28 Dec 2009

A taster of my wedding LOs...

I have found one of my wedding LOs, I found thinking of different titles for them really difficult as the photos were quite samey. I took inspiration from a classic love song - You're just too good to be true.... I used cut outs from a starry overlay and plain turquoise cardstock, I added some rub ons and clusters of ribbon and buttons to give it more dimension. The purple heart ribbon is from Hobbycraft and was used for our wedding invites and I had so much left over that I have included it on lots of the wedding LOs. The overlay reminds me of fireworks and I thought this was fitting for the photos where we are fizzling with happiness! I inked the edges as no page is complete without this. Our photos were taken at Kirkstall Abbey in Leeds and it made the perfect backdrop as it is stunning. Some photos are above for you to check it out (they are my little sister's not the professional ones as there seems to be a copyright issue!)

Farewell England!

My camera lead is stuck in school for the hols (as my year 11s were making movies about Inspector Calls) so I can't upload my most recent pages, just some ones I had sent off for competitions and things for SI. I still can't believe it has ceased publishing, it was my fav mag by far. The top LO is about the day I got my official PGCE certificate and went out with course mates and tutor. I am obsessed with turquoise and purple and they feature on most of my LO's. I tried out including my own handwriting on this LO as we are so often encouraged to do...but I still prefer letter stickers or typed text.
The second LO is about my crazy friend Hester Wild Child, she is my old flat mate. I like cutting lettering freehand and using an eclectic mix of patterns and colours. I liked the ribbons as a mat and plan to do it again on a LO. Inside the pic is secret journalling of her some of her craziest antics. The paper is basic grey. I like using passport pics all in a row too and plan to do a LO like this with my hubby.
Well tomorrow we are headingon the craziest journey ever - Leeds Bradford to Dublin, Dublin to Brussels and then Arne's mom is picking us up for the two hour drive to Luxemberg (which is where he grew up.) Quite a lot of effort just to spend New Years with the in-laws. It is supposed to be -18 and really deep snow so at least I'll get some good pics for scrapping!
Wish me luck!

27 Dec 2009

Now some close ups of my work...My engagement in Paris is a funny, scrapping story as the minute Arne dropped onto one knee in the glacial gardens of the Versailles Castle I immeadiately insisted he wait whilst I get my camera out!!! He was not impressed and didn't understand that unless I could scrap the moment it hadn't happened! I did kill the moment though and he insisted that we don't display the photo as he felt embarrassed by it! Look at the above layout and you will notice the absense of said photo, it has not reappeared after the wedding which I am cross about. This layout features many of my fav techniques inking, embossing, embossed lace and ribbons. I have a whole bag of random ribbons from presents, clothes and bargain basements and I love to put strips of it on LO's.

Wedding srapbook wall

At my wedding we created a scrapbook wall, at the reception venue, to document our childhood, single days, dating and engagement. I had to contact Arne's family to get lots of baby pics of him, many of which are still waiting to be scrapped. I plan to make a mini album entitled "The Adventures of Mini Arne" as he has so many classic stories and no baby book.
Our fantastic photographers (motivstudio) were fascinated by it and so took lots of pics, which are shown in the photo's above.. It was defo the largest audience my scrapping has ever had.

26 Dec 2009

Boxing day maiden blog!

So...I have finally decided to set up a blog as it seems to be what scrappers do. I will have to add some pics of tomorrow as I am on my little sister's laptop now. We have just been out for a midnight session in the snow - a white Christmas - imagine that!! Every scrappers dream I can use all my glitter glue, snowflake brads and gorgeous chilly papers to my hearts galore. Just got to get back to Otley now and start scrapping... I have sent my finished pages off to a few mags and was devastated when Scrapbook Inspirations stopped publishing last month...I was sure I was going to be featured soon enough! Let me know if you have been published and how you went about it.
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