Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Family

Ok so I have no idea why I bought the Octopus stamps but they appealed to me and I am always on the look out for stamps I can use in my journal. In the end I think it made a great border for this family layout

The little die cut fish were a bit fiddly but they look great in a shoal

I also added some amongst the tendrils at the top of the page

My journaling was just the names of the people in the photo. I was cute when I was a little girl honest.

And I had to use the octopus in a diving suit stamp to finish it off. Well you have to right.

Loved this one xx

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Beach

I di like Project Life and I have used it on many occassions but I do like my 12 x 12 pages for my family albums so I compromised and did this.

I used Die Cuts
Cut out stamped images
and paper clay embellishments
and beautiful papers by Craftwork Cards xx

Friday, 23 September 2016

The Girls

Every so often I hold a Scrapping Your Family Special. This one was held on Saturday 10th September and we made 5 layouts. This is the first
The photo is of my Nan and Great Nan walking along the beach in around 1965.
I used a unity stamp for the little girls and a mixture of bright papers. Simple but I love the contrast of the black and white photo against the bright yellows and reds. xx

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Oh That Santa

I saw Katie Skilton using this on You Tube and fell in love with it. Trouble was it was like gold dust to get hold of. Guess what.....yes I got it so this is one of the first of many Christmas cards I will be making with this die
Started with a nice and simple one but there are so many possibilities. Watch this space xx

Monday, 19 September 2016

Bah Humbug

Every year I make one card for the person in my life who really doesn't do Christmas. In the past it was my lovely dad who when asked what he wanted for Christmas always said "nothing. Save your money". This card would have been perfect for him.

I was going to re-colour the fur around the hat to make it white (the colour ran in the red paper) but on reflection I decided it looked more Bah Humbug as it was.
A nice border using Distress Inks and a few scattered snowflakes finished it off. Love it xx