Thursday, 28 July 2011

A Little Salt Air

It has been a little while since I posted but everything seems to have been on hold lately.  However, I finally got round to a little bit of crafting yesterday and oh it was blissful!!  I have been playing with the wonderfully fun Cosmo Cricket range 'Salt Air'.  This is a bright and cheerful summer range with great cartoon-inspired images and was a joy to use.

'Beach Fun' by Kate Holliday

Materials Used:-
Papers: Salt Air 'Borders', 'Coral Bloom', 'Elements', 'Half Shell', 'Tiny Bubbles' - Cosmo Cricket
Cardstock: 'Watermelon' - Bazzill
Title: 'Corrugated Kraft Alphas', 'Alphabeans Cardstock Stickers - Roasted Red' - Jillibean Soup
Other: 'Glossy Accents' - Ranger, 'Pigment Brush Inkpad - Cranberry' - Color Box

The papers were just the perfect colour combination for these photos of my daughter and mum taken some years back on a holiday to Devon.  I chose the slightly more 'girlie' papers from the range and chose to cut some of the pattern on the 'Half Shell' paper to create a border along the bottom of my photo grouping.  The sweet little star fish are on the 'Borders' paper and I cut them out individually and put 'Glossy Accents' on them to give them a sheen.

'Row Your Boat' by Kate Holliday

Materials Used:-
Papers: Salt Air 'Deck Chairs', 'Elements', 'Fish Tales', 'Sea Garden' - Cosmo Cricket
Title: 'Tiny Circle Alpha Stickers - Vintage Red' - Jenni Bowlin
Other: 'Craft Foam Pads' - Stix2

I tried to make this layout have a bit of whimsy and fun to represent the fun and laughter we had on this afternoon in our rowing boat.  I cut up elements from the 'Sea Garden' papers and the rowing boat images from the 'Elements' sheet were perfect.  I also used one of the journaling blocks from the 'Elements' sheet and gutted the middle to create a frame to draw the eye onto what my daughter was pointing at.

I love Cosmo Cricket papers and the 'Salt Air' range doesn't disappoint for any summer or seaside themed layouts you wish to create.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

A Sweet (Threads) Mini Book

The winner of our May Kit Competition, Giselle Homer, was delighted with her prize of the June 'Sweet Threads' Kit and has produced this wonderful little Mini Book using the kit.  Giselle says,

"I already had a circular chipboard book with peek-a-boo holes in it & 
have been waiting for the right products to use for it. My friend gave 
me all the little Beatrix Potter images and they were a perfect match 
for the colours of BG's Sweet Threads :) I matched it up with some 
mini alphas, Prima flowers and some printed acetate cut-outs."

I am sure you will agree that Giselle has made a wonderful job on this gorgeous book for her grandson and the colours in the kit worked perfectly.  Giselle was able to add some lovely embellishments from the Elements Sheet and also used the Sweet Threads Wheels flowers to decorate the front.  She has created a wonderful keep-sake and thank you very much for sharing the book with us Giselle.

We still have some of the 'Sweet Threads' Kit and Add-ons available and full details can be found here.