Sunday 2 February 2014

Two CKCB Lo's

Good morning, good morning, good morning.. (she says springing in to the room like Tigger) (!) Lol
Why am I bouncing around like Tigger? Well.. I have to say A HUGE thank you (CKCB organisers) for choosing me as one of the top five designers for last months kit... it has given me a real boost to be called 'Absolutely Fabulous' darling! Ha ha ha

Moving on... here we are on another glorious morning (I'm joking of course, it's wet and raining AGAIN!) but fortunately for me, I am playing along on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog this month and I have something to while away the damp and dismal days... in fact their kit this month is so lovely, I just jumped right in and made up my kit on day one! Not only did I make the kit on day one, but I used it straight away and made two LO's immediately! A great way to use up your stash.. why not pop on over and take a peek how you can join in?

Anyways... the first of my two LO's feature on the basis of my 'Hearts and Flowers' Kit - a Websters Pages sheet from their 'All About Me' range of very pretty paper - this one is called 'This is Me' and I have made it all about my Uncle Maurice (Mo). He is a larger thanlife character and has always had a big place in my heart. He will be 80 later this year, and, unbeknown to him, I am making him an album for his big day. 

So here it is- I used very little embellishment as the paper said all it needs to in this case.. well I think so anyway- what do you think? The reason I used clocks for this photo is because it reminded me of Big Ben.. and as Maurice has the nickname of Big Mo it seemed appropriate really. I have yet to circle the date of his birthday..but other than that I am finished. 

Secondly I made another LO for my 'own' wedding album for my sons wedding last year. This one is made up of the Theresa Collins Memorabilia range of papers. I used a few other scraps from my kit too and added the chicken wire die cut. I finished with the ready made bird tag. It is carrying wedding rings and as my youngest son was the best man that seemed perfect for the page. 

I made these pages at a local crop I attend on the first Saturday in the month.. and this month a couple of the ladies had bought baskets of surplus goodies to sell on. The tiny hearts were in one of these baskets and so I nabbed a bargain! Very pleased with myself. The journalling says 

'These moments are so special with my 'boys'. I live for these times. No matter how old they are they will always be my 'boys' ' 

How very true that is! As this page will go in my own wedding album of the day I am not needing to journal the actual event, but sometimes I just want to record how special days like this are to me. Family is the greatest gift! 

Thanks for looking at my pages... there are plenty more to come with this gorgeous kit inspired by the CKCB. 


  1. Two fabulous layouts Elaine.I'm sure Uncle Mo will be surprised.

  2. Looks like your off to a very good start this month, E. 2 fab pages.

  3. Oh my you are off to a flying start, strangely enough I wasn't sure if I was supposed to wait for a challenge on this, but apparently it's crack on - so I shall! thank you for leading the way!

  4. Wonderful! You were obviously inspired to get going so quickly :~)

  5. Beautiful layouts and I just love the layering on the top layout, so want to learn this method :) Congrats for getting one of the Top 5

  6. Gorgeous layouts and a great way to spend this gloomy weather time :) Oh and I loved your monthly challenge colour palette I saw today, gorgeous.

  7. wow, you are on a roll! So happy that you were pleased to be selected - and rightfully so! Great creations.

    These two pages are perfect examples of why we scrap, aren't they? Great photos, matched with happy memories made up with a selection of gorgeous product. Great job!

  8. You're off to a great start for the month :o) So good to capture all those family memories. Thanks for stopping by the other day. You'll be very welcome in the SIPIDI challenge.

  9. Two fab pages ... quite unusual to see a page without turquoise from you ;-D but I really love it!

  10. Those are both charming pages, well scrapped.