Wednesday 9 November 2011

Challenge 9: Scrap Yourself

The last challenge for the month! And cutting it a little fine :D However, this challenge was all about scrapping an aspect of myself. So I picked.... my craftyness!

Just keep tinkering.

I am a third generation tinkerer abouter. If not more. I scrap, knit, crochet, sew, bake, muck about with photography.. Too many hobbies, too little time. But I love it, and you've got to spend your pennies on something, and better crafty stuff than fags or booze, as Mum would say. I get it from her anyway. Mum scraps, sews, patchworks, gardens and makes dolls houses, to list only a few of her talents. She got it from Papa, my grandad, who makes model railways in more than one scale, can fix anything and makes radios. In biscuit tins.

I suppose we all like to keep our hands busy. There's always something to have a go at, to learn or to take to pieces to see if we can make one. And Papa says hobbies are good for your health. Keeping your hands busy keeps arthritis at bay. Who am I to argue with that?

With craftyness in mind, I added paint, ink, a hand-stitched title, chipboard and pretty paper all in together. But keeping in a yellow and white colour scheme with small scraps and the odd touch of blue helped to keep everything in check, and not become overwhelming.

And that sees me to the end of my challenges! Tomorrow, I'll post a round up of them all to coincide with Shimelle's Ten on the Tenth. I'll also stick in a linky thing if you've got pages to share. I've never used one of those before, so fingers crossed :D


Kisses xxx

P.S. Ordered three 12x12 albums. I've decided it's finally time for me to get organised and come up with a system. I think I like Shimelle's way of doing it. Any tips?


  1. Your Papa is a wise man ... I am hoping all this crafty typing at the keyboard also counts as an activity to keep arthritis at bay!

    I am enjoying your challenge series and very impressed that you make time to keep up with your hobbies and full-time work!

  2. Another lovely LO! Its nice to hear of craftiness passing down the generations!

    Good luck with your album organisation - it really does make a difference to have everything sorted. My system is similar to Shimelle's, but by accident rather than intention!

    I have an album for each year since I began scrapping - so that's 2006 - which contains all the general events stuff and short trips from that year etc. If there is a big occasion/event/trip, I create a separate album - so I have two albums (which may run into three for my honeymoon), a Disney album (lots of photos from there!) and an album for my wedding.

    I will also have a Baby's Firsts" album when I find out if its a boy or a girl!

    Finally, I have a "Me" album where I put the odd page about me that doesn't quite fit into the year albums, and I've just started a "Family History" album as I'm trying to research our family tree.