Sunday, 30 April 2017

Surprise layout with Anita Bownds

Hi there,
Anita here with you today sharing sharing a layout
 I created using the let's party collection by simple stories 
I've used photos from my daughter Melissa's 13th birthday she is a Christmas baby 

With this layout I wanted the layout to have 4 separate sections using the chipboard frames and the 4x6
Cards as the feature of my layout and adding a few of the other chipboard bit to decorate the page

Here is a process video of how I created the layout 

Here are some close up of my layering 
I wanted to layer the 4x6 cards with similar colors 
I used surprise for my title 

Here is a close up of my daughter cutting her cake 
I used a chipboard frame and another 4x6 card and layered them together to add more colors 
And I add a little chipboard hat overlapping the frame to look like she is wearing a party hat 

Another chipboard frame showing her blowing out the candles 
I add a orange 4x6 card behind the chipboard frame and another chipboard bit a flag this time on top 
Of the left hand corner of the frame 

And it needed a pop of yellow so I add this fabulous 4x6 card
Love the saying on it
And in 2 corners of my layout more chipboard bit and a little phrase sticker

This months shop and crop mood board challenge is a lovely colour 
I'm using the pink paisley oh my heart collection that was our march cropaholic kit 

Here is the mood board 

If you want to join in on the fun challenge to win a prize 
Check it out 

Here are close ups 

Thanks for checking out my layouts today 
I hope you have enjoyed my layout inspiration this week 
Don't forget to check out the shop and crop website 
and get $5 dollars of your purchase when you use the Code AB5 during checkout !
Thanks for stopping by the blog today 

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Super Mums and Cute Girls

Hello again!
Donna Lewis here, back with some more cards using some of the fabulous papers from Shop and Crop. This time I'm featuring the Cute Girl range from Crate Paper.
This collection includes the most gorgeous paper I've ever had in my hands. The printed vellum from the range was so gorgeous that I could only bring myself to use a little piece of it. Does anybody else have this problem?
I chose to die cut circles from the paper and then I attached them by stitching vertical lines. I haven't tied off the threads, as a card won't get the same rigorous use as clothing and I like the look of the hanging threads. When stamping on vellum, I always emboss, otherwise the ink will still be wet, even after 24 hours!
Here is a closeup of the stitching, showing the lines I drew on the card to help me line the circles up neatly.

You might be surprised to see what I used to sew the card! This machine was my grandmother's and now has pride of place in my house, where I use it quite often.

This welcome card is made from the gorgeous houses in the crate paper range. The welcome banner has been cut by partially die cutting Kaisercraft letters. I placed the top plate of the cutting machine so that it didn't quite reach the bottom of the letters. I then cut between the letters with a craft knife. The middle layer is another lovely Crate Paper which I tore to make the hillside. Finally, I covered the houses on the Crate Paper background paper with clear Wink of Stella and then added some Glossy Accents to some of the houses to make them pop. I like to have a welcome card handy for new arrivals to our little patch of the world to help them know how welcome they are. It's a great way to meet new neighbours.

This cute card is a real collage of so many different elements. The cute girl is from Crate Paper. Perhaps she is the namesake for the Cute Girl collection? I have added a paper doily, strips of three different washing tapes, as well as a Washi heart in the bottom left. I used a Kaisercraft die to cut the stitched edge to the centre panel with the girl. This card is actually inspired by some of the amazing scrapbooking pages that I've seen on the Shop and Crop blog.

Here is a close up look at the stamping on patterned paper below. It really adds a lot of interest to the stamps to have the interesting background.
The great thing about these double sided papers is that you can stretch your supplies. For example, the green hills on the welcome card are the same paper as the stamped arrows below. Also, the girl above has the beautiful soft pink background paper on the back. I have linked all the papers I've used that are available in the Shop and Crop online store, so if you click on any of the blue text, it will take you directly to that item in the store. Don't forget that if you use the code DL5 you can receive $5 off your purchase on these or any products at Shop and Crop.

Finally, have you had a go at the April Inspiration Challenge yet? There's still time if you hurry! Look at the gorgeous vibrant colours for the challenge! I've made a card inspired by the colour palette, and I really enjoyed using a colour scheme that was out of my usual comfort zone. 

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Here is my take on the challenge. I've Copic coloured a magnolia stamp by Altenew as my main focus, and have layered up the background for added interest. Why don't you pop over to the Inside Inspiration page on Facebook and check out the fantastic entries so far? 

Have a great weekend everybody. Hopefully you'll get a chance to get crafty. 

Donna    xxx


Friday, 28 April 2017

Be Thankful by Sandra Scott

Hello fellow crafters Sandra here, I'd love to show you a Project Life style layout I created using the cut apart papers from the Photoplay Falling Leaves collection.  I created this page to sit alongside my previous layout (14 April Post).

Though this is not in a true pocket page it illustrates that you can still work in this style and place the page in a normal 12 X 12 page protector. 

Some close-ups

The products I used are:
Photoplay Falling Leaves PP; #FL2324, #FL2328, #FL2329, #FL2331 
American Crafts Cardstock
Pink Paislee; C’est La Vie Cork Hearts

My second layout was from a different collection and this time I knew I wanted a 
Clean and Simple page with a little mixed media.

I started with a cream cardstock background and a sheet of patterned paper from the

Carta Bella It’s a Girl Patterned Paper; #CBIG51002, #CBIG51005

Carta Bella It’s a Girl Sticker Sheet; #CBIG51014
available from the Shop and Crop Store 

I also used
Kaisercraft Wood Veneer; Baby
Colour Blast Paste; Bling, Snow White

Lindy’s Stamp Gang Embossing Powder; Pink

Dutch Doobadoo Stencil; Rose #470715022

Silhouette Cameo

I especially loved the stickers from this collection and I raised the teddy bear with foam tape to give a little dimension to the cluster of embellishments.

I used the Silhouette Cameo with a typewriter style font to cut the large title.

That's it from me today, happy crafting and don't forget if you'd like a discount 
from the store you can use the code:  SS5 



Thursday, 27 April 2017


Hello there!

Today I'm back to share with you a layout and a card I made using the awesome My Mind's Eye "Hooray" Collection that I received earlier this month in my DT pack :)

First up I have my beautiful layout! 

To create the background I used one of Kaiser's 12 x 12 templates - Damask Quarters with texture paste and then randomly sprayed Kaiser Mists over it!  To get the flickers of Mists I removed the lid and just tapped the squirter piece until I was happy with the additional colour on my page. Then finished off the layout with bit and pieces from the Love Always Pack, some stickers from the MME Hooray Collection and Green Tara Flowers.

Other products I have used from my stash include, Manor House Flowers and some Dusty Attic Chipboard.

My last share for this post is a card I made using left over pieces from the MME Hooray Collection I embellished it with a few gorgeous little Wood Veneer Pieces I received in my DT kit! 
To finish off the card I have added a few flowers from my stash and some flicks of Picket Fence Distress Stain Spray.

Well that's all from me today!  Don't forget about our gorgeous Mood Board challenge we have, there is still a few days to enter and maybe win yourself a fabulous prize.......

  Also remember if your stopping over at the shop be sure to use the code TR5 so you can get $5 off your purchase!

Until next time 
Tania xx