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Thursday, 24 February 2011

My 50th Birthday Scrap-page LO~

Hello Ladies~

Oh dear I am full of with cold, it only came on the day before yesterday and I just cannot stop sneezing. I am ok in myself, my fuzzy head is slightly better than yesterday...it has not stopped me doing anything but having this week off work, I could have done without it...
I am off out tonight. It's a friends Birthday and I have been invited for a few drinks at her house (Oh I can feel a "Vase" of G&T coming on!!)

I am taking this Scrapbook LO page with me tonight, a few of the girls who are in the photo will be there and they have not seen it.
I had a bit of a vision on how I wanted this page to look, and in the latest Scrapbook Inspirations magazine I saw something quite similar and so this is what I eventually came up with.

It's been ages since I have done any Scrapbooking, and I was starting to get withdrawal symptoms, I love to use my papers in this way. I have been slightly carried away with cards lately, so it was so nice to do this LO today.

The papers I have used are a mix of K&Co and PaperMania, and the bunting is made with my new Hero Art stamp, as you can see I made a bit of a wheel with it too.
Round the edge of the circle and the border I have used my MS punch.
For the "fancy" edge around the circle I cut my 12x12 paper into 2" strips and then punched one edge,I then drew a sort of "bucket" shape and cut it out. This does not have to be accurate, as long as it's thinner at the bottom to give a fan type shape. I then use this shape to make all the other "buckets", I think I have used about 16 of them, but this will vary on the size of the circle. I have then inked the edges with Walnut stain. I added double sided tape to the back of the circle and then overlapped all the "buckets" going around from one side to the other...The only thing you have got to make sure of, is that you keep the edges that show over the top of the circle, the same length so it looks nice and even.
Hope I have made that clear...I am not very good at explaining, better at showing!
I am really pleased with the finished result, although the photograph could have done with being a bit clearer and brighter~

Would you believe I did find 2 challenges for this page~

Entered into:

Cute Card Thursday--Sketch
Anything Goes--Distressing



Dotty Jo said...

Great LO chick! You certainly don't look 50 in your pic - must be all that good, Lake District fresh air! Hope you are feeling better soon, there's so many nasty colds around right now. Jo x

patriziawithaz said...

Hi Debbie x Gorgeous LO and your friends will be really impressed when they see it x Sorry about you cold but hope you get it under control with lots of G&T tonight x

Vicky said...

Oh Debbie this is just gorgeous hun! I love it and those dp's are just scrummy :o)

Have a lovely evening sweetie and have plenty of G&T!

Hugs Vicky xx

Deb said...

fabulous layout, love the muted tones, many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, hugs debx

kelly said...

This is gorgeous Debbie,love the layout and papers.Have a lovely evening and i hope your cold is better soon

Fleur said...

Oh Debbie what a truly gorgeous page. I haven't done any scrapping for ages.
Hope you feel better soon, I'm full of cold too & even resorted to "night nurse" for the last couple of nights, think I could do with every night as I never sleep well.
Have a lovely evening
Hugz Fleur xXx

Mrs A. said...

It looks so much like a lace doillie I really thought that is what you hade used.Very fiddily I should imagine and a lot of patience needed. Hope you enjoyed your evening out with the girls.

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Wow this is a beautiful scrap book page. I can image how much work and patients it must have took. Thank you for sharing with us at Anything goes this fortnight.

Faye said...

Oh Debbie, this is lovely. The soft colours look great and you're bang on trend with the fabby bunting. Hope you feel better soon. xxx

sue said...

great page debbie all the detail is beautiful thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

dolcreations said...

wow...this is just awesome. The way you have made use of that beautiful paper is fantastic. I love how you did the banner! You have certainly inspired me to get out the scrapbooks and get scrapbooking again!

Tab said...

Gorgeous layout, sweetie! Love it!
Hugs Tab xxx