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! :-)