This weeks SOSN over at The Lilypad includes a gorgeous collection called ANSEL & ZOE |  Lynne-Marie Designs. Its such a cute collection with fun illustrations that I could have easily scrapped a tonne more pages but with the Commonwealth Games and school holidays its been pretty hectic around here. Keep on the look out for more pages using this collection in the very near future.
I’ve also been playing with some of Lynn Grievesons 50% off goodies this week including READ WITH MOTHER. The cute Beatrix Potter theme was perfect for a page about our recent movie date to see the Screen adaption of Peter Rabbit which was flippen awesome!
I've also been revisiting an old photo shoot of Tige which was perfectly paired with Lynn Grieveson's April Featured Kit MICHELINE which you can get at 40% off until the end of April. I loved these photos of him wearing his Dalmatian plushie hat so had to scrap them again! 
This page is all about our new little cottage that will be going through a pretty grand transformation over the next 2 years. Its still in the design and saving money phase but we have put a few things in place to make the renovation a little easier. I’m a stickler for planning, so lets hope I've nutted the process out enough for all to go well....fingers crossed! The Kit I used for the page below is called SHARP EYED by Lynn Grieveson.
Thanks for stopping by.
Enjoy your week!


This month I’m excited to be hosting the Style challenge over at The Lilypad and I thought it would be cool to scrap a style that I just can’t get enough of and thats...GRUNGE! Yep this month lets get messy and take the plunge into grunge!

When I paper scrap I can’t help but reach for my gesso, inks and mists. These are some of my favourite go to wet mediums and I am always spritzing, scrapping, or brushing them onto my pages. So I thought this month it would be fun to get all icky with a mix of digital wet mediums and create a painterly, grungy, messed up background as a base to build our design on.

When creating a grunge background you have to think lots and lots of layers. So get layering and stash grab your digital brush tools, clipping masks and painted overlays to help create all that grungy goodness. Anything goes here, there are no rules just visualise getting inky fingers whilst making a hot pretty mess!

For the specific challenge criteria head on over to The Lilypad forum and check out the April challenges, but for visual inspiration I have put together a PINTEREST BOARD CALLED INKY FINGERS. In there you will find lots of great pages (serious eye candy) and products that might help you on your grungy painterly exploration. Below is a page I created of my lil’ mister showing off his haul of Easter eggs and I’ve included tonnes of painterly brushes and stamps.
I hope you’ll join me this month and get messy wit it!
Em x


It’s BYOC time over at The Lilypad and this months palette is gorgeous. Lots of soft spring tonee for those of you heading out of Winter and for those of us heading into Winter here is a gentle nudge. 
I love teh BYOC products there are so many to mix and match which makes for a solid scrap session in anyones book. Here are just a few pages I have created using the April 2018 collections.
To see all the credits for individual pages just click on the images above.
Have a great scrappy weekend!
Em x