Sunday, 8 December 2019

Christmas ATC's V


Channelling crazy sewing and stacking vintage Christmas goodies...


A gorgeous crocheted star clipped on with a tree shaped clip.  This ATC could be disassembled and it's parts re-used by the recipient.


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Friday, 6 December 2019

Christmas ATC's IV


These ATC's were assembled with a 'let's use all the shiny things' attitude!


Sequins, foiled doilys, glossy accents highlighting baubles on a wooden Christmas tree button...


 More sequins and a foiled flair...  It says 'jingle all the way' but it was so shiny I had trouble photographing it!!


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Thursday, 5 December 2019

Christmas ATC's III


This ATC was made with a use it up mentality (like the last one).  The bulb stickers have been in my stash for a few years and it was clear that I wasn't going to use them on a layout.


I added texture with some sewing.  I am loving my machine at the moment and using coloured threads and 'fancy' stitches is my current thing.


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Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Christmas ATC's II


This ATC was made using up stickers and bits'n'bobs from my Christmas box.  They are very hard to see but there are mini white pom poms stuck on in between the stars and snowflakes.


Given the use it up nature I went about creating with I am pleasantly surprised with how much I like the outcome.  To me the word stickers read a bit like a found poem.


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Sunday, 1 December 2019

Christmas ATC's


 Over the next few weeks I'll be sharing a batch of ATC's I made for a Christmas swap...


They all had to be wrapped up... not going to lie - that was my favourite part!


This is the only swap I've joined in this season.  I usually do a couple of stocking swaps too, but I probably made the right call given that the last two to three weeks have been spent coughing and sleeping.


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Saturday, 30 November 2019

Pretty My Page | Munch


I saw this Corn On The Cob file by Paige Evans and knew I had the perfect photo to go with it.  You can purchase the file pre-cut on black, white or cream card here.


I coloured my cob with a mix of Shimmerz paints in yellows and greens.  My top tip for colouring cut files is if it starts to look weak and flimsy don’t try to pick it up.  Leave it flat and let it dry naturally and the integrity of the card will firm up again.  If you try and move the card whilst it is sodden with paint the chances are it will tear or rip.


I recently went through all of my white cardstock scraps and patch worked together some 12x12 sheets.  I use about 10 different shades and textures of white card so I made sure to mix up the scraps and I have 6 sheets of eclectic card with a tonne of interest and texture which make perfect backgrounds for my simple and minimal scrap style.


I used one of the seams on the background as a guide to add my title... I call it a title – I’ve added MUNCH in different fonts and colours across the page.  The corn on the cob overlaps some of them but because I have left the cut file open (or unbacked, if that’s a word?!) you can still work out what it says.


On to the embellishing; boy did I struggle to decide which flair to use!  Both would have been fine but I switched back and forth for a good five minutes.  I settled on one that said, “it’s dinner time”!  I scattered a few acrylic confetti stars around the page, added some tiny word stickers and finished off with a healthy dose of paint splattering.  My friend will add name, date and journalling when she gets the album.


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Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Stick It Down | Twofer!



I was inspired by the November sketch from Stick It Down to create two layouts.


 The first layout is what I had in my head when I was drawing up the sketch.


Kind of luxurious, lots of texture and volume, scrapping until your heart is content with no thought as to how it will lie in an album!


I even tried some fancy writing.  I'm totally inspired by Minortismay but have a  l o n g  way to go before I'm anywhere near her level!


Most of the sequins are from SpiegelMom Scraps.


 The second layout is a little, um, quirky?!


I turned the swag in to seaweed!  (Because who wouldn't?!)


I hid some sea creatures from StickerKitten amongst the weeds. 


It may be a tad bonkers but I love it!


Please do link up over at Stick It Down if you are inspired by this sketch.


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Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Lottie Loves Paper | Home For The Holidays


I've been scrapping with Pinkfresh Studio's Home for the Holidays as part of my DT assignments for Lottie Loves Paper.  The collection is fun and bright with the addition of a bright mustard yellow along with the usual Christmas colours.


The first layout has a mixed media feel with inks and sewing.


And you can never have too many birds on a layout!


I don't know why I don't use the fancy stitches more often...


And aaaah, look at the cute little chick.  Doesn't look at all like the monster who bit my ear so hard recently I thought I'd had another piercing!!

Another bird.  I told you, never too many!



No birds on this second layout although I did continue with the sewing theme.


All of the squares came from half a sheet of patterned paper.  They looked like tiles so I tiled them across the page and grouted them with sewing!


Everything else was kept fairly simple as the background packs a punch.


And the third layout features a strip of red patterned paper which I really rather fancy as a wrapping paper design!


Finished with a cluster of Christmas trees this one has put me in a nice festive spirit!



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Monday, 4 November 2019

Pretty My Page | Wonky Fair Isle


Today I am using the Wonky Fair Isle cut file.  This is the third of three new cut files designed by me available at Pretty My Page as either pre-cuts or as a download.

You can download the cut file here or purchase it pre-cut on white, cream or black card here.



I have used Pinkfresh Studio’s Home For The Holidays collection for this layout.  (Stock up here!)  Rather than backing the main shapes (the trees and the stars) I opted to back the area around them.  I did back the reindeer though.  After much searching I found some cork to back them.  I’m short on brown papers that have a warm tone, my kraft was too grey-ish.  The cork adds an extra texture too.



I created a little cluster and title using various pieces of ephemera, stickers and a word cut from a patterned paper, piecing together a title of “Christmas sweater magic”.   I embellished with some pale blue enamel dots and shiny gold sequins.



You can catch the video here

Do let me know what you think of the cut file designs – I so excited to see people using them!


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