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Cyber Krop

Hello everyone!

So yesterday afternoon/evening I got to participate in an online crop. It was like doing NSD all over again! It was actually great fun, because it was done with a very small group of people (I would say there were about 15 of us participating yesterday) so it felt cozy and very personal. The Cyber Krop was hosted by Katie and Julie, who run the Inspired by Memories group on Facebook.

There were 5 challenges yesterday but I only managed to make 4, which is amazing due to time constrictions and having the kids in the house in the afternoon, and then having to have dinner, and put them to bed and all of that! I did something that I hadn’t done in a very long time and scrapped well into the night! I went to bed at almost 1am!!!

So here are the challenges and my layouts:

Challenge 1: Make a layout inspired by the sketch below, with one rule: Ripped paper! (I don’t “do” ripped paper, so I kept it to a minimum)

You lift my heart up

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sketch

Challenge 2: Theme is The Outdoors, and the layout must include 3 embelishment clusters, Layers, A hand cut title, buttons
and enamel dots and/or bling.

Explore

Challenge 3: Theme is “Let’s Eat”

Thai red fish curry

Challenge 4: Choose a title from these 3 words: Grow, change or thrilled. Use at least 3 of these mixed media techniques: stitching, gelatos, watercolours, mists, inks, enamel (and a few more that I can’t remember right now)

So thrilled

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I didn’t get to even start thinking about challenge 5, and there will be a few more this afternoon, so we’ll see how many I get done in the end!

Thanks for visiting!

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Scrapbooking layout – Super cool jeep

Hello everyone, and welcome again to my blog!

There was another mini challenge last night again on the Lottie Loves Paper facebook group, with a new sketch, and I played along!

This is my layout and the sketch it’s based on:

Super cool jeep

sketch

For this layout I used a new Echo Park collection called Just be you. I bought it recently and I thought I should use it rather than hoard it like I would normally do! It’s a really pretty collection with a darker green than I am used to, but I thought it suited these photos quite well any way. And I only used the collection! Apart from the date stamp and the little phrase stickers, every single item on this layout came from the pack! That’s so unusual for me!

Here are a couple more close ups:

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I hope you have liked this layout and thanks for stopping by!

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Scrapbooking Layout – Going to the movies

Morning everyone!

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:

Going to the movies

sketch

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.

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I hope you have liked this layout and thanks for visiting! x

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Scrapbooking layout – My girl

Hello everyone!

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!

My girl

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:

My girl closeup1

My girl closeup2

My girl closeup3

I hope you have liked it and thanks for stopping by!

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Scrapbook Layout – Tommy

Hello all!

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:

Tommy

And this is the layout that I scraplifted:

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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:

Tommy closeup

Tommy closeup2

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!

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