Saturday, August 27, 2011

Six Squared

I've been playing around with some of the Authentique 6x6 papers and I think I like them! Actually, I know I like them. I'm always saving up my full sheets of patterned paper because I love to use them as backgrounds - with a 6x6 bundle I can happily cut away without having to worry about spoiling a 12x12 piece. I'm converted.

I made this page with some of the pink patterns from the Uncommon bundle simply by choosing a few favourite patterns and cutting each sheet into quarters. That gave me squares of 3x3 which I arranged loosely into a grid, roughing up the edges a bit for added texture. That crepe paper flower is from Girls Paperie and if you like it, grab a packet while you still can; they aren't being made any more. The wooden butterfly and the alphabet are from my stash.

So, 6x6: have you tried them? I'm going to make some cards next.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Still Blissful

I'm still feeling the bliss from August's kit, how about you?

This page was inspired by the chipboard banners in the kit. I covered them with patterned paper and then added in a few more cut with my Slice. The buttons came from my stash and the little flashes of pink paper are from one of the new stock Authentique 6x6 paper pads. I added some punched butterflies for dimension and a few paint splatters to make my dark background a bit more lively. And at the end I squeezed in my journaling right round the sides.

Now I'm off to see what else I can make with those pink 6x6 squares. .

What have you done with your August kit? Leave us a link!

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Blissful - August's Kit

You've caught me in a reflective mood today. It's all because of Authentique's beautiful yellow and grey Blissful Collection. As soon as it arrived here I looked out a photo of me in a favourite grey shirt and I made this:

These papers are so heavy and luxurious they were easy to distress, so I roughed them up a bit. I thought the raggedy edges would reflect the them of my layout which is really about how much my family means to me right this minute. And how I know they are growing up and will want to move out into the world; so my thinking is a bit rough around the edges too! The little fold up journaling card was perfect for my private notes and I added a little brad from my stash to hold it shut.

Here's a bit of detail so that you can see the little flashes of pink on some of the paper.

The colours really are lovely, aren't they? I don't think this kit will hang around for long - so don't delay, buy one today!

Monday, August 08, 2011

August Kit Peek

Here it is, a little sneaky peek at August's kit ... it will be going on sale tomorrow, Tuesday 9th at around 7pm.

Now I can let you into a secret ... Sian, has done the most amazing layout ... ok, ok, not such a secret, I know :)  But believe me, she sure has worked her magic again.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

New In

A brand new company has just arrived, and that company is called Authentique .. its founders are from the likes of My Minds Eye, Girls Paperie and Doodlebug ... so you just know it's going to be gorgeous.

We're starting off over in the shop with their 6 x 6 pads, but I'll let you into a secret ... one of their ranges is this months kit.

And after seeing the amazing quality, you'll soon be seeing more of thier ranges in stock soon.

Do check out their blog for inspiration. 

I love this time of the year, just after CHA when all the new goodies are being delivered ... I'll keep you updated with what's arriving here, it's going to be so exciting, we've lots planned for you.