Thursday 30 October 2014

Papermaze October Kit Layout Progress Video

Hi Everyone!
Today I would like to share with you a layout I created using The Papermaze October Online Kit, plus a few more products. Here's a pic of what you get in the kit...
Gorgeous Heritage colours and textures!
So for my layout, I have teamed this kit with the following:
Carta Bella Moments & Memories 'Flourish' paper
Sizzix Framelits Dies
Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist 'High Heel Teal'
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Walnut Stain
Alphabet Stamps

So here's the progress video, speeded up for your convenience :-)


Tuesday 28 October 2014

More Spooky Halloween

Hi Tracee with you today sharing another Halloween project idea using the Carta Bella "Spooky" collection
I shared this post with you at the beginning of the month.

This time I have a card and a treat dispenser, which is full of spooky chocolate eyeballs!
I really made use of the Spooky and Scary sheet by cutting the strips and using them all around the treat dispenser box edges.
From black cardstock I cut the Ghostly house and attached the bats with thin strips of acetate. I even incorporated the word Spooky from the title strip along the edge of the paper!

The card was made quite simply using one of the 3 x 4 cards that is on the journaling cards sheet.
I added some bats cut from black cardstock to give it a little dimension and some strips of Orange cardstock that I drew lines on with a thin marker.

I hope you are getting some ideas for your Spooky Halloween night, all made easy with this fun Carta Bella collection. You can grab yours here along with all your papercrafting needs.
I will be back later in the month to share my final project with these papers for you.

Saturday 25 October 2014

Product review and Trick or Treat!

Hi, Carol with you today.

I have been playing with the new distress stains from Ranger, found here.

I had barn door, spiced marmalade and walnut stain….

I wanted to see how these behaved in three different ways so taking three large manilla tags, the great way to experiment, I did the following:-

Using my heat resistant mat I spritzed the barn door and spiced marmalade in strips next to each other, not overlapping tho. and then added a spritz of walnut stain either end of my strip - I then added a spritz of water and dragged my tag thro the devine inky mess!  this is the result:-

as you can imagine there was an awful lot of ink left, so knowing that I was going to make something with my tags I took a length of seam binding and dragged it thro the left over ink, scrunching it up as I went and drying it off using a heat tool, just be careful not to burn your fingers!!

For the second tag I sprayed directly onto the tag, dried off and then sprayed again.  I then spritzed the tag with water and dried… this is the result.

For my last tag, I sprayed direct and then lifted the tag up so that the colours all ran into each other and then levelled off the tag leaving the excess ink to puddle - once dry, I placed a stencil over and spritized with water to remove the colour…

Here are all three together.

I must say that these colours are so vibrant and come in such a great range of colours that they are bound to add colour to your projects I can't wait to add some more colours to my collection.

As its nearly halloween I thought I'd share these little trick or treat packets with you….the bases are the same method as I used here for the Valentines gift…. this time the base is made with carta bella - spooky dance cardstock, and my embellishments are from Tando, painted with acrylic paint, with a stamped label, I've added some washi tape around the bottom - each one is filled with goodie for my own grown up trick or treaters.


Wednesday 22 October 2014

Bella Blvd - Tiny Tots...

Hi, it's Anna here and this month I have been working with the Bella Blvd collection 'Tiny Tots'. 

For my first layout I created a back to school page to scrap a photograph from last year. The 'alphabet soup' paper just made me think back to school!

This collection is brilliant for scrapping young children and features some really cute patterned papers. 
Take a look at the whole collection here

I'll be back soon with some more Bella Blvd projects to share with you. Thanks for stopping by. 


Friday 17 October 2014

October's Crop

Tomorrow is crop day here in Otley, so it means cake, shopping and, of course, scrapping!  Our crop kit uses the beautiful Kaisercraft Be-You-tiful papers (which you can find here).  

If you'd like to join us, the cost for the day is £4.  As well as the optional kit above, we have plenty of punches and dies for your use, plus light refreshments and a discount on any items you may decide to purchase!  I hope you all have a lovely weekend, and manage to fit in some crafting somewhere!

Monday 13 October 2014

A Mixed Bag


Today I have a fun little pack on My Minds Eye goodies to show you.
They are called 'A Mixed Bag' and are from the Jubilee collection.
They look like this.
The bag is full of little bits and pieces. 91 pieces to be precise.
Numbers, banners, tags, arrows, leaves, circles, balloons, clouds, tabs....loads!!

I had so much fun using them to make this LO here.

I love using them to form clusters on a LO. Aren't they fun?!
I also used this 12x12 paper.

To add extra dimention and interest I've stuck some on with foam pads and added some hand stitching.

I just love these colours in this Jubilee collection. Perfect for this time of year.

I hope you like this pages that I've shared today. I have loads of the pieces left over from the mixed bag. I'm off to make some cards with them now.

Lisa x

Wednesday 8 October 2014

NEW Websters Pages!

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a good week despite this dreary weather! Here's something to brighten your mood...have you laid your eyes on the gorgeous new Websters Pages lines in our shop yet? There are three new collections, and the one that really caught my eye was 'Nest' The papers are bright and summery and there are so many useable images and words to cut out. I can see many more projects coming form this line :-)

So here is my first layout from these papers. I said it should brighten your mood, didn't I?


So why not check out the other collections from Webster's Pages?
 I'm sure you'll fall in love with all of them!

Monday 6 October 2014

Trick or Treat bags

Hi Tracee with you today with the first of my Halloween projects.
I will be sharing the others through the month so we can be all prepared for the 31st

I loved some of the Halloween collections that the store carries and asked if I could be sent some to play with this month. The Echo Park Carta Bella Spooky collection was perfect for the things I had in mind and I always love working with their collections as the paper has a slight textured feel to it (and always smells nice - yes I am a paper sniffer lol)

I made 2 different types of Treat bags

For the first one I simply cut some witches legs on my Cameo and layered them with Orange & Black cardstock.

Using the Spooky & Scary sheet I created a little skirt for her which I then edged with some gorgeous black lace, popped on a spider and it was done.

For the next bag I used my cameo again to cut the spiders web and then I created a tag to go on the front using the same Spooky & Scary sheet along with some of the elements from the 12 x 12 sticker sheet.

All that remains is to fill them with treats and I am going to personalise these for when my Granddaughter visits with her friends on the 31st
See you later in the month with more Halloween ideas.

Wednesday 1 October 2014

graphics 45 raining cats and dogs..

Hi, Carol with you today.  Have you seen the gorgeous new Graphics 45 papers in the shop?  they are all just gorgeous…. I recently acquired a couple of sheets from the "Raining cats and dogs" papers and made this card for a lady who loves her animals and who had reached a "special" number

I use pre-scored card blanks and this is a 6x6 blank in white.  I cut the base sheet a little smaller than my card base from "cats meow" - I really like how there is always one really strong paper in the ranges…and the backside of this one is really nice too! I then cut an element from the "well bred" sheet, this had loads of images all great for cards or notebooks…..I distressed the edges and then gave them a brush with some distress stain (walnut stain)…I cut a blank piece of paper from my stash to the same size, stamped with distress ink and brushed the edges…this was then off set from the main image.  Some gorgeous prima flowers, piece of pearled lace and a stamped saying finished it all off…do pop over to the shop and see some of the other papers in this and the other new Graphics 45 range.