Monday, 14 August 2017

Stick It Down

A super simple layout today using this month's Stick It Down sketch...

Pretty much a straight forward copy of the sketch too...

I've used Daniel Smith watercolours and Moonshine Delight sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps.

Here's the video...

I hope to see you join us over at Stick It Down - card and double page sketches available too - we've got you covered!

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Ribbon Embroidery meets Scrapbooking - take 1!

There seems to be a real trend for ribbon embroidered flowers at the moment.  I have no experience in this but thouoght I'd try to combine it with my love of scrapbooking.  In hindsight I should have learnt the art of ribbon embroidery first before attempting to do it on cardstock and over a photo.  Hindsight is a wonderful thing!

Any how it turned out OK in the end.  The photo is of blooms way past their best so I added some brown watercolour to my silk ribbon flowers to make it look like they had turned too.

You can find some ribbon embroidery kits from Crafty Ribbons (with good clear instructions) here and a huge stash of silk ribbons here.  I have used pieces from a scrap bag which is a great way to get started.

Despite the trickyness and frustration it is safe to say I will be trying this again.  I'll be stocking up on silk ribbon too, as they are lovely to work with!

I added some spotty tissue paper and sequins too.  I don't seem to make anythnig without tissue and sequins these days!  The sequins are mainly from the Black Tie Event mix from SpiegelMom Scraps.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, 10 August 2017


I'm on the UK Scrap Addicts blog and YouTube channel today... be sure to pop over for the full layout.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Perfect Imperfections

I love tulips.  I especially love the petals that are a little bit wrong!  Let me explain... the petals that have had a hole eaten in them by a caterpillar, the petal that got bruised it transit and is a different colour to the others, or the petal that has a streak of green in them like the weren't sure if they were meant to be a petal or a leaf!

So that is what these photos are!  The layout is a combination of challenges.  It fits the Mind The Scrap summer challenge but I was working with the Cuts2Luv challenge in mind.

I've used 2 of the same photo, chevrons and the sketch... loosely!  And of course some of their flair.

I've also used sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps, and a tonne of pink hearts from my stash.  Sometimes I have to put all the pink on one layout to use it up!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 7 August 2017


I caved and bought a 12x12 MISTI.  I suck at stamping - really awful!  Hopefully I should improve with a MISTI in my arsenal.  I have learned already that you do need to realign your card to the corner after each stamp impression if you are double stamping.  Even if you have used both magnets it can move slightly.  You'll see in the video below...

The stamp is by Concord & 9th.  It is beautiful!  It must be as I bought it before the MISTI and it prompted me to take the plunge!

I've water coloured with my Daniel Smith's and added thread, sequins, ric rac, enamel dots and vellum shapes.

It's fair to say this is one of my favourites.  Perhaps I need to do more stamping?

Sunday, 6 August 2017

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I've just got my hands on some of Ashley Horton's Wish You Were Here collection from Pretty Little Studios.  It is lush!  I wish I had bought more than I did!

I got the 6x6 papers and knew this stripy paper needed to be cut up and stuck back down spaced out.  I added a tonne of mixed media and some stitching.

I can't wait to make more with this collection.  There are some aeroplanes which I'm itching to use!  My grandfather (and my uncle) was a pilot so I need to find some photos of him to print off.

Thanks for looking!
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