Saturday, 18 February 2017

Here Comes Trouble - like for ever kit club

Hi everyone, Monique here sharing another layout I created with the fabulous February Beep Beep Kit. For this layout I selected Dear Lizzy's beautiful Up & Away paper and a photo of my youngest son who’s showing me his new football shoes. I saved the paper I loved most till last but now I definitely wanted to use it and although the colours aren’t really colours for a boy I decided I was going to use it anyway. Here’s what I did:

I started my layout by piercing a heart shape in my white cardstock and (hand)punching lots of hearts from the Up & Away paper. I filled the pierced heart with the punched hearts, except for the space I had reserved for my photo:

When I had finished adhering all the hearts and put the (matted) photo with the journaling cards and tags in place, I hand stitched the pierced heart with yellow embroidery thread.

Next I studied the sheet of Thickers looking for a word that I could use for my title and discovered the word “trouble” on it… I knew straight away what my title would be! After finding the right spot for the title I adhered the fox die-cut (soooo cute!), the green word sticker and wrote a bit of journaling.

I also stapled a word flag to the photo and gave the cute bear a puffy camera:

he drops of silver color mist (Mister Huey’s) came last.

This is it! Hope you like it! Wishing you all a wonderful day!

xx Monique

Thursday, 16 February 2017

My Creative Scrapbook February Sketch Challenge

I love using sketches for my pages so when I heard My Creative Scrapbook is having a monthly sketch challenge as well, I decided to play along! Here's what I created using their February Main Kit:

And a few close-ups:

The word "love" is one of the MCS cut files for February: 

And this is the sketch for February: 

If you love sketches and you think you might give it a try then don't forget to link it up on the blog of My Creative Sketches and who knows, maybe you're the winner of this wonderful (random drawn) prize (internationals can join in as well!). 

You can use any product you want, you don't have to use the kit!! Hop over to the My Creative Sketches blog for more details. 

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog again today! Really appreciating it!

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

February 15 Sketch Reveal at Stuck?! Sketches.

Hi everyone! It's time for another sketch reveal over at Stuck?! Sketches. For this layout I used Fancy Pants's "Life Is Beautiful" collection and a photo of my friend Mieke and me. 

And Laura Whitaker's sketch: 

The sponsors for this month are: 

The ScrapRoom, who are sponsoring this challenge with a $20.00 gift certificate to their online store for one lucky participant.

and Scrapmatts, who are also sponsoring this challenge, offering two large pieces of chipboard to a second lucky participant!

And of course a guest designer will be chosen too! 

Here are a few more close-ups of my page: love that typewriter!! 

And those puffy alphabet stickers are so fun!

And all the other die-cuts in this collection are just perfect too!

I hope you'll give the sketch a try! If you do don't forget to link up your project on Stuck?! Sketches' blog! 

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! Hope to see you again tomorrow! Have a great day! 

xx Monique

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! At The Cut Shoppe Ashley has got a fun, FREE Cut File to show our love for all of The Cut Shoppe's amazing fans!!

Instead of cutting it, you can also insert a sketch pen in your Silhouette and then paint it, using some watercolor paint ... which is what I did on this layout of my daughter and her partner:

You can download the Pucker Up Buttercup cut file by clicking on the graphic on TCS's blog!

Here are a few close-ups of my page.

I used an older collection of Crate Paper "Notes & Things" which I still love.

Now hop over to The Cut Shoppe and grab your free cut file!  And don't forget to visit The Cut Shoppe Etsy store to check out all of the awesome Valentine's Day/love themed cut files that are available!

Thank you so much for stopping by and wishing you a fantastic Valentine's Day!!

Friday, 10 February 2017

Pebbles My Funny Valentine Cards

Hi friends! Are still asking yourself whether or not to make a card for Valentine's Day? Here are a few examples of Valentine's cards which are really super easy and quick to make!

For Pebbles blog I created this the set of Valentine’s cards using the My Funny Valentine collection. I still find it much more fun to receive “real” cards in the mail than getting a quick text or email from someone. So, when I saw the fabulous die-cuts in the My Funny Valentine collection I knew what I wanted to do! And this is the result: a set of cards created with the awesome My Funny Valentine collection for the people who are dear to me:

These are the die-cuts in the collection that caught my eye immediately. Aren’t they terrific?!

I love all the die-cuts equally much and had a hard time choosing just a few!

The cards measure 4″x 4″ and consist of 5 layers and 1 die-cut:

For all five cards I embossed the pieces of white cardstock to give them some extra dimension. The top 4 layers were glued together and then machine stitched:

I wound a bit of twine around the spine and added a couple of those beautiful glitter hearts. The hearts are self adhesive and were easy to adhere on top of each other with the end of the twine in between:

And here you see the result. Don’t you think they look fun?

What I find great about the text on these die-cuts is that they are not necessarily only suitable for Valentine’s Day. You can easily send them for other occasions as well. I have lots of moments when I want to tell my sis, my kids or some of my friends that I find them awesome or special or … well this:

And of course there’s one for my husband as well:

Or maybe this one:

I know what I’ll do with the die-cuts I didn’t use just yet. I definitely need more cards!

How I love this collection!!

My Funny Valentine Ephemera Cardstock Die-Cuts (733273)
My Funny Valentine Glitter Stickers (733287)
My Funny Valentine Double-Sided Cardstock 12″x 12″ Pretty In Pink (733326)
My Funny Valentine Double-Sided Cardstock 12″x 12″ Candy Dots (733327)
My Funny Valentine Double-Sided Cardstock 12″x 12″ Happy Valentines (733328)
My Funny Valentine Double-Sided Cardstock 12″x 12″ Donut Sprinkles (733330)
My Funny Valentine Double-Sided Cardstock 12″x 12″ Fresh Strawberries (733335)
American Crafts Textured Cardstock Pack 12″x 12″ Primaries (AC712P12-47)
American Crafts This To That Double-Sided Super Sticky Red Tape, .25″ x 5 yd (61753)
American Crafts Cutup Scissors 7″ (64201)

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! Wishing you a wonderful day!

Thursday, 9 February 2017

I Love You Funny Valentine - The Cut Shoppe

Hello everyone! I thought I'd show you what I created for The Cut Shoppe using one of the new Valentine's cut files that were released recently! The Heart Day collection from Crate Paper had just arrived on my doorstep and was perfect for what I had in mind. I used a photo of my daughter and her partner and printed it in both color and b/w and created this page:

The cut file I used is this one: "Funny Valentine": 

Here's a close-up of the fun cut file. I added a bit of machine stitching and a flair and a die-cut which I adhered on top: 

Not only did I print my photos in both color and b/w, but I also printed them in a polaroid format: 

You can find the "Funny Valentine" cut file in The Cut Shoppe Etsy store, and if you're looking for more love/Valentine's themed designs, then take a look under the Holidays section in the Shop.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!