Saturday, 30 April 2016

May Page kit Sneak Peek


Good Morning :)
The last day of April today and time for a quick sneak peek at the May Page kit.


For the May kit I've combined products from two gorgeous collections.


The kit and add on kits will be available from tomorrow May 1st.
If you are a member of the kit club you should be receiving your kits very soon!
Kit club members receive their kits before they are released and receive other fabulous benefits there are a few spaces available if you would like to join hop over HERE

I will be back next week with all the details and feature layout :)
Have a wonderful bank holiday weekend thanks for stopping by
Michele :)

Friday, 29 April 2016

Art Journal ~ You Make Life Beautiful


Good Morning :)
Ok last one I promise lol! I really have enjoyed the April kit, I managed to create 3 layouts, 2 planner spreads, a card and finally an art journal page. 


I made a double spread in my Art journal, the Art Journal is a cheap journal I picked up in Asda a while ago, the pages are a little thin but a good coat of Gesso helps :)


The first thing I did was add Modelling Paste through a stencil (crafters Workshop Deco Leaves) Once dry I added Distress inks( Craked Pistachio and Evergreen Bough) and lots of water drying it and adding more colour in stages. I finished off the background with a light splatter of Vintage Photo distress ink mixed with Matt Medium.


I used some scraps of pattern paper from the April kit and cut out a large flower from the Waterlily paper.
This I cut in half and placed in the center of the spread. I stamped a few leaves using the Kaisercraft Sea Breeze stamp set and added a sentiment banner from their collectables.


I tucked some cotton thread and cheese cloth behind the papers and flower.


The "believe" diecut is also from the Kaisercraft Sea Breeze collectables.

To be honest I wasn't sure if the spread wouldn't be messed up when I closed the journal but so far it seems to have survived!

I'm definitely a white space crafter lol! I will be doing more pages with white space I think :)
Do you like to cover the whole page with colour or do you like some white space?

Well April is almost over now and as we head in to May I will be sharing May Page kit inspiration :)
The May kit will be available May 1st in limited numbers, I will be back tomorrow with a sneek peek :)
Have a wonderful day thanks for stopping by
Michele :)

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Mixed Media card ~ Be Happy and Smile


Good Morning :)
Last week at the Crafts 4 Eternity monthly crop the workshop was Clever Clusters. We used printed die cuts to make cluster embellishments for layouts, cards and more!
I made this card as part of the demonstration.
The April Page Kit includes a selection of die cuts.


It's quite simple in design but has a mixed media background and lots of dimension.


The die cuts used are from Kaisercrafts Sea Breeze collection. I added washi tape pieces and silver thread between the layers of diecuts.


The background was an experiment! I saw an article in the Docrafts magazine where a crackle background was created using PVA glue and acrylic paint.
You paint a thick layer of PVA glue on to cardstock, then a thick layer of acrylic paint on top whilst the glue is still wet. when you dry it with a heat tool it cracks.
It was a quick process and the effect was ok, not as good as a crackle product but I do like to experiment :)


Have you tried a new technique recently? Did it work or was it a complete disaster ?
I will be back soon with my final project using the April Page kit.
Have a wonderful day thanks for stopping by :)
Michele :)

Friday, 22 April 2016

April Layout ~ Seeing you Smile...


Good Morning :)
I am back today with a layout using the April Page Kit and Add On Kit.

I used a lot of the stickers from the Sea Breeze sticker sheet on this layout.


The die cuts (Collectables) in the Sea Breeze collection are gorgeous!


I added some cotton thread and ink splatters (Vintage photo and Cracked Pistachio Distress inks)
and a sprinkling of sequins.


On the sticker sheet there are faux washi tape stickers and 12" border stickers, I cut pieces of the border stickers and added them with the faux washi stickers so they look like little pieces of washi.

The photo is off my youngest son Alix, taken last year at a local nature reserve. 
The title "seeing you smile makes me happy" is so true, Alix has a lovely smile and rarely shares it outside the family.

What makes you smile?
I will be back soon with more inspiration using the April kit (I really did enjoy using this kit lol!)
Thanks for stopping by have a lovely day
Michele :)

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Joyce ~ April Page kit Layout


Hello :) 
I have another layout to share today, I have used the April Page Kit and Add on kit to complete this layout.

The layout was inspired by the gorgeous border sticker from the Add on kit (left side)
It was just too pretty not to use!


I did a little stamping using the Kaisercraft Sea Breeze stamp set and brown Stazon ink.



The central photo cluster is made up of pattern papers and die cuts from the collection.
The title alphas are also from the add on kit (Kaisercraft Sea Breeze)

 I loved the look of the large flower on my month on 2 pages planner insert so I cut out a large flower from the Waterlily paper and added it to the bottom right corner.


I have really enjoyed playing with this kit and have another layout, Art Journal page and a card to share still!
There are still a few April kits available HERE.
and Add on kits can be found HERE

What is your starting point when creating a layout?
Have a wonderful weekend thanks for stopping by!
Michele :)

Saturday, 9 April 2016

April Personal Planner Decorating

Good Morning :)
I am back to share my personal planner decorating using the C4E April Page kit.
This planner is a purple 2 ring binder from Staples, all the dividers, page markers & inserts I have made myself. It includes my menu planning, month and weekly planning and a note/wishlist section. The binder is very robust which it needs to be with me lol!


These inserts are a week on two pages which I made myself.


I made my own number stickers using small white round stickers (from the range) coloured them with a Copic marker then wrote the numbers on them.


As with my month spread in my Carpe Diem planner I used the Kaisercraft Sea Breeze stamp set, brown Stazon ink pad and some left over bits from the April Page kit. 
Not too overly decorated leaving plenty of room for my scribbles.
I don't decorate every week but when I have some time I use what ever happens to be out on my craft desk and a few bits of stash from my planner bag.

I will be back soon with more inspiration from the April Page kit.
Have you used a page kit to decorate your planner?
Share your links in the comments :)
Have a wonderful day thanks for stopping by
Michele :)

Friday, 8 April 2016

April Carpe Diem Planner Pages


Good Morning :)
Today I have some April Planner pages to share.

I am fairly new to planner decorating although I have had a planner for years.
This month I have used some left over paper pieces from the April Page kit Just Because
along with the Kaisercraft Sea Breeze stamp set and Simple Stories Carpe Diem number stickers.


First up is my month on two pages in my Aqua Carpe Diem Planner.
I use this planner for Crafts 4 Eternity.
The inserts are a free download from PenGems blog
They are a Sunday start which confuse me lol! So I printed 2 sets and moved the Sunday column to the other side.
The original Sunday column is covered with some pretty pattern paper (Refresh). 


I used a few of the Kaisercraft collectables to decorate along with stickers from the Sea Breeze sticker sheet (April Add-on kit)


The large flower (bottom center) was cut from the Waterlily pattern paper.


New to me is the concept of decorating the pockets of your planner. This month I have added some of the Kaisercraft Sea Breeze Collectables along with my April calendar card (subscribers gift). The colours of the Sea Breeze collection match my Aqua planner well :)


When I got my Carpe Diem planner I took out all of the inserts it came with, they were just too pretty to use! I hope that they will bring out refills, I might use them then lol!

I will be back soon with a decorated week on two pages from my personal planner.
Are you a planner girl? Leave a link below and share your planner pics :)
Have a lovely day, thanks for stopping by
Michele :)

Friday, 1 April 2016

April Page Kit - Just Because


Hello :)
It's the first of the month and time to reveal this months Page kit.....

....Just Because

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Just Because features stunning papers from Kaisercrafts Sea Breeze collection

The embellishments included in the kit are a selection of printed die cuts from the collection.


The feature layout uses a little of everything in the kit and leaves lots of extras for more layouts and/or cards.
This month I used some of the left overs to decorate my planners! I will share those soon.


The cut apart sheet has 12 3x4" cards with lovely quotes and journaling spots.


The large flowers on the Waterlily paper just had to be fussy cut!


The printed die cuts are beautiful, perfect for layering.

Subscribers kits went out earlier this week but there are a few available in the C4E Store.
I will be back tomorrow with details of the April Add-On kit.
Have a wonderful day thanks for stopping by!
Michele :)

Friday, 11 March 2016

March Page Kit - Knitwit


Hello :)
This months Page kit is now available from the C4E Store!
The kit includes bright papers from the Simple Stories Life in Colour collection, a self adhesive brad and wood veneer shapes.
All the details and purchase are HERE.


Included in the kit is a project sheet to complete the feature layout Knitwit.


For the layout I used 3 portrait photos taken last year when we did the Shaun the Sheep trail in Bristol.
This Shaun was called Knitwit!


I added a few extras from my stash to my layout (wood veneer stars & stickers)




There is a gorgeous add on this month available HERE

Have a wonderful weekend thanks for stopping by!
Michele :)
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