Wednesday, 9 April 2014

scrap around the world-april

i was absolutely taken by this gorgeous mood board over at scrap around the world and just had to start getting creative straight away. i normally take a few days to scrap but this one was done in a day, and had now become one of my favourite pages i have done. 

here is the mood board

and here is how i decided to take a little inspiration from the board ...
the quote- although i didnt use those words i found a quote that was very relevant to my life right now
glasses-a lilttle insight into my thoughts (lol)
butterfly- colour and animal used
white crackling- i have used kaiser basecoat paper which has a similar look
also used the gesso with the crackle effect
swirls- the circle chipboard

this page is a first for me as it is a 12x12 photoless layout. 
it is untitled.

i just love this quote, i think every so often its a great reminder of how i need to live my life for me and my beautiful family and not care that others will judge me for what ever reason, 
 to keep people around me that support me and encourage me to keep being myself and who are always there for me. 
as my partner and i were together when we were teenagers and started our family quite young it was just right for us, and as an army wife it can get quite lonely but he is such a fantastic and support dad and husband i honeslty couldn't ask for anyone better. due to have our 5th baby next month with quite a small age gap between kids we are quite often judged but i am learning that my life isnt for everyone, but it is for me and they cant take away our happiness with their stares,judgements or rude comments. 

so the quote reads

Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. 
so , love the people who treat you right and forget about the people who don't. 
and believe that everything happens for a reason.
if you get a chance - take it
if it changes your life - let it
nobody said it would be easy...
they just said it would be worth it. 

close up of my cluster 

thanks so much for looking and any comments you may leave. 


  1. Beautiful layout Bel loving all your elements and the colours!
    Perfect quote!
    I can so relate to what you have written in your post!
    Thank you for sharing with us at Scrap Around The World :)

  2. WOW! This is a TRULY BEAUTIFUL layout,Love that quote... Thank you for Joining us over @ SATW....

  3. Beautiful! Love the feel of textures and all those layers! Really gorgeous! Thank you for drawing inspiration from my mood board and joining us at SATW this month!

  4. Love your artwork and your message!

  5. Beautiful work.Thank you for playing along with us at Scrap Around The World.

  6. Letting love into your life is never wrong. There is no instruction manual to what love should look like, it cannot be boxed, it cannot be labelled but it can be let to flow freely and joyously into your heart and the hearts of those that have chosen to share their lives with you. Live your life with your heart wide open to the gifts that life gives you, love is beautiful when its given with honesty and nothing but good in mind. Your children are blessed to have parents who love them so much! You have captured everything so beautifully in your project Bel, just beautifully! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Scrap Around The World! All happiness to you and your husband on the soon to be arrival of your new family member!

  7. Oh my gosh Bel; this is beautiful; it is so brave of you to scrap a page with no photo and title... I must try that some time!! You should be very proud of yourself... I know you are a wonderful wife and mother and everyone who knows and loves you supports you, we could all learn from you.

  8. This is another beautiful page Belinda. I love the quote too … so very true.

  9. Love your layout and your sentiment! Definitely one to pass on to your children. Good luck with your new addition - I am not sure where you find the time to create with little ones in the house! Fab interpretation. TFS x