You are Sunshine | Lottie Loves Paper | Simple Stories Bunnies & Blooms

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

 


Hi everyone, I have a new layout to share today for Lottie Loves Paper using Simple Stories Bunnies & Blooms. I started off with the sheet of paper containing 4x4 journaling cards. I wanted to arrange three onto my layout and initially thought about a vertical or horizontal row. This wasn't working so I switched to quadrants and from there my layout came together super easily.

I stitched around the edges of four cards and get them stuck in place. I added my photos to the bottom right quadrant and then balanced those out by adding a large fussy cut bunny to the top left quadrant. I also added some tags from the Tags paper in the same area. I added the 'spring' flag banner to the layout and stitched it in place with my sewing machine.

I added a trimmed border sticker from the 12x12 stickers to the bottom of the layout and then started creating clusters. I added some cute embellishments just under my photo: foam stickers, chipboard stickers and some of the adhesive brads. In the top right quadrant, I added labels from the ephemera, all distressed and raised on foam pads. I added a few other stickers and labels to the layout too. I also added two Easter Eggs and one Easter Bunny Perspextives.

I finished off by writing in the date and added some gold splatters. It is a very quick and simple layout but I love how it turned out - so fun!

Thank you so much for joining me today and happy scrapping

Niki xx

@nikiclairecreates

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Brighter Days | Bramble Fox | April 2021 Fox Box

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

 

Hi everyone I have a new layout to share today for Bramble Fox. I’m using the April Fox Box and am focusing on the Brighter Days title and the white rainbow.

I used Maggie Holmes Garden Party for this layout. I selected a blue floral paper to coordinate with the Brighter Days title. Instead of fussy cutting individual blooms I decided to trim around the edge to create a floral border. I stuck this to white card with foam pads so that I had an aperture to work within.

I created a cluster for my photo top left of the layout. I added several paper and ephemera layers and a couple of tags. I also fussy cut some black and white blooms from another paper and used these around my photo too.

At the bottom of the layout I created two clusters, one in each corner and positioned the Brighter Days title in between the two. I used several bits of Maggie Holmes Garden Party ephemera, chipboard and stickers as well as some more of those black & white florals. On the right side I added the white rainbow perspextive which I backed first with white card.

I added a few more details around the layout and some splatters too. I then took a quick look in my Bramble Fox drawer to see if there were any older Perspextives I could use and I found the teal dragonflies and mushrooms – perfect! I dotted these around the layout and the colour is so completely perfect! I love it when that happens and it’s great that I used some older perspextives too.

Thank you so much for joining me today and happy scrapping
Niki xx

@nikiclairecreates 

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Love Story | Simple Stories | Happily Ever After Collection

Saturday, 17 April 2021

 

Hi everyone, I have my first layout to share today for Simple Stories! I'm so happy to have joined the team. I am using the Happily Ever After collection today which is wedding themed. I'm going back in time today and scrapbooking a photo from my own wedding which was over 10 years ago! I usually scrap my most recent photos so this is a bit of a change for me but it was wonderful to get this photo scrapped.

I began by selecting a background. I loved the dark paper with small coloured hearts all over it. I trimmed it down, distressed the edges and added it to a white card background so it had a border. I added a few white paint splatters too.

I mounted my photo onto a journaling card and also added one of the beautiful chipboard frames over the top of the subjects in my photo - I love how this looks as it totally draws the attention to the photo. I added the word 'Love' from the Chipboard Stickers and the word 'story' from the Foam Stickers to make the title 'Love story'.

I then fussy cut lots of tags from the tags paper, distressed the edges, punched holes and machine stitched around each one. I tied twine through each one, tying some into bows while leaving others as small knots. I also added machine stitching around the outside edge of my layout. I arranged the tags in a horizontal design across my layout and added my photo to the right side.

I tucked in some flowers from the Bits & Pieces pack as well as a camera from the same pack. I also added gold hearts, also from the Bits & Pieces pack - I raised these on foam pads to give them extra dimension. I also added a gold heart from the Foam Stickers. I love the gold accents that run throughout this collection and really can't get enough of them!

I finished off this layout with a few label stickers from the Cardstock Stickers and I handwrote my journaling onto one of the tags.

Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope you have enjoyed seeing this collection and like my layout. Enjoy the video.
Happy scrapping

Niki xx
@nikiclairecreates
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You're My Sunshine | Hip Kit Club Product Focus: Colour

Friday, 16 April 2021

 


Hi everyone, here is a new layout for Hip Kit Club using the February 2021 Kits. You can find the kits on the Hip Kit Club website here: February 2021 Hip Kit Club Scrapbooking Kits - Hip Kit Club Scrapbook Kit Club. I’ve also used an exclusive cut file called ‘Tile Lace’ which can also be found on the website. My assignment today was Product Focus but instead of focusing on a specific product I was to focus on colours: grey, yellow, blue and woodgrain. I have absolutely fallen in LOVE with this colour scheme, it’s gorgeous!

I went through the February kits and pulled out all the things in those colours. There wasn’t much grey but there was one sheet of paper and some stickers too. I used the paper for a border around a white background. I also used this paper to mount my photo.

I cut the Tile Lace cut file twice: once from woodgrain paper and once from yellow card. I offset these and stuck them in the middle of my background.

I added my photo together with a Simple Stories Hello Today woodgrain frame, and a yellow tag from the Exclusive labels and tags embellishments. I added additional labels from this set too and pulled out an exclusive title ‘You’re my Sunshine’ which was lovely. I added that to the right side of my layout.

I then added fussy cut flowers from a Pinkfresh Studio paper and a fussy cut rainbow and some ephemera leaves. I then added some of the clear sticker hearts which were a Hip Kit Club exclusive. I stuck the first to white card and then fussy cut them out so I could position them easier on my layout and also raise them up on foam pads.

Thanks you so much for joining me today and happy scrapping

Niki xx

@nikiclairecreates

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Lovely Day | Lottie Loves Paper Sketch Challenge | Maggie Holmes Garden Party

Thursday, 15 April 2021


 


Hi everyone, here is a new layout for Lottie Loves Paper using the beautiful Garden Party collection by Maggie Holmes. I’m also playing along with this week’s sketch challenge.

I wanted to use the bold florals on my layout and instead of the paper tearing at the top of the sketch, I decided to showcase this beautiful paper. I cut a large triangle shaped section for the top of my layout and then added my photos to the point.

I added tags from the Garden Party cut apart sheet behind the photos and mounted the photos using another Garden Party paper. I added fussy cut florals at the bottom of my photos and some florals from the ephemera too. I also added chipboard flowers to this layout and some chipboard bows. I always enjoy using chipboard pieces from a collection – I feel that they add great dimension.

Above my photos I added some label stickers and at the bottom of my photos I added my title which is a sticker from the cardstock sticker sheet. I raised this on foam pads and then extended the title with the word ‘Day’ using black Thickers.

I finished off the layout with a couple of lilac Bramble Fox flowers and a Cute Camera plus two glittery gold resin hearts from Garden Party collection – I think these are my favourite thing! I added a few sequins (Spring Fling by Spiegelmom Scraps) and some gold splatters.

Thank you so much for joining me today and I hope you enjoyed the layout and video. Head over to the Lottie Loves Paper Community facebook group to play along with our weekly sketches.

Happy scrapping

Niki xx

@nikiclairecreates

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The Fun Squad | Hip Kit Club | February 2021 Kits and Cut Files


Hi everyone, here is a new layout for Hip Kit Club using the February 2021 Kits. You can find the kits on the Hip Kit Club website here: February 2021 Hip Kit Club Scrapbooking Kits - Hip Kit Club Scrapbook Kit Club. I’ve also used an exclusive cut file called ‘The Fun Squad’ which can also be found on the website.

I wanted to create a boy layout today and some of the elements in the February 2021 kits were perfect for this. I decided to go for a dark background which I splattered first with white paint. I set this to one side to dry and went to work on the other elements of my layout.

I cut the title ‘the fun squad’ from white card. I wanted to back it with a patterned paper but I didn’t have one in the right shade that worked so I reached for a piece of green card from my stash. This worked perfectly.

I cut up the Pinkfresh Studio Some Days cut apart sheet as all the greens and blues were ideal. I mounted my photos onto journaling cards and then arranged the two photos together with the tickets, labels and cards from the cut apart sheet across the dark background in a horizontal design. I added the cut file title under my photos.

I then added chipboard flair from the Some Days collection and lots of stickers from the same collection. I love some of the words, things like ‘fresh air’ ‘get ready, set, GO’, ‘adventure time’ were all perfect for this layout about three little boys hunting for dinosaurs!

I finished the layout by adding strips of Some Days paper at the top and bottom of the dark background and I also added splatters in Tickle Me Turquoise Shimmerz paint from the February Color Kit. I also punched a few leaves from green and blue papers and tucked these into the elements on my layout.

Thank you so much for joining me today and happy scrapping

Niki xx

@nikiclairecreates

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Spring Time | Lottie Loves Paper | Maggie Holmes Garden Party

Monday, 12 April 2021

 


Hi everyone, I am sharing a new layout today for Lottie Loves Paper. I’m using the beautiful Garden Party collection by Maggie Holmes and I’m also playing along with this week’s Lottie Loves Paper Sketch challenge.

I started off by creating the colour blocking on the background of the sketch. I used the pink striped Garden Party paper for this. I used the outside edge for a border to my layout and from the middle section that I gutted, I cut a wide strip and then cut it into the colour blocked sections. I distressed the edges and added these, offset a little, to my background.

I created a large cluster on the left side of my layout together with my photo and lots of fussy cut florals from a sheet of Garden Party paper. Over on the right, instead of another photo, I added a large Bramble Fox title ‘Spring time’. I also added florals to the right side of the layout but I deliberately left a gap for my title so that the florals didn’t show through the letters.

I added Bramble Fox butterflies to the top cluster. I also added tags, floral stickers, chipboard florals and butterfly and bee stickers. I also added a bird and two gorgeous gold glittery hearts from the Garden Party collection – I love those!

I finished off my layout with sequins by Spiegelmom Scraps (Unicorn Dust), gold paint splatters and some machine stitching through my colour blocks.

I really loved playing along with this weeks sketch! Thanks you so much for joining me today and happy scrapping

Niki xx

@nikiclairecreates 

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Happy Easter | Bramble Fox

 

Hi everyone, here is a new layout for Bramble Fox. I’ve used the Happy Easter title from the Shop, together with the seriously cute Easter Eggs and Easter Bunnies sets – these are so adorable!

I’m using the Bunnies & Blooms collection by Simple Stories from Lottie Loves Paper. I’ve used the beautiful pink gingham print as a border around the edge of my layout. I’ve also used the Easter Wreath cut file from Peartree Cut Files. I spent some time back filling the cut file with the pretty patterns from Bunnies and Blooms and then attached it to my layout together with my photo and some tags.

I embellished the wreath with fussy cut eggs, puffy stickers and brads all from Bunnies and Blooms. I also added two cute Easter Bunnies, some of the Easter Eggs perspextives and the two flowers from the Happy Easter title.   I added the Happy Easter title underneath my photo – I love how two of the flowers fit into the open flowers on this title, it looks fabulous!

I finished off with a little bow, some more stickers and some paint splatters.

Thank you so much for joining me today and check out the Easter goodies available in the shop as they are just so completely adorable!
Happy scrapping

Niki xx

@nikiclairecreates

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Adventure Awaits Mini Album | Guest Designing for Paige Evans

Tuesday, 6 April 2021

 


Hey everyone, today I am thrilled to be guest designing for Paige Evans. I'm using the Go the Scenic Route collection and cut files available from the Silhouette Design Store:

·       Suitcase Mini Album

·       Cactus,

·       Cactus in a Teacup

·       Map

·       Geotag Heart

·       Adventure

I have re-sized the cut file - this was a little tricky as this made the cut file wider than 12" and I can't cut any wider than that on my machine. So I cut it into pieces with the knife tool and created separate pieces with overlaps so that I could piece it together. I did this with the main part of the mini album and the concertina middle piece too, as this was also longer than 12".

I re-sized all the pieces together and cut the base out of white, and the layers from Go the Scenic Route patterned papers. Assembling the mini album was super easy. The layers are sized perfectly so you literally just stick them on. I sewed down the pockets with my sewing machine.

I decorated and embellished the album with more patterned papers, fussy cut flowers, chipboard stickers, regular stickers, puffy stickers and enamel dots. I used the Go the Scenic Route Thickers inside the album and I added machine stitching to the suitcase straps and handles.

I created little pockets and photo books and flip ups inside the album as well as turning the three motifs on the fold out insert into shaker pockets with gorgeous coordinating sequins.

I cut the other cut files listed above from white card, but teeny tiny! I added these throughout the mini album.

This video shows you how I assembled the album and the insert, it then goes to a flip-through of my completed album, complete with around 40 photos! I really hope you enjoy seeing my completed album. I absolutely love it.

Thank you so much for joining me today and happy scrapping

Niki xx

@nikiclairecreates

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