Saturday, 17 August 2013

Just to prove...

... that I'm still here and still creating!

Sorry things have been quiet round here. I have the best intentions but the worst follow through!

But really, there has been a whole lot of creating going on with magazine commissions (can't share those yet), a weekly crop that has had me creating several meaningful layouts that are amongst recent faves (no sharing of those either - he he!) and kit layouts that I'd very much like to share with you today.

Ah, the August Scrapabilly kit.... Crammed full of gorgeous Crate Paper "The Pier" papers. A kit to fall in love with. A kit to use up the last tiny scraps of (I'm still going with mine after 7 layouts) and a kit to just get you ├╝ber-inspired and raring to get out yet another set of photos to scrap.

A fave kit and one I have to admit to adding to. Sylvia had a whole load of partner items in the shop (check out all the Crate Paper stuff in the shop here) and I did just that... shop. Not that I would have needed to. The kit has lots of paper that can be cut up and used as embellies as well as those gorgeous die cuts, but i just wanted to treat myself - so I did.

LO#1 - There was something about the papers that made me think of the fun fair and Crange Kirmes was the perfect choice. I cut out the tags to make a banner and added in the "fun" and pinwheel elements from the add ons I treated myself to

The "fun" stickers came with cute mini clothes pins but I thought this had enough dimension already - don't forget to make the products work for you rather than feeling you have to use them as is.

I think I need a whole 12x112 sheet of these balloons

LO#2 Pretty patterns, cute doilies, fun word strips and a sprinkle of sparkle summed up this little cutie for me. I have to admit to reworking this layout a little to reach this final stage - I do that a lot - take things off and chuck them if they don't quite look right. I was much more pleased with this final result.

I misted a smaller doily with Glimmer Mist to give it this saturated look. The perfect centre to the pretty kit doily

I love piling up words in a stack. There were plenty to choose from and if you are the type to take summer holiday, there are loads of beach based words and phrases
LO#3 was inspired by this Pinterest find (here) - I loved the title over the photo

Lots of distressing going on

And the sewing machine was hauled out for a bit of something extra

Make sure you go and check out the gallery at Scrapabilly to see what we all did with this kit - the gallery is chock-a-bloc this month and tune back in tomorrow for some more shares.

Thanks for stopping by :-)


  1. Such fabulous layouts Lisa :)

  2. The magazine stuff sounds intriguing! You have a lovely and varied clutch of pages here. The pinwheel is such a cheerful touch.

  3. Great stuff, you always add the sweetest touches to your page.

  4. Thumbs up on the sewing! Stealing the banner of tags for my Girl Power kit this month - thank you very much.

    You have turned out three wonderful pages, but I love your photos best of all. Love seeing you having fun with the hubby (your dress looks cute), Phoebe is a lttle darling! and your contemplative pic on the beach makes me want to find a quiet spot for myself.


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