Wednesday, 5 May 2010

The Crafty Corner works it's magic again!

I made my way to The Crafty Corner after lunch with the intention of making my son's birthday card (for Saturday). Having successfully done that (sorry, can't share it with you at the moment as he is also building his own website - as a school project - so is interested in what I am doing on my blog) I went on to make another card along similar lines, and also another scrapbook page!!! Having not scrapped for ages, that's two in one week - and my prediction of doing many Morris pages is coming true!

I love this photo of him, taken after about two/three days of him coming to live with us. He was just sat on our bedroom windowsill looking out, maybe thinking about when he is big enough to venture outside. I'm not very good at journalling. I thought about it for this page, I know what I want to say (pretty much what I just did say!) but now I'm not sure if it needs it, or if the title says it all, but if it does, where on earth would I put it, and on what?! Any suggestions, comments, advice gratefully received!!!

Used a piece of crate paper as the base, then my absolute favourite Basic Grey papers, this time "Granola". I also really love the vintage leather "Grandad's cardigan" button that I found in the button tin that I inherited from my Nanna.

I'm now feeling guilty that Morris has only been with us for six weeks and I've already done two layouts of him, but I've only done one each of the dogs (and that was a double LO!) Something I need to rectify I think!

Carole x


  1. Great page... oh and BTW... I've blogged!

  2. Carole this page is perfect! I would just add his name under the photo on the brown paper (not too big). I know some people have "a thing" for journalling but sometimes the photos speak for themselves. I would also add (even if only on the back of the LO) the date - just for reference.
    But shame on you neglecting your adorable dogs!!
    Sue xx
    p.s. I'm a doggy girl in case you hadn't guessed!lol

  3. Sue - I'm already feeling guilty about the dogs, so don't worry, I shall be rectifying the doggy situation in due course! (Haven't really done the kids either LOL!)

    Thanks for your comments re journalling - I don't feel I've quite mastered that yet, but couldn't decide if this LO actually needed it or not. Have already popped date on the back!

    Carole xxx

  4. Absolutely stunning page!!! I adore it!!!!

    Like Susie suggests, I would add some jounaling somewhere, even if it's hidden or on the back.
    I have a LO in my gallery, with a picture of Zach with our old bunny Barley.
    It's similar to this, and what I did was put some journaling around the inside or it could have been outside edge of the cirle.
    It does'nt take away from the LO at all, but it's nice for him and us to go back and read a little bit about the photo, when, where and so on.

    I love the layout, just wonderful!!! and adore that button and they way you have used it, just fab!!! I remember my Nan had some of those. I wonder if my Mum may have some too, I must ask her. Is'nt it wonderful to be able to use these lovely items in a whole new way.

    Suzie xxxxx :)

  5. lovely layout carole and so pleased to see you have your priorities right...

    pets then the kids, lol..

    maria x