Saturday, 30 April 2011

April Blog Hop

Welcome to April's Banana Frog blog hop. This month's theme is Spring. I used a couple of different stamp sets for these tags.....
When I looked at my stamps I was quite surprised at just how many stamps were appropriate for versatile!

For something a bit different I used some scraps of fabric to stamp on. They give the tags a nice bit of texture.

And I stuck to fresh spring colours. These should look great on presents for lots of special occasions that I have coming up this month!

Right, don't forget to leave a comment....who knows you might win some stamps! Now hop on over to Lory's blog to see what treats she has in store for you!

Beki xx

Friday, 29 April 2011

Disaster Averted

At the moment I'm really enjoying scrapping some old photos that belonged to my grandparents, mainly of my Dad and aunty as children.

This page very nearly ended in disaster when I managed to spill juice on it.....obviously was not paying attention to my own 'no drinks on the desk' rule! Luckily it wasn't too bad and I managed to save'd never know now!
I think my Dad had probably grown out of his high chair at this point but if he was anything like he is now they probably squeezed him in it to make him sit still for 5 minutes!

Layout done using Echo Park 'For The Record'.

TFL xxx

Wednesday, 27 April 2011


As ever my Easter holidays weekend away with the family gave me plenty of photo ops and I have already found time to scrap a couple of them.

This one was very funny, we went for a walk and some of the boys decided to go the long way round, us girls didn't fancy the look of it so we took the easy route and arranged a place to meet. Conveniently the meeting place was in the village so when we arrived and found the boys hadn't yet, we decided to pop into the pub for a swift half! We felt like naughty school girls in the pub garden waiting for the boys to spot us!
It was slightly less funny when my cousin Em found glass in her drink...but that's a whole other story!

I did the layout using the Feb kit from Studio Calico.

TFL xx

Monday, 25 April 2011


Hey blogland! Happy Easter...hope you are having a great weekend. I can't quite believe it's the last day of the school hols, I have had the best time and really made the most of the break but it has still gone far too quickly!

Tomorrow I start on my next placement....over the next term and a half it's going to be taking up a fair amount of my time so my apologies if my blogging becomes even more sporadic than it already is! In a bid to be organised I have spent some time making some cards ready for the next couple of months.

First a wedding card....less than 3 weeks to go now, exciting!!
One for my bestie whose birthday is in June.....

And one for the other bestie (the bride!!) whose birthday is just a few days before the wedding!

And another friend who has a birthday in June......

I'm looking forward to spending a quiet day at home today, the last two weeks have been great fun but a little manic so I need to wind down and get my head back into work mode!!

Have a great day xxx

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Something A Bit Different

Just a quickie post with a layout I did last week. I was a bit inspired to do something a bit different so I used 3 photos, something I rarely do, and hardly any papers, just some mists, ink and die cuts, and a bit of bakers twine for good measure. They were really cool photos so I think the simplicity does them justice. TFL xx

Wednesday, 13 April 2011


Check out the Banana Frog blog today to see my project of the day.
Happy Wednesday xx

Monday, 11 April 2011

Document 2011 March

It's that time again! I'm really trying to keep on top of this project in March and April as I know that May and June might not happen until a bit later cos I will be on placement and don't expect to be getting much scrapping done then! Lets just hope I have time to do stuff to document!!! So anyway, back to March. The pocket page, using March SC kit. Not much in the pocket this time. The focus page had to be about our recent family tree discovery. My uncle managed to trace my Dad's paternal Grandmother's line back over 40 generations uncovering all sorts of royalty, including William the Conqueror! I mixed in a bit of Crate Portrait with the SC kit for this one.
A close up of the detail, I livened up the Kraft CS with some cream and blue mists and some bumblebees stamped in Versamark.
These pocket pages are turning out to be a bit of a pain! I started them because I loved the look of ones I saw on other peoples blogs from last year, but as I was saying to some Twitter friends yesterday, they just seem to be really time consuming and difficult to think of ideas that are a bit different on such a small canvas. But hey, my OCD nature won't let me abandon them so I've just got to get on with it!! They are also a right pain to photograph but I've done my best!!
Some fun at uni and Stella looking very cute!
Hannah's birthday, the boys being little monkeys and Dad filling out the Census!

Before you know it I will be back to share April's pages!!!

TFL xx

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Sarah's Cards April Sketch

We are only a couple of days into the Easter hols and I am already making the most of the plentiful scrapping time! Yesterday I thought I'd have a go at the Sarah's Cards sketch challenge. I used Crate Paper Toybox collection for this photo of Max messing about with the hose pipe last summer! I managed to squeeze in lots of different techniques, some paper ruffling, machine and hand stitching and a spot of misting/flicking. TFL xxx

Thursday, 7 April 2011

The Guestbook

As some of you know in just over 5 weeks time I will be Maid of Honour to my best friend Emma. I promised her and David that I would make the guestbook as part of their wedding present. So here it is... I used Echo Park Be Mine which just fitted so well with the colour scheme.
I bought that weding cake stamp at the Gogo Getaway with this in mind so it was great to finally use it!
The guests will write their messages on tags which fit in pockets on and between the pages.
I found a tutorial for making origami heart pockets on the Crate blog (I know I'm a bit obsessed!!)
This is the tag for the box.
And here it is all wrapped up and ready to go.
Just hope they like it!

TFL xx

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Just Max

Just a quickie to share another Crate inspired layout with you. I saw this Lego brick misting idea on the Crate blog and I knew I had to use it on a page about my Lego obsessed nephew. I was quite experimental with this one, there are bits that work better than others but overall I'm pleased with th result. TFL xx

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Happy Mothers Day

This is the card I made for my lovely Mum..... Happy Mothers Day Mum, Love you xxxx TFL xx

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Hooray For The Weekend!

I am soooo glad it's saturday! It's been a pretty mad couple of weeks, lots of work, busy at school and on the edge of my seat waiting for news of my next placement, which I finally got on wednesday this week. I'm really happy with it, it seems like a lovely school and I got year 1 which I am very happy about! Yesterday I handed over a project that I've been working on since Christmas. A book for a friends Dad's 80th. It was quite hard work, I do find working with other peoples photos harder as you don't always know the stories behind them and the sentimental attachment isn't there but I did my best and she was over the moon. Infact she showed it to most of the staff and the comments were quite overwhelming *blushes* and after that a couple of people were trying to think of excuses for me to make them one! Anyway, I have had a little time for a spot of scrapping, I have such a stack of new stash that I really need to get properly stuck into, roll on the Easter hols! Here's a page I did inspired by something I saw on the Crate paper blog, if you haven't checked it out you really should their DT produce some really awesome work. So here it is.... Some pics of my Dad as a child, he would have been 3 in these photos. I was so pleased that my Nanny had written the date on the back of the photos.
It's quite scary how much he looks like my sis and my nephew at the same age!
Also pinched some of my sis' Mr Huey's Mist in white (can't remember the exact name of the colour and can't be bothered to go upstairs and check!)

Am well chuffed with this layout, think it's a style I'll be trying to develop a bit further.

Happy Saturday xxx

Apologies for the lack of spacing in this post, I did use paragraphs but blogger had otehr ideas!