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Thursday 9 August 2012

Anniversary trip to Dublin LO

Hello Everyone!

A while ago I did promise you some pictures from our anniversary trip to Dublin, but hadn't really found the time yet to scrap them. But this week's challenge @ Delightful Challenges really had my creative juices flowing and I decided this would be a perfect opportunity to show you. The theme this week is "FABRIC, FIBER & TRIM". Our sponsor this time is Scrapy Land, giving you a chance to win a 20 dollar gift card to spend in their store!

My mum gave me the lace a while back, she was throwing away a top but had cut off the lace detail, asking whether it could be of any use to me in a crafty project. Of course I said yes, but really didn't know yet what to make with it, as it's so heavy. This project was perfect for it, as it doesn't require me sending it in the post and spending a fortune on stamps. I sewed a green ribbon along the edge to make it pop a little, but as I am not a sewer and did it by hand, forgive me if is isn't very uniform stitching. But then again, I think it adds to the charm ;) I've used Cuddle Bunny and the Pot of Gold frame here, the latter one was perfect to include some journaling. I think I might be able to get into the habit of this scrapping malarkey, it was really good fun.

I am sure you can see I am pretty much a beginner at scrapping, as I really don't know yet when to stop, I keep adding more things until the whole page is covered LOL! But I had lot's of fun making it and remembering things we did while there.

* Me & My Big Ideas Fashion District Scrapbook paper
* Digital Delights Pot of Gold frame and Cuddle Bunny, both coloured with Promarkers and Spectrum Noirs
* Green ink for inking edges
* Cosmic Shimmer Red Fire Twinkles on the bunny's heart
* My Mind's Eye Bloom & Grow Decoupage pad Flower
* Lace, ribbon, brad, gems and button from my stash

* Hobby Vision (Anything Goes)
* Krea Teja (Anything Goes)
* Tip Top Tuesday (Focus on the Ribbon)
* A Blog names Hero (Freestyle)
* One Stop Craft (City Breaks)
* Forever Friends (Something New - Scrapbooking with digis)
* Craft Your Passion (Anything Goes)
* Joanna Sheen (Try Something New - Scrapbooking with digis)
* Crafts & Me (Use a Digi)
* Creative Inspirations (Anything Goes)


  1. Gorgeous layout, fab keepsake!

    Hugs Shell xx

  2. I think your page looks quite lovely. I don`t think there is any wrong way of making an LO. As long as you love it yourself that is the most important thing. It looks like you were having a good time and i love the cute elements you have put on it. Great job. Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafts and Me. Hugs...Mona

  3. Such a lovely layout, Ciska! Gorgeous detail!

  4. Well done Ciska. It can be quite a challenge to go for something new and you have done a fab job and made a great keepsake.
    Thankyou for joining us on the JS Challenge.

    Edna x :)

  5. oh its a brilliant layout and i love how you used the lace,... so pretty
    Lisa x

  6. what fabulous layout! Wonderful design through and through!

  7. Wow this is one fabulous layout I love all of the embellies,
    have a lovely day,
    Hugs Bridget :0) x

  8. A lovely creation hun! Thanks for playing along at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations! xxx

  9. Gorgeous layout... lovely memories for you. Thanks for sharing it with us at Forever Friends 'Something New' Challenge. Good luck in the draw and hope to see you again for our next challenge.
    Diane xx

  10. A fantastic layout, Ciska, with lots of beautiful details to look at! Hugs Delphine xx

  11. Fabulous layout and love the way you have added the ribbon too! great to see you at Top Tip Tuesday for our Focus on Ribbon challenge this time, hugs Samantha :0)

  12. Your layout is a treat for the eyes! I love all that you've added, which is reason to pause and take it all in! The addition of the lace is brilliant! Beautifully done!

  13. Beautiful layout and photos! I love all the details.