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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Merry Xmas

Merry Xmas!
Hi and welcome to my second layout for our Xmas in July month...

I have had a lot of fun with this Layout of my two boys enjoying Jobe's kindergarten Xmas breakup..
I have worked with the Prima "Sweet Peppermint' paper range.. This is such a great paper to scrap all of those Xmas photo's I'm sure we all have laying around waiting to scrap..
Jo has this paper pad available for sale, along with all of the other products that I have used on my Layout!

For my Layout I have layered some of the patterned paper and added some of the sticker sheet embellishments. My silver string balls are from Kaisercraft as well as the Beautiful Memory die-cut down the bottom of the page..

My title "We wish you a Merry Xmas" is also from the sticker sheet...

To finish off my Layout I have added some doodling around the border as well as some Xmas coloured brads and then some splatters and a few sprays of the Colour Blast colour spray in Love as well as adding some stamping with a few little Christmas stamps from my stash.

Are you interested in a weekend away scrapbooking with friends we are now taking bookings for our spring retreat, it's sure to be a great weekend! All of the details are on the blog and our Scrapbookit Facebook page or can you email jo at  We often have lots of layouts from our lovely followers and the design team so if you haven't followed our Facebook page hop on over and check it out!

I hope you have enjoyed my Xmas in July Layout and I look forward to seeing what you all come up with for this month's challenge. We already have some excellent entries..
Happy Scrapping Jane xx

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Little Moments Big Memories

Good Morning Everyone!

Welcome to my next instalment for this month...

Have you seen our challenge for this month? Who doesn't love a Christmas layout?
Our challenge is all about Christmas in July.
Here are the requirements:

1. Follow the gorgeous sketch by Susan Stringfellow
2. Your project must have the Christmas theme
3. You must follow the Letter Challenge component...include 3 elements in your project that start with the letter C (could be a title, colour, product, technique etc)

For my second project this month I have followed the sketch but have turned it to cater for my portrait photo and have taken out a few features. It has a Christmas theme.
I haven't really followed the letter C challenge at all...but could cover it off at a push.

I was very excited this month to have a little play with the Colour Blast Colour Spray that I got in my kit. I truly think that my whole layout is centred around this one product.

Here is the layout that I have created...

I started with the Colour Blast Colour Spray - Coffee. It leaves a gorgeous covering on the cardstock when spraying from a distance. The larger dots are where I took the lid off and splattered the liquid around. I also used the spray using the stick attached to the nozzle and spreading it along the edges.

I also enjoyed using the gorgeous 'Encore! Ultimate Metallic Gold Ink' I used this to ink the edges of the cardstock (over the Colour Spray), on the edges of the patterned papers and on my embellishments.

Here is a close up of the little cluster of embellishments that I added to my layout. Two cute little chipboard hearts, a gorgeous wire star and some cream twine. 

I have used the Kaisercraft Decorative Die words 'Little Moments' for my title. I die cut it from a piece of card and then inked the words with the Encore ink.

I have also used the Encore ink to ink the Scrap FX -String of Arrows chippie.

It has been a while since I have used brads on a project. Just love these white ones!
They just finished off this part of the project.

How gorgeous is the 'Prima - Sweet Peppermint' paper collection?
I just love the colours in the range. So easy to use.

All of these products are available at Scrapbookit - 

Don't forget that we would love to see your take on this months challenge. Be sure to post your entry on Facebook, add it to the Inlinkz link on our blog or email it to Jo at

Finally, have you heard that our next retreat is coming around very very quickly???
September 29 - October 1 in Bright.
For more information make contact with Jo ( - you won't regret it!

Looking forward to checking out your entries to our challenge!

x Mel

Monday, July 10, 2017


Good Morning,

As the sun tries to come out this morning after some very wet days for the first week of our school holidays, I'm here to share my take on this month's challenge that Mel has set for us.

This month the DT are all using the same paper range Prima 'Sweet Peppermint' from the 12x12 paper pad.
Although we are all doing the same challenge it's wonderful to see the different way we interperet it.
I have had this photo of my grandaughters for a couple of years and thought this was the perfect range to scrap them.

So I have followed the sketch (well I hope you can see that :) ) and of course it's christmas themed. For my letter C elements I have used chipboard for my title from WOW and hinges and I also have used a new product to the store from Creative Expessions, 'Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powder' Ancient Copper. This is a dry Mica powder that I have added  to area's that I have sprayed with water. It gives a great shimmer but also a marble effect.

I have used the Prima art alchemy acrylic paint 'Royal Red' to create my circle and paint all my chipboard, I have also added lots of the Metallic Gilding wax 'Vintage Berry to my page.

I hope you get inspired to get some of those christmas photos scrapped this month, our challenge ends on July 30th and you could receive a great prize pack just for sharing your passion.
You can email your entry to, add it to our Inlinkz tab on the side bar or you can even add it to our Facebook page.

For those that are on holidays enjoy, until next time
Happy Scrapping
Jo Caird

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Christmas Day!

Christmas in July!

Welcome to my first Xmas in July post. I have had a lot of fun playing with the beautiful Prima 'Sweet Peppermint' paper range. It has been so good to get some of the Xmas photo's out to scrap.

To start off my layout I have used some Kaisercraft cardstock and applied some White Gesso randomly over the middle off the page, I have then added some Colour Blast Colour Spray in Love and some of the Lindy's stamp gang, Starburst in the Poinsettia Red Gold, I have applied this onto the page using the packaging technique.
I decided I wanted to use this picture of the Xmas table all set up nicely as I was so proud of the way I had made all of the table centres and had the table looking all nice and pretty ready for our Xmas dinner.

I have followed Mel's great sketch and added the criteria which was the letter C Challenge. I have used the letter C for my Christmas Day heading, I have used Colour Blast products and I have the colour Cream in my layout.

My Christmas Day Title I have used some of the Spellbinders- A Gilded Life foil pack and put it through my Sizzix machine with some Kaisercraft alphabet dies, I love the effect it has given to my page and will be using this technique a lot more with the other various colours in the pack.

I have inked around the edges of my papers with some Encore silver ink and I have also used some of this in my background with a small Christmas themed stamp.
The photo I have used is two 6x4 and simply just cut them in half then backed them with some red cardstock and then some red tissue paper.
The little cluster of Christmas Embellishments on the right hand side, I have fussy cut out of several different pieces of the patterned paper.

The little wooden arrows were from my stash and I have added a coat of Metallic Gilding wax in Frosted Aqua and then added some Glossy Accents over the top to make them nice and shiny.
I have also made some of my own embellishments using some nice Aqua sparkly paper then punching some small round circles with a hole punch and then adding a layer of Glossy Accents over the top. I have made my circle using some Twine and ribbon that I actually used on the Xmas day tables.

I hope you have enjoyed my Xmas in July Layout I look forward to seeing what you can all come up with.

Happy Scrapping
Jane xx 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Welcome to July!

Welcome to July and a brand new month and challenge here at Scrapbookit!
I am so excited for this months challenge and I hope you will be too!
So let's not waste any more time and hop to it...

Our challenge theme this month is...

1. Create a project following the 'Christmas' theme and include the following as part of your project...

2. Use the sketch (below). 
Thank you to Susan Stringfellow for allowing us to use her sketch for this challenge.

3. Letter Challenge
*Include 3 elements in your project that start with the letter C....this could be a product, the title, colour, technique etc.

Here is what I came up with...

As you can see my project is a Christmas themed layout, I have used the sketch (my layout is pretty true to the sketch) and my 3 elements beginning with C are: my title starts with C - Christmas Memories; I have used many ColourBlast Products and I have used the colour Cream!

I started with a piece of kraft cardstock and decided to create a mixed media background. I made a mess...but a very pretty one! It was lots of fun!

As you may be aware my favourite product at the moment is Colour Blast. I love all of the products but particularly I adore the Colour Shimmer Cube - Watercolours!
Onto the kraft cardstock I added some of the Bling Colour Shimmer Cube - Watercolour. You can't really see this gorgeous colour in the photo.

Then I added some of the Colour Blast - Fire Engine Colour Paste in random places around the background.

To make the cream coloured Gesso I added in some skin tone acrylic paint to my heavy gesso. After drying the colour paste I added the gesso in random places around the background.

I then altered some of the Colour Blast Colour Pastes - Fire Engine and Envy with some heavy gesso to lighten them. I used the Kaisercraft Mini Designer Template - Rising Bubbles and these colours to add some dimension into the background. Once dry I spread some Metallic Gilding Wax - Golden Light and Vintage Berry over the bubbles.

Once dry, I used some Grey Flannel Versamark ink and the Kaisercraft Clear Stamp - Music Script and randomly stamped in the background. I finished the background off with some of the gorgeous Fire Engine Colour Shimmer Cube - Watercolour to add some 'bling' to the background.

Now it was time to add some papers and other collectables to create and finalise the layout. I have been lucky this month to have used the 'Prima - Sweet Peppermint' Paper Collection. It is such a gorgeous range for all those Christmas photos! I have inked all the papers with a Encore! Gold Ultimate Metallic Ink.

I have created a circular shape using cream twine and have embellished using some of the collectables included with the paper collection, cream cotton, a gold wire star and some cream ribbon.

I used the Tim Holtz template - Arrows to create the arrows on this layout. For the colour I added some ColourBlast Shimmer Dust - Candy and the Fire Engine ColourBlast Colour Paste.

To enter our monthly challenge and have a chance of winning a gift pack, you can...
1. Enter your project on our Facebook page;
2. Send an email to Jo (
3. Link your project in the sidebar using the Inlinkz linkup.

Entries are due by...July 31st, 2017.

We can't wait for you to bring a little Christmas to our challenge!!
Mel x

Sunday, June 25, 2017


Good Morning!

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend and fitting in some scrapbooking time.

I'm back with another layout using the Photo Play Little girl 6x6 paper pad.

This photo is of myself and my daughter Rahni when she was only 1 week old.

I have used all of the different pages in the 6x6 paper pad and cut them into cute little squares, which I have then filled the page with. Once I have them all stuck down I have randomly added some Colour Blast Paste in Blush through a Kaisercraft heart stencil. I have also punched a few heart shapes with my little fiskars heart punch.

Along the right hand side of my photo I have fussy cut some of the flowers and butterfly's out of the cocoa vanilla paper range, I found these matched nicely and just added a bit more colour to my page.
The little wooden hearts I have embossed with some Colour Blast embossing powder in the Envy and the Blush I have also used the Envy Colour Blast embossing powder on the Sweetness Chipboard.

To finish off my Layout I have gone around the edges with some of the Metallic Gilding Wax in Frosted Aqua.
I hope you have enjoyed my second layout for the month and I look forward to seeing what you all come up with for this month's challenge.

Happy Scrapping
Jane xx

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

I Love You

Hello everyone!

I am here on the blog today and have a layout to share with you. On a cold winter's night like tonight be sure to grab a cuppa, sit down, relax and check out today's project.

I have continued to follow Jo's Challenge for this layout.

*Use 6x6 papers
*Include Geometric Shapes
*Use Chipboard

That is all you need to include on your project to enter this month's challenge so be sure to get your skates on and get your layout completed and entered for this month.

Here is what I have come up with...
(Apologies for any glare/reflection and any shadowing on the photos)

For this layout I have used the gorgeous Photo Play 6x6 paper pad "About A Little Boy" - such a gorgeous paper pad and just perfect for all of those baby and little boy photos.

My background is Kraft Cardstock. I have randomly spread some Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint - Opal Magic Blue Gold around. Then I splattered the background with Kaiser Mists in the colours Orange, Yellow, Turquoise and Coffee.

I added some Colour Blast Colour Paste 'Dusty Charcoal' through the 6x6 Kaisercraft template, Criss Cross. I stamped using the Clear Stamp - Wood Panel using some white ink. 

This time I haven't used whole 6x6 paper sheets. I have trimmed them and used them in smaller pieces. I also used this paper to create some triangles as embellishments.

Again, as per last post, I have used little saying/journal cards to add a sentiment to my layout.
I have added a heart form Charms Creations - Heavenly Hearts. I had this in my stash. I also had some very cute little chipboard hearts. I have just covered them in white ink.

I finished off with the 'I Love You' Kaisercraft Clear Sticker from the Love collection...again from my stash.

Hope you have enjoyed my post and I have inspired you to get crafty!
Don't forget to enter our monthly challenge for your chance to win!

Until next time,