Thursday, 26 May 2016

Bad blogger - April shares at Scrapabilly!

Hanging my head in shame, I'd like to share my layouts that I made with the April Scrapabilly Kit des Monats which featured the gorgeous Dear Lizzy "Happy 'Place" collection.

I made four layouts using the summery themed papers.

Very old photos but which tell such a great story about time at school and a typical British seaside day out!

These wooden letters just asked to be spritzed different colours. Love how they turned out.

I really like picking out different colour combinations from a set of papers and the greens in the kit were the perfect soft contrast to this bright photo. I actually started this layout with the quote and built the rest around it.

I'd really wanted to make some stitching somewhere and this simple little detail makes me happy.

The pretty colours and whimsical patterns made me think of summer and spring time photos but as I don't really "do" summer holidays, I needed to find other subjects. My happy daffodils on the window sill in my scrap room gave me the inspiration for this story about my sudden allergy and a creative solution.

Inked letters again - a great way to match them up to the layout.

My last layout was prompted by the yellow-green hue of this photo that I'd printed out in 5x7 a long time ago and had been waiting for the right time to scrap it. I had used up a lot of the papers so a banner using the scraps seemed like a great idea. You know how much I love banners.

The punch for this border and the larger than life confetti I was delighted to find in the off-cuts was a hand-me-down from my sister which I appear to have broken :-( I love it though so I'll be looking to replace it as soon as I can find it.

So, there you have it. Four bright, happy layouts using this gorgeous kit. I hope you can forgive my tardiness :-(

You can find the full Design Team work over at the Scrapabilly gallery here - make sure you check out all three teams because there's a lot of gorgeous stuff out there.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

April & May at Simple Scrapper

I've been a bad blogger over the past two months and forgot to share some Creative Team work.

First up, I seemed to have missed sharing my April layouts so let me remedy that.

This first one used an April sketch and a Story Starter from May 2015 - "Leisure Time" - and was even featured on the cover of the members' only monthly magazine which made me very proud. I also used my Counterfeit Kit Challenge July 2015 kit, Redux.

And this layout, using my Counterfeit Kit Challenge June 2015 kit, Spectrum, featured a current Story Starter - "Spring Cleaning" - with a sketch from April 2015.

You can see my first Simple Scrapper May layout back in the April Counterfeit Kit Challenge member blog hop here but I should share my second one too.

I used my Counterfeit Kit Challenge February 2015 kit, Runaway, to make this layout based on one of the current sketches available in the Simple Scrapper premium membership and an older story starter - "You & Me" - with a prompt about a sibling relationship. I don't scrapbook my brothers and sisters often enough so this was a great nudge to tell another snippet.

I'll be back at the beginning of June to share my latest two Simple Scrapper Creative Team layouts in an attempt to be a better blogger!

To find out more about the many resources and inspiration - including the sketches and story starters I use each month - available to inspire you to create beautiful pages and tell meaningful stories in a supportive, communicative community environment, check out the Simple Scrapper premium membership here.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Counterfeit Kit Challenge May member blog hop

Welcome to this month's Counterfeit Kit Challenge member blog hop.

I'm right at the end of the hop so hopefully you've reached me via Natalie but if not, why not pop back to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog to start at the beginning so you don't miss out on the fun.

As always, we are here today to share anything we've made with our kits - Challenges, Forgeries on the Fourth or in fact, anything new. Here are the challenges we have to choose from in May:

I'm doing LOAD516 at the moment so I combined one of the prompts about what was making me happy or excited along with the CKC challenge #2 - sketch #1.

As usual, there was a bit of free interpretation of the sketch but I think you can see the original in there if you look close enough.

Counterfeit Kit Challenge May kit, Sprinkle #5

I see there's a little bit of stuff along that white cardstock edge - I'll have to erase that off. Can't imagine how I missed that.

I added in a little paper from my November 2015, Remembrance kit, which is still going strong

I misted these letters and then used my heat gun which gave it this really intense gold surface

While the photos were taken in March during my trip back "home" to the UK, I was totally excited to get to meet fellow Master Forgers Jemma and Lesley! We chatted and laughed and shared experiences over a delicious lunch and became real friends rather than "just" internet friends! That brings my tally to a grand total of FOUR MFs met in real life. Love that I've had that chance and later on in the summer, Julene and I also have plans to meet up here in Germany.

I also have these two layouts which I made using my May kit.

It's not a perfect photo as it was taken at night but I think you get the idea - Counterfeit Kit Challenge May kit, Sprinkle #2

I love these little veneer hearts so much - I could have used dozens!

Counterfeit Kit Challenge May kit, Sprinkle #4

Thanks for dropping by today. Here's the full hop list in case you get lost along the way.


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