Saturday, 25 February 2017

February's PL Style Page

Hello, hello lovlies.  Today I am going to quickly show you my process for making a PL style page.
This month's project is a double page layout (because I had so many photos) and it is about my Unbirthday that I celebrated in Newcastle with Gracia and Josh.

To start my pages I lay out pieces of paper that I have cut to the size of photos and patterned paper that I use to make my pages.  I have a little envelope that I keep them in and the sizes I have used for this project are 5.75in x 3.75in,  3.75 in x 2.75 in and 3.75 in x 3.75 in.

Next I chose the paper and cut it to size. 

I also have another envelope where I keep my photo sized pieces of paper and the next stage is to decide what size photos I am going to use.

I then print my photos and add them to the pages (I changed one of the photo sizes as the content didn't lend itself to the size I had first chosen).

The final step is to embellish my pages and add some journalling (I stuck the piece of spotty paper onto my Silhouette mat and used the Silhouette to do the journalling). I also used black card for my title which I cut on the Silhouette.

I hope you give this a go and show us the end result on the ATDML Facebook page.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Family with Kaisercraft's Cherry Tree Lane and a Video

This month we were sent some of the new Kaisercraft collections to play with, one of mine was Cherry Tree Lane which is a beautiful vintage style line of papers, with bits of peeling paint and pretty flowers too in muted pastel colours - it is beautiful.  I decided to mix cogs and flowers in a page with my children with their Granny.  Most of the embellishments are from the co-ordinating embellishment pack with this range - there are lots of goodies in those packs, as well as a few cogs that I die cut.

I created a video too, so you can see me at work making...

and here is the link.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

February's Virtual Crop - Class 3 with Katherine

Hello, and welcome to our last class this weekend, I hope you've enjoyed the challenges and classes so far.  Here is my class using Simple Stories' I Am collection.  I don't often scrap myself so these papers challenged me to have a go at scrapping some photos of me.  The first page has a large spot for journalling next to the photo.

The second page is quick and easy to put together, using lots of the stickers and embellishments - there is gold foiling, but it doesn't show up as nicely in my photos.

Finally a family page using lots of the words and phrases from the papers.

As always do join in the chatter and share your pages in our Facebook group ATDML #Create.

February's virtual crop - Class 2 with Jane

Hello everyone - today I am bringing you a little aquatic themed project courtesy of Voyage Beneath the Sea papers from Graphic 45. I loved the mermaid on the papers and decided I wanted to feature her - but since she wasn't all there I have recreated her tail by making scales using punched circles.

I also loved the waves in this kit so they had to feature. These are the perfect papers to use for beach themed photos - though mine is a very old photo (yes,  that's me in the middle there in about 1988!)

Anyway I hope you like my LO and give it a go if you got the kit - or do your own spin on it.
It looks like this...

And the instructions are here.

Enjoy your day of crafting and pop by later for some fabulous layouts from Katherine!


February's Virtual Crop - Class 1 with Karen

Hello, hello lovely Virtual Croppers.  Welcome to the February Virtual Crop.

I'm up first this month with two layouts made with My Mind's Eye - Now and Then.

The first uses either a large photo or several smaller ones to make up the size and my second one uses eleven small photos but it will depend on which frames you choose to use for your layout.

The second one is made to look like a 'rogues gallery' as I thought the 'B-Side' if the 'Labels' paper looked like wallpaper so I cut out the frames to make a photo display.

I hope you enjoy making these pages and I look forward to seeing your versions.  Pop back at 12 when Jane will be working her magic.

You can find the instructions for my class here.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Feb Virtual Crop weekend challenge - Inspired by...

It's the third Friday of the month ahead of our February virtual crop day which means it's time for another Inspired by challenge.  This challenge runs until midnight on the last day of February and there is a £5 ATDML gift voucher up for grabs for the favourite page chosen by the design team.

So take the image above and use it to inspire a layout. You can use the colours, the dots, the A4 size whatever and be inspired to create from the image. Share your page over on our Facebook page for a chance to win the voucher. All entries must be shared by midnight on the last day of February.

I'll post my interpretation of this challenge over the weekend as it's still drying!!

See you back here tomorrow for three classes in your February virtual crop day starting at 10am.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Jane's Saturday Video - February - Pockets and pop-ups part 1

Ok - apologies for the long title but today's video is part one of some techniques for making pages in a chunky mini book. This mini-book is full of interesting pages with pockets and pop-ups which are straightforward to make and really effective. The book itself is made using black card and then decorated using the Nature Sketchbook papers from Graphic 45. Of course you can use these techniques to make a book using any papers. The book construction is a concertina spine - but more of that in a later video - first a couple of pages. Today we are going to look at making a page which opens 'gatefold' style but has a card and pocket mechanism for keeping it closed - I call it a 'locking' pocket (though it's not really locked!). I also included on the video the 'how to' for a pop-up 3D page.

The first couple of pages look like this...

The video is below... or you can see it on my YouTube channel  here.

I'll have more pop-ups and pockets featuring in next month's video - plus how to make the book - stay tuned!
Jane x