Friday, 18 July 2014

Back and scrappin'!

Had a couple nights home from our break in Liverpool and at stupid o clock in the morning we catch a train back west to Manchester for ComicCon... no rest for the wicked...and I have to wear a pink wig which I am NOT looking forward to... but things like this are always more fun that I expect, so... And I get Pizza Hut. :)
Anyway, Liverpool was fantastic, probably the best break ever! Sorted out my 400+ photos when we got home and I spent today making my first three scrapbook pages from it, all using my Chester Zoo pictures.

While in Liverpool we popped into TK Maxx because they often have a nice different selection of craft supplies than what can be found at The Range and whatnot and it's always the 'different' stuff that looks best! It was my lucky day as they must have had 10-15 different 12x12 scrapbook pads at £8 each. After 10 mins deliberation (literally), I went with a 50-ish sheet glitter/foil/UV pack and used it in my Chester Zoo pages! They also had packs of 180 sheets of non-glittery stuff for that price, but I couldn't resist shine and sparkle!
The pages I've done are focused mainly on the photos, as usual.. I can never bring myself to just pick one photo or print tiny...
My first page is just some pictures layered onto co-ordinating First Edition paper with some Grace Taylor flowers. I was happy that different brands use the same colour schemes! One thing I love about Chester Zoo is the gardens as well as the animals... may have to print that lily out big and frame it.
My second page I based around some of the paper that comes free with Scrapbook magazine. This is by Bo Bunny, I believe. I liked how the stripes looked to have different textures so I picked colours from this paper and chose ribbons of the same colour and carried on the stripes across the page. I'd never seen a male orang-utan before and he was just sitting there so high up looking out across the zoo. He was so big and I couldn't believe how long his fur was!
We saw some giraffes too, and it seems that Nathan is as tall as a baby one.... while I'm just past it's shoulder. 

The third page is using the Papermania Botanicals paper as well as my new shiny stuff. The small creatures at the zoo are just as interesting as the big ones and I particularly loved the Parson's Chameleon... because he is Pascal from Tangled! Haha. 
Hope everyone has a nice weekend, (and hello to blog hoppers!) and I'll be back Monday xxx


  1. Great scrapbook pages
    Linda x

  2. Love your scrapbook pages, great colour combo's

  3. What great layouts and so much detail!

  4. Fantastic scrapbook pages, love your layouts.

  5. lovely layouts, great pictures xxx

  6. Stunning pages, love the papers and your choice of layout... I really must try TKmaxx.

  7. Brilliant pages...looks like you all had a great time...Joolsx

  8. Brilliant pages -great layouts and fantastic photos makes great memories
    carol x

  9. Hi, I'm a bit late with the weekend blog hop :-)
    Lovely pages, and aren't you good scrapping them so soon!