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Monday, 11 November 2013

Who stole the weekend?

Hello friends
Whoosh!  
That's how fast the weekend went by - did it feel like that for you?
I am pleased to say I tackled one of my many lists of jobs to do.
It was the home list, clean oven (groan!), sort cupboards, organise papers etc - 
those things you keep meaning to do but never quite get around to it.
I'm typing this blog post looking at a very tidy desk, I'm not sure it will last...

So what else??
Well, a big shout out for Carolyn H 
the winner for the 500 follower status.  
Haven't heard from you so hopefully you will see this post and drop me an email christine.emberson@blueyonder.co.uk
I have your prizes waiting for you.

During one of my sorting jobs as the weekend I became totally distracted by a pile of 
scrapbook layouts and I discovered this one.  I cannot recall if I have already shared it with so I thought I would pop it on today's blog post. 
It features that man of the moment...Elliott and a part of my face!
The background is created with some light misting, scattered Labels One,
a glittery sticker, dotty ribbon, silk flowers and layered buttons.
This is what I call a 'rummage' layout.  If I don't have too many matching papers
to hand, I rummage around to find toning papers, I use a neutral background and pick
out one strong colour in the photo - in this case the blue from Elliott's hoodie.
I then find embellishments in the blue to bring the whole page together.
My crafting journey started with scrapbooking and I still have a huge fondness for it.

I will be back soon - take care friends.

34 comments:

Mary by the Sea said...

Good morning Christine, love the page layout.

Cold weekend sobbest to stay indoors and catch up on things.

here's to a good week.

Take care, mary, xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Christine a beautiful layout the blue looks good with the buff and a lovely picture. Susan x

Elaine said...

Hi Christine beautiful scrapbook layout love the tones. I know exactly what you mean about the time flying x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Every day goes by at the 'speed of light' for me, although my hubby says his 'work days' go by very slowly, but his weekend flies ha ha.
I'm loving your layout, I keep saying I will start scrapbooking as it is a fantastic way to make a keepsake of photos, I will have to 'make time' one of these days.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Chris said...

Beautiful photo of you and Elliott, and love the colours you have used on your page layout. Yes, wow, where did Saturday and Sunday go. Hope you have a good week.
Chris X

Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Christine,I love your scrap book page~ those two smiling faces have brightened up a dull, wet Monday!TFS
Take care, Maggie x

hazel young said...

Morning Christine I think everyday is going too fast at present and not just the weekends. glad you managed to get your list done. Lovely page xx hazel

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
Love this layout,a really lovely photo of Elliott and yourself.
You are right where does time go,days go by to quick.
I hope you have a good week. take care. x.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
It was funny reading your blog this morning, only yesterday my hubby was saying where has the time gone, our first granddaughter will be 16 next year and it seems like yesterday that she only started at her little village school. I also remember my mum always saying the older she got the faster the years went, now I believe her.
Glad you got some jobs done and I love the photo of you and Elliot.
Lydia
X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
It was funny reading your blog this morning, only yesterday my hubby was saying where has the time gone, our first granddaughter will be 16 next year and it seems like yesterday that she only started at her little village school. I also remember my mum always saying the older she got the faster the years went, now I believe her.
Glad you got some jobs done and I love the photo of you and Elliot.
Lydia
X

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. Lovely pic and page layout. Time just flies by doesn't it. Hope you have a good week. Take care.

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, yes someone stole my weekend as well! Gorgeous scrap page and layout, wonderful photo. I wish you all a good week. Emma xx

Mac Mable said...

Good morning Christine. The photo of you both is just gorgeous. Yes it's good to catch up with the 'to do' list but that only leaves the way now for more crafting! x

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine , love the layout , I too am catching up on my jobs too many love Jean Z xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Christine,
you are putting me to shame - cleaning cupboards - it's DEFINITELY on my list to do before Xmnas (if I get time) but no later than spring next year.
Hope all is going well with Elliot.
I'm panicking as too little time (which also whizzes by in an unnaturally fast manner) before Xmas to do all the things I need to do.
Hugs, Rose

Rita said...

Good Morning Christine. Join the club. I think the weeks are all passing far to quickly and for me time is running out as far as Christmas is concerned. Beautiful layout page too. Hugs Rita xxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine
I caught up on a few chores too , while the wind and rain was hitting the windows ,what an awful weekend weather wise .

A lovely page layout and your flowers are just beautiful.

Elaine H X

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Christine, I love the scrapbook page, and how you explain why you have put certain items together which makes the whole page so finished.
I have some beautiful scrapbooks waiting to be used so keep up with the teaching so I have the courage to have a go.
X Ros

Janice said...

I agree Chris, the weekends fly by. Love the photo of the both of you and the layout and papers work well together. I try and keep the craft room tidy....but don't always succeed. Janice xx

CraftyJo said...

Great layout Christine, love the way you picked-out that bit of blue as a link.

My craft room looks like a bomb has hit it! I tidied it a couple of weeks ago so some friends could come around and 'play' but since then I've been on a Christmas Card Making Marathon (had to make 40 for my M-I-L as well as my own!) and there are WIP's all over every surface! So glad I can shut the door on it at night ;)

val jones said...

Hi Christine. Well done on all the cleaning you managed, especially the dreaded oven!
The page is lovely and I see what you mean about picking out the one colour.
Love Val x

SusanP, Kent said...

Great layout Christine and a super photo - very on trend! Is it a 'Selfie'? Neutral colours are fantastic as backgrounds for a lovely strong colour. I know just what you mean about being distracted by the things we try to sort out. Magazines (craft of course) and photos are the worst culprits for me. My 'to do' list grows each day :(
Susan

pat S Witney said...

Hi Christine

a lovely picture of you and Elliot. Such a cold and dank day today. I usually go and help at the school nearby helping 4 and 5 year olds to read. However, we had an Indian lady in today teaching them all Indian dancing, and I joined in until break time. and a fantastic time was had by all. She bought some Sari's in, and some of the girls dressed up.

pat S Witney said...

Hi Christine

a lovely picture of you and Elliot. Such a cold and dank day today. I usually go and help at the school nearby helping 4 and 5 year olds to read. However, we had an Indian lady in today teaching them all Indian dancing, and I joined in until break time. and a fantastic time was had by all. She bought some Sari's in, and some of the girls dressed up.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Christine, what a lovely picture of you both and thanks for the tips about how you put things together.
My craft room is not too bad at the moment, had a good clear out recently and kept it pretty much OK since then - but that can change...
I had a productive day yesterday too and made my Christmas cakes. Phew glad that marathon is out the way. Just have to feed them now until icing them. Had the grandchildren yesterday too and we crafted - started making their christmas card for Mummy and Daddy.
Take care Elizabeth x

Maggie said...

Hello. That's my job for this evening as tomorrow I intend a crafting day. Lovely colour on that page and lovely photo of course. xxMargaretxx

Laura O said...

not much into scrapbook pages but this one is quite nice ,Laura o

Carolyn H. said...

Lovely scrap page of you both Christine.
Sorry for not emailing it was late when I discovered I'd won the 500 prize.Now I've got over the shock of winning, I'll get to it! Carolyn xx

Carole Z said...

Evening Christine, I don't know where my weekend went either! Your layout is gorgeous..super photo & love the colours & flowers. Carole Z xx

LoraineC said...

I love this combination of colours, pretty page xx

loftylass said...

Hi Christine - love the layout and tones of blue. As for time ..I thought it was just me thinking my time whizzed by because I'm in the autumn (or maybe winter) of my years.... but it must be the pace of life now sadly..... but I do love all the technology at our fingertips!!!
Hugs to all.
Heather
x

Janice said...
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Janice said...

Great photo of ou both Christine, love the colour combination too. Time is flying by just too quickly at the moment!
Janice x

Ann said...



Hi Christine

What a gorgeous scrapbook page I love the colours you have used and what a really lovely photo of you and Elliott.

Hugs Annxxx

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