Hello! Just a quick update with my crafty adventures from the last couple of days.
Yesterday I had some spare time and decided to tackle one of the tasks that have been putting some weight on my shoulders in the last few months, and that is transferring my old 8×8 prebound albums to D-ring albums!
I bought the albums and page protectors ages ago and had been sitting on my desk waiting to be done. But I had this idea in mind that I was going to do some sort of process video, with a flip through of all the layouts before I went ahead with detaching the pages from the book, so I just delayed it again and again.
But yesterday I finally did it! As it happens, I only had enough page protectors to complete two out of four albums, and now I have had to order some more!
Unfortunately, the pages are smaller than the page protectors, so the layouts are quite loose, but at least they are protected! And if anything decides to detach itself, at least it will be contained within the protector.
I am so happy that I did this! It also was a perfect opportunity to look at my old layouts and especially at some of them that I had completely forgotten, and also marvel at how my style has evolved in these three years. It is quite a crafty journey!
In addition to the 8×8 albums, yesterday I also bought a new 12×12 album which I am going to use as The Book of Me. It’s soft pink and hot pink, from the Paradise Crush collection and I absolutely love it, so happy with it! I have moved all the layouts that I have so far for the Book of Me and it is starting to look quite full! So many more layouts to make though 🙂
I’m the proud owner of TWO postbound albums now! Yay me!
Hello! Today I bring you one of my latest layouts. This page was so quick to make! It is a scraplift directly from the Simple Stories blog. The fabulous background paper is called “No worries” and it’s just perfect for a cute little boy layout.
The background paper already has got so many elements that I didn’t feel the need to add much more, so I only added a couple of details here and there, but without making it so busy. The big “Loved This” thickers are from Dear Lizzy’s Saturday collection. There is also some ephemera from the Cool Kid collection.
And not much more to to add about this layout! I just love how easy it was to put together and how effective it looks!
And a close up:
Thanks for reading!
Hello and welcome! I attended another crop on Saturday and I managed to finish four layouts! Yay me! I am actually so proud of myself, as I had a stinking cold on the day, not feeling 100% but I still gave it my all and came up with a couple of super great layouts! Despite feeling ill, I had a great time chatting with some of the Bracknell crew ladies 🙂
Today I bring you: Beautiful family. This layout has two main objectives: 1) To use Lottie Loves Paper January kit and 2) to participate in For the Love of Pretty Paper’s February challenge (tic tac toe challenge)
I designed and cut the hearts myself on my silhouette and used a sheet of Shimelle True Stories paper (one of my favourite papers too!) for the background. The embellishments (gold word and hearts, enamel dots and sequins) are from Lottie Loves Paper February kit. In addition to that, I also used some gold Heidi Shine and the thickers for the word Family were also from my stash. To finish off the tic tac toe challenge, I also did some faux stitching around some of the hearts.
I am very pleased with how this layout came up! Here are some photos:
As I get ready to attend another crop next weekend (Scrap Cafe in Bracknell), here I am sharing another layout that I made at the Artful Angels crop last month.
I added the stitching at home only recently, as I thought that it needed something else and it was looking a bit bare in the edges. And so glad I did! It really works very well.
I just used my watercolours directly into the cardstock, I didn’t prime it with gesso first. But it is a 300gsm cardstock, so very thick, and I knew that the watercolour would be fine on it.
I then borrowed a few tiny punches from the crop table and went through my stash looking for papers that would match the watercolours. The papers used under the photo and for the photo corners are from the gorgeous Sunshine and Happiness collection by Simple Stories. It is such a bright and colourful collection, I love it!
So, as you can see, a very simple layout, but I just love the simplicity of it and how the photo is still the focal point. I hope you like it!
And a close up:
Today I bring you another layout that I made at the Artful Angels crop last weekend. Funnily enough, I also chose a non-white background for this layout. I think the earthy tones in the photo made me choose this kraft cardstock.
Here is the layout:
My inspiration for this layout was this layout I had pinned. I knew I wanted to use triangles and I had the right papers with the colours I wanted, however, I wanted my triangles to be slightly bigger so as to not use as many papers. The papers came from my stash and unfortunately I don’t know the name of the collection! It must be an old one…
Before gluing the papers to the background, I did a generous spray of white Heidi Swapp Colour Shine. It is very delicate and not too obvious, however it does give a beautiful shimmer to the whole layout. Here’s a close up:
So, overall, very very very happy with this layout. I love the tones and the photos are just so cute!