Monday, 29 September 2014

Loom Craze

Anyone who has any contact with children will know all about the loom band craze from this summer.

 I first became aware of it as children in my class started wearing home made bracelets back in June, even the boys.

When we got to Weymouth my nephews both had loom sets and were busy making bracelets, rings and even minions from the little bands!

 I got the eldest to wear as many as he could up his arm to snap this photo on the beach.. The papers are Papermania Roald Dahl and the background has been stamped all over

 in a multitude of colours... as the bands were so bright I wanted the page to match!

Thursday, 25 September 2014


I've had these pictures of the carousel in Weymouth for ages, and wanted to get them onto a layout.  A sketch as a part of the UKScrappers Summer challenge made this a much quicker job.

Papers are an Crate Close Knit, added washi tape, wooden cameras and a set of Thickers finish the layout.

Wonder how my girl is getting on.......

Monday, 22 September 2014

Beautiful Wales

I hadn't been to Wales since my early twenties, so it was lovely to go back there as we took Katie this weekend.  I took lots of photos (no surprise there) and am looking forward to another visit in time... although by train I think as the journey is a long one!
Here are a few of the shot I got while we were on the welsh coast...

Aberystwyth castle

Katie queen of the castle...

 The seafront looking south

A ferry to Barmouth

Welcome to Wales...

 The Barmouth rail bridge

An unexpected autumn day at the seaside.

University buildings (or has she gone to Hogwarts?)

Messing about on the pier with Dad!

The pier at sunset.

Last I heard Katie had already dyed her hair; not taken her long to get into the student mindset :)

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Away from home...

Katie is heading off to University today, I can't believe my little girl is leaving home ( at term time anyway) I will miss her especially once Strictly comes back on the TV. I'll have to watch it with a 15/16 year old boy... can't see him being happy about that!

Hope she makes the most of her time as a student.. I know I did!

Friday, 19 September 2014

Busy Bee!

I got really busy scrapbooking last weekend to try and get my holiday photos sorted.  Many are in albums now, and the few left might just end up in my August Project Life book.

This layout was about a beach ball lost by someone on the beach, we managed to catch it as it blew along and held onto it for the day, but no-one came to collect it.

The ball the stayed in the beach hut; a source of fun in the sea during the holiday.

I'm on a mission to try and use old stash, this page was no exception with the last full sheet of paper from a set of 12x12 bought last year and a few scraps, an ancient alphabet and a frame stamped onto scrap Core'dinations card.  Bringing it up to date were cut up Project Life cards and a bit of Roald Dahl lime green trim.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014


Even though my nephew is nearly a teenager now, he still loves the minions from the Despicable Me films.

After seeing some hand knitted ones at a car boot sale on holiday he ordered a couple and collected them a couple of weeks later. His face was such a picture once he had collected his hand made goodies, so much so that I managed to get him to agree to a photo; one of the few I got on holiday this year where he isn't pulling a face.

 I added a bit of stitching as embellishment, the title is an old set of Basic Grey.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

The Start of the Summer.

You may remember this post from way back in early July, most of the summer stretching out ahead of us (sigh). Well, I took lots of photos on that day, and decided they decided a place on a double layout and near enough full size.  Thank goodness Shimelle had run a series of classes called 4x6 photo love, where she shows how to get increasing numbers of 4x6" photos onto one or two layouts.

All this effort resulted in another double layout for me with lots of pictures on it.

 On the left is the title and journalling around the sides.

On the right. lots of photos and a tiny amount of embellishment.

The title is made up of Amy Tan translucent stickers and stamped letters cut out with a circle punch.  Just hope next summer is as good as this one has been.