Thursday, 17 September 2015

Scrapping Away

I did manage to do all the things I needed to do yesterday - woo for me!  So todays reward was a little scrappy time. 

I've used my Like For Ever kit for August that has been sitting a little neglected.  It's a lovely kit though.  (Hoping for some more energy to get some more layouts made.)

At the end of last month I cut a whole load of files on my cameo.  Because I was switching between different types of cardstock one file got cut on the wrong settings.  I think I made it work though...

The sections that cut properly were few and far between - again totally my fault with the settings - so I selected a few ad finished off the cutting with my craft knife.  I went with more cut outs in the bottom corner and tailed off diagonally.  Then I grabbed all the non-pink papers, cutaparts and ephemera from my kit.  The cut file is from The Frugal Crafter.

I ended up with a lovely mix of green, greys, creams and blacks.  I randomly backed the semi circle shapes with small pieces of the card.

Some more of the ephemera pack was used to make a mat for the photo.  There were a few pops of mustard and a coral-ish colour and I knew I wanted to use a gold paper clip too.  Bearing these colours in mind I picked out some 3mm ribbon to use in the tags.  I struggled for exact matches so I pulled out my promarkers and boom - perfectly matched colours :)

I used the colourless blender first to saturate the ribbon and then added a little colour.  Then I went over again with the colourless blender.

I needed a little more gold so I popped a staple through the ribbons and coloured them in with a gold marker.  I really need to pick up some gold staples!  Enamel dots finished off the layout.  After what seems like ages without making a layout I am really pleased to be back making!

The reason for the break is Crafty Ribbons have been releasing their Christmas designs and getting ready for show season.  As part of my DT duties I have bee making samples to decorate the stand - it's all very exciting!  You can see all the new releases here (there are still more to be released), and stay tuned to my blog over the next few months to see my samples.  If you are going to any of these shows make sure to stop by the Crafty Ribbons stand.

24 - 27 Stitching Sewing and Hobbycrafts - Exeter - Westpoint - Stand A18

07 - 11 Knitting and Stitching Show - London - Alexandra Palace - Stand E34
22 - 25 Hobbycrafts - Glasgow - SECC - Stand B22

05 - 08 Hobbycrafts - Birmingham - NEC
18 - 22 Creation Savoir Faire - Paris - Porte de Versailles

Thanks for stopping by,
I'll be back tomorrow with a smile


  1. OMG Laura! This is a fabulous page and what a great save on the cut background! I would have been frustrated and thrown it away! Now I will look twice at my rejects. The papers look so different when used on a masculine layout, I have only done pinky feminine ones with this kit. I am hoping to get some scrapping done this weekend too. xx

  2. Laura, I love it when a mistake makes the project just perfect:) the LO is fab.

    Glad you are enjoying your DT duties.

    Hope you've had a good day. Sue

  3. Can I just say that that is one fantastic layout? I can't even describe all the things I love about it.

  4. It's a lovely page Laura. I'd never have known if you'd not told us. Barbxx


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