Sunday, 26 October 2014

If MIllie was chocolate...

...she would definitely eat herself - such is her love of the stuff. The photo just captures that moment of "Oh yeah!!!" when something just hits the spot! Lol! The size of the dessert is no optical illusion either! It was a monster - one of those ones for sharing, full of brownies and bits of chocolate, yum!!!

I put my Silhouette to good use on this layout. I made a journaling file to cut out and the bow was cut out on it too. The flowers are traditional die cuts and the border is a Martha Stewart border punch. The patterned papers in the background are from leftover offcuts that we all stash - see they do come in handy. I like using them because I like the way they spontaneously just work together even when they shouldn't. I find the trick is to make sure they either pick out the colours in your photo or work in a kind of colourful harmony.

That face says it all!

Sizzix die cut flowers and matching stamps

Inside journaling card
 This page was a quick one to put together. Another bonus of utilising those leftover scraps of paper - you throw cation to the wind and its just all decided for you. Just the thing to keep all that swithering and dithering at bay!
However your mojo works, thanks for coming by...
Keep crafting,
Jak xxx

Monday, 20 October 2014

New 12x12!

...I really enjoyed putting this one together. It came together really easily and quickly. I saw a LO in an old Scrap 365 and decided that it would help get me started. It was the bright colours that initially caught my eye then the use of old book pages on the flower and the scallop borders along with the doodling.
   Here's the pic from Scrap 365 - the layout is by a lady called Lisa Saunders

loved the use of old book pages - especially on the flower!

And here's how mine evolved into this...

As usual I went off down my own road!!!!

Now I see them alongside each other, they don't really look anything like each other but i think you can tell the top one definitely influenced at least a couple of elements on mine. I actually intended to go with a white background too but had these 12x12 background papers hanging about on my table and before I knew it they'd introduced themselves to each other and were getting on so well that I just felt it would be rude not to let them stay together lol!!! Then I stumbled upon some acetate flowers and leaves from an old Brenda Pinnick kit, which acquainted themselves with my daughter's ProMarkers and so then they joined the party too!!! I love the magic that sometimes happens when putting a layout together. Just playing with stuff can be such fun that before you know it your layout is finished!!

Big flouncy flower - loads of die cut layers of old book pages!

Sweet acetate flower coloured up with ProMarker pen!

If only all layouts came together so quickly!!! Maybe I just faff too much - you know I think I do - I even faff at work, and some days it feels like I endlessley twirl things round and round on the page before I settle for something... don't tell my boss that tho - that's a trade secret!! Lol!!
What inspires your scrapbooking???

Thanks for coming by for a lookee!!!
Jak xxx