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.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Lifeboat Week.

I can't believe how long it is since I blogged, what with a funeral last weekend and a ridiculous amount to do at work my life has hardly seemed my own since the first of September.
I have also had very little time to scrapbook, but here is a page I made at the end of the summer holidays.

When we are in Weymouth we try to support the Lifeboats, during their week of fundraising activities.  They always put on a good show, knowing this we headed off to a local cove to watch a demonstration of them at work.

The page follows a sketch designed by a group I am part of on UK Scrappers; a really useful one as it makes use of lots of small photos.  These pictures of my nephews really seemed to capture the evening.
The stash is a mix of old, older, ancient  and new.. always good to stash-bust! You never know, I might get time to craft this weekend and blog again!

Friday, 5 September 2014

The Last Kitty page...

... for now.

I took these photos back in the holiday just before we went away on the day the kittens found new homes.

The page was another UKS Challenge to use yellow, PL cards, insects (I used butterflies) and a one word title.  I also managed to use a fair bit of old stash, some Amy Tan and Stampin' Up papers and a really old Doodlebug alpha made from double sided sticky that can be gilded or glitter added.  Adding some newer Project Life family cards and smash tape gave it a more up to date look.

I say 'the last kitty page for now' as I have lots more printed off; I'm sure they might appear on another page soon!

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

July Project Life

Typing this at the beginning of September July's long days and warm weather seem so far away.

 Here is my page for the month to record what we got up to.

As July is holiday month and always busy, I added and extra 6x8" Simple Stories page, it will help with August too, as I'll have my London and holiday photos to include.

I found these cute little paper clips in The Range, both male and female for only £1 a pack.

The page forms part of the UKScrappers Project Life challenge; we had to include typography on the layout.  I decided to pierce and stitch mine on a journalling card for a change.

Monday, 1 September 2014

A Trip to the Capital

Although I was born in London I left when I was around 2 to live in the Midlands. I don't visit so often since my grandparents died, so it was nice too stay for a few days with my brother, who moved to the capital when he was 18.

The public transport in London is absolutely fantastic, I don't think we waited more than 3 minutes for any bus or tube... I can't see why anyone would bother driving there. With Oyster cards in hand and an App on the phone to help us find our way about we visited many places, some I had been to as a child, for others it was my first visit.

The two of us near Parliament Square

Houses of Parliament

Stalls at Borough Market

Geffrye Museum of the Home; Rear gardens.

London; old and new: Victoria Street

Churchill's War Rooms; The Map Room

The Natural History Museum

Commemoration poppies

Outside the Tower of London.

A great end to the summer holiday just before going back to school.

Saturday, 30 August 2014


As a child I didn't think I looked like my sister, but the older we get, the more alike we look.

 On holiday recently we went out to a local seafront restaurant with Katie and Kevin, as it wasn't open when we arrived we took the opportunity to take a few photos, and I loved this one of the two of us.

All the papers and decorations are from Project Life kits, cards chopped up to make embellishments, and some additional papers by Amy Tan (Sketchbook).

It just goes to show you don't need full 12x12 papers to make a scrapbook layout.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Family Time

It's rare I can get a decent photo of my 3 kids all together looking reasonable, without anyone pulling a silly face.

 At Mum and dad's Golden Wedding celebrations last October they decided to behave themselves for this shot in a Stratford restaurant.
The papers are from the Teresa Collins ranges from earlier in the year, and I made the page to meet the monthly challenge on UKScrappers.