Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Mad Scrappers Club: final look back

The final look back at what the Mad Scrappers Club got up to in 2014 with club kits from October and November.

In October we had some beautiful patterned papers from Kaisercraft 'Rustic Harmony' range, along with coordinating Kaisercraft Cardstock and a Kaiserfusion Marker Pen.

Brenda (one of our lovely club members), created this fab layout using this kit:

Our last Mad Scrappers Club of 2014 was in November and the kit contained patterned papers from Marion Smith Designs 'Romance Novel Chapter 2' range, as well as coordinating cardstock and Marion Smith Designs 'Arrow Charms': 

The lovely Julia (one of our Mad Scrappers) created this delightful layout using this kit:

I have shown some truly wonderful layouts over the past few days created by members of our Mad Scrappers Club.  We meet monthly from January - November each year.  We will be kicking off 2015 with another fabulous kit!

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Mad Scrappers Club: Looking back part 3

More today from our Mad Scrappers Club Kits and layouts during 2014.  Today I'm looking back at July, August and September.

The kit for July consisted of beautiful Bo Bunny 'Somewhere in Time' patterned papers, with coordinating cardstock and Prima Resin Frames:

Beryl, one of our lovely Mad Scrappers created this gorgeous layout:

The Mad Scrappers Club August Kit contained a Basic Grey 6x6 'Grand Bazaar' paper pad and coordinating cardstock:

There were loads of ideas on how to use this fab paper pad and Linda S. created this equally fab layout with her kit:

Finally for today our September Mad Scrappers Club Kit, which contained a Simple Stories 'Legacy' Basic Kit and Journaling Card Elements:

Linda L. (another of our lovely ladies) created this equally lovely layout using her kit:

Many thanks again ladies for sharing with us.  I will be back tomorrow with the final instalment for 2014.  See you then.

Monday, 29 December 2014

Mad Scrappers Club: Looking back part 2

Today I am looking back on the kits and some of the layouts that our Mad Scrappers Club members created during April-June 2014.

In April the Mad Scrappers Club Kit consisted of Bazzill Vintage Lace patterned papers with coordinating cardstock and a Tsukineko Shimmer Spritzer in Gold:

Anne G. (one of our Mad Scrappers) created this lovely layout using this kit:

Our Mad Scrappers Club May Kit consisted of some fabulous Graphic 45 'By the Sea' patterned papers with coordinating cardstock and a full sheet of 12x12 DCWV Burlap:

One of our Mad Scrappers - Sheila created this fabulous layout using this kit:

June was a fabulous month and the weather was glorious, so we scrapped with some gorgeous Carta Bella Summer Lovin' patterned papers, coordinating cardstock and a turquoise Viva D├ęcor Pearl Pen.

Today's final layout is by Karen S. who created this fab layout using June's Kit:

Thanks to all the ladies of the Mad Scrappers Club for allowing me to share these layouts with you.  I'll be back with July-September kits and layouts from the Mad Scrappers Club 2014.

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Mad Scrappers Club: A look back in 2014

It's nearing the end of 2014 (didn't this year whizz by?) and I thought I would look back on what the Mad Scrappers Club have achieved during this time.

We kicked off 2014 with a fabulous Mad Scrappers Club Kit, which consisted of Jenni Bowlin patterned papers, coordinating cardstock and a fab Sticker Sheet:

I created this layout using the contents of the kit:

In February the Mad Scrappers Kit contained My Mind's Eye 'Cupid's Arrow' patterned papers, coordinating cardstock and those gorgeous Chipboard Hearts:

Eileen (one of our Mad Scrappers Club members) created this fab layout using this kit:

March saw us create with some beautiful patterned papers from Prima 'Stationer's Desk' range, along with coordinating cardstock, Prima Lace Sticker and Prima Wire Thread:

Another one of our lovely Mad Scrappers (this time Anne D.) created this beautiful layout:

I'll be back tomorrow with a run down of the kits and layouts from April-June 2014.  See you then.

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Merry Christmas

Wishing you all a 'Very Merry Christmas'.  All we need now to make it perfect is .... some of the white stuff!

Have a good one!

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Kaisercraft: Sandy Toes

I now have the fab Kaisercraft 'Sandy Toes' paper pack in stock.

What's inside - well 12 sheets of double-sided patterned paper (two sheets each of six designs), plus a 12x12 coordinating Sticker Sheet:

Fabulous value at £9.99!  You can buy this paper pack HERE.  Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you are nearly all sorted now as the big day approaches?  Have a lovely day (don't stress TOO much).

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Another Challenge to enter over on the MME Blog:

If you can't find time before Christmas .... keep for another time. 

Only 1 week to go!!!!

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Prima: 2015 CHA Sneak Peeks

Creating Art with Finnabair!

Micro Beads, Glass Beads, Mica Powder, Glass Glitter - see more HERE:

Fabulous!  I will bring you more 'sneaky peeks' as and when I can!

Monday, 15 December 2014

Countdown to Christmas: 1/2 price Kaiserfusion Markers

This is the final 'Countdown to Christmas' Offer this year - 1/2 price Kaiserfusion Markers!

Permanent Marker
Alcohol based
Non-toxic when dry
Double ended bullet point and chisel nib
Ideal for colour blending, embellishment matching.  Kaiserfusion Markers can be used on metal, pearls, ribbon, rhinestones and much more.
You can now colour your pieces to match the tone and colour palette of your creations.  The smaller nib makes it ideal for regular journaling, marking and simple shading.  You can find them HERE.

Only selected colours available and at LIMITED stock.  Get yours while you can.  Happy shopping.

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Junque & Gems

I have managed to get my hands on some Marion Smith Designs 'Junque & Gems' at below what I normally would pay for them and I am passing on the reduction to my customers.

Here is a little peek at some of the items available:


Geared Up

Big Idea
There are a couple more - just have a peep HERE.  Happy shopping!  Have a lovely weekend.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Marion Smith Designs: sneaky peeks!

It's that time of year again when all the new 2015 products are starting to be revealed.  Here are a couple of 'sneaky peeks' from Marion Smith Designs:

Marion Smith Designs: Timekeeper

Marion Smith Designs: Junque Gypsy
I'll update you with more 'sneaky peeks' as and when I come across them.  Bye for now.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Kaisercraft: December Challenge

Another challenge for you to enter - this time from Kaisercraft.  This month's sketch is fabulous:

There is also a colour palette to consider:

You can use this sketch and colour palette to make a layout or card.  You must use 70% Kaisercraft product using the sketch as inspiration and be linked in a comment for the designated sketch blog post.  Full details can be found HERE.

The challenge is open Worldwide and there are two prizes up for grabs on this one - so worth a go!  Let me know if you decide to enter.  I think this is another layout that would be suitable for our Mad Scrappers Club January kit ladies - what do you think?

Monday, 8 December 2014

Countdown to Christmas: 1/2 price Tando Chipboard

This week's 'Countdown to Christmas' offer is 1/2 price on selected Tando Creative Chipboard products.  You can see the range of 1/2 price products HERE.

Tando Creative now have their own retail shop online and I must make room for more fabulous products that I have on order to be delivered in the New Year.  Here is a selection of what you can get for 1/2 price:

Bird House: was £6.00 - now £3.00

Chalk Board Fairy Castle: was £4.99 now £2.50

Chalk Board Train: was £4.99 now £2.50

Mini Snowmen: was £2.25 now £1.13
Lots more and all 1/2 price to clear.  Hope you get yourself a bargain as these are all LIMITED stock.  I only ship to UK addresses (sorry).  Happy shopping. 

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Prima BAP: December 2014

I haven't posted about the Prima BAP (Build a Page) for a while, so here is December's layout (created by Keren Tamir).

This layout is perfect for those wintery layouts with snowflakes floating down the page, with fabulous swirls and your favourite photograph as the centrepiece.

Here are Prima's rules of entry:

What: make a Prima based project based on the sketch (Must be 90% Prima).

When: post by the last day of the month (31st December 2014).

Where: HERE.

Let me know if you take up their challenge.  Thanks for stopping by today.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Ross Papercraft Shows 2015

These are the confirmed Ross Papercraft Show dates for 2015.

January 11th. Nissan Sports & Social Club. Washington Road, (A1290), Sunderland, SR5 3NS.

January 25th. Westfield Sports College, Eckington Road, Sothall, Sheffield South, S20 1HQ.

February 14th. Doncaster Racecourse, Leger Way, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN2 6B

April 12th. The Seaburn Centre, Whitburn Road, Seaburn, Tyne & Wear, SR6 8AA.

April 18th. Meadowbank Sports Centre, London Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH7 6AE.

April 26th. The Sports Centre @ K.C. Stadium, West Park, Walton Street, Hull, HU3 6GA.

May 10th. Cleethorpes Leisure Centre, Kingsway, Cleethorpes, DN35 0BY

May 17th. Ecclesfield School, Chapeltown Road, Ecclesfield, Sheffield North, S35 9WD,

June 28th. Rainton Meadows Arena, Mercantile Road, Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne & Wear, DH4 5PH.( latest date)

August 16th. Nissan Sports & Social Club, Washington Road, (A1290), Sunderland, SR5 3NS.

August 29th. Doncaster Racecourse, Leger Way, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN2 6BB.

September 19th. Meadowbank Sports Centre, London Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH7 6AE.

September 27th. The Seaburn Centre, Whitburn Road, Seaburn, Tyne & Wear, SR6 8AA. (CANCELLED, moved to Nov.)
November 1st. The Seaburn Centre, Whitburn Road, Seaburn, Tyne & Wear, SR6 8AA.

November 15th. Westfield Sports College, Eckington Road, Sothall, Sheffield South, S20 1HQ. (Christmas Special).
I will be at the local shows at Nissan Sunderland, The Seaburn Centre and Rainton Meadows Arena (June).  Make sure you have these dates in your diary for next year.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Ink Bundles

Want a Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad for £1.00? You do! - well buy together and save with these 'Ink Bundles' containing Ranger/Tim Holtz products. LIMITED stock on this one.

 Festive Berries
 Ripe Persimmon
 Iced Spruce

  Shaded Lilac

Each bundle contains an Ink Blending Tool, Pack of Ink Blending Foam Applicators and a Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad in the above colours.  Sorry but I don't ship outside of the UK.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

November Blog Candy Winner & Countdown to Christmas Offer!

A day later than usual (I blame all those Christmas shopping trips!) but here is the winner of November's Blog Candy:

Random numbers generated Dec 2 2014 at 9:3:3 by 

Congratulations Karen F on winning the fabulous Teresa Collins 'Tinsel and Company' Paper Pack.  I will email you regarding delivery.  Thanks to everyone who took the time to leave comments and to enter our Scrapbook Challenge last month.

There won't be a blog candy giveaway or a scrapbook challenge this month as I won't be posting every day during December this year.  I will post as and when I have something to share with you but will be back to posting more often in January.

In the meantime, this week's 'Countdown to Christmas' offer is:

All 12x12 'The Crafters Workshop' Templates are now reduced to ONLY £5.00 each and.....

All 6x6 'The Crafters Workshop' Templates are now reduced to ONLY £3.00 each.  Only while stocks last.... very limited on this one!  You can view all the reduced Templates HERE.  Happy shopping.

Monday, 1 December 2014

November Challenge Entrant

A late entrant into this month's Scrapbook Challenge but worth waiting for.  Karen S. sent me this fabulous layout using the sample layout as a guide.

Beautiful choice of patterned papers Karen, along with gorgeous photographs of a family outing in the snow.  Love your journaling about the North Pole (very heart warming!).  Thank you so much for sharing with us.  An extra 10 entries into this month's draw.

Talking of this month's draw - if you popped by to see who the winner is this month.... I am a teeny bit behind with things this month, so will enter all names into the draw today and draw the winner tomorrow.  Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Christmas Shopping

It was our annual Christmas shopping jaunt yesterday (2 Daughters and eldest Granddaughter this year).  The past couple of years we have gone to York, leaving ridiculously early in the morning to get there for when the shops open.  This year (partly due to me not booking the rail tickets early enough to get the cheap deals), we decided to stay local and shop in Newcastle.

Fenwicks of Newcastle is renowned for its Christmas window displays and this year features 'Alice in Wonderland'.  I caught a brief glimpse over the top of shoppers heads when I passed (photograph courtesy of Chronicle Live).

We had 3 refreshment stops (for much need tea/coffee/snacks) and finished off the day with a trip to a local eatery for our tea (which was really lovely).

After 8 hours of traipsing the length and breadth of Northumberland Street, surrounding areas and Eldon Square we eventually headed home.  I came back with the huge haul of.....3 gifts!  Good job I'm not a last minute shopper eh!

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Mad Scrappers: November Layouts

This month the Mad Scrappers Club kit consists of patterned papers from Marion Smith Designs 'Romance Novel Chapter 2' range, coordinating cardstock and some fabulous Marion Smith Designs 'Arrow Charms'.

Anne D. used the reverse side of 'Sweet Something'(reverse side) for the base of this layout and added fussy-cut images from the front of the same patterned paper.  Love the journaling about 'airing the heirlooms' Anne - the papers are perfect for this photograph.

Beryl used 'True Story' as the base for this layout, adding fussy-cut images from 'Sweet Something' patterned papers.  Lovely idea of creating her own frame for her two smaller photographs.  Lovely family memories to treasure.

Gayle decided to use the reverse side of 'True Story' for the base of her layout.  Fab photograph and lovely idea of adding images pertaining to the ladies 'secretarial job'  Great thinking Gayle.

Linda S. used the Kraft Cardstock for the base of this layout, layering with journal cards cut from 'My Type' patterned paper and fussy-cuts from 'Sweet Something' patterned papers.  Love the story of her daughter told through her journal cards and photographs!  Hope Karen appreciates it.

Thanks ladies for sharing your precious memories with us again.  Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely Saturday.  Don't get TOO stressed out with the Christmas shopping.