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Bo Bunny -Serendipity ‘Find Joy’ layout by Rachael Funnell

Hi there everyone!

Rach with you, sharing my first project for this month…. A layout featuring my boy, using the gorgeous newly released Bo Bunny – Serendipity collection…. YES!  This collection, with its really pretty colours, is so versatile that you can create boys pages with it as well!….

“Find Joy”


I am a fan of fussy cutting… AND couldn’t resist cutting out  the super cute bird

from the “Flight” paper

Bo Bunny Serendipity Paper - Flight - Click Image to Close

Find JOY in your Journey is from the Serendipity Sticker sheet

Also! using some of the super cute die cuts  Noteworthy Die cuts pack…

Bo Bunny Serendipity - Noteworthy Diecuts - Click Image to Close

This gorgeous collection is available in store NOW!

I have more to share & will do soon…..

Till then, HAPPY CREATING peeps..

Rach  x


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MFT Stamps Happy Hippos Bird-Day Card by Kathy Tanner

Hi 🙂  It’s Kathy with a card to share using the adorable My Favorite Things set called Happy Hippos. I used them to create this MFT Stamps Happy Hippos Bird-Day Card.

This set is full of  hippos and little birds and birthday themed images to go with them.  Plus there are some wonderful sentiments too!



I thought a colourful but soft Bokeh background might look good with these two cuties.

Here is how I created it if you’d like to give one a try too 🙂

Ingredients :

I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Broken China, Dusty Concord and Dried Marigold. You could use any colours, but I always think that 3 different colours works best.

Dylusions White Linen Acrylic Paint.

I used watercolour paper on the smooth side, but other cardstock can also be used.

Tim Holtz/Ranger Mini Foam Blending Tool

Circle Dies

Tombow Mono Multi glue

white embossing powder


Step 1 – Using the Blending Tool, apply distress inks to card in a circular motion. I used the purple first, then the orange and then added  blue to fill in the gaps and blend it together a little.

Use a different foam pad for each colour.

Step 2 –  Make a stencil from a scrap piece of card by using small circle dies or punches.  Don’t place the holes too close together or near the edge, so that it’s easier to sponge.

Step 3 –  Shake the Dylusions paint a little and then just use the paint that is sitting inside the lid.

Using the blending tool and a new pad, pick up some paint and dab some off onto some plastic or craft mat to remove excess.

Dab paint onto stencil to create 2 sizes of white circles on the card.

Step 4 – The largest circles are applied with just the Blending Tool.

Load paint and dab off as before. Place Blending Tool on card and twist/turn until you have a nice circular shape.

Step 5 – Reload Blending Tool with paint and using stencil again, add more circles and overlap some this time too.

You can realign stencils and go over circles with paint again to make them brighter.  You want to have some softer and some brighter circles to add depth.

Step 6 – Using just the Blending Tool make more of the large circles. Try to make some without applying extra paint but if it’s too dry just add a little.  These last circles are meant to be very light.

You are trying to fill in the gaps and card edges to create a very soft filter effect.

Step 7 – Trim the edges so that there is no harsh coloured edge.


I coloured the images with Copics to compliment the colours I used in the background, cut them out and added them to a white panel.

I also white embossed one of the fabulous sentiments from this set onto grey card.

Bokeh backgrounds are fun to create! No two are exactly the same and they work wonderfully with so many of the MFT stamps.  I hope you will give this background technique a try too.


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Pretty Little Studio “Ain’t Life Grand” by Kylie

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Hello Crafters!

Kylie here today.

Bri set me a challenge this month to work with the new Pretty Little Studio “Ain’t Life Grand” collection.

I had not seen the range before it arrived – so when I came home from work to find a small pizza box greeting me on my front door step I was very intrigued.

What could be in this small box?? I was so use to getting large pizza boxes….what was this challenge Bri had put before me?!!  🙂

I opened the box and here in front of me was these 6 bright great quality 8×8 papers and then the next surprise was they where single sided!!  Single sided!! WOW

Also in the box was a pack of word stickers, 2 packets of Die-Cuts one being titles, a pack of Vellum Stickers and a packet of Flair,  and then attached to all of  that was a note…

“Please make a couple of 12×12 layouts using this range,  Love Bri.”

Well Bri!!… I did THREE 12×12 layouts!  BOOM!!  I completed your challenge!  LOL.  😉 

So here you have 3 layouts made, with what I would say was a very cool range.  I wasn’t scared of those 8×8 single sided papers – I cherished them, and I loved that my layouts just gobbled them up!

So with less of my chit chat – look at what I created using this cool range! 🙂

Life Is Good



Always I Heart You


Memories Today


I LOVE these layouts!  I love that I recorded more memories for my albums. 🙂

Thanks for the challenge Bri, I think I did alright…yeah??

I hope you all find inspiration with what I created and please don’t be scared of those smaller single sided papers because you can create AMAZING 12×12 layouts with them! 😉

Happy Crafting!

Kylie xx

**ed note.. “You did absolutely AWESOME Kylie!  I just knew you would rock the challenge!  😉  Thank you!!”  xx Bri

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Cocoa VanillaLisa AmietScrapbookingVideo Tutorial

Cocoa Vanilla You Rock Video tutorial of my layout by Lisa Amiet

Cocoa Vanilla You Rock Video tutorial

Hello! I’m back again, with a Cocoa Vanilla You Rock Video tutorial of my layout titled ‘Adventure’.

Cocoa Vanilla You Rock Video tutorial of my layout 'Adventure'

For this layout I have used one of the patterned papers as my base and I have then done lots of stamping around where I’m going to place my photo.

Cocoa Vanilla You Rock Video tutorial of my layout 'Adventure'

I have used quite a few elements that I have cut from the papers, including the word title and the stars.

Cocoa Vanilla You Rock Video tutorial of my layout 'Adventure'

I have also used a few bits from the Die-cut Ephemera pack and the Accessory Sticker sheet.

Cocoa Vanilla You Rock Video tutorial of my layout 'Adventure'

Here I have used another of the cute flags from the Rubber Charms pack.

Cocoa Vanilla You Rock Video tutorial of my layout 'Adventure'

And some more of those Enamel Shapes! Love these!

Anyway I have also created a process video that you can watch

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Cocoa Vanilla You Rock Video Tutorial of my layout 'Adventure' by Lisa Amiet for Anna's Craft Cupboard
Cocoa Vanilla You Rock Video Tutorial of my layout 'Adventure'

I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by.


I have more layouts featuring this collection, follow this link to view them all LINK

The complete Cocoa Vanilla You Rock collection is available on the Anna’s Store Link

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Cocoa Vanilla You Rock Layout “You are my World” by Lisa Amiet

Hello everybody! I am here today to share a layout with you that I have created, using the new Cocoa Vanilla “You Rock” collection.
This is a great collection for photos of that little man in your life. That’s exactly who I scrapped, my gorgeous son.

Here is “You are my World”

I have used a few of the patterned papers. I have cut smaller pieces and inked their edges.

I have used some of the stickers from the Accessory Sticker sheet. I love the little word stickers!

I have also used some of the awesome crosses and dots from the Enamel shapes pack.

For my title I have used a couple of pieces from the Die-cut Ephemera Pack, that I have layered on top of each other.

I have then added one of the flags from the Rubber Charms pack.

I really love how this turned out! It really pops off the black background!

Anyway that’s all from me today. I’ll be back soon with another layout to share.

Until then take care


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