Monday, 18 June 2018

Wild Hare Kits: Vacation Mini Album

Hello! Hello! After a little visit to ‘Memory Lane’ earlier in the month, – as I revisited some of my favourite travels, courtesy of The Wild Hare Kits – I’m now excited to be back on the road!

I’m on holiday at the end of the month – back to the beautiful island of Madeira – and I wanted to make a head start on my vacation album. I love vacation mini albums so I decided on a 3x4 format. The kit I received had a wide selection of 3x4 and 6x4 Project Life Cards, so I used these for the majority of my base and I’ve decorated some of the cards already. The die-cuts from the Here and There Collection are so much fun!

For the front of my album, I’ve used Paper No. 22 from the Paige Evan’s Pick Me Up Collection for Pink Paislee (which is easily the most adorable cardstock I’ve ever seen!) and I’ve decorated it with a die-cut and flair from the Here and There Collection – and a little bit of the twine I received in my kit!

The album is a little chunky already, but that makes me excited to see it when it’s finished – and that means that I have something to look forward to when my holiday is over. Not everyone can say that, right?

I’ll be sure to share a full look at the album as soon as it’s finished!

Friday, 15 June 2018

Killing Kits: Clamshell Layout Process Video

Hello! I'm excited to share the latest of the videos in the Killing Kits Series that I'm working on in collaboration with the Counterfeit Kit Challenge. This time around, I'm working with the leftovers from my October 2017 Kit and December 2017 Kit from The Wild Hare Kits. I loved the October Kit so much that I asked for a similar kit in December - and, of course, that meant a fair amount of leftovers!

My inspiration for the layout was the beautiful HKC Exclusive Paper by Kimberly Hutchison, that's included in the May 2018 Kit from the Hip Kit Club - which is this month's kit to counterfeit over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge.

Please feel free to leave comments here, on my YouTube Channel, or over in the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Facebook Community. I'd love to hear from you!

Friday, 8 June 2018

Wild Hare Kits: Remember This Always Layout & Process Video

Hello! Hello! Even if I am based in the UK (where summer is normally confined to two, mid-week, days of sunshine sometime in June) I am so excited for summer! And I have my kit from The Wild Hare Kits to thank for all of the excitement

This month I received a Deluxe Kit to work with and I could not have been more happy with the wonderful selection of neutral cardstock and fun, travel themed embellishments. I decided to start on some of my older travel stories – and I really want to focus on the actual stories – so I started with this beautiful tree, on the Etosha Salt Plains in Namibia. I like a clean look, so I chose to use the more neutral side of Paper No. 22 from the Paige Evan’s Pick Me Up Collection for Pink Paislee.

I added detail with a 6x4 Project Life Card from the kit and some of the die-cuts from Crate Paper’s Here and There Collection. Then added some washi to create a hidden section on the layout behind the central section. I’ve used some of the Palms Paper from Crate Paper’s Wild At Heart Collection to create an envelope (which I’ll stuff with notes about Namibia and some ephemera) all hidden away!

I used one of my small (like, really, teeny-tiny) dies to create some arrows, which I’ve added to the central section of the layout. I’m so happy that I was able to stitch over them without difficulty. Sometimes I hold my breath a little when I add stitches – as it’s a make or break moment!

Finally, I stitched a little at the bottom of the layout, for some extra texture and added a little sentiment from One Canoe Two’s Twilight Collection (I received that last month and it’s the only element that I’ve added from my stash all month!) and some enamel dots!

There’s a Process Video for this layout over on my YouTube Channel today, so do head on over and subscribe, if you want to see these layouts in action – and catch a little look at the hidden section!!!