Saturday, 5 January 2013

Playtime!: Creative Craft World January Scrapmap.

So, last time I wondered what lovely things 2013 would bring and...drum roll please...Ta-Dah! A lovely email from Lou at Creative Craft World to let me know I had been chosen to join their Design Team. I am so thrilled and nervous in equal measures.

The first saturday of each month is time for the monthly Scrapmap. There is a great sketch to follow and if you join in you have the chance to win a guest spot on the design team. 
You can find the challenge here on the blog.

Well this photo is old, ugh, I know this as those boys barely fit on my lap, well Louis certainly doesn't. The little dookie in his play gym can just about fit.
I also know this as I would never take a photo where the subject wasn't actually in the main part of the photo ;)
This was a normal day in our house at the weekend. To gain myself some chore time I would bring out the big guns. The baby-gym and the bucket of train and track. 

It would gain me an hour as Louis built and played with the track. He would build an '8' with two bridges and then set off the motorised trains Thomas (of course) and James around it. Well his eyes would grow an inch or two and he would leap from one part of the track to another, one minute on his toes with his hands on his knees, the next on his tummy, eye-balling the train as it choo-chooed towards him.

Ali would have had his 10am feed and would be just changed and ready for a bat at the gym. At this point he could grasp the giraffe with the extending vibrating neck and would be transfixed by trying to repeat that and watching it wibble-wobble back. After 20 minutes he would be spark-o and we would put the blanket over him.
What a great sketch, I had fun scrapping an old photo.
I used my Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page punch to get the starry negative effect and used the 'confetti' to make the embellishment.

 Thanks again to the Creative Craft World team =) Oh, and now i'm one of them.


  1. Oh look. My future. ;) Nice to know that train tracks and baby gyms work. Also good to see I might actually get some free time in the future - only I'll abandon the chores and scrap instead!

  2. congrats on the DT !!! and this is such a lovely story- i pleasure to read xxx great page btw- love those stars xxx

  3. congratulations Jennie. Love your interpretation of the sketch and those stars are so gorgeous.

  4. The stars look amazingly effective and fab story telling:) Well done on joining CCW.

  5. OH my Jen, another fabulous post to read - your writing makes me feel I'm right there. Your LO is just lovely - I will try the negative effect on a page, thanks for the inspiration. Soooo pleased to have you on the team.
    Sue xx

  6. Many congratulations! Your starry page is a wonderful beginning and you've recorded so many concrete details here that will surely be very much appreciated in years to come ...

  7. Fantastic idea to punch the star shapes out of the paper, and I love those glittery letters!!

  8. CONGRATULATIONS Jen!!! What a lovely way to start a new year.
    I love the cut out stars, a great idea of decorating background paper, and I love the journaling around the page too. A great start to an exciting year to come!

  9. congratulation on being a member of the design team- your work is lovely. Such a great moment to capture!

  10. A super page Jen! I love how you cut the stars out all over the page. Fab stitching too :) Great to have you on the team! Sarah xx

  11. Wow how talented you are just found this blog of yours xxxxx LOVE IT!!!

  12. Congratulations! You'll be an asset to their team. Those stars are beautiful - I just love how you did that

  13. Looks great Jen - love the way you have punched those stars out. My little one used to have the exact same playmat, LOL!
    Welcome to the team!
    Trish xx


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