Monday, 29 August 2016
Saturday, 27 August 2016
Oh boy! I'm in love!!
This is my latest piece for SpiegelMom Scraps - you can read all about it here.
Look at all the sparkle and texture!
You can watch it come together here:
I would like to share this at Inspire Me Mondays.
I am delighted to bring you the first ever Stash Busters video hop! There are a few scrapping YouTubers who have got together to bring you ideas for busting your craft stash.
The first item to bust was punches... well, I was in a little bit of a pickle because I don't own any! You see, the only way I could justify buying my beloved Silhouette Cameo was that I didn't have punches and dies and manual machines.
With my Cameo I cut a lot of background files and I always keep all of the cut-outs... I have quite a stash! So it was these that I decided to bust.
I added some sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps and you can use the code Laura15 to receive a discount.
I love the dimension and shimmer of all the layers of hearts. I think I may well be using this technique again. I have used up quite a few hearts - perhaps I'll try using the chevron/arrows next!
You can find a list of my fellow Stash Busters' videos in the details of my video on YouTube - be sure to check them out! We will be back next month busting some more stash!
Thanks for stopping by!
Friday, 26 August 2016
Wednesday, 24 August 2016
I've recently finished a couple of layouts using Cocoa Vanilla supplies. The first is using the April 16 Lottie Loves Paper kit - a mix of CVS and Simple Stories ephemera and embellishments. I pulled a couple of papers from my stash along with some tissue paper and ink.
I'm nearing the end of the kit (still got oodles of alphas!) so I'm making an effort to use as much as I can. I've probably already used my favourite pieces, but how a I going to use the numbers and pie chart?
Well, the pie chart got snipped in two and used as layering bits...
And one of the numbers was incorporated in to the title.
The second layout uses the colour me happy collection. Well, I say collection, I only have the papers...
So I only used patterned paper for this layout! OK, there is a little thread and vellum, and a few alphas from Basic Grey... but the title and embellishment line are fussy cut from the papers.
I needed a bit more orange - and who would have thought anyone using a 12x12 sheet of orange paper would ever say that?! - and found a mini paper clip to add a pop.
I rather like the stars fussy cut and used as embellishments. They look so cute nestled on a thread nest!
And yes, I documented an argument over a teddy. A thirty year old telling a two year old that it is not his, it's mine! (He was calling it a 'he' and she is clearly a 'she' and she is most certainly called Quinny and not Teddy!!) But he loves to cuddle her at nap time and we have come to a peaceful agreement...
Thanks for stopping by!
Monday, 22 August 2016
You know when you love the outcome but loathe the process? Yep, that's me and ribbon weaving!!
This is a blank note book from The Craft Barn covered with satin ribbon in two widths, woven together. I love the effect the two widths of ribbon give.
I used Dresdon Blue for my narrow ribbon and jam pots for my wider ribbon, of course from Crafty Ribbons.
I finished off the inside with a sheet of paper. It not only helps to keep the ends of the ribbon stuck down but also neatens it all up.
I didn't enjoy the weaving part, as I mentioned earlier, but weirdly I think I am hooked! I will need to do a bit more weaving... it'll be coming soon!