Sunday, 28 April 2013

Scrapbooking: Pass the Page Blog Hop

Today is the 2nd birthday of Julies blog at To celebrate not only has she organised a Pass the Page blog hop which some of us have been involved in but also a giveaway!

So what is a Pass the Page blog hop?
Julie made a scrapbook page, took a photo and emailed it to Alison. Alison scraplifted it, made a layout, took a photo and sent this new photo to Fay ... and so it travelled along the group in this way .... like a visual chinese whispers.

I cant wait to see how its altered along the way, and if you'd like to see it's transformation you need to start at You should arrive here from

Rather than using a photo I used a screen shot of a tweet - I love tweets like this when I dont have a photo of the "event", its straight to the point, gives the date & time so just needs printing out.

I mainly took inspiration from Kirstys layout, her layering of papers, the border etc.

From here you need to hop on over to

If you've got lost along the way here is the hopping order

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Scrapbooking: Cat Burger-lars

I saw the sketch at Scrap Our Stash & immediately knew what photos I wanted to use with it. The challenge was to use the sketch along with 6 or more buttons.

Almost everything is matted onto black cardstock making each layer stand out more.
I kept to a simple black white & green  colour scheme - stamping arrows & mounting on the same green patterned paper.

Friday, 26 April 2013

Scrapbooking: Childrens voices, songs & fireworks

Over at UKScrappers one of the weekly challenges was to scraplift a page of someone from the gallery that started with the 3rd letter of our user name. I saw Lellys page & loved the layout, and so came up with my own interpretation.

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Cardmaking: Aperture card with a difference

I have started a new craft class called Arty Crafty, each week we have the chance to make a card and something else. 

Once I saw Lynnes lovely swirly dies (Lynne leads the class) I heard a **ting** inside my head and just had to make this little red riding hood birthday card that my imagination had invented..

The card folds flat & once opened is held in the triangle shape by velcro.

The base red riding hood is attached to folds upwards and flat so the card can be closed.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Scrapbooking: Everyone is a kid at Christmas

I took the sketch from this months challenge at Sarahs Cards Ltd and started playing with my photos.
I rotated it & made it suitable for a double layout.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Scrapbooking: eclairstasty/curiouser & curiouser

I wanted to do a double page layout about our visit to wonderland, but I also wanted it to have, almost like a side note, about Kai having his first eclair before we went to Wonderland.

I treated it as a 4" by 12" layout for the "Eclairstasy" page, and a 20"x12" layout for the "Curiouser & Curiouser" page

 I tried to use eclair type colours for this page, including covering dark brown card with glossy accents to make it look like chocolate.

I printed out a picture of a queen of hearts card which I'd turned the opacity down on, which I then used as the background you can see. I added a red punched border to separate it from the eclairstasy page, and also used this at the other end of the 2nd page to pull it together.
I added a paper pieced hat, some tickets off my Secret Santa (Thanks Carmen) and some diamond patterned graphic 45 card which I again repeated on the other end (also from my secret santa)

 I chose to go for a more of a Tim Burton alice in wonderland feel for these pages rather than the more disney inspired look I've used previously (You can take a look HERE)

Monday, 1 April 2013

Scrapbooking: Conwy Butterfly Jungle

Sometimes I look through my scrapbook albums and don't like some of the pages, usually the ones that I did when I first started Scrapbooking. Occasionally I'll sit down & redo them, one of these times was at the weekend away in Milton Keynes.


I cut each segment of the butterfly out so I could slip behind them the photos and patterned papers.
The butterflies are cut out from a sheet of paper & stuck on by their bodies so the wings can be lifted slightly.

The body is done using a curved piece of paper and distress ink on a pad.

Do you redo pages you've done a while ago & arent keen on or do you leave them as they are?


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