Friday, 23 September 2016

Pixels and Paper September Challenge

I took a little break from my big messy project that I unfortunately can't share yet and did a quick, simple layout for this month's Pixels and Paper Challenge.  I loved the colour combination this month, a lovely purple with yellow and green just gorgeous.

I also did my first process video.  There is a issue with the audio towards the end, I have no idea what has gone wrong, it is all there in the file, everything plays fine until I hit publish.  If I can fix it I will.

I used the cute vellum pocket and tag from my Lincraft Haul>
I used the scallop of it to hide the part of the butterfly for jewellery making that beads normally hang from at the bottom.

I also used some green grosgrain ribbon, some paper roses, a sheet from My Mind's Eye Collectable Notable  6x6 Pad, scrap from Kaisercraft Violet Crush, a random scrap, Stampin Up purple cardstock and a scrap of yellow cardstock from American Crafts.

Though I have finished and uploaded my page I want to add the word Beeautiful (inspired from the photo)) as I think my daughter is beautiful but my hand is playing up so writing is out and I don't have the right lettering so it will have to wait until my hand is better.
I can't wait to give this album to my daughter so she can journal her memories.
Are you participating in Pixels and Paper's Challenge this month?

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Kraft+ September Moodboard Layout

Sorry there has been a gap in content, I have been working on a few special projects that can't be shared for some time and they needed to be created before working on this months Challenges and other layouts.  I have also been reorganising my craft space so that I could set up a camera to film process videos and tutorials, this impacted my craft time but now that I am all set up I am looking forward to more crafting time.
Now that my camera is set up this was going to be my first process video but unfortunately at the end I discovered I hadn't hit record like I thought I had, so sorry my next layout will have to be my first process video.  I have done a walk through video instead.
I love that Kraft+ Challenge is encouraging double layouts this month so I created a double 8x8 layout for the album I am doing for my daughter and her pregnancy journey.

As usual I started by going through my embellishments for items in the colours of the moodboard.
I selected die cuts from Kaisercraft Charlotte's Dream Collectables that the colours reminded me of watermelons and honeydew melons, white die cut butterflies I recieved in a die cut swap which I then coloured with CTMH blue and pink mini pigment inks, gorgeous apricot flowers from D-lish Scraps, honeyew melon shade of green mini paper roses from Kaisercraft.
I selected a few papers from this paper pad from Studio Calico that had melon colours in.
I chose this goreous paper as it had lovely watermelon pinks, a lovely honeydew hint of green, a small amount of rockmelon orange and I loved those yellow dots.

I selectively cut the paper so that I could have the most of the different melon colours showing without losing too much behind photos or losing too much of the Kraft paper as that is the hero of this challenge.
I also used the top strip from 2 sheets in the pad that are pink and blue and cut flags from them to use on the pages.

I love the softness of the ink on the white die cut butterflies.
Butterflies are a feature througout her album as a butterfly is in the logo for HG Awareness.  I thought the ribbon was purple and blue but I wish to correct myself the Awareness logo is pink and blue.

This is a difficult layout to photograph as the photos are not great quality due to it being in a A&E with dimmed lights and a very stressful situation but I felt as Hyperemisis Gravidarum is such a significant part of her pregnancy journey documenting her A&E trips, Hospital admissions, etc was very important.
I loved the photo series in the right hand side as it is her youngest brother who is a real hugger sneaking to give her one of his big hugs and our second youngest being very gentle and just leaning near her as he was so worried about her.

Are you participating in the Kraft+ Challenge this month?  If so are you going to do a double page layout?

Friday, 2 September 2016

100 Days Project Day 2 to Day 10

Over the last 9 days we had our daughter stay with us with her significant other for 3 days, hosting her baby shower and reorganisting furniture including my workspace so creating was difficult with my boys sleeping on the floor in front of my desk for 2 nights and then desks being packed up and moved but I still created embellishments even if they were tied into the baby shower or to decorate the Guestbook or just a single flag.
Here are days 2 to 10 of 100 Days Of Embellishments, my project for the 100 Days Project.
Day 2 I created some Washi Flags with toothpics and some cute washi.
Day 3 I created punch art babies for the Thank you tags at the Baby Shower.
Day 4 I used part of a paper doily and a butterfly punched from wrapping paper to decorated a Hyperemisis Gravidarum Awareness tags.

Day 5 I decorated some paperclips to use to decorate the Baby Shower Guestbook pages now that everyone has left a message in it.

Day 6 I used a offcut from some of the paper used in Baby Shower Guestbook to create a flag.

Day 7 I had a pile of scalloped circles punched from book pages for a class earlier this year that weren't used on the day so I decided to turn them into flowers.

Day 8 I made some cute ribbon clips, the purple one will be used in my pocket filofax and the pink are a present for someone.

Day 9 I made these blocks made from cardstock, hubby had suggested them on Day 3.

Day 10 I made some half flowers from beading wire to use in embellishment clusters.

Are you participating in the 100 Days Project?  I would love to see your project.
Do you like to create your own embellishments?