Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Echo Park Dino Friends

Hi there Tanya Here,

This week I'm going to share some cute boys pages using the Echo Park Dino Friends range. I love this paper, its so cute!You can get your hand on this paper at Shop and Crop

For my first page i went for a more traditional paper based layout and used some stitching for more texture on the page

The second layout was a mixed media one using Dylusions, Gesso and some random stamps from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by and looking, be sure to check out the HUGE range of products in store at Shop and Crops website

Monday, 22 May 2017

Petticoats & Pinstripes by Sarah Rosse

Hello crafty friends, Sarah here with two layouts using the fabulous Echo Park Paper Co Petticoats & Pinstripes Collection. With the majority of my layouts with my two sons in them, I found this collection to be so versatile - perfect for boy layouts, great for adventures but would also be fantastic for travel photos. The Collection can be purchased in store here.

For this first layout 'You are my star", I used a sketch as the foundation for my design. I often enjoy googling 'scrapbook layout sketches' and see what design ideas may inspire my next layout. Whilst my layout never ends up the same as the sketch, I find they are a good starting point to get my creative juices flowing and are great if I am stuck on getting started.

For this layout, I like how the four triangles come together to centre on the page and the photo and paper clusters to the side of it. I added the embellishments in the top right hand corner to balance the layout. You may notice that the 'You are my star' title forms the third point in a visual triangle on this layout - a design element I usually aim for. Lets take a closer look at this title using the Petticoats & Pinstripes sticker sheet.
The second layout 'Love my boy' as pictured below was completed on cardstock from my statsh, again using papers from the Petticoat & Pinstripe collection. I layered a number of the off cuts from the first layout (I dont like to waste anything!) and again used the sticker sheet for the words 'My Boy'. The word 'LOVE" is from the We R Memory Keepers High Five collection.
The border at the left of the layout is also from the Petticoats & Pinstripes sticker sheet, as is the rocket that I have mounted on some cardboard to give some dimension. I used a little tag from my stash to add some journalling - I dont often add journalling to my layouts, but I am trying to be more mindful of doing so to capture those stories for the future.
Thanks for joining me and be sure to check out the other AMAZING design team creations on the Shop and Crop blog.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Get Creative Layout With Anita Bownds

Hi there,
Today I'm sharing a a few layouts my first layout is about my scrap space 
Nothing better than a clean desk ready to scrap on..

I started with white cardstock, then fussy cut those big arrow lines out as they were a bit big to cut out with my paper trimmer . Then using my sewing machine I add some machine stitching along the edges 
Then next I add some of that lovely plus sign patterned paper behind my photo and some to the left hand side of my layout 

I like to cluster my embellishments around my photo and sometimes in one corner to give extra dimension and texture to the layout 

I add a cure paper clip on the left of my photo and underneath that I put a little quote 
Where the magic happens ,I've tucked tags and little bits in behind to give it dimension and colour 
And then I've added my title 

For my second layout 
It's my take on this months challenge 
I chose stamping, embossing powder, cardstock

I started by being inspired by the collection and drawing a few flowers and a swan
That I turned into a fut files 
I backed my flowers on the light purple cardstock and the leaves on the light green and adding rhinestones and chipboard to the centres of the flowers 

I pop some of the flowers up on double sided foam tape and backed the swan on the dark purple cardstock 
And did the same for the swans wing and popped it up to give it that 3D look

Then I matted my photo on some pretty flower patterned paper and tucked it under the swan and flowers 
Then using some vellum I stamped and used colour blast bling gold embossing powder and embossed it and add it underneath the top left hand corner of my photo layers 

Then I added a bow paper clip to the top and chipboard 
And here are some close ups of my flowers and swan

Thanks for checking out my layouts today 
I hope you have enjoyed my layout inspiration this week 
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Saturday, 20 May 2017

It's a boy!

Hi. It's Donna here. Happy weekend everybody!

I've had a blast playing with the Carta Bella "it's a boy!" range this week. I've made three cards for you, all using different techniques.

The first card shows a really simple way to celebrate any gorgeous paper. I've cut a panel of watercolour paper, wet it thoroughly with clean water, and then dropped on patches of watercolour paint to match the colours of the cute animal paper. (This paper is on sale in the Shop and Crop store at the moment!) In this case, I used Distress Inks in Twisted Citron, Ripe Persimmon, Evergreen Bough and Fossilized Amber. Once the base layer was dry, some spatters of Evergreen Bough completed the colouring. I stamped and clear embossed the sentiment to help it to stand out. Finally, I popped the panel up for a bit of dimension and added some sequins.

 Here's a closeup look at the top panel.

Next, I've used the stickers in the It's a Boy range (also on sale) to make a quirky card with the monkey hanging out of the tree. The background was made with embossing paste which has been coloured with Distress ink and wiped over a stencil.The hills are made from this paper from the It's a boy! range, which I've blended the edge of to give it some extra depth. Somehow that monkey looks much cheekier upside down!

Finally, a card with a peek a boo window. There is just a hint of action peeking out from the window, but inside You'll find the whole scene. 

If you want to see the inside, take a look at this VERY short video showing you this card. See the video here

The scene inside is made almost entirely from the stickers on this sheet!

I hope you've enjoyed these playful cards. I look forward to giving them away to some of my little friends!
Don't forget that if you want to buy any of the products from Shop and Crop, you can get a $5 discount with the code DL5.

Have a super weekend!

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Kaisercraft Kit - Baby Girl creations.

Hello there,
Lizzy here to share some more creating that I have done using the lovely KAISERCRAFT PEEK-A-BOO One Off Kit which you can purchase without a subscription. You may remember I created some cute baby boy layouts using this kit which I posted HERE!!! Well there is so much in this Kit I thought I would showcase some more ideas for you to get in and use the feminine papers and embellishments.

I have created a little Baby Album using the 6 1/2 inch paper pad and the collectables from the kit. To create this album I put 6 cards (the kind I use to make into a card)  together and carefully sewed up the center seam.

I used a large stitch on my sewing machine.  Then I began decorating. As I thought this would become a gift for a friend of my Daughters for her little baby girl I have not put the photos in for privacy reasons.

The front cover.

I have used a doiley from the Kit and a collectable and added a die cut butterfly using pink cardstock from my stash.

The first pages are for the Birth details and first photo.

I tend to use my punches and dies when creating to add my touch.

The month tags from the collectables are really good for this type of keepsake.

I have decorated these pages with dies and collectables.

The collectables from the Kit make creating easier, you just have to pop them on your page.

I have attempted to keep each page relatively flat so it closes ok..

The sweet little baby banner is a die from Kaisercraft that I have in my supplies..

And I have finished the back cover with an embossed heart and more collectables. I will put small photos in this album and I am hoping it will be a surprise gift for the new mum. Products from my supplies included the plain papers washi tape, black pen punches and dies.

I have also created a layout using a sweet photo of my second child. The base is the cardstock from Kaisercraft Vanilla Weave CD113 which is in the kit.  I choose 4 of the papers from the 6 1/2 inch paper pad and arranged them on the cardstock as shown. One of the paper pieces I embossed for some interest. They measure 6 by 4 inch.

I then sewed messily around the edge 3 times.

I added my photo and embellishments using some pink cardstock, string, flower ribbon and punches from my supplies.

some closer views.

I have used the tags from the Collectable pack to make a little banner under my photo..

I like to lift up embellishments with foam tape for  dimension.

I cant get enough of those collectables, layered and clustered together.

Sweet Girl..
There is still so much left in this kit that I may get around to making some cards and perhaps even another layout! I hope I have inspired you to take another look at this kit which you may have or you can purchase it          HERE!!!!!

And if you use this code LC5 you can receive a sweet discount on your order!

Thanks for coming by and remember to pop by for the next wonderful inspiration from the Design Team.
Happy Creating!

Wednesday, 17 May 2017


Hello everyone...

hope all is well and you have been getting some creating time in between everyday life.

my does it get busy...

So today I am sharing a layout with a bit of a step by step.

First I have used a Mini Designer Template with Dylusion paint.

Dylusion Paint
Mini Designer template

Then I have used the same template with Crafters Workshop Modelling Paste over the top of the paint after drying.

Crafters Workshop Modelling Paste

This is the final result:

Here is a couple of close ups featuring A2ZScraplet Chipboard.

Then I have used the Kaiser gel pens to colour the chipboard.

Kaiser Pens

hope you have enjoyed the inspiration today..