Friday, 15 June 2018

GoGo Getaway 10th Anniversary Retreat

The last weekend in June was the GoGo Getaway 10th Anniversary Retreat at Theobalds Park, Hertfordshire, UK. We had the amazing Shimelle there as Guest Designer, which was fantastic as she had been at the first getaway 10 years ago.

GoGo Getaway always has the cutest table gifts and this time we each got the fantastic 'Shimelle' scissors which just happen to match the colour scheme for GoGo. Plus that little 'box of crayons' is full of sweets. 

Niki made this gorgeous blue ombre cake, even the sponges inside were ombre! We shared it with all the delegates on the Saturday night and it was delicious.

We decorated the crop room with helium filled balloons on each table.

Shimelle was there for almost the whole weekend and she was so lovely. Happy to have photos taken and even brought her own little props to use.

We had so much fun taking photos outside with the giant deck chair and the great GoGo Getaway Instagram frame.

I love being part of this Design Team. The girls are all fantastic and its great to spend time with them all. They are a very inspiring bunch of ladies.

Also the were five of us at the weekend from the UK Scrap Addicts Creative Team. It was great to finally meet up with ladies who I had only ever communicated with online. 

I'll be back later in the month to show all the layouts I created for the challenges and classes for this weekend.

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Scrapfam Retreat | The Woodlands @ Hothorpe Hall

The first weekend in June I spent at a beautiful countryside hotel in the Midlands, UK. A group of 21 of us met for 2 nights/3 days to enjoy s relaxed weekend of crafting. There was not formal schedule to the weekend it was a case of do what you want when you want.

(photo by Pol Prince)

It's such a stunning venue. The dining room/bar/crop room is in this building and then all the bedrooms are separate in a semi circle round the front of the building.

There were 21 of us on the weekend, most of whom I had met on previous weekends before. Rubina organised the weekend and has decided to do one every year.

The beautiful wooded area has lots of slate plates with quotes dotted around the grounds. Some of the quotes are religious but many are from well known figures.

The weather really made the weekend. It was warm and gloriously sunny so it was great to be able to sit outside.

It was great to meet up with friends.

Had a great time this weekend, it was nice to get away from home. 

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Delightful Day | UK Scrap Addicts

Hey there, I'm up on the UK Scrap Addicts Blog today with a layout using just one 6x4 photo.

I've been sorting my craft room out and I'm desperately trying to use up some of the stash I've accumulated (so I can purchase more!)

This layout is a little different for something I would normally do because I've used a very bold patterned background.

Don't forget to follow us on the UK Scrap Addicts Blog or Instagram account.

Happy Crafting!

Monday, 28 May 2018

Hello Beautiful | GoGo Getaway

Hi, I'm up on the GoGo Getaway Blog today with a layout using Cocoa Vanilla Studio 'Bohemian Dreams' collection. The focus of this layout was to use the Bokeh technique from March's GoGo Getaway.

I'd forgotten how much I love a good grid layout, quite simple to put together but so effective.

I've had these Dear Lizzy key and keyhole metal embellishments for years. It was great to get them used on a page.

Happy Crafting!

Monday, 7 May 2018

Temple | NSD 2018

Hope you had a great National Scrapbooking weekend. I've not managed to get much scrapping done as I've been working nights.

I created an example for the GoGo Getaway sponsored challenge over on the 'For the love of pretty paper' UK scrapbooking Facebook group.

The challenge was in the form of a recipe so I collected my supplies before I started to create this page. Even though I had very limited supplies it's still very much my style. I've had these photos on my desk for ages and it feels so good to finally get them scrapped

What have you all been scrapping this weekend? Tag me on Instagram @terri_scraps to show me what you've created.

Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, 3 May 2018

So Sweet | UK Scrap Addicts

Hello there, I'm up on the UK Scrap Addicts blog with a monochromatic layout using black, white and yellow.

This is one of my favourite layouts ever. I love how bold the yellow is against the black.

Be sure to check out my other layouts over on Instagram and Facebook.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Love This | GoGo Getaway Monthly Challenge

Wow, I literally cannot believe we are in May already.  So glad my mojo is back in full swing, my silhouette cameo is behaving and I'm loving documenting my travel memories. I've got a couple of scrappy retreats next month which I'm super excited about.

Today I'm sharing my layout I created for the GoGo Getaway Monthly Challenge.

This month's challenge was to use a sketch created by Design Team member Lorraine. I love to use a sketch and always find it a fantastic jumping off point.

For this layout I've used a selection of products from various different Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Collections. I created a watercolour paint background using the packaging technique and pale colours.

I backed a few cut file florals with patterned paper from the Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection but as they didn't stand out I used my black ink pen to draw round the inner areas of the cut file to make them bold.

Finishing off with a scattering of stars and sequins.

I'd love you to tag me (@terri_scraps) if you join in with this month's challenge.

Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, 28 April 2018

So Sweet | GoGo Getaway

I'm up on the GoGo Getaway Blog today with a layout showcasing my challenge from March's GoGo Getaway Scrapbooking Retreat. My challenge was technique based so I chose 'fussy cutting'. I love to fussy cut from patterned paper so it was the perfect challenge for me to set.

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Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Guest Designer | The Wild Hare Kits

This month I was fortunate to be the Guest Designer over at The Wild Hare Kits. This kit company is different to any other I have ever known. You aren't 'subscribed' to the kit, you order them as and when you want them but they are individually curated by Alison especially to cater for your likes and style.

Below is the deluxe kit I was send and it fits me perfectly! I asked for supplies to allow me to scrap my recent travels and this kit was great.

I was able to create six 12x12 layouts and three 6x8 pocket pages with this kit. I still have plenty of left overs to use on future layouts. Here I'm sharing five of the 12x12 pages that have already been shared on social media.

I went for a vertical design incorporating lots of embellishments and banners cut from the Pink Paislee Paige Evans 'Pick me up' collection.

There were some bold green and yellow/rusty tones in some aspects of the kit so I embraced it in this layout documenting my fiancé and his love of steak.

This layout was part of a challenge with The Wild Hare Kits Design Team as this month they decided to scrap lift each other. I was assigned Clair Rigby (@obstinatepursuit) and loved the clean style of her layouts. I was drawn to one with multiple circles to scrap lift.

The layout above was the first I created with the kit. I used the monthly sketch over on the blog and I love how the added mixed media on the background grounds the photo.

I think this is my favourite layout made from the kit. I fussy cut all the moths from the 1canoe2 patterned paper to create this layout.

Thanks for reading my blog today. Don't forget to follow me on Facebook and Instagram for more scrapbooking and arty endeavours. 

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Thali | GoGo Getaway

I'm up on the GoGo Getaway blog with my take on the Coffee Filter Element technique.

Head over the blog to see the completed layout and information about how I created my embellishments.

Happy Crafting!

Quiet Moments | Turn the Page

I started this layout whilst at the GoGo Getaway in November 2017. I made the background but then lost inspiration so put it away for another time. I had completely forgotten about it until a few weeks ago when I found it in my pile of patterned paper.

This layout uses the Pink Paislee Paige Evans 'Turn the Page' collection. I really love the colour scheme in this collection but for some reason haven't used it as much as I thought I would.

This layout documents a morning in Lithuania when I was really sick. We spent the whole morning in the warmth of this café/bookshop. I even fell asleep on the bench for a while.

The snail is random but it is such a cutie that I wanted to add it poking out from under the teacup.

Happy Crafting!