Sunday, 25 March 2012

Better Late Than Never

Here are a few other layouts that I don't think I have shared on my blog.

This is my favourite photo of when I was little.  I must have been distracted by the camera and missed my mouth!  No idea what I was trying to eat.  The papers are from an old We Are Memory Keepers kit from QVC and are more pastel in real life.  The Sketch is from a Page Maps book.

Not sure where this sketch came from, though I remember turning it on it's side.  The papers are 12" x 2" and I added the fancy border as it seemed a bit plain without.  This was our cabin on the Cruise Ship Aurora.  Papers are from my scrap basket.

This layout came from a Shimelle Starting Point.  I have loads of paper so I'm not sure why I decided to use two papers I don't like much (they came from a bargain random mixed box) I used the A and B sides of each piece for the squares.  The papers and stickers are from Cosmo Cricket and I really like the finished layout.  These photos are of everyone watching the band playing at the start of our cruise.

This layout is based on a class in Shimelle's fab Hitchhickers Guide to Scrapbooking Class.  Great way of using up scraps of pretty paper.  Whilst on our Cruise we visited St Petersburg.  You can't tell from the photos but it threw it down.

The classroom and bedroom at the Crab Apple Crafts Retreat in November.  I think this is another Shimelle layout.  Papers from the February Scrapagogo kit.

This photo looks like I am protecting the guilty by blurring their faces :-D  but in reality it is the just the camera flash refusing to turn off.  I think this is another layout from the fab Hitchhikers class at Two Peas in a Bucket.  Check out their video classes as many are free.  Papers are from Simple Stories 100 Days of Summer range and the stickers are from October Afternoon.

Last one.  This needs some heartfelt journaling which I think I may hide on the back.

Have a lovely day.  Anne x

Another Starting Point

Below is an older one of Shimelle's Starting Points.

This is my version.  Very pretty girly pink papers that reminds me of when I used to quilt.  The papers are all from Authentique with Tim Holtz and My Minds Eye letters.  I fussy cut the flowers from a sheet of paper.

For my birthday we had afternoon tea in Stratford followed by a mooch around the shops.  There was so much cake that I couldn't eat it all, which was just as well as there is a limit to how far Weight Watchers points will stretch.  Must be working as tee shirt is now too big and when I first saw this photo I thought 'who stole the mellons'!  Not sure I should write that on my layout just in case it is saved for future generations. LOL!

Gosh two blog posts in one day.  Think I need to lie down in a darkened room to recover :-D

Love Anne x

Shimelle's Starting Point

I was really pleased to see Shimelle had a new starting point.  Even though I usually use completely different papers starting points just seem easier for me than sketches.

Here is Shimelle's starting point and below is my layout.  I may make it again using a square photo on the left.

I thought I would stuggle with journaling on such a big area, but in the end I wished I had a little more space.  Sorry about the rubbish photo but the inside of our house always seems dark even with bright sunshine outside.

Anyone know who made the background papers?  I bought the only two sheets in the shop and got a bit happy with a friend's punch on the B sides so the green, yellow and patterned papers are just scraps.

I hope you had a lovely relaxing weekend. Anne x

Friday, 23 March 2012

Deco Swap

I joined a deco swap thinking I could do some messy inky journal type pages.  Then I got the themes.  I was expecting vague themes like 'happy' or 'flowers' but instead got 'a stamped background with a flower in the middle inking the edges for a vintage look' and another theme is oriental!  Yikes not inky mess grungy then!

Took a while to do these but I am very happy with how they turned out.

Next theme is a bit easier but my oriental stamps haven't seen ink for years so the third one will be difficult.

I have been mainly doing pages for round robins so I can't share my pages until the books are back with their owners.  I have also done some scrapbook pages which I will share in the next few days.

Have a lovely weekend. Anne x