Monday, January 30, 2012

Flutterbys Card

I hope everyone had a good weekend, it certainly wasn't the best weather but a good excuse to stay inside and craft!

Following on from my layout that I posted last week I have made a quick card using some more of the Flutterbys from American Crafts. I have used them as a border at the top and bottom of the card, raising them up on foam pads to add dimension.  The rest of the card was put together with scraps of patterned paper and some flower punches.

Don't forget to leave a comment on Emma's post from the 20th Jan for a chance to win some, you have until the end of the week...

Friday, January 27, 2012

Krafty Blog Friends

It always gives me such a huge buzz, when I'm sitting in the evening and catching up on my google reader ... and up pops up in front of me, a blog that says someone has just bought one of the monthly kits and then showcases what they've done with it :) ... Well, the other day, it happened again.  This time it was the lovely Becky - who's blog ... Becky's Scrapbook Burblings came into my reader with this gorgeous layout .

She since then also done another layout which she's sent to me ... and its another gorgeous one.  Do stop by her blog and say hello, she is so creative and does such lovely, lovely layouts.
A few of the kits are still available HERE... and I'll be opening up the subscriptions again very soon.  Actually, I'm hoping to keep them open all the time ... well, that's the plan anyway LOL.

Have a fun weekend ... and don't forget the competition to win one of the American Crafts Flutterbys - the winner will be picked this Thursday ... maybe I'll try and get someone at the crop to pick out the winner from a hat :)

Monday, January 23, 2012

A packet of the Flutterbys from American Crafts came fluttering my way last week and I couldn't wait to add them to a layout of my DD (this is one of my favourite photos of her when she was little). I decided to add some glitter to the edges of each butterfly and then attached each one separately with a glue dot behind so they stayed securely in place. The papers are from Fancy Pants Love Story. I cut the heart envelope on my Craft Robo using a file from the Silhouette store.

The flowers were die-cut from plain white card using a Tim Holtz die and then spritzed with several different glimmer mists, scrunched up and when dry I layered them up and finished with more glitter.

Don't forget the draw for a packet of Flutterbys on the post below, just become a follower of the blog if you're not already and then add your comment with your suggestion of a design you'd like to see.....

Friday, January 20, 2012


Yay - it's Friday and we thought we would have some fun and offer our blog followers the chance to win a fabulous prize. In fact, we like Fridays and we like prizes an awful lot so we will be making this a regular thing.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply take a look at the new designs of American Craft Flutterbys in the Gotta Craft shop and tell us which shape of Flutterby or bunting message you would design if American Crafts called you up right now and asked for an idea to add to their range.

You can be as wacky or creative as you like and we will pick a winner at random in 2 weeks time and announce their name here on the blog.

All that we ask is you follow our blog if you'd like to enter. If you don't follow Gotta Craft already, you can do so simply by clicking on the button to the left. And the prize?

........... well a pack of the gorgeous new AMERICAN CRAFTS FLUTTERBYS of course :)

We look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Take a look and see how those clever people at American Crafts have used them, on these lovely layouts .

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Fancy Pants - Winterland

Fancy Pants have done it again ... the latest Winterland collection is just beautiful.  Full of soft colours and images, its such a joy to use.

This layout was actually a scraplift ... although, I'm sorry I can't give credit, as I was given it at a recent crop to do by Lorna - who I think was fed up of seeing me move paper around, and not do a lot :)  And, to be honest, Emma and I did the same layout, and we tried to see who did it faster.  Now, she'll say she did ... but don't listen to her LOL.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Putting on the Glitz

After using up the moustache stickers on the Echo Park Times & Seasons Elements Stickers I Turned to my second favourite piece. The big car sticker - as soon as I saw it I thought of my favourite film from years ago. Bugsy Malone. I wanted to drive one of those cars and wear one of those dresses, so I've made a page about it:

Most of the papers are from the Glitz Vintage Blue collection . It's definitely worth checking out. I think navy and deep blues are going to continue to be big scrapbooking news in 2012.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Kraft Mad

January's kit is now available, you can find it HERE

It's full of gorgeous My Minds Eye Kraft Fun Day goodies, and I've put together papers from both Happy Days and Everyday collections, which you can use for any event.

You'll also find twine, a die cut border, an alphabet and ooohhh so much more.  Do pop along and check it out.

It really got me in a creative mood, and I did this layout for my 365 project album this year.  The story behind it is, that every New Year, Simon and I get all the papers and scan through for our stars for the coming year.  It's become such a tradition for us. 

Please do share any projects you make with your kits with us ....we'd really love to see them.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

What a start

January's kit is all ready to go .... and will be on sale Wednesday 11th at usual time around about 7ish ... but of course, we have to have the sneaky peek look at it.  So here it is;

Lots of gorgeousness is planned for 2012 .... and I think a regular date for kits to go on sale, is my first thing to sort out, as well as some more subscription places. 

But for now ... if you don't already know which paper line is in the kit ... let the guessing begin.

I know a bit late ... but wishing you all an AMAZING 2012.  Let the creativity flow.