Wednesday, 31 August 2016

UKS Summer Snap Challenge

Hello :)
During July and August this year UK Scrappers are holding a Summer Snap Challenge.
The challenge details are HERE.
 This is an ongoing challenge until the end of August so this post will stay at the top of my blog and I will update as I go along. For newer posts please scroll down.

My Photos :)

1 vapour trails or clouds
The Red Arrows over Weston bay

2 a horse drawn vehicle
 Horse drawn carriages on Weston Beach 

3 flowers in bloom
This flower was a reduced gift from Asda - 62p! I just threw the bulb in to a pot and crossed my fingers lol!

4 a summer job in the garden
DH mowing our lawn

5 something typifying your holiday destination, 
or your home town if you are planning a staycation
We had a staycation this year in lovely Weston-super-mare

6 hats
The newest member of the family, Marley. He's a good sport!

7 ice cream
Found these cute Ice Cream paper clips in The Works. Had to have the cupcakes and hearts too!

8 kites or balloons
Balloons from my sisters 40th birthday

9 bubbles
Bubbles in our little waterfall.

10 ducks, swans or seabirds
One thing we have plenty of here in Weston is Seagulls!

11 summer sunrise or sunset
Sunset looking out towards Steep Holm island

12 eating al fresco
A snack picnic in Worlebury woods, Weston. Mum and Sister watch the dogs and the picnic while the boys explore.

13 somewhere you would only visit when the sun shines
This is Sandbay beach, just around the corner from Weston beach, we don't only visit here when the sun shines we have been here in February and at night star gazing.

14 flags or bunting

A short walk from home is Uphill hill. On top of the hill is a beautiful old church. The flag can be seen across Weston.

15 summer shoes

 This year I bought 2 pairs of canvas shoes for the summer

16 fruit growing, in the garden, on a tree, or in the hedgerow
Walking my mums dog I found some early blackberries.

17 water
So glad I have zoom!! DS1 'helping' to fill the pool at Nanas for a garden party.

18 umbrellas
Our back garden is south facing and gets very hot so I am very grateful for the bit of shade this umbrella gives

19 glasses
 A bit of fun with DS2 new TY Owl and my reading glasses. I love owls!

20 fete, fair or festival

Mum and I went to two festivals one Sunday afternoon. At the Weston Sand Sculpture Festival Mum met Bowie! At the Dairy Festival we met a lovely cow who was more than happy to show us her best side.

And your A-E Substitutes list
A Play
B Anything in your favourite colour
C Something that made you smile
D Friends
E Just girls or Just boys

And don’t forget the photo of you.

Photo of mum and I having a coffee in the park.

Bonus points for layouts!
Layout using 6 of the photos from the list
Layout using one large photo from the list

Layout using photo of yourself

Fingers crossed I will complete this challenge :)
EDIT : YAY!!!! All 20 photos no subs!!!
And Three layouts completed!!!
For newer posts please scroll down
Thanks for stopping by
Michele x

Friday, 19 August 2016

3x4" Mini Concertina Album

Good Morning :)
After I had made a layout and decorated my planner using the August Page kit I found I had a number of gorgeous 3x4" journal cards left over from the 12x12" sheet. I wanted to use them but not in the usual way (layout, card or planner) so I made a quick mini concertina album.
It was super quick to make and in addition to the lovely journal cards I added a little left over paper, die cuts and stickers and now have a cute mini about my boys.

I cut a 4x12" strip of white cardstock, then scored and folded it at 3" intervals to make 8 spaces to add photos and journaling.

I kept the embellishments flat so it wouldn't bulk out too much.

The photos are some random photos of each of the boys ....

..... including our newest boy Marley

These journal cards were just too pretty to sit in my stash!

Have you got your August Page kit yet?
Grab your HERE while stocks last.

Thanks for stopping by have a lovely weekend
Michele x

Friday, 12 August 2016

August Planner Decorating

Good Morning :)
I am back today to share my August Planner decorating.
I don't always get chance to decorate my weekly pages but I do like to spend some time decorating the monthly pages and the pockets.

This month I have used the C4E August kit to decorate my Carpe Diem work planner.

I didn't go too mad this month, I used some of the pretty floral paper, a few die cuts and a little washi tape.

I popped a few die cuts and journal cards in to the front pockets long with a couple of cute paper clips. I need to make some paper clips I really don't have enough! 
I love the little gnome peeking out of the bottom pocket.

I really liked the journal cards in this months kit so I made a cute dashboard using one.

So that's my work planner decorating this month, I will be back soon with a cute mini album using up some left overs from the August kit.

I'm off to lie in the grass and wish on dandelions!
Thanks for stopping by have a great weekend!
Michele :)

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Layout - Home Grown

Good Morning :)
Today I am sharing my August Page kit layout - Home Grown.
All the kit details can be found on the post below and kits are available from HERE

Unusually for me there is no mixed media on this layout! The gorgeous papers and embellishments were just gorgeous on their own.

The star of this layout is my youngest son, Alix. A couple of years ago his Nana gave him a few seed potatoes to plant in the garden. A few months later with the help of Daddy, Alix had a good crop of potatoes.

The die cuts were used to create a focal cluster next to the photo, some were raised on foam dots to add dimension.

Two more smaller clusters were added to keep the balance of the layout.

The Title stickers are from the August Add on kit and the cute gnome was fussy cut from one of the journal cards in the kit.

I added a journal card for the journaling which I will write later (I don't like my handwriting lol!)

So that is my August layout, I had enough kit left to decorate my planner and make a cute mini album!
I will be back soon with my August Planner decorating and mini album.

How many projects can you squeeze out of a page kit?

Have a great week thanks for stopping by
Michele :)


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