Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Love : Elaine King: Grab Five

Good morning all

Today I have pleasure in bringing you a layout made using five of my favourite crafty items in line with the December prompt to 'Grab 5" items from your stash and create a layout. 

Now, I confess, sometimes my Mojo goes walkabout..and for just some occasions, I have a jar with  slips of paper in it with lots of suggestions. This prompt was therefore right up my street! 

First I took my five slips of paper. My selection was as follows: 

1) Patterned Paper
2) Pearls
3) Flowers
4) Punches
5) Die Cuts 

Currently I am making an album for a friend who recently got married and so my first thought was to make a layout for this album. I am mostly going to be using Kaisercafts Misty Mountain range which I got from Charmed Cards and Crafts so this was my first selection. I knew I would be making clusters of floral embellishments so the choice of both flowers and pearls was a lucky one! Lol

I was then wondering how I would include both punches and die cuts?.. so I then chose a sketch that included some bunting so I knew that I could use my punch that I got from a Stampin' Up demonstrator. All I had to do then was choose which die cut to include and I thought this 'Love' one was just perfect as a title for my friend looking at her Mum. 

I hope that you like the idea of choosing five items to kickstart your creativity too. Do pop in and let us know what you have chosen to use!

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

December Free Cut File

Good morning crafty ones!

It's time for another free cut file!  You might have noticed things getting a little bit Christmassy all around the place with many people doing December Daily or Journal Your Christmas or whatever method you use to document your season.  So the cut file for December is one you can use as an embellishment or a filler on a small or large format or you can go really large and make it a main feature on a standard 12x12 layout.  We'd really really love to see what you create with our cut files! 

We are now able to supply both the Silhouette file and the SVG file so that all makes of digital die-cutters should easily be able to use our files.  You can of course use the file from this image using the instructions here.  Please do let us know if you have any issues using the files.

The SVG is here.

The Silhouette file is here.

We'd love to see them in action so please do share your creations with us in our Facebook Group and tag us on any social media so that lots more people can be inspired.

As always, these cut files are for your own personal use only.  Selling the files either digitally or in die cut form is a breach of copyright and makes us sad.  

Bye for now

Friday, 7 December 2018

WKND VIBES | Amy Kattenbelt | Grab 5

Can you believe its December already! This month the Creative team at UK Scrap Addicts are working with a Grab 5 challenge for our projects. Join me over on You Tube to watch how my scrapbook layout came together using the 5 products I picked to use, namely
1. Watercolour paints
2. A stamp set
3. Gold sequins
4. A 6x6 paper pad
5. Chipboard stickers

Its quite a summerly layout, using bright fresh colours, just the thing to liven up these long dark nights. I used a black & white square photo on my layout.

The layout involves a mixed media background with some doodling and stamping in black.

Thanks for stopping by, and like i said do check out our You Tube channel for more detailed information about how i created this layout. Merry Christmas, and I will be back with another layout in the New Year.

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Smile | Sheena Rowlands | Grab 5

Hi there Scrap Addicts x Sheena here again.

This month we have all been set a "Grab 5" challenge. To be honest I wasn't totally sure what this was but after watching a few youtube videos I started gathering my supplies together.

For my Grab 5 I chose - patterned papers, Vicki Boutin art crayons, embroidery threads, some Bramble Fox perspectives and finally  a selection of mini embellishments.

I chose the patterned papers as I tend to hoard pretty papers rather than use them, the crayons as I'm keen to find ways to use them in my scrapping since meeting Vicki Boutin earlier this year, the threads as I used to be a keen cross stitcher many years ago, the perspectives as I like trying new products and the sequins and drops as my collection of mini embellishments never seems to go down regardless of how many I use.


I started off by mixing some of the art crayons with water and painting circles on my cardstock by hand and leaving them to dry.

Over these circles I hand sewed in a petal stitch in  co ordinating colours. This took me much longer than I anticipated but I was pleased with the finished result.

I matted my photo on a selection of the Paige Evans patterned papers and cut flowers from the leftovers to arrange around the circles to soften the look. I finished with adding sequins in the flower centres and a perspective as my title plus a couple of butterflies.

We would love for you to try this Grab 5 challenge and share your what you create over on our FB page.

Till next time x

Monday, 3 December 2018

Little Dreamer Boy | Terri Morris | Grab 5

As the festive season is in full swing I have a non- Christmas related layout for a change. This month here at UK Scrap Addicts we have an Inkie Quill inspired theme - Grab 5. 

The idea is that you pick five different items from your stash and make sure your use them all on the layout. You can use other items but you must use the 5 piece you chose.

These are my Grab 5 items - Maggie Holmes 'chasing dreams' 6x6 paper pad, rose gold paperclips, perspextives, roller stamp and Black and White striped bow.

I used all the items above but I also added in a few extras too!

I backed a feather cut file from Paige Evans with the 6x6 paper pad and also drew 2 on the background using glittery sketch pens in the Silhouette Cameo.

I used 2 different alphas and I hand drew a brush lettered word for the title. I love how the different fonts create a bold impact on the layout.

The good thing about grab 5 challenges is that it can give you a focus on what to use and help with that mountain of overwhelming stash many of us have accumulated.

Thanks for joining us here, on Facebook and Instagram. 
Don't forget to share your layouts with us.

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Love Is...| Kirei Baldwin | Stamping

Hi Scrap Addicts!

So here is the last layout of the month featuring this month's theme...stamping! I have plenty of stamps in my stash that are not used that much so like Sheena I decided to stamp flowers.... luckily I have the matching punch so it was easy to cut them all out!

Rainbows are very popular at the moment so I went with a pretty rainbow stamped wreath design to go with my photos. I used two different Stampin' Up! stamp sets and stamped the flowers in eight different ink colours. 

I also punched some little leaf sprigs using scraps of patterned papers in coordinating colours.

I added some enamel dots on and around the flowers.

For the title I googled sayings about flowers and I really liked this one by John Lennon as it really fit the pics of my mum and dad from their holiday here last year.

Don't forget to look at what the rest of the Team have been doing with stamping this month as there is lots of lovely inspiration for you! Why don't you try some stamping on your layout and share what you create over on the UK Scrap Addicts Facebook page.....we love to see what you come up with!

Thanks for looking, happy scrapping!

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Happy Together | ScrappyNerdUK (Claire) | Stamping

Hey friends,

So this months theme is stamping. I love using stamps and think that they are so versatile to use but often get overlooked.

For my layout I decided to create a background paper with some stamps. I used all the heart stamps from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio More Than Words collection and teamed this up with the Midnight collection from CVS also.

I simply cut a 1/2 inch strip from each side of my white card stock and matted this onto some patterned paper to give it a border. I do this especially when using white cardstock to help contain the whole layout.

Next I set about stamping all over the white cardstock. I chose to use black ink only for this as I really wanted the stark contrast and wanted the black to compliment my title (which is also black)

I added 4 stamps onto my acrylic block and stamped them all at the same time to speed up the process. I then removed all of the stamps and added them individually to the stamping block and stamped them in areas that were a little sparse.

I then decided to embellish vertically down the centre of the page. I added in chipboard elements, die cuts and finished it all off with a few stickers. 

There was a lot of white space on this layout and I managed to fill it with a little help from my stamping friends! 

See you all next month!!