A huge thank you goes out to my readers, especially all those scrappers, who missed me dearly and sent me encouraging comments on my layout “Beach Favourites”! Wow! You are amazing! I missed you too!
Tracing back my steps a few months, I was a member of The Studio Challenges. Every fortnight those talented ladies inspire the scrapping world with their designs. So today my layout is inspired by their latest challenge – a mood board! Thanks ladies for your inspiration, you as always did a great job!
I decided to go for the overall theme – I chose a picture of the coastline on the Isle of Portland: Church Ope Cove. On the photo you can see me and my friend Katja from Germany, who visited in May with her husband Joerg (who took the panorama shot and therefore cannot be seen!).
I have been on Portland several times and still love hiking around the island. It is a great place to spend a day outdoors. I am so lucky to live near the coast!
I started my layout with placing the photo first – and somehow I ended up with a lot of strips of paper, but still I got the embellishments all over the place!
(Supplies: October Afternoon – Woodland Park)
And what’s in store next time?! I haven’t got a clue yet! Any suggestions are appreciated!
Thanks for stopping by again – have a great week!
Sometimes life takes an unexpected twist and you are forced to abandon things you have loved and grown into. So now, as it has calmed down and decisions for the future have been made, I’m slowly returning to my crafty side. I cannot promise you the same amount of blog posts I have done a while ago; but let me say this: I am back on track!
And I’m saying a happy hello to all those fellow Scrappers out there! Yes, it definitely HAS been a while for me that I had some paper and scissors in my hands and cut into some of those piles of nice papers I’m calling my very own.
So for my first layout in AGES I decided to go an easy way and choose a challenge by Happy Scrappy Friends. Their challenge in August is simply “Circles”. I can do that, I thought. Isn’t this a good way to get back your creative juices flowing?!
And here it is my finished layout, featuring two of my favourite coastal spots in the Purbecks:
For my design I chose some of the features the girls from Happy Scrappy Friends used:
round embellishments (Cathleen), different sizes of circles (Dana), still very much loved enamel dots (Elvan), watercolours (Jana), a grid design and the stars (Marjan), polka dot paper (Nina), the straight lines and the date stamp (Stephanie), coloured in circles and buttons (Alexandra) and the splatters as a finishing touch (Bernadette).
I also found some ribbon bows in my stash – they had the perfect colour which fit to paper and photos! Lucky me, right?So that is it; hope you like my interpretation of the circles.
My next layout is not planned yet, but I will have a good look around all those blogs I have neglected for a very long time – partly because I haven’t had time and because I just wasn’t in the mood to see so much happiness; I really hope no one is holding a grudge at me! All I need is a little bit of time and maybe a bit of encouragement from you ;)
Happy scrappy weekend!
Happy Sunday! The weekend is nearly over and I need some time to breath! Help! So much to do – so little time…
Well, here we go with the next pages; I must say: I am quite proud of me, that my pages are all up to date (the only sufferer is my coursework!)
5th December 2013 – Written Communication
Our this year’s main Christmas cards are the ones I bought last year in the sale! They are still alright to use, don’t you think? There are a few people who get personalised cards of course, but I haven’t decided yet. A sample card is going to go onto the envelope, where I also keep the list from last year, including all the addresses. And not to forget – the Christmas Stamps of 2013!
6th December 2013 – Christmas Cozy
For our Christmas Photo Shoot we chose some of our warmest items to wear, even though it was sunny outside. Tobias was quite determined to wear his red and white bobble hat – but it actually fits perfectly with my red coat!
7th December 2013 – Sensory Overload
Our Christmas decoration has reached a really reasonable amount of items; it is more than one year ago (when I was on my own on Christmas) and less than two years ago, when Tobias was in charge of decoration :)
8th December 2013 – Oh Christmas Tree
Our tree is not up yet, we are a bit behind our schedule! But it will be the artificial one, I bought last year.
That is all I got for you today. I am off to continue writing our Christmas Newsletter and have a big cup of Chai tea!
Hopefully see you all next Friday. Have a good week!
Happy December everyone! My time is very limited at the moment so I am just concentrating on our Christmas Journal. I dig out an old album (letter-sized) and filled it with different sized page- and pocket-protectors.
1st December 2013 – Christmas Manifesto
I took Shimelle’s Manifesto as inspiration and just let my thoughts flow. And this is what I came up with:
On the first of December we also visited the Christmas Market at our local boarding school ‘Clayesmore’ – and it was a bit disappointing again. Lots of stalls with jewellery, handmade soap and other strange things, we do not need necessarily… Oh, how we miss the traditional German Christmas Markets!
2nd December 2013 – Countdown Memories
All about chocolate Advent calendars…. and this year’s calender was sent by my friend Monika from Germany! Sweet little treat!
We also received a parcel from my SIL with more treats from Germany – all those yummy things from our favourite chemist’s ‘dm Drogerie’ – we really miss this their products!
3rd December 2013 – Planning Happiness
Tobias was ahead of himself this year! He started planning his Christmas Bakery in mid November, we ordered everything the following week – and I started baking, because he still was to tired after his night shift! Bless him…
4th December 2013 – The Greatest Gift
Finally, after we had to spend Christmas apart last year, we can celebrate together this year. So I got my greatest gift already!
How is your Journal coming along? I’ll be back on Sunday with a few more entries!
It has been a while. Yes. I know. But I am still here. And I will be. I promise. Really.
Today – after I spend some time in the kitchen yesterday to start off some Christmas bakery – I locked myself into my craft room to do some layouts. I am in a Christmassy mood already, so while listening to some lovely Christmas songs I took Shimelle’s newest Sketch to Scrapbook Page and just started!
There are some very old papers used up in this layout – and I finally used one of Maja’s frames she sent me for my birthday a while ago!
The picture is from last year, just before Tobias went off to his last assignment to Africa.
I used some of the strips which were left over from preparing our Christmas Journal (you heard me – I prepared it already!). I didn’t order much stash this year (money is tight); I only got Shimelle’s Christmas in a Box and dived into all my papers from the last Christmases!
Are you excited for December already?! We can’t wait!
Have a good time everyone!