April 30, 2017

Your laugh layout | Shop and Crop DT

Hi there,
This months shop and crop mood board challenge is a lovely colour 
I'm using the pink paisley oh my heart collection that was our march cropaholic kit 



Here is the mood board 

If you want to join in on the fun challenge to win a prize 
Check it out 



Here are close ups 













Surprise layout | Shop And Crop DT

Hi there,
Anita here with you today sharing sharing a layout
 I created using the let's party collection by simple stories 
I've used photos from my daughter Melissa's 13th birthday she is a Christmas baby 


With this layout I wanted the layout to have 4 separate sections using the chipboard frames and the 4x6
Cards as the feature of my layout and adding a few of the other chipboard bit to decorate the page


Here is a process video of how I created the layout 




Here are some close up of my layering 
I wanted to layer the 4x6 cards with similar colors 
I used surprise for my title 


Here is a close up of my daughter cutting her cake 
I used a chipboard frame and another 4x6 card and layered them together to add more colors 
And I add a little chipboard hat overlapping the frame to look like she is wearing a party hat 


Another chipboard frame showing her blowing out the candles 
I add a orange 4x6 card behind the chipboard frame and another chipboard bit a flag this time on top 
Of the left hand corner of the frame 


And it needed a pop of yellow so I add this fabulous 4x6 card
Love the saying on it
And in 2 corners of my layout more chipboard bit and a little phrase sticker






Thanks for checking out my layouts today 
I hope you have enjoyed my layout inspiration this week 
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April 27, 2017

Good Times Layout | Doodlebug Design DT

Hi there,
today I'm sharing a layout using the wonderful dragon tails collection from doodlebug design 
I'm totally loving the bright pops of green , blue and yellow it's absolutely fabulous 
The colours are perfect for those boy layouts , so I've created layout of my dad



I had an idea for the layout being 3 separate designs in the middle of the layout going across the page 
I started by Matt my white cardstock on the sea serpent stripes patterned paper 
Then working on my center of my I started with 5075 beetle black swiss dot


Here is my process video 


As the base of my photo layers then I cut 2 more bits of patterned paper 
5648 fort night and 5647 hip hip hooray and added a 4472 lily white polka dot doily in between my photo layers 
Then I added stickers from 5609 dragon tails this and that cardstock stickers and the cut little clothespins



I tucked in a bit of patterned paper dragon dots at the bottom and a little banner from the 
5599 dragon tails odds and ends and a sticker for my title 


I used one of my cut files sweet Daisies I backed it with dragon den and friendly fleet
With stripes of dragon dots and hip hip hooray then I added a heart sticker and a clothespin 


Then I repeated the same on the other side of my layout 


Then I added a few sprinkles at the top and bottom 

product used
5645 sea serpent stripes
5075 beetle black swiss dot
5648 fort night
5647 hip hip hooray
4472 lily white polka dot doily
5609 dragon tails this and that cardstock stickers
4444 limeade mini clothspins
5651 dragon dots
5599 dragon tails odds and ends
5649 dragon den
5652 friendly fleet
3215 boy assortment boutique buttons
5553 birthday treats shape sprinkles



I hope I've given you some fun inspiration today 
Happy crafting..xx

April 20, 2017

layouts | Doodlebug design DT


Hi there,
today I'm sharing a couple of layouts using the new fairy tales collection 
Don't you think that this collection is just so adorable !!



For my first layout, I was thinking bright, fun happy 
and the great thing about this collection you can use it for any kind of layout really it doesn't have to be birthday 
The first patterned paper I chose for the border of my layout just popped behind the white cardstock it so reminded me of a big lolly pop 
Then I thought I would really like to have flowers on my layout so I used one of the cut files I designed and backed it with patterned paper using pink and green 



Here you can view my process video 


I also cut a few shapes in different sizes out of the patterned paper and did some layering 
I added brads to add dimension and a different texture to the layout along with machine stitching around the border 


I cut a few pendant bits of patterned papers to tuck behind my photo and adding the flowers on 2 corners of my photo 


I used a few different alphas to create my title in the same colours 
As well as a die cut from the odds and ends pack 




Product used
5608 fairy tales this and that cardstock sticker
2360 bright assortment chunky brads
093 bright assortment mini brads
5598 fairy tales odds and ends
5635 rainbow ribbons
5634 pixie dust
5639 magical unicorns
5643 princess polka-dots
5641 rainbow love
5433 citrus gingham linen
For my second layout 
I was inspired to use this hot air balloon after drawing it to use as a cut file. I started by backing it with rainbow love 
Then I backed my white cardstock on to over the rainbow 


Then I used the bright assortment doodle twine in yellow and separated the yellow 
and the white using 2 strands of twine to hand stitch the balloon 


For the basket I used the light purple magical unicorns and add a another cut file flower and popped a little cute unicorn in the basket 
Adding a rainbow heart sprinkle in the middle and I also backed the little ribbons on the side of the basket with pixie dust 


I then added my photo to the side of the balloon 
I used one of the word die cuts from the odds and ends pack for my title 


I add die cut clouds at the top of my balloon ,so cute don't you think!!



Then lastly I added a few little dots from sweet treats shape sprinkles 


Product used
2983 bright assortment doodle twine
5550 rainbow hearts shape sprinkles
5551 sweet treats shape sprinkles
5598 fairy tales odds and ends
5636 over the rainbow
5639 magical unicorns
5634 pixie dust
5641 rainbow love

I hope I have inspired you to not only to use this collection for birthdays 
Happy crafting..xx






April 15, 2017

Hello Layout | Kaisercraft DT

Hi their,
This month at Kaisercraft the new April challenge is a mood board using the new indigo skies 
So pop on over check it out, so here is my take on the challenge 
I went with a clean design 

I started with white cardstock adding patterned paper behind my cardstock 
A photo of my daughter eve using Snapchat 
I wanted to add fussy cut flowers and embossed stamps on vellum 
So I used my cut file flowers to help make the page pop with that dark blue layering them in 2 corners of my photo 
And. Tucking die cuts and heat embossed flowers in the clusters and adding the pearls to the centres


Here are some close ups 





"hello" Layout by Anita Bownds
Kaisercraft products: P2291 midnight |FL599 be you flourish pack |CT880 collectables
P290 misty |CS287 clear stamps |Sb718 bliss pearls
Other :silhouette cameo |embossing powder white








Grateful Layout | Kaisercraft DT

Hi there ,
Today I'm sharing this weeks layout for Kaisercraft out DT challenge was to create a boy theme layout
I must admit I'm not that great at boy layouts as I don't have any boy children 
So my girls like pink and lots of it ... so I ended up using a photo of my hubby 
As he was was walking I got this shot..he hates his photo being taken cause he reckons he can't smile properly lol I always laugh at him when he says that


So my layout was simple I went with triangles with a machine stitch edge
Pointing up and down 

Layering them over the top of one another 

Then I added the photo in the middle 


Then embellished with wood flourishes,stickers ,die cut cardstock bits and a flick of mist



Kaisercraft products: P2292 windswept |P2291 midnight |P2293 blue moon
SS337 sticker sheet |PP1018 paper pad |CT880 collectables
FL599 be you flourish pack |KM101 kaisermist charcoal |AS251 ebony alpha stickers









April 10, 2017

Feel beautiful today layout

Hi there,
Today I'm sharing a layout I created with oh my heart from pink paislee
Totally inspired by Ashley Horton love her layouts 
Love the fringe look on a layout...



So with this layout I've created a few things to go with it like a A4 template for those who don't have a cutting machine a 12x12 template and silhouette studio file 


All the fringing was done using just scissors 
I embellished with die cuts from the ephemera pack , puffy stickers 


I used a die cut as my title and puffy stickers around it


I used the floral die cuts to cluster around the photo and at the right hand corner of the heart 


I also added some stickers from the thickers to the photo and at the top and bottom of my layout 
I added a gold foil heart sticker to the photo 

I hope you have enjoyed my layout inspiration this week 
Don't forget to check out the shop and crop website 
and get $5 dollars of your purchase when you use the Code AB5 during checkout !
Thanks for stopping by the blog today 

Thanks for stopping by my blog today 
Happy crafting..xx