Tuesday, 3 July 2018

My Happy Place | UK Scrap Addicts

I'm up on the UK Scrap Addicts blog with this bright layout using Cocoa Vanilla Studio 'Bohemian Dreams' collection. The focus of this month was to use 6x6 paper pads. All the patterned paper and many of the embellishments on the page are from the small cut apart sheet in the pad.

I love this collection but sadly it's nearly all gone. I'll just have to treat myself to some more of the new Cocoa Vanilla collections.

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Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Hello Girls | GoGo Getaway DT

Hi everyone, It seems like summer is finally here in the UK. I'm loving the warm weather but not looking forward to the upcoming night shifts. Today I'm up on the GoGo Getaway blog with this layout using Paper Artsy 'Infusions' to create a background.

I'm using up the final bits of my Shimelle 'Glitter Girl' collection before all the new collections hit the shops in the upcoming months.

I've added a load of white machine stitching thanks to Niki Rowland giving me the confidence to get my sewing machine out and add detail to my pages.

I love this photo of my crafty friends Sarah and Chloe from a retreat in June. This was a lovely relaxed weekend.

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Happy Crafting!

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.

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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.

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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!