Sunday, July 21, 2024

Seattle 2024


Here I am on The Mad Scrapper Blog today sharing my first holiday layout when I visited family in USA and we made a visit to Seattle. The weather was beautiful and sunny as we walked along the sea front stopping to take photos.

For this layout I have used the beautiful Summer Porch collection from 49andmarket. I have the full collection which includes an extra patterned paper on the reverse side of the front cover, which is the blue mat.

Firstly I trimmed the Splendour sheet to 111/2 and distressed the edges and because I love to I added stitching just above the printed lines in red and black floss. I gathered together a selection of Chipboard bits from the Summer Porch and Serenity collections that I thought I may use along with fussycut flowers from the Day Dream sheet, you can see all in the photo below.
Here you can see how I have added a couple of the journal cards as well as a fancy mat in grey under the photo also some muslin for texture. All edges were distressed and the photo was lifted using some cardboard from my delivery box (thank you Janine)

Once I was happy with the placement of the photo I started to make my clusters using the fussy cut blooms tucking in other bits and pieces 

Here you can see I added a couple of postage stamps and another phrase from a older kit.

Here you can see the top smaller cluster along with some of the stitching. I added some teeny tiny red gems around the layout

There were beautiful planted areas along the front with plenty red and white flowers which is why I chose this sheet to use. The paper ribbon used is again from an older collection

To finish off the layout I used flat sequins in soft green and tiny red gems. I hope I have inspired you to breakout the collection and not just use it for beach themed photos. Do call in to see Janine at the shop to checkout all the beautiful papers and embelishments she has available, if you can't make it go to The Mad Scrapper  online store.

Thanks for stopping by again today

Here is a list of the products used today:
Muslin cloth from Janine
Serenity chipboard set by 49andmarket


Thursday, July 4, 2024

Ice Cream Wednesday


Today I am up over on  The Mad Scrapper Blog with this cute layout of my sister's granddaughter Eleanor who spends Wednesdays with them most weeks. As they live by the coast on the better days they take a trip out and if it's not to chilly she loves to have an ice cream. This photo was taken just after she had finished the most enormous 99!

I started by taking a sheet of 49andmarket Spectrum Sherbet collection (my last from the collection) cutting it down to 11 then I added some hand stitching to each of the slices leaving threads hanging off the edge. I distressed the edges and matted on to black. Then I found some red and white dot paper to give a playful boarder. I took the photo and matted it on to black with foam underneath for lift.

Because Eleanor's skirt has strawberries on it I grabbed the strawberry paper by Maja Designs and cut out a heart which I decided to make into a shaker so the top is made from Monochromes- Coral I added little strawberry shaker mix in to it. I also cut lots of different dies using Bazzill basics and a full list is at the bottom. The ice-cream cone die I have had for years and I think only the 2nd time in use!! The Love You is cut from a 49&market spice paper and matted on to their green.

Once I was happy with my collection of ephemera I set about putting the layout together. Of course you always need a few more bits and this is where the tickets were added from the Strawberry Lemonade Ephemera kit and the little arrows.

I also used some snippets from the sticker sheet of Simply Stories Wild Flower and Boho Baby collections.

Here is a closer look at the ice-creams as you can see I cut out another this time a Mivi

I like to where possible add a little hand written journaling and this will help her in years to come remember what went on. To finish off I added some flat sequins in candy colours about the page.

Thanks for stopping by again today, I hope you get chance to call in a see Janine at the shop and check out all the new goodies which are arriving weekly if not do as I do and visit The Mad Scrapper  online.


Here are the items I used today: 

49andmarket Spectrum Sherbet paper and
Strawberry Lemonade Ephemera pack.
Snippets from Simple Stories Boho Baby and Wildflower sticker sheets.
Strawberry paper by Maja Designs
The above are now out of stock but you may have bought them and are looking for inspiration to use them so hopefully I have achieved this, below are still instock.

Monday, June 17, 2024



Today I'm up on the The Mad Scrapper Blog with this layout of my sister and her family. On a lovely bright February day they went to their local beach for a walk. When she sent me the photo I knew I needed to create a layout for her own scrapbook.

I have used the beautiful Uniquely Creative Boho Soul Collection with a tiny amount of Gypsy Heart too.
I started by trimming the Be Free paper down to 11 1/4 distressed the edges and added it to Bazzill - Stonewash but not before I gutted out the centre. I added the photo to a mat of Grateful and then on to a eucalyptus green passing it through the note book punch. I put cardboard under to give lift allowing me to tuck things underneath. As I've been crafting for a good few years I found this frame which I added Grateful paper and popped it under the photo. The mustard tabs were added because of Jaynes coat and I wanted to break up the blues. I fussy cut the Grateful and added cardboard under for stability and lift. Now we were ready to embelishment!

I wanted to do one big cluster around the bottom right so I chose lots of flowers and leaves layering on top of one another some I added a foam pad to. I cut out some sprigs in Yukon and tucked them around.

The top right needed something to balance so I added a fussycut feather along with leaves and tiny flowers. The the snippet is perfect for the layout.

Here you can see how I lifted a couple of the elements and I added pearls and stars too

Here is a closer look at the main cluster, lots of layers of fussycut elements from the Grateful paper.

Thanks for stopping in today I hope you are inspired to do a bit of fussy cutting yourself as the Uniquely Creative collections all have a sheet for you to do this with. Pop in to see Janine and I'm sure she will show you around them all if not go to The Mad Scrapper  and grab a coffee and look at your leisure.


Please find a list of supply's used :

Friday, May 31, 2024

Lets Make Cards


I'm here today on The Mad Scrapper Blog with a quick post on making cards with Rubons.

Well what do you do with your rubons after you have used the ones you wanted on your layouts? I have a few sets in my stash with odd bits and bobs left so I thought I'd try to make a few cards with them. To be honest they came together quite quickly and I'm pleased with the results. These were the ones I chose to work with.

I started by making 4 card blanks in cream 2 were 5x7 and the other 2 were 41/4 x 51/4 I placed down a teal mat on 2 and a berry mat on the others. Then I cut another cream layer 1/2 inch smaller and added rubons all over and then I stitched around the edges. I put a thin card under for lift and added it to the card base.

Then I chose a selection of rubons and after putting them on card I fussycut them out.

These are the two teal ones some images are glued flat and others with different sizes of foam pads.

These berry ones I think are my favourites. You can see I have added white on black strip sentiments for a touch more drama!

Here you can see the hight I have managed to get along with finishing touches of clear gems.

Thanks for stopping by again today, I sure hope I have inspired you in what else you can do with your rubons?  Do pop in to see Janine and she will show you all available if you have none or go online The Mad Scrapper  


Here is my list of supply's:

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

It's Pumpkin Time!

 Hello there,

Today I'm up on  The Mad Scrapper Blog with this adorable layout of my niece's daughter attending her first Pumpkin Patch Pick. She did go the year before but she was only a baby still and unable to choose her own. I just love this photo, just look at her eyes.

I have chosen to use a 49andmarket Spice collection paper, there were several to choose from and I plumped for this beauty. I trimmed it by half inch and matted it on to the foundation 3 paper but not until I gutted the centre.

I had ordered the Spice rubons and still had plenty left so I added a few to the page before I did anything else. I also knew I wanted to tuck the photo in behind that big old pink pumpkin so I ran my blade around it. I matted the photo on green then orange and then the gutted pink, I tucked it in so the photo is straight but the layers on angles . Next I set about adding my flower cluster and more pumpkin rubons which I had put on to cream card so I could add foam beneath for dimensions.

Here we go with our clockwise walk around the layout. This shows how I tucked a couple of pumpkins in there as well as a strip saying.

Here you can see another strip sentiment which I lifted so I could tuck under more pumpkins.

This shows a rubon phrase I added above the photo. This one I decided to add straight down to the paper.

Here is a straight on look at the cluster, I used all 49andmarket flowers and leaves, even a couple of the acetate ones.

A closer look at the pink pumpkin and the added rubon one.

To finish off I added Nuvo drops in pumpkin and white and I was also brave (for me lol) and I splattered in pink acrylic!!
Thanks for stopping by today, as you can tell I am not a chronological scrapbooker so you may find autumn layouts in spring!  Janine has all the papers you will need for whatever season or occasion you maybe scrapping at this time so do pop in to the store or visit The Mad Scrapper  you won't be disappointed.


Please find my list of supplies:
I used Art Options - Spice Russet paper which has sold out but you may already have it but as I said there are others still available.
I also used Rustic Bouquet in Marigold also sold out but lots more to choose from including ones from Green Tara 

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Lets Celebrate

Today I'm up on the The Mad Scrapper Blog with this layout of my son on his birthday last year. I have chosen to use a few papers from the Heart and Home collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio  I have also used a sketch to help with the layout this is helpful if you are in a bit of mojo fog.

I started by taking a sheet of coconut swirl and added images from a stencil by The Dusty Attic  using Tea Dye and blue ink. I then trimmed down 2 sheets of the paper one 5x10 and the other 5x7 I also added 2 strips of the same paper but twisted to the top and bottom of the shorter piece. I  stitched around the green with white floss and the strips with a rusty red.

Here is a closer look at the stitching and twisted strip.

I matted my two photos on to black and then on to the papers I have used above and distressed all edges. I decided to add at a jaunty angle. In the next photo you can see I have added 2 banner stickers from Boho Baby collection as I thought they matched the papers. I also added my journaling typed this time and matted on to black too.

I have used little snippets around the paper. The 2 tickets were gifted to me and I thought were perfect for my photos.

I have used one of the collections Gold Foil titles, there were so many to choose from. I did ink the edge with blue to help it stand out, it is also lifted slightly.

In this next photo you see the other ticket with a fussy cut camera tucked behind, my son loves taking photos and makes films/shorts doing magic and a lot of time with packs of cards, now you see why I used the stencil I did.

To finish off I used a stamp which adds black splatters around the page and added a few die cut hearts. Thanks for stopping by today, I hope I have inspired you to make a layout this week and if you need some new papers pop on over to see Janine in her shop or online at  The Mad Scrapper  she always has great collections to choose from.


Here is a list of supplies used
Fernwood - Focused --- Fussy cut camera


Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Uniquely Creative Cards


Today I'm here sharing a set of cards made for The Mad Scrapper Blog using a new and beautiful collection of 6x6 papers from a company called Uniquely Creative they come from Australia and Janine has quite a few different collections in stock so please go over and check them out.

I can honestly say that they rival any of the others that are out there from the big companies. I also picked up some plain card stock in 12x12 and it is so thick, I would be happy to make a card blank from it because it must be 300gsm. There are 12x12 papers, 6x6 paper packs, ephemera, cut apart sheets, dies, vellum and more. There are also card making kits but you have to be quick with those because they are very popular, I wanted to try one but they had gone so I picked up 6x6 paper pack and a pack of creative cuts and set about to make up my own.

I have to say I was amazed at how easily they came together and I still have lots left over. These 4 are C6 and 1 6x6. All I have added are some gems, a few peeloffs and my own sentiment stamps.

These next 6 I have made to go in a little gift box as they are little notelet size 3.5x5 

I have added a little verse inside each and they are ready to go.

Yet again I can't tell you how lovely these products are and you won't be disappointed. Pop over to The Mad Scrapper  or call in at check them out in person. Thanks for stopping by again today.


Here are some of the items I have used today: