Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Hello Friday

Back with my third DT piece using like for ever's March kit Keepsake...
This time I went through and pulled out all the black and white papers and ephemera.

I do love a monochrome layout.  I had a few gold accents and used some teal hidden away in a journaling pocket.

I'm not a confident journaler so hiding away my words is one of my go-to techniques.  The envelopes in this month's kit are perfect for that!

 As I was nearing completing the layout I thought it needed something extra so I added three tangles of thread...

You can watch the layout come together:

Sunday, 19 March 2017


Some of the like for ever crew are away on a retreat this weekend, the lucky ducks!  We are also running challenges in our facebook subscribers group...

This is the inspiration board for yesterdays challenge:

I have matched the three colours as best as I can, and also taken note of the 'always you' and the bathroom (although my bathroom is a lot less luxurious!) and scrapped a photo of me being very me!  I'm yawning and in my jimmiejams.

I pulled out my purple Dazzlerz and mixed some with a dot of black ink to darken it down.  I used my ruler to smear it on to the page.  I love doing this but you get the best effects with one drag - I want to carry on playing and end up over working it!

I also used some 'Oh say can you sea' and Mr Huey's Orchard inks to add splatters.  I have all my colours swatched in a book so I can see which will match my project.

I added a small cluster to the bottom right to balance out the photo on the top left.

A few kind words to myself - I think we could all do with a bit of self love sometimes.

And the best part of the page - a Paige Evans rose gold charm hanging on a copper paperclip which is exactly the same colour... is rose gold the trendy name for copper?  Are they actually different?  Who knows?!  I love it, whatever colour or metal it is!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Banners and Bunting

Hey there!  I'm on the SpiegelMom Scraps blog today with this little layout...

You can watch the process here:

And pop over to the SMS blog for the write up!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, 16 March 2017

You Inspire Me Everyday

I had a bit of a crazy weekend in terms of DT projects.  This one didn't make it to my blog...

like for ever hold a couple of retreats each year.  As I am unable to make them I hijack the subscribers group and hold a virtual retreat for the members who aren't at the crop.

This challenge was to use 'you inspire me everyday' as the focus of your layout.

The majority of supplies are from the like for ever March kit, with just a touch of ribbon and a few sequins thrown in, and some white scraps rescued from the recycling.

I love the soft floaty feeling of the colour palette.  Combined with the glitter dot acetate and the iridescent star sequins this rockets to the top 10 layouts list!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, 15 March 2017


I was instantly inspired by this month's Stuck sketch...

Here is Laura W's sketch...

My supplies are from Claudia Van R's first collection with Pretty Little Studio - and boy do I love them!

Sequins are from SpiegelMom Scraps and are a perfect match.

I'm also entering this at For The Love Of Pretty Paper facebook group's challenge to use acetate creatively.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Stick It Down ~ March

Sometimes when I design sketches I think about other people using them, sometimes I'm very selfish and think only about me using them.  This sketch for Stick It Down was a very selfish sketch!  This is all about what I wanted to create...

And I adore the outcome...

My paper is from Pretty Little Studio.  I didn't want to cut it up, I didn't want to cover up any of the prettiness.

I went through my entire sequin stash (and that's not a quick job!) to find the perfect matching sequins.

A little bit of messy splattering with a few matching inks...

And here is the process video:

I hope to see you join us over at Stick It Down!

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