Monday, 11 December 2017

Weekend Capers

Hi all,

I've had a busy weekend scrapbooking wise. My Scraplift Saturday video went live plus I was also involved with the online crop for The Crafty Maven Getaway.

First up: I found a layout on Pinterest to scrap lift , however, when I tried to find the creator of it I found that it had been deleted from and thus couldn't find out any details. Thank you to whom ever made the page as it sparked my creativity. Mind you it was not a full on scrap lift as I kind of went off on a tangent but at least I started with the hanging hearts idea.
Here is my layout:

This is the layout I scrap lifted:

Here is my process video if you are interested in finding out how I made the page:

For our online crop I hosted the 7pm challenge, it was a tic tac toe challenge. Here is the game board:
This is my page that I made using the central horizontal line:

Here is a video explaining the challenge plus a process video for the layout:

Well that's it for now.
Take care and have fun crafting,
Helen xx

Sunday, 3 December 2017

The Studio Challenges Design Team

Hello all,

I have great news, I am now a design team member for The Studio Challenges site!! I'm very excited to be part of the team and thankful that Anna asked me.

My first challenge starts today and it is a sketch challenge. Here is my take of the sketch:

This is the sketch for the challenge:

To make my page, I started with choosing my photos and then the large horizontal piece of patterned paper from the sketch, it comes form the Maggie Holmes/Crate Paper Bloom collection. As I was looking at the colours in the photos I thought that kraft card stock would make a good background and then I though some white stencilling would add some nice details. Before long I had made the page and was adding gold Heidi Shine (Heidi Swapp Colour Shine) and some puffy hearts to finish off. This is a great sketch to work with and I had a lot of fun making my first page for the Studio Challenges team.

Well that's it for now, I'm off to create some more.
Take care and happy crafting,
Helen xx

Friday, 1 December 2017

Latest Layout

Hi all,

Wow, I finally finished my reports and come up for some air! Thank goodness school holidays are very soon. I managed to get one layout done for Sketch It Thursday for The Crafty Maven Getaway blog/YT channel. I used the current single sketch from the Stick It Down challenge blog.
Here's my layout:

and this is the sketch I used:

Plus here is my video:

Well that's it for now, I'm off to scrapbook or crash on the couch!
Take care and happy crafting,
Helen xx

Monday, 20 November 2017

Scraplift Saturday

Hi all,

I should be busy writing reports at the moment, however, I'm finding it hard to get going! So instead I'm updating my blog. On Saturday I uploaded my latest video for The Crafty Maven Getaway channel, it was a scrap lift layout. I saw a layout by Mari Clarke and it made me think of a photo of me taken in Scotland so I decided to scrap lift it. Here is my layout:

This is Mari's layout:

and here is my video:

As you can see I've used some die cuts that I cut with my Silhouette machine and then coloured up with some sprays, lots of fun.

Well that's it for now,
take care and happy crafting,
Helen xx

Friday, 10 November 2017

Craft Catch Up

Hi all,

How is everyone? Life is getting very hectic at the moment as it is coming into school report writing time (well actually I should have really started by now!). I went away on school camp and then came home and had to make 3 videos in as many days. These are the layouts and cards that I made and recorded.

First, was my card and video for Mix It Up Monday. I had a lot of fun using up my stash making this card.

I also made a Halloween inspired layout for my YouTube hop with my "Challenge Your Stash" girls. I used up some old Carta Bella papers and some photos from 2013.


My third project was for Free Flow Wednesday on The Crafty Maven Getaway channel, where I took a bit of a detour on the development of my layout.

Well that's it for now. I'll be back in a couple of weeks - after I've finished writing reports!

Take care and happy crafting,
Helen xx

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Sketch It Out Thursday

Hi all,

It's been a busy start to Term 4 but I managed to do some scrapping! I created this layout for Sketch It Out Thursday.

I found this layout on Pinterest and then drew a sketch from it to use for this layout.

Here is the video:

Well that's it for today, happy crafting!
Take care,
Helen xx

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Art Party Friday

Hi all,

I'm back with a quick post as I was up on The Crafty Maven Getaway channel yesterday for Art Party Friday.  When I sat down to scrap I looked to my right and found all my leftover supplies from Monday's lesson and because I had so much fun making that one I decided to do another similar style of layout. It's even purple again too!

Here is the accompanying video:

Well that's it for today, until next time . . .
Have fun and happy crafting,
Helen xx