Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The gremlins are coming!! The gremlins are coming!!!

In fact, the gremlins are here!!  They have safely landed in the Scrapbooking in Dubai Blog and Pansyshell Scrapping Website...access to these 2 blogs are intermittent at the moment.

PLEASE DON'T PANIC!!  Both of these wonderful, insightful sites will be back to inform you and lure you into the wonderful world of scrapping, if you aren't already a full blown addict!!

Scrapbooking In Dubai

Pansyshell Scrapping

Happy Scrapping


PS.  If you see a little gremlin type thing running around, catch it and bring it to me...I need to have a stern word with the little troublemakers regarding getting into the workings of our Scrap Community!!

Your Pages


Thank you so much to all the contributors to the "Followers Gallery"  Your pages are awesome and an inspiration!!!

Keep them coming!!

Keep your eye out for our upcoming competition with a tidy little prize up for grabs!!!

Happy Scrapping


Sunday, August 29, 2010

Page Sketches & Embellishment Template for Lil Bees


I have posted the page sketchs as well as the additional embellishments templates under the "Page Sketches" tab.

Print out the Embellishments template on to card, cut it out and have a template to re-use.

Happy Scrapping!!


Saturday, August 28, 2010

New Page on JoSoCrafty


I have added a new page to my blog called "Followers Gallery"  I would love to showcase your work.  Mail low resolution jpeg images to jobrown0@gmail.com and I will add your layouts to the followers page.  Please supply your name and location to the e-mail.

Looking forward to seeing your work!!

Happy Scrapping


PS.  I am planning a little giveaway within the next few days.  Will post details soon!!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Lil Bees Boutique September Main Kit-Layouts

Hello fellow crafters!!!

I have had a few days of fun playing with the goodies from the Lil Bees September Main kit, and I can finally upload the layouts I made using some of the stash.  This kit is so jam packed that I still have a pile of stash left for more hours of scrapping enjoyment!!

Thank you so much to Hana for affording me the opportunity to "play" with all the wonderful stash in the kit!!

I have done a video tutorial which includes all of the pages shown above.

Happy Scrapping


SwissGirlDesigns Stamps-They are ready


Just received confirmation that the stamps are ready for us to place an order....I will be compiling an order tomorrow, so if you want stamps and haven't already sent me a mail...NOW IS THE TIME!!

Be Inspired :)


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

SwissGirlDesigns Stamps

Hello fellow crafters

A little bridie told me that the stamps from SwissgirlDesigns will be ready for me to place an order in about a week.

As soon as I get the thumbs up that they are in stock, I will be ordering, as I know they are going fast.  Please let me know via e-mail which stamps you would like.  I have all the orders placed previously, so if you have already sent your mail, you need not send it again.

Thanks again for supporting Rahel and SwissGirlDesigns, she is an awesome lady with awesome ideas!!  Be sure to visit her blog for fantastic ideas!

Happy Scrapping


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Do You Believe in Fairies

I have just popped onto the Jigsaw of Life - Sometimes out of it Blog...Look what I found when browsing through her photographs.....

If you look very carefully, you see a fairy facing left, with her hair in a bun, arms stretched up towards the flower...

I always hoped, but now I am sure:)

Happy Scrapping and find inspiration from natures "fairy"


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Lil Bees Boutique September Main Kit


Apologies to any of you who find yourself here because of the post on Facebook.  I will be repeating myself.

I met with Hana to day of Lil Bees Designs.  I got my grubby little paws on next month's Main Kit.  Oh My Golly Gosh!!!  If you haven't thought of subscribing before, NOW is the time.  This is the  most jam packed kit yet in my opinion.  As Hana has "leaked" before, next month's kit contains and album....AND SO MUCH MORE!!!

I am working on a layout or two, which will be posted on her site as or along with "SNEAK PEAKS".  I am working on Video Tutorials on the pages, so if you are stuck for ideas, the layouts will be available for your viewing!!  Please bear with me if the videos are a few days behind the kits...I will try  my best to get them out in time!!!

I have also been privileged to to get a look a the Stamp Kit for next month too...LOVE IT!!

Keep on looking at Lil Bees site for sneak peaks and I can promise that the kit is WELL worth it!!

Happy Scrapping


Thursday, August 19, 2010



I have added a new tab to my blog called Crop-Along, this will give you information about the crop group I host.  I will be starting the group again in October, so please book your space!!!

Here is a sneak peek page of a digital wedding album I was requested to create.

Happy Scrapping


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Page Layouts


Here are some layouts I have done over the last few weeks

Still looking for your pages...Please mail me low res photographs of your pages and I will post them on my blog.

Happy Scrapping


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Page Sketches


I have uploaded the first page of sketches!!!

You will find them under the "PAGE SKETCHES" tab above!!!

Let inspiration find you :)


New Things!!


I have been fiddling with the blog, and have added some tabs to the blog.  I will have all my youtube video tutorials posted together under one tab for easy reference.

I have included a new tab, which will be dedicated to page sketches, for you to print should you wish to recreate one of the pages on this site.

I will be adding some more tabs as time goes on.......

Thanks to all of you for your ongoing support!!!

Happy Scrapping


Saturday, August 14, 2010

SwissGirlDesigns Does It Again!!!!


You all know how much I love the inspiration that flows from Rahel's site, swissgirldesigns.com.  Well, logging on to her site this morning, I was so happy to see that she has launched her new acrylic stamp range.

I have my personal favorite, which is the Paint Splatters, but there seems to be something for everyone in the range.  I have already put my personal favorites on back order with her, as the stamps for re-sale will only arrive with her some time next week.

In the interest of saving on shipping fees, I have decided to see if anyone else would like the stamps and I will place a bulk order with her.  I am ordering directly from her and am not putting a mark up or such on the items....

I am estimating that the stamps will be in the region of AED60 per set, excluding P&P.

If you are interested in placing your order, please mail or post a comment on which your preferences are and as soon as I have all the final details as to cost etc. I will pass that information on.  I will bring the goodies in via Aramex, and will split the shipping fee accordingly :)

To wet your taste buds, here are the stamps:

For Rahel's video on the stamps, please go to her site at www.swisgirldesigns.com where you can see the stamps as well as some layout ideas for using the stamps.

Looking forward to hearing from you :)


My Craft Space


I was sorting through some scrapping related pictures, and came across these pics I took of my craft space.  I took them while I was working on the "Friends" Scrapbook Tutorial.  I have just recently managed to get the space just how I want it...and then Murphy deals us a Joker and we are moving house in a month!!!  I hope I get just as cosy a corner in our new home :)

This is my craft space, prior to the pandemonium!!!

And this is my craft space during the pandemonium!

No matter how big the surface area is that I have to scrap on, I somehow manage to fill it while working on a project!!

Be Inspired!!


Lil Bees Boutique August Kits - Some More Layouts


I have been a little overrun with home duties the last weeks, so I haven't had a chance to put together another tutorial....I am working on it!!!

I managed to complete another 2 layouts using the Lil Bees Aug Main Kit.

Here I used a plain cardstock as the background, and distressed and inked the edges.  I used elements of the Prima printed paper.  I cut the oval from the front and a strip, using the reverse side of the paper.  I stamped the butterflies from the August Stamp Kit then painted the chipboard letters so that they matched my colour theme.

On this layout, I painted the chipboard letters, once again to fit my colour scheme.

Please mail me your pages using any of the August Kit and I will publish them on my blog!!!

Happy Scrapping!!


Monday, August 9, 2010

Lil Bees Boutique August Kits - UPDATE


I received my August Main Kit from Lil Bees yesterday....wow, what an awesome mix of papers.

Here is the complete stash:

And here is the first page I have done using the kit...keep posted for more :)

Happy Scrapping


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Lil Bees Boutique August Kits

Hi Ladies!!!

I collected my August Kits from Lil Bees Boutique today and I would like to share them with you.

This is my little treasure...I am TOTALLY into butterflies at the moment, in case you haven't noticed from my recent pages published :)

The acrylic stamps are called "Wings" and are by much loved Prima.
I love that is has the awesome decorative oval frame and a some birds which are always fun to put on your page.
I was so pleased to find TWO bottles Stickles glitter glue included, in yellow and Platinum.
Stickles boasts a non clog formula and is my first choice glitter glue.

The Exclusive Kit pictured below is not mine, I collected it for a friend so I won't be showcasing any pages with the products.  I just had to show you what was included.

The butterfly is absolutely awesome and the felt ferns are so detailed, they look like actual ferns!!!

I should be getting a Main Kit shortly, and I will post the pictures of the goodies when I get them.

Happy Scrapping


Sunday, August 1, 2010

Friends - Tutorial


Here is my newest Tutorial called "Friends"

I Cherish You - Scrapbook Page

Hello ladies (and gentlemen...I know there are some of you checking out this blog!!!)

Here is a layout I did last week.  I got some new goodies and wanted to play with all of them at the same time.  Thanks to the ever restraining ladies in the crop group I attend on Wednesdays, I limited myself to just some of my new stash!!

I went all butterfly last week, and lucky for me... the new Monthly Stamp Kit from Lil Bees is a Prima Butterfly stamp set...watch this space....

The big butterfly here is an acrylic punch I procured from Creative Hands.  I stamped it as a background and then stamped on some cardstock, cut it out and added some crystals for that ever coveted "BLING" on a page.  I also got a Tonic Butterfly punch from Creative hands and used it as a punch out, and as a mask on the page.

I used my new Doily Lace punch by Martha Stewart, also acquired from Creative Hands and added a lace accent on the side of the photo.  I am very sure you will see this little gem over and over on my pages.  It is vintage without being old fashioned.

I am working on another tutorial using some resist distressing.  Watch this space!!!

Happy Scrapping