Sunday, 30 March 2014

Let's hear it for the boy - Jot magazine

Happy Sunday to you!

Have you heard that the stunning new Jot Magazine issue 5 is now live and chock full of inspiration!
I'm fortunate enough to have a couple of layouts in this one, including this ode to my DH, which
I created for the 'men' call with a song in my head.

The bright colours in the photo had me reaching for bold prints, (Glitz Design Finnley 'Bows').
The wording was cut using my Silhouette and then matted with more strong colours
(Glitz Wild & Free 'Hello Adventure')

The bright colours are echoed with rainbow machine stitching around the photo.
I've left a gap open where I've slipped my journalling inside.

I've created a kind of ombré effect inside the cut using a fine tipped coloured pen.

Head over for a peek with a cuppa and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Friday, 28 March 2014

Today We Play - Sassy Scrappers

Hello Mr Weekend, I've been expecting you.... I'm kicking mine off with a layout on the Sassy Scrappers blog today.

Wishing you a wonderful, restful and creative next couple of days!

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Ditch the Floaties

This happened one magical night when I created three layouts. Unheard of in my camp really,
 but I was just on my own little mission, completely inspired (wish that kind of inspiration would
strike more regularly! ;)

It's predominantly Basic Grey yumminess with some Heidi Swapp touches...
A tale of my little fishy in a big pond without her floaties. A proud moment (and a layout I love to boot!)

The devil is certainly in the details in this one - heaps of tiny bits here and there, like this Greatest View flair,
those delicious BG Fresh Cut chippie alphas (a present from me to me, hehe.)

Some glittering pops with BG Capture metallic candy buttons and a couple
of the rain drops filled with Glossy Accents.

Heidi Swapp 'Hello Today' ephemera & glitter buzzwords
and Basic Grey 'Mint Julep' ephemera

A few items have been machine stitched for interest and I'm still crazy about making my own
epoxy stickers with my Epiphany tool.

Also a reminder on the March Moodboard at Sassy Scrappers.
We have some amazing entries already this month... why don't you pop over and have a go!

Thank you so much for popping in!

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Happy Life - Jenni Bowlin Studio

Hello hello!

I've often been asked why I haven't dabbled in digital scrapping more. I guess, being so close to what I did for a living, it felt a bit less like a hobby. As you know, I am a hybrid team member over at Jenni Bowlin Studio, but I felt so inspired to try a fully digital layout that I couldn't resist!!

If you are thinking about giving it a go, now is the perfect time with the Homespun and County Fair kits on sale today in the digital shoppe! If you pop over to the Jenni Bowlin Studio blog, I have a few tips for you on how to create some effects and your own embellishments!

Thanks so much for visiting!

Friday, 14 March 2014

Sugar & Spice - Sassy Scrappers

The weeks just fly. Friday again, and that means I am up on the Sassy blog today with this layout about trying to keep my little girl sweet but sassy.

Monday, 10 March 2014

Luck o' the Irish

Anyone who knows me will tell you, our family heritage reads like a bit of a melting pot!
In that pot (of gold, hehe) there be Irish blood coursing through my children's veins, and
at age 8, it seemed an appropriate time to let my DS in on a bit of background history.

I've taken inspiration from all the gorgeous sequin action going on over at the Doodlebug
blog. New Doodlebug embellishments are available in the Sassy Scrappers store now!

Some simple stencilling using a Heidi Swapp starburst stencil with some vibrant
'Citron' Color Shine draws attention to my glittering clover.

To complement this fun Simple Stories 'A Charmed Life' collection, I've created
a few of my own shamrock printables to dot around the page for depth.

If you would like to create your own 'lucky' layout - you can download my Shamrock
print & cut file for Silhouette Cameo by clicking here.

If you would like to download a simple printable you can download that by clicking here.

For personal use only please

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, 7 March 2014

Be Happy mini - Sassy Scrappers

Hello hello!

What an interesting week it has been... full of surprises and loads of inspiration, like the March Moodboard at Sassy Scrappers where I have this album/journal on the blog today with lots of inside spread pics :)

Enjoy your weekend!

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Have you heard the news?

I'm so very excited to be able to announce that I'm going to be joining the Jenni Bowlin Studio digital team as hybrid member for 2014!!

This is such an amazing opportunity and I'm just thrilled to bits! There's a little announcement on the blog.

Watch these little pixels ;)