Friday, December 12, 2014

2 Mixed Media workshops in Cork

Hello everyone,
We would love to invite you to join us for full day workshop in Cork.
More details on the poster.

Here is the link to our facebook group and event where you will receive all updates:

Hope to see you there,
Marta & Sylwia xx

Monday, December 1, 2014

December Sketch Challenge

Good morning and Happy December 1st! 

To mark the last month of 2014 we here at Cardz 'n' Scrapz have decided to have a fun sketch challenge. We have a fantastic prize of a €25 voucher for the Cardz 'n' Scrapz store and all you have to do is  create something using the sketch below and share it with us!! 

You can create whatever you want - a card, a layout, a mixed media or Off The Page item. You can flip it, twist it, turn it around, add a bit, remove a bit... we want to see your interpretation of it. However, we must be able to see the sketch in your project/s. 

The challenge will be open from December 1st through to 11.59pm (GMT) December 31st and we will pick a winner shortly after the closing date. 

To get those creative juices flowing we have both a 12 x 12 scrapbook layout and a card to inspire you with. Both projects were made following the sketch and using Prima Marketing's new Cigar Box Secrets collection. 

Products used:
Tim Holtz Idea Ology Chitchat Stickers
American Crafts Thickers
Viva Decor Pearl Pen

To Enter:

  • Create a project using the sketch provided
  • Post a link to your entry in the Inlinkz below. Please link directly to your blog post and not your whole blog. 
  • If you don't have a blog you can share with us by posting to your Facebook, or any online gallery, and share the link with us. If using Facebook, please ensure that photo is set to Public or we won't be able to see it. 
  • Entries must be submitted by 11.59pm on December 31st, 2014
  • You can enter as many times as you like, using a separate link for each entry. 
  • Competition is open Ireland, United Kingdom and Europe only. 

Looking forward to seeing your entries!!
Cardz 'n' Scrapz Team

Monday, September 29, 2014

Enchanted Garden Book Box Card

Hi! It's Sandie here today and (sadly) I am sharing my last design team post for Cardz 'n' Scrapz. I have loved being on this team and have enjoyed every moment of working with the rest of the team. Alas, all good things must come to an end :) 

 I made a Book Box Card featuring the Enchanted Garden 6x6 paper pad

Enchanted Garden 6x6 paper pack
Embellishments of choice. 

6" x 10.5" piece of White cardstock for the base
5 7/8" piece of medium turquoise cardstock x 4
5.75" piece of white cardstock x 2
5 5/8" piece of patterned paper x 4

For the  book 'pages'
7.5" x 5.5" pieces of cardstock x 2
7.5" x 4.75" pieces of cardstock x 2

Adhesives - Wet glue and/or Double Sided Tape

1. Place the 6" x 101/2" piece of cardstock horizontally (landscape orientation) on the scoreboard. Score at 5" and again at 51/2"

2. Fold along the score lines to form an 8" x 5" card with a 1/2" spine. 

Concertina fold (mountain, valley, mountain, valley, etc.) the two 7.5" x 5.5" pieces of cardstock and the two 7.5" x 4.75" pieces of cardstock at 3/4" intervals. (Note that the 7.5" x 4.75" pieces are scored and folded across the short length). 

To assemble the book frame take one of the long pieces and one of the short pieces, weave the folds together and use glue on the top and bottom to hold it in place. Once you have all 4 pieces secured set it aside.You will get a much better fit if your folds are precise and even.


On the front and back of the Book Box Card I layered up the medium turquoise card, the white card and then the patterned paper. On both sides of the inside I left out the white card panel between the turquoise and patterned paper. 

Note: Add  your ribbon to the front and back of the base before adhering the front and back panels. 
Decorate the box as desired. I used Prima flowers, rhinestones, pearls, Papermania bows and other paper flowers. 

And that is it from me :) 
Thank you so much for dropping by

Friday, September 26, 2014

Mermaid Dreams

Hello lovelies,

I am back today with my last project for the design team with Cardz'n'Scrapz.  It has been an absolute pleasure, I have loved every minute of it, the end of something lovely :)  I have enjoyed sharing my work with you all so much.

For my last project I created a canvas, as it had been a while since I had played with one.   I created a back ground from the lovely Bo Bunny Enchanted Garden papers and played with white gesso and paste with the Prima star stencil by Finnibair.  The kraft dollies made great waves to place at the bottom of the canvas.  Loved how this paper collection allowed me try colours I would never have picked myself.

Lace, mosaic glass stones, wood flourishes, ribbon, and petaloo flowers where used as embellishments.  I also did some random stamping to add dimension with a Prima stamp and my Archival Ink from Ranger.

I hope you like this project.  Sending big goodbye waves to you all.

Hugs Mandyxxx

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

'Perfect Memory' layout by Marta + VIDEO tutorial

Hello there,

It's Marta here today. I am back with new layout for September and video tutorial.
To create this project I used Prima and  Bo Bunny Paper Pad.
To create backround I used Prima stencil and sprays from Lindy's Stamp Gang.

Some beautiful embellishments are flowers from PetalooWood Flourishes Clam Shell
and Petaloo Paper Doilies.

I added some mosaic glass stones and mini shells. As for final touches I added summer chipboards.

Here is a complete step by step tutorial created specially for you.
I hope you will enjoy it :)

Marta xx

Friday, September 19, 2014

Dare to explore - mixed media canvas by Sylwia

Hello Arty Souls!

This is my final project as a DT for Cardz' n' Scrapz. I have to say that it was a big pleasure to be able to create for them with all the beautiful products from the shop. And also to meet other DT members- creative, talented souls!!!! Thank You Cardz'n'Scrapz for this opportunity!

Today I prepared for you a brave project:) I decided to use pastel colours and black feathers!!!

Products I used:

It was a brave project but I like it, because it is important to 'Dare to Explore' new materials and new colours!!!

Thank you for looking at all my projects:)
Feel free to visit my blog:



Monday, September 15, 2014

Enchanted Garden

Hi! It's Sandie here and today I have a card to share which features Bo Bunny's Enchanted Garden paper collection. 

These papers are amazing and, with a little fussy cutting, you don't need any embellishments. 

The card is 120mm x 148mm kraft base with a 115mm x 143mm white panel. 

The butterflies on the book page is from one of the papers in the pack. I used the same paper again and fussy cut the butterflies, adhering them just along the bodies so that the wings could stand up. I layered a Lacey Circle between the panels. 

I also fussy cut some flowers on the banner and the postage from other papers in the pack.  Finally, I applied some liquid pearls around the card and on the Lacey Circle. 

Products used: