Friday, 31 August 2012

1 day left!

Just 1 day left before I reveal the fab new prize draw giveaway here on The Scrapbook Garden blog.  I thought everyone would like a bit of cheering up after the Summer (!!!) holidays and the change in seasons before that inevitable countdown to (dare I say it?) ... Christmas.

I believe that there will be something for cardmakers and scrapbookers in the fab new prize draw ... revealed tomorrow!  To be in with a chance of winning you must be a follower of The Scrapbook Garden blog and follow the rules of entry.  Nothing more ... nothing less!

See you tomorrow ... and good luck!

Thursday, 30 August 2012

2 days and counting!

Not long now and the excitement is building!  Only 2 days to go before the big reveal on what will be a fab prize giveaway on The Scrapbook Garden blog.

September brings the start of a new season, so I thought I would bring a fantastic free giveaway for all followers of The Scrapbook Garden blog to enter.  The rules of entry will be revealed along with the fabulous prize on Saturday 1st September.  Remember to register your interest by becoming a follower now!

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

3 days to go!

Only 3 days to go before I reveal the brand new giveaway for The Scrapbook Garden blog.  September is the beginning of Autumn, the children are back to school, Christmas is the next big holiday on the horizon (apart from Halloween and Bonfire Night) ... so plenty to plan for in the coming months.

To help get the Autumn off to a flying start I thought I would give away a prize that cardmakers and scrapbookers alike would be ecstatic to receive.

To be in with a chance of winning the prize ... you must be a follower of my blog and your details must appear on the blog page under 'followers' for you to qualify.  Further details on the rules of entry will be displayed on the blog once the prize is announced.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Countdown has begun!

The countdown has begun to a fabulous new giveaway ... starting on Saturday 1st September!

Only 4 days to go before the fabulous new giveaway is revealed!  To enter into the brand new prize draw giveaway you must be a member of The Scrapbook Garden blog.  You can join today by adding your details as a follower ... that way you will be entered into the draw each time you leave a comment.  There are rules of entry that will be displayed on the blog when the new giveaway is revealed.

It's worth waiting for!

Friday, 24 August 2012

Special Place

This is another layout I have created for the scrapbook day tomorrow using the fabulous Carta Bella 'Beautiful Moments' collection kit.  The kit contains nine 12x12 double-sided textured papers, a 12x12 Alphabet Sticker Sheet and a 12x12 Element Sticker Sheet.

I used Bazzill French Vanilla for the base of this layout and added some layered Bazzill Die-cut flowers fastened with a pearl brad.  The swirls I made using a template and a pack of pearls.  The journal card is made from one of the Element Stickers.  All other stickers are from the Element Sheet and the title is made from the Alphabet Sticker Sheet.

I have also made a 6x6 mini chipboard album from the kit and there is still enough left over to make at least another 1 or 2 layouts.  Great value for money!

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Sailing the Greek Islands

For the scrapbook day (this Saturday) I have created two layouts using the fabulous Carta Bella 'Beautiful Moments' collection kit.  The ladies who are attending on Saturday will be creating layouts and making a 6x6 mini album using these gorgeous patterned papers, element stickers and alphabet stickers that are included in the kit.  This is the reveal of the first of two layouts:

I used the patterned papers, element stickers and alphabet stickers from the kit along with some paper flowers and brads from my own stash.  I added swirls using a template and an ink blending tool and ink, to which I added some black gems.

The title is made from stickers from the alphabet sheet included in the kit and My Mind's Eye chipboard alphabets.

Not long to go now ladies - see you all on Saturday!

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

New products update

Brand new in today: Bazzill Glitter Tape, Bazzill Believe 12x12 patterned papers and 6x6 paper packs.  Also new in is the fab Glitz Design Cashmere Dame 12x12 patterned papers and these fab SIIC (say it in crystals) self-adhesive embellishments from Prima:

SIIC Border - Craftsman

18 piece Crystals pack

There is also FREE POSTAGE (when you spend £15.00 or more) in the shop until Bank Holiday Monday (27th August).  The offer includes Bank Holiday Monday and is only available to UK addresses only.

Remember to use the coupon code: AUG2012 when you check-out to receive your FREE POSTAGE.  Happy shopping!

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Bazzill Glitter Tape

Bazzill have brought out some fab new Glitter Tape in glorious festive colours!  I will have them in stock (hopefully this week) in the following colours:

Bazzill Glitter Tape - Red

Bazzill Glitter Tape - Green

Bazzill Glitter Tape - Silver

I will post further when these come into stock.  I know a lot of crafters have already started their Christmas card making and this tape is ideal for that finishing touch!

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Ross Papercraft @ Nissan, Sunderland

Thank you to all you lovely crafters for making the Ross Papercraft Show such a success (we couldn't do it without you).  It was lovely to meet new and returning customers.  See you all again in September at Rainton Meadows Arena, Houghton Le Spring.

Next show date (that I will be attending) is Sunday 23rd September - see you there!

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Crafty Individuals Rubber Stamps

Another selection of Rubber Stamps from Crafty Individuals that are in stock now!

CI-231 Butterflies

CI-248 Birds/Branches

CI-329 Bird Cages & Birds

Leave a comment to say you have passed by this way.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

The Swing

I created this layout using the fab new Studio Calico patterned papers from the Heyday range.  I used Heyday 'Ethereal' for the base (which I gutted out the centre), layered this up with 'Playful' (gutted centre again) and finished with Bazzill Kraft Cardstock.

I used Dew, Ethereal and Playful to create the layered background for the photograph, to which I added a couple of paper flowers and some buttons from my stash.  The title is a mix of Cosmo Cricket Tiny Alphas and American Crafts Felt Thickers.

Please leave a comment to say that you have passed by this way.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Fabulous Companions!

I now stock the fab Crafty Individuals Rubber Stamps that co-ordinate with the equally fab Tando Creative chipboard Clocks just fabulously!

This one co-ordinates with the Cuckoo Clock Style chipboard Clock:

This one co-ordinates with the Printer Tray Style chipboard Clock:

This one co-ordinates with the Carriage Clock Style chipboard Clock:

I also have other Crafty Individuals Rubber Stamps in stock and will be adding more in the future.  Leave a comment to let me know that you have stopped by.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Ross Papercraft Show @ Nissan

I will be at the Ross Papercraft Show at Nissan, Sunderland on Sunday 19th August 2012.  The show is open from 10.00 a.m. until 3.00 p.m.

There is FREE PARKING, hot and cold refreshments available and most importantly of all a very warm welcome from all the stall holders.

Join us this Sunday for a day of inspiration, shopping and fun.  Don't forget that there is a prize draw every hour (from 11.00 a.m. - 2.00 p.m.), where you can win a £20 voucher to spend at the show.  Hope to see you there.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Products update

Prima Rondelle and Craftsman patterned papers are now in stock.  There are also co-ordinating products such as:

Prima: Craftsman Clear Stamp

Beautiful 'Say It In Crystals' (SIIC): 
Prima: Craftsman SIIC Swirls

 Prima: Rondelle SIIC Border

Check out the other lovelies that co-ordinate with these fab ranges at

Happy Shopping!

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Design Team: Flutter by Baby

Jaqi's second layout using this month's Design Kit of Graphic45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe patterned papers and Tim Holtz/Ranger Black Soot Marker.

Jaqi created the background for this layout using Bazzill Sugar Cream as the base and by using several different coloured inks (to match the butterfly colours) and some bubble wrap.  The corners are from Butterfly Specifics patterned paper, as are the cut-out butterflies. 

The Bird Cage is die-cut from the Bazzill Lagoon coloured cardstock, as is the title.  Further details on this layout can be found on Jaqi's blog at

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Design Team: Peggy and Pals

Jaqi's first creation this month using the Design Team Kit of Graphic45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe patterned papers Butterfly Specifics and Genuine Article, Bazzill Cardstock colours, Blackbird, Sugar Cream and Lagoon and Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress marker Pen in Black Soot.

Jaqi used Bazzill Blackbird as the base and layered this up with Genuine Article patterned paper overlaid with a mat of Butterfly Specifics patterned paper and Bazzill Sugar Cream Cardstock.

Using the Distress Marker, Jaqi added faux stitching around the photo mat as well as using it for the stamps (Jaqi's own).  The title is cut from the Bazzill Sugar Cream Cardstock.

Further details can be found on Jaqi's blog at

Another one of Jaqi's creations using this month's DT Kit will be featured on the blog tomorrow.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

(3) Serious Faces

Using the DT Kit for this month, I created this second layout after being inspired by a layout in July's edition of Scrap365 called 'As Good as a Monday gets' (Designer: Sian Fair):

I used Bazzill Sugar Cream as the base and layered this up with the outside edge of Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Butterfly Specifics as a frame.  I added a row of the butterflies to the top edge along with a lace border (made from Vintage Lace Die and Butterfly Specifics patterned paper (reverse side).

I made 3 banners and attached them to a length of ribbon (going behind the matted photograph).  The photo was matted onto Genuine Article patterned paper and I tucked an inked Dovecraft Paper Doily behind it before adhering to the layout.  I added some buttons and paper flower to the banners to give texture and extra colour. 

The butterfly was fussy cut from the Butterfly Specifics patterned paper and attached using double-sided tape to give dimension.  I created a rosette (using die) from the reverse of Genuine Article patterned paper and I added a button for the centre.  Ribbon, buttons and paper flower were all freebies from a craft magazine.

The title was made from My Mind's Eye Chipboard Alphas and Prima Tiny Alphas.  I added some rub-ons and journal strips to finish.

Jaqi's first layout will be posted here tomorrow, so look out for that!

Monday, 6 August 2012

Summer Time Dreamin

The Design Team Kit this month is using Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe patterned papers (Butterfly Specifics and Genuine Article), Bazzill Cardstock in colours Blackbird, Sugar Cream and Lagoon.  The technique this month was using Tim Holtz Distress Marker Pen in Black Soot.  This is one of 2 layouts I have created this month using the kit contents:

I used Bazzill Cardstock in Lagoon as the base (gutted out the middle), then layered this with the Blackbird Cardstock (gutted out the middle) and then finally the Sugar Cream Cardstock.  Before putting this all together, I used the Distress Marker Pen and a Crafter's Workshop Template (Mariposas) on the Sugar Cream Cardstock to create the background.

I added brads and spacers to the butterflies to give extra texture and colour to the layout.  I used a Dovecraft paper Doily (which I inked with Black Soot Ink Pad) behind the photograph.  I added some lace edging around two sides of the photograph and as a banner in the top right hand corner (used Vintage Lace Die and reverse of Genuine Article patterned paper).  I added a couple of paper flowers and a brad and spacer for the centre.  The title is made from My Mind's Eye chipboard Alphas and Prima Tiny Alphabet Stickers.

I will post the other layout tomorrow and Design Team Member Jaqi will be showcasing her 2 layouts later in the week.

Friday, 3 August 2012

Facebook Update!

Wow! yesterday I went from 67 to 94 on Facebook - thanks to everyone who clicked on the 'Like' button on my Facebook Page.  Thanks to everyone who shared the link - fabulous effort.

Up for grabs is the fab Prima Mask - someone has to win it. Hope to reach that magical 100 today!

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Winner of July Blog Candy!

The winner of the blog candy for July is:
Random numbers generated Aug 1 2012 at 8:49:24 by 

Congratulations April.  Please email me your postal address and I will send your prize within the next few days.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by this month and left a comment.