30 minute layout

Thursday, 27 February 2014

I always take a long time to finish layouts, I just love to take my time and fiddle around! So today's self imposed challenge was to complete a layout in 30 minutes. It doesn't quite feel finished so I'll probably add to it tomorrow but I thought it would be interesting to post to show the result of the timeframe and then I can compare when I finish it off!

Who doesn't love naughts and crosses right?! Love these bright straws so thought I'd make a bit of a grid to resemble the game. 

I adore this photos, it's the most natural photo of my brother I have <3

~ Belle x

'Love the history' & 'Day in Sydney' Layouts

Monday, 24 February 2014

These would have to be two of my current favourite layouts. The first is a fave partly because I was really happy with how it turned out (long time since I've used non-white card stock as a base, it's usually white or patterned!) but mostly because I adore the photo of my Nan and Great Grandmother circa 1940! 

And the second just has a simple fun summery vibe to me so it felt finished much sooner than most of my other layouts!

Thanks for looking. And if you're thinking of following my blog nows the perfect time - I intend to have a giveaway fairly soon!

~ Belle x

Scrap Around The World Feb Challenge

I've only recently found this fabulous challenge site, love this months challenge to use the following moodboard as inspiration. 
You aren't required to use every image so I focused on the top left, the colours just immediately caught my eye! I also adore chevron so used a little on my page. I created my page without a single piece of patterned paper (an aim I had this month, I usually use so much PP!), it's all washi tape! I was going to use it to create a chevron pattern but instead decided I wanted the pattern to go diagonally across the page so the small triangles worked best! The end result is my husbands fave page I've done, think he just loves the craziness to it! 

If you want to play along too head over to their blog http://scraparoundtheworld.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/february-2014-challenge-ten-deliciously.html?m=1

Gosh I can't wait to have our internet connected, these iPhone quality pics are driving me insane!! 

~ Belle x

'This Moment' Layout

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Still no internet so relying on iPhone pictures, thank god for iPhones at least right?! 

I had a whole bunch of bright pretty paper scraps lying around my desk when I cleaned up last week so thought I'd use them up in a layout. Loving the end result!


~Belle x

Wedding Card

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Today my beautiful cousin and her fiance are getting married! I'm not much of a card maker but love to do them occassionally and what better reason that a wonderful wedding.

~Belle x

Scrapbook Creations February Inspiration Board Challenge

Friday, 14 February 2014

This year I have a number of scrapbooking goals: be on a new design team, get published more than last year (which means 4+) and to really challenge myself with new techniques and styles/colours. 

So when I saw this Scrapbook Creations mag blog challenge   (http://scrapbookcreationsmag.wordpress.com/2014/02/01/inspiration-board-challenge-february-2014/) I thought what better way to really challenge myself than a colour scheme completely out of my comfort zone! Golds and browns are colours I barely use at all these days let alone base an entire page around but I had fun doing something different. 

This photo was a quick Instagram pic I took of our dogs first time at the beach. As Daniel and Siyah were the main subjects of the photo I wanted them to stand out but also wanted the entire beach to show. I didn't want to frame the focus so instead decided to cut around them then use foam dots to raise this part of the photo up, it worked perfectly for what I wanted: they stand out a little more but the entire photo remains intact.

Thanks for looking
~Belle x


Monday, 10 February 2014

I decided to have a go at doing a layout where the background actually looked like part of the paper so essentially I felt like I was creating my own patterned paper! I bought some very thin post it notes for $3 (72 in the packet) and used modge podge to stick them all over the wood look paper. Because the notes where so thin they blend in enough to look like part of the paper. It resulted in a very busy layout which was exactly what I was going for!

One Fine Day

Thursday, 6 February 2014

I adore this photo from our wedding, has a bit of a vintage feel to it. I wanted to keep the soft, vintage feel flowing through the layout and think the greens/teal and pinks do this perfectly!

Thanks for looking! (Disclaimer: still crappy iPhone photos for now).
Belle x

Scrapbooking Memories Masters 2014 Entries

Sunday, 2 February 2014

This was my favourite of all my entries. Unfortunately the iPhone photos terrible but still no internet at our new house yet!

And there's a few more of my calendar pages: I must actually set it up and use it, don't want to waste it!


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