Saturday, 3 November 2012

Dan and Hayleys wedding album: Part one

More 12x12 love from me today! My brother got married in August and so I have  a huge pile of gorgeous photos to get into my album before all the details fade. Part of my strategy with this is to use lots of pocket dividers to get all the photos and stories in, but to spend more time on the bigger stories by giving them their own 12x12 page.
This is my first page which still needs a bit of lettering and journalling.
 On the reverse I've included some preparation shots:

 The first 12x12 is of Emma getting her hair done and looking so serious and still:

 This LO still needs some stitching across the bunting but otherthan that, it's finished:
 My first attempt at the confetti effect. I'm not 100% convinced it worked but I shall definitely try again. Also, loved the mask as part of the title.
 A super quick 12x12 showing all the assistants the Bride and Groom had:
 I loved this starburst effect when I did it earlier this year and this photos of  my dad and I was crying out for special treatment. I stitched all the pp down too which was time consuming but worth it. Looking at it now, I might add some more journalling or a small title to the top journalling box:
The girls outside Church:

 You may now kiss the Bride: This was created in  response to a class over at UKScrappers and their online crop although the original inspiration looks nothing like this! I do love it when that happens. :) You can view the original inspiration here

I shall carry on plouging through the remaining stack of photos and hopefully share the scrappy results soon!

Friday, 2 November 2012

Some 12x12 love

Hi all! I thought it was about time that I shared some 12 x12 love on  my pages. I have been very busy creating but this has resulted in no time left to blog it! M
My lovely scrappy friend, Suz Mannecke, sent me a scrummy box of scrappy goodies a few weeks ago with strict instructions to use it up and share the creations! The box had some much stuff it was impossible not to be inspired! 

I had a few photos laying around from J's 5th birthday and the blues and greens in them co-ordinated perfectly with some papers I had (Studio Calico I believe?) Suz had included a 12x12 sheet of Echo Park (?) stickers which just co-ordinated perfectly including a fab bunting strip that was perfect to hang off of some bakers twine inbetween two brads.

Not to miss out the girl child, I also scrapped a few recent pics of her as she started preschool. Boy does she look so grown up! I can't believe she'll be three next month! Again, I used some letter sticker, borders and paper from 'Suz's stash' but added some old Studio Calico 'Elemantary' papers as well as digging out my sewing machine to add some detail. Ta da!

12x12 love. Done.

Thursday, 1 November 2012


Today we met friends at the Park for a walk (or run) and play. I just love this city park and this time of year. I took the camera as I was hoping for some good Autumn shots whilst the daylight was ok. I did play with the camera settings a bit incl. some time in manual mode with varying amounts of success. Unfortunately, some of the better shots were close ups of my friends little boy so I can't share those here but hopefully she'll love them.

 There was a fair bit of tree climbing....

 and of course, whatever one can do, so can the other!

 My boy. So handsome. I love him so much!

 Her. Beautiful. Its so rare to get a good shot of her as she moves so much!! I'm thinking they might make good shots for the grandparents gifts at Christmas!

Then, the rain came down and spoilt our fun. The cafe was closed so no hot chocolate (boo hiss!) and we all went home slightly colder and wetter than we arrived. I think I might revisit the park at the weekend and see if I can improve on these shots and maybe try some new ideas too. If you have any links to similar shots for my inspiration then please comment and link me up!