A Rainy Day | Altenew Scrapbook Collection Blog Hop + Giveaway

'When life throws you a rainy day, play in the puddles."
- A.A. Milne

Hey friends - I'm so excited to be part of the Altenew Scrapbook Collection* Blog Hop! This kit is incredible, I've been totally blown away by how gorgeous it is.
I have a quick flip through of the kit and the process video for my layout here:

I was inspired by all of the faux watercolour textures on the papers, and so I decided to create a rainy day scene!

I really didn't need to do much to the papers to create my scene because there's so much of that gorgeous watercolour pattern on them. I added some clear sequins for some extra sparkle to make it look like rain drops. I also used a white pen to draw a highlight on all of the water elements.

Of course I couldn't resist a bit of fussy-cutting; these florals framing my photo are completely stunning! And another one of my favourite embellishments from the kit are the chipboard pieces, the bike is my favourite, I really had to stop myself from hoarding it!

In case you're interested, I used this cut file for my paper piecing. I've had it on my wishlist for ages, so I was excited to finally use it. This kit was it's perfect match!

Now, onto the good stuff ;)


Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog* by Wednesday, July 19th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Saturday, July 22nd.

And I'm giving away a $30 gift certificate here on my blog! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post before 9am GMT Friday July 21st, and I will announce a winner on July 21st here on my blog!

Make sure you hop along to all of the other wonderful ladies for more inspiration and chances to win!

Elsie Robinson - YOU ARE HERE!

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Rain Boots & Flowers

Need to get back into this blogging thing... One blog post a week? I think that's totally doable. Please gently remind me if I forget/don't stick to this unofficial promise I've made to myself on my Insta ;)

I've been seriously loving working with my Citrus Twist kits the past few months. I got my May kit in the post this week, and I'm itching to get stuck in. But I better start sharing my April projects first, right?

You can find the first layout I made with the April 'Sophie' kit here on the CTK blog, and on my YouTube here. I was inspired by Beauty & the Beast and so I extra love how the layout turned out!

Okay, now here's the latest layout I've made with the 'Sophie' Main Scrapbook and Embellishment kits.

I was inspired by this post from Crate Paper's Instagram. Title's are rarely my starting off point for layouts, but I absolutely loved this phrase and I immediately knew I wanted to paper-piece some Wellie boots together. Classic me...

The Pinkfresh Studio alpha set from their Dream On collection is incredible. I never really buy letter stickers, I only use ones I get in kits, but I'm seriously tempted to buy an extra set of these. They're perfect.

Talking of Pinkfresh, the puffy stickers in the Dream On collection are almost sinfully soft and puffy! I didn't know stickers could be so soft and pillow-like; I'm so glad to have these in my life.

I would highly recommend picking up the 'Sophie' exclusive ephemera from the CTK store if you can. I've really noticed that a lot of ephemera packs are full of die-cuts that are on the larger side, but it's nice to have smaller pieces to dot around your pages and the Sophie ephemera pack has the perfect mix. I absolutely love it, it's a gorgeous addition to have in your stash and full of beautiful images.

See you soon,
- Elsie x