Friday, 28 August 2020

Smile | Amy Kattenbelt | Moodboard

 Hello UK Scrap Addicts,

I've really enjoyed seeing everyone's creation using the moodboard I created for this months theme. I love using moodboards as inspiration, there are always so many ways to use them.

I decided to mainly be inspired by the colour theme and the rainbow, as well as the butterflies.

The new Daydream collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio works really well with the colour palette of the moodboard, namely 2 shades of pink, 2 shades of blue and yellow. 

I used the rainbow patterned paper, and decided to keep it whole. I added stitched crosses in the edges of the arcs and lots of gold ink splashes for added shimmer and shine.

I have used two old photos because I felt the colours really matched well. I struggled with a title for a while, and finally settled on a subtle title 'smile' using foam phrase thickers. 

I then enjoyed an hour of fussy cutting, both florals out of the flower patterned paper and some butterflies from another paper from the same collection. I adhered the flowers, along with some floral die cuts, around my photos and also to the upper right corner. Finally I finished my layout by adding the 3 butterflies, using foam dots on the wings for added dimension.

Thanks for taking the time to take a closer look at my layout, Don’t forget to share your layouts over on our Facebook page, or tag us on Instagram if you’ve played along this month. I am very excited for our new September theme which will be revealed after the bank holiday weekend.

Take care, and stay safe!

Amy x

Tuesday, 25 August 2020

Perfect | Kirei Baldwin | Moodboard

 Hi UK Scrap Addicts!

Kirei here with my layout for this month's fab 'Moodboard' theme... now I love a moodboard as there are plenty of options to inspire you to create a layout. 

For my layout I was inspired by the colours from the moodboard which reminded me of the new Paige Evans 'Go the Scenic Route' collection so that was where I started... I also added butterflies and chipboard dots that reflected the smarties on the icecream sundae! 

I fussy cut the large mandala pattern and attached that to white cardstock using foam pads to create some dimension.

Then I added a strip of bright pink patterned paper across the middle of the layout as a base for my photos. 

My three photos are mounted onto some coordinating patterned paper with the edges distressed. Then I stuck them down with double sided tape on the bottom edge and foam pads on the top edge, this adds dimension as I don't like everything stuck flat. Next to the photos I added a journalling card with distressed edges.

Above and below the photos I added lots of the matching ephemera, chipboard stickers and enamel stickers along with some gold thread.

I added a title using the colourful matching Thickers and that was me done!

I hope you've been inspired to use the 'Moodboard' for a layout this month, don't forget to share over on the UK Scrap Addicts Facebook group or tag us on Instagram with #UKScrapAddicts if you've played along this month! 

Happy Scrapping!



Saturday, 22 August 2020

Baby’s Day Out | Keighley Brennan | Moodboard

Hey UKSA, Keighley here and today it’s my turn to share my layout using our Moodboard as inspiration. When I look at a Moodboard I tend to pick one or two things that inspire me, in this case the Butterflies caught my eye first and then the Rainbow image. With this in mind I then looked to see what collection I could pull from my stash. I decided to go with She’s Magic by Dear Lizzy because I knew there was rainbows in this collection. 

When I saw the butterflies the first thing I thought of was a cutfile by Paige Evans, she has so many beautiful butterfly cutfiles but I knew which one I wanted to use. I cut the cutfile on my Silhouette Portrait 2, I scaled the cutfile down so it would fit perfectly on my A4 page. I then backed the page with a gorgeous rainbow paper from She’s Magic. 

I picked out lots of embellishments I wanted to use making sure to use some rainbows on my layout, including a 2x2 card from one of the cut aparts which worked perfectly. I then tucked the embellishments in around my photo, adding layers with tickets and florals. 

If you would like to see how my layout came together please check out my process video here on the UK Scrap Addicts YouTube Channel. 

Don’t forget to share your layouts over on our Facebook page, or tag us on Instagram if you’ve played along this month. 

Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Pure Happiness | Jackie Ashton | Moodboard

 Hi crafters, Jackie here with my layout for this month using the moodboard, which was created by my fellow DT Amy.

 I decided that I would use a patterned paper for my background and choose this one as it was the same tones as the colours at the bottom of the moodboard.

As there was also a rainbow, and had this piece of patterned paper in my stash which worked perfectly with the moodboard colour tones. 

I added a few layers of patterned paper behind my photograph, and added my photograph
to the centre of my page.

I added a few butterflies around my clusters and some word strips that I’d cut from a piece of patterned paper.

Following a moodboard is a great way to incorporate colours and designs that you might not have thought to add to your page.  You don’t necessary have to add every detail, but it gives you several options that all work together.

Don’t forget to share your layouts over on our Facebook page, or tag us on Instagram if you’ve played along this month, the design team would love to see them.

Thanks for stopping by

Happy Scrapping

Till next time

Sunday, 16 August 2020

I Was Made For Sunny Days | Karen Moss | Moodboard

Hello, Karen here with my take on this month's prompt, which is to use this gorgeous mood board designed by Amy.  

I decided to use a cut file for my title which also incorporated a beach umbrella, which features on the mood board.

I have also incorporated the colours, from the mood board (including the black and white stripes), butterflies and my photos feature ice-creams and the journaling tells the story of the beautiful rose shaped ice-creams we had in Barcelona. 

I have mainly used Vicki Boutin Field Notes papers as they were the perfect colours for the page and as a final flourish have fussy cut some moths (instead of butterflies) to add to my clusters of flowers. 

Don’t forget to share your layouts over on our Facebook page, or tag us on Instagram if you’ve played along this month? It’s a great way to use up old stash whilst enjoying new collections too!

On our YouTube channel I have a process video showing the making of this page.

Stay safe and you can find lots of inspiration from the other UKSA design team on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube

Friday, 14 August 2020

Hello | Sam Ball | Mood Board


Has the recent humid heat been affecting your creativity?


Are you finding it too much like hard work to even contemplate scrapping?

I usually love a mood board, and especially one as pretty as this is, but no matter how hard I tried – the mojo was melting!


I actually had two pieces of this fabulous Pinkfresh paper from their ‘My Favourite Collection’ launched earlier this year, so making the first cut should have been relatively ‘stress free!’ as I obviously had a spare. Even so, I managed to do a fair amount of paper shuffling before committing to cutting into it!

The striped colours were perfect and were made for this mood board, even taking on the colour swatch order!


I wanted to include not only the colours but elements from the mood board too!

I’m a great believer that you can never have too many butterflies on a scrapbooking layout, and found that the butterflies from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio ‘Happiness’ paper were a fairly close match.


As much as I wanted to make a rainbow embellishment, I felt tht this would throw the distinct bands of colour so decided instead to add embellishments, grouped to reflect the swatches.

I was also inspired by the lattice image and had every intention to hand sew a series of diagonals. After machine stitching in matching threads, I trialed hand sewing some diamond shapes on a scrap piece of paper. Sadly, I wasn’t sure that they were going to work as well as I’d imagined so I abandoned that idea too!

In the end I’m really pleased with how this layout turned out… it might have been slow in the beginning but once I got into the mood, I finished it fairly quickly.


Are you a fan of a mood board – if you’ve never tried using one, this one is certainly a super one to start with!


And don’t forget, we always love to see your layouts over on our Facebook page, or on Instagram

Friday, 7 August 2020

Dippin' Dots | Sheena Rowlands | Mood board

Hi there UK Scrap Addicts , Sheena here again x

Our challenge this month is to use a wonderful mood board created by our team mate Amy, as inspiration to create our layout. I've not used mood boards much before but found plenty within this one to get my mind whirling and my layout started.

Hello Dippin' Dots.

Using the colour circles on the mood board I gathered lots of patterned papers I thought I might use mainly from Dear Lizzy - She's Magic and Crate Paper - Sunny days. The ice-cream  image had me hunting out photos from 2010 about an ice cream treat we ate in Florida.

I started by tearing the papers and overlapping them till I was happy how they looked. I layered my photos with more patterned papers which I distressed. Then the best bit for me, sorting through embellishments. 

To echo the mood board and my subject matter I added circles of patterned paper, an ice cream, a rainbow and even a butterfly from Maggie Holmes - Sweet Story range. My title is a mix of alphas and acrylic word plus a little hand written journalling.

I hope this gives you some inspiration to use our August mood board. Do share with us your creations over on our FB group.
Till next time x

Monday, 3 August 2020

Staying Home | Zoe (zola28) | Moodboard

Personally I love a mood-board to inspire creativity and the one created by Amy this month certainly did that for me!

The colour palette in the mood-board really spoke to me as did the rainbow, pink brickwork and the kaleidoscope of butterflies, in fact it was just perfect for me.

I started with some mixed media using my new AMAZING water colours and layered some pink Heidi Swapp Textured Paste using my Tim Holtz brickwork stencil (one of my most used stencils). 

I backed my Rainbow cut file using the Pinkfresh Studios Noteworthy collection and also made myself some bows using my new die (already a firm favourite in my small collection). 

I used my Martha Stewart Butterfly punch to create my kaleidoscope coming up and through the centre of the rainbow. (I adore how this bit turned out as I had trapped space there before and was really struggling with it from a composition perspective). 

I finished by embellishing around my photo clusters and adding some perspectives from Bramble Fox. 

I enjoyed making a layout for the mood-board. Please make sure you share how this mood-board inspires you this month over on our facebook group.

Saturday, 1 August 2020

Let Your Color Shine | ScrappyNerdUK (Claire) | Mood board

I am the first to admit that I always struggle with a mood board as inspiration. But, I always remind myself that I can pick one thing in the moodboard that inspires me and there are no rules! There is no scrapbook police so we are free to be as creative as we want and to take inspiration from wherever we want.

Amy from our creative team made a moodboard this month for us to all use as inspiration and I just love it!

Rainbows are always a winner in my eyes so I immediately went to a collection that I knew had rainbow papers in and that is Amy Tangerines Picnic in the Park collection.

So I started with a sheet of white cardstock and laid this at an angle across the rainbow paper and trimmed both pieces back to 12x12. (Tip - I didn't stick all of the white cardstock down initially - this enabled me to cut away some of the rainbow paper to save for a later project)

I then decided on my title. My photo was about painting our garden fences and wanted a title about color (ironically, our house and now our garden fence is painted grey!)

I used the little white alphas from the same collection but wanted the word "Color" to be in colour so I had a look through my stash and found some Thickers from Vicki Boutin and cut down the word "Colorful" as I didn't need the last part.

I then had fun with all of the embellishments from the kit and created 3 clusters to create a visual triangle around my photo. In each cluster I started with a flower die cut and added in puffy stickers and foam Thickers and some flat stickers also so it had different textures and depth in each cluster.

I then added in a few flickers of black indian ink into each cluster for a pop of black.

I ran my fingernail underneath the bottom and right of the white cardstock to lift the edges slightly to create some shadow underneath.

And here is my completed layout. I was unsure as to whether I wanted to add journalling to this and there is a nice white area to the photo that would easily allow me to add some before adding to my album if I wanted to do so.

There is a process video for this over on our Youtube Channel so please click the link here to watch the video