Saturday, April 19, 2008

Making Cards with Scrapbook papers!

I was having a chat with Linda from Kelly Paper Crafts recently and the topic of cardmakers using scrapbook papers in their cards came up. I said that I hadn't seen many of the beautiful scrapbook papers available used in handmade cards and wondered why. Linda said that she always uses scrapbook papers in her cards and at the next crop she brought along a fantastic selection made using the last Love, Elsie! range Jack and Abby. I thought they looked so good, I asked her if she would have the time to make a few using the new Love, Elsie! Claire Collection. Here's a sneak peek at the cards, and I think you'll agree they look brilliant:

The rest of Linda's cards can be see in the Gallery.

Do you use scrapbook papers to make your cards? If not, why and what do you use instead? We'd love to hear. Please leave a comment and maybe a link to some of your card creations.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Scrapbooking in Ireland getting great publicity this week!

We've arrived (scrappers that is)!! Finally scrapbooking in Ireland is getting the publicity it deserves and I've been doing my best to help spread the word!

On Wednesday I was interviewed by Sean Moncrieff on Newstalk FM (106-108fm) who had heard about a big scrapbooking event in France and wanted to know if the hobby was popular here too. I hope I managed to explain what the hobby involves and after the interview people were texting in to the show to say how much they loved the idea of scrapbooking and hadn't heard that the hobby existed before now.

If you missed the show and would like to listen to the interview just click here

Then today I got a text from Gertie saying how she'd read the article in the Evening Herald! What article, where??? I said. So off with me to the shops and there on Page 11 was a brilliant article all about scrapbooking.

It was written by Claire Coughlan and I have to say it's the best article I've read about scrapbooking in Ireland. She really captured the essence of the hobby and seems to have a real insight into how enjoyable scrapbooking is.

She also mentioned our forum and said it was "a dedicated site ... where scrapbook enthusiasts can check out the latest news, have discussions about what they're working on and get information on where to buy the best materials."

Couldn't have put it better myself :-)