Thursday, 28 January 2010


How fast has this week gone? Thursday already and I don't feel like I've managed to achieve much at all. I have managed to do this weeks weekly challenge over on UKScrappers. This week you had to use a photo other than people, which I found difficult as I normally scrap Charlotte, but I had a great picture of Liverpool that had been waiting to be scrapped for a while. You had to use a sketch so naturally I looked on the Twisted Sketches site and found a sketch that I hadn't taken part in. Journalling, well as you know I don't tend to like my handwriting all that much and I feel it detracts away from the layout, so I tend to put the story on the back of the layout but for this one I have added some. Ribbon, again I don't use lots of this, but found the perfect piece. Bling, I've only used a few gems but I've still put some on. So I think that's another 30 points for the Crafty Magpies!!.

There is a story behind this layout, my husband is originally from Liverpool (although you would never know as he has no accent), and we spent a day there last year whilst visiting Southport. We couldn't believe how much it has changed and is changing all the time, there is lots of work taking place especially along the Docklands. It's a fine City and if you think about the history of Liverpool in the Second World War it had a real pounding, but just look at it now. The shopping centre is amazing and I could spend lots of money there. Now there is an issue about the red and blue side of this layout, my husband is an Everton supporter and would have been very upset with me if the whole layout was red, so I added some blue to make him happy!. The plectrum (I think that's what it's called) I bought from the Beatles shop, buying it in mind for this layout.

Anyway I'd better get a wriggle on I'm off to school to do my dinnerlady bit!

As always thanks for popping by.



  1. What a lovely bright lo, well done!

  2. Claire this is great sketch and a gorgeous LO - I love it all :)

    Also a fab photo - I like the angle that you have taken the photo at :)

  3. Stunning LO Claire.
    Love the colours, photo and sketch you have used.

  4. Oooh this is really lovely Claire - and brill to have the momento from the Beatles shop on the LO!

  5. Lovely layout Claire, the Beatle momento works really well.