Tuesday, 15 January 2013

The Day Disney Came to Ayr - SOS Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Today it's my turn to share a layout I created for this month's "TAG, You're It!" challenge at Scrap Our Stash

The page is square, the photo isn't, but it was the best I could do!
There are two requirements for the challenge, one is to create a layout using tag(s) - fine, no problem there - and two, use a photo of yourself - now, I found that kind of taxing. You see, I’m usually the one behind the camera and, as a consequence, there are very few photos, recent ones in particular, taken of me ... and, here's the rub, most of those I really don’t like at all. 

However, regular readers of this blog may remember that whilst out doing a bit of Christmas shopping last month, we were fortunate to meet Mickey and Minnie strolling through our town centre and, luckily, I had my camera with me - posted here. And, better still, they were more than happy to strike a pose!

To create the layout, I raided my stash and used papers from a few different sources, Docrafts Papermania, Kanban, K&Company and My Mind’s Eye on a black card base (Bazzill Basics). The round flower-like embellishments were made simply by punching out two different size circles from the patterned paper, assembling them together and adding a polka-dotted card candy as the finishing touch. Minnie's shoes are yellow, hence the pop of that colour in the 'flowers'.

The label used for journaling was purchased from our local stationery shop (WH Smith). The round black/white title letters were punched from paper with a typewriter keys design. This paper is truly ancient and has been in my stash for several years - and there is no indication anywhere as to who the maker was - so it was a bonus to finally find a use for it. The white letters are from Jillibean Soup, Alphabeans.

I admit to still not being too happy with this layout ... love Mickey, Minnie and the EM but I'm really not pleased with me ... sigh! 

If you have a photo of yourself your okay with, please go ahead and create a layout with it, include a tag and send it to Debbie at Scrap Our Stash - all details are over on the blog. I'm sure she would be delighted to receive it.

In the meantime, take care everyone, and happy crafting,


  1. Elizabeth I think your layout is fantastic. Your posts really make me want to give scrapbooking a try.

  2. fabulous LO Elizabeth, love all the fun details you've added! The tag is a great way to add journal space!!

  3. Hi Elizabeth, This is a brilliant page the layout is stunning l haven't done any scrapbooking but its taking off in a big way xx

  4. Hi Elizabeth

    I hope you and hubby are well. At last I am free in blogland!! I hated not having the internet :-(

    Lovely catching up with all your makes and adventures .. .. and I have to say I am well impressed with your new blog header!! I wouldn't have the foggiest idea where to start in making one .. .. and yours look so artistic. Love it!!

    Great Life's Journey note card too .. .. gorgeous colours and details!

    Love Jules xx

  5. Brilliant layout Elizabeth! Love the little touches like yellow in the flowers. Wonderful.
    I shall check out the challenge site too as I have my scrapbooking bug back at the moment (no Christmas cards needed for a while)!


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