Monday, 20 February 2012

First 8 x 8 Scrapbook Page

I have decided to start a scrapbook for Hollie and have gone for a 8 x 8 book and here is my first 8 x 8 page that I have ever done.

I once again used papers from the Kaiser Craft Bonjour 61/2 x 61/2 pad but this time chose the more modern papers.
I cut sixteen 2 inch by 2 inch squares inked the edges and adhered to my backing card.
I mounted Hollies photo on pale pink polka dot embossed card and placed over a pale pink chiffon ribbon to which I added a metal embellishment with the words a perfect moment.
The banner was cut from a Stampin Up punch and chipboard lettering was inked and added.
The announcement lettering was cut on the cricut machine with a winnie the pooh font cartridge.
The butterfly was cut from a Martha Stewart punch and the baby's bottle was from my stash.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Scrapology February Challenge

On Sunday 12th February 2012 I spent a very enjoyable day at the Scrapology  crop I completed my layout for their February challenge as well as having a lovely lunch prepared by Linda's husband Robert, having luck in the raffle winning not one but two lovely prizes and good company, what more could a glrl wish for.

This is my completed layout of my Mum taken in 1941 aged 1year and 11 months, she does have a middle name of Kathleen, which, I did cut out on the cricut machine but changed my mind about using them as I remembered she always said there is no point on having a second name as you never use it, consequently myself and my brother and sister do not have one.

I used the following to complete my layout:

1 Sheet plain Bazzill Card
Bazzill Cardstock in Tickled Pink, Black and Sprout 
6 ½” x 6 ½” Paper Pad, Kaiser Craft Bonjour (24 sheets – 10 specialty Papers including 2 foil, 4 spot varnish and 4 die cuts).
Cricut with Storybook and Mother’s Day Bouquet Cartridges
Martha Stewart Butterfly border punch

I cut  sixteen 3 inch squares from the papers in the Kaiser Craft Bonjour paper pad and adhered them to my Bazzil card and did the cross stitch with an easy sew template. I then matted my photograph on black Bazzil card and punched the butterfly borders out and adhered to the layout. Lettering, background and flowers were then cut using the Storybook and Mother'd Day cartridges on the cricut machine. Letters layered up and flowers made up and fixed with brads in the centre to hold together.

I will certainly use this style layout again but next time hopefully all my squares will be the same size!

Friday, 3 February 2012

Introducing Hollie Pearl Ouzman


My first grandaughter was born yesterday the 2nd February 2012 at 11.12am by emergency caesarean and came into the world weighing 5lb 5oz, which is actually more than her Dad who weighed 4lb 7oz and her Mum who was 3lb something. She is in special care at the moment as her blood sugar levels have dropped.

Below are a couple of cards that I made for her, one from myself and her Grandad and one from her Aunty Beth

May I wish you Love, Luck and Laughter xxxxxxxxx