Monday, 30 April 2012

Page Maps - Bella Blvd Sketch Contest

I love reading the blog and the design sketches on Page Maps. For some unknown reason I got excited when I saw this competition I thought I would give it a go. I am trying to scrap a load of childhood photos, and I knew straight away what pictures I would use. Some from a very hot sunny Crete family holiday.

My only real nightmare was after drawing pencil lines for my hand writing and carefully writing, I went to rub out the lines and the pen smudged everywhere. I was lucky and it allowed me to rub everything out and start again. Next time, test on a small piece of paper first, and use perm ink!

I used..... 
Background - Basic Grey Motifica Jade Paper
                     Tim Holk, Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection. 
(I'm not very good on the sewing machine, so I hand stitched around the page).
Smash Tape - K&Company
Page Title Stickers - Daisy Dandelion Velour
Footprints - EK success Classic Stickers
Small Title & Date - Simple Stories Year-o-graph Expressions Cardstock 

Thanks loads for giving me the inspiration Page Maps!!


I just wanted to say a BIG thanks to my friend Nigel who brought me some lovely Scrapbooking bits back from his holiday in America.

You will be pleased to know I have used some already. :) :)
Thanks loads, the tape is my favourite. x x

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Project 12 - March 2012

I can't believe I have managed to finish my March page of Project 12 on time. Phew!! I am really enjoying the challenge of using my 365 photos that I have taken every day. I'm still finding it difficult to write about the month, and I'm certainly learning along the way.

The original sketch for March 2010 was:

This month I am proud to use a couple of stamps which I hadn't used before and which I already had in my stash. I also used the happy birthday embellishment from one of my birthday cards. Hope you don't mind Aunty Jen, it was too cute to throw away. I also enjoyed sewing onto the page.

Another month over and already I'm looking forward to the next. April will cover Easter and BTCC at Donington, so there will be lots of fun and action. I can't wait.  x

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

General Scrapbook Pages

Over the last couple of months I have managed to catch up with some scrapbook pages that I have had planned for a while.... I hope you like them.....

Tom age 1 - September 2006 at home

Tom age 3 - Model Making 2008 

Do we decide to live in Nottingham or Leamington Spa - 2002

Beautiful sunny/summer weather in March allows me to work outside - 2012

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Project 12 - February 2012

I'm a little behind, but still pleased to have completed my second Project 12 double page.
It was action packed this month, with a heavy snowfall at the start, with a holiday to Disneyland Paris, and the month ended with very foggy days.

The original sketch was from February 2012

I lived the number of photos and small squares and circules in this original sketch.
Here is my finished page:

Was pleased with the final page, although I may add a few more emblishments at the months go on. I've also tried to add more journalling this month.

Not sure why the pictures have turned around (will try and sort this out).
Thanks to Liz for the mickey die-cuts and spotty paper!

I'm looking forward to the March page already.