Friday, 11 August 2017

pages and pages

Morning everyone!

Here are the rest of my pages for the My Creative Scrapbook. I really enjoyed using this kit.My next one is winding its way to me as we speak and I can't wait for it to get here! Don't forget to pop over and have look at what the rest of the team have been making with this kit!




Sunday, 6 August 2017

A little while ago I got an email from Pam at the kit club 'My Creative scrapbook' She wondered if I wanted to be a guest designer for their kit club for the month...of course I said yes! I love working like this. To have a set of products that I have to use, wether they would normally be something I would work with, a deadline...this is something I love to do! It really makes me think outside the box and re think about how to use products differently.

The after I had finished working with the kit Pam asked me to stay on as a full time design team member which is really exciting!

Here is the kit that I was sent to work with!


And here is the first page that I made using it.


I used the packaging to make a little shaker circle to use on the layout. For most of the circles I used their cut files that went along with the kit!



And I used the stitching lines around the circles to show trail of the boat! So cute!


I have a tutorial going up the blog this month to show you how I put this pages together! SO every month now I get to play with these amazing kits! I have other pages to show you later on in the month.


Tuesday, 25 July 2017

You love...

After looking through some old photographs I came across this one of me nearly 20 years ago..Can I just add the fact that I had to write 20 years ago is just totally horrifying.

Anyway...I have been trying to expand my use of the cameo and have been playing around with some Just Nick files...which after some you tube video watching I managed to figure out how to use!

So I made this page...I loved the fact that the files came in separate parts so I could chop and change what went in each square! sorry no idea why the journaling part of this page came out fuzzy! I am still using my phone but am hoping to get a new camera for Christmas.



Here are some of the close ups!







Monday, 17 July 2017

And I did some mixed media.....

I don't often do mixed media work on my backgrounds. I don't like the way the paper warps no matter how much Gesso I put on it...I have a phobia of getting my hands messy...and I don't feel that every page I create needs that added to it.

But I popped into Papermaze with a friend the other day and it was talked about how I don't do mixed media...so I thought I had better give it a try and luckily I felt that this page could do with that extra something. So I dragged out my watercolours and had a try.

Here  is what I came up with... i used this sketch that I found on Pinterest from the Hip Kit Club as my starting off point. I have been trying to use inspiration for my pages lately as I found I as just using the same thing over and over again.

Here is the sketch...I changed it slightly.


 In my old house I had found the perfect spot to take photos of...I have yet to find that spot here so still having trouble with the lighting and funky colours!

I took the triangle element from the sketch and used that. Here are some closeups...





As you can see I have used watercolours on the background but not too much. Thanks for popping in!

Thursday, 6 July 2017

So incredibly awesome.

I spend a lot of time on Pinterest and looking at instagram ( my instagram link is on the side of this blog )

One of the things I have been seeing time and time again is enlarged cut files. I had not yet had a try at these but they were on my list of pages to do.

So I went through the silhouette cut files on their website and downloaded a circle cut file and enlarged it. I also downloaded lots more to try as well!

After spending two days ( that is not a record the longest page has taken me five days to do) I came up with this page. Although I usefully veer towards very bright coloured pattern papers I decided to try my hand a more muted and there is not pink colour in sight as that is a colour I always use.



 I backed all the circles and then as it felt a little bit unbalanced I added in a few of myself.


I had been hoarding my Ellie's wood veneer but I got the packs out and used lots of them.


 I have been buying some stencils to use in my new art journal that I am going to start on holiday. So I grabbed some modelling paste and made some of these little flowers. You can see a close up of these in the picture below. After they had dried I then cut them out. I love them!





I used a variety of different manufacturers on this but that beautiful flower paper is from Fancy Pants...so beautiful!

Anyway thanks for popping in to see my newest page. See you soon!

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

9 Loves...

When I started my travelers notebook I knew that I didn't want to have to stick to the norms of things. I knew that I was going to give myself permission to not have titles if I didn't want to. To not have photos if I didn't want to. I knew that I wanted to make one that sometimes didn't have a purpose other than to use pretty things in my stash and not include any information at all.

So I set out to make a page in my all about me notebook. I didn't have a photograph for this page but I didn't care.

So here it is... For some reason the why I have edited the photos the brown paper under the number 9 is much darker than it should be.








So sometimes I just wanted to 'sit and make pretty things' an expression my friend lauren says. And I throughly enjoyed it!

Friday, 23 June 2017

The funniest photos!

I have had the photo for this page sitting on my computer waiting to be scrapped for ages. It makes me laugh each and every time I see it. Just my son and his cousin messing around one day. Looks those faces!!!!


This one turned out very clean and simple but I spent a lot of time on the little details which I love doing! And I wanted to make sure I used my Cameo lots on this page as even though it is new I still sometimes forget to use it.


anyway...thanks for dropping by!