Friday, 27 May 2011

Good Old Fashioned Fun

This page came together quite quickly, I think I did it the night before I started was like a last fix before I went cold turkey!!!

I love it when I find cool boy papers, and these were perfect for this pic of Max playing snakes and ladders with Wes and Jess. This had to be scrapped because it's rare to see Max not glued to a screen!! And he looked sooooo cute!

TFL xx

Thursday, 26 May 2011


Just to prove to you that I do scrap with other collections than 'Emma's Shoppe' here's a quickie post of a layout using 'Toybox'. Ok, it's still a Crate collection, but hey, they're good, what can I do?!
Such a cute picture of Jake, posing as usual!!

TFL xx

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Quick Fix

Sometimes when I need a quick crafty fix on an evening, and I just don't have the brain power to do a layout, I whizz together a couple of quick cards. These were particularly satisfying as they gave me that fix after a stressful day but also allowed me to use up some scraps and other bits and pieces.
Some SC kit leftovers and an acetate flower I made ages ago.

Some random scraps.

And the last little scraps of last months SC kit plus a few other bits.

And it is always good to have a little stash of cards for emergencies, especially when you have as much on your mind as I do right getting caught out forgetting birthdays for me!! xx

Monday, 23 May 2011


After I went to see Hairspray a few weeks ago, I just couldn't resist buying the soundtrack. It's so cheesy and perfect for singing along to in the car (I'm one of those drivers you probably laugh at when you pull up at traffic lights!!) So one day I was listening to it and one of the song lyrics gave me inspiration for a layout title. I thought of a photo I could use and started the layout.....then, half way through, it occured to me that there was a better photo I could use, so I did this layout......

My Mum on her 60th birthday. Another one using Crate Paper's Emma's Shoppe (not many more now I promise!!) Of course this left me with the dilemma of thinking of a new title for the original layout, but I kept it simple and was able to use up a couple of number stickers at the same time....

This one using Echo Park For The Record which I haven't actually managed to use much of yet. I'm sure the wedding photos will give me opportunities to really use it up!

TFL xxx

Sunday, 22 May 2011

I'm Back

Good Morning Blogland! Apologies once again for my absence....this week has gone by in a bit of a daze. I officially taught my first few lessons this week whilst still trying to recover from the exhausting (but perfect) wedding weekend. I'm not able to bore you with the photos yet as I don't have any, I was too busy with my Maid of Honour duties to take any, but my BIL was the official photographer and as soon as the happy couple return from their honeymoon and see the photos, I'll be allowed to see them and they will begin appearing on many layouts!

When I got home from school on Thursday I was in the mood to scrap so I sat down and this layout came together really easily. It feels like months since that happened! Typical that my mojo returns when I have no time to make the most of it!
I'm getting down to the dregs of Emma's Shoppe now but it was just perfect for this layout, pretty enough to go with Jess's beautiful skirt but not too girly for my handsome nephew!

I've just photographed lots of layouts that I did a couple of weeks ago so I will schedule some posts throughout this week for you to enjoy!

Happy Sunday xx

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Document 2011 April

I thought I would be super organised and schedule a little post for you while I am at the wedding! With everything going on this month I wanted to keep right on top of my Document 2011 project so here are April's pages......

In the pocket my ticket from Hairspray (which was awesome by the way!!) a picture that Jake did for me, a card that I had with a present and a flyer from the spa that me and Em went to.
The focus page just had to be Emma's hen night. The photos came out really well considering it was dark. That isn't really Prince William...apparently he was at a little party of his own that night!!! And by the time you read this she will be a married woman!!

I had so many things to choose from for the divided pages this month which made life a bit easier!

I'm glad I have the wedding to scrap about for May because with all the work I am a little worried that pictures may be a little thin on the ground!

Back soon to bore you with the wedding snaps!!

TFL xxx

Friday, 13 May 2011


It seems like so long ago now but the Royal Wedding was such a lovely occasion. In true Norman fashion, we had a little bit of a party and of course I made sure I took plenty of photos so that the moment could be captured in my albums.

So today is my project of the day over on the Frog blog, if you'd like to see how I made this layout........ Head on over there now.

Tomorrow is the big day so I am in full on Maid of Honour mode and have a very busy day ahead so I best dash.

Bye xxxx

Tuesday, 10 May 2011


Hi Blogland, life is very busy around here at the moment it's my first proper week of placement and my best friend is getting married in just 4 days time so this will be a quick post to share a layout that I did over the bank holiday weekend.

I took these photos of my little cousin having her hair done because when she was little all she wanted was to have long hair and bless her, it took a loooooong time for it to grow, her twin brother's hair grew really quickly and whenever he had to have it cut my aunty would have to pretend to cut Chloe's too just so she wouldn't feel left out! So these photos just had to be scrapped!
I used the April SC kit and took inspiration from a couple of different layouts in the Scrapbook Inspiration Ideas Book which over a year on I still find myself going back to for ideas....I really miss it!!

TFL xxxx

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Friday, 6 May 2011

Looking Windswept

I'm back with yet another layout that I did in the school hols! This one is me and my little cousin Ted at the top of Pew Tor, one of my favourite places ever. He is only 3 and made the climb look easy...such a little star. When he got to the top he told me 'It's a bit windy' so I knew that would have to be the title of this page!
Done using April's SC kit and a few extra bits.

TFL xx

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

The Very Camp Pink Wheelbarrow!!!

A bit of a fun layout using some pics that I found from last summer. My big bro pushing me around the garden in his very camp pink wheel barrow! They just made me crack up!
I used some of the bolder papers from Crate Paper's Emma's Shoppe. Inspired by a sketch from the Sketches2Scrapbook App.

TFL xx

Monday, 2 May 2011

Too Cute

Another page from the same walk as the 'Sneaky Drink' page.....

We were walking along a country lane when we heard this little cutie bleating away from behind a gate.
We went to look at it and take a few photos and realised that there were no other sheep in the field. Luckily the farmer came along and spotted it and told us that he was miles out of his way, poor little thing! I'm just glad the farmer came along cos I don't think I'd have been able to leave him!

Layout using April Studio Calico kit and quite a bit of handcutting!!

TFL xx