Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Weekend Trip Product Review

Hello lovely scrappers!

To say that I have fallen in love with the new collection from Lemon Owl is an understatement!! I am completely besotted :D

I know that you are looking at this image quizzically and thinking really, she loves this, it's purple???!! Its not purple people its lavender and I LOVE it!!

Normally, I like to have a plain white cardstock background, however, because these papers are printed onto white, the patterns work for my style of scrapping. Want to see?

This paper was so beautiful I really just wanted to keep it all as simple as I could; truth be told I would have been happy just to stick the photo on and call it done!

as soon as I saw this paper I knew I had to scrap my GD 'wishing for the magic to happen' after blowing a dandelion clock ;) I ADORE the neon pops of colour against the monochrome.

There are some fantastic cards in the collection so I used some of them for GD's PL pages this month:

Are you falling in love with Weekend Trip too? Fancy a chance at getting your hands on this gorgeous collection? Lucky for you that the lovely Tanya has given us a set to give away!! All you need to do is leave a comment telling me what your favourite paper is in the collection (pop in to Lemon Owl here) and I will choose a winner at random on Friday evening :)

Thank you for popping in today,

Ali (Ed) x 

products used:

Weekend Trip - B&W Weekend Trip - Gotcha! Weekend Trip - This magic moment Weekend Trip - Tea rose Weekend Trip - Shutterbug Weekend Trip - Карточки  Weekend Trip - Высечки

Monday, 29 September 2014

HAPPY MONDAY Craft Space - Sandra

Hello everyone!

Sandra here to share my craft room with you!

let's start with some pictures and I will talk you through it!:

here's the main view at the desk I do my project's on, as you can see we have decided to fit wooden floor, as with my paints, it's just easy to clean!

and the desk that I keep my laptop, phone and tablet on so they next to me.

coming back to the left side by the window, I have my printer, magazines and books with games here.

I purchased this basket rail in the homebase for £7 it is a nice storage solutions for wooden stamps and small size inks.

looking at my desk, I do use a3 size paper to stick to my desk so it doesn't go dirty all the time, I also have few shelves up now (couldn't have them due to having empty walls but I have found out that there's special screws for those types of walls) also I have installed a nice board that is very handy for not many of my washi tapes and other bits and bobs, some of you probably have the pegboard, i decided to get just normal garage one.

looking closer to my desk, I keep my printables and project life cards in two little containers, you can find amazing storage solutions over the internet or there's even a workshop to by from studio calico.

on my site, I have the bygel set hanging from Ikea, perfect it is I must say!

some of the little cards, and pan pastels I keep at the top in my baskets.

here's the other rail from bygel series, they come with metal basket, cups, hanger, everything really!

and here's the bygel series trolley, I must say it's bigger than raskog which most of you have in your crafting space, it has alot of space, hangers on the side and even special hangers to put your bygel series cups! and it's only £35 !

I keep my small items in this cup, including badges, small metal and wooden pieces.

at the bottom of it, I keep my project life album and my art journals and mini albums, I use little metal baskets bit bigger in size than A4 paper, they are perfect, I have 4 already, keep having my stickers, printables and alphabets there!

at the top as you've seen already I have my papers and another little basket with project life cards.

do you stick inspirations to your wall ? I constantly start doing this and my wall makes me smile every time I look at it.

a closer look to one of the metal baskets I use.

and finally a last photo, this is what we do during day, we are setting up this big mat on the floor for my son to be with us in our little office, so I can work when he can play and everyone is happy!

I hope you have enjoyed the visit to my craft room!!

have a lovely day


Saturday, 27 September 2014

Happy Scatter Winner

Hello lovely scrappers :)

So sorry that I didn't do the draw last night, as promised, but better late than never.

The winner of the gorgeous new Happy Scatter goodies

from our very own Jennifer Grace is:

Number 12 - scrappyjacky23 September 2014 15:48
Loving the new winter set....perfect for all those winter and christmas projects.

Please email me at scrap365@traplet.com with your address so that we can get your scrummy new things to you :)

If you were hoping to win but didn't - why not treat yourself right now here!! My goodies came today and I cannot wait to play with them :)
Thank you for popping in today and a BIG thank you to Jennifer for her talent and generosity.
Ali (Ed) x 

Friday, 26 September 2014

Guest Designer - Arnlaug Koppang

I am thrilled to bits to have this super duper scrapper and all round lovely lady here on the blog today!

I have admired Arnlaug's work for many years, seeing her stunning layouts on the CSI challenge site when I first started scrapping; she is probably one of the first CAS scrappers I had ever seen and I fell in love with white there and then :)

"I'm a 32 year old "girl" from a small island at the west coast of Norway. I'm married and we have two little girls together, and a sweet little puppy:-)  I work full time as a social worker so the days are busy. I've been scrapping since 2008 but I would say it's the last 3 years my creativity really hit the surface. And now I can't stop ;-) I mainly make layouts but sometimes I try out other projects as well. I love scrapping because it's a hobby for both memory keeping and creating art. When I scrap my mind relaxes and takes me away from the busy everyday life. I am a scrapper with a lot of variety and can't say I have one particular style. But I have to say I'm having a blast when I'm playing with mixed media:-) 
You can visit my blog at Arnlaugshobby.blogspot.com
I'm currently on the design team at Project Life NorwayThe Color RoomPurple Pumpkin and CSI."

As always we ask our guests to share two of their favourite layouts..

"It's hard to choose my two favorite layouts because I like so many different styles and colors:-) But it's mixed media and C&S I love the most so I chose one from each style:-)"

Sigh :) ...and then we asked Arnlaug to create a layout using our new sketch..

"I got a bit carried away playing with the sketch:-) that's why I love sketches, you never know what you're gonna get:-) I flipped the sketch and added some elements to the edge."

Totally fabulous Arnlaug :) Thank you so very much for joining us as our guest designer - it has been a real treat!!

Thank you to you for popping in today. I hope that we see your take on the sketch in the side bar soon - you never know I could be sharing your gorgeous work as a guest designer ;) 

Happy Scrapping,

Ali (Ed) x

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Prima Shadowboxes - Eila

Hello lovely scrappers, Eila here with some Prima goodies!

Don't you just love when you can mix your stash with newer products to create new beautiful combinations! 

I have been thinking of making a shadow box based on the elegant, but older Prima Almanac collection for a very long time, so when the equally gorgeous Prima Stationer’s Desk collection was released earlier this year, the perfect opportunity presented itself. I ended up making not just one, but three 8" x 8" canvases that were each mounted in shadow boxes. 

"Dream" is luscious and opulent, a rich canvas of the most amazing hues of peachy pink, black, gray, burgundy and gold.

Prima's wooden ATC cards come raw and can be misted, chalked, painted or inked to get that special look that is custom made for your project. Here I have misted mine i black and outlined it with gold acrylic paint.

The papers always have so many pretty details beckoning to be fussy cut and used  as embellishments on the layers.

Prima's ATC cards, both the 3"x4" and the larger 4"x6" ones are perfect as matting and stacked as layers.

Flowers, lots of them of course on my projects. A bit of gold acrylic paint and bling give them added richness. Have you seen the variety of SIIC that Prima have? got a drawer full of them in every colour possible. Love love love them to bits!

Shadowboxes give a wonderful depth to any project.

Almanac collection
844165 - Wordsmith paper
844165 - Wordsmith paper - reverse
844103 - Toile paper - reverse
844165 - Composition paper
844165 - Composition paper - reverse
844158 - Agenda paper
844134 - Edison paper

Stationer's Desk collection
813826 - Fine Print paper
813819 - Stamps & Stripes
814069 - 4 x 6 ATC card pad

Vintage Vanity Love Letter kit
Fussy-cut labels and wordings

571467 - Charlotte ivory/tan mulberry roses
571504 - Le Mia Cashmere mulberry roses
574703 - Adelynne Ageless tan lace blooms
574543 Cartographer Globetrotter black mulberry rose
575427 - Stationer's Desk Typewrite red printed mulberry roses
572952 - Wooden ATC Classic Cards Set
573461 - Set of 3 - Gold lace trim
560485 - SIIC jewels
990138 - Cartographer flair button
562939 - Engraver black canvas alphas

Gold acrylic paint
TH distress ink Vintage Photo
Black diluted ink
Ranger liquid pearls in Gold Pearl


Rich and shimmering, enticing and just luscious! That’s what I had in mind when I set out to create my second canvas based on the Prima Almanac, Rondelle and Stationer’s desk collections. This is a perfect example of how old and new collections can be combined and one of the reasons Prima continues to wow over and over again. 

This young lady has one of the happiest laughs I know, it is impossible to not join in. The title of this canvas is of course "Laugh";


Even if all Prima collections come with perfectly matching flowers, there are times when you have other pretty flowers you would like to use, but they don't match in colour. I my stash I always have cream and white flowers so that I can alter them. The lace bloom tucked into the cluster was originally white, soaked in tea it snuggles perfectly against the papers.

The finished project in its shadowbox.

Almanac collection
844165 - Composition paper
844165 - Composition paper - reverse
844165 - Wordsmith paper
844165 - Wordsmith paper - reverse

Rondelle collection
844660 - Polonaise paper - reverse

Stationer's Desk collection
813826 - Fine Print paper
813819 - Stamps & Stripes
814069 - 4 x 6 ATC card pad

813352 – IOD Love Letter kit

571450 - Prima Charlotte white mulberry roses
571467 - Prima Charlotte ivory/tan mulberry roses
571504 - Prima Le Mia Cashmere mulberry roses
574703 - Prima Adelynne Absolute white blooms soaked in tea
575427 - Prima Stationer's Desk Typewrite black mulberry roses
575359 - Prima Stationer's Desk Record red printed mulberry flower
572952 - Prima Wooden ATC Classic Cards Set
573461 - Prima Set of 3 - Gold lace trim
892180 - Prima Junkyard Findings Ceiling Light Bulbs
892227 - Prima Junkyard Findings Key Hole
560485 - Prima SIIC jewels
562939 - Prima Engraver black canvas alphas
573812 – Color Bloom Precious Stone

Gold acrylic paint
TH distress ink Vintage Photo
Ranger liquid pearls in Gold Pearl

It is often said that a dog is man’s best friend. My friend and her dog Ester were more than that, their hearts beat as one, which is also the meaning of the title in Latin – "Una Palpitant". What could better illustrate that special love than the gorgeous deep red details of the Stationer’s Desk collection set against the rich black and gold of the embellishments. 

Prima has the most beautiful trims ever, just look at that crocheted gold lace! Aaahh!

The Color Bloom sprays have a fabulous opaque depth and shimmer to them. Got them in all colours possible. The Pressed Petal and Teastain are beautifully rich.

The crocheted icons quickly became one of my fave embellishments when they were first released, and the adorable resin cherubs - well, they are a staple in my stash now. Who could resist them?!

Since this project was made, Ester has crossed the rainbow bridge and is running happily on the meadow with her friends. All three shadowboxes now hang on the wall of her mummy.


 Papers, ATC cards, tags
813802 - Stationer's Desk Collection Side Note paper, reverse side
813796 - Stationer's Desk Collection Captured Drama paper, reverse side
813772 - Stationer's Desk Collection Love Letter paper, reverse side
813833 - Stationer's Desk Collection Red Romance paper, main side
814069 - Stationer's Desk Collection 4 x 6 ATC card pad
573256 - Stationer's Desk Collection tags

573096 - Stationer's Desk Cllection paperclips
573478 - Resin angels
571450 - Prima Charlotte white mulberry roses
546366 - Angelica Rose Collection Dreamy
574680 - Italia roses - tempting
574628 - Ivy Bay Infinite gold leaves
573461 - Prima Set of 3 - Gold lace trim
573669 - Love You Crochet Icons
562939 - Prima Engraver black canvas alphas
573881 - Color Bloom Pressed Petal
573836 - Color Bloom Tea Stain
891268 - Ingvild Bolme Chalk Edger Teak Wall
891251 - Ingvild bolme Chalk Edger Knotted Wood
891053 - Ingvild Bolme Chalk Edger Raspberry Pie

Gold acrylic paint
Tim Holtz distress ink Black Soot


I hope my examples of how seamlessly different Prima collections can be combined have inspired you to go digging into your own stash. With a few new purchases you have a whole new canvas to paint!

Happy creating! xx Eila