Sunday, 31 August 2014

August Sketch Challenge Entrants

More sketch challenge entrants for August, courtesy of the ladies from the Mad Scrappers Club at our Saturday Scrap Day yesterday.  I love these days as we get a full 5 hours of crafting and it is so more relaxed than our usual club nights - as we have more time obviously.  Thank you to everyone who attended and made it a success (again!).

This first layout is from Gayle with a photograph of herself (isn't she adorable!) when she was a child (obviously!).  Love the photograph Gayle and the layout.  Thanks for entering the sketch challenge and sharing your childhood memories with us.

Next up is Kate with a layout of her daughter in Year 5 of her school.  Another fab photograph and lovely layout.  Thanks for entering the challenge and sharing with us Kate.

Both ladies have made a fabulous job of the sketch - good luck in the draw.  Will be back with the winner of the August blog candy tomorrow.  I will be showcasing some of the other projects from our Scrapbook Saturday next week.  Thanks for stopping by today.

Saturday, 30 August 2014

And there's more!

More layouts from our Mad Scrappers Club on Wednesday night, this time from Linda S., Gayle and Karen F., using this month's kit of a Basic Grey 6x6 'Grand Bazaar' paper pad and coordinating cardstock.

Linda used navy cardstock as the base for the orange tones of patterned papers from the pack and they look stunning together!  A good choice of layout for all those photographs you may not have used on a 12x12 layout.  Fab layout Linda.

Gayle chose Bazzill Passionate for the base of her layout, to which she added the pink and yellow tones from the paper pack.  Lovely photograph choice and love those butterflies!  Fabulous!

Karen chose photographs from a recent visit to Tenerife for her layout using squares of patterned papers from the paper pack.  A CAS layout but very effective - love it! 

Thanks for sharing ladies.  It is our Scrapbook Saturday today (yeah!) and a group of ladies from the Mad Scrappers Club will be creating with an 8x8 Graphic45 Easel Album, along with the fabulous Graphic45 'Come Away with Me' paper pads.  I will post some photo's of what we get up to tomorrow.  See you then.

Friday, 29 August 2014

More Mad Scrappers Layouts

More Mad Scrappers layouts from Wednesday night to show today.  Beryl and Eileen have created layouts using this month's kit of Basic Grey 6x6 'Grand Bazaar' paper pad and coordinating cardstock.

Fabulous photo's Beryl, shown to perfection using this layout.

Love this layout Beryl - so vibrant and perfectly matching the 'fun fair' photo's.
Eileen created this fab layout using the orange and brown colour combinations but added an extra dash of colour by using the striped paper in the pack.
Thanks for sharing with us ladies.  I will be back tomorrow with more from our Mad Scrappers.  Until then - thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Mad Scrappers Club

At last night's Mad Scrappers Club the ladies were very industrious and created some absolutely fab layouts!  It was lovely to welcome back Maureen and Stacy to our club (we all missed you).

Linda S. joined in our monthly sketch challenge and produced this fab layout:

Linda used some of the patterned papers from this month's 6x6 Basic Grey paper pad (clever cutting makes it look like she used a bigger sheet of paper).  Love the photograph Linda - thanks so much for entering the challenge. 

Next up is Karen S. with two layouts from last month's kit that included Bo Bunny 'Somewhere in Time' patterned papers.

Love the use of the blue paint on this layout Karen as it ties the whole page together - fabulous!

Gorgeous layout Karen.  Beautiful photograph and I love your addition of the journal card telling your story.  Thanks so much for sharing with us.

As I said earlier, the ladies were very busy and I have several layouts using this month's kit to show over the next few days, so remember to pop back then to have a look.  Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Another Buy Together & Save Offer!

Another Tando Creative 'Buy Together & Save Offer' is this double offering of fab Tando Clocks:

Buy this Tando Creative 'Carriage Clock' and get this one 1/2 price:
Tando Creative Printer Tray Style Clock

Limited supplies on this one and for a limited time only.  You can buy this offer HERE.  Postage to UK addresses only.

A couple of ideas on how to decorate these little beauties:

I used Prima 'Stationer's Desk' patterned papers on this Carriage Clock.

Joanne used some colourful patterned papers on this Printer Tray Style Clock.

These are lovely made up for gifts or just to make one for yourself.  I am having a bit of a Summer clear out and stocking new lines, so these have to find a new home and at these special offer prices I'm sure they won't be around for long.

Just to remind the ladies of the Mad Scrappers Club (as if they need it) it is the second club night tonight, so see you all at 6.30 p.m.  I will be back with some creations from our members on tomorrow's blog.  See you then.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Buy together & Save!

I have the fabulous Tando Creative 'House Shaped Advent Calendar' and 'Advent Minis' on a 'Buy together & Save' offer at the moment.

Tando Creative House Shaped Advent

Tando Creative Advent Minis

When you buy the House Shaped Advent - you get the Advent Minis FREE!  Offer is for a limited time only and stocks are limited on this one also.  Here is an idea on how you could decorate this project:

A lovely project to start now and get finished in time for the Christmas countdown.  You can view the offer HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Monday, 25 August 2014

Kaisercraft Mistletoe Layouts

More fab layouts by Cathy Cafun from the Kaisercraft Blog using the new Kaisercraft 'Mistletoe' paper range. 

Merry Christmas layout by Cathy Cafun
Tis the Season by Cathy Cafun
These fab papers can be found HERE.  For further information on these layouts visit the Kaisercraft Blog HERE.
Having some time off from decorating (been out buying paint tester posts - oh happy days!).  How have you been spending your Bank Holiday Monday?  Leave a comment to let me know.  Thanks for stopping by today.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Viva Decor Glitter Pens

Just in time for those Christmas cards, layouts and other projects, these fabulous Glitter Pens from Viva Décor.

I have them in Gold:
 And in Silver:

They come in a 25ml pen that adds sparkling accents and intensive coloured glitter effect to paper surfaces.  Use directly from the pen for dots and lines.  Use a palette knife for stencilling on paper. 

How would you use one of these Glitter Pens?  Leave a comment to let me know.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a lovely Sunday.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Kaisercraft Mistletoe Layout

Another fab layout (from the Kaisercraft website) showing what you can create using the gorgeous Mistletoe Christmas range.

This fabulous range can be found HERE.  You can download instructions on how to make this layout from the Kaisercraft website HERE.

Have a lovely Saturday whatever you are doing (I'm decorating! - wallpapering today).  See you back here tomorrow.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Teresa Collins 8x10 Stencils

Also in stock this week are these fab 8x10 Stencils by Teresa Collins.  There are 3 fantastic designs in this one pack.

Here is what you get in the pack:
These stencils can be used with modelling paste, sprays, inks etc., to create a multitude of fabulous projects.  I love the words stencil and the other 2 stencils are a bonus.  The quality of these stencils are better than the previous designs by Teresa Collins and I love them already!
You can buy these stencils from The Scrapbook Garden shop HERE.  Thanks for stopping by today.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Prima Cigar Box Secrets

Another fabulous range from Prima called 'Cigar Box Secrets' arrived in stock yesterday.  Another amazing six double-sided patterned papers that would be perfect for layouts, cards, tags, mini albums, pocket pages. home décor and more.  Here's a peek:

Cigar Box Secrets - Robusto

Cigar Box Secrets - Corona
Cigar Box Secrets - Perfecto
I also have the fab SIIC that coordinate with these papers:

You can view all the new Prima Cigar Box Secrets range HERE.  More lovelies to add to the shop over the next few days.  Keep popping back to have a look.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Prima Epiphany

Prima Epiphany now in stock.  These six amazing, double-sided papers set the stage for your photographs and hand-crafted touches.  Use full sheets for layouts; or cut apart for mini-albums, cards and tags, pocket pages, home décor and more.

Epiphany - Words to Live By

Epiphany - At this Moment

Epiphany - Manifestation of Love
There are 3 other fab designs in this range as well as these gorgeous SIIC:

You can view all this lovely range HERE.  I have more lovelies to upload to the shop - so pop back tomorrow and see what else has arrived.  See you then.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

August Scrapbook Challenge

This month's Scrapbook Challenge is to create a 12 x 12 layout using a 'school photograph' of either yourself or a member of your family.

Using the fab sketch from Susan Stringfellow, Karen F. has created this lovely layout of her two boys.  A fabulous photograph and equally fab use of all the embellishments that add some texture and dimension to the layout.

Lovely colour combination of adding some purple with the blue tones and adding a splash of black.  Thank you for entering into the challenge and for sharing your lovely memories.

There is still time to join in.  The challenge is open until 31st August.  Any ladies from our Mad Scrappers club - you still have time to get your layouts finished in time.   Anyone coming along to our Scrapbook Saturday on 30th August can bring along their layouts and I will photograph them for you.  Thanks for stopping by today.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Photo's from Papercraft Show

I was at the Ross Papercraft Show yesterday and as usual it was exceptionally busy.  The crafters came out in force - thank you one and all.  It was a lovely day catching up with everyone.

Some of the lovely patterned papers I had on show.

Giving some ideas to the scrapbookers on how to use some of those lovely papers!

Some of my scrapbooks for sale - and more ideas from my scrapbook layouts.

I will be back tomorrow with a scrapbook challenge entry for this month (yeah!).  You still have time to get your entries in and earn yourself 10 entries (in a block, so more chance of winning).  Details on how to enter on the left of this page.  Thanks for stopping by today.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Ross Papercraft Show

Today's the day.  The Scrapbook Garden will be at the Ross Papercraft Show.  Here are the details.

Loads of offers on today - pop by to have a look.  Thanks to Joanne for helping me set up today (you are a little star).  Will be back tomorrow with an update on how the show went.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a lovely Sunday.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

More Mad Scrappers Layouts: August

This month's Mad Scrappers Kit contains a Basic Grey 6x6 'Grand Bazaar' paper pad and coordinating cardstock.  The ladies from the mad Scrappers club were very busy creating with this kit on Wednesday evening.  Anne D. and Janice managed to complete their layouts on the night and I share them with you today.

Anne used photographs of her children as babies, which match perfectly with the orange and brown colour combinations in the paper pad.  The Basic Grey chipboard alphas used for the main title are the finishing touch.  Lovely layout Anne, thanks for sharing with us.

This is one page of a double page layout that Janice started to create on Wednesday.  A lovely CAS layout with fab photo choices. I love the addition of the star brads and again the Basic Grey chipboard alphas for the (part) title.  Would love to see the other page once finished.  Thanks for sharing with us.

Remember that I will be at the Ross Papercraft Show tomorrow from 10.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.  Would love to see you there.  Have a lovely Saturday.

Friday, 15 August 2014

Mad Scrappers Layouts

Today I share with you layouts by Linda L. using the July Mad Scrappers kit.  The kit contained patterned papers from Bo Bunny 'Somewhere in Time' range, along with coordinating cardstock and Prima Resin Frames.

I love how Linda has used one of the resin frames to add a smaller photograph to the layout - perfect!  Those butterflies are gorgeous too and add a pop of beautiful colour to the layout.

Although this layout doesn't have a photograph yet, I love the composition of the page.  Lots of lovely detail as your eyes move around the page.  Love it Linda.

Thanks for sharing with us Linda.  More from the Mad Scrappers tomorrow, so pop back then.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

August Scrapbook Challenge: Beryl

Beryl is the first to submit an entry into our Scrapbook Challenge this month.  The challenge was to create a 12x12 scrapbook layout using a 'school photograph' and the fabulous sketch by Susan Stringfellow (see challenge details on this page).  This is her entry:

Aptly named 'School Days' this fab layout uses bright patterned papers from Echo Park (For the Record 2) from a Mad Scrappers Kit (January 2013).  Lovely photograph Beryl, thanks for sharing with us.

Beryl now gets 10 entries into the draw this month (in a block), which gives her more chance of winning.  The sketch challenge is open until the end of the month.  Back tomorrow with some layouts from our Mad Scrapper ladies.  See you then.  Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Mad Scrappers Club: August

Just to remind the ladies of the Mad Scrappers Club (as if they need it!) that it is our first club night (of this month), tonight.  It seems ages since I saw some of you (5 weeks ago) - I hate those 5 week months don't you?  Seems like the month goes on forever.

We will be creating with a 6x6 Basic Grey 'Grand Bazaar' paper pad and coordinating cardstock.  I will post some of the creations on the blog tomorrow.  Until then, thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Kaisercraft Ideas

The Kaisercraft website have loads of ideas on how to use their products.  I have found two that you can make with the fab 'Bow & Arrow' collection.

First up is this card made with patterned papers from this range:

Another layout idea using this fab range:

Instruction sheets for both of these projects can be found on the Kaisercraft website HERE.  You can view all the patterned papers from this range at The Scrapbook Garden HERE.

Summer Clearance update: some product lines are now out-of-stock but there are still loads of bargains to be found HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Summer Clearance

I'm having a bit of a clear out - ready for all those lovely yummy goodies coming from Prima, Kaisercraft etc.  The Summer Clearance is now on at The Scrapbook Garden:



LIMITED STOCK on lots of lines - so grab them while you can.  Summer Clearance lines can only be posted to UK addresses (sorry!).  Thanks for stopping by today.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Ross Papercraft Show: Nissan, Sunderland

It's the Ross Papercraft Show at Nissan, Sunderland NEXT Sunday (17th August 2014): Nissan Sports & Social Club, Washington Road, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR5 3NS.  Here are the details:

£2 Entry for adults accompanied children under 16 FREE
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4 x FREE prize draws during the day. (every hour from 11am) £20.00 vouchers to be won every draw.
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The Scrapbook Garden will be there and as usual will be offering the 'shop online and pick up at show' option.  To do this just shop online at The Scrapbook Garden ( (choose the 'pick up at store' option when you check out) and next Sunday at the show just pop along to our stand and pick up your order at a time that suits you.

Looking forward to this show as the Nissan venue holds a soft spot for me as I have had my shop at every one of these shows since I first started (7th year now).  I look forward to seeing all my returning, loyal customers as well as making new ones.  Would love to see you there.  If you are coming along, just stop by and say hello.
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a lovely Sunday.