Thursday, 11 June 2015

Cream Tea Layout & A Scrapbook Process Video

I am sorry for the lack of blogging lately! I have been having some internet connection problems lately.
I recently treated myself to some new scrappy goodies .... The true stories collection by Shimelle Laine.

Here's the 1st layout I made with my new stash

I made a video to show you the supplies:

And I also made a youtube video to show the process of making the layout using those supplies.

And finally a few close ups of the layout:

I layered up patterned papers, added a doily and a journal card. I made sure I added a small snippet (a punched tag) of the polka dot blue and white paper in 3 places. You will notice they are positioned diagonally down the page to help draw the eye across and down the layout.


I just love using wooden words on my pages lately. This "Delicious" is from a DoCrafts pack that I have had for ages so it was good to mix in some older supplies with brand new stash!

I used another journal card above the photo and the phrase on this one was so appropriate as the scones certainly were lovely!!

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope to blog more regularly again!

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Family Selfie Layout

Today, I have another layout to share with you.

If you saw my last layout here, you might be seeing a theme appearing!! Selfies!!
This photo was taken on a winter's walk - don't be deceived by the blue sky in the background but take note of the woolly hats - it was very cold!!
I began by layering up some patterned papers onto which I would later put my photo (which I had already matted onto white card).
I then cut small pieces of paper taken from a Simple Stories 6 " x 6" pad into banner shapes which I would later tuck under the left hand side.
Before adhering it all into place I created some faux stitching (which you can see on the black arrow paper and on the banner pieces) I used a "pokey tool" to make the holes and then joined up the holes with a white gel pen.
I stamped the camera and coloured it, added the clip, cork stars and a title and called it "done"!
Here's a few close ups:
Have you tried faux stitching or do you prefer "real" stitching?

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

One More Selfie Layout

If you are the parent of young teenagers or "tweens" (10-12 year olds) you will, no doubt, know all about the obsession with selfies for this age group!!

For this layout I took inspiration from this layout by Els Brige. Although I loved the banners on Els's layout, they didn't work for me as my photo was slightly larger than hers so I dcided to layer up some 6 x 6 papers from the Crate "Notes and Things" paper pad behind my photo. The diagonal thin striped paper  at the back is still a 6" x 6" sheet but I cut it in half and adhered it with a gap between the two pieces so that the paper would show on both sides of the photo mat.
I used a Stampin' up heart stencil to create the hearts on the background cardstock.
I loved this photo that my daughter took of herself on her mobile phone whilst out on a family winter walk and couldn't wait to scrap it.

It's a plainer page than I would normally make but I like it as  I think it keeps the focus on the photo.
Have you scrapped selfies that your family have taken of themselves?

Friday, 1 May 2015

Branscombe Beach Layout - a layout for NSD

Hello & a very happy National Scrapbooking Day (or weekend!) to you!

Officially NSD is tomorrow (2nd May) but as I am participating in a Cyber Crop over on a scrapbooking Facebook Group, which starts this evening and this layout is for one of the challenges on there, here I am posting today!

The challenge details:
 1 ) Use 3 (or more) photographs - can be any size
2 ) Use a recently purchased item of stash - can be a new sheet of paper, a new tool or a new embellishment or something else .... whatever was your most recent purchase.

Here's my layout:

The photos were taken on our recent holiday in Devon.
We were blessed with wonderful weather - plenty of blue skies and sunshine.
I used a total mix of supplies - the papers are Simple Stories and American Crafts, the alphas are AC Thickers and some very old Jenni Bowlin stickers I've had for ages. There's some basic Grey chipboard pieces, wood veneers and enamel dots on there too. The lovely wood anchor is from Jennifer's Happy Scatter Etsy shop - the anchor embellishment was just perfect for this page as this beach is where the container ship Napoli ran aground back in 2007 and the ship's anchor now stands on the beach on display.
My recently purchased roller stamp was put to good use - I stamped "memories" on the top of the journaling card and added the arrows just above. I then added some more stamped elements (from a different set of stamps) with the date and the little hearts.
Here's some close ups:
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you get a chance to scrap this NSD weekend!