Saturday 25 May 2019

Gone But Never Forgotten

Today's scrapbook layout is one that I have wanted to do for a long time, a memorial one of my late Grandad who passed in 2003 it has taken me a while to be ready to do this layout as I needed to be mentally ready to do it and I wanted to find the perfect papers and embellishments for it....... So here it is 

I have used a paper and a cut apart from a lovely collection called Remembrance by Colorplay I purchased this collection from The Scrap Lab and you can find it
 >>> HERE <<<
The gold and silver glitter stars I punched out using a number of different star punches, the moon and 2 stars are Perspectives from Bramble Fox. I also included a few wood veneer stars.

To accompany my favourite photo of my Grandad I also added in the Poem I wrote for him when I was younger, and one of the cut apart pieces.

I hope this layout has given you some inspiration.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Friday 24 May 2019

INSD 2019 - International Scrapbook Day

4th May 2019 is International Scrapbook Day and I attended a class at the INSD Retreat ran by Cal Summers to do a scrapbook layout, so I thought I would share it with you all 

Here is the layout 

I absolutely loved doing this class and I am so pleased with how my layout turned out, I used a photo of me and my hubby to be which was taken at Alton Towers a few years ago. 

The layout consisted of lots of fussy cutting, getting some of the paper wet and then scrunching it all up :O :O noooooo, but the effect it gives the paper is worth it, even when holes and tears appeared in it, and adding dimension to it, the papers we used in this class were 13 Arts, there is even some chipboard hidden in the layout which we painted in colours to compliment the layout, to finish the layout off we also got to pick some die cut words from the Happiness collection.

I absolutely love taking part in the crop, classes and retreats ran by Cal, she is amazing and has become a wonderful friend who has helped my confidence so much you can check out Cal's classes and more on her website >>> HERE<<<<. I highly recommend everything Cal offers.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Thursday 23 May 2019

Besties Scrapbook Layout

Hi all 

So today I have a scrapbook layout to share with you all, this one is my first one using a cut file.

So here it is 

The photo on this layout is of me and my bestie Laura, when we attended The Super Sweet Craft Retreat in October 2018 we had an absolutely amazing time, it was our first retreat too which was organised by Cal Summers and we are already booked for this year YAY!!!

The journalling says "Just a normal day at the Super Sweet Craft Retreat 2018. Me and Laura were feeling a little loopy this day, we blame lack of sleep"

Now for some close up's of the layout to show off the detail as I did make one of the butteflies a shaker using sequins from Spieglemom Scraps, and of cause I had to include some of the Tim Holtz Snarky.

I loved creating this layout with the cut file Butterflies Border from Paige Evans, it sets this layout perfectly.

I hope you like what I have done here and it inspires you :)

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Thursday 18 April 2019

Memories Captured Scrapbook Layout

Hi all

So another scrapbook layout to share with you all today :), this one is another of my late Grandad and it does have the same photograph on as the last layout but this layout is two photographs of him.

Here is the layout 

The reason I chose to use his army photograph again is because I wanted to do a layout of him in his Army days and then years later.

I love both of these photographs of him, and they fit so well together especially on the paper I used which is a Scrapberry paper, behind each photo I have used a another paper sorry I don't remember the name of it, I tore the edges to give it a a bit of texture and added some ephemera peaking out from behind each photograph. To finish the layout off I added the Memories Captured chipboard piece.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Wednesday 17 April 2019

Love Scrapbook Layout

Hello Crafters

My next layout to share with you all is a standard 12 x 12 layout and this one features a photograph or my late Grandad when served in the army in the 1940's 

Here is my layout

Close up of the wording at the bottom of the page 

I always knew my Grandad was in the army and he drove the tanks but I never knew there were any photographs of him in his uniform etc, until we had to empty my Nan and Grandad's house a couple of years ago, I was going though some old photograph's and came across this one and another which I have yet to do a layout of, I have not used the original's but scanned them in and re-printed them.

I kept this layout pretty simple as I wanted the photograph to tell the story, I think my Grandad was only in his early twenties in this photo.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Tuesday 16 April 2019

Our Boy Scrapbook Layout

Morning/Afternoon/Evening all 

I am sharing with you al y second 6 x 12 layout with you all and this one is all bout me, my hubby to be and our pooch Prince.

Here is the layout 

Our boy is such a softy, he loves his cuddles, kisses and snuggling in to go to sleep we couldn't ask for a better dog, doesn't have a vicious bone in his body he prefers to lick you t death than anything else hehe. Prince has been with us sine he was 6 years old he is now 15 years old and still doing well although a lot slower than he used to be and loosing his sight :( BUT that has not changed him in the slightest.

Prince is my shadow, he knows when I am not well, he knows when I am due a bad Fibromyalgia flare and more, he has never been trained to be a service dog or anything along those lines but the bound we have is amazing and he just knows and all he wants to do is keep me warm and relaxed.

For this layout I used the following:
13 Arts - His and Hers 
Docrafts - Folkland (used to back my photo's)
Stickers from my stash 

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Monday 15 April 2019

Abstract Painting

Hey Hey 

Today I am sharing with you two small abstract paintings I have done, these came about as I have been wanting to get into abstract art more.

So here they are

I had a blast doing these abstract landscapes, but will admit prefer the purple one over the pink and yellow. These were the first time I had attempted something like this before and it was so much fun, I am hoping to do more of them in time and build up to doing a big piece.

8 x 8 Canvas
Liquitex Basics Acrylic Paint

Xx The Crafty Bat xX