Happy Scatter

A couple more crop projects – the Happy Scatter ones!

A few days ago I shared two layouts HERE that I made at a crop last weekend. Today I’m sharing the other two projects that I made that day, one layout and one card. I used a lot of Happy Scatter items on these ones!

The Spooky Details:

The Spooky Details layout by Jennifer Grace using Happy Scatter

Last year I was determined to try and carve a more artistic pumpkin – we usually just do scary faces. So I carved a spooky tree, with an owl sitting in the tree and a witch standing below it. My husband carved a bat. The kids helped with both of them of course, especially pulling out all the seeds from inside. They’ve seen some pumpkins in the shop already and asked what we will be carving this year!

I used the Happy Scatter ‘Going In Circles’ stencil to add some decoration to the orange cardstock. I held it in place (half off the edge of the cardstock) with some washi tape, and used a uniball signo black pen to doodle in the the shapes:

Happy Scatter Going In Circles Stencil

Then I coloured the doodled shapes in with a Promarker pen (Vanilla) just to give it some light definition:

Happy Scatter Going In Circles Stencil

And, though it’s hard to see in the photos, I did also use a Glitz roller doodle to add some gold triangles on top of the stencilled area:

Roller Doodle

I added another stencilled area at the bottom left of the orange cardstock, and then doodled a border too.

Then it was easy to pile on my embellishments, including the smiley pumpkin from the ‘Season Of Change’ wood veneer sets, which I coloured with watercolour paint:

The Spooky Details layout by Jennifer Grace using Happy Scatter

Plus a leaf from the same set, which I gave a coating of Crystal Stickles to, and a die-cut pumpkin card from the Let’s Gather 3×4 Cards set:

The Spooky Details layout by Jennifer Grace using Happy Scatter

See the stamped words ‘smile’ and ‘good stuff’ above? I borrowed these stamps from Sarah after I said I needed something small to finish the page off. She also suggested I just count the ‘the spooky details’ or the ‘happy halloween’ phrase as my title seeing as I hadn’t left space for one again. Sarah, it’s very useful sitting next to you at crops!

Here’s the card…

Leafy Happy Birthday Card:

Leafy Birthday Card by Jennifer Grace using Happy Scatter

I was determined to make one card as it was World Card Making day!

I used the same stencil, but I used a large ink pad (American Crafts Mustard) and rubbed it straight onto the stencil. This did make it a bit splotchier, but it was a fast way to get some colour on there. Next time I’ll probably use a ink blending tool though!

Then I just piled up some of the ‘Lots Of Leaves’ die-cut shapes and a leaf from the ‘Seasons Of Change’ wood veneer set over on the left hand side, with a Happy Birthday sticker (Pebbles) on top. Some are stuck flat and some are stuck on with 3D foam pop-dots:

Leafy Birthday Card by Jennifer Grace using Happy Scatter

A few pretty dots were pretty much all I needed to finish it off!

What do you think? I was getting in the spirit of the season!

Make sure you pop back over the weekend, as soon I’ll be sharing details for my next blog event! Frosty Festivities 2014 is on the way!

Jennifer x

Your Craft & Soul Events

From Old Stash To New Pocket Cards + A Giveaway! {NOW CLOSED}

(This post is part of my Refresh Your Craft & Soul Blog Event – see the beginning HERE!

One of the ways I’ve been trying to cleanse is by sorting out my craft space (more on that tomorrow). While sorting through it all I realised there were some thing I just keep rummaging through and never using, because they didn’t quite work for me. Time to jazz things up a bit! I pulled out some Journal Cards / Pocket Scrapbooking Cards which I didn’t think I’d use as they were:

From Old Stash To New Pocket Cards by Jennifer Grace

A couple of them were just too boring – I never found them inspiring enough to actually pull out and use. A couple of others had writing on which I didn’t like (eg. the ‘Mending 10 Yards’ bit).

Next I gathered some stickers and gems:

From Old Stash To New Pocket Cards by Jennifer Grace

And decorated to my heart’s content:

From Old Stash To New Pocket Cards by Jennifer Grace

Now they look much more fun and ready to use on a scrapbook page or card!

Want to make some of you own? Why not enter this GIVEAWAY:

Old Stash Giveaway at Jennifer Grace Creates Closes Monay 9th June at 10.59pm BST

I always think another good way to cleanse my supplies is to give some away! Included in this prize is a selection of 6×6 papers, journaling / pocket scrapbooking cards, stickers, chipboards, ribbons, and buttons!

All you have to do to enter this giveaway {NOW CLOSED}  is tell me in the comments whether you’ve got any items of stash that need a revamp! The giveaway closes at 10.59pm on Monday the 9th of June 2014. It is open internationally! The winner will be announced on Thursday the 12th of June, so check back to see if you won!

Be Inspired:

Jazz up some old supplies with a few stickers, gems, or other embellies

Clear out some old stash and give it away

Make a set of journal cards / pocket scrapbook cards

How often do you cleanse your supplies? I probably go through mine once a year… normally when I’m gearing up for an online event like this!

Remember that commenting on this post, and any other over this weekend, will count as another entry into the Grand Giveaway, but only if you’ve registered your interest in winning that prize right HERE!  {NOW CLOSED}

See you again very soon,

Jennifer x