Wednesday, 20 June 2012

I Dare You.....

As I mentioned in my post a moment ago, as well as weekly card challenges, we are also running a monthly scrapbooking challenge at Addicted to Stamps.  This month's theme, chosen by Jacqueline, is 'celebrations' with bunting.  Do you remember the cakes I posted last week?  Well, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to scrapbook the birthday.  Here's my very straightforward layout:

I used this week's sketch at Unscripted Sketches as my starting point as I find 12"x12" far too intimidating without some guidance on how to work with all that space.  I did add the bunting, of course, and the journalling block but I thought the sketch worked really well - simple yet stylish!  This birthday, for us, was all about being there with my husband's Granddad to celebrate which is why I chose photos of us rather than of his party.  The white, red and black theme came from the cakes (which, in turn, came from playing cards as he likes to play bridge).  I do love the interest using textured card gives to a layout, especially a fairly basic one like this.

Stamps: none! (have I ever written this?!)
Ink: Basic Black marker
Card: Whisper White, textured Whisper White
Paper: Real Red from the Brights Designer Series Paper stack, Basic Black from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper stack
Other: foam alphabet stickers (non-SU)

As always, if any of these supplies have caught your eye, please do not hesitate to get in touch by phone on 07977 141605 or email.  I will be delighted to assist you with your crafty makes and place a SU order for you.

So there you go!  If I'm brave enough to give scrapbooking a go, you can be!  If anything, it's a lovely way of using up some of your crafting goodies and it is a nice change from making cards all the time.  Why not join in this month and scrapbook one of your celebrations?

Thanks again for stopping by,


  1. Hi Victoria,

    Your page of scrapbooking is very successful. Simple and clean style as I like. Bravo !

    Hugs from France.

  2. fabulous layout Victoria and those cakes look amazing . A lovely stylish layout.


  3. What a lovely page you created Victoria! I love the clean lines and the textured card is perfect!

  4. Hi Victoria, I love this page. I particulary like the look of those cakes!! I also love the colours you have chosen and the occasion. What a celebration!

  5. Fabulous lay-out and a gorgeous page xxx

  6. My Granddad is ninety next month so I guess I will be doing something similar to this soon! Great layout and the bunting looks fab too - Jacqueline xx

  7. I'm running away . . . I refuse to get into scrapbooking! I have enough trouble keeping up with card making!!! LOL!

    Seriously though, congrats on you first layout . . . it's GREAT. xxx

  8. Gorgeous scrapbook page you've created Victoria. Those cakes look yummy!! I'm hoping to get a scrapbook page done soon to add to the DT ones already there.

  9. What a fabulous page! LOVE this--I have a quick question for you--is digital scrapbooking allowed in your challenge? I would love to enter, but I only do digi scrapbooking. :) Fabulous use of the patterns on the bunting, too! :)

  10. Great layout.. thanks for joining us at Unscripted Sketches..

  11. WOW love that you turned this into a layout! Wonderful page! Thanks for playing at Unscripted Sketches!

  12. Ha! I had to laugh at your supply list. Feels weird to NOT list a stamp set ~ right? LOL
    Great way to use our sketch (Unscripted Sketches). Scrapbooking is often intimidating to me; I'll have to try your method of starting with a card sketch. Thanks for joining us this week!

  13. What a fun take on the sketch ... so glad you joined us at Unscripted Sketches.

  14. You're so right Victoria! I have one of the 6 x 6" ring binder albums and it would easy to get some of those pages done! Being ninety is definitely worth scrapbooking! Vicky x

  15. Lovely layout Victoria I liked your photo and its so nice on a memory page with some journaling
    Hugs Elaine

  16. Lovely layout and yes I loved your cakes last week...amazing lady. I am going to enter your challenge as I love my scrapbooking. My dad is 99 and I have a wonderful photo of him and my dog so tomorrow off I go...scrap...(I am his full time carer here at home)
    Thanks for you ever going wonderful comments on my creations...x

  17. Lovely layout and the bunting looks fab. x

  18. Lovely lay out hun. Thanks for the heads up to the new challenge! Always up for a stamping challenge when my health allows it! Karen x

  19. Hi Victoria

    Just stopped by your blog to thank you for the lovely comment you left for me. Really glad I did as you have some lovely pieces. This LO is fab.

    Have a fantastic weekend

    Claire x

  20. What a great scrap layout - thanks for joining us at Unscripted Sketches this week!

  21. Great layout Victoria, I love the CAS look.

  22. I love your wonderful family page - what great memories.

  23. Hey Victoria

    Well done you - you are braver than me - great page.

    Thanks for dropping by and leaving me some lovely comments.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

    Ta-ra for now.

    Hazel xx

  24. Great layout Victoria, looks fab :o) I've never tried scrapbooking, maybe one day I'll find some time to try! Hugs, Lisa x


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