Wednesday, 28 October 2015

new home together, new scrapbook page

The last week has a been a busy one full of packing, organising, and beginning the process of selling my little flat: my home for the last 5 years.  But this is an exciting move, because it has also been the week that I moved in with my man! 

It's been so lovely sorting out our things together, arranging his flat to now accommodate both of us, and pointing out to him where I am planning to put the fairy lights. I'm so happy to be taking this step in our relationship and while I've been half living here for quite a long time, it's great to make it official!  

Anyway, it seemed appropriate to make a scrapbook page about this, so that's what I'm sharing today. I used a little instax-print-style selfie layered up with patterned paper and I hand cut a swirly looking title. This is all stuck onto a sheet of clear acetate which is then simply laid on top of a white cardstock background.  That means I can lift the acetate, along with the embellishments and title off to read the journalling underneath.

As I knew the journalling was going to be quite lengthy, I kept it in a column and treated it a bit like another embellishment, almost like a background stamp.  It doesn't swamp or dominate the design; instead it contributes to the layout.  But I also know it's there and easy to take out and read if I want to.

And so now I'll get back to unpacking, making the flat nice and cosy so I can curl up with winter with a blanket, some mulled wine, a candle or two, and my lovely new flatmate.

Kisses xxx

P.S. I am not looking forward to paper work and estate agents though, as my flat goes on the market.  Maybe I should keep it and use it as my own incredibly extravagant scrapbooking and craft studio?


  1. How exciting for you! I'm sending you both every good wish for a lovely new beginning!

  2. How lovely. Congratulations!

  3. Congrats, wishing you lots of fun times x

  4. Congratulations! Love your scrapbook page. Wishing you lots of happiness in your new home. X

  5. Another beautiful layout, I love the way you've hidden some journaling. Congrats on moving in with your man, I'm glad you are discussing important things like fairy lights straight away, they are essentials! I hope you enjoy settling in x

  6. I've had a plan to do a page like that for a while with the acetate etc. I must do it now I've seen this! Congratulations to you both! hope you managed to agree on the fair lights location (tres important!) and yes I loved the idea of a massive scrapbook studio flat!

  7. Congratulations! it's so sweet. Both you moving in and making a page about that.
    ps. having a flat to scrapbook and to have girlfriend nights seems like a nice idea (if somewhat impractical)