Wednesday, September 23, 2009


There are some amazing new chipboard designs up for pre-order. There are over 80 new designs to choose from. There are so many different things you can do with chipboard the possibilities are endless whether it is inked, painted, covered in paper, fabric, glitter, embossed you will certainly have the wow factor with these chipboard embellishments


Tis the Season Collection
St Nick Collection
Kitchen Spice Collection

Gypsy Collection
Flutter Butter Collection

I have just got word that there are new delivery's of the Bo Bunny Ranges arriving at Bumble Bee Crafts next week. To view pre-orders

Bumble Bee has CARDSTOCK

Bumble Bee Crafts now has a huge range of CARDSTOCK. They come in 3 different sizes A4, A5 and the popular 12x12. I was very excited to here that my favorite colour KRAFT comes in three different shades Pale TWINE Medium STRAW and dark is JUTE. The 12x12 flat finish cardstock is excellent for stamping as it provides a smooth finish. Check out the full range here


Plastino Collection
Camped Out

Flirty Collection

Super Stud Collection

Pre- orders are now available at Bumble Bee for an exciting new range that is sure to WOW everyone. There are 8 new ranges that will be available that come with co-ordinating papers, stamps, cardstock stickers and alphabet stickers everything you need to create that special project. The new ranges can be viewed here


Water Fun & Summer Collections
Travel Collection

Specialty items and kits
Scrapbooking Collection

Picnic/family reunion collection

Mother/Father collection

Mini charms and Mini Plates

Cowgirl / Cowboy collection

Bon Appetit collection

Christmas Collection

Bumble Bee Crafts is excited to be able to offer you the Karen Foster range. These collections have every topic covered when it comes to scrapbooking your favorite photos. Call Bumble Bee to arrange your pre-order of these exciting new products.

Karen Foster BIRTHDAY collection

Do you have those special birthday photo's waiting to be scrapped? If you answered YES then Bumble bee has the perfect solution... Karen Foster has brought out a birthday collection that will help you record those memorable moments from your child's birthday. This range has bright cheerful papers, embellishments and card stock stickers. The best thing about Karen's Fosters range is the cardstock stickers and embellishments are perfect for cardmakers.


It's amazing what cards you can make with off cuts from your layouts my tip to you is quickly make up a card after you have completed your project that way you will always have a good supply of hand crafted card.
3 Bugs have defiantly put the WOW into there latest CHA releases and To the Rescue range is a definite BOY is so hard to find good boy papers and as soon as I saw these I knew they would be perfect for my 4 year old... this range is so versatile it would make that irresistible boy layout or even a beautiful hand crafted card for that special little boy in your life.

Check out the full range of To The Rescue here

Sunday, September 6, 2009


Close up of the fairy I have painted it in Making Memories paint added dimensional magic and then added the two different color glitters while still wet

Layout by Cindy Couacaud

When I first saw the Bo Bunny Love Shack papers I knew they would be perfect for my daughters fairy photos. These beautiful papers have a distress self pattern look to them but in bright cheery colors. By layering these papers and adding some glitter and a SBLC chipboard fairy I had a completed fairy page of my daughter and her friends.

The added bonus of these papers is they are double sided put them together with the epoxy brads, buttons, flowers, rub-ons, chipboard and stickers and you will create those jaw dropping layouts, cards and off the page projects

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Don't throw away any of your scraps these can be used to make a simple but effective card

I love using chipboard the possibilities are endless with what you can do with it. On this flower stem I have sewn buttons onto the centres of the circles and then added some white paint and sprinkled some glitter onto it while still wet.

Easter Egg Hunt

To make the bird cages stand out carefully cut them out with a sharp knife then add some 3D dots to give them extra dimension finish of with some Scrapware Chipboard picket fences and tree

Autumn layout

A simple technique of folding back corners in the pattern paper to reveal the underneath pattern add an embellishment to highlight what you have done (full layout below)

Mothers Day Layout
Layouts and Cards by Cindy Couacaud
3 Bugs released some of there best to date ranges and of course Bumble Bee has them in stock just waiting to be used. Today we are featuring the SPREAD YOUR WINGS range. These papers and di-cut sheets are very versatile and can be used for any theme. I loved the Di-Cut sheet I found this to be terrific for cardmaking.
We would love to see any layouts done with the 3 Bugs Spread your wings range send them to .

More 3 Bugs inspiration to come keep a eye out for my all time favorite boy range TO THE RESCUE