Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Flying High for Cocoa Vanilla Studio

For anyone that didn't see this layout on the Cocoa Vanilla Studio blog over the weekend, here is my latest offering using the super cool "Flying High" collection. (I have to say, I am loving scrapping my boys with this range, it rocks!)

So many "Flying High" layers here - papers, stickers, flair and wood veneer shapes. (The cork hearts are actually from the "Sugar & Spice"collection.)

{Coloured wire from D-lish Scraps}

Check out this little arrow embellishment I made using using one of the banner stickers, small cork hearts and the tip of a cork star; along with a paper straw and some twine...

Thanks for stopping by today. If you would like to see more inspiration using Cocoa Vanilla Studio products, be sure you are following the CVS blog and the Facebook page. To get your hands on your own stash of Cocoa Vanilla, you can shop HERE or ask your favourite scrappy retailer!
Sue X

Monday, 16 March 2015

Sugar & Spice for Cocoa Vanilla Studio

A little catch-up from me today, featuring my latest layout for Cocoa Vanilla Studio using the aptly named (and very delicious) Sugar & Spice collection. This layout was published recently on the Cocoa Vanilla Studio blog.

"That's My Girl"...

{Large paper bloom by Manor House Creations; other flowers and sequin bow from D-lish Scraps

I concentrated on the warm pink tones in the collection for my layout, (the papers I used for my background were 'Candy Stripes' and 'Flutter'). I also added some texture using a a damask template, and misted over it to blend it in.

How cute are the wood veneer shapes from this collection? I used my Gelatos to slightly tint this butterfly, before I added some adhesive pearls and sat it atop my flower cluster...

This flower veneer was also coloured using Gelatos, and I used a white gel pen to highlight the fine detail...

A layout isn't complete without flair, right? LOL This is one from the "Sugar & Spice" flair set (which comes with 6 different designs to coordinate perfectly with the papers)...

And I didn't forget to journal either! This time I hid it away behind my photo on a pull-out journal tag I created using the "Journal Cards" paper, a sticker and a wood veneer arrow.

Thanks for popping in to take a peek at what I've been creating. (Don't forget to leave me a comment so I know you were here and I can visit you in return!)
If you would like to get your hands on some 'Sugar & Spice' goodies of your own, you will find the entire collection in the Cocoa Vanilla Studio shop HERE, or just ask your favourite scrappy retailer!

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Scrap the Boys March Challenge!

Time for a mid-month Design Team challenge reveal from me, and this one is for Scrap the Boys. This month's challenge is an awesome sketch - which I loved as soon as I saw it! (You will find the sketch HERE)

And here is my take on it...

{Papers by Glitz Design; Echo Park; Graphic 45 and My Minds Eye. Ephemera pieces by Fancy Pants}

{Flair by Flutterby Designs; foam feathers from Rainbow Splendour}

There are two fabulous prizes up for grabs this month for the winners of this challenge, (just in case the awesome sketch isn't enough incentive!) Looking forward to seeing lots of entries!
Happy scrapping! X

Monday, 2 March 2015

Show Us Your Stuff March Challenge!

Another Design Team reveal for me today, this time for the March challenge at Show Us Your Stuff. This month the challenge has been designed by DT member Chloe and is a gorgeous quote challenge...

Here's my layout using the quote...

{Papers and ephemera by Teresa Collins;
Published - Scrapbooking Memories Vol 18 No 7}

I can't believe I scrapped a Christmas layout! (For those who know me, you will know how rare that is! LOL) And how easily it all came together too. Happy days!

Of course, a layout for Show Us Your Stuff isn't complete without a handmade embellishment (or two), look at this gorgeous spotted vellum bow from Rainbow Splendour...

And this flair from D-lish Scraps...

I even got the stapler out!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will join in the challenge at Show Us your Stuff this month, it's a gorgeous quote that can be used so many ways! (Even Christmas layouts! hehe) And, there is an amazing prize pack from Chloe at Rainbow Splendour up for grabs too (definitely worth playing for!)
Til next time, happy scrapping! X

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Off The Rails March Challenge!

First day of another month and I am back again to share a new challenge and layout with you all! The first one I have to share this month is for Off the Rails Scrapbooking.

Now I have to admit, I didn't love this month's mood palette when I first saw it, as it screamed vintage to me - not my forte at all. Once I stepped back a bit and decided to do it in my own style, I had no problem though. (And I was gently reminded that this is supposed to be a challenge after all!)

Here is what I came up with...

{Papers by Graphic 45; Kaisercraft and Basic Grey; also Kaisercraft Captured Moments pocket cards}

This layout was another great stash buster for me, as I was able to pick through my stash and use up some older product (and some even older scraps!) It was just a matter of finding papers to suit the palette and then off I went.

Here is the palette I was working with...

I took the basic "bones" of the sketch and the colours from the palette as my inspiration to start, but I also incorporated some small details from the photos - such as the pink flower and the book paper.

{Book print chippy heart button from Burdy's Embellies; large flower by Prima; other flowers from D-lish Scraps}

{Flair from D-lish Scraps; photo tab from Flutterby Designs}

You have until the end of the month to join in this challenge and be in the running to win a fabulous prize from Imaginarium Designs
Thanks for popping in, and for everyone who takes time out of their day to leave me comments - they really are very much appreciated! X