Thursday, 18 October 2012

S J Crafts Challenge - Birthdays

The monthly challenge over at S J Crafts this month is all about birthdays (thanks to it having been Sarah's birthday last week).  There is an added challenge to use circles or ovals too.

I'd been chatting to Sarah about divided page protectors and as I had some in my stash, I decided to use one for this project.  They are great as they give you plenty of room to tell the story, add your photos and still have space for twiddly bits.

I used both sides to share pictures of Louis on his 6th birthday this year when he got a guitar for the Wii and Lego Rock Band.  The journalling records how loud the house was that day with Bella on the new microphone too.

Having the multiple small spaces means that you treat each pocket as an individual layout and it is not so overwhelming as a blank 12x12 sheet.  You can also try out lots of different embellishment styles on the same page.

I used My Mind's Eye papers, Thickers, buttons, twine and stickers etc, from my stash.

I used Glossy Accents to pick out the detailing on the picture in the journalling block and this matched the really old epoxy stickers that I used to high light some of the circles on the designs.

I used Black Soot Distress Crackle paint on some chipboard pieces too.  It gives a great texture and it's a great way to cover up a design you don't like when you want to use the shape.

This month one random winner will win a £5 voucher to spend in the S J Crafts Shop so don't forget to upload your entry here.   Closing date for entries is: 14 November at 1pm.

Bye for now


  1. Oh I really like this perhaps this could be the way to get me scrapping no big scary piece of paper mmmm shall have to think about it
    Jenny x

  2. I love what you've done with these divided pages :o) I really must have a go with the pack sitting in my cupboard!

  3. Looks great! I have always wanted to try something like this.
    I think they also would be great in a huge vacation album where you are trying to add so many pictures!

  4. Looks brilliant, what a great idea :)

    Happy birthday to your young Louis, my little Louis is just over double the age of yours :D

    Laughing at the thought of all the noise! x

  5. Lisa-Jane your mini works of art are wonderful. I just love how you have put this all together, especially the twiddly bits! Me thinks i should do something with my 4x6 protectors now!! x

  6. I really like how these turned out Lisa Jane!
    Alison xx

  7. I can't help keep coming back to look at this project! It just all looks so fab and each time I look i see something else I didn't see before!! Love it!!! Definately makes me want to do more divided protectors!! Had a little smile at Jenny's comment too .... we will get you scrapping!!! xx

  8. This is wonderful! Each pocket is so interesting, and they all go together so well. I have a stash of divided page protectors that I need to use more often!

  9. cute page! love the 6 panels:)


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