Craft Crazy | Vicki Parker July 10, 2019 07:00

Hi everyone - my name is Vicki and I am craft crazy! I am super excited to be starting this new term with JustNick and can't wait to really dig in to the cut files and create with them. Today's layout is about me, but before I tell you how I made it, here is my short bio.
I live in the South West of the UK and aside from three years in Nova Scotia, I have always lived in this region and I love it! I have been married to Rob for 17 years and we have a staffordshire bull terrier called Buster. It's strange to have one dog as we have had up to three, but for now, we are a one dog family - you may see him in some of my layouts over the coming year.
I started crafting many years ago when I made cards for friends and family, but I then found digital scrapbooking which fully consumed me for quite a few years - I even had my own digiscrap store for a while with a group of friends. I found though, that being on the computer all day for work and designing digitally was too much screen time for me, so I switched to paper scrapping and have never looked back. I am looking forward to using the fab JustNick cut files and can't wait to show you my upcoming projects.
So, for this first project, I used the Bits & Pieces Star Background.
I started by cutting it on a piece of white cardstock and then putting some gesso on the page before taking it off the mat. I also used the packaging technique with some Shimmerz sprays to add some colour around the edge to give some definition as the patterned paper I used was also white on the background.
So, I cut the white cardstock down to around 11x11 and mounted it on the Dear Lizzy paper which has some great hashtags on it. 
The rest of the layout is pretty simple as the background is busy, so I mounted the photo on some papers and added a few embellishments from the Crate Paper All Heart collection.
I finished off by adding my title using Shimelle's Sparkle City thickers - I think it just about sums me up!
I hope you like the layout and it gives you some inspiration for using the fabulous cut file. I'll be back later in the month, but until then, thanks so much for looking.