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Friday, 6 June 2014

Refresh your Craft and Soul Blog Hop


Hello and welcome to my blog! Hopefully you have arrived here via Annie's blog as part of Jennifer Grace's Refresh Your Craft and Soul Blog Hop. Please read on through my post to find out how you can win the prize below.
But first of all, here is my contribution to the hop!

Jennifer asked us to create something loosely based on her word for the year, which is' Cleanse'. This could also include water themes, fresh air and outdoors etc. There are more details and ideas on her blog.

I decided to go on a water theme, and had the exact papers in my stash and I knew exactly which photo I wanted to work with - one from our trip to Universal Studios for Penny's 18th birthday (5 years ago now!). The papers are from Pink Paislee 'Hello Sunshine' collection.
 Having gathered all my supplies I decided that I wanted to make it a very layered layout and remembered one I had done a while ago( from a class by Heidi Sonoboul) which had triangles as a background. I decided to go with hexagons this time and cut out a load of them on my Cricut.
I then very patiently stuck the hexagons onto my background card, which I had also layered onto two other pieces of card. I left the space blank where my photo was going to be - no point in pasting them down if they are going to be covered up!
 My desk didn't look too cluttered which was remarkable!
And here is the finished layout. I love the puffy stickers which came with this collection. If you click on the photo you can read the journalling. I have to say that we were absolutely soaked through having been on this ride - very refreshing! Fortunately the sun was out and we soon dried off!
Thank you for reading this far! Before I tell you about the prize you can win on Jennifer's blog, I would like to offer you the chance to win a little prize from me. Quite a while ago I was lucky to win a prize from Sian and it included two file folders. I made one up and took it on holiday with me to Cyprus and used it as a holiday journal. I had another which I made up the same, but have never used and I would like to offer it to one lucky commenter. All you have to do is leave a comment below. All comments must be left by Monday 9th June at 10pm BST. This competition is open internationally, so anyone can enter.

And so on to Jennifer's prize. If you comment on all the blogs in the hop, finishing at jennifergracecreates to let Jennifer know you've been all the way around, then you'll be in with a chance to win a refreshing prize pack featuring Glitz 77 and My Mind's Eye Izzy items, total worth over £25!

All entries must be received by Monday the 9th of June at 10.59pm BST.

Your next stop along the hop is lil gik at 'feed your craft'. Please hop on over to her blog next and don't forget to leave your comment!

Thank you so much for stopping by and remember to keep watching Jennifer's blog this weekend for lots of 'refreshing' inspiration!

44 comments:

Lydia said...

Such a great page . Those hexagons make a fab pattern.

Lesley G said...

You have way more patience than me!!!
Great layouts and I would love to win your file folders :)

Frances said...

What patience you have! Would love to be the recipient of your already complete journal. Fantastic. Thank you.

rach said...

Love that background, such a clever idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

scrappyjacky said...

Those hexagons must have taken awhile....but they look great.

Louise said...

gosh..you must be a very patient person..the effect is great and it's a super layout x

K said...

Wow! Well worth all the hardwork as it looks fantastic.

Annie Claxton said...

Fab page full of fun, I love the title and that background you've created with the hexagons looks really cool!

lil gik said...

What a fun layout and wow, what a background you created with those hexagons!

furrypig said...

I love how you have used all those hexagons... you must be so patient! I am off to Cyprus this year so looking forward to it. Oooh I really like your finished layout.

Sarah said...

I've just treated myself to a hexagon punch so I shall be putting it to use soon creating a background like yours!! And you've used one of my favourite paper collections!! A great layout!! xx

Katherine (sutty) said...

Beautiful page, well done on all those hexagons :)

Jo Murray said...

What patience you have, gluing all those hexagons. It has a great effect and the page is very tactile. Love your holiday journal folder...I can see it accompanying me on my next trip....well, I hope.

Lindsay Rose said...

I love the hexagonal pattern. It seems like a fresh idea as I have only ever seen hexagons used in a honeycomb sort of pattern.

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Oh my gosh, Becky - those hexagons are fantastic and your layout looks great. I am so glad I read your blog today as I have been wanting to make a hexagon quilt block and not looking forward to cutting all the templates by hand. What a great idea to use the Cricut to do that - that's exactly what I plan to do, so thanks for the inspiration!

karin said...

it turned out to look amazing! lovely pattern too :D

Jimjams said...

What a pretty and textural way to make a background - super page

petrii said...

Those hexagons are fabulous!! Great LO!

Blessings ~~ dawn

Melissa said...

Fabulous layout Becky! I love that you patiently applied all those hexagons - they look great as the background for this page! And what a FUN prize you're giving away. Great blog hop, isn't it!

Stephanie said...

Great page - I love how you did that honeycomb background. It turned out beautiful!

Margie said...

Lovely layout! We got wet at Disney :-)

Julene Matthews said...

Fantastic wet layout! This follows challenge one on CKC where it is tone on tone.
The file folder could be useful after my upcoming trip to Canada.

Tania said...

I love all your hexagons. And I completely admire your patience in laying them all out.

alexa said...

Your skill and patience with those hexes speaks volumes! A lovely splashy page :).

Jennifer Grace said...

Your hexagons look fantastic, well worth the time it must have taken to stick them all down! I also love how you tucked a camera and phrase at the top of the cloud embellie! Thank you so much for joining in my blog hop! x

mandysea said...

Loved to see your process and the mass hexagons look so effective! Love it. How fabulous is your holiday journal - what a great idea!

Jackie said...

Love your layout!! I have just bought a hexagon punch...might have to lift your idea!!!!!!

Tina Campbell said...

This is super cute! Wow lots of detail work too, made the layout look so cool

Gail said...

I can't even imagine how much time those hexagons must have taken but it was really worth it. The page looks great!

My not so simple life said...

Wow that must have took ages! Looks well worth the effort though :)

Lisa-Jane said...

Great background! Love the double layered edge too.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I love angle of the paper and that raindrop paper is too cute!

jengd said...

Wow! Great layout- your background is simply amazing!

jengd said...

Wow! Great layout- your background is simply amazing!

Sheena said...

wow x
you are patient sticking down those hexi's
Fab page Becky x

S said...

All your patience paid off - fab page.

cinmfoster said...

Love the layering and the cricut is great at cutting the background shaped out. Thanks for the inspiration
Cindy F

Tish Schneider said...

I love how you did the hexagons. Hmm....that gives me an idea to do them with the ombre effect! Thanks for the inspiration! And I love how your layout turned out.

Sandra said...

You must be over the moon with how this layout has turned out. I'm just so impressed, it's fabulous

Maria Ontiveros said...

I"d love to win your file folder!
And what a great layout. Such patience sticking down all those hexagons!
Rinda

Dawn said...

I love your page, love your paper choices and the cute little hexagons.

Sian said...

Now there's patience for you! I'm blown away by the way this has come together. And the great thing about a project you take time over like this is it gives you time to relive the memories as you work. Love that.

Laura said...

I admire your patience!! It was worth it, the effect is great.

Kimmeh said...

I love love love the hexagons on the paper, but I can never handle the time and effort to glue each one down and arrange them. You are so dedicated and creative in your work!! <3