Wednesday, 25 February 2015


The last few pages that I have made from Austria will run chronologically in my 2014 album, but I'm jumping ahead a few days now as I want to use this month's sketch from Susan at Me & Mine before I run out of month.

The photo is a selfie (obviously) that my husband took at the top of Zwolferhorn. It's not a great photo but it's actually the only one that we have of all three of us from our holiday.

There's not a lot of colour in the photo, just the blue of the sky, so I had freedom of choice with my papers. I wanted a patterned background and started by looking through my single sheets (rather than my collections) for one, intending to use scraps for the three vertical stripes on the sketch. I actually found two coordinating papers from Jillibean Soup, one for the background and one with a striped pattern which I could cut up. I layered a couple of mats behind my photo, stitched the circle and added two lines of eyelet brads to it. I repeated the circle with a piece of wood veneer which was still on my craft desk having not been used on a previous page.

We have two children but our son no longer wants to go away with us. They used to get annoyed with me demanding that we all pose for a family photo when we're on holiday, but this is what happens when you forget. 

Paper - Jillibean Soup Blossom Soup, Crate Paper DIY Shop
Letters - American Crafts
Wood Veneer - Studio Calico
Eyelet Brads - Pebbles
Embroidery Thread - DMC

Fiskars Circle Template


  1. Love that you kept your layout simple - it shows off your lovely elements like the stitching and the wooden circle. We are almost at the point where our eldest will be staying at home, must be so strange to have a missing child on holiday!

  2. Ooh a super page. I love the stitching and the wood grain paper but especially the story behind the photo. :) Thank you for joining in my challenge.
    Sue @ Me&Mine x