Saturday, 21 April 2018

Scraplifting Tracey Fox

This is my penultimate project for SpiegelMom Scraps.  I hope it's a good one...

Inspiration came from this layout from one of our guest designers Tracey Fox.

Here is the process video:

 And a few close ups...

I also managed to sneak this month's theme of recycling in - the leaf patterned paper with the curved top and bottom is packaging from some cosmetics.

The sequins are from Sorting Hat and Cunning Ones.  There is a spring cleaning sale on too... add the code SCS2018 to get 25% off.

Linking to Simon Says Stamp's Sparkle challenge - you can't beat sequins for sparkle!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, 16 April 2018

Stick It Down

Don't you just love a set of ridiculous photos?  Ha!

Here is my layout for Stick It Down...

I was pretty faithful to the sketch...

The photo sequence shows me attempting to get a new headshot.  Utter madness!  My face makes weird shapes...

The teeny tiny paperclips are from Doodlebug, mixed media stuff from Shimmerz and Liquitex.  The borders a re a free cut file from UK Scrap Addicts.

Fancy joining us at Stick It Down this month? See you there...

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Thanks Boden!

All of the 'patterned paper' you see on this layout is actually a mail shot from Boden Clothing!  It was far too pretty to end up in the recycling bin so I popped it on my desk.

I took a little strategic cutting and flipping of parts to cover the writing and expose the peach on the reverse of the mailshot.

I added some stencilling with white pastes from Shimmerz in the background.  The stencil is from Pretty My Page.  The sequins were picked from recent SpiegelMom mixes to match the colours.  That's the great thing about mixes - if you buy three mixes you not only have those three mixes but the option for a huge range of other mixes too.

I now I am biased but doesn't Henley look adorable here mid chatter?!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Upcycling Yeo Valley Packaging!

SpiegelMom Scraps are focusing on flowers and upcycling this month.  I saved some cardboard packaging from some youghurts and fussy cut out all the pretties.

It turned in to one of my favourite makes - who needs to spend loads on supplies?

I added some sewing details with my machine.

And, of course, lots of sequins.

I searched through to find sequins that matched the packaging adding yellows, purples, greens and flower shapes.

I added alpha tiles from Pretty Little Studio - they are the perfect size!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, 6 April 2018

Personalised Notebook

I like to take part in swaps occasionally. When I do I like to give my swap partner personalised gifts.

I transformed this plain notebook with a monogram and my Derwent Graphik paint pens.  The pens stay on virtually all surfaces so it is an easy and permanent way to give plain things a bit of pizazz.

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Glittery Hands Box

I'm joining The Glittery Hands Box design team for the next year.
It's all very exciting and I can't wait to start sharing all the sparkly goodness with you...
for now check out their links: Pinterest - Instagram - Facebook

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Watercolour and Ribbon

I'm sharing a card today using organza ribbon from Crafty Ribbons.

I watercoloured a stamp from Concord and 9th with my Daniel Smith watercolours.

Once that was dry I trimmed it and wrapped my ribbon around three times.  I backed it with foam to give dimension to the card (the foam also helps keep the ribbon in place) and glued it to my card base.  I then tied a little bow on the ribbon on the front of the card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Shake your Tailfeathers!

I've finally been able to bring myself to scrap photos of my sweet Herbie.  I had a couple of feathers from a Just Nick cut file on my desk and I just went for it.  I grabbed The Peacock Strut sequin mix from SpiegelMom Scraps and my watercolour palette.

I like to use vellum for shaker pockets as it nice and firm but this time I wanted something very flexible.  I used some flimsy packaging - you do need the right kind of plastic though, as some don't get on with sewing machines!  Once I had my shaker made I marked on the background where my elements would go.

I then added some pale watercolour washes beneath where they would lie so it would just peep out from behind.  To finish the layout I journalled around the edge - simple but elegant - rather like my Herb!!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

A is for apple

I love green! Just sayin'.

This layout was made for WW1 Crispy Lettuce green colour scheme.

I had fun with my watercolours. As I was just using regular cardstock I added a layer of clear gesso first.

I complimented the watercolour with messy green thread and added a few acrylic hearts from Color Cast Designs.

A snippet of patterned paper and vellum top and bottom and some sewing with my machine rounds out the layout nicely.

There will be a process video to follow in a week or two. Sometimes editing needs to be put to one side and life needs to be lived!


I love to scrap with no idea of what is going to happen... no themes, no sketch, no image in my minds eye.

Because sometimes something like this happens!

I love the vellum backed cloud top. I didn't enjoy sewing it but I'm glad I did, the texture is great.

Supplies are from Jillibean Soup Shades of Colour, along with some sparkly sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps.

You can't beat some good colour mixed with white cardstock and sparkles!

Here's the vid!

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Scraplifting Melissa Vining

Melissa is one of the guest designers with SpiegelMom Scraps this month and I was assigned to scraplift her.  As usual, the picking which layout to scrap took the longest time!

My creation is based on this layout from Melissa:

I made my own patterned paper on the silhouette cameo as I could choose words relating to my photo.  I used some mists and the packaging technique to add some colour.

I looked through my embellishments and picked anything that was the right colour.  The colour palette was dictated by Henley's feathers.

For my sequins, I chose Sparkle Ever After because I'm still obsessed with the polka dots!

Here's the video...

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Pretty Little Studio

I am super excited to be amongst the squad guest designers Pretty Little Studio have lined up for the spring/summer.  I'm taking part in a freebie Instahop today - you can find the details here and the freebie here.

This month's freebie is by Claudia Van R and is beautifully pastel and dreamy.

I added some sequins and enamel dots, and a whole bunch of sewing.

The great thing about printables is you can pick and choose what you want.  I printed a load of the triangles in a few different sizes and was able to create something I wouldn't have been able to with a pack of ephemera.  The downside is my printer is rather naff!  I would love a better printer so suggestions for makes and models greatly appreciated!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Jesse John

Ah, Cocoa Vanilla... my first love!

Most of the supplies used on this layout are from their newest collection with a fwe oldies thrown in for good measure!

Lots of mixed media and sewing too.  I've mainly used Shimmerz products in the background but it was a case of matching colours rather than matching brands.

The alphas were deep in my stash, I can't remember where from, but they are the perfect match.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

A couple of cards...

I've been playing around with this month's Stick It Down card sketch...

As I was trimming down the first card from A6 to square I realised I could also make a tiny card with the offcut...

Supplies are from Jillibean Soup and SpiegelMom Scraps.

The diddy card is made from one sticker and adapts the sketch to 5 sections.

I covered the focal point of the larger card with crackle accents.  It's the first time I have used it - certainly won't be the last!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, 12 March 2018

Love You. Love You too. Love You two.

This month's sketch at Stick It Down is an interesting one...

I had something completely different in mind when I was creating the sketch, but by the time I got round to creating the layout my idea had morphed.

I wanted to use these three Perspextives from Bramble Fox on one layout with three photos of my nephs.  I wanted the title to read Love you, love you too, love you two.

I used my watercolours to match the colours of the acrylics and I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

Hop over and link up with Stick It Down if you create with this sketch!

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