Saturday, February 17, 2018

Minnie and me

 Oh this was the most wonderful day. We met lots of characters in Epcot, and the photos were brilliant. I had to go full on red with white spots for this layout!

I kept this quite simple, but couldn't resist a bow and some sparkly bubbles.

The Simple Stories Say Cheese sets are fabulous- this is a cut out from Say Cheese Iii.


Paper: from my stash
Embellishments: Say Cheese I and Say Cheese III- Simple Stories
Sparkly dots from my stash
Alphabet from my stash

Friday, February 16, 2018

We made it!

So I'm scraping my Disney photos. Finally! I bought some of the Simple Stories Say Cheese collections- I just mix and matched the bits I liked from each one (there are 3).

Arriving in the Magic Kingdom on our first day in Walt Disney World was the most wonderful day. It had been over a year in the planning, and was the culmination of decades of me wanting to go to Florida. Seeing the castle was everything I thought it would be, and I got slightly misty-eyed...

I used a strip of 12x12 paper, and added one of the cut apart journalling cards

 I used various elements from the sticker sheets to bring the photos together. It needed a pop of red here and there.

 The tickets were cut out from a 12x12 paper sheet, and it was covered in them, so I have lots more!

 So now I've made a start, I have a few hundred more pics to scrap...

Can't wait! Think I'm going to need more stash though..


Paper- Simple Stories Say Cheese III- 4x6 Horizontal elements
Simple Stories Say Cheese III- Wish upon a star
Simple Stories Say Cheese III- What a blast

Embellishments- Simple Stories Say Cheese III- Combo cardstock stickers
Simple Stories Say Cheese- Expressions cardstock stickers

From Stash- Black cardstock
Enamel dots

Thursday, February 15, 2018


 Another Disneyworld layout! This has been on my desk for a few days, and I keep being distracted by the blue, blue sky. Sigh, I'd go back!

 The papers, card and most of the elements on the page are from the February Mind the Scrap kit. Loving the colours this month. I have filmed and unboxing video, but my wifi is too weedy to upload it at the moment. Suffice to say, it's lovely, with a touch of Valentine's, but not too much.

The wooden hearts are coloured with a wash of Peacock Feather Distress Ink, really chuffed wiht how that worked out.

 I added a couple of journaling pieces from the MTS kit, and a little phrase from a previous Lollipop Box Club kit. I quite liked the waste strip from punching out hearts, and the layout needed a little pop of red in the middle, so it got included!

I splattered with the leftover wash I'd made for colouring the hearts, just to mess it all up a little bit. I just flicked it with a wet paint brush.


Papers: All from MTS Feburary kit
Pebbles- Forever my always- Mint dot
Crate Paper- Main squeeze- Match made

Card: White from MTS February kit

Journaling cards: Pink Paislee- Pick me up journaling spots

Embelishments: Wooden hearts from stash
Stickers- Simple Stories Say Cheese III
Title- Dear Lizzy die cut phrases

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Faith, Trust and a little Fairy Dust

Disney! This was such a fabulous day, the lads were off riding something scary, so my girl and I were wandering across a bridge in the Magic Kingdom when we came across a photographer. She took ages with us, taking lots of photos and adding a sprinkle of fairy dust to the finished photos.

 The hearts were punched from a larger sheet and popped up onto 3D foam. I used Simple Stories Enchanted collection.

 I cut down the 12x12 paper and bordered it with grey, which I used to mat the photo and elements, and I journalled in silver to match.

 The mock newspaper fits perfectly, both in theme and the grey colour. The title was cut out of a journalling card.


Paper- Simple Stories- Enchanted collection- Pixie Dust & journal card elements

Card- grey from stash

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Hello Luna

 Luna is our beautiful, naughty littlest cat. She has huge ears and lots of stripes and a very mischievous personality.

 I used lots of ink on the back ground, so the card is warped, it's currently under a heavy book flattening out!

 I used lots of punched flowers, and some little stamped cats that I've had lying about for eons.

 It needed a border to frame it all, so I doodled round the edges, added spots round the flowers, and some swirls round the stamped title. The flower centres have black Stickles dotted in for some sparkle.

She's a pretty kitty!

All the materials were from my stash.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Evil face

Sometimes it all comes together in a few minutes. I had 10 minutes before an appointment on Friday, sat at my desk, shuffled a few scraps around, and this happened.

 See, there was a reason for keeping all those little offcuts...

 I layered up some stickers and the butterflies from the Vicki Boutin die cut pack, and then went out before I stuck anything down. I wasn't really sure about the pink butterfly, but when I came back to my desk a few hours later I decided it worked.

 Unfortunately in the intervening time my lovely cats had managed to walk over the page and left a smudge, hence the sun sticker and the little glitter dots from the alphabet. 

Elements- mostly from Mind the Scrap January kit

Paper: Vicki Boutin- Good Times- The Little Things
Crate Paper- Good Vibes- All good
Crate Paper- Good Vibes- Life goals
Pink Paislee- Wild child 05

Embellishments: Vicki Boutin- Die cut icons
Crate Paper- Good Vibes stickers
Alphabet- Thickers- Together
BoBunny- Misc me journaling cards

Own stash: White card

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Blossom to awesome

Totally scraplifted this layout. It was posted on the Mind the Scrap Facebook group by Dawn Shields-Pettitt, and I asked and then lifted!

 This was my favourite paper from the January MTS kit, and I've kinda hoarded it a bit until I found the right layout. I wanted the paper to show, and the scarf on the photo fits the colour scheme quite well.

 I clustered together more of the ephemera from the kit, with lots and lots of layers of paper under the photo. I was nervous to use the really big rose die-cut, so layering it under a smaller one worked for me.

 I loved how Dawn had added a pop of bright ink to stop it from being too saccharine, and I also loved the idea of a cluster of tiny pearls. I put some more onto the flowers on the paper too.

 I was struggling for foliage until I remembered the card sticker set, and voila! lots of different leaves!

I wasn't intending on using the bird here, but I managed to make lots of little dents on the pink cardstock whilst adding the gems and pearls with my pokey tool. That's a lesson learned...

Elements- mostly from Mind the Scrap January kit

Paper: Vicki Boutin- Good Times- The Little Things
Crate Paper- Good Vibes- All good
Crate Paper- Good Vibes- Life goals

Card: Bazzill- Cotton candy
Embellishments: Vicki Boutin- Die cut icons
Crate Paper- Good Vibes stickers

Own stash: Baby pink pearls (Hobbycraft)
Aqua shimmer dots
Bright pink card
Aqua card

Thanks for looking!