Tuesday, 30 November 2010

ScrapTech Tuesday - Using Transparencies

I thought I share a couple of ideas with you when using a Transparency as a background, Transparencies are really cool to work with, even if it is not as a background but simply a journal spot, it just always adds that extra touch.

On this layout I have used the Fancy Pants Summer Soiree Paradise Transparency as the main background. As the main colour printed section of the Transparency was mainly at the bottom of the page, I used the square coloured frame as the main section for my main photo, and then added two extra photo's towards to the top of the page to highlight our trip. You know we always take those gropu photo's when you go somewhere and then heaps of photo's of wherever you are going but we rarely scrap those photo's because whilst they are nice to have, well they don't have people in, so we tend not to scrap them.


Products used:-
Fancy Pants Summer Soiree Paradise Transparency
Crate Paper Sew Brads - Snow Day Collection
Lime Rickey Rubons (Basic Grey)
Jenni Bowlin Cardstock Alpha Stickers - Red Trim
Basic Grey Curio Mino Mono Stickers Red
October Afternoon Mini Market Alpha Stickers - Teal & Black
Scenic Route Afterthoughts Colour Rubons


Products used:-

Fancy Pants Lilac House Transparencies
RoseMoka - Vintage Glam PP
Prima Flowers
Websters Trim
2crafty Chipboard Title
October Afternoon Mini Alpha Stickers
Tim Holtz Filmstrip Ribbon
Bazzill Cardstock - Butter Cream

here are a couple of ideas to use with your transparencies....

1. You can use Glue Dots or Double Sided to adhere the transparency onto cardstock / PP
2. You can use Paint
3. You can use Glimmermist on the Transparencies but spray lightly
4. You can use Alcohol Inks
5. You can use Stazon to stamp on transparencies
6. You can use Rubons directly onto transparencies

Don't be shy - give it a go....

TFL & Happy Scrapping

Monday, 29 November 2010

Cosmo Cricket Pixielicious with Annelie

I've always loved Cosmo Cricket's collections, and Pixielicious is no exception! Adrienne sent me a few papers from the collection, and also the sheet with chipboard. They are just SO CUTE!!! This is my first LO after a long (to me) scrapping break. Cosmo Cricket helped me get back into it. Just look at these colours, don't they make you happy?




I started with a purple Bazzill, "spicing it up" a bit by using my Martha Stewart doily lace punch on two sides. I cut out the bracket shape from one of the papers, and then used the OTHER side on my LO. Adding some paperstrips & again using the doily punch to bind it al together. From my own stash I added the Webster's bloomer, I just thought it matched perfectly for my LO!

My favourite thing on this LO though, is the branch chipboard. Genious... On the butterfly & flower chipboard I have added some distress stickles from Tim Holtz for some extra sparkle. The little doilies & alphas from Cosmo Cricket & Pink Paislee are also from my own stash.

There'll be more LO's from me with this collection, I just need some more TIME!!

:P5: :P5: :P5: :P5: :P5:

Glitz Designs with Annelie

After about 6 weeks of almost no scrapping I am slowly getting back into it. I guess the mojo took a hike when I started working full time a couple of months ago!

Adrienne & Heidi picked out some lovely papers and embellies for me, and I have started playing with them. First out, a LO with Glitz Design "Scarlett" papers, a lovely PRIMA flower, leaves & some bling. From my own stash I added alphas from AC & Jenni Bowlin, Tim Holtz tickets & filmstrip, misc tag & twine, and Kraft cardstock attacked by Tattered Angels glimmermists.





The colours of the Glitz papers are not what I would usually choose, but I am very happy with the result. I've still got some left, and will share as soon as I have another LO done!

Also - a special shout out to Trace who was THE BEST tour guide during my visit to Christchurch!!

Saturday, 27 November 2010

12 Day Shopping Challenge details

OK Girls, so I thought I would run the details through over here, so you all know how the challenge will work.

The shopping cart will run from 1st - 12th December.

The Challenge will run until 31st December to complete your project using at least 6 of items which have been given. You can use more than 6 items if you so wish.

You can complete a page, OTP, card

Each day I will post one item and you need to post a comment on that thread to be in to win a daily prize. You don't have to post a comment, it just means you won't be in the draw to win a daily prize.

At the end of the 12 days, there will be 12 items to choose from to complete your project.

There will be a daily prize draw on the facebook page as well.

Adrienne will run a special on the product of the day, so if you don't have it, but want it, you can purchase it at a special price.

Prizes up for grabs are SHOPPING VOUCHERS.....so it's definately worth making a comment so if you don't have the product chosen, you can purchase it with your SHOPPING VOUCHER :yahoo:

I hope this covers everything but if you have any questions, please feel free to ask,

Friday, 26 November 2010


There is something EXCITING / Fun and scrappy happening at the PATCH.

Image We are going to have a SHOPPING CHALLENGE, it will run from the 1st of December through to 12th. Each day I will post an item in my shopping trolley and at the end of the 12 days you can pick 6 of the items in my trolley and create a layout using those 6 items.

There will be random draw and a prize given every day of the shopping challenge. In order for you to be in the draw, you will need to sign up here and each day of the challenge you will need to post a comment on the product chosen to be in to win a PRIZE. Registrations for the draw close on Tuesday November 30th.

You will not have to purchase the items, you can have them as part of your stash at home, however there will be some special deals running on that item for the day so, be sure to check out the forum each day........ to see what I have been shopping for....

So are you up for the challenge?

sign up here.....

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Glitz Design Inspiration from Francine

Francine is back again with more Glitz designs inspiration.

I loved these papers as each one in the range could be used as a stand alone page - just add embellishments! They have lovely and quite different embellishments with this range- the peek a boo transparencies, what nots,glitzers, rubons, journalling stickers, vintage book papers etc- have a browse on this link
Glitz Designs Scarlett Range

This is the second layout that i came up with


Would love to see what all you ladies come up with using this range-

Products Used

Scarlett Paper Polka
Scarlett Paper- Stripe
Scarlett Papers- What nots
Scarlett Layers- Book papers
Black Cardstock
Yellow cardstock
Jenni Bowlin journalling bracket
Petaloo red flower
Prima Yellow Pearl ribbon

TFL - happy Scrapping

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Scraptech TUesday - Corner Punch Flowers

Time for another Tip on Tuesday! :-)

I saw this idea online ages ago, but had never tried it out myself. But I had a play and the result is pretty cute!

I'm going to show you how to make some really neat flowers using scraps of paper and a corner punch. These are PERFECT for cards! I chose red & green papers as I am making some Christmas ornaments and decorations at the moment for our church services.

First, use a 1" square punch to cut your scraps of paper into squares. If (like me) you don't have a square punch, you can just cut them using a paper trimmer or ruler & craft knife.


Use your corner rounder to round 2 opposite corners of each square.


Arrange the rounded squares as shown to make a flower. A button in the centre looks pretty neat, or you could use any other round embellishments that you have lying around.


Try making some of these flowers next time you have to whip up a card. They are really easy and a good way to use up your scraps!


Sunday, 21 November 2010

Webster's Hollywood Vogue with Michele

Hi everyone,

A box of goodies arrived by courier at my house on Tuesday... as you well know 6 week old babies, 6 1/2 year old boys, housework, summer soccer, cricket games and practices - and least not forget a husband in there somewhere doesn't lend it self to being able to get my scrapping done in my house at the moment.

However, I found the time to delve into the Hollywood Vogue collection kit that I brought from the shop. I am trying very hard to get in some time to be creative - even if it isn't as much as I used to be able to do. I found that I was getting very very grumpy if I didn't get just a little me time every so often.

So I thought I would share a layout I did yesterday. I just love these colours!! I have also used my Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die, some Prima bling and Basic Grey Alphas. Of course it is featuring our new baby girl, who at almost 7 weeks is growing up so fast!!


I have never really been a Websters girl... I loved their paper ranges and have several of their papers but almost didn't know where to start. The papers are so pretty and intricate that I found I was a bit overwhelmed by them. But now that I have started using them, I can definitely say I am converted!! I just love fussy cutting out detail and layering so I find these just perfect papers to do this.

This is the second layout I have completed using the Hollywood Vogue collection and there are still loads of yummy gorgeous papers left to go.

Other products used:
Tim Holtz Bracket Die
Websters Bloomers

Now I want to collect them all...

Hope you are all having a good day !

Friday, 19 November 2010

Design Team Inpiration - GLITZ DESIGNS

HI Ladies,

Well i was a very happy lady when i received my inspiration kit this month- some beautiful Glitz design papers and embellishments!! And in green!! Perfect for me as i undergo a green period at the moment and right in my kind of style! So thank you Heidi and Adrienne for your wonderful choices for me!!

I took some photos of my eldest daughter Zoe the other week as she was so excited to have her first grown up girls dress!! No more pink and girly she wanted something prettier and not so babyish - she is all of 7 going on 17!! Anyway i wanted to do a layout for her that was more mature and not so babyish too so these Glitz papers were perfect- glamorous and feminine without being over the top. And Zoe was stoked with the end result as her favourite colour is also green!


I loved the colour of the Prima bloom and actually used one of Zoe's bracelets as the beads matched the colour of the flower absolutely perfectly!! So don't be afraid to use non traditional items on your layout- i have used hairties and cut out butterflies and flowers from Hollie's baby clothes and used on my layouts too!

The peek a boo transparencies that come with this range are gorgeous and so easy to use- you get quite a few in the pack so they really are value for money!

I love my new Martha Stewart round the page punch- it just gives that little bit more of a wow factor on your page! If you haven't used one before- give it a try. I have also discovered that you can use the corner punch part to punch a beautiful border around a circle- to make a scallop or trim - check out this weeks colour challenge to see the result!

Products Used on this layout

Glitz Designs paper-Scarlett= Wallpaper
Prima - Say it in Crystals Swirls Black
Prima Pebbles Music Note
Prima Cancan flowers Vintage Lace
Prima Mulberry Rose leaves
Glitz Designs Peek a Boos
Teresa Collins Chipboard clock
Martha Stewart Round the corner punch-
Black Alphas
Chandelier cut from Pp
Kaisercraft black rhinestones
Green Tara Black flowers
Black cardstock

Happy Scrapping

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Technique Tuesday - Make a mini album in 1 hour

Hi Everyone,

I happened to chance upon this little gem the other week- designed by Anna Bowkis and thought that i would have a go. I'm not usually an off the page girl but am always open to trying new things! You really do use only one piece of cardstock- its all in the folding! You will need a few smaller photos - so 2by3 or i cropped a 5by 3.5 down abit. It was great for using up some old papers i had that had the alphas and elements with it - so old Basic Grey kits etc would be great to use up for this little album.

Here are a few pictures so you can see what i mean before i get to the instructions


so -

Step One-

Cut your piece of cardstock into 3 strips of 10cm wide


Then you need to mark and fold at these points.

Strip one- 5.5cm and 13.5cm and 24cm
Strip 2- 13cm and 28cm
Strip 3- fold in half- this is your cover

Use double sided tape to stick the ends of strips 1 and 2 together make sure that they overlap

Stick the last flap on strip 2 to the inside back cover of your strip 3.

Once you have stuck it all togther you will have a long fold out book ready to decorate how you choose. Make sure you decorate both sides!Here are some of my pages using cut out embellies, a few flowers, bling , journalling stickers etc.



It was a very easy and fun album to do in about an hour. My 7year old daughter saw my album and made one too over the weekend- a great easy project for kids to do too!

I hope that you will give it a try!


Sunday, 7 November 2010

Design Team Inspiration from ROBBI

Robbi received some of the Fancy Pants Happy Together Range, and here is what she created.


and a close up of the fence where I used the Glimmer Glam - Espresso Bean (I also used Distress - Crackle Paint - Rock Candy, to give the fence an aged look)


the Goodies Used in this layout were:-

Fancy Pants - Happy Together Collection - Glee
Fancy Pants - Happy Together Collection - You and Me
Tattered Angels - Glimmer Glam - Espresso Bean
American Crafts - Pearl Brads - Metallic
Prima - Times Alphabet - Vintage Coffee
Prima - Winter Branches - Grape
(of course there had to be a little Prima!!!)
Dusty Attic - Large Sparrow
Tattered Angels - Bingo and Calling Cards
Tim Holtz - Ticket, Paper Clip
7 Gypsies - Photo Turn
Prima - Alphabet Stickers
Misc - small amount of chain, chipboard fence

I hope this might have inspired you into trying out some of these products but I must comment on the glimmer glam, it is a great product and I can see you would definately get value for money, a little goes a long way, It seems to give chipboard items a real lift and can change the appearance quite alot, I can see it would also be awesome for the edges of your new handmade flowers
There is a heap of very cool colours and it just brushes on easily........Why not try some on your next project

Happy Scrappin

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge - Ends 13th November

Time for another Saturday Sketch Challenge!

Here is the sketch I have chosen. It's a Pencil Lines sketch by Sharon Laakkonen:


And here is Hannah's example:


Products used:
My Mind's Eye So Sophie "Brothers & Sisters Gracious Greenery", "Never Enough Daring Dot" and "Never Enough All Together Alpha"
Prima flowers
Prima leaves
Prima Say it in Crystals
Pink Paislee Fascinating chipboard butterfly
October Afternoon journal card
Carolee's Creations Tiny Alphas Etched Natural
American Craft Thickers

Francine's layout:


Products used:
Websters Pages, Music Sheet, Misc Paper
Prima Flowers Guava Peony Flower - Etude
Prima say it in Pearls and Crystals - Mocha
Prima Glitter Card stock Stickers-Strawberry Kisses

You have until midnight, Saturday 13 November, to complete this challenge. All entries will go into the draw to win a RAK from Scrappin' Patch!

Happy Scrapping!


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