Thursday, 15 May 2014

Scrapabilly Shares part 1

It seems like I'm the eternal White Rabbit of blogging - always late for something or other!

A week out of town and time busy doing not a lot are all the excuses I can come up with for my late post about my Scrapabilly creations this month.

So let me get straight to it by showing you this month's ├╝ber-gorgeous kit full of My Mind's Eye Now & Then collection. Golds, pinks, dark teal and greens mixed up with plenty of alphas, pocket page cards, a selection of veneers and die cuts, two types of enamels and a length of gorgeous ribbon. Right up my street of course, especially with the gold in there - still very much on my gold kick right now! Once again, I hardly added anything of my own stash into the kit as it was so beautifully self contained. A little mist, some thread and that's about it!

Another kit which was so easy to use and I ended up with 6 layouts I love. I'll share the first three here and then another three tomorrow (from the first three days of LOAD).

My first layout is a light, bright creation about our apple tree. I really enjoyed how easy it was to create a very clean page with the soft colours of the kit and even did a bit of fussy cutting and sewing which is a fad that comes and goes in my creations

My second layout focused on the gold items in the kit - including the gorgeous gold spotted vellum. I also included the small white paper bag that the embellishments come in with the kit. I can never bear to throw them out and always find a use for them - usually to hold my journaling, as is the case here.

The design was influenced by a recent Glitter Girl video where she laid pocket life 3x4 cards across the page as a band. I was also influenced by a blog post at Simple Scrapper where Jennifer lists things "around here" at the end of each month. It seemed like a good idea to capture a few private thoughts in that journalling bag.

Some more stitching adds some texture and interest to this simple design.

And then my third layout features a whole border of stars that I die cut from the funky piece of corrugated cardstock in the kit. The solids are from the die cut themselves and then the outline stars were hand-cut around the negative stars left by the die cutting - I've been loving doing this recently!

I added a sprinkle of mist and a little of my gorgeous fine gold thread.

Tune in again tomorrow to see the rest of my Scrapabilly creations and my first three LOAD layouts. This month is all about the scrapping!


  1. Those gold alphas are beautiful and I love how you have used them to give three different looks. They work so especially nicely with your own photo and its filter in that second one

  2. I am just ooo-ing and aah-ing over here. That first one is so pretty and the others are wonderful too. I'm going to go hunting for some gold letters!

  3. Such prettiness! That little tag collection is lovely on the top one and you've really exploited the kit to its best advantage - love the idea of using things in a row like this. Your apple tree page is my favourite though.

  4. Finally catching up and glad I did, 3 more fabulous layouts and I love your stitching (I'm far too lazy!)
    I love all your journalling (you put me to shame) and I LOVE the colour of your trainers :)


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