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Thursday treasures revisited!

For two of the Thursday treasures challenges I presented unfinished pages. I have now finished them off.

Layout one… This was started back here
But by the time I started putting it together I had changed some of the layout and added some additional bits and pieces. I also trimmed down the background to add a new base card as I felt it needed more blue at the edges. I also made my own stamp to add the little cloud embellishments.

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Layout number two … From way back at the beginning of the summer. I didn’t change the layout too much on this, but added some doodles etc. and the positioning of a few elements. I also added the journalling to a separate piece of card which I stamped the Stripes stamp on it.

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So pleased to have finally finished these works in progress!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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Thursday Treasures! Prompt time!

As I am awake (god knows why as I feel shattered) I thought I would post this early! And so without further ado… this week just one word to prompt you …

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I wonder how you will interpret this to do some scrapping?

I decided to hunt through the Disneyland pictures and decided on the one with the chairs for the mad hatters tea party… No more dreamlike than a bit of Alice!

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I also thought that the Walt Disney quote which was on one of the Simple stories papers worked with this layout too!

I kept the base fairly plain and subtle with the Soft Sky cardstock, added some strips of Lost Lagoon to break it up a bit, and a nice bright Hello honey mount for the photo. This photo was one photo but I decided to split it to work a bit better with the layout idea I had. I wanted to use one of the project life type pieces of DSP from the Simple Stories kit as the main feature of the page so this went to the left of the photo and the quote I fussy cut out went to the right. I also threw a polka dot doily in too to break it up a little.

Then I took another one of the project life pieces and fussy cut out the pennant which I stuck at the top right and an arrow from a piece I knew I wouldn’t use to go bottom left hand side.

Love how this came together simply, and didn’t need a title because I could use the project life piece as the title! I have never really fancied project life as I view it as a commitment I would never keep too but some of the supplies are so yummy so maybe I will be tempted to join my friends class even if it is only to use the supplies for slightly more traditional scrapping. I have done divided pages before now too which are not exactly project life, but do allow for more photos to be included on a page … So never say never!

Last night I was at Helen’s scrap booking class and so have some new yummy papers to play with. Didn’t manage to finish a page whilst there but have three pretty much ready to assemble so hopefully this weekend I will manage to fit some scrapping in!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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Thursday Treasures! Theme!

Well hello Thursday! Hope your days has been good! It’s time to play with the scrapbooking tonight and I have a theme for you!

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Wouldn’t a holiday be really nice right now! Well in October last year we were gearing up to our holiday in Disneyland Paris and I have been loving scrapping the pictures ever since … And probably will continue scrapping these pictures for years to come as I took so many pictures and we have so many great memories to capture! So of course I am scrapping a Disney picture for this theme!

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Now this page is a true scrap as I used mainly scraps to create it. I punched the pennants from scraps and the cardstock and dsp I used were leftover from other projects! So a true scrap! I used this pin as the starting point for my layout.

Love the fun of the page and the way it reminds me of the fun we had! Love the outlining with drawn on stitches too. I did this a while ago on the Minnie Mouse page so it was lovely to revisit this idea. Looking forward to seeing your holiday scraps.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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Thursday Treasures! Colour scheme

I really am feeling quite like this colour scheme at the moment … So it seemed apt to try and scrap something in keeping as a result!

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I rarely scrap with just the neutrals out … Usually there is a colour to make it pop etc, so this was quite a challenge!

In fact I failed?! Well sort of failed. As in I had to include a little touch of colour!

I went for a grey and black colour scheme but the DSP I chose had a little bit of colour in it!

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Plus of course the colour in the photograph… But predominantly this is a colour less scrap!

This is actually the picture of the starting point, before I finished it! I have started doing this recently, putting the page together and then leaving it, partly to check I am happy with the layout and partly as doing the page in stages takes less time, and so I can work on a few layouts at once! Except with all the she art I’ve been doing (and I did another canvas tonight I’ve not yet shared, and loads of papercutting) I just haven’t had a chance to do anymore! So for once I am not going to finish the Thursdays Treasures… And instead will finish it next week and share the final result then! Sorry folks!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Simple Stories - Say Cheese, Thursday treasures

Thursday Treasures! prompt!

Happy Thursday everyone! Time for another play at scrapping!

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I wonder what kind of adventure you will think of and scrap about if you join in. I immediately knew I wanted to scrap the picture of the princess at Disneyland on the first night having a wonderful time on the tea cups ride … It was the beginning of an adventurous few days that’s for sure!

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I used the scraps in my stash of the Simple Stories Say cheese kit to create a panel inspired by a pin I now can’t find! Then I used a mixture of the Basic Grey & Real Red to mat the pieces and plenty of stickers to add embellishments before I added the journalling in the top right hand corner. It was nice to use Crumb cake cardstock for the journalling strips rather than the usual white or cream I would normally use!

I had to outline a few things with a black pen as they needed edging I realised after I had stuck them down. But this added a different effect to edges than inking them in the normal way.

Hope you like the layout and the sense of fun and adventure is present for you!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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Thursday Treasures! Time for a technique!

This week I thought I would turn to a technique … Although it may well be an ingredient rather than a technique as such!

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I decided on this because in my scraps stash I had loads of strips of dsp that I didn’t want to get rid of but were a little too small to do much with… So I went hunting on Pinterest.

My layout was inspired by this page I pinned on Pinterest. I twisted it a little but it is very recognisably the same layout.

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It is another Disney scrap and using the fab Simple Stories Say cheese kit. I cut the strips to the lengths I wanted them and then edged every single one with the black Stampin write marker to make it stand out. Then the journalling strips were edged with the Tangerine Tango marker to give them a different look. I decided against adding much in the way of embellishment as I felt the page was quite busy in a clean way and anymore would have been too much.

Pleased with this … And also that I managed to find an effective use to the bits I had put in the scraps box! Knew they would come in handy at some point!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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Thursday Treasures! Technique

Ok this week I decided something… To do a new type of prompt for Thursday Treasures … Techniques! This is because I realised it was something I hadn’t done before and fancied trying! So this is this weeks prompt is…

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I use patterned papers quite often… But usually I go for one main pattern rather than mixing them up. Now when I buy a dsp from SU or buy a kit this is usually very easy as they are coordinated to go with each other … So I just needed to pick one kit and go for it!

I chose to use the retired Howlingtooth and Scaringbone dsp to go with this picture of Maya at Disneyland Paris in the Minnie Mouse Halloween fashion area as it is a Halloween photo after all!

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This dsp is quite a statement in itself and with the busy picture this has ended up being quite an “in your face” type of page! I decided to really mix up the angles and focus on mixing things up rather than coordinating to be honest. I used this pin as my inspiration for this. The stickers were from the Simple stories kit called Say cheese and these didn’t exactly coordinate but in this layout it didn’t seem to matter!

What do you think? Do you use multiple patterned papers in your layouts? Please let me know.

Happy crafting!

Catherine