Friday, 14 February 2014

Summer's End

Good Morning Everyone,

We we are a very long way from Summer's End and it feels even longer to Summer's start with all this awful weather we have been having in the UK. My thoughts are with all those who are flooded or have had damage from the really strong winds and I hope you are able to recover very soon.

I have a layout to share with you today which uses the Fancy Pants Design 'Summer's End'.  I love all things autumn and this range really caught my eye when it was launched.  This is one of those layouts that was a very long time in the making as it kept getting put away without being finished and then I would get it out and do a little more but for various reasons still not quite finish it.  Anyway, I finally finished it the other day and although we are not at all in autumn I thought I would share it with you.

Long Walk Up by Kate Holliday 

Left Side Close Up
 Right Side Close Up

This double page layout uses Summer's End 'Cider', 'Falling Leaves', 'Fall Frames' and 'Strips' as well as the 'Design Embellishments'.  It is all backed on to Bazzill 'Milkshake' and 'Cream Puff'.  I cut out the frames from the 'Fall Frames' paper and created a long journaling strip and then cut the remaining of the paper and 'Cider' and 'Falling Leaves' into wide strips with a flag 'v' cut into the end which leads the eye in.  

I love the colours in this range and they fitted perfectly with these photos from our autumn holiday and I was very pleased to eventually get it finished!

Hope you have a good day and stay safe and dry.

Kate xx

Tuesday, 11 February 2014


Hello Everyone

I have a layout to share with you which was created by Nicky using the new Fancy Pants Designs 'Timbergrove' range.  This lovely 'winter season' inspired range has a wonderful, strong colour palette including teal, red, winter blue and black and many of the papers are designed to be versatile and so not exclusively for your winter photos.

Nicky has chosen some sweet photos of her daughter taken investigating her first snow fall as she is putting together an album for her daughter who is now aged 11!

Nicky has used 'Crystals', 'Play Day' and 'Sticker Fundamentals' from the Timbergrove range and edged everything with 'Fired Brick' Distress Ink to tie in with the red elements.  The lovely stars are Studio Calico Wood Veneer Stars which sadly are out of stock at the moment although we hope to be getting more in, and the layout is finished off with 'Red' and 'Seafoam' Bakers Twine and 'French Vanilla' Tulle.

I hope you are having a good day.

Happy Crafting!
Kate x