Monday, 25 February 2013

Sneak Peek for March

A peek at what we have in store for Friday's new challenge:

Any ideas?

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Winner - January Card Challenge

It was a hard decision so I asked the DT to help me and vote.

It was a close call, lovely entries received but there can only be one winner....

and that is......


Congratulations Wendy!

Please contact us to claim your prize :)

And Thank-You to all who took part.


Monday, 18 February 2013

How I made my texture paste page - Linda

For our kit we chose to use papers from Kaisercraft Periwinkle Collection, here is my version.

I gutted the"Hint" paper to 3cm from the edge, cut "Breath" to 26 x 29 cm - vertical - and a strip of"Whisper" 5 x 29 cm. I distressed the edges apart from the right hand edge of breath which I punched with a notched edge.
A brick wall mask was used to add the texture paste and the page put aside to dry.

You can see a close up of the wall effect below.

I then used the offcut from breath to punch a lace edge using a Martha Stewart Embroidery deep edge punch. Narrow strips of hint and secret were cut and all edged distressed and inked.
I cut several strips of paper and hand cut label edges of various sizes, all of which were inked and a fine line drawn with black pen. These were placed under the edge of the photograph (which is approximately 4x4") to create a border.
Several layers of Tattered florals petals were cut and layered, again each inked and lined with pen, the assembled randomly having been scrunched.

The leaves were cut with a sizzix leaf die and lined with black pen too.

I had created a tear on the left hand side and layered underneath with additional blooms and a piece of the leftover punched lace and added the strips below the photo.

A rectangle was placed under the photo mount, I used the cut-off strips from the paper to create the tags. The hearts were punched with a stamping up punch as were the birds.
I added some jewells to finish the page and some faux stitching.
Heather's original page is:
and our sketch
Still time to enter the challenge - click on the link in the side bar for details.
Papers available from Merly Impressions

Friday, 15 February 2013

Transparent Card Challenge

The challenge this month is set by LYNN and she challenges us to create a card using something transparent or to represent something see through. Here are her samples.

This first two use glossy accents (and plenty of it over the cut out glass jars)

This is what the Design Team have created using that technique:
(die cut acetate flowers)

A little close up of the transparent flower.

(Acetate Card)


(tri-fold card, jar stamp and acetate)

(embossed Acetate)


(acetate shaker Card)

This is the prize Lynn is offering to the winner: 
Transparent prize - difficult to photograph!
2 - 12" x 12" sheets plain acetate
1 - 12" x 12" sheet birthday printed acetate
I bottle Glossy Accents
1 bottle Crystal Stickles
Stamped images of Woodware Jar on Digital Cardstock
Die cut Jars created with Memory Box Die - Tall Canning Jar 

The challenge will run until the 15th March and we look forward to seeing your entries.

If you don't see your image here straight away, please bear with us. We will try to edit this post at lease once a day.

Please comment below with a link to the post on your blog where your card is featured.

If you don't have a blog please send us an email with an image of your card attached - address in sidebar.

NB Unfortunately the prize is available to UK residents only but please feel free to take part anyway, it's always lovely to see your cards.

Friday, 8 February 2013

Winner of the January Scraplift Challenge

Elaine and Harry chose   
as the winner, they loved the colours of her layout.
Congratulations Jane and please contact us for your prize.

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Your Cards for January

Here are your cards for the January Colour Wheel challenge.

First in is a cute card from





updated 15/02/13

We are looking forward to seeing more. Please see original post for details of the challenge (15/01/13)

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

How I made my Texture Paste Layout

For the month of February we have been playing with Texture Paste!
Here is a reminder that we are scraplifting this beautiful layout by Heather Jacob

this is our sketch 

I used Kaiser Craft papers from the Periwinkle collection.
Ash Bazzill and some clear crystal gems.

Here is a brief description of what I did:

I kept the Ash Bazzill whole to make a firm base for the whole layout.
With 'Dawn' paper I punched down the right side with a border punch, then tore the other three sides so the finished piece was about 10" x 11".   I took the left over strip, turned it over, trimmed the ends so it was a little shorter than the first piece and place to left tucking it under the larger piece slightly.

Next I took the 'Whisper' paper and tore two strips approx. 3/4" x 10". This was placed horizontally across the layout under the photo.

With 'Hint' paper I trimmed one side with a deep edge border punch to create a lacy pattern. Then I cut a piece about 9 1/2" and added it just above the two horizontal strips of floral paper, setting the remainder aside for later.  I tore a piece - bird side up - about 1 1/2" x 9" which was tucked in vertically over the left side piece of black patterned paper and slightly under the main peach piece.

Next I made a tear up from the bottom on the right side and folded it back. Then I tore a scrap from the blue dot side of the 'Whisper' paper and tucked this under gap. I added a short piece of the left over lacy border punched earlier. I repeated this with a smaller tear low down on the left side and tucked under a torn piece of floral side of 'Whisper'. I tucked in a punched leaf frond using the black side of 'Hint' paper into the gap.

After inking all the torn edges I lightly stuck them in place. I decorated them with the sewing machine and some cream and black threads.  I further distressed the edges up to the stitching.

Using texture paste and mask I added some harlequin shapes to the top left area of the layout.  After allowing this to dry I inked it slightly to highlight the shapes, and texture.

I cut my photo mount from a plain peach area of 'Breath' paper.  I made a selection of label shapes in different papers and sizes cut using the Cricut and punches - these were cut up as only small amounts of each was needed to peek out from under the photo. I inked the edges and drew round the shapes with a pen.  After building up the arrangement I stuck everything in place.

I used Sizzlets Tattered Flower Garland decorative strip die, and cut leaves and flowers using 'Breath' paper. I used leaves from the aqua side and the flowers from the peach side.  I inked the edges of all these shapes, scrunched them up and stuck them in place. I added a gem to the centre of each flower.

I cut my letters for title with Sizzlets Typeset decorative strip die and stick this to the bottom left of page.

From the manufacture's strips at the bottom of each paper I cut three flags about 2" long. These were added to the right of the photo. about 1/2" apart. Three x 1/2" punched circles from some peach paper were inked and added to left of each flag with a 3D pad. A gem was added to each circle and coloured with sky blue Promarker. Then I added three more circles and gems to the top of two horizontal strips of paper. These were coloured with a spice Promarker. 

Finally I added a gem to each tear.

Thanks for looking.
Please pop over to A Moment In Time to find out more about my layout and other projects.

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Your Texture Paste Pages for February

I can't believe it is already 3rd February, but I'm really pleased to share the first response to our February scraplift challenge so early in the month with this beautiful entry from:













updated 05/03/13
Challenge now closed, but please still share your pages with us.

Looking forward to seeing more layouts as they are completed.
Please see the 'T is for Texture Paste' post (01/02/13) for details of the challenge.