Monday, 27 January 2014


It's been a couple of weeks since my last post because I've been very busy creating pages for and helping to build a new website for hubby - it's all good stuff though, I'm getting to use my design talents (such as they are!) for the business and learning lots of new stuff too. I managed to grab a bit of time yesterday to do another two pager for my niece's wedding album though. I used a lovely new kit that I treated myself to by Alexis Design Studio called Forever in my heart. There's some beautiful stuff in there although I added a few things from other kits too. I created the pages in CAP2 and used one of the punches that came with the most recent patch for the program along the top edge of the smaller papers. I did a little recolouring to work better with the photos.
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Sunday, 12 January 2014

With Love

I got an email from Daisy Trail offering me 3 lovely Hearts Designs kits for the price of 1 so I treated myself - well it would be rude not to wouldn't it???? I've had a slightly unusual play with them today though. I think they will work rather well for the wedding album I'm in the middle of and had intended to make another couple of pages for it but ended up getting slightly side tracked making a card for a friend who is going through a bit more than her fair share at the moment. The panel where I have put the 'with love' sentiment is rather nice and I felt it would make a good frame too so used cut out studio to take the centre part out (at this point I was still intending to make a scrapbook page). It was a bit of a fiddle going around the flowers etc but was worth the effort. I ended up using it on this card too to give a bit of a shadow box effect. I also did a bit of blending and colour changing in CAP2.
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Monday, 6 January 2014

Lovely Ladies

These two pages take me exactly half way through my niece's Wedding album. Although the photos are in colour, I changed them to tone in with the colour way on these pages. I've done something I don't normally do here and used a stacked page for the base that I got just this morning. It's by Alexis Design Studio and I really liked it. I've added to it too as well as using some blending and other effects and creating some glitter edges around the photos to echo the glitter around the edges of the main paper in CAP2. I'm very happy with the effect and happy that I've still done a lot of them myself.
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Saturday, 4 January 2014


I've called this post "Happiness!" because I think it radiates from my lovely niece and her new husband here. These next two pages are rather different from what I expected when I set out to do them, but I rather like the surprise it brings when that happens. The album is almost half way there now and she has no idea that I'm doing it - I only hope they won't be celebrating their 1st anniversary by the time I get it finished!! The backing paper is from the freebie pack that you can get if you click on the tab above, the embellishments and tags are from several different kits. I've changed the colours of vellum mat and the tag on the right hand page in CAP2.

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Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year!?!?

I know that Christmas has been and gone but I didn't get chance to post this earlier. It's a family card that I had to try and find something a bit different for. Last year, I put them all into baubles and our DIL loved it so much that she left it up all year! After much head scratching I decided to create a Christmas tree frame and after much fiddling and a moderate amount of cursing, I came up with a couple and decided to use this one. I'm relieved to say that it's gone down really well again - phew! Apart from the red backing paper which is one of my own, everything else came from the Molemina White Christmas kit.
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