Family First: Sassy Lassy


Hello, Cheekies! It’s design team member Natalie here with my first layout for March. This month, Tuesdae sent me the Family First ephemera pack to work with, as well as the Mermaid Tales sequin mix and the Sassy Lassy acrylic, and I’ve had a fun time using them to scrap photos of my family!

The photo I scrapped for this layout is of my daughter, and it was taken a few years ago when we were on holiday in Minehead (UK), and in it, she’s is sitting in a GIANT deckchair with her legs crossed, her arms crossed and a sassy look on her face. The Family First ephemera and the sassy lassy acrylic were clearly the perfect accompaniment.

I love the bright colours in this ephemera – they’re so vibrant, and matched my photograph so well it’s as if they were made for each other.

If you’d like to see how this layout came together then you can watch the video below. Thanks for stopping by! Until next week: happy scrapping! xxx

Norwegian Wood: Stay Wild

Hello, Cheekies! It’s me, Natalie, back with my last design team project for February. I had an absolute blast creating this layout! I started by using my Silhouette Cameo to cut out a tonne of the leaves from the Cheeky Studio ‘Florals’ cut file, and then I painted them with watercolour while they were still stuck to the cutting mat.

While the leaves were drying, I splodged Worn Lipstick Distress Ink on a piece of white cardstock to give the background lots of energy and to give the leaves something to sit on.

Once the leaves were dry, I took them off the cutting mat and glued them down to the background in a wreath shape. I made sure to only glue the base of the leaves so that the tips would stick up a bit and give the layout some dimension.

The photos I scrapped on this layout, are of my children playing in the back garden of the house in which we used to live, and the ephemera pack provided lots of lovely pieces reminiscent of that garden – flowers, birds, an owl and the resident fox who used to steal my tea-towels!

If you’d like to see this layout come together. You can watch the video below. And don’t forget: if you’d like to order anything from the Norwegian Wood collection, you can use my discount code natalie10 for 10% off your order. Thanks for stopping by! Until next time … happy scrapping! x

Norwegian Wood: The Beauty of Nature

Hello! It’s me, Natalie, back with my second Norwegian Wood layout. It was the perfect collection for scrapping these photos of my children, harvesting blackberries from bushes in the park near our home.

To make this layout, I started by daubing Worn Lipstick Distress Ink on white card stock. It is just the right shade of red. I also added daubs of Peeled Paint Distress Ink to create some contrast and depth.

Once the ink was dry, I layered on torn strips of two of the Norwegian Wood papers and matted the photos on a strip of the red paper. After that, it was just a question of adding the ephemera and a few embellishments, including some off-cuts of ribbon and enamel dots.

If you’d like to see exactly how this layout came to life, you can watch the video below. Thanks for stopping by! Until next time … happy scrapping! xxx

Norwegian Wood: Love!

Hello! It’s me again, design team member Natalie, back with another layout for you. This is the first layout that I created using the Cheeky Studio Norwegian collection designed by Cat Martin, but it definitely won’t be the last – it is just so gorgeous that I want to squeeze as many layouts from it as I can. I’ve already made three more to share with you, but you’ll have to come back every Wednesday between now and the end of February to see them!

I absolutely adore the colours in this collection, especially the mint green and the light peach – this is one of my all time favourite colour combinations – very art deco!

I also love the folk art vibe of the florals. It’s right up my street!

If you’d like to see how this layout came together, here’s the process video:

Thanks for stopping by! See you again next Wednesday. xxx

Autumn Beauty: Just Go For It

Hello, it’s me, Natalie, again. This is my last layout for January and my last layout with the Autumn Beauty collection. I’m very sad to see it go, as I’ve loved using it; it’s so bright and beautiful – just what I needed to cheer up the dreary January weather here in the UK!

The wonderful things about the 12×12 paper that I used for the background of this layout, is that the three pre-printed wreaths do all the work for you and create a beautiful backdrop to whatever photograph you want to lay on top.

They also make a great place to nestle the little robin red breast that comes in the ephemera pack.

And the middle of the wreaths are the perfect places to put your titles and sentiments.

As well as a few pieces of Autumn Beauty ephemera, I also managed to include two cut aparts from the Wildflowers collections. The colours of both collections work perfectly along side each other.

If you’d like to see how the layout came together, you can watch the video below.

Thanks for stopping by! Until next time … happy scrapping. xxx

Autumn Beauty: Hello, Love!

Hello! It’s me, Natalie, back with my second design team project for January. For this layout. I used the gorgeous Autumn Beauty collection to scrap a photo of my daughter taken a few years ago while we were out shopping. She’d just bought a cute umbrella that was bright pink and had panda eyes and ears! The Autumn Beauty paper I chose as my background had a bright pink flower in it that perfectly complemented the umbrella.

As I was gathering all the pieces for this layout, I had the idea to take my craft knife and cut around the outline of the pink flower and green leaves and tuck my photo underneath it, so it looked as if it were nestling amongst the flowers. I’d never tried this before, but it worked really well. I’m so pleased with how it turned out.

I also fussy-cut around one of the large flowers from another of the Autumn Beauty papers and used this, along with some ephemera pieces, to create a floral cluster around the top right of the photo.

To create a visual triangle and add a sentiment, I positioned a third and final cluster in the top left hand corner of the layout. I also added some enamel shapes and gold splatters as finishing touches.

If you’d like to see this layout come to life, you can watch the process video on YouTube.

Thanks for stopping by!

Love Natalie x

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Hello! It’s design team member Natalie here. For my first Cheeky Studio design team project of 2019, I used the Autumn Beauty collection to create a 12×12 layout featuring two very cute photos of my daughter wearing her tiger suit. They were taken a good few years ago now, but they still make me smile whenever I see them. The colours in the Autumn Beauty collection are the perfect complement for the photos too. You can watch how I put it together below. Thanks for stopping by! x

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