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Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Heritage Layouts

Whilst looking through the stored photos on my PC for upgrading my sidebar galleries I came across a few layouts that I made for the album my sisters and I gave to our mum for her 60th birthday.

I find heritage photos very difficult to scrap as I am naturally drawn towards bright colours. In most of them the layout and embellishments were kept very simple.

The baby in this photo is my granny and she is standing at the right hand side of the photo below this one.

I am the baby in this photo.

The layout of my grandparents wedding was a scraplift of an earlier layout I made of my two boys titled Boys Can Be Angels Too.

My mum and her sister

Two separate layouts of my parent's wedding.

The double LO of Graceland was a scraplift of a LO I saw on the two peas gallery. I will find the original and come back with a link.

Thanks for looking

Monday, May 03, 2010


Here are some layouts that I made whilst at the Elgin craft weekend back in March. I have still to add photos of our weekend away! Something else on the "to do" list LOL

Meeting Donald
Papers used are Lemongrass by Crate Paper
Letters are Papermania

Papers used are Jillybean Soup (I think, could be October Afternoon or something else I will check).

The small dotty paper is Prima Marketing.

Flowers made by drawing circles freehand which were cut out, crushed, inked then held together with a brad near the centre.

Summer Rain
Papers are Rusty Pickle
Hidden photos behind the main photo.

Thanks for looking

Saturday, May 01, 2010


I am now a Stampin Up Demonstrator!

Yes I finally took the plunge! Better late than never!!

I have a new blog for Stampin' Up! news and will keep this blog primarily for personal use.

You can find my new blog THE INK PAD here.

Mystery Kit Layout

As part of the UKS Monopoly Cybercrop I purchased a mystery kit from Indigo Mills who supplied the Top Hats kits.
It is always nervy opening the box as you never know what is going to be inside but I was delighted with the contents! Stephanie had selected items based on the theme "Tea at Park Lane"

Here is the layout I created.

I used a lot of the papers in the kit but had to use them carefully so that I could get full use of them. I removed any paper that was behind a layer unseen so that I could utilise it elsewhere on the kit.

I hand cut the shaped paper from the pale blue and cream checked paper. The back of this paper was cream with a small patterned piece in the centre so I used that for the title letters which I then doddled with black pen. The letters were cut using the Cricut (Plantin Schoolbook and Zooballoo).

In the middle of the red polka dot framed paper was a deep red plain section which I used for stamping a Blonde Moments heart on to with black ink which I then filled with glossy accents and raised on the LO with foam dots.

Thanks for looking.