Friday, 17 November 2017

November Inspired by Challenge

It's virtual crop day with ATDML tomorrow so time to share another inspired by image.

Use this image to inspire a new layout and then share in our November Inspired by album on Facebook before the end of the month to be in the draw to win a £5 atdml store voucher redeemable against your next purchase.

This image says inks and paints and stamps and colour to me, but how will it inspire you?
See you back here tomorrow at 10am for your first class of the day.
Happy scrapping!

Monday, 13 November 2017

November Virtual Crop Photo Requirements

Hi, Here are the photo requirements for this months Virtual Crop.  Remember that it all starts on Friday night, here, with the challenge and then the classes start at 10am on Saturday.  Come and join in the chatter in our Facebook group ATDML #Create and share your pages.  If you didn't manage to get the kits then play along with your own papers.

Class 1 with Karen

Layout 1 - 6 x 4" portrait
Layout 2 - 5" square
Layout 3 - 6 x 4 landscape

Class 2 with Katherine

Layout 1 - 6 x4 " landscape
Layout 2 - 6 x 4 landscape
Layout 3 - Trimmed 6 by 4" landscape.

These are Christmas pages, so you can add your photos now or later on.  A star punch (about 1") would be good for Layout 3, though you could use other punched shapes like circles or hearts too.

Class 3 with Debbie
Layout 1 - 6 x 4" landscape - black and white
Layout 2 -  6 x 4" landscape - black and white

All the chatter and challenges will start here on Friday night, and all the classes are posted here and will be up on the shop website for you to use too.

Friday, 3 November 2017

November Scraplift Challenge

Hello, hello lovlies.

This month I have scraplifted a page from the October Gallery, by Jane, which can be found on the ATDML shop website on the right under Information.

I was inspired by Jane's beautiful layout '1998'.  I loved the clusters of element and the little pops of colour.

For my layout I used a larger photo and utalised the pattern on the paper at the bottom and right of my photo.  I substituted hearts for the triangles on the banner and made my clusters from stickers which I stuck to card before trimming and mounting on foam pads.

As always, I am really excited to see what you come up with this month.

Happy Scraplifting x

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Giving Project Life the Chop

Hello, hello, Karen here with another project life post.

I was perusing Pinterest, as we all do, the other day and came across several project life pages where the designer had made a normal 12 x 12 page and then chopped it up and put it into a project life page protector.  An interesting but scary prospect.

I decided to take the plunge and designed a page, with the intention of chopping it up.  The backfilled hearts were cut on my Silhouette and I also used it for drawing the faux stitching.  Once I had backed them with patterned paper I added them to my page, along with a title and used a piece of white card to decide which pocket I was going to put my photo in.

I then went in for the kill - sliced my page into 7 pieces to fit into the pockets.  I had intended to add embellishments once I had put the pieces in the appropriate pockets but once it was made, I felt the only other thing it needed was a journaling card.

Will you be brave enough to chop up a layout to put into a project life page protector? If so please show it to us on the ATDML facebook page.

Saturday, 21 October 2017

October Virtual Crop 2017 - Class 3 with Mel

Welcome to the last class of today's virtual crop. Thank you for your patience with the amended timings.

 Both layouts use the lovely Pink Paislee Memorandum.

Click HERE to download full instructions.

October 2017 VC Class 2 with Ann Freeman

Welcome to my midday class for this month which features papers from one of my favourite autumn collections - Simple Stories Pumpkin Spice.

Layout 1 is a quick one to pull together with a 4"x6" photo and a cluster of embellishments - nice and easy to scraplift using your own papers if you didn't manage to get a kit.

Layout 2 features a concertina fold mini-book to accommodate 8-10 photos plus autumnal quotes and elements which can either be on the page (as illustrated) or made separately and thereby keeping the layout nice and simple, maybe replacing the book with another photo?

Instructions for these can be downloaded HERE

I look forward to seeing your pages inspired by this class be they using the kit or your own papers, virtual copies or inspired by pages. Do share!

Next class is up at 2pm with our Mel x

October Virtual Crop Class 1 with Karen Using Kaisercraft's Mademoiselle

Hello, hello. Karen here up first for the October Virtual Crop.

This month I have three pages created with Kaisercraft's Mademoiselle  range. Although this is a feminine based range  I have also made a male page with it.  If you don't have one of the kits you are still very welcome to join in using your own stash and make your own version of the pages.

Page 1 -Friendship

Lots of girly pink and butterflies on this one.

Layout 2 - Don't Wait For The Perfect Moment ...

Using the 'B' side of some of the papers to make a masculine layout.

Layout 3 - Friends Are Special Treasures ...

Another feminine layout but could be made more masculine by omitting the butterflies.

Hope you have a happy scrappy weekend and please share the pages you make on our Facebook page.