Saturday, 27 September 2014

Fall leaves fall

One of the latest kits I've been using is the beautiful Fall, leaves, fall... by Black Lady Designs. It is full of autumn colours, with lots of great leaves, flowers and grasses. I've been exploring scrapping without photos recently and I'm continuing that with this kit. Only one photo in four layouts!

On all the layouts I loved layering up the leaves, or have them fluttering down the page and there are loads of different leaves to choose from in the kit to do this with. To tie all the layouts together, on each page I used the glitter edge and altered the colour to suit.

This first layout includes a sunflower photo of mine that I applied an oil on canvass effect to. This gave it a "softer" look, which I felt fitted in better with the ornate frame.

In this layout I used the magnifying glass to magnify part of the flowers. The page is about discovery and taking a closer look at things you may not have noticed before.

I love the poetry of Emily Bronte, so I wanted to make this word art the main feature of the page. I used luminosity blend on the wheel, which I think worked well with it to add a bit of depth to the background.

Fall leaves fall
My last layout was just an excuse to use more leaves! I loved creating the cluster at the top of the page and balance this with the leaves, pine cones and pumpkins at the bottom. And I couldn't resist a few leaves fluttering down too around the word art too!


I've loved getting creative with this kit which is available at E-scape and Scrap.

Fall, leaves, fall... by Black Lady Designs

Real Life Scrapped RSO September 27th

Hello, it's Saturday again and time for my latest Real Standouts post at Real Life Scrapped. Lots of amazing layouts in the gallery, which really does make it hard to choose those extra special ones. Check out my post to see this weekends choices :) RSO Post.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Journaling Cards 1

Hello :)

Last weekend I scrapped this page that I created out of all my own elements and papers. They are taken from a mix of little projects that I worked on a while back. I wanted to try out the journaling cards that I'd created and I am really pleased with the result.

Guernsey Scrapbook - 18th June 2014

The cards are from a little kit called Blue and Cream, the idea here was to keep the elements and papers simple so that they could be used anywhere. They also recolour well. I was really pleased with how the journaling cards worked and I created a custom post mark stamp for one to create more of a postcard feel to the card.

I chose to scrapbook one day of the holiday on one page. To find out more about the coastal walk and Castle Cornet go to this post: the forget-me-not blog post.

I used two different styles of writing. On one card it is a straight journal extract. The other to keep with the postcard theme I have written as if I were going to send it. The photos are my own.

Blue and Cream by Natasha Forder

The flowers were cutout from my own photos, the green and white spotted background, the pin, staple, journal label and a ribbon are from other little projects. The broken ceramics paper is from a photo that I took at the Little Chapel, Guernsey.

Finally I added a few elements from the kit I created below: frames, ribbon and alpha.

A Walk in the Woods by Natasha Forder

All my creations are created in Craft Artist Professional 2. Photos are mainly my own, but sometimes I use Steve's (my partner).

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Doodled Framers

This week I've been busy creating some layouts using Julie Mead's new kit, Doodled Framers Set #1. I have loved using them and used them with some other arty kits also created by Julie.

I discovered that some of the doodled framers make great trellis and I've used the flowers from Julie's Bestest Mom Ever kit with them. I love the finished effect.

I used a photo of a rose from my garden to go with the rose embellishments. The yellow paper to go with the yellow rose, which is complemented by the pink roses on the trellis. The doodle frame was ideal for my photo and the Sketch Lines Alpha was perfect for adding the page title. I changed the colour of the frames to be the same as one of the darker colours in the centre of the rose.


For my next page I stacked papers and embellishments to create a background. This time I used two doodled frames, one to frame the lupin photo and the other the little bunch of flowers that I created out of some embellishments. I added a touch of humour by using the cute bird and stood it on top of the frame.


This page is all to do with journaling and I used the frame to frame my words instead of a photo. I loved how this turned out. I layered some papers to make a background and built the page up using words and embellishments to complement the writing.


My final layout, don't be too shocked here, doesn't have a photo or journaling! I find it quite hard to create pages like this. Firstly I like to have photos and if not a photo at least some writing!!! But I am really pleased with how it turned out. I am trying to experiment with some different styles and I think this is a really good start.

A Beautiful Day
The photos are my own, taken in my garden last year.

All pages use the following kits:

They can all be purchased from E-scape and Scrap.

Real Life Scrapped RSO September 20th

Hello :) It's Saturday again and time for my real standout post at Real Life Scrapped. Lots of great layouts in the gallery, and to check out today's post:

RSO September 20th

Monday, 15 September 2014

Real Life Scrapped Challenge - Happy

The Get Real Challenge #16 at Real Life Scrapped was a little bit different. Two lovely kits were provided free by Sue Cummings and the layout to be created using these kits. The challenge theme - HAPPY.

One of the things that makes me happy is my garden. I love all the birds and wildlife that it attracts and the flowers that grow throughout the year. So this was an obvious choice of topic. The floral paper and element tie my photos into the page. It was fun to play with a kits that have a different style to those that I usually use.

Happy is enjoying my garden

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Imaginarium - Algera Designs

I love the new kit Imaginarium by Algera Designs. It is so versatile and I've had a great time using it with my photos. Check out Heather's Blog for more great layouts. I just love them!

As you can see I've been blending again! I really like using Heather's kits with this technique. My photo of the cows was perfect for blending onto the postcard embellishment and I love how it turned out. For Autumn Colours I used blend mode colour burn, and for Countryside blend mode darken.

Autumn Colours
The photos are ones that I took back in October 2005 at The Vyne - National Trust. The cows are grazing in front of the wetland area, which is a great spot for bird watching. There is a hide there too. Carrying on from the hide, away from the house and more formal grounds, there are lovely walks around the woodland.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

MyScrapbookDiary September 2014

Let's Get Cooking is my latest post for MyScrapbookDiary for E-scape and Scrap. I've created a number of recipe pages based on some Italian cooking that I've been doing recently. Check out the post here: Let's Get Cooking - September.

Catch up with any MyScrapbookDiary posts that you may have missed here: E-scape and Scrap blog. Or for an overview of my layouts: MyScrapbookDiary.

And finally a taster of what to expect :)

Let's Get Cooking - September 2014

It was great fun creating these recipe pages and I love writing posts for the E-scape and Scrap blog too. I used the wonderful kit, Buon Appetito, by Valkyrie Designs to create the pages.

Real Life Scrapped RSO July - September Posts

Hi, it's been such a long time, but this weekend is the start of back to blogging. First of all a quick post with links to my latest RSO posts.

Link for today's post: RSO September 13th

RSO September 6th

RSO August 23rd

RSO August 9th

RSO August 2nd

RSO July 26th

RSO July 5th