18 October, 2016

Getting Hitched Album

My very good friend, Natalie got hitched this summer. Her wedding was an amazing Festival wedding. 18 months in planning and preparations, her big day really lived up to all expectations.

I helped out along the way so when it was time for the hen do, it fell to me for the hen do album.

It was a 12x12 spiral album in which everyone added their own special page for Natalie. It was such a great idea. Unfortunately, this is the only picture I have of the cover and none of the inside!

I'll leave you with a male 40th birthday card I made for a work colleague...

Lots of texture and all sorts of objects!

Thanks for popping by.

Morag x

15 October, 2016

Stuck?! Sketch 15th October

Ooh, multiple posts in one month??! The mid-month Stuck?! sketch:

I really like the design of this sketch - (it has circles for a start!)

My layout features photos from our summer holiday. Everyone (except for me) went parasending. The whole family thought it was amazing as they soared 100ft above the sea!

It was a good excuse to put some texture down with paste and shells then finally adding micro beads.

The colours are a bit off as it's always dark or cloudy whenever I try to take a photo.

The letters are from the Cut Shoppe. I love overlaying them and backing them with different papers.

Do you remember photo turns? I have a heap of them. I thought I'd challenge myself to use some old stash.

Don't forget if you want to play along you can pop over to the Stuck?! Challenge.
There are two sponsored prizes this month...
Heartfelt Creations are offering a $25 gift certificate for their on-line store.
May Arts Ribbon are also offering a $25 gift certificate.

01 October, 2016

Stuck?! Sketches!

Do you ever get stuck with a layout? I certainly do.

Stuck?!  Sketches is just what you need to get started. There are two sketches each month and some great prizes to keep you motivated! And guess what?! I've just joined the Design Team - yay!! I'm so thrilled as it is just what I need to reinvigorate my scrapbooking.

Let's start with the first sketch...

There are two sponsored prizes this month...
Heartfelt Creations are offering a $25 gift certificate for their on-line store. I spied some gorgeous goodies there so I could spend that prize in a flash!
May Arts Ribbon are also offering a $25 gift certificate. They have totally gorgeous range of ribbons of course and who doesn't love ribbon?!

Here is my take on the challenge...

My very good scrapbooking friends celebrated Barb's birthday in Stratford Upon Avon. We had such a great day out pottering around and enjoying each other's company.

I switched out some of the placement of my embellishments from the original sketch but on the whole I stuck to the design.

I added some die cuts from the Silhouette (my current favourite thing).

I really like the angle of the background - it gives the layout a bit of an edge.

Want to take part?

Just pop over to the Stuck?! Sketches web site to see the other design team entries and how to enter.

30 September, 2016

Halloween Layout

Halloween is one of the nicest events to scrap in my book. I have lots of old stamps and it seems papers which never seem to go out of fashion.
So up for a bit of a challenge I did a layout based on Creative Scrappers sketch 298.
This photo is from 2014 - we had such a great time - one of our best Halloween parties.

As you can see I stuck to the sketch quite closely.

I added some sketched circles because it was too late to use my sewing machine LOL. I really love the little jewels and pearls dotted around - looks so lovely IRL.

Although I love Halloween, I don't have any embellishments so I relied on stamping out leaves, cutting the hat and filling a tiny bottle with purple glitter.

Thanks for popping in.

Morag x

27 September, 2016

My Lucky Day

Last month I entered the sketch challenge at My Creative Sketches. I am thrilled to have been picked to win the fabulous prize - thanks Pam!

Here is the sketch and layout:

I feel very lucky!

Onto a layout I did a little while ago...

I went out with my very good scrappy friends to celebrate Barb's birthday. We had a great day in Stratford upon Avon (Shakespear's home). We always have a real giggle and that day was no different!

I did add a bunch of random pieces to my layout just because I liked them.

Well thanks for popping in. Pop back in a couple of days as I have a small announcement!