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Tuesday, 4 March 2014

5 Random Facts...

Hello friends
Today some scrapbooking...
I was asked by Scrapbook Magazine to create two layouts for this month's magazine.
This is the first one - 5 Random Facts About Me.
Just in case you cannot read them they are:

1. I write lists upon lists.
2. Every new handbag is a thrilling purchase!
3. Terrified of frogs!
4. I detest clothes shopping.
5. Marmite on toast is my comfort food.

It took a while to come up with those because they had to be random!

The papers are Kaisercraft - Take Note collection, I've added some brown cardstock
and created the random facts using a new font (that looks old!) on my computer. 
The dies are Sprigs and Blooms One.

It is a geometrical layout but the flowers and foliage soften the lines.
I like these sort of layouts because the focus always remains the photograph.

I am running a class - Introduction to Scrapbooking on
Saturday 5 April, everything is provided you just need to bring along some photos.
More details here.  
I realise scrapbooking is not as popular as cardmaking and mixed media 
but I'm on a one woman mission to remedy that!

What has been popular and I am so very grateful is the
February/March Charity Kit - Craft Caddy.
Those of you who have finished your kit have kindly sent photos and today
I am featuring Ann's and Emma's.

Ann chose to switch the papers around and the end result is very effective.
Matching the paper inside the lid and tray is lovely and
the metal corners add an elegant touch.
It looks wonderful - thank you Ann for sharing your photos.

Emma chose to use some of her own papers to decorate her craft caddy
so that it would match her craft room.  She was happy to have the kit papers left over
to use for other for other projects ("or to stroke them!")
Clever idea to use circle dies behind the drawer knobs and corner dies
on the lid of the box - gives it a very regal touch.
 Painting the drawers white works beautifully.
A brilliant job - thank you Emma

Still some Charity Kits available here and don't forget to keep hold of the lucky
number with each kit.  I keep adding goodies to that prize box!

Take care friends - I'm back tomorrow.

25 comments:

Lynn said...

Morning Christine, loving the ' 5 random facts',I have a scrap book that I started but still have mountains of photos to add to it, I shall have to dig it out. The kit photos are inspirational, I really should make min up! Have a great Tuesday. Lynn xx

Carole Z said...

Morning Christine, more super craft caddy makes! Love your layout - great idea! Hugs Carole Z xx

Chris said...

Lovely scrapbook page Christine, and the made up craft caddies are beautiful.
Chris xx

Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Christine. A great scrapbook page I love the 5 random facts about you!The craft caddies look good.Love and hugs,
Maggie x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Christine a lovely layout. I always intend to scrapbook but never have the time and I am retired! Susan x

hazel young said...

Love your scrapbook page and your 5 random facts. Great finished kits. I personally think everyone should scrapbook, i used to be a foster carer and a scrapbook or life story book is a very important piece of a child's life. Everyone should make one as you never no what is around the corner and once you are gone so are your memories unless they are immortalised in a scrapbook xx hazel

val jones said...

Hi Christine. Lovely scrapbook page. It´s difficult to come up with 5 Random Things but they are good.
Love the two boxes. I´m getting great ideas for decorating mine.

Love val x

Ann said...



Hi Christine

Love your scrapbook page what a beautiful layout and the 5 random facts is a great idea.
I really love scrapbooking it is so nice to look back at books I have made over the years.
Thankyou for showing my finished caddy I really enjoyed that project.
Hugs Annxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Loving the layout, and the 5 random facts, we learn something new about you every day, well 5 things today haha. I really want to start scrapbooking, this is the year (famous last words haha).
These piccies of the craft caddies are really beautiful, great ideas too, I'm getting some real inspiration for mine.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Valerie said...

Good Morning Christine, love your scrapbook page, you are so right, the main focal point of any page really should be the picture, I hate it when you have to hunt to see it. Love the boxes from Ann & Emma, must crack on with mine. Have a great day Valerie

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. Great page, can't see any butterflies though! I love the 5 random facts about you. I feel exactly the same about no 4! Both Ann and Emmas Caddies are beautiful. The corners really add an extra touch don't they. Take care.

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
Love your scrapbook page.
The two caddys look great such good ideas.
Thank you for my order it arrived really quick and so well packed. Have a good day. Take care. x.

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

Love your scrapbook page...I have dabbled in scrapbooking but want to really give it a serious go this year

The kits are wonderful well done ladies

xxx

Wendy L said...

Love the scrapbook page.
Nice to see others take on the drawers too, xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, Love the scrapbook page and the craft caddies they have done a good job on them well done , Love Jean Z xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Great page, I loved your 5 random facts, I'm with you on clothes shopping and marmite on toast scrummy.
Loved the decorated caddies.
Lydia
X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Great page, I loved your 5 random facts, I'm with you on clothes shopping and marmite on toast scrummy.
Loved the decorated caddies.
Lydia
X

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, what a gorgeous scrapbook page and layout, love the random facts, if I lived closer I would def be attending your scrapbook class. Thank you for sharing my caddy box, I had great fun decorating and its already being put to good use, thank you for designing it for us crafters. Love Ann's version, such a cheerful paper on top. Hugs Emma x

p.s I detest clothes shopping as well! lol

LoraineC said...

What a good idea for a scrapbook page may have to steal that one!! Love Emma's and Ann's caddies it's good to see other peoples ideas, loved the use of different papers and corners xx

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Christine, how lovely of the ladies sending pictures of their charity kits.
X Ros

Laura O said...

kits look fab girls ,cool facts Christine ,Laura O

Janice said...

Great scrapbook page Christine, where we all find out something more about you!
Congratulations to Ann & Emma on their caddies, I love to see how everyone is decorating theirs.
Janice x

AnneRD said...

What an effective page layout Christine, I am not into scrapbooking .....yet!
Lovely craft caddies, well done ladies. Anne x

sachin bhardwaj said...

Plastic Hanging Baskets

Elaine said...

Fabulous page Christine. The ladies have done a great job with decorating the craft caddies x

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