Saturday, 21 April 2018

I Believe in Unicorns | Niki Rowland | Tags

Hey there UK Scrap Addicts! Niki here with you today and I am sharing my layout made to this month's theme, which is to use tags on our layouts.

I was away on holiday when I made this layout so was a bit limited on what products I had with me. I pulled out my 'use it or lose it' pouch of embellishments and sorted through to see if I had any pre-made tags. I had four from an older Maggie Holmes collection but together they didn't really work with the look I was going for.

So instead of making those the focus of my layout I pulled out a cut-apart sheet from the Dear Lizzy Stay Colorful collection. There were tags, journaling cards and banner-style tags too. I cut them all out and arranged onto my layout. I also tucked in some of the Maggie Holmes tags I had initially pulled out too, in an effort to use up some of those older embellishments.

I added waxed thread through all the tags - I spiraled them through the holes a few times so I didn't have any loose ends, and then stuck everything down, raising up the top edges of my tags on foam pads for added dimension.

I added a title, my journaling, some splatters and some embellishment clusters as well as some fussy cut flowers.

I have a process video of my layout available for you to view below:

Thanks so much for joining me today. Today is my last post and Process Video for UK Scrap Addicts - I'm expecting a baby in August and need to reduce my Design Team commitments a bit so it seemed sensible to take my break now, just in time for the new Design Team to start - what a talented bunch of ladies are joining us in May, I can't wait to see what amazing inspiration they bring to UK Scrap Addicts.

Thank you so much for having me over the last year or so, I've really enjoyed being on the team - it's been a blast.

Happy scrapping xxx

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

I Heart You / Sheena Rowlands / Tags

Hi there Sheena here again x

This month we are all crafting incorporating tags into our projects.  Using tags on my scrapbooking pages is something I do regularly particularly when paper ranges include them in their ephemera packs and on their cut apart sheets.

I Heart You.

For this layout I used the Crate Paper - Main Squeeze range which had lots of tags already in it. I chose to use the tags as the base of my layout & laid them out & moved them around till I was happy. In fact I wanted a pale tag on the left so using a ready made one as a template I cut one from paper in the 6x6 pad the using punches added a circle around the hole, if I hadn't told you, you wouldn't know it wasn't ready made.

Once I was happy I added some pink ink to my background paper before I adhered all the tags down, some on foam pads, then added my photo over, layered on white tissue paper. I then started looking for embellishments both to co ordinate and add some height to the layout.

For variety I added chipboard, die cut foam, stickers & a bow. I then added a few black and white salts after covering my photo with scrap paper to protect it.

I hope you get the chance to create soon & we would love to see your work over on our Facebook group.
Till next time x

New Design Team Announcement

We have some amazing applications for our creative team and we’re pleased to announce the new team starting May 2018

Existing members staying on the team are Jackie, Sheena, Claire, Maria, Sarah, Lisa-Jane and Terri Ann.
Joining the team are Cayleigh, Georgia, Giselle, Karen, Amy, Elaine, Kirei and Louise. Leave them a comment here to say Hi and give them a warm welcome.

We are all so excited to bring you some amazing talent from across the U.K. and we’re bringing back Guest Designers too. If you’d love to feature for UKScrapAddicts then please contact us -

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Great Things Never Came from Comfort Zones | ScrappyNerdUK | April 2018 (Tags)

Hello fellow Scrap Addicts

This months theme is....Tags!! I will show you how easy it is to put together a layout using tags as the main focus and in my Youtube video I show a live process to demonstrate how quick a layout comes together with the use of tags.

I used 2 pieces of cardstock and matted the white on top of the grey one to give it a border around the edges. Next I added a strip of grey patterned paper across the bottom third of the page and laid my tags on top.

I chose to keep the colours simple on this layout and went the main theme of grey and white but added in some black and pink accents with the embellishments I used.

I used a photograph of my wellies in the recent snow we had as the colours really matched this layout. I mainly start my layout and then choose my photo as this seems to work best for me. There is no right or wrong way - that is completely your preference. 

And here is the final layout. Very simple and clean and I personally love the finsished result. Don’t forget to head on over to Youtube to watch the Process video and if you haven’t already found us on Facebook then head over there and give our page a like. You can upload your tag layouts there too so we can see what you have been creating. 

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Some sad news.....but then some good news!

Hello ScrapAddicts!!!!

Normally at this stage of the month we are posting our free cut file. Unfortunately there is no cut file this month (booooooo!!).

We are having to brush up and revise the terms of use for the free cut files and we must stress that these are to be used for personal use only.

Then the good news..... We will be offering up a free cut file from next month, so don’t be too sad.

Thanks for your understanding and continued support of UKScrapAddicts.

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

For the Love of Hummus | Terri Morris | Tags

How can it be April already?! Where is this year going! Although the weather here in the UK has been a little crazy this Spring. It was just Easter Monday that we woke up to a couple of inches of snow here in South Yorkshire. Hopefully Spring will soon be here and we can start enjoying the outdoors more. My fiancé is not a fan of the winter so we usually have our main holiday in January.

I've been scrapping my most recent trip, this time to Egypt and Jordan. It wasn't hot but it was a great change of scenery. One of the main things we noted was the amount of hummus we ate. I think we had it almost every day.

I'm using the beautiful Crate Paper Here + There collection for this layout. I pretty much bought the whole collection from Hey Little Magpie including 2 of the map paper because I love both sides.

The new theme on UK Scrap Addicts this month is to use Tags on our projects. I used all the tags from the ephemera pack to use as decoration on this layout.

I kept all the decoration over to the left hand side of the page in order not to cover up the map on the background.

I used some geotags from the sticker sheet to mark both Egypt and Jordan on the map paper.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Fun and Games | Maria La Chica | Mood Board

Hello scrap addicts!

It's Maria here with you today, with a bright and fun layout inspired by this month's moodboard:

As you can see, there's tons to be inspired about! However, for me what jumped out the most was the frames in the centre of the image.

So here is my layout!

I have used Shimelle's latest collection, which is super colourful and bright, exactly what I needed!

And I've got a process video in case you want to see how I created this layout and want to hear me rumble! :)

Thanks for joining me today, and see you next month!

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Celebrate / Jackie Ashton / Moodboard

Happy 1st birthday to us here at UK Scrap Addicts, as we move forward with the new re-branding of the group and the introduction of a new DT team what better way than to have a birthday celebration as a layout.

This months theme is lovely provided by Terri-Ann who came up with this fantastic moodboard

Here is the moodboard

I went with the colours, cake and stars, and really love how my layout came out.  I also used this months cut file.

As my birthday is around Christmas, I used Crate Paper - Snow & Cocoa collection which was a great colour match to the moodboard, especially some of the 'b-sides' of the collection.

Hope you like what I’ve done, why not give both the moodboard and the cut file a go, and share with us on our facebook page.

Don't forget there is still time to apply for a position on our DT team, we would love to have you join us for 6 month, all the details can be found here.

Till next time.

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Inspire Dream Create | ScrappyNerdUK (Claire) | Moodboard

Hello friends....

So I normally struggle using mood boards and so this was always going to be a task for me. But I loved the inspiration in this mood board that was created by fellow UKSA team member Terri. The colours and themes really had my heart.

UKSA has gone through new branding and I couldn't wait to scrap about this. I love the new logo and our new watermarks (leave us a comment and let us know whether you like them too!!).

I used this months free cut file that was designed by Lisa from Pretty My Page and I loved it!!

I decided I would go stitching crazy on this layout also. I stitched around the cut file and then even made some balloons and stitched around these also. I had cramp in my hand for about a week after all of this!!

I finished the layout with some word Thickers to create my title "Inspire Dream Create" and embellished with some ephemera and stickers from the Girl Squad collection which seemed fitting for what I was scrapping about.

I have been loving the layouts that have been created from the other creative team ladies so be sure to check back here for more inspiration.

Claire xxx

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Time for Tea | Niki Rowland | Moodboard

Hey there UK Scrap Addicts! Niki here with my take on the theme for this month which is this gorgeous moodboard.

 Whenever I use a moodboard for inspiration I usually make a list of things I see and this is my list for this one:
disco/multicoloured background/bokeh effect
polka dots
Colours: pink, dark pink, turquoise, gold, black, purple and orange

This is why I love moodboards so much - that list is huge!

I decided to scrap photos from a recent afternoon tea and decided to go with a cupcake for my main focus. I absolutely love the free cut file that UKSA are giving away this month but it just didn't go quite right with my photos as it's more of a birthday cake and this wasn't anyone's birthday. So I downloaded a Cupcake cut file from the Silhouette Design Store instead.

I then spent quite a bit of time backfilling all the different parts of the cupcake.

I have used the Shimelle Glitter Girl collection for this layout. I'm doing some stash busting at the moment and this is one of the collections that needs to get used up and the colours were perfect. 

Once the cupcake was filled, I then added clusters of floral stickers to either side of my cupcake and used these as places to put my photos. I built them up and added two titles using small alpha stickers and a large glittery title too - the word 'Happy' to make use of the quote in the moodboard.

I finished off my scattering sequins from the top of the page (inspired by the confetti in the moodboard) and added my journaling around the edge of the cake.

I had great fun making this layout and love the end result. Such a fab moodboard made it very easy. I've made a video of my process for you to view below:

Thank you so much for joining me today, happy scrapping!

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