Love Life With You | 2Crafty DT

It’s my turn to share today on the 2Crafty Chipboard blog; here is my piece:

To find out more on my piece AND to find direct links to where you can get your hands on these gorgeous chippies, head on over to the 2C blog.

Find Joy In The Ordinary | CSI DT

Take a look at our Cold Case File at CSI: Color Stories Inspiration this month:

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Here is how I solved it:

I REALLY got stuck into my old stash with this one; I dug deep and hauled out papers that I have owned since 2008! I used most of the colours in the image; minty-green, coral, yellow, blue. I was inspired by the circular shapes, so used that in the form of my title and the chipboard pieces from 2Crafty Chipboard. I also loved the shape within the pinwheel, and found this background paper that had a similar pattern; I also used a stencil that was similar to the pinwheel. I added some gauze to my background, to mimic the fabric in the image.

Here are more pics:

Fun Chill Days | CSI DT

Our mid-month Case File at CSI: Color Stories Inspiration will definitely brighten your day!

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Isn’t it DIVINE!? This is how I solved the case:

I worked with 2 shades of a lighter green, white, red and black. I was immediately in love with the bright background and the bursts of red – so wanted to recreate that. I also used paper with dots, gingham and stripes. I also added some flowers from my 2Crafty Chipboard stash, leaves and hearts, as well as a scalloped border also from 2Crafty! My journalling for this piece is a March Prompt – namely ‘Everyone Needs…

Doesn’t this photograph of my daughter on our recent little holiday just say it all? Everyone needs fun, chill days! I decided that I was not going to move out of the sun on this trip, armed with a pile of books. We set this hammock up for Isabella and when she wasn’t pretending to nap in it, she also had a little read. Food for the soul, indeed!

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Insta*love* | Challenge YOUrself DT

It’s all about Polka Dots at Challenge YOUrself this month! Check it out:

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And here is my Uber Dotty layout!

As you can see, there are dots galore on my page! I used a variety of spotty paper in my layering, as well as 2 fussy cut floral shapes and leaves. I added in that very beautiful red chipboard piece from 2Crafty Chipboard to add a little drama!

Here are some more pics!

Pretty Fierce | Scrap The Girls DT

We have a pretty awesome challenge up for you this month from Scrap The Girls. I just love every little thing about it!

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Isn’t it lovely?!? Here is my take on the mood board:

I was really drawn to the 2 images with the newspaper print, so decided to head on into that route. I also used a black and white photograph, as with the 2 images, so that the rest of my page would pop. I added lots of bold red flowers amongst my fussy cut flowers, and some pretty vine chipboard from 2Crafty Chipboard.

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Special Moment | CSI DT

We have a really adorable case to kick of March over at CSI: Color Stories Inspiration:

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And here is how I solved this adorable case!

I worked with blue, red, white, yellow and black. I wanted to recreate the cartoon-ish feel with my layout, so I added quite a few fun little elements – including the cutest heart shaped sunglass sticker, as well as some gears and an awesome paperclip-style arrow from 2Crafty Chipboard! I used woodgrain paper, as well as some with stripes and with dots. And part of my title is a beautiful italic script from 2Crafty Chipboard. My journalling is the topic ‘document something super awesome about a kid’

This was an action shot of my little miss about to attack and tickle me. If I had to document the awesomeness of my child, I’d fill all the encyclopaedia’s in the world! Suffice it to say, my favourite in the vast list of her awesomeness, is her heart – warm, caring and considerate; loving, generous and honest.

Here are some more shots:

Tween Moment | CSI DT

We have a lovely Cold Case File for you to play along with at CSI: Color Stories Inspiration, this month.

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Here’s how I solved the case.

I used yellow, red, blue, white and grey. I was inspired by the snowflakes – so added paper with a snowflake print and a chippie piece from 2Crafty that reminded me a little of a snowflake. I also added some star print paper, some circles (as taken from the various circular objects in the image) and some hearts. The chipboard arrows from 2Crafty reminded me so much of the wire of the Christmas lights. I also added a sticker title in a cursive font, just like the title of the inspiration image.

Sticking to a Winter theme, I chose this picture of my daughter, all bundled up.

You & Me Happy Together | CSI DT

What would Valentine’s Day be without black, white, red, grey and HEARTS?! That’s exactly what’s on offer this month at CSI: Color Stories Inspiration:

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I certainly didn’t hold back! Here’s my creation:

I used red, black, white and 2 shades of grey. I used some pretty flowers and some leaves as well. I went a bit bonkers with all forms of hearts on my layout, and also used striped paper, as well as woodgrain print. That gorgeous chipboard frame and tower of hearts are from 2Crafty Chipboard.

The theme of my piece centres on the word ‘mine’. I ask this man of mine, way too often I think, whether he can tell me how he came to be mine. Just mine and all mine. I cannot believe how lucky I am and after so many years of thinking that I must have done something wrong in a former life, he comes along and challenges that theory!