Sunday, 20 August 2017

Weekend Fun!

I'm back!

Seems like there are 3 posts this weekend, however, one was in my drafts and I forgot to post it but it's done now . . oops!

I have also played along with the Stuck Sketches' 1st August sketch and here is what I created:

Plus I have created (finished off) another layout using Make Your Mark from Bella Blvd.

Now I'm off to finish my fifth flower canvas before the weekend ends.
Take care and happy crafting,
Helen xx

Crafty Maven Getaway Layouts

Hi all,

Hope everyone is doing great, life has been hectic at work and then I got sick and had a real husky voice for a few days but feeling much better now and looking forward to a weekend of scrapping fun with a couple of my Scrapbook Besties!

I've had a few videos go live in the last few weeks (and a few more coming up soon). They have both been layouts for the Crafty Maven Getaway channel. This one went live yesterday, albeit a bit late due to my sickness, and it was for Art Party Friday last week.

Here is the video:

Take care and happy crafting,

Helen xx

August's Challenge Your Stash Layout and Video

Hello everyone!

I'm having a marvellous time this weekend as two of my close friends have stayed over and we have been scrapbooking, talking and eating for the last 2 days. I managed to fit in the filming, recording and uploading of this month's Challenge Your Stash video.

Our theme is pets and I dug in my stash and found some Teresa Collins Nine & Co from 2014 and used that. I also used the Stuck Sketches August 15th sketch for my layout design. Here are my layout and Laura's great sketch:

Here is the link to my video:

I'll be back soon with all the layouts I've made this weekend.
Take care and happy crafting,
Helen xx

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Stuck Sketches Guest Designer

Hi all,

I was thrilled when I was chosen to be the guest designer on Stuck Sketches for the second half of July and loved the sketch when Laura sent it through. I pulled out my Simple Stories papers (most come from the Domestic Bliss) range and had a ball making my layout, so much so that I recorded it and made a process video.

Here is my layout and the sketch:

I would love it if you joined in with all the fun. Here is my video:

Well that's it for now. My holidays are coming to an end and I have to start doing some school work, however, I have one last video going live tomorrow.

Take care and happy crafting,
Helen xx

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Unity Blog Hop

Hi all,

Thanks for joining me today, you've either hopped from Teresa's blog or stumbled across me on the web but however you've gotten here let's get started with my blog hop post for Unity Stamps. I'm using one of the gorgeous Angie girls to make my card - Shari Girl. Plus I have also used stamps from the February 2017 KOTM - Unexpected Places.  Here is my card:
and some close ups:

I have also created a process video for your enjoyment (well I hope you enjoy it anyway!).

Please follow the hop and leave nice comments along the way for your chance to win a great prize from Unity Stamps.

The order for the hop is as follows, and from me please hop along to Sandra.
Carisa Zglobicki

Thanks so much for taking a peep at my blog today.

Take care and happy crafting,

Helen xx

July's Challenge Your Stash YouTube Hop

Hi all,

It's been a busy crafty month here for me, I've made quite a few layouts and some cards whilst relaxing during my school holidays.

Today is our monthly hop for us Challenge your Stash girls and we decided to use 'unusual elements' on our pages, i.e. those random things that have nothing to do with the theme/photos of the layout. This is something that I struggle with as I like my embellishments to have something to do with the layout but not today! Because we all know pineapples and taco trucks have everything to do with a school cross country race, right?!? Intrigued? well watch my video to find out how I did it.

Don't forget to check out the other videos in this month's hop, details can be found in the description area of my video.

Well thanks for taking a peep. I'll catch you very soon with another creation.

Take care and happy crafting,
Helen xx

Monday, 3 July 2017

Stuck Sketches Challenge

Hello all,

I am so enjoying my holidays, I've found my scrapping mojo and am having a blast creating layouts. I decided to play along with the first challenge for July over on the Stuck Sketches blog. This is the sketch:

This is my take on the sketch:

It's funny how you can procrastinate about things (well I can anyway!) but I finally set up my Silhouette machine in my scrapping space after living this house for 2 years! I cut out these hearts as a test and loved them. I really dove into my stash and used some Glitz papers from 2013 plus teamed them up with some Shimelle Little by Little embellishments. 

That's it for now, I'll be back before you know it.

Take care and happy crafting,

Helen xx