I got to play with pretty paper last night. I created this layout for a for fun mini challenge over at the Lottie Loves Paper facebook group. It is based on a sketch and I really loved creating it! I actually struggled a tiny bit at the very beginning… it took me a while to choose the papers, but once I made the decision the layout came about quite quickly.
Here is my layout, and the sketch that it’s based on:
I absolutely adore the aqua cardstock that I used for the background. I seem to remember that I bought it off Lorraine at the Scrap Cafe crop. I must ask her if she’s got more because I would love to buy a few more sheets! Here’s a close up so you can see the lovely texture that it’s got.
I hope you have liked this layout and thanks for visiting! x
Today I bring you a new layout that I made for a little challenge on the Mind the Scrap facebook page. Mind the Scrap is a British company that sells scrapbooking kits, however I have never bought from them! One of the owners, Emma, posted a layout on my normal For the Love of Pretty Paper group and she mentioned this challenge thingy, and I really wanted to join in! So I did.
The challenge was to choose a numer (I think the number was 14) and then Christina (the other girl taking part in the challenge) had to go and choose layout number 14 from her Scrapbooking album on Pinterest. The original layout that all three of us had to scraplift can be found here.
And this is my take on it!
I used papers from an old Amy Tangerine collection that I bought second had recently. The collection is called Plus One and I absolutely love it, it is so ME! I also used some vellum… my latest favourite thing! As you can see it is a very simple layout, with hardly any embellishments, but I love it like this!
A few more close ups:
I hope you have liked it and thanks for stopping by!
Good afternoon everyone!
I am having a disastrous crafty afternoon. I have started two projects and both of them have gone wrong! So I decided to down tools and write a blog post instead. As it happens, I have a layout to show you! On Monday night I sat down to scrapbook after quite a while! National Scrapbooking Day was quite intense and I didn’t fancy scrapbooking much since.
I love the page I created so much! Over 90% of the materials used came from current and past Lottie Loves Paper kits. I forced myself to use up some embellishments which have been sitting there for too long! The papers are from the current kit, Oasis collection.
And here it is;
Sorry I haven’t got any close ups. I didn’t take any yesterday and today is super gloomy and rainy so the light is not great to take any more photos.
I hope you have liked this layout and thanks for stopping by!
I have owned my Silhouette machine for almost three years (gasp!) and I have always used it for cutting cardstock. Actually, just recently I have also used it with the sketch pens, but 99% of its use has been cutting paper and cardstock.
The thing is that I have been meaning to try vinyl for quite a long time but I have always been scared! No idea why!! As it happens, it was much easier than expected!
Please visit the Silhouette UK Blog to read my whole story!
Read you soon and thanks for visiting!
Today I wanted to show you one of my NSD layouts a bit more in detail. For two main reasons: it is my first ever A4 layout and secondly, it is a scraplift of a newly discovered talented scrapper.
This is my layout:
And this is the layout that I scraplifted:
So this was my first time doing a layout on A4 format. This format is actually very popular. In America they call it 8.5×11 (which is very similar to A4 size, and because A4 is readily available here, British scrappers will normally just use A4 rather than buying the other size from America).
I must admit that I found the format a bit odd. I am so used to square! Even when I was scrapbooking on 8×8, it was smaller but still square. The verticality of it worked with this layout though, but maybe only because I was scraplifting an already made layout and I wasn’t trying to come up with my own original work!
The designer that I copied is Victoria Marie. She has been around for a while but I have only just discovered her. I love her style, as it varies and it can be quite simple and striking or busier with lots of layers, etc. I liked this layout above that I chose to scraplift because it would force me to use tons of embellishments that I have been collecting over time, that I rarely even look at because they are just not my style. However I loved how she made them work on her layout. And I am quite happy how my layout turned out!
A couple more closeups:
I entered this layout on the NSD challenge about long journalling, and I tell the story of our first encounter with our first cat, Tommy. He is greatly missed and I wanted to make a layout about him.
I hope you have enjoyed this layout, and thanks for looking!