Saturday, 26 February 2011

Scrap Map Saturday ~ Love

The theme this week was diagonals. I had what I thought was a good idea... and then I became a little side-tracked and forgot what I had planned to do.

I used my new Artemio stamps that I bought in Paris at the beginning of the month and then was going to stamp the hearts so that the text was diagonal inside the hearts... as you can see, that didn't happen. Still, once the hearts are stuck on at jaunty angles the text is diagonal to the page, so it sorta worked!

These were some of the wedding photos that I'd a hard time deciding how to scrap. They're either a bit fuzzy, or there was too much background or we're pulling funny faces. Trimmed down and grouped together like this I think they actually work. Perhaps there's something to be said for multiple photo layouts?!

Oh, and I seem to be the Guest Design Team member for March *blush* - thank you Creative Craft World!

Thursday, 24 February 2011


A couple of screen grabs from the 3D scan we had done on February 14th at Bourn Hall. He's right up against my wall with very little fluid, so he looks odd and squishy!

Holding his feet. Very little else to do!

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

February Week 3

John drinking beer, painting the sash windows and in a box!

This is what you had to do this week:

1. We want you to scrap using primarily black and white - done
2. Use three pictures on your layout - done
3. Use a different single four letter word - done

February Week 2

The WC for last week. It was a close call getting it done as my Parentals had been visiting in the week and I almost forgot to do it. Still, that's what lazy pre-baby Sundays are for - scrapping! Getting it scrapped doesn't necessarily equate to getting it photographed, but here it is:

This week the instructions were as follows;

At least 3 pp's - done, I actually used four of my new Rouge de Garance papers.
Border punch - done
Multiple photos - done, using three pictures is quite a lot for me.

I love these papers and spent ages trying not to cover up some of the details that were underneath once the pics went down. So I did my usual trick of gutting the paper, which meant I could use the details of Eiffel Towers arranged into a cog as an embellishment. Also cut the paper so that the lamp showed up and the tower leg could overlap.

Used Glossy Accents on the lamp, but then John pointed out that the light should really be white, so I painted it. He was right, of course, looks much better white!

The photo on the right shows (sort of) the searchlight on top of the Eiffel Tower.

Monday, 21 February 2011

Wicken Fen

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Frankie isn't even here and
already his Nana is embarrasing him...
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Sunday, 20 February 2011

Scrap Map Saturday ~ Our View

This week the challenge on the Creative Craft World Blog is to use chipboard on your layout.

I've used chipboard Thickers, a chipboard bracket and tag by Maya Road.

This is my first layout from our recent "second honeymoon" trip to Paris showing the views that we had from our balcony.

I bought the papers in Paris, first time using Rouge de Garance and these are from the gorgeous "Gustav" line featuring the Eiffel Tower and architectural plans of the Tower.

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Project 12 January 2011

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Continuing with the Project 12 again this year, well, in theory anyway! The paper was cheap from TKMaxx, a total bargain and I've never used WRMK papers before and they're not bad.

This layout covers the Baby Bump, John in the box that all our White Company baby stuff came in and our end of the month Second Honeymoon trip to Paris.

Scrap Map Saturday ~ Kiss

My entry for the Saturday Scrap Map challenge on the Creative Craft World blog, this week with the theme of Love.

I've used some of my new stash from the gorgeous Jan/Feb Quirky Kit and a photo of Mummy and I on a ferry! I love that jumper I'm wearing. :)

Monday, 7 February 2011

Jan Week 5 - Belles

I promise I did this weekly challenge in time! I just put it somewhere safe for the GA to dry - and forgot all about it. Still, that's better than my usual trick of dumping something on top of wet GA and spreading it everywhere.

From the huge choice of options I went for a theme of friends, and the techniques of doodling, hand written journalling, distress ink and one stamp. Sketch used.

Pictures are Susi and Maria, fellow Bijoux Belles, on our visit to London and The Eye. Maria is tucking into a Screme Egg - the halloween version of the Easter treat.

Scrap Map Saturday ~ Our Wedding Day

This week the Scrap Map challenge is on a love theme, so I have chosen to scrap my wedding. As you can see, we had a big guest list... :)

I've used some of the Penny Lane that I used in my wedding album (which still needs to be photographed and uploaded, must get round to that), distressed some coredinations and used a whole piece of lace cardstock (thank you, Sarah!) without cutting it up! *gulp*

The thickers were dull, so I stickled them a couple of times, they look a lot goldier in real life.

Thursday, 3 February 2011


My childhood friend and closest thing I had to a brother.

This is how I'll remember him.

Scrap Map Saturday ~ Memories

My latest entry for Scrap Map Saturday at Creative Craft World.

This is Melman back in November when we went to London to meet up with Susi and Maria. We went on the London Eye. I nearly cut into a gorgeous sheet of October Afternoon - Thrift Shop for this, but then I remembered that I had a map of London that I'd saved for scrapping purposes. So I glued the map to some cardstock to stiffen it up, making sure the South Bank was exposed so I could point to the London Eye.

This week we had to add flowers. Not the most floral layout in the world, so I punched some flowers from the road names on the back of the map.

When I was making the layout I forgot what day we'd been to London and meant to go back and fix that before taking the photo, I see now that I forgot!


Home from our Second Honeymoon / Pre-Baby Holiday. We didn't do an awful lot, but that was the whole point of going to Paris. We'd done so much of it already that there was no pressure to see everything. Just as well because I ached, especially after the first day when I didn't really think about my reduced lung capacity and we walked from the Hotel to the Musee D'Orsay. Normally that would have been an easy walk, but not now with The Bump and my expanding feet. :(

The view from the hotel room on the first night. Looking out at Chatelet / Theatre de la Ville. In the other direction we could even see the Eiffel Tower and a searchlight on top of it. On the following nights it was too foggy

The Bump in the Hotel room.

John on the Balcony, suffering the heights and the cold. He came in as soon as the picture was taken!

We had a shopping day and ended up at the Galleries Lafayette. All rather posh, but we did buy Frankie a snail glove puppet from the Toy Department and had lunch in the cafe. Pretty good view from cafe - one way over the Opera Garnier and the other way looked right at the Eiffel Tower.

There was skating outside the Hotel de Ville. Took photos, but obviously stayed off the ice!

Only ate two crepes, which was very restrained and one night I even had a salad while John had steak frites. Being so central with the hotel was great, so many brasseries close by, the boulangerie was handy for getting breakfast and the supermarche was only a few minutes away.

Now I need to leave a glowing review on TripAdvisor for the hotel. :)