16 February, 2017

Paper Layers | My Creative Scrapbook Kit

Hey there! I'm back with another layout using the amazing My Creative Scrapbook kit.

Just a little reminder of what is in this huge kit! It's packed full of gorgeous papers and embellishments from Simple Stories, mixed in with other goodies from American Crafts. Joy!

For no reason whatsoever, I felt like a cross-cross background. I cut 2 papers at an angle. I added a border strip to both before stitching them on my page.
I layered the chipboard and stickers around my photo and overlayed the gorgeous Heidi Swapp gold title. I love how you can see through the title.

 I used some of the pocket style journal cards as layers and also created my own tag to tuck in behind the photo.

 The cute little stickers make a great accent to draw the eye down the page.

My tutorial to make your own cute tassels (which have been appearing on all my layouts!) is up on the My Creative Scrapbook blog.

There's still time to subscribe to the kit or order a one-off kit. Pop over to My Creative Scrapbook
Thanks for stopping by!

15 February, 2017

A Little Sunshine | Stuck?! Sketches 15th February

Here is the great sketch from Stuck?! Sketches.

You may have gathered that I've looked back through some old photos recently.
We've been to Disney a few times but back in 2008 we went at Christmas time. It was one of our favourite  trips.

Life was all rainbows and sunshine at the time so I created my own ray of sunshine! I switched the sketch around a little to accommodate a larger title.

I drew the rainbow using the Silhouette before stitching in white cotton. Then I painted in the colours using Distress Inks and water colours.

The title was cut on the Silhouette and the ombre look was achieved using Distress ink.

Finally topped off the layout with some kawaii cabochons and tag.

I love how the rainbow turned out!

Anyway, thanks to our genours sponsors for this challenge:

Check out Stuck?! Sketches blog for all the entry details and loads of inspiration!
Thanks for popping by.

12 February, 2017

Happiest Place On Earth | The Digital Press

For our family, Disney really is the happiest place on earth.

Our second trip to Disney was DD was just 5 years old. The best time to visit characters!
The fantastic Happiest Place Kit has fantastic papers and cut little embellishments.

I printed and cut out the banner and other elements from the kit on the Silhoette.
As you can see there are very cute elements which I've mixed in with some Washi tape and glitter chpboard.

The banner was straightforward for prepare - I just turned it into a silhouette before importing into the Studio software.

The Happiest Place kit is currently on sale - so grab yourself a copy!

Hope will visit the Digital Press for some truly amazing goodies!

11 February, 2017

Free Silhouette File!

Hey, for my recent layout for Stuck?! Sketches, I created a brand new wreath design for the Silhouette. I finally got around to working out how to share the file.

Here's a reminder of my layout....

I printed my cut file in white and then used inks and sprays to make it all glittery (which unfortunately is not very apparent from my photo).

I think I'll be using the design again on future layouts or cards - it is so versatile!

To download the files, click on these links:

Papers and embellishments: Simple Stories - Carpe Diem, Life in Colour

Thanks for stopping by.

09 February, 2017

Wonderful Christmas Memories | My Creative Scrapbook Feb Kit

Hey, I'm back with another layout using My Creative Scrapbook Kit.

There are heaps of beautiful papers from Simple Stories and One Canoe Two. I wanted to feature those beautiful patterns but not overwhelm my photo taken around Christmas.

Paper tearing is really popular at the moment. It's a great way to mix together patterns - especially for those who are not confident with colour or pattern. Tearing along the grain means that the resulting tear is much more smooth than going in the other direction. Curl your edges with your fingertips for a bit of extra texture.

Also in the kit are these gorgeous gold acrylic words (Heidi Swapp) and Glitter gold alphas (Dear Lizzy Thickers). Creating the little paperclip flag adds a little special touch.

 Fussy cutting patterned paper is so therapeutic! I find if I ink the edges it will hide any white bits. I've added a butterfly from one of the other papers as well as a chipboard butterfly from the Simple Stories Posh chipboard stickers.

As you can see there are so many lovely things in the kit. Grab yours at My Creative Scrapbook before they're all gone!

Thanks for stopping by. Be back shortly with a bit more inspiration!

Morag x