December 18, 2015

Joyeux Noel for Berry71 Bleu December Challenge

Hello fellow scappy friends, I'm here with my layout for the Berry71bleu December challenge. This month moodboard is created by Denise van Deventer. I just love it!

My project this month features products from several of our sponsors over the year, gorgeous 7 Dots Studio Yuletide papers, stamps, tags and stickers, the stunning Out of this World Frame from Creative Embellishments and amazing glittery Blue Fern Embossing Powder

I just love the tags and stickers in the Yuletide collection! I layered lots and lots of tags adding some fun hearts and stars and words into the mix.

You can  see all the layers here and some gorgeous Christmasy flowers from my stash! I just love the frame from Creative Embellishments!

I chose a wintery Christmasy vintage image I had already printed as my focal photo. Here you can how the light catches the glittery embossing powder from Blue Fern Studios  I added some texture paste circles to the background to imitate snow and added some stamping of stars and the word merry to add to the background textures. I finally finished off with some brown and red splashes!

I hope you like my layout and thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you will join us this month for a chance to win some amazing prizes!

And now - the prizes :)

First Prize:
C'est Magnifique December Main Kit
(Featuring a Holiday Collection designed by Astrid Maclean.)

Random Prize:
Scrapiniec Prize Package
(Prize may differ from designs shown.)


C'est Magnifique Kits is a scrapbook kit club that caters to the more sophisticated crafter. We aspire to bring something a little different to our monthly kits. We offer predominately international papers and embellishments each month, from countries such as France, Germany, Poland, Sweden and more! Stop by our blog,, to see what our talented International design team creates with our monthly kits. Follow us on Facebook and sign up for our emails to stay informed about new product, kit contents and giveaways.

Scrapiniec is the first Polish manufacturer of laser die-cut chipboard products for use in scrapbooking. They satisfy even the most unusual individual orders and are characterized by reliability, high quality and friendly customer service.

Please note: International winners may be responsible for shipping costs.
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Thank you and we hope to see your beautiful creations this month!

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December 17, 2015

Christmas Ornaments with Christmas Cosy

I had a great time making these cards this week. I decided to make them do double duty and they are also ornaments for the tree.  They are all using the gorgeous collection Christmas Cosy!

Here you can see my first two cards. I used some decorative die shapes by Spellbinders to make my ornament shapes, then cut out images from the collection as my focal points. The paper I used for my card base is the gorgeous Christmas Cosy Sparrow paper.  I used the gorgeous Riddersholm Glitter Glass in red to decorate one of my ornaments!  I added some flowers from my stash and some twine and pearl strings to decorate!

These next set of cards also feature decorative die shapes cut out from the beautiful Christmas Cosy Starry paper and gorgeous cut out images from the collection. The base papers are Christmas Cosy On His Way. I have added gorgeous flowers and twine bows again and even a little pine cone!

My secret for the temporary adhesive for the ornaments to my cards is this: blue tack!

I really love making paper ornaments and I hope that you like them! 
Thank you so much for stopping by!!

December 3, 2015

Christmas Cosy Cards for Riddersholm Designs

This week I'd love to share three cards I have made using the gorgeous Christmas Cosy collection! For all my cards I have used the beautiful blue paper "Deer" as the base. I love the combination of blue and red this year for Christmas! The images are gorgeous vintage images from the Cosy Cutout sheet.

For my first card I used the gorgeous wintry scene image that has holly accents. I decided to used some glittery holly leaves from my stash as well as some pine cone and berry stems. I added some gorgeous glittery Petaloo flowers and a bit of twine loops for extra detail.

For my next card I again used a cutout image. I layered it over a doily and adde added some gorgeous flowers and twine loops from my stash.

For my final card I used a cut out image layered over some lacy webbing and paper and have added a gorgeous Prima leaf and some flower and lace from my stash. I added the snowy butterfly from Reneabouquets and finished the card with some twine.

I added Festive Berries Distress Ink around the edges of all my cards. I really enjoyed using this modern Christmas combo of blue and red and I thank you for stopping by!!

November 20, 2015

Winter Cards with Summery Newport Collection


I have had these sweet wintry images printed out and waiting on my desk for ages and I thought the colors were just right to use with the gorgeous Compass paper in the Newport collection. I hope you enjoy my wintry cards!!

My first card uses the warm wooden plank design of the paper, I thought it worked perfectly with the trees in the background of this image. There is pink, blue and green in the image so I used some lovely pink and green flowers from my stash and some pink ink to edge the paper and the image. I used a doily from my stash to matte the image and I finished off the card with a twine bow.

My second card feature a vintage girl all dressed up for snow and uses blues, yellows and greens. I used the blue and green side of the beautiful paper and another doily from my stash to matte this photo. Again I added some blue and green flowers from my stash, as well as a gorgeous velvety leaf and another twine bow. I used some green ink to tone in with the image on the edge of the paper.

For my final card I used another cute vintage image of some wintry kids! I used the same paper for the base of my card, adding some blue and green flowers from my stash. Again I kept the same elements of  the doily and twine bows to keep the theme going.

Newport Cover all Lille

I hope that you enjoy my cards and see that you can use a gorgeous beachy summery collection like Newport for wintertime too!!

Thank you so much for stopping by!!!

November 16, 2015

Happy 13th! for Berry71bleu November Challenge

Hi scrappy friends!! I'm here today sharing my take on Berry71bleu's November Mood Board. I usually do layouts for this challenge but my daughter's birthday was this past weekend and I really wanted to make a vintage card for her!

For my base layer I used a gorgeous wooden page "Compass" from the new Riddersholm Design collection Newport. This tones in pefectly with the wood in the mood board. I added lots of metal pieces on the card, adding some turquoise paint to give a distressed and aged look. I've also added lace and the brown and blue colors from the moodboard.

My daughter is obsessed with ballet and so of course I had to use a vintage ballerina on my card for her, adding a few modern touches like the Happy 13. I used the Special cut out from collection and love the metal key that says "dreams" and the the word tag that says "the journey awakens the soul", they fit well for her big dream of dancing and the journey she is taking. She may or may not make it to her final destination of a professional careeer but I hope she enjoys the journey along the way!

Here is the gorgeous moodboard Sylwia created:

I hope you can find the time to play along with us this month.
There are some fabulous prizes up for grabs!

1st Prize:

Full set of 11 Christmas Cosy papers by Riddersholm Design

Random Prize:

Special Vintage Kit prepared by our DT member Sylwia
Make sure you visit her blog 


Riddersholm Design

Riddersholm Design is a company created by Connie Riddersholm, who has been designing and manufacturing unique, high quality scrapbooking papers since 2010. Her beautiful papers can be used for scrapbooking, card making and other art projects. The papers are specially designed to reflect Connie's style. All the paper is environmentally sound and produced with high quality materials. The first collection was launched in March 2010. Riddersholm Design products are now being sold in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Poland, Australia, England, Finland, Germany, Holland, France and the USA.

November 6, 2015

Christmas Cosy - Enjoy Christmas!

November is here and it is getting colder and the days are getting shorter! Christmas is already on my mind! I decided that I needed to use the gorgeous new Christmas Cosy collection from Riddersholm Designs!!

For my base page I chose the beautiful Tainted paper from the Christmas Cosy collection.  

The image and title I got from the Cosy Cutout page. I absolutely love this dreamy vintage image and have wrapped it up with twine and added the tag title to it, reminiscent of a present all tied up for Christmas!  I have tucked in osome gorgeous Petaloo berries leaves and flowers and added the gorgeous Winter Branch pine branch die from La-La Land Crafts in my clusters as well.

I have used a gorgeous Wycinaka snowflake chipboard. I love the little deer design, it matches perfectly with the paper design!!... You can also see here the glitter glass I have used on the background along with the splashes of mist and masked snowflakes!  A very wintry layout!

It has been ages since I have entered a challenge and I would love to enter this into the Scrap Around the World November challenge. Here is their gorgeous moodboard:

I used the gorgeous blues and reds and the Christmas theme from the moodboard. It IS the most wonderful time of the year and I hope you "Enjoy Christmas!!"

October 23, 2015

Smile and Be Happy

Hello fellow scrappers, I'm back with my first layout using the gorgeous Barn Market papers!! I chose the Spottet Rose paper for my layout today, using a gorgeous cut out tag and title from the Barnmarket page.  I just love this photo of my daughter teaching her dad how to do selfies!

On my background I used a Prima mask and Shimmerz Texturez then added my photo. I used lots of Prima and Petaloo flowers from my stash and cut out some butterflies from the Barnmarket page.

I added some gorgeous branches from the Winter Branches set of La-La Land Crafts dies, love the design!

Here I tucked in a gorgeous chatelaine Wycinaka... I added in my title and a few more butterflies and added a few splashes to finish it off!  Check out the new Barn Market collection in the store, it is just beautiful!!!!


Hi Cathi here with my layout for the October challenge! This month our challenge is to use the colors orange, brown and gold and incorporate layers of leaves in your project. You can be inspired by the beautiful moodboard below!

I chose to use a autumn themed vintage image for my layout and ltos of layers of different can see the masked leaves on the base of my layout, using Shimmerz Dazzlers.  The explore chipboard comes from the our sponsor this month Creative Embellishments from the Adventure Word Set.

Here you can see the gorgeous Flourish 1 chipboard from Creative Embellishments, I've tucked in a Prima flower and gold frame behind the photo adding a bit of corrugated cardboard.

The gorgeous paper I used this month is Paisley and Vine Pathway from Blue Fern Studios, a previous sponsor this year. You can see lots more leaves I have added into the layout and a fun Dragonfly from Renee Bouquets. I finished off the layout with a bit of chevron stamping and some splashes.

This month prizes are:
1st Prize
 Set of chipboards by Creative Embellishments

Random Prize
Special Kit prepared by our sweet DT member Marie
Make sure you visit her blog

Creative Embellishments is a family owned company created by Michael & Nicolle Kramer, a husband & wife team, designing & manufacturing unique, high quality chipboard, wood, rubber stamps & fair products since 2013. We offer fun, inspiring products to add to any project! We are expending into other product lines such as acrylic & stencil embellishments SOON. We also custom cut for individual orders & have a wholesale store for retailers, kit clubs & classes.

You have until 31st October to upload your projects!

Hope you join us!!!

October 9, 2015

Early Christmas Cards with Riddersholm Designs Christmas Story

This week I thought I'd get a head start on my Christmas cards! I used the gorgeous Christmas Story papers full of gorgeous muted pinks, greens and browns.

As usual, there are some gorgeous cut out images in the collection. I used this vintage Santa image and layered three sheets from the collection. For all my cards I used stunning red poinsettia blooms and for this card I added some pine cones, sparkles and a brad. I finished off the card with a twine loop bow.

I took another gorgeous image from the Christmas Story collection and set it on top of a gorgeous doily made from the papers. Again I used the poinsettias, pine cones and brads to decorate this card, adding a silk ribbon bow and a tag with a Christmas sentiment. For the finishing touch I did some stitching around the card's edge.

For my final card I took an image from my stash and then layered on lots of flowers, another poinsettia and some gorgeous Ink-It Cherry Blossoms. I added twine around the card and as a bow. Finally, I added stitching for a finishing touch.

I just love all of Riddersholm's Christmas collections! Look out for Christmas Cosy in store now!