Sunday, 31 December 2017

What are your goals for 2018?

Good Morning Shop and Croppers,

I've been having some technical issues and of course when technology fails it seems that blogging doesn't happen. But it's all fixed and i'm here now to wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR.

What are your goals for 2018?

If it is to scrap them why not start your new year off with a SHOP AND CROP SUBSCRIPTION...
I couldn't think of a better way to kickstart your creative journey in 2018.

I've got an example here for you using the April Crop Kit - there are plenty of one off kits available HERE if a subscription is not for you.

And some Close Ups using papers and element stickers from the following companies - click on the links to check what is available in the Shop and Crop shop:

PHOTOPLAY Patterned Papers

The next layout from the same kit has a DUSTY ATTIC Chipboard as well:

With the addition of LINDY'S MAGICAL SHAKERS to add colour to both layouts.....Magical

Possibilities are are only limited by your own imagination

As 2017 comes to a close I would like to wish you all a happy 2018 and I can't wait to see all your creations, we have so many amazing artists around to inspire us, so many amazing products and such a supportive scrap community.
Whether you are thinking of starting your scrapbook journey or restarting a passion........Remember:

We all start somewhere, and just to prove that I am going to share with you the first ever scrapbook page that I did 10 years ago to give you a bit of a laugh goes -

Happy 2018

Thank-you for all your support and welcoming me to the Shop and Crop family in 2017

Bee xx

Saturday, 30 December 2017

'See the World' and 'Brothers' by Elisa Ablett

Hi Shop and Croppers,

My last share for the year!

Elisa here from the design team with my latest mixed media layouts for Shop and Crop Scrapbooking featuring an interesting mix of products!

My first layout is a fun masculine mixed media layout featuring a Scrap FX stencil from a previous kit - october-2017-mixed-media-mania-kit and two of the colours from the Dylusions paints range - Periwinkle Blue and Pure Sunshine and also gorgeous stamps from Darkroom Door - Grunge Marks

Close ups for the finer details !!

Dylusion Paint - Periwinkle Blue


My next layout is a pastel beach mixed media layout featuring the gorgeous 49 and Market Collection  (Sea Sand and Sun) used in the november-2017-cropaholic-kit.

I also used gesso and then Lindy's Magicals Nantucket Pearls - Cape Cod Coral and Salt Water Taffy over the top to create a gorgeous almost 'Mother of Pearl' colour scheme.

All products available at Shop and Crop Scrapbooking - use the code EA5 at the checkout to get an extra discount.

thanks for stopping by the blog today, make sure you leave me some love.

Hugs xx

Elisa Ablett

Thursday, 28 December 2017


Well who ate too much pudding and pavlova like my family did !!!

Did Santa bring what you wanted????

Our family celebrated quietly at home with everyone coming around to our place.

I have had a bit of scrapping time in between working which is good for this busy time of the year.

Christmas Day

This months challenge...

I decided to do a layout and a couple of cards using the November Bo Bunny's Carousel Christmas Collection.

And my cards...not really a card maker but i have a go.

Hello Happy

I created this layout using Cocoa Vanilla Wild at Heart papers and some Lindy's Stamp Gang Shakers

They come in many colours and are so easy to use - you just shake on page and had water!

I have also used A2ZScraplets chipboard on my layout.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Hope everyone is enjoying their Xmas break.

Monday, 25 December 2017

Seasons Greetings

Good morning, hopefully not to early lol for those who have little ones excited about a visitor last night, we at Shop and Crop we would like to wish you a Merry and Safe Festive Season, no matter how you celebrate.

Merry Christmas 
From the Shop and Crop Family 

Sunday, 24 December 2017

I {heart} Maggie Holmes Carousel by Tamara Buckler

Hi there scrappy friends,

Tamara here today to share with you my last couple of layouts for 2017! Gosh, this year has flown by! I'm not sure if you managed to get your hands on the Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Carousel Collection Bundle when Kylie had it in the shop, but I did and I am in love!! This collection is so fun and playful, and the colours are divine! 

The first layout that I am sharing today is just a silly photo of my unicorn-loving Little Miss. The background paper is from the Carousel paper pad, and I applied some Gesso to this using a store card. Once this was dry I added some Dylusions paints in Vibrant Turquoise and Rose Quartz using the packaging technique and lots of water. 

I layered up some other papers from the paper pad behind my photo, and then built my clusters to the left and right. On the right hand side I used a heap of tags, frames and tickets from the ephemera to create some layers, and used the 'delightful day' banner as a resting place for the enamel unicorn which was my main focus for this cluster. I added some puffy stars and hearts to finish of the cluster. 

The second cluster to the left of the photo got much of the same treatment, as well as some added chipboard elements. 

To finish off the layout I built my title. It says 'Be the Unicorn in the field of Horses' - which I think is a great sentiment around being our crazy selves. I finished off this page my splattering Heidi Swapp Colourshine and Dylusions Ink all over the place.

The second layout I'm sharing with you today is using the same collection, as well as one other sheet of paper from the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection. This layout is from my nieces 21st birthday party, so really worked with the fun, celebratory themes of the Carousel collection.

I started this layout with some plain white cardstock from Kaisercraft, and used the Chasing Dreams paper on the bottom third of the page. The photo is matted with a couple of pieces from the Carousel paper pad. The embellishments are a mixture of ephemera and chipboard from the Carousel Collection.

The 'YAY' that I have used for the title comes from the ephemera pack, and tears apart like tickets, so I distressed the edges to accentuate this and used foam tape to lift them off the page.

This page was also finished off with some Gold Stars from the ephemera pack and some gold Heidi Swapp Colourshine. 

Thanks for stopping by to check out my layouts today. I hope you have a lovely Christmas with those you hold dear. Catch you in the New Year!

Big loves
Tam xo

Thursday, 21 December 2017

December Cropaholic Kit - Using the stunning Kaisercraft Wandering Ivy........

Hello there.......

Tania joining you today with my last post for this year, that's a scary thought and to think Christmas is only a few days away, that is exciting though :)  
So today I wanted to share with you some layouts I created for our December Cropaholic Kit using the stunning Kaisercraft "Wandering Ivy" Collection, I have to say this is my new favourite collection from Kaisercraft, just love the beautiful tones of Blue and Green, what do you think??  So much jam packed in this kit, I made these three layouts and still had so much left over.  

For the first layout the used the gorgeous specialty paper as my base, and played with some of the chipboard and the mist which is in the kit to create a little bit of extra texture on the background!
If you like fussy cutting this kit is just perfect two as there is lots of gorgeous flowers to cut from the patterned papers, which you can see here on the layout below.  

A few close ups........

I continued with the theme of adding a little mixed media to this layout too but just used the mist by itself this time.  I also added more fussy cut flowers and some of the gorgeous wood veneers that came in the kit.

More close ups.......

For the last page I added lots of the silver Rhinestone strip bling - who doesn't love a bit of bling?  I added lots more fussy cut flowers to the page too as it just finishes them off perfectly!!

A couple more close ups......

Well that's all from me today.  Be sure to pop over to the store here and check out this amazing kit and all the awesome goodies that comes in it, this one comes with instructions to make all three layouts.  You can also check out all the other fabulous kits and products on offer, you won't be disappointed!  
Also don't forget there's still time to enter out challenge for this month - "Show us your Christmas Craft"  a $30 store voucher for the winner.........

Until next time,  a ver Merry Christmas to you all and safe and happy New Year, hope you all get very spoilt with lots of crafty goodness, hope I do lol.

Happy Crafting, Tania xx