Thursday, 16 April 2015

I am So Thankful

Here is one of the classes that I did with the lovely I Am papers by Simple Stories.  Debbie Jewell ran the class at the A Trip Down Memory Lane retreat- and she always packs her classes full of embellishments and gorgeousness.  

I do also need to work out how to photograph the lovely gold foiling as this picture does not do the sparkle justice.  The photo is just a silly shot of me and my oldest - I like that he is still happy to get me to take pictures with him and loves a silly pose, knowing that it will appear on a scrapbook page somewhere!

Monday, 13 April 2015

Growing Up

I'm back from the A Trip Down Memory Lane Retreat - which was just fantastic...I have 10 layouts done and another few on the way.  We were in a different room this time with acres of space and - it was beautiful - I will put some pictures together and show you all.

Whilst I was there I had a go at the CSI Major Case Challenge 160 - this is the first time I've joined it.  It has a lovely blue and grey colour palette, and there are other elements you can include like a map, frame, something transparent (so the map is vellum by Websters and the little My favourite tag is more Websters vellum).  Textured paper - though mine was adding texture paste (homemade with paint, pva and talc - so it smells fab too) using a tando cogs mask.  I die cut the view finder (it's Tim Holtz's) and inked it up, I also added distress stains - some silver and blue to the cogs - using my fingers - I am messy.  The alphabet is Basic Grey, the frame is from Crate paper - the papers are Websters Nest Egg and the journal card was in our pack from the retreat by WRMK.  I think that is it.

I have loads of pages and did loads of fabulous classes so my blog should be full to brimming for the next few weeks!

Friday, 10 April 2015

Smile Always, Laugh Out Loud, be Grateful

Some more Kaisercraft from me today - the base paper is from the Hello Today collection and I added a little colour with some Websters and Teresa Collins papers down the side.  I also added some colour using distress stains to the print paper behind the photo.  Some gesso and mist, lots of layering, a Crate Paper photo frame and lots of the Hello Today stickers - I love the phrases and words that are on the Kaisercraft sheets.

The photo is from the Natural History Museum - it is just such a pretty building, without even looking at all the marvellous contents too!

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Every Day is New

I know, no ink on this page - I just went for a really clean and simple design for a change.  I cut strips of papers, mainly from the 'Hello Today' range by Kaisercraft, but I did add in some greens too.  I went for lots of straight lines to mimic the lines on the track, and then added some of the stickers from the Kaisercraft paper set - I love their phrases, and you have loads to choose from.  This is an older photo I discovered of probably my youngest's first sports day.

I'm loving all the sunshine, and being able to get out and about.  We had a super Easter with my family, there will be pages and photos soon - the kids and my Mum particularly enjoyed her Easter egg hunt - she kept them running around her house for ages, whilst Dad cooked a spectacular roast!  I hope yours was lovely too. 

Friday, 3 April 2015

Grandma and Me with Kaisercraft


Here is my first page from this months ATDML gallery, it features lots of Kaisercraft's 'Hello Today' papers.  I also added in some blue by the way of an Echo Park bird and some MME papers.  Lots of layering, I cut out a circle (drawn around a plate) and then edged it with a black velvet ribbon.  I added some hexagons from the papers, I layered up some beautiful co-ordinating prima flowers and some of the Kaisercraft stickers, lots of distressing of edges and there you go.

The photo is from our holiday last year when we were up in the Alps at the highest point you can go to by cable car - the views are just beautiful and there is a coffee shop you can sit and appreciate them from.

It is nearly time for the ATDML spring retreat which I am really excited about, I'm doing some classes and it will be great to meet up with everyone again.

I wish you all a super Easter.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Kaisercraft Design Team 2015 Entry

Kaisercraft Design Team 2015 Layout

After some encouragement from my team mate Ann (to be brave and have a go),  here are some of my projects for my application to the Kaisercraft Design Team - I've always loved Kaisercraft stamps, but over the last year I have been introduced to the papers with are gorgeous, and I am very excited that mists and stencils are being added to the range. I went with a mixed media page as this is one of my favourite ways to scrap....with a bit of inkiness.  I've used a mix of their Hello Today and also Kaleidoscope papers.  The page started with gesso, then embossing powder, then stencils, then mists and stamping.  I love layering and adding texture and have used a mix of embellishments.  This is the first of a little series of Kaisercraft posts because we've been using their papers in the gallery over at ATDML too.

Even my cards don't escape a little bit of misting - this is some more of the Kaleidoscope papers, and my latest purchase - the 'Hello Blossom' stamp.  Again I've tried to layer up different textures, die cuts and gems.

My off the page project is a Spring Wreath,  I love the shabby vintage look, and I layered up loads of handmade flowers made out of a mix of the Kaleidoscope nd Hello Today papers, I also added butterflies and pearls, sequins and glitter

I hope you've enjoyed my projects and want to wish everyone a Happy Easter too.

Friday, 27 March 2015

Love - more Sprinkled with Love

Here is the 2nd page I did for my class over at ATDML for March's virtual crop.  There is a template for the heart that you can paint around, and then the rest is quite straightforward - just lots of layering and embellishments.

The photo is from the lunch area in the Natural History Museum on one of our many trips to it (I love it!) and my kids love a selfie opportunity too.  We went to the Museum as they have recently opened up the new Earth Zone with the earthquake machine and loads of hands on experiments to have a go at to explain lots of the science behind our planet.

There is one more page that I made with the kit - if you haven't downloaded the instructions, then here is a link.


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