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Scrapbook Layout – My boy’s a dreamer

Hello lovelies!

Today I bring you my third and last layout that I created at the Scrap Cafe crop on Saturday. It is all about my dreamy boy!

I am afraid that I did not pay much attention to the materials that I used, so I won’t be able to give you a comprehensive list of items used. However, I do know that the background sheet is from Shimelle’s first collection (which I bought off Lisa Jane at the crop!) and the journalling sticker is from the Cool Kid collection. The rest of the elements are from my stash and I can’t remember the names, sorry!

Here is the main photo:

My boy's a dreamer

And a couple more close ups:

dreamer close up

dreamer closeup 2

Anyway, I hope you have liked this layout!

See you very very soon on one of the many National Scrapbooking Day challenges that I will participating in!

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Scrapbooking Layout – Loved

Hello everyone! Pinch, punch – first of the month!

Can you believe it is May already? I can’t! January and the beginning of the year still feels like yesterday! Which reminds me, by the way, that at some point I need to do a count of how many layouts I’ve done so far this year. I joined a group on Facebook called 216 Scrapbook Challenge. As the name pretty much explains, it is a challenge to create 216 layouts in a year. It sounds like a lot, and it is quite a lot. I think it’s something like 4 layouts a week. If I could make 4 layouts every week I would be a very happy person! Anyway… I will be doing a count soon and see how many I’ve done so far.

So! Today’s layout I created at the Artful Angels crop at the weekend. Paula, the lady who runs it, mentioned that there were a pair of fringe scissors to borrow so that inspired me to create a layout that I had seen on Pinterest before and had been wanting to make for a while.

Well, let me tell you… This was NOT easy. I really struggled with the whole concept. I wasn’t sure how the whole thing was supposed to come together! And I am not 100% happy with the finished product, but considerably happy seeing I struggled so much!

Here’s my layout and the page I was inspired by:

Loved

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But with my struggles came knowledge, and I have been thinking about the whole process and where I think I went wrong and I know that if I was to try again, I would approach the whole project in a different way and try other techniques.

I hope you have liked this layout and read you very soon!

Oh! And before I forget… It’s National Scrapbooking Day this weekend! Don’t miss it!

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Scrapbooking Layout – Motherly Love

Hello lovely scrapbookers!

I attended the Artful Angels crop yesterday and had a lovely day, however, I was not very productive! I only managed to complete three layouts (although one of them was particularly difficult – I’ll show you that one tomorrow). I blame the girls I sat with… too much chatting!

The first layout that I created is the one that I want to show you today. I prepared the cut file on my Silhouette the night before as I knew what I wanted to do, which is unusual for me! I knew I wanted that design of cut file and I knew I wanted to use my Lottie Loves Paper kit papers. So off I went!

This is my photo:

Motherly Love

And a couple of close ups:

So lovely

Motherly love close up

As I said above, I used Cocoa Vanilla Studio “Wild at Heart” collection mainly (it came with my April Lottie Loves Paper kit) and the navy paper with tiny white dots is from Shimelle’s Little by Little, but I felt that it went very well with the other papers and with the dress I am wearing in the photo!

I had a little incident when cutting the pattern paper for backing behind the cut file. I accidentally cut through the branding strip and I didn’t realise until it was way too late, as the glue had hardened and there was no way to remove it without damaging the cardstock! So I ended up covering it with a phrase sticker.

branding strip accident

The alphas for “motherly” are also Cocoa Vanilla Studio, from a collection called Color Me Happy. They are white and I used watercolours to do an ombré effect. I love how they turned out! I tried applying watercolours to the foam thicker (“love”) but it didn’t work at all.

I hope you have liked this layout and read you soon!

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Youtube video – Layout look back

Hello lovely likers!

I am about to put all my completed projects into page protectors and albums, so I thought it would be a good idea to film one of those flip throughs or lookbacks or whatever they are called. Unfortunately when I started doing the video voiceover, my throat was really sore and I kept coughing. I hope people are not too putt off by this!

Anyway, here it is and I hope you enjoy it!

Read you soon,

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Scrapbooking Layout – Hello Nature

Hello fellow scrapbookers! It’s finally Friday! Are you ready for the weekend? I certainly am!

The layout that I bring you today I made on Wednesday morning. My husband and I were very lucky to enjoy a short break sans-kids in Exeter at the beginning of the week. On Wednesday morning he had a business meeting to attend there, so whilst he was gone I took the opportunity to scrap a page. I had taken with me my March Lottie Loves Paper kit and other bits and pieces. So I took a table in the hotel bar area, and off I went!

I must admit that I felt a bit odd. I have only ever crafted in “safe places”, aka, my house or a crop with other like minded people, so being in a public space, being looked at by complete strangers made me feel weird a couple of times. I got a couple of people kind of interested, asking to look at what I was doing and asking a couple of questions. The waitress who brought me tea said that she scrapbooked from time to time, “but nothing this big”. From her description I think she keeps a smash book of some sort.

So, without further ado, here’s my layout!

Hello nature

As I have previously said, I took my Lottie Loves Paper kit, which has got papers from Cocoa Vanilla Studio and some embellishments from 1canoe2 Hazelwood collection. I also had some die cuts from the same collection, so I used those. On the layout there are also some paper laser cut flowers from Heidi Swapp, some faux sequins and other enamel hearts. I did some watercolour splattering. And the title is made of the hello sticker from 1canoe2 and the word Nature with puffy alphas from Freckled Fawn (which i love and I wish I had in every single colour)

A couple of close ups:

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Hello nature2

Hello nature3

I must admit that I did not love having so little to choose from. I suppose in a way it is good as I was then forced to use what I had, but for example, that title is not what I had in mind for my photo. I wanted the title to be about Mother’s Day, but I didn’t have the letters necessary in the two different alphas that I took. This title is actually the third one that I came up with that I actually had the letters for!

I decided to do some hand stitching around the border when I got home on Wednesday night. It felt like it needed something extra, and this month it’s all about stitching on UK Scrap Addicts so I decided to do that 🙂

Anyway, I hope you have enjoyed this layout, and thanks for stopping by!

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