15 March, 2017

Love Much | Stuck?! Sketches Challenge

It's trying so hard to be Spring around here. We've had a few days of brighter weather and I even went out the other day without a coat! Woo Hoo!

Time for another Stuck?! Sketch challenge. Laura has created another brilliant sketch to kick start a layout.

I had to twist my layout because my photos were portrait but pretty much stuck to the design...

 I love these photos of DD goofing around for a photo shoot. Don't  you just love that when they can play up completely?!

The die-cut is from American Crafts but the 'much' was inked to match - love how it turned out.

Flair is Stash Panache

I couldn't resist cutting out the birds from the Maggie Holmes paper.

It took some cutting out but well worth it!

Head on over to the Stuck?! Sketches blog to take a look at the fabulous inspiration. It is such a wonderful team with varied styles! Also there are some prizes to be won this month from...
Thanks for stopping by.

07 March, 2017

Moments that Shine | Hybrid Layout for Digital Press

Parenting can be hard. It might be just us, but having a boy and a girl who are on different wavelengths can be challenging! But there are those days when everything is right and the kids adore each other. They may be as rare as hen's teeth but when they happen, you'd better remember them!
This was clearly one of those moments. The end of a balmy afternoon and the sun is setting.

 The kids just made each other laugh - a real inside joke. So precious!
It is nice to document a moment like that we something a little different. There are not many teen-boy collections but when I saw Mr Fantastic collection from Meagan's Creations on The Digital Press, I knew I had to have it!
I love the geometric designs and of course the colour combo is one of my favourites!
With a digital kit it's easy to print and cut out the elements on a Silhouette. I added a little ink and stamping before layering up the elements.

I added in a few bits and pieces from here and there - it's great mixing in digital elements with leftover elements from kits.
So the next time the kids just get on together, I'll be sure to whip out the camera! I'm not going to hold my breath for long!
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05 March, 2017

New York State of Mind | Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout

Hey! I hope you are having a great weekend. I've been totally busy and scrapping in between.

I was mooching through my pizza box of goodies - I seem to collate a pizza box until it gets too full and I end up archiving and putting away. Anyway, I came across this background I had started previously. I've no idea why I shelved it and did another.

Lucky me! All I had to do is add more stamping and embellishments, etc.

We were all being crazy for the official photo taken at the Empire State Building. It's supposed to look like that iconic photo of the men sitting on those huge iron girders. It's a good job it wasn't real - a few of my friends are a little scared of heights!

I added some tags and topped one with a homemade tassel. I love the flair (it was a present from my good friend Julie).

This is my favourite bit of detail. I love the different texture from different stencils, stamps and inks.

So thank you for popping by. I'll be back in a couple of days with a layout for The Digital Press Co.

01 March, 2017

Valentine Puppy | Stuck?! Sketches 1st March

Hey! It's already time for another Stuck?! Sketch.

I love this sketch - it's so versatile. I started off with stars in mind for my layout then we go to playing with Whats App and it all spiralled from there.

 Our puppy was supposedly born on 14th February 2016. We did fall in love with him the minute we saw him.
My DD and I really wanted a girl dog so we could dress it up in cute bows. Mack however stole our hearts when we went to pick out a puppy. He may be a boy but he is definitely pretty like a girl.

I created some cut files based on hearts. These were cut in white cardstock and then inked to match the colours of the papers.

I sprayed behind the photos adding some stamping here and there.

 I added sequins to my title for a bit of extra sparkle - I think I lost some along the way.
There are some prizes up for grabs for this challenge:

Pop over to the Stuck?! Sketches blog for all the details.

Thanks for stopping by.

28 February, 2017

Be Yourself | Hey Little Magpie

I was lucky enough to be setting a Challenge for Hey Little Magpie this week. So I had to throw a few extra things (well quite a few actually) into my basket - well it would be rude not to!

You may have noticed that I am very partial to cute. Cute papers, embellishments - they're all irresistible. The Little by Little collection from Shimelle is uber-cute hence the second splurge of the week.

I love the stripy paper so I cut that into a fringe at the bottom of the layout.

 Circles are a go-to element for me. I add some ink splatters mainly inside the circles.

Adorable little fox!

DD was 2 and a Half in this photo. I remember her listening to ear phones for the very first time.

She really did sing her hear out.

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