Scraptember Day 30: Peep Bo

I can’t quite believe it, but today is the very last day of Scraptember! Where did the month go?

I wasn’t sure I’d be able to do 30 layouts and 30 process videos over the course of the month, but I did it! It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. With some planning and batching, it all came together in the end.

I have loved every single minute of it too! I’ve found lots of new memory-keepers to follow and feel as if I’m developing my own style a bit.

For today’s layout, I’ve made this 12×12 featuring photos of my children when they were toddlers, both crawling through their play tunnel. To recreate the tunnel feel, I used ALL THE BUTTONS to make a rainbow that swirled out from the title. That was a lot of fun to make! If you’d like to see how it came together, the video is below. Thanks for stopping by! See you next week. xxx

Planning Out Loud: W/B 01 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.

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Scraptember Day 29: TV Shows Collection

Hello! It’s the penultimate day of Scraptember, and I have created another collection in my Collections Journal. This is where I’m going to record the TV shows I watch from now on.

For this spread, I drew lots of different viewing devices with my Uniball Eye Micro, which is waterproofe, and then I coloured them in using my watercolours. I really enjoy the scribbly doodle effect and the messy wash of colour. It looks intentionally casual!

If you’d like to watch the process video, it’s below. Thanks for stopping by! See you tomorrow for the last day of Scraptember. xxx

Design Team News & Weekly Round-Up: 22 – 28 September 2018

We’re almost at the end of Scraptember. I can’t quite believe that in two days it will be over! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it even though it’s been full-on: memory-keeping and video-making every day has been tough but rewarding. I’m feeling a great sense of accomplishment at the moment – come Monday, that’ll probably be replaced with a ‘What am I supposed to do now?’ feeling, but we’ll cross that bridge when we come it.

So, here’s what I made and shared for Scraptember this week.

I’ve shared a few cards too. Emily from Skull and Cross Buns is making her TV debut on the Create and Craft channel on Sunday 30th September at 10am, and I’ve been busily making samples for the show, some of which are below. Do tune in and watch as there will be some exclusive stamp and stencil bundles available to purchase.

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

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Scraptember Day 28: A Breath of Fresh Air for Cheeky Studio

Hello! For today’s Scraptember project I’ve used my October Cheeky Studio design team package – the July Kit Club Kit. I just couldn’t wait until next month to play with it! I love the colours in the Sweet Succulent collection – so soft, but so full of life! I was dead chuffed to find a set of alphas in my stash that worked perfectly with them too.

To watch this spread come together and to see all the goodies in my design team package, take at look at the video below.

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Thanks for stopping by. See you tomorrow! xxx

Scraptember Day 27: Planning Out Loud – October 2018

Hello! I had planned to do two videos today: one for Scraptember and one for my Planning Out Loud series, but as soon as I got up I knew I wouldn’t have the energy for two, so I decided to combine them. It’s not cheating; my monthly-setups always include elements of memory-keeping. For example, in my gratitude log, I record things I’m grateful for every day, and I often refer back to previous monthly spreads to see how far I’ve come in my recovery from mental illness.

So, if you’d like to see how I’ve set up my bullet journal for the month of October, here’s the video. Thanks for stopping by! xxx

Scraptember Day 26: Tell a Story – Collaboration with Laura Alberts

Hello, and welcome to Day 26 of Scraptember 2018! Today’s layout is the last collaboration of the month with Laura Alberts and we are both scrapping on the theme of ‘tell a story’.

The photos I have chosen today, tell the story of a spot of crabbing we did on holiday in Swanage a few years ago. I arranged the photos in a left-to-right downward diagonal to draw the eye through the story, and used stickers and chipboards with words that added to the story – Fun Starts Here, Lots of Fun, Be Bold, Be You, Blessed are the curious for they shall have Adventures. This last one, I placed at the bottom of the layout, facing outward to show that more adventures would happen off the page.

If you’d like to see the process behind the finished product, check out the video below. Don’t forget to take a look at Laura’s video too! Thanks for stopping by. xxx

Scraptember Day 25: Cheeky Studio – It’s In the Genes

For Day 25 of Scraptember, I’m sharing this Cheeky Studio Design Team project which I created using the gorgeous Winter Flowers collection.

My daughter has inherited my love for arts and crafts and my propensity for making mess which doing them, so I thought I’d celebrate that on this layout.

I love the pinks and teals in the florals. They’re so soft and worked really well with the colours in the photograph and the papers I pulled from my stash.

If you’d like to see the process video for this layout, its below.

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Thanks for stopping by. See you tomorrow! xxx

The Little Paper Tree: Starlight Pop-Up Card

Hello! It’s me, Natalie, back with the second of two cards made using the Catherine Pooler Designs Starlight Stamp. This card is a pop-up card. I had lots of fun figuring how to make the stars jump up as the card was opened! As always, if you want to try your hand at this make, you can find the instructions and product links over at The Little Paper Tree.

This is my last tutorial for The Little Paper Tree as, after eight months, I feel it’s time to move on to pastures new. I would like to Jeni and Janet for having me on the team and wish them all the best in the future.

Thanks for stopping by! x

Scraptember Day 24: Look at This

For today’s Scraptember layout, I scrapped a photo of my daughter, hunting for minibeasts in my mum’s back garden. I chose this photo as it went beautifully with the last of the 12×12 add-ons from the September Lottie Loves Paper kit. The sketch I followed was by Laura Rumble and is this month’s challenge sketch in the For the Love of Pretty Paper Facebook Group.

As well as using the last of the papers, I pulled some chipboard thickers and ephemera from the kit too. There are also some fussy-cut flowers and charity shop sequins.

If you’d like to see how it came together, the video is below. Thanks for stopping by! xxx