Sunday, 22 December 2013

UK Scrappers Blog Hop Layout

Each day throughout December (up to the 23rd) UK Scrappers have been featuring a different project on their home page - kind of like a blog hop but one blog to visit each day! 
Today it's our turn!

UK Scrappers are offering a prize to one lucky winner who comments on all the participating blogs! More on that at the end of this post.

With just a couple of days to go now until the BIG Day, I thought we would have a little break from "full-on" Christmas themed crafting and so I've made a layout which focuses a little more on our day to day activities at this time of year. 

I wanted to document how we enjoy visiting our local coffee shop to warm up and sip coffees (me) or hot chocolate (her)!

I've used supplies from Echo Park "Keepin' Cozy". The papers in this collection are lovely for winter seasonal scrapping as they're not heavily Christmas themed. 

B sides of the papers!

 I kept the design very simple as at this time of year it's difficult to find the time to scrap so when I do get chance, I want to make fairly quick and easy pages. Less than hour from start to "in the album" is ideal!! I'm sure some of you are the same during the busy festive season.

I chose a piece of kraft bazzill cardstock as my background and two sheets of patterned paper. I started off by trimming .5" off two sides of the patterned paper (green) so that I would have a .25" border to my layout and I "gutted" both the patterned paper and the kraft to make the papers go further and also to use for punching shapes for embellishing later.

I also cut the other paper (red one) to a 12" x 7" panel. 
The edges are inked with distress ink and a blending tool.

Next I layered them all up and adhered in place so that the red strip was about 1.25" up from the bottom edge.

I'm loving instagram photos as the moment and picked one out, featuring my daughter enjoying a hot chocolate, for this page along with one of the journalling cards and adhered them into place.

Three clusters of embellishments using some Glitz heart washi tape, which I tucked just under the edge of the photo, a few punched scalloped circles, some stickers (from "Keepin' Cozy" and Simple Stories "Girl" Sn@p Stickers), wood veneers and enamel dots and my title (using letter stickers from Simple Stories December Documented) is all this page needed before I called it finished!

The supplies used on this page can be found in the S J Crafts Shop!

Don't forget if you visit each featured blog or project each day, leaving a comment (with your UK Scrapper user name) and then go back to UK Scrappers after you've visited the last project tomorrow and leave a comment on the "Blog Hop" thread over there you will be entered into the draw. The full list of projects and details can be found here.

We are currently on the look out for 1 or 2 talented crafters to join out Design Team. Details of our DT call is here and the call is open until 6th January.

All the S J Crafts team wish you a very Happy Christmas and Best Wishes for 2014!


new2this said...

Another super LO .. simple but effective. Thank You.

misteejay said...

What a lovely LO - it captures the moment perfectly.

Toni xx
(misteejay on UKS)

Scrapmate said...

A lovely idea to focus on other winter activities. I like the clean layout you have used here that gets the story over effectively.

furrypig said...

great LO those papers are fab but I love the topic... we definitely love drinking hot choccy in this house too! Also cute bird ornament on the tree!

Virginia said...

Oh that's a gorgeous layout

(Celtic Angel on UKS)

Caroleanne Wright said...

fab layout, Merry Christmas x

Wrightboysmum said...

Lovely LO. It's nice to get some scrapping time at this busy time of the year.
Sonja- wrightboysmum(UKS)

Louise said...

Ooh I love an EP collection and this ones looks good. A gorgeous layout and a lovely subject x

kjjc said...

Aw that's lovely and warming.

chris said...

Love this simple layout. Thank you

Mole said...

Nice page. Mole from UKS

Jolene said...

Love the simplicity of this page and the memories in captures, nice to be reminded that its not just the big moments that are good to remember at this time of year.

Jo (AKA Jolene on UKS)

Sian said...

Love the colour combo and the topic as I love my hot chocolate drinks on a cold winter's evening! Really like this LO! Thanks for sharing :) Sian (UKS Violaceous)

Amanda Jane said...

Lovely papers in that collection. Thanks for showing us that simple pages don't have to be boring.

Annie Claxton said...

Lovely heartwarming page, simple but very effective - love it! :o)

Chidkid said...

That's brilliant... I love to scrap lift LOs and this is certainly worthy of a lift! Thanks for sharing.

Jo_annepinc said...

Thank you for sharing, love to see LOs with contrasting papers always a bit scary to try so nice to see what works, thanks for sharing JoPink

Jimjams said...

Great page - love the use of patterned PPs
Happy New Year xxx

BEX said...

Love the idea of quick LOs for this time of year. Simple and yet really pretty. Thank you. UKS scrap3d

Yolanda said...

Gorgeous LO, the colours are lovely. Scrappyyo - UKS

hannahk said...

this warmed me up just looking at it. lovely LO. hannahk

Lisa-Jane said...

Wow, I thought this collection was so blue that I wouldn't have realised that was what you used! I'm curious as to how you get your Instagram photos onto your computer to get them printed?