With You

I love this photograph that I took on the Metro (like the Underground) of my mother Grace and my grandson Jacob.  My mother will readily admit that it’s not often nowadays that she take a good photograph so I was ‘over the moon’ with this photograph of them both and love the colour tone of it as well

To put this layout together I used sketch 107  from Creative Scrappers as inspiration, I also used challenge 17 from Scrap it with a Song to help with the  layout title – using lyrics from the song: With You by Jessica Simpson.

To put this layout together I used:

Label Holder -Making Memories – Rectangle – Honeydew

Journaling Block – Making Memories – Noteworthy-Delaney

Scalloped Border – Papermania – Hampstead Glitter Transfers

Green Patterned Paper – BoBunny – Kiwi Double Dot

Star Brads (velvet) – Animal Crackers – Jack

Alphas – Thickers Foam  – Cream Soda – White

Patterned Paper – Flair Designs – Precious Grandkids

Ribbon from a local haberdashery

Fibres (free with an order)


I really enjoyed creating this layout and I think it must be my favourite so far.

I hope you like it.

A day without scrapping is like a day without sunshine!


Cousins Layout-Sketch

This is another layout where I have used a sketch.  This one came from Scrap Tiffany’s Blog -see the post for Monday, August 02, 2010 (Week #31 Challenge, Part 1).

I have  been sorting throught some old photos recently and found this one taken a few years ago.  The photo is of my cousin Steven and me at my other cousins (Kevins) wedding.  I think it is a lovely photograph of us both and I thought it definately deserved to scrapped.

I really enjoyed putting this layout together and using the sketch.

Layout created using:

BoBunny Chunky Charms – Swirls and Brackets

American Crafts Medium Jewel Brads – Aqua & Mulberry

12 x12 CK Margo Vintage Vine Glitter Paper

BoBunny My Darling Cut Out (Circle)

K & Company Wedding Tag Pad

Papermania Adhesive Pearls – Red

Anyway I hope you like my layout.

A day without scrapping is like a day without sunshine!


Photo album

Not long after my grandson was born I bought  4”x6” photo album from Paperchase which cost £1.50 (approx $2.17).

I just wanted something I could put a few photos in so I could show everyone what a gorgeous grandson I had – a ‘brag book’ I think the guys and gals  over the pond call it.

For the photo album cover I kept it simple by cutting two peices of felt and just hand stitched them with embroidery silk.  I then used a Cuttlebug to cut some amimal, flower and butterfly shapes, which again were stitched on.

For the album covers front and back I added cardstock, fun stickers and peel offs as well as my grandson’s name.

Hope you like it.

A day without scrapbooking is a day without sunshine!



On the 10th May I posted a sketch from Creative Scrappers – #103.  I said I would be putting a layout together from the sketch.  Well here it is!

I used:

I started with a 12×12 piece of green Core’dinations cardstock.  I also used a yellow strip of core’dinations for across the centre of the layout.

I am a big lover of Sassafras Lass papers and border and decided I wanted to use them for this layout.  I have used papers from two different ranges & cut outs from another range.

American Crafts foam sun/felt shapes

Maya Road alphas, I used Glimmer Mist/Cosmic Shimmer to colour the letters (the idea was to give them a sort of biscuit colour/texture)

Cosmo Cricket chipboard shape (around journalling paper)

WRMK Gromlets.

The layout is called Jacobiscotti as my grandson is called Jacob (as most of you probably already know) and he is eating a Heinz baby biscotti biscuit.

Hope you like it.

Lynn xx

Jacobs 1st Day

This is my grandson Jacob.  The picture was taken at hospital the day he was born.

I wanted to do a layout about his birth which I think will be lovely for him to look at when he gets older.

I am not sure who the base cardstock is by (but I can find out if anyone wants me to), I added a sheet of Papermania’s scalloped 8×8 textured cardstock.  After shaping the photograph I layered it onto a piece of DCWV Nana’s Nursery cardstock.

After that I added the alphas for the title and rubs for the birth details and finished off with some ribbon/button & chipboard/brad embellishments.  Done!

This is one of my earlier layouts, but I still really like this one.

Hope you like it.


All Boy

Another layout put together using the kit I got from Indigo Mill, the same kit I used for my Glammed Up layout.

The only thing on this layout that wasn’t from the kit is the doillie.  The picture is of my son which was taken in Hexham.


We had been out for the day and my son chose to have his face painted as a pirate.  

I love the photograph and had to scrap it when I found this pirate themed paper. I also found a pack of skull and cross bones stickers, which magicically had 36 stickers in it for the 36 scallops.

I also used strips for paper from Bo Bunny, I think.  When I put this layout together I hadn’t yet started taking notices of the different brands and manufacturers (which soon changed).  I cannot for the life of me think where I got the skull badge from.

Hope you like it.


Happy Campers

I l ove this paper, which I got from the US of A when I order a whole batch of bits and bobs that you cannot or never see in the UK.  I loved the print of the paper which has lovely colours.

I really only had to add the photograph, camping related words and the title and I as done.  I made a mat for the photograph by using orange core’dinations cardstock which I sanded heavily and then stamped little leaves on it.

Hope you like it.


Joyeux Noel

When I put this layout together I was going for the ‘more is more’ approach.

I had lots of bits and bobs that I wanted to put on and could decide which to use so I ended up using most of them.

I used Picasa to create a photo collage and to add the title in the middle of the photographs (which reads ‘A Merry Christmas’ – each letter is a Christmas tree) .  For anyone who hasn’t used Picasa it has some great features you can used to ‘jazz up’ your photographs, so it is worth checking it out.

Anyone – hope you like it.


Durham Cathedral

Another cross-stitch effort.  This was made for my husbands aunty and uncle.  They apprantly did a lot of their ‘courting’ in Durham when they were  young.

This took my ages to do, with lots of different shades of green and unbelievable amount of backstitiching but it was gorgeous when it was finished and the really appreciated the effort I had put in to it for them.


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