Sunday, 22 May 2016

& Relax

Dashing in (as usual!) to share a layout I have up on the Like Forever Blog today.
Nicola, the owner of this fabulous kit club runs challenges on Sundays and this weeks one that I have created for is to add a household item to your page, PL or planner.
All the stash used on this page came from the Like Forever Kit 'Live Out Loud'.

I really wanted to use the circle wood veneer embellishment and decided to cut it in half for a different effect. I also painted it with blue acrylic paint to match in with the colours in the papers. Once it was all dry I gathered my photo, kit and my two household items together and had a play!
The photo is of one of our cats enjoying the Spring sunshine. I’m lucky that he’s a poser and quite happy to have a camera pointed at him, unlike our other two cats!

I backed some of the apertures with paper and the one’s  I left empty, I placed embellishments inside instead. This one has a little card from the Elle’s Studio Bit and Pieces pack, some clear sequins and a cute star made from some paper scraps.

This aperture has a die cut heart and button from the kit and a punched vellum circle.

I used the wooden ampersand from the Fancy Free Wood Veneer pack as part of my title and the word ‘relax’ was made from the beautiful glitter Thickers in the kit. I added some more little stars to accompany the title.

This photo shows the safety pin that I used as one of my household items. It is very small so it was a bit tricky to get through the die cut (helps if the die cut is not glued to the page first!).

Using a paper straw as one of my household items was my first thought when given this challenge. I have a few different colours of straws in my stash (I mean in my house!) so I picked the colour that matched the papers. As the photo was partly on the wooden circle and therefore raised from the page I used the straw to support the other edge of the photo as well as an embellishment. The length of twine is simply threaded through the straw and tied off into a bow.

Like Forever is a UK based kit club. If you would like further information you can visit the blog HERE and the shop HERE.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Sunday.
Kerry. xx

Monday, 9 May 2016

Friendly Challenge - Mood Board.

Who likes to create with mood boards?
They can be a bit daunting sometimes especially if you have never worked with them before as was the case with my friend Helen.
When I set my friendly challenge for last month I created a mood board that I tried to make user friendly for Helen so as not to intimidate her too much. But I needn't have worried she did a grand job of interpreting it.
Also this month Helen and I have been joined by the lovely Wendy, who lives on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean but loves a scrappy challenge too!

Let's get this reveal rolling then....

Here is the mood board I put together (notice I snuck a cat in there!).

Here is my take on the challenge. 
I went with the colour selection, the chevron (not forgetting the cat!) and a title based around the quote.

One way to use up the Z's!

Just a couple of close up's.

Now onto Helen's layout, which she increased to a double due to all the cute sleepy puss photo's!

A fab cluster of hand made embellies.

Helen used a mixture of fonts and lettering for her title and used the quote from the mood board.

Love the pretty doilies across the layout.
Helen is the person I got the fussy cutting bug from! 

One last close-up.

Wendy's layout stars her hubby enjoying a cocktail by the pool (wish I was there!).
I love that Wendy's pages are always so fun and she loves her bold colours.

Simple embellishing for a layout about the man in her life, although I spotted the floral paper tucked in there! 

Cute die-cut title says it all!

Well that's all folks!
Hope you enjoyed seeing our challenge layouts and for this month the challenge is to use a patterned paper background. Something I rarely do these days!

Thanks for stopping by.
Kerry. xx

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend?

Hello and welcome to my poor neglected blog!
Popping in to share my layout created for The Studio Challenges Diamonds Challenge which started today. Show diamonds on your page any way, any how. 
I decided to go with a quote for my title with the word 'diamond' in it and to use some diamond rub-on's.

Here is my page and shows photo's of a 25 year old me with my dogs Buster and Tara.

I created the title with several colours and sizes of lettering.

My pages would not be complete without some flowers somewhere!

I couldn't resist adding this die cut card because when you have dogs their love is unconditional!

Hope you can find time to play along with us at The Studio Challenges this month starting with this 'gem' of a challenge!

Thanks for stopping by.
Kerry. xx