Friday 8 June 2012

In with the Old and the New {kinda} and a Giveaway

~Welcome to my 100th post and a celebratory giveaway!!!~

I've been 'saving' the Little Boy sticker from Echo Park's Little Boy collection for as long as I can remember. Why do us scrappers do that? Where better to keep our coveted supplies than in our scrapbook albums? So I challenged myself to use it.

Moving out of my comfort zone a little more I looked past the kraft cardstock for once and reached for an old sheet of blue WRMK sewn cardstock. I really like the stitched detail and I think this is definitely something I will try to recreate using my WRMK Sew Easy tool. I added a few embellies from some of my favourite ranges; the little owl is from the DCVW The Green Stack, the sun, cloud and tree are by Bella Blvd. (part of my recent birthday haul - I can't recommend these enough - the are lovely) and the pin badge is American Crafts.

I'm really pleased to have transferred some much loved bits from stash to paper and to have scrapped this photo of my little man from early 2010 - he looks so grown up to me in that photo even now two years on.

To celebrate my 100th blog I'd like to giveaway a £20 gift voucher for you to spend at Craft Island. All you have to do is become a follower of my blog and post a comment on this blog post either linking to a project where you have used a coveted item of your supplies or simply tell me about something you have been hoarding for that 'special' project. The closing date is Saturday 30th June. And I'll announce the winner on Sunday 1st July.

Thanks for stopping by x


  1. I just love the structure and colours in this LO Kirsteen and I can't believe how big captain Jack is getting!

    For me - the special items are usually PP that I just fall head over heels in love with at the time and hoard for months before using but I have started to come around to your way of thinking and figure it is better off being in an album so I guess the best example of a single LO containing so many things that I was holding onto would be this

  2. Fab layout, love all the detail.
    I have been trying to use things straight away too :)

  3. It's a great layout.I love the stitching.

  4. Super layout using great papers, I love the colours and the photo is really cute .

  5. Hello! I'm now a follower, and I just tweeted about this giveaway for you too!

    I'm quite good at using items I like, if I feel myself clinging onto it I say 'No! You bought it to put on a project!'. But I did have the dino papers on this layout for ages, just waiting for the right kind-of layout:

    Thanks for the chance to win! x

  6. I love your LO, it's so colourful, and the little owl is fab!

    I've been hoarding my new baby papers because I just haven't had the time to scrap with them yet! Fingers crossed I'll be able to use them soon!

  7. I am desperately trying to use up some older stash too, I keep coming across things that I mean to use and never seem to find the right project. I am challenging myself to seek out these items and make them work on some project or other, some way or another. Better in the albums huh?!