Design Team News and Weekly Round-Up: 29 Oct – 04 Nov 2018

Well, that was quite a week! It started off nice and quiet and then just exploded into fevered frenzy of scrapbooking. But before we get into that, here are the cards I shared for Mama Makes and Skull and Cross Buns. For the Mama Makes card, I used a stamp from the beautiful Family Sentiments set. For the Skull and Cross Buns card, I used the Christmas Geometric Tree Large stencil, the Christmas Bevelled Star stamp and the ‘with love’ stamp from the Quirky Sentiments set.

I also set up my new journal. I’ve switched from an A5 notebook to travelers notebook inserts – I prefer the dimensions of it. It just looks and feels right.

My sister gave me a lovely little notebook for my birthday last week, and I’ve decided to use it as a repository for quotes. I couldn’t just write them down though, so I’ve also turned it into a little art journal.

Now, on to scrapbooking … I made another layout for my Mixed Media Monday series in which I used a napkin as a background paper and added gesso and Distress Oxides. For Cheeky Studio, I used the August ‘Notebook Nancy’ kit to make a layout featuring two reading-photos of my daughter. Both layouts have process videos on YouTube.

The scrapbooking frenzy started on Saturday with a spontaneous weekend of challenges set by Sarah Jane in the Lottie Loves Paper Facebook group. There were ten in total, and I managed to complete them all. I had loads of fun using bits from my LLP kits and delving into my stash to find other bits I’d forgotten I had! The For the Love of Pretty Paper Facebook Group also launched their Winter Olympics challenge, so I made a layout for the first event – the luge.

On Monday, on the EllieBeth Designs UK blog, I shared my post about how to use mixed media in your planners. And over the course of the week, I painted a couple of pictures for the online course I’m taking at the moment: Angela Fehr’s Watercolour Mastery. We’re only in the second week now, but already I can tell it’s the perfect course for me to take at this stage of my watercolour journey.

So, I think that just about wraps it up. It’s been a whirlwind of a week, and I seem to have regained a little bit of energy, which is fab. My brain is nowhere near as foggy as it’s been recently. Hurrah!

This coming week, I will be filming and sharing daily Plan With Me videos in which I give you a nitty-gritty insight into what I get up to each day, both in my personal life and in my creative life – and, more importantly, how my bullet journal helps me to navigate through it all! Stay tuned for that. Thanks for stopping by! xxx

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.
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