Friday, 5 September 2014

French Country Organiser

This project creation was done with Graphic 45 French country collection.
 I incorporated some great Scrapmatts on the front cover. It is a little organiser folder with a note pad to jot down those important events and ideas.
It has pockets to store those important notes and receipts.

Graphic 45 Products I used were:

French Country 12x12 papers : Grandeur, Montage, Bon Appetit
A la carte.
French country 8x8 paper pad
French Country 6x6 patterns and solids
French Country chip board
French Country flowers 

The Scrapmatts packs I used on the cover were as follows:

Leaf Spray 08 CB1153
Picket Fences 08 CB2025
Flowers 09 CB1145
Ornate Frames 13 CB4056

Here are some different views for you 

The inside of the organiser

Hope this will inspire you next project and Graphic 45 products will feature and Scrapmatts will 
be used to create some fabulous embellishments.


Andrew Roberts

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Christmas is Coming

Christmas is approaching fast and I thought I would start my christmas mojo
off with a tag project.
It was a great to get into the christmas spirit for a little while and use some wonderful new 
Scrapmatts releases.

The chip board packs that are used on this project were :

Tags 03 CB3007
Stars 03 CB1223 ( new )
Pine Sprig 01 CB1225 ( new )
Asssorted Words CB6097 ( new ) 
Gears 05 CB 1078

Here are some close ups 

Happy crafting 


A Pocket of Good Ol Sport

Good Ol Sport is a great masculine collection with wonderful graphic 45 
vintage feel. I love the colours and images.
I used it here in this half pocket scrapping page and it was a perfect range for the 
photos of my boys.

My favourites colour is the greens in this paper and the way the primary colours are 
so well coordinated.
The next couple of photos are some close ups of the individual sections.

There are some great collector card images that make fabulous tags and journalling 
spots in the pockets

There are some wonderful images to fussy cut and adhere them with pop dots
for some dimensionality.

The banner segments and stickers that are part of the collection are perfect
for the small layouts that are part of the pocket scrapping style.


Friday, 22 August 2014

Little Darlings Favors

Does any one remember my little darlings chest, if not it is in the picture at the back. I loved making that project and decided to extend on it . Baby showers are a great time of celebration and the chest would make a great gift, but if you are the one throwing a shower then I thought I would share some great ideas to make the day even more special. 

The little darlings collection is one of graphic 45's retired collections, but imagine making these with their mother goose or sweet sentiments collections.

Next are some close ups of the individual favors. I think you could also apply these ideas to birthdays or christmas themes. Try using some of there new collection like its time to celebrate 
and twas the night before christmas.

I love these confectionary jars as gifts to take home for your guest.

Here is a great themed invitation to send out. I love the heat embossed stamped font.

The next couple of pictures are of a Guest book, Place cards and Banner 
( with a couple of closeups ).

I have also created some Candles in a tin, Cup cake toppers and Table party favour bags 
which can also used as take home gift bags as well.

So as you can see there are a multitude of ideas you can use graphic 45 papers for when thinking of any celebration event. I hope I have inspired your imagination to create your own versions and please grab some graphic 45 product for your next creative project.

Happy paper crafting


Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Tic Tac Toe Along with Graphic 45

I have been creating a series of game sets using different Graphic 45 paper collections. 
The first two were a lot of fun to make, those being pictured below.

Steampunk Spells Checkers Set

Mother Goose Puzzles 

Now for the the newest installment in the series. The third game set is a
Tic Tac Toe Set.
It was created using mother goose and typography paper collections. These two 
collections are fabulous together

Supply List

Graphic 45 8x8 Typography Pad - Dream
Graphic 45 12x12 Typography Pad - Create
Graphic 45 Typography Card Stock Stickers
Graphic 45 Mother Goose 6x6 Patterns and Solids
Graphic 45 Mother Goose Banners
Graphic 45 Mother Goose Card stock stickers
Graphic 45 Mother Goose Pad 8x8 - Playful Postage
Graphic 45 12x12 Paper - Story Time
Graphic 45 5x5 Altered Art Box
Chip Board
Black Cardstock
Martha Stewart Edge Punch
Idea-ology Hitch Fasteners
Idea-ology Foundation feet
Idea-ology Corners
Chalk Board Paint

Tim Holtz Hitch Fasteners make great handles of the pieces in this set and 
work wonderfully with foundation feet.

There is storage for the pieces inside the graphic 45 5x5 altered box. I would love to make a 
second set of pieces for this game set.

The die cut shape is painted with Chalk board paint so it can be used a  
score board. 

Thanks for coming over to have a look.
Make sure you go over to the Graphic 45 blog and check out all the other inspiring 
projects that are featured throughout the many blog posts. 

Happy Paper crafting


Sunday, 27 July 2014

Graphic 45 / Scrapbook Adhesives Blog Hop

Welcome to the Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives blog hop. This week will be a 
great week of inspiration and creativity using some wonderful products. My project is a constructed altered art project. There is a supply list that incorporates the wonderful products from Graphic 45 and scrapbook Adhesives that were used . There are wonderful blogs to discover the links are at the conclusion of this post so make sure you don't  miss out on viewing them

Mini Tea Caddy Botanical Tea

Tea Caddy Top View

Tea Caddy Sides A and B

Tea Caddy Sides C and D

Supply List

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea 8x8 Patterned Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea 6x6 Patterns and Solids Pad

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea 12x12 Pattern Papers : 
Fields and Flowers
Just Because
Robins Egg
Hello Friend
Botanical Tea

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Cardstock Stickers
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Flowers
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Banners
Graphic 45 Chipboard 1
Graphic 45 Chipboard 2
Graphic 45 Antique Metal Door Pull
Graphic 45 Metal Brads
Graphic 45 Metal Butterflies

Graphic 45 products used

3L Scrapbook Adhesives : iCRAFT ADHESIVE E Z Runner
      Thin 3D Foam Squares

Scrapbook Adhesives used

Metal Box corners
Medium weight chipboard
Heavy weight chipboard
Gathered Twigs distress ink
Sizzix Stephanotis dies


Coordinate all metal work with graphic 45 staples to create uniformity of your metal work embellishments.

Use Scrapbook Adhesives 3D thin foam squares in layers t
add more dimensionality


The inspiration for this project was make an addition to the breakfast table setting used when we celebrate mothers day and my wife’s birthday. Two special days in our family.

Open Tea Caddy View 1 

Open Tea Caddy View 2

Open Tea Caddy View 3

Tea Bag Sachets View

Now you can go over to the other blogs and check out the wonderful 
creations from the DT members and gain some inspiration and also check out the graphic 45 and scrapbook adhesives blogs. 

Happy Paper Crafting 


Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Graphic 45 Colour Challenge : Sweet Sentiments

The graphic 45 design team was asked to take a colour challenge using three of the card stock signature series colours. They are represented below. I love all of them but I am little more 
partial to the light colours. 

Dark Colors:

Light Colors:


The colours I chose for my inspiration were a pleasure to incorporate into my project.


My project is photo journal blocks with coordinated storage box. The paper collection
I have used is Sweet Sentiments.

I have incorporated a shadow box on the box top and this creates a great accent. The following 
photos are some close ups.

There are nine blocks in total and there is a group photo of my children on the top and bottom with plenty of sides to to each cube for written memories. 

I hope you have enjoyed my project and make sure you go over to the Graphic 45 blog and
 look  the colour challenge projects.

Happy Paper Crafting