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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Simple Stories ....

To be entirely honest I hadn't even heard of this brand till a few weeks ago, so when I was asked to use it for a sample for my lss, Paper Addiction, I was intrigued to test it out.

There was a great range of papers to choose from and a tonne of journaling elements. Very diverse in it's design with some great classic coloured sheets as well as some cutesy elements (like the sun) meaning you could create your layout either way.

I used a kraft background spritzed with my red food colouring/water concoction ;) and then cut away the centre of a sheet to create a frame. I only used 3 sheets of paper and everything except the chipboard and ribbon came from them.

TFL Star x

Friday, June 17, 2011

White with 1 - June

As soon as I saw this months criteria I just knew exactly which photo I wanted to scrap .... and I hadn't even taken it yet!!! I had this gorgeous ladybug outfit for Ellah and I just knew a picture of her in it would suit the theme to a "T".

White + Red + Polka Dots

I began by masking and misting the background using food colouring and water ..... even my collection of 32 colours doesn't cover it all ... I had no red! :(
The spotty paper is Lillybee and the title is red core cs, embossed and lightly sanded.

I added some doodling to highlight the misting and finished off with a scattering of some of my fave embellies;

- Nellie G Designs buttons
- Handmade by Suzanne washi tape

(which I no longer own since a certain child decided that he had to wrap the entire roll round the leg of the table to stop it falling down ... and no, there was nothing wrong with the table!!)

Oooh and the ladybug ribbon came in a kit from Purple Pumpkin.
TFL Star xx

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Out of the Hat - June

So here I am :) back with another Out of the Hat sample layout.
The June challenge is:
- bright colours on kraft
- 6 buttons
- a bird somewhere

Couldn't resist the urge to dig into the My Little Shoebox stash .... one of the splurges I had using the line "But I've just had a baby" worked well ;) got me some special "mummy" presents.

Here's my two little cherubs ... he just absolutely adores her!! Sometimes a little TOO much if you know what I mean! :D

Finished off with a yummy splattering of embellies. A Purple Pumpkin button, some Nellie G clay buttons and some doilies from the Chip Chop Shop.

This adorable little metal birdy I got from the last craft show in Brissie ... tons of colours and super cheap!

And one can't forget the washi tape or Jillibean Soup corrugated shapes.

Oh and the hot pink lace (in the first picture) .... that's self adhesive and comes by the roll .... a new product that will be hitting the D-lish shelves real soon!

TFL Star xx