Friday, 21 July 2017

'Beautiful' and 'Sweet' by Elisa Ablett

Hi everyone,

Elisa here from the design team with my latest layouts for Shop and Crop Scrapbooking

I grabbed out the leftovers from a couple of recent kits which I created (links underneath the photos) for Shop and Crop Scrapbooking along with some other items from my stash. 

The first layout below is called 'Beautiful' and uses the leftovers from Expo Kit 3 ( and Colour Blast Shimmer Cube in Sunshine along with Lollipop Colour Blast Shimmer Dusts.

I used the Kaisercraft 'Mandala' Die to die cut the lovely patterned vellum from the kit, plus I used Lollipop Colour Blast Shimmer Dust for my  background ( i also used the leftover liquid to add colour to the butterfly diecut and the feathers) as well as the "Sunshine" Colour Blast Shimmer Cube (which comes in the kit) I painted the chipboard title with the Sunshine Shimmer Cube as well as the inside of the butterfly and feathers.

Expo Kit 3 - Beautiful

And my second layout is called 'Sweet' 

This layout is created using the leftovers including the paints, papers and custom made stamp from the June Mixed Media Kit which can be purchased as a one off kit from Shop and Crop -

 So to create the background, I used the blue and yellow paints from the kits and a piece of plastic and a small spray of water from a spray bottle and 'smooshed' paint onto the page using a piece of plastic like a sponge. Dry thoroughly then using an archival ink pad and your custom made stamp stamp a strip of graffiti up the page leaving about 1.5 inches on the right hand side border to add your two strips of paper.

After that I used a black marker and a small entree plate and created circles on my page to create a frame for where my photo was to go. Colour some chipboard arrows with your yellow paint and stamp on your chipboard pieces as well. Don't be afraid to add a die cut to cover part of your photo.

Here is the original kit which is available for purchase from Shop and Crop on the below link.

Well that's it from me today, I hope you have been inspired to pull out those old kits and use your leftovers to keep creating....The kits are so chock full of product you can still create loads of layouts with a little help from your stash...

Elisa xx

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Hello Happy Girl & Let the Adventure Begin

 These layouts were created from a past kit and you can find the current kits here in the shop.
 I guarantee you wont be disappointed if you're looking for a kit club because the shop has a variety to suit different types of creativity.

I like this sketch a lot and use it when I have three photos to scrap.  I chose the colour that matched my photos in the papers then found a piece of tissue paper to put behind my white cardstock matted photo.  The flamingos and the sticker underneath the photos along with the 'Happy' part of my title were from the sticker sheet.  The Dear Lizzy Brad also went perfectly with my happy little great granddaughter and I loved the addition of hot pink colour of the alpha and asterisks with the turquoise of the papers and the photos.

Now for my final layout using the kit.

The plain cardstock is also part of the kit and I edged it with some of the Patterned Paper.  I balanced the colours by cutting the circles and tags to place diagonally opposite each other.  The wood veneer title and the caravan element were perfect for this layout because we holiday in our caravan quite a bit and often its a big adventure.
I used a background stencil with Colour Blast Paste before adhering my photos and cut aparts.  I loved this kit which also included the cute arrow paperclips I used on this layout but there were many others to choose from.  I also used some of the sticker alphas with the wood veneer to create my title.

If you'd like to try a kit or purchase a subscription you can find them 

You can also use my code SS5 to receive a discount from the shop.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017


Today I would like to share with you a lovely collection of layouts using the beautiful Pink Paislee Oh My Heart Collection.
A very girly collection of papers - yes very PINK!!
So lucky I had a friends photos to scrap.

Oh My Heart has a large variety of patterned papers in shades of hot pink, jade, and blue-grey. From polka-dots to hearts and painterly tie-dye ombres to florals, Pink Paislee has given us a collection that's perfectly pretty and that celebrates all of us.

Now is the New You

I have used the Pink Paislee - Oh My Heart Collection - 12 x 12 Paper Pad - Foil and Die Cut.
Its very versatile. Everything is in the pad for creating your layouts.

The Metal and Resin Charms plus Ephemera with Foil Accents adds the final touches to create that perfect and special layout.

Here is a couple of close ups for you:

I have included some A2ZScraplet chipboard on my layout.

Love your Laugh

For this layout I used one of the die cuts in the 12x12 pad for my background.

I have used some Cocoa Vanilla Enamel Dot Sparkles on my layout because I used a friends wedding photo I wanted to make it special with these dots.

Here is a couple of close ups:

Again I have added some A2ZScrplet Chipboard.

Feel Beautiful Today

You can find all the products in store here:

Shop and Crop

Here is some close ups of the Ephemera clusters.

I am so lucky to receive Shop and Crops Monthly Crop Kit which I subscribe too.
Love these kits which come monthly with a new range of papers and embellishments plus instructions to create 2 layouts. And you have lots of left overs for more creating!!!

I created this layout with may's kit and there is a "one off" kit in the shop still up for grabs.
You can purchase here:

Pink Fresh

I have used some A2ZScraplet chipboard as an extra on my layout.

Here is some close ups:

Have you checked out this months inspirational challenge??

Its a mood board.

I took my inspiration from the travel tags, colours and typewriter letters.

here is a close up:

thanks for stopping by today....

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Moodboard challenge & Dino Friends with Sarah Rosse

Hello crafty friends, Sarah here today with two layouts for you. The first one is inspired by the July moodboard challenge as pictured above - have you given it a go yet? I had this background that I had started some time ago (I like to use a piece of cardstock to swipe brushes of left over paint on to), so I just add to it with colours that matched the moodboard. Using a stencil and ink from my stash I added some interest to the background. I also used a stencil and texture paste to add some further dimension for the background. The large range of stencils from Shop and Crop can be found in store here. Lets take a look at the layout;

Whilst the background is quite busy, I like the grungy look of it - kind of messy like my son's journey to find boxing - something he loves to do. The photo had a white border (also as per the moodboard) and matted with various patterned papers from my stash. The title - 'Follow your Dreams. They know the way.' was again inspired by the moodboard. The colourful letters used here were from the Echo Park Paper Co Dino Friends collection. This collection can be purchased in store here. The second layout for today has been created using the collection mentioned above - the Dino Friends collection by Alisha Gordon, created by Echo Park Paper Co.
The double sided patterned papers in this collection were used for the layout base and matting for the photo. This photo is of my 3 year old son trying on a dinosaur dress up costume that his older brother once wore to kinder. It's still a little big for him but nevertheless, he was still happy to pose for a quick pic. I used Dylusions paints in three shades of green to give some texture to the background, particularly around the photo area. The range of Dylusions paints can be purchased in store here. I added some white gesso around the edges of the laout and some green punchinella under the photo mats and top corner embellishment to give some extra interest on the page.

The Dino Friends collection come with a fantastic array of cut apart cards and element stickers. There are brads (I havent used them for so long and it was fun to revisit them) and they are just the cutest with a lot of bling for the diverse range of layouts and card ideas you could create with this collection. The Dino Friends collection can be purchased in store - if you click here, this will take you to the entire Echo Park Paper Co range (just one of my fav companies stocked by Shop and Crop Scrapbooking!).

I hope you enjoyed these layouts and you will give the July moodboard challenge a go - there's always great prizes to be won! Until next time....

Monday, 17 July 2017

Having Fun with Mixed Media!!

Hi there! 
Tania here today to share a couple of Mixed Media Projects using some yummy Mixed Media Products I received in my DT kit!! How much fun is Mixed Media, getting all messy and trying out new ways to use awesome products.....LOVE IT!
The first project is a layout.  I started by adding the Kaiser Brick Template Pattern to the background page. Then came the fun part adding my colours :) firstly I randomly sprinkled some Lindy's Stamp Gang Tainted Love Teal Magical's over the page and activated it with some spritzes of water until I was happy. Next I used Colour Blast Lipstick Shimmer Cube and randomly applied it with a brush adding more water as I went to spread across the page! I then used the Kaiser Charcol Mist and randomly flicked it across the page until I was happy with it!
I then finished of the page by adding my papers and embellishments from my stash!  I also painted some of my flowers with the Lipstick Shimmer Cube, perfect way to change the colour if needed!
I used a chipboard Title from the Dusty Attic Mini Caption #2 and sprayed it with the Kaiser mist!

Products used available in the store.

Page before it was embellished!

Some close ups!

Next up is a mini canvas I created using more of the yummy products from my DT Kit.  I started this canvas by adding and layering up lots of ripped pieces of printed tissue paper!  Once I was happy with it and it was dry I used the Gears from this Kaiser 12 x 12 Template below and applied it to the top left and bottom right of the canvas.  I added the Lindy's stamp gang Magical's randomly until happy with the amount and activate with water, and did the same with the Lip Stick Colour Blast Shimmer Cube.  Next I used the Classic Cherry Enamel Accents also from my DT kit and freehand drew a circle with it onto the centre of the canvas! Flicked some Kaiser Charcol Mist onto the background and then finished of the canvas with a couple of scrap papers and flowers from my stash!

The canvas before it was embellished!

Close Up!

Well that's my shares for today......I hope I have inspired you all to drag out those mixed media products or jump over to the store here and get yourself a little stash, you won't be disappointed MIXED MEDIA is so much fun.... 

Until next time, thanks for stopping by, Tania xx