Saturday, 25 June 2011

A catch up and another page for Leah

Blimey time has flown since my last post! Lets see whats happened... Last week was my 30th birthday which I have to say wasnt was bad as I thought it would be despite being forced to wear a flashing 30 badge all day at work! We decided to have a weekend on Shell Island last weekend, it stayed mainly dry but very windy which drove us mad and battered our poor tent! We managed to get the same pitch as last year with this amazing view
We were lucky enough to see dolphins one morning but they were slightly too far out to get a decent photo with our camera. The best bit about being right on the beach is being able to have a fire two nights, we built the best fire pit which got called the volcano

Not one to miss out on the action was Vern and his friends
I also managed to get 2 more pages for Leah's album finished before we went away. One is for Sketch & Scrap so stay tuned for that one, the other was this

This layout is of my cousins (Leah's mummy's) Christening. I love how Emma is smiling at our Nanny Grey in this photo

Sunday, 5 June 2011

More pages for Leah's Album

As promised here are some more pages I've managed to complete for Leah's album

This layout is of Leah's great nanny Stallon.
The papers are ones I've had for ages, I think they are DCWV. I used my Martha Stewart scalloped punch for the borders. The butterflies and flowers are also punched from old book pages with Martha Stewart punches.

The next page is of Leah's mummy, my cousin Emma, with her best friend Jacky taking part in a parade when they were at school.
The papers used here are some American Crafts free papers from a past issue of Scrapbook Magazine. I created the bunting to match the school flag they are carrying. I also used some old Fancy Pants rub ons I've had for ages.

The final page I've finished is of Leah herself with her younger brother Ben
The papers are from the current issue of Scrapbook magazine. Originally I had drew and out my own clouds but they looked pants so I used one from the free papers! I then had the usual scrapbookers dilemma of running  out of E's in my thickers hence the back to front 3!

So in total that's 5 pages down 15 to go! Luckily this is for Christmas cos its going to take some time! xx

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Leah's Album: Wedding Day

This month for Sketch & Scrap we had a lovely sketch set by 2Angels AKA Carin
For my layout I decided to make a start on Leah's album and chose a photo of my Auntie & Uncles (Leah's grandparents) wedding as this was a perfect excuse for adding hearts, which was the perfect excuse to buy a heart punch hehe! This is my layout here...
I love using old book pages in cards and thought they added to the vintage feel with the Dymo labels. The papers are from a recent grab box from Sarah's cards, the floral paper is from American Crafts "I Do" range, the blue paper is the reverse side to some stripey Fancy Pants paper.

I finished 2 other pages over the weekend and will take pics once I can get the camera back from Ian lol!