Thursday 6 October 2011

I Love Crate

I really do so I was delighted when Sarah at S J Crafts included it in my design team kit :)

I knew straight away what photo I was going to use for my first layout and couldn't wait to get stuck in.  I took a bad photo really of my niece Bella but her smile was so adorable I didn't care.  Because she was had lots of light behind her there's not much colour in the picture so I knew the bright colours in the Random Collection were perfect:
I used lots of the Random Collection Chipboard Accents there are tons of shapes on the sheet and I even managed to get a couple of titles from it so great value for money.
And how cute it that cupcake :)
I inked all of the edges of the paper and chipboard with Vintage Photo Distress Ink because I love how it gives the layers definition.
And I finished it off with some Jenni Bowlin Tiny Alpha stickers.

My second layout also featured Bella and I used the leftovers from the first layout to make a matt for the photo:

These are the papers on the flip side.
This time I added lots of Crate Stickers and just a few bits of chipboard.
The paper is lovely to work with, it's great for tearing, distressing and inking. Sarah has her Thursday offer up so get your skates on to get some buy one get one half price Stickles.
I would now like to ask you all to keep your fingers crossed that Paul won't have much work on this weekend so I can get down and see him :)

I hope your week is going well.
Jo xx


Sandra said...

Gorgeous layouts Jo, you can tell you've enjoyed those papers. Ok, now to cross my fingers for you x

dragonllew said...

Great layouts these papers are just gorgeous aren't they.
Hope your weekend goes to plan.
Jenny x

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Beautiful LOs Jo :o) I love Crate too. Fingers firmly crossed for you xx

dogmatix said...

Love the pages. Great colours. Fingers, toes and eyes firmly crossed for you. Hope ur weekend goes as hoped :)

Amy said...

I love Crate too! That cupcake is SUPER cute! Have a wonderful weekend!!

Ali said...

Those are gorgeous - you've picked the colours perfectly and you know how much I love using up scraps!! Love that woodgrain, and the little stamp chipboard and that embellishment cluster on the second one - you're still on a roll xxx

Alison said...

Gorgeous papers and great LOs Jo...and that cupcake is indeed fab...fingers crossed for you!
Alison xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful layouts.

Lisa-Jane said...

You struck lucky with the Crate collection - its adorable, as are your layouts. Well done on your first appearance for S J Crafts xx