My fourth Cheeky Studio project of August is a spread I created in my journal. I wanted a peaceful place to write my thoughts, so I reached for peaceful colours: blue and purple. I sprayed watercolours through a leafy stencil, and then, once that was dry, I added some dark blue washi and a selection of Wild Flower ephemera pieces (from sets 3 and 4). I think the little pops of orange really lift the spread and give it a bit of depth.
Wild Flowers Set 3 and Set 4 are available to order on the Cheeky Studio website. Don’t forget: you can use my discount code natalie1o to receive a 10% discount on your order!
Hello! It’s Natalie here, back with a brand new make for The Little Paper Tree. This month, I’m using the Jordan Alphabet Outline stamp set and a Catherine Pooler Stencil for my creations. I had a lot of fun making this Pop Art ‘Yay!’ card and think sending it would be a great way of saying congratulations!
To read the tutorial, head over to The Little Paper Tree’s Tutorial Blog for the instructions and product list.
Hello, and welcome to this Cheeky Studio Design Team Hop video! The theme of this hop is ‘a few of our favourite things’. As part of the hop, we are doing a Cheeky Studio giveaway! All you have to do to enter is check out the amazing projects each member of our team has created to inspire you, and follow the steps listed in the description box of the video over on YouTube. Thanks for watching!
Last week, I was thinking about what Cheeky Studio design team projects to make for September when a word popped into my head: scraptember. Ooh, I thought, I wonder if that’s a thing, so I asked the other members of the Cheeky Studio design team if it was a thing in the scrapbooking world. Turns out it’s not! Not in a big way, anyway – coincidentally, one of the other DT members is doing a video-a-day with a group of other scrappy YouTubers, but they’re calling it Scrapember.
Long story short: I’ve decided to try to make Scraptember a thing and have come up with a plan. The idea is to create a new memory-keeping layout EVERY DAY for the entire month – yep, that’s 30 layouts! (But don’t worry if you haven’t got the time or the energy for that many though. Feel free to do as many or as few as you’re able.) Also, if you share your Scraptember creations on social media, please use the hashtags #scraptember and #scraptember2018 so we can see what you’ve made. And that’s it.
Finally, here are the official Scraptember prompts. You don’t have to use them but there there for some creative inspiration if you need it. Use all, some or none. Do them in order or out of order. Take them literally or figuratively. Whatever works for you!
There are already lots of people who have said they’re going to join in, and I’ve got a collaboration or two lined up, so keep your eyes and ears open for updates.
Hello, lovely friends! Here’s this week’s round-up of all the design team projects I’ve made and shared this week.
For Mama Makes
For Cheeky Studio
For Skull and Cross Buns
For Cheeky Studio
For EllieBeth Designs UK
For EllieBeth Designs UK
I’ve also been creating projects for the Crafting Out Loud meets For the Love of Pretty Paper Facebook Groups August Collaboration. The COL challenge is to create memory keeping layouts on the theme of ‘on the road’, and the FTLOPP prompts are different each day. You can find them with the pictures below. For the travelers notebook spread, I used items from my first Lottie Loves Paper kit, which I absolutely love – so much scrappy goodness!
Prompts: on the road, florals, triangles and explore.
Prompts: florals, masks/stencils and geotag.
Before I go … on Saturday 11 August at 3pm (BST) Cheeky Studio is having a Youtube hop and an Instagram hop. I’ve created projects for both. If you follow the intructions in the hop posts and videos you will be in with a chance of winning a Cheeky Studio prize, so tune in below tomorrow at 3pm!
So, for my third Cheeky Studio project of August, I’ve used more wildflowers (from set 1 this time) and a Valentines Pocket Life card to create this fun ‘thank you’ card. I love how the solid colours of the flowers sit so well against the soft watercolour of the background. I added a few sequins from the Wild Flowers sequin mix too. A project is never truly finished unless it sparkles, even just a little bit!
For my second Cheeky Studio project this month, I’ve used the Pink and Cream Bouquet ephemera pack and the Latte Love sequin mix to create this floral friendship card.
The clusters in the ephemera pack made it very easy to quickly build layers of petals, leaves and feathers which added depth and dimension to the card. The little pops of green foliage add extra interest and lift the whole vignette.
Today’s the day that Loti (the mama of Mama Makes) will be on Hochanda at 2pm, demonstrating her very own stamps. How exciting!
Here’s the final sample I made for the show – an adventure themed holiday layout starring my daughter.
If you can’t wait for the show to order the stamps, you can buy them now from the Mama Makes website, but, due to limited stock, you’ll have to watch the show to get your hands on the gorgeous new washi!