Monday, 24 April 2017

Hey Little Magpie - Make your Mark

Hi there Magpie's, I'm up on the Hey Little Magpie blog today sharing four layouts made with Bella Blvd Make Your Mark collection, which is absolutely stunning
 Happy scrapping
Niki xx 

UK Scrap Addicts - Stitching

Hey scrappers, I'm up on the UK Scrap Addicts blog today sharing this machine stitched layout together with a process video.

 Happy scrapping xx 
Niki xx

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Merging Cut files

Hi Silhouette fans, I'm over on the Silhouette UK blog today with this layout and a tutorial on how to merge cut files.

Happy scrapping
Niki xx 

Monday, 17 April 2017

Just Call me the Easter Bunny

Happy, or Hoppy, Easter scrappy friends. Today I have a layout that combines a couple of challenges, firstly the first Freckled Fawn challenge is a sketch, which is a fab sketch becuase it features items from the April kit, so very easy to follow along with as long as you have the kit, which I do becuase I subscribe. And also Ruth (aka Furry Pig) set the weekly challenge today on UK Scrappers and asked me to make a sample layout. Her challenge was to use an Easter Theme, to follow the colour palette below and to use five different embellishments.


My layout uses the Freckled Fawn April kit, Cocoa Vanilla Studio Wild at Heart papers and a Silhouette Desig Store cut file. I slightly diverted from the sketch as I changed the photo placement slightly but I used it for inspiration and as a starting point.

 Hope everyone is having a great Easter xx

Happy scrapping
Niki xx

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Sketch Pens and Paint

Hey there, I'm up on the Silhouette UK blog today sharing this layout and how I made it.

 Happy scrapping xx
Niki xx

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Acetate and Interactive

The challenge this month over on For the Love of Pretty Paper was to use acetate in a creative way. I have also guest designed this month for UK Scrap Addicts, and their theme in March was to use multiple photos, so I combined these two elements together and came up with this layout. The background is all on one sheet of Crate Paper Maggie Holmes acetate, which was probably designed to be cut apart, but I've used it as one sheet. Some of the sentiments however were the wrong way around, so I have either covered these up or cut them out and used them elsewhere as an embellishment. I've been using an older My Minds Eye collection kit from last year, called 'on Trend 2' which is super bright and full of fun icons such as pineapples and flamingos 😊

Over on the Hey Little Magpie Chat and Inspiration group, a guest designer Morag Cutts, set a challenge to create a layout with two interactive elements. Well this really was a challenge but I rose to it and created this viewmaster layout which actually turns, and the arrow spins too - two views below to prove it!

And finally, this layout was made using the Stick it Down March single sketch as inspiration.

 Happy scrapping xx

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Soooooo many hearts!

288 in fact.  I have a blog post up today on the Silhouette UK blog and it's all about hearts, lots of them. You can see it here.
Happy scrapping xx

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Over Reaction??

Hey there, I have a blog post up today on the GoGo Getaway blog, using reactive spray and rose gold foil to create a background. Check it out 🙂
Happy scrapping xx

Sunday, 19 February 2017

I think I'll be a Unicorn...

Hey there, I have a blog post up on the Silhouette UK blog today and it's about unicorns...check it out here

Happy scrapping xx

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Love my Boys

There's a gorgeous moodboard challenge over at Jot Magazine this month. I always love their moodboards but this time was a valentines theme which I love more than anything so I played along. My layout background paper is from the Moonstruck Pink Paislee collection, and a whole lot of bits & pieces from the Crate Paper Heart Day collection and Crate Paper Hello Love.

From the moodboard I look the following elements:
the colours
Marquee Lights (on the heart at the bottom)
Roses (poking out from the bottom left of photo)

Thanks for stopping by, happy scrapping
Niki xx