Friday, 29 December 2017

Days 9 and 11 with Simple Stories and BoBunny

We are in those mid days between Christmas and New Year where you forget what the day is!  Well that's my excuse, but hopefully you have a bit of time for some scrapping too, so here are 2 days worth of inspiration.  My first page is really clean and simple and inspired by Shimelle and her Journal Your Christmas - she's had vellum and large candy cane paper clips which went really well with the Simple Stories Very Merry collection.  Again I teamed it with some stickers from previous Christmas collections and some of the chipboard from Very Merry too - I particularly like the little hearts next to delight!

You can see my paper clip inspiration.

The tiny hearts are gorgeous!

My second set of inspiration (and obviously it would have helped if I could stick things on a little straighter) but the lovely Carousel Christmas range from BoBunny - it has beautiful pastel colours and these gorgeous frames that I cut out and filled with photos (also the blue ice kaisercard went really well with the colours).  I embellished with a mix of BoBunny pearlescents and also Nuevo drops, and cut out some more elements from the papers and added a few snowflakes.

I used some Simple Stories word stickers to add to my embellishment clusters.

Wishing you all a happy New Year

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Christmas Countdown Day 10

Morning Scrapbookers! 
Almost the end of another year of crafting with your ATDML design team and boy what an inspiring year it has been. I thought I would take a look back at some of my favourite layouts in the gallery and use one to inspire some crafting this weekend.

The January 2017 gallery was filled with lots of wintery pages, so if you were lucky enough to get snow earlier this month head there for some inspiration. This page from Karen gives the option of plenty of photos which can be swapped out and mixed up with similar or same sized embellishment squares and or journalling blocks. This format would also work well with multiple xmas day photos!

And I recall this layout from Tricia being especially popular this year as well, especially all those tucked away snowflakes along the exposed Kraft card. Might have grabbed myself a box of 24 small white snowflakes from Sainsbury's earlier this week from their Christmas present "toppers" range (they said "toppers", I read "layout"!!)

Finally I picked this layout from Katherine from November's gallery as I really want to have a go at the pin/thread technique on a page.

All very inspiring and I want to take elements from each of these and have a play this weekend. In the meantime I can get some photos of the festivities printed off ready and maybe even get some more pages in my December Daily journal done too!

Happy crafting!

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Christmas countdown Day 8 with Ann

Another festive page from me this boxing day wishing you all much merriment this holiday.  It uses Kaisercraft Mint Wishes which have been very popular with the design team :)

Hopefully you took lots of lovely photos over Christmas and the team have inspired you with our festive pages to get your memories in albums.

More coming up over the next few days.

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Christmas Countdown Day 7 - Kaisercraft Mint Wishes.

Hello, hello - Karen here with a double layout (waiting for photos of the big day) I made as a class for my Christmas Crop.  For more details of what else we made see here.   It was my lovely friend Liz Thrower who suggested that we could use this range and I am so pleased that she did as I had dismissed it as not being 'Christmassy' enough!

When I make a double layout, more often than not, I place my two pieces of cardstock side by side and work across both, which is what I did with this one.

I cut two pieces of paper in half and added to each side at the top and bottom.  I then added another piece of wood grain paper spanning the two.  To this piece of paper I placed borders from the sticker strip at the top, middle and bottom and the large flower sticker across the middle at the bottom of the page. 

Once I am happy with the design of the page I cut it into two and finish embellishing it.  For these pages I added more stickers, some mint pearls and some clusters of flowers 'fussy cut' from one of the papers from this range.

This is such a versatile range.  In fact, Patty (you all know the lovely Patty) wanted to use the double page for photos of her 80th Birthday celebrations so I cut the words 'To Party' out of black card, in a similar size and font, for her to add to the title making it 'Tis The Season To Party'.

We are having a break from blogging tomorrow but check back on the 26th to see what else we have for you.

Wishing you A Very Happy Christmas from us all xxx

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Christmas countdown day 6 - Shine bright

With only 2 days left, I am well and truly in the Christmas spirit.  It's not hard where I live - Edinburgh goes into Christmas with a bang and every year the effort that goes into making the city a wonderful place to be at Christmas gets more and more incredible. This year, George St in Edinburgh has a huge glittering dome of lights - truly stunning!!  

I loved the way that my photos had come out with the natural navy blue and white but also there seemed to be a lot of pink in there too.  I am normally a slave to my guillotine, so this time I've gone maverick and cut a lot of circles/ovals/random shapes from Simple stories 'Posh' collection.

I arranged the shapes around my photograph on a sheet of pale blue bazzill and made sure I cut a big enough circle to act as the title.  The alphabet stickers with this collection are wonderfully wonky and a lovely shade of navy - both very in keeping with the page's feel.  I used the middles of the 'Os' to create title agents between the shapes.  Finally I added the 'enjoy the little things tab and matching journalling spot from the '4x6 journalling elements'

This style is great for using up those scraps that you have hanging around and needs little tools than scissors and glue - so give it a go!!

I'd like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and I hope Santa is good to you all and I will pop back before Hogmany to catch up with you all!!

Friday, 22 December 2017

Christmas Countdown Day 3 and 5

Apologies scrapbookers I missed day 3 so this is day 3 and 5 Countdown to Christmas, a double whammy from me of festive crafting with Kaisercraft.

Hope you are enjoying our festive crafting here on the blog.

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Christmas Countdown Day 4 with Bo Bunny

Hello, hello.  Are you getting excited yet?  Only four more sleeps till the big day and only 1 more sleep until Gracia and Josh are home.

I  love it when we are all together because that's when the full on fun starts, we have to all wear silly hats and take the obligatory photo and everyone obliges as they know I have to have one to scrap!

The one I used for this page doesn't include Josh :0(  as it was taken on Boxing Day, but it illustrates how silly we all get (including Kiera).  The Carousel Christmas  range by Bo Bunny reminded me of old fashioned story books and cars and this particular piece didn't need very much added to it as it was perfect for my photos. 

We call Boxing Day 'Christmoss Day' as we are usually at home that day and it's the day we open our presents to each other. I used a couple of squares from the cut apart sheet, added another photo, of Gracia's light box proclaiming it to be Christmoss Day! In fact it's the same piece of paper that Katherine used for this layout - just goes to show how versatile this range is. 

All that was needed to finish my page was a few wooden buttons (from my ATDML Retreat Goodie Bag) a couple of stickers and some enamel dots scattered about the page.   

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Count Down to Christmas Day 2 - With Simple Stories Very Merry

Today I have made a non-Christmas page using Simple Stories Very Merry range.  I love how versatile this range is and the gingham paper was perfect for this layout.

This was a very quick layout to put together, I cut a doily out of black card and cut it in half to go above two of the three photos and gave all the photos a black photo mount.

I then added some stickers from a left over Kaisercraft Christmas Edition sticker sheet also using Christmas supplies for a non Christmas layout but the sentiments were perfect.  The layout is about the day we went to York and had afternoon tea at Betty's Tea Room to celebrate Gracia's graduation.

That's my show and tell for today, pop back tomorrow to see what else we have to show you x

Monday, 18 December 2017

Count down to Christmas : Day 1 with Simple Stories

Everyday this week we hope to countdown to Christmas and inspire you with Christmas projects and ideas from the design team, so pop by each day to see what we have to share.

First up is a really easy and clean page using the beautiful Very Merry collection from Simple Stories, it is the perfect mix of reds, greens and my favourite woodgrain papers, and the card papers they create have lots of bits that you can cut out.  I started with four 5" blocks cut from the Let it Snow paper, and then embellished them with some of the elements from the 6 by 4" cards and also a few of the chipboard pieces.  Another thing that I love about Simple Stories is that if you have an older Christmas similar colour palette collection from them then you can mix in their stickers and elements and it all co-ordinates perfectly.

I punched out some vellum snowflakes, and hid the glue under a silver nuevo drop.

The vellum snowflake then featured in a few more of my embellishment collections, as well as some words from a previous Christmas line by Simple Stories.

I hope that has inspired you, do pop back tomorrow for some more inspiration.

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Here we go again

This is another test

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Virtual Crop December 2017 Class 3

Hello and welcome to the very last Virtual crop class of 2017. It has been a busy year here at ATDML - 33 Virtual Crop classes plus 18 Cybercrop classes and of course many many retreat classes too!

For my last class of the year I have made one complete layout but also two base pages which are prepped and ready to add my festive photos in the hope that this year I may actually get some Christmas pages done! Usually I don't get the photos printed until after Christmas by which time I am no longer feeling like scrapping festive photos!

Full instructions for this class can be found here.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our WONDERFUL team of designers for all their hard work and to wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Dec 2017 Virtual Crop Class 2 with Tricia

Simple stories - Cosy Christmas

This is your second class of the day - Using the warm and fuzzy, 'Cosy Christmas' range from simple stories I have created 4 layouts for your seasonal photos.

You can find and download the instructions HERE, so grab your kit and lets get going.  If you weren't lucky enough to snag a kit, create your own from your stash.

Remember and pop back for the next class at 2pm with Mel and I hope you all have a fantastic Christmas and an even better Hogmany!!

Dec 2017 Virtual Crop Class 1 with Ann

Ho! Ho! Ho! It's seasonal we go xx

Welcome to your last virtual crop day of 2017 and I have bought you four project life style pages today in my class using the very festive My Minds Eye Cozy Christmas papers.

You can find and download the instructions HERE and if you don't have the kit, worry not, this class is super straight forward to create with your own papers. I also did a bonu 5th page by adding a sheet of white card to the kit so over the five pages you scrap Dec 1st - 25th.

Next class at noon with Tricia and then 2pm with Mel. 
Enjoy lovely scrappers xx

Friday, 15 December 2017

December Inspired by Challenge...

Inspired by challenge time again, your last one for 2017 so I hope many of you will be inspired to join in. Use the image above to inspire your layout and share it with us before the end of the month for a chance to win a £5 atdml store voucher.

Then join us tomorrow for more inspiration on the final virtual crop day for 2017 with the usual 3 classes from the design team at 10am, 12 noon and 2pm.

Thursday, 14 December 2017

December 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 Ann

Layout 1-4 are all project life style pages with room for 24 photos from each day in December a mixture of 3 by 4"landscape and portrait with a thin white border.

Layout 5 - optional you will need to add a sheet of card stock to create it 6 x 4" portrait trimmed

Class 2 with Tricia

Layout 1 - 6 x4 " portrait (though could be square or landscape 7 by 5:
Layout 2 - 6 x 4 portrait
Layout 3 - 6 by 4" landscape.
Layout 4 - Two 4" squares (but you could use a 6 by4" portrait)

Class 3 with Mel
Layout 1 - 4 x 6" portrait
Layout 2 - 6 by 4" landscape
Layout 3 - 2 or 3 small photos trimmed to fit frames of your choice - I suggest you have a selection and then trim them once you have seen the page.

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, 8 December 2017

December Scraplift Challenge

Hello, hello lovlies.

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

I really liked the eclectic feel of Katherine's page but knew that wasn't my style so focused on the layers under the photograph and the placement of her clusters of embellishments.

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

Happy Scraplifting x