Wednesday, September 4, 2013


Hello there,

I saw this months layout challenge over at Merly Impressions and thought I could join in with this one.

I found this photo in the attic whilst looking for photos of my son. It was taken in 1993 at a works dinner. It was a black tie affair. We look so young in this and look at all our hair!

I decided to use papers from the Kaisercraft "Miss Empire" collection. Domain for the back ground and then strips of Regent and Steampunk (both sides). For texture I ran the first two strips through embossing folders before laying them down. I also added stitching. The sketch required 3 gems or something so I found these my good friend sent me which matched the colours to a T. I also fussy cut out some flowers from Regent and added them to the top left of the page and on top of the main area in the bottom right.
This photo I hope shows the embossing on the papers.
Thanks for looking in today.


  1. Lovely. The papers go really well with the photo and the embossing on th e bluey strip is lovely.

  2. You have done a fabulous job with that fussy cutting!! I LOVE the old photo :D Thank you so much for playing along with us at Merly Impressions, Ali x

  3. Hi Sue,

    This is lovely, top marks for fussy cutting, ha, ha. More to come at the crop ;D

    Many thanks for taking part.
    Chrissy xxx

  4. Fab layout! Love the colours you used! The stitching and embossing is great!

  5. Gorgeous layout! I love all the different elements (all the hidden ones too!) Lots of gorgeous details