Sunday, 30 November 2014

Off the rails scrapbooking November challenge

Phew, the end of November kind of snuck up on me. Almost didn't get this layout done in time.

I joined in with the team at Off the Rails Scrapbooking for their November Challenge.

I was immediately inspired by the purple and yellow and knew I had some great colours in my stash to play with. I copied the leaves hanging on the twine and made a banner. And of course, "Your Special" but in a slightly different context.

"Your Special Day"


Creative Memories Paper, gesso, modelling paste, Close to my heart Stamp, Versa Colour "Violet", Kaisercraft "Violet", yellow & purple cardstock, purple corrugated board, washi tape, Little Birdie burlap flower and butterfly, twine, buttons, ribbon, doillie, diamonties, 

Monday, 24 November 2014

D-Lish Scraps Novermber "Coral Glitz" - Boys layout

So many pretty mood boards lately and all very feminine. Which is a struggle for me, living in a house full of boys!! 

I love the combination of sketch and mood board and decided to participate at D-Lish Scraps this month. 

I am trying to scrap my stash rather than buying new at the moment and found this great sheet of Creative Memories paper, which had just the right colours.  I then layered with some white cardstock and added chevron using gold ink and a stencil. Combined with a hand stitched border and flowers, I titled this page "Boys" because I love the fact that the layout is very "coral glitz" and feminine but I was pregnant with two little boys.


Creative Memories paper, White cardsotck, Versa color #91 Gold, Chevron stencil, pink cardstock, embossing folder, white chalk, paper doillie, flowers, gold leaves, gold heart sequins, black ink, black pen

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Stuck?! Sketches Nov 15th Challenge - 11 Months

I'm playing with Stuck?! Sketches on their blog.

Check out the November 15 Sketch here:

This is my layout "11 Months"


Brown cardstock, Merci Antique paper pack, Merci 6 x 6 mini stack, Green Tara spray and flowers, Cricut Artiste cartridge, Thickers, Kaisercraft "Bow & Arrow" stickers, black ink

Friday, 14 November 2014

My Creative Sketches

I was struggling for inspiration early in the month, when I discovered the My Creative Sketches blog.

This is there October Sketch:

You can check it out here:

My page is entitled "Heart U"

Creative Memories Papers, Gesso, modelling paste, Kaisercraft Dream Big collection, black cardstock, black ink, Kaisercraft Sea Breeze, Bella glitter chipboard letters, twine and washi tape

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Scrap Around the World - November

I absolutely love playing at Scrap Around the World. The mood board is always so inspiring and is so easy to work with. I love checking out what other scrappers around the world are doing and the ways they are inspired.

Check it out here

This month I went outside my comfort zone and played with some modelling paste and paint. I was immediately struck by the vibrant colours of the flowers and decided to use orange as one of my main inspirations. I love the window scene with the pretty lace, so used my Cricut to cut out some cute patterns.

I started with white embossed cardstock and used a Gelato's Double Scoop in Silver Ice over the cardstock. 

Then I mixed the modelling paste with Jo Sonja's "Orange" and used a grunge chevron stencil to apply. 

The orange was a little too vibrant so I covered with a thin layer of Gesso and proceeded to layer the felt doillies and Cricut cutouts with my flowers, paper, stamping and spray ink.

My final layout:

and a close up of the detail.


Creative Memories "PS I Love You" Cardstock, Faber Castell Gelato's "Silver Ice", Merci 6 x 6 paper, grey cardstock, black ink, Paper Fields felt doillies, Jo Sonja's "Orange" paint, Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge, Adirondack "Espresso", Kaisercraft Flowers and "Hello Today" collectables, Little Birdie and Green Tara flowers