December Festivities | Hip Kit Club | Product Focus: Acetate and Chipboard

Friday, 22 January 2021

  

 Hi everyone, I have a new layout for Hip Kit Club to share today using the December kits, which can be found here.

My assignment today is to focus on the acetate and chipboard items in the kits. The acetate has silver foiled details as does some of the chipboard pieces - they are all so beautiful!

So I recently saw a sketch and layout by the super talented Jana McCarthy and even though I haven't followed the sketch today, I used it as a starting point: the spokes coming out from the middle - I couldn't get them out of my head so just decided to go for it! I drew pencil lines and pierced holes then stitched the lines in chain stitch. I love to use chain stitch for winter layouts as it reminds me of knitted jumpers!

I choose six colours of embroidery thread and stitched them from light to dark. I arrange two chipboard tags onto the layout together with my photo. I then began adding lots of embellishments around the photo coming out in a starburst/explosion effect. I kept the embellishments clustered sightly around the photo and made them more sparse towards the edges. I used lots of chipboard stickers and also puffy star stickers too.

I needed some smaller items too so added some sequins and puffy dots from the November 2020 kits too. I finished off with some silver thread and some splatters in Oakie Bear Blue and Naughty or Nice Inklinkz, both from the December 2020 Color Kit.

Thank you so much for joining me today

Happy scrapping

Niki xx

@nikiclairecreates

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December Album 2020 Flip Through | Lottie Loves Paper

Thursday, 21 January 2021

 


Here is a flip through of my completed December Album 2020! I'm very pleased it's finished!

I've mostly used Crate Paper Hey Santa and Cocoa Vanilla Studio Merry & Bright collections from Lottie Loves Paper, with a few other bits thrown in. I've used a few Bramble Fox Perspextives and Fox Dies #5.
Thanks so much for joining me for the duration of this project, I feel that it has consumed me since the beginning of November!

Happy scrapping

Niki xx

@nikiclairecreates

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December Album Pages 28-29 | Lottie Loves Paper

 

Hi everyone, I have the final two pages from my December Album to share today for Lottie Loves Paper. I'm using a mixture of Crate Paper Hey Santa and Cocoa Vanilla Studio Merry & Bright collections.

For Day 28 I have printed a full sized photo that simply sits within the page protector. I had another story I wanted to tell from this day too, so I added a vellum pocket to the outside of the page protector and added an extra photo and a journaling card in there. The vellum pocket I made using the Hey Santa speciality vellum which I turned into a pocket using the WRMK Pocket Punch board. I assembled it and stuck it to the top left corner of the page protector. I backed a small photo with white card and added a tab. I also made a journaling card the same size, also backed with white card and I added a tab to that too. I was able to write my journaling on the back of each. Because the pocket is on the outside of the page protector it is really easy to access the items inside.

For Day 29 I created a large stocking. I used a Silhouette cut file and cut out a template of all the pieces in white card. I used this as a template to cut the pieces in patterned paper. I chose a red pattern and a pink pattern, both by Hey Santa. I assembled the stocking and stuck it onto white card. I trimmed around it and then pierced holes using a paper piercing tool. I then stitched around the pieces in red and pink thread. The result is a super cute paper pieced stocking - I love it!

I wanted my photos to be poking out of the top of the stocking so I created another vellum pocket, the say size and method as I did for Day 28. I stuck this to the back of the stocking and my photos can therefore tuck inside it, appearing like they are inside the stocking. I added the stocking to a Hey Santa patterned paper. I machine stitched around the background paper with white thread.

I used metal dies to add the word 'merry' and I added gold snowflakes from the Hey Santa puffy Phrase Thickers to the stocking along with other embellishments. I also added in a cute felt stocking that my friend Steph made for me. It is so lovely to have included some items from my friends in my album this year - thanks Steph, it's the cutest thing ever x I tied a Hey Santa charm to that little stocking too. I finished off with some fussy cut flowers and of course I added my photos to the pocket with my journaling on the back.

Thanks so much for joining me today and happy scrapping. Check back for a flip through of the entire album too which will be up shortly.

Niki xx

@nikiclairecreates

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Limited Edition | Bramble Fox

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

 

Hi everyone, I have a new layout to share today for Bramble Fox. I'm using three new sets in the shop: 'Limited Edition' which I have in hot pink which is a set that contains three titles: Limited Edition, Unique, and Original, 'Lovely Pandas' in black and 'Valentine Hearts'. The Lovely Pandas have a set of pandas in that have etched details and they can be arranged so they are holding the heart shaped balloons that are also included in the set - how cute! The Valentine Hearts are gorgeous and contain hearts in different sizes and colours: hot pink frosted, hot pink, pale pink, turquoise - what a beautiful combination!

I have chosen to scrap a family photo and to focus on the Limited Edition set. I have chain stitched a heart onto my white background and then I fussy cut lots of hearts from a piece of patterned paper and arranged them inside the heart - definitely check out the video to see how I did this. I added some of the Valentine hearts to these hearts.

I added a cluster of flowers, hearts and other pretty things to both side of my photo and one of the cute black pandas too - he is soooo adorable!

I also stuck pink gems to the gaps in between the hearts on the background. I finished off with some twiddles of thread and some splatters in pink paint.

Thanks so much for joining me today and happy scrapping

Niki xx

@nikiclairecreates

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