Thursday, January 12, 2017

Super EXCITING news | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hello Hello! Have you heard the news? I'm so excited to share that I've made it onto the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Design Team for 2017! I cannot believe it! Such a dream come true to be working with one of my most favourite Scrapbooking brands! 

What an amazing team of creatives that I will be joining! Can't wait to get started.

Thanks so much for stopping by, Happy Scrapping!
Michelle x

No explanation needed.. | D-lish Scraps

Hi Friends! I'm back today with a new layout share for D-lish Scraps using a few of my favourites from the D-lish store.. I've based it on a current Cyber Crop challenge by Anthea and grabbed a fun photo from Christmas morning. We took so many photos that morning that I'm sure I will still be scrapping them until next Christmas lol
I've chosen a colour palette of Red, black & gold with a hint of green and silver. All these colours blended well with the colours of Leila's PJ's, plus I felt the Red really popped off the page and made the photo stand out even more. I used a mix of Journal It spots for the circle design elements, including the spots on the bagenamel dots, a flair buttoncoloured wire (another element from the challenge) and even the spots on the tree cut file. 

Here's another look at the challenge, which you can find within the Scrap Suite Facebook group, along with plenty more!

Now for some close ups with links to the products in store..

Coloured Journal It spots, Coloured wire twisted into a heart & messy circles, enamel shapes/dots, lace doily peeking out from behind the photo, Journal it ticket, minifettiresin glitter dot

Here's a closer look at the Tree farm cut files I used from The Cut Shoppe, along with a red 5x7 paper bag

Coloured Journal It spots, Coloured wire twisted into a circle around a flair button & messy circles, enamel shapes/dotswood veneer heart, Journal it Jumbo ticket, dip dye printed tagminifettiresin glitter dot

Wordfettiresin glitter dotenamel dot, coloured wire twisted into messy circles and a few strips of skinny washi tape

Thats all from me today, thanks so much for stopping by! 
Be sure to check out all the other challenges within the Scrap Suite on Facebook. We have a new cyber crop starting this weekend too, so be sure to keep an eye out for them.

Until next time, Happy Scrappin!
Michelle x

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Happy HO HO HO to You | The Cut Shoppe

Hello Hello! I'm back today with a new layout share for The Cut Shoppe

Life is only just starting to get back to normal after a Crazy Fun Christmas/ New Year season, so I thought it was perfect time to get some Christmas photos scrapped. The one I'm sharing today was taken Christmas morning amid all the chaos of paper and presents..

For this layout I've used some trees from the Tree Farm set, along with the title from the 'Tis the Season set from the many Christmas designs there are in store. I cut the designs out from white card to make to allow them to stand out on the page rather than blend into the mix of patterns and colour.

I've sewed the trees onto pattern papers from a Hip Kit, and the title was sewed straight to the background paper. This helped to adhere the title to the page without glue, but also because I love the textured look machine stitching gives to a page. 


Here's some close ups..

I layered die cuts, ephemera, a puffy sticker and flair button, from the same Hip Kit, with the trees to create an extremely large cluster. 

The photo stack was created using more pattern papers from the hip kit, along with a sticker and piece of frame

To the bottom right I grouped together another die cut piece, word strip, puffy stickers and some sequins, plus a flair button and glitter * to the right of the title

Lastly a mini cluster top left of the layout to balance it all out. I also added a strip of paper to the top and bottom of the layout, and a tonne of sparkly sequins 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to check out whats NEW in store at The Cut Shoppe, and share with us what you create via Instagram!

Until Next Time, Happy Scrappin!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Amazing Cheeky | Scrap The Girls

Happy New Year Everyone!! 
Today not only marks the start of a new challenge month for Scrap The Girls, but also the last for the current team of Designers. I've loved my time on the Design Team, and can't wait to see what the new team Inspires us with. 

This Months challenge is another Mood board, one which challenged me completely! 
The colour palette is quite a stunning combination, however after searching my entire stash, it seemed to be a combination that I was going to have a hard time replicating. So rather than use in as displayed I took inspiration from it to create this..

I chose papers and die cut ephemera from the Moonstruck collection by Pink Paislee to create the layout as it has very similar colours with the dark blue hues, darker pinks (rather than the plum and reds) and gold. I also chose a mint pattern that a hand drawn design similar to that of henna work. 

2 super cute photos of an almost 3 year old Leila.. Cheesy smiles began really early with this one HAHA

I love ephemera pieces! They're perfect for gathering together within layers to fill a void on the page

They also work perfect for adding a fun title to the page,

and grouping in smaller clusters to finish the page off and to balance it out.

I hope this has been a splash of inspiration to kickstart your creative year! Be sure to check out the Scrap The girls blog for all the other team members creations, and to link up your work for us all to see. There's a fantastic prize available for one lucky winner this month too!

Thanks so much for stopping by. 
Until next post, Happy Scrapping!

Michelle x

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Adore You | D-lish Scraps

Hi Everyone! I hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas, and are still enjoying time with family. We had a crazy busy but very enjoyable day with most of our extended families, then it was straight back to work for me today! No rest for the wicked hey?

Today post involves a little end of the month D-lish Inspiration, inspired by this months Inspiration Board, and using the current Just Add Paper kit - Peaches & Cream

Love this photo of Leila, taken back in 2011 when she was just shy of 7 months. That little face, and those big blue eyes! 

Before I share the full layout, here's a closer look at the board and the contents of the kit.

The contents of these kits are so well co-ordinated, it's so hard not to use everything all at once on one layout! 

I've gathered a few items from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Love Always collection as they had a similar colour scheme to the kits, and suited the floral themes on the Inspiration Board. I also love that Amanda has included cute flower die cuts within this kit. Perfect addition to the collection of embellishments on the page

I gathered most items to the right of the photo, including the title. I kept the wood veneer raw as I felt there wasn't a need for any extra colour added to the layout

Simple mini cluster made from Journal It's, paper flowers and some torn patter paper thats also under the photo

And lastly a touch of journalling to finish the layout off.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to share your creations using D-lish Scraps products/kits within our Facebook group - The Scrap Suite. We also have a link up tool over on the right side of the blog for Inspiration Board layouts to be entered into our monthly draw, and theres also an album within the Facebook group if you would like to enter them there too.

Until next time, Happy Scrapping.
And have a very safe and Happy New year!!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Christmas Tags | The Cut Shoppe

Hello Festive Friends! I hope you're all enjoying the lead up to Christmas Day. I can't believe that theres only 2 more sleeps until the Jolly man arrives and leaves presents under the tree! Speaking of presents, are you all sorted? As I write this up I am not. However I do have plans to head out soon and finish the last of it so I can wrap them up all pretty using some simple brown paper and these fun and festive tags. 

I've used a mix of Christmas designs from The Cut Shoppe store, along with an old Heidi Swapp Christmas collection I've been hoarding since its release. I love how they've turned out, and can't wait to gift them on to those we love this Festive Season.

Here's a look at the design sets I've used. The Magical Christmas set is one of our FREE designs this month. You can find it HERE

Tinsel Town                                        Tree Farm

Magical Christmas                             Out of Line Alpha

All these tags were super easy to create, and came together quite quickly.

I started with a plain tag for the base, then layered a few pieces together including a doily or ephemera piece and stapled or sewed into place 

I used a mix of white cardstock, pattern paper and glitter papers to cut the designs out

This cut file design I kept almost complete by sewing the holly leaf to the base and folding it upwards for dimension

I also used a mix of different ribbons and threads for the tops of the tags, more for decoration than to hang off the present. I can always tuck the tag into a ribbon around the present if needed

I made sure to make the most of the pieces cut out, including the negative piece of the snowflake circle. All 4 of the circle designs from the Magical Christmas Set can be used either way 

For the tags above I incorporated some twine and a bow with the gold reindeer silhouette piece, and the Letter F on the right has been used to identify that tag for a certain little person in our extended family.

Lastly these two I kept quite similar, using pattern paper under the cut file then sewing around the edge and hanging together with a tag. 

And here's one last look at a few presents already under the tree. I really like the simple look brown paper gives a present, enabling the hand made tags to stand out for all to see.

Thats all from me today, I hope this has inspired you into making your own handmade tags this Christmas. Thanks so much for stopping by. See you in the new year!
Have a Safe and Merry Festive Season!

Michelle x

Monday, December 12, 2016

Merry Christmas | D-lish Scraps

Hi Everyone! I have a new D-lish Scraps layout to share with you all, featuring the special edition Just Add Paper kit - Festive Wishes. Absolutely LOVE the colours within this kit, steering away from the traditional Green & Red. So much prettiness that I'm not surprised how quickly they sold out! 

Here's a quick peek at what the kit included..

And here's the layout I created with it..

It took me a few days to get this page sorted out after starting, as I've come down with a hideous virus that I just can't seem to shake. Seeing all the pretty D-lish goodness has seemed to cheer me up, however I'm headed back to bed once I get this post sorted! 

I kept the layout design quite simple, focusing mainly on the products within the kit, including the twine and tag from the packaging. I also added a magnolialace doily and some enamel stars and dots from my D-lish stash to compliment the kit items.

I started with a strip of torn glitter washi tape along the middle of the page, then layered the photos with some vellum and the doilies and popped them up on foam.

Next I altered the 'Merry Christmas' piece with some Silver metallic embossing powder to be used as my title. To the right of the title I've created a large cluster using pieces from the kit (Paper & silk flowers, journal it spots, sequin heart, flair button, resin present & flower, and the twine from the packaging) along with a Magnolia and enamel dots & star from the shop, plus a cardstock star I had on my desk.

My second cluster top left is made from the packaging tag, flowers, sequin and veneer star from the kit, plus a few extra enamel dots and a star.

Next up, some quick journalling using my typewriter.. really hoping Santa brings me a new one! Not sure how much longer I can go with a broken tape reel

Lastly I've used the journal it strips layered together as a banner, with a scattering of stars and a sequin from the kit.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you're enjoying the Festive Season so far!
Until Next time.. Happy Scrapping!