Sunday, 25 February 2018

Shoot for the Stars / Jackie Ashton / Choose a Shape

Hi Jackie here, this months challenge is  ‘choose a shape’, my current favourite shape are stars, who doesn’t like a stars or two added to their layouts, I know I do.  

The collection I’ve used for this layouts is Crate Paper - Good Vibes.   I started by die cutting several different sizes of stars, including a few vellum ones, to use a base for my photographs.  

I also added a few open die cut star borders, which I cut in half and added around the page.

For the title I used a prespextive from Bramble Fox which was just perfect for my layout, as well as scattering some prespextive stars and wood veneer stars around the layout.

I added some stamped words and phases to be background paper,  using the stamp set that came with the Crate Paper - Good Vibes collection.

The layout came together really quickly and I love the end result, this is a great way of using up your scraps or 6x6 paper pads that have bold prints, die cutting them you can add to your layout and still get the effect you want.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

He Sleeps | Lisa-Jane Johnson | Choose A Shape

It's Lisa-Jane from Pretty My Page on the blog today with my "Choose a Shape" challenge.  I actually have two layouts here for you today because my 8 year old daughter was working so hard on her shape layout that I thought you might like to see that one too.  She wants to start doing Youtube videos too but I haven't even worked that one out for myself yet!

Because it is February and the month of luuurve, we both decided to use hearts as our chosen shape.  I used the February free cut file as my base and chose to leave it as it was to make a background for my layout. 

Initially I thought I would use the negatives of the hearts slightly off set from their original place so I put all the hearts in the respective holes and numbered them all so I could find the right ones.  Then I couldn't make it work so I have a pile of little white hearts to play with another time!

I used lots of very small scraps for this layout and I've nearly finished a whole 6x6 pad of Shimelle's Little By Little doing things like this.  And I use up washi tape that I've fallen out of love with, or purchased in error (like that plastic not-really-washi tape!).  How glamorous is the back view??!!

It was great to finally use some purple stuff up - when I first started crafting it was my favourite colour and people bought me purple bits that ended up at the bottom of the pile.  I think I've had these purple stars for 11 years, which coincidentally was around the time these pictures were taken.

I promised you a sneaky peak of my daughter's layout.  It took her a while to get started because... "Oh Mummy, scrapbooking is so hard sometimes, there's just too much pretty paper to choose from!"  I hear ya baby girl, I hear ya.

Don't forget to tag us in any of your makes on any social media platform - we'd love to see your creations and spread the word about how fabulous UK scrapbookers are.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Happy Heart | Niki Rowland | Choose a Shape

Hey there UK Scrap Addicts! Niki here with you today. This month's theme is to choose one shape and carry that through your layout. I've chosen a star shape. I Started off by cutting a star cut file out of star patterned paper (cut file is a freebie from the Stick it Down challenge blog) which I then backfilled using turquoise paper. Becuase the star cut file was cut from a busy patterned paper the internal stars needed something solid behind them to make them stand out.

Once my cut file was in place, I added my photos and a large star tassle embellishment to the right. These were by Dear Lizzy and the ribbons came in all different colour and this one happened to go really well with my layout and photos.

I then went through my stash and pulled out as many star embellishments as I could find. I was predominantly using the Wild Child collection by Pink Paislee but many of the stars in that were from the boy collection and too dark for my layout but I managed to find a few that worked. I also had three packs of puffy star stickers from Freckled Fawn so I went a bit crazy adding those in coordinating colours.

I added gold Heidi Shine splatters and drops and then went looking for sequins. I pulled out a few sequins in the right colours as well as some tiny gold star sequins too. I dotted these around my background.

And after adding some journaling at the bottom that's my layout complete. I have made a process video for you to view below.

Thank you so much for joining me today, I hope you've enjoyed my layout and my process video - see you next month and happy scrapping xx

Find me on my own blog: Being Scrappy and on Instagram as @nikiclaire

Saturday, 10 February 2018

The smallest things.../ Sheena Rowlands / Choose a shape

Hi there Sheena here again x
This month on the blog we have been challenged to choose a shape and use it as a focus on our pages either in a large way or as embellishments.

The smallest things...

I decided to use one shape to make another on my page so using scraps from Pebbles Lullaby paper range I cut 2 inch squares which I then halved diagonally and arranged in the shape of a heart.
If you try this just be aware of the direction of some of your patterns as initially I had stocks flying upside down on one of my triangles!!

When I was happy with their position I machine sewed them down to add texture. I then embellished with die cuts and stickers from the same paper range and matted my photo on papers from the 6x6 pad and added to the right of the heart. I tried not to cover too much of the stitching as it was a bit of a labour of love!
I finished with a few splashes of watercolour paint onto the cardstock.

I hope you get chance to try this for yourself x
Till next time.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Free Cut File

Happy February scrappers!  

It's Lisa-Jane from Pretty My Page here with this month's free cut file.  

With February's challenge being to use a particular shape as a feature of your layout, my thoughts immediately turned to hearts.  You can use this cut file as it is and back it with lots of different scraps or little embellishments, or use it for half the page or choose one of the hearts and do something else with it entirely - the choice is is yours.

You can find instructions for downloading and using the cut file in Silhouette here.  And don't worry if you don't have an electronic die-cutter, we've got some ideas for using them without one here.

As always, we'd love to see what you create with the cut file so please do link us in the comments below and if you're on social media then please don't forget to use the hashtags #ukscrapaddicts and #uksacutfiles

Wishing you all a love-ly month!

Don't Count the Days | ScrappyNerdUK | Choose a Shape

Hi Friends,

So this months theme was choose a shape. I almost grabbed my circle punch for this layout and then I thought I would choose something a little different and work with a tag shape.

So I started by cutting my 8.5x11 piece of white cardstock into a tag shape by just cutting each of the top corners and then added a hole in the centre at the top.

I clustered 3 tags behind my photo and matted my photo onto some white card. I used another tag (all from the same cut apart sheet from the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day collection) as part of my title. So my title started by using the Thickers from the same collection and spelled out "Don't Count the Days" and on the bottom of the tag was the remainder of the title/quote "Make the Days Count". I then added 2 more sticker tags from the sticker sheet (same collection again) and added some navy and white twice to each of the tags.

I then started embellishing by adding a few tiny word stickers and also some pieces of ephemera. Left over I had some hot air balloon ephemera and although it has no relevance to the photo, I thought that it complemented my title very well - all about positivity and making the most of things.

I loved the puffy stickers from this collection so added a couple of hot hair balloon puffy stickers (I needed to or else I would have hoarded them - they are so cute!).

And a couple of heart stickers from the same sticker sheet almost finished the layout off.

And a dash of Gold Heidi Swapp Colour Shine and this layout was finished. I'm so pleased with how this turned out and has really made me think outside the box a little more for my next "choose a shape" layout.

If you'd like to watch the process video for this then follow this link here -

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Squad Goals | Terri Morris | Star Shape

Here on the UK Scrap Addicts blog this month we have  been challenged to pick a specific shape and use that as a focus for our layout. Whether it be a main element or more subtle with the embellishments as I have done here.

I chose the star shape as my main focus and used lots of different types of stars to add my embellishment to the page. I have puffy sticker, paper topped with vellum, wood veneer and cork stars dotted across the page.

This is one of my go to layout designs if my mojo is on the blink and I always love how different it looks as its heavily dependent on the patterned paper and embellishments used.

I used the large puffy sticker style words to create my title and then finished it off by adding and embellishment cluster to the bottom of it. I'm loving the colour scheme of the Crate Paper Good Vibes collection it seems to fit so many of the photos I have taken recently.

Thanks for looking. We would love to see any creations you make this month so be sure to tag us on Instagram.

Happy Crafting!