Thursday, 13 November 2014

We believe in Daydreams - JBS Digital

Another rendezvous with some digital delights... Jenni Bowlin Studio 'Haven' Collection specifically with a few tidbits thrown in for good measure.

This photo was taken of my DS years ago when we still lived in England. He hardly ever got to see the sea and he absolutely loved crawling around in the sand that day. Looking out to the water, I wonder what he was daydreaming about.

Jenni Bowlin Studio Digital Materials:
JBS Haven Collection

Other digital credits: The Lilypad Just Jaime ‘Scary Stuff’ ink splatters; CD Muckosky ‘We believe in Daydreams’; Alison Pennington wooden token; Stampin' Up sequins. Fonts: Rough Typewriter, Mr Lackboughs

Eat Cake - November moodboard Sassy Scrappers

The new Sassy moodboard is up and I'm sure you will agree, it's jam-packed full of inspiration! I have taken cues from the wedding cakes and created this page about my own cake (which caused me a bit of grief! hehe)
Literally drawing inspiration from the beautiful blooms in the board, I have used my Silhouette to draw these flowers directly on to my page with the silver metallic sketch pen. I went over parts of the flowers with a bronze pen by hand. The flower can be bought in the Silhouette store (Design ID #9217)
I have stitched a Heidi Swapp Project Life photo overlay onto my photo.
This is the board. Head over to the blog to check out the DT girl's beautiful pages!

Monday, 3 November 2014

Blog hop inspiration

At times it feels like my kiddos are in a love/hate relationship! This layout captures one of those 'aww' moments when they were getting along and sharing a joke, upside down!

The Lilypad is having an awesome blog hop to celebrate International Digital Scrapbooking Day. It's packed with amazing giveaways from the designers. So inspiring, that I created this layout straight away. If you are creating with digital elements, you need to hop along!

Digital materials: From the 'Currently' part one collab
Sara Gleason 'moments' tab; Valorie Wibbens/The Lilypad mini kit; Allison Pennington 'right now' stamp; Pink Reptile Designs Gold alphas; Sabrina Dupre Designs journaling card. Amy Martin Designs blanc stitches vol 2. Fonts: Rough Typewriter; Jellyka Saint-Andrews

Handmade Christmas gifts

Eek! November is here and that means Christmas is drawing ever-nearer!

Are you looking for some gift ideas that you can make ahead of time? If so, I have a couple of goodies that I created during October on the Sassy Scrappers blog using Simple Stories 'Cozy Christmas' which is available in store.

Have a great week!

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Adventure awaits

Omgosh, my bloggy is feeling a bit unloved at the moment!

You know when you just see a paper and have to create with it right then! Well, I came across this divine My Mind's Eye paper from the Jubilee line last week and created this layout the same afternoon. Perfect for documenting a moment from our recent school holiday travels... the car (and roof) absolutely jam-packed with camping gear. My DH had just told me matter of factly, that it was now time for trailer!
The wood cut is from Heidi Swapp 'September Skies' which you can find in the Sassy Scrappers store. I have inked it in rainbow shades and then given it a clear heat emboss to make the colour really pop.
The pattern is perfect for my theme but I wanted to bring in a bit of subtle colour to tie in with the photo and the wood cut. I've taken some fine tipped coloured pens and traced loosely around a few areas.
Finally tucking into my Heidi Swapp Project Life kit, I've used one of the clear 3x4 cards and with a brad, secured it over my journalling which has been printed on a card from Crate's 'Notes 'n Things'. I can slide the acetate open to read the print clearly.
Wishing you all well!

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Too cute to spook - Jenni Bowlin Studio

Right now, the cutest Jenni Bowlin Studio Vintage Halloween kit is on sale! I have used it, along with the very versatile Printer's Block Alphas to create this hybrid Halloween party invitation.

The pocket was created by printing off some ‘Starry Night’ paper onto plain card stock. It took a bit of time to work out the double sided printing, hehe! I have tiled the star print at the bottom a bit, so I could have the pattern show when I folded it over. The children and pumpkin have been fussy for interest. Machine stitch your pocket closed.

The invitation title was half printed directly onto the design and half printed off onto card stock and cut out. This adds great dimension. Machine stitch it on for even more definition.

The reverse is a journalling card, increased to a large size. For a seamless look, sample the cream colour of the card and give your background the same colour so you don’t get a white edge. The design of this card has been set in a word procession programme (I use InDesign).

For a final flourish, the cute kitty has been given a slick of Glossy Accents to make her pop on the paper.

I'm sure you'll agree, it's too cute to spook! For more info and to see the other DT girl's awesome examples, head over to the JBS Inspiration blog.



JBS Vintage Halloween Collection
JBS Printer’s Block Alphas

JBS Wood Veneer buttons
JBS Gold Star Rub-ons