Sunday, 16 December 2018

December Virtual Crop class with Tricia

Hi there Campers!!

Welcome to my class for the December virtual crop, I hope you are enjoying the day. I'll be using the Twilight range from American crafts to create some snuggly autumn/winter layouts with purple, navy and peach. The papers are a mix match of patterns reminiscent of patchwork blankets and setting suns.

The sunset colour themes are mixed with a range of flora and fauna elements and the colours carry right through to the pearl details. The layouts and elements can be mixed around to suit your photos.

Thanks for taking part today, you can find the instructions here. I hope you enjoy the class. 

December Virtual Crop Class with Katherine

Hello everyone, welcome to my Christmas class using Kaisercraft's Mint Wishes.

For my first page we play with some watercolours - I use a mix of distress inks and stains - vintage photo for the brown, cracked pistachio for the first green, iced spruce for the grey, evergreen bough and then some silver in the form of brushed pewter.  It would be handy to have a snowflake punch and some silver glitter too, and any other Christmas embellishments that you have to hand.

I added little drops of silver glitter to the centre of my snowflakes to add a little bit of sparkle.

My second page is not so messy, with a little bit of fussy cutting and lots of layering.

There are lots of beautiful sentiments in this kit and I managed to make 4 cards with the left overs.  I hope you enjoy class, you can find it here.

December Virtual Crop with Ann

Happy Sunday crafty ones and welcome to your last virtual crop for 2018. I am up first today, a day later due to our Wednesday/Saturday Scraplift Santa posts for the month of December.

If you managed to get a kit go gran that now, otherwise I think if you have some other festive papers you could creative very similar pages, or indeed non-festive papers would also work treating the layouts at sketches rather than explicitly following along. 

There are two layouts in the class plus a bonus project and the instructions can be found HERE.

Pop back at Noon for a class with Katherine and then Tricia closes the virtual crop classes for today and 2018 at 2pm.

Saturday, 15 December 2018

Scraplift Santa - Recording the Evidence with Debs

This season is my most favourite of all simply because I love the joy and excitement Christmas brings with it.The flip side is that it is such a busy time of year for a lot of us. And that brings me to this morning scraplift inspiration ... a few pages from my Christmas journal.
I love  that a journal allows us to plan and prepare pages in advance so that we can jot down notes and keep photos of all the moments of the season as we go along. I tend to set my journal with themed pages that feature every year:- What’s on my front door, advent calendars, Christmas wish lists from my girls, Christmas party with work colleagues, music playlists, decorating the tree, samples of this years wrapping paper and/or cards,envelope for receipts  and so on. I then leave pages to add the extras like tickets to pantomime or movies or shows, visits from friends, secret Santa gifts, BIG news this December, etc.

Our Facebook gallery is HERE  if you decide to join in any of the Scraplift Santa Challenges we have been posting. See you again on Saturday when our next challenge is up  

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Scraplift Santa - more festive inspiration from Ann

You don't always need Christmas papers or winter papers to make a seasonal layout. Grabbing a generic striped background, in this instance grey and white then adding a couple of seasonal stamps and some mist I've shown you can get seasonal without a themed paper. 

Why don't you have a dig through what you have, find some stamps you've perhaps not used for a while and see if you can Scraplift Santa Ann. And did you see I used small asterix Thickers to make snowflakes? Another Scraplift tip for you!

If you don't fancy a snowflakes and wintery themed layout for this challenge swap for brighter colours and stars or flowers. 

Our Facebook gallery is HERE  if you decide to join in any of the Scraplift Santa Challenges we have been posting. See you again on Saturday when our next challenge is up  

Saturday, 8 December 2018

Scraplift Santa Sketch Saturday

Dolly here and as always the second Saturday in the month sees a sketch from me and of course this time it has a Santa Scraplift twist.

First off here is your sketch for December.

Having been to Disney last Christmas I have so many photos I will be scrapping them for years. This is what I made from the sketch.

The Simple Stories Merry and Bright papers were perfect for the photo of the gingerbread family at Celebration. It's a really simple page just using cardstock in two colours and some of the gorgeous papers.

I really wanted a circle and I wanted it to be scalloped. It's a really easy effect to achieve. Cut your large circle and then in a contrasting colour punch a lot of circles and cut them in half. Slip them under the main piece all around the edge and, voila, a really cute scalloped circle. I made the scallop more prominent by dotting around the edges.

The title block is from Simple Stories Merry and Bright too. I added some die cuts and stickers and to finish off I made a little bunting banner and stamped a decorative edge around the page.

It is really a very simple page and I hope it might inspire you to scraplift something similar.

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Scraplift Santa - Joy to the world

Much as I love traditional Christmas colours - I do like having a play around.  These cosy papers from Kaisercraft, Graphic 45 and Simple Stories come in a mix of beautiful warm shades with Nordic elements.

I love the combination of the navy from the Kaisercraft 'woodland' and red of Simple stories 'simple Christmas vintage' papers.  This teamed with the snowflake elements from the 'snow crystal' paper gives it a homespun feel.  The papers also come with some fab border elements on the back of the title strips.

The 12x12 'advent' paper from the Wonderland comes with some gorgeous foiled sections - perfect if you want to create a Christmas countdown or you want to complement photos of twinkling Christmas lights.

It also comes with surrounding border strips in contrasting colours. I used this alongside sections of Kaisercraft 'woodland snow crystals' which come with a variety of finishes and wordings. I layered these up around the photograph fluffing up the edges and using foam pads to create dimension

We have some great inspiration for the Christmas season - pop back throughout the month for new scraplift ideas.