Wednesday, 20 May 2009

3 Bugs "What a Hoot"

We fell in love with the new 3 Bugs ranges when we went to CHA this January and, it would appear, so have you!

Tania, a good and long standing customer of ours, e-mailed us yesterday to show us a layout she'd created with this range and I just felt I had to share it with you

Isn't it gorgeous??!

Sometimes papers like these can be rather overwhelming. We just love what Tania has done with hers

Sarah & Lianne xx

Friday, 15 May 2009

Sincerely Yours Craft Show

We will be trading at the Sincerely Yours Craft Show in Leigh, Lancashire this Sunday (17th May 2009). If any blog readers in the North West would like to pop along, do some shopping and say hello, you can find out more details here, we look forward to seeing you there!

Sarah and Lianne xx

I will by Jen

Jen has created another layout for us using Basic Grey Porcelain. The soft vintage feel of these papers make them perfect for wedding projects.

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

American Crafts & Paper Trunk

Sarah gave me the challenge of decorating an American Crafts Modern Album, mine has been sat on the shelf for a while now and this was the push I needed to get it done!

I chose the gorgeous Paper Trunk Socialite range because I love the vibrant colours. I cut the papers into 2" squares and inked the edges with black ink and then 'patchworked' the front and back of the album. I added a cardstock strip and some scalloped borders made with the Fiskars Threading Water punch and a swirl handcut from the Socialite patterned paper. It was then given a coat of Dead Flat Varnish to add some protection and then the 'Our Family' was added with AC Shoebox chipboard Thickers. We'd love to see how you decorate your modern albums!

Thanks for looking,
Lianne xxx

Thursday, 7 May 2009

To Scrap minibook project by Sarah Palmer

I thought I would make a little book to hold photos that I've taken each month and want to scrap using the Crate Lemongrass range that Sarah's Cards sent me to work with. You can make any size you want but as I only seem to scrap pics that aren't any bigger than 6"x4" I made mine to hold photos that measure this size.

You will need:
12 envelopes (one for each month)
2 pieces of mountboard/chipboard or strong card measuring 1/2" wider than your envelopes
2 pieces of patterned paper (I used Crate Lemon Grass range)
2 pieces of co-ordinating cardstock
Bind-it-all and wire
Begin by covering the front of the mountboard with your patterned paper. After you've done that, cover the inside of the mountboard with contrasting cardstock. Grab your 12 envelopes and cut a little section away from the flap on the left hand side to make room for the binding (see below), if you're using a Bind-it-all you don't need to do this.

With the BIA, take your envelopes and mountboard covers and make the holes. Next, pop your binding wire into the holes and close it wih the BIA. One finished book ready for decorating!
With your journal/circle stamp, stamp onto each of the envelopes in the bottom right hand corner and stick a chipboard letter on top of that...J for January, F for February etc.

To decorate the cover, stick and American Crafts chipboard frame onto the cover on the bottom right hand side and using the Crate Paper alphas, stick 'to scrap' inside the frame.

One finished book that has taken 30 minutes to make :)
Thanks for looking,
Sarah P.