Saturday, 26 March 2011

Spring is in the Air - Some Blog Candy

Spring is in the air and the clocks go forward tonight, so to celebrate we are putting some blog candy up for grabs.

Four sheets of double sided Bo Bunny 'Peacock Lane' papers, four sheets of Bazzill cardstock, two sheets scalloped cardstock and two sheets of cardstock stickers.


This shows the reverse side of the papers 

Detail of the cardstock sticker sheets. 

Want to be in with a chance of winning this pretty paper pack?
Just make sure you are a follower of this blog and make a comment below.
The winner will be announced next weekend.

Good Luck!


Friday, 25 March 2011

April Sneaky Peek

It's that time again..........

Here are some little peeks at what's coming next:

Mmmmmm - now what can it be?

Dont forget there's still time to enter the March Challenge - become a follower of the blog to be in with a chance to win the fabulous prize offered by our lovely Jill from Cardinal Colours see here.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Welcome to Our New Design Team Member

Scrapology welcomes a new Design Team Member MARIA.  We are really pleased that Maria will start with us from 1st April, you may recognise Maria's work from UK Scrappers where she is known as ria979902. Here are a few words from Maria:

"My interest in scrapbooking started way back in 1981 with Lady Di & the Royal wedding! Although then I had hundreds of newspaper cuttings and used flour/water glue!

I've always been crafty and after trying card making went on to scrapbooks about 5 years ago. I use lots of embellishments & patterned papers on my Layouts, my style is definitely cluttered, which could easily sum up my house too!
I live in the sometimes sunny south west of England with my husband & 3 children and have recently become the proud owner of a allotment which is taking up a lot of my time!"

Maria has selected some of her favourite layouts to share. You can see more of her super work on UKS.

Pop back on the 1st of April for the first of Maria's Scrapology scraplifts.


We have selected a guest designers for the next few months from the followers who volunteered. If you are one of those you will receive an email shortly.  Thanks to everyone who offered and we will be looking for more in a few months.

Please look in on the 1st April to find out what our first guest designer had created. 

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Prize for March Challenge

The lovely and ever generous Jill (Happy Birthday to you - Jill!!) from Cardinal Colours has offered the following prize for the March challenge winner!

For the Record Collection Pack

Echo Park - For the Record - paper pack plus some co-ordinating bazzill.

Dont forget to enter to be in with a chance to win, you must also be a follower of the blog.

Have you booked your space on Cardinal Colours 2011 Retreat yet??
Limited space left on what will be another fabulous weekend of fun, laughter and crafting.

Monday, 7 March 2011

Winner of the February Scraplift Challenge

The winner for February's challenge is this lovely layout created by the talented


Congratulations Kathy.  All you need to do now to claim your prize is to contact us HERE.

Thanks again to Jill of Cardinal Colours for providing this months prize of Craftwork Cards Candi goodies.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Be Our Guest


Thanks for all the response to this request, We will be in touch with successful DT guests later in the week. We will republish the request when we need more guest designers - watch this space!!

Please don't forget you do need to be a follower to be considered for these challenges, candy and guset DT spots


We would like to feature a different guest designer each month.

image from google.

If you would like to take part please make a comment here and add a link you your blog or other site where we can view your scrapbooking. If you don't have a blog email us a few samples. A week from today we will select guest designers for the next few months. Please make sure you are a follower of this blog.

If you are selected we will send you an image of the layout we plan to scrap and the sketch. With a deadline we ask that you to send us an image of your layout. Your creation will be included in the Design Team inspiration layouts line up on the 1st of the month you are selected to take part in.

Looking forward to hearing from you with your layouts.


Thanks for all the response to this request, We will be in touch with successful guests later in the week. We will republish the request when we need more guest designers - watch this space!!

Friday, 4 March 2011

How I made my March page

 I used three sheets of Basic Grey Curio, from Cardinal Colours those flowers go a very long way! - I ended up with some over, so will make a card, or use them on another layout.

I used curio cotton (pink for background),

Ophelia for scraps behind background and flowers,

and then Camellia for more flowers and to cut the circle.

Using some bazzill (dark chocolate) as a base for my layout and gutted it to give me some over for mounting my photo later. I trimmed my cotton patterned paper down to roughly 11x11" with tattered torn edges. I tore further into the paper in a couple of places. All the edges were inked before placing onto the bazzill. I tore a couple of pieces from the Ophelia paper and tucked these into the spaces, so the turquoise flower base pattern shows through.

With a circle cut from the pink geometric side of the Camellia paper, I mounted my photo on some bazzill and cut round with some scalloped scissors. I arranged these onto the layout, but before sticking down the edges of  the circle I added the lace (only where it will show, to prevent too much bulk under the photo). I used less than half a yard of antique style lace.

Then came the cutting and layering of the flowers. The print is exactly the same on both sheets, the background is simply a different colour. I cut lots of flowers, and arranged the first layer into place. For the next two layers I curved them with my scissor blade, and added them with 3D Sticky Fixers foam pads to add dimension.

Further dimension was added by painting the finished flowers with Glossy Accents.

Here are some close up shots of the layering and glossed flowers.

I used stickles - 'Tiara' to dot around on big circle and 'Distress - Frayed Burlap' for stamen, and liquid pearls 'Perfect pink' for dots on photo mat.
The text is from a tatty secondhand poetry book, I distressed it further with some chalk inks.

The title was cut from the bazzill scraps using the Storybook Cartridge for the Cricut.

Please check back to the original challenge page for further inspiration from the rest of the DT - 'D is for Dimension'. Hope you will join in the challenge.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Your Scraplifts for March

This post is for the scraplifts for the March Challenge.

See HERE if you have not seen or to take you back to the original post for the March Scraplift.

A quick reminder of what to do if you are joining in: Create a layout using the DT pages for inspiration. We hope you will let us share your finished layout on this blog. You also need to become a follower (if not already) of this blog to be considered for the prize.

First time we have had a layout produced on day one of the challenge! A super fast entry from:












received after closing date



Followed by:
You Next?!?!!

You have until 5th April to enter this challenge. The winner will be announced on 7th April.

Please upload your layout to your blog and add a link to your comment. If you don't have a blog - no problem! - Just send us an image attached to an email.

D is for Dimension

Welcome to the March Scraplift Challenge.
This month, we are adding dimension to layouts using layering of papers and Glossy Accents.

We have scraplifted a stunning layout by the very talented scrapbooker Gabrielle Pollacco

Here are a few words from Gabrielle about herself:
"Hi everyone! I'm a stay at home mom of two wonderful girls and am married to the love of my life Steve. I started scrapbooking about 6 years ago when my sister introduced me to it and haven't looked back since! I would say my style is ever changing but if I were to name a style I'd say its 'shabby-chic/vintage'. I've been published in Creating Keepsakes Magazine, Memory Makers Magazine and Scrapbooking & Beyond Magazine, along with a number of online Magazines. I have been on a number of Designs teams in the past including Daisy D's, Zva Creative and am presently on the Design Team for My Creative Scrapbook, Bo Bunny and Webster's Pages."

Here is the pretty layout we chose from the many Gabrielle has on her blog.

We made a sketch for you and the DT to work from.

These are the layouts created by the DT to give you some inspiration.

Please join in the fun and create a layout using these pages for inspiration. We hope you will let us share your finished layout on this blog.
Please make a comment below.

We would also ask you to become a follower of this blog to be considered for the prize. You have until midnight on 5th April to enter the competition.

If you create a page after that date, please still share it with us.

Please can bloggers leave a comment with a link to the relevant post on their blog. If you don't have a blog - no problem! - Simply drop us an image attached to an email
Please note the email address has been updated.

The prize winner for the best layout will be announced on 7th April. Please check back in a few days for details of the fab prize Jill of Cardinal Colours has offered for this month's scraplift.

Our Thanks to Gabrielle and Jill. x