Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Neanies 50th

A tiny bub page today, just two weeks old with her Nana Neanie (my mother) on her 50th birthday.

Mums original plan for her 50th birthday was to have a Maccas birthday party (shes real grown up lol) but someone had to have a baby and ruin those plans on her, woops! So mum came up here and spent her 50th birthday with her first grandchild.

The layout follows a sketch over at Annas Craft Cupboard.

And also includes a warm-up and a workout from ScrapFIT.
Warm-Up #31 is to use patterned paper as your background, no cardstock. I decided that what better use of a patterned paper background then birthday photos, so many new birthday collections have been released lately which have lots of colour and nice busy patterns. Just like the one I have used from October Afternoon Cakewalk, in fact most of the layout is from the Cakewalk collection.

Workout #75 is trendy twine. Using twine on your project in a creative way. And a must have on a birthday layout is balloons, rather then just stick 'em down and drawn a line, I was inspired to tie twine around the bottom and have them floating from a peg up the page.

I also used twine on a banner through the middle on the page.

Seeing as I use only busy patterned paper, everything is edged with black ink to try and separate them.
Looking back at the page now I kinda wish I had omitted the yellow crochet trim. But oh well, all glued down now.
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I think it looks great Nic. I like the yellow crochet trim, if anything, I think edging neanies 50th in a similar yellow to the crochet trim may have been effective. Love your work and love you! XXX

  2. What I sweet LO! The balloons and banner are adorable!!!

  3. This is such a fun page! I love the party feel...that banner is amazing, and I love the confetti background! Thanks for working out with us at ScrapFIT!

  4. Ah! Verrrry nice layout. Your patterened paper choice is great!
    Love the baloons and banner. Thanks for working out with us at ~ScrapFIT~

  5. I love your use of twine for the balloons, it looks great. Thanks for joining in at ScrapFIT.

  6. Love how you scrap a party!!! So cute! Thanks for working out with us at ScrapFIT!