Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Paper Issues Product Spotlight - Shimelle Little by Little

Hey scrappy friends! Hope you are all well! This layout is up on the Paper Issues blog today for the Product Spotlight. We're creating with Shimelle's lovely new collection; Little by Little. 

I used this gorgeous photo of my boyfriend and our 2 youngest boys that I took on a recent walk in the woods. The photo went perfectly with this cut file from the Silhouette Store. 

I cut the quote on my Cameo3 and backed it with coloured card stock, then added a strip of the beautiful chevron paper on each side of the page.
I also matted the photo on the same chevron paper for coordination.
I then used the ephemera pack, the accent stickers, the wooden buttons, and the little puffy stickers to embellish my page.

I absolutely adore the little puffy animal stickers, aren't they so cute!



If you fancy buying Little by Little, pop on over to the Paper Issues store and remember to use code: Pol at the checkout for 20% off your entire order.
If you've done any new layouts using Shimelle, please do share them with us on the Paper Issues Friends and Fans Facebook group.


Monday, 20 February 2017

Paper Issues - Issues round 2

Hiiiiiii scrappy friends! Today my layout is on the Paper Issues blog for the February Issue - Lets Play Post Office, round 2.

Suggested ideas are:
-Use office supplies like binder clips, tags, push pins, postage stamps and envelopes.
-Alter a clipboard.
-Include stamping on your project.
-Document a piece of mail or a love letter.
-Create a layout about your latest Paper Issues package (either a photo of the box and/or contents).
-Show us your kids, grandchildren, etc, at play.
-Share something about Valentine's Day/love.

I chose to use this cute photo of my little niece in her pink coat and pink helmet, riding her pink bike!
I used the Hazelwood collection by 1canoe2, and Dear Lizzy thickers. 



Please do head over to the Paper Issues Facebook group and share your layouts with us to be in with a chance of winning a Paper Issues voucher.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Paper Issues - Scraplift Sunday 19th Feb

Hiiiiiii friends! 
Today is Scraplift Sunday over at Paper Issues, and we're lifting this gorgeous layout by Becky Stidham.




I absolutely love those layers of different patterned papers peeking out from behind the photo, and the colours are gorgeous too. Since I really love the blues and yellows I chose to use the new Jen Hadfield collection - Simple Life. It has some beautiful patterned papers in.

I also love the little clusters of wooden hearts and enamel dots Becky has used, so I've tried to stick to her original as closely as possible.

The papers I chose perfectly matched my photo, and the cake sticker was just perfect!

So here's my take on her layout!




Please feel free to have a go at scraplifting Becky's page too, and come and show us over at the Paper Issues Facebook group. If you'd like to buy Simple Life, don't forget to use code: Pol for 20% off at the Paper Issues Store!


Saturday, 18 February 2017

Paper Issues - Scrap 'n Chat Challenge Feb 17th

Hi scrappy friends! 
So Paper Issues are having a fun Scrap 'n Chat evening with the following challenge...




Unfortunately it's 2-5am here in the UK so I can't join in live. However, I did join in with the challenge and made a layout!
I used Shimelle's new Little by Little collection and the cutest photo of my son and stepson in a den in the woods! These boys are Trouble with a capital T! It's a good job they are so cute!
The 8 prompts I chose were: 
Enamel Dots,
Gold,
Journaling,
Date Stamp,
Tag,
Label,
Alpha Stickers,
and Washi.
I absolutely love the banner I've made at the top with stickers, twine and wooden buttons, and aren't those little puffy animal stickers peeking out from behind the feather adorable!



Thank you for stopping by today, hope you pop in again very soon!


Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Paper Issues Product Spotlight - Jen Hadfield Simple Life

Hi scrappy friends! Today on the Paper Issues blog we're featuring Jen Hadfield's new collection, Simple Life. 

I must admit I was slightly overwhelmed by all the browns in this collection, but on closer inspection there is plenty of gorgeous floral papers too. I also love using the dark wood grain papers as backgrounds.

I started with a free Paper Issues cut file and backed it with both sides of 2 floral papers. I then chose 3 contrasting papers to tuck behind my photo, added a tag from the ephemera pack, and positioned it all on one side of my cut file.

My title came from the puffy stickers and some alphas from my stash. I then added 3 clusters of ephemera and stickers at various points round the cut file, and a flair from A Flair for Buttons.

The only thing I don't like about the stickers is that they are very transparent which means they don't show up as well on patterned papers.



If you fancy buying Simple Life, pop on over to the Paper Issues store and remember to use code: Pol at the checkout for 20% off your entire order.
If you've done any new layouts using Jen Hadfield, please do share them with us on the Paper Issues Friends and Fans Facebook group.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Paper Issues - Roll the Dice

Hey guys! Today I have a layout on the Paper Issues blog for the Roll the Dice Challenge. February's challenge is to use 5 or more photos, and 3 or more circles.

I made a different layout before this one, but I wasn't keen on it, so I wanted to do another. I was struggling with 5 photos, I only ever usually use 1 photo on a page, 2 at most. 

However, when I took these photos of my little cutie covered in bubbles in the bath, I knew they'd be perfect for this page!

I used Cocoa Vanilla Studios Love Always collection, and added a sheet of paper from the Free Spirit collection. 

I cut the bath shape with my Silhouette Cameo, then punched out the photos and bubbles with a range of different sized circular punches. I stuck them all on the page to give the effect of bubbles in the bath, then poked holes and hand stitched around the bath and each of the bubbles.

I felt it was missing a bit of sparkle so I sprinkled a handful of the Cool Breeze Sequin Mix from Lucy's Cards over the top.

I then added my title 'Adorabubble' using my brand new Thickers Alignment Guides (which are fantastic!), and some little groups of ephemera tucked in so as not to spoil the overall look.


If you fancy buying yourself some new stash, pop on over to the Paper Issues store and remember to use code: Pol at the checkout for 20% off your entire order.
If you've done any new layouts for Roll the Dice challenge, please do share them with us on the Paper Issues Friends and Fans Facebook group.
Catch you all soon, and thanks for visiting my scrappy blog!

Monday, 13 February 2017

Paper Issues - Mix It Up Monday

Hey everyone! Today I have a layout on the Paper Issues blog for Mix It Up Monday. February's challenge is to use embossing powder on your page. 

I have to admit, I'm not that great with embossing powder so I kept it fairly minimal. I did like the way it turned out though. 

To start with I used a Just Nick cut file and converted it to a stitching template. I then hand stitched it with pinks, green, and black, to match the Crate Paper Heart Day collection I used.

When my stitching was complete, I ran the edges of my page through my Versamark Pad and embossed with black powder. I like the effect this gives, as its subtle but makes the page stand out more. I also half embossed the wooden XO piece.
I love the photo I used of me and my 3 children, it's one of my favourites.
I used Heart Day papers to back my photo, and fussy cut the flowers from one of the papers.
Then I added some wooden hearts from my stash, and a flair from Cuts2luv
I wanted to keep the embellishments to a minimum in order to showcase the stitched title. 



I do hope you'll join in this challenge over on the Paper Issues Facebook group. Share your layouts and you can be in with a chance of winning a Paper Issues voucher!