Thursday, 1 December 2016

Hello | Stuck?! Sketches December 1st Challenge

Hello!!

I'm back to share some more scrappy inspiration with you! Here is the Stuck?! Sketches December 1st challenge...


I love this sketch!! Here's my take on it...


I documented some super cool photos of my son that I took of him recently when he got a new pair of sunglasses! I always make the most of it when he is happy for me to take some photos, because it doesn't happen all that often! And I'm so glad that I got these ones because I think they capture his cool, chilled out personality!

I combined two Cocoa Vanilla collections on this layout... The 'Flying High' and 'Totally Rad' collections!

Here are some closeups so that you can see all of the details...


I love using wood veneer on my layouts! This wood veneer word 'hello' is from D-lish Scraps. I added some foam tape underneath to give it some extra dimension.


I added a Charms Creations Super Star to the right of the title and popped a D-lish Scraps flair on top, which coordinated perfectly with my photos!


I tucked a tag under the photo on the right hand side and also added a star sticker from the Flying High collection.

I finished the layout off with some wood veneer stars which I painted black.

If you haven't done so already, I hope that you'll head on over to the Stuck?! Sketches blog and take a look at the fabulous layouts created by my fellow design team members! We'd love you to play along with us by creating a layout based on this sketch! Link up your layouts on the Stuck?! Sketches blog by December 29th to be in the running to win a prize from one of our very generous sponsors:



Thank you so much for visiting my blog and taking a look at my layout! Thank you to those who take the time to leave a comment as well - it is always very much appreciated!

Mandy

Fabulous | Scrap the Girls December challenge

Hi there!

Can you believe that December is here already?!? I don't know where this year has gone!! It's time for some new scrappy challenges to keep you inspired throughout the silly season! This month at Scrap the Girls we have a super pretty mood board challenge...


I love the pretty shades of pink teamed up with gold... so stunning!!

Here's my layout inspired by the mood board...


I scrapped a photo of my eldest daughter from about 7 years ago! Gosh this girl is truly amazing and fabulous... I feel so blessed to be able to call her mine!

Here are some closeups of my layout...


The patterned paper that I used is from the Maggie Holmes 'Bloom' collection... I love the fringed look! I tucked a pretty doily underneath the photo to add some texture and interest, then added a puffy tab sticker from Felicity Jane on the left hand side of the photo.


This gold foil word from the Paige Evans 'Take me Away' collection was just perfect for this layout!


I created a cluster of pretty embellishments to the right of the photo that includes a couple of D-lish Scraps flowers and a Maggie Holmes crepe paper rosette. I also tucked some die-cut leaves into the cluster.

I finished the layout off with some journaling and a few heart stickers.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Pop on over to the Scrap the Girls blog to be inspired by all the gorgeous layouts that my fellow design team members have created! We hope you can squeeze in some time to play along with us this month!

Mandy

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

This has my Heart - Traveler's Notebook | Felicity Jane

Hello friends!

Today I have a traveler's notebook spread to share with you that I created using the Felicity Jane November 'Oh, Deer' kit...


I documented a cute photo of my daughter and my nephew walking hand-in-hand at the shops recently. They both adore one another, and I love capturing sweet moments like this that they share.

Here are some closeups...


I love the beautiful colours in this kit! The coral and aqua make such a pretty colour combinaton!


The floral patterned paper in this kit is just gorgeous and is perfect for fussy cutting! I created a cluster in the top right hand corner that includes one of the fussy cut flowers, a flair button, a little phrase from the cut-apart sheet, as well as a wood veneer heart.


I finished the page off with a few of the pretty sequins from the kit, and a couple more wood veneer hearts.

Thanks so much for joining me on my blog today!

Mandy

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Make a Wish | The Cut Shoppe

Hello!

Today I'm sharing a layout that I created using the Party On cut file set from The Cut Shoppe!


My baby girl turned 2 last month and we had a little party with family and close friends to celebrate! It was such a beautiful day, and of course I got lots of cute photos to document the day!

My layout features the Cocoa Vanilla Studio 'Make a Wish' collection!

I used two of the cut files from the Party On set...

The Party On cut file set, includes 8 birthday themed icons, that can be used for your scrapbooking and papercrafting projects.

Here are some closeups...


I created a little cluster of pretty embellishments to the left of the photo.


I love combining different alphas to create my titles! I used the word 'wish' from the Party On cut file set, which I cut out of white cardstock, and I combined this with alpha stickers from the Make a Wish collection to complete my title.


I LOVE the banner cut file!! I cut it from wood grain patterned paper and added some foam tape underneath to give it some extra dimension.

I finished the layout off with a couple of lines of journaling and some pretty butterfly die-cuts.

If you're anything like me, I'm sure that you've got lots of birthday photos just waiting to be scrapped, so why don't you pull them out, and use the 'Party On' cut file set to get them documented!

Thanks for joining me on my blog today!

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

My Girl | Stuck?! Sketches November 15th Challenge

Hi friends!

It's time for a new challenge over at Stuck?! Sketches! Here's the November 15th sketch designed by the talented Laura Whitaker...


I love how sketches give you fresh ideas for page designs... This one is a bit different to my normal go-to designs, in that it has two vertical photos one on top of the other... I love it!! Here's my take on the sketch...


I used the gorgeous Crate Paper Cute Girl collection to document these super cute photos of my youngest daughter enjoying a cupcake at her birthday party last month!

Here are some closeups of my layout...


I used a sticker from the Cute Girl collection as the title for my layout. I think that the black contrasts nicely with the bright colours on the page.


I added more of the Cute Girl stickers around the page, some with foam tape underneath them. This is one of my favourite go-to techniques for adding extra dimension to my layouts.


The layered wood veneer pieces in this collection are just beautiful!


I created a little cluster to the right of the photos that includes a super pretty Charms Creations heart, as well as a Cocoa Vanilla flair button and a D-lish Scraps mini rose.

If you haven't done so already, I hope that you'll head on over to the Stuck?! Sketches blog and take a look at the gorgeous layouts created by my fellow design team members! We'd love you to play along with us by creating a layout based on this sketch! Link up your layouts on the Stuck?! Sketches blog by November 29th to be in the running to win a prize from one of our very generous sponsors:



Thank you so much for visiting my blog and taking a look at my layout! Thank you to those who take the time to leave a comment as well - it is always very much appreciated!

Mandy

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Count Your Blessings | The Cut Shoppe

Hi everyone!

Today I'm up on The Cut Shoppe blog sharing a layout that I created using the new Give Thanks cut file set from The Cut Shoppe Etsy store, as well as the Pretty Little Studio Oakley Avenue collection designed by Ashley Horton!


I love this cute photo of my three kids snuggling together in their onesies! It was taken on my son's birthday a few months ago. I always like to get a photo of the three of them together when they've just woken up, on each of their birthdays.

How gorgeous is the Oakley Avenue collection?! The colours are so rich, and there are so many fun coordinating embellishments! Even though it's a Fall themed collection, there are still plenty of non-themed elements that can be adapted to any project, as I've shown on this layout! The collection is available to purchase from the Pretty Little Studio shop.

This is the Give Thanks cut file set that I used on my layout. The 'count your blessings' phase was the perfect title for my layout!

The Give Thanks cut file set includes 5 phrases, that can be used for your scrapbooking and papercrafting projects.

Here are some closeups so that you can see all of the details...


The wood veneers and flair buttons are probably my two favourite embellishments from the Oakley Avenue collection!


I cut my title from one of the patterned papers, and then added an offset (0.1), which I cut from black cardstock. This helped to really make the title stand out! I also added foam tape underneath the cut file to give it some extra dimension.


I created a cluster to the right of the photo using lots of different embellishments from the Oakley Avenue collection... there's a tab, a flair button, a die-cut word, a wood veneer, and an arrow!

Thanks so much for joining me on my blog today! If you haven't done so already, why don't you pop on over to The Cut Shoppe etsy store to check out all the new cut files that were added last week!

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Awesome | Kraft+ Guest Designer

Hi friends!

This month Charms Creations is sponsoring the challenge over Kraft+ and our design team were invited to play along with their November challenge! In case you haven't seen it yet, here's the challenge...


What a fun challenge right?! Here's my take on it...


I used denim paper on my layout, inspired by my favourite pair of denim jeans. I've scrapped a photo of my eldest two kids with their Grandfather. A few months ago he took us to the Reptile Park for the day. and we all had lots of fun, so I wanted to create a layout documenting this!

I cut the compass out of of patterned paper using a cut file from The Cut Shoppe.

Here are some closeups...


Here you can see a closeup of the Charms Creations Terrific Tab that I used, as well as the wood veneer plus signs from D-lish Scraps.


On the top left hand corner of the photo I added a vellum star from D-lish Scraps and a 'woodie' from Cocoa Vanilla Studio.


I used a chipboard word from the Pink Paislee Take Me Away collection for my title. I also added a black Charms Creations chevron to the right of my photo.

Head on over to the Kraft+ blog to check out all the awesome layouts by the design team, and play along with the challenge for your chance to win a prize, including a $25 Charms Creations gift voucher!

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look at my layout!

Mandy