Monday, 14 December 2015

Silent Night (Craft & You)

I have another Christmas / Winter themed layout to share today - this time using papers from the 'Silent Night' collection by Craft & You. These papers are double-sided and heavyweight so they are nice to work with. 

I started this layout using the 'Silent Night - 05 Paper' as the base and then kept it simple by just adding a few layers of paper on top. To embellish I cut some poinsettia's from white and green cardstock, layered these up and added a jewelled flower centre.

I painted a snowflake swirl piece of chipboard with white paint and added some glitter glue to the areas with the snowflakes. I also added the glitter glue to the snow covering the trees on the background paper. 

To see the products used you can find the links below :)

Charlotte x

Friday, 11 December 2015

Silver & Gold (Bo Bunny)

I felt like getting in the festive mood today so grabbed out some Christmas themed supplies to make a layout ready to add my photo after Christmas day :)  I decided to use the Bo Bunny collection 'Silver & Gold' - I love Bo Bunny collections, the papers are great quality, have lots of bits to cut out and there is always a great selection of different embellishments which co-ordinate perfectly. 

For my first layout I created a punched strip to add across the page, we are currently out of stock of this particular punch but we do have a similar one which I have linked below. I cut a piece of paper 7cm wide and punched both edges. 

I then added clusters of embellishments - dimensional stickers with glitter accents, some textured poinsettia blossoms, metal trinkets and a lovely pinecone and berry sprig which is brand new by Petaloo. 

For my second layout I cut 3 circles in varying sizes to make the focal point. I added some smaller doily shapes cut with a die (we have a few different ones in store which I will link below) from one of the papers in the set so that it all co-ordinates and then embellished with more of the 3-dimensional stickers.

All of the products I used for these layouts are linked below - I used two sheets of the 'Silver & Gold - Red Paper' and 'Silver & Gold - Festivities Paper'.

Charlotte x

Friday, 4 December 2015

December Monthly Kits

It is that time of the month again when our monthly kits are released :) 

This month we have 3 kits to choose from - a main kit, mini kit and a project life kit. 

Our main kit features the gorgeous 'Christmas in Norway' collection by Pion Designs - soft vintage Scandinavian style papers. As always, both layouts shown were created using the kit as inspiration.

Our Mini Kit this month is 'Vintage Christmas' using papers of the same name by Blue Fern Studios. Again, both layouts were created from the kit...

Our Project Life kit is packed with papers, cardstock and embellishments to create pocket-page project life style cards. We have created two spreads as inspiration and we still had lots of papers/embellishments left over to have carried on! The kit also contains 2 page protectors in the format shown by our cards :)

 Charlotte x

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Sneak Peek of Christmas Project Life Kit!

We have had a great response to our recent Project Life Kits so thought a Christmas themed edition was in order! This kit features the funky Simple Stories 'Claus & Co' collection .... here's a sneak peek!

Available soon!

Charlotte x

Friday, 13 November 2015

Winter Joy (Scrapberry's) Layout 2

There were so many beautiful papers left in the Scrapberry's Winter Joy paper pack which I used on my last blog post that it didn't take me long to create a second!  For this layout, I again mixed the papers in the paper pack with a couple of separate sheets from the Silver Bells collection by Kaiser Craft. 

The white glitter dahlia flowers from my previous post were used again on this layout but layered up with glittery red dahlias. For my chipboard ornament word I first applied a coat of gesso as a base to prime the chipboard and then painted it with a couple of the Christmas release colours of Inklingz paints. I finished by adding a coat of glitter glue in certain areas. 

All the links to the products used are below :)

Charlotte x

Winter Joy (Scrapberry's)

The layout I want to share today is made using papers by Scrapberry's. This brand is relatively new to us and they recently released two paper collections perfect for Christmas and Winter - 'Winter Joy' and 'That Special Time of Year'.

The papers used on this layout are from the 'Winter Joy' paper pack which has a selection of 13 different shabby chic style papers in soft pinks and blues. This paper pack also co-ordinates really well with the 'Silver Bells' collection by Kaiser Craft released this year so I chose a darker pink from that collection to back my layout on as there wasn't a pink dark enough in the paper pack.

I cut some holly sprays from olive cardstock to frame my photo and used the 'Let it Snow' die act as the title to the layout. The white dahlia flowers used around the photo have a glitter finish and I added an acrylic sprig in baby pink behind these. 

You can find all the products used on the links below :)

Charlotte x

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Autumn Bliss

I have another Autumn themed layout to share today before we get into the swing of everything Christmas! I wanted to create a simple layout for this one with the white space to show off the falling leaves down the edges.

I matted my photo 3 times and kept it as the focal point.

To view the products used in this layout please see the links below :)

Charlotte x

Monday, 9 November 2015

Nestled (Authentique)

I have another Autumn layout to share today using a mix of Authentique and Little Yellow Bicycle products. I started off by creating a frame from the 'Nestled - Scurry' Paper with brown and kraft cardstock. 

To embellish around my picture I used a variety of different textures - a velvet leaf cluster, a dimensional chipboard sticker with jewels, an embossed cardstock sticker and rhinestones. 

All of the products I used in this project are linked below :)

Charlotte x 

Friday, 6 November 2015

Nestled (Authentique Paper)

On this typically Autumn day I wanted to share a layout using the new Authentique Nestled Collection. Authentique have long been one of my favourites - they produce really good quality textured papers in lovely unique designs. 

We have some great Autumn themed rub-ons by Little Yellow Bicycle which were perfect for this layout. The pack contains 3 sheets of run-on designs (1 sheet of various leaves, 1 sheet of words and 1 sheet of silhouettes). The diamond pattern in the top left corner was a rub on from this pack :)

To finish the layout I used a brand new Petaloo spray of autumn leaves, a gold leaf clip and a chunky chipboard sticker/

You can find a link to all of the products I have used below :)

Charlotte x

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Sneak Peek ... November Monthly Kit

Sharing a sneak peek of our November Monthly Kit 'Pumpkin Spice' ....

Another Sneak Peek of our November Project Life Kit ...

Kits will be online very shortly, we are awaiting more stock for the project life kit which was delayed. 

Charlotte x

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Sneak Peek...

We have a new Project Life Monthly Kit coming to the website in November ... :)

Coming soon! 

Charlotte x

Monday, 26 October 2015

Christmas Mini Album - Under the Tree (October Afternoon)

I have a Christmas Mini Album to share today which I have been working on recently. When the fun new 'Under the Tree' collection by October Afternoon arrived I thought it was the perfect set to use on  mini album which I have had sat on my desk. The mini chipboard album I used is by Echo Park - it is available in either a rectangular design which I have used for this project or a circular design. It is different from a lot of mini albums as it features hidden interactive pull-out tabs - perfect for adding hidden journaling, extra photos or quotes.

I started off by painting the edges of each chipboard piece with some Fresco Finish paint in London Bus Red. The sheet of word stickers which co-ordinate with this October Afternoon paper collection have some tab stickers which are perfect for finishing off the tabs of the chipboard pages with.  

For the first pull out tab I embellished it with a quote from one of the sheets of paper in the collection and some stickers.

To start, I chose my background papers for each page (so that opposite pages match) and cut these down to size. From there I layered each page up with embellishments, pictures and pockets.
There are lots of fun shapes in the Ephemera pack and on the Shape Sticker Sheet which help finish each page.   

I created a few extra pages for the album with some Bazzill cardstock as the base. The rings included with the album are quite big so you can add as many extra pages as you need like this to make sure you fit all of your Christmas photos in.

I created a pocket on the first page to slip in any photos, journal cards etc...

I hope you enjoyed looking at my album. You can find links to all of the products used in this project below :)

Charlotte x

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Halloween Kit Sneak Peeks....

I can't believe it is time for Halloween Kits to be added online! It will be autumn themed kits next month and then we are onto Christmas and Winter! 

For 2015 we have 2 Halloween Kits for you to choose from - 'Rare Oddities' (our main kit) or 'Moonlit' (our mini kit). With both kits you can achieve 2 layouts.

"Rare Oddities"


Kits will be online very shortly!

Charlotte x