Month: April 2013

Last share from Michelle Frisby

I want to say a HUGE thank you to Michelle Frisby for the amazing work she did with the April kit. So much inspiration! And isn’t it great how much you can actually do with ONE monthly kit? Today we get the last project from Michelle, a fantastic LO. In Michelle’s own words:

Another layout to share … I’ve cut out some of the film strip paper and cut the paper into the film strips and laid it down randomly on my backing 12×12 patterned paper.  I’ve grabbed a glimmermist and merrily sprayed away.


I’ve removed film strips and waited for my paper to dry.  I’ve then randomly placed my strips as a background, added muslin, corrugated cardboard from the handy pizza box – want not, waste not and then  I have cut out numerous pictures from the camera paper and used these as layers.  I have punched out two tags and tucked them under my photos to use as journalling spots. Then I have adhered a piece of the chipboard film strip over my photos, to try and lose some of the background people, shall we say whilst highlighting the photo of my daughter.


I’ve run a key metal die through my Cuttlebug and tied two of them together with twine … why did I do that and randomly leave them sitting on my layout … to remember that photos are the key to remembering so many special moments in our lives in years to come … the photos are quite often the trigger to those memories.

So that’s it … my kit is all but gone … a few bitsers left over, not many to be honest, but I’m quite partial to playing with the bitsers and adding a little bit of this and a little bit of that to make those bitsers go just a little bit further.

If you love what you have seen in this month’s kit [and you should] and think to yourself, what do I have to do to snaffle one of these kits every month without having to worry about missing out … flick Annelie an email and ask her to put one aside with your name on it or flick her an email if you want to go on the waiting list.  I’m not quite sure if she has any spots available at the moment to become a subscriber, but if you don’t ask, you won’t know – she may even have a couple of ‘casual’ kits available.  Ask her, go on, you know you want to!!!!

Honestly with the goodies that came in my pizza box with April’s kit, you truly won’t be disappointed.

A huge thank you Annelie for inviting me to guest design with Crazy Monday Kits this month.  It has been both an honour and a privilege.  It truly has.

Thank you …

Happy creating everyone.


Fabulous inspiration from Michelle

How simple is this, one piece of 6×6 patterned paper – check

Fold it in half and score – check

Cut one centimetre width strip of patterned, 6 inches long, folded in half and adhere to first piece of paper – check

One circle hole punch – check

Punch out a semi circle either end of 6×6 patterned paper – check

Cut out one tag – check

Cut a strip of filmstrip ribbon from the add on kit – check

Cut out three banners – check

Cut one centimetre strip of paper to adhere over and around your three banners – check

Cut three wee arrows from arrow/diagonal paper – check

Grab an off-cut from the film strip 12×12 paper as left overs and cut thin strips and roll around your paper piercer – check

Now grab your hot glue gun and glue everything together – check

Tuck under some of the sticker alphas – for you – check



Go on line and now buy your show tickets … well I’m about to … a surprise for DH for a show early May … wait for them to arrive in the mail and pop them inside show ticket sleeve/holder.

Happy creating everyone.

Easel card from Michelle

Okay, so I have to admit something … I told a little white lie, just a little fib … remember I said that I wasn’t going to make an easel card … well I did.

 A very simple card, just using up some off-cuts – I’ve backed some of the wee sayings from the stickers … smile, point, shoot … added a little foam mount tape and voila.

 Just because.




Over at Challenge Me Happy there is a sketch challenge this fortnight, and I used my April kit for my sample LO. It’s a photo of my wonderful sister, taken by Hannah Blair. LOVE this colour combination, and I hope you can find some ideas on how to use your kit, I know a few people are a little scared of the lightbulbs, and of the gold cardstock. Don’t be! Have fun with it – I did!




sister detail 3


sister detail 4


sister detail 2


sister detail



Heart Shaped Treat Box form Michelle Frisby

I’m back with a quick wee project.

 Remember that music paper that I cut out from the middle of my layout from a few days ago – well it was put to good use.


I’ve cut out a heart shape as well as a butterfly using some of my Memory Box metal dies.  I’ve painted the background paper of the butterfly using a Heidi Swap color shine spray and then truly, I’ve added some leftovers that were sitting on my scrap mat to embellish.  I’ve cut a strip to hang my heart shaped treat box and then added a little bakers twine as well.

 Just the right size to pop in a little choccie treat for a friend to make them smile and let them know that I was thinking of them.  How do I know, because I popped in some Easter choccie treats last week and it did just that … brought a smile.

 Happy creating everyone.

Knock knock?

I’m back  … I’ve been busy creating with the contents of Crazy Monday Kits – April kit.  Has yours arrived?  Did you stalk the courier man?

Now you can see why I’ve been busy … there is a whole lot of scrappy goodness to be creative with in this month’s pizza box. 

Let me share another layout that I have put together with this month’s kit.

 I’ve scrapped photos of my daughter from a recent visit to Hobbiton … how cool would it be to visit there? 


 The background on this layout is the music paper as you can see and a wee hint … I’ve cut a big square out of this paper to use elsewhere and covered it with cardstock and then I’ve cut two sections of my next piece of patterned paper.  I’ve then used modeling paste and another stencil, although most of it I seem to have covered up on this layout, but it is there, promise!


I’ve then layered with a little muslin, I’ve tucked under another one of those gorgeous wee bags and a peg and at the moment, I just can’t seem to get enough of those cute wee doilies.  On this layout I have cut one of them in half, to make it go just that little bit further.  I’ve grabbed two toothpicks from the kitchen cupboard and made two wee flags as well.


Knock, knock … is anybody home?


Happy creating everyone.



It’s my turn to showcase the kit, and I’ve done so with one of my fav photos of my youngest from Christmas just been. Well. It’s April so it’s not “just been”, but it sure feels like it!!


I’ve sprayed the 2Crafty chipboard filmstrips with gold mist to keep with the theme, and I love how it came out.


I tried NOT using all the bling & sequins, but they are so lovely it was hard not to!!


And I do love these gold thickers. They are a true statement on the page!!