I thought I would give you a little break from the endless Christmas cards and share some of my favourite layouts from 2013.
This was the all time favourite of the year - it was done for a Scrapology monthly challenge and is of my god-daughter's dog but when she saw it on Facebook she decided that she wanted it for her album. So I am now scraplifting myself so that I can have a similar layout in my album LOL!!
This was a class run by Linda at the September 2012 Cardinal Colours scrapbooking weekend - sadly I couldn't attend but was able to buy the class kit. It then took me till this summer to actually get round to doing the class. I love it - blue and lemon seem to be my favourite colours for scrapping with at the moment and the papers were just perfect for this photograph of us on our 2011 Icelandic Cruise.
I did this layout for a challenge run by Jennifer Grace as part of a blog event that she organised. I loved that I was able to use so many different Thickers and alphabet stickers for the title (and it was probably the longest title I have used on a layout!!)
I made this layout for a monthly sketch challenge organised by Sarah's Cards, a great way of documenting the end of the Marillion UK convention when H decided that he was going to climb from the stage up onto the balcony.
Another Scrapology challenge page and I think the layout that caused me the most trauma during the year LOL!! I am not really into messy crafts and had great fun trying to use embossing paste and then battling with my cardstock afterwards as it would no longer lay flat (now it has been in an album for over 6 months it is lovely and flat LOL!!). But the trauma was worth it as I won the challenge and it is a lovely addition to our wedding album.
I think this was done for a challenge over on My Creative Sketches. This is one of my favourite photos of my Dad, he always seems to be looking in the opposite direction to the camera but for a change he is looking the right way and smiling too xx.
Every month I go to a scrapping class run by the lovely Anita aka The Inky Blossom. It was hard picking a favourite from the year but I think this one is it - the perfect colours for our wedding album and we made the lovely decorative pins as part of the class xx.
This was a layout for one of the monthly Sketchy Scrapper challenges that I took part in - I am really enjoying hand-stitching on layouts at the moment and I just love the colours in the papers and cardstock. I don't usually use oranges and browns much, but they fitted perfectly in with the blues.
If you have shared your favourite layouts of 2013 somewhere, then please leave me a link - I would love to take a peek!!