My first scrapbook layout – Kasia

Hello everyone,

today I have something totally different for you. I am not a scrabooker (yet) but I have been inspired by my friends from a design team. I just wanted to have a go… it is a bit simple but it is my first one so I can only get better …

Here it is…

609A516A-70C8-4605-9711-7B734B1142D3Let me briefly show what I did:


I used one of the paper from The a February Kit. I used structure paste and wall stencil


I used black gesso through the stencil from the January kit


I matted and layered the picture. Added another mat using the paper from the kit.


I used the puffy stickers from the kit.and die cuts around the photo.

6D274F91-1038-4B50-8E99-E61E4A2BADDFI enjoyed my first experience with a scrapbooking layout and I am sure it is not my last time.  I will definitely try again … well , now I have an album to fill.

Please try something new today… you can do whatever you want … your imagination and creativity have no limits… just have fun creating…




Art Journal and Giant Tag by Grace

Hello everyone! I’m back again with my final projects with February’s gorgeous kit. Unfortunately (and very annoyingly!), due to technical difficulties I have no process video this week; but I do have two projects to share with you, an art journal spread and a super giant altered tag.


I will show you the art journal pictures first, as that was what was intended to be the video, and as such I have no process pictures of it.

I used lots of elements from the kit for this, as well as a few items from my own stash. I started by prepping the pages with gesso, then added colour with inks such as Lindy’s Starburst in Tibetan Poppy Teal and Heidi Swapp Colour Shine in pink. I also added watercolours (the very pigmented Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolours), and a little bit of Twinkling H20s by Luminarte for some shimmer.

I added tags, papers, ephemera, mini art stones mixed with matte gel medium and coloured with purple ink, glass glitter in both violet and midnight blue, sissal, Spiegelmom sequins… just all of the things.

One of my favourite effects on this page was with the clear word stickers (which were given to me in a destash so I’m afraid I can’t tell you where they’re from), and was a total accident… I was drying the art stone and glass glitter gel mixes with my heat tool, completely forgetting about the plastic stickers, when they started buckling and melting. I thought that it just look so perfect I had to do a bit more! Sometimes accidents are great!


Then I made my giant tag, which was great fun. I started with one of the large phrase stickers from the kit, and attached it to one of the 7dotsStudio papers cut to a 1/4″ border, and distressed the edges.


Then I cut my tag shape from that same paper, 12″ tall by approx 5.5-6″ wide. And covered it in a layer of clear gesso to give it both structure and a good base for all the inks and other things.


Next I stenciled on some stars with the gloss gel medium that came in the kit, and did this around most of the edges of the tag.


Once the gel was dry I added the colours, which were Heidi Swapp Colour Shine in Pink, Mr Huey’s in ‘Mary Mary’, plus some colour dabbed on from ink pads.


Next I added some gauze and some of the net ribbon from the kit to both at the top and the bottom of where the main piece was going to go with more of the gloss gel, and then attached that on top. Then I added a few of the 7dotsStudio die cut elements, a piece from the Vicki Boutin ephemera, and the ‘The Ongoing Story’ sticker.  Then some white splatters with watered down gesso all over the tag.



At this point this was all I had I really planned, but I just knew that the tag needed… something; the net ribbon at the top looked a little lonely. Then I found these little camera stickers in my stash (which I think are from an old Shimelle sticker book, but I’m not 100% sure!). I thought the cameras would be perfect to match the quote on the large sticker. As they were pastel and quite “clean” looking, compared to the rest of the tag, I added a few pink ink splatters on them to tie them into the rest of the project.


When the tag was completely dry (I left it overnight), I added some fun coloured and shaped ribbons to it to finish.


I’m going to put this giant tag at the front of one of my scrapbooks or scrapbook albums, as I think the quote about taking pictures is perfect for that, as is the “The Ongoing Story” sticker. So often I’m asked why I scrapbook, and I think I can just point people in the direction of this tag as an answer from now on!


And that’s it from me for this week, and for my projects with the February kit. I’ve learned a lot from working with this kit, I really do think it’s wonderful; it’s so important to go out of your comfort zone and try new things sometimes. Next week… well let’s just say I will be very much within my comfort zone, but that’s good too!

Grace ❤

Mini Colourful Cards…

I am not usually one for cards, but I was quite tired today and just didn’t feel like getting everything out, but wanted to make a project. I though that I would therefore challenge myself to make some simple cards.

First of all, I chose some carstock from the Shimelle Glitter Girl Project Pad


I cut the card stock into 3 strips 3.5 inches x 8 inches


I scored this at 4 inches on the 8 inches side to make the cards


I then chose a piece of paper from the same sheet and stuck the white side down with double sided tape to create a patterned side inside the cards



Now it was time to decorate the outside of the cards. I took 2 of the 7 Dots Studio papers from the February Kit 


I tore these into small pieces and exposed the white edges. To these I added 2 colours of oxide inks.


I stuck these to the cards using Prima 3d gloss gel and added trims from the kit, either lace or pom pom



I then took 3 different die cuts from the 7 Dots Stuio sheet and used foam dots to add these to the middle of the cards


I then added with the gel, some sissal from the kit to the middle of the diecuts and added a Bramble Fox flair on top of these, which is again found in the kit


Finally, I added some stamping around the edges of the card


This was the cards now complete and a nice set of simple, but effective cards were ready for use


Mixed media page by Kasia

8C6C8885-1B05-4630-857B-ECE16C5EE717Morning everybody,

Today I have 6”x6” chipboard page where I used my DT stuff from the February kit.

It is relatively simple and require only few steps:

5CBA1ED7-1493-41B5-8367-9AA098596BAFAdd the enamel dots and splatter the whole page with a white gesso.

I used some 3D glue to lift some elements to add the dimension.

6D3A6FF8-D6B3-49D7-BB49-F7B1978E64128C6C8885-1B05-4630-857B-ECE16C5EE717A281B5DC-4C71-4AE6-A26D-08060E0E70B4Hope you enjoy my mini step by step .

i will be back next Saturday with another project.



‘Be Yourself’ Rainbow Layout by Grace


Hi all! This week I’m back with another scrapbook page. I was particularly inspired by the Ella and Viv “Watercolour Party Splash” paper that was in this month’s kit, and based my layout on that.


I took the colours that were at the top of the page and brought them down over the rest of the page, over some stenciling with modelling paste, using various inks and paints.

The entire process can be watched in the accompanying YouTube video here:

I decided to leave some white space on the layout, as I thought without that it would be too busy, and the white space gives it a more messy and free look.

Most of the items used are from the kit, but for a full list expand the description box under the video on YouTube.


Something I did on this layout which I don’t often do in scrapbooking was to add in some journaling, which is written on the back of this decorated tag. The tag was then tucked under the photo cluster so it doesn’t distract from the layout but I can pull it out to read about the photo. It is one of the 7dotsStudio tags that came in the kit.

I had great fun playing with colour in this layout, and playing around with and testing out how different kinds of inks and paints react to each other.

If you haven’t already, I really encourage you to check out this kit, it’s reminded me just how much fun it is to step out of your usual craft/art comfort zone (my comfort zone is pastel and cool palette colours!) and experiment!

Thanks so much for reading, I’ll catch you all next week!

Grace ❤

My hoop which i have done .

Hi all i am back with this little hoop. Its a bit different then the others i have used papers and made some embellishments to go in it . These are great to swap with and look fab on your wall .


What you need to do this is to draw around the hoop on the outside and cut it out . Then i draw around some cardboard just to give it some stright to the hoop. Then the front one is drawn around but just half way and then cut it out then you can glue it onto the hoop . You can can paint the hope or leave it plain. But you need to do this first.

Here are some photos off my hoop with my embellishments on and some mixed media on the background with the word stencil i got from louise.

Then i made up embellishments to go inside the hoop . These are great and i will be doing more off these just need people to swap with 😉

i will be doing a show and tell on my youtube channle at the end off the month and can show the hoop but not the embellishments as they went with another swap i did on youtube.

Hope you liked this and pls share yours on the page 🙂

thanks lesley 🙂

Colourful Mixed Media Box, by Leila

Hey everyone, it’s Leila here! Really excited to share my first blog post with you all.

I have been *so* excited about February’s box! The colours in this box are just incredible. They’re bold, bright and it’s impossible not to make something with this stuff that isn’t going to stand out. I especially love the Bramble Fox embellishments. I just can’t get enough of the Bramble Fox stuff at the moment, they’re just so gorgeous. Another item in this box that has really impressed me is the gloss. I have really enjoyed popping a little bit of glamour onto my pieces by using this, it’s so easy to use and it’s great mixed with inks/ paint.

I’m a bit of a tech addict and I have a load of boxes laying around. I just can’t bring myself to bin them. I might use them at some point. Well, that point has finally come and I have decided to convert my iPad box into something more useful and attractive.

So, here’s how I did it!


  1. First of all, get together you materials. The box just developed as I went along, so it’s good to have a few embellishments and materials around to help inspire you. I didn’t use all of what’s in this picture, but it’s nice to have options.


2. To start off I needed to create a base, so for this I used gesso. I knew I wanted it to be slightly textured, so I used a sponge (just a makeup sponge in one of those big packs from Poundland), and dabbed. It took 2 coats to completely cover the images on the box. Iused a heat gun in between layers to speed up the process.

3. Once the base was finished and dried, I mixed some ink with the heavy gel medium gloss, from the February kit. It was really easy to mix and the results were very vibrant on the box, as you can see (below).

In order to create more texture, I also used modelling paste on one side of the box. Again, I used the heat gun to speed up the drying process. Before I dried the modelling paste, I added some pink glass glitter to give the box a bit of a sparkle.


4. After I dried the modelling paste, I used some spray ink and continued to add colour. You can use inks, acrylic paints too to create a design of your choice. Once I was happy with the colours, I started to add some fabric and embellishments from the February kit to decorate the box. Along the side of the box, I used a gold paste to give it a shimmer and make it stand out more.

5. Et Voila! My finished box. I really love to use the Bramble Fox embellishments. The badges in this box were my absolute favourite. So colourful and can be used in so many ways. I also loved the felt flowers. There are two in the box, this pink one (nelow) and a blue one that’s more rose like.


I hope you enjoyed this project. If you make you own, please remember to share on social media and don’t forget to tag Thompson Crafts.

Happy Crafting… Until the next time!

Leila xx

Wooden box- from February kit by Kasia


Hello everybody, Kasia here with another projects from the latest February Kit.

I have created this small keepsake box. I like the vibrant colours we have been treated to by Louise Thompson.




I used one of the paper from the kit. I used the PVA glue to adhere the paper to the box. The cheapest, kiddy pva will do…


I used the hot glue gun to build up the layers.


I used the scrap of the paper to add some dimensions . Sisal was in the kit…



I used the embellishments from the kit… ribbon, lace, die cuts to add to the layers. Keep going till you happy…



I added the flowers and butterfly die cuts from the kit. I also splatter white gesso on the box and brushed the top embellishments with white gesso too. I used the sentiment from the kit and enamel drops.

I love working with this kit… so many things to create…. so little time … lol


Hope you enjoy my project. Will be back next week with another one from this month kit,

thank you for stopping by,