Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Christmas PJ's

There are lots of Christmas themed 12x12 patterned papers making their way through from manufacturers at the moment, and which to choose - that is the question?

One of the Christmas ranges I have in stock this year is Kaisercraft 'Mistletoe', which is perfect for those Christmas pages.  I decided to have a go at creating a layout using this range and this is what I came up with.  It is based on a layout by Adriana Bolzon (from Kaisercraft website).

The photograph is of my 3 Granddaughters (I think it was Christmas 2011), ready on Christmas Eve with their new PJ's.  It has become a bit of a family tradition to have new nightwear on Christmas Eve ready for Christmas Day.  Although they are now older, the tradition still continues.  These days though, they prefer onesies!  The Kaisercraft 'Mistletoe' range can be found HERE.  The flowers are from Prima and can be found HERE.

Leave a comment so that I know you have passed by this way and if you are a blog follower, I will enter your name into the blog candy draw.  The blog candy this month is the paper range from Graphic45 - another fabulous Christmas range.  Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Prima: BAP - September

The Prima Build a Page (BAP) sketch for September is by Keren Tamir:

I never got around to creating any layout with last month's, so may just give this one a go.  The closing date for entries is 30th September - plenty of time really!  Details can be found HERE.

Decisions, decisions, on what Prima range to use - what do you think?  Leave a comment to let me know and if you are a blog follower, I will enter your name into this month's blog candy draw.  Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Mad Scrappers: August Layouts

On Wednesday it was our first Mad Scrappers Club of this month and some of the ladies brought along layouts they had finished from last month to share.  August's kit contained a Basic Grey 6x6 paper pad and coordinating cardstock.

First today is Linda P:

Using the orange patterned papers from the paper pad, combined with navy cardstock, Linda created this holiday layout.  Fab photo's Linda.

Linda also created this next layout:

I love this layout Linda - the photograph is so sweet!  Great colour combinations - just perfect!

Finally today we have Edna's layout:

Another bright layout using the pink combinations from the paper pack - more great photo choices.  Love the pink and navy combo Edna!

Thanks for sharing with us ladies.  I will be back tomorrow.  Until then have a peaceful Sunday.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

More September Kit Layouts

More from our lovely Mad Scrappers today.  The first of our 2 club nights was on Wednesday and although a smaller group than normal, due to holidays, they were a very busy bunch and created some fab layouts, which I will share today.

The kit for September contains Simple Stories 'Legacy 12x12 Simple Basics Kit', along with Journaling Card and Title Strip Elements and Bazzill cardstock.

First up today is Beryl:

Beryl used one of the patterned papers from the Simple Basics Kit as the base, layering this with some of the Title Strips, Journaling Card Elements and Fundamentals Cardstock Stickers to create this fab layout.  Beautiful photograph Beryl - great choice.

Next today we have Linda L:

Using the same base, Title Strips, Journaling Card and Fundamentals Cardstock Stickers, Linda added her own twist to her layout by placing her embellishments in different places on the page.  Fab photo Linda.

Finally (for today) we have Sue:

Sue used similar base products as the previous two layouts but made the page her own by using a great photograph and different sticker elements arranged on her page.  That photograph is just perfect for this layout Sue.

Fabulous work ladies - thank you for sharing your wonderful family memories with us.  I will be back tomorrow with some layouts using our August kit.  See you then - enjoy your Saturday.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Mad Scrappers: September layouts

A busy bunch of Mad Scrappers beavered away on Wednesday to produce some fab layouts, which I will share today.  They used this month's Mad Scrappers Club Kit of Simple Stories 'Legacy 12x12 Simple Basics Kit', 4x6 Vertical Journaling Card Elements, 2x12 Border & 4x12 Title Strip Elements and Bazzill cardstock.

First up is Julia:

Using one of the patterned papers from the Simple Basics Kit and some of the Journaling Card Elements, Julia created this fab layout showing her invitation and thank you card from a recent family wedding.  Fabulous choices for this layout Julia - love it!

Next is Edna:

Using the wood effect patterned paper as a base (from the Simple Basics Kit), Title Strips, Bazzill cardstock and Fundamentals Cardstock Stickers, Edna created this page using a family photograph.  Fabulous photo choice Edna - ideal for this type of paper range.

Finally (for today) we have Linda P:

Linda used one of the patterned papers from the Simple Basics Kit as the base for her layout, layering with Title Strip Elements, Fundamentals Cardstock Stickers and Bazzill cardstock.  Another fab photo choice Linda, again perfect for this paper range.
Thanks for sharing with us ladies.  Pop back tomorrow when I have some more layouts from our Mad Scrappers to show you.  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Scrapbook Challenge: Beryl's layout

Beryl is the next entry into our monthly scrapbook challenge with this lovely wedding layout:

Using inspiration from the Susan Stringfellow sketch, Beryl created this page with a fab photo choice of her wedding day.  Love the red, embossed hearts and the embossed base card Beryl.  Thank you for entering the challenge and sharing this with us.

This layout gives Beryl 10 entries into this month's blog candy draw and she has also completed another layout for her scrapbook album (result all round!).

To enter the scrapbook challenge, see rules on this page.  The closing date is 30th September (but entries before that date are very welcome).  I would love to see your interpretation of this fab sketch, so ...... keep on scrapping!  See you back here tomorrow with more creative lovelies from our Mad Scrappers.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Mad Scrappers Club

The Mad Scrappers Club (a name they chose themselves), is based at the Nook, South Shields and has been running for over 2 years.  The club is run on a membership basis, which includes a monthly kit (contents and sample layouts shown on this blog each month) and tea/coffee/biscuits (sometimes cake).

Each member has table space of their own in a modern church hall.  Paper cutter, templates, craft punches, BigShot etc., are provided for club use.  Monthly scrapbook layout samples with written instructions are also provided (or you can do your own thing).

There is also a monthly Prize Draw of £10 (split into 2 x £5 winners), which can be spent in the shop on the night.  I bring along an assortment of goodies from The Scrapbook Garden shop and members often get 'first dibs' of all the new products before I put them in the shop!

Why not try before you commit to the club membership (which is paid bi-monthly).  If you would like to join us, please email me at: ann@thescrapbookgarden.co.uk

The first (of 2 club nights) this month is tonight.  Looking forward to seeing you ladies.  I will be back tomorrow with some photo's from the Mad Scrappers.  See you then.  Thanks for stopping by.