Sunday, 26 June 2022

Scrapbook Layouts 2022 - No's.25-27

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are well and having a lovely day wherever you are. I have three more pages to share.

No.25 - Spring Blossom

Nothing lifts my spirits more than to see our cherry trees in blossom. This year has been a better than average year and, lucky for us, there was no storms and high winds to blow it all away. I foresee a bountiful harvest. 

No.26 - Tulip Time

Another welcome sign of Spring, the tulips. I particularly like this one with its striking colour because it's usually the first to make an appearance. I'd love to name the variety but I can't find my book of labels. 

No.27 - Egg Hunt

My husband's great-great niece and nephew, Freya & Josh, enjoy the egg hunt in their garden every Easter. 

All three layouts were based on Lisa Sikorsk's first three sketches in her month long 4 Seasons challenge on her Facebook group, Scrap A Sketch.  The beautiful patterned papers used for No's. 1&2 were from Mind The Scraps March kit and the cutfile on No.3 is from a Shimelle collection, as is the frog and dragon sticker. Flair from another Facebook group, Dotty About Flair, all other embellishments from stash.

Sticking down all the sequins around the cutfile was a labour of love!

Thanks for looking.

As always, take care and bye for now,


Saturday, 25 June 2022

Rosa 'Douglas'

Hello Everyone,

The roses are doing spectacularly well now. Today's red rose is the Douglas.

I'm forever grateful to my two lovely friends, Jan and Julia, for the gift of this beautiful rose to mark the sad loss of my brother Douglas four years ago. He's never far from my thoughts but when I look at these blooms I smile at our memories.  

Thanks for looking.

As always, take care and bye for now,


Thursday, 23 June 2022

Scrapbook Layouts 2022 - No's. 22-24

Hello Everyone,

I'm back again with another three layouts to share. I hope you are all well and enjoying some crafty time too. 

Here's today's pages.

No.22 - Sunbeam on Book

There was nothing quite so welcome as this first sunbeam lighting up the page of my book, promising winter's end was on its way. The photo frames were die cut using a new set of dies and from scraps of patterned papers.

No.23 - Simply Stunning

The photo is of my youngest granddaughter. Hard to believe she will be nineteen in a few days. For this layout we were challenged for a Scrap Backwards cyber crop challenge to make a layout with no photo in mind. This took me right out of my comfort zone - I find it much easier to have a photo as a starting point. 

No.24 - This Photo

This photo of my husband was taken the day after he came home from hospital following his hip replacement. He was cheerfully learning to get around on crutches as he recovered. Little did we know he'd shortly be back in hospital, with Covid19, and fighting for his life. 

The title is a Peartree cut-file, the layouts are based on sketches from Scrap-a-Sketch, flairs from Dotty About Flair, and I have ScrappyMo to thank for the die cut pennants included in a happy mail received a very long time ago. 

Thanks for visiting. 

As always, take care and bye for now.

Bye for now,