Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Cooper Cuddles (and a new technique)

Recently, I found a pin on Pinterest which appealed to me (actually most of them do, that is surely the whole point of pins!). It was a "how to" kind of pin, this time how to transfer print.  So, today was the day to try it!  If you never try, you'll never know, right?!  

I'm not sure I like it! But I tried it, and that is something I wouldn't have done a whole ago, and it could have turned out to be my new favourite technique!

I struggled with this layout, but was pleased with how it turned out in the end - but it wasn't until the very end that I felt it had all come together, sometimes you get that feeling much sooner, or is that just me?!

Thanks for looking :)

Carole x

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Bucket full of memories

I didn't have a long time in my craft room today - less than two hours by the time I had walked the dogs and got sat down.  A sketch was the way forward as I seem to be finding them a bit easier at the moment!  I very nearly finished it before I had to go out but there is no point rushing, so I finished it when I got home!

I am rather pleased with how this one turned out - don't you love it when that happens?!

Thanks for looking!

Carole x

Friday, 30 May 2014

Happy Little Chappy

How naughty am I to sneak into my craft room AGAIN today?  Not for very long though, and I did confess my sin to my hubby!!!

I just adore this photo of my son taken when he was about two.  I have been wanting to scrap it since I found it lurking in an old box of photos, and today was the right day!  It was inspired by a page on Pinterest, and I was pleased with how it turned out and to have that photo out of my box and into my album! 

Have a great weekend!

Carole x

Thursday, 29 May 2014

With Love

I managed to sneak into my craft room for a couple of hours this morning (the housework will still be there tomorrow, and I had already walked the dogs).  Let's just say that children being around didn't exactly help even though it was a fairly simple design taken from a digital scrapbook page found on Pinterest.

I managed to use some favourite scraps of paper on this one, some now all gone! I also found a couple of bits, a tag and a little journaling card and used them as a title :)  I'm loving scrapping old family photos, it makes me feel like I am making up a little bit for all those lost years when my babies were small :)

Carole x

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

School Girl

So it's Tuesday, and that means a day of crafting ... except it's also school holidays and things never go quite to plan when there are little people around - not my little people but Emma's!  Today was no different! Emma and I selected a sketch to work from but things just didn't quite work out, for Emma at least :(  poor Emma ended up dismantling her page because she was unhappy with it, but I persevered and here is my page:

I find it quite hard working with old photos whose colours have faded, and my first attempt with a white background was awful due to the aged photo, but I quite like the blue that I ended up using.  I found some "school" bits - flash card and handwriting and added them since it was a school photo!

Emma had an unexpected visitor so we only got to attempt one page together today but I did also manage a birthday card:

My card was totally scrap lifted from a pin on Pinterest, and I love it!  I really love that little owl punch!

Thanks for looking!

Carole xxx

Friday, 23 May 2014

Boys, Brothers, Friends

Now that I have joined Bloglovin', I thought that I probably should make more of an effort to actually blog a little more frequently!  So, here is a page that I did the other day, and one that I was pleased with :)  Always a bonus!

I have been wanting to scrap these photos for a little while now - they were taken at the beginning of December 2013, and I also have another series and a few individual ones too!  I used my Crate Paper bargain TK Maxx collection of papers then popped a few more bits and bobs on and voila!  Loving the curly bakers twine (which I secured with tiny blobs of glossy accents and tucking under photos etc).

Hope you like it too!  Thanks for looking!

Carole xxx


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