Monday, 19 October 2015

click, snap, scrap

Well the weather has definitely taken a turn for the damp and chilly, and it seems to be time to think indoor thoughts, settle down with a bit of craft and dream up delicious things to add into gently steaming mugs of hot chocolate.  I am in the process of packing up all my belongings at the moment (more on that another time) and I seem to be getting rid of as many things as I'm packing.  It's strangely satisfying to have a good clear out and it will be nice to nestle in for winter knowing it's all taken care of.

A couple of weekends ago, I took advantage of an entirely free day in to do some scrapbooking.  I'm a very slow scrapbooker and only completed a couple of pages in the end, but this is the first.  It documents a visit to the Rough Trade photobooth in London; a proper old fashioned one that I'd wanted to visit for a while, and was in fact on my list.  Anyway, I wanted the photos to make an appearance in my albums, and so this page came together.

I wanted the black and while photos to stand out, so I stuck to a largely neutral colour scheme, and a white background. I like the little flashes of yellow and blue, and I found that a little dash of colour went a long way.  I aimed to balance out the photos with a block of (mostly) straightish journalling explaining where we were and why, and my page was done! 

I can never quite work out why scrapbooking takes me so long, but I enjoy it, and so I don't really mind.  And there are lots of lovely crafts to look forward to this autumn and winter. More scrapbooking, some calligraphy, knitting, making an Advent calendar and a spot of sewing too.  Here's to one or two warm, cosy evenings in!

Kisses xxx

P.S. And now, back to packing!  If I'm very good and pack lots of things, maybe I will order a take away later.  And if I'm not very good, I could order a take away to console myself over my lack of progress.  Yes, that seems like a good idea.


  1. Rough Trade sounds as though it should be in Soho and possible have a red light outside ... :) The complete look of the page is fab!

  2. I can totally understand how making such a (seemingly) simple page can take several hours. But the process us fun too, so why not.