Tuesday, 18 October 2011

The Party Has Started!

Shimelle's Pretty Paper Party that is! I have to confess that I am a little bit torn.  Yes I am a Scrap Sorter, as you know, I love to use up every last bit of paper and I'm always dipping into my scrap box. But then again I am a Pattern Contender because I always worry that a better photo or embellishment might come along for that special piece of paper I have.  Whatever I am though I know I'm looking forward to using the papers that I have.

I did manage to get some paper used at the weekend, I got a few more layouts under my belt!  The first one was for the weekly challenge over on UKScrappers.  The challenge was to scrap a mum, tell the story, use three different shapes and a bit of bling.
The story behind this layout is here and the title is down to the fact that Maddie's friends say she is lucky because she has such a crazy mum!
I used Crate Paper's Farmhouse Collection again and I love this little die cut because, although it's actually apples, it reminds me of cherries :)

The second layout I did was for the house challenge over on UKS.  We had a sketch and had to use orange.
I love this picture of Maddie and was lucky to find it again.  When I first decided to dip my toe into scrapping I was very organised.  I went through albums and bags and boxes and found all of the photos I wanted to scrap.  I put the pictures in envelopes with a note on the front saying what they were and then put the little envelopes in bigger ones with the dates on.  I was off to a great start even if I do say so myself.  That was 7 years ago and I have only just turned to those envelopes of photos and actually started getting them stuck on patterned paper!
I've also been trying to build up my embellishments with a few layers and love how this turned out on the page.

Now it's time to return to my craft desk and see if I can muster up some energy and mojo in the hope of getting another photo scrapped.

Have a good evening
Jo xx

12 comments:

Karen said...

Both these layouts are just beautiful JO. I especially like the second one.

Ali said...

really lovely Jo, I was lucky enough to see the first one irl and you rocked the second - love the photo,and the layers and that woodgrain - yum!

Louise said...

both layouts are great. i like all the patterns in the second one!

Sue Althouse said...

I've got that Crate Paper in my stash, now you've inspired me to get it out and use it! Love your work.

Sarah said...

Two great Layouts Jo! I'm doing Shimelle's class too, just need to finish off my page for Prompt 1!! x

Alison said...

Fab LOs..love the embellishment layers!
Alison xx

humel said...

I love your layouts - especially the first one! Like you, those apples remind me of cherries :)

Angelfish said...

Love the colours you've used in both these LOs. I like the way you layered up the embellishments with that butterfly too :o)

Sian said...

I'm not taking the class, but I'm lucky enough to follow the blogs of many who are enjoying it - and I'm getting a great peek at what the lessons are!

Your warm, autumny, harvesty, layered up layouts are lovely :)

Scattychick said...

They are both lovely layouts Jo and I thought the die-cut was cherries lol

scrappyjacky said...

Gorgeous colours....and great embellishments....I'm loving this class.

yvette said...

Hi Jo, I love both your layouts, I am lacking mojo so you have inspired me. Hope to see you soon x