Saturday, October 23, 2021



I'm sharing today a layout I have made to join in with the Facebook group for 49andmarket October Challenge and also the themadscrapperblog.

I have used supplies purchased at This online store has an amazing variety of papers, flowers, stamps etc by 49-and-market click the link and have a good time.

Here is the challenge sketch we had to follow. We could flip it to make it work for us but I chose to keep close to the original this time.

Today I have decided to make a Autumn theme page using this wonderful photograph which was shared on a group I belong to by my friend. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to use it.

Papers used today are as follows pomegranate by Bazzill and 49-and-market/vintage-artistry-in-the-leaves-autumnal. I used a stencil and inked through with distress-ink-pad-walnut-stainvintage-photo and fired-brick. Then I stitched using red metallic thread around the bottom right and just normal red up at the top left. I used a note pad style punch to the left side and then attached it to the Bazzill card.   


The photos were matted on to green and black cardstock and the main photo has cream stitching to the side. I added Jute ribbon and then I made a couple of tags using vintage-artistry-natural-collage-stack placing them on the right of the photos. I also added leaves and stamen from my stash .                                                                        

                                                                                                       Over here on the left of the photo I have used the beautiful new vintage-artistry-in-the-leaves-foliage these are amazing! I've lifted some and others not. I have also added more leaves cut from other papers in the collection and then flowers from 49andmarket which here are royal-posies-tomatoenchanted-petals-parchment and ginger-mini series

You will also see I have added other things to the layout. A mushroom, green gems, finnabair-melange-art-pebbles-clear which I coloured with reds and orange inks into gesso-white . I have also added 2 new to me products bramblefox perspectives. I just love that disc at the bottom right. I also tried a bit of splattering in gold and white and to finish black Nuvo Drops.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you like this and will join in with the challenge as well as a bit of shopping instore.

                                            Take Care


Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Birthday Wishes


Today I'm sharing a card I have made for the The Mad Scrapper blog using some beautiful papers by Cocoa-Vanilla-Studio. I am using a mix of papers from two collections.

It's a 7x7inch white card base, to which I added flat a piece of pretty-posies. Then I took a smaller piece of These Days from These-days-collection-kit and on top of that I added a smaller piece of Wall of Fame but the other side showing this pretty peach. I stitched around 2 corners and distressed the edges and added it to foam before attaching it to the card base.

Next I went to the Daydream-garden-variety paper and fussy cut out all the flowers and selecting some to add to the card front above and below the central banner. Here you can just see I placed some flat to the paper before adding others with foam pads.

I added a butterfly to the edge of the banner which I cut from Take-flight as you will see on that paper there are many to cut out! I also added a little glitter glue to its centre. 

Other items used on this card have been Black pearls and pearls which I have coloured with my alcohol pens to match in.

Thanks for stopping by today. Please leave a word or two so I know who has been. Also I hope you can checkout the online store over at you will be able to see the full collections I have used along with others from many different top brands available.

Take Care


Monday, October 11, 2021

Happy Halloween


Here I am today sharing this cute Halloween Hanger for themadscrapper blog, I'm using one of those inexpensive ply pumpkin shapes which I picked up in a bargain shop for a £1.

I'm using papers and flowers from Thirty-one Collection by Prima Marketing. 
Firstly I covered the stalk in black paint and then I tool the All-the-treats paper using the web side to cover the base. I sanded the edges once the glue was dry. Then I coloured some heavy-white-gesso with some gold acyclic paint and passed it through my finnabair-tapestry stencil in a few places.

Then I gathered some other bits together that I thought I may use. As you can see I cut a few ghosts from the hocus-pocus paper, a few bats using the blush-glitter card and some black from my stash. Also I found some feathers, cheesecloth and those cute jack-o-lanterns by Dusty Attic.

I gesso'd the jack-o-lanterns, a witches hat charm and a tassel top and when dry I added baby pink paint. I painted the stalks with gold and black paint. The tassel I made using the Hocus Pocus paper and a die.
The two papers I have chosen to use on their reverse side have jouraling cards and that is where I cut the October 31st and the Black Cat Boo! from. There are other images which can be used just as easy on cards or even gift bags.

The next 3 photos show close ups of the finished project.
Here you can see the beautiful flowers and yes those gold beads are in the centres! You can also see the tassel I made too.

Here you can see the black cat card which I matted on to another journal card with another under that shows the golden web which itself was matted on to black glitter card. All edges were distressed before sticking down. There's the witches hat too.

Another close up of the flowers but you can also see the pink and white pompoms I added as well as the pink flower gems and a few pink glitter glue drops. Other items used today were Nuvo Drops in white and black and some bakers twine too.

Thanks for stopping by today. I do hope you can spend some time and check out this collection along with many others instore or online at

Till next time, take care.


Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Beach Hair.....Don't Care!

 Hello There!

Today I'm sharing a layout for the mad scrapper blog and it's a fun one. Recently Janine sponsored a prize in the birthday hop over at peartreecutfiles blog so I popped over there and purchased a couple. This one caught my eye as I had just the photo in mind to use!

As you can see I was looking less than glamorous with my windswept hair do Lol.

To make the base I first chose papers from 49andmarket and Maja Designs

I trimmed the Windward bound paper to 11 1/2square and distressed the edges. Then I gutted the tropical-orchid before adding the windward to it. You can see that the edges of the sails have a pink to them which is why I chose the orchid as the base.

This is the cutfile which comes to you in white or black as you can see I chose white and then I took the hair & care and coloured them slightly with fired-brick distress ink and the beach and don't I touched the top with peacock-feathers distress ink to make them pop off the page.

Ooh here's a look at my hair 😱 
I have used pieces of  vintage-artistry-beached-ephemera-bits and beached-journal-cards by 49andmarket about this layout. I even used the packaging from the ephemera as a mat under the photo! The photo was lifted on foam to enable me to tuck under the couple of tags.
In this next photo you can see I made a little cluster for the top left, you can also see a few sequins by spiegelmomscraps from the balloon festival range & glossy accents that I have dotted about.

This next photo shows a little cluster I placed at the bottom of the page to correspond with what was printed on the paper. A couple I have lifted on foam.

This last photo shows the ship and text also printed on the paper. I bought the paper because my husband loves everything to do with the sport. I didn't quite know what I would do with it but hey we all do that don't we lol.

Thanks for stopping by again. Please leave a word or two so I know who's been. Also pop over to themadscrapper online shop that's if you can't make it to the store itself, Janine has lots and lots of beautiful papers etc to satisfy your requirements for almost any theme you have in mind. Plenty other beach style papers including the full selection of 49-and-market/beach collection.

Till next time, take care.


Saturday, September 25, 2021

Happy 60th

 Hello There,

Today I am sharing a birthday card I have recently made for my own sisters 60th birthday. 

For this I have used papers from maja-designs Tropical Garden Collection. 3 in total but the one missing from the photo below is called cockatoo and that is the main focus on the card. This beautiful image cried out to be placed on a card.

There are 17 papers in the full collection including 5 self coloured as is the green one above.

I started off making my 7x7 card blank and adding to that a slightly smaller patterned paper which I first stitched the bottom right using a green thread and then distressed the edges. Then I added the Cockatoo paper to the green paper but not before stitching the top and left side using a mixture of the green and purple threads. I distressed the edges again and added it to the card using foam pads.

I took 49-and-market enchanted-petals-ballet-slipper and parchment along with cherry-blossoms by Green Tara and 1cm-rose-white and made a little collection for the top left.

I placed down a little cheesecloth and tucked in some leaves I cut from the green using both sides as one is lighter than the other.

Using my Cricut I cut out a 60 from the papers and added those the 6 being lifted on foam pads. Other things used are citrus gems, and a Happy Birthday stamp which I added to the papers too.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope I have given you an idea for using these beautiful papers, do checkout the themadscrapper for more papers and crafty items it's bursting at the seams.


Monday, September 20, 2021



Here I am sharing another project I have made for This time it is a layout of a recent visit to Oxford. 

We have been enjoying the TV series Endeavour (one of my favourite shows that I can watch time and time again) over the past weeks and as our son was away we took a drive out there. Not been for some time and we were pleasantly surprised by the new shopping centre that had sprung up but we were there for a nice walk along the river taking in the sites of the spires of the colleges which this photo in the layout shows.

For this layout I have used vintage-artistry-hike-more-boscage and vintage-artistry-anywhere-journal-cards but the blue side.

But don't worry I gutted the centre out of it before adding the cut down to 11inch Boscage to it. I also inked the edges of everything using vintage-photo distress ink before adding.  Then I took vintage-artistry-hike-more-journal-cards and made a little cluster for the top left area.

I recently purchased a EK punch which gives that notebook style edge and you can see it in action here on the Notes piece and a little bit of blue.
The photo was matted on to a 49-and-market/vintage-artistry-essentials-4-6-file-frame-set and then on to some Hessian and lifted up by placing a bit of cardboard underneath and then stuck down.

Then I took lots and lots of 49andMarket flowers and leaves and made 2 clusters to go at the top and bottom right of the photo.

Here are the flowers listed royal-spray-ocean-jaderoyal-posies-ocean-jadeenchanted-petals-parchment and green-tara/mini-flowers/cream I also added a big daisy from my stash along with a jade wax thread bow. You can also see a little touch of cream lace added to bottom and the right side of the photo.

On this next photo you can see the little cluster I made up and also 1 of 3 butterflies/moths I stamped out using mowed-lawn and vintage-photo cutting them out and adding them with foam pads. The bicycle had to be added because there were soooo many around us not only on the roads but along the river too.

You can see I added my journaling to the strip and tucked a off cut with the underside showing. I dotted about some newly acquired sequins from Spiegelmom along with gems by kaisercraft mine are yellow/green but there are others in store.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope I have given you a little inspiration for use of these fabulous papers. The full selection along with rub-ons, stamps and stickers can be found in store or online at .


Tuesday, August 31, 2021


 Hello again!

Today I'm sharing a new layout for called Together. It shows a photo of myself and two sisters on the pier at Llandudno this last July. As we all live miles away from each other we hardly ever meet up so this photo means a lot to me.

So we start by choosing our papers from the amazing selection found in store or online at themadscrapper . Today I chose chiffon/canvas by Bazzill, vintage-artistry-beached-palm, and a page I took out of vintage-artistry-butter-collection. There are a couple of single sheets available if you don't want the full collection but then who wouldn't!

I started with the plain yellow sheet and removed a 10cm circle from the centre, distressed the edges and popped my photo behind, I did stick a A4 sheet of paper behind just to keep it safely in place.

Then I took the palm paper cutting it to 11 3/4inch square and used a punch around 2 sides but it took off too much so I had to square it off again!! From the centre I cut a 11cm circle and distressed the edges. Then on the 2 sides I didn't punch I stitched using lemon and lime embroidery thread. I attached it to the yellow using tacky glue as I needed wiggle time to get the cut-out right. I do turn the paper.

Now I take the paper called Garden Notes which has a very pale flower on it. Trimming it down to 10 1/4inch square I cut out of the centre a 12cm circle. I decided to take a stencil from my stash which has flowers on it and inked through it using 2 blue and one green Distress inks. As you can see I stitched again and also tore in 3 places tucking behind paper which is the other side of the palm paper which has summer definitions on it. I also took 2 pieces of Geometric-panel by Dusty Attic which I embossed in white with a few bits of brown, I thought it matched the railings behind us.

The next group of photo's show close ups of all the flowers etc I have added to the layout. Here are the links Enchanted-petals-parchmentFlower-mini-series-01-cobaltRoyal-posies-ocean-jadeRoyal-spray-ocean-jadeMini-flowers-bright-blue. I also cut a few leaves from the palm paper and popped them under the flowers as well as some spare stamens.

The title is cut from the info strip and added to some yellow, I've also used a tab from vintage-artistry-beached-ephemera-bits and a butterfly from simple-vintage-cottage-fields-hello-happy which I lifted on foam before adding glitter glue down its body.

My 2 sisters Jayne, Me and Beverley 💖💖💖

To finish off I have I added this this layer to thin cardboard before attaching it to the palm paper, it makes it nice and sturdy with all its additions. I added Nuvo drops in yellow, lime green and black to finish.

Thanks for stopping by today, do call in at the shop be it Online or at the "bricks and mortar" to see all these beautiful things and then many more too. Leave a word so I know who's stopped by. Till next time take care.