Saturday, 13 April 2013

Glitter girl challenge aka Jo's mojo has returned x

Whew, I really thought the scrapbooking mojo had disappeared as it didn't appear to have resurfaced at all since I became ill again. Thankfully that amazing Superwoman with super scrapbooking powers has saved the day and it has returned and made not 1, not 2, NO 3 layouts today. Yes, THREE.

It all started on Wednesday when the latest Glitter girl episode hit Two Peas in a Bucket. A lad y had written tot eh forum saying she had so product to choose from it sometimes made scrapbooking harder. Anyone else have that problem? Well I do as I have loads of papers which are still in boxes being worked through. Anyway arrive Glitter girl with a challenge I loved because it's something I do when I go to a crop. It's the ''Make yourself a kit and stick to it plan''.

Here's what Glitter girl had to say on the subject. It is definately worth going to the Two peas website too as there is a handy pdf there with Glitter girl's hints and tips.

Anyway I decided this was the one as I felt fired up with wanting to go through some old supplies. So here are the things I pulled out (and I actually only used about a third of them).


The next thing to do was to choose some photos and I came up with 5 pictures I've wanted to scrap for a while now. The first two are quite old from the 1990s when my girlfriends and I went to Lilly, they are 5 x 7 size with a border so I used them in place of the three. The next 2 are of Willow looking very cute and fluffy and finally just one closeup of the Beehive tea cosy.

So today at 1pm I sat down at my craft desk and scrapbooked for almost two hours, and I loved every little minute. Just the feel of the papers, the vibrant colours, the pretty embellishments and just thinking about how I wanted to put my layouts together spelled one thing - I'M BACK!

So here are the three layouts I made:

1. Great Uncle William.

I wanted this layout to be fairly neutral and washed out because of the colours in the pictures and also the subject matter, this is a trip to a World War One graveyard in Ypres. I used the ledger paper for the background paper and then used some hints of blue and lemon as I was wearing blue and there is lemon hinted in the background paper. I found some phrases from the Cosmo Cricket tiny text sheet about peace and love which fitted perfectly.

 (Supplies: Pink Paislee Drean big and Bow and arrows, blue Washi tape, Simple Stories Sn@p Life stickers,
American Crafts Dear Lizzie Ephemera flowers, Jenni Bowlin Yellow butterfly stickers, Cosmo Cricket Tiny text, 
American Crafts Thickers Black glitter 2 types, ''e'' pearls and crystals in blue.

2. Pussy Willow.
............yes I know it looks like ''puzzy'' but I ran out of ''s's''.............. Anyway I loved the yellow background paper so worked from there. I used another piece of the blue hearts paper, a blue ledger and a slightly more teal spotted paper across the page. I used the butterflies as accents and added gems and washi tape as accents.

(Supplies: G.C.D.Studios Melody Ross - Ava Collection Sunny pinwheels, Pink paislee bow and arrow, 
Collage Press Tell Your story: Daydream, My Mind's Eye Memorial ''Journey'' Jen Alysson, stickers and embellishments as before.)

3. Time for ******!

The final one was my tea cosy photo which as it was so colourful got the full Joseph and his amazing technicolour scrapbooking effect. I layered up some remaining strips from the previous 2 layouts and added in a small piece from the back of one of the patterned papers as it looked abit like knitting in various shades. I then used the same flower, some stickers and the Prima marketing pebbles which have floral or buttefly stickers on the back.

(Supplies: Lily Bee design Fly a kite, Prima Marketing Pebbles, Heart paperclip: Kikkerland bought in Waterstones book shop).

I am really pleased with how the layouts came together and with the colour choices I made they have worked out beautifully. I would encourage anyone to give this style a go, it's amazing what you can achieve with so little.


  1. Yeah Jo!!! So pleased for you and your pages are brilliant - I particularly like the last one with the full Joseph treatment.

    I need to watch that video, I love working from kits but never know how to put them together myself.

  2. Brilliant pages Jo. My son visited Ypres a couple of weeks ago - said it was a very moving experience.

  3. That is a serious afternoon of scrapping Jo - well done, it is great to see your pages!

  4. I'm really impressed - 3 LOs in nearly 2 hours - that's some super snappy scrappin'. and lovely LOs too.

  5. Three layouts in two hours...I'm very impressed!
    Alison xx


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