Tuesday, 19 April 2016

~ Day Trip ~

A couple of weeks ago we had a family outing to Yorkshire Sculpture Park with my fianc├ęs nieces and I took way too many photos. So as I've been embracing the pocket pages over recent weeks I thought I would do it for these photos also.

I used up a lot of the leftovers of my Like For Ever 'Little Things' kit. I now have no full 12x12 papers left just plenty of embellishments.

We had a fantastic sunny day, eating ice cream and walking 5 miles. Happy days!

I am totally in love with the cute little pink letter stickers wish I had about 10 sheets of them. The sticker packs that My Mind's Eye produce for their collections are great. Everything coordinates really well together.

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 17 April 2016

~ Like For Ever - Sketch Sunday ~

 Hello there, today I'm over on the Like For Ever blog with my interpretation of this weeks Sunday sketch challenge. I had great fun playing with the 'Little Things' kit for this layout.

Now I really struggled with the flamingos and cacti that were in the kit as I didn't have any photos of either of those subjects. We had many discussions around them at the Like For Ever retreat in March so I thought they would be perfect on a layout documenting our wonderful weekend away.

As one of the pillow presents we each made the lovely Christina printed the retreat details on to a journaling card. I trimmed that and used it as part of my journaling along side the cactus and flamingo.

It was great to meet the people I have spent the last year chatting with on the Like For Ever subscribers Facebook group. 

I hope you'll hop along and join us this week and show us your creations.

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

~ 9x12 heaven ~

I'm trying really hard to get my Thailand & Laos album finished. I'm finding this size easier to create whilst not feeling quite 100%, especially the pocket pages as I can do bits little and often.

I'm loving how the coordinating pages match and I'm managing to use up lots of my scraps from part used kits. These papers are from the Shimelle 'True Stories' collection and the embellishments are from my stash. I struggled to find papers that worked with the colours in the lit up stupa behind us in the main photo but I'm pleased with the final piece.

These pages are using the Simple Stories 'Life in Color' collection that I picked up from Hey Little Magpie. It has gorgeous bright versatile colours which works for almost any occasion.

I had taken photos of all the courses we ate so the pocket page works perfectly with all the 3x3 squares. I love how the Simple Stories collections have loads of cut apart sheets that can be used easily in pocket pages. I have also used them as my title and journaling block on the 9x12 page.

I'm going to try doing more pocket style pages over this next week as I recover from my virus. So I'm sure there will be many more popping up over the next few weeks.

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 10 April 2016

~ Bugs in residence ~

My scrapbooking mojo has gone out of the door over the last few days. I've picked up another virus and this time it's knocked me sideways. The head cold is slowly going but the weakness and fatigue is unbelievable. Trying to scrapbook but managing only 45 minutes sessions of very little.

Thankfully I have managed to photograph a few layouts I had completed before getting ill so I will share some of those this week whilst I recuperate.

This super cute layout began life at the Gogogetaway weekend but I didn't get round to finishing it before we left. I had printed this large 6x8 photo of Mr McGregor's Garden at The World of Beatrix Potter and when I saw this gorgeous paper I knew it was perfect. Hey Little Magpie had a whole range of Pebbles 'Spring Fling' Collection in their shop and I couldn't resist those cute bunnies.

Quite a simple layout to put together really just a few layers, 3 main areas of embellishment in a triangle formation and then a few manufacturers strips. The flowers were punched using a Stampin' Up petite petals punch and the Itty bitty flower punch layered up.

Happy Crafting! 

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

~ Stick It Down - April Sketch ~

Welcome to my interpretation for the April Stick It Down sketch blog challenge. To see the sketch I used head on over to the original post on the Stick It Down Blog.

I really struggled with this month's sketch as it was so simple so I had to use my imagination a little more to create a page I was happy with.

I have used the My Mind's Eye 'On trend 2' collection which was in this month's Like For Ever kit. I'm a convert to rub ons! These are the second packet of rub ons that I've had in the last few months and I've loved the effect they give on the background of a page.

This photo is similar to one already in my India album but I wanted to document the reason for stopping at there tea plantations and that we all used the opportunity to take plenty of snaps. I love how the pink and greens in this collection match the colours of outfit in the photo.

Thanks for reading & happy crafting!

Saturday, 2 April 2016

~ Hello Morning ~

Happy Saturday Everyone!

This is the first weekend I've had free for quite a while and it's nice to spend some time at home. I'm taking advantage of my other half training for the Sheffield Half Marathon next weekend by spending the afternoon in my craft room.

This is the first layout I have made using my new Silhouette Cameo. I used it to cut the picture frame background from The Cut Shoppe. To be honest it took me a few attempts with this layout as I struggled with the different patterns and amount of blocks of patterns. But the more I look at the completed page the more I like it. I tried to keep the embellishment quite simple.

The layout was made using the Like For Ever April Kit 'Little Things' which includes loads of MME 'On trend 2'. Can't wait for my next kit to arrive at the end of the month. It seems like I've had this current kit for ages as we received it early at the Like For Ever retreat.

This photo isn't very good quality as it was taken in the dark with my phone. Oscar often comes to wake me up in the morning to tell me he wants his breakfast but on this day my partner had fed him and I had gone to bed after my night shift which Oscar wasn't impressed by so he decided to climb on my head!

Thanks for reading & happy crafting!