Sunday, 18 April 2010

Time to Party - 10pm Saturday Challenge

This has got to be the most difficult challenge of the weekend! After careful deliberation I've managed to come up with five layouts that I love. Here we go.....

1. I love this layout. I don't know about you but I have been known to have some brilliant ideas (at the time) that then become a labour of love. This was one such thing.  
"I know I'll put some music on the paper" This entailed finding some music for Half a pound of tupenny rice and copying it into powerpoint with musical notes found somewhere else and resized. I then printed it out on vellum.
"Wouldn't it be great to have a drum" Couldn't find any stickers so decided to make my own. Found some shiny paper, drew out drum by hand (I am aware it is a little lopsided). I bought some black elastic. Then put it all together, using eyelets to thread the elastic. It took hours, but I love it.

2. I think this layout is my favourite favourite. I love the photos, I love that is just a normal day doing normal stuff. Most of all I love the paper. This sheet of paper is one I received in a pack of American Craft Metropolitan. I remember thinking, wow that is bright, I don't think I'll ever find a use for that. It just goes so well with the pattern on the highchair.

3. This next layout is from out Honeymoon in Iceland. The most amazing place on Earth. One of our favourite stays was a night in  Akureyri. We loved the atmosphere of this town. I took a series of pictures from the road on the way out. I was so pleased when they all joined together so well.
It took me ages to pick the letters for the title. In the end I picked these, sanded the shiny green paint off them and embossed them silver. That was a bit of an experiment, Although not how I planned them to look, I was pleased with the slightly mottled effect.

4. A slightly newer layout. It just seemed to all come together. It is such a happy memory of Jacob's 2nd birthday. I love how all the colours from his t-shirt match the papers. I love the use of space on the page, normally I like to fill, but this just seemed right.

5. A really recent layout. The beginning of a new geocaching adventure for us, it has become our new favourite hobby. I really like the sassafrass paper at the bottom cut into a scallop edge (another sheet of paper I never thought I'd use) I really like the journalling mats too, they were just right for that layout.

There you have it my top 5. Mind you, ask me in a couple of months and I'm sure it would be different!


  1. wow rachel these are incredible. you shoulod be very pleased and the drum and the music is amazing.

  2. Gorgeous los!!! Thanks for the comment on my blog! I have seen this idea somewhere before in a magasine or book, so not very original....but a really good idea to use!!!!!

  3. thanks for dropping by my blog your LO's are just fab Ali Edwards this week is the first time I've felt motivated to do anything like scarpbooking for ages keep up the good work and pop by again soon:)

  4. These are great! :-) The attention to detail in the first one is incredible, and there's something lovely to look at in all of these xx