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Getting ready for National Scrapbooking Day!

Hello lovely likers!

It just occurred to me that you may not see much happening in here in the next couple of weeks as I get ready for NSD.

What is NSD, I hear you ask? It’s National Scrapbooking Day! Funny it’s called “National”, because it certainly is not just national, but INTERnational! The day started in the US and hence why it’s called National, however this “holiday” has been adopted by many other countries in the world! It will be happening on the weekend of 5th-7th of May.

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I am taking place in two separate events (although they are both connected!). The first one is for For the Love of Pretty Paper facebook group. The event starts on Friday evening and finished on Sunday mid afternoon. In these two days there will be lots of challenges, prizes, games and chat. I am taking part in 5 challenges! Since I am hosting, I get to know the challenges in advance and prepare for them.

The second event is for UK Scrap Addicts. This event only takes place on Saturday, but there will also be lots of videos, challenges, prizes and blog posts. I am taking part in five of the challenges, so that means that I am very busy at the moment!

Hopefully you will be able to join us either on Facebook, on the UKSA blog and on YouTube that weekend!

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Scrapbook Layout – Just Like Dad

Hello! Today I am super excited to announce that I am guest designing for Stick It Down!

Here’s my layout:

Just like dad

And this is the sketch that it is based on:

SID April sketch

For this layout I used Project Life cards that I trimmed and cut. I have tons of Project Life cards but I am never going to do PL however the cards are super handy to use on layouts. You can use them for backing photos, or trim them and use the sentiments as I have done here.

Here are a couple more close ups:

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I want to thank Ashley from Stick it Down for giving me this amazing opportunity to guest design. I have loved working with this sketch and I look forward to playing along with more sketches on the blog!

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

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Scrapbooking Process – Exeter

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!

Exeter

Thanks for watching and 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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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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Scrapbooking Layout – Super Ice Cream

Hello and welcome again to my blog!

Today I am bringing you another layout that I created at the Scrap Cafe in Bracknell last weekend. This layout is a scraplift from the amazing Zoe Guest, a layout from her “stretch that collection” series. Her layout is called The Good Life and you can find it here.

By the way, did you know that Zoe did one of the most amazing things last month? She made her own version of March Madness, creating a brand new video every-single-day! Really incredible stuff. I bet she has raised quite a few bob for MIND!

So this is my layout that was inspired by her page:

Super Ice Cream

And a couple more close ups:

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Claire (Scrappy Nerd UK) helped me with the ruffling of the edges. I was trying to do it myself with a craft knife (I bite my nails, so I had no “self-tool” to do it!) but I was worried that I might damage the cardstock underneath. But she came to the rescue!

The papers used in the background and for backing my photo are from Dear Lizzy Saturday collection. The embellishments are a bit mixed. The happy faces and the word Super in the title are from Heidi Swapp and there are other elements from Kaisercraft and other bits and pieces from my stash.

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

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