BOO! | Lottie Loves Paper | Pebbles Spoooky

Sunday, 25 October 2020



Hey everyone, today I have a new layout to share for Lottie Loves Paper using the super fun Spoooky collection by Pebbles. I absolutely LOVE making Halloween layouts and we always have such fun dressing up and being spooky.

For this layout I have made a shaker pocket title, using the Boo! Cut file from Peartree Cut Files. I cut it in black, backed it with acetate, then set about making a wall of foam pads – this was tricky because I had cut it quite small which made the outline quite skinny! But I just about managed. Then I filled the middle of the BOO letters with sequins by Spiegelmom Scraps…so pretty!

I used a Pebbles Spoooky paper to make the large areas of torn pattern at the top and the bottom of the layout, with black torn layers too. I added my photo and my title and also two clusters of embellishments. I just adore the little monster peeking out upside down from the top torn edge!

I added some fun Bramble Fox Perspextives and finished off with some black splatters.

Thanks so much for joining me today and I hope you enjoyed this layout and video!
Happy scrapping

Niki xx




Celebrate Two Years | Scrap Academy | Mixed Media Layering

Saturday, 24 October 2020


Hey everyone, I have a new layout and video to share today for Scrap Academy. This term we are focusing on mixed media and today I am showing you a mixed media layering technique.

I began with a piece of 6x12 Marshmallow cardstock. I chose rainbow colour watercolours by Shimmerz Paints. The colours I used are: Naughty or Nice Inklingz, Just Peachie Creameez, Daffodil Creameez, Lettuce Get Together Creameez, Boogie Boardin Blue Creameez and Steely Blue Eyes Inklingz.  I applied them to the cardstock with the packaging technique, ensuring that I covered a wide strip, so that the colours would eventually fill up the entire 6x12 cardstock. I added splatters and left it to dry.

The next layer was stencilling. I picked out six ink pads in similar colours and a star stencil. I placed the stencil over the area I wanted to stencil on, then used an ink dauber to apply the ink through the stencil. I did this on all the colours.

The third layer was stamping. I used three different star stamps and the same ink pads to stamp more stars onto each colour.

This has given be a multi layered piece of mixed media cardstock. I then used this to back a balloon cut file from Confessions of a Paper Addict. I love the effect!

Once backed I then fussy cut some hearts from a sheet of speciality paper and stuck them on top of my balloons, raised on foam pads for extra dimension.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this layout and video, and learning this technique!

Happy scrapping

Niki xx


I've got this Feelin' | Shimmerz Paints | October Color Kitz

Friday, 23 October 2020


Hey everyone, this is Niki @nikiclairecreates and I have a new layout and process video to share today using the October Color Kitz. I’ve used the cut file and made a fun Halloween layout.

I started with a sheet of white card and chose three colours from the October Color Kitz: Plum Pudding Spritz, Taupe of the Mornin’ Vibez and Love Ocean #9 Vibez. I love those three colours together as they really seem Halloween-y to me! I decided to go bold and intense with these colours on my layout. I therefore sprayed them directly onto my layout – I kept the spray very close which gave me really intense areas of colour. I created three distinct blocks of colour and then left them to dry.

Once dry I wrapped baker’s twine around the layout, tone on tone style. I positioned the cut file and photo onto my background. I love this month’s cut file – it’s so fun! I cut it in black and then simply placed it onto my layout without backing it, because I wanted the fabulous colours to shine through the letters. I love how the little skeleton sits on the top edge of my photo!

I added my photo together with a few layers of paper and embellishments. I added a couple of acrylic Perspextives words: Haunting in the turquoise colour, and Wicked in the purple colour. I also added an acrylic cat to the photo.

I fussy cut some ghosts and from a Pebbles Spoooky paper and positioned them onto my layout like they were flying around. I added a few more bits of ephemera from various Halloween collections too. I also added one of the Dotz: the black one with a ghost – perfect! And one of the cute pom pom paper clips to my photo.

I finished off with a few splatters and I also stuck on some wooden stars. I then painted those the same three colours I used on the background, using the three Shimmerz colors.

Thank you so much for joining me today, I hope you have enjoyed this layout, don’t forget to check out the process video below and have an amazing Halloween!

Happy scrapping

Niki xx


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