Saturday, 8 October 2011

My first attempt at scrapbooking

My nan wants to make a scrapbook of my cousins for my uncle so I went over to help her start it off today. First, we took a trip to our local craft shop and I managed not to buy anything! Then we went back to my nan's house and she left me to play while she made the dinner :)

This is the first ever scrapbook page I've made so it's probably a bit basic and I didn't have extra things like my die cutting machine or embellishment pen so the circle is cut freehand :O and I wanted to add some fake stitching to match the one printed on the background paper but couldn't :( It's from the day my cousin was born all the way back in 1992.

Sorry about the shocking photo, I had to take it at night. I love this cute paper - it says 'Snips and snails and puppy dog tails, that's what little boys are made of'. My nan used to have that on a plaque in her bathroom along with the sugar and spice bit for girls so it was very apt. I didn't want the little blocks that far down in the corner but had no choice as some silly person had stuck the price label half onto the paper which we didn't realise when we bought it and it wouldn't come off properly so they are hiding that. I actually have no idea about the make of any of the stuff I used here - my nan bought it all, I just stuck it all together!

I'd like to enter it into the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge - Bears
The Stamp Man - Circle it
My time to craft - Nursery Necessities
There's Magic in the Air - Go green
Hooked on Craft - Anything but a card


  1. Well, for your first attempt at scrapping, I think you did a fantastic job! Your LO has nice balance and interesting components. The photo is a perfect size, too! You did really well! Thank you for joining us at Hooked on Craft Challenges!


  2. Fabulous scrapbook LO - love the DP's and the freehand cut circle is perfect!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  3. Great first attempt, love the way you have laid this oen out.

  4. Awww what a sweet layout and great job for a 1st go! Thank You for joining in The Stampman challenge and good luck!

  5. A really lovely page for a first attempt. It doesn't really matter how much you do or don't put on a page that counts, it's what the page represents to you.
    Sally x

  6. Very pretty page! Thanks for joining us at TMITA-Paper Cupcake.
    Good Luck!

  7. A nice layout for a first attempt! Thanks for joining MTTC. Good Luck. Hugs

  8. Wow, is this really your first attenpt at scrapbooking? You did a wonderful job! Hope you make more fabulous creations like this one!
    Thanks for joining us at Hooked On Craft Challenges, Kelly

  9. such a lovely bear project, can't believe it's your first attempt! Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!