Sunday, 24 May 2020

Throwback | hello CAKE

Still going with the unshared layouts found in my drafts folder.  2018 me is such a bad blogger!

I think pretty much all of the supplies are from Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

The blue looks like Dazzlerz from Shimmerz.  I no longer have any as it takes eons to dry... but it does look good!

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Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Scrapbooking | Scraplifting A Flatlay

Last night Claire did a facebook live in the Quirky Kit subscriber group.  I tried to scrap along but in all honesty I did most of mine this morning having felt decidedly uncreative last night.  You can see Claire's layout here and the Echo Park flatlay that was the inspiration here.

 I used various custom cards from my Quirky Kits and some Pretty Little Studio ephemera.

Of course a Laura-layout isn't complete without sequins and I broke in to my new delivery of SpiegleMom Scraps sequins.

I used my big roller stamp to add my journalling - yep, I'm classing thosse three words as journalling!  They get across everything I wanted to say when combined with the title of You Are.

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Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Scrapbooking | Granma

I recently found some old photos of my granma and wow, it felt like finding treasure!

For this layout I tried a new way of spreading paint on my page - it's easier for you to watch than me try and explain it!

The flowers are part of the Bed Of Roses cut file from Pretty My Page cut on some Jillibean Soup patterned paper.  The leaves were painted with left over paint I had mixed up.  With no pot to put it back in to it was destined for the bin but I just can't bring myself to throw paint away.  I'd much rather doodle something with it and then toss that if it doesn't work out.

The butterflies are from Bramble Fox and inspired the colour scheme.  I'm really enjoying working with plum-purple and teals.  I've always been a cheerleader for yellow, especially mustard yellow.

Enamel dots were the perfect way to bring a few more touches of teal and green to the page.

And I added three copper paperclips.  I would like to have added a bit more of the copper colour to the page but I didn't find anythng in my stash!  Must resist the urge to stock up!!

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Friday, 15 May 2020

CSI | Case File 319

Here is my layout for CSI's Case File 319.  I've been insired by the colour scheme (although I did ignore the pink!), cute animals and the tiny dot pattern.

My turquoise is slightly off but I had a surprising lack of bright turquoise in my stash.  My dots are also slightly too oranised.. the case file image was much more random and wonky dots. I used a cut file from Pretty My Page (if it's not yet linked it hasn't been released yet!)

The cute animals in the case file immediately brought to mind my Simon Says Stamp panda die.  Any excuse to bring it out for a play.  I cut on both black and white cardstock and then piece them together.  I find adding a big dot of glossy accents on the eyes gives a nice raised shiny look that almost brings a life like quality to the face.

Sequins because always sequins!  I selected some clears and greys leaving the colour to come from the patterned paper alone.

Here's the process video:

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Throwback | C is for Cuddle

Another layout rescued from the drafts folder!

The apple cut file can be found in my free cut files tab above.

I think this is my very favourite shade of green.  Don't tell the other greens that though, I do love them all!

Always add the little details, they add so much.

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Monday, 11 May 2020

Stick It Down | Rainbow Again

Here is my take on Stick It Down's May single page sketch.  As always do check out the Stick It Down site for a double page sketch and a card sketch plus a tonne of inspiration from the design team.

I have gone rainbow coloured again.  If there's an option to go rainbow at the moment I definitely will!  I've used a cut file from Pretty My Page.  (If it's not linked then it hasn't been released just yet.)

 Perhaps the best part of creating a rainbw layout is the flicking through of stash, whether that is cardstock, embellishments or, in this case, patterned papers.  I wanted to add a couple of tiny word stsickers but they were different shades of black and different fonts.  They just didn't look right together.  Instead, I spelt out the two phrases with tiny tile alphas.

Embellishing was kept simple and minimal.  Just a sprinkling of rainbow sequins and a black and white camera sticker.

Embellishing so minimally lets the focus fall on the patterned paper border strips and the photo.

Here's the process video:

Friday, 8 May 2020

NSD Fun #2

Here are another couple of layouts I made over the NSD weekend.

This is a scraplift of Emilie Chamel for Bramble Fox.

I adored Emilie's layout as soon as I saw it and love how mine turned out too.

Lots of leaves and a Bramble Fox camera.

This second layout uses a string of stamped, heat embossed and fusst cut bunting that I made for my Mum's birthday.  She knows me well... when she took it (and her birthday cards) down from the mantle she brought it back for me to scrap with!

Seems fitting that I scrap the birthday selfies we took (the day after her birthday because I forgot on the day!)

The stamps are from Simon Says and are gorgeous!

Shimmerz and sequins to match, butterflies... what's not to like!

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Wednesday, 6 May 2020

NSD Fun #1

Here are a few layouts I made over the weekend for NSD challenges.

This one combines Bramble Fox and Lottie Loves Paper challenges.

The design is a rough scraplift of Philippa McCray for Bramble Fox

Whilst the yellow and white striped paper bag conceals hidden journalling for the Lottie Loves Paper challenge.

This second layout is based on a sketch I created for Lottie Loves Paper.

This bird paper from Paige Evans is a firm favourite of mine.

Never has the term thread nest been more appropriate!

I added some stitching for extra detail.

And finally a footie themed layout using papers I designed.

This fits a tic tac toe board from Lottie Loves Paper - blue alphas, two photos and 3+ hearts.

I had to piece together some grey alphas to make missing letters.  I'm sure it looks OK but it's all I can see at the moment!

I have a couple more layouts to share tomorrow.

Tuesday, 5 May 2020

Card Making | A Note To Say

I put this together with the leftovers from yesterday's layout...

The papers were offcuts from the 'skyscrapers' and I added in some thin washi for an extra detail.

A puffy stick and stamped sentiment make the focal point (I grey ink rather than black, as there was no black elsewhere on the card) and I finished with a sprinkle of sequins.

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