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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