Wednesday, October 9, 2013

October Show us Your Stuff - Choose Happiness

This months Show us your Stuff challenge is to use Multiple photos, arrows and a handmade item.

Here is my layout:

Layout title: Choose Happiness

Products Used:
Papers: White card stock, My Minds Eye patterned papers.
Embellishments: Glitz Design alpha stickers, Sassafras Lass stickers,  Making Memories Stickers, Flutterby Designs die cuts, American Crafts Tags, Bella Boulevard Flag, Basic Grey Bottlecap sticker, Prima Flower, Webster's Pages bow, D-lish Scraps Washi Tape, doily, My Minds Eye enamel dots, sequins.
Other: Tim Holtz Tiny attacher, sewing machine and white thread

 I made this sequin pocket using a Flutterby die cut, some vellum and sequins. A little unique spin on just using a regular die cut :)

More detail:

Love clusters and this Studio Calico 4 paperclip is so cute!

Hope this inspires you to give the challenge a go! Check it out at 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Jot Magazine Mood Board 10 - In your arms

Today I am here to share with you the latest Jot Magazine Mood Board! This gorgeous board was the work of Sharmaine, fellow Jot Girl and presented ever so beautifully by the lady behind Jot, Kim :) Gorgeous hey! Not my usual 'colours' and combo, but I am loving it! 

Image credits: 1. Green brush + crayons from Sunday In Bed, via Pinterest here>> 2. Papa Bear plate from Kokoko shop Etsy here>> 3. Vertical Papercut Landscape by Eiko Ojala here>> 4. World globes from createfindadmire.tumblr via Pinterest here>> 5. Vintage green luggage from Curated in Style via Tumblr here>> 6. Kate Spade NY | tidbit plates via Pinterest here>>

I have been trying to push myself with my layouts lately to try different layout designs and think a little outside the box, whilst still remaining 'true' to my style. So of course, this layout includes lots of layered elements and clusters, without being too busy, and a 'story' also which is told in more detail on a hidden card. very different in terms of what I may normally do, but I really love how it turned out. 

I got my inspiration from the colours, the globe, the black in the sketches, and the general 'travel/world' theme. 

Layout Title: In your Arms

Products Used:
Paper: White card stock, My Minds Eye paper, Lily Bee Designs paper, We R Memory Keepers washi paper, Crate Paper patterned paper
Alphabets: Basic Grey Alphabets, October Afternoon Mini Market alphabet stickers
Embellishments: A Piece of Cake Designs 'Mr & Mrs Chalk' Cherry Flair, Glitz rhinestones, Prima Flowers, Carta Bella stickers, Studio Calico wood veneer, Studio Calico stickers, Heidi Swapp Insta Frame, October Afternoon Die Cuts, My Mind's Eye enamel dots, My Minds Eye stickers, Websters Pages file card, MAMBI stickers, Crate Paper border sticker, We R Memory Keepers tag and doily
Other: 2 Peas Globe Cut file, Silhouette Cameo and Designer edition software, American Crafts date stamp, Sewing machin and white thread, 
Photography by Sara Taylor. 

Close up of the awesome cut file from 2 Peas.

The journaling for this page, which tucks behind the top right corner of the globe.

Love making little clusters, this one is full of October Afternoons Travel Girl die cuts, and lots of other bits too.

Lots of layering here :)

I think this has to be one of my favourite layouts recently. A big thanks to Sharmaine for creating this awesome board!

Don't forget to check out the Jot Blog for more details on this challenge and to see the other girls layouts for some more inspiration. 

Thanks for visiting! xxx