Saturday, 17 November 2018

November Virtual Crop class 3 with Debs

Afternoon all and welcome to the final class for this months Virtual Crop.
We'll be embracing the past era of 'Clean & Simple' scrapbooking with these fresh, clean graphic papers from the Pinkfresh 'Live More' collection.
Click here to find the instructions for these pages
And don't forget to pop into the Facebook group to show us what you've done.
Happy Scrapping

November Virtual crop Class 2 - With Tricia

Good afternoon Campers!

Welcome to my class for the November virtual crop.  Today I'll be using Echo Park - I'd rather be crafting to create a handbag mini album along the theme of shopping.  Whether you've taken a recent girls day, or want to catalogue some of your favourite clothes and top these papers are a real eclectic range and I wanted to make use of the variety of patterns team teamed with the stickers to give the feeling of sifting through the rails.

These albums come complete with fab little wooden handles and we have added a gorgeous flower to give it a bit of pop!


I hope you enjoy the class, pop back later to join Debbie :o)

November Virtual Crop Class 1 with Mel

Good morning all and thank you for your patience after this mornings technical hitch! Please disregard your kit labels, This was origianlly scheduled as class 3 but has moved up to class 1 while we try to get everything else working again!

So my layouts are travel themed and use the lovely Simple Stories Travel Notes papers.

Click HERE to see the other two layouts and full class instructions.

Don't forget to pop over to ATDML # Create on Facebook to share your creations!

Friday, 16 November 2018

Simply Halloween

We have never really celebrated Halloween before but being in America over Halloween is a whole different experience so I have a fair few Halloween pictures to scrap.

It was wonderful to be able to get a coordinated range like the Simple Stories Simple Vintage Halloween and know everything is just going to work.
 I cut down one of the papers to mount it on the black cardstock and also cut round the spider's web to slide the photograph underneath which just sort of tied everything in place.

The journal block and date were cut from the same range and I just added paper scraps, some punched stars and some stamping and stencilling. Really quick and simple page to create.

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Using Leftovers & Scraplifting a Scraplift

The retreat seems a distant memory but I came back having scrapped a few pages and used lots of my Vicki Boutin Field Notes papers and embellishments - I wanted to make one more layout with some of the leftovers and so I started to think of what layout I could do that used a small amount of several different patterns.

My favourite thing to do when I am stuck in a rut or in need of an idea is to look back through my old albums. I often find there are layouts that remind me about a technique or style I used to use and sometimes there are layouts that I just want to scraplift and update with new products or pictures.

I came across this layout of Isabelles 9th birthday using the Echo Park Take Note collection. This layout was a scraplift I did from one of Ann's 2014 Cybercrop classes (Picadilly - see below and CLICK HERE for instructions)

So I set about making a new updated version using up my Vicki Boutin Field Notes stash! I added a border to this one and drew sketched circles first using the silhouette. Then I punched out the circles from leftover papers. Then to embellish I used a variety of ephemera, stickers and chipboard accents.

It's always satisfying to use up some leftovers and make a layout with them. Do come on over to the ATDML # Create Facebook page and share any layouts you have made with the leftovers from class kits or collection packs.

Sunday, 11 November 2018

November Journaling Prompts

Eeeek sorry for the belated prompts this month (a certain irony in the prompts not being prompt) but here we are a whole week late!

This month's prompt is:

Top Ten Style - this could be a list of favourite things, a Christmas list (as shown below) a holiday destinations list or anything else you can list.

 My first example isn't a layout but a mini book I made ages ago documenting the top ten places I wanted to go to. It was a class at our Spring 2008 retreat and I was really pleased to see that since I made the book I have ticked four of the top ten off my list...

This one kind of feels like cheating a little bit because I used it to illustrate a previous promot but it includes the very sweet top ten list of Christmas things Isabelle wanted for Christmas when she was about three. Sadly now at 13 and a half the list is slightly longer and less sweet (top of the list this year is a ticket to see Hamilton!) 

Saturday, 10 November 2018

November 2018 Sketch Challenge

Dolly here again with a new sketch challenge for you. There will be a sketch for you every month, featuring on the second Saturday of the month.

I hope that you find the sketches useful and remember, a sketch is just like a starting block for your own creative process. Sometimes a sketch will inspire you to create a page that looks very similar to the sketch. Sometimes it will just be something within the sketch that inspires you such as the colours, the photo placement, the grouping of embellishments. Your Page may end up looking very different to the sketch. It doesn’t matter at all. If it inspires you to create something it has fulfilled it’s sketch destiny!

So here is the November sketch.

My pages will always look very like the sketch … yours does not have to.

This month I used papers from Simple Stories A Charmed Life found here 

I love the Simple Stories papers as they are really good quality, are double-sided and I love the cards that come with each collection.

Have fun with the sketch and do share what you create on our facebook page.