Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Echo Park: Super Hero

We all need a Super Hero and this mini range from Echo Park fits the bill perfectly. The pack contains 6 double-sided patterned papers (2 each of 3 designs) and a 6x12 sticker sheet. Fab value for money at £6.99 - see it at www.thescrapbookgarden.co.uk

What would you create with these fab patterned papers..... scrapbook pages, cards (perfect for birthday boy's) or a special mini album just for him?  Leave a comment to let me know. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Tando Creative: Door Hanger

Another Tando Creative Door Hanger to show you today. They come in a pack of two and they are made from sturdy chipboard. They are strong enough to throw a variety of mediums at but I have chosen to use some 'unused pieces' of patterned paper left over from another project.

One side of the Door Hanger

The reverse side of the Door Hanger

I used Bo Bunny 'Genevieve' patterned papers on this Door Hanger, along with some Kaisercraft Clear Stickers 'Delicate Words', Prima Pearl Panache Cosmic Blue Flowers and Prima SIIC (Say it in Crystals) Frames. The pearl gems were from my stash.  Here is the project that I had previously made with the patterned papers.

It is a lovely 'MDF Shelf' project from Tando Creative. I used Bo Bunny 'Genevieve' patterned papers on the shelf and to cover the plastic containers (the containers don't come with the MDF Shelf - just something I've had for ages).  Thanks for stopping by and having a look.

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Love, Laugh, Live layout

This is a 12x12 scrapbook layout I created with patterned papers left over from a previous layout I made using Bo Bunny 'Beautiful Dreamer' patterned papers:

I got inspiration for this layout from a Simple Stories layout by Shei Garcia PenaI loved how she used 'frames' in her layout and those scrabble word tiles (which I bought from Hobby Craft a while ago).  The gems are Prima SIIC 'The Archivist' from a previous Mad Scrappers kit from last year.

All I had to add to create this layout was the white card and a sheet of Bo Bunny Double Dot paper in Plum (from a previous Mad Scrappers kit).  I used a Ranger Distress Marker (Wilted Violet) to add my journaling around the edge of the layout.

It's amazing what you can make with spare or unused craft materials - would love to know what you do with yours.  Leave a comment to let me know. Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, 18 March 2016

Using up spare/unused craft goodies

I hate the idea of waste in anything and especially in crafting. That's why, like many of you who craft, very little gets wasted. I have loads of bits and bobs of papers, gems, flowers etc., that I have used on projects but can't bear to throw away. So with this in mind I decided to use some of these 'unused pieces' to make a Door Hanger (Tando Creative) and a 12x12 scrapbook layout. Here is the Door Hanger using pieces I had left over after making the fabulous Candy Box Crafts Suitcase. I'll post the layout shortly. The Tando Creative Door Hangers can be found HERE.

 The Door Hanger in situ!

 Lying flat to show more detail

The reverse side

The Door Hangers in their raw state!
The Bo Bunny patterned papers I used on the Door Hangers were left over from the fab Candy Box Crafts Suitcase project I made last year.

What do you do with spare or unused pieces of paper or card? Leave a comment to let me know. Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Perfect Match!

The perfect match for those gorgeous Carta Bella 'Old World Travel' papers has just been delivered! I am of course talking about the fabulous Heartfelt Creations 3D Flip Fold Albums and Inserts packs. These are all for our National Scrapbooking Day on Saturday 7th May. I am using the Old World Travel papers on mine... can't wait!
A box full of gorgeous goodies!

This is the kit we will be creating with on 7th May!

This is the paper collection I will be using on mine... can't wait!
What papers would you use? Love to hear from you.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Carta Bella: Old World Travel

Just love this range...... a perfect match with? Find out tomorrow!

Just teasing... will be back tomorrow to tell you more!

Monday, 7 March 2016

Goody Bag giveaway!

I have been providing Mad Scrappers Club Kits for the past few years now and I recently realised that the layouts that I create each month and upload on Facebook and on my blog have not been uploaded to the website shop gallery. I have rectified this and you can now view the 2015 Mad Scrappers Club Kit layouts here: http://www.thescrapbookgarden.co.uk/gallery.php?cid=27
As a little 'thank you' for having a look and leaving a comment (on my Facebook page) on which layout is your favourite, I will have a little giveaway and give the winner a 'goody bag' of craft treats. This has nothing to do with Facebook and is purely a 'thanks' for you taking the time out of your busy lives to have a look. I will leave this little giveaway open until the end of the month. Thanks for your time and hope you enjoy having a little look.  Here is a sample of last year's layouts:

My Facebook page can be found here:  https://www.facebook.com/The-Scrapbook-Garden-309003675837722/

Friday, 4 March 2016

The Adventure Begins Layout

I created this layout using Bo Bunny 'Beautiful Dreamer' patterned papers and Gold Foil Vellum Paper from the same range:

The Gold Foil Vellum detail has photographed quite bright but in real life gives a lovely opulent effect to the page. I used the Sketch from the Bo Bunny February Sketch Challenge for inspiration (I won't be entering this though). Here is the sketch:

You can find the Bo Bunny 'Beautiful Dreamer' range HERE.

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Layout: Top of the World

This is one of two layouts that I have created with this month's Mad Scrappers Kit of Bo Bunny 'Beautiful Dreamer' patterned papers (including Plum Double Dot), coordinating cardstock and a 12x12 sheet of Gold Foil Vellum.

The photograph is of my youngest daughter with her two dogs taken last Summer in the Lake District.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at our March Mad Scrappers Club night NEXT Wednesday.

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Mad Scrappers Club Kit: March

This month the Mad Scrappers Club kit contains some fabulous patterned papers from Bo Bunny 'Beautiful Dreamer' range. The kit contains 12x12 double-sided patterned papers, coordinating cardstock and a beautiful 12x12 Gold Foil Vellum paper.

I have created two layouts with this kit (including instructions as always) and will post the first layout soon. Really looking forward to 9th March ladies - see you all then.