Tuesday, February 25, 2014

You & Me - SATW & ScrapFriends

Hello there!
I'm back with your regular viewing, a layout! I suppose a slight difference though, this layout has ME in it. Shock! I absolutely love this photo of Chloe and I (and some eagle eyed views may have noticed it become my profile picture all over the place back in December). It was taken by my camera crazy work friend Toan at the work Christmas party, Chloe did so well! She was super duper tired by the time this photo was taken then had to back it up with another Christmas party after.

You & Me

So because I'm pretty much a junkie for these things =P I designed my layout around the current sketch challenge over at ScrapFriends an online scrap shop that knows how to throw a sale!
I don't think I could have got more exact to the sketch! It was such an amazing design that it didn't need any twisting.

However I was inspired even more so by the current mood board at Scrap Around The World.

This truly is an amazing board and I think I took a lil' some'em some'em from every picture!
The bottom middle picture convinced me to use lots of hearts (not that I need much) and to marry this with the sketch while the top right picture of the cake moved me to make them an ombre from dark purple to light pink both with a stencil and with chipboard hearts.

The top left picture lend me straight to the background pattern paper from Websters Pages Record It collection and I decided to stay there for the rest of the papers as well. It also prompted me to get a bit messy!

I used the bottom right picture of ombre increasing size pots influence the hearts on my page. The full hearts have simply been painted while I liked the hint of bare wood from the outline hearts although they needed a something, twine to the rescue! Just wrap and staple.
The title is a Kaisercraft wood words which said all I needed to say and leaving it bare made it stand out the perfect amount.

I used a stencil/mask to paint little gold triangles around the page and even on the photo also due to the pot picture! Pretty big deal for me! To finish the page off I threw on two flair badges from APOCD.

As I feel that my own hand writing destroys a scrap page I have hidden the who what where when behind the photo.

Thanks for checking out my lastest creation. Why not leave some love in the comments, or hate, I like to hear it all!
XoXoX Nicole

Monday, February 24, 2014

Couple of Cards

Hello fabulous people!
Things have been a little quite around here for a bit. The start of each month always seems to be my busiest time and so far this month the time I have had I haven't been able to concentrate on just one project long enough! Once again too many ideas from way too much inspiration!
But I did manage to sit down a create a lil couple of cards for Brenden.

People that know Brenden and I will know we are definitely not the most romantic couple! In fact we have barely ever been on a date before and Valentines Day... Whats that?!? But for some unknown reason this year on February 14th I was compelled to make a card, so this is what I did:

Its pretty simple, 3 coats of paint from the same stencil slightly moved on 'brick' pattern paper with a punched heart and stamp on a strip of 'wood' paper. Thats it. And lucky I did too because Brenden surprised me with a single red rose!
Not very long after Valentines Day comes Brendens birthday so while I was at it, I whipped up a card for that too. 

Again a very simple design, using the reverse of the 'brick' paper, the same 'wood' paper, 2 MME wood banners and 1 screw brad. 
I'll keep the insides of the cards between Brenden and I. But hope you like the fronts.