Friday 24 May 2024

Joyful - 49 and Market - Krafty Garden Collection

Hi everyone, Rebecca with you today to share my latest layout created with 49 and Market’s Krafty Garden collection. I’m really enjoying this collection and feel like I can use it to scrap so many memories. You can find the full collection in the shop here. 

To begin, I selected a couple of patterned papers and cut pieces from them, before creating a notebook edge using a border punch. I placed these in the centre of a sheet of Premium White Cardstock with my photo on top - housed in one of the Stacked Frames. To introduce some dimension to the layout, I added some adhesive craft foam behind my photo. This also helps when it comes to tucking embellishments in and layering them!

With my photo in place, I selected a title from the Chipboard Word Set and placed it to the bottom right of my photo. I always love how universal these titles are - they can be used for almost anything! 


Next, I selected some of the Laser Cut Outs Wildflower Elements and positioned them either side of my photo, with the flower heads raised up on foam pads. 

To the top and bottom of the arrangement, I tucked in some tags from the Ephemera Bits and above and below my photo, some lace trim from the Laser Cut Out Elements.

To help elevate the layout and make it more interesting, I then added several rubs ons around the edges of the patterned papers. I absolutely adore the 49 and Market rub ons, and I’ve used two different packs on this layout - the Blendable Rub Ons and the Essentials Rub Ons. 

I finished up with a couple of laser cut butterflies, carefully selected to match my colour scheme. 

Thanks so much for reading! I hope you like my layout and it gives you some inspiration and ideas. 

See you next time!

Rebecca x


Wednesday 22 May 2024

Simple Stories - Pack Your Bags - Time to Go


Claire here with you today, sharing my second layout with the fabulous Pack Your Bags collection from Simple Stories. 

I adore scrapping travel photos and this collection is such a fun one to use. Loads of bright colours, fun patterns and fabulous phrases. 

For this layout, I've opted for a circular design which is one of my favourite 'go to' designs.

To create impact, I first drew a circle on a piece of plain white cardstock and cut out the centre using a craft knife. Adding depth, I backed the remaining frame in foam before adhering it to a piece of the Packed and Ready patterned paper which is full of colourful suitcases - the perfect match for my photographs!!

I mounted my two photos in the Let's Go Everywhere and Enjoying the View papers, picking contrasting red and blue patterns to help the photos pop.

Once these were in place, I created small clusters on either side, using elements from the cardstock stickers, foam stickers and Bits & Pieces. I raised some on foam and adhered some flat to the page, building depth, dimension and interest that draws your eye across the page.

Under the photographs I popped two tags - one from the Bits & Pieces ephemera pack and the other fussy cut from the Tag Elements paper. I added eyelets in contrasting colours and twine, both from my stash. 

For my title, I opted for one of the foam stickers - I know I say it every time but these really are my favourite item in Simple Stories collections and these are no exception! 

The phrase 'Time To Go' is a match made in heaven for my photographs and sites nicely along the top curve of the aperture.  As a fun extra touch, I added a plane from the sticker sheet above it which brings the design together and creates a very small third cluster on the page. 

To finish the page and bring all the colours together, I added Novo Drops around the aperture and the page then felt complete! 

I hope you've enjoyed the pages I've made with this collection. They've certainly been fun to make! 

You can check out the collection in full here

Until next month, happy scrapping! 

Claire xx

Monday 20 May 2024

Simple Stories ~ Just Beachy #2 🐠

Hi all, it’s Anna back with you today. I’m sharing my second layout using Simple Stories - Just Beachy. 
You can find it in the shop here

To create this layout I used ‘Follow the Sun’ as my base. 
I then found a couple of cutfiles that I wanted to use alongside my Finding Nemo themed photos. 

I added three photos to the frames of the cutfile and then backed the seaweed, coral and shell elements with patterned paper from the collection

This MINE cutfile was perfect for a finding Nemo theme, I backed it using ‘High Tides’ and some scraps of appropriately coloured cardstock for the seagull!

I picked out the sea elements from the Bits and Pieces pack and used them to add clusters around the cutfile. 

I added a few enamel dots, I placed some of these near the fish to resemble bubbles! 

I used the floral bits and pieces to tuck around the cutfile, further extending the large florals on the paper. 

Thanks so much for looking! 
See you next month. 



Friday 17 May 2024

May Papermaze Kit - Part 1

Lynn here today, with the pretty spring Papermaze kit for the month of May. The kit is available from the store and online from today.

Here are my first two layouts.
I have worked with some recent photos, a hen party and a spring garden outing.

Here is what you will find in the sunny kit:

Patterned Papers:
Simple Stories - Simple Vintage Spring Garden collection - Scatter Sunshine
Simple Stories - Simple Vintage Essentials Colour Palate - Yellow & Green Tags
P13 - Naturalist collection - #04
Mintay Papers - Spring is Here collection - #05
American Crafts - Cedar House collection - Headliners
Carta Belle - Here Comes Easter collection - Pretty Plaid

Doily, Prima flower, Divine Twine, 3 postage washi stamps, 6 Simple Stories Floral Bits & Pieces, Vicki Boutin Layered paper clip, 1 strip Prima Say it in Crystals, selection of Pinkfresh Studio Chipboard Frame Stickers and 2 Pretty Little Studios Die cut labels

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:
Yukon Gold & CS White (in kit). Lily Pond, Blossom, Rosewood & Coffee Roast (extra Bazzill pack).

Hen Party - Photos from a recent hen party my daughter attended, at a spa in Norfolk.

I love both sides of the delightful 'Scatter Sunshine' paper from the Simple Stories, Simple Vintage Spring Garden collection; so, I decided to divide it in half diagonally and use both sides. With the floral edge, along the base, I glued both pieces to a scrap piece of 12" x 12" paper.

With three photos arranged along the join between both papers, I continued to cover the join with the Floral Bits & Pieces ephemera from the kit (and a few from my own stash).  I curved the pieces with the scissor blade and attached them with 3D foam pads.

I added my main title using Doodlebug Designs Sunshine Cardstock Alphabet Stickers in Bumblebee. Then with Doodlebug Designs Teensy Type Alphabet Stickers also in Bumblebee, I added the date and a mini title.  These last two details were placed onto the Pretty Little Studio die cut labels from the kit. To make the letters pop from the background, I drew a fine black line around each letter.

My journalling was typed onto white card, then cut into fine strips, inked with fossilized Amber Distress Ink and glued to the page.

Spring Blossom - These photos were taken on a recent trip to Bressingham Gardens in Norfolk.

I used the Cedar House Headliners paper as the base for this layout. Then with the Spring is Here #05 paper, I cur around the clouds, creating two pieces 12" wide, and added these to the top of the page to create sky! I overlapped the two layers with some foam in-between to raise the top layer over the lower one.

I trimmed my photos into 3.5" squares and mounted them onto some white card. Then arranged all three in a row onto a strip of the Coffee Roast Bazzill. This was placed to the right side of the photo. I placed more foam under the bottom half of the cardstock, to match the higher level of the cloud paper.

With more of the Coffee Roast cardstock, I cut two branches using the Sizzix Tim Holtz, Thinlits set - Mini Tattered Florals set. Then I made blossom using a Martha Stewart punch and scraps of the Romance Bazzill. I arranged all the die-cuts onto the page to look like falling blossom. A small dot of Nuvo Crystals Drops (Metallic Caramel Cream), to the centre of each bloom.

For my title I used two different sets of glitter Thickers - Lindsay and 'Be Kind'.

That's all for today, there will be more from this kit in a few weeks.
Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Thursday 16 May 2024

May Crop

It's that time of the month again!  Saturday is our crop, at Otley Village Hall, from 10am until 4pm. This month, our beautiful kit has been designed by Janina...

If you would like to join us, drop me an email at - there's tea and coffee on tap and homemade cakes - plus a selection of punches and dies for you to use.

Monday 13 May 2024

Pretty Little Studio - Good Vibrations - This is Our Happy Place

Hello, Karen here. Today I have a layout to share using the new Good Vibrations collection from Pretty Little Studio. This collection was created by Ashley Horton and is all about feeling good. With bright cheerful colours, hearts, flowers and happy phrases it is perfect for summer scrapbooking.

For my layout today I used one sheet of paper from the 12x12 single sided paper pack and die cuts from the wildflower and frames packs plus a flair button and some enamel dots.

I started by trimming ¼" from each edge of the Play it Cool paper and matted this onto a sheet of 12x12 smooth white cardstock. On top of the paper I placed my large 11½" by 8½"  photo and then using white thread I machine stitched round the edges of the paper and the photo.

From white cardstock I die cut my title on the Silhouette Cameo using a cut file from the Silhouette Store. My title was attached to the top of the layout with 3D foam underneath.

Two embellishment clusters were created on opposite corners of the photo with all the elements raised on more 3D foam. In the bottom corner I used yellow/brown die cuts to echo the sand in the photo and in the top corner I used blue, to echo the sky.

I cut one of the Picture Day Die Cut Frames in half and used one half in each cluster. Phrases from the Seize the Day Die Cuts and frames pack were also added.

The Wildflower Die Cuts contain lots of circular flowers so I pulled out the yellow/brown and blue ones and added them to the layout. In the Be Seeing Ya Flair Buttons there was a blue heart which was the perfect addition.

Finally I scattered a few brown and blue enamel dots into the clusters.

I hope you like this layout. I really enjoy using large photos on my layouts and the papers and embelishments in the Good Vibrations collection were perfect for my beach photo.

Later in the month I'll be back with another layout which uses the more brighter papers in the collection and the full collection can be found here in the shop.

Take Care, Karen x x

Wednesday 8 May 2024

Forever - 49 and Market - Krafty Garden Collection

Hi everyone, it's Rebecca with you and today I am sharing my first layout created using the beautiful Krafty Garden collection from 49 and Market. It's another stunning collection designed by Katie Pertiet, so it's full of the stunning florals and foliage I love so much! You can find the collection in the shop here.

I selected the Vintage Symphony patterned paper for my background - the 49 and Market papers are perfect for backgrounds because they have subtle details such as inking and faux stitching that help to elevate my layouts. To my background, I added some torn strips of patterned papers. I selected the gorgeous blue striped paper because the shade of blue matched my photo perfectly. I wanted my photo to be central on the page, and to help draw the eye to it, I've housed it in one of the Stacked Frames

Behind my photo, I've layered some of the Ephemera Bits, selecting larger pieces with some stamped text on them. I love to have lots of layers on my layouts as it helps to create depth and gives the eye so much to look at.

Either side of my photo, I've embellished using pieces from the Chipboard Set and Laser Cut Out Elements. I've built on these clusters using some tags and the gorgeous picket fence, which runs through the centre of my photo just like the fence in my photo. 

To add further detailing to my background, I've used the exciting new 49 and Market and Sizzix stamps. Using a Stazon Ink Pad in Dove Grey, I've stamped some leaves in two corners of my central design, and on the opposite outer corners of the background. On top of this, I've applied some of the Blendable Rub Ons

Thank you for reading. I hope my layout helps to inspire you. Don't forget to check out this beautiful collection in the shop, and also the full range of 49 and Market and Sizzix Dies and Stamps here.

Take care,

Rebecca x