Thursday, 5 August 2021

July Kit - Extra

Lynn here today, I'm back with an extra layout using some left over patterned papers and embellishments from the Papermaze July kit. I simply added a 12" x 12" sheet of Watercolour paper from a pad I purchased at Papermaze.

Before looking at how the layout was made, here is a reminder of the kit:

I started with the water colour paper and made a mixed media background using a selection of Distress Oxide Inks, picked to match the colours on the
P13 -When We First Met - # 06 paper. I used Black Soot, Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Dusty Concord, Stormy Sky and Old Paper, diluted with water and flicked, dripped and dropped onto the watercolour paper, then spritzed with more water.

When the paper was dry, I used the remains of the #06 paper from an earlier layout, I tore this down the left side. My piece was about 10cm wide. this was stuck to the right side of the layout.

My photo was mounted onto scraps of 'In the Water Garden' paper, with the lilac side up. The photo was put in place without glueing down. This allowed me to position the embellishments. I used thin strips of paper, the washi tape and the 49 & Market Rub-ons from the kit; arranging pieces of these around three sides of the photo. The matted photo was then attached. 

From the remaining scraps of P13, I fussy cut two circles and placed them on top of one another to make a journalling spot. This was positioned top left of the photo. Then I fussy cut some rose clusters and arranged them around the photo, using 3D foam tape.

I tied some Baker's Twine around the journalling spot and tied the star embellishment to this. 

I scattered the wooden hearts over the layout.

Finally I added title, date and place using American Crafts Thickers - Happy Life alpha stickers. 

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Wednesday, 4 August 2021

My Candy Girl - 'Sugar and Spice' by Meg

Hello everyone, it's Meg here sharing my latest layout using the delicious My Candy Girl collection by Bella Blvd!

My previous page with this collection was super pink and girly, so I knew this time I wanted to use a photo of my baby boy and I picked out my photo of him in his baby blue dressing gown. I thought it went really well with the bright colours! 

I knew I wanted to make the page full of colour so I decided I would layer paper in a central square with a wide white border around the page to really frame the colour and balance it out. I measured and drew a 6x6 square on white
Marshmallow Bazzill cardstock in pencil and cut strips from yellow Lemonade Bazzill cardstock. I then cut the striped turquoise border from the My Candy Girl Borders paper, cut it in half, arranged my strips in the square and trimmed them to fit. 

I glued in place, distressed the edges and handstitched across the strips and around the 6x6 square using a ruler and a pokey tool to poke holes in the paper every quarter inch, then I stitched in a dark pink glittery thread I had in my stash already. I fussy cut elements from the Borders paper, Sweet as Sugar paper and I cut out the 'Sugar and Spice' journaling element, 'S is for Sweet' plus a turquoise frame from the Daily Details paper. 

I splattered some pink acrylic around the edges of my 6x6 square and began tucking in my fussy-cut photo and the other fussy-cut elements in between the paper layers, in a triangle shape around my photo to draw attention to it. I finished with the Sugar Coating Puffy Stickers, flat back gems and a diamond shaped charm from my stash. 

And thats it! A colour-packed, sweet layout that came together quickly using My Candy Girl. I really loved how this turned out as I find bold colours a challenge sometimes, but these pieces are so cute and fun they feel like they don't need to be put together 'perfectly' to look good! 
Hope you enjoyed this page today and take care, 

Meg x 

Monday, 2 August 2021

July Papermaze Kit - Part 2

Lynn here, today I'm sharing part two of my makes using the pretty, floral July Kit. Part one can be found HERE. The kit is available in the shop or online.

This time I have scrapped a pair of photos taken of my daughter when she was on a school trip to The Isle of Wight.

You can see the details of what is in the kit

Hello - I love this photo of Catherine looking out from the window in an adventure park - I had scrapped it many years ago, but decided it needed a new look!

For this layout I wanted to use the pretty papers from
Prima's Watercolour Floral collection, both Dreamy Florals & In the Water Garden.

I chose a white background by using the Avalanche Bazzill.
I added some mixed media to break up the starkness of this, by using Distress Oxides Inks in Chipped Sapphire, Shaded Lilac, Black Soot and Kitsch Flamingo.

I placed each colour onto the craft mat, spritzed with water then sprinkled onto the Bazzill.
The same colours were used to ink the edges of torn papers, die cuts and fussy cut images.

I tore a 10cm strip from 'In The Water Garden' to place across the middle of the Bazzill (floral side up). Then I tore two 1.5cm strips and tucked these under the wider strip, above and below the floral paper (lilac side up).  I mounted my photo onto the lilac side of the paper too and tore round the edges to leave a narrow mat.

Before sticking the photo in place I used one of the 49 and Market rubons, positioned so it would peep from the top of the photo.

I used the Prima Watercolour Floral ephemera, arranging them on the page, I also added a few fussy cut flowers from the paper. I trimmed off the white outlines from the ephemera so they all looked similar.

I used a Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits die set - Funky Wreaths, both Prima patterned papers and Heidi Bazzill to create the two wreaths. I selected phrases from the 'Dreamy Florals' paper, and used the die to cut these, arranging them so the words would form the centre of each wreath.  I cut several wreaths and some of the extra leaves to build up the outer rings of the wreaths.

I fussy cut a butterfly and some leaves to arrange near the top of the page, scattered the sequins over the layout and added a title with some puffy alphabet stickers.

Friends Together - Another photo from the same holiday, Catherine with her friend.

For this layout I used the Wildberry Pie Bazzill and the 'Deep Breath' paper, I used both sides of the of paper.

The Bazzill was gutted to give me a frame of 2.5cm (30.5 x 30.5cm).
I trimmed the floral paper to 29.5cm x 29.5cm, and gutted this to make a frame 4cm deep.
Next the remaining Bazzill was trimmed to 22.5cm x 22.5cm, and gutted to make a frame 2.5cm deep. Then finally the left over paper, already measuring 22cm x 22cm and flipped over to the blue trellis side.

The edges of the papers were distressed and inked, before being assembled in order of size, centrally on top of each other.

My photo was mounted onto more of the Bazzill.

I took two paper doilies, and cut them both in half, then arranged them under all four sides of the photo. This was all glued in place.

Using the Tim Holtz Brushstroke Flowers #1 Sizzix Thinlits die set, I cut both flowers and several of each of the leaves from watercolour paper. These were coloured with Distress Oxide Inks to match the papers. I colour washed the pieces then splattered them with water and some more of the colour. Once dry they were assembled and added to the page with 3D foam.

I used some puffy phrase and alphabet stickers from my stash (Truly Grateful - Paige Evans - Pink Paisley and Just A Little Lovely - Pinkfresh Studio), to create a title.

Finally I scattered the silver heart stickers over the layout.

Thanks for looking, I have quite a lot of paper, card and embellishments left, so will see what else I can create.
Lynn x

Friday, 30 July 2021

Pretty Pockets & Photo Booths

 Hi Everyone,

It's Lisa here today with the prettiest paper collection.

Happy Blooms from PinkFresh Studio.

I was so drawn to it when I saw it but didn't have any ideas. I just knew I had to have it.

I ended up creating a double page in my Florida journal.

The colours just go so perfectly.

I do have a process video here if you'd like to watch it come together.

I recently found a box of old photos when I was decluttering a cupboard. I'm trying to use those photos. So I went through to see what took my fancy and I pulled out these photo booth strips from Disneyworld. I thought they'd be perfect. The kids always have so much fun making these photos.

I had the pack of pockets from this collection so decided to use one to hold the photos so they could easily be pulled out.

I then used some other pieces to embellish.

    I love this page here and knew I'd have so much fun cutting out the word strips. The colours are so pretty and really transformed this page.


I added another pocket on the other side to home my journaling.

I cut out the 'love you' card from this piece here and the cut the 'happy place' piece from this piece here.

I stapled it to the top so it could easily be pulled out.

 I'm so happy with this new page.

This collection is so pretty.

Thank you for being here with me today.

Lisa xx

Thursday, 29 July 2021

Even Monsters Can Look Pretty

 Hi, It's Lisa with a pretty page today.

I found this old photo from 2007 when I was clearing out and thought it would go perfect in my new Florida journal. 

I have so many photos from over the years so I've challenged myself to document them but in no particular order to ease the pressure and I'm having so much fun.

I've used the Maggie Holmes - Garden Party collection here

And I will confess that I used it once and went back and ordered more as I loved it so much.

I created a flip, so the photo page on the left opens out.
Then I had so much fun cutting up the pretty papers to add here. It was like doing a jigsaw making them all piece together.

This collection is just so stunning. I cut lots of elements from the papers to add.

I'm so happy with this page.

It was one of those that came together with little thought, it just felt relaxing.

 I hope you like this fun page too.

Have a lovely day.

Lisa x

Wednesday, 28 July 2021

'Happy' with Photoplay's Sweet as Honey

Hello! ScrappyAdam back with you today and I am continuing on with using various Photoplay collections - mixing and matching them because lots of the new releases work so well together! Today's is a little different because I haven't done much mixing! I have used, almost exclusively, Tulla and Norbert's Sweet as Honey collection - and I absolutely LOVE this collection!

I started with the lovely woodgrain paper - the B side of Tweet Tweet which I used as my background. I then took some strips of patterned paper, using three of the papers (and a mix of A and B Sides) and tore some of the strips. I then used my notebook punch to create a notebook style strip towards the top. For the bold, black strip that I tore, I made sure to gradually increase the width as I went from one side to the other. 

I decided to use three photos and mine are all 3x4" and are matted together on piece of the B Side of Buzzing By. I popped my photos up on some foam for some added dimension. 

It was then a case of embellishing! This collection has a sticker sheet and an ephemera pack and I have used a mix of both on this layout. I created an embellishment cluster at the bottom of the page where I used the sticker sheet to create the title; "Happy" and used some more patterned paper strips. 

I created a circle and then cut it in half and used both sides as some extra interest to the top right and tucked a flair underneath the notebook paper. 

This was a fairly quick layout for me with the strips of patterned paper, photo and title placement doing most of the work. I love this design for a scrapbook layout as it allows your photos to shine but gives you fun with the products!

I will be back in August where I am carrying on with my mix and match of Photoplay because I still have so much left!

Do you like to mix collections? Do you mix collections within the same brand or mix and match completely? I like to do a mix of everything but find stash diving for bits and pieces once I have the base of a layout done so much fun!

Don't forget to check out the shop - there is so many new goodies on their way and arriving everyday! 

Till next time, take care and stay safe - and happy scrapping!

Adam x

Monday, 26 July 2021

Carta Bella ~ Summer #3

 Hi all, it’s Anna back with you today to share my third and final layout using Carta Bella’s Summer collection. 

You can take a look at my first layout here, my second layout here and the collection in the shop here

To create this layout I began with a sheet of 12x12 bazzill avalanche. I then used a sun cut file as a stencil to create the background. I cut it out about an inch smaller than 12x12. I used the distress ink shade fossilised amber and inked through the cutfile to create the sunshine background. I allowed it a short time to dry and then trimmed down the cardstock. I mounted it on the b side of the 4x4 journaling cards patterned paper, gutting it beforehand, to reuse the middle. 

I then selected my photograph, a square 5x5 picture and mounted it on to three of the patterned papers; So sweet tags, summer stamps and summer strawberries (all b side). 

I then selected a couple of pieces from the multi journaling  cards paper, tags paper and ephemera

I created a cluster of embellishments around my photo and adhered one of the cut apart pieces that I wanted to use to the top left hand corner. I added some Pom Pom trim underneath to tie it in with the main cluster on my layout. 

In my main cluster I added a prima flower from my stash and tied a piece of twine around the tag. I added a sticker ‘say cheese’ from the P13 collection summer vibes sticker sheet to the tag.

For my title, I used a foam sticker ‘dream big’ from the Simple Stories simple vintage cottage fields foam stickers. As the photo was taken on the Euros final day, the title felt appropriate for my football mad son. I also added a couple of the hearts too. 

Thanks so much for looking, I'll be back soon with a brand new collection..

Have a great week!