Summer Break!

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Christchurch Harbour with a glimpse of the Isle of Wight

August has come – is it summer where you are? It certainly is here on the South Coast of England
(at least what you call a summer in the UK!).

Therefore I am taking some time off blogging in August and September.

Wishing you a fantastic time with family and friends and hope to see you back in Autumn!

2 Cute! | My Take On… 6×6 Paper Pads #4 | Dear Lizzy’s “5th & Frolic” by American Crafts

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Happy Wednesday! Is it as cold as it is here where you are? Yesterday the holiday club spent is day at a farm and it was freezing! I was wearing a polo shirt, a hooded jumper and a coat on top! And yes, it is July, nearly August. Oh well – it probably was much warmer when I took the photo here in this layout.2 Cute! - dapfniedesign - title

This layout is the last of my short series of using 6×6 Paper Pads. It is quite similar to the scrapbooking layout last Monday, although the colours are different and I left space between the patterned papers.2 Cute! - dapfniedesign

I made great use of the big number Two and the two fox faces – all with the intention to “kill a kit” as scrapbookers say.2 Cute! - dapfniedesign - close up 1

Some loose sequins also found its way on the page as well as a whole piece of sequins ribbon.
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I hope the weather brightens up a bit and we get a few warmer days soon. See you all on Friday!

Cliff Lift | Weekend Adventure | Dear Lizzy’s “5th & Frolic” by American Crafts


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Hello my fellow crafters! Hope you all had a lovely weekend! Ours was a bit divided: on Saturday it was sunny and quite warm, but on Sunday it rained again the whole day and I nearly switched on the heating! Yes, in July! Oh well, it is how it is! But as it was nice on Saturday, we enjoyed a walk in Ramsdown Forest.Starred Photos

This week’s layout is from a walk along the beach back in April. We “discovered” the cliff lift in Bournemouth (they even got three of them) and we even took a ride up the cliff!Cliff Lift - dapfniedesign - close up 1

I used up a lot of strips I had left in my bag of Dear Lizzy’s “5th & Frolic” paper collection by American Crafts. The paper collection is coming to an end soon! Just one more layout on Wednesday and I have finished it all up. This layout features the greens, blues and browns, which coordinates really well with the photo I think. The yellow butterflies are providing a bit of accents on this page.Cliff Lift - dapfniedesign

Cliff Lift - dapfniedesign - close up 2Although I did not strictly used just scraps from 6×6 papers, this layout could be count as one out of my 6×6 Paper Pad Series – and the real one is coming on Wednesday! Hope to see you then!

IKEA | I Challenge YOU! | “Printshop” by Studio Calico

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Happy challenge Friday! Hope you all had a great week and are not too exhausted for the new challenge I have for you today.IKEA - dapfniedesign - Printshop by Studio Calico - title

This Friday’s scrapbooking layout was actually completed yesterday on my day off (and it was a bit like a weekend day because Mr Evans and I went to Kingston Lacy for a lovely stroll around the grounds and a stop over in the restaurant for some sandwiches and a salad). I features a photo I took back in May when we went to IKEA to get a desk for my crafting and one for my PC (and several other things).

So what is special about this layout? Easy! It is a different size!

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From time to time I like to work with smaller pages (or even with divided pages). It changes the perspective of my work and makes me aware of all the possibilities you have when downsizing from a 12×12 page to a letter format of 8.5 by 11 inches (or even smaller). It also brings a variety to your scrapbooking albums with all these different sizes.

As the photo contained a lot of yellow tones I decided to use a similar colour scheme. “Printshop” by Studio Calico seemed a perfect fit for it. I also love the lighter patterns with the writing and the muted colours.IKEA - dapfniedesign - Printshop by Studio Calico - close up 1

The big stars are chipboards I got from Sarah – I happened to have the coordinating punch for it! Perfect match! Thanks again Sarah, looking forward to using them bit by bit!IKEA - dapfniedesign - Printshop by Studio Calico - close up 2

And now it is your turn for this week’s I Challenge YOU task: Step out of your comfort zone and discover a whole range of new possibilities with a different size of paper! I am looking forward to your projects, please keep them coming! x

Home of Choice | My Take On… 6×6 Paper Pads #3 | Dear Lizzy’s “5th & Frolic” by American Crafts

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Good Morning my crafty friends! When you are reading this, I am already on my way to a country park for an all-day-long trip with our holiday club. We all hope the weather is holding up and it is not getting too hot for the kids (and the grown-ups!).

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And as promised here is another take on my use of a 6×6 Paper Pad, and it is Dear Lizzy’s “5th & Frolic” paper collection by American Crafts again! Like I wrote on Monday, the collections is base around HOME and HOUSES. Kingston Lacy, a great National Trust place to have a leisurely stroll at any time of the year, would be a place I’d love to move into immediately!Home of Choice - dapfniedesign

Again, I used a few of the 6×6 paper pads sheets from this great scrapbooking collection and some of the stickers which I wouldn’t have used otherwise as they are really specific.How many times all Together - dapfniedesign - close up 2

See this sequin-ribbon? This was in my possession for a very long time, and finally it is used on this layout! Yay! There is no need to hoard all your stash – no one can see it in your drawers. Put it on a layout and adore it!Home of Choice - dapfniedesign - close upHave a great day everyone! On Friday it is time for a new Challenge and yes, it is based on your 6×6 Paper Pads!