Friday, 22 June 2018

The Libertine

We went to Wales last year and Katie took us to a lovely cocktail bar called The Libertine.  In the day, it is a lovely place to stop to read the paper, have a coffee (or cocktail) and relax.  It has a lovely Victorian feel of a gentleman's club, perfect to stop, sit and read the paper.


More Maggie Holmes papers, I really like the background as it's glittery.  The tickets are stamped and die cut using a new Tim Holtz, my daughter Katie helped me to colour them.


I used a jounalling pad by Ali Edwards, adding little strips of paper from the background to decorate it.


The title is partly an Amy Tan sticker (the) and the rest is in chipboard Thickers.


I used cut outs from the papers, Crate paper chipboard washi tape and sequins to complete the page; I even made use of an old border punch to make a scalloped edge to the papers, good to get old kit out.


Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Aberwystwyth Castle

This photo of Katie has been sitting in my Wales album for four years (when we took her off the University), and as she is about to graduate, I thought it was time to get it scrapped!


I'm sure the image of her holding up the collapsing wall of the building is a typical one or visitors to the castle, nevertheless I don't mind the cliche!


The papers are from the Maggie Holmes Carousel range.  I cut out tickets from a paper, the chipboard is from a Crate paper travel set. I'm still working my way through the American Crafts sticker books -they have been so handy- so lots of the word strips, dots and hearts stars are from the books.


I used a Tim Holtz die set to cut the script style title and added Thickers to finish it off.
Sequins completed the layout, a few more welsh pages to go!

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Union Action

Both my Dad and I have been union reps during our working lives. This photo from the 1980's that appeared in our local paper reminded me of the fact, and although the quality isn't great I had to use it to tell the story in a scrapbook page.


I dug into my Box of Crayons stash for the first time and scraplifted an idea from the front of the paper pack to base my layout upon.


All of the embellishments are either cut from the papers or are stickers from the range.


The title is the BOC Thickers, I love the multi-coloured kit, it goes well with the black and white photo and reminds me of the 80's; I even managed to use some of the cute puffy stickers on the page.  More is definitely more on this layout!

Monday, 4 June 2018

When we Were Four

I love this photo of us taken on the harbourside in Weymouth before my youngest was born. 


I can't get over how young we look, my husband (whose hair is silver now) has black hair and both of us are in our early thirties.



Again, I have used Maggie Holmes Carousel papers, along with a piece in the background by Trimcraft, floral paper (Yes Please by Amy Tan) and a Project Life journalling card.


The title is by Shimelle and small foam letters by Paige Evans.  Where have the years gone ...sigh?

Saturday, 2 June 2018

My Little Lookout

A very old 35mm photo on this LO of Hannah using toy binoculars to look at the view over Durdle Door in Weymouth.

Although I have been trying to use up old stash, I did give in last week and buy a few sheets of the Maggie Holmes Carousel papers along with a chipboard sheet in the Hobbycraft sale.


The prices in there have been better of late, I picked up my sticker books all for half price.


Some of the embellishments were cut from the papers, kits and tickets.
As my daughter is 26 now, it is hard for me to accept that this picture was taken over 20 years ago. 😲

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Uncle Tony

My children have always been close to my brother and I love this photo of him with Hannah back in 1995.


We had spent a day in a Victorian fort in Weymouth and Hannah liked to climb on the old acnnon in the courtyard. 


The background paper is by Papermania, and the patterned papers are Maggie Holmes Carousel range.


I used chipboard from the range and  cut tickets and the kites from the patterned papers. Some die cuts by Vicki Boutin finished off the page.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Another Donkey Ride.

This time, the donkey ride is for two as both of my girls were old enough to enjoy the fun.


I made my first use of my Box of Crayons range after using up lots of old papers in the Clearthescrapdesk class.  The journalling box is from the journalling pad, and the orange card is from an old Amy Tan set of papers. 


I used chipboard letters and tiles for the title and added a few embellishments cut from the papers. 


I also included stickers from the Shimelle sticker book (so useful!), washi tape (Little by Little) and orange enamel dots. The stamps are from the calendar set by Altenew.  A quick page to finish yet another page for my old holiday scrapbook.