Thursday, 30 June 2016

The Scrapbook Lady: 12x12 Scrapbook Layout Using Crafter's Companion Crafter's Inspiration 10

The Scrapbook Lady: 12x12 Scrapbook Layout Using Crafter's Companion Crafter's Inspiration 10

Good morning! Hope all is well with the world for you. This morning I have a lovely simple layout made using items included in Crafter's Companion Crafter's Inspiration 10. I used Neenah Classic White card and a sheet of 12x12 from my own stash. I used some of the embellishments which I showed you how to make in this tutorial HERE. Clean and smart and simple.

 Up close for the detail... hexagon stitched dies and stamps... hexagon embossing folder... all in the Crafter's Companion Crafter's Inspiration box.
 Up close for another view...
And a peep at one of my favourite things... if the sentiment doesn't quite work, hide the bit that you don't want and reveal the bit that matches!

Crafter's Companion Neenah Classic White Card
Crafter's Companion Diamond Press Starter Kit
Happy scrapping, jenx


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Monday, 27 June 2016

The Scrapbook Lady: Picnic Basket Project Using Crafter's Companion Sara Davies English Country Garden Signature Collection

The Scrapbook Lady: Picnic Basket Project Using Crafter's Companion Sara Davies English Country Garden Signature Collection


Good morning! I have a different kind of project to share today. I found a wonderful little tutorial by the super talented Karen Foy, who is a Crafter's Companion Design Team Member and major scrapbooker. She had made a cute cantilevered picnic basket and I decided to make one too! I changed the construction method a little... just a little... view her tutorial HERE and see if you can work out what wee changes I made. Which brings me to next the idea... inspired by Karen's work, should I do a follow on tutorial for this picnic basket? Let me know what you think! 

So... up close for the details...

Upper lifting lid...


I used the following products which are all available on the Crafter's Companion Website:


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Wednesday, 22 June 2016

The Scrapbook Lady: 12x12 Scrapbook Layout Using Crafter's Companion Crafter's Inspiration 10

The Scrapbook Lady: 12x12 Scrapbook Layout Using Crafter's Companion Crafter's Inspiration 10

Good morning everyone and I hope all is well with you! Sharing a 12x12 scrapbook layout today which I made using the contents of my Crafter's Companion Crafter's Inspirations box. I used the three stitched edge hexagons dies to cut out patchwork pieces from the Sara Signature Collection English Country Garden papers which are available on the CDROM. Those cute little stamps that come in the kit created that lovely doodled effect border. Can you see the stitched detail around the edge? Well, there are a few different designs of this style in the stamp set. They are about an inch long and so so easy to use to stamp around the edge of a page or a project. I predict they will be making many an appearance! I used Coredinations for the base of my layout.
Up close for the details...
Journaling spots 


Hope you find time to craft today and happy scrapping, jenx

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Tuesday, 21 June 2016

The Scrapbook Lady Tutorial: Homemade Embellishments Using Crafter's Companion Crafter's Inspiration Issue 10

The Scrapbook Lady Tutorial: Homemade Embellishments Using Crafter's Companion Crafter's Inspiration Issue 10

Good day to you all! Today I am bringing you a nice clean and simple tutorial to show you how you can make a stack of homemade embellishments using the super useful hexagon dies, the fabulous hexagon embossing folder and the mega cute stamps that come with the Crafter's Companion Inspiration 10. Check back with me tomorrow, as I have a lovely little scrapbook layout to share, using the same resources and some of the gorgeous free papers included on the DVD/CD that comes in the pack. The whole pack is available HERE.
 

So, first of all, you need to use a nice quality stamping card like the Crafter's Companion Neenah Classic Crest White, which is 216gsm. I popped out my Diamond Press Machine, which is always within hand's reach then grabbed the little ink pad that came with my Diamond Press Starter Kit. Then I was ready to go!

Step 1: Cut up a set of rectangles small enough to fit into the Diamond Press folders and begin stamping, placing the image in the centre of the card that you have cut.

Step 2: Carefully place the hexagon die that best fits the image you have stamped onto the card and into the folder, then run it through your Diamond Press. Use different sized hexagons. I think the stitched edge hexagons give a lovely, crisp finish. You can gently secure the die with a little tape if you want to, but to be honest, I think you will perfect the art of running those little dies through without needing to do that.

Step 3: Cut some hexagons from the same card in the larger size, but don't stamp on these ones as you will use these to create your layered embellishments. Start to layer up the hexagons to make simple embellishments.

Step 4: Experiment with different ways to place the hexagons as you layer them up. Pop a strip of embossed card behind the hexagon using the embossing folder included in the Crafter's Inspirations box to offset the little embellishments you have begun to create yourself. 

Step 5: Make clusters of hexagons to decorate the embellished strips and then you start to get a nice range of little accents for your projects.


Step 6: When I do this, I set myself an hour of play time! I cut and emboss a set of offcut cards and papers with my Diamond Press and I often add stamped images. Then I layer up the little pieces and pop them in a box. Then the next time I want to create a quick notelet or add something extra to a scrapbook page, I have a ready made set of toppers which I can dip into. Now these stamps are really useful as they can be coloured using my Spectrum Noir pens or pencils... or even my Aquatints! Then I can quickly make them coordinate with my chosen project.

Hope you enjoyed my tutorial and I can't wait to see what you make!

Happy scrapping, Jenx

I used:
Crafter's Companion Crafter's Inspiration 10
Crafter's Companion Neenah Classic White Card
Crafter's Companion Diamond Press Starter Kit


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Friday, 17 June 2016

The Scrapbook Lady: Welcome to FabScraps Friday!

Good morning! Welcome to FabScraps Friday! Sharing a 12x12 scrapbook layout made with the FabScraps Shabby Rose range. I used one of their amazing stencils which are thick enough to take pastes and gel mediums... but more of that another week ;) Gilding wax and ink added definition to the chipboard pieces. Happy scrapping, jenx





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Tuesday, 14 June 2016

The Scrapbook Lady: 12x12 Scrapbook Layouts Using Kaisercraft Papers

Hope you can join for scrapbooking at the Crafter's Companion - Aycliffe store this afternoon and this evening!
To help inspire you on your way, here are my DT projects with this month's wonderful June Kaisercraft releases.
I used Kaisercraft Boho Dreams 12x12 Paper Pack PK537, Collectables CT858, Pearls - pearl SB713, Printed Tape Timeless TM801 and Kaisercraft Just Landed Layouts 12x12 Paper Pack PK536, Collectables CT857, Pearls - black SB793, Printed Tape Timeless TM801 available in store and here
http://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/shop-b…/kaisercraft-c8008
Happy scrapping, jenx






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Friday, 10 June 2016

The Scrapbook Lady: Living The Dream!

Good afternoon! I am absolutely delighted to share my exciting news with you... I am now a very proud Accredited Crafter's Companion Demonstrator AND a highly excited member of the Crafter's Companion Inspirers Design Team. This year has just been super special. Living the dream.... The photos show some of the projects I have been working on this year. I am a crafty girl and scrapbooking is my first love. Here's hoping that I can spread that scrappy love with the super gorgeous Crafter's Companion ranges. Happy scrapping, jenx
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The Scrapbook Lady: Welcome to FabScraps Friday!

Welcome to FabScraps Friday! I used the Beach Affair range to create this 12x12 scrapbook layout. Happy scrapping, jx
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Friday, 3 June 2016

The Scrapbook Lady: Welcome to FabScraps Friday!

Good evening and welcome to FabScraps Friday! Using the super Shabby Chic FabScraps range for this vintage layout. I made a frame from the paper and can you see the hinges? Paper too! Happy scrapping, jenx

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