Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Introducing Lottie Loves Paper

Hello and Welcome!

Let me introduce you to Lottie Loves Paper ....

As some of you will know I used to run a bricks and mortar and online craft store.
I miss it! A lot!

So, for several months I have been thinking long and hard about starting a little Scrapbooking business again and after many, many discussions with my hubby and with some very close friends, I eventually came to realise that in life, sometimes you simply to have to follow your dreams and grab every opportunity that may come your way.

And, so earlier this year, Lottie Loves Paper became more than a dream, and things are  quickly beginning to fall into place to make it all happen!

Lottie Loves Paper will primarily focus on Embellishments and pretty accessories. You know, all those pretty, little embellies that make your scrapbook pages special.

There will be paper too, afterall I LOVE Paper but our main "Thing" is to stock embellishments. There will be Kits as well. I will be carefully selecting products from leading manufacturers as well as from smaller, lesser known companies and always on the look out for something a little bit different to give your layouts or projects that special finishing touch.

We have a Facebook Page and  Instagram, where you can also keep up to date with all our news as we prepare to launch the very first "Lottie Loves Paper" Kits.

I hope you will join me on this journey!

Sarah x

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Cream Tea Layout & A Scrapbook Process Video

I am sorry for the lack of blogging lately! I have been having some internet connection problems lately.
I recently treated myself to some new scrappy goodies .... The true stories collection by Shimelle Laine.

Here's the 1st layout I made with my new stash

I made a video to show you the supplies:

And I also made a youtube video to show the process of making the layout using those supplies.


And finally a few close ups of the layout:

I layered up patterned papers, added a doily and a journal card. I made sure I added a small snippet (a punched tag) of the polka dot blue and white paper in 3 places. You will notice they are positioned diagonally down the page to help draw the eye across and down the layout.


I just love using wooden words on my pages lately. This "Delicious" is from a DoCrafts pack that I have had for ages so it was good to mix in some older supplies with brand new stash!

I used another journal card above the photo and the phrase on this one was so appropriate as the scones certainly were lovely!!

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope to blog more regularly again!

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Family Selfie Layout

Today, I have another layout to share with you.

If you saw my last layout here, you might be seeing a theme appearing!! Selfies!!
This photo was taken on a winter's walk - don't be deceived by the blue sky in the background but take note of the woolly hats - it was very cold!!
I began by layering up some patterned papers onto which I would later put my photo (which I had already matted onto white card).
I then cut small pieces of paper taken from a Simple Stories 6 " x 6" pad into banner shapes which I would later tuck under the left hand side.
Before adhering it all into place I created some faux stitching (which you can see on the black arrow paper and on the banner pieces) I used a "pokey tool" to make the holes and then joined up the holes with a white gel pen.
I stamped the camera and coloured it, added the clip, cork stars and a title and called it "done"!
Here's a few close ups:
Have you tried faux stitching or do you prefer "real" stitching?

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

One More Selfie Layout

If you are the parent of young teenagers or "tweens" (10-12 year olds) you will, no doubt, know all about the obsession with selfies for this age group!!

For this layout I took inspiration from this layout by Els Brige. Although I loved the banners on Els's layout, they didn't work for me as my photo was slightly larger than hers so I dcided to layer up some 6 x 6 papers from the Crate "Notes and Things" paper pad behind my photo. The diagonal thin striped paper  at the back is still a 6" x 6" sheet but I cut it in half and adhered it with a gap between the two pieces so that the paper would show on both sides of the photo mat.
I used a Stampin' up heart stencil to create the hearts on the background cardstock.
I loved this photo that my daughter took of herself on her mobile phone whilst out on a family winter walk and couldn't wait to scrap it.

It's a plainer page than I would normally make but I like it as  I think it keeps the focus on the photo.
Have you scrapped selfies that your family have taken of themselves?