no excuses for blog posts being so few and far between.
Inspired this month by the april mood board over at Jot Magazine
I used the bottom left room photo as my initial inspiration, the border of the beautiful patterned rug gave me the idea for the patterned borders using a couple of mustard coloured patterned papers and a navy dot pattern. The float frames contain nearly all of the colour swatches for this month and reflect the floral theme of a couple of the mode boards photos. finally I added one of the quotes and the metallic alphas.
Well its been a while and I had forgotten how much of a thrill it is to have your creative work selected and published in a magazine that promotes your hobby.
JOT magazine issue 17 is out today
As always its chock full of inspiration and beautiful designs, my small contribution is in the hearts gallery
Here is a close up, a list of products used is after the images.
American Crafts smooth cardstock- white
(Heart stencil and luggage tag)
BH PL midnight collection – grey heart paper
Pink Paisley Paige Evans no: 10 – red heart paper
AC Dear Lizzy Luck Charm Dreamcatcher – mason jar
Simple Stories Say Cheese – You and me card
AC thickers Dream – small gold hearts
AC Story – Glitter word and large heart
Freckled Fawn wood chips number circles
OKAY so I managed to keep up with the weekly documenting, sticking with the plan.
Just in case anyone is curious I am using a couple of fonts religiously, Magnolia Sky for the art brush words and AlexandriaFLF for the body text/journaling again all in the interests of keeping it simple for me.
I am somewhat light on photos for the last two weeks but I’m not letting that stop me from completing the week – hello patterned paper and project life cards.
Im sure that this album will get “less white” as I go along and get into my groove with this. but I like that it is giving me a foundation for all my pages. Its also helping me to stop over thinking all the design decisions.
My intention is to start using lots of inserts of differing sizes and maybe the odd 12×12 layout when I complete them too.
Im not going to keep boring you all with constant photos of all my pages but if you are interested I am posting them on an instagram account craftrebel65
Thanks again for checking in here.
I am so tardy, no excuses, i just forgot, so without further ado here are my first FREE printables for you to use to document December.
They are 6×4 card sized, make sure you print at 100%
Im going to be using this as part of my Christmas album this year and will be dedicating a whole post to what I am intending to use, for those of you that are interested, next week
As always free for personal use, link backs and credit to me appreciated.
Downloadable version can be found HERE
Hi – I missed the Hump Day Giveaway, it was my first afternoon off of the Summer so I was revelling in that and I forgot to post . . .
So, I am stopping by this morning to post my latest summer design, as lots of you will be going or already on your summer breaks away from home, I designed a couple of 6×4 “road trip” cards.
As always they are adaptable enough to use on any of your paper craft projects.
Download them HERE and let me know what you think in the comments.
better late than never . . .
I designed these 6×4 cards in tones of grey so that you can integrate them into any of your paper craft projects.
You can download this at the usual place HERE
Well Hello Monday, the last week of school this week, I will be binning the boys shirts everyday instead of putting them in the wash WOO HOO.
SEVEN WHOLE WEEKS without having to was or iron another school shirt or PE kit !
As a mini celebration of that fact and because the boys and I have been talking about how we want to spend our summer holidays this year. We aren’t having a specific length of time away in another location so it will be a case of doing stuff that isn’t the norm or going on days out and possibly weekends away.
I have designed a little “Summer Manifesto” if you will, its just a to do list really, we probably won’t get all of it done but we are going to give it our all.
This version is my list, I designed it to be printed out on a 12×6 piece of card/paper as an insert for my “documenting Life” album.
OK who hid the sun – I had just got used to seeing its lovely face each morning and then it went away !
cloudy, overcast and a bit breezy today, so here are a couple of bright, summery 6×4 cards for your “Documenting Life” albums.
These are quite versatile as you can cut them up into two separate 3×4 cards too.
Have fun documenting your summer check in here every Wednesday for another freebie.
Download them HERE
. . . and hello to anyone who is still checking in on me these days – I have a hump day handout for those dedicated few.
I have been designing some cards for those of us using the pocket page protector style of scrapping.
Concentrating my efforts on some travel and summertime themed cards, here is the first of quite a few, I am aiming for one freebie a week all the way through July and August (along with posting at least three times a week – watch this space)
This set of 6×4 cards are super simple and could be used alone or very easily added to and embellished.
Enjoy and download them from the usual place HERE
Blimey – this once a month posting is getting a bit sad !
anywho – I am still here and doing all the same stuff
If you haven’t already checked it out – the new issue of JOT magazine is available to read HERE
I submitted a couple of layouts myself for the readers galleries WINTER and STRIPES sadly neither were accepted, I think my “style” is a little to clean and uncluttered” but hay ho, so I am sharing them here.