Monday, 4 December 2017

December Daily Prep | UK Scrap Addicts


I'm up on the UK Scrap Addicts Blog today showcasing my December Daily Prep. This year I have vowed to be organised ad to get the most of it done by January 2018.

I'll try to share a few pages on my blog from my album throughout December to show how my prep has helped (or not!) with being productive.

Let me know who you are getting on with your album or Christmas crafting.

Happy Crafting!

Terri
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Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Be Inspired... | GoGo Getaway Nov 2017

I'm up today on the GoGo Getaway blog today with my Be Inspired.. challenge from the recent GoGo Getaway in Haydock. Head over to the blog to see what I challenged all the delegates to do.

Here are a couple of layouts I created for some of the other Design Team Girls' challenges.



I'm not usually one for double layouts but I really enjoyed creating these.

Happy Crafting!

Terri
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Monday, 27 November 2017

Wander around Town | Jen Hadfield

I'm back on this cold Monday morning with a double page which is unusual for me. I have recently been creating more double pages, especially to incorporate more photos in to my travel albums.




Dubrovnik Old Town has the most stunning little alley ways and scenery to explore. I took far too many photos and couldn't choose. This is a good 'go to' design for an easy double page, thanks to Shimelle's classes.


When creating double pages I like to add embellishments that cross over both pages. As you can see the bike crosses at the bottom of the page.


I've used lots of ephemera to create clusters in four areas on the layout. Again I've used a mix of three different alphas including the lovely script word from Shimelle Go Now Go collection.

Happy Crafting!

Terri
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Saturday, 25 November 2017

Smile in the Rain | Shimelle Glitter Girl

I started to create this layout way back in September. I created a base background but then couldn't decide how I wanted the layout to look. Finally I managed to get it done and I'm so happy with the results.


Its a very busy layout which doesn't have a huge amount of 'white' space. It is unusual for me to go with a background that isn't white or a patterned paper but I love how the black looks especially with the mist splatters in the top left and bottom right corners.


This cute smile Perspextive from Bramble Fox is perfect for the title I wanted to create. I'm really enjoying using a variety of different alphas on one longer title at the moment.



There are lots of squares in the Glitter Girl collection and I found it very boxy to use. I added a few nuvo drops to the splatters to add more texture and some brighter pops of colour along with the metallic Heidi Shine mist.

Happy Crafting!

Terri
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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!

Terri
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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!

Terri
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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!

Terri
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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!

Terri
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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!

Terri
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