Friday, 20 July 2012

Holiday Time!

Thank you so much to everyone who joined in with our first scrapbooking challenge at Addicted to Stamps, especially those of you who dusted off your albums to breathe new life into them!

It's my turn this month to choose a theme and I decided on 'holidays'... be they summer or winter, at home or away.  We're not going away this year, so for my layout I picked a lovely long weekend in May when we got up to all sorts of fun, including climbing Ingleborough Fell, which you can see from our house.

I really enjoyed doing this layout.  I followed a sketch from Sketches in Thyme, a new challenge blog for me.... if you are a hesitant scrapper like me, do check out their fantastic sketches.  There is so much inspiration over there.

I started by layering a sheet of beautiful Twitterpated paper onto Crumb Cake.  I layered my photo onto some Crumb Cake designer paper, creating my journalling tab out of Framelits dies.  I die cut a circle to zoom in on my husband and me at the top of the Fell, tying some linen thread around the top.

The sentiment is from Baby Prints but I think it is such a great scrapbooking title.  It was stamped in Pear Pizzaz to match the background paper.  The rest of the page was just adding details where I wanted them: a doily, white and green flowers and leaves, a journalling tag, and wooden butterflies.

Here are some close-ups:

Stamps: Baby Prints
Ink: Pear Pizzaz, marker pen in Soft Suede
Card: Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Paper: Twitterpated Designer Series Paper, Crumb Cake from the Neutrals stack
Other: BigShot, circle dies, linen thread, Framelits dies  (Non-SU: doily, journalling ticket, wooden butterflies, paper flowers and leaves, mini brads, border punch)

I started scrapbooking as a way of getting through a bit more of my stash, but it's turning into a bit of a love!  I love how my album is taking shape and it's so nice to look through at the layouts I've done already.  So many memories and stories to go with the pictures.  Why not give it a try?  You never know, you might just enjoy it!

Thank you so much for visiting,


  1. This is a great page Victoria! Your pretty background DP set the colour theme which is so soft and and relaxing.......Might have to get a few of my photos out and check this blog for layout ideas.........

  2. Beautiful project. Fine and delicate work. Congratulations !


  3. Hello Victoria

    Oh my your scrapbook page is just beautiful, I love the soft tranquel feel, the gorgeous pastel colours and simple design. The addition of your flowers is just perfect.

  4. Well this scrapbook page and layout is enough to make anyone give scrapping ago surely? It is absolutely LOVELY.

  5. Fab layout here and the sketch blog is a love the flowers and butterfly and the photo certainly looks 'in place' with your whole creation.x

  6. A lovely scrapbook page Victoria - I love all the soft colours you have used - Jacqueline xx

  7. I really adore the colours you have used on this layout, Victoria. The whole thing is just very classy and lovely.

  8. Hi Victoria, just had to let you know that we are not going to Kirkby Lonsdale today, it's tomorrow and we are planning an overnight stay, so hopefully the sun will make an effort just for us :))

    Love your layout - the subtle colours you've chosen are foil for the photo ... the brightly coloured clothing would fight with anything more vibrant.

    I had to look at the photo twice as we have one taken in a similar pose on a similar hill top - however we are wearing winter gear. It's not the same hill top, we were on Lose Hill in Derbyshire.

    Maybe you could keep your fingers crossed for tomorrow's weather for us :)) Elizabeth xx

  9. A gorgeous scrapbook page Victoria - wonderful use of colour and the details are perfect Karen x

  10. This is soo pretty! Love the circle on your photo and the fun wooden butterflies! Thanks for playing with us at Sketches in Thyme!

  11. Gorgeous scrapbook page Victoria. Love the colour of that PP. You cannot go wrong with flutterbies and flowers can you?

  12. This is a gorgeous page Victoria - just love it. Didn't have time to put in an entry this month but hope to join in next month....

    Karen x

  13. Very clean. Just perfect! Thank you for playing at SIT. Anne

  14. Hi Victoria, I love scrapbooking but cards have taken over. Seeing your beautiful layout makes me want to to make more time for it! x

  15. You two are cute as puppies!! Good for you for scrapping your memories and making their preciousness real.

  16. Beautiful layout to show off a lovely photo! Thanks for your nice comment on my blog, and glad you like what I am doing with my new inks.


  17. Hi Victoria,
    I love how you created a focal point on your photo with the ring, very clever idea...I might have to pinch that idea!!!Ha,Ha!!! I love how you added the journalling as well, great page!!!
    Hugs for a great weekend!

  18. This is such a pretty scrapbook page. Just enough to interest but not enough to detract from the photo.

  19. Adorable page Dear
    soft colors! I love it!
    xx and tks for playing along with us at Sketches in Thyme

  20. How envious am I that you can see inglebourgh fell from your house!!! Love that area of the country :0)
    Fab page...I really need to scrap again, the cardmaking has taken over big time.
    Loved looking at all your bits and pieces on your page, love the layout..... you do have a sense of achievement with each page in an album :0)
    Jenny x

  21. such a pretty page, love all the scallops, colors and doily!!!! thanks soo much for playing along with Sketches in Thyme!!!

  22. Wonderful page! I love the soft colors and all the little details. Eli (Sketches in Thyme)

  23. what a nice page! Thank you for playing along with us at SIT.

  24. Ooooo! LOVE the soft, subtle color palette and your lacy elements, Victoria! Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sketches in Thyme!


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