Saturday, 28 October 2017

Favourite Little Layout {Wild Hare Kits}

Hello! Hello! I'm excited to be sharing my latest layout from my October Kit. (You can see my reveal video here - Wild Hare Kits: October Kit Reveal.) This month the DT are all working with the Petite Kits, but I still seem to have a lot of new stash! It's wonderful!

This really is one of my favourite moments from the last few months and I've created this little 6x8 layout to add into my Project Life Album for 2017. We took several, increasingly, silly selfies at the Haigh Hall Foodie Friday in June. I still can't believe how daft we all are and how much we love being daft with each other - and on camera! We had a really lovely evening!

Now, whilst I have liked all of the kits that I've received from the Wild Hare Kits, I loved this one. In fact, I am still loving it and despite the fact that I still have a lot of it left, I'm already worried about what will happen when I've used it all! I really believe that, having received a few kits now, I've worked out my own style - and what I work with most - and our curators are now able to send me kits that really hit my sweet spot! 

Since I started on my kit fairly late this month (when my kit was lost somewhere in the UK!) I still have a lot to share. In the meantime, read a little bit more about how I created this layout by visiting the Wild Hare Kits Blog. The DT are over there each and every month, with more detail on all of their kits and makes. Seriously, these ladies are killing it (and I still can't believe that I am one of them!)

Thursday, 26 October 2017

December Daily Foundations {Counterfeit Kit Challenge}

I've made a start on the foundations of my December Daily album for 2017. All of this has been made with my October Counterfeit Kit 'Shoreside' - which was actually based on a summer kit! Go figure?! 

I love the little details that I was able to add with some mini-dies! 🎄🎅❄ I found a whole selection of them at the local craft store and swept them into my basket with wild abandon! Isn't that tree adorable?

I made a small selection of envelopes, because I love to add them into my album - with extra little notes, souvenirs, and ephemera. Some I'll add in the Pocket Pages, others I'll add in as they are, for a little bit of extra detail.

Finally, I've added a little bit of sparkle, because I don't seem able to make anything without adding a stickle or sequin! I'm now so excited to continue building the foundations of my album for 2017. December Daily is truly one of my favourite annual projects!

Friday, 13 October 2017

Clean & Simple Watercolour Card {Swedish House Crafts}

Hello! Today, I have a 'Clean & Simple' card to share, made with some of my favourite Gummiapan and Crafter's Companion items from Swedish House Crafts.

I started with some Crafter's Companion Watercolour Sheets, adding a little bit of colour in some fresh, citrus shades! Leaving that to dry, I hauled out my dire-cut machine and made a little stack of die-cuts with the Gummiapan - 2 Diamonds Die.

When the watercolour was dry, I stuck the die-cuts onto the watercolour, with the Crafter's Companion Extra Strong Permanent Glue Tape (it adheres like a dream!) then cut carefully around the edge with some craft scissors. I added the bigger die-cut diamond to the card first, then layered on the smaller diamond. 

I cut some Solar White Cardstock down to 6in x 3 in (folded to create a 3in x 3in card) then cut some Printable Vellum to fit inside the card, sticking the top edge of the Printable Vellum into the fold.

Then I used the Gummipan Stamp, 'Shine Bright Like A Diamond' Stamp on the inside of the card, as a matching sentiment. Doesn't the Momento Tuxedo Black Ink look so crisp? (Please note that this lovely stamp is currently out of stock but should be back soon. In the meantime, there's also a companion 'You're A Diamond' Stamp.)

I love this combination of fresh colours with crisp white and am especially loving how easy I am finding it to use watercolours in my crafting now that I have broken them out of their box!