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!

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!