Monday, November 20, 2017

Beauty with Pink Paislee Turn the Page
by Fiona Johnstone

Hi Everyone

Back with another layout from the Pink Paislee Turn the Page collection!
 Can not get enough of the colour combination of this range, love it so much!
 Here is todays layout:

When I scrap, I usually work out my papers and how I will use them before I add
 my background. In this case, I had assembled the body of my page, then 
decided to use some Dylusions Paints in Yellow add a little pop of colour to the page.
 I watered the paint down and used a paintbrush to add the colour where I knew
 the cut frame would go, then added some splatters.

I had a bit of white space on my photo so thought I would add a sub -title to
 the page, straight onto the photo. It really pops against the green background.
 Then I added a couple of little yellow roses and a beautiful butterfly flair. 

I've used the co-ordinating Alphas for this page, they are so pretty! 
I added a cute heart and a lovely rose in pinks and yellow to keep
 my colour scheme going!

Thanks for stopping by
Till next week


Products Used:

Jillibean Soup Placemat
Felt Heart

Friday, November 17, 2017

Tis The Season with Kaisercraft Mint Wishes by Kerryn Fry

Good morning Crafters
I can't believe we are already half way through this month.
Today I am sharing a page created using the beautiful Christmas 
collection Kaisercraft Mint Wishes.
Absolutely love the colour.
I have gone back into the archives for this photo, 
Mr 13 back as Mr 7, way too cute!

I have started my page using the paper Logs as the base.
The white cardstock has been cut down to 11x11 so the logs are still visible underneath..
I've grabbed Distress Inks in the colours Evergreen Bough and Pine Needles. 
I have swiped the inks onto a messy mat, sprayed a little water and
then randomly applied to the cardstock using some glad wrap and plastic packaging.
With some gold ink and the Kaisercraft Crackle Texture Stamp, 
I have added another layer to the page.

I love the dimension the Christmas decorations from the Collectables Pack added to the background.
I have lifted two of them with foam tap and added some bling using Stickles Diamond.
The strings have been doodled with Gold Metallic Pen. 


The top right of the page has been decorated with patterened paper and wood veneer.
I rescued the lace trim from the bottom strip of a patterned paper, fussy cut the lace out and the finishing tough was again Distress Stickles - Diamond.

I have built up the clusters of embellishments around the photo using the patterned papers, 
Collectables Pack and some foam tape.
The title has been hand cut for the paper Flannelette.

I had plenty of fun highlighting different areas with Diamond Stickles
I love adding it to the fluff of the Christmas hat, it frames Mr 13's face so perfectly

The Sticker Sheet helped to add the finishing touches to the page.
I have used some of the strips to blend with the layers of patterned papers. 
The saying was cut into smaller words to fit along the side of the photo.

I hope the page has inspired you to pull out those Christmas photos
and to start creating with them.
I've got a few more photos printed ready to start the next page.
Thanks for visiting today, have a fabulous weekend.
Products Used:
Bazzil White Cardstock 
Kaisercraft Mint Wishes - Flannelette
Kaisercraft Mint Wishes - Fresh Pine
Kaisercraft Mint Wishes - Frosted
Kaisercraft Mint Wishes - Logs
Kaisercraft Mint Wishes - Sticker Sheet
Kaisercraft Mint Wishes - Collectables
Kaisercraft Lucky Dip Wooden Flourish Pack - Jolly Christmas 
Kaisercraft Texture Stamp - Crackle


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wonderful traditions
by Amanda H

Hello everyone!

I have another Christmas page to share today! 
One that shows my girls enjoying one of our Christmas traditions - making gingerbread biscuits.

I started with the Kaisercraft "Mint Wishes" collection for this page, and coloured some embellishments in pink (using Colour Blast) as a highlight colour. I love the combination!

I started with a white cardstock based. I also used the white cardstock to mount the 
main photo, as well as the block of mini prints.

I love that when we use mini-prints, we can include lots of photos on a layout to tell the story!

The main background paper on this page, is the "Cabin" sheet, which I love for the wood grain design. I also used the "Flannette" sheet of paper in a few places. Firstly I mounted some under the main photo, and then also added a few sneaks of the same paper under the torn places on the page.

In this close up, you can see where I fussy cut a flower from the "Flannette" paper.
With my photos, I had so much pink in them, so I decided to colour some embellishments in pink.

I used some 2 Crafty Funky Heart swirls . I inked these, then sprayed with Colour Blast Colour Shimmer Spray in Lipstick. I also gave them a coat of Dimensional Magic.

I also coloured the paper lace doily and Kaisercraft white mini paper blooms with the Colour Blast Colour Shimmer Spray in Lipstick. Perfectly matched embellishments!
For the title, I used a 2Crafty word "wonderful". To colour this, I inked the word, before spraying with Colour Blast Colour Shimmer Spray in Blush. The shimmer spray gave the title shimmer and shine!

I also did a few fine and neat splatters using Colour Blast Colour Shimmer Spray in Blush.

Last thing to show you - I added a couple of Prima flowers from previous collections:
The large turquoise flower from the
and the smaller mint flowers from the 

I am really happy with how this page turned out! One of my favourite colour combos - perhaps not traditionally Christmas colours, but perfect for my photos!

Products used:

Mixed Media:

2Crafty Chipboard:

Thanks for looking,

Monday, November 13, 2017

This is Us with Pink Paislee Turn the Page by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

Back again with the stunning Pink Paislee Turn the Page collection by Paige Evans. It is so beautiful. I have created a page today of me and one of my best friends. She lives on the other side of the globe but we usually see each other once a year. Problem is we usually never get a photo of the two of us. I remembered this year!

This is Us

For this page I have created a mixed media background using Dylusions paints as watercolours. I did this by adding a tonne of water then applying with a paintbrush and dabbing the excess with paper towel. This gives me the lighter effect. I've added some sploshes of pink once the teal has dried. 

Besides the  usual paper layers, I have tucked some ephemera flowers under the papers and also used part of an ephemera frame from the previous PP collection, Oh my Heart!. I've journaled onto some cardstock, cut up the strips and then added some paint sploshes. 

Title is 2Crafty of course, painted with Dylusion Paint in Rose Quartz, and a flair from an older Fancy Pants collection. 

Thanks for stopping by
Till next week



Products Used:

Pink Paislee Turn the Page paper -#4
Pink Paislee Turn the Page paper - #13
Pink Paislee Turn the Page paper - #18
Pink Paislee Turn the Page paper - #15
Pink Paislee Turn the Page Ephemera
Pink Paislee Oh My Heart Ephemera
Dylusions Paints - Rose Quartz
Dylusions Paints -  Peony Blush
Dylusions Paints - Vibrant Turquoise
Fancy Pants Flair
2crafty Title - This is Us (custom)
White Cardstock 

Friday, November 10, 2017

You make me Happy with Carta Bella Welcome Home by Kerryn Fry

Morning All!
November brings two new collection for me to feature this month.
Today's project has been done using the gorgeous Carta Bella collection Welcome Home.
I need to say straight out that I LOVE Carta Bella papers!!!
The thickness, texture and smell always excites me 
and yes I did say smell LOL.
This collection is filled with good wholesome colours, rich and inviting.
The boys in my life are the stars once again.

This week I've gone back to my favourite background effect, 
starting with a Kraft cardstock base.
I picked three matching Distress Ink colours from the papers and 
three different Tim Holtz Layering Stencils.
The stencils and inks have been randomly applied around the main focus.

The 2 Crafty title 'You make me Happy' has been covered with Distress Paint Fired Brick.
Once the paint was dry, I have used a metallic gold ink and a stamp to add a pattern to the words.
Then I've given part of the title, the word 'Happy', a coat of Glossy Accents.
Love how the Glossy highlights the sparkle of the ink. 

I have used a combination of the Ephemera Die Cuts and Sticker Sheet to build the clusters on the page.
Each piece has been matted with black cardstock to give them clear definition.
Foam tape helps to give the elements a lift around the photo, creating dimension.

I love the pop of red throughout the page, I have used the Sticker Sheet to balance
it with the photo and papers.
I have finished the page off with some doodling with a black pen and 
twine to decorate the basket and banner.

Thank you for visiting the blog today.
I hope you have enjoy my project.
Hope to see you back here on Monday for Fiona's next project.

Products Used:
Carta Bella Welcome Home - Forever Home
Carta Bella Welcome Home - 3x4 Journaling Cards
Carta Bella Welcome Home - Ephemera Die Cuts - Icons 
Carta Bella Welcome Home - Element Sticker Sheet
2 Crafty title You make me Happy
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil
Distress Inks
Distress Paint
Glossy Accents

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, by Amanda H.

Hello everyone!
Welcome to my Wednesday share! Today I am scrapping some Christmas photos.
 There are so many lovely Christmas ranges in store, there are no excuses to not scrap Christmas!!!
I have used the Simple Stories, Oh What Fun! collection. Combined with some white cardstock and machine stitching and this range was perfect for my Christmas Eve and Christmas Day photos.
These pages were not designed as a double layout, but they will sit side by side in the album.
 I copied the same design elements for both pages.

Here is page 1: Christmas Eve.

I started with a white cardstock base.
 Then I used the "Hey Santa" paper (oh so cute!), finishing with machine stitching. I cut
 a banner strip of the 4x6 vertical elements paper, using the red "B" side of the paper, and
again more machine stitching.
Then to finish the page, I used clusters of the amazingly sweet Stickers in the range. I added
 most of these on foam tape, so they had some dimension on the page. There is a great
assortment of stickers on this sticker sheet - from banners, to sticker words to Christmas
 characters - all perfect to finish a Christmas layout or card.

Here is page 2: Christmas Day.

For this page, I again started with white cardstock. I used a second panel of the 
4x6 vertical elements paper, using the red "B" side of the paper, with machine stitching.

Above and below the panel, I stuck the small stamp sized stickers from the Sticker sheet.
 For interest, I machine stitched around these stickers.

Then I finished with more of the stickers from the Sticker sheet.  I added many of these
 on foam tape, so they had some dimension on the page. 

Oh what fun! It was really fun to scrapbook these photos of my kids enjoying 
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!

Products used:

Thanks for looking today!

Monday, November 6, 2017

You'll Move Mountains with Pink Fresh Studio Escape the Ordinary by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

Today I have another layout created with the funky Pink Fresh Studios Escape the Ordinary collection. Love these gorgeous big butterflies from the ephemera packet. 

You'll Move Mountains
The background paper is just gorgeous with the colourful shapes running down the side, creating a bit of interest to the background. To this I have layered several of the pattern papers to co-ordinate. 

These stunning butterflies look amazing with their pops of gold, I've added some pretty sequins in gold and steel to compliment them. The flowers and leaves from the ephemera pack add that little extra colour to the page. 

The You'll Move Mountains die-cut makes the perfect title, and I have finished off the page with some Cocoa Vanilla Studio rubber charms. 

Thanks for stopping by
Till next week
Products Used:
Pink Fresh Studio Escape the Ordinary Paper - Chase
Pink Fresh Studio Escape the Ordinary Paper - Dare
Pink Fresh Studio Escape the Ordinary Paper - Transform
Pink Fresh Studio Escape the Ordinary Paper - Wander
Pink Fresh Studio Boys Fort Paper - Thumbs Up
 Pink Fresh Studio Escape the Ordinary Ephemera Pack
Cocoa Vanilla Studio Rubber Charms - You Rock 
Cocoa Vanilla Studio Rubber Charms - Wild at Heart
Asstd. Sequins