Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Scrapbook Tuesday - Our Own Narnia

Hello there Peeps

It is still Tuesday so I can still share my latest layout with you all - my last of 2013!  Well, it is my Blog and so my Rulz anyhoo!

Here it is........

I took this photo on 19 December 2010.  Fortunately I had already printed is as my relatively new printer is now kaput!!!  Not happy as it is only just out of warranty.  Apparently it needs a new printer head - Cost £25 + £7 postage.  Cost of new printer - £40 ish.  Guess I wont be replacing the head as I got through more ink in its short lifetime than any other printer I know of!  Hurrumpf!  So I guess I shall be using up some of my plethora of photos already printed in 2014 until I buy a new printer.  I got the idea for the title from a comment left on FB when this photo was on there by LLJ - "You have your own Narnia!".

For this layout I used some Bazzill card with some Grace Taylor paper for the spotty and punched the corners with a MS punch and backed with white card from the Snippets box.  The red card is Bazzill again punched with the MS PATP snowflake punch and yes, I did punch the sides also but then covered it with paper - doh!  I punched some black card Snippets with another MS punch and attached top and bottom of the green Kaisercraft paper with a small strip of white cardstock. 
The snowflakes are all cut using Spellbinders dies using Snippets.  I decided to add a mixture of red buttons to the centres.  The top right have some TH chit chat stickers.

The letters are all cut from Snippets of card on my Cricut using Candy fonts and then stickled over.
I actually dug some washi tape out.  I have several different ones but don't use them very often.  

My aim now for 2014 (I don't make Resolutions as they are most often broken) is to not just stuff my Snippets away in the Snippets draw but to make a couple of cards using them.  So here are two....
The coloured panels are made from using the papers out of the bottom of my spray box.  No idea exactly what created them but they have a fabulous shimmer.  I stamped the cards using two TH Grunge stamps, the HB stamp was a present from Kim when she visited.  The flourishes are all Tonic and are attached using spray adhesive and then covered with black stickles.
Here you can see a little of the shimmer of the coloured panel.

And a TY card with a handmade tent card and more of the Tonic die set and a TY stamp (so old no maker on it)!
And another view which hopefully shows you some of the shimmer.

I shall be popping these over to the Snippets Playground.  I believe there is some Baileys on offer over there (other drinks are available).  

It just leaves me to say Thank You for calling by now and throughout 2013.  It has been a pleasure reading your comments and returning the call.  Here's to friends new and old that I have "met" during 2013 and I am looking forward to seeing what the Blogging World brings in 2014.

May I wish you all a Happy and Crafty New Year!




Helen said...

Happy New Year, Hettie. Love your layout, and enjoy Narnia, wrap up warm... See you some time in the year I hope.

Kathleen said...

All fabulous and love the colours.
Happy New Year.

Kath x

Bonnie said...

These cards are so pretty, Hettie! Who would guess they were from snippets! Happy New Year!

Kate said...

Stunning picture & layout. Very festive with those snowflakes. & I love your title. Beautiful background on your card!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah that's better Hettie, when tried to comment earlier your pop up was vibrating and not responding... gotta love blogger!

ah well is free so should nto complain :D

..wow wouldn't it be fun if we could have our own Narnia but then not sure about he snow queen and an all that.. and battles.. really every day life is a little like that and think that is what CS Lewis meant when he wrote it..

I love your page and snippety cards!! Snippets rule!!!

Every blessing of the LORD for 2014. Thanks for being a blessing in my life. Shaz in Oz.x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, your very own Narnia is right. It's beautiful, too.

I like those cards you created. I adore recycled things and saving even one piece of paper from the trash helps our planet.

Speaking of cards, I also adore the ones in the previous post. They are over the top! Seriously. If I could make cards that look like that, I'd go into the card making business (grin).

Hettie, please feel free to add T(ea) to your Scrapbook Tuesday. I LOVE diversity, and your creations are certainly much different from what I would (or even COULD) ever make.

kay said...

Fabulous photo and layout x

SARN (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Morning Sam . . . and a Happy New Year to you my friend.

LOVE LOVE LOVE the scrapbook page and the silhouette cards using up your ink sprayed paper. FAB.

Big hugs,
Sarn xxx

Di said...

Fab layout Sam - I do remember that brilliant photos!

And super snippets cards too - loving the shimmer!

Happy 2014!

Hugs, Di xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

It is a beautiful LO for a beautiful photo! I love your snippets cards too, so pretty and better than throwing stuff in the bin!
Happy happy New Year :-)
Hugs. LLJ 29 xx

Mrs A. said...

Your lamppost photo is fab. Looks just like a setting for Charles Dickens. Hope you have a happy crafty New Year. hugs Mrs A.

Karen Petitt said...

Another gorgeous layout and that photo is stunning! The gadgets don't seem to last long these days, and why is that the warranty runs out two days or more after the warranty and never the other way? Hurumph grumpy woman syndrome!
Fab way to use your snippets - I'm trying to do the same - use them on the inside if possible so that they are more likely to be used xx

scrappymo! said...

That photo is fabulous! You do indeed have your own little Narnia!

Your layout is wonderful, great colours and a lovely flow tot he page.

Great idea to make the cards right away to help keep the scraps down!