Sunday, 25 September 2016


Here is a layout I made a couple of weeks ago for a mood board posted in the like for ever subscribers facebook group.

I adore how it turned out!

This was the background before the layers went on.  I cleaned my stencil on to the paper with a baby wipe... stop laughing!  It's a legitimate technique, it just sounds daft!

Unfussy layers and tucked in die cuts.  Mostly ingredients from the like for ever kit, a bit of tissue paper and some packaging too... don't forget to check your packaging for pretty bits before you recycle it - that little scalloped piece is from the enamel dot packaging I think.

I added a few sequins, enamel dots and paint splatters.  The star cut files are from Cocoa Vanilla Studios.

I seem to be loving yellow at the moment.  I've been crushing on navy for a while now and pairing it with yellow is just so perfect.

Oh yes, and there is the wood word tile.  I have a huge pack and I'm trying to work at least one in to every layout with this months kit.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, 24 September 2016

by the sea

Are you guilty of having something in your stash that has sat unused for years?  I am - lets pull those unloved supplies out and use them!  I have had the stencil I used for my background on this layout for SpiegelMom Scraps for years... possibly 6?  Maybe more!!

I grabbed three colours of Dazzlerz texture paste - Gummy Berry Blue, Sour Apple Green and Lemon Drop Yellow.  I used the three colours separately through the stencil leaving a little gap in between the colours.  I then came back to the gaps and filled them with a mixture of the two colours from either side.  I have found the key to clean stencilling is to manipulate the paste as little as possible.  The more times you  go over it with a palette knife the more opportunity for the paste to spread underneath the stencil (as my sour apple did).

My photo layers are all from Pretty Little Studio.

I then gathered some matching sequins.  Let's Be Mermaids was a good place to start with its big blues and little yellows.  I fancied adding a few bigger yellow sequins too and pulled these from the Spring Blooms mix.

Thanks for joining me today, and don't forget to dig out those unused supplies and show them some love!

Stashbusters - Alphas

Hello and welcome to the second Stashbusters YouTube Hop! (Well, the corresponding blog post...)  Just a bunch of YouTubers scrapping on a theme, for fun, and to give you ideas and inspiration.

This month we are tackling left over alphas...  When I have a sheet of alphas that looks like this I run them through

 which gives me options on available words...

I'll use squawking on a layout about Herbert Budgie later, but for now HOLIDAY and H O C are in my sights!

I've also made up a couple of cheat sheets for alphas...

With a little imagination and a pair of scissors it's amazing what can be turned in to what!  Obviously it changes slightly with different fonts, and these are not the only options, but it's a great resource to refer to to kick start that lateral thinking mode.

In my case I had H O and C left over.  I decided to snip these up and use the curves as scalloped edging and the straights as confetti.

I was making my layout with Show Us Your Stuff's sketch in mind.  I am counting my confetti as a handmade element and am entering their September challenge.

I love a sprinkling of something over my page; usually sequins, sometimes enamel dots.  Paper confetti works well too.  The thing with making your own is it will always coordinate and is a great way to use up tiny scraps!

and this is how it all comes together:

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, 23 September 2016

Friday Smiles

Here is a little shot from my video tripod looking down on to my work space.  Clearly not much crafting going on but it looks so pretty!!

Linking up at Annie's - (if I remember to link it up!  Doh!)

Thursday, 22 September 2016


It is new challenge day at Crafty Ribbons!  This weeks theme is Sweet Treats - my favourite!!

I have made a layout using like for ever's In Bloom kit from June and added some lace from Crafty Ribbons.

I've used some Clermont in Shocking.  And isn't that paper clip fun?  Still love shaped paper clips!

I went for an epic title rather than journalling.  It is just the details of the drink I have when I make it to Chococo.

And I added two shades of Morlaix lace too -  just peeping out from under my paper layers adding wonderful texture.

Thanks for joining me today and I hope to see you over at Crafty Ribbons!

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

On Yer Bike

Here is a fun layout using the like for ever September kit and a Simon Says Stamp stamp.

I saw Kristina Werner using the stamp and just fell in love, I ordered it and then remembered I can NOT stamp!!  I generate a LOT of imperfect prints, seconds, some are usable though... I salvaged this background and built the layout up from there.

I stuck to the triangle theme and fussy cut the yellow paper from the kit.  I used them as layers behind my matted photo.

There is a huge pack of wood words in the kit - I have no idea how I will use them all!  So it has become a goal, of sorts, to get some on every page this month!

A made a flag using a cocktail stick and a piece of ephemera.  I added in some gorgeous cork chevrons from SpiegelMom Scraps too, just because!

This was a fun one to make, which I guess is the main point of all crafting... so I'm calling it a success!

Here is the process video:

Thanks for stopping by!

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