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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Crafting Out Loud: Mama Makes ‘Star Shine’ Cards

Hello! Today I makes some cards using some long-neglected embossing folders and the Star Shine Stamp Set from Mama Makes. Thanks for stopping by. xx

For 20% off your first Mama Makes order, use the discount code: IMNEW.

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Scraptember Layout Share and Reflections

Hello! Now that Scraptember is over, I thought I’d make a video compiling all 30 layouts that I made over the course of the month. I share some Scraptember reflections too. Thanks for stopping by! x

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Design Team News and Weekly Round-Up: 29 – 30 September 2018

Hello! For the month of October, I’m going to be sharing my Design Team News and Weekly Round-Up posts on a Monday to spread my blogging out across the week, and as it’s only been three days since my last Round-Up, I only have a few days to talk about … but what a few days!

Saturday and Sunday were the last two days of Scraptember, so here are my last two projects: a spread in my bullet journal and a 12×12 layout using ALL THE BUTTONS!

And that’s it! Scraptember 2018 is officially over. It’s been a blast, and I’m really chuffed that the Scraptember Facebook Group is still thriving. If you haven’t joined but want to, please do, as we’ll be having regular challenges and games until at least this time next year!

Yesterday also saw the debut of Emily and Skull and Cross Buns on Create and Craft TV. Emily did an amazing job demonstrating her stamps and stencils, and there was at least one sell-out! A few of my design team makes put in an appearance too, which was very exciting.

I also shared one more sample for the show: a tropical themed party invitation.

So that’s September over and done with. Now for October. This month, it’ll be a little quieter on my blog as I won’t be posting every day, but this is the schedule I’m going to stick to. There may also be extra posts if I’ve got something extra to say!

  • Mondays – Design Team News and Weekly Round-Up
  • Wednesdays – Crafting Out Loud, including videos
  • Fridays – Scrapping Out Loud, including videos
  • Saturdays – Planning Out Loud Weekly Set-Up, including videos
  • Last Wednesday of the Month – Planning Out Loud Monthly Set-Up, including video

That’s it for now. Thanks for dropping in. See you on Wednesday! xxx

If you’d like to buy anything from the shops for which I’m on the design team, don’t forget to use the discount codes below!

  • Cheeky Studio – for 10% off your order, use the discount code: natalie1o.
  • 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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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

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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.

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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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

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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

If you’d like to buy anything from the above shops, don’t forget to use the discount codes below!

  • Cheeky Studio – for 10% off your order, use the discount code: natalie1o.
  • 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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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.

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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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

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