Thursday 29 October 2009

For him.....and for her!

Jen has been using one of the new My Minds Eye ranges, Ooh La La for him, the range is obviously being marketed for those male pages that you want to create but Jen has shown that it is perfect for any of layout!

Sunday 25 October 2009

Novembers Kit, Great Crate Paper!

Have you seen the picture of the November kit? It is full of the gorgeous Crate Paper Season collection along with a 12x12 sheet of fantastic chipboard shapes plus lots of other embellishments including an alphabet! Kit subscriptions can be found here.

Here is a little sneak of what one of the design team has done with the kit, just to wet your appetite!
Crate Paper brought out three other gorgeous ranges at CHA in August,



North Pole

Watch out to see what the design team do with some of these gorgeous papers over the next few weeks.

Tuesday 20 October 2009

Bold and Beautiful!

Nat has created these two gorgeous layouts using the Basic Grey Lime Rickey range, she has really shown how well these bold, bright papers can be used to create some fantastic results.

Wednesday 14 October 2009

Monthly Sketch Challange

Sometimes we all need a bit more inspiration than usual to get the scrapping ideas flowing so we thought it would be fun to do a monthly sketch challange.
Jen has designed this great sketch to kick us off and a few of us have put together some examples.

Jen has used American Crafts "Craft Fair" papers on her page.
Gems layout has been put together using the Cosmo Cricket papers from the September kit.

I have used Fancy Pants "Dancing Girl" patterned papers.

And finally Rachel has put this page together using MME Abbey Road "Best Buddies"
I hope you enjoy using the sketch as much as we all have, we would love to see how you use the sketch, if you want to share then pop a link to your layout into the comments box so we can all have a peek.

Monday 12 October 2009

First Garden

Rachel has created this fab dotty layout using the Three Bugs In a Rug Spread Your Wings collection. I love how she has combined all the patterned papers together and made a block of photos to really showcase her first garden.

Monday 5 October 2009

Fancy Pants

I thought I would have a play with one of the new Fancy Pants ranges, Dancing Girl. The papers are obviously meant to be used for the little dancers in your life but can be easily used for any girlie layout.
Sometimes I am put off using stickers on a layout because I don't want to risk sticking it onto the page and then finding that I don't like it and I can't take it off again. Also the sticker has to be stuck straight onto the page so can look quite flat. To get over this I have stuck the three stickers that I have used from the Fancy Pants sheet onto a piece cardstock and then cut them out so that I could place them onto my page and move them around, it also meant that I could stick them onto my page using foam pads to create added depth.
I have also cut out the yellow scalloped edge from the transparency sheet.

Saturday 3 October 2009

More French Couture!

I thought you might like to see the last layout that Emma created using the gorgeous Lily Bee French Couture range, she has made a wonderful rosette to add to the page too!

"We visited a silver/lead mine in Wales and my son headed straight to the panning shed. He was fully engrossed in his panning and we should have known that if there was something to be found, he would find it (even if it was a tiny flake of silver/lead).
I made the rosette by cutting a ¾” strip of paper and scoring ½” lines along it. Fold into a concertina and then into a circle. Glue onto a chipboard circle and then add a 1” circle in the centre and ‘ribbon tails’."