Monday, February 27, 2012

Happily Ever After...

This week I bring you a very white focussed page with a mix of black and a tiny touch of orange/beige to make the page pop.

The Enchanted range from Bo Bunny is gorgeous and gives you something different to work with every time you look at it. I chose some rounded edged stickers for this one and continued the theme through with my paper and cardstock. Then to make it stand out, I left the photo mat and photo with the sharp edges.

Feel like giving this page a try yourself? Then head over to the Scraploot online store and pick yourself up the following:

I hope you have been enjoying the Bo Bunny range that we have been showcasing for you. Keep an eye out next week for my step by step instructions page… until then, stay inspired with the rest of the creations from the Design Team.

Don’t forget you still have a few more days to submit your entry for the February sketch challenge competition. We’d love to see your creations.

Happy scrapping!

xx Renae

Friday, February 24, 2012

Only a few days...

...left to get your sketch challenge entry in for February !
Here is my interpretation of the sketch, using the gorgeous Bo Bunny Enchanted Range, and some lovely bits and bobs from Scraploot:

A close up of the title using some fab glittery thickers !

A classic vintage pin and some brilliant brads helped to jazz up this cluster of embellishments!

You have until 11:59pm on Wednesday 29 February to get your entry in.
Don't miss out on giving this great sketch a go, and perhaps winning yourself a prize!
Materials for this layout from the Scraploot Store are:

Other: Ink, Dymo Labels, 2Crafty Tattered Heart

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Mini Masterchef

This week from Sue & myself (Rach) we are going to be mixing it up a little and giving you some great boy inspiration... today I'm going to be showing a layout called Masterchef, and uses the Echo Park Apothecary Emporium Collection. This collection is really versatile, as you will see from my posts this week.
Materials Used
Jenni Bowlin Tickets
Purple Pumpkin Doily & Button

Also don't forget you still have till the 29th February to get your Sketch Competition entries, we have some great ones so far this month, be sure to keep a check on Facebook and here for the entries later on in the week. Here is the sketch again, in case you missed it.

Email your entries to or upload them to our Facebook page.

Rach xo

Monday, February 20, 2012

Wedding inspiration... something blue...

With all the weddings we went to last year, we have plenty of photos and the wedding ones work so well with this gorgeous Bo Bunny Enchanted range, so I wasn’t short of photographic inspiration!
This week I bring you a page with a blue twist….. try using a different colour as your base for the layout and incorporate the black and white elements into it.
For this layout, I have used the patterned paper and added additional elements with the chipboard shapes and stickers and given them a lift by using magic mount of the back of them. It just helps to add that extra dimension.

Check out the following items over at Scraploot to get you started.
XP 6mm Double Sided Tape
American Crafts Memory Marker Ash
Inkssentials Glossy Accents
Tiny shipping tag
As you can see from the close ups, I have also used some Glossy Accents on one of the stickers to highlight it.
A few little things as simple as adding some Glossy Accents and Magic Mount, can create a lift to your page and add dimension.

Enjoy your week and I hope you have some time to relax and scrap.
Happy Scrapping!
xx Renae

Friday, February 17, 2012

Enchanting Bo Bunny !

An off the page from me this week...
A notebook using the gorgeous Bo Bunny Enchanted collection !
A simple, yet beautiful project for the weekend.

A few detail shots: Glittery American Craft Thickers; awesome Bo Bunny Layered Chipboard; vintage Scraploot Trinket Pin and a sensational Bella Blossom !

You can find the supplies for this project at Scraploot Online Store.
Notebooks can be any size with a hard cover.
Please note that I used some cardstock under my pattern paper, as my notebook had an uneven front cover.

You will need:

Have a great weekend !
Happy Scrapping !

Thursday, February 16, 2012

You & I - Lily Bee Head Over Heels Step by Step

A late post tonight, as I've been unwelll for a couple of days, but want to share this cute little layout with you, using the Lily Bee Head Over Heels collection, along with the We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy tool.
 The We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy has been on the market for a little while now, and WRMK have just kept on bringing out different interchangeable heads for this tool making it really versatile. For today's project however, I decided to use just the original head that comes with the main tool. The WRMK Sew Easy also comes with a needle, which has its own nifty hiding hole, in the handle, so you never have to search for another needle. You can see it in the picture below.

 To create the base of my layout, I used my Marvy Scalloped Circle punch, and randomly punched some circles from my Lily Head Over Heels patterned papers. I adhered these scalloped circles in a 3x3 Grid.
 Using the Sew Easy Mat, I layed my layout onto it and used the grid lines on the mat to guide where I would roll my sew easy tool. I can't believe how quick and easy the Sew Easy Tool made piercing the holes ready to be handstitched. I just rolled the tool along my cardstock with only a small amount of pressure.
 The picture below, shows how well the Sew Easy pierces the holes, there was no need to go and repierce them.
Using the needle provided and some embroidery thread from my stash I handstitched along the lines which I had pierced with the Sew Easy tool. I had created a lined grid between the punched scalloped circles.

 Below, is my layout with all the stitching complete. I like how it just adds a little more visual interest and texture to my layout.
To finish off my layout, I added my photos, some 2 Crafty Chipboard Heart Banners which were inked and spritzed with Glimmermist, and finished off with the remaining embroidery thread to tie the heart banners together.
 I hope you liked todays technique based step by step and give it a go. I think you will be seeing a bit more sewing my pages, as the Sew Easy makes it... well.... so easy to handstitch on my layouts.

Till next time, happy scrapping

Rach xo

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Final whisper of Sweet Nothings....

Today's share comes to us from Sue with a fabulous heritage layout, with a great masculine feel to it.
To recreate this layout:
Green Tara Flowers Ivory 5cm & 7cm
Green Tara Roses Ivory
Birch Cluny Lace K07046 Natural
Martha Stewart Punch

Check back tomorrow for a step by step from Rachael using Lily Bee Head Over Heels Collection and the We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy Tool.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Kaisercraft these Days

Today we have received a beautiful new collection from Kaisercraft – These Days. Below are images of the lovely papers and embellishments which are now in stock. Below the images are also some cardstock matches that coordinate well with this collection.

P801 HistoryP796 Paper GenerationP797 AncestryP798 FamilyP799 TraditionP800 ReunionSS127 Sticker SheetPP863 Paper PadRB957 Rub OnsCT708 Collectables

Coordinating Cardstock

ASS 034 Vanilla Cardstock

ASS 035 Straw Cardstock

ASS 039 Clay Cardstock

ASS 040 Chocolate Cardstock

ASS 041 Chestnut Cardstock

ASS 042 Coffee Cardstock

ASS 043 Olive Cardstock

Monday, February 13, 2012

Be Enchanted with Bo Bunny...

Welcome to a new week and a new range to share with you…. I welcome you to the Bo Bunny Enchanted range that we will be sharing with you over the next few weeks.

This range is a gorgeous blend of black and white and as you can see here, I’ve broken it up with a touch of pink.
What do I need to recreate this page you ask? Well head over to the Scraploot online store and pick up the following supplies. While you are there, don’t forget about the awesome pre order discounts currently up for grabs.

There are a few close ups for you as well, showing the finer details….
Don’t forget your entries in for the monthly challenge too…. Rach has designed a beautiful sketch for you to use and we can’t wait to see what you have to share with everyone.

Enjoy your week and happy scrapping!

xx Renae

Friday, February 10, 2012

Weekend Scrapping Ideas & Cardstock Match Ups

Don't forget that the Scraploot Sketch challenge is now up and running.... get your scrappiness started for the weekend and have a go! There is a great prize up for grabs..... a $20 Scraploot Voucher.
Here is the beautiful sketch Rach designed.....
 And here is my take on it.....
And a few close ups....
If you want to recreate with these papers, head over to the Scraploot online store and pick up the following:
Echo Park A Boys Life Collection Kit
Doodlebug Twine Single Bubble Blue
Prima Flowers
Kaisercraft Flowers
Kaisercraft rhinestones
Trinket pins
2 Crafty Corner chipboard
And if you are looking for the perfect cardstock to match the Echo Park Boy's Life collection, here they are:
ASS 024 Apricot Cardstock
ASS 028 Butterscotch Cardstock
ASS 029 Mustard Cardstock
ASS 034 Vanilla Cardstock
ASS 035 Straw Cardstock
ASS 049 Moss Cardstock
ASS 067 Denim Cardstock
ASS 069 Graphite Cardstock
ASS 070 Charcoal Cardstock
Happy scrapping!!

xx Renae

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Pre Order Promotion....

Our CHA Winter 2012 pre Order discount offers will end as stock starts to arrive next week, so pop on over to the store and get your orders in. What could be better than saving upto 25% off RRP. For those of you that missed the update last week, here are the details again for you.
Would you like to receive a 10% DISCOUNT off our already below RRP prices for new stock on pre order. Yes? Well we hear you!
If you would like to take up this offer so that your pre orders will give you 20% off RRP simply enter the discount code PREORDER10 during checkout. If you take this offer up, we will process a 50% deposit on your pre order total, with the balance processed when stock is in store and available for shipping. Please note that if you pay by Paypal, Pay pal will process the full payment - we are unable to control this.
So, we said 2 is the second one
How about a 15% DISCOUNT off our already below RRP prices for new stock. Yes?
If you would like to take up this offer so that your pre orders will give you 25% off RRP simply enter the discount code PREORDER15 during checkout. If you take this offer up, we will process full payment on your pre order total and ship as soon as the stock is in store.
Please note: these offers are only valid whilst stock is in the Pre Order category.
When placing your Pre Orders and something is already out of stock, simply email us and we will add to our preorders which will allow you to then order this stock.
For those of you that have already placed Pre Orders for Prima or Authentic, simply email us with the offer you would like to take up.
Remember to create an order for each Pre Order Category as stock will be arriving at different times!
Here we go with what is on offer for February
Bo Bunny Ambrosia???Bo Bunny Double Dot Vintage
Glitz Designs - Pretty In Pink
Jillibean Soup - Game Day Chil i, Coconut Lime
Simple Stories -Fabulous, Awesome, Documented