Happy Scrapping

Hello Bloggy Peeps!!

Thsi week I've been scrapping for the first time in AGES. Most of my arty-farty time this year has been spent happily up to my elbows in mixed media for Life Book 2016, so scrapping has kind of fallen by the wayside. I still get my gorgeous Quirky kits every other month though, and they are full of irresistible papery loveliness. This month, I particularly loved the patterned paper and painted wood embellishments from the Pink Paislee "Take Me Away" collection and used some of them on this page ...

... which shows a very happy John during a boat trip in Amsterdam a couple of years ago. The houses cut from the patterned paper are a perfect match for those houses in the photo aren't they? The Jillibean Soup die cuts and Fancy Pants puffy alphas were from previous Quirky Kits but coordinated nicely. We also got a bottle of Nuvo dots in a dark blue - I used them to make the little dots in the bottom left hand corner there. I had been wondering whether to invest in some of these, and now I probably will get a couple more colours as it was fun to use and you can make the dots whatever size you like. They do take a long time to dry though.

Now I want to make a pocket page to go opposite this in my album - my plan is to make a lot of pocket pages with a few feature pages like this one, to get my giant stash of photos scrapped quickly before I forget all the stories!!

Thanks for visiting me and my blog today, see you again soon :o)

Annie xxx


Julene Matthews said…
A gorgeous layout Annie.I adore those houses.
Having just returned from a European cruise I've been searching for ideas. Yours and Sara Groen are both about Amsterdam, how clever!
Fabulous layout Annie! The houses are indeed a perfect match! I come from a scrapbooking background too. Traditional scrapbooking is quite different from mixed media, but there are ways to incorporate the two. I'd love to learn to use my photos that way! It's good that you made some time for your old passion - I sometimes feel guilty and ungrateful that I don't do it any more - even though it was scrapbooking that led me to mixed media.
Lizzy Hill said…
OH! It is sooooo good to see you scrapping again. Even tho I LOOVE your Artsy stuff, I've missed seeing your pages. This is brill! LOVE how you've used those houses.... & I've just got some Nuovo drops. Not used 'em yet.... thanks for that tip about drying time:) And that is a great idea to do mostly pocket pages with a few 12x12s as feature ones. Should work well to get your photos done and dusted!!! AND if I was in the UK I'd get those Quirky kits. They sound lovely and fun and a bit different:):)