Monday, July 15, 2013

Christmas in July Blog Hop

Hi, and welcome to the Christmas in July blog hop.  When I put my hand up to take part in this I thought it would be easy....lots of Christmas photos to scrap still but, as with most things, time got away from me.  And the creative time needed for a traditional scrap page just wasn't there. I'd already scrapped last year's Christmas photos in PL style so what to do......?

Well, I hadn't put any Xmas photos into each of my sons albums for last year (their PL style albums for last year are still a WIP) so I decided I would do my elder son's pages.  I thought I would get it all in 2 pages....WRONG!  I decided that rather than big photos in all pockets I would print them smaller to make more of the Xmas paper behind them and allow a bit of embellishments. But I could't decide which photos wouldnt make the cut....AND i wanted to do these all at once to ensure consistent approach.

I used an old Kaisercraft range called Belle for all the backing and most of the embellishments, a couple of flairs, some journalling cards from Pebbles (not Xmas ones, but colours were good) and a punch art elf.

Here is what I came up with....the first page is a Right hand side page...

And then came....

......followed by.....

....and the last page looks like this.......

Of course, now Mr 6 is asking where his Xmas pages are from last year!  Guess that will have to go on the To Do list.

Hope you've enjoyed having a look at these pages and would love for you to leave a comment.

Here is a list of all the participants in today's Blog Hop......go on to the next person or go back to the start......Merry Christmas in July!


Friday, July 5, 2013

Week 25 - its Black and White

Hi, and thanks for visiting my Week 25.

I decided on a simple Black and White approach for this week as there is a fair bit of colour in my photos.

My left hand page uses journalling cards from the Seafoam kit, including one of the 'last page' cards as a filler. More alphas from a Studio Calico kit were used for time stamps on photos.  Wood veneers from Studio Calico added to the wintry theme on the page.

The right hand side focuses on Samuel having fun at a 6th birthday party for one of his school friends.  Plenty of colour here.  There was a Super Moon on Sunday night and, although my photo isn't that great, it does represent my take on it.

And here is what the double page spread looks like.

Thanks for visiting,

Fawning around Week 24

Hi, and thanks for visiting my Week 24.

My left hand side uses a variety of items, but all with a fawn/tan colour base.  "The Story" flair is from a great set made by Raquel at A Piece of Cake Designs specifically to go with the Seafoam kit. The cute wood veneer clip on the Marmite photo, together with the alpha stickers, are from various Studio Calico project life kits, as is the journalling card far right.
The filler card re Details is from the Becky Higgins Turquoise kit.  And finally the 'jelly stickers' on the Ouch photo are from a pkt I've had in my drawer for several years.
The right hand side is another simple page.  The cork looking arrows, alpha stickers and the doily journalling card are all from Studio Calico kits.  The filler card at right is from the Seafoam kit, with a hand made doily and a My Minds Eye enamal dot in the centre.  So simple and straightforward to put together.

And here is what the double page spread looks like.

Thanks for visiting,

Week 23 is a little green....

Hi and thanks for visiting my Week 23 - which has been done for a while, just running a bit behind on blog posts.
This week the aqua - both pale and dark - from Seafoam was my predominant colour.  My left hand side sees a flair from Greatest View on top of a doily for my title card.  Alpha stickers by Basic Grey (part of a Studio Calico Project Life kit) and a wood veneer heart round out my embellishments on this page.

The right hand side was fairly similar.  Wood veneer brackets and washi from a Studio Calico project life kit was used on my bi-fold card at far right (journalling inside is my 12WBT progress information). A lovely wood veneer speech bubble from Studio Calico went very well with my french toast photo.  The 4x6 phrase card bottom left is one from a Pebbles stack.  Chosen for the colour as well as the sentiment.

And here is how the double page spread looks.

Thanks for visiting,