Magic Night

Hey guys, I'm Alice and I'm a new member of the Quirky Design Team! I'm very excited to bring you my first layout using the 'Willow' kit and 'Ash' embellishment kit, with a photo of me in my prom dress.
I have other photos (still to scrap) to further document the 'story' of the evening so this was more of a general layout to encompass the emotions and atmosphere of my Year 11 prom. I wanted it to be light and pretty and I wanted to emphasise my pink dress. 

I fussy cut some fiddly clusters of flowers from 'Kate' and 'So Sweet' from the Crate Paper Gather collection to frame the photo and add some depth and texture. I also used a coloured pencil and water brush behind them to bring in some more detail. The gold Thickers and Copper Penny Nuvo drops are for extra sparkly pizzazz! 
I couldn't resist this Indigo Hills die cut since it was the perfect pink and used the first letter of my name. 

When I do layouts with the main cluster in one corner I like to balance it in the other corner; a label, die cut and Reset Girl chipboard sticker were great to stop the page looking too empty.

I used a DIY Shop library card and pocket to do a little bit of hidden journaling and the Carpe Diem stamp says ''. It might not have been the best ever but it was pretty fab! I hope this layout shows you how versatile the kit can be if you choose your colours carefully, this photo was taken in July and I don't think you can tell the papers and embellishments were chosen for Autumn. I filmed a process video for this layout with even more detail about my thought process, you can watch it below:

Thanks for reading!

My Little Explorer..

Hello Everyone!

As promised here I am, back with my second layout from this gorgeous kit. This time I wanted to make something a little Autumnal so I could use some of those beautiful autumn aspects that came with the kit.
So without further ado, here is my layout and the items I used to create this look..

From the Main Kit:
- Bazzill Swiss Dot Butter 12x12 Cardstock
- 1 sheet of Smooth White Cardstock
- Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Gather So Sweet 12x12 paper
- Simple Stories Hello Fall Piles of Smiles 12x12 paper (both sides)
- Pink Fresh Studio Indigo Hills Pinnacle 12x12 paper
- Simple Stories The Reset Girl Speckle 12x12 paper
- Pink Fresh Studio Indigo Hills Die Cuts Pack
- American Crafts Jen gold glitter Thickers
- 1 of the custom cut-apart labels
- Diecut leaf trim
- Bird print organza trim
From the Lite Kit:
- Pebbles Warm & Cozy chipboard leaves
From the Extras Shop:
- Antique Rose Nuvo Drops
- Pink Fresh Studio Indigo Hills Studio Puffs

And here's how I created the look:
Firstly I started with the strips of patterned paper and cardstock. I used five pieces from the sheets listed above and cut them to 2" wide by 8" tall, being sure to leave equal gaps at both ends and in-between each piece (I eye-balled it)
I was then just going to lay my photo on top and start embellishing, but I felt the photo need some layering because it was just blending into the background. So I used some scraps I had left from Piles of Smiles paper and Speckle paper, and also added a piece of the pinnacle paper.
I placed some double sided tape at the back and added the cut apart label before adhering the whole thing to my layout.
I then decided what I wanted to do with my title. I knew I wanted some of it to go underneath the photograph to "ground" it I guess you could call it, but I also wanted to use a couple of the Pebbles Warm & Cozy I layered up 2 of the same shape (there were many different shapes in the pack). One newsprint type and one brown. Adhered those to my layout and then put MY on top using the American Crafts Jen gold glitter Thickers...these are beautiful!!!

I spelled Little Explorer with the rest and I love how It looks.
To tie in with the leaf theme I used the diecut leaf ribbon and adhered this using some extra strong red tape as it is fabric and I really wanted it to stick for a long time.

Look at how those Thickers sparkle! Isn't that ribbon gorgeous? I love it!
By the time I had all these different elements happening on my page I decided it only needed a little embellishing so a simple phrase piece from the Indigo Hills was laid under the title alongside one of the puffy hearts from the same collection. I also added another puffy heart at the top and used my Antique Rose Nuvo Drops to add three little dots at the top and bottom corners diagonally.

I decided I didn't like the 2" of white space at the bottom of my layout and felt it needed something delicate just to finish the layout off, so I used the bird organza ribbon and it did just what I wanted it to.

I love this layout and how it turned out, it's going to sit very pretty in my puppy's album and guess what??? You may see more puppy pictures coming up in future layouts because (drumroll please...) We are getting another puppy!!! Enya's half sister is coming to join our family this week!
As you can probably imagine I am VERY excited!

If you've created any layouts using these gorgeous elements, and your a subscriber to Quirky Kits... please head on over to the Quirky Kits Subscribers group on facebook and tag me in them. I would love to see what you create.

I will be back later on this week with my 3rd layout..Until then, Happy Scrappin Everyone! x

New Kit Time!

Hey everyone I am back with another layout, this time using the new September/October kit!

I think you will agree with me that Leo has once again put together a beautiful kit. Here's what I used to make my layout:
From the Main Kit:
- Pink Fresh Studio Indigo Hills Blue Valley 12x12 Patterned Paper
- Pink Fresh Studio Indigo Hills Pinnacle 12x12 Patterned Paper
- Pink Fresh Studio Indigo Hills Die Cuts Pack
- 1 label from the Custom Cut-apart Label Sheet
- 1 Ephemera Square Embellishment Cards
- 1 Sheet of Smooth White Cardstock
From the Custom Card Kit:
- 1 4x6 card
From the Extras Store:
- Pink Fresh Studio Indigo Hills Puffy Stickers
- Pink Fresh Studio Indigo Hills Moorland 12x12 Patterned Paper

And here is how I created my first layout.
I started off with the PFS Indigo Hills Blue Valley 12x12 paper and cut the middle out of it to save it for another layout. I then cut an 8x8 piece of the smooth white cardstock and I then eyeballed the yellow paper to the size that I wanted (I eyeball a lot lol)

After I'd done this I cut 3 just over four inch squares from the PFS Indigo Hills Moorland 12x12 Patterned Paper. With the spare piece of Blue Valley paper I had cut out of the middle I cut a just over four inch square with that also, to which I then adhered my photograph. Silly pictures made on snapchat and then put into a four windowed grid using the Picstich App.

It was then time to embellish, so I started off by emptying out the Indigo Hills Die cut pack into a little tub and chose the circle piece that reads "make today ridiculously amazing" and used one of my circle punches to make the blue circle out of the blue valley paper again. I used a double sided sticky tab to give it some dimension. I finished this square with one of the flower die cuts.

 On the square to the right of this I used one of the 4x4 embellishment square cards from the main kit which has a pink love heart on. Perfect for a little bit of journaling :D
I finished this square off with the awesome friend die cut, the black flower die cut which I layered underneath that and some of the Indigo Hills Puffy Stickers. I stapled the awesome friend tag on to add a little texture.

The last square was made by using a scalloped heart punch to cut out 2 hearts from one of the 6x4 cards from the custom card kit. The blue circle and all smiles here are from the die cuts pack. I added a puffy heart sticker and finished off with one of the cut-apart labels and Voila!!!

This layout came together so well and all the colours just go..I love it. Not really attempted a grid layout before but I thoroughly enjoyed this one and will attempt to make some more in the future!

I will be back next week with my next layout. Here's hoping you all have a lovely weekend!
Until my next post...Happy Scrappin Everyone xx

Proud Mummy!

Hey guys! I am back with another layout using the July/August Quirky Kit. This time round I have a project life style layout for you.
Here are the items I used:
From the main kit:
- My Minds Eye Hooray Celebrate 12x12 cardstock
- Jumbo Labels Strip
- Hooray Embellishment Title Cards Pack
From the Lite kit:
- Freckled Fawn Grey Puffy Alphabet
- Cake Walk cut-apart labels sheet
- Cake Walk Cardstock Labels
From the Embellishment Kit:
- Simple Stories Carpe Diem Posh epoxy metal clips
- Dear Lizzy Good Vibe Thickers
- Freckled Fawn Puffy star stickers
- MAMBI My Life stickers
- My Minds Eye Yes Please stickers
- Pink Ribbon
- Simple Stories Reset Girl Washi Tape

And here's how I made the layout:
Before I begin to tell you how I did each card, I used the 12x12 My Minds Eye Hooray Celebrate cardstock as the base for all my cards cutting it into three strips of four inches, cutting two of those four inch strips to make four 6x4 cards and the left over strip to make four 3x4 cards.

Title Card Pocket #1
I started this card by adhearing two strips of the narrow dotted Reset Girl washi tape at the top and bottom of the card. I then spelled out Second Chance using the Freckled Fawn grey puffy alphas, Dog Show using the Dear Lizzy Good Vibe thickers, and for the Rescue I actually incorporated some of the Millie and June Thickers from a previous kit. I then cut one of the diamond stickers from the My Minds Eye Yes Please sticker sheet in half and put one half at both sides pointing inwards. I then finished this card off by using The Best Day sticker off the same sheet.

Pocket #2 
I didn't want to do a lot to this card because it was a full 6x4 photo (about a cm cut off the bottom and side to leave a border) of my neighbours dog Bertie. He came in first place at the dog show for "most adoring eyes." I attached one of the Simple Stories Posh clips that reads Today in the top right hand corner. I then used one of the Labels from the Jumbo Label strip to do a little journalling and one of the Cake Walk Labels that reads You did it! perfect for this card! I finished off by cutting up the branding strip from the Hooray paper so I could add the Hooray to the photo.

Pockets #3&4
For pocket 3 I cut a strip of plain white cardstock and bullet pointed all the classes my puppy Enya was entered into. I lined two strips of the thin pink Reset Girl washi tape either side of it for a bit of interest. Pocket four was made using one of the Hooray Embellishment title cards reading Today is the day. I then used two of the stickers from the MAMBI My Life sticker sheet and one of the black and one of the silver Freckled Fawn Puffy Star stickers to finish off.

Pockets #5&6
Pocket five was made using 2 strips of the pink star ribbon that came in the embellishment kit and over the top I layered another one of the Hooray Cards from the Main kit...these were perfect sayings for this layout! It reads, This deserves a gold Medal! For Pocket six I cut up some more of the plain white cardstock to make a journalling box. I used the Wonderful sticker from the MME Yes Please sheet and the little camera from the MAMBI My Life sticker sheet.

Pocket #7
My Baby Girl Enya! I made these 2 photos on an app called Pic Stitch and then printed them off using my Canon Selphy. She came 1st for Best Puppy under 12 months, and 3rd in the Waggiest Tail class! I was such a proud mummy. Because of the two photo's I felt this card didn't need much embellishing so I used the gold heart, the xoxo and The Very Best stickers all from the MME Yes Please sheet.

Pocket #8
I had to finish layout off by including a big photo of Enya's two rosettes that she won! I used the "We did good label from the Cake Walk cut-apart sheet (as I did good too presenting her to the judges...hehe) this was stapled onto the card to give a bit of texture. I then finished off by using the heart and CELEBRATE stickers from the MME Yes Please sticker sheet (I pretty much killed that sticker sheet lol)

I hope you like my layout. I was very pleased to be able to document this occasion into my Project Life album, It's something I can look back on and (maybe) add to if Enya win's more rosettes in the future.
I will be back next week with some layouts from the new September/October kits so be sure to look out for that!
Until next time...Happy Scrappin Everyone x

Wedding bells! ( part one )

Hello lovlies! 

Today I'm back as promised with my project life spreads! I have two to show ( one will be posted later this week ) as both are fairly simple as at the moment where having our home decorated! Who knew painting a few walls could be so messy, tiring and boring!?!

The paper used here is actually from the march April kit.. Oops, however I love using check papers and did feel really guilty for not having used it the month we got it. Matting my pictures, because why break the habit, I have used the Roselle Cardstock.

If look past the horrid selfies I have used the Nuvo drops to embellish and I think I went a little overboard on the whole layout however in this case it still works well. Again using the freckled fawn acrylic frame I snapped this into four small pieces and tooked it behind each photograph on the 3x4 cards. Sticking with freckled fawn I also used the puffy stars stickers.

Now I'm not sure if you can see but behind the lovely label there is a clear scallop piece, well that my fellow crafter is the protective film from the acrylic lawn fawn frames how cool is that, and as its really thin what I've done is just use a staple to secure it into place.

Also to embeliish I have used the wooden pieces followed with the celebrate gold foil stickers from the dancing on the ceiling kit... And everytime I see that kit I can't stop singing ' ooohhh what a feelinggggg, when we're dancing on the ceilingggg!' Haha!.

See you soon for part 2!


Scrapping Lite

I've got two layouts to share today, both made with the Cake Walk Lite Kit
Here's the first
 Yes we know how to party.... I love that pink background paper with the ombre tones. I thought the colours of the kit went very well with the Premier Inn decor but just had to add a  few touches (well a lot) of gold. I began by splattering some gold mist over the page. While that was drying I did the usual thing of when in doubt just chop bits from various papers and see what you think. I also chopped the menu card in half so I could put the journalling at the top. 

As I said, once I decided on more gold I really added more gold. I painted some gold glimmer mist onto some cardstock and when it was dry, added the three butterfly stickers and cut round them. 

I also added glimmer mist to the little house. The gold doily was a die cut that I chopped in half. I used the same gold foil card for the alphabet as the kit ones, though gorgeous were not gold enough!

 Finally, inspired by the Nuvo drops I got out my box of liquid pearls and stickles and added some gold, pink and green around the layout.

Here is page 2...
 This layout is based on a sketch but very cleverly I can't find the notes I made of where the sketch is from. I felt like doing a bit of mixed media background so added some Raspberry distress ink to some texture paste and threw in a little bit of glitter
while that was drying I painted circles on my paper with a sage colour mist and a silver wink of Stella pen. I also die cut some hearts using various papers - these were edged with Spruce distress ink and I highlighted all of the little "x" shapes with the silver pen (yes it did take a long time!) Oh yes, the lovely wee doves also got the silver pen treatment. 

Finally it was time to put it all together adding some of the cardstock labels for fun.
 I layered it all up and wrote my journalling. I used the alphabet from the kit but added in some old stickers for half the title as this alphabet doesn't include numbers.



Hey lovelies I'm back again with another 12x12 layout to show you. (Keep your eyes peeled for my upcoming project life layout). 

Today I thought I'd share my latest page starting of with an aerial shot of layout. 

Starting off with title I just wanted something more, something simple that I hadnt used before. So looking through all the silly photographs of me and my cousin I just though 'This Is Us' we're always acting about and being silly together so this title just finished off a wonderful week spent with one 

The background I have created I wanted to do something different and challenge myself to use more than one paper so here I have used Amy tangerine sure thing, dear Lizzy Saturday paper and rosette. For the background I laid down the sure thing paper and with the off cut I turned it over and placed that on top, with other sheets I cut out half circles and made a scollop border.

Let's talk clusters!. Clusters big or small are a group of embellishments put together randomly or if your more of a precise crafter then you'll probably spend ages finding everything to match and securing them in the 'right' place. I love little wooden embellishment and these leaves match with one of the patterned papers used in the background. On my last layout you saw me cut the carpe diem Expoxy metal pins up and use it as a flair, well today I've done the same thing with this little bird and I've just tooked it onto the photograph above. The today banner sticker was used from the Mambi Planner  sheet and finishing both clusters of I used the amazing midnight blue Nuvo drops.

The final finishes were the Nuvo drops to the corners to just give it more oomph and the fact that I have fallen in love with these may have something to do with it ;), and also I have edged the page in a black biro.