Saturday, 30 September 2017

UKScrap Addicts Blog Hop - September 2017

Hello and welcome to my blog!! Thanks for stopping by!!

So I have been involved in an exciting blog hop for UK Scrap Addicts and we have been working on using up our scraps. Everyone has an overflowing basket of pretty patterned paper scraps. Well, it's time to get those scraps and use them up!!

I have used scraps from an old Quirky Kit (UK Kit company which you can find out more by heading over to

I literally had small squares of paper left over and so this is how I used them up......

I decided to work on a 8.5x11 inch layout for this one. I grabbed some textured white cardstock from my stash and here is what I did...

I cut small squares of 1.5 inch x 1.5 inch and created this grid/mosaic effect. I even cut the photo up into 1.5 inch squares too (its ok, I have a digital backup for those of you cringing at the thought of cutting up a photo like that).

I laid them in a grid of 5 across and 4 down with the photo right in the centre.

After all of these were stuck down, I then started embellishing. So again I used the left overs from my Quirky Kit and created the title "4 Privet Drive" as this photo was taken on the set at the Harry Potter Tour in Watford UK.

For the title I used Heidi Swapp alphas (which I love and need another 10 packets of!!). I added a little bow underneath the title to bring some interest too (also Heidi Swapp). I then used some green tiny word stickers to overlap some of the squares to make it appear all one piece and not so separated.

And finally, no layout would be complete without some small flourishes of sequins. I thought it created a magical feel and so scattered some to the top left area and bottom right area to almost frame the grid.

And here is the final layout. I loved the effect of the tiles on this and will certainly be grabbing more of my scraps and using them up in this way. Perhaps I'll try a 12x12 size next time?

Oh and you would like a letter from me? - My letter for you is "E".

See you all next time and enjoy the scavenger hunt on the blog posts!!

Thanks for reading. Please be sure to hop by the next person and complete the loop to collect all the letters for the scavenger hunt. Once you have completed the loop and have all the letters, you can enter the competition by heading to the Blog Hop post on the UK Scrap Addicts Blog. There you will find an entry form, powered by Rafflecopter. Simply enter your answer and email address there before 8pm on the 5th October 2017 for a chance to win a Travellers notebook creative kit from UglyBugPlans ( ), some beautiful washi and stickers from Pretty My Page ( )and an adorable charm from Sarah Contain.

The winner will be announced over on the blog on the 6th October 2017.

Your next stop is - Have Fun!!

Claire xx