Journaling Out Loud: Create and Inspire

Hello! In today’s video, I create a spread in my ‘deep thoughts’ journal, using watercolour, acrylic, stenciling, stamping and splattering. Thanks for stopping by! x

Come join the Crafting Out Loud Facebook group. We are a supportive bunch of arters and crafters sharing our makes, tricks and tips with each other.

If you’d like to financially support my channel please visit my online shop, StonetableDesignsUK, and buy one of my unique, handmade cards. Thank you!

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Design Team News and Weekly Round-Up: 08 – 14 October 2018

Hello, and welcome to another weekly round-up! Last week was busy with card and video-making. Next week, my kids have a week off school, and I wanted to get come projects in the bag, so I can take my foot off the pedal for October half-term. It’s looking good so far!

This week, I shared a couple of projects for Cheeky Studio.

I also made a couple of cards. One for Skull and Cross Buns and one for Mama Makes. There is a tutorial for the Get Well Wishes card over on the Mama Makes blog.

I’ve also been playing with making my own 12×12 background papers for scrapbooking.

I had a lot of fun making those papers, so I’ll definitely be exploring that further!

For EllieBeth Designs UK, I shared a few snaps of my bullet journal. I used distress inks through stencils to create the backdrop to the gorgeous Fairy Tail stickers.

I also did a spot of Bible Journaling on Sunday. You can watch the process video on YouTube if you’re interested.

And that’s it for this week. This coming week, I’ll be sharing more projects for the design teams I’m on, and getting further ahead for next week’s holiday.

What have you been up to this week?

Don’t forget, if you’d like to buy anything from these shops, you can use the discount codes below!

  • Cheeky Studio – for 10% off your order, use the discount code: natalie1o (excludes kit club subscription).
  • EllieBeth Designs UK – for 10% off your order, use the discount code: NATALIE10.
  • Mama Makes – for 20% off your first order, use the discount code: IMNEW.
  • Skull and Cross Buns – for 10% off your order, use the discount code: DESIGNTEAM.

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon. xxx

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Bible Journaling Out Loud: I Will Restore

Hello! Here’s a video in which I decorate a page in my journaling Bible while meditating on Joel 2:25. I also explain some of what I was thinking while I was painting the picture. Thanks for stopping by! xxx

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Planning Out Loud: W/B 15 October 2018

Hello! Welcome to my weekly Plan With Me video in which I get the coming week decorated and set-up in my bullet journal.

Come join the Crafting Out Loud Facebook group. We are a supportive bunch of arters and crafters sharing our makes, tricks and tips with each other.

If you’d like to financially support my channel please visit my online shop, StonetableDesignsUK, and buy one of my unique, handmade cards. Thank you!

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Cheeky Studio: Wild Flowers and Sweet Succulents

Hello! Here’s another layout created using the Cheeky Studio July kit. I picked this photo of my children because the light and colours in it reflect the light and colours in the sweet succulent collection.

If you’d like to see how it came together, the video is below.

To find out more about the Cheeky Kit Club, check out their page on the website.

This week, I also shared this spread in the Travelers Notebook I’m making for my daughter. I used some papers from my stash and ephemera from the various Wild Flowers collections by Cheeky Studio. I’ve pretty much used all my Wild Flowers ephemera now as I’ve had lots of outdoorsy photos to scrap, so I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on the new collection – Wild Flowers #5!

Don’t forget you can get 10% off your orders at Cheeky Studio with my discount code: natalie10. (Excluding the Cheeky Kit Club.)

Thanks for stopping by. See you tomorrow! xxx

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Art Journal Process: The Voice of the Oppressor

For today’s video, I created a spread in my art journal. It was inspired by the discussions we had at Recovery College on Monday. The course was called ‘Creating Recovery’ and we talked a lot about barriers to creativity. Two things that came up for a lot of us were Perfectionism and Criticism. To find out more, feel free watch the video. Thanks for stopping by! xxx

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Mama Makes: Sparkly Get Well Wishes Card

Hello! Today, I am on the Mama Makes blog with a tutorial on how to make this sparkly Get Well Wishes card, using the Mama Makes Funky Borders stamp set and the Mama Makes Sending Hugs stamp set. So, if you’d like to take a look at the instructions, step this way …

Thanks for stopping by! xxx

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Design Team News and Weekly Round-Up: 01 – 07 October 2018

Hello! Well, things are back to normal now that Scraptember is done and dusted. Despite loving all the memory-keeping I did last month, I missed card-making, so it’s been great to get back to that!

For Cheeky Studio, this week, I created this set of three ‘thinking of you cards’ using some pieces from the Pink and Cream Bouquet collection, and a 12×12 scrapbook layout featuring the July Kit Club Kit. You can watch the process video for that on YouTube.

For Skull and Cross Buns this week, I created another card using the Quirky Sentiments Bundle which is still available to buy on the Create and Craft TV website. Emily also released her new Christmas range this week. I used it to make this starry card with the little robot and space ship. Keep your eye open for more cards made with these stamps and stencils over the coming week.

For Mama Makes, I made a couple of starry encouragement cards using the ‘Star Shine’ stamp set. There’s a video on YouTube of that process too. I really enjoyed making these cards as I got to play with all my favourite media and tools: watercolour paints, stamps and inks, sparkly thread, sticky gems, embossing folders and stickers!

And for EllieBeth Design’s UK, I shared some of the pages in my bullet journal that I decorated with the stunning Fairy Tale sticker collection, which is perfect for this time of year as Summer most definitely gives way to Autumn.

So those are this week’s makes and shares. What have you been up to?

Don’t forget, if you’d like to buy anything from these shops, you can use the discount codes below!

  • Cheeky Studio – for 10% off your order, use the discount code: natalie1o (excludes kit club subscription).
  • EllieBeth Designs UK – for 10% off your order, use the discount code: NATALIE10.
  • Mama Makes – for 20% off your first order, use the discount code: IMNEW.
  • Skull and Cross Buns – for 10% off your order, use the discount code: DESIGNTEAM.

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon. xxx

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Planning Out Loud: W/B 08 October 2018

Hello! Welcome to my weekly Plan With Me video in which I get the coming week decorated and set-up in my bullet journal.

Come join the Crafting Out Loud Facebook group. We are a supportive bunch of arters and crafters sharing our makes, tricks and tips with each other.

If you’d like to financially support my channel please visit my online shop, StonetableDesignsUK, and buy one of my unique, handmade cards. Thank you!

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Scrapping Out Loud: Cheeky Studio Cards and Kit

Hello! Today, I’m sharing with you a couple of projects made using Cheeky Studio products.

The first is this trio of ‘thinking of you’ cards. To create the background, I splodged colour onto mixed media paper, using Gelatos and the packaging technique. After this layer had dried, I sponged more Gelatos through a rose stencil before adding a strip of vintage-style washi tape across the middle. To create the central elements, I added Gathered Twigs’ distress ink around the edges of three ephemera pieces from the Cheeky Studio Pink and Cream Bouquet ephemera pack, and then mounted them on foam tape to help them stand out from the background. The stamp I used was a freebie from a magazine.

My second Cheeky Studio project this week was this 12×12 layout made using the July kit based on the Sweet Succulents collection. It’s rare that you find me in a photo because I’m usually the one holding the camera, but when I found these pictures recently, I decided to scrap them together for posterity! The colours in the kit worked perfectly with the colours in the pictures. I even managed to squeeze in some bows from the Wishes collection. If you’d like to see how this came together, there’s a process video on YouTube.

To find out more about the Cheeky Kit Club, check out their page on the website.

Don’t forget you can get 10% off your orders at Cheeky Studio with my discount code: natalie10. (Excluding the Cheeky Kit Club.)

Thanks for stopping by. See you tomorrow! xxx

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