Wednesday, 26 September 2018

--- A2Z Scraplets DT --- "Hope we catch a fish" scrapbook layout

Hi Scrap Friends

Today I'm sharing a layout for A2Z Scraplets

My layout "I hope we catch a fish"


The "Hope" word was all that was left from the "Dream word set" but I just couldn't work out how to use it. I started by covering it with black gesso.
Then I looked through my photo stash and came up with this one of Master C throwing a line.
I decided to turn the word "hope" into a longer title and used up some of my letters.


I left the layout quite simple with lots of paper tearing and layers.
The black star is a piece cut with my Silhouette Cameo.


I also used one of the "Nested Circles" and covered it with glitter - then added patterned paper behind it.



Items on this page are from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio 'Boys Rule" collection.



Thanks for visiting.
Happy Scrapping. 

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

--- A2Z Scraplets DT --- "Cheeky" Scrapbook Layout

Hi Scrap Friends

Today I'm sharing a layout for A2Z Scraplets

My layout "Cheeky"



The inspiration for this page came from the pop of green in the photo.
Master C loves green so I wanted to make this a page with a strong green focus.

This collection is from Jillibean Soup - 2 Cool 4 School.
I decided to pair it with some of the Nested Circles
Each given a different colour of Distress Crayon.


I've also used the "Cheeky" word and covered it with Colour Blast Embossing Powder. 


I haven't added too much mixed media but I did add some Nuvo glitter paste to the background through a star stencil!


Thanks for visiting.
Happy Scrapping. 

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

--- A2Z Scraplets DT --- "Beautiful Times" Scrapbook Layout

Hi Scrap Friends

Today I'm sharing a layout for A2Z Scraplets

My layout "Beautiful Times"


These Him & Her Shapes are super cute ... but
I really struggled with using them on a page.


After a few different starts but nothing that I could get happening, I had an idea.
My boys are always sitting with me in my craft room.
So I gave the two chippies a coat of gesso, handed one each to my boys and some distress crayons and asked them to colour them in - one like Mum and one like Dad.

What you see on this page is the result. 



After the chippies were decorated I knew I needed to use them.
So I grabbed a couple of photos of my boys with there first ever scrapbook pages - made with their Nan and created this page.
The chippies were quite bright and colourful so I left the page fairly neutral with a few pops of colour from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio "Boys Rule" collection.



Thanks for visiting.
Happy Scrapping. 

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Artastic Challenge Blog - September Scrapbook Layout "Dare to dream big"

Hi Scrap Friends

Today I'm sharing a page created for the September challenge at

This is one of my favourite challenge sites each month because the art piece gives so many wonderful interpretations.

My Layout "Dare to dream big"




This months image is titled "The mentor"


Initially I was drawn to all the shades of blue and grey of the sky.
I wanted to find a fishing picture or even one of a dog at the beach but looking through my stash, I found this one of Master Z with his Dad.


He loves to dress up in his work gear and be just like Dad so I thought this really fit with the "mentor" title.

I've used a Uniquely Creative Kit from a few months back to pull in some of the blue colours and added some Navy paste to the background.

Once I added the photo and layers I needed something else so I added the stitched triangles and love how this page turned out.

Thanks for visiting.

Happy Scrapping.


Friday, 7 September 2018

Scrap the Boys September Challenge - "My Heart" Scrapbook layout

Hi Scrap Friends

Today I'm playing along with the challenge over at
Scrap the Boys

My layout "My Heart"




What's not to love about the "Hello Baby" inspiration this month??

I looked through lots of photos but I really wanted it to be a genuine "baby" photo.
This one was waiting in the baby album for it's very own page so I decided to look up the date it was taken and use that as part of my page - "7 days new"


Oh how I miss those sweet, snuggly times.
Even though at the time I really struggled to enjoy it because of the pressure to feed, sleep, gain weight etc.

Someone sent me this quote and I have always tried to remember it
"The days are long but the years are short"

It's true... my boys are now five and started prep this year.
Each day can be a struggle but life goes so fast, I try to remember to just stop and enjoy it.

Thanks for visiting.
Happy Scrapping.

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

--- Off the Rails Scrapbooking DT --- September challenge inspiration layout

Hi Scrap Friends

Today I'm sharing my inspiration for the September moodboard over at

"School Lunches Blah"



I'm not going to lie. I found this food challenge quite difficult.


Firstly I chose my photo. While looking through my printed photos, I found this one of the first ever school lunches I made back in January.
It was kind of exciting at the time, but now I look forward to tuckshop days when I don't have to make lunches ... and I've still got to do this for twelve more years!!!!!

So I decided to make that the story of my layout.
The colour inspiration came from the little cupcake embellishment - I wouldn't normally have used it but for this page, it was perfect.

You can see and hear all about my process in this video.


Thanks for visiting.

Happy Scrapping.


Louise xo

--- A2Z Scraplets DT --- "The best day" Scrapbook layout step by step

Hi Scrap Friends

Today I'm sharing a layout for A2Z Scraplets

My layout "The best day"


This page features tow chippies.
First the Leafy Stems


I decided to colour them with my Distress Crayons, so first they got a coat of white gesso.


Then with my chosen colours, I draw on the leaf and smudge the colour with my fingers.


Repeating the process with different greens.


Finally, just to bring everything together, I added a touch of green glitter paste.


I love how they look, tucked into the flower cluster.


I've also used the Picture Frame 15
Covering it with Nuvo embossing powder which has a gorgeous glitter element.


I love how cute this photo is of my boys at Dreamworld.
So simple to put together with a easy torn paper background and lots of A2Z Scraplets Chipboard elements.




Thanks for visiting.
Happy Scrapping.