Friday, 2 November 2018

Mama Fay's

We visited a wonderful jerk food shop in Aber last summer, and although it was full and we had to wait for our food, the delay was worth it.

I had jerk chicken with mango, the yellow/orange colour helped me choose my papers which were all bright papers and embellishments from Box of Crayons; these gave the page a tropical feel. 

I used a vertical design with punched notepaper border, chameleons and a puffy parrot.  The title is made from Box of Crayons letter tiles and the journalling block is cut from the 6x8 journalling book.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

High Tide Sunset

Back in June, the sunset over the sea at high tide in Aberystwyth, it was great to see the waves crashing on the sea wall as the sun went down

Again I used Maggie Holmes Flourish papers and embellishments, the paper seemed perfect with a stormy like sea at the base and pink sky; just like the sunset.

I chose chipboard houses that reminded me of those on the seafront, along with gold foam Thickers, stickers from the American Crafts sticker books and enamel dots.

Monday, 29 October 2018

La Banera

We found a lovely new cocktail bar in Aber back in May, quiet with a good choice of drinks to choose from. 

The papers and embellishments used for this page are from the Maggie Holmes Flourish range.

The title letters are gold topped foam Thickers, a quick page as I used only one set of papers, so all the things I added to the layout were chosen easily.

Friday, 26 October 2018

Oh I do Like to be Beside the Seaside

This summer, I saw a few of these giant deckchairs at the coast; perfect for a holiday selfie.

I took two photos in different deckchairs, one of Kev and the other of Katie and Matthew just after their graduation.

 I think the papers are Project Life, the journalling card is one from PL too.  The bingo cards are cut from a 6x6 paper book. 

I made up the title from American Crafts sticker books and Paige Evans Thickers.  Added school themed washi tape, little star stickers and enamel dots finished the page.

Monday, 22 October 2018


A layout about the 911 memorial museum in New York visited by my daughter and her fiance back in August.

The papers are on of the last ranges by Basic Grey (Second City); I cut out the skyline from one paper and popped a layer up on foam over some of the buildings stuck flat to the page.

The journalling card is a 3x2" cut apart, and the title is cut from the back of the paper using the Tim Holtz cut apart script die.

Saturday, 20 October 2018

NYC Wrestling

My daughter's fiance is very keen on wrestling, so she bought him tickets to see it live when they were in New York.

I used Paige Evans Turn the Page paper for the background of my layout, and the stripe paper is by Shimelle, as are the cameras.

The title Thickers are also by Shimelle Go Now Go, ideal for a travel page.

Thursday, 18 October 2018


One of my favourite photos of Hannah in New York.  She was sitting in a window of the Empire State Building with a great view of the city behind her.

Once I knew she was going to New York, I bought a few papers especially, these from the Carta Bella Passport range are perfect for the layouts.

When this paper arrived, I thought I wouldn't be able to use it as it was soo lovely... but by putting the photo in the bottom left corner with a few embellishments around it, the 12x12 really shines! 

The letters are from a Varsity set of Thickers that I must have had for at least 10 years.  Nice to get them on a page, and for them not to look dated.