Saturday, August 10, 2013

Bon Appetit

It's truly been a scrappy weekend and I am super pleased with all my layouts. These gorgeous papers are from graphic 45's French Country collection. The papers are so decadent that really,  it was all the layout needed. The food was just some of the lovely dishes I had in Ireland.

Products used:
1) Graphic 45 French Country papers
2) Grunge twine
3) Crafty Secrets What's Cooking? stickers 

Granny's Kitchen

We found this adorable shop near the rock of Cashel in County Tipperary in Ireland. Unfortunately,  it was closed but we found awesome cake at another little shop nearby. Lovely day all around.
Products used:
  1. Prima Divine thickers
  2. Spellbinders foliage die
  3. Marianne Designs metal bench die
  4. Cheery Lynn small doily die
  5. Prima flowers
  6. Polka dot washi tape
  7. Prima journaling card 

Friday, August 9, 2013

The Secret Garden

Though not a secret nor really a garden, the grounds of Bunratty castle was dotted with museum cottages that preserve the simplicity of life in rural Ireland. There were also real ponies to  be seen.
I'm terribly late I am afraid. Still scrapping the pictures of my Europe adventure that now seems a world away. I realised my memory was failing too. I couldn't even remember the name of the castle!  It would be sad indeed to forget; hence why scrapbooking is honestly more important than most give it credit for.
I've finally gotten over my reluctance to use my pretty paper stash. What's the point in keeping and not using eh?
So now it's no holds barred.  The best of my stash for the here and now.
Products used:
  1. Prima Fairy Rhymes papers
  2. MFT medium swirl die
  3. Marianne Design small flowers die
  4. Graphic 45 Secret Garden paper
  5. Holly Hobbie stamps (FOC frm Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine)
  6. Kaisercraft butterfly stamp
  7. Distress inks
  8. Derwent watercolour pencils