Sunday, 17 May 2015

Holiday layouts

So holiday layouts - to my American friends I don't mean Christmas, but vacation! I pulled a few photos from our holiday in Wales and Crete last year and grabbed papers which have been on my desk for a while. I like this cloud paper with these view photos taken from and looking down to the cottage in Wales.
With the main paper being quite busy and wanting to use lots of embellishments I decided to go with plain white card stock as the background. I haven't done that for a while and like the effect.
And this final layout, back in Wales is a scrap lift from one in a Shimelle class I took.  I enjoyed getting out my heart punches and stamp and getting three photos on one page!
This weekend we have been celebrating Penny's birthday. I will be back later in the week with some photos from that. Hope you are having a relaxing weekend!

Friday, 8 May 2015

Project Life - April 2015

I love having Friday afternoon's off! I have done my cleaning and then spent the next hour catching up with my Project Life monthly spread for April.
This is the right hand page (sorry it is a little skewy!)
And this is the left hand page.

I am really enjoying doing this monthly. I used to keep a diary, but have not done so for a couple of years, apart from when we are on holiday, so it is nice to have this as a record of what I have done over the past couple of years.

Are you up to anything this weekend? We have Slimming World first thing tomorrow morning, then Penny and I are going girly shopping which I am looking forward to. The rest of the weekend is free, so I can see more scrapbooking coming up! Have a nice weekend, whatever you are up to.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Did you join in?

With National Scrapbook Day, that is! I have not done so in the past, but this year, with it being a Bank Holiday weekend and not having huge amounts of jobs to do, I DID join in!

The Facebook Group I belong to, For the Love of Pretty Paper (UK), ran six challenges to be completed by the 10th of May, so even if you didn't have time to complete them over the weekend there is still time to finish them now!

I managed to complete 5 out of the 6.

Challenge #1 - make a layout with 3 or more photos and use new stash (I used two new tab and label punches).

Challenge #2 - a sketch challenge

Challenge #3 - make your own PL style cards

Challenge #4 - a scraplift

Challenge #5 - scrap about work. This is the one I haven't done. I am not very happy at work at the moment, so didn't really want to dwell on it and do a layout about it1

Challenge #6 - scrap about 'friends'. And I cannot show you this layout as it is one I have done with one of my five fave photos from April! You will have to wait until later in the month to see this one!

Did you join in this weekend? Did you have fun? I certainly did. We were all posting our layouts in the Facebook group and chatting and it was definitely something I will do again.

Friday, 1 May 2015

Five Favourites for April

Gosh, it's May already! Where is the year going? Penny's birthday this month, she finishes university, two Bank Holiday weekends and our 28th wedding anniversary.

But for now, here are my five favourite photos from April. Just a reminder that the inspiration for this has come from Jo, over at buckinghamspalace.

This had to be a favourite! Ben and Amy standing outside their new house. So pleased that the purchase went through so smoothly.

Over the Easter weekend, Hugh, Penny and I were all very crafty!
Penny sharing her face mask from Lush with me! It smelt good enough to eat!
Penny all dressed up for an evening out. She has dropped three dress sizes since last September, just through eating healthily. I am so proud of her.
A group selfie with Sue and Wendy on our day out together.
So the next thing on the books is to scrap these! Looks like it will be five layouts this month as each one of these deserves their own page. Need to find some sketches to work with so that they don't all end up looking the same.

Do hop on over to Jo's blog to see her five favourites for April.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

March's Project Life

It's taken me ages to get around to it, but here is my double page spread for March.

I found some Project Life cards in my stash and used them this time, adding some washi tape and dragonfly and flower embellishments which I have had for just about forever!

And now April is over and I need to make a start on that! Will be choosing my photos over the coming week and hope to work on my layout over next weekend - love it that it is a Bank Holiday weekend!