Cherish The Little Things

Hi Everybody,

thanks for all your lovely comments, they are very much appreciated.

Today I want to share something different with you: My second ever 12×12″ Scrapbook page. I’ve made some mini books before, but somehow still felt a bit daunted by the large expanse of Whisper White card … and that wasn’t even the difficult bit … deciding on the photo was one, and finding it was a completely different story. One thing I can say for sure now, my pictures are all backed up, doubled up and all … LOL

The sorting out can wait until another day!

I had this idea that I wanted to use one of our ‘Happy Times At The Caravan’ pictures. My fondest memories are of our days on Sander, when Boris was still with us … those barmy Summer days.

We had a great spot there overlooking the field by some hedgerows, sheltered from the wind which on the Llyn Peninsula, North Wales, can at times be quite relentless. Thinking of Wales naturally makes me think of daffodils, Wales’s national flower. They are also standing for change and new beginnings, and with our caravan now sold, I felt this was a good starting point.

One thing that always made me tickle was when Boris tried to outsmart us. He always appeared out of nowhere as if he had been waiting for me to get up, so he could jump on my chair and go to sleep, which he frequently did of course … and here is the proof …

Cherish Scrapbook page

I quite like the ethereal look of the ink blended BG, it perfectly captures the the atmosphere of the Llyn peninsula which sticks out into the Irish Sea just south of Anglesey. Sea air always seems to be a bit translucent even when it’s heavy with rain and seeing a rainbow out at sea is just magic!

As you can see I have been using stamps only for this layout, Boxed Blooms and Bold Sentiments, Holiday Artsy, SENTIMENT BUILDERS Celebrate,VIGNETTE Celebrate Artsy, Mini Mixed Media Backgrounds all by STAMPlorations of course. My little venture into Scrapbooking doubles up as my Spotlight Project for STAMPlorations this week. You can find it here including a description on how I created the page plus a video tutorial on the basics of my layout and how it came about. I used ProMarkers to colour my daffodils, the inks (Daffodil Delight, Melon, Mambo, Pacific Point, Early Espresso), Markers (Early Espresso, More Mustard) and card (Early Espresso, Whisper White 12×12″) are from Stampin’Up!, black Memento and sequins from stash

I am entering my scrapbook page into the following challenges:

Crafty Girls Challenges #24 – Anything Goes

Delightful Challenges – Anything Goes

Back soon with more inspiration, until then …

Happy Crafting!!! 🙂

 

If you want to know how I made my scrapbook page simply click on the banner below …

Felin Uchaf and Challenges

Hello Again,

I have decided to join into the fun of entering challenges. I have recently been in touch with Florence who lives in Spain. She is part of a weekly challenge group called the ‘Hatters’. I thought it was interesting and a good way to stretch my imagination. This week is the first week for me to post an entry on the Hatter’s Blog http://outofahatcreations.blogspot.co.uk/.

Here is what I made:

I framed a picture of the fireplace in the large roundhouse of the Felin Uchaf Project. For the background I stenciled some half archways taking the inspiration from the picture itself. Some rough distressing around the edges to finish it off – symbolising the smoke of course.

As a first attempt at making a large scrapbook page – not bad at all. I am quite happy with it.

Let me know what you think, comments are very much appreciated. 🙂

Here is what I used – all from Stampin’UP!: inks – early espresso, crumb cake, close to cocoa, mahogany distress ink and early espresso Stamp’n’Write Marker; very vanilla card plus Medallion and Broadsheet Alphabet stamps.

Off to Wales in a bit. Have a great weekend.

Happy Crafting!!!

🙂