Tuesday, 31 July 2012

52.7 I think

I think this is the 7th layout of the 52 that Niki is setting for us. Anyway it is a photo of my son with his life-long friend. they have known each other since they were a few weeks old. When they were little the two families would always celebrate the children's birthdays at Pizza Express so for their 21st we decided to return. It was a surprise that neither of them cottoned on about until the very last moment and even then just thought it was a coincidence that both families just happened to be in the same place at the same time despite the pink and blue 21st balloons!!!

Sunday, 29 July 2012

True love

I have used Carta Bella again to frame the story of the love between my parents. Theirs was a very obvious true love and it does make me happy to think about it.
I've used this photo before but as there are 4 grandchildren's albums to fill this will be for one or other of them. I used the list of words going down the side as they are so apt for one or other of my parents.

Friday, 27 July 2012


Another old photo layout of my parents. I have lifted one of Rachael's (with permission) and turned it on it's side.
I have used Carta Bella papers.

Friday, 20 July 2012

Win win win

To celebrate her new-look on her blog www.ingvildbolme.com is giving all this stash away to someone. Of course I'm hoping that someone is me. You never know. though it could be you so get over there and see what you have to do to be a winner.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Yorkshire Sculpture Park 2

Dotted round the YSP are rabbits. Not real rabbits although there are probably plenty of those too. Huge gigantic enormous rabbits such as the two below.
Don't think I could have chosen a better title for this one as we approached it from behind.

Just as you think there is nothing left to see, this Gormley stands atop a tree stump. Well it was hardly a stump as you can see but you get my drift.

(tee hee-more old stash been used here).

Sunday, 15 July 2012


Last weekend we went to the Yorkshire Sculpture park to see the Miro exhibition. By the time we had done the 2 hour tour of the grounds (very interesting-shame the earth was sodden) there was little time left to see the Miro so we had a quick look and left. We have been several times before but the sculptures in the grounds never cease to amaze.
These papers are some French ones I've had for a while. Love the colours and they seemed to fit well with the photos.

Saturday, 14 July 2012

The matching page

is here. Same make of papers and same people on the same holiday with the addition of my uncle.

While the cat's away..

the mouse is playing. Here is Niki's 52 Layouts challenge for week 6. The papers are some I picked up in France ages ago (yay -old stash being used) and the photo is an old one of mum and dad with mum's sister when they were doing a tour of the Med in 1969. My uncle who is missing must have been taking the photo. I love the way mum and my aunt are sleeping in the same position!

Sunday, 8 July 2012


Over on Wendy Mckee's blog (of which I have been a stalker for quite some time) I spotted a gorgeous framed project using the Papermaze may kit. When I realised I had a very similar paper a layout was born. It helped that I have a similar flower punch and a similar alphabet. My aunt gave me these photo proofs of my mum in her younger days. With Wendy's permission(-thanks Wendy) here is the layout.

Friday, 6 July 2012

52 layouts

Here is the layout for week 5 of Niki's series. Nearly finished this Prima collection-just 1 piece left. lol. Here are mum and dad in their youth. Again I'm not sure what the occasion was but looks pretty formal to me. (Don'tcha just love hand cutting?)

A book that is not a book

I am taking part in a 5x7 page swap. I did this page for She ages ago but forgot to take a photo of it. Fortunately She sent me one so here it is. Her theme was vintage.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

It's my blog...

... and I'll cry if I want to. What do you do when having a shitty time? Immerse yourself in some sort of crafting. so here is my version, which admittedly is the same as the original, of Rachael Elliot's layout for the Trip Down Memory Lane cyber crop. Not sure if all the hand cutting has made me feel any better but it, at least, kept me busy.
The photo is of my maternal grandparents. Unfortunately I don't know when it was taken.