Friday, 30 January 2015

Strictly: The Live Tour

I went to the Metro Radio Arena last night to see the 'Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour' (Christmas present from DH).  The compere was Zoe Ball and the judges were Craig Revel Horwood, Camilla Dallerup and Tom Chambers.

As usual a fantastic show - very polished and professional!  Here's a few photo's:

The stage is set for a fabulous show!

Screens - so you don't miss a thing!
Finale - with Craig, Camilla, Tom and all the other dancers.
Caroline Flack won on the night - well deserved.  Great entertainment - loved it.

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Mad Scrappers Layouts

It was the second club night of this month last night.  Thanks to everyone who braved the weather and came along.  It wasn't too bad in South Shields but further inland the snow was coming down quite heavy.  I hope you all got back home safely!

This month's Mad Scrappers Kit consists of 9 (12x12) sheets of double-sided Authentique patterned papers called 'Cozy'.  Here is what some of our ladies got up to last night.

Eileen created this fab layout of a photograph taken inside a 'Snow Globe'.  Love the snow globe journal card - great idea.

Sheila's layout shows her children playing in some thick snow - perfect photo choices for these patterned papers.  Love the little gems in the middle of your snowflakes.

Beryl chose some lovely photographs of her Grandson making a snowman for her page.  Fab photo choices and layout Beryl.

Another night of great work from our club members.  Well done everyone and thanks for sharing.  I'll be back with more from our Mad Scrappers soon.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Authentique 'Cozy' Mini Album

I found this gorgeous Mini Album by Loes De Groot over on the Authentique Blog - details HERE.

Ladies of our Mad Scrappers Club - another idea on how to use your Kit this month!

Not long now - will see all of the ladies from our second club night tomorrow!

Monday, 26 January 2015

G45/365 Monthly Project

Over on the Graphic45 Blog they have details of this fabulous Mini Album featuring 'Time to Celebrate' patterned papers and embellishments, designed by Denise Johnson:

You can download instructions on how to make this fabulous creation HERE.

Even if you don't have time at the moment, print out the instructions and keep it for when you do have time.

Lovely sunny day here in the North East of England - how is it where you live?  Leave a comment to let me know.  Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, 23 January 2015

Bear Hug

Another layout today using this month's Mad Scrappers Club Kit of 9 (12x12) double-sided patterned papers from Authentique 'Cozy' range.

I used two of the patterned papers for this layout, layering them on some Bazzill 'Bitter Chocolate' Cardstock.  I die-cut some cork arrows to add some texture to the layout as well as using some corrugated card alphas for my title (from my own stash).  The chevron and hearts are wooden 'Squidgy Pins' (also from my own stash).

Another idea for the Mad Scrappers Club members - that's 4 layouts so far and I still have some paper left.  I'm sure we will see some more fab creations next week from our second club night on Wednesday.  Looking forward to catching up with everyone.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Warm & Cozy

I have created another layout using papers from this month's Mad Scrappers Kit.  In the kit this month are 9 (12x12) patterned papers from Authentique 'Cozy' range.  I used a sketch from MME December Sketch Challenge:

This is my interpretation of the sketch:

I added some extra rub-on 'stitches' to the outsides of the base paper and used one of the patterned papers to make my title 'Warm and Cozy' (hence the American spelling!).

Another idea for the ladies from the Mad Scrappers Club to use for a layout.  There is loads of mileage in the kit this month - I have another layout on the way!

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Ranger Distress Inks

Ranger have announced that they will be releasing a brand new Distress Ink colour every month during 2015.  Here is the press release:

The first colour to be released is Cracked Pistachio and according to Ranger is "a retro green that fits perfectly into the Distress palette".

Each colour will be available in Ink Pad, Re-inker, Marker, Stain, Spray Stain and Paint.  Just another fab product range released at CHA this year.

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Snow Fun

This is the second layout I created using this month's Mad Scrappers Club Kit, which consists of the full paper range from Authentique 'Cozy':

I used the reverse side of the 'Flurries' patterned paper and layered this with a die-cut doily.  I double matted the photograph and added die-cut flourishes and some Prima flowers to finish.  The die-cut snowflakes have a small pearl added to each centre.  The card is from the day we went dog sledding with the 'Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours' in Canmore, Alberta, Canada, 9 years ago.

Fabulous memories of that day are captured forever in this layout - to me that is what scrapbooking is all about.  Have a lovely day.

Friday, 16 January 2015

More January layouts

More January layouts from our Mad Scrappers to share with you today.  The kit this month contains an amazing 9 sheets of 12x12 double-sided patterned papers from Authentique 'Cozy' range. 

I am showcasing layouts from Christine and Julia today.  First up is Christine with this suitably snowy layout:

I love that woolly hat patterned paper from the kit - perfect for your photo choice Christine.  Those sparkly snowflakes are just fab.

Next up is Julia with two layouts she created on Wednesday night:

Great subject choice Julia.  I love your play on words for your title and your layouts are fab.  Thanks for sharing with us ladies.
I have another layout I created using this month's kit and will post that tomorrow.  See you then.  Please feel free to leave a comment so that I know you have passed by this way.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Mad Scrappers Layouts: January

It was our first Mad Scrappers Club of this year last night and it was lovely to meet up with everyone - seems too long since I saw you all last!  This is the first showing of layouts from our lovely Mad Scrappers club members for 2015.  This month the kit consists of the full range of patterned papers from Authentique 'Cozy' collection (9 sheets).

First up is Sue with this very 'Cozy' layout:

Fab layout using a selection of papers from the kit.  Love the addition of the swirls and flowers.  The title says it all!

Next we have Linda L. with this gorgeous layout - just waiting for a suitable photograph:

Lovely selection of paper from the kit, combined with that lace doily makes a great centre for your photograph Linda.  Love it!

Finally, for today - Brenda with this Winter layout:

Fabulous winter scenes that are just perfect for this paper range.  Love the extra sparkles you have added - super!

Well, what a selection - no two layouts are the same!  Lovely work from you all ladies and thank you so much for sharing with us.  Good luck to you all in our monthly Mad Scrappers draw.  See you back here tomorrow with more from our talented ladies.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Dashing through the Snow

It's the first Mad Scrappers Club (of 2015) tonight!  Looking forward to seeing some of our lovely members.  We will be creating with the fabulous Authentique 'Cozy' paper range this month.  The kit contains 9 sheets of 12x12 double-sided patterned papers and they are perfect for all those winter layouts.

I created this layout using the kit, adding some Kraft Alphabet Stickers and gems from my own stash.  I also used some Authentique Petite Type 'Cozy' Alphas (extra to the kit but available for members to buy):

We don't have any snow (yet) but I doubt whether we will get it to this extent.  The photographs are from Canada when I went there 9 years ago.  How time flies past!

I will be back tomorrow with some photo's of layouts from our Mad Scrappers.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

G45 Travel Journal Cover

Look what Ginny Nemchak has created using the fabulous G45 'Come Away With Me' paper range:

The G45 'Come Away with Me' paper range is available HERE.  Follow the link to create this cover yourself HERE.

Monday, 12 January 2015

Blue Bay layout

I found this fab layout by Kylie Obst over on the Kaisercraft website, complete with instructions:

All the Blue Bay patterned papers used on this layout can be found HERE.  This has proved a very popular range so far - sold lots of this paper collection yesterday at the Ross Papercraft Show.

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Update: Ross Papercraft Show

After a fairly quiet start (well it is Sunday and dark in the mornings!) the show picked up and was fabulous as usual. I met up with several ladies from the Mad Scrappers Club as well as regular customers ...and some lovely new ones. I have completely SOLD OUT of all Tando Creative Clocks, Desktop Storage Handbag and Octagonal Home Hangings (wow!).

Thank you so much for your support - it has started 2015 on a happy note. I will see some of the ladies from Mad Scrappers on Wednesday ... looking forward to catching up with you all. I'll leave you with a few photo's of my little shop at the show.

The gorgeous Kaisercraft 'Blue Bay' sold well!

Another favourite from Kaisercraft.

Prima lovelies at reduced prices!

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Kaisercraft: Blue Bay

The fabulous Kaisercraft 'Blue Bay' range is now in stock.  As well as the 12x12 Die-cut Indigo paper, I have the full paper range to choose from.

I found this gorgeous layout by Danielle Krivan on the Kaisercraft website using this fab paper range:

Danielle has used the Indigo Die-cut paper with other papers from the range to create this fabulous layout.  You can view the full Blue Bay range HERE.

Don't forget if you are going to the Ross Papercraft Show on Sunday you can pre-order these fabulous papers and pick them up at the show.  Remember to choose the 'pick up at store' option to take off the postage costs.  This option is only available if you are picking up at the show on Sunday.  Hope to see you then.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Ross Papercraft Show: Nissan

Just a reminder that it is the first Ross Papercraft Show of this year on Sunday (11th January 2015).  The details are:

The Scrapbook Garden will be there with loads of goodies.  As usual I will be offering the 'pick up at show' option, which lets you order online and pick your order up at the show.  To do this choose 'pick up at store' option when checking out your order online (this takes off the postage costs).  Alternatively, you can email me your order.  Please place your order no later than Friday to ensure you get what you want.

I have loads of bargains (check out the clearance section on the website) as well as BRAND NEW Kaisercraft products for you to see.  Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday.

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Kaisercraft: January Workshop Magazine

The Kaisercraft January edition of 'Workshop' is available to download (or view) HERE.

This edition contains ideas on how to use the brand new releases from Kaisercraft this month.  You can also download (and print) ideas for layouts and 'beyond the page' projects from the Kaisercraft website HERE.

I have in stock the XO Paper Packs as well as the full range of patterned papers from the Blue Bay collection.  All new products can be found HERE.  Looking forward to bringing you more from Kaisercraft, Prima, Graphic 45 (to name a few) in the next few weeks!  Keep popping back to have a look.

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Mad Scrappers: January 2015 Kit

Our lovely Mad Scrappers kick off 2015 with a fab kit with a Winter themed collection from Authentique called 'Cozy':

There are 9 fabulous double-sided patterned papers in this collection and the Mad Scrappers will get all 9 sheets in this month's kit.  The collection includes winter hats, argyle plaid, snowflake flurries and Nordic snowflake sweater designs to name a few.

You can view all the individual patterns HERE.  Looking forward to starting our monthly scrapbook sessions again this month.  I have already planned and ordered the next few months kits and will reveal all at our next Mad Scrappers Club on Wednesday 14th January.  See (some of you then) or at our next club night on 28th of this month.

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all my lovely Mad Scrappers, blog followers, customers etc., who very kindly follow this blog (even if you don't leave a comment).

The New Year kicks off with some fab new products from Kaisercraft:

Kaisercraft XO Paper Pack has 12 sheets of 12x12 patterned papers (6 patterns - 2 of each pattern), plus a coordinating 12x12 Sticker Sheet.  Tremendous value at £9.99 pack!  You can buy this Paper Pack HERE.

I also have in stock the fabulous 'Blue Bay' paper range, speciality die cut paper and coordinating Sticker Sheet:

You can view all the fab patterned papers HERE.

Thank you for all your continued support during 2014 - I look forward to your custom during 2015.  Thanks for stopping by today.