Monday, 16 January 2017

The Scrappery CT- "Myself & I"

Happy Sunday Scrappery friends. I hope you are all hopefully having a creative day. So today I am back to share another layout using the new "Nigella" December kits. Now I have to say this would have to be my favourite kits so far because I absolutely LOVE these kits and the layouts I am producing with them.

Here is my layout.
I love these kits so much that I have been using all photos of me on my layouts as these colours in the kits are just so me. I did add my own thickers from my stash to add a bit of with the gold glitter.
I finally got my little mixed media groove on and added some of the gorgeous Heidi Swapp Silver Metallic Texture Paste which comes in the brand new TCK "The Colour Kit. Now I am not one for silver and gold together but I love how this added a nice feature to the layout with the bit of gold also.
Now these gold paperclips are to die for. I think I have used one on every layout. But I though it would be a cute feature to add it to look like it is holding that gorgeous "Moonstruck" collection puffy sticker to my photo and photo layers. I also added some of the washi tape strips as well as some of the Kaisercraft Rhinestones.
I added some gold rub-on stars also from the kits to add a little something to the layout.
This tiny embellishment cluster at the bottom of the layout is using the beautiful washi tape shapes. I love how translucent they are and how soft they look on he layout.
And to finish it off I add a cluster at the bottom of the page with some washi stickers and a rub-on. Also added a mini puffy sticker and some more of the Kaisercraft Rhinestones.
I hope you love this layout as much as I do and make sure to share your creations using the "Nigella" kits over on the Scrappery FB group.

Monday, 9 January 2017

The Scrappery CT - "Carpe Diem"

Hey everyone Lydia here to share my first creation using the new December 'Nigella' kits.

I am so excited to have received my new kits this week to sharing off the creating for 2017.
With these kits came the brand new TCK 'The Colour Kit' which is perfect for all you mixed media fans. In the projects I will be sharing in the next few weeks I will e using the TSK, BPK and the TCK.
Here is my first creation. I am so in love with these kits which are full to the brim with Pink Paislee "Moonstruck" collection.

What not to title my layout "Carpe Diem" to seize the day. Also how cute is that gold bow?
Now I have to admit when the scrapbooking companies started bringing out the washi booklets/sheets I wasn't too fussy, but now I love them. You get s many different little washi strips and shapes and they are perfect for all projects.

How could I not add more of the shiny gold to this layout especially this gold leaf lace which is also  the kit as well as those gorgeous delicate paper doilies.

Now I can't remember the last time I used a rub-on but it felt so good to use one. That beautiful floral is from the "Moonstruck" rub-on pack which is in the BPK. I also added a few gold and black sequins to finish the page off a bit.

And I added more gold..... This beautiful gold Kaisermist which is included in the new TCK was perfect for this layout. Also did a little cluster up in the top left corner to bring the page together.

That my scrappy friend is the first layout for you. I can't wait to hear when you ll start to receive your kits and get creating with them.

Friday, 6 January 2017

The Scrappery CT - "Hello 15"

Lydia back today to start the year off with another layout.
This layout is a bit belated as this is about me turning 15 which was back in September, but I had to document it and I love how this collection works perfectly with birthdays an celebrations.
As I start to get low on my kits I knew I wanted to do a birthday layout using them. I didn't use many embellishments as I wanted the big cake in the background to be the main focus. I did however do a few small clusters. 
Here is on of the clusters which I did with the title "Hello 15".
Now when I first saw these wood veneer candles I had no idea how I was going to use them, but what a perfect way to use them on the top of the cake. I really love this feature of the layout.
And lastly another cluster in the top corner.
I hope you all have a wonderful first day of 2017 and maybe even get in some scraping.

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Hello 2017....

Happy New Year friends. It's a new year so that means new goals for 2017. First of all I would like to do a little introduction for my new readers here at Lydia's Craft & Creations.

I’m Lydia Gibson, a 15 year old creative teenager who has a huge passion in documenting her every day. I live with my mum, dad and younger sister in a small country town in south-east Queensland, Australia. I was first introduced to the scrapbooking industry at a young age from my scrapbooking mum, starting with stamping and that’s how I got to what I love to do today. I currently love to document my everyday through my love of photography with Project Life, Traditional 12x12 layouts, Mixed Media and lots more. I am currently on wo design teams. I am designing for Helmar and The Scrappery Kit Club. I have also previously been on five DT's as well as been Guest Designer for two company's and have also been featured in an online magazine and on a Podcast.
The two company's I am designing or in 2017 are:
Now for my goals for 2017. This coming year is big for me as it is the start of my final two years of high school so I am planning on FOCUSing more on that than my creative side. Although I will be doing a few more things this year on my blog (fingers crossed). Also with the word FOCUS in capital letters I have decided to continue with my OLW from last year for this year.
This year  will be FOCUSing on finishing my 2016 Project Life albums which I have come to the decision to have a PL Gap Year this year. I will continue PL in 2018 to document my final year of High School. I have also started something a little different and doing Stitch A Day on a embroidery hoop which I can't wait to see it at the end of the year. I will be mainly FOCUSing on 12x12 layouts this year.
My plan for my blog this year is that I am going to be blogging every Monday with my Design Team projects from The Scrappery that I post over on their blog every Sunday. I will also be blogging my Helmar projects the day after they have been posted over on their blog too.

So the schedule I will be implementing this year is:
Sunday - Stitch A Day: I will share my 7 stitches from the week with a blog post
Monday - The Scrappery Kit Club: I will share my weekly project that I have crated with The Scrappery Kits
I will share my Helmar projects too when it is my turn on heir blog.
I may even share the odd PL layout also.
And on the first of everyone I will have a blog post to look back on the previous month of my creations from that month. This with include 12x12 and maybe even some of my catch up 2016 Project Life. 
So that my scrappy friends is my goal for my blog this year. Hopefully over the next two weeks before school goes back I can get in a routine of posting here. I will be back tomorrow to share my first Scrappery creation of the year from last week.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

The Scrappery CT - "Hello Beautiful"

Hello crafty friends, so I have a few creations from over at The Scrappery over the past few weeks.

I hope you enjoy the next couple of days full of Scrappery creations.

Lydia xxx


Hello scrappy peeps, Lydia back to share another layout using this months "Lilly" TSK and BPK. I am still in complete love with these kits.

Here is a close up of the title. I used a Cocoa Vanilla Studio wood veneer and one of the exclusive Corbett Creations chipboard words, which I pimped with some white gesso so that it had a white on white look.
The top left corner I added a few little embellishments including another Cocoa Vanilla Studio wood veneer, chipboard piece and one of the vellum shapes.
Behind my photo I didn't do any paper layering but I did add some sort of layering. I added on of the gorgeous paper doilies which comes in the kits and also added a frame type piece from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio chipboard sheet. 
I also did a little bit of fussy cutting for those beautiful tiny florals off one of the papers. I added yet another Cocoa Vanilla Studio wood veneer and vellum shape.
Here is a photo of the main cluster about a quarter of the way from the bottom of the layout.
And lastly I added these cute blue Cocoa Vanilla Studio chipboard photo corners to the top right and bottom left corners of the whole layout.
Thank you for stoping by to have a peek at my layout and I hope you enjoyed.

Thursday, 8 December 2016

The Scrappery CT - "Hip Hip Hooray: Cards"

Hi everyone, Today I am back again to share my second project for over at The Scrappery this months.

I would also love to know what sort of projects you would love to see me create ad share here on my blog?
Anyhow  hope you enjoy this photo filled post.

Lydia xxx


Hello beautiful souls, Lydia back today to share a pair of cute cards I made using The Scrappery "Lilly" kit, which you can you can find in The Scrappery store here.
The kits I used was the TSK & BPK and since these had the Cocoa Vanilla Studio "Make A Wish" collection I thought I would make these cards as Birthday cards.
This is the first card and I love how it turned out even though it is simple for me.
I wasn't sure if I wanted to use that gorgeous camera flair as I loved it so much, but I did and I think it was the final element that finished the card.
I added one of the beautiful delicate doilies as a layer under the chipboard piece. I also added some of the vellum Cocoa Vanilla shapes of the leaves and flower.
Then I finished this card with a few of the sequins which came in the kit.
I have to say this next card isn't my favourite but I still like it.
I used a variety of products on this card with the chipboard frame an little flowers both from Cocoa Vanilla, a little butterfly chipboard piece from Corbett Creations, little tags, the Amy Tan Thickers which comes in the TSK and some sequins and enamel dots.
I am really liking added these silver striped thickers as I don't use silver as much as I use gold.
And as I mentioned before, I used some more of the sequins and enamel dots on this card.
That is it from me friends and I will be back very soon with another creation.

Monday, 28 November 2016

The Scrappery CT - 'Sweet Dreams'

So as I mentioned yesterday in my blog post, here it is if you missed it. I have joined The Scrappery Design Team.

So I am super excited to have shared my first creation over on their blog yesterday. I still can't believe that I my name on the badge for my layouts.
So here it is.
I hope you enjoy.
Lydia xxx


Hi there Scrappery fans, Lydia here to share my first creations as joining The Scrappery CT. I'm so excited to have received my first Scrappery kit last week that I just had to dive straight in and create a layout.

I totally fell in love with this months BPK & TSK 'Lilly' with lots of Cocoa Vanilla Studio products, you can find this months kits in The Scrappery Store. So for my first creation I decided to do a  12x12 layout using both the BPK & TSK 'Lilly' Kits. I decided to use this old selfie o myself because it worked perfectly with all the gorgeous florals in the kit. 
 I did a few layers behind my photo as well as added a glassine bag from the kit and one of the beautiful doilies.  My title I using one of the foam glitter word stickers from PinkFresh Studio and a wood veneer word from Cocoa Vanilla Studio.
Also added a beautiful pink mini tassel from Cocoa Vanilla which is in one of their embellishment packs in the kit.
An here is a close up o the few layers behind my photo with a sequins in which I added to add the final finishing touches to the layout.
Hope you all enjoyed my first creations as part of The Scrappery family and  can't wait to be back soon to share another creation using this months 'Lilly' kits.
Lydia xxx