Saturday, 17 March 2018

Cake! | Lisa-Jane Johnson | Mood Board

Hi there Scrap Addicts!  It's Lisa-Jane from Pretty My Page here today with my layout based on the gorgeous mood board from Terri-Ann. 

I loved everything about this moodboard and tried to use as much of it as I could.  Of course I had to go with a birthday theme and I really wanted to include the free cut file for the month too so it was a perfect opportunity to scrap some photos of my surprise 40th party and my amazing scrapbook shaped cake!

I like using a frame for my layouts so I used a bluey colour to match the image in the mood board.  I was also able to incporate lots of the colours in the image using mostly Simple Stories Love & Adore with a bit of Dear Lizzy thrown in.

Of course the cake and candles appeared in the form of the cut file and in the photo and then the moodboard reminded me that I had some gold stars in my stash so I finally bust those open to add some sparkle.

Finally I added some resin flowers and then twisted up some baker's twine inspired by the balloon strings.

Of course you can choose to be inspired by just one photo from the moodboard, or just the feel you get when you look at it, you don't have to try and cram them all in like I did!  I really hope the images inspire you as much as they did me and don't forget we'd love to see them so please do tag us social media and / or post on our Facebook page.

And don't forget we have that Design Team call open too!

Best wishes and happy creating!


Saturday, 10 March 2018

Hello 50 / Sheena Rowlands / Mood board

Hi there x Sheena here again x

This month we are using a lovely Mood board designed by Terri as our inspiration.

There are so many elements on the mood board that inspired me including the colours, balloons, frames & birthday cake.

Hello 50

I decided to use a photo taken on my 50th which included a balloon. I wanted to make the frames my focus & remembered I had some ready made ones in my Cocoa Vanilla Studio - Wild at Heart stash.

I laid out the frames, some layered over each other & used scraps from the same paper range to fill a few of them before adhering them all down.
I continued with the Wild at Heart stash and added chipboard, die cuts and flair on, in  and around the frames till I was happy with how it looked. Finishing with some typed words and numbers.

Hope you get a chance to create using this lovely mood board yourself.
Till next time x

Sunday, 4 March 2018

31 | Terri Morris | Moodboard

Happy Snowy Sunday! I hope you are all staying warm with this wintery weather we are having here in the UK. It's starting to thaw now in the North so its not really impacting us anymore. I'm here with the first of our Moodboard inspired layouts. I created the Moodboard below for us all to take inspiration from this month.

I went with a bit of a birthday theme as it is not only UK Scrap Addicts 1 year birthday it is also my birthday next week. I picked my favourite colours and some of my favourite things. I can't wait to see all the other girls layouts.

I used the fantastic free birthday cake cut file that was created by Pretty My Page for UK Scrap Addicts. I backed it with pink polka dot paper and then added a cluster of embellishments with the small portrait photo. I've used mostly the Paige Evans 'Turn the Page' collection.

I added a watercolour shadow under the cut file to highlight the white on white cardstock.

I added gold perspextive stars from Bramble Fox sprinkled across the page. I struggled to get these to stick but found using glossy accents the best adhesive.

I plan to add journalling about how I feel about turning 31 next week. I really hated the thought of turning 30 last year but in the end it wasn't actually so bad, this year I'm not so bothered.

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Free Cut File

Did someone say cake?  It's right here!!  Enjoy!

We are recruiting!

*** Design Team Call ***

UK Scrap Addicts are looking for 6-8 people to join our existing team of designers promoting UK Scrapbooking. Applications are welcome from any UK based crafter to join our relaxed and fun team, initially for a 6 months period. The team currently each create one project per month with associated short descriptions and photos (although the odd extra may be required for such events as NSD and Christmas etc), and our monthly themes are chosen at least 3 months in advance. We are keen to cover all scrapping bases such as Traveller’s Notebooks, Mini Books, Off The Page projects, Pocket Pages, non-standard 12x12 (A4, 8x8, 6x12 etc) as well as standard 12x12 pages, so it would be really helpful if you could tell us which particular formats you love to scrap in. 
Don’t worry if you’ve never been on a Design Team before, we’d love to find some new UK talent! However, it is important that you can take effective photos of your beautiful work. A good social media presence is required as well as some previous blog experience (even if it’s not current), so that you are comfortable uploading photos and descriptions across our various platforms. We are particularly keen to hear from scrappers that can create video content for our youtube channel as part of their monthly project. 

To apply – e-mail us on with the subject heading UKSA DT Call 2018, enclosing 2 projects that you feel best showcase your style and the format you like to scrap in. Please include all social media links that you use for sharing your craft as well as a short bio about yourself and why you think you’d be a good fit for our team. 
The 6 month term will start from May 2018 so the closing date is 31st March 2018
We are really looking forward to seeing lots of talented applications and we’re excited about growing scrapbooking in the UK!

We are one!

We are celebrating our 1st birthday here at UK Scrap Addicts! (An excuse for cake right?!)  And what better present to give ourselves than a new outfit?  We hope you love our new branding as much as we do and we'd love you to get in touch and tell us what you think. 
Over the  last year we've had lots of challenges, inspiration and free cut files for you and we very much hope to continue that in the forthcoming year.  We really want to grow the scrapbooking industry in the UK whether that's manufacturers, designers or suppliers, so if you have any ideas of how we can help to do this please get in touch.  We're also looking at lots of different ways we can inspire our lovely scrappy followers so again if you have any ideas please do get in touch.  Our team started off quite large and then had a period of re-orgnisation around October and now we are in a position to broaden our team again, so with that in mind, check out the next blog post for more details!

In the meantime, happy birthday to us and happy scrapping to you!

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Shoot for the Stars / Jackie Ashton / Choose a Shape

Hi Jackie here, this months challenge is  ‘choose a shape’, my current favourite shape are stars, who doesn’t like a stars or two added to their layouts, I know I do.  

The collection I’ve used for this layouts is Crate Paper - Good Vibes.   I started by die cutting several different sizes of stars, including a few vellum ones, to use a base for my photographs.  

I also added a few open die cut star borders, which I cut in half and added around the page.

For the title I used a prespextive from Bramble Fox which was just perfect for my layout, as well as scattering some prespextive stars and wood veneer stars around the layout.

I added some stamped words and phases to be background paper,  using the stamp set that came with the Crate Paper - Good Vibes collection.

The layout came together really quickly and I love the end result, this is a great way of using up your scraps or 6x6 paper pads that have bold prints, die cutting them you can add to your layout and still get the effect you want.