Shine-Scrapbook Layout

I managed to fit one more project from my July kit from Thompsons craft supplies a scrapbook layout of my eldest daughter at my sons wedding, dont think i will ever be finished the wedding photos lol

For this project i used….
AB studio papers Diva
AB studio stencil ID 94
13 arts color glow Tanzanite
Dina Wakley paint Fuschia
To start i mixed  some of the tanzanite with the fuschia paint and then stencilled it onto my base 12×12 paper from the paper pad.
i then used a little more of the tanzanite with water added to activate it and splattered this onto my sheet, i also added some in powder form and then added a little water to activate.
i then dried my sheet.
i left it to dry properly and cut up some more of my papers into different sizes for layering and distressed the edges with my scissors.
i then did lots of fussy cutting, i  layered my background using foam pads to give it height and with my photo on the top and then layered my fussy cut elements, poking them under on each layers of the back ground.
i found the shine wooden word in my stash and using an embossing powder from my stash i embossed it 3 times to give more height and colour to the word.
lastly i covered my photo and did a little more splattering with my tanzanite.

The Versailles Scrapbook Layout – Grace

This week I have created a heavy mixed media scrapbook layout with AB Studio’s The Versailles.

The layout has many elements to it, so to see how the whole thing was created, you can watch the process video here:                       

Products used from the store are:

AB Studio The Versailles

AB Studio Transparent Foil/Acetate

Hobbilicious Renaissance Chipboard

Finnabair Art Alchemy Metallic Wax Old Denim

Mintay Frame Book

Mintay Wings Book

Mintay Flora Book 1

Lindy’s Embossing Powder Chip Off the Old Black

Distress Oxide Chipped Sapphire

Finnabair/Prima Wax Old White

Finnabair Glass Glitter Gold Rush

Dina Wakley Gloss Spray White

Dina Wakley Gloss Spray Night

Grace ❤

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Life Is A Grand Adventure – Aly

Hello there everyone hope you had a fab weekend and are ready for another fabulous week whatever you are doing!
Today I am sharing a mixed media card using the following supplies –

P13 The Four Seasons 12×12 paper stack
Hobbilicious Ornate Flower Resins
Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide
Tim Holtz Sentiments

Stencil from my stash
oddments of ribbon and sisal
black card and a white card base
Basically I created this card by putting all my elements into a pleasing orientation and then I adhered them all to the card, matted onto a black card and mounted to a white card base, just a simple easy project this week, but rather effective I think.


We Are Fearless-Scrapbook Layout

We Are Fearless- scrapbook layout.

i am really drawn to the autumn colours, my go to safe place to crafting and flowers, always got a flower somewhere or other.
my last project from my june DT kit from Thompsons craft supplies
for this project i used….
creative embellishments MDF leaf circle
flower set, whoops forgotten which maker!
from my stash i also used some gesso, an old text stamp, some watercolour paint.
i found and old box and ripped a nice sized square to add to my back ground.
firstly i clear gesso’d my 12×12 base sheet and then stamped some text randomly over, i then sponged on some gesso  and when that was dry i dded some watercolour paint in pools to distress it some more and finished the background with some splattering.
i mounted my photo onto some white card .
i layered up my base sheet with the cardboard, then the leaf circle, my photo and the mdf leaf stem.
i then added my flowers , fussy cut a couple of butterflies from my paper pack.
i then mounted my title onto some card to give them a bit more strength and then added to finish.

Collect Beautiful Moments – Aly

Hi there Aly here this week with a shabby chic card using the beautiful papers from the Mintay Papers old Manor Collection and a couple of flowers from Prima.
Basically I have chosen the papers I would like for my backgrounds and fussy cut a selection of pieces from the bonus sheet that comes with the collection I have also used a couple of pieces of vintage look lace. I then laid it out into a pleasing orientation then just stuck it all together and added a sentiment from the Tim Holtz sentiments sticker book.
Hope you like, see you next Monday,
Hugs Aly xxx



Tell Me a Story – Aly

This week I have another little mini scrapbook page with a twist, I have distressed it and folded the corners over for more interest.
I started out by distressing the edges of my paper and then popped some paint splatters in black and white for the background. I gathered all my pieces together and decided on a
pleasing orientation and glued it all down. I’ve added seed beads and sisal for texture and
Hope you like hugs Aly xx

Materials needed

Dream Shadow Paper, Craft O’clock Paper Pad
Vintage Photo
Seed beads
Black and white paint for splatters
Paper flowers
White clay moulded flowers
White clay moulded bird


Dont Overthink It – Aly

I think sometimes we overthink when we look at a piece of paper and try to decide what we are going to make and sometimes its just nice to have a rummage in the scraps box and pull out some bits and have a play and see what we can come up with, so that is what I did!

You will need –
Craft O’clock Dream Shadow Paper Pack sheet # 2
Black and white paint for splatters
Gold paint for splatters
A mirror stamp onto thick greyboard Ggreyboard swirls
Rose and leaf molds
Mirri board for the mirror

I have splattered my backing paper with black and white paint and some gold.
Colour a doiley with gold paint and pop it behind the mirror, create the orientation you would like and stick it down. I had all these bits and pieces on my desk as they were left overs from other projects and I thought the”Dont overthink it” sentiment was just great for me too.

Hope you enjoy the project and have a go at something yourself
Hugs Aly xx


Labyrinth Inspired Scrapbook Page – Grace

Hi all! This week I’ve created a scrapbook page/decor piece with the 13 Arts Victoriana Paper Pack and the rest of my gorgeous Design Team kit.


While editing my video for last week a song from Labyrinth came up on my shuffle, and I was inspired to use my kit to create something Labyrinth related – particularly as there are quite a few clock-themed things in this kit and there is a lot of clock imagery in that film.


This week’s process video is longer than usual, and as it shows all the steps and products used, I’ll let the video do all the talking! You can watch it on my YouTube channel here:


Here is a list of products available in the store that I have used on this project:

13Arts Victoriana Paper Pack:

13Arts Transparent Foil/Acetate ‘Wings’:

Fabrika Decoru Stencil (Clocks):

AB Studio Chipboard Clocks:

Fabrika Decoru Acrylic Structure Gel Crystal Pearls:

Fabrika Decoru Magic Paint Red Wine:

Fabrika Decoru Metallic Paint Antique Gold:

Bo Bunny Glitter Paste:


Grace ❤

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Collect Beautiful Moments -Scrapbook layout

Another project done for my DT collection for Louise at Thomspons craft supplies

very pink but then the subject was a wedding so it fits.
For this i mainly used the 13 arts Rosalie paper collection
with some added water colour paint on the back ground, firstly i clear gesso’d my 12×12 background sheet, this then allowed me to play with the water colour paint and get some movement in the paint instead of it being sucked straight in. i used the frame sheet cutting off the 2 smaller corner frames leaving me with just the big frame, they were overlapped but i just covered the corners where the frame was not complete with some fussy cutting.
then it was lots of fussy cutting from the elements sheet and layering, the frame  leaves were  mainly grey with very little colour so i gessod again and got the water colours out to colour them in and added more colour to the flowers.
 i cut my son and his new wife out from the photo background to make them sit nicely in the frame..

Memories – Aly

Hello there, I am blogging another project today using the goreous products from Thompson Crafts. I havent been able to help myself, I love these paper and products so much.
I have created a little 6×6 scrapbook page using the following products

Craft O’clock Dream Shadow Paper Pack sheet # 2
Cogs from Fabrika Decoru
Finabair Stamps Elementals “Messy”
Fussy cut flowers from AB Studios Gentle Wind paper pack
Tim Holtz vintage image
Wing and crown from my own stash
Distress Inks Picked Raspberry and Black Soot

Here is a video of how I made it –
Hope you enjoy
Hugs Aly xx