Wednesday, 29 May 2013

A card for Lynn

Last week was Lynn's birthday so I made her a card using the same design as this card I made for the Scrapology blog. For Lynn's card I used papers from My Minds Eye's 'On The Sunny Side' collection. 

Monday, 20 May 2013


Whenever we have days out I take loads of photos, get a few printed and then they just sit in a folder. I really wanted to put this right and use some of the many photos I've taken at Pensthorpe in Norfolk over the years and took inspiration for my layout from a multi-photo layout by Pam Callaghan from the Ideas for Scrapbookers blog.  

I was able to include 7 photos  in the layout by cutting them into circles and matting them on larger cardstock circles. I also used various patterned papers. I'm not sure but I think most of the papers are from Echo Park. The sun, cloud and title were all cut on the Craft Robo and the stickers were from various sheets of labels.

Friday, 17 May 2013

Red Nose Day Lauout

A very simple layout today recording  Red Nose Day 2013. 

I used white and red Bazzill cardstock, patterned papers from October Afternoon (red circles), My Minds Eye (red stripe) & Scenic Route (graph), brads, paper doilies, sticker from My Minds Eye and Red Nose Day logo downloaded from the Internet and printed onto cardstock. 

Someone told me that the doilies at the top of the page look like three lacy bras hanging over the top of the page. LOL.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Scrapology May Card Challenge

Alison from the Scrapology design team has set this months card challenge. Alison challenges the design team and readers of the blog to create a card using craft supplies that have been sitting around for a long time. 

For my card I dug deep and found some SEI Granny's Kitchen papers from 2005! 

Eight year they have been sitting doing nothing! I didn't have the full collection, just a few sheets and I was somewhat surprised that I still had them because the colours used in the papers are one of my favourite colour combinations - my bedroom is decorated in these colours!  I cut a honeycomb square from brown Bazzill cardstock on the Craft Robo using a cutting file from the Silhouette Studio and put the papers behind, I finished off the card with a Making Memories Defined sticker (These are soooooo old!!!!) and a piece of chocolate brown ribbon.

Pop on over the Scrapology to have a look at all the cards created by the design team and the gorgeous prize Alison has put together for the challenge winner. You've got to be in it to win it!

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

First Snow

When Millie first experienced snow it was so funny. She was so excited by her new white world and ran around like a mad thing. I decided to make a page to record this.

I couldn't find any snow themed paper in the colour I wanted so instead used an older sheet of turquoise paper from My Minds Eye's Dreamy 2 collection and placed a 'Frosty Snowflakes' transparency from Hambly over the top. I also added some turquoise and white sheet music paper from Prima. Some of the snow flake embelishments were cut from a die cut sheet from KI Memories and others were from a pack of unbranded vellum snowflakes. I finished the layout with a date sticker and a circle of diamante from Heidi Swapp.

The title letters were from American Crafts and I zhushed them up with some stickles for added sparkle.

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Teatime with Ted

For several years we holidayed in North Norfolk during the October school holidays and on each occasion we spent a day shopping in Norwich. The children loved to go to the Bear Factory and one year Steven bought a lovely brown bear and union jack shorts and t-shirt for it. I came across some photos from that holiday a few weeks back and decided to use them on a layout.

I used an assortment of papers - Scenic Route (Grid), Papermania (Blue Spot),  My Minds Eye (Red Stripe) and SEI (Grey Embossed). I also used some Bazzill Cardstock for my base, some ribbon, stickers from My Minds Eye and Thickers for my title.

The little teddy embelishments were cut on the Craft Robo using cutting files from the Silhouette Studio. I added a union jack printed from the Internet to one of the bears to replicate the bear in the photos.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Its All in the Details

Eighteen months ago Lara was a bridesmaid at my niece's wedding. She wore the most beautiful dress and accessories and for today's layout I wanted to capture all the details of her outfit. I used photos of her dress, shoes and flowers and the layout was inspired by this layout by Jana Eubank. 

I used Core'dinations cardstock and the cream patterned paper was from Fiskars. To draw attention to the lacing down the back of the bridesmaid dress I laced two pieces of paper together using seam binding ribbon and instructions downloaded  from the Internet. (Thanks Zoe for tying the bow for me!)

I also used some paper doilies, eyelets, some adhesive gems and some alphabet stickers.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

More My MInds Eye

Today's layout is a scraplift of a layout by Guiseppa Gubler which I found on the Simple Stories blog.

The background paper is from My Minds Eye and the heart background, title, flowers and leaves were all cut from scraps of patterned paper using cutting files from the Silhouette Studio. The journalling card was from Simple Stories and the words strips were from various manufacturers (Jillibeans Soup, etc). A couple of buttons finished off the layout.

Monday, 6 May 2013

The Butterfly Hunter

During the weekend I spent scrapbooking with friends last month, I made this layout. It was originally inspired by this layout by Kelly Goree but ended up very differently to Kelly's layout.

I used papers from My Minds Eye's Miss Caroline collection and also a sheet of Scenic Route grid paper. 

The mason jar was cut from a sheet of paper from the American Crafts - Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Collection. A really useful sheet of paper and I can see me using lots of those little jars on layouts and cards.

I punched the butterflies on my layout from scraps of paper and added gems to the bodies of each for added sparkle.

For the title I punched lots of tiny tags and added alphabet stickers. The tags were then hung from bakers twine.

My journalling is hidden behind the photo on the spotted yellow piece of paper and pulls out to be read. It says "Armed with an old fishing net and a jam jar Lara had been running around the garden trying to net a butterfly. She'd been after the orange/brown ones but they are a little too quick for her. She did manage to catch a few white ones which were put in the jar for a few minutes so she could look at them. I was quite pleased when she told me that the best bit was setting them free again and watching them fly away. I snapped this photo of her showing one of her catches to Grandad who was taking a break from cutting the grass. I think they were plotting the best way of catching the next one. August 2009"

Friday, 3 May 2013

My Minds Eye

Last weekend I scraplifted a stunning layout made by US Scrapbooker Malika Kelly for Bella Blvd and Epiphany Crafts.

Malika used a cutting file from the Silhouette Studio and as I had that cutting file I was drawn to her layout.

To match the colours in my photo of Lara I used papers from a 6" x 6" My Minds Eye's 'On The Sunny Side' collection paper pad but the layout would have worked equally well with paper scraps. Cutting and backing all those circles was quite therapeutic.


I also added some acrylic dome stickers which I backed with more patterned paper and also some brads. The layout was finished off with a title using Basicgrey stickers.
Anyone wanting to create a layout similar to this can get the cutting file from the Silhouette Studio or Jillibean Soup produce a similar die cut sheet called a 12x12 placemat diecut

(Ooops Just realised the date is missing from this photo of the layout. It has now been added to the layout.)

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Scrapology - May Layout Challenge

This months layout challenge on Scrapology went live this week. We are challenging you to take inspiration from a gorgeous layout by Delaina Burns and include some HAND STITCHING in your layout.

I decided to use a photograph of my daughter taken last year on the beach for my layout and really enjoyed putting the layout together using zingy citrus colours. 

I used Bazzill Cardstock and a mixture of patterned papers from My Minds Eye, Dream Street Papers and Fancy Pants. The word strip was cut from a sheet of Echo Park patterned paper. I also added part of a transparency from Hambly and made some windmills from more patterned paper and brads. For my hand stitching I used embroidery silk. I drew the frames on the cardstock in pencil before making the holes to sew.

Here's Delaina's original layout and Lynn's sketch.