This is a fab picture of my son, who as a baby and young child was always smiling.  For this layout I used 3 different papers by K&Co (not sure which range as I bought a huge stack as a QVC TSV).

I matted the photograph and inked around the edge in green. On the base paper I used glossy accents on the little mushrooms with red tops and yellow spots.

I cut a wavy/uneven strip of another paper and rolled the edges up a little, I used the right hand side to journal on.  From the final paper I cut the 2 butterflies and the leaves which adorn the side of my photograph.

The letters I used are another QVC buy, but I really like them as they have a word written on each letter which adds to the layout.

Hope you like it.


Sitting on the dock of the Bay

I have always loved this photograph, I think my son looks so cool and laid back.

With the exception of the silver card I used for the porthole effect everything else is from a boxed kit I got from QVC by DCVW (I think).

This layout seemed to come together really easily and fairly quickly and I still love it.  The starfish behind the photograph pulls out to reveal jornaling.

Hope you like it.


21st Birthday Card

This is the card I made for my sons 21st birthday.  I duplicated a design I saw in Creative Cardmaking.

I used papers that come free with a magazine although I cannot remember which one (as I seem to buy so many).  I wanted to keep it pretty simple colour-wise and boys/men don’t seem to like fussy cards.

I am quite pleased with the result and the folding and cutting to get the effect was really easy.

Hope you like it.


All Smiles

I love this layout of my son, he looks so cute in the photographs which I am sure were taken on Christmas Eve of 1990.

I used a 12×12 sheet of mulberry paper as a base and I also had some mulberry paper frames,which I decided to run through the Cuttlebug.  I used the bubbles embossing folder to give it a bit more texture and to make it stand out a bit more form the base paper.

I used Bazzill In Stitch’z templates to do the double circles and arrows which I stitched with embroidery thread.

After that I cut a ‘truck shape’ from truck paper (can’t remember the make, but can find out if anyone needs to know) and cut wheel shapes from funky foam. I love funky foam – it is so versatile!

I used the truck paper again to stamp onto and then heat emboss the title letters, I also inked around the edges.   There is a little tag hidden behind the round photo frame with a little ribbon attached so you can pull it out.

And that’s it.

Hope you like it.


Mucky Pup

This is another layout of my son, these pictures were taken years ago after he had been playing out.  My son decided it would be fun to ‘camo up’ with ashes from a neighbours recent bonfire.

I used mainly Basic Grey Archaic papers for this layout.  I have had these papers for ages and I have been dying to use them but was just waiting for the right photograph.

Beside the cream cardstock and papers mentioned above I used:

– Basic Grey rub-on (bottom left & right hand corner)

– American Crafts foam leaves, which I drew around the edge of in white pen.

– We R Memory Keepers Gromlet

– Basic Grey Archaic cardstock stickers

– Basic Grey buttons (from various ranges)

– 2 different American Crafts stamps.

Hope you like it.

My 1st ever Scrapbook Layout

I have dabbled and enjoyed other crafts for many year, since I was a little girl really.  My nana brought 4 kids up during the war and had to be very thrifty and taught me to knit.

I had made cards in the past but really got into it about 2 1/2 years ago.  I started a new job and one of the girls I was working with kept saying ‘ you should give scrapbooking a go, I bet you will like it’.  I wasn’t so sure but everntually sacumbed ‘so to speak’ and had a bash.

I had limited supplies when I put this page together and used a free kit that came with Scrapbook Magazine.  I thought it was ‘canny ‘ as we say in the North East of England.

Anyway hope you like it, let me know what you think.

Handsome Pair

This is a layout about my son and grandson.

I have been hoarding these Sassafras Lass papers for ages (amongst a big pile of others) and I have finally got around to using them, instead of stroking them.

I love this picture of htem together as they both look relaxed and happy.

I used a sketch number 20  from Creative Scrappers (see link in my sidebar).  Sketches 1 – 75 are available to download from their website.

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