26 February, 2017

XOXOXO | Simple Stories

I think I had most my productive week. At our crop last Sunday, I picked up quite a haul of lovely new goodies from Simple Stories and a little K'esi Art (sshh! Don't tell).  So consequently I've been on a scrapping mission. I managed to complete 5 layouts this week (8 days but who's counting?)

My DD and I have been playing with What's App - I adore the little character accessories. I would walk around as a bunny permanently if I could have the soft ears that What's App gave me.

I used the Love & Adore papers from Simple Stories for this layout (I told you I had a splurge). Probably like everyone else, I had to cut out the XO letters - such cute patterns!

I'm also in love with die-cut designs from Rachel Hodge on The Digital Press. If you would like a totally amazing bargain, hop over to TDP for their penny saver. There are heaps of amazing kits and packs for $1. I got the Love This containing 33 SVG files! Wow!

Flair is Stash Panache.

After cutting out the letters I roughed up the edges and carefully outlined them with a fine liner.

 Thanks for popping in. I have two more layouts to share before the new Stuck?! Sketch on Wednesday.
Better hop to it! Thanks for popping by.

25 February, 2017

What Housework? | Simple Stories

My friend Nicky and I started a local crop around 7 years ago (I think). The group is called What Housework? Let's face it. We'd all rather be crafting!

When I saw the Domestic Bliss collection from Simple Stories I fell in love with the cute little icons. But Domestic Goddess I am not! So here's my little take on being domestic - playing with die-cuts and embellishments :)
I love this colour combo - Coral, Navy Blue, Green, Teals and a little lemon.

Who would ever think you would put a hoover on your layout?!

I'd only got a couple of sheets of paper (wish I'd have bought more), so I added in some B sides from Posh collection.

With laundry looking this good I might need more photos.

Credits: Domestic Bliss, Posh - Simple Stories (I bought mine from Funky Farm Scrapbook Barn). Flair: Stash Panache

Thanks for popping by.

24 February, 2017

Interactive Scrapbook Pages | Hey Little Magpie Challenge

Today I'm setting a challenge for Hey Little Magpie - a very cool, on-line scrapbook and craft shop in the UK. It stocks the latest and greatest in scrapbooking materials - hoorah!

So, I'm up on the Hey Little Magpie Facebook page setting my little challenge - anyone is welcome to join in - the more the merrier. The challenge is very simple:
Create a new layout for the challenge that has at least two interactive elements. This could be a pull out tag (very easy) to an elaborate pop-up embellishment.

My first interactive element is the pull out tag - very very easy.

My second is the 'spinner'. I cut this on the Silhouette. You can print and cut your own - I'll share the files below.

The layout is of our travels in Prague last year. We hired Segways to zoom around the city - I can highly recommend it as a form of travel. We covered miles and miles in a couple of hours. It was so much fun!

Easy right?! You have two weeks to enter the challenge. Drop in on Facebook to find out all the details and say hello to the rest of the gang. Then take a photo of your layout and you could be in with a chance to win 500 reward points. You can spend your points in the shop (it's a bit like a voucher).

I really hope that you will join in too. Look forward to seeing you on Facebook.

16 February, 2017

Paper Layers | My Creative Scrapbook Kit

Hey there! I'm back with another layout using the amazing My Creative Scrapbook kit.

Just a little reminder of what is in this huge kit! It's packed full of gorgeous papers and embellishments from Simple Stories, mixed in with other goodies from American Crafts. Joy!

For no reason whatsoever, I felt like a cross-cross background. I cut 2 papers at an angle. I added a border strip to both before stitching them on my page.
I layered the chipboard and stickers around my photo and overlayed the gorgeous Heidi Swapp gold title. I love how you can see through the title.

 I used some of the pocket style journal cards as layers and also created my own tag to tuck in behind the photo.

 The cute little stickers make a great accent to draw the eye down the page.

My tutorial to make your own cute tassels (which have been appearing on all my layouts!) is up on the My Creative Scrapbook blog.

There's still time to subscribe to the kit or order a one-off kit. Pop over to My Creative Scrapbook
Thanks for stopping by!

15 February, 2017

A Little Sunshine | Stuck?! Sketches 15th February

Here is the great sketch from Stuck?! Sketches.

You may have gathered that I've looked back through some old photos recently.
We've been to Disney a few times but back in 2008 we went at Christmas time. It was one of our favourite  trips.

Life was all rainbows and sunshine at the time so I created my own ray of sunshine! I switched the sketch around a little to accommodate a larger title.

I drew the rainbow using the Silhouette before stitching in white cotton. Then I painted in the colours using Distress Inks and water colours.

The title was cut on the Silhouette and the ombre look was achieved using Distress ink.

Finally topped off the layout with some kawaii cabochons and tag.

I love how the rainbow turned out!

Anyway, thanks to our genours sponsors for this challenge:

Check out Stuck?! Sketches blog for all the entry details and loads of inspiration!
Thanks for popping by.