Stick it down September Challenge – Single page

Hi There,

On Saturday I also completed the single page entry for the September Stick It Down – I kept pretty close to the original sketch but with actually less embellishments and only one photo. I chose the photo of my son climbing up on a climbing frame as it was adding to the diagonal lines of the page.

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I used some of the paper from Shimelle’s Starshine (I love every piece of paper from that line!) and softened a lot of the paper used with linen distress ink to make it blend in with the wood grain background.

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I added rub on butterflies that I had in my stash for ages, and used a stamp I made with my Silhouette stamping material saying ‘Explore’

I used nuvo dots  (I hadn’t realised I had accidentally smudged one)  which I think is a really great product and brought more at the crop! I also added some droplets of gold mist to finish it off.

It’s a pretty simple layout but I really enjoyed making it!







Scrapbooking Crop – Stick it down double page entry

I went to my first scrapbooking crop yesterday locally. It was a bit nerve wracking entering a room of people who all knew each other but quickly just got on with some scrapping and chatted to the person next to me. Next time I might even get up the courage to talk to different people throughout the day / weekend or even arrange a crop more local to me.

I got round to making 5 layouts and 2 were for the the September Stick it down challenges.

This was the first layout I made with the sketch for a double page above.


I started with two pieces of white smooth cardstock but it looked a little bare so I added the black and white plus paper to each side to make it co ordinate. I had lots of fun with the embellishments on this page. I have added flowers cut from the Shimelle True Stories collection, red twine, acetate arrows, wooden chevrons, gems and a heart cut from my silhouette which is backed with all different scraps.


I created the photo matts with a collections from Amy Tangerine, Dear Lizzy Vellum and Shimelle to create a striking black and red page which is not a colour combo I use very often.


I did a bit of stamping on my page which I haven’t really done before. I used a stamp set with simple flower and leaves with a bold motif to make the two pages have continuity. And of course finished off the page with a spritz of Heidi Swapp Colour Shine in Sweet Cherry.


Hope you like it and thanks for reading! xx

September Clique Kits Challange


Hi There, I wanted to show you my entry for the clique kits September challenge using a sketch by Kristine Davidson which I really liked the look of.


Here is my interpretation of the challenge. I used distress inks on textured white cardstock to do a strong wash of colour with the pattern in the background. The photo was taken at the seaside on a recent holiday so wanted to get a fluid watery feel. I used Blue and White mists in the background as well as using some water pick up techniques.


I wanted the photo to pop so used some scrap paper to create a nice layer of paper and had a small embellishment cluster just above the photo using some die cut pieces. I created a simple cluster at the top of the page and wrote my journalling straight onto the background.

I really like how this turned out and was something different for me to try out. Thanks for reading!


American craft chipboard thickers from recent quirky kits

Random paper from Shimelle true stories, amy tangerine, maggie holmes bloom

Pink Paisley HEY – Take me away also from a quirky Kit

Jillibean Soup die cuts – Healthy Hello

Distress Inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers and tumbled glass.