Hair-raising – Sketch 110 from Creative Scrappers

This is a layout about myself (for a change) and the flat top haircut I decided to have (somewhat unwisely) when I was about 17 years old.  Unfortunatly the quality of the photograph isnt very good, but I still wanted to scrap it.

I think the photograph was taken on Tynemouth Longsands but I am not 100% sure.

I used sketch 110 from Creative Scrappers which was my main inspiration.

I used:

Bazzill Basics in two different colours (sorry I don’t know which)

Patterned Paper by Kaisercraft – Sweets – Raspberry Cream & Creme Caramel

2 paper strips from Simply Cards and Papercrafts – Free Kit – The Never Not Collection.

A journalling block from a free paper pad from Cardmaking and Papercraft – MME – Quite Contrary.

Chipboard flowers.

Thickers in Rainboots – Colour Powder.

Kaisercraft Rhinestones – Amber coloured.

Liquid Pearls in Mint Green.

Ooh, I nearly forgot – I Cosmic Shimmers on the chipboard flowers after embossing each of them with different pattern using my Cuttlebug.

I had fun scrapping this photograph as it brought back memories long forgotten.  I was going out with this lovely guy at the time and he had a ‘flat top’ haircut and I remember thinking ‘I should have my hair like that’.  Well I don’t really think it was the best style for me.

Hope you like it.

A day without scrapping is like a day without sunshine.


Which WAY?

I don’t know how clear it is in the photograph, but I am stood in front of a sign which says Pennine Way on both sides.  I have played on the word WAY as part of a double meaning, if you get what I mean?

I used a kit from Gauche Alchemy called Pitching a Tent. I think I have made 3 layouts using this kit and still have loads left.

Hope you like it.

A day without scrapbooking is like a day without sunshine!


Little Pink Dress

Everyone knows what a LBD is – a little black dress right!  Well a good few years ago I had a dress I really loved, except it was pink.  When I wore it I always felt good.

So when I rediscovered a few photos of said dress I had to scrap them of course.

I used two different sets of letter stamps for the text,  I also used a bird and flower stamp and coloured these in with Sakura Stardust pens.

The paper strips around the top and sides is wrapping paper from Paperchase.  I layered fabric flowers and a crochet flower with a brad on the bottom left of the patterned oraganza ribbon and a little girl in a ‘pink dress’ on the left.

The journaling in tag is from 7 Gypsies 97% complete range.

Hope you like it!

A day without scrapbooking is like a day without sunshine!


Curly Days

This is Sketch #104 from Creative Scrappers and beneath is my take on it.

I really enjoying using this sketch as it prompted me to use flowers on a layout about myself, which is something I have always avoided for some reason.  The paper is by Bo Bunny and the alphas by Maya Road.

I ran the green card that is behind the photographs through the cuttlebug using the swirls folder and used a chipboard swirl spray with cosmic shimmer to compliment this.

A day without scrapbooking is a day without sunshine!

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.


Glammed Up

I love this layout, which is about me.  I don’t seem to do many about myself (probably as I don’t much like the photos).  This photo was taken as part of a makeover, which is probably why I like it.

The layout was put together using a kit I bought from Indigo Mill, which consisted of  Bazzill Bling cardstock, Crate Paper & MME papers as well as ribbons, buttons, AC vinyl alphas amongst other things.  I have made about 4 different projects from it so far and still have more left over.

Hope you like it.


Just a Little Snip

The photo in this layout was taken just after I decided to cut my own fringe.  My mother was cringeing as she couldn’t do anything about it.  The moment was recorded forever on film.

Dispite this I love the photo and makes  a fun picutre for a layout.

I will replace the photo as soon as I can.  I have a lot of early scrapbook layouts that I clearly need to re-photograph.

Hope you like it (what you can see of it that is)


Lucky Us

I am just getting interested into Cosmic Shimmer/Glimmer Mists and wanted to have a play around with them.

This is the result. Pictures of my husband and I with our grandson Jacob.

The photographs were taken just before we attended a family Chrsitening and my grandson looked so cute in his little suit.

Beach Babe

Put together using the ‘Moms for Mam’ kit from Gauche Alchemy – I love their stuff (see the blinkie in the left hand sidebar.  I also used a few other bit and bobs.

The reason I love their kits so much is that as well as including ‘standard’ scrapbooking/craft products, they also use other things, such as the dress making pattern paper & pink tulle I used in this layout.

Photo was taken using the soft focus mode on my hubby’s SLR many years ago, which give it that lovely effect.  Photo taken during a holiday to Kos, Greece.

At the Airport Concorde Style

I remember this photo being taken, it was a big deal to see Concorde then (1983) and its shape was quite unique too.

You used to be able to go up on the roof at Newcastle Airport at that time and watch all of the planes taking off and landing and experience the noise, it was great.   So this photograph brings back so many memories.

Instead of relying on ready made alphas I wanted to create my own, so I picked a font in word and printed it out on suitable A4 paper.  I then cut them out and outlined each letter with a fineliner pen.  I also used the fineliner pen to draw several wavy lines around the edge of the base paper.

Hope you like it.


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