Sunday, 15 July 2018

Sunday Spot

I'm back to card making for today's share. There's still going to be plenty more scrapbook pages to come, but I've been away for a couple of days at a college re-union and birthday celebrations for my Aunt so it I've some catching up to do!

I'm playing along at Time Out today where they've a lovely quote to inspire.

And my card is super CAS - just needed to reconnect with simplicity after all those layered scrapbook pages.

I added mermaid lagoon distress ink to the bottom two thirds of my base card, making the colour deeper and more intense at the bottom.

I used the heart left over from a die cut window to stamp the smile sentiment onto and simply stamped the rest of the greeting next to where I was going to place the heart. the heart was then attached with foam pads for extra dimension.

Stamps: Uniko, All Occasion Sentiments #6
Inks: Ranger distress, mermaid lagoon; Memento, tuxedo black
Die: MFT Die-namics, stitched heart peek-a-boo window 

Huge thanks for your time today, it's always makes my day when i have visitors to my blog.

And keep crafting!

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Saturday, 14 July 2018

Saturday Slot

Today's scrapbook page is the last one from the first week of Shimelle's LAYER ON LAYER ON LAYER class.

This page was all about repetition of elements across the page and choosing papers to reflect things from the photo. So I chose the brick wall and wood papers as the background and flowers and hearts as my embellishments.

The diagonal placement of the embellishment cluster repetition helps the eye travel across and down the page and is also really useful if your stash only includes two of everything instead of the usual three we all like to work with.

The colours of this page reflect two of the wedding colours - pink and green. And it was a beautiful day and she was a beautiful bride.

Papers: Kaisercraft, Memory Lane & Fleur; Bo bunny, A gift of love
Embellishments: Kaisercraft Fleur stickers; MAMBI wasshi & stickers; Pearls & lace tape from my stash

So pleased to have had your company today, thanks so much for your time.

And keep crafting!

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Friday, 13 July 2018

Friday Focus

Another scrapbook page to share today created as part of Shimelle's LAYER ON LAYER ON LAYER class.

This page is all about using stacks of paper under a photo and getting some of that hard to use even though I love it patterned paper onto a page. I took the purples from the photo and added in some green because of the polka dot sheet. Loving the clash of those two colours!

Here's my stack of many papers, purposely skew whiff with one of my all time favourite photos - he's so into the moment!  I added a smaller stack of cards to the left of the photo stack and another of those mini shaker embellishments to the right.

Enamel dots, puffy stickers, shiny hearts and MAMBI stickers finished off this page.

Papers: AC Shimelle, Box of Crayons & Go Now Go; Polka dot paper and many scraps from my stash
Embellishmments: AC Shimelle, glitter shaker sticker; MME, Now & then,; October Afternoon, Bookworm; MAMBI, puffy stickers; Funny Sticker World, Hearts; Freckled Fawn, enamel dots

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, it's so much more fun when you drop by.

And keep crafting!

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Thursday, 12 July 2018

Thursday Thoughts

There's going to be a bit of a run on scrapbook pages for a while. all due to the new class at, LAYER ON LAYER ON LAYER.

Here's today's page using lots of layers down the left hand side:

These photos were taken by a professional photographer during a Jellybeans Music session that i take my grandson to each Wednesday. Oh dear I didn't realise I looked like that!

I'm totally loving that I used this fun parrot shaker embellishment. It was in a packet with other mini shakers that I thought were far more useable than him, turns out he's the first one to be put on a page and he looks so right for this crazy page.

I've also used quite a few little stickers from my MAMBI planner stash repeated down the right hand side. Loving all the different textures and finishes - some shiny, some puffy, some matte.

Papers: AC Shimelle, Box of Crayons; loads of scraps from many other companies.
Alphas: AC thickers, Stroll'; Freckled Fawn, puffy; ep, Yours truly
Embellishments: AC Shimelle, Box of Crayons; MAMBI stickers

Thanks for looking today, it's been fun having your company for a while.

And  keep crafting!

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Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Wednesday Words

Today I'm sharing a couple of scrapbook pages that I've recently completed.  I mentioned the other day that I am taking Shimelle's new class LAYER ON LAYER ON LAYER and these are the first two pages inspired by her incredible talent and style.

Here they are:

Do you find some papers intimidating? Well that's the subject of the first lesson and it helped me get to grips with this very beautiful background paper that was taunting and teasing me in my stash.

And naturally with the title of this class there are layers! Lots of little ones tucked under the photo mat.

And a little stack down in the bottom corner to echo the colours and supplies used elsewhere on this page.

My second page is a companion to the first. Not exactly a double page spread but it will be placed opposite the first as it's more about the same trip out.

Did you spot the 'm' in the title? Frustrated by the lack of an 'm' left in this set of alphas - and I really wanted to use them becuase of the strawberry colour - I resorted to turning a 'w' upside down to complete the word.

Lots more layers of embellishment words using stash from all my genres of crafting - card stamping, scrapping and MAMBI planning.

Bless his little face, so pleased with himself and he was so excited to pick and eat a few too!

Sorry no list of supplies today, I got so carried away with the scrapping process I forgot to take a note!

Before I go can I just give an enormous shout out for Shimelle's classes. I've taken several over the years and am still as fascinated by her process and awesome talent as I was when I took my first ever steps into scrapbooking way back when. If you're thinking about memory keeping and feeling overwhelmed by it all I highly recommend you start with a Shimelle class. Find them all at HERE

Thanks for dropping by today, it's always more fun when I get visitors like you.

And keep crafting!

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Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Happy Little Stampers July ATC Challenge - Coffee

A new atc challenge is beginning today at Happy Little Stampers and it's all to do with COFFEE.

Here's my selection of atcs:

I started out with a green card background - not quite sure why but I think it might have been that I was sitting outside in my garden drinking iced coffee and looking at all the dried up grass and thinking it could do with a little rain to green it up again.

I did use a coffee brown for all my stamping though. The coffee containers were stamped onto summery coloured patterned papers as I'm really into the flavour and coolness of iced coffee this Summer. The quotes were added using alphas from a MAMBI planner pad.

Stamps: Uniko, I Love Coffee, Large French Script BG; Precious Remembrance Shop, Positive Thoughts
Inks: SU, real red, baked brown sugar; Memento, tuxedo black
Alphas: MAMBI
Stickers: MAMBI
Paper scraps & washi from my stash

Will you join in and play along with this atc challenge? Creating on a small scale is really a lot of fun and doesn't take up that amount of time. And you get the chance to swap cards with other crafters too! If you're interested in a swap with me just leave a message in the comments and I'll get back to you.

Thanks for your visit today, I always enjoy your company.

And keep crafting!

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Monday, 9 July 2018

Monday Moment

How hot it's been here in the UK recently! Almost too hot to feel like crafting at all, but I forced myself.

Today I'm sharing a scrapbook page that helps to make me feel cooler and it's going into the challenge at Scrap the Boys.

Here it is:

I really struggled with adding the stars on this page but thought there was a loose connection with his tee shirt and I liked their splodgy splashy patterns.

And I have to say he was actually far more interested in the whole process of getting the pool ready than he was in actually playing in it........ until he discovered he could make me scream by kicking the water out over me!

I'm taking Shimelle's new class at the moment - LAYER ON LAYER ON LAYER - and although this page is not part of my homework I am embracing the layering of embellishments from the first couple of video lessons.

Papers: AC Shimelle, Box of Crayons; AC Amy Tangerine, Rise & Shine
Stamps: Uniko, Reach for the Stars, Background Builders Seeing Stars
Inks: SU, pool party, lemon lime twist
Die Cuts: Pretty Little Studio, stars
Stickers: October Afternoon, labels; Sidewalks, word stickers; Kaisercraft; Simple Stories, Life in Color, Carpe Diem; MAMBI PRS68
Alphas: AC Thickers, Hugs; Simple Stories, You Are Here

So pleased you took some time to visit my blog today, thanks so much.

And keep crafting!

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