Life and Love with Little Women

Hi everyone,

Denise here with my second project and this month I am using the exquisite Little Women collection from Graphic 45 


When  I received the collection, the blue really struck me so I decided to go with those tones on this layout.I went to town with lots of punching,sewing and die cutting with this layout as I loved the papers so much.

Firstly I used a sheet of  Ivory 12 x 12 card, then after cutting down by 1/4 of an inch on two sides added a sheet of the beautiful blue paper from the 12 x 12 Patterns and Solids Pad.

I then used a punch around the page on a sheet of the blue side of Full Bloom paper, then pierced around the edge with a piercing tool then sewed with cream thread.


I cut some random length strips from the papers measuring half an inch wide and adhered them on the right hand side of the layout.I also tried some different journalling cards on the left from the Journalling Ephemera Pack.


I die cut various elements from the following dies,Floral Branch  Floral Cluster Berry Vine Fern Leaf from various papers in the collection.


My photo was mounted on plain blue paper and placed half way down on the right hand side and embellished with the die cuts. To add some extra detail,I dotted around some of the elements with a white pen.I also fussy cut some flowers from the papers.

IMG_7334 From the Literary Lessons paper, I fussy cut the oval with the group of ladies on and adhered on the bottom left of the layout.IMG_7332

I’ve really loved working this collection and will be back with something else very soon from it.

Happy Crafting

~ Denise ~


Create Your Own Dream with Imagine

Hello everyone,

Denise here today with a different collection. I am using the very wonderful and quirky Imagine from Graphic 45.G45-Imagine

I started by using a sheet of Castles In the Air (dotty side) as my background. Next I cut a strip from Imagine and placed down the left hand side.

I decided to add some texture and interest so using a crosses stencil  I added texture paste over the background.


I used some papers from the 8×8  pad to mat behind my photo.IMG_3451Next, time for some fussy cutting! I cut lots of flowers and leaves out and also some butterflies and items from the Adventure Beckons sheet .

Adventure Beckons - Imagine Collection

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I coloured over some of the flowers and butterflies with some Gold Mist.

I used three of the little postcards from the Ephemera Pack to tuck in and around the layout.G45-Imagine

Next, I took two strips of the Futuristic Fantasy paper, rolled some of the background up on the top left and bottom right of the layout then added the fantasy strips behind.


I tucked some Cheesecloth Gauze just under some of the flowers and added some Champagne Rhinestones.


Finally I went around the edges with a white pen to finish off.

~ Denise ~



Hi everyone,

Denise here with my final layout using the Little Darlings  Graphic 45 collection.

IMG_E8510I love the fact that there are some pastel colours in this collection together with some lovely vibrant blues and peaches so you can ring the changes.

I used the Bundle of Joy paper for my base, then covered it so just the edge was showing with the polka dot side of Rock A Bye.

Next, I used some texture paste through Crackle Stencil

Crackle Mini Designer Stencil

I then used some of the remaining papers to layer under and mat my photo.

I also used some stickers from the sticker sheet to embellish and some of the lovely chipboard elements.

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I die cut and punched some leaves and flowers from the remaining papers and layered them on foam tape.


IMG_8488Most of the elements were inked around with with Bundled Sage Distress Ink

Finally I used some Soft Pink Rhinestones in the centre of my flowers .

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing a different collection of papers and the team will be back soon with some more inspiration.

Denise. xx

Sweet Girl with Little Darlings

Hello everyone,

Denise here with my second layout using the Little Darlings Collection from Graphic 45.IMG_8370I wanted to use as many of these lovely papers as I could so started by using Little Treasures as my base.

Next I took Kewpie Cute and cut the frame out. I trimmed it down then mounted onto foam tape and placed on to the base.

IMG_8324I drew a heart onto the polka dot side of Rock a Bye, cut it out then placed it onto the middle of the base.IMG_8322Next, I took lots of different papers, cut into varying shapes to use under my photo which was mounted on to some of the stripey side of Heaven Sent.

I used the papers to die cut some flowers, some berry vine and to punch along the edges to decorate the layout.IMG_8363I fussy cut some roses from the papers and placed across the middle and top, as well as using some of the stickers from the sticker sheet

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I also used some chipboard elements to embellish the layout too.


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I also used some Petal Pink ink to ink the edges of the papers.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing these lovely papers being used,one more to come from me as well as some other inspiration from the team using the other collections this month.

~ Denise ~

Being Nanny with Graphic 45

Good morning everyone and Happy New Year to you all.

I was chuffed to bits when I was sent the wonderful Graphic 45 collection Little Darlings this month. I have recently joined the grandparents club so of course I have some baby photos to use !

IMG_E8012I love the mix of ditsy flower papers, ginghams and stripes in this collection.

Little Darlings Deluxe Collectors Edition

I used a sheet of Ballet Kaisercard for my base. I then used a selection of three papers, a polka dotty one and gingham one were cut into 12 x 2.5  inch strips then punched along one long side with a decorative punch.

IMG_8008I cut a larger piece of ditsy flower paper and layered these over the base of pink card leaving a tiny strip of card showing.

IMG_8016I dotted  round the punched edges with a Kaiser Gel Pen to make the pattern pop a bit.

I made a frame from the gingham paper to frame my photo and layered some papers under this on the left hand side of my layout.

Next I used some stickers from the sticker sheet to embellish around the layout and one of the gingham frames was used to frame a tiny photo.IMG_8013I cut two tiny banners from the papers to add around the little photo alongside some of the stickers. I also fussy cut some little butterflies to dot around.

My frames were mounted with some foam tape.

I really enjoyed working with these lovely papers and am looking forward to making another layout with them .

Happy crafting !

~ Denise ~

Graphic 45 Winter Wonderland Scrapbook Layout

Good morning again,

Elaine here again bringing you another Christmassay layout using the Graphic 45 Winter Wonderland Collection.


To male this I first took a sheet of Stone Weave Cardstock and lightly splattered it with Antique Gold Kaisermist. Next I matted some of the gorgeous Yule Post paper on to Cherry Weave Cardstock and adhered it to the left hand side of the base card. I then took some of the Holly Berries paper onto more of the Cherry card and placed it on the angle on top of the mounted piece of Yule Post paper. I then mounted my two photos on double mounted Stone Weave and Cherry card. I also mounted a banner using the Nordic Greetings paper onto cherry card too and tucked this under the photo mat.

On the right hand side I mounted another piece of cherry card and individually cut all the little stamps from the same Nordic Greetings paper. Once I had arranged these I added the round photo, mounted on more cherry card,  over the top of a larger mounted banner that I had cut from the Winter Wonderland paper. I then added the embellishment clusters to each of the photo arrangements. For the right hand one I used a Holly collectable and ribbon from the Basecoat Christmas Collection (which is currently in the Sale so do hurry..these are so useful!!) and a wooden holly flourish along with some Fire Red Mini blooms, a pre made poinsettia from my stash and a twirl of Cherry Red Hemp Cord together with some Lippy Red rhinestones. 


For the left hand cluster I used a pine cone collectable and a sentiment from the Basecoat Christmas Collectables pack and more of the same as above.


I love this wonderfully traditional G45 collection so do hurry and grab yourself one of these great collections so you’re all ready to scrap those Christmas Memories.

Have fun! Happy Christmas!



Winter Wonderland by Graphic 45

Good morning all


Thanks for joining us on the blog today to see what we’ve all been up to!

This month I had the fortune to be sent the delicious Winter Wonderland collection by Graphic 45.. a super, traditional, Christmas collection perfect for all your Christmas crafting requirements.

On this occasion I made two multi layered Christmas cards.

For this one you will need the following components.image

A 6″ card blank

Graphic 45 Winter Wonderland sheet

Holly Berries sheet 

Nordic Greetings sheet

Rustic Holiday Paper

and Cherry Weave Kaisercard to mount the pieces on.

I also added a pre-made poinsettia and some holly leaves cut from the Christmas Collectables Basecoat collection (which, handily, are in the Sale!) and the chipboard Good Tidings tag from the Winter Wonderland collectables  that I tied with Cherry Red Hemp Cord. For a final flourish I added a Holly Wood flourish and inked it with the Kaisercraft Vine Ink Pad  and then added some Lippy Red Rhinestones.


For this card I used


A 6″ card blank

A sheet of the reverse of the Holly Berries sheet used previously and topped with a piece from the Rustic Holiday papers mounted on the Cherry Weave Cardstock and then double mounted on Moss Weave Cardstock.

I then placed this on another double mounted piece using the Pretty Poinsettia paper after adding a piece of Grosgrain Red Ribbon to the base papers and securing the ends around the top sheet of paper. To embellish I used a double mounted sentiment from the Christmas Collectable Basecoat collection together with a printed bow from the same pack, a wooden flower flourish inked with Cherry Ink pad a Fire Red mini bloom with a twirl of Cherry Hemp Cord finished with more Lippy Red Rhinestones.


As there are so many wonderful pre-printed toppers in this gorgeous collection I feel this is a must buy for those last minute Christmas Cards.

I hope you like my samples? Do pop back later in the month to see what else I have made with this fabulously Christmassey collection!

Happy Christmas!



Graphic 45, Portrait of a Lady Layout kit

Hi Everyone,

Chrissy here with a layout kit (which you can purchase over on the Merly Impressions website) made using the gorgeous Graphic 45 Portrait of a Lady collection. Included in the kit you will find detailed instructions with photos and stash to create the two layouts below.

2017-03-27 09.13.05-1These G45 papers are absolutely gorgeous, they are perfect if like me you love fussy cutting, here are some close ups, the flowers were mainly cut from cut from the beautiful Victoria paper.

2017-03-27 09.13.20……and the adorable little perfume bottles and cream bottles were cut from the Isabella paper, you will have lots left over, they make ideal embellishments for cards or other projects, layer them up, they look fab.

2017-03-27 09.13.27-2Here is the second layout, mainly using the more gold coloured papers and lots of the pretty ornate frames and the portraits.

portrait-1600……..and here are some close up images.

17457351_10211708963387050_1049813156929333183_nMore of the cute bottles and portraits which were cut from the Portrait of a Lady paper.

17523464_10211708963107043_8584932918296563861_nI also love adding layers to my layouts the frames on the Blanche & Maria papers were perfect for this, just cut them out and tuck them around your photo.

17814258_10211708963347049_2235317054660782269_oThe tiny portraits also add that extra embellishment to your layouts, arrange them in with the bottles and flowers.

I hope you enjoy this Graphic 45 layout kit.


Chrissy xXx