Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Timeless Bundle by A-Manda Creations

Well I really have had fun with this bundle. It contains a page kit, some cluster frames, Alpha, Bragbook, Quickpages and some fantastic Word Titles which is the reason I went for this kit

This is my first page, i love the lace mat, and the clustered frame from the bundle

There are a large selection of papers in the kit, lots of floral ones but I decided to use these two checked ones as the colours fitted with my nieces clothing. The word title came with clusters of flowers on it
and i simply add the left hand bird that I think is super cute. Then I decided to not cluster around the photo so added the clock and some other elements and one more bird to the word title to be the clustered part of the page.

There is soooo much in this pack that I decided I must use one of the ready made pages, I chose the quick page, there is another one and some brag pages in the pack too

This kit makes me think of my Grandparents, they had lots of furnishings and cushions and so on that were like some of the papers, so I chose a photo I have of my Mum and her brother, taken in the back garden during the war. The Eternity wordart was ideal for this page
these layouts are all in my gallery at The Studio

Friday, 15 June 2012

Holiday Layouts

Well I decided I had better get on with some holiday layouts- this beautiful kit by Flower Scraps was ideal.
Robbie loves going on the beach when we first arrive on  holiday, this time he wanted to skim stones and make splashes and then do a bit of digging. David and I had taken a pair of binoculars so we could birdwatch too.
On the first day we went down to Hunmanby-it is an isolated beach with cafe and toilets and lots of open sand and sea- what more could you want!

and here is the beautiful kit I used

I have another seaside kit to work with so hopefully will be able to get another couple of layouts done
will be back with them later

Well this next kit lent itself to some onther photos I had- one set being of the geese on the lake and the other being a spring photo taken at the beach on a very cold and windy day

Monday, 4 June 2012

The Studio CT

Well this is my first kit that I am working with. i thought it looked good for heritage layouts, I have been doing some research into my family tree, and have a few photos of ancestors. Starting off with my DAD
I estimated the date for the layout as this was taken just before he started at a Private Nursery School.
I scanned in the original photo and then cropped it for putting in the frame
There is also an Add On kit which I have used for the next layout. This one shows my father in uniform at his training camp in World War 11
I have some templates to work with too so will be back later to post those

Sunday, 3 June 2012

June already

Well as usual I haven.t kept up to my blog, and yes i forgot my password and had to change it AGAIN!!
well today i have some news
When I got back from holiday there was an invitation to join a CT, so I am the newbie on The Studio CT, my other CT's at the moment are BooLand Designs and Studio4 Designworks who are both at The Studio so that makes it nice and easy for me
Have spent ages uploading new layouts so thought I would bob on here and let you see them

this kit is gorgeous and was so easy to use, loved making the cluster of flower, leaves and elements around the photo

BooLand Designs has a set of Bundled Retirement kits, in the shop with more to come- 5 kits for $5 is a very good bundle deal
really like how this layout turned out, used the word art that is not part of the bundle from blue skies and sunshine to do the word art. I really like the cute frog  upturned the yellow bucket for his "throne"

Bundle 2

the rainy day and sundays one would be just right for todays weather!!
I like this layout I did with Sweet Calli, just look at the cute wedding couple figures and the page colours fits well with my yellow flowers
there are lots of other layouts so the link to my gallery at The Studio is

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

New kit in the shop today

Springs Promise by BooLand Designs
this is the link to my gallery at The Studio so you can go see the other layouts I have done with this kit, but the one I am going to use today to show case this kit is one of my young son Robbie. This photo was taken before he started at his nursery school.
The kit used is BooLand Designs Spring Promise, which I noticed was on a very special offer rate in the shop today

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

BooLand Designs New kits and my layouts

Well I have got behind as usual so lots to tell you about today
Spring Breeze was the second kit I worked with
as ever there are some gorgeous freebies on her blog and in her newsletter.
This kit was quickly followed by Spring Bride

I must admit I do rather like having ready made things where you can quickly make a page with clusters and stacked papers. These are gorgeous and also from Spring Bride

the fourth kit was Springs Hope
and i couldnt resist using this for my favourite spring flower photo
the link takes you to the layout and you can see the other lovely layouts done by the rest of the team.

I am nearly up to date

continuing the spring series theme, Springs Desire was released at the weekend and according to her newsletter this is BooLands favourite- it is mine (for now there are lots of lovely things coming)
so sit make and enjoy as I have a few things to show you from this set.
As ever there are some gorgeous birds and animals in this kit, and that little frog prince has appeared on most of my layouts. 
this one was made using a template by Scrappy Cocoa, just love the wavy papers and journaling space.
The newsletter freebies were stunning and I got carried away, here come some more layouts using those freebies
The photos were taken in March 2009 before Richard went off to University.
I just used  the gate and frame cluster and the flower cluster twice onto the gate cluster, i love doing layouts were the photo really stands out and takes centre stage. This photo conjures up so very many happy memories which i hope will live with me for ever.
The next layout is also Richard on a photo shoot- this time he is out with his Dad having a silly half hour with their cameras in the garden. Richard hated having his photo taken so David was sneakily taking a picture of him when he was spotted and the camera was turned on him- again gorgeous memories now preserved for ever.
this one was done for the template challenge on The Studio and uses a template by Scrappy Cocoa

There will be lots more soon, I have already prepared two more sets of layouts using the next two kits one of which will be released tomorrow and one on ~Saturday.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Mix and Match

Working on CT's you tend to do a layout using just one kit, and so I like to do some layouts with elements etc from a few kits. This is especially true when you have photos that dont always fit a category. Like our wedding which was white and yellow.
BooLand Designs has so many kits it was quite easy to do some mixing and matching for these layouts
The first layout is about Timothy, my page boy
and the second is about Rachel one of my bridesmaids
The bridemaid dresses were made by a friend Anne Paraskeva, she worked at the same school as I did.
She then made the sashes and the boys ties and the girls headbands in my favourite colour- yellow.
The kits used for these layouts are all by Booland Designs