Friday, 11 June 2010

It's not a card!!!! My first scrapbook page

Well I've finally done it!!!!! I've jumped into the big bad world of scrapping......I've been meaning to give it a go for a little while, but never quite got round to it, so when the lovely Choccy  reminded everyone that the current Creative Craftworld Challenge was for a scrapbook layout with Father's as the theme, it was the push I needed. Especially as I've not done a great deal for DH's birthday or Father's Day atm, so this will be a little something for the kids to give him.

Now as with everything new I try I always ask the question is did I enjoy it?? Well I think so would be my answer - I don't think I'm an overnight convert to scrapping!!!!! Whilst I loved looking at long forgotton photos, I found it very time consuming! Also, although I'd thought about scrapbooking, I'd always had in my mind my first one would be of a holiday, so doing something with the theme father's kinda threw me!

However, I'm glad I've done it. The page I've produced is OKish - I'm not thrilled with it, but for a first attempt it could've been worse and I'm sure DH will appreciate it. I'm definately going to be doing more pages as it means that many of my cherished pictures will see light of day instead of sitting in a drawer and hopefully the more I do the easier it will become. Anyway, enough rambling, this is it.................

The edges of the papers have been inked with distress inks. The chipboard letters have been covered with paper, inked and then glossy accented. The buttons were coloured with Promarkers. I made the flower and handcut the vines (the link to the tutorial can be found below).

X-Cut Scalloped Border Punch
X-Cut Butterfly Punch
Spellbinder Nestabilities - Labels Eight

Papers - Papermania Hampstead Collection
Distress Inks -Forest Moss, Tea Dye
Flowers & Vines Handcut/made from here
Promarkers - Pear Green & Burnt Umber
Woodware Chipboard Alphabet
Glossy Accents

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Creative Craftworld - Fathers
Sir Stampalot - Punch It (2nd entry but different project) - border strip is punched as is the edge of the flower
One Stitch at a Time - Boys to Men
A Spoonful of Sugar - Floral Delight
C.R.A.F.T - Father's Day/Men


  1. what a lovely tribute to your Dad

  2. That's beautiful! Never mind scrapbooking it - get it framed & on the wall. x

  3. This is gorgeous, I love the colours and details, it's absolutely beautiful xxx

  4. Beautiful layout can't believe it is your first!! xx

  5. This is great, lovely colours xx

  6. Claire. So pleased that you joined in with us over at Creative Craft World. With your first page.. WOW !!! Its fantastic.. I had been putting off doing a page too. So the one i did for the design team was my first page too.

    Good Luck in the challenge !
    Choccy xx

  7. beautiful scrapbook page xx

  8. Well done on your first layout, it is amazing.

    thanks for taking part in our challenge at Creative Craft World

    good luck


  9. Hi there Claire
    I think you are having us on !surely this is so not a first attempt its stunning, it really is.
    good luck in the sir stampalot challenge. hugs chris xx

  10. Congratulations on your first SBP! Well done and thank you for joining our challenge over at Creativer Vraft World.
    (Design Team Member)

  11. Wow that looks fab can't believe that its your first page. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft World & good luck.
    Jenny x

  12. Very rich layout, the colours are great and I love the plaid letters. Thanks for playing along at Sir Stampalot this month.

  13. Fantastic L/O with wonderful colours, thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot challenge
    and good luck!

  14. This is a gorgeous scrapbook page!
    Thank you for your second entry into this month's Sir Stampalot challenge.
    Clare x

  15. well done! Fabulous first scrap book page. Thank you for joining OSAAT's Boys to Men challenge this week!

  16. Your page is gorgeous. Great colours and I love the text!

  17. That is just awesome - I would never have guessed it was your first attempt at scrapping..brilliant work hun. Thanks for joining us here at OSAAT this week.
    Sam x

  18. Hi Claire

    If this is your fist l/o then I think there will be some great work to follow, looks like it will come naturally to you.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

    B x

  19. Lovely page, looks great.

  20. Claire, that is fantastic for a first go at, long as I have been scrapping, don't think I could have done such a beautiful piece..thank you for sharing it with us at OSAAT - hope to see you again - good luck

    stitchy xoxox

  21. Hi Claire

    Hahaha your post made me laugh and do a double take as it was like reading my own blog post about scrapping my first layout, apart from I had no choice being on the DT for Creative Craft World.

    Anyway, your layout is AMAZING, love the colours you have used.

    Sarah x

  22. Love your layout. It looks amazing. The colours are bright and look really good together

  23. Hi Claire can't believe this is your first scrapping page it looks brilliant the colours and design are wonderful thank you for joining us a second time at Sir Stampalot
    Lorraine x

  24. I think you're a natural. That is a gorgeous page and you're braver than me! I'm supposed to be doing a scrapbook for my sis and I keep taking it out, having 2nd thoughts and putting it away again. Jaqui x


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