Friday, 6 December 2013

Wedding Day Thoughts page ...

... and a card made from some of the leftover snippets.
Another layout begun weeks ago and only just completed today, only because what to journal needed a lot of thought. This is a photo that always makes me pause and remember my late father. Because of the emotions evoked by the photo, I did consider making the journaling secret by enclosing it in a hidden pocket but finally decided against it ... nothing that I've written warrants such secrecy. The layout for this page is based on a sketch which, you may have guessed this already, is still packed away somewhere and, of course, I've forgotten the details. I'll add an edit note when it eventually comes to light :)

The papers and most of the embellishments used are from Papermania's Vintage Notes collection, the base is pale grey Bazzill Basics cardstock ... other materials were shopped from my stash.

Once the page was completed up to the point where I only had the journaling to write this was what was left over and, as I have vowed to use up as many scraps as possible before clearing the desk, here's a card made with a very tiny amount of the scraps photographed.

The base is tent shaped, made by simply cutting an A4 sheet of card vertically and folding in half. The strips of paper were trimmed into various lengths and given fish tails to create the banners, and edged with Shabby Shutters distress ink. The topper was created using small labels dies from Spellbinders. The die-cut trim, ribbon and gems were from stash.
The greeting inside was made with the same Spellbinders dies.

It's last minute, but I'll still be skipping over to Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 101 with this snippet card.

Above I mentioned that even now there is still some stuff packed away. Part of the problem is lack of storage space but the EM is, as I write, coming to the rescue ... he's putting up a ton of shelves to accommodate my huge collection of books, albums and folders. This will help immensely and he's my hero :)

Box of decorations update ... it's been found. We left it in the attic of our old house ... and that despite the fact that we were sure we had emptied everything out of there! So Christmas will come to the new Casa Worthington after all :))

Follow-up from yesterday's gales ... some fencing blew down, wheelie (garbage) bins were overturned and the contents were redistributed around the garden, some very big plant pots were blown over too. But we have been so lucky and the aftermath is nowhere near as bad as many folk have suffered in the east of the country, and the north of Wales ... my heart goes out to everyone who has been flooded out.

To close, I'd just like to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has very kindly sent us 'new home' cards and the Christmas cards that are already popping through our letterbox. They have cheered us up during the weeks of ups and downs we've been going through.

Time for a break before tackling the next item on that to-do list :)

Take care everyone and happy crafting,


  1. Great layout...Love the vintage look of it.
    You are so organized even though you have just moved. Bet those shelves will soon be full! And look good! It will feel so good to have everything organized again.
    Your card is those overlapping fishtales!

  2. This is so beautiful Elizabeth l'm glad you didn't place the photo in a pocket it looks stunning on the front page is what l'm short of after my move but l'm sure you will get your shelves up pretty quickly and get back to normal l'm still not quite there normal that is only joking the house move was a really challenge but glad we did it take care xx

  3. This is gorgeous Elizabeth glad your settling into your new home:) Weather was so destructive around here too but not as bad as some. Have a great weekend Sue xxx

  4. ah dear Elizabeth, so sorry to hear how mcuh struggling is going with shifting, I do hate it myself.

    I really love this page you have done great colours, the layout and very special it is indeedy.

    Good and very dear EM in making those shelves, Shaz in oz.x

  5. What a beautiful LO and a very pretty card :o)
    Jackie xx

  6. Marvellous page Elizabeth - such a lovely way to preserve a memory. Love the card you have made with the snippets. Glad you are settling into your new home. Perhaps when you get a minute you would e-mail me your new address.

  7. Oh what a lovely layout Elizabeth! You put your heart on the page and that's a good thing.

    Love your snippets card - all those lovely pennants look great!

    Hugs, Di xx

  8. I know what you mean about old photos evoking memories. Though my dad is still alive he has Alzheimer's and does not know me any more so I have a photo of him on my desk taken circa 1945 and it is how I like remember my Dad before his illness. That was a bit of luck finding the Christmas decorations box so is it full steam ahead now! Lol. hugs Mrs A.

  9. Hi Elizabeth, it sounds like you & Mr. are making great headway in establishing your new home. So good that you have a Mr. Handy who can build you all the storage you need (and there will always be more, won't there?). Loved your layout, vintage photos always bring tears to my eyes too. Can't look at them in certain moods or I get weepy. This is so lovely and it shows the love that went into the creation too. Glad to hear you didn't get terrible damage from the winds. Happy New Home and don't work too hard - it just takes time for this kind of life's change. Hugs & TF

  10. Fab Layout.. Love the card as well...

  11. What a gorgeous layout Elizabeth. Soft and gentle and full of love. The card is pretty too.


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