Wednesday, 31 December 2014

In Japan!

Hello friends

It's New Year's Eve!!

Today sharing with you an article from Love My Memories scrapbook magazine
from Japan! The article is Scrapbooking Around the World and I was invited to
submit a scrapbook page - yes, I was a bit chuffed :)
The magazine has now been published so I can share the pictures with you.
 My page is top left corner and yes, features Bella!
Also a photo of my shop so nice memories. 
And this is what it says....

"Originally scrapbooking in the UK was known as just cutting out magazine articles, pictures and sticking them down, no embellishments as such, just perhaps a title and a tiny bit of journaling.  In the 70’s and 80’s most teenagers kept scrapbooks of their favourite pop stars/actors. Scrapbooking in the UK arrived quite a long time after it became huge in the US. Thankfully through the introduction of many craft stores/websites and groups scrapbooking it began to become popular.  Scrapbooking kits are popular in the UK, subscribing to certain websites and receive their monthly kits along with a leaflet of inspirational projects. Most layouts still keep the photo very much the focal image.  Flowers are huge here!  Whether they be die cut, silk, ribbon.

I need to thank Margie Higuchi who designs for both Spellbinders and Scrapbook Adhesives
by 3L for translating the article.

The layout was one I made some time ago and features mainly tags as the design.
It's one of my real favourites.

Pat mentioned that the cartoon on yesterday's blog post would make a great stamp, much
like one I posted before.  I agree Pat it would look good.
I have a few friends that have gone into the world of stamp creating -
I have to admit it is not a path I'm keen to take, it is extremely competitive
and I'm a die cutting person at heart.

Also Lesley asked where I get my tags - they are available here.
And now without further ado....I am wishing you all an amazing, creative, 
happy and healthy New Year!

Stop by tomorrow - there is an amazing blog hop with tons (yes tons!)
of giveaways.


Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. Congratulations on Going Japanese (yes, I'm showing my age as this song is.........I think the kindest way of saying it is that it is not new!!! : ) How proud you, and your family, must feel to see that your gorgeous cards, pages etc. are being shown worldwide.
Have a very Happy New Years Eve. Take care.

PharmacyMichele said...

Wow-famous accross the world now. Well done!!! Lovely project.

All the very best to you & your family for 2015.


Stamping Bubbles said...

Good morning Christine
Oh my you truly are an international crafter. This scrapbook layout is brilliant and could also be used (scaled down) as a card layout too.
Thanks for the info about the tags. I will get my order placed ASAP.
Take care

Chris said...

Hi Christine, congratulations, where are you going to pop up next I wonder, I love the scrapbook too, Bella looks so cute as always.
HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and your family.
Chris xx

nattyboots said...

Huge Congrats Christine and what a truly fab layout you made ,lovely colors included along with our lovely Bella's Photo .

Wishing you and yours a Very Happy Healthy New Year .

Elaine H X

jdunkley said...

Dylan wants Bella ' s autograph please! Boy do I miss that shop. Xx

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
Congratulations,Japan now where next I wonder.Great scrapbook page and Bella looks lovely as usual.

I wish you all a Happy new year. x.

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, Well done you must be so proud. Happy New Year to all of you love Jean Z xx

marg said...

Hello Christine!
Well done on being featured and nice that Bella is there too!
My first scrapbook was of Tommy Steele in the '50s and the next was Cliff Richard in the '60s.... shows how long ago it was.... the Scrapbooks were pages of Grey paper, not the pretty papers now!
So glad the times have moved on!
Have a lovely New Years Eve, and hope everyone has a Happy, Healthy 2015!
Take Care
Love Marg

hazel young said...

Lovely that Bella and your shop have gone worldwide. Have a lovely new year xx hazel

utilitygirl said...

Congratulations Christine on your item in the Japanese magazine - well done.
Happy New Year to you and your family, looking forward to all your tips in 2015 x

Sandra said...

Good morning Christine,
Wow the girls gone Global! What an amazing international crafter you are! So proud to be one of your friends!
What a year it's been for you and yours, the news has gotten better as the year rolled on, Christine I hope, from the very bottom of my heart that I continues to improve as we enter 2015! My one wish for 2015 is that we get to meet up somewhere, some how x
I want to wish you continued success Christine, I just know your career will soar!
Huge hugs and lots if love to you and your family Christine x
Happy New Year to you and all of our blog family xxxx

Craftychris said...

Truly worldwide fame now! Wonderful page - Bella looks adorable! Have a fab New Years Eve! xxx

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Congrats Christen seeing your work go global.
I call you the Queen of tags,thank you for all the inspiration during this year.
I will be glad to see the end of 2014 .
Wishing you and all your family and of course Bella,a very Happy New Year.

Anonymous said...

Such a cute layout! She has me with those eyes!!!

Kim H.

lydia jordan said...

Hi Christine,
Bet you are so proud, a lovely page.
Wishing you a Happy New Year.
Short post still suffering with a really heavy cold.

Maggie said...

Hello Christine. Not been around much as it's been a hectic Christmas period but wanted to wish you and yours a Happy and Healthy 2015 full of happiness and creativity. With love xxMargaretxx

Janice said...

Lovely layout, and big congratulations to you Christine!
Happy New Year to you.
Janice x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, Like Mrs B, I immediately thought of the 'Going Japanese' song. What an honour to be published in Japan, and your layout is as always, beautiful, how could it fail with the gorgeous face of Bella !!
I would love to wish you and all A Very Happy New Year.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

LoraineC said...

The famous Bella!!! Wishing you and your lovely family a very Happy New Year x

SusanP, Kent said...

How strange to see your layout surrounded by Japanese text. A Truly International Designer! The readers must have loved Bella's appealing gaze.
Happy New Year!

Elaine said...

Congratulations ! Beautiful layout Christine. Love those die tags. Hope you have had a great new year xx

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