Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Love with Simple Stories

Here is another page using Simple Stories Domestic Bliss -really clean and simple.  I started with a diagonal cut across the house paper, and then just added layers around my photo.  I love that the colours of this range blend really well with other Simple Stories ranges, so I can look through all my sticker sheets to find embellishments that match.  I added a few strips of twine and one of the Prima Bark hearts - I still love these and have a few stars as well as hearts left.

The photo is from a coffee shop trip where my kids love to get hot chocolates piled with cream - always a good stop on a shopping trip!

You can see even more inspiration in the ATDML gallery - here is the link.

Monday, 19 June 2017


Here is a page I made with Reset Girl from Simple Stories - I love Simple Stories, but I didn't look too closely at this line because it is fairly feminine....however I love it!!  I used lots of frames to make a kind of comic strip of the day and a game of cricket between my kids and my nephew - I love that some of the other ranges have the same colours so I could fit in some We R Family frames and also a little bit from Carpe Diem too, and all the colours worked together beautifully.....there are also Domestic Bliss stickers in there too.

I have a new page on the ATDML blog - this month we are using Kaisercraft papers and if you would like to check out more of my Simple Stories pages you can also have a look in their gallery.

Thursday, 15 June 2017


I had loads of fun making this page - it started with lots of splatters with the new BoBunny metallic paints, then I layered up lots of Simple Stories Domestic Bliss stickers and tapes, and then all sorts of goodies from my stash.  For this page I didn't use my trusty guillotine but hand cut all the papers, which was really fun, and I like all the slightly jaunty angles it creates.

These photos made me laugh - my sister trying to get a photo with my son in it too - I have to say he is really good about letting me still take photos of him...grown up with a scrapping Mum, but this is what he thought of my sister trying to get a photo!!

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

You Are Amazing

Hi, here is a page I did for the BoBunny blog - you can have a look at it here.  I used lots of their new products including the Serendipity paper collection and their new masks and mandala and doily dies.

The photo is from Kew Gardens and was a nice chance to catch my kids together - they are still quite obliging - so they must be used to having a Mum who demands photos to document our adventures together!

Saturday, 20 May 2017

I am 11

Scrapbook Page Simple Stories Domestic Bliss by Katherine Sutton

Each month Ann Freeman sets everyone a challenge over on the ATDML blog and you can win a £5 gift voucher...this month she used this image...

I loved the squares and the large writing, so I dug out some Domestic Bliss papers (and there is a little bit of Reset Girl in there too) and set to work.  I have been playing a bit more with hand cutting papers rather than using a guillotine to get a different (slightly messier) effect - I can't cut straight!  I cut out several squares using a template to make sure they were around the 4" square size, then set layering them up.  For my large alphabet I used the WRMK mini alphabet punch board for the title and in the process discovered there is an app that you can get which shows you all the patterns for the different letters and numbers!  I then used lots of stickers and added some enamel dots too.

Do check out the link above if it inspires you to and share your page.

Scrapbook Page Simple Stories Domestic Bliss by Katherine Sutton

Scrapbook Page Simple Stories Domestic Bliss by Katherine Sutton

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Wake up with a Smile

Hello everyone, here is a page I made for A Trip Down Memory Lane - it uses a mix of Kaisercraft's Ubud Dreams and Sea Breeze papers.  I decided to use lots of the patterns together and cut lots of different length strips - it's a great design for using up those odd bits of papers.  I distressed and layered the edges of each of the pieces.  I used my Tim Holtz mixed media dies and some cogs, then just used lots of bits of the Collectables and the title is from the Seabreeze paper Lake.

The photo is a wintry beach walk, and this young man is normally a very smily, joyful person who brings lots of laughter to our lives, so the words seemed to fit.

Here is a close up of some of the Tim Holtz dies - I used the waste hexagons too.  Also you can see all the beautiful layers of papers.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Follow your Heart with BoBunny Down by the Sea and a video

Hi - firstly Happy National Scrapbooking Day!  To celebrate I wanted  to share with you my first video for BoBunny.  The video takes you through some of their new products and also shows how I made the page from start to finish and a fun effect with crackle medium -  I really hope you enjoy it.  The video is at the end of my post or you can just go to their Utube channel here which shows you all of their videos.

I won't write too much more as you can see it all in the video, but they have some beautiful new products - the papers are lovely and the dies sand stencils are gorgeous.

Have a lovely scrappy day :)

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Smile and Family with Pebbles Simple Life

This is the 2nd class that I created for the A Trip Down Memory Lane retreat using Simple Life by Pebbles - I love the yellow and blues in this line.  My pages were focussed on having white space, and were really clean - a more gentle introduction to the weekend before my messier class that I posted on Monday!  The puffy stickers in this range are really nice - they have a mat finish to them which I love.

Here is the 2nd page, I couldn't resist a little bit of cosmic shimmer ancient copper mist across the white space, just little bits of embossing and lots of tags, you could add more photos if you wanted.

It was a really fun weekend with lots of inspiration and loads of different styles of classes to do, from the messy to clean and simple and easy to put together.  I will show you some of the pages I made during the other classes over the coming weeks.

Monday, 1 May 2017

My Boys and Life is Good with BoBunny Life in Color and rust...

Over Easter A Trip Down Memory Lane hosted their bi-annual retreat just outside of Colchester, and I taught 2 classes.  Here is one of them using the beautiful Life in Color papers by BoBunny - they are a great set, especially in my mind for the boys in your life, but that don't let that stop you from using them for girls!  We used the Pentart iron powder and reagents to create a rust effect on a Tando chipboard clock, and then did bits of stamping and fussy cutting to create the first page.

Here is a close up of the rust.

we cut out lots of the frames and distressed the edges of the papers.

For the second page we used BoBunny's graphite glitter paste through a brick stencil and some petrol coloured pearls.  Lost of layering and a little bit of fussy cutting to create this page.

The graphite glitter paste adds a really soft glitter to the page, and works with stencils really well.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Spring with BoBunny

I made this using the beautiful Faith papers from BoBunny - I started with some glitter paste, and then added some of the pentart pink paints and blended it into the pinky background.  Once that was dry I layered up some of the papers and added some little roses that I painted with pink ink and some petrol coloured pearls.  I added chipboard and some of the ephemera pack and then added my foil title with BoBunny's foils - which were really easy to use (though I still struggle to get anything straight on my page - I should really draw lines!

Here is the foiled title.

You can see the rose tipped flowers and Faith noteworthy elements.

Here is a close up of some of the painting and glitter paste.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Adventure with no patterned papers

Each month Ann sets us a challenge over in the ATDML#Create group and this month it is to use no patterned papers.  I'd seen a few pages that were more art journalling and had techniques with brayers and paints, and just decided to give it a go with my Pentart acrylics.  I started with yellow and then added in 2 different shades of green and a little gold, all on my brayer (really I should have got an even covering on my brayer, but I just went straight to the card stock!).  Once this had dry I drew around several different style circles, and then added some stamping in red and grey inks.  I also used my Tando gears stencil and aubergine and cream acrylics to add some gears.  Next I had a go at using my brayer with some distress ink, there was not smooth ombre effect for me!  Possibly the paper or my brayer, but I didn't let that stop me and used the bubble wrap stamp over the top and punched out some stars and also a circle, and then punched the inner out with a smaller circle.  I added a little bit of washi tape and some Heidi swap glittery stickers...and that is it - so mostly just paint.

If you fancy joining in the challenge or getting some more inspiration then check out our group here.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Family Time with Kaisercraft

Here is a page I made with Kaisercraft's Cherry Tree Lane and a little video I made of it too.  Lots of tearing and a bit of inky mist as well as a bit of playing with some alterations dies from sizzix too.  The papers were from my kit from A Trip Down Memory Lane - I've just got back from teaching at their retreat too, so I have loads of pages to show you.  Also this weekend is another Virtual Crop - even if you are busy with Easter fun on Saturday you will still be able to check out the classes and join in afterwards.

Here are some close ups of the details.

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Forever in my Heart

I made a slightly messier page using Kaisercrafts' Cherry Tree Lane - I started with red and gold mists, which I puddled and then tilted the page forwards so I could get some drips.  Once this was dry I added some texture paste too around the area that the photo was going to go.  I layered up lots of the flowers from the Kaisercraft embellishment pack - using coma pads to add dimension. I distressed and layered my paper and used some mesh ribbon to add a little more texture too.  The butterfly and imagine stamps are from BoBunny and the hessian stamp is one of Kaisercrafts.

Here are some close ups.

I stamped the butterflies in gold ink

You can see the mesh ribbon under one of the ephemera frames that goes with these papers.

Here you can see a bit more of the texture paste and the mists which were cosmic shimmer ones.

lots of little embellishment clusters with echoes of the texture paste and mesh,

You can see the layering of flowers and birds with foam pads.


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