Friday, 1 September 2017

Scrapping4funChallenge #98 - Different Techniques

Yay!! I am so excited to be part of a new team! Scrapping4funchallenge ! This is my first piece for there latest challenge #98 - Different Techniques sponsored by Fabrika Fantasy  

I decided that after some time away from scrapbooking i would have a go at the mixed media style that i have been working with on other projects. Ive taken a few progress shots to show you how i went about it.

I took some light white gesso to roughly cover the card, as this is a light weight card it needs some gesso to make it with stand the ink and sprays I'm going to use.

Also it give some layered depth to the piece.

I then took some copper acrylic paint, silvery grey ink spray, and ultra thick embossing powder.
I used the stencil to emboss some arrow shapes then used the spray and ink to build up the background. I literally just had fun and sprayed flicked and dripped it every where! I also added extra water in places to get the ink to run.

Then i looked at the layering for under the photo, i used doilies and tulle. Various papers and added some tag shapes with bakers twine.i used a stapler to keep them all together. This leaves them to have some 'air' between layers. giving them a more textured effect.
I stamped through the stencil with some black distress inks to give some darker spot to the background. And added a tiny wooden camera.

I added some enamel dots and paper flowers around the layering.

Lastly i added the caption, on some foam dots.

I have really enjoyed making this piece and hopefully the start of many more scrapbooking projects!

Products used -:

Bazzill textured cardstock
Cosmic ink sprays and ultra thick embossing powder
Hobby craft metallic acrylic paint - copper
Tim hotlz distress ink - black soot
All papers and stickers are from the Pickle Paper Patch August Pickle Pack Indigo Blush

Thanks for reading and Happy Crafting

J xx

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Some sneak peaks for August Pickle Pack

This is a mood board and is not a representation of what inside the pack. 

This months Pack is a colour combo of navy blues, blush pinks, (even though i think they may be more peach!) and rose gold/copper.

The pack is full of amazing products from brands such as DCWV, Pink Fresh Studio, My Minds Eye, Shimelle, and more!!

You can pre order your Pickle Pack here! <<<<<<<<<

And once you register on our website you will receive a email with exciting new products and offers first! before anyone else! 

Myself and the Design Team will be showing off some inspiration and technics for this pack very soon so be sure to pop over to their blogs and check out some awesome makes! 

Happy Crafting!! 
J xx

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Book Card Part two ......

Once i mastered the book card box, i realise how simple it was to adapt onto the idea and make of different sizes and thicknesses. I recently purchased some papers and stamps from Stamping' Up from Kelly over at The Crafty Bat and these stunning colours really made an amazing book card.

The beautiful dark teal purple and gold are just a gorgeous combination. I added some mulberry paper flowers and gold ribbon to close. This card measures 5x7 inches.

I made some tags with the Stampin' Up tag punch and used the gold stickers that came with the stamps to create the pattern inside the book.

Stampin' up have great inches and dies i do recommend them as they are really easy to use as a punch even if you aren't the strongest! 

You can find them all at -:

Happy Crafting 
J xx

Friday, 18 August 2017

He will be my squishy.....

Have you seen finding Nemo?? This beautiful paper by 49 and market reminds me of the jelly fish from this film. they looks such beautiful creatures. 

To make this journal i simply covered an A5 book. Its quite a thick book so takes more than one sheet of a4 paper to cover of most of a 12x12 sheet. I always start with a plain piece to cover the base. I prefer bazzill mono card it has a coloured core and is textured on one side. 

After i have cover the book, I bought the edges up. I do this with some scissors by scrapping them down one edge. There are tools out there for doing this but i find the scissors work just fine.

i cover the book with the 49 and market sand ands collection papers. tearing and making tags with some left over string as a cord for the tags. all added a doily and some tulle to the ripped edged.

Lastly i added the paper flowers and some jewels - the message at the top reads nothing but blue skies.

Journals are fabulous things, you can write to someone special, you can write to yourself. or you can keep a diary. They can capture your thoughts and save them another time, for you to read back and remember not only images but thoughts and feelings that happen at any given time. I have kept journals for most of my life. Its a great mental help. And reminds you of what not to do sometimes! 

same technic used here but with some added cranked seam binding. 

Thanks for reading and Happy Crafting 
J xx

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Mini Keepsake Album. With under July Pickle Pack.

I was asked by a lovely friend to make a Keepsake album, not so much for lots of photos but with lots of pockets for things to me kept inside.

I hadn't made anything like this before and i was honoured to be asked to make something so special.

The Sea and Sand collection by 49 and market were i perfect paper for making such an album. they are a very heavy weight cardstock, therefore great for making pockets and staying secure once folded and scored.

I decorated the front with mulberry paper flowers and sea glass. The closure was held to gather with a magnet. I just love the jelly fish on these papers. Kinda reminds me of finding nemo! 

I left the inside fairly plain with room for keepsakes some photos and plenty of room for journalling. i used some bo bunny 'down by the sea' and some bazzill texture card for the inside. I used a martha stewart edge punch to create the edging patterns. I then used the We r Memory keepers envelop punch board to make a few envelopes on the back pages.

Usually i would embellish a lot more on the inside but this was asked to stay a plainer contents. I think overall this was a great idea because the papers are really beautiful and it allows them to be shown off to their potential. 

Thanks for reading and happy crafting pickles!! 

Jane xx


Altered Hoop, Mermaid Style.

It's been all about 'under the sea' for this month. Inspired not only by the beautiful papers from bo bunny and 49and market. But also the the textures of shells and hessian, with tulle and seam binding.

  • This 9" altered wooden hoop was made with a piece of scrap material stretch around the hoop as if ready to sew onto it. 
  • Then i painted it with a light white gesso. next adding some Platinum crackle paint and finally stamped blue script with some moments inks. 
  • The papers were scraps cut off from a previous make. Using up even the part you think you maybe don't need! 
  • I added some wooden leaves and mulberry paper flowers and even some pieces from some old costume jewellery that i had cut up! I was honestly never gonna wear that 80's jewellery again! lol 
  • The quote in the middle i designed and printed on to some acetate to add as an over lay 
  • I filled a very small bottle with Stickles gold glitter glue and glued up the cork so it wont leak.
  • Finally adding my mermaid from scrapineic.

These are pretty quick to make once the initial hoop is painted and stamped. I find letting the layers dry naturally works much better than using a heat gun but if you wish to hurry the process up then once the products are touch dry then they are usually ok to heat from a distance - please always check manufacturers advice though.

Thats all for now 

Happy Crafting Pickles 

Jane xx

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Sneak peaks for July...

July's Pickle Pack is full of all sea and beach aspects, from Mermaids to sea glass with beautiful products from Bo Bunny, 49 and Market, and Prima!

We have chosen some great fabrics and materials to add texture to your projects along with sparkles and even shells! 


I would love to see what everyone makes with there July pickle pack, and hope that you enjoy it as much as i have ! 

Email your creations to gallery@picklepaperpatch.ccom
or contact our Facebook page! 

Happy Crafting for now 
J xx

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Flip Book Video Part Two

Hi everyone.... its very wet here in North Wales today, so i thought i would share with you another youtube video tutorial. Its part two of the flip book tutorial i started a while back! you will notice i have a new camera! Yay! which has made the video a lot easier to see and understand, so at some point i will be re making the first part.

I have used the papers from Pickle Paper Patch's Arpil Pickle Pack. Which contained the Prima Rose Quartz range combined with some Kaisercraft Gather range. You can easily use other papers and embellishments to make the same thing though its a very universal project.

I filled the flip book with lots of goodies as it is for a swap with another crafty friend! and made a kraft card envelope to add a little letter int he back. 

As well as using the Prime papers i also used there Journalling cards and cut out some of the piece on the journalling sheet, i didn't use the foil accented sheets for this project. However i will be using them for another tutorial soon so keep your eyes peeled! 

You can find all the supplies used here at

Heres a supply list - Prima Rose Quartz 12x12 paper pad
Prima Rose Quartz Journaling cards
Prima Rose Quartz puffy stickers 
Maya Road grey floral trim 
Prima Wild n Free crystal gems 

I have really enjoyed making the flip books and hope the video is helpful to you guys!! Back soon with more, until then Happy Crafting..... J xx

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Our New Design Team!

As Pickle Paper Patch is growing from strength to strength we decided that we needed to add some Design Team members to our already fabulous team! For those of you that are new to crafting a Design Team member can be a lot of things, but for us its the chance to use our products to make craft projects of all types and show what can be achieved with our monthly Pickle Packs. We will even be creating some challenges for all the subscribers too!

Of course I wanted some amazing crafters, people who like to try all types of craft. Crafters who would be as excited as me to try new products and be happy to show them off by using them in their beautiful makes! With that in mind, I knew straight away who I wanted to help us to move forward on our Pickle Paper Patch journey!

Please welcome Laura Jane Thomson and Kelly Leese!! We are so pleased and excited to have them on the team!

I have followed both Laura and Kelly's work via their Facebook pages. We arranged to meet up at a crop a few hours drive away. From chatting and crafting with them I saw their work first hand and knew that they would be great to work with and an asset to the team.

Kelly is a great mixed media artist and makes some amazing 3D projects! We are looking forward to seeing what she makes with the June Pickle Pack. Kelly is the owner of the Facebook page The Crafty Bat and is a regular blogger. You can find her via these links ...

Just a peek at some of  Kelly's amazing work! 

Laura is a fabulous scrapbooker and card maker, she posts her work not only to her Facebook page but on her blog too. The layout made from Aprils Pickle Pack is a particular favourite of mine, can't wait to see more. You can find her via these links ... .

A little look at Laura's fab work!

We are all looking forward to showing you our new crafty awesomeness and bringing you some challenges and competitions too!

Happy Crafting

J xx

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Mini Album Flip Through

I've been developing the way i make albums over the last 12 months, using various techniques. From paper bags to envelopes, cardboard and acrylic! By far this style is my favourite to make, the basis is simple to make and can be altered to fit with any size. I made this one quite thin as my friend wanted it to only have a few special pictures in side with room for journalling the pictures where also going to be 6x4 format so it still needed to be quiet big so that they would fit either way? 

I do like my albums to have a few quirks, little hidden tags and folding out sections. Its harder than you think to make a smaller album! Enjoy watching and hope it inspires you ! 

Products used -:

Craft & You Design - Spring Garden - 12"x12" Paper Pad

Love to Craft & Create - Beautiful memories


Zva pale blue swirls gems 
Bazzil 12"x12" grass cloth cornflour cardstock

Thanks for watching 
J xx

Friday, 9 June 2017

Is it a card box or a box card?? ...


Today I have been trying to finish off projects I have half finished. Do you do that too? Start various projects then for one reason or another break off and somewhere along the line they never get finished. Well today I have been finally finishing those things off.

This is what I have been finishing. A box card or card box?? I never know which way it's said. But basically it's a card with a box inside. That looks (supposed to look) like book pages!! I've used a lot of things from the April Pickle Pack from This pack is now sold out but there are still some of the elements for sale on the site. Such as dream-catcher, flowers and paper pad.


This shows the inside where you can write on the little journaling cards and pop a present inside the box part. 

I also made a little paper gift bag and tag to pop them in. All matching of course!

The project took about 2 hours to make. The items used are;
Prima Rose Quartz paper pad,
Prima Rose Quartz journaling cards,
Little Birdie chipboard dream catcher,
Little Birdie blush flowers and butterfly,
Prima puffy stickers from Rose Quartz collection,
Authentique Petite Diction word stickers.

All items can be found at

Thanks for reading.

Happy crafting 
J xx

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