Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Winter Brrr !

Hello and thank you for stopping by today.

I am sharing over on The Mad Scrapper Blog today this Winter layout. I have used the gorgeous new papers from Maja-design called Bohemian Harmony 

I started by taking a sheet of Kaisercraft Base Coat showing the B side of wicker. Then I took maja-design monochromes-Jasmine and cut to 11x11, lastly I took bohemian-harmony-enjoy-today and trimmed to 9.5x9.5. All edges were inked with vintage-photo-distress ink and then distress. I made up a mixture of white gesso with blue and silver paint added to it as well as snow glitter and passed it through tim-holtz's layering-stencil-bubble and Bramble Fox stencil #24. You can see I gutted the Jasmine paper so not to waste it.

Then I took winters-forest-small and geometric-panel both by Dusty Attic and painted them with the same coloured gesso as the dots above. You can see better the Base Coat paper I used, you may have some in your stash too.

I also got ready to make a few flowers to add to the page out of Foamiran along with a tag cut from burlap which I backed with some Bazzill-basic in sable colour for stability. I also cut out leaves using papers from the Collection Pack which I bought. and some glitter paper.

So once all embelishments were made and gathered together it was time to make up the page. First up was to place the geometric panel down on the right side, I also added a feather under the corner. You can see the dots I have added in this photo.

I printed my photo and stacked it on 3 papers from the collection twisting each layer as I went, I put foam under to raise it from the panel. You can see I have added another snippet of the panel to balance. You can also see the Brrr perspextive I have added and a couple of little golden hearts.

Here is a closer look at the cluster I have placed to the right of my photo. You can just see the tag and tree's along with the flowers and leaves I have made.

In this next photo you can see the main perspextive title Winter. I tucked another feather under the photo to give a nod to my coat hood.

To finish off the layout I added snowballs, glitter and splatters of white gesso. Again thanks for stopping by today. Stop over if you can soon to themadscrapper.co.uk as there are always new products arriving.

Take Care


Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Shades of Boho Birthday Card.

 Hello there!

It's my turn to share a project on themadscrapperblog today and I've chosen to make a birthday card using the wonderful new papers by Maja-design these are called bohemian harmony and you can see the full collection instore.

I purchased the 12x12-collection-pack because I couldn't decide which to have! So for this card I made a 7x7 tent fold card and to it I added the first layer flat, cut slightly smaller of the Dream Big page but first I stitched around the edge with embroidery floss 357, inking the edge with brushed-corduroy and then distressing the edges.

Next I took amazonite and cut a 6x6 piece, after that a slightly smaller piece of slow-down capturing that sentiment in the bottom left of the page, I did just a little stitching in the top right corner before adding ink and distressing the edges and sticking it down to the amazonite paper. To this I added foam to the back before attaching to the base card.

Next I gathered some embellishments I thought I may use. All from 49-and-market plus some blue lace and a ivory daisy from my stash.

Here you can see how I have put the flowers together on the card. Firstly I die cut a doily displaying the opposite side of Dream Big and to the underside I attached the blue lace. Before adding it to the card I put down a couple of leaves from Vintage Artistry In The Leaves - Foliage. I stamped a Happy Birthday on to a scrap of the paper and added it to the doily and then went about adding the flowers I chose from the packs.

I chose one of the large blooms from rustic-bouquet-bluejay but I pulled off the top and added a smaller flower to it, then I added the daisy and the rest of the tiny flowers are from royal-posies-ocean-jade 
and a 1cm-rose-white I have also added more leaves along with some cream pearl stamens. 

Here you can see the sentiment I have chosen to highlight on the card front. This card is for my sister who works tirelessly for her community and has just become a Nana and I'm so hoping she will start to slowdown a little and take time for herself.

To finish the card off I have added kaisercraftself-pearls in denim along with some sequins and a couple of butterflies who come in with the leaves. 
Thanks for stopping by again, I do hope you find time to pop in to themadscrapper either online or the bricks and mortar shop as there are lots of beautiful things to see.

Until next time, take care


Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Together Forever


I'm up on  themadscrapper.blog today with this gorgeous layout of my late parents who are now together forever.

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Christmas Cards

 Hello Again!

I'm here on the The Mad Scrapper blog today sharing 2 Christmas cards I have made using papers and embellishments from the Peace and Joy collection by 49-and-market.

I have made these for a brother and sister so I like them to be similar.

I started by cutting out two white 6.5inch circle card blanks and then I took the Wishes paper and cut two slightly smaller circles but using the red side. On to that I passed white Gesso through my Finnabair-Iris stencil, after it was dry I distressed the edges. I added each flat to the card blank.

Then I carefully cut out a smaller circle catching the winter rose and another fancy edge circle from the Holly paper as you can see in the photo below.

I attached chipboard to the wrong side to lift it from the red but not before adding a little Cheesecloth to soften the edges. 
The next 4 photos show the finished cards with the addition of all the lovely embelishments from the Ephemera Kit and flowers from the store as well as my stash.

I used the centre of a doily as the mat for my sentiment, I also added some sweet flower lace with pearls in their centres. The large title banner is from the collection and I made a couple of banner tags from paper cut-offs. The flowers on this card are from royal-posies-tomato along with a pinecone like flower from royal-spray-ocean-jade. I have also added berries and Nuvo drops in red and white.

The next two photos show the other slightly different card. As you can see I have used the second banner from the ephemera kit, there are two others in it but slightly different. I made a tag and added ribbon then tucked it under my cluster of flowers this time from majestic-bouquet in tomatoroyal-posies in tomato and Garden-petals in Parchment I added a couple of crystal berries and a gold one.

Here you can see the sweet little sentiment which I added to a doily I cut out using the last little bit of the red paper. I also added red and white Nuvo drops and to both cards I tucked in leaves and twigs which I die cut from my stash.

I hope you like what I have made for you today and maybe get inspired to use your papers for cardmaking too. Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to call in at the themadscrapper.co.uk to see all the other beautiful papers in the collection. Till next time, take care.


Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Days to Remember!

 Hello Again!

Today I have a layout for The Mad Scrapper Blog. I have been revisiting some of my very first layouts and boy were some of them plain! So I have decided to break them down, removing the precious photos and in some case embelishments and remake them. This layout is one of the first I have completed and I have to say it resembles nothing of the first LOL.

Main photo

This is our son Jonathan who is now 28! I can say he loves this new version. I am using papers, ephemera and a rub-on from the Peace and Joy collection by 49andmarket. I started by punching stars around 2 edges of cherry-splashsmoothies by Bazzill. Then I cut the Starry page down to 11inch and distressed the edges, then taking the  Tim Holtz-Stars-stencil I mixed up some gesso and acrylic paint in blue, green and red and sponged them through.

photo 1 + 2

 Then I put a strip of green and blue under the punched out stars to show through. Here you can see I have taken a frame from the peace-joy-ephemera-bits the bit that's missing I'll keep for again (you know how that goes!) funny how you do all that work on the paper and then you go cover it up!
Photo 3

This next photo shows that I have added two stars that I have cut out from peace-joy-holly and matted on to cherry-splash I have also added a spring-tree by Dusty Attic which I have embossed using a selection of powders by WoW! I took a sentiment from the ephemera pack and matted it on to green it is not stuck down yet in this photo.
photo 4

So now is the best bit, placing down the photo and filling out with lots of lovely flowers and embelishments. Some are from my stash but lots are from the store. The photo is matted on to a greeny blue piece of card and then on to foam to lift it. Here you can see a couple of paper baubles with a bakers twine bow and a couple of cotton balls.
photo 5

This next one shows the sentiment which I have raised and placed down. I cut a fishtail from the Holly paper to match one out of the ephemera pack and added beneath along with more stars and a heart gem. You can also see the one rub-on I have used from vintage-artistry-everyday pack

Photo 6

Here you can see a bit closer the small flower cluster and the spring tree. You may also spot that I have added some clear glass beads by Finnabair
photo 7

On this next photo you can see the little banner I added made from the inch wide strip I cut off.
photo 8 

I took a Merry Christmas chipboard I have had for a while and I can't remember if it is by Dusty Attic or not but I painted it white and then embossed it using Silver Bells and Vintage Candy Cane by Wow to tie in with the tree.
photo 9

This next photo shows the main cluster on the page along with a tab from the ephemera pack and some cheesecloth I tucked under the photo. I went in with some gell medium on the flowers so I could add snowy glitter. I love how all this just fitted together to make a much improved layout of my sons 2nd Christmas.
photo 10

The full list of flowers and leaves are here 49-and-market Majestic-bouquet-tomatoRoyal-posies- tomatoRoyal-posies-ocean-jadeRoyal-spray-ocean-jade. I have also added Nuvo drops in Red Berry and Bright Gold. Snowy white glitter, bakers twine and sequins from Spiegelmom. Then to finish off I splattered white gesso.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have enjoyed reading how I put this together today and will maybe be inspired to create your own Christmas layout. There are so many beautiful papers in this collection along with Rub-on's and Bubbles also you will find a set of stamps which have useful images on. So pop on over to themadscrapper and check out all the goodies, new stock arriving every week.

Till next time, take care.


Friday, November 5, 2021

Mocha Crazy!


Today I'm up on the themadscrapper.blog with a layout using a photo I have wanted to scrap with for nearly 2 years!

I was having one of those last minute look about the shops before Christmas just incase I should find a little goody I thought we may like and I felt I deserved a little treat so I called in to Hotel Chocolate where they have a little coffee shop and I decided to have myself a Mocha as I'm not fussed over hot chocolate but when it arrived I nearly fell off my seat!! I can tell you it was devine and I am sure I will try another this year. It was the strongest coffee but it didn't matter due to all the whipped chocolate cream on top.

Anyway on to the layout itself. I chose to use storyline collection by Heidi Swapp. I first gutted the Everyday paper leaving a inch boarder all around and then I cut down the Market-fresh to 11inches.
Then I took a pale green marker and drew a circle. I took out my sewing machine and using a grey thread I went around the circle twice crossing over the lines trying to make it random in appearance.


I then did something I'd seen the night before by Srappycat on YouTube I took a stencil and laid it around the circle as if the branches were fastened to it. I used the following Distress Inks adding layers peeled-paint , crushed-olivekitsch-flamingo  and worn-lipstick.

Then I took the  string-frame-set by Dusty Attic using the middle size and embossed with rangers-white embossing-powder and then I re-inked and added a tiny sprinkle of ranger-pink embossing-powder and a touch of brown by ranger. I attached the photo to it trimming close to the edge. I brushed some pink distressed ink around where it was to go and stuck in down with foam pads. I cut the flower from one of the tags and tucked it underneath along with some flowers I made using a stamp and the home-grown paper by Heidi.
I made a tiny cluster in the top right using cut-offs from the gutted other side and another flower as well as a cute sentiment stamp from my stash. 

Here you can see the other cluster on the left side. This uses a coffee stamp set  which has these cute cups along with steam and topical sentiments. I paper pieced the pattern to them and added the one with foam pads. I also added a few flowers from Green-Tara in ochre and a couple of leaves from 49-and-market/flowers

Here you can see one of the 5 finnabair- clear-melange--pebbles I have used. 3 I glued to papers used so the patterns could show through.

This last photo show you other items I have added to the layout such as gold, green and red sequins also some squiggles in pink and green. I did add some glossy accents to a couple of the pink inked berries but they don't show up so well!

I hope I have inspired you to use a photo on a layout instead of leaving it on your phone like I did with this one. Thanks for stopping by today, do pop over to themadscrapper.co.uk Janine has some lush papers instock along with my personal favourites flowers! as well as many other things we couldn't do without!!

Till next time take care


Sunday, October 31, 2021

One of a Kind!

 Hello there!

Today I am sharing a layout I have made as the Guest Designer over at kraftpluschallenges.blogspot.com .

I joined in with their challenge a couple of months back and was delighted to be chosen to GD.

As always you must use kraft card and follow the mood board they display, below is the one I followed

My layout shows my handsome (departed) cat. He was such a delight and will be forever in our hearts just as the sentiments say on the board.

I have used a 12inch dark-kraft by Bazzill and using my sewing machine I have stitched around all 4 sides. I stamped some paw prints and added some orange hearts by a stencil. Then I took out a selection of papers cutting each at 3/4inch and distressing all sides and added them to some foam before attaching to the kraft. 

Here's a couple of close up shots of the layout.

The stamped sentiment is by Verve (My favourite) and other stickers are by Simple Stories. I have tucked a suitcase underneath the papers because he was sat on top of ours hoping to come with us and not to the cattery lol as we were all ready to leave for a holiday in France.

Other items used are a mini tab by dusty-attic, Nuvo drops and some white gesso and black acrylic paint which I used to make the splatters.

Thanks for stopping by today, please go over and check out the blog and hopefully join in.

Take care,