Friday, 20 April 2018

Another Tyneham page

The last time we went to Tyneham, we found a new wall in the old farmyard made up of old pieces of farm machinery and exploded ordnance.

The background cardstock is an elderly K and Company, dots are by MME and the red is Cosmo Cricket.  #clearthescrapdesk is really helping me to get lots of very old stash into my albums!

The speech bubble (again) is Paige Evans, lots of stickers by both Paige and Maggie Holmes.

The title is a sticker from the Maggie Holmes sticker book, so handy for finishing off pages quickly.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Take it In

Another layout about our trip to Liverpool. 

The cardstock is a kraft background by Tim Holtz, the spotty paper is from a really old set by K and Company. 

Most of the embellishments are Shimelle's Go Now Go, I altered the date on the journalling block with a punched label, stamped with an Altenew month. 

The stickers this time are by One Canoe Two, more dots to finish, this time in green.

Monday, 16 April 2018

Summer Scrapbooking

This photo was taken in the middle of summer down in Dorset a few years ago, so I thought it was about time I got them into my album. 

The background paper is by Amy Tan (Yes Please)... another really old paper. I love it as a background paper as suggested by Shimelle (#clearthescrapdesk) along with a neutral to back the photo.

The title is part die cut, and part stickers (Maggie Holmes), I chose the Confuscian quote as it seemed a suitable one for my children all on the brink of adulthood. 

I used an MME sticker sheet to border the photo, and added puffy stickers, the speech bubble is cut from a Paige Evans paper.  Good to get a five year old photo scrapped!

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Albert Dock

Just over a year ago, Kev and I took a half term trip to Liverpool, and on our first day we headed for Albert Dock.

I took lots of photos, but really liked this one in black and white.  The cardstock is a scientific styled set by Tim Holtz, I also added a very old piece of Cosmo Cricket (the spotty); that's a brand I used to love.

The stripe is by MME (Jubilee), lots of the other embellishments (the camera and 'Good Times') are cut from papers ad PL cards.

I thought the chalkboard style matched the background equations nicely.

The title is silver chipboard hexagons and vellum stickers.  I have a good few Liverpool pages still to make, so I'll be using #clearthescrapdesk to get them finished.

Thursday, 12 April 2018

No Signal

There we were, in a village and Bay mile from anywhere, that had been abandoned for over seventy years, and still Harry was looking for a signal for his mobile phone!

The papers and speech bubble are by Paige Evans (I never thought I would use them!). 

I added plenty of embellishments and stickers some puffy, some by Maggie Holmes and the star is cut from a Paige Evans paper.

A few scattered dots finished my page, another of my old holiday layouts completed!

The title tiles are gold chipboard by DoCrafts, love this set.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018


A few years ago, we took a trip around Poole harbour on a boat which dropped us on Brownsea Island. This is where the scouting movement began over one hundred years ago and one of the few places where elusive red squirrels can be found.

Another #clearthescrapdesk layout here from the second set of stash I put together. As I had three photo I used the shelf style layout to fit them all onto. 

My stickers are all by Maggie Holmes, with the letters and speech bubble by Paige Evans.
The background cardstock is by Trimcraft, and the multicoloured piece is by MME. 

The little border was cut from a Paige Evans paper, as the journalling says, we sadly didn't spot any of the rare little squirrels.

Sunday, 8 April 2018


Hello! I'm back after a horrific bout of tonsillitis just in time for the Easter holiday. ­čśáThank goodness for antibiotics. I have been busy over the last two days working on my #clearthescrapdesk pages. I have been working through some of my older albums getting the photos scrapbooked.  I organise my awaiting pictures in the right places in the albums, so have been filling in the spaces using older stash.

This is an old photo of my son with his cousin walking together in Dorset.  It's one of my favourite of the pages as it is so different to my usual style. 

The background paper is by Papermania, a lovely ombre grey with Dovecraft papers to make the central block.  The title speech bubble is by Paige Evans along with the puffy stickers; the rest of the stickers are by Maggie Holmes.

A few added dots finished off my page, along with a bit of journalling. Glad to be back!