Saturday, 25 March 2017

'Autumn Days' by Elisa Ablett

Hi Crafters,

Elisa here from the design team for  Shop and Crop Scrapbooking with my latest layout, an Autumn inspired creation using the Bo Bunny Autumn Paper collection and Autumn Element Sticker sheet by Photoplay Paper Company.

To start my background I used a combination of Colour Blast colour sprays in Coffee, Mocha and Sunset and a lovely green iRRESTibles spray called Pear Tart.

Once dry I used some lovely foliage stamps and a grungy butterfly stamp from Kaisercraft and a sepia versafine inkpad to create some extra depth.

Then layer your papers underneath your photos - I added an extra photo to the bottom right hand corner of your layout along with a few sticker elements. I just loved the cute little fox.

Here are some close ups of the finer details - 

Products from Shop and Crop Scrapbooking - 

BoBunny - Farmers Market Collection - 12 x 12 Collection Pack

BoBunny - Farmers Market Collection - Chipboard Stickers

BoBunny - Farmers Market Collection - Noteworthy Journaling Cards

photo Play Paper- Autumn Day Element Sticker

Colour Sprays - Coffee

Colour Sprays - Mocha
Colour Sprays - Sunset

Colour Blast Colour Sprays - Coffee, Mocha and Sunset

Thats it from me today, don't forget if you stop by the Shop and order online, use the code EA5 to get a discount !

Thanks for stopping by :-) 

Elisa xx

Friday, 24 March 2017

Introducing Donna Lewis......

Hi! I am beyond excited to be able to share my work with you through the Shop and Crop design team. I am an avid paper crafter and card maker, living in rural Victoria . I am also a wife, mother, Japanese teacher, oboist and pianist. On top of this, I am trying to live a self-sufficient and low waste life, producing food for my family from our garden, which makes for very full days!
My family consists of my super encouraging husband, three terrific children aged from 14 to 21 and Molly the wonder Collie. After a long break from paper crafts, I was once again bitten by the crafting bug two years ago when a friend encouraged me to do an online water colour class with her. I've been working hard to squeeze craft time into my busy life ever since!
I love all things paper, and especially enjoy colouring. My cards tend towards clean and simple (CAS) and I enjoy manipulating and combining stamps as well as using papers and embellishments to create vibrant cards. Now that my daughter has left home to study, I live in an all male household, with lots of sport and action movies, which are not my thing. 
This is when I like to escape to my craft room, known in our family as my happy place! I love working with kits. There's a real creative challenge to working with a set number of supplies, which I love, not to mention the benefits of having everything coordinated!
The thing that sparks my creativity the most is getting into my happy place and getting messy. I find that each project sparks ideas for the next! 

You can find my work here:

 Instagram @donnadoll74 

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Introducing Sandra Scott......

My name is Sandra Scott and I’m married to a wonderful man who supports my creative hobby.  Between us we have four adult children, six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

I’ve been scrapbooking for about nine years but I’ve always had some sort of craft ranging from sewing, decoupage, OTP projects, knitting and attempts at painting.

Favourite type of crafting:

I can’t say I have a distinct style because I really like experimenting and being inspired by others.  I would say my scrapbooking is quite eclectic because some days I love clean and simple pages and others I love to get grungy or really girly it just depends on the task at hand.  I’m inspired by a number of things; a photo, journaling of a memory, my grandchildren, a sketch, other scrapbooking ladies and kits put together by companies.  The kits give me a starting point where I can choose the appropriate photo or event and in a kit the papers, embellishments and theme usually match and can be used for different creative projects.

Where do you scrap:

I mostly scrap at home but also if we head off in the caravan I love to create at the end of the day, if I can’t get all of my stash out I usually journal and plan a page or Project Life project (this may be in the form of an album, a travellers notebook or memory file).

At the moment I love experimenting with some mixed media techniques and using ephemera from paper collections or kits.

I love that a kit gives you enough product to provide the opportunity to create more than one project and they also give me a starting point where I can choose the appropriate photo or event and the contents of the kit match.  

Another positive is that you know you're going to get another kit when you subscribe.

                                           You can find more of my work here:

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

hey sugar layout with Anita Bownds

Hi there,
Today I wanted to share a layout I created using the pink paislee oh my heart collection 
Its the cropaholic kit for this month and it's absolutely lovely 
And new cut files in my store today 
I was totally excited to try something a little different with the patterned papers using one of the patterned papers that had a unique quarted design 

I been seeing lots of people use a pink background and thought I would give it a try 
And as there is a lot of pink on this layout I wanted it to be spread out a bit so it would blend

So I done a process video so you can see just how I created this layout 

Here is a close up look at my fur baby enjoying his favourite cow skin rug

You can find my cut file here in my Etsy shop 

I hope you have enjoyed my inspiration today 
Don't forget to pop on over and check out the kits this month 

Happy crafting 

Now is the new later layout with Anita Bownds

Hi there , 
Anita here with today sharing another lovely layout using the beautiful collection from 

With this layout I thought I would use green in the mix with the pink as I just didn't want it to be just all pink
I used a photo of my fur baby kush ...yep he's a boy..but pink is so much cuter don't ya think 
The story behind this photo was very important to me and I felt like it should be documented 
Last yeah at the end of November my little buddy had a stroke and he went blind and every day since had been a learning experience for him and for him to start feeling like himself again has been one of the most important things that has happened in the last month..
He came into my scrap studio and meows at me to day hello I give him a pat and some love he flops down on the floor rolling on to his back in his own comfy way falls asleep with his mouth open and starts to snore...and I was like wow I have my little buddy back.. it's been a long 3 months waiting for that time to come that he just felt comfortable enough to just lay on the floor and not care about the sounds going on around him...

So when I started this layout it was just the white cardstock and the pink and floral flowers I cut
I have a thing for circles at the moment..I wanted them to meet in the middle and tuck underneath the photo 
It was very plan looking so I decided to trim down the sided a bit and add the green patterned paper behind 

I was also thinking it now needs more embellishments along that green edges 
So I used some of the little circles and some washi from the sticker book and some of those fabulous foiled stickers 

I added a few die cuts from the ephemera pack to add on top of the circles 

I used a die cut for my title 

I also added some little bows I made from the patterned papers 

And lastly I added a few flicks of black mist to add a extra bit of texture to the background 

I hope you have enjoyed my layout inspiration this week 
Don't forget to check out the shop and crop website 
and get $5 dollars of your purchase when you use the Code AB5 during checkout !
Thanks for stopping by the blog today 

Happy scrapping..xx

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Introducing Tamara Buckler....

My name is Tamara (but my friends call me Tam) I’m a thirty-something wifey and mumma of two beautiful girls. We live in a small rural village called Ulong, about 35kms west off Coffs Harbour. I love anything sweet and crafty and pretty, and spend much of my down time elbow deep in paper, paint and glue!

What inspires you to create:

I scrap not so much as a memory keeping exercise, but as a way to satisfy my need to be creative. Of course, I scrap about my daughters, our family and our day to day life, but for me its more about combining different colours and patterns, playing with different mediums, and working within a design framework to create a result that is both visually pleasing and creatively satisfying. Because of this I tend to gain a lot of inspiration from the world around us, different home d├ęcor trends, magazine layouts or advertisements, mood boards etc. I also love Pinterest, YouTube and the online scrapbooking community for inspiration. 

Favourite type of crafting: 

I am primarily a scrapbooking, and like to experiment with mixed media within my layouts. I have always scrapped in a 12x12 format but am finding I am loving 8.5x11 at the moment. I also scrap in an art journal, and am trying my hand at travellers notebooks. 

Where do you scrap:

I'm an awful mumma, and make my kids share a room so that I can have space to scrap . Lucky for them we are in the process of building a house, so they get their own room, and I got my own purpose built scrap space!! Yay!! 

Why do you love getting the subscription kits: 

There's so many reasons why I love subscription kits! Getting a monthly delivery of scrapbooking goodies, that you've already budgeted for, is always a bonus. Plus you can get your hands on all the new products, which we know in Aus can be a struggle! And, it can be a good way to get inspired, and to sometimes step out of your scrappy comfort zone. Its a win all round really!

You can find my work here:

Monday, 20 March 2017

Introducing Sarah Rosse.....

Hi everyone, I am a full time working wife and mum of two boys living in the Gippsland region of Victoria. I am an avid scrapbooker, card maker and mixed media creator and as time passes, my obsession continues to grow. A day doesnt pass where I dont do something 'scrappy' related - whether it be seeking inspiration from YouTube, listening to podcasts, browsing new products online or getting in my craft room to be creative. I am on a number of other design teams - D-lish Scraps, Helmar Creative Team and Jess Crafts Digitals for which I am so grateful. I enjoy mixed media and all things messy! I enjoy making my own backgrounds and rarely does a page make it without at least some paint splatters! I hope you enjoy my designs for Shop and Crop Scrapbooking.
What inspires you to create:
Being a mum of two boys, aged 9 and 3 years, they are largely my inspiration for memory keeping. The creative process of 'getting messy' or producing a layout really is great therapy and time out for me!
Favourite type of crafting:
Scrapbooking for sure, though I am getting more in to stamping and the fantastic and varied techniques that can be applied using stamps and dies.
Where do you scrap:
I am lucky to have a room that hosts all my scrappy goodness, so I usually retreat and scrap in there.
Why do you love getting the subscription kits:
It's the happiest mail I receive! I love the imagination that comes when opening up a new kit....all the possibilities have me dreaming about it for days! The products are amazing and the value for money cant be beat!
You can find my work here: