Monday, 31 January 2011

BLOG CANDY - question 9

TODAY'S QUESTION: How much would you pay for a 12" x 12" Dovecraft Paper Trimmer at The Scrapbook Garden?

Answer in the comments box below please. FIRST PERSON to get the answer correct will be entered into the draw for the BLOG CANDY!

Sunday, 30 January 2011

BLOG CANDY - question 8

TODAY'S QUESTION: How many Jenni Bowlin Ink Pad colours do I stock at The Scrapbook Garden?

Answer in the comments box attached to this post please. Another question tomorrow.

Saturday, 29 January 2011

It's a dogs life!

My daughter has a Weineramer called Obi and she sent me a series of photographs she took whilst on a recent walk. I love this photo as it looks almost 3D with the berries on the bushes in the foreground, the dog drinking out of a puddle in the rock and hills in the background. It could almost be a painting and I thought I would share this with you. I am sure I can 'scrap' this when I find the right papers! TODAY'S QUESTION: In the gallery in The Scrapbook Garden shop I have images of two scrapbook layouts of this dog. What are the titles of these layouts?

FIRST PERSON to give me the correct answer to today's question will have their name entered into the draw for the BLOG CANDY.

Friday, 28 January 2011

BLOG CANDY - today's question

TODAY'S QUESTION: In The Scrapbook Garden shop what is the name of the manufacturer of the male and female sentiments toppers?

The person with the first correct answer of this question will be entered into the BLOG CANDY Draw.

Good Luck!

Thursday, 27 January 2011

'I Do' - layout using Love Nest papers

I have created this layout using Glitz Design 'Love Nest' patterned papers and again, used a wedding photograph to show how lovely these designs are. I started the layout using Bazzill Blackbird (12" x 12") as a base and cut a sheet of Bazzill Bling 'In the Pink' down to 11" x 11" and stuck this on top of the black cardstock. I cut two circles (using a small plate and saucer) from two patterned papers from the range. What was left over from the pink patterned paper - I cut a strip and matted this onto black card and stuck this to the black and pink card base. Before adding the circles - wrap a piece of Bazzill Tulle ribbon (Tink Pink) around the strip (of patterned paper and black card) and adhere at the back of the layout. Once the circles are in place, mat the photo onto a piece of patterned paper that is left (it will be slightly smaller but this is ok) and stick this down onto the layout.

The embellishment flower was cut from the patterned paper and the 'hearts' were cut on the Cricut (they are actually heart tags). I decided to 'sew' the hearts onto the page and I used some scrap ribbon I had in my stash and created little 'kisses' (cross stitches really!). The date embellishment is from Delish Designs menu cards (I have some in the shop) and I cut the centre out and matted it onto a circle of patterned paper. I used some liquid pearls in the centre of the flower embellishment and added 'I Do' in the form of glitter stickers.

TODAY'S QUESTION: What are the names of the two patterned papers I used from the Glitz Design Love Nest range?

Good Luck! and thank you for stopping by. I would love to have your comments on the layout as well!

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

BLOG CANDY question - Day 4

TODAY'S QUESTION: How much is the postage at The Scrapbook Garden if I ordered goods worth £40.25?

Please leave your answer in the comments box below - thank you and Good Luck!

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

A Wedding Invitation

This is a quick and simple card using the off-cuts of patterned paper left over from my previous two scrapbook layouts using the Glitz Design Hoopla range of papers. I used Bazzill Avalanche (white) Cardstock for the base of the card (6x6) then I matted the patterned paper onto Bazzill Blackbird Cardstock. Before you adhere it to the white card, wrap a length of Bazzill Raven Tulle around the matted paper and card and tie in a knot at the front as shown. Place a paper flower with a brad for the centre over the knotted ribbon and secure through the matted paper and card. Stick to the front of the white card and add your sentiments. I used Safmat to make my sentiments then it was matted onto white and then black card.

TODAY'S QUESTION: What is the name of the patterned paper (from Glitz Design Hoopla range) that I have used in the above card called? How much does it cost for a sheet of this paper at The Scrapbook Garden shop?

Please note that ONLY the FIRST PERSON to get this answer correct in the comments box attached to this post will be entered into the draw. Good Luck!

Monday, 24 January 2011

BLOG CANDY question - Day 2

Good morning! Today the question requires 2 answers - the first person to give me the CORRECT answer to both parts - in the correct comments box please, will have their name added to the draw list (see bottom of page).

TODAY'S QUESTION: How much is the 6x12 grungepaper at The Scrapbook Garden? How many sheets in a pack?

Good Luck for today!

Sunday, 23 January 2011

First Blog Candy of 2011

This is the first BLOG CANDY of 2011. I was so impressed with the beautiful colours of this Glitz Design range that I decided to make this the focal point of the BLOG CANDY. The complete list of this giveaway is as follows:

Glitz Design Hoopla range patterned papers: Floral, Frames, Polka, Pipework, Zebra, Cake.
Glitz Design: Hoopla Cake Stamp
Bazzill: Petite Pearls (brads)
Petaloo: Color me crazy Flower Medley
ZVA: Mr & Mrs Crystal Embellishment

I have put together this combination so that the winner can co-ordinate their scrapbook layouts, cards or any other papercraft project.

HOW TO WIN: this BLOG CANDY giveaway will be open until the end of February 2011 and to be in with a chance of winning this is what you have to do -

Every day I will ask a question - the answer can be found by going into The Scrapbook Garden website shop (you do not have to have an account to do this). When you have found the answer - please leave your reply in the comments box (on this blog) for that day. The FIRST PERSON on that day to answer correctly by leaving their answer in the comments box will have their name entered into the draw. The draw will take place on 1st March 2011.

To make things fair (for those of you who go to work during the day) I will be leaving the question at different times of the day - so you will have to watch out for this!

TODAY'S QUESTION: How many different colours of Ranger Distress Crackle Paints do I stock in the shop?

Answer in the comments box below please. If you are not the first person to answer but you think the answer that is in the comments box is wrong - please leave your answer!

Good luck everyone!

Saturday, 22 January 2011

More loveliness on order!

Just thought I would share with you some more lovely patterned papers I have on order (delivery due in March) from Glitz Design. I don't think the images really do these papers justice! Judging by the ranges I have in stock at the moment (Hoopla and Love Nest) from this manufacturer - the 'real thing' is much better than the photo's. The above images from 'Afternoon Muse' are soft muted shades and remind me of summer - perfect for those lovely summer layouts!

This second range called 'Love Games' is centred around black, white and red colourways - luscious! I love these colours as they are so versatile.

Both ranges of the patterned papers will be available at The Scrapbook Garden (hopefully middle of March time).

For more 'sneak peeks' have a look at the Glitz Design blog link on right-hand side of page.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Another layout using those FAB Glitz Design papers!

Here is another layout using those fabulous patterned papers from the Hoopla range from Glitz Design. I chose another wedding theme for this layout - mainly because of the beautiful wedding cake already printed on the paper! Another thing I love about this range is the colours - they are delicious!!For this layout I used the aptly named Hoopla Cake and Hoopla Frames patterned papers from this range. I also used a sheet of Bazzill Blackbird card, some Bazzill Raven Tulle (I love this product!), a Delish Design journal card (mounted onto some Frames patterned paper and black card) and a lovely limey green brad (from my personal stash). I added my title (using Safmat again) and added the couple's name and month/year of the wedding.

I hope you like my efforts - please leave a comment to say you have been in the blog!

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Layout using Glitz Design Hoopla

I have been wanting to create something using the beautiful Hoopla patterned papers from Glitz Design for a while now but have not had any time to do so. I have used only 2 papers from this range (plus a sheet of Bazzill Blackbird) to make the following layout - very frugal of me! I used Hoopla Pipework for the base, Hoopla Floral for the gorgeous 'cut out' section to the left of the layout and the other side of this paper to mat the photo, along with the Bazzill card.

I have added some Bazzill Raven Tulle ribbon along the bottom of the layout as well as making a flower base for the Bazzill Bitty Blossoms (I used both the Neutrals and Garden Mix) to compliment the predominately black and white layout. I confess to using some bling (don't I always) in the form of glitter to the large flowers in the 'cut out' section. I used the colours Lime and Crystal in the glitter.

The title is made from Safmat (I absolutely LOVE this product!) - you can just make any titles, in any size, font or colour that you want (you need a computer as well) and it is almost undetectable once on the paper (it works better with patterned papers). The circle 'date stamp' is actually a journal card from Delish Designs (I cut out the circle and matted it onto some of the Hoopla Floral paper).

I have made another 'Wedding' layout using this paper range but I am waiting for a photo to add to it.

I have got the fabulous Love Nest range to try next - watch this space!

Sunday, 16 January 2011

More products added to half-price sale!

Just to let you know that I have added more lovely products to the half-price sale - now on at The Scrapbook Garden. The sale must end on 31st January 2011 - so if you want anything, please be quick!

Some lines will disappear from the shop after the sale to make way for new gorgeous stuff on order!

Pop in and have a look!

Friday, 14 January 2011

Prima sample page!

Thought you might want to see what those clever people at Prima Marketing have done with those beautiful Botanical patterned papers I showed yesterday! This layout is from their blog and it shows a beautiful layout created using the Botanical paper range and Gianna Botanical flowers. I can't wait to get my hands on these lovelies when they are delivered in February!

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Prima 2011 - sneak peeks

Prima have released sneak peeks of some of their 2011 CHA releases - and here is one for you to drool over. The Botanical range consists of beautiful patterned papers and matching embellishments - and of course FLOWERS! I have the patterned papers from the above collection on order (February) as well as the Essentials Flowers and two other lovely flower designs to tempt you. It is difficult when ordering new lines as there is always the temptation to order everything (if only!).

I will post another tempting treat from Prima tomorrow! In the meantime, if you cannot wait - log into their website blog for more details. Use the link on the right to get through.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

MAX Papercraft Show @ Nissan, Sunderland

Date for your diary: Sunday 27th February 2011 - the first MAX Papercraft Show of 2011 at Nissan, Sunderland.

Other proposed dates for this show are: Sunday 8th May, Sunday 18th September and Sunday 20th November 2011.

The Scrapbook Garden shop will be attending the MAX Papercraft Show in February - hope to see you there!

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Boldon Club January Layout # 2

This is the 2nd layout I have created using the Scrapaholix kit for January. The patterned papers from Cosmo Cricket are so diverse that I managed to make two 'school photo' layouts look completely different.On this layout I used the 'borders' and 'elements' sheets to create a more colourful layout. The red rosette embellishment in the lower right of the layout is in fact four of the circles cut from the patterned paper and decoupaged to look like a bought embellishment. I added a little bling (as I do) in the form of a pearl flower (taken from a larger pearl embellishment from yesterday's layout).

This technique actually makes you think outside the box so to speak and not to just use the borders and elements as they are but to think more closely what you can achieve with them by cutting into them and layering and decoupaging them. A nice, easy technique to start 2011 with!

Monday, 10 January 2011

Boldon Club January Layout # 1

Boldon Scrapaholix Club starts again tomorrow and this is the first of two layouts I have created using the kit, which consists of Cosmo Cricket patterned papers.The technique this month is using Elements and Borders from the same range as the patterned papers. To create this effect from the patterned paper, I gutted the middle and cut around the circles to create a frame. I matted the photo onto black card and the other patterned sheet, (which is double-sided) and placed 'within the cut out frame' to create the above effect. I added the word 'Tradition' cut from the border sheet and decoupaged some shapes and added them to the left hand side of the layout (adding some colour). I added a Prima Pearl element to add a bit of bling. The tag was cut from the Elements sheet to which I added a pearl brad and a little black bow.

I will post my other effort tomorrow.

Saturday, 8 January 2011

New Jenni Bowlin/Ranger Products

I have just uploaded some new products from Jenni Bowlin/Ranger into The Scrapbook Garden website shop. There is an offer on at the moment when you spend £15.00 or more on full-price Ranger products you will receive a FREE pack of Prima Craftable Flowers worth £3.99!

This offer will only last while stocks last!

Prima will be releasing their new product catalogue soon and I am sure it will be full of fabulous stuff - keep popping into the shop to have a look!

Friday, 7 January 2011

New Year - new start!

New Year - new Start! How many of you out there have made New Year resolutions and have broken them already? I try not to make them as I usually make ridiculously unattainable ones that don't get off the ground.

I hope everyone has settled back into the 'routine' of working life and have managed to get some crafting done?

I created these two layouts before Christmas but didn't have time to show them - so here they are.

These layouts were to demonstrate 'stamping' to class members. In the first one, I used (MME) So Sophie 'Botanical Blue' Patterned Paper and cut into the right hand corner of the paper (to overlap it onto my photo). I created a journal card using a Hero Arts 'Sparkle Clear Flower Frame' stamp and added some cobalt blue glitter (to add a bit of sparkle!). I also stamped a butterfly (on the patterned paper) and on a piece of card (I glittered that too).

For the second layout, I used what was left of the patterned paper sheet (this is an 8x8 layout) and stuck the two pieces together. The join was covered by the brown 'strip' on the manufacturers label at the bottom of the paper. I used the butterfly stamp on this page and added glitter as before.

Back to normal with the Boldon Scrapaholix Club - starts again next Tuesday - so will be posting the layouts for those soon.