Saturday, 30 April 2016

The Scrapbook Lady: 12x12 Scrapbook Layout Using Crafter's Companion Sara Davies Signature Collection

Good evening! I have had a lovely scrapbooky day and have a double page spread to share. This is a double 12x12 Scrapbook Layout Using Crafter's Companion Sara Davies Signature Collection. I have popped photos of all the stages of making on here. Hope it inspires you to craft. Happy scrapping, jx

Crafty Blogs

Thursday, 28 April 2016

The Scrapbook Lady: Welcome to FabScraps Friday!

Good morning and welcome to FabScraps Friday! Last 12x12 Scrapbook Layout Using FabScraps Teens collection to share this month. The photograph is of my eldest son gazing in awe at the stilt scarecrows at Disneyland Paris. Happy scrapping, jx

Crafty Blogs

The Scrapbook Lady: 12x12 Scrapbook Layout Using Crafter's Companion Downton Abbey

Good evening! 12x12 Scrapbook Layout Using Crafter's Companion Downton Abbey papers to share today. Happy scrapping, jx
Crafty Blogs

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

WOYWW: A Mess!

Good morning! Trying really hard to keep up with woyww... So woyww? A mess! I am lucky to be scrapping with friends today and working on DT projects. Feeling blessed. Yesterday reminded me of a young man I knew who tragically lost his life in a dreadful dreadful tragedy that sent shockwaves through two cities. It was one of those events that changes things forever. And at the time, I said to myself "I am always going to live life to the full because you just don't know..." But I am human and life gets in the way and you end up sweating the small stuff instead of seeing the bigger picture. So today I am going to be happy and I am going to be thankful and I am going to raise a glass to a young man who left too soon. Happy scrapping, jx

Linking with
http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/whats-on-your-workdesk-wednesday-360.html?m=1

Crafty Blogs

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

The Scrapbook Lady: 12x12 Scrapbook Layout Using Crafter's Companion Sara Davies Signature Collection

Good morning! 12x12 Scrapbook Layout Using Crafter's Companion Sara Davies Signature Collection to share today. More photo booth fun with great auntie Daisy. Co star of the show was her husband, friend and soul mate, great uncle Billy. I have no idea where this was. I have no idea when this was. I can't tell the story of the photograph. Nothing more than the names of the people in the snap... But I loved them and they loved me. They had no children of their own. These precious photos could have ended up in a skip. I am so glad that someone said, "We will give them to Jennifer... She will know what to do." Sometimes you just want to scrapbook as an act of love... Either because you love the photograph or you just love to make. And I think that is priceless. And that is why these photographs will be kept and the layout will be treasured. Mr and Mrs W Pattinson... You are loved. Happy scrapping, jx

Crafty Blogs

Monday, 25 April 2016

The Scrapbook Lady: 12x12 Scrapbook Layout Using Crafter's Companion Downton Abbey

Good morning! 12x12 Scrapbook Layout Using Crafter's Companion Downton Abbey range to share today. Heritge family layout to share again... No theme or rhyme or reason to this one! I like the photo... I like the papers... I suppose the colours vaguely match a beach theme... But doilies? Ah well... It just makes me happy and I like it so I am not too bothered that the photo and the papers don't really go together! Happy scrapping, jx

Crafty Blogs

Sunday, 24 April 2016

The Scrapbook Lady: 12x12 Scrapbook Layout Using Crafter's Companion Downton Abbey

Good morning! 12x12 Scrapbook Layout Using Crafter's Companion Downton Abbey range to share today.... And a bit of a scrapbook mystery. I don't know for certain who this photograph features, but I love it. It is a family couple, but their story has been lost in dusty time. Until... I shared the photograph in a local history group. And the story began to unfold. A tragedy of young love, early death and heartbreak in the early 1900s. Someone produced the same snap in this group alongside some documentation. Turns out we are very distantly related. I scrapped this picture because someone thought it was important enough to keep. I scrapped it without words.... Now I can tell the story. And that is why I scrapbook even when I don't know the tale... One day someone might just give you all the facts you need. Happy scrapping, jx

Crafty Blogs

The Scrapbook Lady: 12x12 Scrapbook Layout Using Crafter's Companion Sara Davies Signature Collection

Good evening! I have had a lovely crafty day today with friends. So this evening I am sharing the closest I will ever get to a sloppy layout! This 12x12 Scrapbook Layout Using Crafter's Companion Sara Davies Signature Collection, has a photograph of my wedding. Have you seen the pavlova dress? 20 odd years on, thanks to the gorgeous Davina, I not only fit that dress... But it is too big! Happy scrapping, jx

Crafty Blogs

Saturday, 23 April 2016

The Scrapbook Lady: 12x12 Scrapbook Layout Using Crafter's Companion Downton Abbey

Good morning! Bit of a Downton Abbey round uo today. Oh I know that some of these layouts are not perfect... But I dont really care! I just enjoy what I make. I hope you have the opportunity to make something today which makes you smile... a card, a cushion or a cake... Or even a Yorkshire Pudding! Just be thankful that you can.
All these layouts use the gorgeous Crafter's Companion Downton Abbey range which is perfect for heritage layouts. I am so pleased I discovered it. Happy. Scrapping, jx

Crafty Blogs

Friday, 22 April 2016

The Scrapbook Lady: 12x12 Scrapbook Layout Using Crafter's Companion Downton Abbey

Good morning! It's Saturday, so I hope you will all find time to create today. 12x12 Scrapbook Layout Using Crafter's Companion Downton Abbey range to share. Another heritage layout. Great Uncle Tony looking a little inebriated *winks* and having a right good laugh with his friends. The sentiment toppers, which were created for cardmakers, are perfect for this page. I would love to know who the other people are, where the photograph was taken and when..... And what they were laughing at. But I never talked to him about the snap... And now I can't.... And that is why I scrapbook... To answer the questions my children didn't ask. Happy scrapping, jx

Crafty Blogs

The Scrapbook Lady: 12x12 Scrapbook Layout Using Crafter's Companion Sara Davies Signature Collection

Good morning! It is beautiful up here in Durham today. I hope all is well with you. Someone in a group I am in was asking me if I had any ideas for a simple scrapbook layout to get you started quickly. Well here is an idea... I used Crafter's Companion Sara Davies Signature Collection papers. Straightforward rectangles inked and layered up. Hand made pocket and journal tag - just rectangles. You seriously can create this in about an hour maximum. So what are you waiting for? Get your scrap on! Happy scrapping, jenx

Crafty Blogs

Thursday, 21 April 2016

The Scrapbook Lady: Welcome to FabScraps Friday!

Good morning! Welcome to FabScraps Friday! Mini Book Using FabScraps Teens collection to share today. The greys, greens and yellows in this range, coupled with the geometric designs are very retro. So since I am scrapping a load of old photos, I thought they would be perfect. I have strips and strips of photo booth shots in black and white which were a great match. The chipboard title on the front cover says #selfies... And I had a light bulb moment! These photo booth strips are vintage selfies! Great Aunt Daisy again, stylish woman that she was, posing in her night out or day trip clothes. She may not have had a selfie stick but my word she knew how to work the camera. Happy scrapping, jx

Crafty Blogs

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

The Scrapbook Lady: 12x12 Scrapbook Layout Using Crafter's Companion Sara Davies Signature Collection

Very early good morning... My blog still thinks that it is yesterday! No idea how to change the time....
So, I have a 12x12 Scrapbook Layout Using Crafter's Companion Sara Davies Signature Collection to share today.
My children are fairly accommodating of my scrapbooking. They don't quite understand it but they know it makes me happy so they usually oblige with a pose... Until they get a little bored. Then I will either take a photograph of a grumpy child or a cheeky child. This is a cheeky child. This is the "stop taking snaps, let me run" face. Quick, simple layout which captures a moment I don't ever want to forget. Happy scrapping, jx

Crafty Blogs

The Scrapbook Lady: 12x12 Scrapbook Layout Using Crafter's Companion Downton Abbey

Good evening! 12x12 Scrapbook Layout Using Crafter's Companion Downton Abbey range to share today. Sometimes you only have five minutes... It has been a busy day... You don't have time... But it is only scraps... The glue and ink are there on the desk ready... There is a photograph you have been meaning to scrap... A few little embellishments left over from a bigger project... You start shuffling the pieces... You glue them down... Pop the pretty bits on... A few foam pads and the picture is secure... Quickly scribble a title... Prop it up... Stand back... Smile... You are yourself again... In touch with your creativity... Feeling human... Destressed... And breathe... Ready to do battle again after just five minutes of being just me.
Happy scrapping, jx

Crafty Blogs

WOYWW: Scraps...

When you have five minutes to spare and some scraps on your table...
Linking with Stamping ground for the first time in a long while.
Join in here
http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/whats-on-your-workdesk-wednesday-359.html?m=1
Happy scrapping, jx

Crafty Blogs