Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Catching up

Scrapbooking and I have been rather distant friends this year - when I think how many layouts I completed last year, I am waaaay behind this year. I'm not too sure why this is, but my mojo went missing for quite a while and other crafts have also taken the lead recently.

Last week I decided to have a proper tidy-up / clear-out of my study. As a result, I came across a whole load of bits and pieces that I had been saving for various projects, as well as a whole pile of page kits that I had made up late last year. So, this week, I decided to put these kits to use, as well as try and catch up with the Scrap Like You Mean It challenges

Week 15 - Living on the Edge

This challenge was to enhance the edges of your layout, either by inking them, using die-cut papers, punches - you name it. I used various bits and pieces from a Chatterbox mini album kit. These papers are from the Villa range - all soft peaches, pinks and olive greens. I inked all the bits of paper and mounted a picture of my parents on their honeymoon. Nice and simple - but I like it!

Week 26 - Scrap with Stickers

I actually did this last week - but didn't get the chance to post it. Daisy D and Basic Grey papers, using a picture and stickers from the Barnados Big Toddle that Little Miss A recently took part in through her nursery. I used green felt Thickers for the title, so this also counts as the layout for Week 24 (Scrap with Felt). This was the picture we used on her fund-raising web page - would you believe she raised £250 all on her own - and got a special mention in the newsletter! Very proud parents (we've got great friends haven't we??!!)

Week 27 - Scrap a Happy Story

One Monday back in early June, I re-discovered this little outfit in Little Miss A's wardrobe. I had actually bought it last year, but it was too big. It now fits perfectly, but makes her look sooo grown up.....she's definitely not a baby any more! I actually bought new stash for the first time in ages, specially for this - the new Doodlebug papers and cherry Braddies were just crying out to go with these photos. I added a strip of Basic Grey Urban Prairie paper and a piece of random green gingham paper that I had in my stash. I'm really pleased with this layout - the Glitter Queen is back!

Week 28 - Scrap with a Needle & Thread

I can't believe I've actually done the current week's challenge on time! I combined this challenge with the one from Week 22 (which was a sketch) as I thought it all went perfectly with this photo - how time flies, the photos in this and the last layout were almost exactly a year apart! Used the same Basic Grey Urban Prairie paper as before, plus some green cross stitch on the edges, and some white Thickers for the title. Again, nice and simple - but I think it works really well....


LadyBug said...

there's a little something for you on my blog :)

Angie said...

What an industrious week you have has ... love the LO's that resulted. They are so bright and cheerie ...fav is cherry pie.

LadyBug said...

there's another something for you on my blog :)


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