Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Timeless Beauty

This month over at Kraft it Up is Vintage and I had another photo of my mum from around 1953.  I'm so lucky to have inherited these photos and I've been using the originals, don't know if that's a good thing but I figure they may just sit in a drawer somewhere if I don't use them.
Products Used:
Graphic 45 - A Ladies Diary
Green Tara Heirloom Flowers and Stemmed Branch
Seam Binding from the Craft Queen
Gorgeous Doily from Lizzy
Prima Alpha from Belinda
Prima Mini Butterflies from Amy
Kaisercraft Flourish Corners
Cuttlebug - Hippie Chick Alpha
Ingvild Bolme Chalk Ink

Sunday, May 26, 2013

A Mini Album for Today

It was really cold today so spent the day messing around with paper!!!  Here's what I came up with, a little mini made from corrugated cardboard covered with some lovely papers that Belinda gave me.
You can see the inside on my facebook page.  Sorry if I'm doubling up too much but I find that I can add more photos over there.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Circa 1953

The challenge for Once Upon a Sketch was to use Numbers and a sketch for inspiration.
I found a couple of original photos of my mum when she modelled for a photographer.  
I've used the originals because I think they have a lovely vintage look about them.
Products used  from the lovely Shell Carmen:
Creative Imaginations IOD Paper Range
Basic Grey Rubons
Kaisercraft Rhinestones and Flourish
Petaloo Flowers
Brilliance Ink

Saturday, May 18, 2013


This layout is for the mid month challenge at About a Boy.  The challenge was to use White with one other colour.
I thought I'd do a boyish page that didn't include a person and I think this says it all.
I started with white cardstock that I stamped with a combination of inks to get the desired red colour that was on the chipboard frame.  It was difficult to get the right colour because the chipboard was painted but not gessoed so the colour wasn't true.  I used a combination of washi tapes with chipboard cogs (from Dusty Attic) and twine for my embellishments.
So there you have it I used White and Red.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

My Beautiful Gorgeous Girls

This one is for the challenge at Orange Paperie & Co and it was to create a monochromatic layout.
I found a photo from a few years ago of my hubby and his girls and it matched so well with the colour I wanted to use.  Lots of the goodies on this layout are from Lizzy Hill and the flourish is from Kate McCulloch, the flourishes can be found at FWAB.  It's a bit hard to see but I have three little roses popping out at the top of the page.  
My photography is a bit lacking at the moment, will have to try a bit harder.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Brotherhood - A2Z Scraplets May Challenge

The challenge for May over at a2z scraplets is to use Black, White, Blue and Yellow.  I came up with this fun page of two of my grandsons taken a couple of years ago.
I've used some very old papers I found in my stash.
Paper Inklings  Rub-on
A2Z  Chipboard Tree
Kaisercraft:  Border Stamp
Prima Marketing:  Tiny Birds in the tree and Black Coal Ink
Staz-on Black Ink
Brilliand White Ink
Versa Color Ink
Stampin Up Ink
Buttons and Green Tara flowers with brads from stash.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Life (Slinky) Scrapbook Savvy

I've used some papers I've had in my stash for a couple of years, a lovely chipboard frame that Shell gave me and some twine from DeLish Scraps.
The doodling around the frame is very different for me, something I'm not comfortable doing but I slipped with the pen while going around the edge so then I had to continue...

Wednesday, May 8, 2013


Flourish with a Bling - FWAB's challenge for the month of May is to use buttons and bling.  I've created a vintage page with a very special photo of my step-father (my dad) and his mum.  My dad passed away in 2008, he was the most amazingly gentle, quiet and considerate man and we were so lucky to have him as our dad.
Products Used:
Paper:  Prima Life Time Collection
FWAB:  Pearl Bling
Dylusions:  Border Stamp
Buttons:  Assorted, including some vintage
Green Tara:  Flowers  
The Trinket Track:  Alice in Wonderland Postcard
Ingvild Bolme:  Ink
Vintage Key
Making Memories:  Bookmark

Sunday, May 5, 2013

His Mum

The challenge at Sketches with a Twist provides you with a sketch and the twist this month was to include something about mothers or at least have a mother on the page.  This LO is of my daughter and her son.
Products Used:
Kaisercraft paper
Flourish with a Bling:  Flourish, cut to suit
Charms Creations: Star
Prima Marketing:  Flowers, wooden heart and butterfly
The Craft Queen:  Seam Binding
Purple flower from Belinda Scott
Martha Stewart:  Scallop Border Punch
Versa Color Inks
The Trinket Track:  Mini Stars with Gems
American Craft Thickers:  Two different alphas
Twine and Lace from stash

Pion Designs Giveaway

Pion Design  is offering a fabulous giveaway so why not pop over and have a peek.  I can't get a picture but you can view their website by clicking the above link.

First Year at School

For National Scrapbooking Day at Authentique.  The challenge was to use something already created with the wonderful Authentique papers, I love them because of the thickness and texture of them, you really have to try them if you haven't used them already.
As you can see from this layout they have die cuts and also pages that can be cut and used as embellishments - the denim pocket as shown here.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Mother's Day Stall

This one's for the #69 challenge over at CSI.  
It's about my six and a half year old grandson and his plan for the school Mother's Day Stall.
Now for the journaling, I wanted to share this because it is so sweet coming from a little boy just for his mum.
My handwriting is awful but others say we should include it from time to time - my mind goes quicker than my hand, it explains the scribble!!!

My Scheme:  
Navy around the page
Turquoise Green on the crossword and the CSI co-ordinates
Cardboard colour on the photo matting
Bright Warm Red on photo matting and from the co-ordinates
Light Gray on the co-ordiantes

Mr Evidence:
Houses, Number Accents, the 'key' to our heart as something unexpected, circle graph as an ambellishment.

My Testimony:
Top 10 List, circular spot 'inner glow'

Friday, May 3, 2013

Happy Days

The challenge over at 123 challenge is to use the colour red, the word Happy and Balloons.

I've used:
Bo Bunny:My Family Is 
ScrapFx Balloons and Cloud Template
ChipboardTitle and Arrow
Kaisercraft Background Stamps
Ranger Liquid Pearls on the balloons and title, Distress Ink on background
Kindy Glitz on the title and arrow
Versa Color on the clouds
Twine on balloon

Thursday, May 2, 2013

A Happy Scrapper

I'm a happy scrapper, I was on the watch list at CSI with my Silly Nanna layout, 
see previous post.