Thursday, 9 November 2017

~ One cut file 3 ways | Pretty My Page ~

 A while ago I was sent this lovely Autumnal Wreath cut file from Pretty My Page to use. I decided to have a go at using one single cut file on more than one page to show how they can be used.

I used the leftovers from the cut file to create the background for this page. The white card with a watercolour green paper gave a great starting point. I added in fussy cut florals and some punched out foliage as embellishment.

For this layout I placed the wreath cut file on top of a white piece of card and used mists to create a shadow effect once the wreath was removed. 

Finally, I used the actual wreath as the focal point for the page. By this point I was a little over the whole circular layout so chose to cut the wreath in half and stick it down on opposite sides. The large metallic leaf elements have been in my stash for years and originally belonged to a necklace from Primark.

I loved using this versatile cut file from Pretty My Page
 and I can't wait to see what other files she designs.

Happy Crafting!


Monday, 30 October 2017

Pink & Paper | Oh Happy moments

Happy Monday, sadly I too am back at work today after being off yesterday. However the weather here in the UK has taken a turn for winter and it was only 3 degrees this morning!

Pink & Paper Shop have just launched a new monthly challenge. This month it was a sketch challenge and I couldn't wait to join in. I loved the idea of having different 6x6 squares to create the background. I have so many 6x6 pads to use up so this was perfect.

My Sri Lanka is on the final stretch to almost being finished so at the moment I am trying to be selective about the layouts I create for this album so I can add the stories that haven't been told yet. This is the first meal we had and was definitely one of the best!

I'm super excited to be heading to Liverpool this weekend to teach at my second GoGo Getaway Scrapbooking retreat. Need to get organised and pack my crop tote.

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 28 October 2017

GoGo Getaway | Sweet Summer

I'm up on the GoGo Getaway Blog today with a sunny summer layout to brighten up the dull autumn days. I'm determined to use up some of my summer themed Cocoa Vanilla Studio collections.

This month the technique I've taken inspiration from is to decorate a cut file background with some kind of mixed media. I created the background using a cut file from Hip Kit Club.

Happy Crafting!


Thursday, 19 October 2017

Hip Kit Club | Fur Baby

Using August's Hip Kit Club kit plus a couple of bits from my stash I created this layout of my sleepy little pussy cat. Oscar loves to lay on my bed amongst the scatter cushions. I'm totally in love with those black and white striped fabric bows.

I created a scattering of embellishments across the centre of the page in a horizontal direction.  These included puffy stickers, pom poms and nuvo crystal drops. Most of the products were from the kit and from the Maggie Holmes 'Carousel' collection.
Using the packaging technique I added some Heidi Swapp Colour Shine in teal to add some colour to the white cardstock background.

I added a flair and acrylic word from Bramble Fox. I'm absolutely in love with this new UK company. They have some lovely items and great service. I'm excited to get more of their products over the next few weeks.

Thanks for stopping by and I should be back with a new layout to share next week.

Happy Crafting!


Monday, 9 October 2017

Art from the Heart | Art Journalling Class

Happy Monday crafty friends, today I'm sharing a couple of art journal pages I did at a class at Art from the Heart a few weeks ago. The class was taught by the lovely Tracy Scott. 

We used Paper Artsy stamps designed by Tracy to add the butterfly and background stamps. We used black journalling pens to draw on the bunting. We drew over the stamped images to give them a 'hand drawn' feel.

For this page we created a brightly coloured background covered in stamped images and stencils, then using a butterfly mask covered it all up! I know shocking right! But look how fab it looks in the end. Using a white journalling pen we added in the scribbled details around the butterfly and words.

I absolutely loved doing this class. It was my first real attempt at art journalling and I really enjoyed it. It was great to just relax and put something down without too much thought. The process is so relaxing, I can't wait to try another class. I think my heart will still belong to scrapbooking but this was so enjoyable that I hope to continue doing it now and again.

Happy Crafting!


Thursday, 5 October 2017

UK Scrap Addicts | Start Here

I'm over on the UK Scrap Addicts blog today with a layout using alphabet stickers.

Head over to the blog to see the full layout and how I managed to use old stickers to create a background element.

Happy Crafting!


Monday, 2 October 2017

~ Home Decor | One Canoe Two Globe ~

Happy Monday! A quick and simple post from me today. When I saw these globes from One Canoe Two earlier in the year I knew I desperately needed to get the one with the world map on it to use as décor for the sideboard in our lounge.

I used the pin head sticker embellishments to add on to the map each place that we have visited around the world both individually and together. Then wrapped bunting around the globe trying not to cover up any of the pins.

We both love to travel and see the world, for me its experiencing the different cultures and food. I find it fascinating to see how people in other countries live. Plus I'm obsessed with food and find it great to see/try new foods. Next we are off to Lithuania for a quick 5 night city break and we have just booked our first 2018 trip. I'm super excited to go to Egypt and Jordan in January!

This globe is a great way for me to visually document our travels and I love how it looks in the lounge. Have you created with a One Canoe Two globe? I would love to see your globes!

Happy Crafting


Saturday, 30 September 2017

~ Tim Holtz | Creative Chemistry UK Workshop ~

I was fortunate enough to be one of the few people who managed to get a spot on Tim Holtz's class at Art from the Heart in Harrogate. He ran the class 6 times and there were 24 of us in each class. It was a technique based class so it was all about learning how to create backgrounds using Distress products.

We go this cute little folder to store all our tags in at the end and a custom made 'Creative Chemistry UK edition' fabric label for the front. We were also given a few other treats too. The necklace to the right of the book is from his jewellery range for JoAnns store. Plus we got a tote bag from CHA, notebook and apron. 

The first 5 tags were created using Distress Ink, Crayons and Spray Stains.

These five tags were made using the newer Distress Oxide products.

My favourite tags were these two:

It was a fast paced 4 hour class but so much fun! The idea behind the quick paced nature was so we didn't over think anything and just 'got over ourselves'. Tim was a fantastic teacher, fun and so down to earth.

This was an early Christmas present from my mum and we had such a great day. Stopping over at the Premier Inn really meant that we were refreshed and ready to get inky. We are so fortunate that Art from the Heart is only an hours drive from us, I love going there for classes.

I can't wait to play with my new supplies and the techniques we learnt.

Happy Crafting!


Thursday, 28 September 2017

GoGo Getaway | Lovely Liverpool Mini Book

I'm over on the GoGo Getaway Blog with a mini book created from scratch using Nancy's brilliant instructions. Head over to see the full book.

I've absolutely loved making this mini book as I haven't made one in such a long time. It has been a great way to document our trip to Liverpool in June.

Happy Crafting!


Sunday, 24 September 2017

~ Inspired by Sam Ball | Charmed ~

Happy Sunday! I've set up at the Café Nero to do some blogging whilst I wait for the boy to run the Sheffield 10k. There are lovely views for the peace gardens from the upstairs of this café and its so peaceful there on a Sunday morning.

I had some left over stash from Sam's Class at the Birds of a Feather retreat earlier in the year so I used it along with some inspiration from her designs to create this page. Adding a few extra bits from my stash.

I love this photo of the monkeys just hanging around at Lion's Rock in Sri Lanka. They were everywhere but I loved how the mist in the background gave the monkeys in the foreground a great contrast. My Sri Lanka album is coming along nicely now. Hopefully will get it fully completed before the end of the year.

Happy Crafting!

Terri x