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Monday, May 16, 2022

Happy Days with Simple Stories Simply Vintage Indigo Garden by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

This week I have another page to share with the beautiful Simple Stories Simply Vintage Indigo Garden collection:

Happy Days


I love this floral frame paper and chose this as the focus of my page. I have trimmed the paper slightly and mounted it onto some navy cardstock. 

Next step was to add some paper behind my photo and cut up one of the small frames to give me a slightly bigger frame around my photo. The gaps I covered in embellishments. 


For some added texture I found these stunning lace pieces by Uniquely Creative - they have a few different styles here. So pretty!




Around the frame I have added some beautiful flowers to co-ordinate with the flowers on the background paper aswell as some co-ordinating ephemera from the Simply Vintage Indigo Garden collection. I've used the round chipboard shape from the Chipboard Stickers sheet for my title. 


I've finished off the page with some fussy cut butterflies from the patterned papers:


Thanks for stopping by
Till next week
Fiona
x





Products Used:

Simple Stories Simply Vintage Indigo Gardens paper - Delightful
Simple Stories Simply Vintage Indigo Gardens paper - Grace & Beauty
Simple Stories Simply Vintage Indigo Gardens paper - 3x4 Elements
Simple Stories Simply Vintage Indigo Gardens paper - Simply Sweet
Simple Stories Simply Vintage Indigo Gardens Chipboard Stickers
Simple Stories Simply Vintage Indigo Gardens Chipboard Frames
Simple Stories Simply Vintage Indigo Gardens Bits & Pieces
49 & Market Royal Spray Paper Flowers Bashful
Uniquely Creative Lace Roses
Kaisercraft Cardstock - Ink

Friday, May 13, 2022

Say Cheese using Carta Bella Believe In Magic by Kerryn fry

Morning all.
Today I've created a fun page using
Carta Bella Believe In Magic.
The photos of my Niece & Nephew were taken
in July 2014 while on holidays in Brisbane.
Love the way they interact.

I've added some random highlights to 
the background with the Crafters Workshop 
and gold ink from my stash.


to matt the photos and the 4x4 Journal card.
The photos have been lifted with
foam tape to add dimension to the page.

I've used a corner rounder punch
on some of the paper layers for a softer touch.


The speech bubbles have been hand cut
I've outlined two of them with a black pen
and lifted them all with foam tape.

The 'Hello' word and stars are 


The small journal spot has
been cut from a 4x4 Journal Card
and outlined with a black pen.


The main embellishment cluster
at the bottom right corner of the photos,
has been built with a 4x4 Journal card
and stickers from the Element Sticker Sheet.
The journal card has been outlined
with a faux stitch line, using a black pen.

The camera and some of the stars 
have been raised with foam tape.
The black lines with small stars
is also a sticker from the sheet.
Different papers have also been 
outlined with a black pen.


The title of the page is a sticker
from the Element Sticker sheet
lifted with foam tape.



Products Used:
Carta Bella Believe In Magic - 


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Monday, May 9, 2022

Bloom Beautiful with Simple Stories Simply Vintage Garden by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

This week I am back with the Simple Story Vintage Garden collection to share this
page of my girls. I have gone with the Blues and Pinks from the range for this page:

Bloom Beautiful 


I just love these frames Simple Stories have been doing lately and they are the
perfect embellishment to take centre stage on your layout. I have used two 3x4 photos
behind the frame - you could also break up a 6x4 using this frame. 


Once I had the frame all picked I then layered up some patterned papers behind
it then added some simple embellishments to either side of the frame. 

I added a smattering of hearts to the plain white cardstock using Distress Oxide Ink
and a VB stencil. 


I then used a piece of ephemera for my title:


I finished off the page with some fussy cut butterflies from the Grace & Beauty paper. 

Thanks for stopping by
Till next week
Fiona
x



Products Used:

Simple Stories Simply Vintage Garden paper - Beautiful Heart
Simple Stories Simply Vintage Garden paper - 3x4 Garden Elements
Simple Stories Simply Vintage Garden paper - 4x6 Elements
Simple Stories Simply Vintage Garden paper - Grace & Beauty
Simple Stories Simply Vintage Garden Bits & Pieces
Simple Stories Simply Vintage Garden Chipboard Frames
Vicki Boutin Sweet Rush Stencil - Making Waves
Distress oxide ink - Spun Sugar
Kaisercraft Cardstock Snow 

Friday, May 6, 2022

Shine using Simple Stories Boho Baby by Kerryn Fry

Hi everyone!
Today's page has been created with my remaining pieces 
of the collection Simple Stories Boho Baby
Some gorgeous photos of my Niece and 
my Great-Niece at her 1st birthday party.


The base of the page is a 12x12 
Using some white ink and the Crafters Workshop 
6x6 Mini Tiny Circles stencil, I have 
added some interest to the background.
It is subtle, but works really well.

The two main patterned papers on the page
have been given a little sparkle 
using Stickles Glitter Glue.
The whites of the rainbows
on the Tiny Miracles paper
and the centre dots in the diamonds
on the reverse side of Dreams Big paper.


At the top left of the page,
I've added the two banners and two stars
Each banner & star has been lifted
with foam tape to create dimension.


To the right of the photos
I've added the 'Little One' shelf 
and 'Play All Day' words from the 
I've added Stickles Glitter Glue to 
highlight different features on the stickers.


At the bottom of the page I've 
created an embellishment cluster with 
layers of patterned papers and stickers.
The journal spot has been cut from
the Journal Elements paper.

The teepee, mobile and shoes are all
I've highlighted the dots on the teepee
with Stickles for a little sparkle.

The words 'little wild child' is
also from the 12x12 Sticker sheet.
The 'you make me happy' sticker
is from Cocoa Vanilla stash.


The title has been created with 
I've base coated the chipboard with
a layer of white ink.
Once dry, I have added a coat of


This collection is beautiful,
love the end result.

Thank you for visiting the blog today,
I hope you have enjoyed the page.
Have a lovely weekend,
make some time to be creative
and join us again on Monday.

Products uesd:
White Ink


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Monday, May 2, 2022

Little Miss with Simple Stories Boho Baby by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

Back with another layout using the Boho Baby collection from Simple Stories - love it so much! It is so nice to see these different colours rather than just the traditional pastel baby colours in a baby collection.

Little Miss

 

For this layout I have focused on the browns and yellows in the collection, adding just a touch of pink with my alphas. I love a banner so this week I've added a couple of banners and then used a larger piece to matte my photo, adding a wide edge to fit my Sunshine banner. 

I've popped a white doily underneath which gave me a nice circle to make my curved title. I've left the background white so the title stands out, but added a black border with a sharpie to tie the page together. 



I've embellished with the sticker sheet - I love how much you get in these sheets - phrases, shapes, stars, flowers - they are jam-packed! I added some stars from the Rainbow Bits * Pieces pack and also used the tags from the Tags paper:


Thanks for stopping by
Till next week
Fiona
x


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Products Used:
Simple Stories Boho Baby paper - 3x4 Elements
Simple Stories Boho Baby paper - 4x6 Elements
Simple Stories Boho Baby paper - Hello World
Simple Stories Boho Baby paper - Tags
Simple Stories Boho Baby Rainbow Bits and Pieces
Simple Stories Boho Baby Sticker Book
American Crafts Thickers
Doily
Kaisercraft Cardstock - Snow

Friday, April 29, 2022

Just Be You using Carta Bella Believe In Magic by Kerryn Fry

Hello everyone!
My page today has been created with 
The B&W photos of Mr H were taken
 almost 17 years ago at his friend's birthday party.
I sometimes forget how small he was
and he was such a cutie! Still is.
He was happily playing with a large bulldozer, 
fascinated with all the moving parts.


The base is a 12x12 sheet 
I've layered the patterned papers and 
alternated the colours and patterns.

I've used a black gel pen to outline
the main patterned paper top & bottom edges
and outline the yellow stars paper for a little pop.

The top right corner of the page
has been embellished with stickers
from the Element Sticker sheet and foam tape.


At the bottom left corner of the photos,
I have created an embellishment cluster using 
a combination of Carta Bella Believe in Magic elements

The journal card was cut from 4x4 Journaling Cards paper.
I've added the journal card to Bazzill Raven Cardstock
to clearly define the edges of the card
and lifted it with foam tape.

The 'Fun' sticker and small stars
are all from the Element Sticker Sheet
and have been lifted with foam tape.


The words 'One Cook Kid' are
cut from the Play All Day Collection.
I've backed each word with cardstock
and lifted each word with foam.

The vehicles and tag are from the 
The smaller word stickers are


The word 'Awesome' is from the 
I've covered it with black ink
and added it to the vehicle sticker.


The 2 Crafty title Just Be You
has been covered black ink
and lifted with foam tape.

I've used a white gel pen to lightly
 outline the word 'You' in the title.


A fun page, capturing some
beautiful memories.

Thank you for visiting the blog today,
I hope the page has inspired you.
Have a lovely weekend
and join us again on Monday.

Products Used:


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Monday, April 25, 2022

Little Wild Flower with Simple Stories Boho Baby by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

I have another page to share with the stunning Simple Stories Boho collection, loving the earthy colours:

Little Wild Flower


I based this layout design on the tag and cute photos. I've used the darker paper as a large piece to match the brown of the tag, then I have added softer pinks to the page and some contrast with the stripey paper. 

I added a little stamping to the back to bring in a little more yellow to my page with some distress ink and a VB stencil. 


Embellishments used are the sticker book and the rainbow bits, so cute! I've also added a cute puffy fabric heart from CVS. 


I love the little tags from the Tags paper - super cute and perfect for my title and adding a little tag to tuck underneath. 


Thanks for stopping by
Till next week
Fiona
x




Products Used:

Simple Stories Boho Baby paper - Little One
Simple Stories Boho Baby paper - Hello World
Simple Stories Boho Baby paper - Journal Elements
Simple Stories Boho Baby paper - Tags
Simple Stories Boho Baby paper - Born to be Wild
Simple Stories Boho Baby Rainbow Bits and Pieces
Simple Stories Boho Baby Sticker Book
Distress Oxide Wild Honey
Kaisercraft Cardstock Snow
Vicki Boutin Stencil
CVS Puffy Hearts

Friday, April 22, 2022

Cheeky Grin using Echo Park Play All Day by Kerryn Fry

Hi everyone!
Today I'm sharing another page created with
The photo of Mr H was taken while 
we were holidaying in Brisbane back in 2010.
A fun day spent at the Queensland Museum.


The page started from a clean 
The patterned papers have covered 
most of the base, with To The Rescue
being the main paper on the page.
The blue star side matched the photo perfectly.


I've used both black and gold pens to add 
different details to the patterned papers.

The gold pen has been ruled at the top and 
bottom edges of the To The Rescue paper.
It has also been used to add dots
to the scalloped border and a fake 
stitched line around the 6x4 journal card.

The small embellishment cluster 
at the top left of the page has been built 
The stars and dinosaur have been 
lifted with foam tape.


The cluster to the left of the photo is a 
2x2 journal card from the 6x4 Journal Cards paper.
I've mounted the photo and the 
2x2 journal card on Bazzill Raven Cardstock.
More stars, a dinosaur and words
are all from the Sticker Sheet.

I've added fake stitch borders, with a black pen,
around a few of the patterned paper layers.


To the right of the photo is an another
small embellishment cluster built with
more stars, dinosaur and words.


At the base of the page is a quote
from the Sticker Sheet added to
Black Cardstock for a bit of pop
and it has been lifted with foam tape.


has been covered with gold ink
and then added to the page vertically 
along the right edge of the photo.


A simple page, with an older photo.
I love the end result.

Thank you for visiting the blog today
I hope you have enjoyed the page.
Have a lovely weekend
and join us again on Monday.

Products Used:


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