Bright Side of Life using Gums and Roses

Hi Everyone,
Today I would like to share this layout with you that I have created using the gorgeous Gums and Roses Collection. I love the roses in this collection and they just happened to match perfectly with the outfits of the little girls in my photo!

To create this project I have followed to steps below:

  • Trim strip from Full Bloom and measure a 23 x 23 cm square in the bottom right corner.
  • Measure an additional a 20 x 20 cm square in the bottom right corner and if desired, cut out.
  • Apply Texture Paste through the Roses Mini Designer Stencil from the 20 cm mark out and allow to dry.
  • Trim strip from Rosebud Borders and fussy cut the rose strips. Adhere the strips along the 23 cm lines, from the centre out, and trim excess.

If you would like to see the video tutorial I have made for this layout please click here.
I hope I have inspired you to create something beautiful using the gorgeous roses of the Gums and Roses collection today.
Stay Safe and Happy Crafting!

xX Roxanne Xx

Summer Time with Sunny Village

Hi Everyone,
Today I would like to share a layout that I have created using the Sunny Village Collection by ScrapBoys. This layout features some childhood photo’s that show some of my Mum’s garden with sunflowers in the background. I loved these bright cheery and fun photo’s as they perfectly matched the Sunny Village – Paper 01.

To create this project I have followed to steps below:

  • Cut some of the words from the bottom strips of this collection and adhere between, and to either side, of the photos.
  • Fussy cut elements from Sunny Village – Paper 07 and adhere to layout to make the clusters more 3D.

I hope I have inspired you to create a layout with the Sunny Village collection to document summer memories.
Stay Safe and Happy Crafting!

xX Roxanne Xx

Summer Days with Sunny Village

Hi Everyone,
I hope you have all had good summer capturing memories along the way. I know I certainly have! I have used some of my summer photo’s on this layout that I have created using the Sunny Village Collection by ScrapBoys and the Uniqolour Markers. I fell deeply in love with the sunflowers in this collection. They remind we of summers growing up, my mum always had sunflowers growing in the garden. So I have run with a yellow and brown on white theme with this project.

To create this project I have followed to steps below:

  • Take an acrylic stamping block and a yellow UNIQOLOUR MARKER, scribble onto the block and then use the water brush to water it down as desired, turn the block over and “stamp” the water colour onto the layout. I have added the watercolour on the inside and outside of my inked semi-circles.
  • Fussy cut the two circle frames from SUNNY VILLAGE – PAPER 05, including removing the centres.
  • Size, cut and adhere photos to centre of the frames.
  • Foam tape framed photo to layout, each inside a semi-circle.

I hope I have inspired you to create a layout with the Sunny Village collection to document those memories captured this summer.
Stay Safe and Happy Crafting!

Roxanne Xx

Sunflower Dreams with Sunny Village

Hi Everyone,
I have documented more of my summer photo’s using the Sunny Village Collection by ScrapBoys and the Uniqolour Markers. I fell deeply in love with the sunflower frame of paper 02 and just knew that I had to use for my sunflower filled photos! I have again focused on a yellow and brown theme, with lots of flowers.

To create this project I have followed to steps below:

  • Trim strip from SUNNY VILLAGE – PAPER 02.
  • Measure and rule a line 7.7 cm from the left and right side of the page. Fussy cut the flower frame on the inside of these lines. You should have two pieces to adhere to the top layer of your layout later.
  • Trim to 19 x 30.5 KAISERCARD DAFFODIL WEAVE CARDSTOCK and use your favourite punch along the long sides.
  • Ink the edges of the Daffodil piece in KAISERINK PAD – CHESTNUT and using the same ink stamp “you brighten my day” from the CLEAR STAMPS – BOMBAY SUNSET along the inside edge of your punched line.
  • Adhere prepared Daffodil piece to the centre of Paper 02, covering the cut flower frame.
  • Fussy cut the two frames with flower corners from SUNNY VILLAGE – PAPER 06, and including remove the centres.
  • Size, cut and adhere photos to centre of the frames.
  • Foam tape framed photo to the centre of the layout, with a layer of CHEESECLOTH GAUZE in between.

I hope I have inspired you to create a layout with the Sunny Village collection to document some of your summer memories.
Stay Safe and Happy Crafting!

Roxanne Xx

Like A Butterfly with Butterfly Meadow

Hello, Karen here with my first project for September using the Butterfly Meadow collection from ScrapBoys and Uniqolour Paint Markers from Uniquely Creative. These are water soluble real brush tip markers and a joy to use. The Butterfly Meadow is filled with flowers, fruit and butterfly papers – scrumptious.

I started by stamping a verity of butterflies from lots of different Kaisercraft clear stamp sets, using a Stazon ink pad.

In then coloured them by using a Uniqolour Paint Marker by using a marker to add some colour to an acrylic stamping block and then picking the colour up with a water brush to add to my butterflies. This is an excellent video showing this technique.

Once I was happy with my stamped butterflies I then cut all the butterflies (and there were a lot) from the Butterfly Meadow Paper 07. I also cut all the clusters of figs and flowers from Paper 05.

The next step was to lightly draw a circle onto a piece of Kaisercraft white smooth cardstock, with a pencil.

I placed my clusters of flowers and figs around the circle to make a garland and added a 5in x 7 in photo to the centre. The fussy cut and painted butterflies were added to the outside and inside of the garland of flowers with the outer ones flying clockwise and the inner ones flying counter-clockwise.

All that remained for me to do was to add my title (cut from a piece of Orchid Weave cardstock using my Silhouette) and I could call this page finished.

The Uniqolour Paint Markers worked perfectly for this project and I am looking forward to experimenting with different ways of using them on my next page.

Karen x

Blooming Beauty with Primavera

Hello, Karen here with my first project using Primavera from ScrapBoys – this is a very pretty range featuring humming birds and orchids in very soft, subtle colours. As you can see there is lots and lots of potential for fussy cutting with this range.

I started by cutting 1 inch from the bottom and left of Paper 03 and attaching it to a piece of Snow Weave Kaisercard. I then cut the two longest strips of flowers from Paper 04 and these were placed 1 in from the top and 1 in

I fussy cut all the flowers and birds from Paper 07 and added some of these, on foam dots to the top of the two strips of flowers. I cut out one of the square frames from Paper 05, cutting out the centre also. My photo was placed behind the frame. Finally, I added one of the corners from Paper 07 to the bottom right of my page. Additional leaves, flowers and birds were also added.

For my title I used the Alpha Sticker Sheet in white.

I was really pleased with the end result – loving all the layers I was able to achieve with this gorgeous range.

Karen x

Take Adventures with Magenta

Hello Kaisercraft fans,

Emmy here today sharing a boyish project I created with the lovely Magenta Collection from Kaisercraft (available at Merly Impressions’ online store). I thought of making a black-and-white layout, but then I saw the red flowers and I couldn’t resist adding a bit of red colour. Luckily Kaisercraft have many additional colour-coordinating products, so I could choose from a wide range of embellishments. For my background I used Raspberry pattern paper and Rosa pattern paper. Using Collage 6×6 Designer Stencil and Texture Paste I created the white dimensional pattern. Then I cut a 16 x 30 cm stripe from the Rosa pattern paper, distressed its edges using a Paper Distresser and adhered it in the middle of the Raspberry paper.

Once everything was in place, I sprinkled Kaisermist Black on top.

I matted my picture on a slightly larger panel of Kaisercard Coal Weave Cardstock. I added a layer of Cheesecloth Gauze under it and adhered it with Mounting Foam Tape to the pattern paper.

I stamped random design on the greyish pattern paper using KaiserInk Pad – Licorice and Decorative Tape Pieces Clear Stamp. Then I stamped the flower cluster from the Clear Stamp set Blessed onto a light grey pattern paper from the Paper Pad. Once the ink has dried I fussy cut the flowers, embossed them slightly and arranged them around my picture as shown. I added also fussy cut flowers from Pink pattern paper and from the Collectables pack. The 3D red blossoms I fussy cut from a pattern paper from the Paper Pad and then I adhered them with Mounting Foam Tape on top of the stamped flowers.

Using Kaisercard Crimson Weave Cardstock, Kaisercard Coal Weave Cardstock, a hearts die and Kaisercraft Decorative Dies (Texture Diamonds) I die cut the red and black cardstock texture embellishments. For my title I used a cut-off stipe from one of the 12″ pattern papers. To adhere my title I used Mounting Foam Tape.

As a final touch I added Epoxy Stickers – Sea Breeze and Rhinestones – Black.

I hope you enjoyed today’s post!
Have a wonderful creative week and stay safe!

Emmy xxx

Angel in Disguise using the ScrapBoys-Industrial Romance Collection

Hi everyone,
I would like to share with you this mixed media layout that I have created using the Industrial Romance Collection by the ScrapBoys. I love cogs and industrial themed papers so this one really caught my eye. I don’t usually gravitate towards orange as a colour so this one was a nice challenge for me.

I decided that I would go for a mixed media background for this layout. I have used the Spiced Marmalade- Ranger Distress Oxide to stamp a mix of the Factory 42 and Time Machine Collection cog stamps. Following this I added some watered down Oxide Ink, Brown KaiserMist and acrylic paint spatters to the background before adhering to a sheet of Marrakesh Cardstock.

Next I took two copies of my photo ( 8.7 x 14.2 cm) and cut the subject from one photo and foam taped it onto the same place of the second photo, creating a 3D effect. I also added the wings from INDUSTRIAL ROMANCE – PAPER 07 between the two photo layers. After adding a Marrakesh Cardstock frame to my photo I adhered it to the centre of my layout. Then I created a layered frame around the layout using fussy cut elements from INDUSTRIAL ROMANCE – PAPER 07, 2x INDUSTRIAL ROMANCE – PAPER 03 and INDUSTRIAL ROMANCE – PAPER 01.

To finalise the layout, I embellished with MINI PAPER BLOOMS – CORAL and Black Rhinestones.

I hope I have managed to inspire you to step out of your comfort zone today and try a new colour in your next project, or just create a project using this amazing ScrapBoys Collection. I hope you are staying safe, healthy and enjoying some extra craft time.
All the best,
Roxanne xX

Happy Today layout with Paisley Days

Hello Kaisercraft fans,

Emmy here today sharing a brand new layout I’ve created with Kaisercraft’s Paisley Days collection (available at Merly Impressions’ online store). 

For my background I used Kaisercard Coal Weave Cardstock. Using Kaisercraft Distressed Dots 6×6 Designer Stencil and Texture Paste I created the white dimensional pattern. I cut four stripes from a pattern paper from the Paper Pad and a 14 x 30 cm panel from Retro pattern paper. After inking their edges with Ink Pad – Black I adhered the different layers using Mounting Foam Tape.

As a final touch I sprinkled KaiserMist Spray Ink – White on top of all layers.

I ruffled the edges of my picture using Paper Distresser and layered it on a slightly larger panel of Kaisercard Snow Weave Cardstock. Then I adhered it on top of the pattern paper with Mounting Foam Tape.

Using Decorative Dies (Double Bubble and Film Edges) and Kaisercard (Kaisercard Snow Weave Cardstock and Kaisercard Coal Weave Cardstock) I die cut different images.

To decorate my page I used pre-cut images from different pattern papers from the Paper Pad and from the Collectables pack. I arranged them around my picture and adhered them with Mounting Foam Tape. I also added stripes from washi tape.

For my title I used a fussy cut word from Daisy Chain pattern paper, which I covered with Glossy medium.

As a final touch I added Rhinestones – Black.

I hope I managed to inspire you today!

Have a wonderful creative week!

Emmy xxx

Perfect Day with Sunkissed

Hello, Karen here with another scrapbook page using Sunkissed – which may well be my favourite range this year, to date.  I knew I wanted to do something with the glorious wreath on the  the Martini paper and thought it was worth sacrificing all the phrases on the front to fussy cut this out.
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I also fussy cut the smaller wreath from the Pineapple Sour paper along with the two butterflies from this paper too and used pieces cut from Pina Colada,  and Tutti Fruitti.

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I started by trimming .25 in from all sides of a piece of Coconut paper and adding this to some Coal weave Kaisercard. I then mounted a 5in x 5.5in photo onto another piece of Coal weave Kaisercard and added to the centre of my page.

Onto this I added the large, fussy cut wreath.  I added a photo cut from a 4 x 6in one to the smaller wreath and this was placed at the bottom right of my a page.

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To finish my page I added flowers to the three remaining corners and dotted my butterflies about my page.  I had previously added Stickles to the bodies of my butterflies to give them a little sparkle.  All that was needed to finish my page was to add the ‘Perfect Day’ arrow from the Collectables pack. 

Perfect Day

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I hope I have inspired you to try using this lovely wreath on one of your scrapbook pages/.

Karen xxx