Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Hello.....

Well its that crazy time of the year....


Lots of parties and the end of another school year.
But today i'm here to share a couple of layouts i have created.

Joy


I love getting my crop kits every month with so much product.
The Bo Bunny papers and embellishments in the November Crop Kit are so yummy and gorgeous.

November Crop Kit

I have used some Lindy's Stamp Gang Magical Shakers for my back ground along with a star template and some texture paste.



Lindy's Stamp Gang Magical Shakers
Texture Paste
Star template


I have used some A2ZScraplets chipboard on my layout too.

Adventure

This layout i created for my friend. Very lucky to have these photo's of Liam instead of my girlie layouts.



For my background i have again used some texture pastes and templates along with some blue ink.

I used some Pinkfresh papers from the October crop kit.

October Crop Kit

Here are a couple of close ups:


Well i hope everyone has done all their Xmas shopping and not left to the last minute ...ha ha.

Thanks for stopping by today....







Tuesday, 12 December 2017

It's the Silly Season

Good Morning Shop and Croppers,

WOW......it really is the Silly Season isn't it. I don't know about you but I feel like I am running around at the moment like a headless chicken. So what can we do to chill out? To take some time for ourselves? To shut off for a moment..............you guessed it.........SCRAP!!!!!!

Today I am here to show you some alternative layouts for the EXPO KIT #7 that was created by the amazingly talented Eliza Ablett.

The Kit contains all the following amazing product for $65 + P&H


 1 Memory Maze Acrylic Swiss Crosses     
  1 Memory Maze  acrylic title #coolkid,       
  1 Memory Maze veneer  sunglasses embellishment
  1 Memory Maze  Grunge Stamp

  1  Ranger Squeezed Lemonade Distress Spray Stain
  1  Ranger Teal Distress Spray Stain,                
  1 piece of Cocoa Vanilla  studio Pattern Paper                                    
  2 pieces of white mixed media cardstock,        
  1/2  pieces of teal  Cardstock   
  1/2 Pieces of bright yellow cardstock 

  1 bag of teal glitter
  1 bag of  gold glitter    

Here are my layouts for you all - 


I used a Kinder Creations Stencil/Mask with Clear Gesso and then graduated the
colours of the glitter in the kit to create this cool effect
Templates and masks versatile tools that can be used over and over again.

Using Masks:
1. Position on project as desired and press in place (Tacky re positionable back will assure placement)
2. Apply medium directly over top of mask, allow drying momentarily *note: do not heat mask material.
3. Remove mask and return it to the backer for storage. *tip: cleaning mask material is not necessary, mediums may be applied on top of each other, however mask can be cleaned with warm water, allow to dry upside down, adhesive will not wash off.
4. Store mask on the provided backer.

5. Mask can be used multiple times.

You can buy clear Gesso in the shop here


Things can be simple and effective. A few stamps here and there and......Presto
You can purchase a great variety of stamps in the shop HERE




And lastly I just want to share the example layout that was created by Eliza.....#drool


One Kit with so many possibilities......Maybe you can put one on your Christmas Wishlist (You know you want it)

Till next time....Happy Scrapping and please don't forget to share all your S&C work with us HERE

Happy Tuesday

Belinda xx


Sunday, 10 December 2017

It's a time for giving (and receiving)...

Happy December Scrappy Friends,

I'm here today to share with you some Christmas Cards and Tags I made for the Shop and Crop December 'Show us Christmas Craft' Challenge.


I don't always get a chance to make Christmas cards, so this challenge was great motivation to just get them done! I even made time to make some gift tags!! The paper I have used in these cards is from an old Kaisercraft paper pad that I have been hoarding for years, because I love the addition of pink and mint to traditional Christmas green and red.


I love how these turned out! I feel that even though they paper is older, I have managed to make them modern and funky by using Kraft cardstock, and by including black stamping, ink and B&W twine.

 

My sentiments on these cards are stamps from the Whimsical Words set by Darkroom Door.  This is a great way to save money on your stamps, or get more use out of them, because these stamps are not Christmas specific and I will be able to use them for many more projects. I also included some of the High Five Thickers that I shared with you on a previous post to one of my cards, and I love the grunginess this brings, and also helps to stretch those resources further.


The tags I made continue the feel of the Christmas cards, and I plan on pairing them with brown/kraft wrapping paper before they go under our tree. I added some extra background stamps from my stash on some of these, but also used the Whimiscal Words stamps to make a background. They are super cute and funky!


In the spirit of receiving today, I wanted to share with you a layout that I have created with the December Kaisercraft Kit, some of you will be lucky enough to be receiving this in your mail box soon! This layout is not one that is included in the kit and is a little bit of an extra sneak peak for those subscribers!



I have added a few extra things from my stash for this one including some Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals in Bachelor Button Blue and Mission Bells Brown, some older Thickers and a Charms Creations arrow.

This is an awesome kit, it's fabulous for documenting travels around Australia, whether that be long trips (like our 18 mths!), roadtrips, or weekends away. We have included the instructions for three layouts with the kit, and even after making this additional page, I still have so much to work with! It's fantastic value, and has really prompted me to scrap those Aussie travel pics.

I hope you all have a fabulous December and I'll be back to share with you again before Christmas.

Big Loves,
Tam xo





Thursday, 7 December 2017

A Challenge and a Christmas Card or Two........

Hello there!

Wow can you believe we are into December already!!  So in saying that I have a few more Christmas projects to share with you following on from my last post in November!  I showcased the September Kaisercraft Kit in my last post and have a few more projects to show also using this gorgeous kit featuring Kaisercraft's  Santa's List collection!


First up is my creation for our December Challenge "Show us your Christmas Craft".  I decided on a BTP project for this challenge and altered one of Kaisercraft's Wooden Santa Sleigh's......

I started by painting one side and the edges of the pieces with green paint.  Once dry I picked the papers I wanted on the sides and ends and adhered them down and then sanded the edges.  I then stuck the sleigh together and started the fun bit - DECORATING....

I used some of the pictures from the pull apart specialty sheet, collectables from the kit and then flowers from my stash!  I also added some of the Kaisercraft Wooden Lucky Dip pieces from the Christmas ranges and left them raw.  To finish I sleigh I used some texture paste with glitter added to it, to make the sleigh look like it had snow on it!


Some close ups.......






Next up I have a few cards to share that I made using lots of the left over scraps, some collectables from the kit,  flowers and Kaiser lucky dip wooden flourishes from my stash........ Oh and some Kaisercraft bling, can't forget the bling :)


A couple of close ups.....




A couple of close ups.....




Just a couple more close ups.....



Well that's all from me today.......Be sure to jump over to the Shop and Crop store and check out the amazing kits and products, new kits and fabulous products every month, you won't be disappointed..........
Also don't forget our current challenge "Show us your Christmas Craft" would love to see what you create.
Until next time, happy crafting Tania xx

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

November Kaiser Craft kit- Summer Splash

Hi there!

We are now officially in Summer! That means trips to the beach photos and summer scrapbook pages.
November saw the Kaisercraft kit (follow the link to get your hands on one!) chokers of summer inspo with the Summer Splash range.
After i completed my layouts for the kit i still had tons left over, plus so many more ideas.

Here are 2 layouts i have created using leftovers from the kit
I made them mixed media adding lots of ink splats and stamping  to build the the backgrounds.






As the kraft cardstock is so porous i used a coat of Gesso under where i want the ink splats to be.
I then splattered ink and added layers and embellishments 


Well thats it from me today! Please share what  you have done with this kit on our facebook pages!