Good morning! Nicole here. It's been awhile since I shared a layout on the blog. I have been creating lots of projects, but needed to take photos etc. I finally found some time to play catch up! And I'm excited to share this layout with you today!
Have you seen the Limited Edition Book Club Kit? I just love it so much!! I especially love the patterned papers in this beautiful collection. It's super cute and it's still available in the shop. Grab it now... before it sells out.
I did a bit of fussy cutting for this layout... the books, pots, journaling card and greenery were all cut from the papers. I used foam squares to pop them on the paper for added dimension.
I glued the wood veneer "Book Lover" embellishment onto the photo and then used a black pen and ruler to hand doodle the frame.
To complete the layout, I cut the book image from a sheet of patterned paper and then added the stamp along with the chair and plants to fill in the white space at the bottom. What do you think? Isn't this kit adorable? I just love everything about it! Thank you for visiting today!
Hello Everyone, it's Piroska here today with my latest post for Clique International. My task was to scroll on Pinterest and find something inspiring. I've been looking for all kinds of stuff and finally found a beautiful floral garland, which I immediately found great for re-making on paper.
I started with fussy cutting - have I told you lately that I love fussy cutting? It is so relaxing if you have good scissors! You can do it while watching your favourite show, or listening to a podcast. I often do it when I don't have moyo to scrap, but still want to make something at my table.
Have you seen the amazing paper pads for fussy cutting by Mintay Papers in the shop? There are different themed books, they are all 6X8" and full of elements to fussy cut. I chose the Flora Book 2, which was perfect for my floral garland. Here is my layout:
In this booklet you can find 2 different coloured floral elements (2-2 pages of pastell and bright coloured flowers) and 2 pages of leaves. Each design has 4 pieces, so you have plenty to work with ;-)
The pages are double sided, on the back they have some beautiful colours, which you can use as a scrapbook paper.
For my garland I used a twine as a base, I arranged two pieces of them as on the photo from Pinterest, and started to add my fussy-cut floral elements. I glued them with foam tape to add some dimension. I also added leaves to each bouquet.
Arranging the flowers was harder than I first thought :-P but it turned out beautifully. I decided not to mat my photo this time, to keep this layout clean and white. Finally I added a chipboard foam title from the Late Afternoon collection of Amy Tangerine, which you could find in the September Song Kit, which is already sold out.
I hope I could inspire you to make a layout with only fussy-cut elements! Show us if you did ;-)
Hello Everyone, it's Piroska here today with my latest layout for Clique International. It is best summertime here in Europe, we also enjoy our holiday right now. As it is highly recommended not to travel abroad, we have spent some time at one of our favourite places of Hungary, at the Lake Balaton. The Lake Balaton is the largest lake in Central Europe, and a favourite tourist destination. As Hungary doesn't have a coastline anymore, people like to call this lake the Hungarian Sea. The northern shore is surrounded by mountains, there are many wineyards there. The southern part is more flat, with some hills, and you can walk long into the water, so it is perfect for families with small kids. All water sports can be find here, there are also several sailing races here. And you can ride around the lake, such a tour means more than 200 km by bike.
The water is silky and green, all colours of green. We just love to bath or swim in it, but also just to sit on the shore and looking at the water. It has so many different colours, it is amazing! It is turqouise when the weather is calm (csendes), bright green if a storm is coming (vihat előtt), and greyish green if it is stormy (mérges). For my layout I collected such photos from our last trip there, in 2 weeks there was all kind of weather!;-P
I have used the Sweet Story 12x12 papers by Maggie Holmes /Crate Paper. For my background I used the B side of the Sprinkles paper, and I fussy cut some scallops from the A side of an other Sprinkles paper. I wanted to use 3 photos of the lake and 3 selfies, and having 6 3"x4" photos on a layout was new for me! I decided to do a grid design, having the six photos in 2 coloumns in the middle and on the right, and the title on the left side.
I cut my letters from the Taffy paper using the alphabet dies of Lora Bailora. I also cut the lettersfrom foam so that the letters have some dimension on the layout.
I also cut some floral elements from white cardstock and the Taffy paper using the Floral Bouquet Die of Lora Bailora and added them under the photos. I also added some cut outs from the Hey, Hello! icon ephemera pack of Pebbles. Finally I added some crystals to the layout.
I hope I could inspire you to use more photos on a layout - and visit the Lake Balaton once! You'll like it ;-)
Hello everyone, it is Piroska here today with my latest layout for Clique International. Summer weather is slowly reaching Europe, and I've been longing for bright colours on my scrapbook layout! The 5th and Monaco Sampler Kit is full of colours, good vibes, so it's perfect for all your summer memories!
We live in the capitol city of Hungary, and now that our daughter is big enough, we love to take sightseeing tours here. Budapest has many beautiful places, buildings and a rich history. Last summer we visited the Várkert Bazár, the Castle Garden in Budapest. The Garden was built and designed by Miklós Ybl more than 130 years ago, and it connects the Royal Palace of Buda with the Danube riverbanks. It is part of the UNESCO’s World Heritage sites, and has been reconstructed in 2014.
The history of Hungary and Austria has been connected through the Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867 which created the dual monarchy of Austria–Hungary. Franz Joseph, Emperor of Austria and his wife, Empress Elisabeth of Austria were officially crowned King and Queen of Hungary in the Buda Castle. Elisabeth, the beloved Queen of Hungary, nicknamed Sissi, loved Hungary so much, that she lived several years in Buda-Pest and Gödöllő, instead of Vienna (Austria). She loved to make long walks, and she walked a lot here. The Castle Garden was built to make the Castle accessible from the port of the Danube, the stairs lead among beautiful flowers and bushes, and you can have a beautiful view on the Pest side and the Danube walking up or down on the hillside.
The papers of the 5th and Monaco Sampler kit are perfect for showcasing the beauty of this garden: everything is green, and the road is lined with rose-bushes. I took many photos, but they are all full of photo bombing tourists, so I have chosen two selfies , where you can see a bit of the entrance building of the Garden.
First I draw a line with a pencil on the floral dotted paper to draw the frame and then I used my craft knife to cut the middle of the paper out. I glued thick cardstock on the back of the frame so it is lifted up when I glued it down on the leaves patterned background paper.
I fussy cut the remained flowers of the patterned paper, curled up their leaves and added them around my photos. I like that I could reflect on the rich vegetation of the Castle Garden with this bright and busy background, and I am happy that the focus is still on my photos.
Now, get to the shop to grab your Sampler Kit of the 5th and Monaco collection by Pink Paislee, and create a layout full of life and colours! AND come to visit Budapest once! ;-)
Hi there, it's Piroska here today with my latest layout using the So Romantic Base Kit. I rarely make a layout about myself, but this time I've chosen a selfie of me, taken after a visit to the hairdresser's. What a feeling it was, getting rid of my 3 months long grown out hair! :-P
In May I had my birthday, I became 44. At the beginning of this year I've been thinking about how interesting it is, I'm going to be 44 in 2020. I don't believe in nummerology, but the double 4 and double 20 could mean something? I thought: "This will be my year!" I am sure, many of us may have thought of similar positive messages when welcoming the new year... and then... we got something unexpected... Anyway, I still believe that I can make from this year anything I want, I can make it my year! So this is the message I'd like to send to myself, just like the quote on the tag says: "this is the start of anything you want". You can make it too! ;-)
And now about my layout:when I first saw this background paper, I knew it'll look good with my photo. I wanted to highlight the pattern, so I handstitched some of the zigzags.
From the journaling cards I cut out tags with my Lora Bailora dies. I fussy cut some flowers and leaves from the collection and layered them on the tags.
I hope you like my layout and make create something beautiful with this beautiful kit, and don't forget to show us in our Facebook group!