Thursday, 23 April 2015

Borough Market

Here is the page that I did for my first class at the weekend with ATDML - it is with the gorgeous Craft Market papers by Crate Paper - they are even more beautiful in the flesh with gold glitter and gold foiling...and the beautiful wood veneers - they are lovely.  I went with a circle theme inspired by the veneer hoops and used some fabrics and different textures as well as some sequins.

The photos are from a trip to Borough Market which was great, my kids loved being able to explore all the food and get to try it....and then choose what they wanted to eat.  It was a great day out that they enjoyed.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

The Hunt

This second page from my class with Ann - some more lovely gold embossing with one of her alphabets - I went a little bit off her layout - I kept the same photo arrangement and enjoyed using all the bits we had left over from the first page - I also love the gold skeleton leaves that were in with the kit.

The page is on the same theme as the first - this is the egg hunt and loads of cousins running around the house hunting for clues and trying to work out what they mean!

Sunday, 19 April 2015


Here is another class from the weekend - this is my first page from Ann Freeman's Crate Paper Confetti class (I did go a bit wrong, but never mind!!).  

There was lots of layering, pleating of tickets, distressing and some gold embossing - I am loving that look at the moment!  I choose the ticket colours to pull out the colours of the eggs in the photos - this is one shot from Easter and the Easter Egg hunt my Mum runs which has the kids running all around the house searching for clues!

Thursday, 16 April 2015

I am So Thankful

Here is one of the classes that I did with the lovely I Am papers by Simple Stories.  Debbie Jewell ran the class at the A Trip Down Memory Lane retreat- and she always packs her classes full of embellishments and gorgeousness.  

I do also need to work out how to photograph the lovely gold foiling as this picture does not do the sparkle justice.  The photo is just a silly shot of me and my oldest - I like that he is still happy to get me to take pictures with him and loves a silly pose, knowing that it will appear on a scrapbook page somewhere!

Monday, 13 April 2015

Growing Up

I'm back from the A Trip Down Memory Lane Retreat - which was just fantastic...I have 10 layouts done and another few on the way.  We were in a different room this time with acres of space and - it was beautiful - I will put some pictures together and show you all.

Whilst I was there I had a go at the CSI Major Case Challenge 160 - this is the first time I've joined it.  It has a lovely blue and grey colour palette, and there are other elements you can include like a map, frame, something transparent (so the map is vellum by Websters and the little My favourite tag is more Websters vellum).  Textured paper - though mine was adding texture paste (homemade with paint, pva and talc - so it smells fab too) using a tando cogs mask.  I die cut the view finder (it's Tim Holtz's) and inked it up, I also added distress stains - some silver and blue to the cogs - using my fingers - I am messy.  The alphabet is Basic Grey, the frame is from Crate paper - the papers are Websters Nest Egg and the journal card was in our pack from the retreat by WRMK.  I think that is it.

I have loads of pages and did loads of fabulous classes so my blog should be full to brimming for the next few weeks!

Friday, 10 April 2015

Smile Always, Laugh Out Loud, be Grateful

Some more Kaisercraft from me today - the base paper is from the Hello Today collection and I added a little colour with some Websters and Teresa Collins papers down the side.  I also added some colour using distress stains to the print paper behind the photo.  Some gesso and mist, lots of layering, a Crate Paper photo frame and lots of the Hello Today stickers - I love the phrases and words that are on the Kaisercraft sheets.

The photo is from the Natural History Museum - it is just such a pretty building, without even looking at all the marvellous contents too!

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Every Day is New

I know, no ink on this page - I just went for a really clean and simple design for a change.  I cut strips of papers, mainly from the 'Hello Today' range by Kaisercraft, but I did add in some greens too.  I went for lots of straight lines to mimic the lines on the track, and then added some of the stickers from the Kaisercraft paper set - I love their phrases, and you have loads to choose from.  This is an older photo I discovered of probably my youngest's first sports day.

I'm loving all the sunshine, and being able to get out and about.  We had a super Easter with my family, there will be pages and photos soon - the kids and my Mum particularly enjoyed her Easter egg hunt - she kept them running around her house for ages, whilst Dad cooked a spectacular roast!  I hope yours was lovely too. 


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