Friday, 30 June 2017

Beautiful In Brunos Garden & Cards

Sandra here today to show what I created with the Pink Paislee - Oh My Heart products.  

I had patterned paper, a sticker booklet and enamel heart.  I chose a white cardstock for the background and I used a tiny circle stencil with texture paste, to mimic the dots on the patterned paper, once I knew where I wanted to place my photo.

I matted the photo a few times and included two tags cut from the papers.  I really enjoyed fussy cutting these large bright flowers to use as embellishments.  I drew around the tiny circles to highlight a bit more of the bronze stickers and that adorable hear that's sitting near the tags.  Everything on this layout is from Pink Paislee apart from the green enamel dots.


Now I'm going to show you some cards I made from leftover pieces of a kit from June last year, there was so much in the kit I couldn't believe it and I'll show you the kit and some layouts next month.  If you'd like to join and receive kits you can take a peek in the shop at Shop and Crop here.

I hope I've inspired you today and look forward to seeing something you may create, you might like to try the monthly challenges also.
To receive a discount in the store use the code SS5.

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Once Upon a Time ...........

Hello there!

Tania joining you today to share a couple of layouts and a card using the gorgeous Echo Park Once Upon a Time Collection which was just perfect for a little special someone in my life........

The papers in this range are all so pretty it was hard to chose which one to use first, but this gorgeous Peachy coloured paper with the shinny gold writing won out, LOVE it!  I added some Snow White Colour Blast Texture Paste  through my favourite Kaiser Bubbly Mini Template just to keep that sparkly look flowing throughout my page! I embellished the page with lots of matching embellishments from this collection and finished it off with a couple of flowers from my stash.....

Here are some photos of the gorgeous embellishments that will compliment your pages perfectly!

Some close ups...

For the second page I decided to use this pretty polka dot page and add a little bit of floral too.  I randomly tapped on some Kaiser Mists  with a brush just to give a little shimmery subtle look in the background! Again I finished off the page with the matching embellishments (pictured above) and a couple of flowers from my stash.....

Some close ups....

My final share for today is a card I made using my leftover scraps, chipboard pieces and enamel shapes! Lastly some flowers from my stash.....

Well that"s all from me today, I do hope I have inspired you a little, and if you have your own little princess well this collection is just perfect for you and can be found in the Shop and Crop store here.

Thanks so much for visiting, Tania xx

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

May Crop Kit layout ideas by Sarah Rosse

Hello crafty friends, Sarah here with you with two layouts using the gorgeous May Crop Kit...and I still have lots of product left to use from the Pinkfresh Studio Live More collection! You may have seen my planner layout using this kit earlier in the month - well even after these layouts, I still have heaps of product to play with from this kit. I just love it and it's so versatile for many types of projects.

I am working on my boy's school / day care albums at the moment and wanted to create some cover pages for them. This first layout is the opening page for 2016, using the Live More patterned papers, foiled die cuts and puffy alphabet stickers. I used some paint on the base of the layout to add some additional layers. This kit can be purchased instore at

This second layout again uses patterned paper from the Live More collection. I have applied Dylusions Paints to the edges of the layout and to the page to frame the photos. Colour Blast pastes in Deep Water and Sunshine have been applied through stencils and the puffy alphabet stickers used again here for the title. The gorgeous puffy stars also come with the alphabet stickers.

I hope you enjoyed these layouts and they have inpsired you to use them in your next layouts.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

So Loved cards

Hello everybody!
It's Donna here, feeling refreshed after a crafty weekend away with friends. This is our annual treat, and is equal parts crafting, giggling and therapy! 
I was able to make three cards using the gorgeous "So Loved" papers by Photo Play. These are available as a pack in the Shop and Crop online store, and they really do all work so well together. I have combined the papers in some of my cards today.

For this next card, I used the beautiful music paper as a background to stamp and colour a wildflower arrangement by Penny black stamps. Being a piano teacher, I couldn't resist this paper!

Here's a closeup of the detail, showing the copic colouring, and the background paper showing through.

This final card was made with just the papers, scissors, adhesive, and a black pen, as well as a couple of the stickers included in the pack.I used the pen to add faux stitching, and to highlight some of the words from the song lyrics. Making cards doesn't need to involve expensive supplies.

If you have enjoyed these cards, and would like to see more of my work, feel free to visit my Instagram page.
Don't forget, you can save $5 at the Shop and Crop Store using the code DL5.
Until next time, happy crafting. 


Monday, 26 June 2017

Shop and Crop Challenge Inspiration

Hi croppers!
I hope your Monday was kind and you were able to get some creative time in over the weekend! I got lots of arty time in visiting a retreat for the day and then spending Sunday in my studio... even getting time to use this months sketch challenge! who has had a go?? Don't forget to load them to our Inspiration page!
This is my take on the challenge...

Don't forget there are still a couple of Expo exclusive kits for sale.. be quick before they are all gone!!
Here is a taste of what you could create with one of our kits..

head over to Shop and Crop to see whats left!!

That is all from me today!
Thanks for stopping by.

Be Your Own Kind of Beauitful

Its Deena with you today.

I am sharing a trio of cards that I created using the Wild at Heart range from Cocoa Vanilla Studio.
The first step of creating my cards was cutting three ATC (3 1/2 inch x 2 1/2 inch) size pieces of cardstock. Next I covered them with a thin layer of gesso, I didn't want to cover up the back just knock back the colour a little
To add some texture to the paper I used a stencil and crackle paste through the stencil.
To bring the crackle paste to life and add another layer of mixed media to my cards I used my magicals

Then using the dies cuts, sticker sheet and fussy cutting from the card stock I created my cards.
Products available to purchase from the Shop
Wild at Heart Collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio
Magicals - Nantucket Pearls
Dusty Attic Stencil Circuit Stencil
If you would like to make a purchase from the shop please use the code DO5 to get a discount.
Happy Creating

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Dream & Soon to be Mummy

Hello everyone, well here we are nearly to the end of June and half a year just about gone.  My first layout was for the challenge this month and as I had a male layout I chose to use a Die Cut from my Silhouette Machine.

I first applied a thin layer of white gesso to the background of the Kaisercraft Indigo Skies PP, I then sprayed lightly over it with mist , machined stitched the edges of the page and used a star stencil with Faber Castell Whipped Spackle coloured with Mica Powder.

 I matted my larger photo to set behind the cut file and I cut two identical photos in a smaller size for added interest on the bottom of the page.  I punched some tiny stars in pink to splatter them across the layout.  For a bit of dimension I used mounting tape and dots to lift the camera and journaling strips.

Here's the challenge sketch at Shop and Crop Scrapbooking .

Now for my second layout today.  

I chose Pink Paislee Oh My Heart PP and stickers for this bright layout. 

I chose white cardstock for the background, added a border of the Pink Paislee PP's and then applied Ranger Distress Oxide Ink  through a circle stencil to mimic the circles on the paper.  I thought my photo and elements would look good with a pop of black so matted most things with black cardstock.  One of the papers called for fussy cutting so my cluster has some pieces I cut from that paper.  I backed the beautiful bronze embellishments with black and finished the layout with a few sequins.  The title is made of alphas from my stash.

You may have noticed some blurring on my painted circles (I made an error trying to spray with water and it ran), so I suggest if you want nice crisp images with Distress Oxide inks that you seal them with a fixer or hairspray so they don't react with water. 

Thanks for staying to the end of my post and if you'd like a discount from the Shop and Crop Store use the code SS5.