Altered halloween hoop…

Pop over to the Facebook page and watch me make this altered hoop. This is I think my very favourite thing I’ve ever made. So me! I really love halloween and gothic makes. Hope you enjoy

video here

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Glitter Girl Card…

I have not been so excited as I was when I saw this range that Shimelle had coming out. I was in love before I even had it, watching her videos showing it again and again. I love craft and home decor that it very colourful, full of texture and is fun and extravagent so this range was made for me. Just look at the fun shapes, colours and glitter involved in this range.

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On a practical note,  I think Shimelle has really put a lot of thought into what us crafters would find useful as well as fun in a range and when I saw the project pad, I was very excited. Not everyone has an abundance of cardstock or might not have the correct shade to match a range.

Well this project pad comes with cardstock and decorative papers as well as alphabet stickers and icon sticks and glitter papers. It is so handy to have a complete matching paper and cardstock pad and bonus matching stickers. The designs are to die for an I am just in love.

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There are also very different pieces in the range such as the glitter infused teal scissors and the lenticular stickers, papers and ephemera

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So, as I could not wait to get stuck in, I have made a simple card using the washi, project pad and the ephemera set

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I had someone in mind when I made this and the cameras suited well as they are a good photographer and the glitter girl reminded me of them. The phrases from the paper pad were also perfect

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You can watch the tutorial here:

Part 1

Part 2

You can purchase from the range at:

Thompson’s Craft Supplies

Spooky min album..

Good morning. Steph here. I just wanted to share this project made for a craft group swap – Halloween themed mini-album/pocket book using the BOOtiful collection from American Crafts (links below) and a few bits of my own. Love this collection – the perfect mix of traditional Halloween and something a little different – pastel colours.

The album was made using three pieces of 12×12 cardstock, trimmed, scored and stuck together to form a concertina-style base with pockets.

http://thompsoncraftsupplies.co.uk/listing/american-crafts-single-sided-paper-pad-6×6-36pkg-bootiful-night/

http://thompsoncraftsupplies.co.uk/listing/bootiful-night-foiled-ephemera-cardstock-die-cuts-40pkg/

Autumn Mixed Media Box…

I just adore this time of year and with all the leaves beginning to fall, I couldn’t wait to get stuck into some Autumn Crafting. The colours and textures of autumn are just dreamy and  so I felt inspired to make something that demonstrated the beauty of this season

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In this blog post, I will walk you through how I made this Autumn inspired mixed media box.

I had a few boxes left from the retreat and thought this would be a great way to demonstrate the interesting texture we see at Autumn with it being a 3D item. I also remembered some of the gorgeous Woodgrain Cardstock we have from Ranger and though this would be perfect to use on the box

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Using some of the Lindy Stamp Gang sprays ( we will be getting some of these in stock soon) and the Heidi Swapp Gold Lame spray, i coloured the woodgrain in autumnal colours

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Using this, and the torn up kitchen roll that was used to wipe up the excess ink, I created a pretty base for the top of the box. This was adhered using the Prima 3d Gloss Gel (due  back in stock soon)

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For the sides of the lid, some of the amazing Amber Moon paper from Prima was used

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A similar techniques as was used on the lid was then used on the sides of the box. Scrunched up layers of kitchen roll were glued on using the gel and then spraying this with the same inks as were used for the woodgrain paper

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To fill in the gaps around the papers and make the box pop more, the DecoArt Metallic Lustre Gild Rush was used and applied by hand.

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Next was to decorate the lid. More texture was added by tearing up a baby wipe again coated in the inks

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Next comes the really pretty and exciting elements. Some of the Prima Amber Moon Leaves, some Jen Hadfield Heart of Home Ephemera and some orange blossoms from I am Roses were chosen

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These were layered and applied using the Prima gel and Embossing powder used for finishing touches.

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I really enjoyed this project and I hope you like it. Here are some close ups of the final project

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Get in the mood for Halloween with Thompson’s Craft Supplies and UK Scrap Addicts

This month we decided to team up with https://www.instagram.com/ukscrapaddicts/ to bring you some Halloween fun. Any wow are you in for a treat with not 1, but 2 of their fabulous design team members bringing us projects.

Sarah Toward and Kirsteen Young have designed this amazing projects for you to look at and even a step by step process so you can give it a go

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So lets hand over to the ladies to explain their projects in further details for you:

KIRSTEEN YOUNG:

Happy Halloween from me, Kirsteen Young from UK Scrap Addicts. I’m here today to share a spooky layout with you but don’t worry it’s not too scary…

I love Halloween especially Halloween stash – it’s like Christmas stash, you can never have too much, right? I have several ‘favourite’ papers so I decided to create a page that incorporated them all. Nineteen papers and six collections later I had a plan.

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I cut the papers into nineteen 2×2 squares (using both the A and the B side in some cases). Then I stuck them down with a little roll-on adhesive in the middle of each square. This means you don’t end up pushing a needle through glue which is both sticky and messy (I have tested this :p).

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I used a template by Bazzill to add a line of holes around each square, you could easily guess this as well or plot your holes with a ruler. Next, I used a pokey tool to make the holes.

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Then I went back over the holes with a thicker tool (that I have no idea the name of) that isn’t as sharp but makes the hole a little bigger so a needle and embroidery thread will easily fit through.

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I picked five different embroidery threads to match the papers and then I stitched and stitched and stitched. It is a labour of love but so worth the effort and I find it really relaxing too.

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Once the squares and the 4×6 photo were in place I added a title using alpha stickers from Whoo-ligans by Bo Bunny and Thickers and a few embellishments, including chipboard, a sticker and a die cut.

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Supply list:

Too Cute to Spook by Bella Blvd

Thirty One by Pebbles

Frankie and Friends by Simple Stories

Whoo-ligans by Bo Bunny

Halloween Magic by Bella Blvd

Fright Night by Bo Bunny

Bazzill Cardstock

Thickers

Embroidery thread by DMC

A little bit about me and how to contact me

I live on the east coast of Scotland with my husband and our two little boys. I have been scrapbooking for 12 years and cannot imagine a life without papers, stickers and double sided sticky tape. I am blessed with two sons, two goddaughters, four nieces and two nephews and I have a scrapbook (or two) on the go for every one of them. I document our story one photo at a time.

I was a member of Craft Island’s (UK) creative and social media team (2012-2017) and was part of The Stamp Spot‘s (Australia) Documenting December Design Team 2014.

I am currently a member of UK Scrap Addicts Creative Team.

You can find me on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/kirsteenyoung/ and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/youngkirsteen

SARAH TOWARD:

Hey Everyone

Firstly I’d like to thank Louise for giving me the chance to contribute to the Thompson’s Craft Supplies blog, and especially for letting me share my Halloween layouts, I bloomin’ love Halloween.

Today I’m sharing a little pocket page insert for my 2016 Pocket Page album.  I’d yet to document Halloween 2016, so this was the perfect opportunity to catch up.

 

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I used a Simple Stories Snap 6×8” page protector with four 3×4” pockets.  This is the front side of the layout.

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And this is the reverse side of the layout.  I used the American Crafts ‘Bootiful Night’ collection to decorate and embellish.  I also used a few orange enamel dots, some Kaitlin Sheaffer free printable labels in purple, Tim Holtz phrase stickers and some black glittery tape.

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I really enjoyed making this filler card.  I fussy cut these gravestones and the little pumpkin out of one of the 6×6” papers, and used a skull sticker from the puffy stickers in the collection.  The background paper is from the 6×6” paper pad.

It’s quite a simple 6×8” layout, but there’s a little bit of fun when everything is in the pockets.

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The ‘Bootiful Night’ collection has some gorgeous holographic ephemera, as my boy was dressed as a spider I knew I wanted to use the large holographic spider but I was unsure how to use it.  Then the idea struck me to put it outside the pockets, so I stuck it to the corner of the spider web card, which is a piece of the 6×6” paper pad cut down.  But I also needed to do some journalling for the spread as well, and that’s where the spider comes in handy.

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Having the spider on the outside of the pocket acts as a little handle to lift the flap to reveal a hidden extra.  I used a Simple Stories 3×4” photo

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Well that should have been it for my Halloween projects but I was totally on a roll and couldn’t stop myself, so I made an 8 1/2×11” scrapbook layout too.

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I just couldn’t resist those gorgeous ghosts and knew I had another Halloween related photo from last year I wanted to document.

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By ripping the paper and putting pieces of the the grey ghost paper behind, I created the effect of the bigger ghost are floating through and onto the layout

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The haunted houses are from the ephemera pack, and I fussy cut the tiny ghosts from the 6×6” paper and incorporated them to look like they were coming out of the houses.

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When I’d finished the layout, I realised I hadn’t any space for journalling, so I created another little ripped area and made a pocket on the back of the layout with some scrap paper and double sided tape.  I popped in a little tag topped with some more of the grey ghost paper, and did my journalling on the tag, I used some bakers twine in black, yellow, orange and purple and tied it through a punched hole to make it obvious it can be pulled out.  I used the Thickers from the Bootiful Night collection for my title, Spooktacular.  I used paper from the 6×6” paper pad to create the layers behind my photo and roughed the edges with a nail buffer.  I also used a few more enamel dots from my stash, and used a date stamp and some white ink to stamp the date to finish the layout.

And there you have my Halloween layouts, I’ve throughly enjoyed putting both of these layouts together.  I really hope I’ve inspired you to document some of your Halloween memories, or given you some ideas for this years photos.  I can’t wait to document Halloween this year, and you can see my layouts on Instagram @lookwhatsarahcreated and on my blog www.lookwhatsarahcreated.wordpress.com

Thanks again for stopping by today, be sure to pop over to the shop to pick up some of the Bootiful Night collection.

Happy Scrapping

Sarah

xoxo

 

A huge thank you to UKSA and to Sarah and Kirsteen for their fantastic project,

Pop over to thompsoncraftsupplies.co.uk to purchase from many of our halloween items and many other projects

Leila’s first Live…

As you may have heard, we have a new member of our team. 

Leila has joined us as a member of the design team and will also be working behind the scenes with me. Welcome and congratulations Leila 🙂

Leilia was super keen to get started and the minute her parcel arrive she has jumped on Facebook live for an unboxing which you can watch by following this link:

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=510124769320750&id=241719022827994
Do pop along and watch and leave some feedback and any questions you have and we look forward to more from leila soon 🙂