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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Deb Ball

Hi there everyone well what a busy crazy month this is turning into!

I always try to make a little time to scrap though no matter how busy it is! It's Great therapy:)

Even greater Therapy though is a few hours shopping at @

I have really Loved Jo's challenge this month, it really is easy to get a Layout done when you have all the guidelines done for you! So this month I got to work with the Ultimate crafts Ooh LaLa Collection..

I think this paper matches this photo of my mum and dad making their Deb perfectly..

The beautiful flowers I have used were all from Jo's shop, the love saying in the bottom corner was a chipboard that I painted with gesso then added some gold embossing powder. I love the look it gave, so shiny and bright.. The edges were all inked with tim holtz ink and I also used the embossing powder again with a stencil to get the circle and arrows..

Every item on this page was purchased from so if you haven't lately head on over to Jo's online shop and check out what goodies you can purchase for yourself for Xmas..

Here is a couple of close ups..

I will be back in a few more days to show you another exciting layout I have been working on!

Happy Scrapping Jane x

Sunday, December 4, 2016

And the Winner is ...........

Good Morning Everyone,
I hope you are enjoying your weekend, Sunday Mornings are the best!

Today I am here to announce the winner of Jane's November Challenge, Thankyou to all our entrants. It was a tough decision for our Design Team to make (sometimes I think putting the names in a hat would be easier :) )  but we have chosen this fun layout by:
Julie Jenner  

Congratulations Julie , I will get your prize pack out to you asap.
Today I would also like to share another layout I created at our last crop day with the Couture Creations 'In the Wild' range. I loved the feathers in the background paper and really wanted to scrap this photo of Mel and I at our Spring retreat.

Friendship really is all those little things you share.  I have tried to keep it simple (which is really hard for me) using the Scrap FX stencil and the Colour Blast 'Bling' paste, some Colour Blast shimmer dust and my chp board title.

Don't forget to grab some 'ME' time in this silly season and join in our December challenge, entries close on the 30th. You too could win a wonderful prize pack in the new year.

Happy Scrapping 


Thursday, December 1, 2016

December is here!!

Good Morning everyone and welcome to our last challenge for the year.

I know it's a busy time of the year but hey sometimes we just need to take some 'Me' time and spend some time creating. What better way than to join our challenge and you could be our lucky winner of a great prize pack.

This month I have set a fun challenge:
Your project must include the minimum of the following, 5 squares, 4 Buttons, 3 Flowers 2 Arrows and 1 Circle.

I have been creating with the Creative Concepts 'Wild and Free' range and I couldn't go past these photo's of my Grandaughters at their visit to the Zoo. 

To create my backgroud I have used a Kaiser stencil and mixed some Colour Crush 'Basil' with some gel medium to create my vine leaves. My title is a Heidi Swapp 'Minc' word, and my arrows are a Scrap FX chipboard pc. My buttons I made and added some twine for the jungle feel. The flowers are a mixture of Green Tara and Kaisercraft.

Here is another simpler layout I did using my Curio machine for cutting my title and a Kaisercraft Die for the vines.

I hope you come join us for this months challenge, entries can be uploaded in the side bar or yo can email me a picture Entries will close on December 30th.

Happy Scrapping


Monday, November 28, 2016

Morning Everyone!

I am back this morning, as promised, to share with you another layout using the gorgeous Simple Stories collection Sunshine & Happiness.
However, this layout has a masculine twist.

This collection is so adaptable to your subject. There are some wonderful double sided papers that are not gender or theme specific. I have had a go with these to create this layout of my boy and I.

I have used a variety of the different patterned papers as well as some washi tape to create this layout.
I have then used two different Kaiser templates, one with Colour Blast Embossing Powder - Dusty Charcoal and the other with Colour Blast Colour Paste - Sunshine and sprinkles of the Colour Blast Dusty Charcoal Embossing Powder.

I have also used a variety of stamps to add the 'grungy, masculine' touch.
My title and some of the embellishments have come from the sticker sheets that are part of the Sunshine & Happiness collection.

Here are some close ups...

I have finished off with some black elastic to create a circle feature to highlight my photo.

I love collections that allow you to be so versatile in your creations.
I hope that you have entered your project for this months challenge. Time is running out! Be sure to get it in by the end of the month.

Don't forget all of the products that I have used here and any seen this month can be purchased at Scrapbookit If you can't find what you need in the online store, be sure to email Jo to see if she can help you out.

Have a great end to the month.
Less than a month before Christmas!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

A Little More Sunshine & Happiness

Morning Everyone...

The weeks are flying by aren't they? It is such a busy time of the year for all of us. I hope that you are keeping your head above water at this busy time.

Before I share my projects with you I just wanted to say...

Congratulations to Jo!
This week she has become a Grandma (again) to a gorgeous little girl Zahli! She is just gorgeous Jo...we can't wait to see all of the layouts you create with the gorgeous photos of Zahli.

Well, much to my surprise I have had so much fun playing with the gorgeous Simple Stories collection 'Sunshine & Happiness.' All of that brightness, colour and PINK has given me much joy!
Not to mention the great sketch that Jane has chosen for us this month.

Don't forget to check the side panel and the Scrapbookit Gallery for the entries that we have received so far this month. If you haven't got yours in only have 7 days to get it get to it!

Here is another layout that I have created using my Simple Stories collection and the challenge sketch...'this makes my heart smile'

I really enjoyed creating this layout. I had challenged my self, secretly, to use some 'busier' papers especially as the background, rather than my regular cardstock background. Whilst this was a challenge...I am so pleased with the way this one turned out.

You may notice that I have spread a thin layer of gesso over the background to tone down the brightness of the paper. I did this so that my cluster of flowers and embellishments wouldn't get lost in the background.

I fussy cut flowers from the pattern paper and used some of the flowers from the sticker sheet to create the base for my embellishment cluster. I have added a gorgeous Burlap White Flower and some little flowers, hearts, a butterfly and a tag from the Cocoa Vanilla Love Always Bits and Pieces collection.

My title 'This makes my heart smile' has been created using the letters from the alpha sticker page from the Simple Stories collection. I have also added some little sayings from the sticker sheet as well.

Here are some close ups...

I finished off this layout adding some little sequins randomly around the page from the Cocoa Vanilla Love Always Bits and Pieces collection.

For a bit of fun and to use up some pieces from the Sunshine & Happiness collection I have created some very basic cards to brighten someone's day.

I have combined some more of the Cocoa Vanilla Love Always Bits and Pieces with the Sunshine & Happiness Simple Stories collection to create the card below...

How gorgeous is that flower? It is from the Flourish With a Bling - Elise, Silver embellishments.

 I hope that you have found something in what I have created to inspire you...

I will be back in a few days to share with you another layout I have created using this collection - but this time with a little masculine twist.

Happy Scrapping 

Friday, November 18, 2016

Ooh La La layout

Morning everyone ,

I'm back today to share another layout I have created using the Ooh La La range from Kaisercraft.

I have layered lots of the flowers from the Collectables and used the same  Kaisercraft die cut which I covered with the Colour Blast 'snow white' embossing powder. This gave it a great shimmer finish.

I also used the Collectables to create this 3D window on my page with this cute little bird sitting on the window sill. 

This range is available in the 12x12 pack or the 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 paper pad  and Collectable pkts all in store. 
I hope you have had a chance to get crafty and enter our challenge which closes on the 30th November. Send it via an email or load it via Inlinkz from your blog.

Happy Scrapping 

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Sunshine & Happiness

Hi Everyone,

How exciting has it been this month at Scrapbookit? A new DT member!!!!!

Welcome Jane! We are so excited to have you on our team!
Jane has started with a bang hasn't she??? The challenge and the layouts that she has posted this month have been amazing! I admire Jane's work and was so very lucky to sit with her at our last retreat in October...didn't get a lot done...totally in awe of how she matches papers and adds lots of little embellies, stickers and features to her pages. So, make sure you pop back in every month to check her projects out....very clever lady!

This month I have been playing with the bright but very gorgeous Simple Stories - Sunshine & Happiness collection. For those of you who know me well, Simple Stories is my fave! But this threw me for a little...I had to get my head around how bright it was.

Here is what I have come up with for the challenge where we needed to follow this sketch...

As I said I have used the gorgeous Simple Stories - Sunshine & Happiness paper collection.

Prior to beginning I used some of the very very gorgeous Colour Blast Paste in the Lipstick and the Sunshine colours as well as one of my Kaiser Templates to create some bubbly features and texture.
I also used some Kaiser Mists in Yellow and Turquoise. I took the stalk out of the bottle and flicked it over my page rather than spraying it.

I then added the papers. I have used three small photos from our trip to Disney World in 2015. I mounted them all on the same cardboard strip.

I added some journalling and some tags and stickers.

 The last thing I did was create a cluster of embellishments in the lower lefthand corner. For this, I used some stickers from the Sunshine & Happiness collection and a 2 Crafty Word Circle Set 2 chipboard piece which I have coloured.
To colour, I used the Colour Blast Paste - Sunshine. I then embossed the outer circles with the gorgeous Colour Blast Embossing Powder - Lipstick.

I'm really happy with how it all turned out in the end. All of these great products can be found online at Scrapbokit or by emailing Joanne (

Have you got your entry in yet for this months challenge??
Such a great one this month...all you need to do is create using the sketch.
Hope to see your entry on the blog really soon.

Hope you have a great weekend!
Be sure to pop back later this week to see some more DT inspiration.

Happy Scrapping!