Monday, 13 February 2012

Flag Card

I adapted a paper strip idea I saw in a magazine to make a flag card.  It's a great way to use up scraps of scrapbook paper.

Use one inch strips for the blue area and half inch strips for the cream.  I drew a rough pattern of the blue cross on the card so that I could make sure the other strips went underneath to cover up the loose ends.  Trim round the edges at the end.  The triangles are slightly bigger than the half inch strips.  All pieces have been edged with vintage photo distress ink.

Anne x

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Proud Mum Moment

Here is another scrapbook layout.  This is about my son who had his book published recently.  Blagman was his nickname when he was a student.
I used Simple Stories school type paper.

Have a lovely day, Anne x

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Lovely Memories

Each year we grow the same varieties of tomatoes my grandad grew.  The home grown tomato smell brings back lovely memories of my time spent on his allotment when I was little.  I wish I had a photo of him in his huge green greenhouse made out of old window frames. 

Below is a page I made about my memories.  The smudge bottom right is a fingerprint.  Apologies for the variable lighting on the photo.

What smell(s) evokes memories for you? 

The smell of moth balls and cigars remind me of working in a bank and the smell of moth balls and BO remind me of an office job!  Nicer smells include baking smells that remind me of my lovely gran.  Burning smells remind me of our garage as Paul is often welding in there.  Once you get thinking it's amazing what memories smells evoke.

Just off out for lunch.  Have a lovely day.  Anne x

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Time ATCs

I had fun making some ATCs for a Time themed swap.  I used the new Portobello Road papers and stamps and have a serious crush on the 12 x 12 scrapbook - shame it's not a ring binder.

Stamps and 6 x 6 paper pad from Papermania
Time to relax stamp from Papertrey Ink