You Make Life Sweeter! by Niki Rowland

You Make Life Sweeter! by Niki Rowland

Hey everyone, this is Niki (@nikiclairecreates) and I have two new layouts to share with you today, using the absolutely stunning Simple Vintage Lemon Twist collection. I have created process videos for both layouts and you will find the links within the text below - enjoy watching them. 



For my first layout, 'Sweet Life' I decided to showcase one of the background papers together with an enlargement photo. I had my photo printed in 12x12 size. I carefully cut around the elements on the background paper and slotted my photo under those elements so that they framed the large photo. I did this on both sides. I started off using a craft knife and then reverted to scissors to trim around some of the detail. I had to trim my photo down to slot it in and also so I was left with a paper border.  



Once my photo was in place, I secured it on the back with tape and raised up some of the elements overlapping the photo with foam pads. 

I then began to add extra embellishments. Over on the right I added two tags both tied through with ribbon and twine. I also added a couple of tickets which I stapled in place. 



On the left side I added chipboard elements, Floral Bits and some banners saying ‘bee sweet bee kind’ and ‘you are the sweetest’. 

I added my title at the bottom of the layout using a combination of a Foam Sticker word and a Chipboard Sticker word.  



I dotted decorative brads all around the layout and added some sticker hearts, raised up on foam pads. I finished by machine stitching around the outside of the layout three times to form a border. 

I love how this layout turned out! The big photo and the beautiful Simple Vintage Lemon Twist collection make for a big impact! Here is the link to the process video for this layout if you would like to watch along:



I got a bit carried away creating with this collection and made a second layout 'Sunshine'! This collection really is so beautiful and I have just loved creating with it! I love scrapbooking with yellow so was instantly drawn to the yellow gingham print paper. Gingham is my favourite type of print, so yellow gingham ticks all my boxes! I trimmed this sheet down, distressed the edges and stuck it to a piece of white card for my background. 



I then made a large rosette from folded paper. I cut three strips of yellow paper from the Basics Kit and scored them every ¼”. I concertina folded them and turned them into a large rosette. I stuck this to the bottom left corner of the layout overhanging the edges which I then trimmed off. 



I then cut multiple circles using metal dies. I cut large ones with small circles cut out of them, off centre. I then backed each one with another paper and foam pads, which created circular apertures. Inside the apertures I added Decorative Brads! I love the Decorative Brads so much and it was so fun to make a feature out of some of them. 



I made another half-rosette out of another patterned paper which I stuck to the right side of the layout. I arranged all my other circles to link the two and added my photos. I built a cluster of embellishments around my photo including foam flower stickers and a tag tied through with ribbon. 



I added a few more embellishments to the layout: stickers, chipboard, a layered sticker and labels. I also added a title from the Foam Stickers pack. I finished off with lots of hearts raised on foam pads and a few splatters of white paint. 



I love how this layout turned out too, I think it’s really pretty and the colours are just so completely awesome! Happy sunshine everyone!  Here is the link for the process video for this layout, I hope you enjoy watching along:


Thanks so much for joining me today and happy scrapping.

Niki xx 


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