22 January, 2017

Stretching Your Stash | Digital Press Hybrid Project

Hey - how's it going?
It's been a very busy month for me so far - work is off the hook. I have turned to crafting more and more to keep me sane!

This week, I'm up on the Digital Press blog with a Silhouette tutorial using digital elements from 2 amazing TDP kits...

Go.See.Do. by Mari Koegelenberg.

I upcycled some everyday items such as clothing tags, envelopes and packaging to create a cute mini travel album.

The great thing about digital kits for a paper scrapper like me is the ability to print and cut out embellishments time and time again.

The Silhouette makes cutting out even the most intricate of shapes a real doddle.

Hop on over to the Digital Press Blog, where I will show you how I trace, print and cut out digital elements, together with the rest of my project.

Thanks for stopping by.

Morag x

15 January, 2017

Supersize Hamley's Fun | Stuck?! Sketches

Another fabulous scrapbook sketch at Stuck?! Sketches. This sketch is adorable and very flexible - Laura has a great way of designing a page that suits so many themes and is easy to adapt.

Here's my take on the sketch. I have gone for a very clean, white background because of the amazing, fun papers from Bella Blvd - Oh My Stars! These fun papers and embellishments were crying out for a very fun theme.

We had gone to Hamley's whilst in Prague. I thought it was so much better than the one on Oxford Street, London. The toys and models were HUGE!
Don't you just love the very cute embellishments?

I cut out the title on the Silhouette, but I drew the title with a pen before cutting it out to give it a little more detail.
The papers and embellishments were my Christmas present from Barb 😍. You can buy your own lovely goodies from Hey Little Magpie - they have heaps of gorgeous goodies!

The layouts from the rest of the design team are amazing as always. Be sure to pop along to the Stuck ?! Sketch blog to see them all plus details of how to win prizes!

Thanks to the sponsors this month:
A big thank you goes out to Creative Embellishments, for sponsoring this challenge, they are offering a $25.00 gift certificate to their online store, to one lucky participant!

Wycinanka, are offering a beautiful themed prize pack to a second lucky participant!

So what are you waiting for?! If one of your resolutions was to scrapbook more, then this is your chance.

Thanks for stopping by.

Morag x

14 January, 2017

Exciting News | My Creative Scrapbook

I recently entered into My Creative Sketches challenges and was lucky enough to win.
This was my first entry back in August.
The prize was a gorgeous selection of Prima products from My Creative Scrapbook.

I love the shabby chic papers from Prima. It's a rare photo of my DD and I taken on holiday in Prague.
This photo also taken in Prague I scrapped and entered into the October challenge...

This fabulous prize kit was just begging for some autumn leaves (my favourite thing currently).

Well here is the exciting news, Pam has asked me to be a guest designer in February. So I'm now waiting excitedly for the kit to arrive... Yippeee!!!

Thanks for stopping by.

Morag x

12 January, 2017

Brrr... A Frosty Silhouette Tutorial

Britain is in a cold snap at the moment. After such a mild Christmas, it's kinda nice to feel icy. We don't have snow here but maybe tomorrow....

I had the fabulous special kit from Clique Kits. I couldn't resist the adorable little characters and pretty designs. So I scrapped some photos from our last big dump of snow. We had an amazing foot of powdery snow - perfect for igloo building.
DD was in her element in her new snow suit. The colour really pops against all that white ( and perfectly matches the kit!

I cut out a large snowflake on the silhouette. I also created a dotted line outline so that I could easily stitch around the outside.
 Add your shape to your project and keep it selected. Next select the Offset icon. Select Offset (Internal Offset creates the new shape inside the existing shape).
You can use the slide or type in the amount to offset. 0.15 inches worked well for my project. Click Corner then Apply.

Last step is to change the type of cut line. Click the line type icon and then chose the a dotted line. I played it safe with the medium dots but the smaller ones might work depending on the size of your shape. Voila!

It did take a bit of time to sew around the outside but worthwhile.

The cute letters were part of the kit and I added my own bit of fun (Freckled Fawn). I adore the little birdies on the patterned paper which I fussy-cut.

Such adorable images!

Thanks for stopping by.

Morag x

09 January, 2017

Our People | Bella Blvd

Are you lucky enough to have people who just get you?
We are. I met my lovely friend, Monique at ante-natal class when we were pregnant with our first (heck that was more than 16 years ago!) Our families have grown up together. The Jhass family are truly the nicest people you will ever meet and we always have such fun when we are together.

One tradition that we upload each year  (mostly) is a Christmas eve lunch together. This year we got together at a TGIs before coming back to our for a few drinks and party games.

This collection - Oh My Stars! from Bella Blvd is truly awesome. I just love the fresh colours and little images. I've mixed in some clips from Illustrated Faith collection as well as a little Freckled Fawn. Perfect for our extended family!

Thanks for popping in.

Morag x