Sunday, 26 February 2012

My Minds Eye Dolled Up Collection

As soon as the My Minds Eye stock delivery landed here at S J Crafts, I sent a selection of the Miss Caroline papers and some matching embellishments to DT member Jennifer to have a play. Today I'd like to share with you her lovely layout.

Over to Jennifer to explain how her "Cuddles with Granny" layout came together....

"I was so excited to open up the parcel of MME Dolled Up supplies. The papers are so pretty, and I love the collection's contrast of lots of woodgrain, with delicate details like doilies and flowers. I chose to use the living everyday paper because it really showed off this contrast, and I liked the little space for journaling that it featured.

I decided to show off the corner pattern even more by cutting it out and using foam tape to give it extra dimension. To secure it onto the layout I took a corner of kraft card stock and attached it to the back of the main piece, then stuck the 3D tape onto that.

Before I stuck the corner detail back on I added some Kraft Funday twine to the bottom of the layout, by speading out a line of Mod-Podge and using an old paintbrush to help me shape the twine, one colour at a time, whilst sticking it down. I also used some of the lovely Dolled Up cute brads as flower centres on the corner detail, they really make the flowers look 'finished'. 
My photo is matted onto the 'b' side of the living blooms paper, and the vertical strip behind the photo is the Living Blooms 'a' side. The woodgrain butterflies from the clear stamp set are also stamped onto the same paper and cut out. I love the idea of woodgrain + butterflies - so simple and yet so original! 
I stamped the flower border from the same stamp set down the left edge of my photo and added another of the cute brads with the little banner attached, to the bottom right of my photo. 
Finally, I used white Glitz teeny alpha stickers and Glitter Alphas, to create my title. I'm loving tiny alphas like these Glitz ones at the moment - they make it so easy to make a longer title, or add a sub-title, to my page."

Shop for Miss Caroline "Dolled Up" collection here!!

Don't forget to enter our challenge - one random entry will win a Miss Caroline Paper pad!!

Thursday, 23 February 2012

"I Spy ...." Layout ~ By Louise

Hello and a very warm welcome to all our new followers, thank you for joining us!

Today I'd like to show you a layout by DT member, Louise. If you have never visited her blog it's well worth stopping by and having a browse.

One thing I often notice about Louise's layouts is the "depth" and layering. She acheives this by creating areas of interest on the background such as adding a few paint splatters or stamping onto the background and then layering up papers and embellishments and adding lots of little details. This layout is certainly no exception.

Captured on camera - 3 boys and a telescope!!

Do you remember Jo's lovely little tag book? Louise has used the same tags to journal on, having first stamped the background. The title is a lovely example of how mixing up different letter stickers can work and that titles don't always have to be created with large letters. Smaller titles are sometimes the way to go!

The background cardstock is stamped with the woodgrain stamp from the MME Dolled Up stamp set. The little flowers are from the same set.

The tree trunk is also stamped with the woodgrain stamp.

Supplies: MME Lost & Found Two Papers, Glitz Alphas in rose grunge and white type, Jenni Bowlin alphas in vintage brown and chalkboard, Prima pearls and crystals

Before I go, a little reminder that it is our monthly open day this Saturday (25th feb), all the details are here. If anyone in the Dorset/Hampshire area would like to come along, we'd love to see you!

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

MME Howdy Doody Card

Jenny has made this beautiful card with 6" x 6" howdy doody papers from the new My Minds Eye Miss Caroline Collection.


The edges of the card have been inked with Antique Linen distress ink and Jenny used nesties to cut round the image and also to create the flower which is finished with a pearl.

Don't forget there's still plenty of time to enter our monthly challenge - the theme this month is flowers and to use red or pink.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Challenge 1 - Winners & Top 3

As promised, I'm back to announce the winner from our first challenge. thank you to everyone who played along, there were so many fab projects that I had a tough job picking my favorite 3 entries but I got there in the end.

I used a random number generator to pick the winner of the £10 to spend in the shop!!
The winner is number 20, which was Fiona with this lovely card

Fiona, please e mail me so I can sort out your prize.

Okay, onto my Top 3 ....


I loved Gemma's card, with such a cheery colour scheme and cute image!

A fabulous layout of a birthday picture - the placement of the title is great!

Carole Anne

Carole's card stood out for me with all the flowers layered up and the colours are gorgeous!

I'm sorry we don't have prizes for the Top 3, but if you would like to email me for a "Top 3 badge" which you can display on your blog! Well done everyone!!