Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Ink & Share Scrapbook hop - January

Hi Crafters!

A belated Happy New Year!

Welcome to our little blog hop. If you've hopped in from Sue, I'm sure you are already full of ideas for your next layout, if you've come straight to me, please do take some time to hop round everyone's entries for lots of great ideas for your own scrapbooking/journaling.

This months theme is so appropriate as my son is about to get married! Just three days after this blog goes live! It's so close now. I'm lucky that my future daughter-in-law included me in the wedding preparations. We made all their invitations together, even my son had an input glueing a few embellishments here and there. They've also come to me for other crafted items like gift boxes, and I've given them supplies to take away to make things on their own too.

Anyway, on with the layout. I've gone for a slightly rustic theme and may have to change a few things after the wedding. They're keeping a lot of what's happening quiet which is exciting. One thing I can tell you, they're getting married in a castle!

This photo shows my "mood board" - just gathering together the things I plan on using for the layout. I stayed with the Neutrals colour palette as I know their theme is greens and browns (by the colours of card and ribbon I've given them to work with!).

Using some retired Kraft 12 x 12 as my base, I used an even older retired stamp to randomly stamp "Happy I Do Day". This was around long before I joined Stampin Up so have not idea which set it comes from, it's just a random stamp I managed to pick up because I liked it. 

Then I used an A4 sheet of Mossy Meadow, tearing the ends to give some texture. Next came some Early Expresso layered onto Very Vanilla. To add a hint of gold, I used some retired vinyl stickers from Painted Love Gold stickers set. 

A length of Whisper White Flax ribbon, laid across adding a buckle from my stash (non SU) represented the garter most brides traditionally wear, I added a label with the sentiment Meant To Be and cut out a scalloped heart in gold foil - both from the Meant To Be bundle.

Hedingham Castle in Essex, England dates back to the Normans. The castle fortifications and outbuildings were built around 1100, and the keep (tower) around 1140. However, the tower is the only major medieval structure that has survived. Its turned pretty cold here, no snow is forecast so far, but if it does snow, I'll be changing the photo! 😂

Obviously I can't add a photo of the happy couple yet, and I hope the colours I've chosen tone nicely with the colours at the wedding. I loved putting this layout together and will add more pages once I have a few photos to play with!

So now, you've seen my layout, please hop on to Rebecca-Jo using the Next button below, or clicking on their name from the list below that.

Happy Crafting, 

Karen x

January Roll Call
                           Karen Pearmain you are here!


  1. Crafting for a wedding, how fun!

  2. I love your layout Karen and such an exciting time too. Hedingham Castle is beautiful so I am sure the photos are going to be stunning, look forward to seeing them in a future hop maybe!

  3. Thanks for sharing your layout - love it

  4. thanks for joining in the hop Karen, best wishes to the happy couple