Tuesday, December 30, 2014

More Jillibean Soup Holly Berry Borscht by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone
Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to the start of a new year. 

To finish off the year I have one more Christmas page to share, using the Jillibean Soup Holly Berry Borscht range - I think this one is my favourite of all the Christmas ranges I have used this month.
I not Zane, I Elf
I created this layout using the leftover papers from previous layouts, and have pretty much used the papers  them as the size they came, and I've used the label stickers and pod parts from the range to co-ordinate with my page. 

This photo is a few years old and I had previously half scrapped it at the time. This time round it came together quickly thanks to these perfect papers! 

Here is a close up of my Christmas Tree from the 2Crafty Christmas Assortment. I've inked this, then used a copic marker to add the darker green detail before covering with a mix of enamel dots. 

Love the elf legs on this flair badge, they match!! I've surrounded it with matching stickers and bits from the Holly Berry Borscht collection.

My title is a quote from Zane the Elf himself and I have used a combo of Thickers and some Simple Stories stickers:

It was such fun to bring you a variety of our Christmas ranges this month. I hope you got some lovely photos over this holiday period and have been inspired to get scrapping with them. 

Till next month (and next year!!)
Products Used:
Jillibean Soup Holly Berry Borscht Paper -  Pinch of Peppermint
Jillibean Soup Holly Berry Borscht Paper -  3 Cups Presents
Jillibean Soup Holly Berry Borscht Paper - 1 Cup Holly Berries
Jillibean Soup Holly Berry Borscht Paper -  Bite Size Bits
Jillibean Soup Holly Berry Borscht Paper -  2 Cups Ornaments
Jillibean Soup Holly Berry Borscht Label Stickers
Jillibean Soup Holly Berry Borscht Pea Pod Parts
2Crafty Christmas Assortment
SS DIY Christmas Stickers - Letters and Words
Misc Flair Badge
American Crafts Thickers
Assorted enamel dots, various collections here.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Kaisercraft POP! by Linda Eggleton

Good Morning all, I hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas spent with family & friends.
Today I am back to share the 3rd Kaisercraft release for December....and it is a bright, colourful & cheery one called POP! It would be perfect for birthday layouts, cards, invitations & the like.
But, me being me....I always like to do something outside of what a collection is themed for!
"The Dingle Coast"
I decided to do a travel page, from our holiday last year on the Dingle Coast in Ireland.
I picked out the blues & greens from the POP! collection to go with the gorgeous blues & greens in the photos. If you've ever wondered....yep, Ireland REALLY is THAT green!
I have used a couple of the Captured Moments 6x4 cards from the Sprinkles pack....which is designed to go with the POP! collection, layered in behind my photo. I know I've said this before....but these really do make layering on your page so, so quick & easy. I'm not a PL scrapper, so this is the perfect way for me to use these fab little gems :)

Of course, there are always the perfect coloured paper blooms to go with all of Kaisercraft's collections, as you can see here in my cluster. I've also added some punched & diecut leaves, butterflies & stamped windmills that come in the POP! - quotes clear stamp set, plus a few other bits from my stash.

More stamped windmills topped off with a KC rhinestone....and some stickers from the Sticker sheet.

I have swiped a bit of modelling paste around the outside area of the CM card layers, using a palette knife......just to help break up the repeated triangle pattern, plus to add a little texture to the page (although it is a bit hard to see from the photos)


The alpha stickers are Kaisercraft too...I have used the White alpha stickers, but they also come in a variety of different colours and you can find them in the AAS shop HERE
I find they are a great size...not too big & not too small either.
Kaisercraft Products - Pop! – Bunting paper P1687, Lollipop paper P1688, Sprinkles Captured Moments 6×4 cards CM320, Sticker Sheet SS265, White Alpha Stickers AS252, Sea Breeze paper blooms F631, Olive paper blooms F633, Pop! Quotes clear stamps CS198, Snow pearls SB794, Island Lagoon rhinestones RS402, Avocado Ink pad IP730
Other – Flower, Leaf die, Leaf punch, Butterfly punches, Cardstock, Mists, Modelling paste
Next I have created a couple of simple cards...
"Happy Birthday Card"

Again, I've used one of the CM 6x4 cards as the main piece on the card, which is on top of the yellow Party Time paper...then I've cut a few pieces from the Sugar paper & rolled them up to create the cute little candles....tieing them together with a piece of orange ribbon from my stash and adding a bit of twine into the centre for the candle wick.
I stamped the Happy Birthday using the POP! quotes stamp set and then cut it out & mounted it up on some small foam dots.

Kaisercraft products - Pop! – Party Time paper P1685, Sugar paper P1691, Sprinkles Captured Moments 6×4 cards CM320, Quotes clear stamps CS198, Tangello Ink Pad IP729, Foam Tape T303
Other – Ribbon, Twine, Card & Envelope
"There's much to celebrate card"
Again, I've covered my card with a piece of PP - Polka, and then used one of the CM 6x4 cards on top. The POP! collection comes with 2 stamp sets...Quotes & another called Treats. I have stamped the balloons using the cute little balloon stamps from the Treats set in a variety of colours, popped them up on some foam tape to form a nice bunch & then added some twine for the balloon strings :)

"There's much to celebrate" is another of the stamps from the Quotes stamp set.
As I said previously....there's so many stamps in these collections, making them perfect for B'day layouts, cards or invitations.

Kaisercraft products - Pop! – Polka paper P1686, Sprinkles Captured Memories 6×4 cards CM320, Treats clear stamps CS197, Quotes clear stamps CS198, Tangello Ink pad IP729, Avocado ink pad IP730, Lagoon ink pad IP727, Saffron ink pad IP728, Berry ink pad IP731,
Petal Pink ink pad IP725, Foam tape T303
Other – Twine, Card & Envelope
You can find the POP! collection in the AAS store HERE
So that is all from me, not only for today, but also for 2014.
What a year it has been....I have enjoyed working with so many amazing collections over the past 12 months & would like to thank Vanessa for being such a generous & easy going boss lady.
I shall be back in 2015 to share more of my work with everyone.
Until then...take care & enjoy the rest of your Christmas break :) xx

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Echo Park Home for the Holidays by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

This week I am sharing my recent class layout created for All About Scrapbooks December crop day. It was our final crop day for the year and we had a bit of a Christmas celebration,. So in keeping with the theme I created a Christmas layout and some cards using the gorgeous Echo Park Home for the Holidays Collection. 
My layout: Santa's Helpers
I adore these Christmas papers so created a very paper based layout that complimented my photo.  The large 2Crafty frame is the focal point of my layout, it draws the focus to my large photo against the busyness of the patterned papers. I have painted the frame using gold and white paints and liberally sprinkled it in gold glitter. 

With the remaining papers & sticker sheet , I created 3 quick and easy Christmas cards. 
Wishing you all the best for a very Merry Christmas, enjoy and stay safe. 

Till next week
Products Used:
Echo Park Home for the Holidays Paper - Snowflakes
Echo Park Home for the Holidays Paper - Holly Berries
Echo Park Home for the Holidays Paper - Fa La La La Words
Echo Park Home for the Holidays Element Sticker Sheet
2Crafty Chipboard - Whispy Christmas Page Frame
2Crafty Chipboard words (custom order)
Gold Doily
White Cardstock
Gold Paint
White Paint
Gold Glitter

Friday, December 19, 2014

Kaisercraft Cherry Blossom by Linda Eggleton

Hi everyone & welcome.
Firstly, this will be my last post before Christmas...so I would like to wish everyone a safe, happy & enjoyable Christmas....I hope you have a fabulous day, not only giving & receiving presents, eating too much food, drinking your favourite beverages.....but most importantly,
spending time with those that are near & dear to you.
I hope you all have a beautiful day.....enjoy! xx
Now for some scrapping.....
Today I have some Kaisercraft projects to share using the super gorgeous
"Cherry Blossom" collection....this collection is so very pretty! Think cherry blossoms, Japanese themed....but of course you could create any themed layout with it.
First up I have a layout....and I've gone for a bit of a monochromatic theme, picking out all the pink coloured papers & embellishments from the Collectables pack, sticker sheet & paper pad.
There are other colours in this collection....soft teal/mint greens & soft mango/oranges along with a variety of shades of pink. As I said, it is really really pretty <3
"Hello Beautiful"
I have gone for a chevron paper for my background again...so as you can tell, they are my fav! As I tend to use my favourite papers as my backgrounds....this one is called "Fragrance"

The title I cut from the Sunrise paper and have mounted it up on some foam tape.

I love those gorgeous little lanterns from the Collectables pack....and I've also included some of the beautiful cherry blossom flowers, that are also in the Collectables pack. 

More Collectables pieces...including the little journal card.
And down below the photo I've used one of the new KC photo overlays - from the Love Life pack.

How gorgeous is the floral cherry blossom paper that I've cut into a banner shape? So so pretty <3

Pic is of my gorgeous little Great Niece....Olivia <3
Kaisercraft Products - Cherry Blossom – Fragrance paper P1720, Garden paper P1724, Sunrise paper P1728, Paper Pad PP958, Collectables CT816, Sticker Sheet SS269, Love Life photo overlay – white EM419, Foam Tape T303, White ink pad IP720
Other – Flower
Next up is a small OTP project
"Something to remember" Gift Box

I've prettied up a paper maché box with a variety of papers, blooms, Collectables pieces....and also some KC lace & some muslin.

I've added a bit of stencil work on the top with modelling paste, before adding the embellishments.
It is a cute little box & will be perfect for adding a small gift for someone :)
Kaisercraft Products - Cherry Blossom – Peaceful paper P1727, Sunrise paper P1728, Serenity paper P1726, Paper Pad PP958, Collectables CT816, Sticker Sheet SS269, Sunset paper blooms F634, Hot Pink paper blooms F663, Sage paper blooms F632, Island Lagoon Rhinestones RS402, White Lace EM926, Lagoon ink pad IP727, Script Stamp CS757
Other РButterfly punch, Muslin, Stencil, Modelling paste, Paper Mach̩ box.
You can find the Cherry Blossom collection in the All About Scrapbooks online store HERE
Thank you so much for dropping by today....I hope you have been
inspired by this beautiful collection.
Until next time.... xx


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Fancy Pants Oh Deer! by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

More Christmas merriment from me today, this time with the super cute Oh Deer!collection from Fancy Pants. Fell in love with this range as soon as I saw all the reindeer, they are totally adorable! I also love the touches of blue, brown and pink that blend themselves nicely with the more traditional red, green and silver.

My layout today is Santa Hats - love this pic of my two having lots of fun goofing off while we were setting up the Christmas Tree last year. 
The blue and red papers were perfect for my need to colour match my photos with the papers in my layouts. 

Lots of gorgeous die-cuts in the ephemera pack, which I have used to frame my photograph.

As you may have noticed, I love a bit of bling at Christmas and the red Thickers are out for this page but I needed a little more sparkle so have used the Prima Glass Beads and glued then onto my page and added some random ones falling down the page. 

Thanks for stopping by today, 

Products used:

Fancy Pants Oh Deer! Paper - Lights
Fancy Pants Oh Deer! Paper - Prancer
Fancy Pants Oh Deer! Paper - Festive
Fancy Pants Oh Deer! Ephemera Pack
Teresa Collins Tinsel & Co Ephemera
Prima Marketing Art Ingredients Glass Beads
Flutterby Designs Flair Design #103
American Crafts Thickers
Heidi Swapp Alphas
MAMBI Stickers

Friday, December 12, 2014

Kaisercraft Sandy Toes - By Linda Eggleton

Hello everyone & welcome :)
Today I have a few projects using one of the new Kaisercraft releases for December ....and that would be the totally gorgeous Sandy Toes collection!  This is one of those "must have's"...and is perfect for any beach/water  themed layouts...but also would be easily used for any other themed layout as well.
First up I have this layout....
"A day on the harbour"
Oh how I love that chevron paper for the background! it is the reverse side of the Beach Bum paper, and I love how it has that gradient effect where the colour goes from darker shades, fading down into lighter shades.   I have also used some of the fabo corrugated cardboard sheets to layer up behind my photos, as well as some papers from the paper pad and a few other bits from my stash.

Of course, what is a layout from me without a cluster?!?!? LOL
Some gorgeous KC blooms, Collectables pieces & diecut leaves.

Stickers & Collectables pieces layered around the page...love them!

This gorgeous lamp post is one of the newly released Kaisercraft dies!
I think it goes perfect with this layout. I covered some KC chipboard with paper from the paper pad & then used my Cuttlebug to cut it out. Backing it with chipboard just gives it that bit more stability & definition on the page :)

I've randomly & roughly punched the edges of some of my layered papers....I didn't want them to be perfectly punched, I wanted them to be rough & uneven....just to give a bit of a rustic feel to the page.
Kaisercraft Products: Sandy Toes – Beach Bum paper P1709, Sea Shells paper P1704,
Surf paper P1703, Flip Flops paper P1706, Waves paper P1710, Paper Pad PP222,
Collectables CT804, Sticker Sheet SS267, Corrugated Cardboard CB153,
White alpha stickers AS252, Iceberg paper blooms F630, Coconut paper blooms F627,
Sage mini paper blooms F649, Coconut mini paper blooms F644,
Street Light Decorative Die DD513, Chipboard Sheets CB154, Foam Tape T303,
Island ink pad IP726
Other – Flower, Punchinella, Leaf Die, Cardstock, Gesso, Border punch, Twine

Next up is a beyond the page project.....

"Magnetic Wall Planner"
I decided to make the wall planner as a magnetic board, rather than a chalk board or cork board….even though I have used a sheet of KC cork, I don’t think this would hold up to having pins pushed in it as a cork board, so I opted to add a magnetic sheet in behind the cork,
so that even flair buttons can be used to hold little notes etc to the board.
I love the look of this with the cork background though :)

I just LOVE the woodgrain paper that I've used to cover the planner, which is the reverse side of the Surf paper. I then just used strips from the Waves paper, the sticker sheet & also some of the cut off strips from the bottom of the papers to create a bit more interest to the planner.

I adhered all of the papers to the planner using Bostik BluStick....and I found this to be so so easy. I have used craft glue in the past, but find that you have to get just the right amount of glue onto the project for things to turn out well. If there's too much glue, the paper starts to buckle and warp....which is not good! So my suggestion for adhering the papers to these types of BTP items, is to use a really good glue stick!

Then once the paper & glue is dry, trim off any excess paper with your craft knife :)

A cute little cluster of blooms & Collectables pieces <3

I also added a few metal clips that can also serve as clips up on the magnetic board.

I just had to create a little banner with these fabo Collectables pieces....all joined with a simple piece of twine.

The magnetic sheet I used is A4 sized that I trimmed down and adhered to the backing board in behind the cork sheet....then finished it off by adhering the cork sheet over the top.

The planner itself, which is Kaisercraft.....was really really easy peasy to put together!
Much simpler than I thought it was going to be, and is all held together
with a small amount of craft glue

Kaisercraft Products: Sandy Toes – Surf paper P1703, Flip Flops paper P1706,
Waves paper P1710, Paper Pad PP222, Collectables CT814, Sticker Sheet SS267,
Sage Paper Blooms F632, Honey Paper Blooms F628, Coconut Mini Paper Blooms F644,
Sea Breeze Mini Paper Blooms F648, Cork Sheet CB152, Bark Ink Pad IP724,
Kaisercolour Antique White KC002, Wall Planner SB2324
Other – Twine, Button, Metal Clips, Flair Buttons, Magnetic Sheet
That is all from me for another week.
I hope you have been inspired by this gorgeous collection.
You can find it in the AAS online store HERE
Until next time :) xx

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Jillibean Soup Holly Berry Borscht by Fiona Johnstone

This week I'm sharing two layouts using another Christmas range,  Jillibean Soups - Holly, Berry, Borscht collection. Such a fantastic, bright and colourful collection, just perfect for scrapping kids at Christmas time.

My first layout today is Trimming the Tree. This is our tree this year, the kids were pretty proud of their handiwork, they did the majority of the tree themselves and Zane even managed to get the star on top on his own (with a chair of course).

Love the chevron paper, so bold and dynamic! 

I've used a couple of pieces of 2Crafty on this layout, the first one being the title Trimming the Tree. I've cut this in half to fit on my layout, the first part I've inked silver:

 and then the other half I have also inked in silver, then coloured the tree in green with a very light touch of stickles! The cute flair badges on this layout are from Flutterby Designs Flair.

My second piece of chipboard is a new release for this Christmas, just the most gorgeous bauble which I've inked in silver for the chain and painted the circle in gold. Then added some silver stickles to the dots in the bauble, just love how it has turned out.

My second layout using the Jillibean Soup Holly Berry Borscht range is Peter Elf. A couple of Instagram photos of what our Elf on the Shelf got up to last year. I've kept a nice clean design with this one as the photos are all rather busy!!

The 2Crafty Decorative Ornament Border piece was the perfect addition to this page, I coloured it with a variety of mediums, paint, ink, copic markers and stickles!! Love how versatile this piece is.

 I've added some words and stars from the sticker sheet, a couple of flair badges, one from Flutterby and the other from my stash. Then finished off with a glittery title in red and silver!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope I have inspired some Christmas scrapping!

Till next week
Product List
 Trimming the Tree:
Jillibean Soup Holly Berry Borscht Paper - Smidge of Snowflake
Jillibean Soup Holly Berry Borscht Paper - 3 Cups Presents
Jillibean Soup Holly Berry Borscht Paper - Bite Size Bits
Jillibean Soup Holly Berry Borscht Paper - 2 Cups Ornaments
Jillibean Soup Holly Berry Borscht Paper - 1 Cup Holly Berries
Jillibean Soup Holly Berry Borscht Label Stickers
Jillibean Soup Holly Berry Borscht Pea Pod Parts
2Crafty Chipboard - Trimming the Tree
2Crafty Chipboard Dotted Baubles
Flutterby Designs Flair #102
 Peter Elf
Jillibean Soup Holly Berry Borscht Paper - Lots of Lights
Jillibean Soup Holly Berry Borscht Paper - 1 Cup Holly Berries
Jillibean Soup Holly Berry Borscht Paper - 2 Cups Ornaments
Jillibean Soup Holly Berry Borscht Label Stickers
Jillibean Soup Holly Berry Borscht Pea Pod Parts
2Crafty Chipboard Decorative Ornament Border
Flutterby Designs Flair #252
Flair Badge
American Crafts Thickers

Friday, December 5, 2014

Kaisercraft "Close Up!" - By Linda Eggleton

Hi again everyone...and welcome to December!
Wow, is it just me? Or has this year just flown by for everone else too?  I can't believe that "you.know.what" will be here before we know it, and then after that, we'll be into a new year...eeeek 
It's all hurtling by way too fast for my liking....if only it would slow down!
Anyways...on with some scrapping to share :) 
Today I am sharing some of my Kaisercraft DT work using Close Up! collection
It has lots of camera & film themed papers & embellishments - and they are all so cool!!
Oh and the colours are just gorgeous too :)

"Titanic Pump House"
I've used one of the plainer papers for my background - Lens, and have added a variety of subtle stamping in different colours around the edges of the paper layers.  I've then arranged a variety of paper strips & border pieces in a cross formation under the photos...and have added some strip journaling, cut from another piece from the Paper pad.

Here's just one of the little cameras that comes in the Collectables pack - love it! and I've added some paper blooms, that I've lightly inked, & other stickers & Collectables pieces in and around my cluster.

The alphas are Kaisercraft - Sea Breeze, Natural (which I have inked to get a richer colour)
and Ebony. And the little film strip is cut from one of the pages from the paper pad - there are a variety of colours in the little film strips too.

Another piece of film strip paper, along with one of the border diecut strips from the paper pad & some more stickers from the sticker sheet that I've put up on foam tape to help lift them off the page.

A bit of a close up of the different stamping - Grid, Tiny Dot & Arty, using Saffron, Lagoon & Vintage Ink Pads.

Kaisercraft Products – Lens paper P1679, Paper Pad PP955, Collectables CT812, Sticker Sheet SS264, Sage paper blooms F632, Sunset paper blooms F634, Buttercream paper blooms F629, Grid Stamp CS755, Tiny Dot stamp CS151, Arty Stamp CS879, Saffron Ink pad IP728, Lagoon Ink pad IP727, Vintage Ink pad IP723, Tangello Ink pad IP729, Sea Breeze alpha stickers AS255, Natural alpha stickers AS254, Ebony alpha stickers AS251, Black ink pad IP719
Other – Leaf punch, zipper, mists

Next up is a mini canvas.....

"Do what you love, and love what you do" Canvas
The black & orange spear looking shapes I have cut from the "shutter" paper...a little bit fiddly, but I love the effect, so well worth the little bit of time that it took :)
For the background I've used the KC Triangles template with some modelling paste, and then coloured it with KC Lagoon ink pad.  I then finished it off with some stamping using KC Crackle stamp & Saffron Ink pad.

I've layered a few collectables pieces, one being that awesome saying - "Life is like photography, We develop from the negatives" -  How true is that? I love this little verse.....and finished it off with a cluster to the side.

I've cut one of the long sayings stickers in half from the sticker sheet and placed them under each other as the title for the canvas.

And for my cluster (yep, love my clusters!!! lol), a few paper blooms & a couple of different punched/diecut leaves...oh and a super cool Flutterby Designs Flair button - oh how I love these!
Kaisercraft Products – Shutter paper P1681, Paper Pad PP955, Sticker Sheet SS264, Collectables CT812, Triangles Template T615, Crackle stamp CS876, Black Ink pad IP719, Lagoon Ink pad IP727, Saffron Ink pad IP728, Terracotta paper blooms F636, Honey paper blooms F628, Sage paper blooms F632, Honey mini paper blooms F645, Sage mini paper blooms F649.
Other – Canvas, leaf die & leaf punch, Flair button, distress ink

That is all from me for this week, I hope you have enjoyed seeing this gorgeous collection.
It is available in store HERE  and the beautiful Paper Blooms can be found HERE

Thanks so much for dropping by today :) xx