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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Be Kind Always..

Hello and welcome!
I have a cracker of a Layout to show you today.
I used A LOT of products and techniques in this layout and I am really happy with the way it has turned out! Here's my Layout.

 






I have started with a sheet of Kaisercraft White Cardstock, applied a layer of white Gesso and then had some fun with my Tim Holtz Distress Inks which I randomly applied to my paper using the packaging technique. I then used some black Ranger Ink and went a little CRAZY stamping all over the top of my distress ink with several different flower stamps.

I also added a few clear stickers out of my stash and some Kaisercraft clear Butterfly stickers.
I then added some Colour Blast Colour Paste in Rose Petal through a Kaisercraft Butterfly stencil.
Have you tried the Colour Blast Paste's??? I think they are one of my most Favourite products ever!! Jo @ www.scrapbookit.com.au has all of the different colours in stock so hop onto her online shop and have a look. I can highly recommend them.


Next I layered my paper sheets from the Photo Play paper seeds of kindness range and I made some little handmade embellishments out of the paper as well which I have stuck down in a few different clusters on the page. The little pink and purple fence under the photo is actually a Couture Creations Intricutz die which I cut out using the purple paper then attached the pink paper to the back just to make it stand out a bit more and give it a different effect!
I have randomly added a few clusters of purple cotton, some little gold hearts that I punched out and added the grey Flair which is from an old Cocoa Vanilla Range.


On the top left  corner I have added a little Journaling pocket with some hidden journaling inside which I think adds a nice little effect.

I finished my page off using a roller date stamp and then some doodling around the border.
Have you thought about coming to our Spring Retreat in Bright?? Its such a Fantastic weekend away and is sure to be so much Fun...
I look forward to seeing you all there!
I hope that you have enjoyed my very BUSY layout and I look forward to seeing everyone's challenge entries for the month.

Happy Scrapping Jane xx

Friday, August 11, 2017

A Smile....

Good Morning Everyone,

Thank you for joining me here at Scrapbookit today!

Have you seen Jane's awesome challenge for this month?
All you need to do is pick 3 things from the Tic Tac Toe provided and include a quote from the list.


  

I have been working with the gorgeous paper collection 
Photo Play - Julie Nutting - French Flea Market
It is such a gorgeous collection.

I apologise about the photos, they aren't great...have had a very hectic week and these were taken a hurry - sorry!

Here is my layout...



This paper collection is just gorgeous. I have also used some of the sticker collection as well as fussy cutting the flowers from the paper.

The three boxes of the Tic Tac Toe that I have selected are:
*Black and White Photo
* Emboss (Imprint or Powder)
*Include Stitching (pen, hand or machine)

I have chosen the quote...
'A smile happens in a flash but its memory can last a lifetime'


I have used a gorgeous Vintage Bird Cage chippie from WOW. I decided to leave it raw and not colour it. It is really beautiful.


I experimented a little with my embossing. I'm still not sure that I like it but I guess it is always good to try new things. I used a Watermark Versamark Ink through the Kaiser template. I then added some Colour Blast Embossing Powder in the 'Singin the Blues' and 'Snow White'
I also used some Metallic Melts in the 'Pink Sorbet' 


I have added some of the cute stickers from the kit and have inked using Distress Oxide in the Worn Lipstick. I have also added some cream coloured cotton some silver bling.


You might just be able to see the gorgeous Kaisercraft Clear Stickers - Doilies (they are hidden a little).

I created a little journaling card that sits behind some of the papers to record the important information. I have used Watering Can - Archival Ink and the Fancy Pants - All Fall Stamp 2.

Well, I hope that you have enjoyed reading about my project. 
Have a fantastic weekend and don't forget some scrapping time.

xMelx

P.S. Don't forget our challenge for this month
P.P.S. Don't forget to book in for our retreat...which is coming up in October!

Sunday, August 6, 2017



Welcome to this wet wintery afternoon,
I hope you are inside staying warm and getting some crafting time. 

I am here to announce the winner of our July challenge, thanks to all those that entered we had some fantastic 'Christmas' themed pages.

But we can only have one winner and that is 

JUDY WILLEY.



Congratulations Judy, I will be in touch.


Stay warm everyone and pop back and see what Mel has instore later i the week.

Happy Scrapping

Jo.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Wild & Free



Good morning everyone,
It's Jo here sharing my take on this months challenge that Jane has set for us all to get inspired.
This month I am creating with a great paper pad from Prima 'Wild +Free' deisigned by Frank Garcia.


 With the contrast of light and dark colours in the kit I have created a page using several options from the Tic Tac Toe grid of the challenge.


I have used a black and white photo, two border punches from Fiskars which I backed with some Kaisecraft Gold paper, a rainbow of Colour Blast shimmer cubes watercolours, and I have embossed my chipboard from Kinder Kreations with ColourBlast 'Bling' embossing powder.

I have created my photo background using a page of journalling cards from the range. My title is using a Tim Holtz and a Kaisercraft Die from the gold paper.

Don't forget to join in our challenge to be in the running for a great prize pack, entries can be emailed to joanne@scrapbookit.com.au, linked from your blog or posted on our facebook page. The challenge closes on August 30th.

We still have some places available at our 'Spring Retreat' so if you would love a weekend away with crafty friends, contact me on 0407058604 for all the details.

Happy Scrapping,
Jo.


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August Challenge!

Hello and Welcome to our August Challenge. I have been luck enough to set this challenge for you all! I have had a lot of fun working on it and I hope that you all do as well..
So the challenge for you all this month is to use 3 things from the Tic Tac Toe provided, you do not have to have three in a row just any three that you choose, the next criteria is to use one of the quotes on the picture below, this quote can appear anywhere on the page big or small just as long as its on there is fine.


I have once again managed to create an extremely BUSY layout, I have used A LOT of different products including mixed media, paper, chipboard, clear stickers etc, etc...
From the Quotes I have chosen to use the words Live, Love and Laughter, this goes well with my layout of my two children having fun playing with the hose on a hot spring day!

This is my Layout.
I have started by using one of the pieces of paper from the 12x12 Photo Play Paper, Seeds of Kindness paper pack that I was given to with, I then added some white Gesso to the middle part of my layout and the started working on my background which was done using numerous different Kaisercraft Stencils and some Colour Blast Colour Paste in the colours Royalty, Rose Petal, Bling and Apple of my Eye.
I have also added some stamping to the background using a variety of different stamps and inks including some Tim Holtz Distressed Ink in Cracked Pistachio. I have added some of the Kaisercraft clear butterfly stickers to the background as well as some of the Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powder in the Silver Dream.
I then cut out various different papers from the paper pack and layered them, I fussy cut quite a lot of the flowers out of one of the patterned papers and added my my Live, Love & Laughter heading which was from a Kaisercraft clear sticker pack.
I have then added the Wow chipboard birdcage, which I painted in some white Gesso then I added some Ranger Distress Oxide in cracked Pistachio then applied a layer of Glossy Accents.

I finished off my Layout by adding some of the stickers from the sticker sheet and a slight splattering of some Tim Holtz distress spray stain in Tarnished Brass.
I had so much FUN with this layout using all of these beautiful products which are available from @www.scrapbookit.com.au, if there is anything you need but cannot find on Jo's website she will be more than happy to help you out with any queries!
Have you payed your deposit yet for our upcoming retreat?? Its going to be such a great weekend! I look forward to seeing some new and old faces...
I hope you have enjoyed my layout and challenge for this month and I will be back a little later in the month with another layout using this amazing paper range!!
Until then Happy Scrapping
Jane xx





Tuesday, July 25, 2017

I want...



Good Morning,

Can you hear that? Yes the silence of no children as they are back at school and my time is mine again for a few hours a day.

This is the last post for the month and I'm sharing another page from our 'Sweet Peppermint' Prima range that the team have been creating with this month.

Even though it is Traditionally a christmas range the B sides of the papers can be used with any theme.


As you can see I got a little messy with my background on vanilla cardstock, using the artalchemy acrylic paint 'royal red' then using a kaisercraft mini stencil I layered with Colourblaste paste 'Apple of my eye'. Adding some chevrons from a 'Darkroom Door' stamp. The diecut's are from Kaisercraft and my title is from ScrapFX. The stickers are from the Prima paper pad.
So have some fun and get messy.

How are you going with this months challenge?? It's a great opportunity to get some of those christmas photo's scrapped, remember you have until the 30th to upload your entry.

Just a quick reminder that we are holding our 'Spring Retreat' from sept 29 - oct 1st 2017, so if you would love a weekend break away with like minded crafters a deposit of $75 is due now to save your seat.  All inquiries call Jo on 0407058604.

Jane is back on the 1st August with another fantastic challenge so make sure you keep visiting to join in.

Happy Scrapping,
Jo.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Merry Xmas

Merry Xmas!
Hi and welcome to my second layout for our Xmas in July month...




I have had a lot of fun with this Layout of my two boys enjoying Jobe's kindergarten Xmas breakup..
I have worked with the Prima "Sweet Peppermint' paper range.. This is such a great paper to scrap all of those Xmas photo's I'm sure we all have laying around waiting to scrap..
Jo has this paper pad available for sale www.scrapbookit.com.au, along with all of the other products that I have used on my Layout!



For my Layout I have layered some of the patterned paper and added some of the sticker sheet embellishments. My silver string balls are from Kaisercraft as well as the Beautiful Memory die-cut down the bottom of the page..

My title "We wish you a Merry Xmas" is also from the sticker sheet...

To finish off my Layout I have added some doodling around the border as well as some Xmas coloured brads and then some splatters and a few sprays of the Colour Blast colour spray in Love as well as adding some stamping with a few little Christmas stamps from my stash.





Are you interested in a weekend away scrapbooking with friends we are now taking bookings for our spring retreat, it's sure to be a great weekend! All of the details are on the blog and our Scrapbookit Facebook page or can you email jo at joanne@scrapbookit.co.au..  We often have lots of layouts from our lovely followers and the design team so if you haven't followed our Facebook page hop on over and check it out!

I hope you have enjoyed my Xmas in July Layout and I look forward to seeing what you all come up with for this month's challenge. We already have some excellent entries..
Happy Scrapping Jane xx