Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Guest Designing for Scrap Africa!

I was absolutely thrilled to bits to be asked to create something for the fabulous Scrap Africa blog and even more delighted when the very lovely Denise said she still wanted me even though I no longer wore an Ed hat ;) 

So the theme was to create a layout about your typical Christmas...hmmm...I don't scrap Christmas!! I know it's weird but I never really like the photos; I think it's because they are always inside and everyone always looks pale and ill!!! LOL

However, what does set me off into a festive spirit is getting my bake on!! 

Having 'borrowed' a photo from Google I decided to stay away from the traditional Christmas colours and use a winter palette from design seeds that was warm and comforting :)

And here it is:

I fiddled about with some texture paste and some new glassy gel from Maimeri and a Heidi Swapp stencil.

I had to throw a little bit of aqua in!! PLUS I am making an effort to use up some of the gazillion flair badges I own; your fault Mrs H!
So that is as close to a Christmas layout you are likely to get from me!! Although the kids are coming for their photo shoot this weekend so you never know ;)

A huge thank you to Scrap Africa for the marvelous honour of being their Guest Designer and a really big thank you to you for popping in today.

Ali x

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Stripping It Back!

Hello lovelies,

I haven't had much time to scrap recently; I think it is just a busy time of year plus I have been laid up in bed for the last week :(
Not quite there but certainly well on my way to being flea fit!!

I thought I would share a couple of layouts of my boy using the gorgeous new Stitched Collection from Amy Tangerine/American Crafts. It seems that I am not the only one to have fallen in love with this little beauty; every kit club I subscribe to (and a lot that I don't) have included elements of this collection in their kits and who can blame them? It is DIVINE!!!

So first up, bath time :)

This paper makes scrapping a breeze! Yes, some may say it's too simple, but this is the kind of layout that makes it into my albums!! Because I tend to have busy PL layouts I like to have the occasional 12x12 layout to allow the eye to rest...that's my excuse and I am sticking to it!!

 I am besotted with the enamel dots! I am already on my second pack...do I really need a third??

Fantastic word Thickers in black and kraft; it is because of them that I decided to scrap a layout as the words are a wee bit too big for PL!

Well, if you thought that layout was simple wait till you see this one!!! Staying completely true to my scrapping loves...white, white, white :)

I love this photo of my boy and me and I wanted to make sure it was the focus of the page. So, using a few of the diecuts from the Ephemera Pack and a stitched strip of the patterned paper, I called this one done :)

There isn't a single sheet of paper that I don't LOVE in this collection; Amy Tan is a GENIUS!

Gold is my new best friend :)

So, there you have it, my recent foray into the world of 12x12!

Thank you so much for popping in today, have a happy rest of the day.

Ali xox