Monday, August 15, 2022



Today I'd like to share a layout I have made for and I have used a selection papers, flowers and ephemera from 49-and-market . You can find a full list below.

I started by cutting in half the Precocious page and the Flutterbies and trimmed both to 11 1/2 by 12 and mounted on to a cream smooth card. I stitched around the 3 sides of the flutterbies with a sage green floss. I also inked through the Tapestry stencil with Saltwater Taffy ink. I used the manufacturer strip from Precocious paper at the bottom.

The next few photo's show how I have used the Laser cuts, flowers and leaves to build up the layout. I added some medium deep lace across the centre join, even though you don't see much of it but it does go all the way.

I put both photographs under faux stitched frames from the Lazer-cut pack and lifted both on foam so I can tuck bits underneath. The Smile is from the same pack and it fits perfect.

This little sentiment is from Cocoa Vanilla, I keep all little bits because you never know when you'll need it! I made 3 fishtail banners to hang under the lace.

I love the little butterflies from the Lazer-cuts so I dotted a few about. You can see how I have lifted the acetate leaves from the paper.

Aren't those photo frames great? I made a doily from a scrap of paper and tucked it under and added acetate leaves and a couple of file tabs.

Here you can see the stencilling a little better.

To finish off today I added pearls, Nuvo drops and a touch more floss. I hope I have inspired you to cut up and move around your papers to fit your layout idea. Check out more papers at or even better call in to the store.


Please find a list of products used from the store:
ARToptions Laser-cut Avesta - Out of stock
Acetate Leaves by 49andmarket- Out of stock

Today I used another free sketch available online from Scrapbook Generation.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Happy Anniversary


Today I am here sharing a card I have made for using the beautiful papers from Gather at Home collection by carta-bella ( full list below) and flowers from the store.

This paper collection is so beautiful, perfect for homely layouts as well as cards of all styles because both sides of the paper give many options.
I started by making myself a card blank 5x8 in tent fold style, I like to do types that you wouldn't easily find in a shop. To that I added a slightly smaller piece of the b side of the 4x4 journaling paper distressing all edges first.

Then jumping ahead I made a panel using one of the florals matting it on to some Guacamole Bazzill and I tucked under a lacy piece I cut from the pitcher perfect paper. I made two banners from paired with plaid and green thumb matting them too.

Then I die cut a doily and chose 3 of the stickers but I added those to paper and fussy cut them so I could move them about before committing them. I stamped a sentiment and added it to the centre of the doily.

I gathered together flowers that I thought would work well and fussy cut some leaves out too. I also die cut a 20 to show the years married.

Everything is hot glued down this time. I added some cheesecloth under the flowers before I started and tied some wax thread through the little tag

As you can see I have finished off with complementary coloured Nuvo drops.

Thanks for stopping by again today. I am going to make another of these cards but for a New Home as the stickers have given me lots of ideas.
Don't forget to call in to the shop if you can if not click on to and see all the lovelies Janine has to offer you.


List of products used from the shop:

Products from stash:
Doily die, sentiment stamp, numeral die, daisy and Nuvo drop.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Love your Smile.

 Hello again and today I'm sharing a layout I have made for using the sweetest photographs of my niece's daughter who is the most happy of little ones.

I started by taking a sheet of 49andmarket Sherbet collection (full list below) trimming it down by 3/4 inch and cutting it in half on the diagonal. I distressed the edges and then attached it only in the centre of both with a few dots of glue to a sheet of white and then I went about hand stitching along the edges but I matched the thread to the colour on the area paper I was going over (I hope that makes sense?).

 Here is a photo that I think shows it better, you can also see how I placed the first 2 photos after matting them on to a sheet of 6x8 paper. I didn't stitch where it wouldn't be seen either.

I gathered together 49andmarket flowers, leaves, ephemera and laser cuts and started to put together my embelishement clusters. Fishtail flags and a fussycut butterfly from a Cocoa Vanilla paper finished off with some glitter glue.

Here you can see how well all the 49andmarket flowers work with the acetate leaves. I added a Prima flower and a burlap leaf for texture oh and there is a pale pink heart in there to from Bramble Fox.

This collection of flowers has added pearls to the main flower and you can see the Nuvo drops I dotted about and a open heart from Bramble Fox.

I added a little hand written journaling and some faux stitching to them.

Just look at that smile 💖. At the moment this is my favourite photo of her but I must say it changes quite often. The title is from the ephemera pack. This photo is mounted on 2 sheets of card to lift it above the other two.

Thanks for stopping by today and I do hope you like my layout today. If you're looking for more papers and embelishments to add to your stash pop on over to because Janine has lots and lots of beautiful things to turn your head.

For this layout I used a Free Sketch #18 by Allison Davis over at Scrapbook Generation in the USA. Sketches are great when you think your work is getting a bit samey.


List of products used:-
Acetate leaves which are at the moment sold out but you may already have them.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Gather at Home

 Hello again!

Today I am sharing a layout I have recently made for . This time I have used a new to me paper collection called Gather at Home by Carta Bella. Full list will be at the bottom of this page.

This kit has beautiful leaf and floral pages along with complementary plains and plaids, there are also  journal cards if you like to use those.  It also has a full sheet of cardstock stickers inside too. All the papers can be bought separately so if you know you are going to need extra of some you can pick those up too.
I started with Fresh Florals but I gutted out a 8 inch square because I knew I wanted to fussy cut a few of those flowers and leaves.  Then I cut a 9 inch sq of Paired with Plaid and to that I added a 81/2 inch sq of Pitcher Perfect but not before I have used the heart attack stencil with saltwater taffy distress ink  and clear embossing powder. I did not centre this on purpose. 

I'm afraid I didn't take anymore process photos but here are close ups of the finished page. This is a little cluster of the above mentioned fussy cut flowers along with a sticker on a couple of fish tail tabs.

This photo shows a tag I made to add my journaling onto as well as more sticker elements to make the bunting.

I added a 3 inch strip made up of Garden Guru, a coral strip and the black and white strip at the bottom of the sticker sheet. The photo is me and my Auntie on my recent trip to USA.

This photo shows a cluster I have made to add to the top of the strip under the photo. All have been added with glue gell for dimension.

To finish off the layout I have added yellow and caramel cream Nuvo drops.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope I have inspired you to make a layout using these papers if you have them already, if not then head over to see Janine at

To make this layout today I have used a free sketch by Debbie Sanders #5

Thanks again and see you soon.


List of supply's
Gather At Home Cardstock Stickers 

Friday, July 8, 2022

Mod Pizza


Today I am sharing a layout I have made for using photos taken on my recent holiday with family in USA.

Today I have used papers & embellishments from the 49andmarket Spectrum Sherbet collection (a full list below), along with bits from my stash.

I started with the painted foundation-washed paper and marked out a circle along with wedges and hand stitched using pastel coloured threads. I didn't bother going through the centre as I knew the photos would cover them.

I used a couple of sheets from the Sherbet 6x8 collection to make the additional wedges and I decided to stitch through them too. That is a photo of the actual menu available and the MOD logo.

I used a few ephemera pieces and laser cuts throughout the layout. I can tell you these two packs are amazing and if you can stretch to it buy them both.

I put foam pads under the wings of the wedges to give dimensions. All edges are distressed.

The happy little moments can be found in the laser cut pack along with the ripped note pad piece.

This little cluster is made up from the ephemera pack but the stamp is a laser cut.

I always like to put hand written journaling on my layouts and this tells of my visit to the takeaway.

To finish off I added sequins and a few perspextives about the layout. Thanks for stopping by today I hope I have been able to inspire you to try a different style on your layout.
Don't forget to drop in to to see all the lovely collections Janine carries, all new products arriving weekly.


Here are the products used:
Spectrum Sherbet 6x8 collection pack - Sherbet

Monday, July 4, 2022

Pike's Market.


Today I'd like to share this layout I have made for using beautiful papers from Maja Designs which can still be found in store.

A full list with links can be found below. But first I chose 3 papers which I liked and this time I decided to give it a wide boarder. Then the centre was cut at 10 inch sq and I gave it a blue mat. Edges were distressed and then I took the tapestry stencil and inked through with peacock feathers.

This next photo shows I have cut out 3 tags from the paper and tucked it under the main photo.

I had to retain the text on the bottom of the Don't Worry page because it fit so well with my vacation.

This shows one of the entrances to the market and the date I went. The little Be Grateful is off one of the manufacturers strips. All papers in this collection come with an excellent array of sentiments and all useful.

I added a few Nuvo drops around the page.

Here you can see the stencilling a little. Don't worry if you do it and most gets covered as it's all about layering. I've also added a snippet of text to both 4x4 photos.

I used a die to cut a couple of starfish but only used the blue one, I also cut 3 tiny ones too. I grabbed a couple of sea shells from the Beached collection to fill that bottom corner.

Thanks for stopping in today. Don't forget you can still get the collection in store or online at


List of products used: