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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Monday, 2 October 2017

~ Home Decor | One Canoe Two Globe ~

Happy Monday! A quick and simple post from me today. When I saw these globes from One Canoe Two earlier in the year I knew I desperately needed to get the one with the world map on it to use as décor for the sideboard in our lounge.


I used the pin head sticker embellishments to add on to the map each place that we have visited around the world both individually and together. Then wrapped bunting around the globe trying not to cover up any of the pins.

We both love to travel and see the world, for me its experiencing the different cultures and food. I find it fascinating to see how people in other countries live. Plus I'm obsessed with food and find it great to see/try new foods. Next we are off to Lithuania for a quick 5 night city break and we have just booked our first 2018 trip. I'm super excited to go to Egypt and Jordan in January!

This globe is a great way for me to visually document our travels and I love how it looks in the lounge. Have you created with a One Canoe Two globe? I would love to see your globes!

Happy Crafting

Terri
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Saturday, 30 September 2017

~ Tim Holtz | Creative Chemistry UK Workshop ~

I was fortunate enough to be one of the few people who managed to get a spot on Tim Holtz's class at Art from the Heart in Harrogate. He ran the class 6 times and there were 24 of us in each class. It was a technique based class so it was all about learning how to create backgrounds using Distress products.


We go this cute little folder to store all our tags in at the end and a custom made 'Creative Chemistry UK edition' fabric label for the front. We were also given a few other treats too. The necklace to the right of the book is from his jewellery range for JoAnns store. Plus we got a tote bag from CHA, notebook and apron. 

The first 5 tags were created using Distress Ink, Crayons and Spray Stains.

These five tags were made using the newer Distress Oxide products.

My favourite tags were these two:



It was a fast paced 4 hour class but so much fun! The idea behind the quick paced nature was so we didn't over think anything and just 'got over ourselves'. Tim was a fantastic teacher, fun and so down to earth.


This was an early Christmas present from my mum and we had such a great day. Stopping over at the Premier Inn really meant that we were refreshed and ready to get inky. We are so fortunate that Art from the Heart is only an hours drive from us, I love going there for classes.

I can't wait to play with my new supplies and the techniques we learnt.

Happy Crafting!

Terri
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Thursday, 28 September 2017

GoGo Getaway | Lovely Liverpool Mini Book

I'm over on the GoGo Getaway Blog with a mini book created from scratch using Nancy's brilliant instructions. Head over to see the full book.


I've absolutely loved making this mini book as I haven't made one in such a long time. It has been a great way to document our trip to Liverpool in June.

Happy Crafting!

Terri
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Sunday, 24 September 2017

~ Inspired by Sam Ball | Charmed ~

Happy Sunday! I've set up at the Café Nero to do some blogging whilst I wait for the boy to run the Sheffield 10k. There are lovely views for the peace gardens from the upstairs of this café and its so peaceful there on a Sunday morning.

I had some left over stash from Sam's Class at the Birds of a Feather retreat earlier in the year so I used it along with some inspiration from her designs to create this page. Adding a few extra bits from my stash.


I love this photo of the monkeys just hanging around at Lion's Rock in Sri Lanka. They were everywhere but I loved how the mist in the background gave the monkeys in the foreground a great contrast. My Sri Lanka album is coming along nicely now. Hopefully will get it fully completed before the end of the year.

Happy Crafting!

Terri x

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

~ Happy Sweet Summer Days ~

August has been a pretty busy month for me since going back to work. I've managed to get a little time to scrap here and there. I bought this Simple Stories 'Summer Days' collection in May ready for a summer of scrapping.


I saw a layout on Instagram by Zsoka Marko and used that as my inspiration for this page. She used lots of circular elements across the mid line of the layout. I used stickers and circular pieces of patterned paper to embellish my layout.


This page documents the yummy ice cream we had after walking round Newmillerdam Country Park whilst trying to build up my fitness post op. We had some fantastic weather in June, it's a shame it hasn't continued in to July and August.

Happy Crafting!

Terri
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Sunday, 6 August 2017

~ GoGo Getaway | Sri Lanka ~

Last week I was up on the GoGo Getaway Blog with my take on Kirei's shaker title technique from the March getaway.


I've created a title page for my Sri Lanka album with a large title and 3 shaker letter elements.


Loving using these flair from Bramble Fox, they have some perfect ones that match in with my travel layouts.

Head over to the GoGo Getaway Blog to see the full layout.

Happy Crafting!

Terri
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Thursday, 3 August 2017

~ UK Scrap Addicts | Love This ~


I'm super excited to be up on the UK Scrap Addicts Blog with my clustering layout today. I use clustering all the time on my layouts. It is probably my most used design feature for scrapbook pages.

Happy Crafting!

Terri
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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

~ Sheena's Class no.2 | Birds of a Feather Retreat ~

Sheena's class at the retreat focused on using Crate Paper 'Heart Day' collection. We created our own frames using a homemade mould and hot glue gun. The frames are then trimmed and painted.


For this layout we also made our own tassels using crochet twine. Watercolour splatters and packaging technique added colour to the white backgrounds.


Lots of lovely layers using the cut apart sheet and the collection's sticker sheet. I wasn't sure about the rubber heart charms as it's not something I would normally choose to use but they really add a different texture to the page.

Happy Crafting!

Terri
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Friday, 21 July 2017

~ Sam's Class | Birds of a Feather Retreat ~

One of Sam's classes at the retreat was using Heidi Swapp's 'Magnolia Jane' Collection. This was the class layout and then we also had a bonus layout we could make.


We fussy cut the floral acetate sheet from the collection and made the heart shape from triangles cut out of different patterned papers. Sam loves to use border punches to create detail to the edges of her pages.

When I added this page to my India album I actually realised I have already scrapped a landscape photo exactly the same but it is amazing to see the difference between the two pages.

Happy Crafting!

Terri
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Sunday, 16 July 2017

~ Wilna's Classes | Birds of a Feather Retreat ~

The Guest Designer for the Birds of a Feather Retreat was Wilna Furstenburg. She had designed and videoed 2 exclusive classes for us. She taught us how to create some of her iconic backgrounds.


Everyone created fantastic pages, even those who feel they are not artistic managed to create beautiful backgrounds for their layouts. Wilna created these exclusive floral die cuts for the classes.


I absolutely love these two layouts. The backgrounds look nothing until you add the photos and embellishments on top.

Happy Crafting!

Terri
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Friday, 14 July 2017

~ Sheena's Class no.1 | Birds of a Feather Retreat ~

At the fabulous Birds of a Feather Retreat Sheena did a fantastic class using crochet twine to cover chipboard frames. This is a great example of using a grid to create an eye catching layout using the Dear Lizzy collection.


This is actually such a simple design and I love the finished item. I will definitely scrap lift this layout again maybe adding some mixed media in there as well.

This page documents our trip to a little tearoom in Staithes. My boy always pulls a funny face and sticks out his pinky finger when drinking tea. I love how striking the black and white photos are.

Happy Crafting!

Terri x

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

~ Posh Breakfast ~

When the Cocoa Vanilla Studio 'Wild at Heart' collection I fell in love with it! I only managed to get my hands on the chipboard stickers, enamel dots and some patterned papers so I tried to stretch it out as much as possible. 


This layout was created for the Hey Little Magpie challenge to use more than 2 3x4 journal cards. I used the cards from the cut apart sheet in the collection.

It documents my mum and I at Jamie Oliver's Barbecoa Picadilly restaurant having breakfast. I had smoked salmon and cream cheese on pumpernickel bread. We often go to London the day before GoGo Getaway in March and this time it was also an extra special birthday treat for my 30th.

Happy Crafting!

Terri
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Monday, 10 July 2017

~ Happy | Birds of a Feather Retreat ~

At the end of May I went to a scrapbooking retreat organised by Birds of a Feather in Walsall, Midlands. It was the first full weekend they had done as previously they had only run day workshops. This retreat was my Christmas present from my parents and it was lovely to spend time with my mum and see people who I know online. We were given these great Birds of a Feather Aprons.


I used a mix of the April and May Hip Kits to create this layout. I love that chevron paper from Shimelle's 'little by little' collection.

We had a great weekend and I managed to create 15 pages from the classes and the challenges. I'm going to share some of these pages over the next few weeks.

Happy Crafting!

Terri
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Saturday, 8 July 2017

~ GoGo Getaway | Celebrate ~

This fantastic mood board was created by Lisa for the July GoGo Getaway challenge over on Facebook. My main inspiration that I took from this mood board was the rainbow colour scheme from the quote.


I used a cut file stencil from a Jen Schow online class I took last year and added watercolours to create a graduated effect. I tried to colour coordinate the embellishments with the colour of the circles.


The monthly challenge can be found on Facebook here. Winners will get 1000 magpie points for Hey Little Magpie. Can't wait to see your entries.

Happy Crafting!

Terri
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Wednesday, 5 July 2017

~ GoGo Getaway | Hello Life ~

June has been an odd month, I have been trying to get myself back on track following surgery in April. It has been hard not to over do it which has lead to days where I've needed to rest more than I would have liked.

I have managed to get plenty of scrapbooking done which has been an advantage. I was over on the GoGo Getaway blog at the end of last month with my take on the colour blocking technique from March.


Head over to find out about how I have used this technique. I should be back later in the week with another layout.

Happy Crafting!

Terri
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Monday, 3 July 2017

UK Scrap Addicts | North South East West

Oh my, where on Earth has this month gone! I'm over on the UK Scrap Addicts blog today with a layout using a large photo.


Head over to see the complete layout. We are also having a monthly challenge with a fantastic prize from Bramble Fox, details can be found here on the blog.

Happy Crafting!

Terri
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Tuesday, 6 June 2017

~ National Scrapbooking Day | Pocket Pages ~

Whilst I had a scrappy marathon for National Scrapbooking Day I completed a couple of pocket pages for my Sri Lanka album.


I find pocket pages take me ages to do as I think I see each card as a mini layout and spend ages trying to decide what to put on the photos/cards. I really need to get quicker at them as I love the effect but get put off from doing them. These pages were made with a selection of older collections from my stash.


It's a great way to put multiple photos from my travels in my album when I want to document them but they don't each warrant their own 12x12 page. Do you create pocket pages? If so is it a quick process for you?

Happy Crafting!

Terri
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Saturday, 3 June 2017

~ UK Scrap Addicts | Dream ~

Hi there, I'm up on the UK Scrap Addicts blog today with my take on this beautiful Moodboard.

My layout this month uses the Cocoa Vanilla Studio collection 'Free Spirit'. Head over to the blog to see the exciting things happening, including a prize to be won!


Happy Crafting!

Terri
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Sunday, 28 May 2017

GoGo Getaway | Lovely

Good morning from a lovely sunny and warm holiday weekend here in the UK. Today I'm over on the GoGo Getaway blog with my take on Nancy's Nuvo Crystal Drop technique.


It would be great to drop in and see all the fabulous layouts the ladies are creating. Plus remember we are having monthly challenges over on our Facebook group, you've got to be in it to win it!

Happy Crafting!

Terri
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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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