Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Shay - Dino Kit - Jungle Fever Birthday Card

Hello Everyone!

Today I am up on the blog with a card I made from November's Dino Kit. I love how this card turned out so simple but so much fun to make and the recipient could be an adult or a child.

I used some black, white and a green card stock from my stash to help build this card. Next I used a stamp with some embossing ink on it to make the Happy Birthday, to add to the card I used the fabulous vine embellishment from the November kit giving it dimension and a boarder.  The two brads either side of the Happy Birthday are from the kit as well. A simple design and quite quick. I love how this turned out and is going to be my grandson's 7th Birthday Card in a few weeks time.

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Lauren - Who Kit - Dr. Who Junk Journal

 Hello Everyone,

These papers in the Who Kit are so lovely and I knew I wanted to document when we went to the cinema to watch the new Season recently. Here is a link to the unboxing video that me and my 12 year old son did ....

So to do this I made a Junk Journal.

I used the printed exclusive paper made by Sarah that is free with kit purchase to be my cover (I had printed it on 250gsm paper).  I cut it in half and then folded it in half and wella there is the cover hehe.

Next I folded each of the patterned paper in the collection and nestled them in each other to make the pages. I did this so that each spread in the junk journal will have one half patterned paper and the other half blank page, this was so it didn't overwhelm the layout when it came to adding photos, memoriabilla and embellishments.

I then punched holes and sewed the junk journal together. To see this in detail check out the process video here...

I then clipped it together with clips to hold the pages as they flattened to make the notebook.

I then got set embellishing the cover. I fussy cut the Tardis and glued it to the front page (bottom right) and used alphas from my stash to spell out Dr Who. I added a couple of wood veneer stars from the embellishment kit.

Lastly I used the language charm (not sure what language it is but it is something to do with the show - check out the link above for the unboxing where my son explains it better). I detached it from the necklace and attached it to the stitching on the spine. This must be done carefully so that the stitching doesn't break or stretch and therefore break the journal.

Hope to see you back really soon, 

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Amy- DD2018 Kit- Getting Ready

Hey Scrapping Fun Fans,

Amy here with my first post using the DD2018 Kit; this is what I am calling it as I won't be documenting daily throughout December as my life is not that exciting, but my December is with bithdays as we ll as Christmas fun.
This year in thinking about how I wanted to document December I thought about what I was going to document in and I have decided to make my own Travellers Notebook as I have so much extra Christmas stash left from last year that I can use to make the pages and I thought it would be a little different , so that is what this post is about.

I have used plain old A4 copy paper as the inserts folded in half and I haven't trimmed them down as it was not to uneven when I folded them all together.

Next up was stitiching the binding down the middle. I managed to find some gold embroidery thread in an old sewing box in my cupboard- SCORE!! So using an old Amy Tangerine sewing mat and piercing tool I randomly pierced some holes along the middle of the paper. 
Next up was the stitiching, which I will admit I am not a semstress so I think it is a back stitch I have used here to run through the holes and then for extra reinforcement I added some washi at the end, which I know I will cover with paper or embellishments down the track. 

Now came the fun of using the kit to create my cover page. I knew I would use 1 of the papers I just needed to decide which one. I went with the the green mistletoe as I liked the busy brightness of it. It wasn't quite the full A4 size so I used the thick washi tape in the kit to create a border at the top and bottom.
I then placed the paper on the top and all done. I then worked on the main embellishment cluster which i placed in the bottom left. I placed it there as I thought it will be more stable on that side of the paper then on the right where the book opens. I have used various embellishments from the kit , as well as the hat and flower which is from the October kit, the shrimp and word stickers are from last years kits. 

 I have created the title for using the gold alphas in the kit and added some red bling from the October kit and the front page is created. 
I then started the 1st page to show you how it can be done , but will pop up more photos as I go through in December. 

I hope this gets you thinking about ways you can document December. 
See you soon

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Amy- November 2018 kit- PL spread- 'Dino Girl'

Hey Scrappin Fun Fans,

Welcome to November! Yep November and how cute is this months kit!  There are so many ways this kit could be used but to start us off I decided to create a project life spread that I am putting in my daughters album. I have used the papers in this kit to not only make a journaling and filler card, but to also make little journal banners/tags on some of the photos.

I loved the little embellishments, especially those cute little leaves to add pops of colour and interest to parts of my photos, in lieu of say enamel dates or sequins.

The washi, ribbon and vine piece were great ways to add little borders on the cards or photos to block out unwanted scenery pieces, or to give a little interest behind a tag or banner piece.

You can see more closely how i created this spread by clicking on the link below and watching my YouTube video.

Until next time
Happy Scrappin

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Katie - Dr Who Kit -

Hello! I was so excited when Raelene invited me to play with the awesome Dr Who kit! I have been a Dr Who kid since I was about 6 and now my 17 year old daughter is very much a Whovian too! When they brought back Dr Who it was a family affair to all sit and watch together, and it mostly still is even though a couple of the kids are either not living at home or not as interested any more.

Here is a reminder of the fantastic goodies in the kit:

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For the page that I created I decided I also wanted to create a galaxy style background using my distress oxide inks. I mean it seemed an appropriate place for Dr Who after all! Then I got to it and picked some pieces from the kit that worked with the background and my photos and a page was born!

The main photo on this page was one that my daughter and I had taken at Supernova this year with Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie, the most recent Dr Who and his companion! We were so very excited one of the most exciting fan girl moments ever!!

I am really pleased with how the background turned out! If you are interested, the colour inks that I used were: Picked Raspberry, Faded Jeans, Black Soot, Mustard Seed, Fossilized Amber, Seedless Preserves and Salty Ocean. I then used some water splatters to lift some of the ink for a star effect.

To create more vibrant stars I grabbed some liquitex ink in white and copper and added some droplets, some of the white ones I made into more cross like shapes for the sparkle effect.

I didn't need to do too much more with how bright the background was, I grabbed the die-cut Tardis (added the details!) and also cut out the two smaller Tardises (how do you make Tardis a plural??? 😂). I added these on my page around the photos and one of them like it is moving through space.

I grabbed some of the Tardis blue trim and thread it through the sonic screwdriver and added this to my page, as well as all of the wood veneer stars. I also created a mat behind the bottom photo using the British themed washi tape, this helps to ground the photos.

And lastly I used a circle punch to cut somewhere to add my journaling and backed that with some of the Tardis paper using a slightly bigger circle punch.

And there you have it, a Dr Who themed page about the day my daughter and I met the Doctor!!!

Thanks for dropping by to check out my page!

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Jaymilee - 8x8 Layout - Sharing is Caring

Hi everyone,
I’m up on the blog today sharing a really quick and simple 8x8 layout of my family’s dogs. 

I started by cutting down a 12x12 kraft cardstock down to 8x8. This kit was filled with green items and I have always struggled to make green layouts. I knew I wanted to do a little bit of mixed media in the background because I thought it would make working with green a little easier. I stared by putting some gesso on the right hand side. I used a sponge and dab it onto the page. Next I used a stencil from my stash that looks a little but like leaves. I just used some green paint and used the same sponge to dab on a tiny amount of green on top of the gesso.

Next I used the lined paper from the November kit and matted my photo. I also used a book page and a green sheet of paper from my stash to also matt the photo. I used some double sided tape to stick all the paper layers together. I then used some wet glue to stick the photo onto the layout. I always use wet glue when sticking anything onto mixed media.

While I was creating the mixed media background, I decided to use the title sharing is caring because they are both sharing a stick in the photo. I used an alcohol marker from my stash and a black felt tip pen to write the title. Writing your own title is a great way to get a unique title when you don’t have any alpha stickers that will go with your layout.

I used the washi tape from the kit and I covered a heart that I just cut from a scrap piece of paper. This is a great way to make coordinating embellishments if you don’t have any matching embellishments in your stash that go with a layout you are making I used some foam tape and wet glue to stick down the heart. I used the leaf brads from the kit and pushed them though the page in the top right hand corner and next to the heart I made. Next I used some twine from my stash and tied the two dinosaur charms on the twine. I really like how the charms still swing because the twine is glued down not the charms. Finally I used some green tiny word stickers form my stash and did some black splatters around the page.

That’s all from me today. Check out what the other ladies have created using this kit.
Thanks everyone,

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Raelene - Dr Who Kit - TARDIS Banner for our Dr Who celebrations

I am loving doing themed days with the kids, it is a great way to get E doing fine motor skill and sensory stuff.  I am making a couple of decorations myself and Today's post is one of those projects.

I really wanted a banner to hang for the significant Who days, aka season premiere, anniversary/my granddaughter's Birthday and the Christmas special/Boxing Day and this kit was perfect for making a banner.

I bought some burlap banners in bulk a while ago and used 6 pieces to make this banner.

I used my Silhouette Curio to diecut the letters to spell TARDIS from some royal blue cardstock and I grabbed out all the trims from my stash that might work with this.

Here is a video of my process of creating this banner.
Note: I was still working on the kit so I added the trim from the kit after finishing the video, check the photos below for the results.

I used Helmar's Premium Craft Glue for this project as it would give the hold needed for a item that will be hanging in my lounge room.


I used the Handles cut file and a scrap of silver mylar to create my Cyberman heads.  I then smudged a mix of gesso and grey ink onto them to make them look more beaten up like Handles was.
Check out how I used this awesome Mylar for a chrome look on my Happy Days Diner scrapping.

I love how it looks.

Such a fun bit of Timey Whimey stuff for our Doctor Who celebrations.
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