Sunday, 27 January 2013

The last one for a while!

So baby number 2s arrival is immenent and so this will be the last time I'll blog for the next wee while.  However, iv been scrapping away trying to get as many pages completed for a have a whole ream of new photos to scrap! 

I decided to try the sketch challenge over at Sarahs Cards and giving myself the extra challenge of using only scraps of paper left in my "to use" pile.  Think it worked out ok, although I stuck pretty close to the sketch I don't mind as I find I'm scrapping quite simply these days and it lends itself to that quite well and I love the colours! 

Well no doubt the next time I scrap it will be of our new little one, something I'm super excited about!

So long for now!

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Another challenge!

I've left it rather last minute for posting this layout for the sketch challenge over at Sarahs Cards!  It seemed like such an easy sketch but I couldn't find any vertical photos so ended up rotating the sketch to make it work! I really like the end product although its not my normal style!

Challenge is good!


Feeling festive!

Last year was my first year doing. Shimelles  Journal Your Christmas.  I really enjoyed doing it last year and my little boy really loved looking at it this year when I produced it from the cupboard to get a feel for what id like to do this year with my album. 

I went for a traditional look last year, mostly reds and greens. 

And when I ordered my little Christmas stash for this year I found I veered back to the same colour palette, for me blues and pinks just aren't Christmas!

So I managed to find a little red folder which I figured would do the job perfectly and managed to complete the front cover but no matter how hard I try I can't seem to do much more prep than collect together coordinating coloured papers! 

Only one more day to go though before I'll have pictures and I can build from there, I'm really looking forward to the run up to the big day especially as my little boy is now old enough to get excited about all the little christmassy things I love so much!


I just dont do cards!

For years now peolpe have asked by I don't make my own birthday cards and if I'm honest I just don't really like them, well at least the ones I make plus to me they're just wrong as they don't contain pictures!   My in laws however, pretty much demanded that I make theirs this year and I felt I had to.  After much grumping and huffing about how stupid cards are here was the end result...

It turned out a lot better than i'd hoped and it may have changed my mind about how I feel about cards, its certainly much more personal than a shop bought and I do like that its so pretty with the extra dimensions of the buttons and little sparkly bits!

So all in all worth the extra time and effort id say!


Wednesday, 14 November 2012


So I've had these pictures sitting in my little photo pile for rather a long time and don't know why I never seemed to find the page coming together.  However, I somehow managed to complete this layout using up lots of leftover scraps of paper which I love because they are some of my favourites!

I'm kind of desperately trying to scrap as many photos as possible before baby #2 arrives but feeling so rubbish these days its so hard to get the motivation! Only 3 months to go though! :-)


Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Needed the challenge!

So its been a while! What with exams at work and getting pregnant (and very unwell) I haven't been doing much scrapping but with this little ones arrival looming I realised I have so many photos of my little boy still to be scrapped so figured I better get my butt into gear and get making before I get a thousand more photos collected!

So the Sarahs Cards sketch challenge seemed the perfect incentive so here's my version....

Hope it won't be so long before next time!

Gem xxx

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Its been a while!

I don't know why I haven't blogged in so long but I have been creating so thought i'd post my latest page, this ones for the sketch challenge over at Sarahs Cards.

Really quite enjoyed the sketch, think I'll use them more as I seemed to churn this page out pretty quick!

I promise to be back again soon as I've discovered the joys of Instagram so my aim is to get some photos developed soon!