Saturday, 31 January 2015


I've been a little flustered these days, busy with kids back at school, feeling like I am driving non-stop with dropping them all off in the morning, then picking Ryarne up for her half days and then going back to pick the other two up in the afternoon. Of course, then I have the shopping to do which seems to be an everyday occurrence as I seem to be forgetting something or needing something different everyday!

Anyway, I thought I would share this layout I started a while ago and have finally finished, by adding a little machine stitching - I think adding a little coloured thread has really made it POP!

I just love using the mixture of chipboard, die cuts and vellum in the TSK Clara kit again.

It's so easy to layer the many different pieces, giving it a 3D look...

and how adorable are the Typewriter thickers ??

I have to say I have got SOOO much out of this kit, it's so easy to work with and has such a great mix of embellishments, which makes it even easier to play! Especially when I'm not feeling the mojo & feeling highly strung and stressed out!

I hope I have inspired you to just go for it, and get out your kids and have a play! Once you get started I guarantee you will find it very therapeutic! I know I have!

Happy Creating!

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Friday, 30 January 2015


Hi all, I'm back with my 3rd layout using the December TSK, Clara. Plus a couple of cards and let me tell you, I still have enough left over for at least two more layouts. I went for a Valentine's day themed layout. Not necessarily the photo but the feel of the layout. I did this by combining reds and pink with black and gold. And love hearts and lots of flowers of course.

I started off with some white card stock from my own stash, as usual, and created a background with mist, stamping and texture paste. 

 I mixed some paper flowers with the a couple of die-cut flowers from Maggie Holmes to create dimension and add a little extra interest to the page.

 I also added quite a few sequins and enamel drops from previous kits. I actually used quite a few things from previous kits.
 I add heaps left over and the colours worked perfectly with my layout. The wooden buttons can be found in the December BPK.

 I also created two cards, perfect for Valentines day. (Not that I have anyone to give them too *sigh LOL)

 I love the flower ephemera pieces from Maggie Holmes as they make creating cards so easy. Essentially you could just add it to the card, add a title and you're done.

 I also added some chipboard pieces from the pack in the kit as my titles.

Another, very different layout using Clara. I love this kit and it's versatility. Can't wait to continue scrapping with it. Until the January and February kits arrive that is.

Until next time,
thanks for stopping by,
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Sunday, 25 January 2015

The Scrappery Kit ~ Clara ~ Flower Girl (with Kayla)

It's Kayla back again with another layout share and process video for you.
This is my second layout using the CLARA kit. I loved the colours and patterns in this gorgeous kit.

This page is a layout of niece. We went to the annual tulip festival in our local area and I got some gorgeous photos and they match so perfectly with these colours.

Here is the process video that goes along with the layout. Sorry for the rambling!

I hope you enjoyed this little look at another layout made using Clara.
Stay tuned as we have the new kits to reveal very soon.


Wednesday, 21 January 2015

TSK - Clara - Layout (with Sophie)

Hi guys. It Sophie again. 
Today's layout is a bit different to the other Clara layout I created. Seeing as the Maggie Holmes' style is quite vintage, I decided to use a old photo and create a vintage inspired layout. 

I started of by creating a mixed media background using mist, masks and a little modelling paste and a stamp. I also used lots of fabrics, calico, muslin and tulle (which can be found in the kit) behind my photo.

 I used a brad and some chipboard. I layered some twine I found in my stash on top of the chipboard piece to add a heritage feel. And it creates an awesome matte for my photo and adds dimension.
 I also added some of the flowers and leaves from the pack in the kit. I seriously love these. This is my kind of ephemera pack.

If your wondering, the photo is of my dad and auntie. It was taken in our front yard on our farm, in 1969 I'm pretty sure. It looks a lot different now, however the fence and gate is still there.

How versatile is this kit to be able to create two layouts, using slightly different styles? I'm sure there will be many more to come so be sure to subscribe. Remember we still have an amazing prize up for grabs for anyone who purchases a six month subscription.

Thanks for stopping by today,
Happy scrapping,

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

TSK ~ Clara ~ Process Video (with Kayla)

Hi it's Kayla here again with another process video for you.
I absolutely LOVED this kit and I have THREE process videos to share with you. I definitely got the best out of the kit.

I adored this page of my puppy Bella. The gorgeous Open Book papers from Maggie Holmes.

I used some embellishments from the bits and pieces kit too and some bits from older kits. Like the bow and the hello wood veneer word. The mist able butterflies are from my own stash but tied in really well with the page when misted with the Heidi Swapp Colour Shine Georgia peach mist.

I must admit that I found the thickers really hard to work with. I think it is because I am used to working with actual letters and not circles. It took me a bit to arrange them but I thought they looked best when they were overlapped a little bit. The journalling was typed with my typewriter on some scrap paper. I also used more of the Heidi Swapp colour shine Georgia Peach mist to mist some dots on the background and of course some black velvet which is my go to mist.

I love how this turned out and I hope you enjoyed this little look at my page.

See you soon.

Thursday, 15 January 2015


Tonight marked the start of our fabulous JANUARY PEEK PARTY AND CYBER CROP.
Once a month on the 15th we share sneaks of our upcoming kits (released at the beginning of the month) and celebrate in style with a cyber crop.

This month is no exception with GORGEOUS sneaks and the design team have prepared THREE lovely challenges for you. Better still you get a WHOLE WEEK to get your entries in. Every entry wins points and the winning entry wins more. Get yourself enough points over time and you can earn yourself a FREE KIT!

Ok so I am going to share with you the three challenges. Here's some rules first up:
1) Must be created for THIS challenge 
2) You must share it to our Facebook page on the event wall
3) Must be uploaded by the 22nd of January at midnight
4) You must have fun!

For the sketch all you have to do is create a layout inspired by the sketch and you get yourself 2 POINTS FOR EVERY ENTRY. The winner will receive an additional TWENTY POINTS.

For this challenge you must create a layout inspired by this mood board. It can be anything from the colours, the textures, the objects or anything you see fit. You just need to tell us what inspired you when you submit your entry!
Every entry will receive TWO POINTS and the winner will receive TWENTY POINTS.

CHALLENGE THREE: Scrapbook Layout challenge with CHARMANE
For this challenge Charmane has set you some criteria to follow as below:
1) square photos
2) sequins
3) layered embellishments
Your layout needs to incorporate the above three things to be accepted for entry. You can see Charmnane's example below. Each entry will receive TWO POINTS and winner will receive TWENTY.

Monday, 12 January 2015

BPK - Noelle - Mini Album (with Sophie)

Hi everyone.
I'm back with something a little different. I made a mini-album using Noelle, the Christmas themed BPK for December. I was trying to think of something different to create using this kit when the Pink Paislee 4x4 cards inspired me to make this little album. 
I haven't done a mini-album for a very long time, possibly years, so I might be a little rusty but it was so much fun to create. And it was the perfect way to display these photo I took on Christmas day in my make-shift photobooth.

I went for a red, pink and green colour scheme to match the backdrop in my photos. (Which I made out of tissue paper BTW).
As well as using bits from the kit I also used some little embellishments from past kits and from my stash.

As you can see below I added some wooden buttons, sequins and 'candy' enamel dots throughout my album. I also added a few bows like the one below on my uncles neck.
 I also painted some of the mistable stars from the Elsa kit and added them throughout my pages.
For the page below I cut out the tree, which was printed on the card and added some of the red and white striped bag in the window.

 I also cut up one of the paper bags. I really love the bright red colour and how striking it looks in the background. I also added some strip of the 'love heart' washi tape from TSK, Clara.

I made a little star-shaped shaker pocket with the sequins in the kit.

I hope you like todays little project and it has given you some ideas on what to create with your BPK. It is a great way to document those Christmas photos.

Thanks for stopping by the blog.

Saturday, 10 January 2015

TSK - Clara (uh oh, Adele's attempting 12x12")

Hello hello!

I hope you all had a very merry Christmas and brought in the New Year with those you love!

I have a confession to make.

Until two weeks ago I had never completed a 12 x 12” spread. 
I know. I have so much paper, and yet hoard those beautiful papers like there’s no tomorrow…

But after watching hours of traditional process videos, I decided to take the plunge. This is one of my latest layouts and while scrapping, I realised four factors in all of my layouts so far…

* I like using white cardstock as a base and matting it on patterned paper.
* I love layering.
* I actually like a lot of white space (which is COMPLETELY opposite to my PL)
* I am still an embellishment junkie.

I challenge you to have a look at your albums and reflect on what are your four go to’s, I would love to hear your comments below!

So here she is, another page for my wedding album using TSK – Clara as well as a few bits from my stash. I didn’t follow a sketch, just played with the embellishments until I found something that worked for me. I’m pretty happy with the result, it’s quite different to my other spreads that I have just done.

When I started looking through the Maggie Holmes Crate Paper “Open Book” floral ephemera pack (wow that’s a mouthful!) I noticed how many green-ish flowers there were…not my real go to. I actually really dislike green when I scrap, I just never can seem to make it work. So I thought, why not use them all in one layout?! I must admit, I had one and a half packs to work with, so there are a few extras in here. I decided to make a rough wreath type shape around the photo, to keep focus on the picture. 

I layered my photo on the Open Book Gold Vellum Newspaper Print, which is divine!! I thought it gave the photo something to rest on, so it wasn't just floating in the midst of a green flower sea. Lol. I thought it's delicate vellum-ness (yes, that is now a word) was enough to anchor it without overpowering. 

I added some of the turquoise Freckled Fawn resin flowers, as well as some enamel dots from my stash. I decided I needed a little cluster down the bottom corner as the layout looked a little uneven, so I used a few stickers from my stash and a piece of chipboard from the Open Book collection in the kit. 

I thought I needed a statement title and couldn’t go past these gold thickers from my stash..
I may be currently obsessed with these…

Super happy with this traditional (yet untraditional for me!) layout, I would love to hear how you have used the many floral embellishments in TSK!

Thanks for stopping by lovelies! xxx

Friday, 9 January 2015

PLK Spread ~ using Leonardo ~ by Kayla

Hi guys. I know it's been a long time since you have seen any posts from me ~ sorry!
I do have quite a few process videos sitting on my computer just waiting to be shared, I just haven't had the time with my 11 month old sucking any spare time I have. He's going through a real Mummy stage. I find it hard to scrap with him hanging off me ~ lol!

So back to this spread. I absolutely ADORED the Leonardo kit. The colours are amazing and the cards worked so well with the Amy Tan Stitched collection. I love the watercolour effects and I love that they are gender neutral. I don't Project Life my daily life, I do my son's so it's always a plus when they aren't too girly for me!

Here is the spread I created...

As you can see I'm only up to week 24 of my son's 45ish? weeks. I have a lot of catching up to do. These kits are great though for catching up on Project Life because I can just sit down with the kit and not worry about mixing and matching products because Nae does such a fantastic job of designing all the cards and products to work perfectly together.

You can watch the process video of me creating this spread above. Sorry for my rambling!

I used my typewriter to do the journalling on the top right card. I absolutely love my typewriter however I do talk in the process video about how I have come to love adding my own handwriting as well. I think it's really special especially in this book for my son. I am hoping one day he will appreciate having a 'piece of me' in his album.

The mint heart title card was my favourite card from the kit by far. Those who know me know that I absolutely love mint. I have mint everything and so this beautiful card just had to be the feature card on the spread.

Here you can see some of my handwriting and my bad uneven line drawing but have to embrace imperfection.

I hope you enjoyed this little look at my spread. Please leave any feedback or questions. Would love to see what you have been doing with the kits!