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.

Thanks for stopping by.

27 February, 2017

Click | The Digital Press

I told you I was on a bit of a roll this week.

We are a very tech-savvy family (which is not necessarily a good thing). The kids knew how to operate the various tablets, phones and computers we have from a very early age! They amaze me how they pick up great skills when it comes to apps, etc.

For my layout, I wanted a bit of texture and interest but I didn't want to go too mad as the fabulous Connect Papers from TDP are very vibrant.

After ripping the papers to the right width, I stencilled along the edge of the papers. I've used Distress Inks (Salty Ocean) to add a bit of colour.

I also overlaid this with the star stencil. I added a little stamping and doodling.

The Connect kit contains some really great icons and embellishments - perfect for a fun layout.

I cut out the title on the Silhouette and inked with Distress Ink for an ombre effect.

 Grab your Connected Kit from TDP.

Thanks for popping by. I'll post one more layout from this week.
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26 February, 2017

XOXOXO | Simple Stories

I think I had most my productive week. At our crop last Sunday, I picked up quite a haul of lovely new goodies from Simple Stories and a little K'esi Art (sshh! Don't tell).  So consequently I've been on a scrapping mission. I managed to complete 5 layouts this week (8 days but who's counting?)

My DD and I have been playing with What's App - I adore the little character accessories. I would walk around as a bunny permanently if I could have the soft ears that What's App gave me.

I used the Love & Adore papers from Simple Stories for this layout (I told you I had a splurge). Probably like everyone else, I had to cut out the XO letters - such cute patterns!

I'm also in love with die-cut designs from Rachel Hodge on The Digital Press. If you would like a totally amazing bargain, hop over to TDP for their penny saver. There are heaps of amazing kits and packs for $1. I got the Love This containing 33 SVG files! Wow!

Flair is Stash Panache.

After cutting out the letters I roughed up the edges and carefully outlined them with a fine liner.

 Thanks for popping in. I have two more layouts to share before the new Stuck?! Sketch on Wednesday.
Better hop to it! Thanks for popping by.

25 February, 2017

What Housework? | Simple Stories

My friend Nicky and I started a local crop around 7 years ago (I think). The group is called What Housework? Let's face it. We'd all rather be crafting!

When I saw the Domestic Bliss collection from Simple Stories I fell in love with the cute little icons. But Domestic Goddess I am not! So here's my little take on being domestic - playing with die-cuts and embellishments :)
I love this colour combo - Coral, Navy Blue, Green, Teals and a little lemon.

Who would ever think you would put a hoover on your layout?!

I'd only got a couple of sheets of paper (wish I'd have bought more), so I added in some B sides from Posh collection.

With laundry looking this good I might need more photos.

Credits: Domestic Bliss, Posh - Simple Stories (I bought mine from Funky Farm Scrapbook Barn). Flair: Stash Panache

Thanks for popping by.

24 February, 2017

Interactive Scrapbook Pages | Hey Little Magpie Challenge

Today I'm setting a challenge for Hey Little Magpie - a very cool, on-line scrapbook and craft shop in the UK. It stocks the latest and greatest in scrapbooking materials - hoorah!

So, I'm up on the Hey Little Magpie Facebook page setting my little challenge - anyone is welcome to join in - the more the merrier. The challenge is very simple:
Create a new layout for the challenge that has at least two interactive elements. This could be a pull out tag (very easy) to an elaborate pop-up embellishment.

My first interactive element is the pull out tag - very very easy.

My second is the 'spinner'. I cut this on the Silhouette. You can print and cut your own - I'll share the files below.

The layout is of our travels in Prague last year. We hired Segways to zoom around the city - I can highly recommend it as a form of travel. We covered miles and miles in a couple of hours. It was so much fun!

Easy right?! You have two weeks to enter the challenge. Drop in on Facebook to find out all the details and say hello to the rest of the gang. Then take a photo of your layout and you could be in with a chance to win 500 reward points. You can spend your points in the shop (it's a bit like a voucher).

I really hope that you will join in too. Look forward to seeing you on Facebook.