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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Love You

Hey Everyone...Mel here!

It is time again for me to share with you a project that I have been working on for this months challenge.

I have stuck to the challenge requirements for my second project this month.

Jane has set the challenge this month...
* We need to use the mood board for inspiration

* Use a mixed media element
*Use the word LOVE somewhere on your project
*Include some fussy cutting

Here is the layout that I have come up with...

Before I go too much further...let me tell you a frustrating story!

I had planned out my layout, then I completed the mixed media background. I allowed the background to dry...for about 4 or 5 days (only because I was so busy that I didn't get back to it).
I put the layout together and was really happy with it...that was until I saw the 'missing piece of patterned paper'
Have you ever completed a layout and after everything was stuck realised you left a piece off? Well, this was me with this layout!!!!! So frustrating.
Not much I can do about it now!!!

I have used the 49 and Market 'Vintage Artistry' paper collection.
To create the background I started by using some Moulding Paste and the 6x6 Kaisercraft template 'Fern'

Once it had dried, I used some Colour Blast - Colour Mica Powder - Espresso and some Colour Blast Shimmer Cube - Leather randomly around the background.


I also used the Tim Holtz Distress Crayon - Peeled Paint and the Prima - Art Alchemy - Antique Brilliance - Red Amber paste for highlighting.

I used some Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain around the patterned papers.

I fussy cut all the butterflies and the floral leaves and sprigs except the one left over flower I had from the last layout which was cut using the Uniquely Creative Metal Dies Bloom Outlines.


In my little embellishment cluster I have coloured a piece of fern from the Uniquely Creative Lace with some Leather Colour Blast Shimmer cube and highlighted with the Peeled Paint Distress Crayon.


I have finished my layout with my you....which I have used some Thickers - Rainboots Puffy Letters for this. I have also added some tiny word stickers from Cosmo Cricket and Heidi Swapp's Memory Planner Stickers.

I hope that you have had a chance to enter this months is a fantastic challenge!
If you haven't entered still have time...who wouldn't want a chance to win a voucher for the Scrapbookit store???

Can't wait to see your entry!

Friday, September 14, 2018

You and Me!

Hello and welcome to my second post for the month.
I have had a lot of fun with this layout once again using the 49 market cottage life paper pack.
Here is my Layout.
 I have started my layout by using a piece of the patterned cardstock and one of my Dylusions brick wall stencils and have then added some Ranger distress oxide in the colours Barn door and
Cracked pistachio. I layered lots of different patterned paper under my photo as well as using my die cutter machine and Kaisercraft die and placing these around the page as well.
I have fussy cut the ladder and some of the flowers from the patterned paper then added some cocoa vanilla flowers that were in my stash.

I still had some of the gorgeous Uniquely Creative lace butterflies left from the last layout so I added some of them to my page and fussy cut some butterflies out as well.
My little word stickers were also from an old cocoa vanilla range that I had.
So far this month we have some excellent entries which is so great to see.

For your chance to be in the running for a voucher to simply complete a layout using our challenge criteria and email it to us here or even easier just upload it to our Scrapbookit facebook page.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Jane xxx 

Monday, September 10, 2018


Good Morning

Welcome to Scrapbookit and our Spring challenge set by Jane this month. 
Quiet often our DT girls set their monthly challenge before they get the monthly kit that they work with, so when I looked at Jane's challenge I thought how are these criteria's going to work with the 49 and Market papers I had given out would ever work? As you have seen the girls have been outstanding in the projects they have created. I am so lucky to have them on my team.

So here is how I took on the challenge and created this layout.

I have used the 49 and Market 'Heirloom Botanicals' range and fussy cut the bottom border raising it up with foam tape. For my  mixed media element I have added the circles from a kaisercraft stencil and sprayed several Heidi Swapp sprays in the background. I also blended some Distress Oxide inks through another stencil to give the flower images.

To create my title I have cut the word using a We R Memory keepers Mini Alphabet punch board and then stamped over the letters with a DarkroomDoor Music stamp.

These beautiful lace butterflies are from Uniquely Creative and I have just coloured them with sprays. The stickers I have used are from the Amy Tangerine sticker book.

So let's see how you create with Jane's challenge, entries close on September 30th so still time to get your 'LOVE' on the page. You can send your entry via email to, add it from your blog to our Inlinkz tab or just upload it to our Facebook page.

Have a fantastic weekend


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Girly Afternoon!

Well, spring has sprung and even though it isn't saying it on the temperature gauge it definitely feels much warmer!

I am here today to share with you my take on Jane's fantastic September challenge.
The challenge is to take inspiration from the mood board; to use the word LOVE somewhere on your project; use a mixed media element and do some fussy cutting.

For my project I have been inspired by the flowers, butterflies and the aqua colour.

Here is what I came up with...

I love this photo of these two great ladies and I on their last visit. We had a lovely afternoon visiting some of the wineries and tourist places in the area.

I have used the gorgeous paper collection by 49 and Market 'Vintage Artistry'...a very user-friendly collection. I started with one of the patterned papers, the Distress Oxide 'Old Paper' and a Kaisercraft template 'Roses' to add some interest.

I then added some Heidi Swapp Metallique Texture Paste 'Teal' through the template. This is my mixed media element and the colour from the mood board.

I layered some pattern papers behind the photo and embossed one piece using the Kaisercraft Embossing Folder - Tiny Roses.

I also added some clear doilies that I had in my collection.

I then went to work on the posy of flowers at the bottom of my layout.
I have fussy cut flowers from the 49 and Market papers and I have also used the Uniquely Creative metal dies 'Bloom Outlines Die.'

I painted some of the die blooms with Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint in 'Light Patina' and 'Vintage Rose'

A couple of stickers from my stash and the layout is complete.

I hope that you have enjoyed looking at my layout today - cannot wait to see your entries this month...


Saturday, September 1, 2018

Sweet Memory...

 Spring has finally arrived and we have had some beautiful sunny days to get us all excited about the warmer weather that is to come! Springtime in my opinion is the best season of the year.
I'm very much looking forward to some more sunshine and longer days.

I have been lucky enough this month to set the Scrapbookit September Challenge, I hope that you all enjoy what I have come up with. I have found a mood board which is pictured below that you can take inspiration off in any way that you would like, it could be that you use butterflies that you have chosen off the mood board or you use circles or flowers on your layout that have been inspired from the mood board or that you just do a layout using some of the colours provided on the mood board. The possibilities are endless and a whole lot of fun!
I have also added a few extra criteria these are to:
*Use the Mood board provided(pictured above).
*Use the word LOVE somewhere on your layout.
*Use a mixed media element.
*Use some fussy cutting.
Easy right?? This is what I have come up with. I have actually used my challenge criteria not just for a layout but also for a 90th Birthday card I made for my husband's Grandma.
I will start with the card first.
I began using a plain white square card, I embossed it using a Kaisercraft embossing folder, added some Ranger distress oxide on Barn door, spritzed it with water then used some paper towel to mop the excess water off. I love the effect this gives to the paper, I then used the Uniquely Creative script font die and added it to my background.
This month I have been lucky enough to use this beautiful 49 Market Cottage life paper collection, normally I would have a lot of trouble using this type of paper but I actually really enjoyed using it and I am very happy with the results on my card and layout!
 I have fussy cut an image from the paper, added some Uniquely Creative flowers as well as some Kaisercraft pearls and a Kaisercraft clear sticker, then to finish my card I have added this beautiful lace butterfly. It is absolutely gorgeous and really goes with this paper range.

Next for my challenge layout!

As I have said above I have started my layout using a patterned piece of paper from the 49 market cottage life paper range, I added some stencilling with a Kaisercraft lace border stencil and some Ranger distress oxide in Barn door.

In following the challenge criteria I have used the word 'LOVE' several times on my layout, fussy cut A LOT of flowers, my mixed media element was the stencilling and the inspiration I have taken from the mood board was the butterfly's and the flowers.

Once again I have used the gorgeous lace  butterfly's from the Uniquely Creative range as well as some of their flowers! The wooden chippie I have used is from Scrap fx and is called celebration of hearts, I have used the same barn door distress oxide on it and added some Ranger Glossy Accents over the top as well. My photo's are backed using some of the patterned paper as well as the layers of paper underneath it. To finish my layout I have added a doodle border and a Kaisercraft clear sticker over the pile of flowers that I fussy cut out.

I hope that you have enjoyed my layout, all of the products used on this page are available from head on over to Jo's online shop and see what she has to offer!
I look forward to seeing what you all come up with!
Happy Scrapping
\Jane xxx

Saturday, August 25, 2018

You're Out of this World

Goodmorning Mel here to share another couple of projects for this month's challenge!

I have LOVED using this Echo Park - Imagine That paper collection.
And for someone who isn't a fan of green I have definitely challenged myself with the two layouts I have to share with you today!

I have continued with the challenge requirements today ~ Get inspiration from the word 'Imagine'!

Here is my first layout...

I started with a piece of Coredinations cardstock in Navy. It has been a while since I have used anything other than white.
I watered down some white acrylic paint and splattered it around my background to give it a "spacey" effect.

I layered blocks and strips of patterned paper to create this page ensuring that I kept the words 'Imagine' and 'Super Hero' in the green paper exposed. I have elevated the photos and the "You're Out of this World" journaling card.


I love everything about this paper collection, however, my two favourites are the element stickers and the featured journaling cards. These cards are so easy to use and are a quick and easy option for creating featured sections on your project. I am not a big 'Project Life' creator but love using these as features on my layouts.

I finished my layout with some element stickers and some white gel pen borders and journalling. I love how this layout turned out in the end!

When creating this layout "You're Out of this World" I had some other great photos of this same time that I wanted to use however I didn't want to create a 12x12 I tried my hand at a 9x12 layout...

I started with a wash of the "Fresh Lime" Dylusions Paint on some white cardstock.
I then used some Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint "Metallique Rusty Red" through the Darkroom Door Small Stencil "Arty Hexagons" randomly around the background.

I layered some of the gorgeous Echo Park "Imagine That" papers.
I have used one of the journaling cards from this collection which I have trimmed to use as my title 'Awesome'.
I have a couple of other words...possible subtitles...Love This - a Kaisercraft Wooden Embellishment from the 'Today' pack.
I have also used the "Imagine That" which can be found on the edge of the Echo Park paper collection papers.

I also added some American Crafts Remarks Alpha Stickers 'Playtime' from my stash to create the journaling on the page.

I finished with a hand-drawn border and some script writing.

I hope that you have found some inspiration from my projects today. All products featured can be found at Scrapbookit
Only a couple of days to get your entry in for this months challenge ~ what would you spend your winning voucher on???

Have a great weekend!
~ Mel ~

Monday, August 20, 2018

Hello Beautiful Girl!

My turn back up on the blog this month, I have had a lot of fun creating this layout.
Here it is.

I started this layout by using a sheet of Kaisercraft Black Cardstock, I have then used my circle punch and punched a whole lot of circles using the  Echo Park Imagine That paper pad.
I randomly glued them down over half of the page, I then used some ColourBlast Paste in Bling with a Kaisercraft heart stencil.

The title was from some little diecuts that I had in my stash, I also punched some tiny hearts and scattered them around the page and I have also added some cute little flowers from Uniquely Creative.

I also decided when making this layout that I would make a little secret journaling space which you can see below.

I hope you have enjoyed this layout today, we have had a few entries this month for our challenge which is great! These entries can be viewed on our Facebook page in the August Challenge Album.

Next month I'm up again with an exciting challenge for the month, I cannot wait to share it with you all!
Until then Happy Scrapping
Jane xxx