Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Daily Traveler's Notebook Spread | Felicity Jane

Hi friends!

I'm popping in today to share a traveler's notebook spread that I created using the stunning 'Kate' kit from Felicity Jane Studio!


I'm using this TN insert to document all of the little everyday things that make me happy. My morning coffee is one of those things! Usually I have my coffee at home, but this particular day I got a takeaway coffee after I dropped my older two kids at school, and went to a local reserve to enjoy it. It was so nice!


I covered the left hand side of the spread with the dot patterned paper. I love this paper! I then cut the sketchy heart out of one of the 3x4 journal cards, and adhered it to the page using some foam tape. I also added the little banner die cut that says 'today' on top of the heart.



I matted my photo using one of the solid color papers from the kit, and I also tucked one of the tags underneath the right hand side of the photo. The die cut word 'daily' made the perfect title for this spead!


I added my journaling underneath the photo, and then I finished the page off with a few of the wood veneer stars and one of the little word stickers.

Thanks so much for joining me today and taking a look at my TN spread! If you'd like to check out the 'kate' collection, click on the links below. You can purchase the kit as a whole or most of the items in the kit are available to purchase separately.

Mandy x

Supplies Used: 'Kate' kit | Kate Solid Color Papers | Kate Patterned Paper Add-On | Kate Die Cut Shapes | Kate Word Stickers | Kate Journaling Cards | Travelers Notebook Insert

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Loved | Stuck?! Sketches July 15th challenge

Hi friends!

There's a new challenge running over at Stuck?! Sketches! Here's the lovely July 15th sketch designed by Laura Whitaker...

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And here's my take on the sketch...


I documented a photo of my new little niece Eliza! She is so precious, and we are all love her so much! This photo is of her at one week old!

I used the beautiful Felicity Jane 'Sophie' kit that was released earlier this year. I LOVE the colours and the florals in this kit, and it was just perfect for scrapbooking this photo!


I always love fussy cutting florals, and these ones look so lovely tucked under the side of the photo. I added some foam tape underneath some parts to create varying heights and to give them some dimension. On the top right hand corner of the photo I added a cute little Charms Creations tab with a Felicity Jane rubber heart on top. I also tucked a tab in under the right hand side of the photo, which I stamped the date onto.


I used a sticker from the kit as the title for my layout, which I adhered using foam tape. I added some more fussy cut florals to the right of the title, and then I added my typed journaling underneath.

I finished the layout off with a few little puffy dots.

If you haven't done so already, I hope that you'll head on over to the Stuck?! Sketches blog and take a look at the fabulous layouts created by my fellow design team members! We'd love you to play along with us by creating a layout based on this sketch! Link up your layouts on the Stuck?! Sketches blog by July 29th to be in the running to win a prize from one of our very generous sponsors:

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Thank you so much for visiting my blog and taking a look at my layout!

Mandy x

Summer | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi friends!

This week on the Cocoa Vanilla blog the design team are sharing some gorgeous 'summer' themed projects with you! Here's my layout featuring the beautiful 'Endless Summer' collection!


I documented a super cute photo of my youngest daughter and my nephew, taken last summer when they were enjoying an ice cream together. These two are so adorable, and they love each other so much! Of course I take every opportunity I can to snap photos of them together!

I used one of the FREE summer cut files that are available to download from the Cocoa Vanilla store!


How awesome are these?! I decided to use the word 'summer', and I resized it to create a large title for my layout. I cut it out of my white cardstock background using my Cameo, and then I backed it with the sunbleached patterned paper. I love the wow factor that a large title like this makes on a layout!


I matted my photo with the reverse side of the sweet treats patterned paper, and then I popped some foam tape underneath the photo to give it some extra dimension. I love fussy cutting floral patterned papers, and the Aloha Sunshine paper is just perfect for this! I fussy cut two large floral clusters and tucked one under each side of the photo. I love how this looks with the flowers coming out from behind the photo! Up in the top right hand corner of the layout I added a couple of die cuts from the collection, as well as a cute little woodie button.


On the bottom left hand corner of the photo I added one of the cute puffy stickers from the collection, and I popped another woodie button there as well.


At the bottom of the page I added a banner sticker, which I adhered using foam tape to give it some extra dimension. I added a third woodie here as well, which creates a visual triangle with the other two. I love these cute little wooden buttons! I added my typed journaling underneath the title, and then I finished the layout off with a couple of little heart stickers, some enamel shapes, and lastly some gold ink splatters.

Thanks so much for joining me on my blog today!

I also have a process video for this layout on my YouTube channel, if you'd like to check out how it came together...



Mandy x

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Melville Family | Stuck?! Sketches July 1st Challenge

Hi friends!

It's time for a new sketch challenge over at Stuck?! Sketches! Here's the July 1st sketch designed by the talented Laura Whitaker...

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And here's my take on the sketch...


I documented a photo of our extended family on my husband's side, taken about six months ago. Unfortunately we are not often all together like this as my sister-in-law and her family live in another state, so it was so nice to get together with the whole family when they were here visiting. And I'm glad that we were able to get a photo of us all together!

I dug into my Felicity Jane stash to create this layout, and used the beautiful 'Emeline' kit.


I started my layout off by creating my title using my cameo. First I cut our family name 'Melville' out of the white cardstock background, and then backed it with that gorgeous woodgrain paper from the kit. I then cut out the word 'family' using a Felicity Jane cut file from the Silhouette Design Store. I added some foam tape underneath this word to lift it up and give it some extra dimension.


I decided to use one landscape photo rather than the two smaller photos on the sketch, and I tucked some fussy cut florals underneath both sides of the photo.


I decided to add a little cluster up in the top right hand corner of the page. In this cluster I included a beautiful wood veneer tab, as well as a cute little floral puffy sticker, which I tucked under the edge of the tab.

I finished the layout off with a couple of little wood veneer hearts and some little puffy dots.

If you haven't done so already, I hope that you'll head on over to the Stuck?! Sketches blog and take a look at the fabulous layouts created by my fellow design team members! We'd love you to play along with us by creating a layout based on this sketch! Link up your layouts on the Stuck?! Sketches blog by July 29th to be in the running to win a prize from one of our very generous sponsors:

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Thank you so much for visiting my blog and taking a look at my layout! Thank you to those who take the time to leave a comment as well - it is always very much appreciated!

Mandy x

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Beautiful | Cocoa Vanilla

Hi everyone!

Today I'm sharing a layout that I created using the STUNNING 'Wild at Heart' collection! I'm still crushing on the beautiful florals in this collection, and so I wanted to create a layout featuring these!


I documented a photo of my eldest daughter Abigail & I. We recently enjoyed a fun girls weekend away together, and of course we took lots of selfies to remember our little getaway! On the first morning we went for a walk down to the beach to enjoy the sunshine, and this was when we took this photo. Of course I wanted to scrap it straight away!

I used the reverse side of the lovely Artisan patterned paper as the background for my layout. I also added a strip of the Double Dot paper down the middle of the layout, with a thin strip of the reverse side of the Patchwork patterned paper tucked under both sides to give it some definition from the background.


I matted my photo with the reverse side of the Luscious paper, and then layered two of the beautiful chipboard frames from the collection underneath the photo. I love the dimension that this creates! I couldn't go past the 'beautiful' chipboard sticker as the title for my layout, and it fit perfectly sitting just above the photo! You can also see here that I added a little tab sticker on the top left hand corner of the photo.


I had so much fun fussy cutting those gorgeous florals on the beautiful Luscious patterned paper! I might be strange I know, but I actually find it quite therapeutic! And I absolutely love the end result, so I think it's worth the effort! I arranged them under the bottom edge of the photo to create a base of sorts for the photo to sit on. I like how they also frame the bottom half of the photo nicely. I made sure that I only added glue to the centre of the flowers as I wanted the leaves to lift off the page which gives the floral clusters dimension and movement.


There was some negative space on the left hand side of my photo, so I stuck a chipboard butterfly there, and then added the little 'happy' die cut just above that. I also cut the word 'together' out of the Fussy Cuts patterned paper, and tucked it under the bottom edge of the photo.

I finished the layout off with a couple of die cut butterflies and some pretty enamel dots.

Thanks so much for joining me on my blog today!

Mandy x

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Adventure is Out There | The Cut Shoppe

Hi everyone!

Today I'm sharing my last design team project for The Cut Shoppe! Ashley has decided to take an indefinite break from designing new cut files, and so this is the last month for the design team. There are still hundreds of awesome cut files in The Cut Shoppe Etsy store though, so plenty to choose from!

I created a traveler's notebook spread to share today, using the Hit the Road cut file set...


This cut file set is not just for documenting road trips, I think it was perfect to document a photo of my daughter enjoying a ride on her trike!

The Hit the Road cut file set consists of 6 travel themed Icons, that can be used for your scrapbooking and papercrafting projects.

I used patterned papers from the Shimelle 'Little by Little' collection on this spread, as well as embellishments from the Cocoa Vanilla 'Wild at Heart' range. I think the colours in these two collections coordinate perfectly with one another!


I sized the cut file so that it would take up most of the left hand side of the spread. Once I cut it out with my Cameo, I backed the open letters with some different patterned papers. I like how the pastel colours really soften the look of the page, while the navy provides a nice contrast.


I tucked a couple of die cut butterflies from the 'Wild at Heart' collection around the cut file, and then added some sparkly enamel dots and a little word sticker as well.


I covered the right hand side of the spread with the light purple patterned paper from the 'Little by Little' collection. I matted my photo with the same patterned paper that I used for the cut file, and then added it to the page. I embellished the top right hand corner of the photo with a couple more stickers and another die cut.

Lastly I added my journaling underneath the photo.

Thank you so much for joining me on my blog today! I hope that you've been inspired to use some of the fabulous cut files from The Cut Shoppe in your traveler's notebook!

Mandy x

Thursday, 15 June 2017

#BFF | Stuck?! Sketches June 15th Challenge

Hi friends!

Who's ready for a new sketch challenge at Stuck?! SketchesLaura has once again designed an awesome sketch to inspire us! Here's the June 15th sketch...

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I love the central design of the sketch, and that everything is clustered around the photo!

Here's my take on it...


I documented a photo of my eldest daughter with one of her best friends just before they headed off on their Year 7 camp. They were both very excited, and they had a great time!

I used the beautiful Felicity Jane 'Caroline' kit on this layout. I love the fun colours in this kit!


I used a sticker from the Caroline kit as the title for my layout, and popped it up with some foam tape for added dimension. I moved the title to sit above the photo rather than to the left, just because it was a little too big and and made the layout feel a bit unbalanced when I put it on the left.


Here you can see the layers of patterned paper that I added behind my photo. I love all of the pretty colours and patterns peeking out from behind the photo. I also tucked a little tab under the left hand side of the photo.


I added a beautiful Charms Creations DIY star on the bottom right hand corner of the photo, and popped a D-lish Scraps flair on top.

I finished the page off by adding some journaling underneath the photo, and lastly I added some black ink splatters and a sprinkling of puffy star stickers.

If you haven't done so already, I hope that you'll head on over to the Stuck?! Sketches blog and take a look at the fabulous layouts created by my fellow design team members! We'd love you to play along with us by creating a layout based on this sketch! Link up your layouts on the Stuck?! Sketches blog by June 29th to be in the running to win a prize from one of our very generous sponsors:

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Thank you so much for visiting my blog and taking a look at my layout! Thank you to those who take the time to leave a comment as well - it is always very much appreciated!

Mandy x

Hello Mr Rad | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi everyone!

Today I'm sharing a new layout using the awesome 'You ROCK' collection from Cocoa Vanilla! This week is 'Scraplift Week' on the blog, and I am loving seeing how the design team members have been scraplifting each other's layouts! I chose to lift a fabulous layout by the talented Sue Plumb. I was inspired by the grid design of her layout.

Here's my page...


And here is Sue's layout...


You can read more about Sue's layout on her blog.

I chose to scrapbook a photo of my son, taken when I took the kids to a local reserve a couple of months ago. I love seeing how much Isaac enjoys the great outdoors, and it was the perfect opportunity to snap a pic of him while he was in his element!

I started my layout off by matting my white cardstock background on the B side of the Starshine patterned paper, and adding some machine stitching around the edge of the page.

Then I was ready to start putting bits and pieces together to form the grid. I used some of the pieces from the Random cut apart sheet, as well as the B side of that paper, and the Stripped and Night Sky patterned papers. As I was choosing what I would add to the grid, I kept in mind that I wanted a blue, black and wood grain colour combination, so I pulled out anything in these colours.


I added a little bit of embellishing to some of the sections in the grid. Here you can see that I added a chipboard star to one piece, and a rubber charm to another. These rubber charms are one of my favourite things in this collection!


How 'awesome' are all of the pieces on the cut apart sheet? They made putting this kind of layout together a breeze!


I matted my photo with the B side of the Galactic patterned paper, and then added some foam tape underneath to lift it up and give it some extra dimension. I then popped one of the super cool flair buttons on the right hand side of the photo. I added my date to one of the labels off the accessory sticker sheet, and then adhered that to one of the sections in the grid.


I added some foam tape underneath the circular die-cut piece that says 'Rad' to give it some extra height. The last piece of the grid to embellish was the strip along the bottom of the page, and I added a chipboard arrow to this section.

To finish the layout off I added a few of the little phrase stickers from the accessory sticker sheet around the page, and lastly I added some black ink splatters and a few enamel shapes.

Thanks so much for joining me on my blog today! I had so much fun scraplifting Sue's layout! Maybe you've been inspired by her layout too, and could try your own scraplift!

Mandy x

Friday, 9 June 2017

Family of 5 | The Cut Shoppe

Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing a layout that I created using the 'Cloud Nine' cut file from The Cut Shoppe Etsy store.


I documented a family selfie that my eldest daughter took of us when we were on holidays recently. We don't often get photos of the five of us together, so I knew that I wanted to scrap this one straight away!

I used patterned papers and embellishments from the Amy Tangerine 'Better Together' collection on this page, as well as some bits and pieces from Felicity Jane.

I love the 'Cloud Nine' cut file, and decided to use the 8.5x11 version on this layout...

The Cloud Nine background cut file is available in 8.5x11 and 12x12 sizes, for your scrapbooking and papercrafting projects.

Here are some closeups of my page so that you can see all of the details...


I backed most of the open clouds in the cut file with patterned papers, and then added foam tape underneath to lift it up and give it some extra dimension.


I always love mixing up the alphas in my titles, and on this page I used a combination of Amy Tangerine Thickers, Felicity Jane Chipboard Alphas, and a sticker from the Crate Paper 'Cute Girl' collection!


I layered a Felicity Jane chipboard frame underneath the bottom right hand corner of the photo, and also tucked some fussy cut florals underneath the side of the photo. I finished off the cluster with a Felicity Jane flair button.


I tucked another fussy cut flower under the top left hand corner of the photo.


I finished my page off by adding some little hearts around the page, as well as a few enamel dots, and lastly I added my journaling and the date.

Thanks so much for joining me on my blog today!