Tuesday 7 February 2012


Tortie and Tom's wedding...the theme was blue, hence the blue tones of the pages...

I love this photo with Tom's triumphant hand gesture - YES!!!!!
I managed to colour the text with pattern...(the foliage around the main photo I grouped and cut the text from it) then gave it a bevel. But I was playing at the time and cannot remember exactly how I did it (no hope for me) duh!
Using the Serif digi kit, Butterfly Elegance (where the pearl brush is from)...and Quilted Cuddles for the foliage...
The scalloped strips are made using the scissor tool.

The boys all ready for the off.
Check out little Alfie in his kilt!!! with his big brother ;o)
I made this page for a challenge where we had to make a page with 3 frames using one photo.
The hearts and swirls are from Serif digikit Cupids and Hearts
And I gave the frames and title a metal effect finish.

Toms eldest 2 children outside the church  ;o)
Again - 3 frames from one photo (challenge).
And more hearts and swirls from the  Cupids and Hearts kit
The page title is given a white glow in  'effects'


Back again! With more of the digi pages I've been doing.
More of my lovely grandchildren ;o)

My eldest granddaughter, taken when she was getting more proficient with her skiing ;o)
Using the Serif digikit layout Modern Lace with the tree added from another Serif digikit (Christmas Wonderland), and I've added the cross stitch using an embroidery brush.

Our youngest grandson at 2 days old.
Using the Serif digikit layout Quilted Cuddles. I've added extra embellishments from the kit to the layout.

Jack again...The object of the exercise was to make word art following the excellent VIDEO TUTORIAL   from  Karen Lewis.
I used the letter 'a' and made it into an intelligent frame.
Then made the text into metal (it may be plastic - can't remember!) with the effects button
Keeping the page simple with elements from Quilted Cuddles again, I added a train engine, trucks and carriages, a digi stamp set called 'As I Ride By' from Elizabeth Weaver at  DSP Store.

I so enjoyed celebrating this gorgeous smile of grandson Alfie's.
The Serif digikit, Vintage Candy is used and the swizzle sweetie frame I made using a brush from this kit - fun!!!
Thanks for stopping by ;o)


Oh dear, I sure have been missing for a while!
But, I do have a good excuse...I've started on more of the family albums, but it's a slow process as I'm learning as I go with Serif Scrapbook Artist.
And this is where I'm up to.....

Here I've used the Serif digikit Modern Lace.

Using a kit from 2peas by Rhonna Farrer.
Cross stitched edge made using the embroidery brush in CraftArtist.

 Rhonna Farrer kit agin

This is using Serif (Fathers Day 2011) digi kit ready made layout that is tweaked a bit.
I added to the background with one my photos of the River Kent Estuary at Arnside.

Christmas shopping with 2 of our granddaughters...
Using a FREE quick page from My Memories (Winter's Blush)
This QP isn't tweakable but I DID ADD some embellishments from my files, and had a play with matting the text in CA.

Another ready made layout page used here, from Serif (Showtime)...again tweaked to suit.
Designed by my eldest granddaughter with help from me ;o)