True Adventure | Simple Vintage Meadow Flowers | Simple Stories

Wednesday 17 July 2024

 


Have you seen the pretty Simple Vintage Linen Market collection by Simple Stories? I adore all the ginghams and the pretty soft colours! For this layout I made a central square with tags and a big photo and of course I added lots of flowers!

Happy scrapping

Niki xx

@nikiclairecreates

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These are the Days | Simple Vintage Linen Market | Simple Stories

Tuesday 16 July 2024

 


Hi everyone, this is my second layout using Simple Vintage Linen Market, I have cut out one of the beautiful pattens on one of the 12x12 papers to use as a feature – I love the patchwork look in this collection with the machine stitching and ricrac details, it’s just so lovely!

I added the big piece to the layout and added my photo, and then built up my embellishment clusters from there using it isa base.

I added some of the beautiful textured rub-ons under the big strip, and under where some of the embellishments would go. I love doing this as it really adds another layer of dimension.

I used one of the Layered Chipboard Stickers as my title – I love the saying ‘these are the days’ and having that printed on a cute clipboard was ideal! I layered this with another one of the mini tags from the 6x8 paper pad.

I then added some flowers from the Bits & Pieces together with some butterflies and hearts. I also added some of the bugs and bees from the Foam Stickers.

I finished off the layout by adding some Decorative Brads and some splatters of black paint. I also handwrote my journaling onto the bucket!

Thanks so much for joining me today and make sure you check out the gorgeous Simple Vintage Linen Market, it’s so pretty and so easy to create with!

Happy scrapping

Niki xx

@nikiclairecreates

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So Sweet | Simple Vintage Linen Market | Simple Stories

 


Hi everyone! Here is a new layout for Simple Stories using the very beautiful Simple Vintage Linen Market! I love the pretty but bold colours in this collection, that combination has my heart!

I decided to create a circular design using patterns from the 6x8 Paper Pad. I used metal dies to cut the circles. I also cut my photos into semi-circles and layered them onto the patterned circles. I added a border down the straight edge with the scalloped boarder sticker from the Cardstock Stickers.

I fussy cut some of the pretty florals from one of the 12x12 papers and used these as embellishments to tuck under the circles. I also used some of the gorgeous rub-ons as layers too.

 My title is one of the Foam Stickers ‘so sweet’ and I added another two of the smaller titles from the Foam Stickers too: ‘the little things’ and ‘life is good’. I also added some of the smaller stickers such as hearts and bees.

Have you seen that in the Simple Vintage Linen Market 6x8 paper pad, the tags paper is in there in miniature? The tiny tags are just adorable and of course I couldn’t resist using those! I cut up a few and tucked them into my circles – I added a little bit of red gingham trim to each one with my tiny stapler.

I finished off by adding a few Decorative Brads and some splatters of black paint! I hope you have enjoyed this layout, I loved making it and love how it turned out!
Happy scrapping

Niki xx

@nikiclairecreates

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A Moment in Time | Cocoa Vanilla Studio | Unforgettable Collection

Saturday 13 July 2024

 


Hey everyone, here is a new layout I made using the gorgeous Unforgettable collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I have used some CVS cut files, available for digital download on their website. I cut the floral cut files in white, added some pink ink to my background to make them show up and then added lots of beautiful floral ephemera and fussy cut florals on top.

I layered in a circular frame and a small photo and then also created a smaller cluster over on the right edge of the layout. I finished off with my handwritten journaling, sequins and splatters of black paint.

Thanks so much for joining me today and happy scrapping!

Niki xx

@nikiclairecreates

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Summer Shenanigans | Bramble Fox | August Fox Box

Friday 12 July 2024

 


Enjoy some summer fun with this Summer Shenanigans layout! I’ve used the August Fox Box for this layout: the stencil is from the Fox Box Plus and the title, turtle, crab and starfish are main Fox Box – how adorable is that crab!

I’ve used the Just Beachy collection by Simple Stories – I never have a shortage of beach photos! My photo for this layout is of my husband giving my children and a friend, a very big silly squeeze on the beach, maybe more of a rugby tackle!  So the ‘crazy fun’ smaller title in the August Fox Box went really well so I have that pointing towards the photo!

Happy scrapping

Niki xx

@nikiclairecreates

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Hello Luxembourg | For the Love of Pretty Paper Sketch | Simple Stories Crafty Things

Monday 8 July 2024

 



Here's my layout playing along with the July For the Love of Pretty Paper Sketch! I used a full sized 12x12 photo for this layout which was really fun. I've used the Crafty Things collection by Simple Stories and a few Bramble Fox Perspextives.

Happy scrapping
Niki xx
@nikiclairecreates 




Road Trip | Cocoa Vanilla Studio | Great Escape

Thursday 27 June 2024

 


Hey everyone! I have a new layout to share for Cocoa Vanilla Studio today using the Great Escape Collection. I opted to attempt a more minimal-style layout than my usual which is a bit out of my comfort zone because usually I like to use ALL the things,! But it was fun to try something different and I do love the result!

I began with two strips of patterned paper from the A5 paper stack. I trimmed a photo to match the width and stuck my photo to one of the strips – I was attempting to make it look like part of the design rather than a separate photo stuck on top, and I think I did achieve that.

I then created two areas of embellishments, made up of Floral Ephemera from the Heart & Home collection, and some Chipboard Stickers and Accessory Stickers from Great Escape. I added a ‘glow’ of green ink under my two embellishment clusters to add a bit of colour to the white background.

I also fussy cut some of the flags and added those to the layout. For my title, I opted to use one of the Puffy Title Stickers and I added that vertically along the paper strip.

I then added a third strip of patterned paper, a bit narrower than the others. This gave the effect of a completed central square on the layout and balanced out the design somewhat.

I then added a few small stars and some sequins and a few splatters of black paint.

This layout is a little different from my usual style, but I’m trying out something a bit different here as sometimes I feel that I do so much scrapbooking that I repeat the same designs over and over. It is great to try for something a bit different and I love the result!

Happy scrapping

Niki xx

@nikiclairecreates

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Happy Travels | Bramble Fox

Saturday 22 June 2024

 


Travel and crafting, a perfect combination! For this layout for BrambleFox, I’ve combined a crafting paper collection, with travel Perspextives because we were travelling away for the weekend to visit Lisa Fonseca and Shara Crane and do some craft classes with them! What fun!

I have used the new Crafty Things collection by Simple Stories which was perfect for this layout. I’ve used ‘Happy Travels’ for my title which is from the July Fox Box, and the wooden camera, which is also from the July Fox Box. From a different set I’ve also used a mint Perspextive camera too, which I’ve tucked in behind the fussy cut embroidery hoops that are across the top of my layout.

I actually began the layout with stencilling using the plus signs stencil from the July Fox Box Plus, but I then covered most of it up – oops! I tucked rub-on flowers amongst the large cluster at the top too, and more rub-ons behind my photo.

This layout is a slightly different style to my usual – I’m trying something new and attempting to made less cluttered layouts, how did I do?

Happy scrapping

Niki xx
@nikiclairecreates
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Crafty Girl Squad | GoGo Getaway Challenge

Friday 21 June 2024

 



Here is a layout I made for our shop challenge at our recent GoGo Getaway Retreat. The challenge was to be inspired by the quote 'girl power' so I've used a girly photo on my layout and used all the girly things!

Collection is Cool Girl by Pebbles

Happy scrapping
Niki xx
@nikiclairecreates
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So Very Crafty | Simple Stories Crafty Things

Tuesday 18 June 2024

 


Happy and Crafty! I’m so happy to be playing with the Crafty Things collection! For this layout I cut apart the triangle paper and pieced it back together again onto a white background. It was fun to tuck Floral Bits and Bits & Pieces into the gaps! This is such a fun collection and so perfect to scrap all my crafty adventures! 

You will find a process reel for this layout on my Instagram account: @nikiclairecreates

Happy scrapping
Niki xx
@nikiclairecreates
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