Friday, 15 February 2019

Choose to Shine | Punches | Sarah Costain

Sarah here today with my layout using punches.

I don't own all that many punches, but for some reason I have about 6 different sized star punches!! So that was my starting point for my layout.

I applied clear gesso to my page which was a night sky scene from a kit by Thompson's Crafts available here. The gesso helps my page withstand any mixed media I throw at it.

I punched out various sized stars from mirror card and the left over trimmings from my photo. I added these on top of a silver texture paste and spray background.

To frame my photo I matted it on more mirror card and added a glitter embossed frame.
I cut apart words from another paper from the kit to create tiny word stickers and quotes.

Some sweet kawaii stickers, nuvo drops and sequins added more sparkle to my page to finish it off.

You can check out the video process over on the UKSA YouTube channel here.

I hope you will dust of those punches and give this challenge a whirl!!
Have a Happy Scrappy day :)


Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Chilly Day: Punches: Elaine King

Good morning everyone! 

I hope today is a little warmer than when this photo was taken! Brrr! 

Anyway, today I am bringing you a layout created using some of my punches. It was nice to dig them out again..It is something I often about you? 

To start with I chose this collection of Simple Stories, Winter Wonderland. Sticking with the UK Scrap Addicts January theme of No Cardstock.. (I know, I know, its the Feb prompt I'm supposed to be I started with a piece of the wood grain paper to use as my background. I bought this collection a while back now from Pretty My Page..the shop run by our very own creative team member Lisa-Jane. Se still has a little left in stock..and they are reduced..woohoo! She is moving over to concentrate on her fantastic cut files now so there are bargains to be had!

Anyway..back to the layout.. I then took some long pieces of patterned paper and punched along the edge of the longest piece. I then layered them along the left hand side adding a piece at right angles along the bottom and adding some punched tags tucked under he top at the far left. 

Next I mounted the photo and used foam tape to lift it off the page for added dimension. 

Once this was placed I punched little bunting flags and added it to some bakers twine along the bottom. 
I then punched several snowflakes and scattered them around the edges of the photo and added several stickers from the collection too. 

Quite a simple layout but I managed to use four different punches..shown here. 

Why not have a go yourself and let me know you've got on? 

Have fun

Monday, 11 February 2019

A sunny day in June | Punches | RamblingsofGeo

Hello every one,

Welcome to february 11th! - how are we in february already?!

I'm using a photo from June last year when i attended a GoGo Getaway Retreat, and happened to have a mini UK Scrap Addict photo session it a couple of the other girls who were also attending.


For this layout i used the new Mindthescrap February Kit which is very, very pretty.

I used the 12x12 paper by Maggie Holmes called Parasol from the Sunny Days collection.

I took a 2 inch punch to the parasols and punched them out to make a bright summer background to my photo. I used my Travellers notebook which is to document the summer of 2018.

I have also used the Amy Tangerine sticker book from her Sweet Life collection to do my title, and the little heart. 

You can watch the process video here - 

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Explore | Punches | Amy Kattenbelt

As you might have seen, this month over on UK Scrap Addicts we are using our punches to create our layouts. I don't own many punches, I prefer to use dies as they take up less storage space. However i do own a small selction of punches from when i first started scrapbooking. It was really fun to get them out and use them again. The Martha Stewart butterfly punch used to be one of my go to items and appears on my many of my older layouts.

Punches are great to be used on scraps. I have recently sorted out all my scraps into coloured bags, so i decided to make a rainbow layout.

Do check out my process video over on our YouTube channel to see this page being created.

 Thanks for reading, and do pop on over to our Facebook group where you can share all the layouts you create this month using punches.

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Love | Sheena Rowlands | Punches.

Hi there Scrap Addicts x Sheena here again.

This month our challenge is to use punches to create our page. I have to confess to having plenty of punches that never see the light of day! So I had a look through them and chose an old favourite to use for this page.

Generally when I use punches I tend to use papers from my scrap box so as you can see I went through and picked all the blue scraps and starting punching heart.


I started arranging all the punched hearts into a heart shape but also trying to create an ombre effect.  I only used the 2 bigger sizes of hearts I'd punched and included them in a haphazard pattern mixing the papers.

When I was happy I stick each one down using foam pads to the cardstock which took longer than I'd thought it would! I really didn't want to cover them over so I added my matted photo and a few clustered flowers to one corner plus a couple of butterflies. Finishing off with a few splatters of paint, a machine sewn edge and a Perspective title.

We would love to see you layouts using punches on our Facebook group.
Till next time x

Sunday, 3 February 2019

Summer Escape | Terri Morris | Punches

Hello there UK Scrap Addicts, I'm here to introduce this month's new theme which is 'punches'. I'm sure if you are like me then you have an abundance of neglected punches in a box or drawer in your home. I loved my punches but they have been gathering dust in my craft room for a while now.

I pulled out 3 different punches determined to use them on my layout this month. I have used the Martha Stewart 'butterfly', Stampin' Up tag and bow builder punches. These are some of my favourites and very much all rounders.

I punched numerous butterflies from patterned paper to use as embellishments.

Nuvo drops in a scattered diagonal pattern across the page add subtle colour to the white cardstock background.

A line of different sized tags made from patterned paper that co-ordinate with the butterflies add colourful detail to the bottom of the layout and provide an area to place the Bramble Fox perspextive title.

We love to see your layouts using this month's theme so don't forget to tag us on Instagram and put them on our Facebook group.

Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Favorite Holiday | Kirei Baldwin | 'No Cardstock'

Hi UK Scrap Addicts!

It's Kirei here with the last layout of the month featuring this month's theme which was to use 'No Cardstock'! Now I generally like to use white cardstock as a background most of the time so this was a good challenge for me... and a way to use up some of those patterned papers!

I dug out some slightly older stash to use with these photos of Lee and I on holidays in Antigua last year. Love this Crate Paper 'Wild at Heart collection and glad I still have some left!

Firstly I picked a simpler patterned paper as my background, this black and off white striped triangle one was perfect.

Then I added four different papers from the collection as layers behind my photos.

I created two embellishment clusters, again just using up coordinating pieces of ephemera and stickers from 'Wild at Heart'.

And finished off with a big glittery title and just a few lines of journaling.

There is lots of fab inspiration on this month's theme from the rest of the Creative Team for you on the blog. So why don't you join in with this month's 'No Cardstock' theme and see how you do with only patterned papers! Don't forget to share your layouts over on the UK Scrap Addicts Facebook page.....we love to see what you create!

Thanks for looking, happy scrapping!