I really hope you are playing along all the challenges over at For the Love of Pretty Paper and UK Scrap Addicts for this amazing weekend of NSD. I am having a blast!
For my first layout today, I am using a FREE cut file from UK Scrap Addicts. You can get it here.
However, despite having an electronic cutting machine, I wanted to use the cut file in a different way. So I printed in in 12×12 cardstock (I am lucky enough to have an A3 printer to do this) and I coloured it with my watercolours. The result is messy and totally not perfect, but that was my plan anyway. My layout takes inspiration from the Mandala, which can be interpreted like a dream for completeness and happiness. And I dream about this completeness and happiness, so this is what my layout is about.
I really hope you like it and it has inspired you to create your own!
See you very soon!
Hello everyone and welcome to National Scrapbooking Day!
I really hope you are enjoying all the challenges so far on For the Love of Pretty Paper! For this challenge, I am creating a layout for you to scraplift. A winner from all the entries will be chosen and be given a prize!
So for my layout today I have used the Endless Summer collection exclusively. If you follow me regularly, you will know that it is rare for me to just use one collection and not go through all my stash! But I wanted it to keep it really simple with this layout!
Here are a couple of photos and my YouTube process video! Please come over and say hello!
I really hope you will play along and choose my layout to scraplift! Happy scrapping!
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:
And a couple of close ups:
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.
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!
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,
Hello lovely likers! It’s the Easter holidays! Have you got anything interesting planned? And more importantly, will you be doing any scrapbooking?
Today I bring you another process video, and this time I have been a brave big girl and done a voice over! I hate my voice (like everyone else does, I suppose) but I decided it was time to face my fears.
The layout is about a mini break that my husband and I took in Exeter last week. I think this is the fastest “camera to layout” page I’ve ever done. We came back on Wednesday and by Friday I had already printed the photos! That’s a first!! The page was inspired by one of the UK Scrap Addicts designers and her page with hand stitching. Here’s her layout that inspired me.
Anyway, here’s a photo of the page and for more details, please see the video below!
Thanks for watching and read you soon!