Sunday, 30 August 2015

Simple Stories

Hi All,

I've had a lovely Sunday afternoon scrapping and here are the results. These two layouts have both been made with a lovely bright girly collection from Simple Stories called So Fancy.

Here's the first one,

I have used some pieces out of the 'Bits and Peices' as embellishments. Some of them I have lifted up to give a little depth to the page. To do this I just use pieces of cardboard from the boxes that all our goodies arrive in in the post, just like a foam pad but with glue. So much cheaper and readily available.... I don't waste anything!

I inked my edges and did some faux stitching.
And a layout wouldn't be complete without a flower, these ones from Prima I thought fitted well with the papers.
Products used in this layout:
Simple Stories So Fancy Paper 'Besties'
                   "           "                "    Berry Waterfall/Triangles
Simple Stories So Fancy Bits and Pieces
Simple Stories So Fancy Self Adhesive Brads
Prima flowers 'So Cute'
Prima Chalk Ink Pad Farmers Jeans
"   "         "      "         Blossom Bud
Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen

  Here's the next one...

I tore the paper into 3 for an extra feature to this page, everything is inked again and elements lifted up with the good old cardboard box!

These papers and ephemera in the Bits and Pieces have some gold foiling in them for an extra sparkle.

And I love the Enamel dots!!

                                                              Products used in this layout were:
                                                          Simple Stories So Fancy paper 'Fancy'
                                                         "     "       "      "    Teal Waterfall/Triangles
                                                                   Simple Stories Enamel Dots
                                                                   Simple Stories Bits and Pieces
                                                                       Prima flowers 'So Cute'
                                                             Prima Chalk Ink pad Farmers Jeans
                                                                "         "        "     "   Blossom Bud

Hope you enjoyed these bright and cheerful layouts. I will write my journaling on now I've taken my photographs - some things still need to be kept private don't you think !!!! :)

Thanks for looking  :)

Monday, 24 August 2015

Prima Gatefold Mini Album

Hi All,

Today I'm sharing with you my Prima, Frank Garcia, Gatefold Journal Mini Album. This was the Technique kit add-on for July with Swirlydoo's monthly kit club.
The album came with gorgeous Prima papers Garden Fable 6x6 pad, a selection of Garden Fable flowers, the Garden Fable Wood Icons and Garden Fable Tags and Tickets plus a selection of ribbon, lace and string.
The only extra things I used were lots of Walnut Stain Distress Ink, some small flowers from the July Belle Fleur Swirlydoo's kit, some Prima Metal Butterfly Paper Clips and the gorgeous clasp on the front to keep it shut, from my stash.
It was really nice, for a change to have a mini album ready just to cover in paper and decorate without having to make it first!!

I am now going to give you a photo tour of the mini, showing you all the pages.
I have added pockets that hold tags. They could be used for extra small photo's or for putting a journaling spot on to or just for decoration.
I have left lots of space on the non pocket pages to put larger photos on.











I hope you enjoyed looking at my mini album, Thanks for looking. :)

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Hot air balloon with Prima Princess

Hi all,

Today I'm sharing my blogpost on  featuring these adorable Paper Mache balloons all ready to alter. As soon as my daughter saw these she very sweetly asked if she could have one for her bedroom, so I just had to oblige!!
Here is a before and after.....

Products used to complete this project were;
Prima Princess A4 Paper pad
White Gesso
Distress Ink Pad Frayed Burlap
Flowers: Kaisercraft,  Craft Fairy, Anne Marie Designs
Pearl trim and Lace from my stash
Here are some close ups ...

Thank you for taking the time to look.  :)

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Challenging myself....

Do you ever decide to challenge yourself to something different, just to make yourself think in a different way even if only for one project.

Well I decided my odd bod/ left over patterned paper box was growing to big  and I needed to use some of it up.

So this is it.... a mixture of MME papers, Simple Stories papers and BoBunny double dot paper.
Some gesso splattering, paper tearing and lots of layering and not a single flower in sight!!!!
I am pleased with how my self challenge turned out and think it suits the photo well, I hope you agree!

   Having now emptied some papers out of the leftover paper box ( I can't see any difference in the amount from when I started) I feel I passed that self challenge..... and now back to getting a flower or two out for the next LO!!!!

                                                      Thanks for stopping by   :)