Sunday, 28 February 2016

A Little bit of Lemoncraft

Hello :) I thought I would share a layout that i have made using some gorgeous papers by a company called Lemoncraft. They have released some beautiful ranges and they are all very much in the shabby chic range of designs. The papers are all double sided and this presents the problem of which side to choose??? They are all gorgeous! I thought they worked well for me to scrap this photo of Chloe and a friends lovely little dog, Dylan, taken in the summer of  2014.

I used a sheet of card-stock to back the layout on and cut away a border from the paper of about 1cm.
I am a bit of a magpie and love all things of a sparkly nature, so this heart shaped dazzler was perfect for popping on the page....along with some small doilies, paper hydrangeas and flat backed crystals

I used a 12 x 12 harlequin mask to make a pattern on the page with some homemade texture paste ( made from baby powder, PVA glue and water) This smells soooo good and I always love a bit of texture and depth on my pages. Sometimes i add a bit of acrylic paint or glitter into the paste too.

I also popped some small pieces of cheesecloth onto my layout, tucking them under flowers and torn edges. Again this is another way to add some dimension, but without actually really adding any bulk.

I am looking forward to playing with some other ranges from Lemoncraft, they all look beautiful.
Thanks for looking xx

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

How Time Flies........

Hello There
I thought I would share a couple of layouts I have recently made using some gorgeous Kaisercraft papers from the Ma Cherie collection I have wanted to scrap these 2 photos of Dale and Lauren for some time. They were taken on 2 holidays, when we went on a day trip to Dymchurch and spent some time on the beach....infact both were taken in the same area and shows just how much the beach changed in the 6 years between the shots. I think that Dymchurch has become a lot more popular with tourists and there has been a lot of money spent on the seafront and facilities

I spray misted through some sequin waste and stamped various swirls and used a couple of sets of alpha stamps that I have had for absolutely ages and were gathering dust LOL.
One of the sheets is a mass of beautiful butterflies, so I cut several out and added some Stickles and tiny crystals. I also bent the wings up slightly.

With the left over sheets and scraps I made this 2nd layout. Oh my goodness, what an absolute hoot we had last year on a crafty weekend away. Each year I am lucky enough to go away with a group of lovely, lovely ladies for a crafting weekend and we try to find something funny to muck around with. Last year Alison took along these Face Mats.......oh my goodness what a laugh Ange and I had with I just HAD to scrap a couple of the pics

I used some more of the Ma Cherie papers and added a doily, more Stickles, some sequins and some tulle netting.

Ange, you definitely bring out the crazy in me LOL.....I wonder what laughs we will have this year?? Can't wait xx

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

I am thrilled to announce........

I have been asked to join the Papermaze Design team!!!

sooooo excited...... and a teeny bit scared! And chuffed to bits to be with such clever ladies
and connected to such a super duper scrapping shop Papermaze.....pop over and see what wonderful, needful things Vanessa has to offer you :)

Warmest Wishes
Anita xxx

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

ooooerr.... *Blows away cobwebs*

Goodness, it's almost 2 years exactly since I have been in this dusty little corner of blog land. I somehow got completely blocked out from my blog, tried all the changing of passwords etc but I think a Gremlin must have moved in......anyway, I have found a little trapdoor it would appear and I am back to try and breathe a little life back into my little blog hopefully.......bear with me.....hopefully I can remember how to do it now.......and then all I need to do is hope that someone maybe stumbles across me again.

Warmest Wishes
Anita xxx