Saturday, 4 March 2017

Sushi! (The Scrappery CT)

Hello!  I'm back again, this time with my layout and video that I made for The Scrappery on Tuesday.  I decided to make one last video for The Scrappery You Tube Channel with my Nigella Kit, mostly because I wanted to scrap a photo which matched the colours in the kit perfectly!  Its a photo of Sam and Azaria on holiday in Christchurch a couple of years ago.


Lots of lovely layers and dimension.  The letter stickers are from my stash.


Can you believe I used a clothes peg (pin)!! I know, I can't either!


The flowers and butterflies were begging to be fussy cut, and that floral may just be one of the most beautiful papers ever!!


To hear why my layout is called Sushi (when there clearly is no sushi on the page), you'll need to watch my video.



Thanks for looking/watching!





Thursday, 23 February 2017

My Funny Valentine (The Cut Shoppe)

Hello again, I'm back today with a layout that I created for the Cut Shoppe, but displayed on my blog.  I decided to go really bold with this one, and also go back to using my Kellie Kit (which I haven't used since last October).  I used the Funny Valentine cut file, which I thought was perfect to scrap three photos of our new cat Charlie and Ava.  These are all photos that I took with my iPhone either during or after breastfeeding Ava, and Charlie loves her so much he pretty much sits on me to get close to her!!


My Kellie kit features older Amy Tangerine and Dear Lizzy products.


And here is the fun cut file!


Thanks so much for looking!


Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Recent Projects - The Scrappery

Hello!! Yes I'm so behind on posting here, but I have been creating still.  These are two process videos I shared for The Scrappery Kit Club.

The first project is a mini album made from one piece of 12x12 paper, and it was from a cut file designed by Bea Valint, who designs and shares free cute files over on her blog.  You can find the cut file here.  I used it to scrap some gorgeous photos of Brielle as a baby taken by my scrappy BFF Lara Moss.  This is the album when its closed.


A look inside.  It has a shaker pocket and other interactive elements.


Folded out, the bottom left is a pocket where I've tucked two extra photos.


And here is my video:


My second project is a layout featuring rub ons.  Our Nigella kit includes an entire pack of the Moonstruck rub ons.  I decided to make an 8x8 layout for my 2016 Grateful Album.  I hand cut my heart to show that you don't always need to use a digital die cutting machine.


I doodled around the heart to define the edge.  I was so happy to finally use the Pretty Little Studio paper.


I used the cork "dream" for my title.


And here is my video:



Thanks for looking!






Saturday, 4 February 2017

His Selfie Game is Strong (The Cut Shoppe)

Hello!  You may be wondering where I've been!!  Its been a long 7 weeks of school holidays and 
I've been so busy that most things social media have been neglected....  School went back last week and I realised I hadn't share this layout here yet.

This one is for The Cut Shoppe and features a selfie taken by Sam.  The star ampersand from The And Then and the word "Selfie" from the Friends Forever cut file set were perfect for my funny photo!  I used my December Hip Kit.




And here are the cut files.



You can see close up photos and more info on the blog post .

Thanks for looking!


Monday, 23 January 2017

Bullet Journal (The Scrappery CT)

Hello!  Last week my project for The Scrappery was to decorate the inside cover of my planner for 2017.  This year I'm going with a bullet journal after being inspired by Amy Tangerine in this video. Whilst I intend on keeping my journal very clean and simple, I did want to decorate the inside cover, and the Nigella kit was perfect.  The kit features the "Moonstruck" collection by Pink Paislee.


This page has my name and address.


I balanced my design by decorating the bottom left page.


Here is my process video.



I also have this video unboxing the kit.



Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Restore (The Cut Shoppe)

Hi again!  Today I have a layout that was up on The Cut Shoppe Blog last Tuesday, I'm a little behind because its school holidays and Shaun's been working days and some nights.  This layout is my word for the year, which is Restore.  I used a background paper from Cocoa Vanilla Studio, and the rest of the products are from Take me Away by Paige Evans for Pink Paislee.  I used the new Flower Delivery and the Brush Up Alpha cut files.


Originally I hand stitched on the Restore, but I didn't like the look so I cut a second one and layered it over the top.  I love the dimension it adds!  


I cut the flowers on several different papers and then layered them with the leaves using dimensional adhesive.


My word is all about restoring everything in my life after spending last year so sick with hyperemesis, and then being unwell after the C section.  Its all explained in the journalling, and on my Instagram post here.

Here are the two cut files.



Thanks for looking!




Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Ava (The Scrappery)

Hello again!  I'm back today to share with you the layout and video I made for The Scrappery last Tuesday.  I decided to use the gorgeous Lilly Kit and make the inside cover page for Ava's album.  When I saw all the vellum flowers I knew I wanted to make a wreath.  I love how it turned out!


I used this cut file from The Cut Shoppe, and it was perfect for my wreath.  I machine stitched around every part of the wreath once I'd adhered my flowers.


For my title I cut "Ava" twice, in white cardstock and in one of the papers from the kit.  I layered them offset for interest.


The kit has so many gorgeous embellishments that are perfect for this very girly page!


Here is my video.



Thanks for looking!