Thursday, 3 September 2015

Sunny - Pretty Little Studio

Hi everyone, today I want to share my take on Pretty Little Studio's September sketch. 

I used a photo of the kids playing in the river taken during the last summer vacation in France. The weather was so hot, it was only nice when you were in the water so the die-cut “Sunny” had to be used!!

I decided to use the Treasure Island collection which is just perfect for almost all of our vacation photos! My favorite papers in this collection are the metallic ones so for my background paper I chose the sheet “Pirates Paper Metallic Copper”. How I love the result. The photo was layered on even more beautiful specialty “papers”: first a piece of lime colored vellum, next on a piece of clear sheet with a map and last a “normal” piece of paper featuring multi colored sailing boats. 

I also added a couple of cards (two journaling cards and a bingo card) and after adding a few die-cuts (clouds and arrows) and a flair my page was as good as complete! To finish it all off I used my sewing machine and added a few drops of ink.

 Hope you like it and that you’ll feel inspired to join in our sketch challenge! Can’t wait to see what you’ll do!

Supplies: Pretty Little Studio Treasure Island Collection
Patterned Paper: Treasure Island 8×8 Pack, Pirates Journal Metallic Gold, Smooth Sailing, Castaway Sea, Clear: Castaway black, Vellum: Wild Cat Coast Lime, Flair: Anchors Away, Die-cuts: Out To Sea Clouds, Arrow Adventure, Cut-Outs: Sail Away Mini Bingo, Sea Shore Note Strips, Word Art: Sunny, Bingo Cards Ocean Blue, Journaling Cards: Pirate Island.

And let's not forget ... the sketch! 

Thank you so much for visiting!

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Scraptastic Club August Sketch Challenge

Last Thursday it was time for the August sketch challenge at Scraptastic Club. Susan had created a wonderful sketch for us and here's what I made: 

In the photos you see the kids having fun in a hurricane simulator. The boys had to laugh so hard when they saw their sister's hair afterwards!! 

A couple of close-ups: 

I used a very old kit from Scraptastic Club: the "Carry On" kit from June 2013!! I really love this kit and am so happy I found it again! (I'm purging and am finding all kinds of scrappy stuff I didn't even know I possesed!!). 

This is the sketch Susan created for us:

It's a bummer the Scraptastic Club website is down, but yay! a new website is coming! Hopefully it will be ready soon. For now we're using the Scraptastic Club Facebook Page mostly. It's where members are showing their projects made with the kits. Why not have a look if you're on facebook? 

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a fab day! 

Monday, 31 August 2015

Manhattan | Paper House | SG CREATE Magazine

When I was sorting my layouts to put them in albums, I came across this one and realized I never shared it on my blog. So I thought today is a good day to do so.

Paper House was the sponsored manufacturer for SG CREATE Magazine issue 14 and I got this wonderful pack of New York papers and embellishments to work with. Like for example that sheet with the New York “street sign”, isn't it awesome?!

When we were in New York we had a hotel right on Times Square and so we spent a lot of time there. This sheet of paper was just perfect for a lot of my photos.

The stickers belonging to this New York collection are fantastic as well. All of the stickers would have been a perfect fit for my photos! And I really adore the “metallic” ones.

Supply list: patterned paper: Paper House, cardstock: American Crafts, stickers: Paper House, epoxy stickers: Pebbles, cork sticker: Fancy Pants, metal paper clip: Maya Road, wood veneer: Pinkfresh Studio, gaffer tape: 7Gypsies, stamping ink: Ranger, color mist: Studio Calico, date stamp: Trodat.

If you want to know where to find issue #14 of CREATE Magazine, just click on the link! You'll find it's filled with many many awesome projects!

Thank you so much for stopping by again today!

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Perfect Together | Doodlebug | Scrapbook Magazine #87

For issue #87 of Scrapbook Magazine UK I was asked to create a "Love" layout. Creating “love” layouts is something I do often. For today’s layout I chose to scrap about the special bond between my husband and our daughter. In December 2013 the two of them spent a few days in Venice and had an awesome time. Because I love seeing them enjoying each other’s company so much I wanted to scrap about it. To do this I chose a Valentine’s collection from Doodlebug Design, because I felt that this bright and colourful collection expresses exactly the story I wanted to tell. 

a few close-ups:

Designer Tips
Tip 1. When you can’t find the desired background (paper) use a die-cutting machine to create one, like this one with all the hearts. 
Tip 2. When you’re using mainly one colour for your layout, use elements with a different texture (like wood veneer, twine, metal) to create more depth. 
Tip 3. For a fun effect use the same photo twice and place one behind the other at a slight angle.

Materials lists
Materials: patterned paper, tickets, cardstock stickers, twine, sugar coated cardstock, mini love note, alphabet stickers: Doodlebug Design; cardstock (white): American Crafts; wood veneer: Studio Calico; cross stitched heart sticker: Echo Park; enamel dot: My Mind’s Eye; transparent word: Heidi Swapp; word label: K&Company; metal word: misc.; cut files: The Cut Shoppe (hearts background), Kerri Bradford (perfect), Pretty Little Studio (2). 
Tools: Silhouette Cameo; Aigger sewing machine; heart punch: Pipoos; 

Friday, 28 August 2015

London Bus | Imaginisce's Happy Traveler collection

Hello crafty friends! Today I've got my second "Happy Traveler" layout up on Imaginisce's blog. How I adore this new collection! The bright colors are just up my alley and I so love the fun patterns.

At the beginning of the month I went to London with my daughter and two American relatives of ours. The relatives had never been to London before and we had promised to show them around. One of the things we did was a "hop on - hop off" sight seeing tour with one of those red English double-decker buses. We sat on the top floor (sometimes even right in the front) and had such an amazing view! 

The colors of the Happy Traveler collection were just perfect for my photos with the red London buses and black cabs! 

And what I discovered in the packet of wood veneers was amazing .... a London bus and a London cab! I just had to use those of course! 

With my Silhouette Cameo I cut out the London skyline and for the title I used some American Crafts Thickers: 

And of course I added one of the puffy stickers as well. To give it even more dimension I added some stitching, piercing the holes in the paper with Imaginisce's I-Score and Pierce tool.

I expect to create many more projects with this awesome collection!! Hope you'll give it a try too! Can't wait to see yours! 

AC/Imaginisce supplies:
Imaginisce: patterned paper, wood veneer, puffy stickers (Happy Traveler); American Crafts: cardstock, Thickers. Tools: Imaginisce I-Score & Pierce tool.
Other: Silhouette Cameo, cutting file from Silhouette store #57460. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Sisters | Me & My Big Ideas | Stuck?! Sketches

Today I thought I'd join in the sketch challenge from "Stuck?! Sketches". I chose this photo of my daughter with one of her best friends and host sister, taken last March in the US when my dd was living there. My dd had such a great time staying with this sweet girl that I just had to scrap this photo.

I used lots of Mambi products for this page. Love all the small tidbits they sell for planners, which are perfect for layouts as well, look:

Aren't those papers with the gold foil accents from the "Gold Rush" paper pad awesome?! I combined them with bright colored Project Life cards from the "Story Of Me" package.

And those puffy stickers are so fun! I could use them everywhere on my page. The title is a cut file from Kerri Bradford.

The deer is actually from Maya Road. It had been lying on my desk for ages and just asked to be used.

The tag was made using a punch from Stampin! Up.

And this is the sketch I used:

If you want to play too, just hop over to the Stuck?! Sketches blog. You have until August 29 to play.

patterned paper: Me & My Big Ideas 12x12 Paper Pad Gold Rush
cardstock: American Crafts
puffy stickers: Me & My Big Ideas Create 365 Happy Planner Puffy Stickers To Do
stickers: Me & My Big Ideas Create 365 Happy Planner Sticker Sheets Good Day Brights
clear stickers: Me & My Big Ideas Sayings Stickers Insta Love
paper stickers: Me & My Big Ideas Clear Stickers Enjoy The Little Things
PL cards: Me & My Big Ideas Pocket Pages Themed Cards Story Of Me
chipboard: Me & My Big Ideas Self Adhesive Designer Chipboard
chipboard "noted": American Crafts
deer: Maya Road

Thank you so much for stopping by again today! I really appreciate your visits, even if I don't say so every time! Big hug!