Saturday, 26 May 2018

May Catch Up!

Hello All,

Boy oh Boy May has turned into a busy month! I had a birthday, a special one I turned 50 and got spoilt from my workplace, family and friends - well still getting spoilt as I'm going out for high tea tomorrow with a group of girlfriends. Plus added to this I've been sick😒 even had to have time off work. I have managed to get a few pages created although I still have one or two to get completed this weekend.

To finish off April's pages for Kitaholic Kits I created this page:

The its arrived for May containing lots of yumminess from Simple Stories and so far I have created these two pages, two more will be highlighted in the following weeks whilst we wait the arrival of the June kits:

For The Studio Challenges I created this page for our Stencils and Masks challenge:

For Stick It Down we had a sketch challenge this month and this is the page I created:

Here are the remaining layouts I have created the last few weeks, some for National scrapbooking Day and some for The Crafty Maven Getaway channel:

To celebrate my birthday I had a video go live on the actual day so I made a layout with photos of me over the years. I've also got some closeups of the clusters:

Wow!! That's a lot of layouts. Thanks for taking a look.

Take care and happy crafting,
Helen xx

Saturday, 5 May 2018

(Inter)national Scrapbook Day

Hi all,

Happy NSD to you all! I'm having a blast taking part in all the challenges on the Kitahloic Kits fan page, my first challenge will be up soon.

I took part in Morgyn's Tic Tac Toe challenge and came up with this page:

I will be posting a few videos over the weekend and even one where it is just me talking arrgghhh!!

I also have a video going up for The Crafty Maven Getaway. I hope everyone is having a great day.

take care,
Helen xx

Monday, 23 April 2018

Time Flies!

Hello everyone,

Time certainly does fly around here! It has been over a month since I last updated my blog and I have been pretty busy, well except for this week as I'm on school holidays. I've had a lovely and relaxing week, I spent 2 nights away with some of my dearest friends and had a grand time.

Also in this last month I joined a new design team and I doubled my scrapbooking commitments! Here are some of the pages I have created over the past few weeks:
This was for the collaboration between Stick It Down and The Studio Challenges and as I am the only one on both design teams I managed to get away with the one layout for both teams.

My first layout for Kitaholic Kits using the April kits.
Second layout for Kitaholic Kits.

My second layout for the month for The Studio Challenges.

My third layout for Kitaholic Kits, still using the April kits with lots of left over papers and embellishments.

My first layout for The Crafty Maven Getaway for the month, it was Free Flow Wednesday however I got a lot of inspiration from Missy Whidden and Paige Evans.

Plus I have created a few videos for my YouTube channel. I'm getting excited as my subscriber base is growing, at the moment I have 395 subscribers and when I think back to last year at this same time I had around 80, that's nearly one new subscriber per day.

Well that's it for now, I'm off to edit my fourth video for Kitaholic Kits and then film my next video for The Crafty Maven Getaway.

Take care and happy crafting,
Helen xx

Friday, 9 March 2018

Update Time

Hi All,

I'm quickly posting a catch up before I rush out the door again! Life is pretty hectic at the moment, however, I have managed to do quite a few pages.

Firstly, I made a Free Flow Wednesday video for The Crafty Maven Getaway last week, here is the video:

Last weekend was a long weekend here in Western Australia and I spent two days scrapbooking with two of my friends. I created a few pages but as they are design pieces I can't show them just yet. I also created another video for TCMG, for Sketch It Out Thursday. I used the current sketch from Let's Get Sketchy.

This weekend I am off to a scrapbooking retreat so hopefully I'll have more layouts to share with you next time.

Take care and happy scrapping,

Helen xx

Sunday, 25 February 2018

The Studio Challenges' Kraft Challenge

Hello everyone,

I have been a bit missing in action this last week but life has been hectic! I am currently packing up my house as I am putting it on the market and hoping to sell it in the next month. Boy I thought I was a minimalist but I was wrong!!

Anyway, this fortnight's challenge over on The Studio Challenges is to use kraft somehow in your layout. This is what I created:
When Mum and I were traveling around the UK in 2013 I took this selfie whilst waiting outside, in the cold, an op shop where she was looking around. I used some bits and pieces from two of Paige Evans' collections from last year.

Don't forget to pop on over to The Studio Challenges and join in with this fortnight's fun.

Take care and happy crafting,
Helen xx

Sunday, 11 February 2018

The Studio Challenges

Hi all,

The next challenge has gone live over on The Studio Challenges blog, it's a sketch challenge. The sketch was inspired by Lisa-Marie, on of the design team members. Here is my take on the sketch:

Here is the sketch:

It would be great if you played along.

That's it for now, I'm off to move some furniture around! Take care and happy crafting,
Helen xx

Sunday, 28 January 2018

The Studio Challenges Mood Board Challenge

Hello all,

Our next fortnightly challenge is going live today on The Studio Challenges - it is a mood board challenge. This is the layout I created using mainly Shimelle's Glitter Girl range from American Crafts:

This is the mood board, so why don't you have a go and join in the fun! It is open until 25th February.

As I was creating I remembered to record it so I have made a process video if you are interested.

Well that's it for today. Have fun and happy crafting,
Helen xx