Thursday, 21 July 2016

Rainbow Splendour Sketch

Good Morning! Did you pick yourself up one (or both?!) of the fabulous Rainbow Splendour kits last release? If you did, have you had a go at the sketch challenge too? I decided to use the gorgeous Chatterbox kit and the sketch and had so much fun.

And this is the page that I created:

There was so much in the kit to play with, and I included a lot on my page, but I still have plenty left over for another project (or two!). I have used the glitter frame, 4x3 embossed card, epoxy stickers, wood veneer, felt bow and pretty pin. Can you spot them all?! I even have some of the cut aparts tucked into layers as well. I finally also  had a play with some art screens to create my silver spotty background, I am looking forward to playing some more with these!

I love a pretty embellishment cluster and the felt bow and epoxy sticker are perfect to include.

Lots of pretty layers going on, and I just had to use a Dear Lizzy collection to scrap these photos!

 Adding a DIY Charms Creations banner to this last embellishment cluster helped finish off the page. To colour I simply "smoodged" some distress ink (tumbled glass I think) onto my craft mat, sprayed with water and swiped my banner through to pick up the colour. You can even go back with your foam applicator and darken the edges a bit for some depth.

So, that is my page, have you done yours yet?! Oh and check out the link above if you are interested in subscribing to the Rainbow Splendour kits!

Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Guest Designer at 1,2,3 Challenge

I am a guest designer over at the 1,2,3 Challenge blog this month! They have a great challenge if you need some inspiration to kick start your creativity. This month the prompts are:

I even managed to make a pretty pastel boy page! Here is what I created with the prompts:

I used lots of pretty Cocoa Vanilla papers and a few die cuts too. Throw in a D-lish Scraps flair and a Charms Creations pretty pastel heart and the page just about did itself! For the glitter aspect I added two versions, firstly with a little tiny heart stencil and some glitter texture paste on the background and then using silver glitter washi and hand cutting some cute little hearts.

I am loving these pretty doilies from D-lish Scraps too, they are so delicate!

A bit pf peachy pink thread helps add a bit of texture behind the cluster.

And really, the flair says it all! These photos of my boy make me laugh!

Thanks for stopping by and check out the 1,2,3 Challenge blog to see more great pages with these prompts.

Katie x

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Scrap the Boys Share

Good Afternoon! I have been on uni break for just over two weeks now and the time is flying, I wish it would slow down just a little. But, on a positive I have managed to do some scrapping. Today I am sharing the page that I have created for the July Scrap the Boys challenge, which is to be inspired by the following image:

When I saw the challenge I knew that I had the perfect photos to use, and since Charms Creations is a sponsor I knew that I had to include at least one of those too. I started with making a background in sandy and sea colours and then started adding things on top!

I kept the colours pretty much to the blues and teals and threw in some ochre yellow. I even found an acetate cloud in the perfect teal to go with my grouping of clouds!

In my grouping of clouds is a silver glitter Charms Creations cloud, a Rainbow Splendour wood veneer cloud and the acetate cloud, a great mix of colour size and texture!

The other perfect add was the sandstone heart also from Charms Creations. it is a perfect neutral if you need something subtle, but in my case I thought it was a perfect match for the colours in the rocks that my boy is sitting on.

So that is it, my Scrap the Boys page. I hope you have a go and maybe you might be a lucky winner of some gorgeous Charms goodies!

Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x

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