Hope you are keeping warm!
I think I secretly love this time
of year.................coming in from
the cold, cup of soup to warm
the hands as well as the inner me,
snuggling up to the fire with a
good book or watching a boxed
set on the TV................
Let us see what Jane Castle
has for us today:
"Some of you may remember that earlier
this year I made a start on a scrapbook
and today I'd like to share another page of
this with you.
If you are new to scrapbooking today's page is
a simple layout that could be adjusted to most
nesting dies you might already have but if
not the Find-It media die I have used in this
project has so many uses that it
is well worth investing in.
The 2, 12x12 papers I've used are by
Bo-Bunny and Kaisercraft.
The base sheet was cut to 27cm square
and the narrow strip from one side was
then attached across the centre.
Then onto the die cutting.
The larger of the 2 dies was used to cut
the mount from top to bottom from the
paper and the smaller on from side to side.
I then cut another smaller mount from
some kraft card and trimmed this to size.
The lovely door with a heart wreath on was
torn from a piece of rice paper. I felt this
symbolised the starting of a new home
and life together.
After cutting the letters for the happy couple's
names using my Memory Box Lower Parker
Alphabet Die I stamped a few flowers onto
the remaining Core-dinations card.
I deliberately didn't add too much ink to the
stamp as I wanted a slightly faded look.
These were cut out and a small envelope
was made from some thin cream coloured card.
The edges of the mounts were distressed
with a little ink and then everything was attached.
The tag will then have the details of
the people in the photograhs, the date
and place all added.
The gorgeous paper collections that are
available now really does make putting
together a scrapbook a joy and a great
excuse to flick through all those
lovely old photos."
Thank you Jane, I do agree there's
nothing quite like an old photograph
particularly when you are able to
put names to the faces and using that
torn scrap of Rice Paper is a masterstroke.
Just lifts everything from the austerity of
It is a wonderful way of preserving
those memories too
Have you any old photos lying in a
drawer or a tin box? I know I have
so I think I shall have to pop into the
SALE and see if there are any papers
that grab my fancy - I know there will be!