Monday, 31 March 2014

Scrapbook Layout Inspiration

A very good morning  everyone! It has been a few days since I last blogged:(
.....Saturday was my grandsons 4th birthday (Ollie who is in my layout below), so we had a family day and yesterday I was up at the crack of dawn travelling  down to Gravesend to spend the day with some very nice ladies for 2 classes at Christine Emberson's studio - Hope & Chances:) We made the criss cross card with a tag that I featured on my blog on Thursday.....both classes were so much fun and I hope the ladies all went away inspired:) They did an amazing job including making the gorgeous roses that I use on my cards!

I decided to share one of my scrapbook layouts with you today, hoping to inspire all of you card makers to maybe create one:).....The precious little ones are my granddaughter Amelia and my cheeky little grandson Ollie:)x

  • For this layout I have used the of the sheet from the Once Upon a Time collection which has been specifically designed for a layout....however you can still use it  for cards and other projects!
  • I have used the layout design which is already on the paper, but turned it around.
  • I added my photos first and then added a length of pearls down the lace design on the paper.
  • I have used the Timeless Clock stamp set and Time Sentiments stamp set which I stamped onto cream card with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Cosmic Shimmer black detail embossing powder. I added a little Tea Dye Distress ink to distress them a little.
  • The flowers are the Majestic Morning Blooms which I have stamped onto some patterned paper from the Once Upon a Time collection. I just added these where the flowers were on the paper and added one large one where the sentiment was on the paper....which was now upside down as I turned the paper around.
  • I added a few of the foliage swirls from the Gift Ensemble die set.
  • I cut the tag also from the collection and also added this to the layout.
  • I have just added a small amount of stickles around the photos and a few pearls to finish off the layout!
So have I inspired you? .....The Heartfelt Creations papers are perfect for those of you that would love to give scrapbooking a go:)

Now I must get back to my crafting....busy prepping for this Fridays Hobby House show:)

Take care,


  1. Aw! What cute children and the layout is lovely Nikki. enjoy your week.
    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  2. Hi Nikki
    Just love your layout, aren't the children cute. Wish I could have joined as it looks like to had a great time at Hope and Chances. I really loved the crisscross card you made and that was on your blog. I actually had time to watch your show on C & C yesterday. How fabulous your cards were. The first card with the clock background was simply gorgeous. Just goes to show how any mistake is not a mistake really. as the card you made was as fantastic as the one you made for the show. If that makes sense. Hope you had a fantastic day on Sat. I think I may even run to buying the paper pad for this collection as well.

  3. Lovely layout Nikki. I've only tentatively tried my hand at scrapbooking, but if I could guarantee results like yours I'd make a serious effort. I have seen photos on Christine's blog from your classes yesterday. Without a doubt the ladies were definitely inspired and had a wonderful time..

  4. Hi Nikki
    Have never tried scrap booking but your page is beautiful as are your two grandchildren. Saw pictures of your class on Hope and Chances blog this morning, looks like everyone had a great time
    Best wishes, Pat

  5. Fabulous layout Nikki, a beautiful page. What gorgeous grandchildren, no doubt you're very proud of them just as I am of mine!. Recorded your show but haven't had chance to watch it yet so I have that to look forward to. Pat x

  6. Hi Nikki love your page, and the lovely pictures of your grandchildren.x

  7. Hi there Nikki, love the scrapbook page. Thank you so much for your time and patience yesterday, I really enjoyed it. Now I can do pretty like Nikki..!! Really need to practice making more roses. Mary...

  8. Hi Nikki. - yes, a lovely time yesterday, with lots of inspiration. Thank you. Best wishes, Anne O

  9. Love your scrapbook page Nikki, it's something I really want to have a go at myself, I've got all the materials and photos but not the time.

  10. Hi Nikki,
    Beautiful children and a beautiful scrapbook page.

    Love Sheila xx

  11. Hi nikki.
    I love ur scrapbook page and ur grand kids look so cute! I've never tried scrap booking but I might give it ago at some point. Never really knew where to start with one lol
    Live Tracy from killie x

  12. Beautiful scrapbook page, love the layout and the colour tones, thanks for the inspiration. x

  13. Morning Nikki, A stunning layout, the papers are gorgeous, and I'm absolutely loving the pearl strings, your Grandchildren are beautiful, and their piccies culminate in a stunning scrapbook page. I said that this year was the year that I started scrapbooking, I haven't started yet !! but I will !!
    Looking forward to your shows on tv.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  14. Morning Nikki
    Just love this scrapbook page - I must get back to doing some now
    Carol x

  15. Hi Nikki
    A lovely page Layout with the time clocks and colours used , your little Grandchildren are so cute
    I just love Scrapbooking i do a couple of layouts each week ,and i am now working on 3 books for my children as Christmas presents { from my Granddad up to the present day i feel it is so important for my Family to know their roots and Heritage .
    Take Care
    Elaine H X


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