Park Life – Sketch 214 Scrapbook Challenges

Hi there

This is my latest layout.  I used a sketch 214 from Scrapbook Challenges, shown below.

Sketch 214

The layout below is my take on the sketch.  I knew I wanted to include the magic mesh and bit of paint.  I really love how the layout has turned out.

In this layout I used:

I Love You stamp (I dont know the make but it had the following printed on the side – PSX SK609B)

Magenta – laser cut swirls

Mulberry Street – Wild Roses Gold

Luster Rubs – Silver Grey & Russett (rubbed onto the grungeboard arrow)

Thickers – Black Rootbeer Float

Crate Paper – Brook Collection – Sunshine & Downstream.

Green acrylic paint

Sassafras Lass cardstock stickers – Woodland Whimsy

Large Green and Small White button – from my button tin.

Grungeboard circle arrow – Tim Holtz

Red Magic Mesh

Flower/Star words – from a set I got from QVC.

Words strip – K&Co

I have also been admiring layouts by Natalie who is also on Scrapbook challenges.   Part of the inspiration for this layout came from Natalie and her fab creations.  See one of her numerous cool layouts below:

Natalie has a fantasic blog which you can find here at My Creative Therapy.

Anyway, any questions just ask. Hope you like it.

A day without scrapping is like a day without sunshine!


New Small Shelving

I visited Tynemouth market today to see if I could pick up some ephemera or any unusual bits and pieces.

See photos of the market belowThe market is on at the station on Saturday & Sundays and you can pick up antiques, sweets, delectable cakes or second-hand books, amongst other things.

I love it as the station is quite old and there is lots of detailed ironwork to look at while you are shopping.

Anyway, all of my Cosmic Shimmer Mists, Glitters, Flock, Twinkling H20s, Alcohol inks & Glossy/Crackle accents have been shoved in a basket and been put on a shelf on my bookcase.

The trouble is I sometimes forget there are there.  When I was at the market today I spotted this little shelving unit. See below:

As you can see from the leaflet it is meant to display little trucks and vans but for £2 I thought it would be ideal for all my little bottles are teeny jars.

So now I have them right in front of me, I can see them all and I don’t have to rake through the basket anymore to find what I want.

I think it was £2 well  spent!!

I am sure all of that colour in front me while I am scrapping will be a big inspiration.

Bye for now.

A day without scrapping is like a day without sunshine!


Great Great Grandma

My lastest layout featuring my grandson and his great great grandma.

I used the following sketch from Scrapbook Challenges no: 212 as inspiration.

Used the following items to put layout together:

Flair Design – Grandparents

GCD Studios – Homespun Chic

Papermania Alphas -Summer Bloom

Imaginisce – Rainbow Blooms

Yellow flocked brad – Laura Ashley

Making Memories – Glitter Die Cut Stickers

Small Wooden Alphas – Habico

Hope you like it.

A day without scrapbooking is like a day without sunshine.


Birthday Card for Great Nephew

This is a quick card I have made for my great nephew Cameron.

I used:

Pearlised card for the base

Core’dinations Whitewash cardstock

Happy Birthday backgrounds stamp

Happy Birthday car stamp

Black peel off stars

Silver ‘Birthday’ word.

Would love your feedback.


All Systems Go Layout

Yet another layout about my grandson (one of my favourite subjects, you might have guessed).

I used sketch 114 from Creative Scrappers as inspiration, as shown below.

I used:

Bo Bunny – Back to Basic – Ocean dot as base cardstock.

TPC Studio – Transportation – Tractors and Trucks

Making Memories Clip – Passport – the big adventutre

Little blue hand brads (dont remember the brand)

Strip from bottom of Sassafras Lass paper: Serendipity – Back to the Future

Journaling lines stamped using a Banana Frog stamp.

All Systems Go text comes from Cosmo Crickets – Cogsmo Journaling Cards – Twist and Shout.

I used differnt bottle tops tapped into a blue inkpad to make the circle marks.

I used Black ‘leather like’ paper & blue cardstock to mat my two photos onto.

I cut up an old paper bag and then punched it using my Bind it All then ripped some of the wholes.  I then scrumpled it up and then inked up the crumples.

I finally used a scrap from the bottom of another piece of Sassafras Lass paper.

Hope you like it!

A day without scrapping is like a day without sunshine!


Pick of the Week Screenshot

This is a screenshot of the website ‘Scrapbook Challenges’.  One of my layouts was picked as ‘Pick of the Week’ and I was really over the moon.  I think I have mentioned it before, but thought I would show you all the photos.

The layout is of my grandson brushing his teeth, bless.

Hope you like it!


Top 10…….Favourite Cartoons

This weeks Top 10 is…. Favourite Cartoons

1. Batfink

2. Dangermouse

3. Hair Bear Bunch

4. Wacky Races

5. Hong Kong Phooey

6. Bagpuss

7. Top Cat

8. Smurfs

9. Inspector Gadget

10. Trap Door

Well, that was a blast, I had forgotten how many cartoons I loved.  Till the next time .


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