Yearly Archives: 2017

Yum Yum Yuck! by Linda

Linda Clare has created a layout to document her little granddaughters first taste of solid food!

Puréed carrot was treated with great suspicion by Madeleine so Linda has created a veggie border all along the bottom of her layout.

The veggies have been stamped and die cut with the matching dies. Using a variety of inks (memento, oxide, brilliance and distress) gives lots of variety. The green strips will be used for the journaling.

I like the different sized letters and two colours that Linda has used for the title:

This is the Lawn Fawn stamp set that Linda has used. The images can be layered for extra detail and you can also add smiley faces! Check out some great cards using this set by watching this lawn fawn video here.

We have one set available in the shop.

Such a fun layout. Thanks for sharing Linda.

“Always Follow Your Dreams” by Bev

Bev Chan has created a very striking cut out design in black and white for her optional scrap club challenge.

The die cut flowers look very pretty with the pastel patterned papers pieced behind:

Stencilling has been done with white ink:

Pull out journaling:


Thanks Bev for sharing. I think I can spot you as a young girl in the very centre of the photo!

“Party” by Debbi

Debbi Simpson has created (another) football layout using one of the cut outs from the shop. The hexagon shape was perfect for her football theme.

The title follows the theme:

Journaling has been added to one of the “waste” hexagons, and a hexagon stencil works great for background detail.

Debbi has included seven photos, plus this Doodlebug patterned paper adds extra decoration.

Thanks for sharing your fun layout Debbi. It has all come together brilliantly.

If you would like this hexagon cut out it is available in the shop for only £1.50. We can cut a specific colour for you if requested.

“Madeleines 1st Outing” by Linda

Linda Clare has designed a double layout that makes good use of lots of her dies. Eight photos are included too!

Mixing and matching is a great idea! This row of trees is a Marianne die:

And the leafy tree is a Creative Expressions die. Linda has used a Spellbinders die set for the branch and label – ideal for some journaling.

Cutting die cuts apart and only using parts of a shape is another good idea.

A close up of side one. Linda chose her colour scheme based on Madeleines’ clothes. This is a good idea as the eye is then drawn to that photo.

And side two. It looks like everyone had a great day out at Cotswold Wildlife Park.

Thanks for sharing another of your lovely layouts Linda.

“Summer Fun” by Nanette

Nanette Graham has created a colourful and fun layout for her scrap club optional challenge,

Nanette has used a set of wonky square dies and repeated the shape in either patterned paper, sections of her photos or black card to create this unusual design. I love the effect.

The smallest wonky square die has been used to create a stencil too!

Nanette has used a Cheery Lynn die for her title….

…. and also cut it again into sections to create embellishments.

The layout really captures the fun in the photos. Thanks for sharing Nanette. I love your finished layout.

Five In A Row Flower Card

I’m sharing a quick and easy one layer card today!

The image has been stamped with black versafine ink onto Woodware white leather effect card (sadly no longer available once our supplies run out) which I have used for the card base.

I quickly water coloured the image with my zig pens, and added a few die cut butterflies.

I used the Woodware Five in a Row stamp set designed by Jane Gill. As you can see the greeting on the card is included in the set.

This would also make a lovely border along the base of a 12×12 scrapbook layout!

“You Made My Day” by Linda

Linda Clare is finding constant inspiration for her scrapbooking now shew is a grandma! This layout features four photos and some sweet embellishments.

The title was cut electronically using the Cricut in the craft room. We have a library of over 80 cartridges that croppers can borrow, and many feature sayings or greetings that make fab titles for scrapbook pages.

Linda has used a variety of dies to create her floral embellishment: Creative Expressions, Cheery Lynn and Memory Box. The background patterned paper is by Lawn Fawn.

Thanks for sharing another lovely layout with us Linda.

“Relax” by Christine

I love the gentle colours of this pretty layout created by Christine Wheeler-Cherry for her optional scrap club challenge.

 Christine has used all the techniques that we used at scrap club to create her layered background. The finished page is so pretty. Who says art journaling inspired projects have to be grungy!


Thanks for sharing Christine.

On Sale – Wild Rose Studio Dies!

We have a very special offer starting today and running for the next two weeks. All our Wild Rose Studio dies are at 25% discount – and loyalty points are added to your card too!

We have a fantastic selection of designs, and the dies are top quality and cut like butter. Please note that the offer only applies to dies we have currently in stock.

The Wild Rose Studio blog has some lovely cards to inspire you. We have this beautiful flower Emmeline Corner in our offer.

We also have this gorgeous Woodland Posy die on offer:

And this Butterfly Lace die:

Please do call in and check out all the gorgeous designs for yourself.

“Special Memories” by Linda

Yesterday I shared a layout by Michelle Hobbs that used a cut out from the shop, and today I am sharing a second layout that uses the exact same cut out!

This layout has been created by Linda Clare who has used four photos from her grown up children’s childhood!

Linda has used a selection of flowery patterned papers from her scrap box to fill in the flower centres.

A sprinkling of flower shaped gems add some embellishment. The pale green flower centre is waiting for the finishing touch – Linda’s journaling.

The red die cut title stands out well on the dark green background.

Older photos are often smaller so I think this is a great way to use them in a cut out! Thanks for sharing Linda. Another great page for your albums.