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 Project Life, 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 Autumn...as 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.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

View of Aber

We visited Aberystwyth last Autumn, and on our last day took a trip up the funicular railway to get a good view of the town.


 It had rained early on, but cleared by the time we got up to to cliff top, leaving us great views of the town.

I made my page using Studio Calico, Maggie Holmes and Anna Griffin (Seafarer) papers.


The title is die cut using a sizzix die and navy corrugated card.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Olympic layouts

I enjoyed watching the Olympics coverage this year so much that I wanted to make  page or two to record Team GBs amazing performance in Rio.

I got the large photo of all our medallists online, along with the final table of results showing us in second place above China. The  papers are Anna Griffin I stamped the stitched borders and the title letters are from Hobbycraft.


I made a double layout to make room for my journalling, using a stitch stamp around the edge to finish it off. 

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Another stamped card

We helped tutor a 16 year old friend earlier in the summer in the sciences to help her get through her GCSE exams in June.

We were pleased to hear she achieved Bs.. no mean feat as the exams have got so much harder.
I made her a top folding card using Altenew stamps Spring Daisy and Painted Greetings. Hope she likes it.

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Good Weather

...and the excitement of the Olympics in Rio meant very little crafting has gone on here. I made an 18th birthday card for my nephew on Friday...but have even been too lazy to sort and print my holiday photos :I  Well, here is my card.

A little die cutting,  camera an Altenew stamp, little words by All Edwards, text paper Anna Griffin and Kraft paper and banner by Papermania.
A real stash dive for this one!