Wednesday, 26 February 2014

In this Moment

I used some REALLY old papers for this layout! Papers that I have had forever ... But still am very fond of!

The photo is also very old, of my mum and Derek, and I have had it in my pile of photos to be scrapped for ages, and finally it is in my album along with those lovely old papers :)

Carole x

Friday, 21 February 2014

Sun kissed

So I found a pin on Pinterest that used the zig zag paper on this layout (crate paper the pier) only it was the other half, the blues and greens. I preferred the pinks for these little photos (and can still use the blues another time!)

Not one of my favourite layouts, which is a shame because the photos are too cute!

Carole x

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Little Man

Look how messy I got with this one!!! I sprayed and splatted and stamped all on one layout!!! Those are words I never expected to say!

I was using up some stickers and the last sheet of echo park paper I had and there it is! I quite like it! More words I never thought I would say!

Carole x

Thursday, 13 February 2014

A Family is a Patchwork of Love

I really like doing grid type layouts so this one was right up my street :)

This one is great for using up little bits and scraps (the middle square in the top row is a personal favourite and I now only have a square measuring about 4cm x 4cm)!

I love this photo of my two with their little cousins and although you can't tell, it was taken up in the trees on the tree top trail at Moors Valley!

Carole x

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Only One Noddy Slipper

Before I show you another layout that I did yesterday, I must apologise for how my photos are appearing on my blog - it's all good if you click on the photo but about a quarter of my photos are hidden. Not sure why, must be something to do with blogging from my iPhone ... I will try and fix this technical glitch!

So, I came across this photo from about 17 years ago and I love it so just had to scrap it!

This was created using a sketch from Pinterest, and mainly scraps from my scraps box (another new concept for me!)

Carole x

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

2 Cute

It's crafty Tuesday! As usual Emma and I hooked up together via Skype and crafted together! We managed two layouts together and Emma finished a third while I also made a valentine card which I will share once my hubby has opened it!

This photo has been hanging around for ages! I spent ages searching for it on my computer to find the actual date because both girls are much more grown up now!

Most of the patterned papers are from October Afternoon Woodland Park with a few other bits including some splats with a teal blue mister Huey ink spray.

Carole x

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Project Life Update

I am delighted that I have managed to complete a whole year of Project Life :)  Now I'm not sure why I put off starting it for so long - I KNEW I was going to love it, and I do! It's just something about filling those scrummy little pockets! I love being able to look back through last year and remember the little stories.

So, before I could start PL 2014 I needed to make my 12 month cards so that they were consistent throughout the year.

With a lovely little stack of months ready to go (I do a double page spread for each month, I would never be able to keep up doing it weekly) I tackled January:

Being January, it was a little bit quiet and we all kind of hibernated, so I used a couple of filler cards, but I like them!

Another benefit of doing PL monthly is that I will be able to get at least two years into one album, and so I made a little divider tab thingy so I can easily find where 2014 starts :)

If anyone is thinking of starting PL - just do it! What's not to love about having a photo album journal to look back on and treasure? I wish this kind of thing had been around when my babies were little, what a lovely way of recording their childhood that would have been. Sigh.

Carole x

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Soggy Sisters

Here is something I wouldn't have been brave enough to tackle a while ago! Just recently my neglected watercolour paints have seen quite a lot of action! I drew a circle then painted it in two different colours to coordinate with my photo, picked a few papers and did a few more splats and there you go!  Although I am new to using "wet stuff" on my layouts, I love this one! (My sister isn't so keen on the photo though!!!)

As a follow up to my last post, I was rather silly and forgot to take a photo when I met up with the birthday girl, but here is the birthday card I made for her:

Carole x

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Birthday Hug

This layout is quite appropriate ... The photo was taken on my birthday but tomorrow it is Louise's birthday (and I am hoping to get a similar photo with her as the birthday girl)

I really like the colours, and the ombré paper and the little sequin pocket, and I have been waiting to find the perfect layout to use one of my perfect little pink corduroy brads! They are so cute! And so tactile :)

Carole x