Wednesday, 29 June 2011

A Happy Couple

Just a quick post to share a couple of wedding layouts. I am keeping them simple as there are lots to do and I want them to fit into one album so don't want them to be to bulky. I have a bit more of a plan now about which photos to use and have a few titles sorted. Also having a box of papers ready to use and knowing that the backgrounds will be white, makes it quite easy to sit down and put together a layout quite quickly.

They had studio style shots taken because there wasn't a great deal of time available in the outdoor space, I think it was the best decision because the shots were just beautiful. The pink flowers look so striking in this one. I used some scraps of Echo Park Be Mine and a couple of old Basic Grey rub ons.

This one is about me! As Emma's best friend, I was one of the witnesses, and very proud I was too! I finally got properly stuck into my Portrait collection for this one.

More this space!


Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Uh Oh

I was just doing a spot of idle blog hopping when I stumbled across my first summer CHA sneaks on the Glitz blog....I neeeeeed these.......

Can't wait til the summer!!!


Sunday, 26 June 2011

Over Worked and Underpaid

Hi blogland.....sorry it's been a while two weeks eeeeek! It's actually longer than you think as most of my recent posts were scheduled in half term so it's been more like 4 weeks...bad blogger! I have had very good reason, uni work has taken away all my socialising/hobby time and I am now a crazy essay writing robot! I never took on this course because I thought it would be easy but it has hit me like a ton of bricks this weekend, essay writing does not come easily to me so it has been stressful to say the least!

Over the next two weeks I have two big deadlines and am still on placement until Thursday so have lessons to plan and teach too! As you can imagine, there is a thick layer of dust over my craft room!

I did make it in there for 5 make these two cards for my mentor and teaching assisstant to say thank you when I leave. I used scraps and barely evenly cut anything, just plucked them from my scraps box and used them as they were!
I did find a load of photos of wedding layouts that I did a couple of weeks ago so I will schedule more posts to share them with you. Just wait til the summer holidays when I have lots of time and several crafty'll be sick of me!!

TFL xxx

ETA I keep promising to 'pimp' my lovely friend Kim's blog and forgetting so get yourselves on over there, she's a very clever lady!!

Monday, 13 June 2011

Project of The Day

I can't believe how quickly my project of the day comes around on the Banana Frog blog. If you want to see how to make these, pop over and have a look at my post.
TFL xx

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Document 2011 May

Another month, another page in my Document 2011 album! I had lots to fit in this month.

In the pocket page, my wedding invitation, placecard, Maid of Honour Thank You card, and a few other bits and pieces. I always keep the little card that comes with my SC kit because I love the design of them.
There was no question what the focus page should be! The one and only photo I took at the wedding!

I try to cover the little things as well as the big events in the divided pages. This month, new songs at choir, final wedding prep as well as the main event!

Jake getting his wish to meet Gordon Ramsey (thanks Rays of Sunshine!), a very rare family shot, a night with friends and a weekend away with Max.

I somehow think that June will be a little, planning, essay writing and a tiny bit of sleeping!! May have to be very creative with this one!

TFL xx

Thursday, 9 June 2011


Last week I treated myself to a few sheets from the most recent Girls Paperie collections. This is a layout I did using some of the Jubilee (I think!) papers and a mixture of various embellies that I have had for ages!

I used a pic of two of my little cousins after they had climbed up Pew Tor, they loved it and surprised us all by walking all that way!

TFL xx

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

The Start of a Big Project

So I'm sure all my followers have heard me going on about my best friend's wedding three weeks ago. Well I only managed to take one photo on the actual day as I was just too busy with my Maid of Honour duties. Luckily my BIL was the official photographer so as soon as the happy couple returned from their honeymoon I was able to place a big Photobox order and make a start on the album.

The photos are absolutely beautiful and I'm so inspired, I can't wait to scrap them all! My first layout was of their first dance. I used Crate Paper Portrait which I have been saving especially for their album. I have decided to keep the whole album uniform by using white cardstock backgrounds but other than that anything goes! I used a line from their song as the little.
This second layout is one I've had in my head for over a year! When she bought her dress I kept a note of all the details so I could document it in the album.

This page was done using scraps, I do love a thrifty layout!

I have lots more ideas and loads of photos to get through, I am planning on this being a long project that I am really going to take my time over and make them an album that they can treasure forever.

TFL xxx

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Several Attempts

Hello peeps, well, another half term has been and gone in the blink of an eye! I've manage to pack a lot into it, a couple of days away, catching up with friends, including my bestie back from her honeymoon, LOTS of work, and a little bit of very much needed crafty time!

I finally got my May SC kit after a bit of a delay and straight away put together this layout.
These photos were taken at Emma's second Hen night, it was a more sedate version for the older rellies!! We wanted a photo of the two of us together as we didn't manage to get one on the first hen night so I handed my phone to David's aunty. Well who'd have thought a camera with only one button could cause so much confusion, bless her!! At one point she even took a photo of the woman sat behind her!! After several attempts we handed the camera to a younger cousin and finally got a half decent shot.

It was a great opportunity to use the number stamp that came with the kit too.

I've now got the official wedding photos and have made a start on the this space for the first couple of layouts!

Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Beks xxx