Thursday, 8 December 2016

Read (The Scrappery Kit Club CT)

Hello!  I haven't shared my exciting news on here yet, but I made The Scrappery Kit Club Creative Team!  The Scrappery is based in Australia, and I love that I'm now part of a team in my part of the world (NZ being neighbours).  The first kit that I'm working with is November's Lilly Kit, and features Cocoa Vanilla Studio's "Make a Wish" collection.  This collection is birthday themed, but there are so many possibilities for creating other projects too.

I'll be posting a new video on The Scrappery YouTube Channel every Tuesday, but will also share them on my channel, and here on my blog.  For my first layout I decided to scrap a photo of Brielle reading a book at 10 months old.  I love this photo and it was so great to finally get it scrapped.

I went with one of my favourite designs, which is to feature a large block of paper.  I loved this beautiful pink watercolour paper!

I fussy cut out some of the flowers and used them as embellishments.  I added extra texture with my sewing machine and scallop border punch.

I love all the embellishments that are included in the kit!

Here is my process video.

And here is my unboxing video of the kit.

Thanks so much for looking!

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Fun in the Leaves (Lets Get Sketchy)

Hello!! I'm finally back after a break having our new baby girl Ava Quinn, who was born on 22 November.  She's two weeks old now and so lovely.  I'll share more in a separate blog post.  

Today I'm sharing my take on the first sketch reveal for Lets Get Sketchy for December.  I used my October Hip Kit and decided to scrap an Autumn photo of my kids that Shaun took.  At first I wasn't sure about this sketch, but I'm really happy with how it turned out!  I added texture with my sewing machine, and I had fun watercolouring the cut file (exclusive to The Hip Kit Club).

And here is the sketch.

Make sure you play along and link up your layout on the blog!  Thanks for looking!

Friday, 18 November 2016

Happy Girl (Creative Scrappers)

Hello!  When I saw this month's sketch over at Creative Scrappers I just knew I had to play along.  Its Sketch 300, and its a grid - so many fun options on how to play with this one!  I knew I didn't want my photo to take up the real estate of one of the squares, but rather be layered over the top, and I knew I wanted to keep it 4x6 size because I'd already had it printed.

My photo is of Brielle at 15 months at a park in town, and I love the colour tones in the photo.  I used scraps from my September Hip Kit, and tried to pull all of the coral/pink colours in the papers.  I added extra texture with my sewing machine, and had so much fun embellishing!

One of the little cut apart frames was perfect for my journalling.

The Cute Girl and Gather chipboard were perfect together for my title, and i love the tassel banner.

I popped my photo up on foam for dimension, which meant I could tuck some chipboard flowers underneath.

And here is the sketch.

Thanks so much for looking!

Friday, 11 November 2016

Be Thankful (The Cut Shoppe DT)

Hello! Today I'm sharing a layout for The Cut Shoppe here on my blog.  I used my Kellie Kit which has all of the papers from Amy Tangerine's "Oh Happy Life" collection, and I really wanted to feature my watercolours.  I used the Bountiful Blessings cut file to document this sweet photo of Brielle sleeping.

I used one of the papers as inspiration and painted all of my cut files in two tones of colour, I just love how they turned out.  The feathers didn't need any dimension, the watercolouring process enabled them to curl up.

I machine stitched all of the word die cuts.

I even stitched onto the photo, careful not to go onto her face.

Here is the Bountiful Blessings cut file, which you can purchase in the Etsy store here.

I made a process video for this one too!

Thanks so much for looking!

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Pretty Girl (Lets Get Sketchy & Sizzix UK)

Hello again!  It's a new month over at Lets Get Sketchy which means its time for a new sketch! I just adored the sketch for this week, and had to pretty much stick with it, especially the gorgeous butterflies!  It was the perfect sketch to scrap a photo of Brielle at a friend's wedding that her and I attended in February.  I used my Kellie Kit, and some left over butterflies that I'd die cut with my Silhouette Cameo (the cut file is this one from The Cut Shoppe).  I also used this die from Sizzix UK for the leaves.  

My Kellie Kit is built around the latest Amy Tangerine collection "Oh Happy Life", and to to colour my butterflies I was inspired by the feather paper that has multi-coloured feathers.  I used my water colours to paint the butterflies and leaves in matching colours, and I love how they turned out!  I used a couple of shades of green for the leaves.

Here is the gorgeous sketch.

Make sure you head on over to the blog and link up your layout to play along!

Thanks for looking! 

Monday, 7 November 2016

They Love You Already (The Cut Shoppe DT)

Hello!  I'm up on The Cut Shoppe blog today sharing a layout featuring one of the cut files from the Road Trip set.  I love how versatile Ashley's cut files are, this layout has nothing to do with travel, yet the cut file I choose was perfect to represent how excited my kids are about the new baby joining our family (any day now)!!  I used older products from my stash for this one, its always such a good feeling to use up things that have been stored away.

Here is the cut file set, and you can purchase it in the Etsy store here.

Make sure you check out the blog for more details and close up photos.

Thanks for looking

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Be Still My Heart (The Cut Shoppe DT)

Hello hello!  I'm up on The Cut Shoppe Blog today with this sweet layout featuring a daisy chain.  I used the Love Always collection to scrap this photo of Brielle that I took when I bought her some new hair clips, and she had to wear them all at once!  I created the daisy chain from the flower in the cut file set, by replicating it, arranging it in a circle and welding it together on my Silhouette software. 

Here is one close up of the daisy chain.  It's not perfect, but neither are real daisy chains!  I popped the centre of each flower up on a pop dot.  

Here is the cut file, you can also purchase this set pre-cut if you don't have a digital die cutting machine.  You can purchase the cut file in the Etzy store here.

Head on over to the blog to see more details and close-up photos of my layout!

Thanks for looking!