Thursday, 31 March 2011

William's Baby Page

Good Evening,

A bit of a late post tonight but I've just completed the scrap layout that was lying on my work desk for yesterday morning's WOYWW post. I thought you might like to see the finished page. The page size is to fit an 8" x 8" album, and I've just discovered that it is a great size to be working with as long as it's kept relatively uncluttered. The background paper came from the Papermania Mini Scrapbook Kit - the one that was part of my prize after winning Clare's Challenge a few week's ago. The photo's are cropped scans of snaps that included me and my sister, Margaret, holding William just after he was born 22 years ago. Which is why they are a bit blurry - I'd have had better photographs taken if I'd known then that I was going to scrap them one day : )

The other baby is one from Lili of the Valley's Cute Squares - I thought it went well with the other embellishments including that gorgeous puffy satin flower that I picked up from The Works - a real bargain buy, a pack of 4 for £1. The yellow square die cut was an ebay purchase, the supplier, Ladybird Gardens Nursery. 

The stamp for the journalling is from Papermania's Tweet set. Not a lot of journalling, just the bare details.  Not everyone appreciates a lot of journalling so I'm keeping it to the minimum for this album.

I used Crafter's Companion's SWALK CD to create the title letters, just tweaked the colour till I was happy with it and then printed out onto some light card before cutting out. Love the little polka dots. The whole page is adhered to a backing of white card to strengthen it.

Materials used:
  • Cardstock: Create & Craft A4 White Card, 200gsm
  • Design Paper: Papermania Mini Scrapbook Kit - baby boy
  • Stamps: Papermania's Tweet set, stamped up with Adirondack Earthtones, Stonewashed ink pad
  • CD: Crafter's Companion's SWALK to create the title letters
  • Embellishments: Lili of the Valley's Cute Squares, Babies; square yellow die cut from Ladybird Gardens Nursery; puffed lemon satin flower from The Works; the two tiny blue flowers from my stash

Next layout I'll be working on is of William in his first year, he was a really cute baby so I'm looking forward to planning that. In the meantime, I'm off to bed to read for a while and I'll leave you with the words of Scarlet O'Hara, 'tomorrow is another day.'

Happy crafting,


  1. Adorable! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. A beautiful page Elizabeth :o)
    Jackie xx

  3. Hi Elizabeth

    A great scrapbook page .. .. and lovely photographs to work with.

    Love the layout and colours.

    Love Jules xx

  4. What a beautiful LO, Elizabeth. I love the way you've included that lovely LOTV stamp on it.
    Hope you have a great weekend.
    Hugs Lisax

  5. Beautiful layout Elizabeth! Such a lovely page full of memories!
    Hugs Lynsey x

  6. Elizabeth. Hope you are well and having a lovely mothers day. Beautiful layout both babies are picture perfect.


  7. elizabeth what a lovely page. i bought those LOTV squares too because they are just so cute.


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