Crafty Boots : Life's a Beach Challenge

I am so excited to be joining the Crafty Boots design team. The current challenge on the blog is Life's a Beach. I am obsessed with being beside the sea, it's one of my 'happy places'. For this challenge I created a 12x12 layout.

Supplies : Dear Lizzy Woodland Thickers, Craft Market Tiny Word stickers by Crate Paper, Various ephemera from Notes & Things and Craft Market by Crate Paper, Paper Strips from Crate Paper 6x6 Maggie Holmes paper pad, Glitter Hearts by Seven Paper (Studio calico),  Whale flair by October Afternoon.

Thanks so much for stopping by, be sure to head on over to the Crafty Boots blog and see what the rest of Design Team have created - we'd love for you to join us and see what you create.

Crafty Favourites : July

After being an avid watcher of beauty gurus on YouTube, one of my favourite types of videos is monthly favourites. I love looking at what other people love and that's what I want to start sharing on my blog. At the end of every month I hope to share 5 things I've been loving, that's all things crafty related. I can't believe we're on the 1st August already, here's what I've been loving throughout July.

Glossy Accents: 

You can probably tell from the state the bottle that this is well-loved. It is perfect for sticking down tiny embellishments and it definitely sticks, I've never had any issues with it coming unstuck.
 I've had this bottle from my card-making days which is well over a year and it's still not empty. I know this is such a boring favourite but this is definitely a staple at my craft desk.

Dear Lizzy Woodland Thickers:

These thickers from the Dear Lizzy Fine & Dandy collection are just perfect for me. I love anything gold and these are just so nice. They're not too brassy or too pale and because they're foam backed they add a little bit of dimension to your projects. I'll be posting some layouts here on the blog soon using them. I think I need at least 3 more packets!

 Clearly Kelly stamps 

I find all of the stamps from this line so versatile and I've used them on my Project Life pages, made filler cards with them and also used them on my 12x12 layouts. The outline Alpha set is perfect as it's not too large and with the outlines being stamped it leaves you space to colour in or use the filler stamps to stamp with a different coloured ink. I also have the 'No Comment' stamp set (not pictured) and I love the funny sayings. "Mama needs a cocktail" definitely has had a workout from that set.

    Tiny Word Stickers

Tiny word stickers are all the rage right now. Lots of companies are releasing them and I couldn't happier! I am obsessed. They're the perfect finishing touch when you just can't find the right embellishment for a page. Sometimes I like to leave journaling off my page and I find that these are a perfect way of telling more of the story without having to journal. My top favourite is the Crate Paper Craft Market ones (pictured on the far right.) That's my second sheet so far and because they're neutral tones I find that I can use them on anything and don't have to worry about the colour. If you don't have any of these in your stash I highly recommend you buy some, you will be hooked!

Citrus Twist Kits

I have recently signed up to the PL kit and I am so glad I did! Each kit is packed with embellishments, alphas, half of a 6x6 paper pad and a stamp each month. Pictured to the left is just a small peek at what you get in each monthly kit, if you want to see more I highly recommend you check out the Citrus Twist Kits website. For the PL kit it costs $19.95 and they also ship international. Also you can add extras to your box from the shop and they ship all together with your kit, perfect if you need to stock up.

I just want to add I am no way being paid or asked to write this - I am just so pleased with Citrus Twist and their customer service that I needed to share!

Disclaimer: All my favourites and views are my own, I have purchased them all with my own money and I do not receive any compensation from the companies mentioned.