Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Citrus Twist Kits - 3 to Inspire!

Hi Everyone!  I hope you're week's gotten off to a great start!

I finished up the project life spreads that I wanted to get out of my May Citrus Twist Kits on the weekend, but I had a few bits and pieces left over, so I'm playing along with the 3 to Inspire challenge over at the Citrus Twist Blog this week.

The prompts this week are:
  1. Use one punch two ways
  2. Add layers
  3. Use a neutral background
For the full challenge post and to see Michelle's inspiration piece, head over to the CTK blog.

And here's my take on the challenge!

I've created a traveller's notebook spread about my favourite treat for morning tea at one of our regional shopping centres.  I've also included a bit of a backstory with just another example of my hubby's and my 101 personality differences.  We love each other more than anything, but gosh we're like chalk and cheese!

I've ticked off the neutral background prompt by using a white background, and added layers with patterned papers, cut apart labels and some die cut and fussy cut ephemera pieces.

For the final prompt of using one punch two ways I've dug out one of my favourite butterfly punches from my stash.  The first way to use it is pretty simple, just punch a butterfly and use it in a cluster by my photo.

To use the same punch a second way, I've first punched another butterfly in the same paper, but this time I want to use the negative of the butterfly.    So I've pulled out a circle punch, centred the butterfly and punched it out! 

You can see below I've backed this negative butterfly with some kraft cardstock and layered it on the right side of the spread.

It was so much fun playing along with this challenge this week!  If you have a chance to join in be sure to share your entry to the CTK Facebook Fan Page, on Instagram by tagging @citrustwistkits or in the CTK gallery.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, 6 July 2017

When you need specialist stitches...

Some weeks just don't go as planned, and this was one of those weeks for Brent and Soph.  I don't often record memories that aren't happy memories, but this is one of those things that I think we'll all look back on in the (not too distant) future and have a chuckle about.  Basically Brent and Soph collided while mucking about, and Soph had to seek medical treatment.   I love that they phoned me as soon as it happened to get Mum's advice... and the snapchat photo I got a little while later to reassure me that they were doing okay.

The "it's been a long week" journalling card from the May Citrus Twist Pocket Life kit fits this story perfectly.  The May kits include exclusive puffy stickers and I've used one of the teeny tiny stars to select the day of the week on the card.

To create this custom filler card I used one of the Elle's Studio cards from the Add On kit and layered pieces of one of the branding strips of 12x12 patterned papers in the same kit.  I really loved the floral pattern on another of the Elle's Studio cards, and used that to die cut this sweet bow from. Then I just adhered and stitched an ephemera piece to finish the card.

This spread was starting to feel a little busy to me by now so I kept the right page fairly clean.  I used one of the journalling cards from the PL kit, another piece of the branding strip from earlier, and one of the cut-apart pieces to finish this card.

One final little cluster and I called this week done!

Thanks for dropping by today friends, I hope your week is going well!

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Citrus Twist Kits July Guest Designer!

If you've been following my blog for a while, you'll know that I'm a huge (like, massive!) fan of Citrus Twist Kits.  I adore their kits and subscribe to the Pocket Life kit, and pretty much always pop the Add On kit in my basket each month too!

Today I'm super excited to share that I'm the July Guest Designer for CTK!! 

The July kits are now live in the CTK store, and are absolutely stunning.  If you're a fan of bright spring-time colours and pops of cornflower blue, rose pink and of course some gold foil thrown in, you're going to adore the Pocket Life kit!

If you're thinking of starting a subscription, now is the perfect time to sign up, because if you quote JODIEKGUEST when you subscribe, you get 25% off your first kit in any new Scrapbooking, Pocket Life or Gracebox subscription!

I'm also up on the CTK blog today with a little bit about me, and a tour of my scrap space.  I'd love for you to pop by to check it out, and can I just say, I had no idea I had so much Ikea furniture in my scrap room haha!

Thanks for stopping by today.