Month: October 2014

October GDT Reveal

Hiya Crazy Monday Fans!

Today we would like you to help us welcome our October GDT Terhi Koskinen!

Terhi Koskinen


Hello, My name is Terhi Koskinen and I live in Finland. I’m a mother of two beautiful girls, lovely wife, effective employee and passionate horse-rider – but most importantly I’m an addicted paper crafter with lots of inspiration.
Scrapbooking is more than a hobby for me, it’s a lifestyle – it’s starts with photograph session and ends when I get my creation where I wanted. And then it starts again.
My style is modern, fresh and simple. My creations have always lots of layers with different medias, matching colors, straight lines and touch of something shiny. Always lots of textures and something soft too, like my favorite thing thread.

I am more than grateful for this opportunity and I believe I can inspire you with my creations.

You are welcome to visit my blog (!
And here is Terhi’s first layout with our October Scrapbooking kit:
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Thanks Terhi, Im really looking forward to seeing what else you create with our October kit. I’m loving all the purple in this page and how you have pulled the purple from your daughters jacket.
🙂 Joanne.

Freckled Fawn Pre-Order

Hiya Crazy Monday Fans!


Just wanted to remind everybody that our pre-order for the Freckled Fawn Very Merry Embellishment Kit closes in a few days on October 31st.

If you want to insure that one of these gorgeous kits comes home to your house, make sure you get your pre-order in ASAP. You can pre-order on our online store here. The kits are $35 including shipping within New Zealand.

Don’t forget to use the promo code DDNOSHIP to remove the automatic postage charge when you order.

🙂 Joanne.


“Captured Together” Layout from Annelie

Hiya Crazy Monday Fans!

Today we are sharing a layout from Annelie using our October Scrapbooking Kit and a few other items from the Maggie Holmes ‘Open Book’ Collection. We have some embellishments, including the beautiful gold thickers that Annelie used on this page available in our online store here.

Here is the Creative Scrappers sketch that inspired Annelies page:

280And her layout and close-ups:

captured together

captured together detail 2

captured together detail 3

captured together detail As you are probably already aware, November will be our last Scrapbooking Kit, but if you would like to pop your name on the waitlist for our Embellishment kit please email Annelie –

🙂 Joanne.


Hi Crazy Monday Fans!

Today I’m writing a post I was hoping to not having to write in a VERY long time. I have news. Disappointing and for me – heartbreaking – news.

The November Scrapbook Kit will be the LAST main scrapbooking kit from Crazy Monday Kits.

The Embellishment Kit will continue for now. More numbers might be added depending on interest. And the shop will still be open. New products will be added from time to time. But the MAIN KIT will finish with the November kit.

I have LOVED planning and making up the kits for the last 2 1/2 years. Absolutely LOVED it. And I think my subscribers have been happy with the kits. But the stress of the delays of deliveries, and not being able to give my customers the BEST service has taken a toll on me. And if I’m completely honest – I haven’t sold enough. Scrapbooking is a TOUGH business to be in!

I’d like to apologise to all my loyal subscribers, some of you have been with me since the very beginning! And to all the GDT’s in waiting – I’m sorry. I hope you get to share your talent elsewhere.

For any questions or comments, or to be put on the Embellishment wait list, please email me on

Thank you!

“Truly Inspired” – October 2014

Please welcome our October kit; “Truly Inspired”!

Better late than never, right? This kit was definitely worth waiting for – hope you feel the same!



Main Kit Contents

1 x American Craft cardstock White

1 x Fancy Pants corrugated cardstock Black

1 x Fancy Pants “True Friend” – “Inseparable” double sided pp

1 x Fancy Pants “True Friend” – “Reliable” double sided pp

1 x Fancy Pants “True Friend” – “I Heart You” double sided pp

1 x Crate Paper Maggie Holmes “Open Book” – “Full Heart” double sided pp

1 x Crate Paper Maggie Holmes “Open Book” – “Recollection” double sided pp

1 x Crate Paper Maggie Holmes “Open Book” – “Portrait” double sided pp

1 x Crate Paper Maggie Holmes “Open Book” – “So Treasured” double sided pp

1 x Crate Paper Maggie Holmes “Open Book” sticker & alpha sheet

(the alphas are at the bottom right of sticker sheet, hard to see on photo)

1 x Crate Paper Maggie Holmes “Open Book” vellum pack

1pkt of Fancy Pants “True Friend” buttons

1pkt of American Crafts “DIY” burlap bows

2m of The Twinery baker’s twine green

2 x Freckled Fawn white doilies

2 x D-Lish Scraps green doilies

Lizzy Hill – Sept GDT – Part 4

Hiya Crazy Monday Fans!

Today we are sharing Lizzys last creations with our September Scrapbooking kit and some stamps from her stash.

Lizzy has created three cards with the last pieces of her kit:

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Not really much to say about these as they are pretty self-explanatory, except those Heidi S words are brill for cards…..the enamel dots add a bit of pop and the string is a lovely finishing touch to a card. I actually thought I was a bit clever using some of the pp that said ‘Yay’ & ‘explain’…worked well for a birthday! Similarly, the pp with the cute words on it make a nice card background.

And a few close-up shots:

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sept14 CM cards love cup

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Thank you for being our GDT Lizzy, we have loved seeing your work with our September scrapbooking kit and I hope you all have too!

🙂 Joanne.

Lizzy Hill – Sept GDT – Part 3

Hiya Crazy Monday Fans!

It’s time for another layout from our GDT Lizzy Hill using our September Scrapbooking kit.

Since I’ve done a baby boy, a girly girl…..I thought I’d do a Man page……..just to show you HOW versatile I found this kit to be.

As soon as I spied ‘The Good Life’ badge [& aren’t THEY the yummiest, largest, most delicious badges out???!!!]….I KNEW it had a home. So, my page got built around a badge! I wonder how yours get built?

sept14 CM Tom spuds badge cup

Anyways, I decided since this was my 3rd page, that I’d use up the bits of patterned paper by cutting them into strips. The card stock from the kit went perfectly with my photos – BONUS! So I randomly cut & placed the strips on my page, popped on my photo & knew I didn’t want to move a thing. But you know how you can NEVER get the papers exactly the same again? Sometimes I’ll take a photo as a guide. But my LOVELY DH [starring here!] actually got me a long arm stapler for my birthday. So I used that to attach the papers. Easy peasy!

sept14 CM Tom spuds stple bg strips pp

Did you see the speech bubble I used for my journaling? Another one cut out of the patterned paper – worked a treat!

sept14 CM Tom spuds cut outs

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sept14 CM Tom spuds FINISHED title

sept14 CM Tom spuds WHOLE

I LOVED the little clouds, & adding a fine black border made them ‘pop’ nicely. I like to extend them over the edges of my page, so I’ve cut one & used it on either side. The enamel dots added some interest, and once again, those Heidi Swapp words ended up being just what I wanted for the title. And of course, it all matched without me having to do a thing….that’s the beauty of these LOVELY Crazy Monday kits….happy scrapping – Lizzy ♥♥♥


Lizzy Hill – Sept GDT – Part 2

Hiya Crazy Monday Fans!

Today we would like to share our September GDT, Lizzy Hill’s, second layout made with our September kit.

I spied this LOVELY word paper, & thought it would work perfectly for this girl page…so I chopped them up & created a banner, once again using that lovely pliable paper string.

sept14 charlie bday pp for banner sentiments


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The journaling is also comes from the patterned paper. Since it had what looked like a pencil border around it, out came my pencil – added a few circles and arrow, & then I decided to journal in the pencil as well.

sept14 CM charlie bdy jrnl card BFRE


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I ADORE those Heidi Swapp words in the kit. For the title I simply stapled one over some more of the string behind it. 

sept14 CM charlie bdy title

This page didn’t need anything else – the paper is quite busy, as is the photo collage. As they say, sometimes less is more!

sept14 CM charlie bdy WHOLE PIXLR


Thanks Lizzy! Looking forward to the rest of your creations over the next few days.

🙂 Joanne.

October 2014 Embellishment Kit

Hiya Crazy Monday Fans!

Did you realise yesterday was the 1st of October? We didn’t! Super sorry this reveal is a day late, I blame school holidays and daylight savings 😉

If you would like to go on the waitlist to join our Embellishment Kit subscription, or start a subscription for our Scrapbooking Kit please email Annelie –



Embellie Oct 14

Kit Contents:

Pinkfresh Studio Enamel Frames

Pinkfresh Studio Wood Chip Phrases

Pinkfresh Studio Wood drop Stickers

6 x Freckled Fawn Paperclip Arrows

Freckled Fawn Wood Veneer “Home Sweet Home”

2 x Freckled Fawn Flair Buttons

Papervine Yellow Daisy Washi

3 x Resin Cherries

– Don’t forget about the two pre-orders we have at the moment –

Our “This Is My Week” kit will be shipping very soon, so if you still would like one its best to order ASAP.

And orders for the Freckled Fawn “Very Merry Embellishment Kit” close on the 31st October.

🙂 Joanne