Scraptember Day 23: DIY Travelers Notebook Insert

Hello and welcome to Scraptember Day 23! Today, I made a DIY travelers notebook insert from the Nettle Creative Pack from EllieBeth Designs UK. It’s a lovely set of papers, vellums, acetate and stickers, including labels, deco and tabs.

To see how I made my notebook, you can watch the video below – it was a live video in the EBDUK Facebook group, but I’ve uploaded it to YouTube for those who aren’t members.

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Thanks for stopping by! xxx

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Planning Out Loud: W/B 24 September 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.

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Scraptember Day 22: Journaling Out Loud

Hello! For Day 22 of Scraptember, I decided to keep things simple and just prepared a page in my journal, so I could write in it later in the day. I used homemade watercolour mists to delicately colour the paper and then used a stencil and distress ink to add more colour and a bit of interest. I used some feather stamps and my favourite peacock feather washi tape to bring some more softness to the spread. I also broke out my metallic gel pens, Posca paint pens and metallic brush pens.

To view the whole process, feel free to watch the video below. Thanks for stopping by! xxx

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Design Team News & Weekly Round-Up: 15 – 21 September 2018

So, Scraptember continues apace! Somehow, I’ve managed to keep up with the goals I set myself of memory-keeping everyday, sharing a memory-keeping layout everyday and posting a YouTube video everyday. Once October rolls around, I’m going to need a very long lie-down in a dark room!

Here’s what I’ve been up to this week.

First-up: my Scraptember shares. If you’d like to see how they came together, there are videos on YouTube for all of these layouts.

Next-up: cards. Because of Scraptember, it’s been quiet on the card front, but here are two I’ve shared this week.

Finally: planning. This week, I’ve moved from the light and breezy Here Be Dragons theme to the warm and cosy Nettle the Hedgehog theme – The nights are drawing in and Autumn is definitely in the air, so it felt like the right time to switch planner vibes. I shall miss the dragons and their cheeky faces, but Nettle and friends make a cute and cuddly replacement!

That’s it for now. Thanks for stopping by! xxx

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Scraptember Day 21: Let the Good Times Roll

Hello! For Scraptember Day 21, I’ve created this layout featuring two almost identical photos of my mum. Same person, same place, same pose, but different babies, three and a half-years apart!

I used Cheeky Studio Midnight Florals ephemera to create the cascade between the two photos and Monthly Words to create the labels on each photo. We call my mum G-Ma which is obviously short for Grandma. The ‘let the good times roll’ sticker is from the Vicky Boutin Field Notes collection.

I love how this turned out. I might have to recreate it and give it to mum to keep. I think she’d love it too.

If you’d like to see how this layout came to be, here’s a video for you. Thanks for stopping by! x

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Scraptember Day 20: Owl Be Seeing You

It’s Day 20 of Scraptember! Can’t believe we’re two thirds of the way through all ready. Today’s prompt was leftovers, so, I created this layout using leftovers from papers that had come free with a papercraft magazine. I also made a block background as Monday’s Scrap-A-Thon 2 prompt was ‘block layouts’. I really enjoyed putting this together and had fun with the punny title! I also included some diecut feathers and stickers from the September Lottie Loves Paper scrapbook kit.

If you’d like to see how this layout came into existence, there’s a video on YouTube for you. Thanks for stopping by! x

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Scraptember Day 19: Better Latte Than Never

It’s Day 19 of Scraptember and the layout I’ve created for today is another collaboration with Laura Alberts. This week we’ve taken the theme of ‘surprise’. I decided to scrapbook an everyday surprise – a midweek breakfast with my husband after he returned home last night from a week away on business. I’ve called it Saturday Breakfast but on a Wednesday – Better Latte Than Never because we usually go out for breakfast together on a Saturday but couldn’t last weekend as he was away. The ‘Better Latte Than Never’ is from the Costa Coffee napkin I brought home with me from breakfast.

I used a variety of Mama Makes stamps for the background and some Cheeky Studio Latte Love ephemera and sequins to decorate my page. If you’d like to see the process and hear more about the story behind it, you can watch the video below. You can also see Laura’s ‘Surprise’ process video too.

Thanks for stopping by! xxx

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Scraptember Day 18: Cousin Cuddles

It may be Day 18 of Scraptember, but it’s also a Tuesday, which means that it’s time to share another Cheeky Studio project. I created this 12×12 layout using the Winter Flowers ephemera and sequin mix along with bits and pieces from my stash.

Whenever I look at this layout it makes me smile – my niece is hugging my daughter and the flowers are hugging both of them! I also love how the pinks and greens of the Winter Flowers collection work so well with the colours in these Amy Tangerine Shine on Papers. So pretty!

If you’d like to see how this layout came together, there’s a process video below.

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Thanks for stopping by. See you tomorrow! xxx

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Scraptember Day 17: In Your Face

Hello! Here is my layout for Day 17 of Scraptember, and boy was it a pickle to do. When I started it, I knew I wanted a messy, grungy look, but it very nearly got out of control and I very nearly gave up on it. I’m glad I persevered though as I’m really happy with how it turned out. Leaving overnight to dry meant I could also look at it the next day with fresh eyes.

For this layout, I used leftovers from the September Lottie Loves Paper kit to punch out the circles and pulled in alphas from the August kit.

If you’d like to see how it came together, here’s a video. Thanks for stopping by! xxx

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Scraptember Day 16: Beautiful

We’re over half way – it’s all down hill from here!

For today’s Scraptember project, I created this 12×12 layout following a sketch by Laura Rumble and using elements from the Lottie Loves Paper September kit. The paper is from the Amy Tangerine Shine On collection and the die cut butterfly and moths, phrase stickers and splats are from the Vicki Boutin Field Notes collection.

I really enjoyed putting this layout together, although it took me ages to emboss all six of those wiggly lines, and I ended up with embossing powder everywhere – surprise surprise!

As well as following a sketch, I also created this layout for the For the Love of Pretty Paper Facebook group’s Alphabet Relay Challenge. The prompt was G for Garden, so I chose three photos of my son when he was a toddler pottering around in the garden. He’s sixteen now and still likes to grow stuff – this year it’s been peppers.

For those interested, there is a process video on YouTube – you get to listen to me thinking out loud as I put together the layout. Thanks for stopping by! xxx

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