Monday, 30 December 2013

12x12 Scrapbook Layout Using Echo Park Happy Holidays Collection Kit



Sharing a 12x12 scrapbook layout today, which uses the Echo Park Happy Holidays Collection Kit, available from Wear Crafts here. If you buy this bundle, we will include a length of twine, two sheets of 12x12 card in white and pink and a scatter of self-adhesive gems. The Woodware chipboard alphasare available here. The wooden sentiments are available here. Happy scrapping, jenx

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Sunday, 29 December 2013

Wear Crafts Monthly Scrapbook Kits

Every day in January, Wear Crafts will be sharing a layout prompt to Kickstart Your Creativity in the New Year. We are launching four monthly project kits in 2014 which you can dip into as you like. The first one is called "Twelve Pledges"... all will be revealed! But, in the meantime, here is the final page from my Thirteen In Thirteen album, to whet your appetite... 

Also...

If you are planning a 'year in review' album or making a 'year to come' album ready for the photos and the journaling, this collection here is perfect for this kind of project. Makes great calendars too. There are some fab ideas on this blog here.

Hope you had a splendid Christmas and are looking forward to a fizzy New Year, Happy scrapping, jenx


Monday, 23 December 2013

Rocking Your World Friday at Christmas

Make sure you hop over to see the lovely Virgina here to find out what it is all about!
December 13th Craft n Chat Crop
So my world has rocked this week because...


  • I cleaned from top to bottom (yes I still have my cleaning issues!)
  • I finished loads of layouts (watch this space in the new year for lots of inspiration)
  • I received lots of unexpected scrappy gifts through the post from lovely people
  • Night out with the girlies for a fabulous catch up 
  • Did all the ironing (more cleaning issues!)
  • Planned next year's monthly project and finalised everything
  • Christmas Crop night!
  • And, are you ready for this one, lost nearly 6 pounds after two weeks of Slimming World (thankyou Davina)
  • And, are you ready for this one, wore a pair of jeans I have not worn for a year (yay!)
So Gary had better watch out in April because I will be there looking good in me skinny jeans, wearing me Mrs Gary Barlow TShirt in an AISLE SEAT near the front... well within clutching distance..... well a girl can dream.

Now, Funny DS2 story (ah the joys of a child with Dylsexia/DCD)... "Mam can we get the teachers those chocolate bunnies for Christmas."
(Mother looks puzzled)
"You know, the Christmas Chocolate bunnies - they are on the telly all the time."
(Mother says, it isn't easter)
"Not the Aldi ones, the proper ones with the bell and the horns - you know the CHOCOLATE BUNNIES!"
(You mean the reindeer, says Mother)
"Yes, them's the ones"

Ah me, he did this in the Summer walking down a beach on the Yorkshire coast... "I wonder if the camels will be there this year... you know the one's the children can ride on" (You mean donkeys) "Yes, them's the ones"

(I was meant to be this child's mother and he was sent specially to me xxx)

Happy Christmas, jenx

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Wear Crafts Craft n Chat Crop - December 6th

It was mini book madness tonight at the crop... "I have a really simple mini book construction for you to try tonight," quoth I. "This is supposed to be relaxing not stressful!" came the response after an hour of foldy-cutty-gluey nonsense with me! Ee we got there in the end! I will share photos with a tutorial later... for now enjoy the photos. Amanda, Sue and Ros went all dangly. The lovely Janice caught up on her album pages. Edna wowed everyone with her next name project. And mam Inkadinkadoo-ed in the corner. And for the record... I can't believe Joey has left the jungle! Send him back... Team Joey all the way. "Reem night - you girls are all sick!" Happy scrapping, jenx www.wearcrafts.co.uk

















Friday, 6 December 2013

UKScrappers Christmas Blog Hop

 Welcome to the UKScrappers Christmas blog hop. This lovely little Christmas Tree Table Decoration was completed at our November Workshop Day. We punched circles from cream card using a  circle punch, rough cut a spiral into the circles, then twirled them with a quilling tool and used silicone glue to secure the curls. Loops of ribbon were pushed into the gaps, but some of the kraft card cone was left peeping through. Created for Christmas, this would work just as well for a Wedding Table Decoration. If you fancy joining us for a workshop or a crop, check out the main website for the date of our next event. Happy scrapping, jenx

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Mini File Folder Instructions

Mini File Folder Instructions

This has been a very popular construction technique as it is so simple and transferable to any size of card. It is so easily transferable as it works from a central fold line in any piece of card rather than working from central measurements specific to one square or rectangle. The easiest thing to do is use pre scored greeting card blanks as then there is no measuring to do at all! I designed this to be used with the Woodware Groovy Duo Box and Cardmaker, but if you use one inch or two centimetre measurements from the central fold line, you can make it using a ruler and a scoring tool. Once you are confident with the construction, you can start varying those measurements too. I have completed this with everyone from children at the schools I have taught in to croppers at our weekly event. Everyone who has completed the mini file folder project has commented on how easy it is and how transferable the technique is. It has more internal structure than some file folder designs as it has central struts and inserted side pieces rather than concertina style sides, which gives it more strength. The example here only has a limited number of compartments, but you can add as many as you like. The instructions which follow have been adapted from the workshop notes and the instruction sheet which accompanied the kit. 

Ok, so here we go... enjoy!

To make the file folder above, you should have five pre-scored cards. This one uses 5"x7" cards (so 10"x7" when flattened).

Use three pre scored cards to create the three sections of the file folder. Start from the central pre scored line and score 2cms on each side of that line. Fold as above.

To make the sides of each file folder, score the card as above. Start from the central score line and score at 2cm intervals until you are left with approximately 1/2cm waste at each end. Next, from the long edge of each side of the card, score 8cms. This leaves about 2cms of waste in the centre.

Cut six sides from the scored card and fold as above.

To make the cover, start from the central pre-scored line and score 2cms to the left and then 2cms to the right three times. The large panel glues to the rear of the folders, the scored lines form a curved overlap and the smaller panel forms the front cover.

To construct the file folder:
* glue the three sections scored first  * 
* glue the side inserts in one section at a time *
* glue the back cover to the back of the file folder *

Happy scrapping, jenx

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12x12 Scrapbook Layout Using A Wear Crafts Scrapbook Kit

12x12 scrapbook layout using the Wear Crafts scrapbook kit to share today, created by DTeamie Virginia. All our kits and collections are here and her fab blog is here. Happy scrapping, jenx

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

12x12 Scrapbook Layout Using A Wear Crafts Scrapbook Kit

12x12 scrapbook layout using the Wear Crafts scrapbook kit to share today, created by DTeamie Virginia. All our kits and collections are here and her fab blog is here. Happy scrapping, jenx

Monday, 2 December 2013

12x12 Scrapbook Layout Using A Wear Crafts Scrapbook Kit

12x12 scrapbook layout using the Wear Crafts scrapbook kit to share today, created by DTeamie Virginia. All our kits and collections are here and her fab blog is here. Happy scrapping, jenx

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Scrappy Christmas Gifts

wink Scrappy Christmas Gifts!

If you are looking for a collection for a younger scrapper - or a scrapper who is young at heart - this collection here could be just the thing!

If you have a smasher in your midst, why not check out this lovely lot here.

If you are looking for a great new collection to drop subtle 'hints' for, why not peep at this!

There is still some of our featured Christmas collection left here, which has some lush embellishments in the range.

Check out LesleyG's blog as she has some candy available... and happy scrapping, jenx

12x12 Scrapbook Layout Using Wear Crafts Scrapbook Kit

12x12 scrapbook layout using the Wear Crafts scrapbook kit to share today, created by DTeamie Virginia. All our kits and collections are here and her fab blog is here. Happy scrapping, jenx

Saturday, 30 November 2013

One Day To Go Until The Countdown Begins

wink One Day to go until the Countdown Begins!

If you are still looking for Christmas stash perfect for documenting the days in December, why not have a peep at this

These binders are great for daily projects.

And we have a fab range of page protectors here.

The twenty four wee pockets on this gorgeous pad would be great for creating a twenty four pocket advent calendar or to use on a layout.

If you are looking towards 2014 and planning your whole year journal, this collection here is super and makes daily journaling easy.

Make sure you check out the inspiration on our DT blogs and happy scrapping, jenx

12x12 Scrapbook Layout Using Wear Crafts Scrapbook Kit

12x12 scrapbook layout using the Wear Crafts scrapbook kit to share today, created by DTeamie Virginia. All our kits and collections are here and her fab blog is here. Happy scrapping, jenx

Friday, 29 November 2013

12x12 Scrapbook Layout using Simple Stories Daily Grind

12x12 scrapbook layout using Simple Stories Daily Grind to share today, created by DTeamie LesleyG. Her blog is here and the full range is here. Happy scrapping, jenx


Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Prima Holiday Jubilee at Wear Crafts



Prima Holiday Jubilee, available at Wear Craftsis perfect for Christmas Journals, Festive Scrapbook Layouts and Documenting December Daily Details. The whole range includes eight gorgeous double sided papers, brads, wooden elements, flair buttons and luxurious flowers. Prima Holiday Jubilee is available throughout December. Happy scrapping, jenx

Friday, 22 November 2013

Wear Crafts Newletter - Next Edition Live!





The new Wear Crafts newsletter has just been launched and should be popping in your mail box any time soon!
You can read a copy here and sign up for the newsletter here . We have lots of new products in store and more arriving every day, just in time for Christmas! Take a look at our Simple Stories range and the fabulous new Daily Grind collection, which is perfectly compatible with the Snap scrapbooking system.
Happy scrapping, jenx

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Simple Stories Daily Grind at Wear Crafts


Simple Stories Daily Grind has just arrived at Wear Crafts. A fabulous range of papers and embellishments, perfect for documenting your daily life. Coordinating perfectly with the Snap binder system and divided pages, Daily Grind is sure to be a favourite! You can find all our Snap productshere and all our Simple Stories products here.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

A Secret Scrapbooker?

So.... who thinks Gary Barlow is a secret scrapbooker? Look at the sketch...
... from My Mind's Eye here
http://mymindseye.typepad.com/blog/2013/11/sketch-week.html

Now, look at the background for his latest video...

... clear isn't it? Shall we take him on a retreat..... happy scrapping, jenx