Wednesday, 17 September 2014

'Musical Atttitude' by PattyB Scraps

I made a layout using ‘Musical Attitude’ by PattyB Scraps which you can find in store here:

Soon at My Memories:

Here is the preview:

For my layout I used another of my favourite photos from Susan and Ian's wedding and as soon as I put it on this wonderful paper I knew what the title would be:

They are always laughing together and this bodes for a very happy marriage. I can't wait until their new little son joins them to make their happiness complete.

I finished another of my little cardigans for James at the weekend using the same pattern as the other blue one I made. This time we found some cute little toggle buttons to use. Aren't they cute.

I will be back soon with some more layouts and perhaps another little cardigan.

Monday, 8 September 2014

‘Ocean Waves’ Kit and Clusters by Happy Scrap Arts

Back in July I was lucky enough to win a 'Ho Ho Ho' contest on the My Memories Facebook Page.

I received a voucher to spend in Happy Scrap Arts' store and I chose the ‘Ocean Waves’ Kit and Clusters which you can find here:

Here are the previews:

I made two layouts using 'Ocean Waves'. The first uses photos taken during our holiday on the Isle of Wight in July:

The second layout has photos taken when my daughter Susan and her husband Ian were on a Dolphin Experience at Discovery Cove in Florida. They had a fabulous time getting up close and personal with the dolphins:

You can find the Blog and Facebook Fan Page for Happy Scrap Arts here:

I have been busy knitting for the last couple of weeks. Susan and Ian are expecting their first baby, who they are calling James, at the beginning of November and they asked if I could knit some little cardigans for him. Here are the photos of the first two that I have finished:

It is quite some time since I got out my knitting needles and I was so pleased with how the cardigans turned out. I just love the little teddy buttons on the blue one and the grey one has faux leather buttons. So cute.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

‘Life is Splendid’ by PattyB Scraps and 'Back to School' by Country Liv's Graphics

I just love this new kit ‘Life is Splendid’ by PattyB Scraps. It is so versatile as my two layouts will show you. You can find it in her stores here:

Here is the kit preview:

My first layout uses one of my favourite photos from the wedding of my daughter Susan and Ian. I really love the corners and the alpha which is included in the kit.:

The second layout is of Tyler and his Nan (me) playing Darth Vader and Tyler meeting the 'real' Darth Vader:

Two entirely different styles of layout using the same lovely kit. Don't you just love the distressed wood paper in the second layout?

I have another layout to show you of Tyler when he started back to School on Wednesday. His Mum took the photo of him before school and the after school photo was taken by his Dad. Aren't they great?

This layout was made with last year's Back to School freebies (sadly no longer available) from my friend Liv of Country Liv's Graphics as well as her contributions to the 2014 'Back to School' Create a Kit at Digi Style Designs which you can find in store here:

You can find Liv's Facebook Fan Page here:

and her Blog here:

Why not pay her a visit and while you are there sign up to her newsletter?

Sunday, 24 August 2014

‘Project Restoration’ Bundle by PattyB Scraps

PattyB Scraps has a great new bundle in her stores. It is called 'Project Restoration' and you can get it here:

Here is the preview of 'Project Restoration':

I made this layout using photos of Tyler with the penguins that he made with the help of his grandad:

We went to Brighton for the day last Monday and Tyler met Darth Vader on the promenade and just had to have a battle with him:

He also enjoyed himself on the rides on the Pier:

Well, that's all for today. Be back soon with some more photos and layouts.

Friday, 22 August 2014

'Madelyn' by PattyB Scraps

PattyB Scraps has a sweet kit called 'Madelyn' which you can find in her stores here:

Here is the preview for 'Madelyn':

And here is the layout using 'Madelyn' and some photos of my grandson Tyler with the Tinman he discovered outside a DIY store:

Layout design by Tyler. I had set up my background for the layout and Tyler said 'Can you put my Tinman photos on your paper, please, Nanny'. He told me which photos to use and where to place them and chose the frame to go with each photo. Layout designer in training!

Thursday, 14 August 2014

'Georgia on my Mind' by Over the Fence Designs'

Over the Fence Designs has a wonderful new collection in store called 'Georgia on My Mind'. It has lots of gorgeous papers and elements and is ideal for scrapping many different occasions. You can find the collection here:

Digital Scrapbooking Studio

Here is the preview of the 'Georgia on my Mind' Collection:

When I saw the beautiful background paper I knew just the photos I wanted to use in my layout. We took Tyler to Whipsnade Zoo on Monday and we took some photos of Patagonian Caveys. I did some extraction work on the photos of myself and Tyler with these adorable gentle creatures and here is the result:

I was so pleased with the way this turned out.

Be sure to collect all of the freebies to go with ‘Georgia on my Mind’:

ADB Designs FB Fanpage:
OTFD FB Fanpage:
PattyB Scraps FB Fanpage:
ADB Designs NL signup
PattyB Scraps Newsletter signup:
theStudio Newsletter signup:

If you grab the freebies, don't forget to say 'Thank You'.

Tyler has been busy and has finished his model penguins (with quite a lot of help from Grandad) and varnished them himself. Here are some photos:

He also decided to do a few 'repairs' round the house with his toy toolset:

Be back soon with some more photos.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

'Joan' by PattyB Scraps

I made a layout using ‘Joan’ by PattyB Scraps which you can find on sale until 24 August (30-50% off):

Here is the preview of the 'Joan' Collection':

For my layout I used photos of my husband's parents Phyllis and Fred. The baby in the photo is my husband Richard:

My grandson Tyler is staying with us for the next two weeks and he has been working in his Grandad's shed making some penguins:

He had great fun pushing out all the pieces and sanding the rough edges. Grandad helped him put them together and they have to put a coat of varnish on them to protect them and they will be finished.