Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Back to the Grind

Good Afternoon Shop and Croppers,

Face it......We all have those dreaded mandatory first day of school photos whether they be our own or those of our children. My children personally cringe looking back on the years and laugh at how supposedly silly each other looks. 

To coincide with the new school year and the release of the February Crop Kit I decided to do a First Day of School Layout.

This months kit contains products from  the Fancy Pants Take Note Collection,Scrap Fx,Green Tara, Kaisercraft and an exclusive embellishment pack

Here are the two individual pages - 

Left Side

Right Side
Aren't my cherubs just the sweetest - ha ha, especially the little photobomber who just wanted to get in on the first day action....

Here are some close ups of the products I used - 

Some of my layouts can be fairly simple but you don't always need a lot of product in order to tell a story, simple doesn't detract from the photo and some days I like my layouts to be structured. There is no right or wrong, its all about individuality and telling YOUR story the way that you want. Kits are a great way to give you ideas and some great products at a fantastic price.

If you haven't considered one ...try it, don't hesitate and I would love nothing more than to see what you create with the kit.

Happy Scrapping

Bee xx

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Be You

Good Morning
Today on the blog I am sharing a mixed media canvas that I created using one of the papers from the January Crop Kit.
From the piece of scrapbooking paper I fussy cut the circles, then using dimension tape I created the three layered circles.
To start the canvas I covered it with a layer of gesso creating texture as I went, no that you can actually see it in the finished photo.
The next step is to add even more texture, find a stencil and your texture paste then go.
To add colour to the background I used dylusion sprays white linen and vibrant turquoise and water.
I made sure that I dried the sprays completely and then activate them again with water. While the water was wet I rolled my roll of paper towel over the top to remove some of the colour and create this mottle effect.
Once the canvas was completely dry I drew on my stems and leaves and added the words.
Don't forget to visit Shop and Crop Scrapbooking for all your kit needs and some fantastic bundle deals.
Happy Creating

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Sand Between Your Toes and Sun, Sand and Sea Layouts...............

Hi there!

Tania with you on the blog today to share a couple of pages I created for the January Crop Kit using the gorgeous Penelope Dee - Summer Breeze Papers.  Absolutely loved this kit, not only for the papers but all the matching embellishments that were also in the kit!

First up is my "Sand between the Toes" page.......

Some close ups.

The second page  "Sun, Sand, Sea"

A few 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 these two layouts. I have previously shared a couple of pages that I had made with the left overs.   You can also check out all the other fabulous kits and products on offer, you won't be disappointed! 

Friday, 16 February 2018


I'm guessing that life has been very hectic for most getting children back to school. My girls were glad to be a little bored with holidays!!

Today i thought i would like to show you a layout i completed for my masters for Scrapbooking Memories which wasn't published. My layout featured Cocoa Vanilla Papers and embellishments.
they are beautiful papers to work with especially using for girly layouts,

Bloom Where You Are Planted

There are some papers left in this range in the shop:

I also wanted to show a layout i completed using left overs from the Dec Cropoholic Kit.

You can find this kit here:

I also completed this layout using some of the Dec Cropo Kit and a few extras.

I have used Enamel Acents in my background plus some A2ZScraplet Chipboard.

Cocoa Vanilla have bought out some amazing ranges but i especially loved the summer collection. Its called "Endless Summer"

Chill Out

You can find in the shop here:

here is a close up:

Well i hope you have enjoyed my show today. Thanks for stopping by...

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

'Time goes by in the Blink of an Eye' by Elisa Ablett

Hi Shop and Croppers,

Elisa here from the design team, just sharing the latest 2018 February Mixed Media kit and the layout I have made using the products. This is a fabulous kit and you will receive the full instructions on how to make this layout! 

Here are the contents of the February 2018 mixed media kit - 

the February Kit  was designed by Elisa Ablett and includes: 

  • 2 Pieces of White Cardstock
  • 2 Derivan Artists Ink 
  • Scrap fx Arrow Chipboard
  • 1 piece of Black hessian
  • 1 pot of Black Gesso 
  • 1 packet of Kaisercraft Chipboard alphas
  • Exclusive Embellishment Pack
plus instructions to complete the layout .

Here are some close ups of the finished layout.

If you want to make this layout, head on over to the blog to purchase this kit today!

Elisa xx

Monday, 12 February 2018


Happy February Shop and Croppers,

Where did January go? .......... I feel like the days are passing me by and I don't have enough time to document life and I think to myself....thank the lord for a KIT. Hallelujah!!!
The layout I have to share with you today is from the January Kaisercraft Kit

Kaisercraft Kits are our monthly kit containing approx $30 worth of co-ordinating Kaisercraft products and instruction sheets for two layout designs for just $29.95 per month (for subscribers).
The January Kaisercraft Kit was designed by the very talented Kylie Symons

Contains products from  The Documented Collection and includes:

  • 3  Specialty Pattern Paper
  • 1 Collection Paper Pack
  • 1 Die Cut Pattern Paper
  • 1 Packet of Collectables
  • 1 Specialty Embellishment Pack
  • Instructions for 2 layouts  

Here are a few close Ups:

Subscribe today for this fantastic kit or just get it as a one off purchase at the store HERE

In each kit you will receive the instructions and materials for the two layouts in the kit.

What are you waiting for? Giddy Up

Happy Scrapping

Bee xx

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Be Yourself Colourfully and Bravely

Hello All
Today I am bring you something a little extra.
Just recently I have been brave enough to put my photos into video format and that is what I am sharing with you.

I have created an art journal page
Some close ups

Please follow the link below to view my video

Happy Creating

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

January Shop and Crop Kit... a little bit more Inspiration

Hi Croppers!
Tanya here with a little bit more inspiration for January's Crop kit,

WOW this kit is AMAZING. Looking at all the wonderful takes on this kit from the DT show just how versatile this kit is.
I did 2 different styles of pages. a mixed media page and then a more traditional paper based (and not so messy) layout
Without babbling on any longer here they are,
Layout One Mixed Media "Sand Between Your Toes"
I did add a few bits n bobs from my stash with this. I also used Gesso (clear and white) London Blue Dylusions Spray Ink, Gauze and some little embellishments found in the stash.

The next page was a little less messy, but the was LOTS of fussy cutting. "Dream Deeper"

 I know i said it was a "clean" page.. but a little mixed media snuck in.. i mixed the grit from the kit with gel medium and smeared it onto page randomly.. almost like sand!

Well that's it from me, until next time happy creating!

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Using the gorgeous January Crop Kit

Hi there!

Tania back with you today sharing a final layout using our gorgeous January Crop Kit.  I created this page using more of the leftovers pieces from the kit.  I strayed away from the Beachy theme for this page!


I still used the same paper range but made it a little more feminine by adding some pink to it!  As you can see I still did a lot of tearing and as you probably gathered by now I love to do this :) 
Lots more tearing on this page as I added some more layers of white cardstock.  I used the Dream wood veneer from the kit and finished by embellishing the page with flowers from my stash as well as some Ivy die cut pieces.

Well that is all from me today.  Don't forget to visit the store here and check out all the fabulous kits and products on offer always new kits added each month which all come with written instructions.  You can use this code TR5 to get yourself a little discount......

Until next time, happy crafting Tania xx