Sunday, 4 March 2018

31 | UK Scrap Addicts

I'm up on the UK Scrap Addicts blog with a layout using a Moodboard that I created for this month. 

There are exciting things happening over on the UK Scrap Addicts blog this month! It's our 1 year anniversary and we've had a revamp. Not only that but we have launched the search for some new designers to join our creative team.

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Monthly Challenge | GoGo Getaway

Today is the start of the new monthly challenge over on the GoGo Getaway Blog and this time it's my turn to set it. This month's challenge will be to scrap lift my layout.

I can't wait to see all your interpretations. Don't forget to share on the Facebook group and tag us on Instagram.

Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Fabulous View | GoGo Getaway

Can you believe it's the end of February already, I know, crazy right?! So I'm back sharing another of my Design Team layouts, this time for the fabulous GoGo Getaway.

I'm up on the GoGo Getaway Blog today with a layout all about colour coordination using the Glitter Girl collection from Shimelle. I've had fun doing something I love to do, fussy cutting patterned paper.

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Clear the Desk Class | Take One

I've been a little MIA on the blog recently as I've been super busy since coming back from holiday. I joined Shimelle's new class Clear the Desk and had an unexpected free day yesterday so I played along for the whole day.

I've got loads of travel albums on the go so that was the main focus of the photos I chose. This layout is of the beautiful St Mary's Island at Mljet National Park, Croatia.

I collected together a few papers from older Simple Stories collections and some embellishments that co-ordinated with the papers. They mostly focus on summer scrapbooking but I've tailored it to use with my travel photos.

It worked really well with these cocktail photos from our most recent trip to Egypt.

The layout below was the first page I created and probably the hardest as like when you get a kit you have the most supplies to use at the beginning and its hard to see everything.

This layout will go along side the one below in my album so hopefully they should co-ordinate as they were created with the same supplies.

The layout above is probably my least favourite layout of the ones I created. But I do like how it looks like my other half is looking across to the other photo. 

I love using large photos and it is something I do from time to time. I get my large photos printed 9x12 and often trim them down a little to create a thinner photo.

I've had the woodgrain paper I used below for such a long time it was great to get it finally used up. 

I'm really happy with these pages and it was great to get some stories documented.

Happy Crafting


Sunday, 4 February 2018

Squad Goals | UK Scrap Addicts

Today I'm up on the UK Scrap Addicts Blog with my layout this month. This month we are focusing on a specific shape, I've chosen stars so head over to see the full layout.

This layout is all about the GoGo Getaway retreat I taught at in November last year. I love spending time with the girls who run it and the other DT. It's so nice to be around scrappy friends. I used the exclusive Bramble Fox perspextive of the GoGo Getaway logo.

Happy Crafting!


Thursday, 1 February 2018

Love You | GoGo Getaway February Challenge

Today Sarah sets this months challenge over on the GoGo Getaway Blog. I was fortunate enough to find time to join in with her challenge.

Head over to the blog to check out the challenge, the DT examples and find out about the amazing prizes up for grabs.

I layered up lots of stickers and chipboard from the Crate Paper Maggie Holmes 'Carousel' collection. In order to create more texture behind the photo I added some of the tulle given to me by Lisa on the Design Team although I had a nightmare trying to stick it down so any tips welcome. 

I used Distress Oxides in Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feathers to create the mixed media background and splattered it with some water.

I can't wait to see all the entries to this month's challenge, don't forget to share your layout on the challenge Facebook thread.

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Winter Fun | GoGo Getaway

Today is my turn over on the GoGo Getaway Blog to showcase a technique previously taught at one of the GoGo Getaway events.

This month I have put my Silhouette Cameo machine to work so head over to see all the different techniques I managed to get on to one layout. I'm totally in love with this Bramble Fox perspextive that I used for my title.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

HoHoHo | Bramble Fox & Pinkfresh Studio

This is one of the cutest photos I've ever taken of my male cat. He is so affectionate towards me but such a little scaredy cat if we ever have visitors. He tolerated this cute little Santa hat for such a long time.

I added Heidi Swapp Mist to the background using the packaging technique to break up all the white space. Adding splatters of the blue and also gold mist to create droplets of more concentrated colour to the background.

I used some white tulle that was given to me by the lovely Lisa on the GoGo Getaway DT and it works perfectly tucked under the edge of the patterned paper to add a subtle texture and depth. The stunning acrylic piece makes for a bright and striking title.

Not only was the title created with the 'HoHoHo' acrylic perspextive from Bramble Fox I also used snowflake to create a varied texture. I've developed abit of a love for sequins again over the festive period and scattered them around many of my layouts often in a similar way I would use enamel dots or even Nuvo drops.

Happy Crafting!


Saturday, 20 January 2018

Christmas Crafting | Crate Paper 'Falala'

Well Christmas seems like such a long time ago now. I realised whilst I was sorting through some photos of layouts that I never showed a few pieces I created. Much of my Christmas crafting was done with the Crate Paper 'Falala' collection. I had most of this collection and used it for my December Daily album.

This layout was created for the GoGo Getaway December challenge which was to use a specific colour scheme. I went a little different with this layout by not using a white background and used 2 6x12 pieces of patterned paper.

I had this layout on display in my hallway throughout December. I love seeing my recent layouts up on the wall after I've made them.

I used the cut apart from the 6x6 pad to create this Christmas cards for my parents. I had this idea floating round in my head as soon as I saw the little tags.

I've enjoyed playing along with some online challenges throughout the last couple of months. I often join in with the monthly challenges over on the Hey Little Magpie, Hip Kit Club, For the love of pretty paper and GoGo Getaway Facebook Groups and the sketches from Stick It Down and Stuck?! Sketches.

This is another challenge layout I created using the Falala collection. It followed a sketch and used a 'Grab 5' style challenge. I added watercolour to the background using the packaging technique and then added a few stamps on top.

Happy Crafting!


Monday, 15 January 2018

Oh So Happy | Crate Paper Good Vibes

I've been enjoying playing with some more mixed media over the last few months and I dug out my forgotten Paper Artsy Infusions to create a background effect for this layout.

I placed a stencil over the white cardstock background and then sprinkled over the infusions in 2 different colours. Then spritzed with water and carefully removed the stencil. I dried it quickly with a heat tool as the longer its left the more walnut pieces spread and create the brown effect.

I love the final outcome of this layout. I have had the yellow Bramble Fox 'today' perspextive for a while and I don't often use yellow on my layouts but it really added to this page. The tassel frame from Crate Paper 'Good Vibes' is super cute and worked well with this photo of me and the Berlin Wall.

Happy Crafting!