Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Special Offer: 2 For 1 on Papers .... And Beach Boys Layout

Beach Boys Layout ~ By Design Team Member Louise

For this layout Louise has used the Summer's End Collection again but this time using the patterned paper as the base and a single black and white photo to give a very different look.

Supplies: Fancy Pants Summer's End Papers : Abundance and Growing, Bazzill cardstock, chipboard banners, American Crafts alphas, Orange star ribbon, Orange Paint.

A close up showing the chipboard banners

You can see more of Louise's work here.

So, we are still celebrating our new Design Team here at SJ Crafts so this week's special offer is....

 2 for 1 on selected 12" x 12" Papers

The collections in the offer are:


No code required, just add the paper you want to buy to your shopping cart and checkout as usual. I will add another sheet of the same design to your parcel when I pack your order. So if you order quantity 1, you will receive 2 sheets!

This offer is for UK delivery only and runs from 7pm today (28th sept) to 7pm on Sunday 2 October or until stock lasts.

P & P free when you spend £15 or more!!

Thanks for stopping by! x

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Summer's End Layouts ~ By Louise

I know Louise was very nervous about taking on her first Design Team contribution but I have to say I think she has done an awesome job!!

I sent her a selection of products including the new Summer's End collection by Fancy Pants designs, some assorted Bazzill cardstock and Jenni Bowlin Chalkboard Stickers.

Today I will share her first layout which I hope will give you a few ideas. This layout tells the story of a photo shoot with a 7 year old in charge of the camera!!

A great idea for using the fall frames paper is to make journalling spots. By cutting them out and postioning them along the page they provide an ideal area for telling the story.

Louise carefully hand cut the individual doily shapes out of the changing paper and used them as a line of embellishments under her photos! This really draws the eye along the pictures

The Jenni Bowlin alphas make a great title, framed by the Summer's End Chipboard Banners.

Other tools and supplies used: Martha Stewart Butterfly and scalloped circle punches.

I'll be back tomorrow to show you Louise's second layout and I will have a great offer for you too!

You can see more of Louise's scrapbooking on her blog!

Monday, 26 September 2011

Easel Cards ~ as seen at the Demo!

I hope everyone who came along to the Open Day last Saturday enjoyed themselves. Jenny's Easel Card Demonstration was very popular and I think all the ladies watching picked up a few new tips, techniques or ideas to go home and try.

As promised here are the cards Jenny made ....

This super cute easel card is the Christmas Cat's whiskers Stamp Set 

Jenny used the Christmas Bears clear stamp set and MME Breaking Free paper to create this twisted easel card.

A close up of the dimensional die cut & punched snowflakes

I think this one is probably my favourite ~ the image is from the Elfs 1 stamp (not yet on the website but will be very soon) and the paper is Fancy Pants Designs Little Sprout (in the sale!!)

The last card is the other image from the Christmas Cats stamps. These stamps really are such good value for money at £5.95!!

The other main supplies for all cards are nestabilities, promarkers and stickles.

To see more of these cards and also Jenny's tutorial for full instructions on how to make easel cards pop over to her blog.

Our next Open Day is on Saturday 29th October, full details can be found here, a date for your diary!!

Friday, 23 September 2011

My Mind's Eye 12 Days of Christmas

The beautiful new collection from MME has arrived and is on the website now!

12" x 12" Papers & Chipboard

I'm loving 12 Days of Christmas because it's modern, bright colours and it's festive but what I really like is that the b sides of the papers are neutral patterns suitable for everyday scrapbooking.

the b sides of the papers!

There's matching rhinestones, stickers and ribbon too!!

Click here to see the collection!

The 15% discount offer runs until 11pm tonight! See the home page for the code to enter whilst shopping!

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Special Offer ~ 15% off !!!

We are celebrating our new Design Team!!

Enter the code TEAM5 in the discount code box when placing your order at the shop and receive 15% off your total order!!

This offer is valid from now until 11pm tomorrow (Friday 23rd Sept 2011)

I've also just added some new clear stamps ~ perfect for Christmas Cards

This one is called Oh Christmas Tree!

And how cute is that little reindeer!
Just 2 of my favourites!

Click the link below to go shopping

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Introducing the New Design Team!

I am so excited to be able to finally announce our Brand New DT!

Thank you to everyone who e mailed me, it was so hard to choose from so many talented crafters. I hope to expand the team in a few months time (early 2012) and will also be on the look out for Guest Designers so please don't be disappointed if you didn't make it this time around.

Anyway without further ado the new Design Team members are:

Do you notice a theme there? Initials "J" and "L" !!
Purely coincidence!!   Lol!!

Please do stop by their blogs and say "Hi" and have a look at their work, they are all amazingly talented and I am delighted to have them on board the team.

If you are coming along to our next Open Day on Saturday, Jenny will be demonstrating so you will get a chance to see her cards and pick up some new tips and ideas!

Packages of yummy new goodies from the shop will be winging their way to the DT in the next few weeks and I can't wait to see what they create! 

To celebrate our new Design Team I have some special offers lined up so watch this space!

Monday, 19 September 2011

Give Away Winner!!

Firstly huge apologies it has taken a while to draw the winner of my giveaway!

Now, I know there are fancy systems like the Random Generator or whatever it's called for selecting winners but I much prefer the old fashioned method of picking a piece of paper out of the bowl, unfold it and see whose name is written on it!

So, this afternoon I wrote all the names on slips of paper and asked my daughter to choose one!

And the winner is .......

Lisa-Jane !!!

You win all of this! Well Done!

I will be back soon to announce the brand new S J Crafts Design Team.
I had a tough time choosing from all the applicants but got there in the end!

Thursday, 15 September 2011

What's New!!

I have been busy unpacking deliveries and adding some new stock to the shop !!

So I have a quick run down of the new arrivals for you....

The  Random Collection  from Crate Paper arrived yesterday, I'm especially loving this chipboard and can't wait to use it on my layouts and cards.

These letter stickers from Jenni Bowlin are great for titles, we also have the tiny circle letters and the very popular chalkboard stickers in various colourways.

The new collection from Fancy Pants designs, "Summer's End" has also just landed, I've got to finish unpacking it and upload it to the website but I love the colours and can't wait to use these chipboard banners.

A huge thank you to everyone who has e mailed me to apply for the new S J Crafts Design Team, I have to say I am a little overwhelmed by the great response and I know I am going to have a tough job selecting the team! I'll be in touch with everyone who applied as soon as I can.

In case you are wondering I haven't forgotten about the giveaway from last week, I will draw the winner as soon as I am done uploading the new stock!

Enjoy the rest of your day! x

Thursday, 8 September 2011

S J Crafts Design Team Call

I have lots of plans for S J Crafts over the next few months and creating the new Design Team is the first step of this exciting time!

I am currently looking for Scrapbookers & Card Makers who would like to join our brand new Design Team. 
If you are interested in designing sample layouts for S J Crafts to be featured on this blog and in craft magazines and other publicity material then please get in touch.

The design team will receive a package/kit of some of the new papers and products to work with. All you have to do is design and make a layout or 2 and maybe a card or other projects and e mail me the images and details of the process and products you used. If you have a blog, you will be expected to post your layouts/cards on your blog and link back to the shop and I'll link to your blog as well! It would also be helpful if you are an active member of any craft/scrapping forums and on line crafting community. You get to keep any leftovers from the kit too!!

I'm expecting delivery of some new scrapbooking collections in the next week or two from leading manufacturers so the new S J Crafts designers would receive their first package fairly quickly so you need to be available for the next few weeks at least.

If you think you may be interested in this, here's what you need to do:

1: send an e mail to me at this address ... sarah at sj papercrafts dot co dot uk (obv turn it into a proper e mail , just don't want loads of spammers!!)
2: Send me the link to your blog & more specifically layouts that you feel highlight your style.
3: Tell me a bit about yourself, how long you have been scrapping, any other design teams you have worked on, any other crafts you do, on line communities etc...
4: Let me know if you could design on a regular basis (say monthly/bi monthly) or if you prefer to do a one off spot! 

I'll keep this call open until next Thursday (15th) .... I can't wait to hear from you!

FREE P & P ~ Back To School Offer !!

Just wanted to let you know about a fab offer running on the shop right now!

** FREE UK Postage and Packing !! **

This offer is on until 10pm on Saturday 10th September!!!
Enter the Code SCHOOL during checkout and P & P charge will be completely free!
No minimum spend!! UK Delivery Only!

Click Here to Go Shopping Now!!

Thursday, 1 September 2011

A Little Giveaway!

Yay!!  It's Giveaway Time!!

I've been wanting to organise a little giveaway for ages but other stuff has just got in the way, you know how it is!! Anyway this is my little way of saying thank you for all the support I have received since opening the on line shop and launching S J Crafts.

If you want to be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post telling me your favourite craft company/manufacturer AND become a follower of this blog (if you're not already). If you also mention this giveaway on your own blog (either in a post or on your sidebar) and link back to here you will get entered a 2nd time!!

The lucky winner will receive all of this!!
 K & Co Abrianna Mat Pad, butterfly embellishments, flowers, buttons and gems!!

Giveaway closes 10pm Sunday 11 September and the winner will be picked on Monday 12th Sept!

Good Luck!