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Friday, 14 July 2017

Wonderful You


The theme at SpiegelMom Scraps this week is sewing.  I started sewing a background in April last year and this was the push I needed to finish it!


I used some Shimmerz mists and Paste-eez to paint in some of the Swiss crosses.  Puttin' On The Glitz, Snow Storm Vibez and Before Dawn Vibez did the trick nicely.

The title was pieced together from left over letters.  The N was a trimmed down W, the R was a B cleverly cut, the F was a T with it's arm moved and the U was a zero and X mashed together!  I can get one more word from the alphas (C0C0A) and a few J's to use as initials on Jesse's pages.


I stamped up some patterned paper with Distress Oxide and a turnabout stamp from Concord and 9th, then layered it in behind my photo and title.  I finished off with Black Tie Event and Moonshine Delight sequins and called it finished.

(By the way, these turnabout stamps are amazing... and I don't really 'do' stamping!!)


So 15 months for a layout has to be a record?!  I'm due my next hand sewn layout in October 2018, don't hold your breath!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, 13 July 2017

. Happy Snaps .


 I took part in Mind The Scrap's Chinese Whispers.  This was the layout that I made to start of my round...


It's all Cocoa Vanilla goodness!


I love how it turned out - and look!  I used a patterned paper background!!  Go me!

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Neon Nails


Here is a bright fun layout I whipped up for a like for ever family challenge.  The criteria was bright colours with at least 10 layers.


I went through it with the background.  This is take three!  I kept trying to add more (black ink splats?  What was I thinking?!) and ruining the effect.  Mark III is made up of at lest five layers of neon watercolour and two layers of texture paste through a star stencil.


I've then pulled out all my neon stash (and had a gleeful 10 minutes playing with it all!) and added a few black and white bits to set the neon colours off.


Minus the two ruined backgrounds, I really enjoyed making this layout.  Here's the video if you want to watch...



Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 10 July 2017

Chuckles (SID)


This month's sketch at Stick It Down is by my new team mate Lorraine.


I have interpretted it in my minimal/white space style...


I have made a large-ish shaker pocket filled with two sequin mixes from SpiegelMom Scraps (Wedding Bells and Green Acres.)


And added a few word stickers - some hand written.


For something extra, each word sticker is backed with either tulle or zigzag acetate.


I hope you can join us over at Stick It Down this month!

Here's the process video:



Loving This


I'm on the UK Scrap Addicts blog/YouTube channel today... here's a sneak;


Hop over for the full shebang!


Saturday, 8 July 2017

Hap Birt Bob


SpiegelMom Scraps design team have been assigned weekly themes for June.  This week's challenge is to scrap a birthday you wouldn't normally scrap.  Immediately this photo sprang to mind...


My brother made Bobby half a birthday cake for his 6 months-aversary!  What a hoot!


I spritzed some stars on the background with Shimmerz mists and then painstakingly added sequins in the shape of stars.  I fashioned a flag from a cocktail stick (we always called them toothpicks but this seems to be an old fashioned term now) and some washi stickers from Heidi Swapp.


I used Shamrock Stars sequins which can be found in the SpiegelMom's shop along with loads of other yumminess!


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