Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Pockets & Pages Sneak Peek

Hi bloggers, today Sarah is sharing a sneak peek of her next Scrapbook Club coming up this Saturday! The theme for this month's layout is Spring and the design of the layout will include a Project Life pocket page.

For the first layout, Sarah has designed a wonderful Spring layout using Tim Holtz Wildflowers die set, giving the layout a lovely garden feel about it. For this layout you will need one 4x6 inch photo and also a smaller photo, approx. 3x4 inches.

For the Project Life pocket page, Sarah has designed two different layouts, one to be a more traditional Project Life layout, whilst the other shows you how to take a normal scrapbook layout and split it into the pockets. This layout will incorporate the use of the WRMK fuse tool, adding design elements and flip pockets to show you how to make the most of your Project Life pockets. For this layout Sarah recommends to bring a variety of photos ranging from 3x4 to 6x4 inches in size.

There are still 2 spaces left on Sarah's class on Saturday, so if you fancy dabbling in a bit of scrapbooking, give us a call on 01293 863576 to book your space.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Alex's Jungle Friends

Hi bloggers, today we want to share with you some of the sample cards from Alex's class a few weeks ago, featuring the adorable Jungle Friends stamp set from Stampendous.

Alex created some wonderful cards with these new stamps, using watercolour pencils to effectively shade and colour in these friendly characters.

Mix these stamps with the new Stampendous Popcessories die set and you will be creating some pop up fun with these characters. 

To check out the rest of the Stampendous stamps and die sets click here.

Monday, 21 March 2016

Create & Take: Pondside Thoughts

Hi bloggers, it's time to start off the week with another Create & Take card round up. This week we have used dies from the latest Marianne release, creating a feeling of Spring with this lovely 'Thinking of You' card. So let's get started.....

Products Used:


1. Die cut Mother Goose and Her Goslings from coconut swirl and colour with Scattered Straw and Old Paper ink pads. Colour beaks and feet with orange pencil and add a small black dot for the eyes.

2. Die cut large lily pond leaf and Cattails from Hilary cardstock. Colour the ends of the cattails in 2 shades of brown pencil.

3. Die cut largest flower from French Vanilla, medium flower from Chiffon and small flower from Apricot cardstock.

4. Cut Maja paper to 4.25" x 4.25" and a strip to 1" x 4.25".

5. Cut a piece of coconut swirl to 4.5" x 4.5" and edge with inks.

6. Stamp wording onto card with black ink and assemble the card as shown.

To see more products from the latest Marianne release, click here.

Monday, 14 March 2016

Create & Take: You're How Old?

Hi bloggers, it's that time of the week for another Create & Take round-up and this week we have a great design for you. Caz designed a gatefold card featuring the new Crazy Cats from Tim Holtz. 
So let's get started....

Products Used:


1. Die cut the Diorama from blue cardstock and fold to create a gatefold card.

2. Cut a piece of cream cardstock to measure 4 x 4 inches and stencil some dots on top left and bottom right on the cardstock using blue ink and a sponge dauber.

3. Stamp the cat, fish bone, ball of wool and wording with black ink and colour with pencils.

4. Stamp the parcel and hat on separate card, colour and cut around and stick in place.

5. Cut a piece of Kraft cardstock to measure 4.5 x 4.5 inches (or use die in Diorama die set) and stick this inside the card. Stick the stamped piece of cardstock on top.

6. Cut two pieces of spotted paper using the dies from the Diorama die set and stick to the front of the card.

7. Die cut ornate piece from Diorama die set from cream cardstock and stick to one side of the front of the card. Die cut a scalloped circle and smaller circle, add a stamped sentiment and stick on top.

8. Finish by accenting the card with some Stickles glitter glue.

Gatefold cards make a great change from the usual card blanks and this Diorama Gatefold card die set from Sizzix is an excellent set that includes all the extra die pieces you need to complete your card.

Monday, 7 March 2016

Create & Take: Cheepers Amazing Egg

Morning bloggers! It's the start of another week and today we have some Easter inspiration for you from last week's Create & Take featuring Cheepers the Chicken from the Elizabeth Craft collection.
So let's get started....

Products Used:

Echo Park Easter Egg Hunt Cardstock


1. Die cut the eyes, beak, legs and detailed egg from white cardstock that has been pre-stuck onto double sided cardstock. This will make it easier to stick down.

2. Die cut Cheepers detail body from white cardstock and add Scattered Straw to edges using a dauber. Trim off the little leg parts on the main body as you will be positioning the legs in a different way.

3. Die cut the shadow of Cheepers from black cardstock and trim off crest on the head and legs.

4. Die cut solid egg from white card and colour with bright colours using a sponge dauber.

5. Die cut grass from green cardstock.

6. Cut a piece of white cardstock measuring 10cm x 10cm and emboss with burlap embossing folder and swipe edges with Scattered Straw ink.

7. Cut a piece of patterned paper measuring 12.7cm x 12.7cm and stick onto card base.

8. Die cut banner from green cardstock and stamp 'Happy Easter' with black ink.

9. Assemble card as shown.

For more Easter inspiration make sure you check out our 'Crafting for Easter' board on Pinterest.

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Ink it Up with Tim Holtz Yupo Paper

Hi bloggers, today we are looking back at Charry's Ink It Up class from last week using Tim Holtz's new Yupo paper. Yupo paper is a versatile surface especially suited for alcohol ink and mixed media techniques. This smooth, synthetic surface is 86lb heavyweight that resists buckling and dries quickly.

In the 2 hour class Charry encouraged everyone to experiment with using the alcohol inks with the Yupo paper to practise creating patterns before working on some backgrounds to use on a card.

The backgrounds can be anything from geometric patterns and shapes to creating beautiful landscapes.

To find Tim Holtz Yupo paper on the Crafts U Love website, please click here. The Yupo paper comes in a pack of 10 sheets and is available in white and translucent.