Posted in Jot Magazine, scrapping

Jot Magazine Issue 18 is HERE !

LOVE this publication as you all know.

Its beautifully designed and has a varied mix of projects and designers.

I am lucky enough to have a couple of layouts featured in this issue.

Issue 18 is full to the brim of inspiration please go take a look.

Posted in Jot Magazine, scrapping

Layout Love

i thought I would pop this on here today, it’s not my usual clean simple, graphic style but I really like it.

this was a challeng over on the GoGo Facebook page back in February, set by the lovely Sarah Packer.


A five elements challenge, I used Patterned paper background, two or more photos, luggage tag, twine and Washi tape.


Thanks for checking in.

just a heads up that next month I am lucky enough to have two layouts featured in the readers galleries in JOT Magazine. Obviously I will share here once issue 18 has been published. Vey excited !


Posted in Jot Magazine, scrapping

Jot Magazine April Mood Board

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.


Posted in Jot Magazine, scrapping

published !

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


Posted in Project Life, scrapping

January is done

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.

Posted in December Daily, Freebie, Scrap Goodies, scrapping

Day Late apologies

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.

Hello December 2015

Downloadable version can be found HERE

Posted in Freebie, Project Life, scrapping

just a fly by stop . . .

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.


Posted in Project Life, scrapping

Bright and Shiny

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.

hello summer

Posted in Freebie, Project Life, Scrap Goodies, scrapping

Hump Day Handout

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