Saturday, February 24, 2018

Red belt

I have a little pile of favourite photos that I want to scrap. Just ones that have caught my eye over the years, they don't tell a story or fit together particularly, but now that I'm into scrapbooking properly, I wanted to document the photos that make me smile. So today's photo is a few years old, but it's one that I adore.

I'm still using the Mind the Scrap February kit, and there's even a few bit on here from the January kit as well. I was going for red and black to match the taekwondo dobok and belt, but the pink and purple snuck in.

the little red flower is made of puffy stickers, which I've struggled to use to be honest, they just haven't called to me at all! I'm pleased with how they work as a little flower though and the XOXO and little messages pulls together with the XOXO paper across the middle of the page.

I fussy cut the black leaves from a Maggie Holmes paper (I used it here). Honestly, I was just trying out fussy cutting the fronds, to see if would work on a bigger scale, but they were so cute, I had to use them.

There's a lot going on with this page, but I think the back balances it out and pulls it all back together. The black spotty card and the black spotty washi kind of anchor it.

The alphas are the Amy Tangerine translucent ones I've used before. I didn't think I'd use these are all, but they've worked really well in a couple of projects now, and I've got loads left. I used them as journaling here rather than as the title.


Paper: from MTS Feb kit
Crate Paper- Main squeeze- Match made
Maggie Holmes- Flourish- Anne
Crate Paper- Main squeeze- Purrfect

Washi tapes- Hema
Pebbles- puffy stickers
Vicki Boutin- Die cut icons
Bo Bunny- Misc Me journaling cards

Alphas: Papermania
Amy Tangerine- Remarks- Harper

From my stash: White and black card
Black and white baker's twine
Red tag
Gem spots

Thanks for looking!

Friday, February 23, 2018

Good times ahead

Another Disney layout, and another following a sketch I found on the Mind the Scrap group. It had these circles on it, and I've been thinking about stitching on a page, so I went for it. I drew round a couple of pots in pencil to get the shapes, and then punched holes with a pokey tool.

The photo is the view from the boat across the lagoon looking at the castle in the Magic Kingdom, so I wanted to use the paper with the little boats.

Most of the papers and embellishments are from Mind the Scrap, except for the washi and the teeny gem dots. The dots are from a local pound shop, in the kids' section, and they are soooo reflective.

I quite enjoyed sitting in front of the telly stitching away, and it looks fab.


Paper: All Mind the Scrap
Create Paper- Main squeeze- Purrfect
Pink Paislee- Paige Evans- Pick me up

Dear Lizzy die cut phrases
Pink Paislee- Pick-me-up journaling spots

From my stash- white car, gem dots, embroidery thread

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, February 22, 2018


I nabbed this layout from a scrap along on the Mind the Scrap group. I went for muted tones to match the bird paper, which I looooove.

I printed the journaling off for this one, it needed something neater than my handwriting. The sketch called for a few stars, but I think I went slightly over the top.

The punch is from Stampin' Up and I've had it forever, but it comes out so regularly, it's one of my all time favourites.


Paper: From MTS
Maggie Holmes- Flourish- Anne
Maggie Holmes- Flourish- Songbird

Card: from MTS- Bazzill- Date swirl

Title: Dear Lizzy die cut phrases

From my stash- blue card, gold mirri card, gold star stickers

Tuesday, February 20, 2018


Hollywood Studios! We enjoyed finding the park photographers and having our pics taken. We had a deal where the Memory Maker was included, which meant all photos and videos taken in the Disney parks were free. We made the most of it! 

This layout is taken from a Mind the Scrap scrap along video. I loved the circles, and recreated them on the black card using a white Posca pen and a plate. I flicked white ink from the pen in the corners.
 I'd recommend a Posca pen, they come in different nib sizes and colours You have to give them a shake and press the nib in to release the ink, and the white really pops off the page.

Papers are from the Mind the Scrap Feb kit again, with a few extra elements from Simple Stories' Say Cheese. The white film strip is from a Lollipop Box Club kit, and I used paper and stickers from the Say Cheese set.

The Celebrate is from Dear Lizzy (MTS kit again) and I punched some white and black Mickey heads for contrast. I'm really please with this one, it's pretty and bright and pops off the page. the blue floral paper is actually the branding strip from another sheet of paper that I'd already used... it's worth keeping them!


Crate Paper- Main squeeze- Purrfect (MTS kit)
Crate Paper- Main squeeze- Match made (MTS kit)
Branding strip from Pebbles- Forever my always- Mint dot (MTS kit)
Simple stories- Say cheese Iii

Card: Black from my stash

Dear Lizzy- die cut phrases
Mickey punch- from my stash
Posca white pen
Simple Stories- Say cheese Iii- stickers
Simple Stories- Say Cheese- Chipboard stickers

Thanks for looking!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Welcome home

More Disney happiness to show you today. Every day on holiday we would drive under the Walt Disney World arch and sign. every single time I got misty eyed and took half a dozen photos in the excitement of nearly being in the happiest place on earth!

I picked up these cute little flags from a local Home Bargains shop for about £1 a packet- bargain! And I still have loads left in the packet. The alphabet stickers are from the Mind the Scrap February kit, they're translucent, so they work really well on the kraft flags.

The paper is mostly from the MTS kit too- I'm sneaky and I gut the back of the papers to make the most of my stash!


Pebbles- Forever my always- Mint dot- from MTS kit
Red spotty from my stash

Card- Bazzill Kraft from MTS kit

Journaling card- Simple Stories- Say Cheese Iii

Kraft flags- Home Bargains
Red bakers' twine- from my stash

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Minnie and me

 Oh this was the most wonderful day. We met lots of characters in Epcot, and the photos were brilliant. I had to go full on red with white spots for this layout!

I kept this quite simple, but couldn't resist a bow and some sparkly bubbles.

The Simple Stories Say Cheese sets are fabulous- this is a cut out from Say Cheese Iii.


Paper: from my stash
Embellishments: Say Cheese I and Say Cheese III- Simple Stories
Sparkly dots from my stash
Alphabet from my stash

Friday, February 16, 2018

We made it!

So I'm scraping my Disney photos. Finally! I bought some of the Simple Stories Say Cheese collections- I just mix and matched the bits I liked from each one (there are 3).

Arriving in the Magic Kingdom on our first day in Walt Disney World was the most wonderful day. It had been over a year in the planning, and was the culmination of decades of me wanting to go to Florida. Seeing the castle was everything I thought it would be, and I got slightly misty-eyed...

I used a strip of 12x12 paper, and added one of the cut apart journalling cards

 I used various elements from the sticker sheets to bring the photos together. It needed a pop of red here and there.

 The tickets were cut out from a 12x12 paper sheet, and it was covered in them, so I have lots more!

 So now I've made a start, I have a few hundred more pics to scrap...

Can't wait! Think I'm going to need more stash though..


Paper- Simple Stories Say Cheese III- 4x6 Horizontal elements
Simple Stories Say Cheese III- Wish upon a star
Simple Stories Say Cheese III- What a blast

Embellishments- Simple Stories Say Cheese III- Combo cardstock stickers
Simple Stories Say Cheese- Expressions cardstock stickers

From Stash- Black cardstock
Enamel dots