Wednesday 30 September 2015

Hi I'm back today to share another project I made using the Kaisercraft Time Machine collection, you can see the layout I made Here

I created a couple of tags using the inspirational quotes on the Scriptorian sheet. These will sit nicely on a stand in my craftroom or I may attach them to a card for a special friend.
I wanted to tone down the colour of the quote so I added a thin layer of watered down gesso, I layered this over the clock stickers and the chipboard chicken wire.
This Dusty Attic Chipboard clock makes a perfect embellishment to go with the quote on the tag, a button and a metal charm complete the cluster
I hope you enjoyed my project and don't forget to pop over to the shop for all your crafting needs

Rustic Elegance...

When I saw Carta Bella's collection 'Rustic Eleglance' I knew it would be perfect for scrapbooking a couple of summer weddings!
You can find the collection here. There are some really lovely details for scrapbooking weddings, although plenty of the collection is suitable for general scrapbooking too.
I used the 'Jars' patterned paper as my starting point.
I also used the element stickers.
This sheet of journaling cards are also great for adding project life pages to your wedding pages.

I wanted to create a layout to document being a wedding photographer for the day. I hadn't done it before so I wanted to write about the experience. Therefore half of my layout is taken up with my journaling. The top half consists of a picture of me on the day and some of the element stickers.
I have then gone on to create project life pages with some of the pictures that I took along with the journaling cards.

Journaling pages like this, can add interest to your albums as well as record information about an event that you don't want to forget. They are also handy at the beginning of a holiday album for instance.

Thanks for looking.

Anna x

Thursday 24 September 2015

October Afternoon Summertime

Hi, its Julie here.  With summer leaving us I wanted to share a couple of summertime layouts using a mixture of October Afternoon Summertime and some of the Crate Paper Journey Ephemera.

For the first layout I used a stencil background to ink some stars on the pastel yellow background using some Tim Holtz Distress inks to create a little bit of a night sky.  I then used a sheet of the October Afternoon paper called Sunshine as a background to the photo.  I used some sprays to darken the yellow slightly and then fussy cut the string lights from the Backyard Lights sheet of paper.

As a title I used a square from the Blue Skies paper and used some pieces of ephemera from the Crate Paper journey pack to frame the photograph.  I felt the colours blended well with the Summertime collection.  To make one set of the lights sparkle I added some Stickles in Star Dust.

For the second summery layout I used some more of the Summer time collection, this time using Puffy Clouds as my background.  I, again, sprayed the paper to add interest but this time used a gold to mimic sparkles from the sea.  I kept this layout very simple and used the reverse side of Sunshine and Green Grass to create some penants to put at the side of the photo.  I also used another piece of the Blue Skies paper for some narrative.  As clouds are my favourite I added a little wooden cloud from Freckled Fawn in the corner that I had inked and added a bit of glitter with my Wink of Stella pen.  I used arrows and a feather from the Crate Paper Journey Ephemera to emphasize the titles, I found the pack to be full of really useful pieces that can be combined with numerous other collections.

Monday 21 September 2015

August kit - part 3

Hi Carol with you today sharing the last of my August kit…I still have a few bits and bobs left over but not enough for a full project…so, today I'm sharing with you a card and matching gift tag…

I've used a 5x7 card blank, card blanks are now on sale in the shop - take a look here.  I cut my patterned papers and edged with distress ink - twisted citron -   I have added stickers from the kit and finished off with a stamped greeting from the JOFY 26 plate - this plate also has a flower stamp - so I stamped it onto two scraps of paper and cut out - I decided to leave the darker image as my base and the lighter one on the top - so, I carefully cut the petals slightly smaller so that it would sit inside…I then added a piece of bling

I wanted the tag to match as much as possible - I cut the tag using the sizzix large tag die, I coloured the base using twisted citron distress ink and then stencilled using ground espresso distress ink.  I then added papers similar to my card - in the kit you get the two wooden birds and the green flowers which were added to the tag… a stamped greeting finished it off.

TFL xx

Friday 18 September 2015

September Crop

It's wet and dull here, but at least there is something to look forward to, as tomorrow is crop day!  We'll be at our usual venue, Otley Village Hall in Suffolk - if you'd like to join us just drop me an email!  The crop lasts 7 hours, from 10am until 5pm and costs £4.  

Our kit this month uses Kaisercraft Antique Bazaar papers:

Hope you all have a lovely weekend, whatever you may be doing!

Wednesday 16 September 2015

Kaisercraft Time Machine

Hi its been a little while since I shared with you. Today I have a layout created with Kaisercraft's Time Machine Collection

This paper complemented my doggie photo beautifully, I kept it quite clean and simple with just a little stencil work and a few splatters of mist.
I altered the chipboard frame, that was originally a pale sort of yellow colour, using inks and simply dabbing them on straight from the pad until I had achieved the grungy look I was aiming for.
I took the large gear sticker from the sticker sheet that coordinates with the papers and used it as an element in my strip design.
I used the Tando Creative Cogs Group  stencil and brushed some ink through it, after I went around the outline with a journaling pen to make the gears stand out a little more. A word sticker and some sequins finished the cluster at the top nicely.
All supplies for this and all of your papercrafting needs can be found over in the shop.
Also don't forget there is a Summer sale on right now and there are lots of bargains to found.
Tracee x

Friday 11 September 2015

printers tray part 1

Looking trough my vast craft stash I decided its about time I used items I have bought and not done anything with. So found this 7 gypsies printers tray tucked away that I bought some time ago and with the new crate paper poolside papers that Vanessa gave me to play with I set about creating this home d├ęcor piece

I pulled out some photos and set about cropping my photos to fit each aperture. The background paper is some light blue card stock and I covered a polaroid frame with pink paper I had amongst my own stash. I then pulled out pieces from the ephemera pack and clustered them to the side of the polaroid frame. Backed the frame with some stunning gold foil printed vellum and added small sequins to my cluster.

I repeated the same process with my second photo

The next aperture was created by using the pink paper layered and stitched to the blue background card stock. The die cut  "love this" is from a die set by kaisercraft and fitted well with this layout. I raised the back of this by using silicone glue (very fiddly) backed onto some script patterned paper.

Monday 7 September 2015

August Kit part 2

Hi Carol with you today.  For those that know me the following is going to be somewhat of a shock!

Following on from my last post using the lovely August kit, now available online here, I had loads of paper, embellishments and labels left over so I decided to try something different, for me!

yep, don't faint of shock its a 12 x 12 scrapbook page!! lol… I started off by using clear texture paste thro' a script and mosiac window stencil.  Whilst this was drying I used some of the patterned paper to run thro' some strip dies… I then cut two mats for my photos.  I then added some watered down paint and some splats of distress stain… I chose a selection of flowers and then spritzed with distress spray inks… then added bling and some embellishments.  The edges were doodled and inked…

TFL xx