Monday, 22 May 2017

National Scrapbooking Day | Take 3

Wow, Monday has come round quickly again. I'm starting to manage to get out and about a little more now so it may reduce my scrapping time but who knows maybe I will simply be more productive. I'm here with more layouts created for National Scrapbooking Day challenges.


For this page I was challenged to use something that I have been hoarding and reluctant to use. For me it was this Basic Grey 'Herbs and Honey' Collection. When we travel I love to go and look round the local food markets so it was perfect for these photos from the Sri Lankan Fruit & Veg Wholesale market.


This layout was created for a recipe challenge over on the Hip Kit Club Online NSD crop. I'm really pleased with how this turned out and I have finally used up all my 1canoe2 'Hazelwood' collection.

Thanks for stopping by and reading my posts. I'm aiming to blog twice a week but that will depend on my health and recovery.

Happy Crafting!

Terri
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Thursday, 18 May 2017

National Scrapbooking Day | Take 2

I've had such a crazy few months and it's hard to make yourself slow down when you are used to being busy. Not being able to drive or do any housework post op has meant that I've been able to spend time in my craft room between naps and TV programmes. The National Scrapbooking Day challenges gave me plenty of inspiration.


I'm totally in love with this Cocoa Vanilla Studio 'Wild at Heart' collection. It isn't quite as pastel as previous collection and the mix of watercolour ephemera and bold patterns is great. To create this layout I used a Hip Kit Club sketch, a Moodboard from the Hey Little Magpie challenges and a title that came from the 'Film or Song' challenge over on For the love of pretty paper Facebook group. 


This layout was for the big title challenge for NSD. I wanted to document my love of Thai food. I wasn't sure about this page but the more I see it the more it is growing on me.


This started life quite a few weeks ago when we were away in North Yorkshire. I sat one evening and fussy cut out the flowers from the Shimelle 'Little by Little' paper. This was quite a simple layout to create once I'd cut out the flowers.

I love this photo of the ladies at the last 'Like For Ever' retreat. I still feel sad that the kit club had to close but excited to be getting together with some of these lovely ladies for a getaway next year.

Happy Crafting!

Terri
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Monday, 15 May 2017

~ National Scrapbooking Day (weekend!) ~

Happy Monday, hope its not too much of a drag although the weather here in the UK isn't great at the moment. Very cloudy and rain showers.

It was absolutely fantastic to see so much inspiration on social media for National Scrapbooking Day (NSD). So much so that many online groups had challenges across the whole weekend. I chose 3 groups to play along with and I am so grateful for the time and effort they put in to organising them. I chose to do challenges from the 'For the love of pretty paper', 'Hey Little Magpie' and the 'Hip Kit Club' groups on Facebook. UK Scrap Addicts also participated and held a few challenges online.


This layout using the free cut file available on the UK Scrap Addicts blog started life many many weeks ago when I decided to stick the Mandala cut file designed by Polly's Papercraft. I did not anticipate how long it would take to do and eventually finished it just in time to use for NSD.

I still need to add a little journaling to this page as it documents the spa I went to whilst we were in Sri Lanka. I used a mix of Maggie Holmes and Paige Evans collections for this page.


This layout was for the 'circles' challenge over on Hey Little Magpie. I painted and ink splattered a circle just slightly bigger than the cut file. This was one of those layouts that I really wasn't sure about until it was finished. I used a mix of Maggie Holmes collections and the title is from Heidi Swapp.


I've had these Cocoa Vanilla Studio 'Endless Summer' papers for quite a while and loved them so much that I didn't want to use them. However we used them at the March GoGo Getaway and I vowed then that I would start to use them. I love the pastel colour palate.

I used Jackie's Sketch challenge as my inspiration for this layout and it makes a change to have a 'normal' holiday photo to use as its not often our holidays include swimming pools and beaches.

I'll be back later in the week to show you some more layouts I managed to get done for NSD.

Happy Crafting!

Terri
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Sunday, 14 May 2017

~UK Scrap Addicts | Scrapbook Whispers ~

I've not been around for a little while as I had some surgery just over 3 weeks ago so have been resting and starting to recover. I wasn't organised enough to get some post scheduled in advance but I did manage a little scrapbooking last weekend.

The UK Scrap Addicts had a go at participating in a Scrapbook Whispers layout swap for National Scrapbook Day. It was so much fun and was amazing to see the evolution of the layout as each person scrap lifted it adding their own style.


Head over to the UK Scrap Addicts blog to see how the layout started and finished. I was mid way through the process and would love to take part in these again.

None of the six photos I took of the Leopard were worthy of being a focal point as the cat was hidden in the tress and we had very little time to get a good shot so most of them are out of focus. I combatted this issue by putting all the photos together on one page.

Happy Crafting!

Terri
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Wednesday, 3 May 2017

~ UK Scrap Addicts | Real Life ~


I'm back over on the UK Scrap Addicts Blog today with my take on Laura's sketch this month.

We are having a whole host of challenges over on the blog for National Scrapbooking Day this weekend with some fantastic prizes from a whole host of UK companies. It would be great for you to pop over and join in.

Happy Crafting!

Terri
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Monday, 1 May 2017

~ GoGo Getaway | Be Inspired ... ~

I'm a little late posting this as my GoGo Getaway blog post went live on the 28th April but I have been recovering from surgery and didn't realise I hadn't scheduled this post.

This month the design team are taking a look back at the Be Inspired ... challenges from the March GoGo Getaway. Head over to the blog to see how each of the Design Team member interpreted the challenges.


This was my layout for the elements challenge that I set for the retreat.

Happy Crafting!

Terri x

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

~ April GoGo Getaway Challenge | Going Going Gone ~

I've joined in with Nancy's colour theme challenge over on the GoGo Getaway Facebook group and blog. I totally fell in love with this beautiful graduated coloured paper. It looks great behind the white cloud cut file.


I fussy cut cloud shapes from the Shimelle 'Little by Little' patterned paper and added them flat and also on 3D foam to create height to the layout. I tried to group embellishments of similar colours together at the same area as that specific colour on the graduated back ground. 


The sunset in Galle, Sri Lanka was beautiful and we joked around using a polo mint to take photos through.

Would be great to see you join this months challenge, head to the Facebook group to see the full details. 

Happy Crafting!

Terri
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Thursday, 6 April 2017

~ GoGo Getaway | March 2017 ~

Mother's Day weekend saw me attend my second scrapbook retreat in March. GoGo Getaway is held at Theobalds Park Hotel in Hertfordshire and I have been going for a number of years now. But this time it was a little different as I was part of the GoGo Getaway Design Team. I had such an amazing time teaching classes, participating in other classes and getting to know the other delegates.


The organisers Niki, Janice and Lorraine had really gone to town with the décor and amazing little extras that GoGo Getaway is known for. It was brilliant to see the set up outside the crop room.


This was my first time teaching classes at GoGo Getaway and I was super nervous beforehand but absolutely loved it. It was amazing to see how the delegates added their own take on the class layouts.


The rooms were great as usual and comfy nights sleep. I slipped away for half an hour on the Saturday night to have some quiet time to myself before scrapping away in to the early hours.

I now can't wait until November when I will be teaching again at GoGo Getaway's new venture @ Haydock near Liverpool. There are still places available if you want to come and join us for some crafty fun!

Happy Crafting!

Terri
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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

~ Goodbye Like For Ever ~

I have to say that I am devastated to lose the UK Kit Club 'Like For Ever' this week. Unfortunately due to personal circumstances and financial viability Nicola has had to take the sad decision to close the company at the start of the new financial year.

I had subscribed to the kit club for almost two years and it was a real boost to my creativity. The kits were always full of the most up to date products that worked so well together.


I was fortunate to be Guest Designer for the 'Harmony' kit in October 2016 and I absolutely loved. It spurred me on to apply for and join the two Design Teams I am now on.


Nicola who ran Like For Ever is a lovely caring woman and I hope she continues to scrapbook from a personal perspective. The community of subscribers she built on the Like For Ever Facebook group is amazing. Everyone is so friendly and inspiring, my hope is that this community will continue despite the company's closure and I will still see Nicola at other scrapbooking events.


Happy Crafting!

Terri
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Monday, 3 April 2017

~ UK Scrap Addicts | Here & Now ~

Hello there, I'm back on the UK Scrap Addicts Blog today with my layout featuring sewing. Throughout the month of April the creative team will be sharing their layouts using a variety of different sewing methods.


My full layout and more comprehensive detail can be seen over on the blog. I used the scraps of 'Cool Kid' papers left over from my class at last month's Like For Ever retreat. I love using this collection for non-child related scrapping.

Happy Crafting!

Terri
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Saturday, 1 April 2017

~ Like For Ever Retreat | Jackie Ashton Class ~

I took part in a fantastic class taught by Jackie Ashton from Birds of a Feather at the Like For Ever scrapbooking retreat. 


She used the Crate Paper 'Cool Kid' collection to design and teach 2 9x12 layouts. She also provided instructions to complete another 12x12 layout and 9x12 pocket pages with the left over supplies from the class kit. The first layout uses a circle template with distress ink applied through it to create a background on the white cardstock.


The central pocket from the pocket page was used to create a transparent shaker pocket and was sealed using the fuse tool. I added a few puffy stickers and wood veneer from my stash.


I used the class to document my trip to the main market in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The bright vibrant colours are great for the colours in the market. I love how the bright colours in this collection complement the colours in my photos.


The layout below was the bonus 12x12 layout but I adapted it to create a 9x12 page for my Uzbekistan album. The chevron arrows in the background are less visible on this page as it had to be shrunk width wise from the original. I added a couple of flair badges and enamel dots from my stash.


It was great to use a collection for something that wasn't what the theme of the papers suggest. The collection is very much aimed at 'boy' photos. Thank you to Jackie for creating such a fantastic class.

Happy Crafting!

Terri
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Thursday, 30 March 2017

~ Like For Ever Retreat | 17th-19th March 2017 ~


Wow, last week was such a crazy busy week for me. 2 scrapbooking retreats, a trip to London with my mum and a night away with the fella in between. Hopefully I will get chance to photograph all my pages from the retreats and get them on the blog in the next few weeks.

I had a fantastic time at the Like For Ever retreat held at The Woodlands @ Hothorpe Hall near Market Harborough. I was on the second weekend this year and the group was a little smaller so we had more space and it was slightly less noisy than the year before.

Again the setting was beautiful. Lodges and snugs set amongst the trees with a beautiful array of spring flowers dotted around.

There were 17 of us there for the whole weekend and the 2 class teachers (Jackie Ashton & Julie Taylor) joined us Friday - Saturday night.

It was great to catch up with Sarah who is on the GoGo Getaway Design Team with me and finally meet Chloe who I have followed on Instagram for a while now. Chloe and I were actually table buddies and had a surprising amount in common.


Nicola always goes the extra mile on these retreats and along with the lovely accommodation we had some lovely little gifts on our crop tables along with a goody bag that contained a 9x12 album.

I had a fantastic productive weekend and managed to win one of the challenges bagging myself a new 12x12 album.

If you ever get chance to go on a crafty retreat I would say jump at the chance. It is amazing to be around like minded groups of women.

Happy Crafting!

Terri
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Tuesday, 28 March 2017

~ GoGo Getaway | Dream a little dream ~


Hey there, I'm up on the GoGo Getaway blog today with my interpretation of Lorraine's October 2016 class using Dreamcatchers. My layout uses a mix of new and older collections to show you can have the best of both worlds.

Head over to the blog to see the full layout.

Happy Crafting!

Terri
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Monday, 6 March 2017

~ UK Scrap Addicts Multiple Photo Layout ~

Hi there, today I'm up on the UK Scrap Addicts blog with my first individual post featuring multiple photo layouts.


I quite often scrap more than one photo but this time I decided to try a double spread using pocket pages. Head over to the UK Scrap Addicts blog to see the full spread.

Show me how you use multiple photos on your layouts.

Happy Crafting!

Terri
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Saturday, 4 March 2017

~ UK Scrap Addicts Creative Team ~

 

I'm so excited to be part of the new UK Scrap Addicts Creative Team. We are a team of crafty individuals all based in the UK and have a passion to share the amazing creativity we have here home-grown/based on UK soil.

We have a mix of scrappers, project lifers, business owners, planners and those using Travellers Notebooks all on the team together. We have all now been announced on Instagram and on the Blog.


We are going to be blogging regularly with joint posts on specific topics and then individually taking an idea/topic and using it with our own interpretation and style.

I can't wait for you to see all the amazing designers we have, such an amazing team.

Happy Crafting!

Terri
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Wednesday, 1 March 2017

~ March GoGo Getaway Challenge ~

This month it was my turn to set the GoGo Getaway monthly challenge. Head over to the blog or Facebook group to see the mood board I created and to join in.


I'm loving all these monthly challenges, it gives me great inspiration.

I have used a mix of supplies from my stash included new and older Crate Paper Maggie Holmes collections and Cocoa Vanilla Studio 'Love Always' collection. The colours all blended together lovely.

We had such a lovely final evening in Sri Lanka. It was nice to spend some quality time together, even if I did get a little tipsy towards the end of the night.

Would love to see what you create with the Moodboard as inspiration.

Happy Crafting!

Terri
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Tuesday, 28 February 2017

~ February GoGo Getaway DT ~


Good Morning!
I'm over on the GoGo Getaway blog today with my take on Niki's Confetti Pockets from the October 2016 Getaway.

Head over to see the full layout and how I put my own spin on her class.

Happy Crafting!

Terri
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Friday, 24 February 2017

~ Dream Team ~

What a fantastic weekend I have had down at Theobalds Park with the rest of the GoGo Getaway Design Team. We were taught a lovely class by Lorraine, talked about exciting plans for the getaways and scrapped to our hearts content!


This class is based on the one Lorraine taught at the GoGo Getaway in October 2016 and features a hand made dreamcatcher as its technique focus. We then had a photo taken outside of the Design Team to add to the page.


The class was so well thought out as the small embellishments on the dreamcatcher were chosen as they specifically relate to the team.

Heart = love of scrapbooking, Scissor = scrapbooking, Arrow = GoGo Getaway.


Such a fun weekend that was fuelled by some fabulous cakes made by Niki and provided by the hotel. The yummy Crème Egg Cupcake was rather sickly but delicious.


Now I'm looking forward to March's GoGo Getaway and seeing all the delegates.

Happy Crafting!

Terri
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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

~ Hello 2017 ~

Wow, where is 2017 going!!! Seems like only yesterday that we were celebrating New Year. 2017 was destined to be an awesome year as I have a big birthday and we have lots of travel plans. However, I've found out I need more surgery so everything feels a bit up in limbo now.

 

But that doesn't stop me scrapping so here is my 2017 title page using 'Hazelwood' from 1Canoe2 with American Crafts.

 

There are lots of exciting scrapbooking related things happening though. I'm looking forward to teaching at GoGo Getaway Scrapbooking Retreats and trying to post more on my blog and Instagram.

Happy Crafting!

Terri
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Saturday, 18 February 2017

~ Enjoy! ~

I had an absolutely lovely day last week. I procrastinated and did very little housework just a couple of loads of laundry. I stayed in my pyjamas and spent the day in my craft room playing with paper and watching back to back episodes of Silent Witness.

 

I used the Like For Ever 'Woodland' kit to create this layout. The general concept began with one of the sketches created by DT member Laura Rumble.

 

It started with me fussy cutting a lot of butterflies out from one of the patterned paper from the 1canoe2 'Hazelwood' collection. I used foam dots to try and create dimension. Feeling a little more creative I used gold texture paste and some mists on the background.

This layout documents the enjoyment I had on holiday in Latvia when I found a liking for Singapore Sling cocktails. I had expensive taste whilst my fiancé was drinking cheap draught beer.

Happy Crafting!

Terri x 

Friday, 17 February 2017

~ Winter Memories ~

I'm so excited for this weekend! Tonight I'm heading down south ready for a weekend together with my lovely GoGo Getaway DT. It will be the first time we have all got together and I'm looking forward to meeting everyone in person.

 

A few weeks ago now before my holiday I was playing with the lovely December Like For Ever kit. Totally still in love with Crate Paper 'Snow and Cocoa' collection.



 

How cute is this little fellow?!


 

I'm pretty sure this was a free cut file I picked up during the festive period but have no idea now where it came from. December in Britain has been quite mild and wet with very little snow so I had to adapt some of the very snow orientated ephemera in the collection. Most of the snow themed pieces are layered behind other pieces.

Every year at Christmas we head out in to the Peak District National Park and visit the village of Castleton to see the lovely scenery and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate. Yum!

Here's hoping you have a great crafty weekend too.

Terri
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Saturday, 4 February 2017

~ In to the woods ~

Well what a treat I have for you today. My fellow DT member Sarah has just set February's Be Inspired ... challenge over on the GoGo Getaway Blog. Head over to find out how to be in with a chance to win a fantastic prize, then join us on Facebook to chat and share your entry.

 

I absolutely loved playing along this month even if I didn't use all the parts of the recipe.

I can't wait to see what you all come up with.

Happy Crafting!

Terri x



Sunday, 15 January 2017

~ Best Ever - Ice Cream ~

Evening all, I had totally forgotten to blog this layout using Paige Evans 'Take Me Away' Collection. I created this page a few months ago after returning from our trip to Uzbekistan. We found the most delicious ice cream at an Italian deli in Tashkent.


This is quite a simple 9x12 layout that doesn't really need much explanation. I created 3 small areas clustered with embellishments and tried to repeat the designs in each. Hearts are an ongoing theme throughout my album for this trip


I think this layout was created with some of the left over stash from the Birds of a Feather, Paige Evans class from November 2016.

I had a lovely day this week scrapbooking and enjoying a bit of a pyjama day. I managed to create four pages so will be back in the next week or so to show you those.

Happy Crafting!

Terri
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