Category Archives: Scrap Booking


I just had to share this layout by Margaret Bailey. It really is lovely.

A fantastic cluster of flowers and hearts stretch across the page:

The gold foliage is made with a small Cheery Lynn strip die.

What a gorgeous puss!

Check out all the little details in the clustering and the way Margaret has kept to a limited colour palette:

Thanks for sharing your layout Margaret – it is stunning!



“Awesome Travels”

This is one of the Magathon layouts from last weeks classes, using stamps from the Creative Stamping “Life’s and Adventure” stamp set. The photo of my daughter was taken last summer when she was on holiday in Morocco.
I used bright colours to reflect the country and sunshine. The design is a simple one I have used repeatedly over the years. Basically three strips, which I have stamped to create a subtle tone on tone pattern.
The die cut compass was painted with Cosmic Shimmer patina paints which I was rather pleased with. You could also use a mixture of embossing powders to create an interesting effect.
We have one compass left in stock, and it is now reduced to half price.
I used the stamps to create lots of little embellishments which I have clustered together. The lines are for my daughters journaling.
The title has been made with a combination of Creative Expressions (Awesome)  and Cheery Lynn (Travels) dies. I like mixing fonts and sizes when creating a page title. I have also stacked them for some extra dimension.
This was an easy but fun layout to put together, and my daughter really likes it too.

“Chilly Penguin”

I’m sharing another of Linda Clare’s layouts that feature her sweet granddaughter. Linda has used the book that Madeleine is reading as inspiration for her page!
The penguin and mountains have been made with Marianne dies, and the trees are a lawn fawn die used without the coordinating stamp. The “white” penguin is a space for the journaling.
Thanks for sharing Linda. A really fun design!


Julie Staves has created a really lovely layout for her scrap club challenge using this months scrap club design, but with a modern take.
Lace peeps out from underneath the photo:
The flower cluster is really beautiful. Julie has cut the Creative Expressions Meandering Twigs Die  apart for the foliage. A very clever idea Julie!
A pretty decorative edge punched area has been backed with some patterned paper:
The title has been made with a Tim Holtz thinlet die:
A tag pulls out from behind the photo for the journaling. I like the way it has been decorated to match the rest of the embellishments.
A really fabulous page Julie. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Trés Belle

As promised here is the 12×12 layout Jenny Williams has created with this patterned paper available in the shop:
And this is the layout! The sunflowers in the top left hand corner have been added. They were cut from another piece of paper by Graphic 45.
Jenny has cut out the heart and layered it to one side. Crackle Glaze has been added on top.
Jenny used the left over paper from her mixed media heart that I shared yesterday to cut out and layer up the daisies printed on the paper. Microbeads have been added for texture:
A pull out tag has been used for the journaling.
A simple but lovely layout. Thanks Jenny. If you would like the heart  patterned paper featured (60p) please let us know.

Play Time

Sometimes a pretty 12×12 patterned paper can do most of the work for you! Linda Clare has added two photos, some journaling and a title and the layout was almost done!
But not quite. Linda has cleverly used her dies and punches to extend the printed flower border of four flowers to eight! And enhanced the flower centres with some candi. Very pretty.
This was the double sided 12×12 patterned paper Linda used. You will find it next to the till! Please let us know if you would like any reserved for you.
Thanks for sharing another lovely layout Linda.

1st Birthday

Although the blog has been “hijacked” this month for our January Sale I wanted to share this delightful double layout that Linda Clare created just before Christmas.
Linda has used two of my cut outs as the base of the pages. Side one features a large balloon and the title. Linda added the 1st.
A variety of patterned papers have been used to back the balloon.
Three photos have been include down the side as well as the focal image.  Madeleine is playing with a balloon in the photos so this cut out design was a perfect choice.
Linda asked me to design a frame with just openings so she could add lots of photos which has been used for side two: 
Space has been left for journaling:
What a cute unicorn cake:
Madeleine is such a cutie.
Thanks for sharing Linda. Unfortunately Linda has been poorly, and I am sure I speak for all of us in sending her our get well wishes.


I’m rather pleased with my latest layout using a photo taken last Sunday morning. We were staying in the Cotswolds and woke to thick snow and a (scary) four hour drive home!
I have used a new 12×12 cut out as the base for the page which enabled the layout to come together very quickly.
I created a shaped photo mat……
..and a pull out tag with the Elizabeth Crafts Agatha Edges die set. This is an old favourite of mine. We have two sets in stock. I love the elegant shapes.
I used scraps of patterned papers to back the open letters of the title:
Stickles glitter glue was used for sparkle:
Small die cut snowflakes (Marianne) plus white glitter drops adds to the snowy effect:
I backed the two cut out trees with green card and inked the positives then added them to the scene. Scraps of woodgrain patterned paper used for the photo mat made perfect tree trunks!
Another finished layout for the album, and great fun to create!

More 12×12 Cut Outs

Four more 12×12 cut outs to add to the collection!

Star Wars:

Paris, which includes a French poodle:

Nine Wavy edge grid, ideal for multiple photo layouts:

Janes Garden, designed  for our very own Jane Towse:

Each cut out costs only £1.50 and can be ordered in any colour.

Aunty Megan & Me

Linda Clare often likes to create multi photo pages as there are a lot of photos of her very cute granddaughter to scrapbook!
This is a new heart frame I have designed after Linda requested portrait 6×4 and 4×4 apertures to slot her photos behind!
The little hearts add some sweet detail. I like the way Linda has backed the frame openings with denim patterned papers to coordinate with Madeleines outfit.
Thanks for sharing another lovely layout Linda.