Saturday, February 8, 2014

Happy 2014......maybe just a tad late!

Good morning.

I managed to fit in some happy crafting this week between snow storms......or rather 'during' snow storms!  What better way to spend those cold, dark nights than holed up in your craft room?

I really wanted to create a layout using the current sketch over at Stuck?!Sketches and link up.

I use their sketches quite often, but usually older ones so I never seem to link up to be in with a chance of winning anything.

Not today........I'm linked and in there! Lol

I do really like my page just seemed to come together really nicely. The plan in my head worked (for once!), and these days I'm really liking a carefree use of stamps on my pages.

At one time I was scared to death to stamp anything on a layout for fear that it would either not stamp effectively, or I wouldn't like the look of it!  Now, especially with the popular distressed/grunged look, and the fact that more and more art journalling techniques are settled nicely into scrapbooking, the pressure is off.  Stamp away, and if it doesn't work perfectly.......who cares, it was 'meant' to look like that anyhow! (wink!!)

Here we go, better late than never........Happy 2014!

This photo was taken a few weeks ago when my hubby and daughters attended the Mayor's levee in Cambridge and had a great time.......Mommy was at work! :-(

At the celebration, they had a photo booth kinda thing set up where you were able to dress up in various props and have your shot taken.  These were then later e-mailed out to you.......a perfect scrapbook opportunity, even when you're not present!

I wanted to focus on photography and numbers as a general theme throughout this page, hence the arrangement I cut using my Cameo, embellished with a film strip from Tim Holtz.......

I love that tape but a word of advice if you're using it.......I'm convinced it will not stick down with anything other than cement (and even then I'm not really convinced).

Having used it on a fair few pages, I now just instantly reach for the staple gun.......saves for a lot of frustration (and cursing!).

When I saw the circle on the sketch, I thought 'clock face' - perfect!  Just had to search for one in the Silhouette store and found this vintage version.

There's also some of that random stamping I mentioned and a little more down here, together with my title which actually worked out I think.  The sequins remind me of light bulbs which was sort of the look I was going for.

Finally it needed fireworks, so I got to work with the Liquid Pearls.......I don't think I've used this stuff in the last 5 years!

Papers are the 'Celebrate' collection from Authentique.

That's about all so I guess I'll be getting ready to go to work.

Have a great weekend and I'll see you next week,



Absolutely fabulous, Jayne! I love all the details, especially the clock face - so fitting! Love the colours too.


Wow Jayne this is great! I love the distressed stamping and the fireworks effect, but the sequins on the numbers blows my mind! thanks for sharing iwth us at Stuck?!


Love, love, love this page Jayne!! Awesome!! So many amazing details - the clock, the sequins, the fireworks - Wow!


Great page Jayne! LOVE the way you used the film strip and stamping is perfect!!! Cute pic too!

Belinda Scott

Stunning page, love the layering and the sequin for the numbers :)

Tracy B

Wowsy! I just love this! The mixture of product and techniques in this layout are fabulous! Very nice. Great take on the sketch! Thanks for joining in with us at Stuck?!


What a fun photo Jayne and so many gorgeous details...I especially love the curled up film strip and the sequins in the date!


Fun Layout!! Love the sequinned numbers.


A wonderful layout!


your page is spectacular!!! love the sequins and the color palette, thank you for joining us at stuck?!


Fab sparkling page! love all the embellies and the clock face.
Thank you for playing with us at Stuck?!

kylie symons

a very cool layout....thanks for playing along at STUCK this month


WOW!! Your page is amazing, I notice something different every time a look. Love the bling and dimensional paint, thanks for playing along with Stuck?! this month.

Sandy Ross

Great layout....lots of great elements! Love the clock...perfect for a New Years Page. Congratulations on the feature at Stuck?! Thanks for playing along with Stuck?!


Cool and fun layout!

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