Monday, 22 May 2017

My Heart is Full....Kaisercraft Wildflowers pt 2

Hello again, it's Anita and today I am here with my final post for May ( How DID we get to the end of May already this year??)
I would like to apologise for the low quality of the photo's, due to camera issues I have had to use my phone for this post. And for some reason the layout looks lopsided and crooked in places in the pics...I promise it really isn't though ;)

Not sure if you have seen the delightful Wildflower Collection by Kaisercraft yet or not, but if you haven't, do yourself a favour and pop over to the shop. It's really beautiful and such a pleasure to work with, with its delicate palette of colour and soft watercolour designs....what's not to like?

I used the reverse side of a sheet of Vines for my layout, which although very pretty as it was, I decided I couldn't just leave it alone!

So I used a 12 x 12 Stencil and some Texture paste and created a little bit of dimension. I then dribbled and splattered some Cosmic Shimmer Mists in various areas and blew through a straw to create runs of gentle colour (some of which drizzled into the texture paste).

I used a couple of aqua toned small doilies to mat the photo of my youngest daughter when she was a cheeky wee nipper! I then made a cluster of paper blossoms and leaves and added a sprinkle of sequins and crystals.

I absolutely LOVE using sequins on my layouts, I think they are one of my favourite embellishments. I like to liberally sprinkle them about, but i also love to pile a huge cluster on sometimes with a good size dollop of glue! So for this page I made an oversized photo corner and generously piled them up!

I cut a couple of over sized flowers out from a sheet of In Bloom  and embellished the stamens with some AB crystals which sparkle and capture the light beautifully.

The sheet of Wings is covered with multi-coloured butterflies and I cut out a couple that blended in well with the page.

I finished the page by adding a quote cut from a sheet of Gathered 
and sprinkling a few more sequins and crystals .....and then I made myself stop ha ha!

I really enjoyed creating this layout, I feel like my creative mojo may well be coming back to me again....well I hope so anyway! Enjoy whats left of May and I will see you again in June.

Warmest wishes
Anita xx

Friday, 19 May 2017

May's Crop

I'm not sure how we come to be in May already, but here we are at the 3rd weekend, and it's crop day tomorrow!  This month's kit uses some American Crafts paper and distress inks, (and the photo is one of many I took on our recent holiday!)

As usual we're at Otley Village Hall from 10am until 5pm, with homemade cakes, tea, coffee, punches, dies and a shop discount!

Friday, 12 May 2017

Hook Line & Sinker with Bella Boulevard

Happy Friday! Tracee with you today to share a layout created with the fun Secrets of the Sea collection by Bella Boulevard.

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I was completely inspired by this sheet, called finding fishies. I could just imagine all those fun colourful fishes swimming around!

I love to fussy cut my photos and create a little scene with them, me and my husband are always taking silly pictures, I thought this crazy one of us was perfectly placed in the fishbowl that I cut out on my Cameo.

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I fussy cut some of the fish from the paper, there are lots of different ones and they are different orientations too which I like, we don't want our fish all swimming in the same direction after all do we! I also cut some seaweed from both plain cardstock and vellum to add some different textures to the page. For my background I used some gel paste that I coloured with various blue mists, I made sure i didn't mix the colours too evenly through the paste and that gave me some variations. 

The stencil I used is very similar to this new "Bubbly" Kaisercraft one.

I used my cameo once again to cut out the "Hook" word, I added some of the Fish Parade sheet to the back and couldn't resist fussy cutting a small fish to swim across it. The "I Love You" strip came from part of the saying on the Borders sheet. The rest of my title was made up of random thickers, Vanessa has a great choice over at the shop.

For this page and all your scrapping needs please pop over to the shop.

Hope you all have a Happy Scrappy weekend!

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Bo Bunny - Kiss The Cook (Black & White v Colour)

Hi, Lynn here today with a couple of layouts featuring the versatile Bo Bunny collection - Kiss the Cook. I love the contrast of Black and white with bright colours in this collection.

For my first page I had a very colourful photo to scrap so I selected the black and white papers from the collection.

I trimmed the paper 'Menu', black and white checkered design by 0.5" on two sides and decorated it with two different Tim Holtz Layering Stencils (Nordic and Burlap), together with Black Soot Distress Ink.  With Distress Stain I added a few splats of Black Soot too. I then mounted this on a pale yellow (Chiffon) sheet of Bazzill cardstock. The cardstock was gutted first so I could use some to mat my photos.

With chipboard I selected letters and cut some triangles to make flags for bunting. These were painted with Picket Fence Distress Paint, then coloured with Distress Inks. They were all glazed with Glossy Accents. This really made them pop off the page. The bunting was completed with some black twine.

As you can see, I also added a few pieces of Idea-ology film strip ribbon, and a doily. The red tab sticker is from the Kiss The Cook Combo Stickers Sheet.

For my second page I used the brightly coloured papers to record the strawberry 'New Home' gift I made last summer for my daughter.  On this page I have matted everything including the whole layout. I used more  Chiffon and some Pomegranate Bazzill. The two circles were matted on the red card and then trimmed with scalloped scissors. each scallop had a dot of Liquid Pearls added to it.

I used many of the stickers from the Kiss The Cook Combo Stickers Sheet, including the borders (hearts and lace). I made another lacy border using cream Bazzill and the Sizzix Tim Holtz Sizzlets Decorative Strip -Vintage Lace Die

I mounted my main photo onto a strawberry element from the 'Kiss The Cook' paper, then the rest was made up using pieces from this sheet together with 'A La Mode', Baked Fresh' and 'Delicious'.

To finish I added a few buttons, twine and gems.
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Monday, 8 May 2017

document ( using scraps)

using the left over scraps from the paper from the Bo Bunny Bella Rosa collection.
Its hard using up scraps to create another layout but I'm trying to use up my scraps as much as i can and so this is what i came up with. 
The background card is kraft and an old sheet of ledger paper from Heidi Swapp that went well with the colours of the patterned paper. The strip that the photos sit on are a couple of cork sheets cut to size and blocks of the left over scraps tucked under the photos

Chevrons cut from the patterned paper, and die cut some leaves, used vellum and a tag and some tissue tape

each photo is covered with a transparent overlay which has been in my stash for ages.  This layout i feel represents using up left over papers and old stash that all of us have laying around. I've loved using the thin sheets of cork and would love to see how well it die cuts too

 close up pics

Friday, 5 May 2017

Words to Live by.....Wildflower from Kaisercraft.

It's Anita here with you today and I would like to share with you a layout I have made using the delightful Wildflower collection from Kaisercraft ...a range of beautiful papers, combining watercolour prints in a beautiful pastel colour palette.....with the added beauty of soft florals and delicate butterflies.

The designs are very soft and although pastel, also have little twists of citrus tones in patches which work really well. I matted all the elements with black cardstock to really make then *pop* and create dimension without too much added actual *depth*

I often prefer to scrap using black and white photo's and today was no exception....although these papers would carry a coloured photo well, I really felt that black and white would sit best on there and I chose a photo of our youngest daughter, taken on a family holiday in 2010. I still look at it and wonder just what she was thinking as she stared at the camera.

I used a sheet of  Spring and trimmed a thin slice from 2 sides, I then popped this onto a sheet of Raven Bazill to create a frame all round.

I cut some flowers and different shaped panels from a sheet of  In Bloom and then also matted these onto black cardstock, I also did the same for the quotes that were taken from a sheet of  Gathered and I popped the photo onto a black mat.

 I layered the various panels and then took the sheet of  Wings, cutting out several butterflies. These were then adhered to the page to look like they were gently fluttering past and finished off with a delicate sprinklng of Stickles to make the wings glisten.

This really is a truly beautiful collection from Kaisercraft and will cover a range of subjects I think. After suffering from a total lack of mojo of late this actually came out rather nice and I am really quite pleased with it.

Thanks for looking and I would like to wish you all a super weekend.
Warmest wishes
Anita x

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Happy Everyday - Scrapbooking Process - with video link

Hello!!  It's Lisa with you today and I'm using the delightful Amy Tangerine - Oh Happy Life papers. They are such happy papers. If you would like to see a video of me creating this paper, you can watch it here.

These papers just ooze happiness and you just can't help but feel anything other than happy when you use them. I had so much fun creating. I'll show you how this page came together.

I used the papers from here. I love the papers with all the bits and pieces. It's so much fun cutting them up to use.

This was the first time that I've used one of the Kaisercraft stencils. There are quite a few to choose from. Take a look here. I used 2 different coloured paints to create this effect. I just used a very small amount of paint on the end of my brush and I dabbed rather than painted to create this look.


I continued on using the papers and cut some flowers to use too to embellish my photo. 

I printed off my journaling on my pc and cut in to strips. Then I added a little sewing too.

I love all these colours and adding a little sewing adds lovely texture.

I'm really pleased with this page and it came together so quickly. Signs of a great paper line I think.
I hope you've enjoyed this as much as I have creating it. Thanks for joining me today. Lisa x


Monday, 1 May 2017

May Day

Hello,  Carol with you on this May Day bank holiday Monday…

I've been playing with my paints, stamps, stencils and household accessories (lol) creating master boards again…

Here is today's offering:-

I decided to zing up my colour palette this time…and have added stamping with inks and paint… 

Using the same colour way I painted some Tando creative chipboard shapes:- the butterflies and shapes from the textures 1 board (Please ring the shop for more details on this product as its not yet on the website) :-

I painted the arrow intending to use it, but, its now in the painted ready to use pot!!

Here is the card I made using all the elements…

The card base was stencilled using the dusty attic stencil distressed grid, and also a text stencil and distress ink….

TFL xx