx stencil - Ripple.
For the next couple of cards I really dipped into the mixed media supplies that are sold in the shop.
 I have to confess when I first received my scribble sticks and played with them I did not like them at all, but this time I gave them more of a chance and created this vibrant background using magenta and blackberry.
To create the two backgrounds I first laid a layer of gesso on my cardstock and while it was still wet I stamped into it with my textured script stamp (has to be one of my favourite stamps I used it on almost everything I create). I them dried my gesso, you really couldn't see the impression of the stamp but once I add the scribble sticks it came to life.
For I little trick that I used - scribble sticks are not permanent, they move with water even after they are dry, so I careful and gentle added a layer of matte medium over the top and now I can add anything I like over the top because the colour is not going to reactivate.
My last step was to add texture with my modeling paste and stencil.

Once my texture paste was dry I scribbled night over the top of the paste which I activate with water. Once dry I them added a layer of white gesso over the top using a dry brush. Again using my script stamp I stamp the image in black ink. The next layer was my chipboard which I heat embossed and them added the butterflies from the collectables.

Here is a close up of the card.

Happy Creating

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Having fun with the October Cropaholic Kit and a challenge.......

Hi there!  

Tania joining you today, with a couple of shares!  First up I have some pages that I created with the October Cropaholic Kit, you can see all the fabulous kits here!  Another challenge for me as you guessed it no flowers!!  But what an awesome kit to work with, just loved the bright, vibrant colours in the Kit which featured the "FLAWsome" kit from Flutterbys..........

My first page - "Amazing"

A few close ups........


Some close ups.........

"Shine Bright"

Some close ups........

 My final share for the day is my take on our latest Challenge we have running, this month is all about Reflection - show us your favourite piece or technique.......
One of my favourite techniques is I like to add a little or a lot of Mixed Media to my projects.


All these gorgeous papers,  the chipboard dream catcher and the small blue flowers were part of an awesome kit that Shop and Crop had on offer at the recent Melbourne Paperific Expo!  I used one of the patterned papers from the kit and tore it in half and used half of the patterned and half woodgrain papers for the background.  I then added texture paste with a brick stencil to the base paper randomly.  
Once dry I used added some Kaiser mist to it adding more colour around the areas that also have the brick stencilling.  I then used one of Kaiser texture Stamps "Botanical" and randomly stamped this over the page...........  I
 used a couple of different papers then from the kit and cut them down and distressed the edges to add a few layers behind my photo!  Once I had my photo where I wanted it I added the Chipboard Dream Catcher which I had previously coated roughly with gesso and then used the kaiser mist to add a little colour to it, and adhered it to the left of my photo.  To finish off the page I added some gorgeous flowers from the kit and also my stash and finished off by tucking some stickers from the sticker sheet in the kit into the flower clusters.

Some close ups of my page!

Well that's all from me today!  Be sure to pop over to the Shop and Crop store and check out the amazing kits we have on offer, always something different each month!  Also don't forget our monthly challenge,  a great prize up for grabs!  

Until next time Tania xx

Tuesday, 10 October 2017


Hi everyone, 

If you are in the Coffs Harbour and surrounding areas this saturday 14th October 2017 please visit the Toormina Guide Hall, Minorie Drive, Toormina NSW 2452 for some shopping and free demos with Kylie, Darryl and Elisa from Shop and Crop Scrapbooking!!!

The shop will be fully stocked with all our lovely kits, paper collections and embellishments plus mixed media products. 

Contact Kylie for more details on the number below!

Monday, 9 October 2017


First day back for term 4.
Lets hope its a great start to the end of the 2017 school year !!!

Today I'm sharing with you this months challenge which is based on "reflection".

I decided on a technique that I enjoy doing lately...

Mists and Acetate.

They work really well together and not so much mess to clean up afterwards which is a bonus!

Little Delight

Here is a couple of close ups:

I have used the May kit which features the Pink Fresh Live Collection which can be found here in the shop:

Pink Fresh

I have also completed this layout using the same collection:

So why not give this months challenge a go. Doing what you love !!!

I also was given a Prima collection which was very romantic and girly.
So I decided to use a photo of Kayley and her boyfriend when they went overseas earlier this year to Europe.

I Love You

Prima have lots of goodies like flowers, papers, chipboard and stencils.
You can find all this here in the shop:


Here is a couple of close ups:

Sweet Smile

I have used the Dyluson paint for my background with a stencil.

The shop has some great bright colours and the have a Bundle pack with the New Colours.

You can grab yours here:

Dylusion Paints

Great Value !!!

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you have found some inspiration to scrap or even shop!!!

Saturday, 7 October 2017

October Mixed Media Kit - By Elisa Ablett

Happy Weekend everyone!

Elisa here from the design team with my layout designed for the awesome 'october-2017-mixed-media-mania-kit' plus a few sneak peek photos of my 'experiments' with the mica powder prior to starting my layout.

The October Kit was designed by ME!!
and contains the following:
1 pot of Colour blast Singing The Blues Mica powder
1 pot of Colour blast Tangareen Dream Mica Powder
1 Scrapfx Stencil
1 piece of Cocoa Vanilla TOtally Rad PP
1 6x8' Cocoa Vanilla Studio You Rock Sticker Sheet
1 pieces of white mixed media cardstock
1piece of Black Cardstock
30cm of Green Tara Black Cobweb Ribbon

plus instructions to complete the layout below!

If you would like to purchase the kit, head over to the shop - october-2017-mixed-media-mania-kit-one-off-purchase and at checkout use the code EA5 for an added discount!! 

Here is the awesome Scrap Fx stencil - Cool Circles
Cool Circles stencil

Two Colourblast Mica Powders.

Pop Up Image

Pop Up Image

Before i started the layout i wanted to have a little play with the mica powders to decide on which direction i was going to go, so i mixed the mica powder with modelling paste, gel medium, water and i was also going to emboss with it.

When using the Mica powder with gel medium i found the colour to be very strong and also dried to a glossy almost enamel finish. Also i added water to a small spray bottle and added a small amount of the powder in the water and as you can see from the left side of my experiment sheet, the results was a lovely shimmering spray.

I decided on using the powder mixed with modelling paste for my layout, modelling paste in my opinion is one of the best to put through a stencil and doesnt dull the colour of the powder too much.

So on a craft sheet i mixed the powder with a small amount of modelling paste and folded it over and over with a palette knife, adding more powder to increase the vibrancy of the colour. Then apply through the stencil on your layout.

Its a fabulous kit to learn more about stencilling and mica powder and mixed media techniques.

Here are my close ups!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!