Saturday, November 28, 2015

Creative Inspiration - Summer Fun Kit

Good afternoon all.

I have been having fun over the past few days working with a new kit that the lovely Leanne has sent me to play with.  It included some of the awesome paper range by Simple Stories - Summer Vibes.
I must say that when I saw this kit I was just a tad excited to be able to play around with it. It is perfect for scrapping this time of the year and I cannot wait to share with you all what I have got planned to use up this kit.

So today I am sharing with you a layout that I have created using one of the 12x12 sheets as the base for the layout... 
I have trimmed the paper just a little to matt it onto some kraft card stock as I felt that I wanted to add some kraft feel to the layout. Plus I quite like adding a little bit of a border to the layout when I am using pattern paper for the base of a layout as I feel it breaks it up a little. 

As you can see to the paper range really does have a real summery vibe to it. I love the mix of the slightly muted bold colours on the wood grain base.

I have also used some wood die cut Polaroid photo frames to showcase the photos on this layout. I printed my photos off as black and white so that they matched well with the papers in the range. 

I added in some journal cards that matched perfectly with their distressed heart pattern colours to the colours in the paper range. The little kraft journal card also helped tie the kraft base to the layout too. I have also hand stitched the layout to add a bit of detail to the layout.

I have  also played around with a mix of washi tapes from my stash which match the paper range to follow the patterned theme on the printed paper base. 

This was such a fun paper range to play with and certainly has a fun summery feel to it. I cannot wait to share with you all the other goodies I have been creating with it.

Till then... I hope that you all get a chance to get creative.

TFL, M x

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Creative Inspiration - Cards Galore

Wow.... This month is just speeding by...

I am back to share with you some cards that I made for the mountain of birthdays that I had during October. It was certain the month of birthday craziness. 

My first card was for my daughter boyfriend, Adam.  Now I really am not a huge fan as you know of creating masculine cards. It's fine when it's for younger boys but as they get older I find it harder to give the cards a real masculine feel. However I found it quite easy this time with a bit of help from some garden twine, matching stickers, a wooden domino and a flair. 

Now as I said I find it easier to create for younger boys and this card was made especially for my son. I really wanted to add in the little mummy stamp so just created the card base and then added the mummy in as the embellishment on the front of the card. I love the little chalkboard flags too as they add that little extra with ease.

With my daughter's 18th birthday looming my Mum was going to buy a card when I sang out that I could create something for her to give. It was the perfect opportunity for me to be able to try out a technique I wanted to try. I really wanted to know if  stamping onto kraft card stock and then colouring with mepxy markers could give a good effect. I must say that I LOVE the look and plan of playing with this again.

Now... my younger children wanted to create a card for the big sister too so we all got together to create this card. I have used some of the matching stickers to create the embellishments and teamed it with a large black satin ribbon bow. We then finished the card off with some bling in the form of the glitter numbers.

The card I created especially for my daughters 18th from us I wanted to have a feminine feel without being too girly. By adding it the black and grunging up the card I have been able to achieve the look I was chasing. I have then layered some paper doilies and finished the card off with some garden twin and a wooden die cut dress form.

The last card I created was a super quick one for my niece. I played around with some gelatos on some water colour paper the create the base of this card. I have also double matted it onto some kraft and lightly hand stamped with a graph stamp and black staz on ink. The flowers I have created using layered stamped images and some dew drops. I then mounted the using 3D foam dots to add dimension.

Must say that my busy birthday month is over and I can now get working on Christmas.

Till next week I hope you all get a chance to get creative.

TFL, M x

Friday, November 13, 2015

Creative Inspiration - A Really Summery Feel

Hello all.

Back again this week sharing with you three layouts I created a while back using a summery feeling fun kit sent to me by the lovely Leanne. 

I was lucky to have all these goodies sent to me to play with...
How yummy do these papers look!!! I have to admit to being a little unsure of the wood grain paper though. However once I actually played with it the layout came together really easily. 

The embellishments in this kit really added to the summery feel of this layout. I love the mix of mellow yellow with the aqua and blue

So here's the first layout I created using my goodies.
I have worked with a white card stock base. I found that once I had added the patterned paper strips that There was too much white so used some of the mellow yellow washi tape to "fill in" the white and think the washi has added to the feel of the page.

On my journal card I have played around with a pile of old number stickers from my stash. I have coloured the numbers all black to make them uniform in colour and to tie in to the black accents I have added. How cute too is the little wooden die cut word !! 

I then finished off the layout with some aqua glitter alphas I had in my stash that matched perfectly with this paper range.

Now the next layout was where I really tested myself by using the wood grain patterned paper as the base for this layout. I trimmed it slightly to matt in on some Kraft card stock to give it a plain border.I have then used some of the matching papers to brighten the base up a little. 

I love the sun burnt orange colours in the accents in this kit too. I have added the the journal spot and jazzed it up with the matching flairs and buttons to add some dimension to the layout.

I am still loving the coloured doilies too. I have tucked one in under the matted photo on this layout and then brightened it up with some of the matching washi for this layout.

For the last layout I have stuck with the mellow yellow and aqua on a kraft base. I love this mellow yellow colour as it isn't really too bold a colour. I kept my photo black and white for this layout as I really wanted to colours in the paper to shine.

I played around with some more of my number stickers for a base on some slightly more tan coloured kraft card stock. My title I made with a mix of the aqua glitter alphas and medium alphas stickers. 

To add a bit of depth to the page I played around with a wax paper bag and a kraft coloured tag. I finished the tag off with a matching dark aqua journal spot from the kit.

Super fun summery feel kit to play with. 

Well back to creating some more bits and pieces.

Till next time.

TFL, M x

Friday, November 6, 2015

Creative Inspiration - Playing with glitter

Good morning all.

I am back this week once again to share with you all three layout that I haven't had a chance to share yet that I created using these super yummy goodies sent to me by 
the lovely Leanne, from Mad About Scrappin.
I have been able to create 3 layout using all these plus a few extras from own stash.

My first layout I have created using a piece of black card stock as the base for the layout from my own stash. I have cut away the centre of the black card stock base to use some to matt the larger photo in this layout. I have then used matt white card stock as a base then cut some of the patterned paper to break up the white matt card stock. I love the mix of aqua and this peachy colour. I think that they work really well together with the gold accents that I have added to the layout. I must say too that I love the little handmade Polaroid die cut that was in the kit too. It is super cute with the gold and aqua accents which have been finished off with some hand stitching detail. 

For the second layout I have worked with the gold glitter heart accented paper as the base for this layout. Now as you know I don't usually like to work with patterned paper as the base for a layout. However for this layout I really didn't want to cut the gold heart paper any smaller and loose all the glitter hearts. So I have then worked with the side of the heart paper that had the most hearts and then teamed it with some of the matching papers in strips to break it all up a little. I have also printed my own journal card to match using a digital stamp on a graph journal card. I have to say too I love how the aqua colour of the patterned paper worked perfectly with the photo I had chosen. 

For the last layout I have once again worked with some black cardstock from my own stash to team up with the black dotted white white paper in the kit. I have then worked with some more of the aqua and accented the page with some printed ticket stubs and hand stitching in matching peach floss. The layout was then finished off with a bit of bling, flairs created to match the paper range and a super cute wood veneer camera.

I quite enjoyed working with this paper range. I love the glittered accents that were in this kit. Not something I would normally play with but loved the challenge.

Well back to get some scrapping done.

Hope you all get a chance to get creative this weekend.

Till next week.

TFL, M x

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Creative Inspiration - Using up the scraps

Hello all.

I hope that everyone has had a great weekend. 

Here my weekend has been extremely busy with being in the middle of placement and having two children's birthday in the part week. To top it all off I have had my eldest daughter's 18th birthday party!!! Yes.... WOW!!! still hard to believe that she is 18 years old!!!!

Anyways.. now that the house and yard are finally back to some sort f normality I have finally had a chance to sit down and get some blogging sorted.

So... I have a quick share with you this evening showcasing an old layout I haven't shared yet which I have created using the last scraps from Prima Coffee Break Pattern Paper Range by Pebbles that Leanne from Mad About Scrappin sent me to play with.

So here's the layout I have created to share.

I had quite a lot of fun playing around with the scraps to create this layout. It was also fun to play with multiple photos for this layout. However I have kept them to 3'x3' in size so that they haven't taken over the whole layout. 

As I was using up the scraps of the paper range I really didn't have a lot of paper to play with. Because of this I had decided to create something a little different. I have divided the centre part of the layout into sections and decorate each section a little different. This all came about because I had a couple of mini paper bags that I had been sent play with which I wanted to be a feature on this layout. I have been able to use them as the base for two of the six section on this layout.

I have played around and added some matching washi to the mini paper bags and then tied all the sections together with a bit of hand stitching in matching coloured floss. The whole layout ended up with a little bit of a different feel with a mix of embellishments used. I then have finished off the layout using some flairs and some large matching buttons to add a bit of dimension 

Just something a little bit different to use up the bits of scraps that I just couldn't part with.

Well.... back to get ready for another fun filled busy week.

Hope you enjoyed this weeks share.

Till next week.

TFL, M x