Thursday, 21 September 2017

Shine Bright Layout

Hey there!! The layout I'm showing today is based on a sketch by Laura Whitaker from

I took this photo of Emily in Padstow when she had the braid put in her hair.  I turned the photo to black and white as I wanted to try a fusion of 2 collections - Shimelle's Glitter Girl and Simple Stories Emoji Love.

I loved the fusion of the 2 collections, and again this took me out of my comfort zone. I usually use 1 Collection and 1 collection only.

This close up shows how well these 2 collections go together. If you have these papers, give it a whirl!

Products used:
Bazzill Basics Lollipop Card stock
Simple Stories Emoji Love - LOL
Simple Stories Emoji Love - Be a Unicorn
Shimelle Glitter Girl - Think Pink
Shimelle Glitter Girl - Level Up
Shimelle Glitter Girl - Stickers
Bramble Fox Shine Bright Perspextive
Shimelle Glitter Girl - Lenticular and cardboard shapes
Simple Stories Emoji Love Chipboard stickers
Shimelle Glitter Girl - Corner Embellishments
Simple Stories Emoji Love Stickers
Shimelle Glitter Girl - Glitter Shaker Stickers
Simple Stories Summer Days Watermelon sticker
Shimelle Glitter Girl - Enamel Dots

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Beach Babe Layout

Hey there, good to see you! Hope you're having a good start to your week!

My daughter is a beach babe through and through, and we promised her some time on the beach in Newquay. For 2 hours, Emily was in heaven.

Of course, Emily, being on the beach, needed to have an ice cream.

I love Shimelle's new Glitter Girl Collection and it was perfect for these photos, especially the ombré card stock!!

I've completed a layout of beach photos, but didn't use beach or summer paper collections

Products used:
Stampin' Up! Melon Mambo Card stock
American Crafts Shimelle Glitter Girl - Get Messy
American Crafts Shimelle Glitter Girl - Corner Embellishments
American Crafts Shimelle Glitter Girl - Glitter shaker stickers
American Crafts Shimelle Glitter Girl - Cardstock Shapes
American Crafts Shimelle Glitter Girl - Stickers
American Crafts Shimelle Glitter Girl - Glitter Enamel Dots

Thursday, 14 September 2017

#Shoe Love

Hey there, good to see you again! Today I'm showcasing a layout that shows my love of my Van Shoes.

I have 2 pairs of Limited Edition Vans, one pair are Peanut (as in Snoopy), and one pair are Woody Vans.  Take a look!

I'm trying to take myself out of my comfort zone, and I did this on this layout by musing the Alphas in my title.  Something I'll do again I think.

I've also used the tags off of my shoes on my layout, another first for me.

Products used:
Bazzill Basics Cardinal Card stock
Card Stock Pickle Paper Patch
Stampin' Up! Doilies
American Crafts Thickers Skyler Foam Phrases
American Crafts Reindeer Glitter Alphas
Bramble Fox Heart more than words Flair badge

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

My first Design Team Post

Hey there, good to see you again!  I know I don't normally post on a Wednesday, but I've recently been accepted onto a design team for Craftaholics, and this is my first post.

The theme for this post is pumpkins, and I had the perfect pictures to scrap.

Last year was the first year that Emily wanted to design and carve her own pumpkin, and she did a good job.

I love this element of my page! I cut this corner Border out with my Silhouette and then used my Nuvo Drops to colour it in.

I love my first DT layout, I hope you do too!

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

2 friends and a tent layout

Hey there, good to see you again! Emily and her friend, Lauren, wanted to spend a night out in the garden camping over the summer holidays.

They set up camp in Lauren's garden and the result is 2 friends and a tent!

I love the summery colours of the card stock, however, you can tell from the girls faces that they didn't want their picture taken.

I kept the papers and embellishments very girly and very simple because of the busy card stock.  I also used splashes of black on this layout to have a break from all the colour.

Products used:
Pink Paislee Summer Lights 09 Card stock
Pebbles Girl Squad 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Freckled Fawn Label Stickers
American Crafts Thickers Skyler Foam Phrases
American Crafts Thickers Happy Foam Letters
Freckled Fawn Foil Cork Stars
Freckled Fawn Enamel Dots
Freckled Fawn Puffy Camera Stickers
Tonic Studio Nuvo Drops - Dandelion Yellow, Carnation Pink, and Blue Lagoon

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Everything's better when you're laughing

Hey there, good to see you again!  September! Yikes the Year is cracking on!!

Craig travels a bit attending trade shows for work. He always tells me that they are hard work, that he talks all the time, that he doesn't have much time to himself....... then I received this photo. It had to be scrapped!

It looks like Craig is having a hard time isn't it?!  It was a good opportunity for me to scrap my hubby messing around and being his funny self.

I love the You Rock Collection, and it was easy to use with this photo!

It was nice to scrap the other side of Craig to capture that mischievous nature that he shares with Emily.

Products used:
Cocoa Vanilla Studio You Rock - Experimental Card stock
Cocoa Vanilla Studio You Rock - Rubber Charms
Cocoa Vanilla Studio You Rock - Ephemera
Cocoa Vanilla Studio You Rock - Flair Badge

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Love Your Laugh Layout

Hey there, well that's the summer nearly over. Where did that go!!!

Emily is a typical 10 year old and loves to pose for pictures, so it's very unusual to get a natural photo.  We managed to get this photo while we were in the cinema waiting area. I can't remember what we were laughing at, but I love this photo.

I also used this for my For the Love of Pretty Paper D for Diagonal challenge. I used my Silhouette to cut out a Diagonal background.

I used all different stickers to make up this layout, which is very unusual.

The minute I saw this photo, I knew I was going to use the Love Your Laugh stickers.

Products used:
Pebbles Girl Squad Girl Squad Card stock
Pebbles Girl Squad Darking Card stock
Bazzill Basics Pollen Card stock
Pink Paislee Summer Lights 03 card stock
Silhouette cut file Diagonal background
American Crafts Good Life stickers
Pebbles Accent Stickers
Pebbles Girl Squad Ephemera
Freckled Fawn Foil Cork Stars
Freckled Fawn Enamel Stickers