Thursday, 30 April 2015

Gelli plate bag

I used a small gelli plate on an acrylic block to print on this canvas bag. I used home made foam stamps and bubble wrap. Once the bag was covered I stamped false stitching along each panel.

Debbie xx

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Create a kit


Well I've got myself into the habit of grabbing 6 sheets of patterned paper and 3 sheets of card stock to approach these challenges. It's a really simple and easy format, don't worry about them all being from the same paper pack, as long as they meet the colour challenge they will marry together very nicely. On these I've cut out fussy elements, matted the odd photo, I've even managed to stencil onto a couple of background papers with some distress ink. Even more fabulous is that I've managed to 'use up' a few papers that I've been meaning to have a go at and I've also managed to use some metal titles that I've had for a bit!
Virginia xx

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Cherish card

This card is intended to be a Mother's Day card, but you could put any type of sentiment on the inside. I used the lime green and lighter teal patterned papers from ColorBok "Beach House" series. I then took the darker teal and navy cardstock and embossed similar patterns into them. The background squares were cut at 2 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches. The cherish stamp is from Stampin Up. I used pop dots to raise up the sentiment so it would stand out. This card has more texture than anything else. Hope you enjoy! Felicia

Monday, 27 April 2015

Sweet scraps

I took a sheet of Navy CS and added the lime pre-cut wavy edged paper and added the large vertical scrap of blue floral paper. I then triple matted the photo and matted the blue polka dot strip beneath it. I then cut the two bracket photos and matted them too. Finally I made the three large organza flowers by cutting them into petal shapes and carefully singeing the edges with a match and finished them off with a central brad. Finally I added the K & Co title and flower stickers.

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Toy Story card


 I was tasked to make a card for a friend's grandson and he is a real Toy Story fan. It was really so far out of my comfort zone it wasn't true. I found images on line and printed them on thick card several times so I could cut them out and made them dimensional. I used mu old Creative Lettering program to do his name and I added plastic stars and also a thickers number 3. So not the sort of card I usually make but one of the fun things is to be challenged!

Karen xx

Saturday, 25 April 2015


This has been a firm favourite for the design team

                       Blues with a twist of Lime        
                       How about you??

Friday, 24 April 2015

Summer fun

First I took some Summer Fun papers by Echo Park then I used a sketch to create the layout, using stickers from the matching sheet. I then added some gold geotags and elements and then I took two coloured paper clips and added a piece of washi tape and then added them to the edge of the background paper and finished it off with the title.
Elaine xx

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Felted brooch

I've got myself a lovely pile of felting wool and decided to take inspiration from our scheme to make a little brooch. I used a paper flower and bit of fibre for added texture. Quite cuteI think!!
Laura xx

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Circle journal

I was making two pages for a CJ I'm participating in. I took some orange card and a scrap of the Echo Park Summer Fun papers then used a border punch for edge of the background sheet. I used a Dear Lizzy PL card for the left hand page and aded a sticker element from the matching sticker sheet. I then trimmed the pages with orange and black polka dot ribbon and fussy cut some ice lollies to use as a border. Finally I used a chipboard arrow and some sticker bunting and I used the alphas from the sticker sheet as the title.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Chopped card

I am not a brights girl really - I tend to go for the muted tones and natural, but this colour scheme was just so lush and vibrant. I loved the mix of citrus brights and so used them to make a card - really just an excuse to use my new Spectrum Noir crayons - which I love. I stamped the image, coloured it and then chopped it into four pieces. I stamped another two butterflies to give it a bit of dimension and added some candy dots for the flower centers.
Karen xx

Monday, 20 April 2015

Inky fun

I have a habit of buying crafty goodies & then saving them for that "special" project.
My crystal laquer pens dried out before I used them
So I'm making myself use things.
This colour theme was great to get my Inkabilities out & play.
I'd forgotten how much fun it was to create rainbow backgrounds.
The die & punches have been lurking at the bottom of a drawer.
I love the flower stamp & punch set, but they just didn't work, so I choose the hearts instead.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Counting cards!

Well for those of you who have seen my previous post, I got very giddy and excited when we launched 'The Great Scheme of Things' so much so I put together multiple kits containing 6 sheets of patterned paper and 3 sheets of card stock. This week I acknowledged the fact my scrapbooking is currently out of control (64 layouts in March so far - whoops) and that really I could do with doing some cards. Now let's be very clear about this, I do not consider and never have considered myself a card maker, however, due to the vast quantities of paper based craft items that surround me I always feel that I really should make my own cards. So this week rather than making layouts I set too making cards instead. I cut the basic mat for the back to show a little white edge all the way around, I used the mat to build the 'layout' before attaching to the white card. I used torn paper, bakers twine, organza ribbon and strips of paper. I also used a tag punch and stamped the birthday wishes onto each tag. In most instances I then mounted the tag on foam pads to create a little depth. In total I managed to make a set of 18 cards, all very similar but each one was slightly different from the next. Proof that you don't need huge supplies to create a batch of fun cards - Catch Ya Later - Virginia

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Week 6

Sticking to one section of the colour wheel with this one.
                                        Tequila Sunrise

        Makes us want to reach for the holiday snaps right now! Enjoy xx

Friday, 17 April 2015

Loving the colour!

My take on this scheme was to just embrace it- the colours are larger than life but that just makes it a fun page! Hope you have fun with it too!

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Glass vase

I used a technique Wendy Vecci shared on Facebook.
Take a glass jar & coat it in glue & seal.
Leave to dry.

Coat in rock candy crackle paint .
Colour using archival inks. (They're permanent when dry)
I plan to make more in other colours & dot them about the garden for those lovely summer evenings Lynne


Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Another fab five!


Well as you will know by now for any of the weeks I've taken part in I've taken 6 sheets of patterned paper and 3 sheets of cardstock to create 5 layouts - no idea why - it just worked that way and I put some little mini kits together. As usual with these I like to add stamping elements, whether it's to enhance the background paper or to create titles - whatever suits. I also use up my embroidery thread by free hand punching holes into the layout and then stitching through them, on the 'Valentines' layout I simply went around the circular embellishments on the page, but with the 'Love you... Love you...' layout I followed the heart shape on the paper and then recreated the shape on the pink. You don't need a lot to create a layout or a set of layouts so why not give it a whirl - Catch Ya later - Virginia

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Quick and simple happy card

  I often spend hours making cards and sometimes you just need quick and simple and quick and simple can be effective too.This was just an embossed sentiment and 5 small punched flowers - just a happy little card to brighten a friend's day. Oh and bling - bling is always nice to cheer you up!
Karen xx

Monday, 13 April 2015

A Digital Delight

Digital page made using a collection by Anna BV at Pickleberrypop called Someone special. I made this for Mother's Day for the lady who has been like a second Mum to me for pretty much my whole life and you don't get more special than that. I liked that the colours were very pretty and girly but that there was a bit of grunginess too.
Karen xx

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Crochet Easter eggs

 I used a combination of Rowan cotton glacĂ© and cotton 8 yarn with a 3mm and 2.5mm crochet hook.
It's a bit tricky to work out the increasing and decreasing so I had to measure the crochet jacket on the polystyrene egg after each round. Loved doing this little project and decoration for Easter.
Caz xx

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Week 5

                                             Thought we'd wake you up with a bright one!!
                                                                         Tutti Fruitti

                                                     Have fun! Love from the schemers!

Friday, 10 April 2015

Crochet Bangles

I have loads of silver 'glass' bangles that I wanted to add colour to. I took some cotton yarn and a 3.5mm crochet hook and set about covering them. It's a little tricky getting your fingers to hold the bangle and yarn and hook at the right angle!
I love the subtle colours which will be perfect for spring and I'm looking forward to covering more :-)

Caz xx

Thursday, 9 April 2015


A sweet and simple way to use this colour scheme on scrapbooks is all in the accessories! Earrings in this case along with and extensive pile of buttons, blooms and diecuts! You don't always need that must have paper!

Laura xx

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Speed scrapping

'I think every scrapbooker is guilty of thinking they need something new but sometimes it's fun to take a colour challenge like the one here on The Great Scheme of Things and go and rummage through what you've got. After 10 minutes flicking through paper packs and pads I'd gathered myself 6 sheets of patterned paper and 3 sheets of card stock. Then the key is not to overthink it - just start chopping and cutting cutting and chopping. Start to assemble the pages. I've added a few stamped butterflies on some of the pieces, the odd stamped sentiment on others. I even managed a piece of great ribbon that has been lurking on my desk for quite some time. Have fun, add your photos, titles and a bit of journalling and you are done.

 Go on then grab your supplies - what are you waiting for?
  Catch ya later Virginia