Saturday, 22 April 2017

Let's Party withTamara Buckler

Hello again everyone,

Today I'm here to share with you a layout and some cards I made with the Simple Stories 'Let's Party' collection.

Now, I'm not generally someone who loves themed papers, but the colours and the quirky, vintage feel of this range made it a breeze to work with. And lets be honest, who doesn't have hundreds of birthday party photos in the pile!

I started off with a layout using the 'hip hip hooray' paper from the collection kit. With the cute little flag buntings, I thought it would be a really fun background. I lightly spread some Gesso to give a less busy landing place for my elements, and went from there.

I adhered the number stickers from the collection kit horizontally on the page to balance out the height of my picture, which I layered with other papers from the collection kit, and then built my title and cluster on top of that.

The main cluster is contained within one of the super cute chipboard frames, and contains some of the stickers, and wood veneers from the range, as well as some other pretties from my stash.

My daughter had a birthday party to go to the weekend I was playing with this range so I also cracked out a couple of cute cards while I was at it. This range lends itself very easily to card making, and these came together in a matter of minutes.

Needless to say, the cow card was the clear winner on the day, apparently my daughters friend thought it was hilarious!

Here are the products that I used, and links to the shop

Thanks for stopping by today! See you again next time.

Big Loves, Tam x

Friday, 21 April 2017

'Dreams' and 'Happiness' by Sarah Rosse

Hello Shop and Croppers, Sarah here with two layouts using more of the Kaisercraft Indigo Skies Collection. This first layout I have called 'Dreams' - it pictures my oldest son in three of our favorite outfits when he was younger. The layout however highlights some key messages that I'd like him to take on his life journey. This collection is in the April Kaisercraft kit which can be purchased in store by clicking here. This can be purchased as part of a kit subscription or as a once off purchase.

The base of this layout uses the Indigo Skies 'Misty' patterned paper. I have used a stencil from my stash with Dylusions 'After Midnight' paint and Brushos to create the background. Brusho Crystal Colours are amazingly versatile watercolor ink crystals that can be used in a myriad of different ways. Sprinkle them directly on a wet substrate and watch intriguing organic patterns appear almost like magic. Or sprinkle Brusho Colours on a wet brush, painting knife, or texture tool to create a variety of gorgeous effects. Another alternative to this is the Ken Oliver Colour Burst powders or the new Lindy's Stamp Gang magical shakers.

The frames on the layout are from the Indigo Skies emphemera pack and the sentiments are from the Indigo Skies sticker sheet. Lets take a close look at the sentiments and the lovely colour on the page.
For the second layout today, I have called this 'Happiness'. I love this photo of my youngest son sitting and watching his dad work on his beloved car. The 'love' reference in this layout however is directed at the love my husband has for his car. Whilst he made the decision recently to sell it, it was a special car that meant so much for many reasons.
Again, this layout used the Indigo Skies patterned paper 'Blue Moon' as the base. I smeared some white gesso to tone down the background. I applied some Brusho (I cant help myself!) and some splatters of the same Dylusions paint in 'After Midnight'. Following on from the first layout, I had turned the wet stencil over onto another piece of paper to make a print - makes the perfect connection between the two layouts. The photo was layered on patterned paper from the Indigo Skies Collection - just love the denim look paper! The title thickers are from the We R Memory Keepers High Five collection, available instore now! Lets take a closer look...

Thanks for joining me - please be sure to check out the wonderful inspiration from the Design Team on the Shop and Crop blog by clicking here. Until next time...

Thursday, 20 April 2017

'Happy' by Elisa Ablett

Hi everyone,

My turn up on the blog today with a feminine mixed media layout featuring a gorgeous gold foiled vellum from Pink Fresh Studio from the Felicity Collection.

The background was created using the vibrant Colour Blast Shimmer Dusts in Lollipop and Lush and a smidgen of background stamping.

I used a cut file which i glued to my vellum and then i fussy cut around the cut file, because the vellum is slightly see -through it creates a pretty window effect.

Here are some close ups of the details - 

Tip - Use those old punches you have hanging around in a modern creative way!! 

Sneak Peek - My next blog post features a resist embossing technique with water colours, simple and effective technique.

Here are the products and links to the shop - 

Pink Fresh Studio Felicity Gold Foiled Confetti Vellum

Pink Fresh Studio Felicity Cardstock die cuts

Pink Fresh Studio Felicity Sequin studio puff stickers

Colour Shimmer Dust - Lollipop

Colour Shimmer Dust - Lush

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, make sure you leave me some love :-) 

Wednesday, 19 April 2017


Been a bit quiet in my house with 1 daughter away overseas.

But it hasn't been quiet on the scrapbooking scene for me...been busy creating.

Today i'm sharing the monthly challenge.

Its a colour Inspiration.

This is my creations:

I have used Ken Oliver Powder and Dylusion Mist:

They both can be found here:

Shop and Crop shop

Here is a close up:

I have used an A2Zscraplet chipboard on this layout.

I do love the bright and bold colours.
That's why I do love the Ken Oliver Powders....they are very very bright!!!

I again used the yellow colour in his range to create the colourful background in this layout.

I have used Photo Play My Imagination papers which are sold in the shop also here:

Photoplay papers

Here is a couple of close ups:

I have also included A2ZScraplet chipboard on this layout.

Thanks for stopping by today. I do hope I have inspired you all....

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Roxie and Friends

Hi there! I hope you all enjoyed your long weekend!

Today I'm here to share a layout using the papers from PhotoPlay, Roxie and Friends, It such a cute range, I couldn't wait to use it as i have soooo many photos of my cats (they are much more agreeable to be photographed then my kids! haha)
I  have done 3 types of layouts with these papers. A mixed media page, a traditional paper based layout and a project life page, showing just how versatile these papers are!!!
Here is the traditional paper based layout.... there is so many great papers perfect to create lots of layers on your page, i added stitching as well for a little bit more texture.

Then my next page i used the off-cuts from my first layout, and splashed some paint around for a fun messy mixed media background
And my last project with Roxie and Friends, a quick project life page.
This paper range can be purchased at Shop and Crop

That's all from me today, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 17 April 2017

Enjoy Today......

Hi there!

I'm super excited to be writing this post as it's my first one as a new member for the Shop and Crop Scrapbooking Design Team. I can't wait to share some of my creativeness with you all and hopefully provide some inspiration along the way :) :)

As part of my DT pack I was sent some gorgeous papers by My Mind's Eye - Hooray Collection and I created this layout using some papers and also the sticker sheet from it!  I made the background using one of Kaiser's new Mini Designer Templates - Bubbly, which I randomly used with some texture paste over my background paper, and to give it a little colour some  Kaiser's Pink Mist. I embellished my page with lots of flowers and goodies from the Cocoa Vanilla Bits & Pieces Pack.


Here's my finished page!

Other products I have used from my stash include some Manor House Flowers, Dusty Attic Chipboard leaves and a 2 Crafty Chipboard title.

A Couple of Close Ups.

My second share I have for you is my take on our challenge for this month....... a stunning Mood Board.  

Here's a little peak at what why background looked like before I added any papers or embellishments. To start my background I first primed it with gesso as this helps strengthen your base paper especially when spraying water onto it and also helps with your sprays adhering to it. I used the Kaiser 12 x 12 Grunge Template the Alphabet Section! I randomly applied this using texture paste to my Kaiser White Cardstock.
*Just a little tip when I purchase these templates with the four different patterns I cut them into individual templates this way it is easier to position where I want it on my project and also there is no risk of having your medium spread through another of the patterns onto you work!  
I then spritzed my page with water and used the Kaiser Yellow and Pink Mists, starting with the pink and adding the yellow last as a brighter colour and can easily be sprayed over the pink if needed extra coverage.

Other products that I have used on this page include Manor House and 49 & Market flowers, Cheery Lynn Flourish Die, Bo Bunny Petal Lane Papers.  The title is from one of Dusty Attic's Mini Captions Chipboard range this one Number #6. 

Some close Ups.

Well that's all from me today, I will be back later in the month to share a couple more projects I have created using this gorgeous Mind Minds Eye Hooray Collection.  So if your stopping over at the shop be sure to use the code TR5 so you can get $5 off your purchase, how awesome is that?

Until next time 
Tania xx