Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Project Life 2014 Album Flip Through - Part 3

Hello again and welcome to Part 3 (the final part) of my 2014 Project Life Album Share. 

I hope you have enjoyed seeing a flip through of my album, let me know if you would like to see my other albums in the comments and I'll crack on and get them finished :P

Click here for Part 1 and Part 2.

[This is a continuation of the Paris pages. I love adding splashes of gold to my pages, whether that's in the form of gold glitter or gold foil, I love it!]

[I also keep leaflets and business cards from places that we have been just so that I have different options to photos to put into my pockets]

[Alphabet stickers and washi tape are some of my favourite embellishments]

[I also like edging a photo with washi tape to make it fill the card a little more]

Some of my favourite cards/embellishments from my album:

Thanks for tuning in to my Album Flip Through and I really hope you have enjoyed it! 

Let me know in the comments if you would like to see my other albums!


Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Top Tip Tuesday #20

Ink Swatches

If you have a lot of colours of ink and struggle to choose between colours then this could work for you. 

I find it helpful to have samples of the different colours of ink that I have on hand so that I can quickly grab them and figure out what colours I want to use, without the hassle of getting all of my inks out. Because I dont have much space in my flat, all of my supplies are constantly packed away, so everytime I want to use something I have to get it out. This is a great way to avoid getting all of my inks out everytime, this way I can decide which colours I want and just go get them. 

Jennifer McGuire has some excellent free Ink Swatch printable files that go great into 2x2 slots and this is what I use for mine.

Hope you found this useful!

Monday, 25 April 2016

Project Life 2014 Album Flip Through - Part 2

Hello there and thank you for joining me in Part 2 of my 2014 Project Life Album share. If you haven't seen Part 1 then you can click here.

Do you do Project Life? Let me know in the comments as I would love to swap ideas! :P

Hope you enjoy Part 2!

[I love using tiny word stickers, you might see them dotted about quite frequently on my spreads!]

[I like to keep events consistent. You may notice on my Paris spreads that I used to the same card collection (Sweet Edition by Becky Higgins) and tried to keep the embellishments fairly consistent too.]

[Keep little bits of ephemera, I kept all my metro tickets that we used in Paris and so popped some in my album]

[The bottom right photos here are some of my favs. It was a panoramic photo that I split in two and got printed on two speparate 6x4's. I think doing this looks really effective!]

Thanks for stopping by and stayed tuned for the final part (3) of my 2014 Project Life album on Wednesday!

See you there!

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Project Life 2014 Album Flip Through - Part 1

Hello there! Today I wanted to share the first part of my 2014 project life album. I only started project life in September of 2015 but I decided I wanted to go back and scrap some of the big events that I had photos for in the project life style. My 2013 & 2015 albums are also documented in this way and for 2016 I am trying weekly spreads (it's going well so far!). 2013 & 2015 aren't quite finished but when they are I'll be sure to share those here too!

So without further ado, here is the first part of my 2014 Project Life Album. 

Let me know in the comments if you do Project Life and what approach you have taken. 


[In this picture and the next you can see I've done a numbered series of photos. This is one of my favourite things to do as it guides your eye and makes you follow the story. It's also good for preserving the order]

[I'm quite lucky that my surname begins with a Q, it means I have an excuse to use up some of those pesky Q's that come in alphabet stickers!]

[On these two pages I tried to stick to a colour scheme. This was quite near the beginning of my Project Life-ing and I wasn't quite into my groove yet but I'm still pleases with the way they turned out]

[Not much embellishing on these pages, but sometimes you don't need to. The pictures are enough]

[I love using thickers as titles!]

Until next time... Stay tuned for Part 2!

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Scrapbooking Haul - Supermart USA (Amazon) - March 2016

Another cheeky little haul for you today, I needed a serious top up of my thickers (I actually ordered this in February but came from America so only got to me in March - don't feel so bad about that now :P) As much as I love thickers, it does bother me when you get to the end of the packet and I'm struggling for vowels, what do you guys do with the left over letters? I need some tips! 

Anyway, back onto the haul! Below is a bit of a close up shot of the thickers. I ordered these items from a seller on Amazon called Supermart USA. They are brilliant! Cheaper than buying these items in the UK, free postage from the US and no customs (as yet). I've ordered from them quite a few times and have never had to pay any customs. I will put the information about the items below each picture. 


[Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Shine collection - Puffy Alpha Stickers & Roller Phrase Stamp]

[Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Shine Collection Beautiful Gold Glitter Foam Phrase Thickers, Pink Paislee Cedar Lane Silver & Gold Glitter Foam Phrase Thickers, Amy Tangerine Rise & Shine Grace Gold Foil Foam Phrase Thickers]

[Back of previous thickers]

[Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers Memento Aqua Puffy Letter Thickers, Amy Tangerine Stitched Everyday Kraft Chipboard Thickers, Any Tangerine Rise & Shine Alyx Pink Foam Thickers]

[Pink Paislee Cedar Lane Navy Glitter Foam Letter Thickers (Fitzgerald), Shimelle Christmas Magic Fitzgerald Red Glitter Foam Thickers, Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Confetti Chipboard Thickers (Hooray)]

[Deck the Halls Thickers - Hardcover Red Glittered Chipboard, American Crafts Wood Happy Day Thickers (Blooms/Floral Print Chipboard)]

[Close up of print on Happy Day Thickers]

Hope you enjoyed this haul!

Let me know if you have any of these items in your crafty statsh and what projects you used them on!

See you again soon, 
Hayley :)

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Top Tip Tuesday #19

How to stop ribbon fraying

Do you find that when you cut some types of ribbon that they just wont stop fraying? I know I do. A couple of things I do is to dab a bit of glue onto the ends (I use multi medium matter by Ranger because it dries clear) or use some clear nail varnish, that works just as well.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Top Tip Tuesday #18

Creating the perfect fishtail banner

I love the look of a fishtail banner on a sentiment strip but sometimes I struggle to cut them so that it's symmetrical. A way to get around this is to use a square punch and use one of the corners to punch out the banner shape. 

A 1 inch square punch is the size I use the most, however you can use different sized punches on different widths of paper to get the same effect.

Monday, 11 April 2016

The Craftz Boutique Closing Down Sale Haul

Hello there! Today I have a massive haul to share with you. The Craftz Boutique recently announced that they were closing down and everything on their site is discounted. They stock so many brands and so I had a scout around the site and my basket rapidly filled up. Believe it or not this is my slimmed down basket...oops! The up side is that I definitely stocked myself up for a long time and everything was on sale and heavily discounted so I got more for my money! 

[See further pictures for product details]

This is my whole haul! Because there's so much I will put the product names below each photo. Enjoy! 

I got myself a selection of coordinating 12x12 papers, Simple stories cut aparts and some sticker sheets to add to my collection as I always admire them but don't have many in my statsh. I also love the Simple Stories I Am collection but at this point I didn't have any of it so I got myself started! I just love the colours and of course the gold foil!

[Echo Park Everyday Eclectic Collection Papers - Large Hexagon, Kraft/Wood, Kraft Doily, Kraft Clouds, Journaling Cards, Hot Air Balloons, Hexagons, Herringbone, Half Circle, Chevron Woodgrain, Doily Multi, Cameras, 12"x12" Element Stickers]

[Simple Stories - I Am collection - 4x6 Horizontal Journaling Card Elements Foil Paper, 3x4 Journaling Card Elements Foil Paper, 4x4 Elements Paper, 2x2 & 4x6 Elements Paper, Fundamentals Cardstock Stickers, Expressions Cardstock Stickers]

[Fancy Pants - Timbergrove - Sticker Fundamentals, Websters Pages - New Beginnings - Alpha Stickers]

[AC Dear Lizzy - Bliss Glitter Chipboard Thickers (Clover), American Crafts Lullaby Glitter Chipboard Thickers - White, Teresa Collins - Life Emporium 6"x12" Alpha Stickers, Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type Letters Yellow & Turquoise, My Minds Eye Lime Twist - Happy Go Lucky Together Alphabet, My Minds Eye Lost & Found Record It Alpha & Word Stickers (Heirloom & Antique)]

[Kaisercraft - Mini Alpha Stickers - White & Black, Latte, Forest Green, Cream, Chocolate & White, Cherry Red, White & Chocolate, Tiny Alpha Stickers - Chocolate, Mint Choc, Cream, Rum & Raisin, Toffee Apple, Wheatgrass, Black, Cotton Candy]

[Becky Higgins Project Life Themed Cards - Dogs, Project Life Chipboard Stickers - Sweet & Southern Weddings, My Minds Eye Fancy That I Do Photo Overlays, My Minds Eye Fancy That Foam Stickers, Simple Stories Sn@p! 4"x4" Photo Flips, Simple Stories Sn@p! 3"x4" Photo Flips]

[Pink Paislee - Cedar Lane - Silver & Gold Phrase Thickers, 6x6 Paper Pad, Glittered Arrows x 2, Jumble Stickers x 2, Washi Tape Booklet]

I have loved this collection for a long time and when I saw it at these fabulous prices on the Craftz Boutique website I had to have it! 

Here's a close up of those lovely Cedar Lane Jumble Stickers. Tiny word stickers are a must in my project life and scrapbooking, if I could put them on every layout or card then I would! I love the phrases on this set too, hence why I bought 2 packs :P

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed this scrapbooking haul! :)

Let me know in the comments if you have any of these items and show me how you've used them!


Friday, 8 April 2016

Docrafts | Kraft Notes Cards

Hello there! Today I've got a collection of cards that I made using the Kraft Notes Ultimate Die Cut and Paper Pack by Docrafts. Quite a while ago I made a batch of cards using this kit, this is my second round and there's still so much left!

The only things I added from my stash to crate these cards were the card blanks, foam tape, double sided tape and a pair of scissors.

I'll leave you now to browse through the pictures. Enjoy!

Let me know in the comments if you've ever had one of these Docrafts Ultimate kits, have you ever finished one completely?

Hayley :)