Sunday, 23 October 2016

Hannah's First Holiday

Another golden oldie from the photo records here, Hannah with us in Margate back in 1992.

My sister lived in Margate at the time, as I had just finished maternity leave and money was tight, we stayed with her.

The papers are by Anna Grifin (Seafarer) perfect for seaside pages.

I did follow a Pagemaps j ournalling strips made a reappearance ...I hadn't used them in ages!

Friday, 21 October 2016


I made this page at a crop a couple of weeks ago, using photos I took of the street scenes on our journey home from the south coast.

I had to laugh when one of my fellow crafters asked where I took the photos!

The papers are Shimelle's first the heart vellum. The title is cut out from chipboard covered in the papers using a Sizzix die.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Devon Honeymoon

As I was searching through old photos I found these two of us taken on honeymoon back in 1990.

We had very little money, and with interest rates being so high back then, we didn't want to run up more debt, so had a few days in Devon together.

I used a PL style card for the sub title, and cut lots of flowers from the papers.
Looking back, I can't get over how young we looked!

Monday, 17 October 2016

No more babies...

My youngest reached 18 today, so our house is now officially child free. I do feel qiute sad really, the end of an era.

I did make my boy a card to mark the day.

The Earth is a layered stamp by Altenew, and the background is inked with Distress inks.

  I stamped the sentiments inside and out with a variety of Altenew stamps.

Monday, 26 September 2016

Seventies holiday photos.

I found these two small square photos taken back in 1978 towards the end of our fortnight's holiday. As I had treated myself to the new Anna Griffin Seafarer range of papers,

I thought they would be perfect to make a layout using the pictures.

I used a Pagemaps sketch from a monthly challenge on UKScrappers set last month along with my new papers to make this layout.

The background papers are sei and Anna Griffin Seafarer, I punched the stars with a set of Xcut palm punches.  stitches are stamped using a really old set of stamps...I've had them so long I can't remember the manufacturer, and I cut the ship out of the papers.

A few navy Nuvo drops finished the page.
The weather was better if anything this year!

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Go Karting

Back in the summer holidays, Harry and Katie accompanied my sister and her son to a karting rack for a bit of pre-birthday fun for my nephew.

I took a series of photos and cropped two to rectangles, and the other two to squares.  I arranged these into a block and matted them.  Most of the papers I used were from Shimelle's Starshine range.

I used a stack of embellishments to the left of the photo block, and used the multi-coloured Thickers for the title.

I'm currently sorting my craft stash in readiness for a major kitchen makeover later in the it's where my crafting materials are stored it's a big job!

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Attingham Park

On our way to Wales last Autumn, we stopped off at a National Trust house in Shropshire.

Both house and garden were beautiful, and as I took lots of photos, a double page was called for!

 I used Studio Calico papers along with Simple Stories 'I Am' range.