Thursday, 23 June 2016

Charms Creations Share

Good Morning,

Let me just say that it is nice to be on holidays and be able to just potter about on my own time rather than racing around to someone else's tune! Lots of time for doing stuff that I want to do, and that includes creating! Yay!

Today I am sharing a page that I created inspired by the Rainbow Splendour Whimsy Glitz kit and inspiration board. But as always I have also included a Charms Creations on my page too! And it so happened that I had the perfect colour heart in my stash to match the colour palette for the inspiration board.

Here is the board:

And using this colour scheme I created this page:

Now isn't it funny how colours can change so much depending on what viewing screen you are looking at! When I first started this page the purple colour looked much more like a royal blue, hence that darker blue in my page, oh well, I still love the final result and I was able to use lots of pretty stuff from the Rainbow Splendour kit and the soft pretty hessian heart from Charms Creations.

Isn't this a great colour match?! You can buy a set of pretty pastel hessian hearts here. I have also managed to use a few of the goodies I recently purchased from Studio 1440 including a flair button and some of the cut apart words.

Are you loving the wood veneer hearts? The two bigger ones are from Rainbow Splendour (the smaller of the two is on a pin), and the tiny one is a Studio 1440 design. The cute little felt bow and gold glitter frame are also from RS and came in the kit.

So that is it for now. Rainbow Splendour are having a new release night tonight with two new gorgeous kits ready for release so make sure you tune in for that! And Charms Creations has a release night next week on the 27th June so mark that one in your diaries too!

Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Rainbow Splendour Share

Good Morning! Back today with another share, this time from Rainbow Splendour, who is gearing up for a sale this week too!

Last month coinciding with the release of two fabulous kits were two inspiration boards and challenges to use the kits. Here are the two boards:

Gorgeous aren't they?! Well I have created pages using both kits and inspiration from each board and today I will share my Wild Adventure page.

I was inspired by the idea of adventures and the colour palatte and used a photo of a family bush walk.

Can you see all the lovely bits from the kit?! There is the wood veneer planes, the map pinwheel and frame, the plane vellum and embossed card. And the great thing was there was still left overs and I will be able to create at least another page with those bits and pieces!

 I love the texture from the embossed card. And I have added in a Charms Creations in one of my new favourite colours, sea green, not to mention the awesome cogs that match perfectly from Burdy's Embellies.

Loving this tangerine dream texture paste from Colour Blast, such a vibrant colour!

Aren't these wood veneer planes just too cute! Perfect for little boys pages or travel pages or just about anything really!

Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Kraft+ for June

Better a bit late than not at all, and it is still June and plenty of time to do this challenge so all is not lost!

This month at Kraft+ the challenge is this:


Definitely one that you can have a lot of fun with. I kept my page reasonably simple, but with lots of bright colour! I have been waiting to use this Kaiser Craft range of paper for some time, and with black and white photos and Kraft background this was the perfect opportunity.

 I found a free image on line of a puzzle and then created a cut file for my Silhouette, then all I had to do was decide which papers to use!

Add in some gorgeous foil flair from Flutterby Designs...

A gorgeous teal heart from Charms Creations and wood veneer from Rainbow Splendour...

and a few other little bits and bobs and the page was done!

Make sure you head over to the Kraft+ blog to check out the other great designs by the creative team and have a go yourself.

Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x

Some Sharing!

Well, it has been a little quiet over here on my blog, mainly through no spare time due to studies. But I am now officially on break and have time to do other things! Yay!!! I am so in need of spending some time at my craft desk without feeling guilty.

So today I thought I would share the page the I created for Kraft+ for May. I will pop June's (still current even!) up soon.

The criteria for May was to be inspired by this image, and Kraft of course!

At first this one freaked me out and I wasn't sure where to start or which way to go. But I got my act together took a deep breath and just started. I really love the page that I finished with, which ended up taking in the basic design and layout of the image and also the colours, with lots of retro style ephemera for added interest.

Not typically my style, but a fun page none the less! I even managed to include a Charms Creations hessian heart and one of the new paper plane wood veneers from Rainbow Splendour.

Lots of layering of fun little bits and pieces. I love how they don't have any real theme, just layered to look interesting.

I love these teal coloured hessian hearts, so pretty and lots of texture and great to layer with too.

I even did some hand stitching on this one! Are you impressed?!

Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Inspired by Off the Rails

Off the Rails had a blog hop over the previous two weekends. The inspiration board was pretty awesome so I had a play!

And this is my page:

I was totally inspired by the bright colours and used them in a water colour effect to create my background, along with a great music stamp, because the page is about music after all.

And what was more perfect to go with a music theme than the music paper embellishments from Charms Creations?! I swiped these through the colours too so they matched the background.

I used some masking fluid to write my title and then coloured around it, but when I put glossy accents over the top it bled a bit with the background colour and blended in, so I did what any respecting scrapbooker would do, I made it work! I outlined the words in black pen once the glossy accents was dry and I think it does the job!

Did you notice that this triangle was actually part of an arrow that I cut up. The other part is tucked in on the other side looking a bit like a tab.

So much fun to make a bright and happy page!

Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x

Thursday, 28 April 2016

More Scraplifting

It is almost the end of the month, but you still have time to do a quick scraplift of one of the Charms Creations Creative team and enter! Check out the challenge here.

Today I am sharing the page that I created based on a layout by the lovely Amanda. Firstly here is the page that inspired me:

For my page I followed the basic design and used many of the same elements (because I just happened to have them in my stash!), but I went with a colours. So here is my page:

I went with bright happy shades of orange creating my background, and it definitely was a little messier and less contained than on Amanda's page, buy hey, I was in the zone! 

I just love this shade of orange for my Charms Creations heart, just a beautiful shade, and can you see lots of Flutterby Designs too!  And who can go wrong with the sequin bows from D-lish Scraps?

These wood veneer tabs from Flutterby Designs are awesome to use, nice and thin so easy to add to you page without any bulk.

Make sure you load up your scraplifts!

Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Charms Creations Scraplift Challenge

Good Morning, Charms Creations challenge this month has been to scraplift one of the creative team, and you can do as many as you like! All of the creative team have been enjoying scraplifting each other and today I am going to share a page inspired by one of our guest designers.

This gorgeous page was created by Chloe Nielsen:

And this is the page that I created based on Chloe's:

I loved the whimsical nature of the layout and paper layering and the great clusters with die-cuts, and who can go wrong with a Charms Creations super star?!

I even managed to add a Rainbow Splendour pretty pin to my page!

I love how this is only a single die cut, but it looks like I have added the black and white washi, and I just had to add some touches of gold too!

The natural tones of the kraft worked so well with the colours in this page, and this kraft ticket journal spot from D-lish Scraps was the perfect choice!

There is still time to join in on this fun challenge! Make sure you pop over to the facebook group and check it all out.

Katie x