Friday, 29 May 2009

Juicy Fruit!

The brand new fun, bright and utterly cute Quirky kit - 'Juicy Fruit' - is here and the summer sunshine seems to have appeared just in time to welcome it. The colours and themes of the kit are just ideal for all those photos of summer holidays you have lounging in that box in the cupboard or those on the computer, the ones you keep meaning to print off and scrap with...yes, those ones, or even the photos you've yet to take on this year's break away! This kit is your perfect excuse / opportunity to sit yourself outside in the sun and get a little summertime scrapping done.

The first page I've created with my kit features my very sweet new art doll hand-madeby Cathy Cullis [you can read the story behind it here].
The 'Hello' sticker, the journaling block, three of the buttons and the gorgeous green cherries are from the 'Juicy Fruit' kit, but everything else I've used was from my own stash.

I made this layout as part of an online class I'm taking and I adapted the kit to fit the specific challenge set in the class notes. I also wanted to show how elements of the kit, can easly blend in with softer shades and your existing scrapping supplies. It was great working to fit the brief in the class challenge ... I think sometimes we all need a push in the right direction and often the structure of a class or challenge can help free us up to just make something without too much 'ummming and ahhhing' and putting off sticking something down!!

If you feel like a new challenge why not have a look here at the Scrapbook Calls blog which has a great new feature; a long and comprehensive list of current challenge blogs for you to browse through. Try looking through a few and get creating straight away with your new Juicy Fruit kit. Or you could always check out the second challenge on the brand new challenge blog I've set up with Kirsty Neale,we'd love for you to come and join in with us at 'Copy & Paste' .

Even closer to home, there's also lots of inspiration right under your nose right now ...just here, look, be careful, you're almost tripping over it!! Leo has some beautiful templates in the Crafty Templates store for you to download, have a look here for the various categories available [if you look closely, you might even spot the freebie templates which she spoils us with!!].

I think the amazing, bright, double sided Rose Moka papers in the Juicy Fruit kit would be perfect to use on either of these adorable crafty projects, or the exploding box ... or the envelopes ...or the mini-books ... or ... pretty much everything!

We'd love to see the juicy fruits of your crafting labours, leave us a comment or a link to your projects or, if you're a member of UKScrappers come and join us for a chat on our Quirky Kit thread.

Enjoy the kit and the sunshine! Happy scrapping.

Julie :)


Kerry said...

What a cute little chap. Fab layout too.

Looby said...

fab LO Julie - really different - love it!