Life's a Beach Mini Album | GoGo Getaway Cybercrop | Simple Vintage Coastal Collection

Thursday 24 February 2022


Hey everyone, here is a beachy mini album made for a GoGo Getaway Cybercrop Moodboard Challenge. I've used a cut file by Peartree Cut Files and the paper collection is Simple Stories Simple Vintage Coastal. I've also used fabulous Perspextives by Bramble Fox including the Life's a Beach signpost, Beach Hut and Seagulls!

Two pages are shaker pages filled with Spiegelmom Scraps Sequins - they are so pretty!

Thanks for joining me today and happy scrapping

Niki xx



Bubbles Mini Album | Simple Stories | Simple Vintage Indigo Garden

Sunday 20 February 2022


Hey everyone! Here is a new mini album for Simple Stories. I’m using the very beautiful Simple Vintage Indigo Garden collection.

I cut lots of circles for this album. I used metal dies and cut several in varying sizes. I used the 6x8 Paper Pad and the Simple Vintage Indigo Garden 12x12 Basics Kit too.  I cut several circles in the biggest size and paired these with a slightly smaller circle in a different pattern. I machine stitched the two together to make a pocket. These form the bases of each page.

I cut more circles from a smaller size which would become the inserts to go inside the pockets. I cut two for each pocket. I cut my photos into smaller circles and added these to the insets. I added little ribbon tabs to each circle insert so they could easily be pulled out of the pockets.

I used the Chipboard Clusters for my front cover and for my back cover. These were the three large clusters. I stuck two back to back to form the back cover. I backed the other one with patterned paper and used this as my front cover. I also added Floral Bits, Foam Stickers and Chipboard Stickers to the front cover with my title ‘bubbles’ from the black Color Vibez Alphabet Stickers pack.

I made two of my pages into shaker pockets by cutting circles in acetate to overlay onto some of the circle pages. I then stitched the layers together trapping pretty sequins inside.

I used a one Chipboard Frame to make a feature frame out of one of my favourite photos.

For the photos that I couldn’t cut into circle shapes, I make little fold-out booklets that also sit inside the circle pockets.

I decorated my pages, inserts and photos with Foam Stickers, Layered Stickers, stickers from the Sticker Book, Cardstock Stickers, Banner Stickers, Decorative Brads, Chipboard Stickers, Bits & Pieces, Floral Bits. Somehow I forgot to use the Enamel Dots which would have been perfect, D’oh!

I punched a hole in the top of each page and put all the pages onto a yellow book ring to bind it all together. It has turned out pretty chunky but I absolutely love it.

Thanks so much for joining me today and happy scrapping

Niki xx



Beautiful You | Hip Kit Club Mixed Media Monday

Wednesday 16 February 2022


Hey everyone, here is a new layout for Hip Kit Club using the January Kits which can be found on the Hip Kit Club website here: Today is Mixed Media Monday so I have focused on the Color Kit.

I started by using one of the stencils on a white background with some white texture paste. Once it was dry, I spritzed it with three colours of Shimmerz: the Frostbite blue that was in the January Colour Kit, Jeni B Blue which was in a past Colour Kit and a green colour from my stash. I sprayed directly onto the background. It’s great to see the colour run between the texture paste pattern, the effect is lovely.

I added my photos together with three geometric hearts cut with the metal dies. I backed these with white so they showed up better against the background. I added a few solid hearts and some other small embellishments such as the cute sequin puffy stickers, ephemera flowers and mandala puffy stickers.

I added a title in the black and white font from the January kits – I love these letters. I finished with a few splatters of white paint and some drops of black ink.

Thank you so much for joining me today and happy scrapping




Love You Lots | Bella Blvd

Tuesday 15 February 2022


Hey everyone! Here is my latest layout for Bella Blvd and I’ve used a mixture of Bella Besties Hearts & Ombre and My Candy Girl. Our prompt this week was to use hearts!

I’ve used a Cut-Out which is a pre-cut cut file with templates for backfilling the letters and shapes. I’ve used a large title that says ‘Love you Lots’. I loved the hearts that replaced the ‘o’s and decided to turn those into sequin shaker pockets.

I started by cutting the heart template from acetate. I stuck this to the back of the Cut-Out. I then made a ‘wall’ of foam pads around the heart apertures. I filled these with sequins: light ones at the top, darker ones in the middle and mainly navy ones in the bottom one.

I backfilled all the letters in ombre style: for the top word I used the lightest part of the ombre side of Hearts & Ombre paper, for the second word I used a pink pattern from My Candy Girl and for the bottom word I used a dark pink hearts side from a Hearts & Ombre paper.

Once all my letters were backfilled and the sequin shakers filled and sealed, I stuck the Cut Out to a sheet of navy Hearts & Ombre paper. I had actually splattered this first with white acrylic paint and trimmed it down a bit. I mounted the background onto white card to give it a border.

I then punched a few hearts from pink papers in different sizes. I added my photo and then added the hearts around the photo and some on the other side of the Cut Out too.

I finished off with a white border drawn with white pen and some more splatters of white acrylic paint.

Many thanks for joining me today and I hope you have enjoyed this fun shaker layout!
Happy scrapping

Niki xx



3 Today Balloon Mini Album | Hip Kit Club | January 2022 Kits

Monday 14 February 2022

Hi everyone! I have a mini album to share today for Hip Kit Club. I’ve used the January 2022 Kits which can be found on the Hip Kit Club website here:

Our assignments today were to use lots of hearts, and to include five different patterned papers. I chose to go for a balloon shaped mini album because these photos are of my little boy’s third birthday. I included lots of hearts throughout the album.

I drew a balloon shape onto white card and cut it out which I then used as a template for the pages. I made seven balloon shaped pages. I made two into sequin shaker pockets and turned the rest into pocket pages by adding a vellum pocket. I machine stitched around the outside edge of all. I punched a hole in the top of each so the book could be bound by a book ring.

I added ribbons and twine to each of the balloons, as the strings. I made little booklets full of photos to go inside all the vellum pockets.

I decorated each page with a geometric heart cut using one of the metal dies and solid hearts too. On the front cover I used the balloon die too, inked it to match the paper and added ‘3’.

I used lots of little stickers, puffy stickers and ephemera inside the album.

I really love how it turned out. Thank so much for joining me today and happy scrapping

Niki xx




Hugs & Kisses | Lottie Loves Paper Challenge | Simple Stories Happy Hearts

Thursday 10 February 2022

Hey everyone! Here is a new layout for Lottie Loves Paper. I’m playing along with this week’s challenge which is to use hearts, and I’m using the Simple Stories Happy Hearts collection.

I’ve used a pink cardstock base and have used metal dies to cut lots of different sized hearts from the Happy Heart Papers. I layered these together, stitched through them and arranged them in a curve on my page.

I added lots of little embellishments from the Happy Hearts collection as well as Perspextives by Bramble Fox and little heart shaped gems. I definitely managed to complete the hearts challenge!

Thanks so much for joining me today and happy scrapping

Niki xx




Daily Wonder Mini Album | Mini Adventure GoGo Dayaway | Echo Park Paper Day in the Life Collection

Wednesday 9 February 2022


Super cute One Sheet Wonder Mini Album 3x3" size using Echo Park Paper Day in the Life Collection for Mini Adventures GoGo Dayaway Workshop