Saturday 8 March 2014

It's the Weekend!

Hello friends
Well sunflowers are popular!  An amazing response to yesterday's
blog post - thank you so much.  I'm now in a little dilemma as to what 
Create A Flower die to feature next time....

I had more visitors than normal yesterday which meant that my
blog rating shifted from number '13' to number '11' - hurrah!  

You can imagine I get an uneasy feeling being number 13, truly do not 
need any bad luck this year so thank you for clicking into my blog each day.

So what have I got for you today?  
A scrapbook page that is in this month edition of Scrapbook Magazine.
It features those two men in my life...
The layout is part of a feature called 'Scraplift Challenge' -
this is where you can use my design as an idea for your layouts.
The papers I've used are Fancy Pants - Memories Captured and
the bunting in the top right hand corner is created with 3D Foam Pennants.
Dies featured are Stars Five and Classic Hearts.
Not a flower or butterfly in sight - I tried to keep it manly!

As mentioned, I am running an Introduction to Scrapbooking class 
on Saturday 5 April - the details are here.
It would be a chance to scrap a favourite photo(s) and learn about
sketches, journalling, white space, balance, directing the eye and more...
it's lots of fun too!

Enjoy your weekend - let's hope the promised sunshine arrives -
who is gardening?? 
Take care friends.


Magzeeann said...

Hi Christine. A super scrapbook page of the men in your life~I love it. Hope you get the sunshine! Love and hugs to you all,
Maggie x

Chris said...

Hi Christine, a great scrapbook page featuring the boys, it's a lovely photo of them. We'll done with the ratings, it's well deserved, you always post a lovely blog, for us craft crazy crafters, with lots of great ideas and snippets of your every day life. Enjoy the sunshine this weekend.
Chris x

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
A lovely scrapbook page,great photo.
I am really pleased you have gone to no11,you don't need any more bad luck we will all have to make sure we look at your blog everyday,you deserve it. Take care. x.

AnneRD said...

Lovely page Christine, super photo of the boys.
My garden is still flooded, even the plastic tunnel, so I will need a bit more dry weather before I can get planting in the veggie patch! By the way, may not always put leave a comment, but visit the blog on a daily basis, so pleased to see that you are climbing the chart. Anne x

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, well done on all the visits and getting past 'that number'! This is a fab layout, reay great colours for a 'guy' page and great photo of Mitchell and Eliott, have a great weekend, Carole Z XX

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Great scrapbook page with a lovely photo of Mitchell and Elliot. We will all try to keep you at above number 13, you just need good luck this year.
Have a good day.

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine. Such a lovely photo of your boys and a great layout.
Glad your on number 11. Like you I´m not superstitious but....
Enjoy Saturday. Hope it´s a sunny one for you.
Love Val in Spain x

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, Lovely scrapbook page and two lovely boys. I hope it will be sunny this weekend it makes you feel better. love Jean Z xxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. So glad that you have moved up from 13 : ) I love the picture of the boys and the page, you have used some gorgeous papers. I hope the weather is kind again today. It was beautiful yesterday, bright blue sky and up to 15 degrees! Have a good weekend. Take care

Maid of Kent said...

Good morning Christine so pleased you have moved from number 13 to 11. Like others l come to your blog every day but do not always leave a comment. Love the picture of your boys. This scrapbook page is great for men. l do not like the number 13 as well.
We all must work hard to keep you above that number. Lol Crafty hugs Ann x

EmmaT said...

Morning Christine, great to move to number 11 and move visitors to your wonderful blog. Gorgeous male scrap page and layout and love picture of the boys. Enjoy your weekend. Emma x

Sally said...

This is lovely and pretty, yet manly. I so want to try a scrapbook page. I have sooooo many photos just sitting in boxes, I think they need to see the light of day.
Have a good day xx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Fabulous page Christine

I really need to do some scrapping
Hope you get in the top 10 soon

Lacelady said...

Congrats on moving up to ll Christine - I'm not into scrapbooking, I have thousands of photos, so I dread to think how many scrap books I would need, at the rate of one or two pics per page. I still like the one you featured though.

SusanP, Kent said...

What a great layout page. Very timely as I've been struggling with ideas for 'manly' embellishments for a card commission. Thanks Christine.

Layerlass67 said...

Morning Christine,this is a lovely Scrapbook Layout. Manly but still nice and bright. Lovely picture of the boys too. Have a lovely weekend.
Gemma xx

hazel young said...

Lovely page Christine, glad your fdd went well and you are now off the dreaded 13 im still on 3 figures so not that fortunate. Have agreat weekend xx hazel

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Christine, I would love to attend your class on Scrapbooking as I have three lovely books just feel daunted as to where to start.
Your page is great.
Lets hope you carry on going up the list. Enjoy the sunshine.
X Ros

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine
A lovely layout and photo, not too sure about the sunshine coming my way today ,but hey the daffs are nodding happily whatever the weather .
Have a lovely weekend
Elaine H x

Janice said...

Hi Christine, I like the idea of doing a scrapbook page but I'm no good at taking photos. I noticed that you do a lot of black and white photos on a scrapbook page...does that work better than a colour photo? Janice x

Janice said...

Hi Christine. Lovely photo of your boys, and great page too! Congratulations on climbing the blog ladder.
Have a good day
Janice x

Ita said...

Hi Christen love the page and your boys look great.I am happy that you are. Growing your blog.

Laura O said...

have a good weekend ,great scrapbook page and the boys look well too .Laura O

baconbits said...

Evening Christine
Love the page - I do not scrapbook
but can appreciate the skill.
Well done on the jump to 11 - 13 is an ify number.
Any flower next week would be greatly received,
Amanda x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, I'm so glad your rating went up to 11, although I don't think that 13 is unlucky at all, but I know that lots of people do, so let's not tempt fate eh !! haha.
I'm loving your layout, a great piccie of Elliott and Mitchell, and fabulous combination of papers and shapes, I love it !!
The weather hasn't been as forecast in my neck of the woods today, here's hoping tomorrow is better, let's hope some people got some sunshine today. We went shopping first thing, then to the Crematorium (as it is my Mum's Anniversary tomorrow), then I made two Baby cards this afternoon, so crammed a lot into today haha !!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

LoraineC said...

What a beautiful day, lots of gardening, ladybirds everywhere. Love the layout of your gorgeous boys let's hope tomorrow is just as beautiful xx

Anonymous said...

Brilliant scrapbook page ! And well done moving to number 11 on the blog chart xx

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