My Happy Place



Using the Felicity Jane Caroline Kit I made a simple layout of me Kayaking in the state park where I live. It was such a bright sunny day and the water was like glass. The only problem was that I don’t have many papers that are bright blue so I improvised by using watercolor paints, stenciling with gesso and stamping with blue inks to create a modern look to the page. I hope you like it.


We’ve had our fair share of troubles in the UK recently and the next layout was my way of dealing with the emotions that I felt after the Manchester attacks at the Ariana Grande concert. There’s quite a bit of hidden journalling tucked away, but I believe that scrap therapy is certainly something I’m exploring more and more.



My third layout was of Alice’s left hand. Weird?…maybe. But I just love that little chubby little left hand. She’s growing up so fast and I don’t want to forget how she always holds my hand whenever we’re out. How wonderfully she writes and how gifted she is at drawing and painting. That little hand can play the viola and fly over the computer keyboard. It’s always stroking and holding the cats, crafting, making accessories and doing handstands and cartwheels. I just wanted to photograph that little left hand whist it was still for once. Alice had strep throat and was snoozing hence the title “Life’s Lemons”


I’ve been struggling to post regularly this last month as Sean’s been sick too so I’m hoping to share my layouts a little more regularly now.




Scrappy Monday

I went to my friends house to help her with a couple of vintage layouts for her genealogy albums and this happened!

And this….

I love how Ella looks out at you from what angle you stand at. 

Hope you’re enjoying Mothers Day. Today has been a different kind of crafting. I helped Alice make her science project tri fold board look pretty. I found a great use gold thickers!!



Hello, I thoroughly enjoyed international scrapbooking day. I loved the effort that everyone went to on Saturday it was so much fun. I played along with a challenge on the scrap gals forum on Facebook. The wonderful  Sues Fish challenged us all to make a very pretty layout and ideally use scraps from around the house. Here’s my effort!

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A “real” scrap page
Everyday scraps used

I used everything from Mac and cheese wrapping, takeaway menus, envelopes and old birthday cards to create this. I had so much fun! I think the main thing that I have learnt is that we really don’t need that much stash (if any at all) to create a a decent layout. A plain back ground and some paint….a bit a glue and you’re good to go. Scrapbooking in the truest form.

I’m proud of myself.

Sorry Not Sorry

Hello there, thought I’d share what I’d made with the Moonstruck collection by Pink Paislee. 

Sophie loves her new toy and drags it around proudly in her mouth everywhere she goes. In the middle of the night I hear her banging it up the stairs and bashing into the doorway as she proudly presents it to us like she’s killed her prey! 

So I decided to pick out the colours of the toy and match them with the mixed media background I created with watercolours and mists. Layered the paper with doilies, glassine bag and netting before adding some of the transparencies and sneaking in some hidden journaling.

It was fun making this and probably took about half an hour. 
Thanks for reading. 

3×3 Pocket Pages

Just catching up on some project life whilst the kids are off school and using 3×3 for the first time. It took a bit longer to cut up the Felicity Jane paper and photos, but I quite like it. All I had to do was throw a few embellishments on and it was done. 


White Rabbits

We believe in the Easter Bunny over here! So two weeks ago we took Alice down to the mall to see the Easter Bunny. Oh the excitement. She wore her rabbit ears headband to boot. Now she’s put in the request for English chocolate for her and Harry it’s all good. 

I tore into the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection to scrap the photo and used some Felicity Jane alphas. It was a quick layout and only took 45 minutes. Feel free to scraplift. 

Pocket Pages

This year I’ve decided to change things up a bit and swap my pocket page layouts from 12×12 (like the top image) to 9×12 layouts like the week 11 layout. I’ve been scrapping 12×12 for the last 9 years and wanted to see how I get on with a smaller page. There are so many cool albums out there and this one I purchased from Studio Calico here Studio Calico Album

Let me know what you think and what size pages you prefer to work with.