Wednesday, 28 November 2018

CUT to YOU | Life Is Better With Coffee | A Scrapbook Layout

Hello everyone and happy hump day!!

Today's share is for CUT to YOU and brought to you by the "Coffee Love" cut file available in the store!! As usual, the cut file is available as a Custom Cut or a digital cut file!

I have to admit, I do love getting the digital cut because I can cut my designs however big or small I choose and I decided with this page to go GIANT!!

I knew immediately when I cut this design that I had this coffee kit from Funky Flairs Studio in my stash so went ahead and pulled colours that worked with the kit! I haven't really done anything fancy with the cut file, just picked some pretty paper to back it. 

My background was just a few splatters in matching colours to the top left of where the cut file would live on my background and the bottom right.

I added in a few layers behind my photo and also remembered that I had cut the lovely Open Leaf cut file a bunch of times in a bunch of sizes and thought why not?! Haha! Leaves and coffee work, right?! The custom cut can be found here in store!

They don't really have anything to do with anything but if you really wanted to make a connection the photo was taken on a lovely warm spring day....

I decided to colour 3 of the leaves and I again used the same colours and technique on the leaves as I did the background though I added more water to leaves to get the colours to move and mix a bit. I have used brown and gold only on the leaves.

I have made a process video for this page and you can view that quiet easily in the browser simply by pressing the play button!

I do want to put it out there, however, that I am chasing 1000 subbies over on my YT channel (by the of the year hopefully!) so if you haven't yet subscribed, please do so!!

I hope you have enjoyed my process and I will be back again soon with some more shares! In the mean time why don't you head over to the CUT to YOU store and make sure you enter your email address to keep up date with the new releases, trust me, you wanna see December's ;)

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Anna's Craft Cupboard | Beautiful Moments | A Scrapbook Layout

Hello my lovely scrappy friends! As promised I am back with yet another share and yep, again, for Anna's using the Midnight collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studios.

Are you sick of seeing it already? I'm not and I just wish I had a never ending supply of all the things, it is even more gorgeous in real life!

Anyways, enough gushing over the gorgeous products, here is my page for today

An older photo of my biggest little guy. We were at a photo shoot and he had enough half way through so he grabbed his bear and came and snuggled with his Mumma, awwww....

Haha! I'm a bit of soft touch, especially when it comes to my boys, if you hadn't worked that out yet!

As usual, there is more close ups and links direct to product over on the Anna's blog so if you'd like to see more follow the link!

I still have MORE to come so stay tuned and until next time
happy scrapping!!


Friday, 16 November 2018

Anna's Craft Cupboard | Moments | A Scrapbook Layout

Hello my scrappy friends and welcome back to my blog for the fourth day in a row! Another share today for Anna's Craft Cupboard with the stunning Midnight Collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studios!

This one came together very easily due to the awesome Die Cut Backing Kit that is available in the collection. I did "make it my own" and spent a number of hours hand stitching that circle in the background but it was totally worth it, I just LOVE the end result.

This one has a process video available as well, so hit play below and enjoy!

For more information as well as links to all the products used and more close up shots head over to the Anna's Craft Cupboard blog!

I do hope you enjoy and I will be back again very soon with another share!!

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Anna's Craft Cupboard | The Sweet Days | A Scrapbook Layout

Hey, hey and as promised I have another share for you today for Anna's Craft Cupboard with the stunning Midnight collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studios.

Funnily enough, some more snapchat photos but the story I am documenting is totally different than the one from Tuesday!

I have gone with a white card stock background and lots of fun and messy mixed media for this page and really love how it came out!

Head over here to the Anna's blog for all the product links and lots of close ups!

And hit play on the box below for my process video!

I hope you are enjoying my shares for the week so far and make sure you subscribe to my YT channel and turn notifications on so you will be notified when my next page is live!

Oh, if you are local, are you attending the Anna's Craft Day next weekend? I will be there and would love to meet some of you!!

Until next time, happy scrapping!!


Wednesday, 14 November 2018

CUT to YOU | Love You | A Scrapbook Layout

Hey everyone and happy hump day!

Another day and another share :D Today I am waving the CUT to YOU flag with this very soft and pretty page I created with one of Gwen's new files.

This beauty can be found in digital format in the store and also as a limited number of custom cuts in the store so head over and check it out - it is truly stunning!

Here is the page I created using the Wedding Bouquet as my main feature on the page.

I have used a bunch of different Cocoa Vanilla Studios papers to back the file and made sure to pick all the very pretty and soft patterns and colours for the look I was going for on this page. Oh, it is so, so pretty, even if I do say so myself!!

I have gone a little mixed media mad on the background and I have used a couple of Shimmers watercolour paints to create my background after I applied 2 quick coats of white gesso using a dry paint brush. 

The pink is Creameez in Piggy Pink and the gold is a Shimmerz in Candlelight. 

I started with the packaging technique with the pink and then quickly swapped to just painting the colour on with my brush.

You can see my whole process (minus the backing of the cut file) in the process video below, just click on that play button!

I kept the embellishing very simple, a small doily, a tag, a glassine bag and a few small punched gold glitter hearts as I really wanted that cut file to sing!

I added some alpha stickers to my photo for my title, hand wrote my journalling on the tag and slipped that into the glassine bag to finish off my page. 

I really love how that cut file pops off the page with all of those very pretty, soft colours.

I hope you have enjoyed and until next time, happy scrapping!!


Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Anna's Craft Cupboard | Snapchat Magic | A Scrapbook Layout

Hey everyone and welcome to my blog today!

It is my turn up on the Anna's Craft Cupboard blog this week and I am lucky enough to have been sent the gorgeous Cocoa Vanilla Studio range Midnight. This collection is absolutely stunning, all those soft pinks with that gorgeous navy blue.... swoon....

Ok, so I have 6 layouts I have created so make sure you check back here and the Anna's blog AND my YT channel for all the latest updates!

Here is my first page for the week and I am documenting some silly snapchat photo's of me and my little guys.

For more info on the page you can head over to the Anna's blog for all product links and a bunch of close up photos!

If you'd like to see my process video just hit the play button below and enjoy!

Until tomorrow ;) happy scrapping!


Sunday, 4 November 2018

Kraft Plus Challenges | November 2018 | Potato Head | A Scrapbook Layout

Hey everyone and thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Ok, so today's share is for the fun K+ Challenge for November and if you have not seen it yet, here it is!

I was stumped to start with and then I found this cut file in my CUT to YOU files and boom, IDEA!!

I chose to scrap an older photo of my big boy and keep it fun and bright so pulled out some of my Vicki Boutin All The Good Things collection and my Distress Oxide inks and got to work!

Today's post is short and sweet so here are a few close ups

You can see my process video for this page below

And if you have any questions, please drop them below or head over to my FB page To The Stars and Back.

And make sure you head over the K+ blog for all of the amazing DT inspo and to load up your challenge for this month too!

I hope you have enjoyed and until next time, happy scrapping!


Thursday, 1 November 2018

Scrap The Boys | November 2018 | You + Me | A Scrapbook Layout

Hey, hey and happy November! Oh my goodness, yes I wrote that correctly, November!!! How?! Dear time, please slow down!

Ok, now I am breathing again today I am here to share my first DT make for the month and it is, of course, for Scrap The Boys.

Do you love the simplicity of this?! And the fact that perhaps you have a photo of one of your guys with you or another loved girl that you have permission to use this month?!? Haha! I decided months ago, when this photo was taken (in June!) that I was using this photo for this challenge and here is my page!

I have used another of the awesome cut files designed by Gwen over at CUT to YOU. In fact, it was one I used on a page I shared just last week but looks very different today! You can pick up the digi version here and the custom cut here.

I have a process video up if you're keen to see how this page came together just click on the play button below.

And a shameless plug for myself - I have set myself a goal to reach 1000 subbies by end of year so if you are not yet a subbie I would for you to head on over to my YT channel and hit that subscribe button if you like what you have seen today!

Ok, now back to the page! A photo of hubby and I all dressed up and celebrating the "end" of the fire season.

I've used my Kuetake Gansai Tambi water colours to colour the heart (and if you watch the process video you will see that my end design is NOT what I had planned to start with - see it morph lol!) and matched the colours as best I could to the gorgeous Vicki Boutin All The Good Things collection as I knew I wanted to embellish with that range.

I've used a few ephemera flowers and a couple of the paper clip thingies and I really love how this page ended up!

Here are a couple more close ups.

I hope I have inspired you to play along with the November challenge at Scrap The Boys and remember to head over the STB blog to check out the amazing work from the rest of the team and to load up your own entry!

Until next time, happy scrapping!