Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Free Cut File - August

Good morning crafty ones!

This month  dododo

It's time for another free cut file and this month we've tried to incorporate the circles from the tic-tac-toe challenge.  Ths design can be used super large for a full page impact or used small in multiples as an embellishment.  

In order to make things easier, for you all, we are in the process of creating better ways to access the images to use in your digital die-cutters.  This month we are trialing the ability to download the .sil files for those who use Silhouette software and next month we hope to be able to offer the SVG in download too.  In the meantime you can of course use the file from this image using the instructions here.  The .sil file can be found 
here so please do let us know that it works ok!

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

Monday, 13 August 2018

Today | Elaine King | Tic Tac Toe

Good morning all

Today I am delighted to bring you a layout featuring our monthly Tic Tac Toe challenge card here

To start with I cut the black circle background paper that I first obtained as a free cut file from the UK Scrappers forum. They hold a wealth of free files for your own use so why not pop in for a look to see what's available?

I then chose my photo and selected a collection of papers that included black in. I came across this Simple Stories, Bliss collection,  that I bought from Craft4Eternity as a monthly page kit.

I cut a selection of three strips from the Enjoy the Ride sheet and Remember to Shine page too. I then punched several 1 & 1/4" circles and placed these in a circle around the edge of the placement of the photo. I then mounted this on co-ordinating card-stock and mounted this on foam pads on top of the circle of circles to give dimension. I have drew some 'stitches' on all the papers too. 

To embellish I used several flowers from my stash and a journalling card along with some stickers from the Bliss sticker sheet and a chipboard butterfly and bird from the same collection.

The Today title was made using a sticker and then mounted on a piece of yellow paper scrap which I then fussy cut around.

The little flair badge was for a collection that I bought from Lottie Loves Paper. I added some strips of washing tape in co-ordinating colours and the pink arrows were cut using my Silhouette Cameo.

I hope you like what you see.. don't forget to pop over to the shops mentioned above. ..they hold such lovely pretty things to stroke!!! Lol 

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Summer Smiles | Lou Thompson | Tic Tac Toe

This months challenge was to use the Tic Tac Toe grid. You must take any line of 3 items from the grid, up, down or diagonal, and use these as part of your work. I have chosen the rainbows, circles and different alphas.

I thought about how I wanted to incorporate the circles and remembered these lovely wooden circles I had. I also came up with the idea of decorating the circles using papers with the colours of the rainbow. I used a circle punch to make the paper shapes and then applied to the wooden circles using double sided tape.

I wanted to further the idea of using circles so also used a Finnabair stamp set to add some more circles to my background

A selection of alphas were used to create the title for this layout

A cluster was created in the bottom right corner using ephemera, stickers, chipboards and flowers.

The wooden circles were stuck to the page to create a base for the photo. The photo was matted with some different coloured papers and then stuck to the page, careful not to stick right to the edge of the photo mat. This was so I could then tuck in stickers, chipboards, acetate, enamels and ephemera. Foam squares were applied to some pieces to add further dimension.

And here is the finished piece. I'm really pleased with how it turned out. It's a really fun, summer piece that works great with the photo. I hope you like it and see you again next month :)

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Hogwarts Bound! | Giselle Homer | Tic Tac Toe

Hi everyone,

It's already August and I'm sure many of you will be on holiday taking lots of photos to scrap in the coming months. This month's theme is Tic Tac Toe, where we chose items in any direction, in a diagonal or straight line from the grid shown below. The choices should include the 'circles' from the centre of the grid. I chose Arrows, Circles and Washi Tape.

I've made an 8.5" x 11" layout this time using Simple Stories 'Say Cheese III' to go with this photo taken at platform 9.3/4! I began by backing the photo with a couple of sheets of patterned paper and a frame. Then I cut out the castle shape from one of the other papers in the set. This showed off my title well, it's a Perspextive from Bramble Fox a UK company that specialises in acrylic words.

Then I cut some footstep shapes using my Silhouette and added them below the secondary title words, which are mini Thickers from American Crafts.

I cut the border strips and added thin yellow Washi Tape to the edges.


Then I cut 2 circles for the journalling and added other embellishments including an acrylic arrow and a metal paper clip above the photo. The layout was finished by adding a variety of stars floating upwards to the top of the layout.

I hope you have fun and get some inspiration from this month's theme and don't forget to share your layouts with all the UK Scrap Addicts on Facebook and Instagram.

Till next month, Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Free Spirit / Sheena Rowlands / Tic Tac Toe

Hi there Scrap Addicts, Sheena here again x

This month we have taken on the challenge to create using this Tic Tac Toe board. You can chose to use any embellishments in a row, either up, across or diagonal, your choice and you also need to include circles.

I chose Arrows, Circles, Washi Tape.

Free Spirit.

I thought for this page I would try my hand at a mixed media type layout. I started out by adding water colour paint to ombre cardstock and allowing it to drip down. Then added some texture paste through a stencil over this. I found a photo my daughter had taken at a gig & thought this was perfect for a messy background. I matted my photo whilst letting the background dry.

I added stamped circles, cut out stamped circles and die cut circles around my photo.

 I added arrows pointing both to and from my photo over the paint and stamping. I chose a wash tape with a grudging feel and tore it down the centre and added it around my photo to add another layer. I finished off with a camera sticker & a flair as my title.

I'm pleased with the result and without the Tic Tac Toe board I probably wouldn't have put these 3 elements together.

Do give it a go.

Till next time x

Friday, 3 August 2018

Great Memories | Terri Morris | Tic Tac Toe

Hey guys how are you all getting on with this summer heat? My craft room is on the top floor of our 3 storey house and is crazy hot during the day. I’ve managed to do a little scrapping in the evenings with a fan on. I love this month’s theme of using the Tic Tac Toe as inspiration for a layout.

I chose to use the middle horizontal line, so focused on using arrows, circles and washi tape. I have so much washi tape it was great to get some used!

I used gold texture paste through a Dylusions circle stencil to create the background on kraft cardstock. While also adding some circular embellishments such as stickers and a flair badge.

The three strips of pattern under and on top of the kraft cardstock are all washi tapes. Those 3 phrases under the title were also cut from a roll of travel themed washi tape.

I combined the arrow and washi tape by adding a washi with arrows on as a strip across the middle. I used a Bramble Fox arrow perspextive and some arrow stickers.

This layout came together really quickly and is one of my recent favourites. The photo is from our trip to Jordan and I love how they have road signs warning about camels! 

We would love to see your Tic Tac Toe layouts so don't forget to share them in our Facebook group and also tag us on Instagram.

Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Rainbow of Possibilities - Amy Kattenbelt - Tic Tac Toe

As its the first of August, I will introduce you to our new challenge. It involves using the Tic Tac Toe board below. If you aren't familiar with this type of challenge, you simply pick a line (horizontal, vertical or diagonal) on the board and that will give you three prompts which you need to incorporate into your project. We are doing a slightly modified version of this challenge and all the creative team at UKSA will be using a line that runs through the middle of the grid....so we will all be using circles as part of the challenge this month!

I picked a diagonal line, going from the bottom left to the top right, giving me the three prompts of 'Mixed Alphabets', 'Circles' and 'Rainbows'...

I love using rainbow colours on my layouts, and i think this looks great paired with a black and white photo and greys/black/white. It can make the colours really pop. I ticked off two of the three elements by cutting circles in a rainbow of colour, layering them up and then cutting them in half. Take a look at my process video to see exactly how my layout was created. It is super simple, i promise!

I used fussy cut flowers from a paper from Paige Evan's "Pick Me Up" collection and also used a few stickers from the same collection as well.

To create my long title 'Your future holds a wonderful rainbow of possibilities" I die cut the word RAINBOW out of the cardstock....don't you just love the word rainbow has 7 letters in so it makes it super easy to cut one letter per colour!

I used a variety of black, white and gold alphabet stickers for the other words.

My design featured a vertical column, set of to the left hand side of the page, leaving plenty of space for the title on the right.

I would love for you to have a go at either scraplifting my design or using out tic tac toe board to create a layout of your own. Be sure to share your work with us over on our facebook group!