Sunday, 28 July 2013

Sketches in Thyme #117

I decided to start making my Christmas album. I found some photos from my school years and decided to scrap them
 I used the Dovecraft Modern Christmas paper pack and Kate Hadfield sample pack from Scrapbook Magazine.

Sketches in Thyme 116

I've created another layout about summer why it lasts.

I used Paperrmania happy days papers with crochet flowers and washi tape/

Monday, 22 July 2013

Summer Challenge no 2

My entry for the second summer challenge, its been very hot over here in England with temperatures reaching up to 32c the trouble is that the heat seems to make everything twice as hard to do. Still its the first real summer since the 90's. here's the link to play along

 Leo has developed this habit of chewing on peoples shoes sometimes while you are wearing them.

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Sketchabilities 94

This layout is so bright it should come with a warning, it didn't quite turn out how I imagined it would. play along by clicking here .
 I used Amy Tangerine Yes Please papers with Happy Days and Nit Wit summer kit

Life Paper Scrapbook July sketch: Hello Leo

I'm playing along with this month's sketch challenge at Life, Paper, Scrapbook and since its summer over here in the UK for the first time in 10 years I've chosen bright colours. I've used Amy Tangerine Yes Please with Nit Wit summer papers for this layout. you can join in with this challenge by clicking the link here

 I covered the chipboard flowers in patterned paper so that they would blend in with the offer embellishments.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Sketchbook 365 July Challenge

playing along with the July challenge at Sketchbook365 here is my bright and cheerful layout of the other half, he doesn't usually get caught on camera that often.
I used Amy Tangerine for this layout and I printed the title from a free digi kit.

OUAS July Challenge: Grow

im playing along with the july challenge at this month the journaling theme is growing so naturally I chose to make a romantic layout.
 The journaling is written under the Polaroid frame. I used HOTP Roses in Harmony and Papermania chronology papers on this layout.

Friday, 5 July 2013

Scrap Around the World July challenge; Special day

   I'm playing along with the July challenge at the challenge is open until the 25th. I was inspired by the soft colours, the romance theme and the mixed media from the sketch. I decided to create another layout form my heritage album and scraped about Nan and Granddad's wedding.

I used HOTP Roses in Harmony with Papermania Lincoln linen papers on this layout.

The title was created by cutting the letters out of a journaling card and inking around the letters.

I painted a chipboard frame with acrylic paint and then stamped around it in Tim Holtz antique linen ink and embossed it with a heat embossing tool.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

The memory nest Summer Challenge #1

playing along with The Memory Nest summer Challenge between July and August there will be a new sketch and colour theme to follower every week you can join in by clicking this link. . here is my first challenge I choses to make a layout about the arcades in Great Yarmouth as this is where we spent most of our time and money.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Whimsical Wednesday summertime share

Playing along with The Memory Nest Whimsical Wednesday this week I am going to share a card. and my cover I made for my vacation album.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Life Paper Scrapbook June colour challenge

Playing along with Life Paper Scrapbook's June Colour challenge which I combined with this sketch from page maps here is the link to their page .
 I don't do layouts of my family very often and decided it was time to get those photos out of the box. My nan isn't around anymore so this layout is important because it reflects how life is a roller coaster of joy and sorrow and how you have to live in the moment before it is gone.  this page was rather emotional to make and you find that scrapbooking can be therapeutic when dealing with difficult subjects. Scrapbooks should be about your life's journey and include both the good times and the bad times because these make us who we are today.
 I like making flowers for my layouts here I used a circle die to cut out fabric and folded it I half twice to make petals I then sew them together with a running stich and kept threading the petals together. I use Tim Holtz Tattered florals and mini rosette dies for this project. with Amy Tangerine Yes please and scraps of various papermania papers.