02 September 2012

Scrapbook page

Hi everyone, me no blog long time.

I think I was overwhelmed with all the comments I felt had to do, so did VERY few!!! My apologies to you all, the cards and projects I have seen are absolutley wonderful and all needed praise, so I will say it here, I am seeing so many fabulous creations that I could never keep up with in creativity or the standard of work you all do.  Fantasic work. I think I will have to sit back for a while on my commenting, so ongoing apologies, I will be trying to do some, perhaps a few a day.

I have also had quite a few hard months, which has made me feel not in the slightest creative or even caring if I blog or not.  Sorry to be so negative.

Anyhow, someone in work and I were talking and she was telling me that she was making an album for her mother's 70th birthday.  She was telling me she was using an ordinary album and I really don't know why but I said "why don't you scrapbook them", now you know I don't scrapbook, I thought it a waste of time to "spoil" a photo as the other things on the page took over from the main picture, as I thought.  She asked me to show her, so I showed her, online, at a couple of examples, she loved it so I said I would do one of her photos to show her what it would look like. 

This is what I did for her, the trouble is I LOVED doing it and have now spent a lot of time looking for photos of my own that I can believe it or not "enhance" oh! no another addiction and something I can do digitally, my first love LOL.  I have even done a page for a "challenge" below this one.  I know I couldn't win, but it really did give me a buzz to try and find a photo to match the colours and then go through my digi papers to match the colours.  The paper used etc are below each page.

The digi papers I used are Mysteria by Digital Diva Delights and the leaf branch are by C Stephens at Shabby Princess, I have blurred the faces as I haven't asked if I can use the picture on my blog.

The floral papers I have used are by Pink Petticoat the elements and pink zigzag paper is by Gina Cabrera at Digichick, the bunting is recoloured to match everything and is by Gypsy Bella also at Digichick. This is of my No.2 brother and his gorgeous granddaughter.

The challenge I am entering is

http://craftycroppersgr.blogspot.gr/2012/09/september-1st-layout-challenge.html  September layout challenge

the challenge is based on this gorgeous colour scheme


  1. Hi Faith, welcome back!

    Two beautiful pages! I can see you'll definitely be hooked on digital scrapbooking now - right up your street! I LOVE the papers, colours and elements on the second one.

    Please don't worry about commenting; I don't mind and I'm sure no one else does either. Sometimes life takes over and sometimes we just don't feel like blogging, but it's okay.

    Now I'm putting on my best teacher voice to give you a good telling off!! YOUR WORK IS AMAZING; UNIQUE, ORIGINAL, AND CREATIVE!! I also love the way you show your sense of humour in your work. We all have different styles and strengths and there's stuff you do that I and others could never do!!!

  2. Hi Faith, your scrapbook pages are fabulous hun, but then I wouldn't expect anything less from you! I'm sorry that you have been feeling so off lately, you know where to find me if you need a shoulder, just email. Hope that the stunning way these pages turned out will encourage you back to crafting, we miss your wonderful cards and your whacky sense of humour. You are much loved hun. Big hugs, Sxx

  3. Hi Faith, both your pages are lovely and I really like your take on the GC challenge!! The photo is so tender and precious! Well done! Thanks for playing with us at GC!

  4. Hi Faith, your scrapbooking is fab! I love to visit your blog ~ the things you can do with photoshop - it always amazes me! Don't feel bad about not commenting ~ we comment because we like your work not because we want a comment back again. I hope things look up for you soon. Sarah xx

  5. Welcome back, I echo the above comments sometimes we would spend all our time commenting rather than creating! Love your work it's fab as always. I have candy on my page a the moment to win my memories software and it's fab so simple and quick as I find it takes me ages on photoshop! X

  6. Hola Faith...my friend i'm sooo glad when you visit my blog, because you take the time for to read my post and i appreciate to much because the crafters don't have to much time in the week, well i'm working, family, home...i know when a cardmaker read or not my post and i apreciate specially the blogfriends who take the time to share wiht me, like you...i hope to see you again.
    Great idea Scrap, but for the scrapbooking is necessary TIME, i heve some projects i hope finish some LO.
    Gorgeous digital LO, beautfil work Faith.
    A warm hug from Palma, take care and i hope to see you again.cheer up!!!

  7. Hi Faith I love your take on the challenge, beautiful work!
    Thanks so much for taking part in our challenge at Get Creative

  8. What you again !!!!! How lovely Faith first of all to see you blogging again and second to see you joining us again at Get Creative and with a layout Too ! gorgeous work Faith and am so pleased you chose Get Creative to share your first page. Such lovely photos and great colors. I expect to see some more layouts in the future. As for blogging and commenting. Sometimes its so hard to keep up with it all and in the end we craft less and comment more which somehow defeats the obkect. take care my friend

  9. Hi Faith. Lovely to see you crafting again. I love scrapbooking but it's finding the time. Yours look fab and make me want to pick mine up again. x

  10. Hi faith, Welcome back to blog land. Beautiful layout, love the colors and great pictures. thank you for joining us at Get creative. Channa

  11. Hi Faith! Fabulous layout and perfect color combination! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Get Creative!

  12. Hi Faith, sorry for taking so long to comment ... lovely layout, the colours are spot on ... thanks for taking part in our challenge at GC!


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