Wednesday, 28 December 2016

LOTR Elves (Lets Get Sketchy)

Hello!  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!  I'm really late sharing this layout due to Christmas craziness and having a new baby.  Better late than never right?!

This layout is for the first December sketch reveal over at Lets Get Sketchy.  I used the Crate Paper "Cute Girl" collection and scrapped another ballet photo.  This one is a selfie I took when we got to try our costumes on for the first time!  We were elves, and we danced to Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones.

Because this sketch was very simple, it meant lots of room to play!  I used a cut file from The Cut Shoppe, and I loved this scallop because it reminded me of stage curtains in a show.  It took me a lot of patience to get this cut file of my relatively new and very sticky Silhouette Cameo mat!

Here is the awesome sketch.

Sadly this will be my last layout for Lets Get Sketchy.  After over 3 years I have decided to leave the Design Team.  I've loved it there, but its time to move on.  Brenshevia has been an amazing leader, and I will forever be grateful to her for taking a chance on me when I had no previous DT experience.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

The Magic of Christmas (The Cut Shoppe DT)

Good morning!  I was up on The Cut Shoppe Blog yesterday with a new layout.  Since it's December and nearly Christmas, I was really excited to break into my November Hip Kit, which features Christmas products in non-traditional colours (my favourite way to scrap Christmas photos!).  I scrapped a photo from Christmas Day 2014 of Sam and Brielle (her first Christmas).

I used the Christmas Magic cut file, and I cut it on a pale woodgrain paper.  I love how it looks with all the pops of pink on this page.

Please head on over to the blog to see more close up photos.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, 19 December 2016

Marmagedon (The Scrappery Kit Club)

Hello, I'm really behind in my blog posts at the moment, but I had this layout up on The Scrappery YouTube Channel last Tuesday.  Its all about the time we had no Marmite in New Zealand, and then after a couple of years it was made again.  Sam was very excited that "Marmagedon" was over!!

I used the gorgeous November Lilly Kit, featuring Cocoa Vanilla Studio's "Make a Wish" collection and a cut file from The Cut Shoppe called "The Midnight Hour" which was created for Halloween.  I love how versatile Ashley's cut files are!  I challenged myself to make a boy layout with the kit which is very girly.

I backed the cut file with papers that were more masculine, and also filled in two of the larger stars with sequins that are exclusive to the kit.

The "Oh Yeah" cut apart is pink, but I think it works fine on this page!

Cocoa Vanilla have the most gorgeous wood veneers, I just love the colour tone.  I used the three stars on my page.

Here is my video.

Thanks so much for looking!

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

12 Designers of Christmas (Honey Bee Stamps Guest Designer)

Hello! On the 11th of December  I was guest designing on the Honey Bee Stamps blogs one of the 12 Designers of Christmas.  I was thrilled to be invited as I'm a huge fan of Melissa's stamps.  I decided to use one of my Sizzix dies to make some ornaments.   I was sent the "Let it Snow" and "Joy to the World" stamps and the sentiments were perfect!

I water coloured the ornaments and decorated them with the Ice Chip Glitter that Honey Bee Stamps sells.  My favourite ornament is the pink one.

Make sure you head on over to the blog to see the other two.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Read (The Scrappery Kit Club CT)

Hello!  I haven't shared my exciting news on here yet, but I made The Scrappery Kit Club Creative Team!  The Scrappery is based in Australia, and I love that I'm now part of a team in my part of the world (NZ being neighbours).  The first kit that I'm working with is November's Lilly Kit, and features Cocoa Vanilla Studio's "Make a Wish" collection.  This collection is birthday themed, but there are so many possibilities for creating other projects too.

I'll be posting a new video on The Scrappery YouTube Channel every Tuesday, but will also share them on my channel, and here on my blog.  For my first layout I decided to scrap a photo of Brielle reading a book at 10 months old.  I love this photo and it was so great to finally get it scrapped.

I went with one of my favourite designs, which is to feature a large block of paper.  I loved this beautiful pink watercolour paper!

I fussy cut out some of the flowers and used them as embellishments.  I added extra texture with my sewing machine and scallop border punch.

I love all the embellishments that are included in the kit!

Here is my process video.

And here is my unboxing video of the kit.

Thanks so much for looking!

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Fun in the Leaves (Lets Get Sketchy)

Hello!! I'm finally back after a break having our new baby girl Ava Quinn, who was born on 22 November.  She's two weeks old now and so lovely.  I'll share more in a separate blog post.  

Today I'm sharing my take on the first sketch reveal for Lets Get Sketchy for December.  I used my October Hip Kit and decided to scrap an Autumn photo of my kids that Shaun took.  At first I wasn't sure about this sketch, but I'm really happy with how it turned out!  I added texture with my sewing machine, and I had fun watercolouring the cut file (exclusive to The Hip Kit Club).

And here is the sketch.

Make sure you play along and link up your layout on the blog!  Thanks for looking!