Monday, May 10, 2021

Digital Scrapbooking: Bumper iNSD weekend with The Nifty Pixel...



And welcome to May.. 10 days in.

The last 2 weeks have KICKED MY BUTT!!

First I was prepping for iNSD and then I got really sick and that wiped me out for 7 days. Then it was iNSD and then work just totally slapped me!

As I am a newbie to the digital scrapping world, my first iNSD (international scrapbooking day) was last year and it was SO much fun, games, and new shiny kits and discounts and sales and new friends, and and and...

This year I am on x2 Creative Teams for designers, so this is a big weekend for them and I needed to make a bunch of layouts to showcase their new gorgeous products - it would have been much easier if I hadn't been so unwell :(

Today I am sharing all the layouts I made for the Nifty Pixel - Em had a bumper release that weekend - x2 new kits and x3 new sets of page drafts!

The main photo uses the new Touch of Vintage page drafts with an older kit.

The next two layouts use Pep Talk bundle and the Pep Talk page drafts.

I am super proud of these layouts, I was sick, feeling a bit of stress because I wanted them to be SO good to repay Em's faith in me. And honestly, they really are some of my best work to date. I just relaxed into it in the end and stopped overthinking it all, a valuable lesson for me!


Thursday, April 29, 2021

Fusion Card Challenge - Mother's Day


Welcome to another fantastic Fusion Card Challenge.

This time we have 'Mother's Day' for you! As always both the sketch and the inspiration image are awesome.

Which will you try?

As I am English, Mother's Day was back in March for me - why are they different dates?! So I went with the sketch and a more generic sentiment.

The stamp I used is new to me and I love it, I think I am slowly trying to own the entire MFT library! I am a sucker for little stacks of animals!

I chose the paper for my tag, before I started colouring so I could coordinate with it. I added two little banners (that were already cut in the correct colours - WHOOP!!) and used a sentiment from the same stamp set.

I popped the whole thing up using foam tape and added it to a white card blank, it pops off of white so nicely.

I used -

MFT - Birth-Yay!

MFT - Banner dies

Lil Inker - Dotted Tag dies

Make sure you check out all the rest of the inspiration by the DT over at the Fusion challenge blog, and play along with your own creation! When playing along you may use the sketch OR the photo to inspire your makes. OR, if you are feeling adventurous, you can fuse them together (see what I did there!).

Can't wait to see your makes. 

Challenge ends on 11th May.


Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Retro Rubber Challenge #157 Time to get your Sketch on...


Welcome to another fun Retro Rubber challenge.

We have a sketch for you this time, created by me!

You know how much I love a sketch!

I actually can't provide a link to the stamp I used here, as it was a free gift from a Mama Elephant event in 2016 and I couldn't actually make it and my friend Lisette gave me hers, as she knows how much I love a monster!

I love this stencil cloud technique (stencil is by MFT and I have it in both sizes) - it is getting some serious overuse LOL. 

Here I stamped and masked my Yeti - I am a big fan of masking and then I blended the clouds in. I decided at the last minute to add the stars and little birds, but it worked out fine. The sketch is so simple I just used little scraps of patterned paper and an enamel dot to complete my card.

I'm crushing on this card a teeny bit!

Show us your interpretation of the sketch and pop over to Retro Rubber and get inspired by the things the DT have made.

Challenge ends May 7th

Don't forget to tell us the age of your stamp, that is part of the fun of our challenge and please only enter 10 challenges including Retro Rubber.


Monday, April 26, 2021

Digital Scrapbooking: Flower Queen...


Happy Monday!

A bit of a longer absence for me than planned, but I was very, very unwell last week. I am on the mend now!

I wanted to share this beauty that I made for the Sweet Shoppe Designs monthly passport - April prompt was 'Inspired by Flowers'.

So my friend Lisette and I took a road trip in early March this year and on our way to Foxwoods (the resort we were staying at), we stopped at a craft store that had this amazing flower section. I convinced Lisette to pose up a storm for me and ended up with this amazing photo of her.

I really really stepped out of my comfort zone here, with the blending and the giant cluster. There was a lot of anxiety, but I am so pleased at how it came out and it got a GSO, so - yay!

Monday, April 19, 2021

Digital Scrapbooking: Designed by Soco March...


Happy Monday to you!

I thought I would show you a couple of my fave layouts that I made as part of my Designed by Soco creative team commitments in March.

I actually made about 10 layouts, but didn't want this post to be crazy, so chose 2 for you :)

The main photo made me laugh, the minute I saw the 'Weekend Vibes' words and cards, I knew I had to use this crazy photo of Lisette and I that we sent to Hubby to let him know that we had arrived at Foxwoods safely. I used - 

The next layout makes me smile everytime I see it, as I did an impromptu photoshoot with Hubby and Clint Catwood to get the hilarious photo shown here!

I used a new release - 

And I used it with a fave Designed by Soco template that I rotated.
Cards & Words No.7

Fun layouts, I am really enjoying my guest slot with Soco and her team, I'll be sad to leave when June comes around.