Monday, 1 August 2016

Kraft+ Challenge

Hi There.... Mandie and Dee here today to share a couple of Guest DT projects for the fabulous Kraft+ Challenge Blog on behalf of The Scrap Cottage who are one of this months sponsors.

Each month Kraft+ has a different challenge with the key element being Kraft

The Challenge: Tassel Time

here is what Mandie created with the challenge guidelines

Always and Forever

and here is what Dee created


Thanks for stopping by and make sure to pop over to Kraft+ and play along with this months challenge 

Mandie and Dee

Monday, 29 June 2015

Finnabair in Brisbane

We are so excited to announce that we will be hosting Guest Teacher Finnabair during her 2015 Australia and New Zealand Tour!
Finnabair Biography
My name is Anna Dabrowska, also known as Finnabair (pronounced Finavar). I was born in Warsaw, Poland, now I live in Ireland.
I’m a woman of many interests: a mixed media artist, scrapbooker and art journaler who loves new challenges, experiments and developing new techniques and skills. I’ve been creating since 2007, started scrapbooking in 2008-2009 and mixed-media in 2009 when I got totally addicted. My projects are mostly media-based: I make paper and canvas layouts, collages and altered art, tags, journal pages – and many more. I believe in power of recycling and upcycling and just adore texture, paints of any kind and flea market supplies. Freedom, embracing creativity and being true to your inner voice is my main source of inspiration and creative energy.
I’m a full time designer and artist and as an experienced traveling teacher I offer a range of my own mixed media-based classes in collage, scrapbooking, art jouraling and more. I create as a freelance designer for scrapbooking magazines (from Russia, Sweden, USA, Great Britain, Germany and France) and international shops. I design projects, products and work with such international brands as Prima Marketing (design team member since 2011 and product designer since 2013) and 7 Dots Studio ( product designer since 2011).
The classes we have on offer are as follows
Frozen in Time Journal Cover and Pages
Saturday 28th Nov 2015 9am – 6pm (incl 1 hr Break)

Mixed-media style journal cover with a shabby-vintage feel including techniques based on sprays, gesso,
metallic and delicate texture. and Pages full of texture, layers and colour perfect for collage, home decor
Rich and Textured Layout
Sunday 29th Nov 2015 9am – 1pm

Mixed-media scrapbook page including selection of art mediums, rich embellishing and creating distressed, grungy look.
Overemotional Collage Canvas
Sunday 29th Nov 2015 2pm – 7pm

Mixed-media Collage on double canvas. Great chance to get friendly with gels, gesso, sprays, pencils and a touch of stamping.
Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to attend these awesome mixed media classes with Finn
please email for bookings

Once you have made your choice as to which class/classes you would like to do please email us with your choice. If you are booking for a friend we will also require their name and class choices. We have a limit to the number of persons we can have in each class so it will be first in best dressed :)
To lock in your place in the class/classes of your choice we require a 50% deposit per class (once we have your choices we will send you an email with payment details) with the balance due by Oct 31st 2015  (you will be emailed closer to the time to remind you that payment is due)
Class Requirements
- Favourite clear drying glue
- Scissors
- Cutting Mat and Knife
- Distressing Tool – for distressing paper
- palette knife
- Heat Gun
- Apron
- Grungy findings – if you want to use them on your projects (optional)
- photos

*If you cancel your place in the class you will forfeit deposit paid unless we are able to find someone to fill your seat

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Kraft+ Challenge Blog Guest DT

Happy April Fools Day :)

Today we are here to share Guest DT projects for the fabulous Kraft+ Challenge Blog.
The Scrap Cottage are one of this months sponsors

The Challenge: Retro Recipe

'A Story of a Boy'
by Mandie Meier
This super cute mini will contain photos and the story of my little man, and how he has defied the odds he was given to grow into a very sweet little dude.
(I have not added photos to this yet)

The cover

The pages

Each page has a pocket that contains a file folder to hold even more photos and information, as well as a fold out flap... this mini will hold a ton of photos.

and a close up

'Little Master Chef'
by Petrina McDonald

I have created this super cute layout of my niece baking cup cakes using the
Kraft + retro recipe challenge 

Thanks for stopping by

Thursday, 13 November 2014

'Cherish the little moments' Layout Kit by Mandie Meier

Well it's been a little while since my last Scrap Cottage kit and I am pleased to announce we have a brand new kit available :) :)

you can find all our kits here

The kit features beautiful papers from Blue Fern Studios Montage Collection as well as BFS Chipboard, Prima resin and beautiful flowers.

'Cherish the little moments'

close ups

Happy Scrappin

Sunday, 1 July 2012

July Colour Challenge

Welcome to July... this month we are having a colour challenge
for this challenge all you need to do is take inspiration from the colours in the colour chart below 
and you can complete any project you like whether it be a layout, beyond the page or a set of cards... 
Below you will also find inspiration from our Design Team member Maria Featon

Entries close midnight 31st July 2012 (AEST) the winner will be draw by the 
4th Aug and will be announced here on our blog and will be notified by email
The winner will receive a $20 Store Voucher

This months colour chart is from Design-Seeds
Maria has used the beautiful Bo Bunny Little Miss collection
To enter simply comment below including your name, email address and a link to the blog post of your entry

We look forward to seeing your entries, Happy Scrappin :)

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Beautiful Fairy Belle

Hi there, Mandie here to share a layout

I used the very beautiful Prima Fairy Belle collection as well as a touch of Twiddley goodness. This collection is so very easy to work with and as I am not much of a layout person that was good for me.

She Loves You

Detail 1 
Detail 2 - a close up of one of the many shattered china roses I created for this layout
(I will be adding a tutorial over the next week on how I made these stunning little vintage roses)
Here is a list of the materials used

Crackle Accents - Coming soon

Saturday, 5 May 2012

From our design team

Another beautiful piece from our design team. This stunning bird house was created by the very talented Petrina McDonald using Prima's new Fairy Belle collection

These are the products Petrina used:
A selection of Fairy Belle Papers