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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Together Forever

Happy Wednesday everyone!!!

A special Happy wedding anniversary to my best friend! ❤️❤️❤️
20 years of marriage we celebrate today and appropriately enough both of the layouts I feature today are all about Jason and I!!!!

I will apologise upfront for the terrible photos of my projects. They are not great, however, the weather here over the weekend was miserable and didn't help with the photos!!!

I have loved working with this gorgeous Kaisercraft collection this month, Stargazers. It is sensational!
When I first received it from Jo I was not sure how I would feel about it at all. I loved the colours but wasn't sure about the whole 'stargazers/space' theme to it.

My first layout to share with you today is of the two of us last year for our 19th wedding anniversary!
I have followed the challenge by using the challenge sketch and I have used two of the items...washi and stencils!

Here it is...

Whilst I used the sketch, I did make some alterations...only one photo!!!
Here is the sketch...

I have used a pattern paper from the Stargazers collection, gesso and distress ink with the cutest little stencil by Darkroom Door (Small Stencil) - Polka Dots

I added a variety of the patterned papers, some collectables from the Stargazer collection and assorted washi tape.

I added some gorgeous heart stickers from the American Crafts - Vicki Boutin - #Sticker Book.

My title is using the alpha stickers by Doodlebug - Loopy Lou. I think these were part of my stash and an older set of letters. I truly LOVE how this layout turned out and adore that patterned background paper.

I was at Scrapbookit over the weekend and I did spy some more Kaisercraft - Stargazers kits. Be sure to get in quick...I am sure you will love it!!!!

At our recent Scrapbookit Retreat, I also created another layout using the Stargazers collection.
I actually scraplifted Julie's layout (thanks Jules!)

Again, it is of Jason and I. However, this photo is a tiny bit older and was taken in 2010!

I started with a plain navy cardstock and applied some heavy gesso as well as some blue and black acrylic paint to create my background.

I added some of the patterned papers and a part of the large floral on the sticker sheet from the same collection.
I used two different heart stencils, the larger one Scrap FX Heart Confetti and Simon Says Stamp Falling Hearts Stencil, and some of the new Heidi Swapp Metallic Texture Paste - Silver. It is so fantastic to use! Easy to apply through the stencils and dries nicely.

I also painted the random chipboard heart with the texture paste.

I used one of the 2Crafty Chipboard Word Circles Set 2 chipboard circles and added the word 'forever.'

I finished my layout by adding collectables from the collection and heart and arrow stickers from the American Crafts - Vicki Boutin - #Sticker Book.

We have some fantastic entries for the June Challenge. There is still time though for you to get your entry in and to be in the running to win a voucher to spend at Scrapbookit!

All you need to do is complete the challenge using the sketch and 2 or more items from the list - washi, watercolours, stamps or stencils and upload it to our blog or to our Facebook page!

Looking forward to seeing your entry!!

Friday, June 15, 2018

Love this kid

Hello and welcome to to another blog post with me using the PhotoPlay My Imagination paper pack. I have had a lot of fun using up this range it’s very versatile and really easy to work with.. 
Here is my Layout. 
To start my Layout I have used two different pieces of the patterned paper, I have added lots of different stamping over the top then I have used a piece of paper that I had previously made a print on  with my Gelli Plate and some Dylusions paints, I have them added more stamping over that and then some more layering of the patterned paper. 
The three little dinosaur chip boards down the bottom of the layout are from Twiddleybitz and I have painted them using some of my Dylusions and then a little bit of Glossy accents over the top. 
The “Love this kid” chipboard was from The dusty attic and I have once again painted it with some Dylusions paint and the glossy accents again. 


To finish off my Layout I have added a doodly border and then added a variety of stickers from the sticker sheet. 
So far this month we already have a few entry’s which is really great to seee. 
Don’t forget tomorrow is our monthly crop day at Jo’s beautiful house. It is always a great day so feel free to join in and enjoy a day out scrapping! 
Keep getting your entries in I look forward to seeing them all! 
Until next month Happy Scrapping 
Jane xxx 

Sunday, June 10, 2018

On top of the world

Good morning,

I hope you are enjoying this month's challenge set by Jane. I really found this sketch fun to work with. This month I am creating with the latest release from Cocoa Vanilla Studio 'Boy's Rule' and if you have seen this range it is Awesome!! So many great pages have been shared and I am loving all the elements that come with it. (All available in the shop).

Even though this range was designed for all the 'Boys' in our lives it is so versatile that you can use it for any photo.
Here is my take on the sketch:

So I might have cheated a little and have used 3" photo's and squares instead but it's all about interpretation right??? 
The two extra elements of the challenge I have used is some Kaisercraft Washi tape and ink/paints.

One of the new items in this range is the new clear sticker's which I have used and love them.  On some of my spare squares I have added some Vicki Boutin paint  and used my ink pen to frame some squares.

I hope you can join in the challenge, you can be in the running for a $30 voucher from SCRAPBOOKIT. To enter your project you can add it to the Inlinkz on the side tab, email it to or add it to our Facebook page. Entries close 30th June.

Enjoy the rest of your long weekend

Jo Hanna

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The 2 of Us

Good morning Everyone!

Many thanks for joining us here at Scrapbookit.

Today I am here to share with you my take on Jane's June Challenge.
Have you seen the requirements?
It is such a great challenge!

All you need to do is use:
*The Sketch
and 2 or more of the following:

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This month I am using the new collection by Kaisercraft 'Stargazer.'
It is quite a different collection for Kaisercraft but very lovely. 
I have loved using it for this challenge.

Here is what I came up with...

I giggled when I read Jane's post the other day...great minds think alike...we both used washi for the little flags!!! I have used some SP Washi and a few other washi tapes that I had.

I started with using my watercolours in a variety of different tones of blue and grey. I also splattered some Dylusions Ink Spray ~ Periwinkle Blue as well as the Dylusions ~ Black Marble around the background.

I have used the sensational patterned papers of this collection for the squares. It's not easy to find photos that you can trim to 2" by 2" size, so I printed my photos to the size. These were some selfies of us in Thailand earlier in the year.
It is a little hard to see in the photos but I have actually raised the photos. I just thought that by doing that they are now the focus of the layout.

I have decorated some of the squares with collectables or stickers from the pack. 
How gorgeous is the border sticker with the dots that I have used at the bottom of the larger square??

I added a little feature of the collectables in the corner (In my true is my addition to the sketch 😬 whoops! I couldn't help myself!!)

In the collectables I found this gorgeous Mother Teresa quote. I love it...and so appropriate!

I have used the Uniquely Creative Clear Stamp Set - Have a Blast which contains the stamp 'You Mean the World to Me.' I just LOVE these stamps...they are very cool but most importantly they stamp so precisely! You should check them out!!

My journalling I printed from my laptop using the American Typewriter font!

Lastly, I used some American Crafts Foam Thickers from my stash called "Delight"

So in the end, I have used the sketch and all bar one of the extra requirements...

Now, all of these products you can grab at Scrapbookit...if you can't find them in the shop...just send Jo a message, she will get you sorted!
That Kaiser collection and those Uniquely Creative Clear Stamps are a MUST HAVE!

I hope that you have enjoyed checking out my take on the challenge today and make sure you pop back in as Jo's take is the next up in a few days! I'm sure it will be magnificent!!

Happy Scrapping Everyone!
x Mel x

Friday, June 1, 2018

June Challenge.

Hello and welcome to our June Challenge, I hope you all have a fun time with this challenge, remember you can make it as easy or as difficult as you like!
So this month we have a sketch challenge which is just below, as well as adding two or more things from the following list, these being:
*Washi or Watercolours
*Stencils or Stamps.

For this Layout I have used the PhotoPlay My Imagination paper range, this range would typically be a boys range but because of the primary colours in it I have decided to use it with my children's first day of school photo's. I really love the end result and I can see I will be using this paper A LOT in the near future! Here is the Challenge Sketch.

Here is my layout.
 To begin my layout I have used my Ranger Gelli Print plate to create a background, I have used six different colours of the Dylusions paints and created an ombre type effect. I have then used a Darkroom door stencil over the top and then added some doodle marks over the top with my white Posca paint pen.

The little squares on the layout I have used an assortment of the patterned paper and I used quite a lot of the stickers that came with the paper pack. For the flags on my page I have used three different colours of Washi tape and some twine. To finish my layout I have added a white doodle border and some doodling around my patterned paper.
Thankyou for taking the time to read our blog, we cannot wait to see your entries for this challenge! All of the products used in my Layout today are available from head on over and have a shop.
Until next time Happy Scrapping

Monday, May 28, 2018

Happy Monday

Good Morning 

Welcome to Monday, so I am slowly recovering from another fantastic Retreat with a group of awesome crafters. We had lots of fun and some people managed to to get lots of projects completed.

Here are a couple of photo's from our fun dress up on Saturday night. Our theme was the Great Gatsby and many of the girls indulged their  feathers and flapper costumes.

A great bunch of girls having some laughs.

Our team

What the staff get up to :)   

It was a very busy weekend for myself so I didn't get alot of scrapbooking done but I did manage one of the challenge's I set. It was the sketch challenge and here's my take on it.

I have used a mix of Cocoa Vanilla Studio and Kaisercraft products. My tea cup die cut is from a magazine freebie. 

Well I hope you have a great week, Jane will be in on the 1st to share her new challenge for June.
Hope you will join in 

Jo Hanna.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Challenge fun.

Good Morning,

Hope you are staying warm on these chilly mornings, I am stopping by to share a few more projects I did at the Cocoa Vanilla Studio retreat.

How funky is this paper range?? We were so lucky to be gifted with a pack of goodies that Zoe from Cocoa Vanilla designed just for the attendee's of her retreat. So I thought I would have a play with some of it for a challenge. The challenge was to use a quote card and I loved this one. 

This layout is using some 7 Dots studio range, the chipboard is some new 'Dusty Attic' that has just arrived in store. I also have used  a new Dusty Attic  stencil with some Colourblast paste.

 Lastly today is a layout I did just to have a play with the new Vicki Boutin paints that I have instore. They are just awesome to spread on your page and went through the stencil with ease. My embellishments are from some new Simple Stories wedding range.

Well that's it for today, I'm off to do some last minute shopping for our retreat in 2 sleeps!!!

Have a great day

Jo Hanna