Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Really Old Photos.

When Kev and I were 'courting' we took our first holiday together walking in the Lake District.

The weather was so bad, we got little walking done; we managed to climb Hellvelyn. 

Loving the 80 fashions sported by us on the mountainside!  Papers by Teresa Collins, Pebbles and others that I can't recall. 

The One Canoe Two stickers were good additions to the page, along with chipboard circles I've had for a while by Ali Edwards. We are not big outdoors people now, so it was good to ue up this stash on older photos.

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Friends House

The Society of Friends or Quakers run a cafe over the road fro Euston Station in London.

We decided to go there for breakfast during our visit; while there you could buy a meal for a homeless person by paying for a meal voucher (the reason we chose if for our breakfast).

The papers are old ones by Pebbles, I still like them though!  Embellishments were cut from lots of different papers, Paige Evans Take me Away, a Project Life card, and stickers from American Crafts books. 

A bit of washi tape, enamel dots and a Thickers title finished off the page.

Friday, 18 May 2018

The Grand

A layout using very old K and Co stash to make this page about The Grand Hotel in Scarborough.

The photo through the window was taken at sunrise, as Scarborough is on the east coast, the sun comes up over the water; the sky looked glorious from our bed back in October.

The die cuts are from a set by Vicki Boutin and the title die cut using fun foam with a Tim Holtz XL die.

Plenty of stickers from the American Crafts and walnut drops by Nuvo completed the page.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

A Double Layout

Kevin found a lovely place to have afternoon tea while we were in London. 

It houses a theatre some nights, but a cafe the rest.  I loved the higgledy-piggledy interior along with the food we had, so took many photos.

Most of the papers I used are by Paige Evans (Turn the Page) and I managed to get lots of stash onto the pages.

On the left hand page I included lots of pictures: a chair full of hand-knitted tea cosies; afternoon tea, the interior of the cafe and Kevin 'being mother'.

On the right page I used just one picture of the exterior, along with the title, journalling and lots of embellishments.  I cut lots of embellishments from the papers (stars, tea cups and birds) and scattered sequins and puffy stickers about.

Another page completed with the help of Shimelles' #clearthescrapdesk class.

Monday, 14 May 2018

A Day out in London

After being unwell for much of the Easter holiday, the 11th of April was one of the few days I was well enough to go out.  We took a trip on the train to London to show our son some of the highlights of the capital.

Another #clearthescrapdesk page, papers by Amy Tan and Teresa Collins, embellishments from American Crafts sticker books and Vicki Boutin die cuts.

The photo is of my son and his girlfriend in Trafalgar Square, they look so cute together.😉

Saturday, 12 May 2018

We Play

My Dad used to love to make teeth from orange peel when the children were small and as Hannah was his first grandchild this is the first picture we have of us playing with the 'dangerous teeth'

I was expecting Katie on this holiday and as it was towards the end of our fortnight there I am very brown!

The papers are from a seaside set by Papermania, the title is  by Shimelle (Glitter Girl) and many of the embellishments are from the American Crafts sticker books, or cut from the papers (the beach huts).

Hard to believe she is 26 now.

Thursday, 10 May 2018


Here is another pre-digital photo, taken so long ago that I could hardly remember the occasion it was taken.

The children look so sweet in the picture, and smart so I think it was taken at a special service i church, either a first communion or confirmation.

Another #clearthescrapdesk page here; the papers are by Amy Tan and Teresa Collins and I embellished the page using stickers from the American Craft sticker books, mainly the Maggie Holmes set.

The title is from the Shimelle Glitter Girl set, ideal for this picture; looking at it I find myself wondering where the years have gone.