Saturday, 28 June 2014

The Back to Basics Quirky Kit Blog Hop (and chance to win)

Hello, hello and welcome to my spot in the Quirky Kits Blog Hop!


Scrap365 has joined forces with the fabulous Quirky Kit girls to show you how inspirational, exciting and economical subscribing to a kit can be 





Quirky Kits have a choice of three kits - Main, Lite and Embellishment; all of which are delivered bi-monthly and Leonora and her team have kindly given us the beautiful 'It's My Party' Main Kit to give away as a prize!


The DT have all been playing with one or more of the current Quirky Kits to show you just how versatile they are; and how they suit any style of scrapping. Let's get started...

The Blog Hop with more hop than most, I'm calling it, because between receiving a beautiful Quirky boxful of supplies and pulling together a page ....I happened to fracture a bone in my foot. Manageable, you might say, and yes, yes, you'd be absolutely right, except except that I usually do my scrapbooking several flights of stairs up. On the fourth floor. That's quite a way! That Quirky Kit was calling me, though. I've been a fan of the Quirky selections since I made some pages for a spot a while back.

So armed with the Scrap365 sketch we had been given I challenged myself to stay away from all my extra supplies and usual sources of inspiration upstairs. After all, that's the point of a kit, right? Leo put it together so that I didn't need anything else, apart from a little length of twine and a photo to illustrate what I'd been doing in that week I had to keep my foot up.


The sketch showed an 8.5x11 design, and that's how I started; but when I pulled all the lovely papers out of the bag they arrived in, I looked at that fresh white carrier bag and thought..it's so nice I have to use it. It says Quirky Kits on it and so it adds to the story of what I did in this week. The paper bag became my background. I scrapbooked on the packaging...





After all, I did want to do something quirky!  It's 12x12 size, it fits perfectly into a page protector, and I hope it shows just what good value one of Leo's kits can be.

Now you've seen what I did with my kit, please hop on and check out what the other girls have been up to.  Up next is Eila at Dollops of Scraps, but you can find everyone else here:


skalovingeek.blogspot.co.uk - Steph

Please make sure that you leave some love on every hoppee's blog; like Scrap365 on Facebook here and follow the Quirky Kits blog so that we can put you into the draw to win the MAY/JUNE 'It's My Party' Main Kit :)The draw will be made and announced on Friday 4th July at 9.00am.

Best of luck!


33 comments:

Editor, Scrap365 said...

Sian this is FANTASTIC!!! Trust you to come up with something so 'out of the box'!! I am definitely nicking this idea...I LOVE it :) Thank you so much for playing along with us and sharing your amazing work xx

Eila Sandberg said...

He he have to giggle! you are blooming marvellous! a bag! now that is clever! WTG scrapping without your supplies, this turned out amazing!! xoxox

jsquaredscrapspot said...

Lovely page. I scrapped with a paper bag last week too, but mine was cut up. Some are just too pretty to throw away don'tcha think?

jsquaredscrapspot said...

Lovely page. I scrapped with a paper bag last week too, but mine was cut up. Some are just too pretty to throw away don'tcha think?

Val Thorpe said...

I am so sorry you have a broken foot... not fun. Just rest up as much a possible :( On the upside you still managed to create a wicked layout. I love that you used the packaging - I love to re-cycle. The colours and papers are just so bright and fun. Love this layout.

Natalie Jane said...

The bags are amazing!!! Mine arrived ripped (dam postie) and unsalvagable.
This is gorgeous and sorry about your foot......hope you're on the mend xx

Barbara Eads said...

You are always so clever!! I'm going to check out "quirky kits"--I've been in the mood for something new. Then, when I have time, I'm coming back to follow the blog hop.

Jimjams said...

LOL - trustyou to make something lovely out of what others might call a disaster! Fab page :-) xx

scrappyjacky said...

Love your use of the packaging,Sian....definately a 'quirky' page.

Karen said...

Only you could produce such a fun, quirky page while recovering from a broken foot! I love all the details peeking out from behind the title block.

Louise said...

I like that you included the packaging a gorgeous quirky page x

Sanna Lippert said...

oh I love this - such a gorgeous layout!!! <3

Emily said...

I love the layout that you created! It has the perfect amount of colors to make the page pop!

stephanie said...

I never would have thought to use.the bag!

Alison said...

Only you would think to use the bag, Sian...what a great layout!
Alison xx

Sandra said...

You layer so so well :) ... Gorgeous (as always)

Wrightboysmum said...

I have to admit to hoarding the bags when the kit is finished. Great inspiration. I hope the foot is on the mend.

Carmen said...

Beautiful page - I never would've realised there was as bag in there!

I hope you are breaking well Sian x x

furrypig said...

what a clever idea to use the packaging! I have snipped bits from packaging and taken photos of it but never used it like this!

Cheri said...

I LOVE that you used the packaging! And that you turned the design 90 degrees and did your own thing with it. And having the kit arrive was perfect to get you scrapbooking without hobbling your way up three flights of stairs!

Becky said...

What a great idea to use the bag! Just the sort of thing I would expect from you :)

kjjc said...

great interpretaion of the sketch. genius.

laurie said...

I love how you incorporated the bag into your page design! Quirky and clever!

Sinead said...

Beautiful layout! I'm so impressed by your idea to use the packaging - genius!

Lisa-Jane said...

Beautiful page Sian! Love the colours.

Joefil said...

Beautiful layout, love the color!

livingforpaper said...

Never ever thought of using the bags have a hoard of them but what a great idea to use them. Very inspiring thanks

Helen Wallace said...

Just goes to show, NOTHING can stop a scrapper on a mission!! Love your layout, it's fresh and quirky...fabbo :D

Krystelle said...

I love your layout!

Jill said...

What a terrific page! I love every bit of it.

Melissa said...

Great layout - it does look like they have very nice kits!

Sandie said...

What a great idea Sian. I use materials that take my fancy too, it's great to think outside the box and on this occasion you did it outside the bag. Great job!!

Gail said...

I love it! Trust you to come up with the idea of using the bag in your layout!

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