Wednesday, 31 May 2017

PinkFresh Studio Fun with Anita Bownds

Hi there,
Today I'm sharing a few pink fresh layouts with you 
My first layout is about happy mail, each time I receive a box of goodies I get super excited 
And can't wait to play with them... but I guess everyone gets so excited to play when the get awesome paper goodies..

With this layout I wanted to use this creamy light coffee patterned paper as my background 
And I thought the pink and red would complete the look I was going for 
So I added a strip of one of the other patterned papers I cut in half for another project 
And tucked the pink and red triangle under the edge in the centre 
I thought the packaging that the product comes in was super cute so I cut some up and added behind my photo layers 

I used the die cuts and tuck them behind my photo and around my photo 
I add the cute paper clip 

And I added my title and a sub title using the die cuts 

My next layout is of a butterfly I followed around the garden to get a photo 
I started bu layering my white cardstock over the colourful plus patterned paper 
And machine stitching around the edges 

Using the 4 x4 cut aparts I add one at the top of my layout for my title 
Then I layered 3 other patterned paper and added my photo on top

Next I add some die cuts and stickers around the photo and 
Added a few puffy stickers as sprinkles 

Pink fresh live more is crop kit for this month and it's a wonderful collection to play with 
So check out the other kits they are fabulous 

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 

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Using Your Scraps

it's Deena here with you today.
I love receiving my design team packages because you never know what is going to be in them. In the box was the March 2017 Crop Kit which is Easter themed and is available to be purchased in the shop. Now that Easter is over with and the kids are all back at school you can pull out your kit and create the two layouts designed for the kit or something entirely different. I want to show you what you can create if your not a scrapbooker or if you have left overs.
I know this card is pretty simple but I just wanted to remind you that you don't need complete sheets of paper all the scraps that you have laying around can be turned into a quick and simple card.
If you decide to make a purchase from the shop please use the code DO5 to received a discount
Crop Kits are our monthly kit containing approx $30 worth of co-ordinating products and instruction sheets for two layout designs for just $29.95 per month (for subscribers).

Subscribe today for this fantastic kit.
In each kit you will receive the instructions and materials for the two layouts in the kit.
Subscriptions are for a minimum of 6 consecutive monthly payments of $29.95 plus postage per month.
You will pay for your first month's kit when you place your initial order . This initial order is your acceptance that you have signed up for a kit subscription .Automatic Recurring Payment is processed via our secure gateway payment , with payment taking place on the 10th of the month. credit card payment is preferred , but Paypal is an option but it does incur a $2.50 extra processing fee each month. If your credit card payment declines then a $20 reprocessing fee will apply .

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Happy Creating

Monday, 29 May 2017

Selfies with Mum - by DT Sandra Scott

Good morning everyone, Sandra here with a layout from the My Mind's Eye Hooray Collection from the Shop and Crop Store.
I chose my photos to suit the collection and I was lucky enough to have a few of these gorgeous selfies of my granddaughter and her daughter.  

The photos were so playful I wanted to add some fun on the background so used one of my favourite stencils from TCW with another product that I love and you can find in the Shop and Crop Store - Colour Blast Paste.

I matted my photos with the patterned paper and fussy cut one of the sheets with all those gorgeous circles which I felt blended with the circles of the stencil.  
I layered some strips on the top and bottom of the page to make it feel more grounded.  
I'm loving gold at the moment so added some narrow gold washi tape from my stash and finished with the gold alpha.

Here are the close-ups.

Products Used:
My Mind’s Eye Hooray Patterned Paper; #HRY103, #HRY104, #HRY106
American Crafts Cardstock
Kaisercraft Wood Veneer
Film Strip Die
TCW Stencil;  Coptic Impressions #TCW485
Colour Blast Pastes
Dear Lizzy Woodlands Alpha
Paper Flowers


My second layout with the same range was for an adult birthday celebration.

Similar to the first one I layers strips of paper to the bottom of the page including my pink washi tape (loving the bling) and to bling it up a little more I sprinkled glitter on the background under my photo.  

I cut the tags with a die and layered them above the photo as well as fussy cutting some circles for under the photo.

I coloured the wooden embellishments with Brilliance Gold Ink. 

Products Used:

My Mind’s Eye Hooray Patterned Paper; #HRY103, #HRY104, #HRY106
My Mind’s Eye Hooray Sticker Sheet; #HRY127
American Crafts Cardstock
Kaisercraft Wooden Embellishments Party ; FL589
Papercraft Glitter
Otto Pink Glitter Washi Tape
Tim Holtz Tag Die
American Crafts Thickers; Doll
Webster’s Pages Little Stickers
Heidi Swapp Color Shine
Brilliance Ink
 Thanks for stopping by today and remember if you'd like to purchase from the store you can use the code SS5 to receive a discount.

Sunday, 28 May 2017

good times and wonderful moments

            Hi Heidi here today sharing with you my page which is in our challenge this month ..
                      I did stamping and embossing and cardstock as its a tic tac toe challenge..
                                                 here it is on facebook please join in ...
                         I used some of these fab stamps and embossed the butterflies with a copper and then I                                painted them with distress crayons and water and a brush...
                                                       ive also used a lovely funky flair.....


                       Here is my page using time machine paper pack and sticker sheet
                                        and also the stamp set and also the collectables

                                                             thanks for looking
                                                to get your discount code enter HW5

Saturday, 27 May 2017

'Sweet' by Elisa Ablett

Hi Shop and Croppers!

Elisa here from the design team with my take on this months 'tic tac toe' challenge. I decided to go diagonally across the board - stamping, embossing powder and cardstock.

Don't forget when ordering from Shop and Crop Scrapbooking you can use the code EA5 for a discount at the checkout.

Here is my layout - feminine with a gorgeous colour combination of pinks, golds and yellow.

I have a little step by step tutorial on how I created the flower embellishments on my page.

Step 1 - Using a good quality watercolour paper, stamp and embossing powder (Lindy's Embossing Powder in white).

Step 2 - Cover your stamp with embossing liquid or use an embossing stamp pad and heat emboss your stamped image.

Step 3 - repeat until you have stamped, embossed and heat set at least 5 to 6 flowers.

Step 4 - Open your tin of Prima Watercolour Pans - shimmering lights and using a spray bottle and paintbrush add colour to your stamped images. Spray your stamped image first with water. Add water to your chosen colour on your palette and using a wet paint brush move it around your stamped image. The embossing creates a resist effect for the watercolour.

Step 5 - Keep adding colour to your flowers, then once dry, splatter your flowers with gold splatter and fussy cut them out. Splatter your layout with the same gold splatter - I used a combination of Bling Colour Blast Shimmer Spray and watered down shimmering colour.

Here are some close ups of the finer details :-)

Here are some of the products used to create this layout. All available from the shop today ...

Colour Blast Shimmer Spray-Bling

Friday, 26 May 2017


Today i'm going to share with you my example for this months challenge.

Tic Tack Toe

Pick a Line and Create ; can be vertical, horizontal or diagonal has to include items in the line (you can include other things on your layout but we must be able to see the line you picked).

Please note this isn't a colour challenge !

I decided to use the cardstock, Pattern Paper and Paper bag with vellum chucked into the mix.

I have used the Cocoa Vanilla Make A Wish paper range and Ephemera.

You can find it in store here:

Cocoa Vanilla Make A Wish

Here is a couple of close ups:

I have used some A2ZScraplet chipboard on my layouts and painted them with Dylusion Yellow Paint

this can be found in the shop here:

Dylusion Paint

Thanks for stopping by today...