My Choice for Scrapaddictes

15 May 2015

Hello there. I hope you are all enjoying Spring. Today’s post is a quick layout I made about me. With the end of the school year nearing, I am spending quite a bit of time getting my students ready for their exams so scrapbooking has been neglected a bit. I still need to be creative but don’t have a lot of time so the layouts I’m making are done in about 20-30 minutes. For this layout I used a lot of Crate Paper supplies and I made it really girly. I also used my new doily die from: docrafts (xcut).
I cut it with my BigShotPlus. It cuts like a gem.

To show the whole process I made a video. I hope you’ll enjoy it.

Scrapaddictes: Washi tape challenge

4 May 2015

This month our challenge at Scrapaddictes is washi tape. This is the layout I came up with. I kept it very simple and worked with vertical and horizontal lines. I worked with two clusters: one with the photo and the other with embellishment placing the title between them both. The third element to complete the visual triangle is a chipboard strip in gold. To add detail I embossed the cardstock using my BIGSHOTPLUS and a large A4 embossing folder. 

That lovely gold badge is from Scrapbuttons (click here for link

Cute little box from Sizzix & giveaway

3 May 2015

On Wednesday I got to do a fun demo near Brussels showcasing the new BIGSHOT PLUS machine. I LOVE IT. It is quite a bit larger than the previous model.

The starter kit comes with
  • 1 Thinlits Plus Die Set (Basic Shapes)
  • 1 Bigz L Die (Everyday Essentials)
  • 1 Textured Impressions Plus Embossing Folder (Dots)
  • Assorted Samples of Cardstock
  • The machine
  • Standard Cutting Pads
  • the Big Shot Plus Platform
  • Adapters A & B
Included is a die set to create a little box which is perfect for holding a present or a little treat. I made one for the demo. I kept it really simple and even then it looks really smart.

Until Friday you can win a Starter kit on the Sizzix facebook page.  Just click here: Sizzix BigShotPlus Starter kit giveaway.  (Take part in our ‪#‎SizzixPlus‬ competition for the chance to win a Big Shot Plus Starter Kit!All you need to do is 'Like' our Facebook page, then 'Like' and 'Share' this post! The winner will be chosen at random on Friday 8th May 4pm. This competition is open to all UK and EU residents only.)

Free Papers

21 April 2015

Just popping in with some fun news from sizzix. I don't have anything to share with yet but I'll post a layout later on this week. 
As some of you might know the arrival of a ROYAL baby in the United Kingdom is imminent. Sizzix has created some special baby themed papers that you can print and use on your projects. AND THEY ARE FREE. 
Just follow this link and download the papers you like. LINK CLICK HERE. Then all you have to do is start creating. Here is a preview of what you will be able to download.

Happy Scrapping and see later on this week with a sizzix project.

Flowers for scrapaddictes

10 April 2015

Today I am sharing a layout on the Scrapaddictes blog. You can read how I created it on the blog.

Have a lovely Friday.

Monumental Scrap

9 April 2015

I love scrapbooking. I LOVE being creative. I LOVE taking photos of my family and my life. I LOVE documenting. This hobby has brought me so much joy, love and passion and even after 15 years I still enjoy it immensely. Today VERSION SCRAP opens its doors. It is a scrapbooking convention is Paris and it'll be the third time I'm going. I'll be doing some make&take projects in the Esprit Scrapbooking booth and will also be taking some classes. 
This year I was asked to participate in Monumental Scrap which is scrapbooking but on a much bigger scale. I went a little crazy and wanted to work with birch branches and this is what I made. It wasn't that hard to created and the most time consuming part was the knotting the rope. I love the transfers onto the fabric and the embroidery hoops give it so much flow. Once it is back home it'll go onto the hall wall. I am really chuffed how it turned out. 

From last year

8 April 2015

I haven't got a lot of time today as I still have to pack for my trip to Paris. I'll be at Version Scrap for 4 days. 
These layouts were made last year for Esprit Scrapbooking. The article I wrote was about using the edges of a layout. 

Strips on the edges:

Layering on the from the edge inwards:
Photos around the outer edges:

Journalling around the edge:
I'll be posting lots of photos on my instagram account about Paris & Version Scrap. I'd love if you stop by.