Wednesday, 1 February 2017

February Projects at Gossamer Blue


That's it, over and done. Any Christmas decorations not back in the attic by the end of January have to content themselves with a spare bedroom resting place for the next ten months. It's February! Time to move on!

I always find the month of love an interesting one in the scrapbook kit club world. Of course I'm on the lookout for a pretty kit; but at the same time round here we don't traditionally send more than one single Valentine each, and we don't decorate for the day; so I look forward to getting inventive with my supplies and my stories. I like Valentines with a twist. Gossamer Blue, bring it on!



Remember this story? Maybe you were in, when we did a Valentines postcard swap here on the blog and made sure that over fifty of us each had a rattling letterbox that February.


I still had a little stack of photos of some of the cards I received, so I put together a page (and of course, as I made it, I thought about how we really need to do it again some time soon).

Next, a page about a labour of love: the pokemon socks I knitted for Little E. He sent me a neat picture


of his feet all cosily striped up in the self patterning wool which


used broad bands of red and white and narrower rows of pastel pokemon colours. The big "X" and "O" you can see tucked behind the diecut clusters are all cut from a single sheet of patterned paper in the Main Kit.

So, that was two pages. And then I guess I got round to feeling the love after all. Maybe this is a real Valentines page



which was inspired by the eighties colours I found in the pink and black of the Simple Stories sticker sheet in the Main Kit and by a conversation I had with The (Not So) Small One (believe me, there's a lot of love going on round here at the minute, but I'd need all kinds of security clearance to tell you) and by our old student cards. I backed some stickers with the black card from the Main Kit and of course


I had to include Bowie. It's full eighties, or nothing at all. Which reminds me, someone here wanted me to look out some old Morrissey albums. Keep a good thing long enough, as my Grandma used to say.


14 comments:

Patio Postcards said...

All of the layouts are lovely & brought a smile to my face - all those adorable embellishments are a treat, but I especially like the envelope one.

Ruth said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely! Little E's page is fantastic! And the Student Union one made me say, "Ahhh!" aloud ... to myself. Two years since the Valentine Postcard swap? Time for another, I think, or something similar.

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Ah, lovely pages. Young love, how exciting. Gosh, was that really two years ago? Such fun. Mine are still on the book case to be re-read now and again. I made a bold decision and ignored the fact it would soon be Valentine's Day when prepping for today's class. Nobody seemed to notice!

alexa said...

What brilliant pages - loving the black and white and jazzy brights against them. How fascinating to see your student union photos; I don't think I kept any of mine. Mmm, sounds like your DD is having an exciting time in her second term ...

Karen said...

Oh my, these are all so wonderful I can't pick a favorite. Love the colors in this kit. If I hadn't just purged my supplies, I'd be off to Gossamer Blue to check it out. Perhaps I will anyway . . .

Karen said...

Great layouts , loved the postcard swap - I still have all of mine stuck to the front of the fridge - they still make me smile.

Krafty Karen

Lizzy Hill said...

These look fabulous! I'd be in if you wanted to do a Valentine's thingy.....but I imagine it's a lot of work. I don't even send ONE V card out, or get anything. We don't believe in it here & of course, weren't brought up with it at all....my fave LO is your Little E sock one....love that shot of the sox, too:):)

Susan said...

All three pages are beautifully light and fun!

Theresa said...

There seems to be a bit of an 80's theme going around. I'm not sure whether to embrace it, or feel ancient :-) but it is fun happening across things from those days and being reminded of something joyful (although it was the 80's - sometimes it was joyful in a miserable kind of way!!). I love your scrapbooking style. Lots of embellishments, but still looks clean. And your handwriting there on the page, telling the story. Have a good weekend.

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous layouts Sian!
You have such a knack for putting your story forward and making us want to buy these new releases all at the same time!
Love the white background for these!
xx

Sandra said...

I still have those postcards, in fact I have that very same one from Canada.

You're pages always always hit the right note. Love them (get it? love them ... oh I'm wasted on blogging) 😂😂

Melissa said...

These are all such lovely layouts filled with bits & pieces that help tell each story! And the stories are great - yes, we do need another swap of some kind soon, those postcards were so FUN! Little E's sock photo is perfect, and it does sound like love is in the air again!

Jo said...

All of the layouts are fantastic and have made me want to dive in to my stash and get creative!

Missus Wookie said...

I love the little blocks the same size as the photos - I've been musing about making a page with the passport photos that have been taken. Hmm, I may lift that idea!

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