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Saturday, 20 July 2013

Seaside Memories Tag Book - Saturday 20th July

Good Morning Friends,

The weekend is here! I hope that you are all able to enjoy some sunshine...Tom and I are taking the train for the short trip to Cardiff today, where we are going to meet up with my cousins from Swansea for a stroll at the Bay and some lunch, it'll no doubt be crowded but I'm looking forward to being near the water!

Today's project is a little tag book...I've been trying to make a start on scanning the photos from my Mum's albums to make sure they are saved and scrap-booked. Recently I bought a charity tag kit from Christine Emberson (Hope & Chances Creativity). Some of you also follow Christine's blog and will know that her youngest son, Elliott has been undergoing treatment for a brain tumour. During his stay in hospital earlier this year, Christine was able to remain close by because of Ronald MacDonald House, a residence opposite the hospital where parents can stay whilst their children are undergoing treatment. Although MacDonald's provided the initial start-up the running of this so much needed House is all due to donations. Christine sold these packs to help raise funds and today she is having a fund-raising event at her shop/Spellbinders Academy in Kent (wish I could be there!). There has been a raffle with so many big names in the craft world (including Spellbinders) donating wonderful  prizes...all such generous people.

You can still buy raffle tickets until Midnight tonight by following this link 

The tag kit consists of some die-cut shapes, papers, ribbons, embellishments for us to do as we wish with..I didn't use some of the embellishments because I needed a seaside theme, so they will be used in another project and I added some extra shapes, papers and embellishments of my own.

I decided to create a tag book of holiday memories from my very early  years. I began with a heart shape as  the cover, stamped with a quote from the Crafty Individuals Bathing Belle stamp set. I inked the edges of the heart with Brushed Corduroy distress ink. The first photo I added is one of my favourite photos of me with my Mum. The photos were taken in the sixties, so aren't brilliant in definition!

To the back of that tag I added some papers from the new Pink Petticoat Beach Cottage  papers - this one features ice cream cones, so the photo of me with an ice cream seemed to fit well. The little post card is an image from Tilda papers. I then added a little photo of me with one of my cousins, on one of those horse rides, with my Dad and finally building sandcastles!

Have a great weekend and please join me in wishing Christine a successful fundraiser today!

Love Carole X

This was a lovely little project to make and I'd like to enter it in the current  
Our Creative Corner Challenge: Captured Memories
Click on above for details of the challenge


  1. Carole - it looks wonderful, adorable photos. Thank you so much for featuring it your blog xx

    1. Glad to see on fb that you had a great day, looking forward to hearing all about it! X

  2. This is fabulous Carole. Lovely memories too. Christine x


  3. Carole love how you have used these tags to hold all those memories.

    Enjoy your day.

    Hazel x

  4. Good Morning Carol,
    That is is wonderful keepsake full of great memories
    What a great idea, I have lots of pictures of my sister Hazel and I (just noticed her post above)when we were children
    I might just go look out those photos and have a go at something like this.
    Have a Great Day

    Patricia xxx

  5. Hi Carole

    Oh I think that download was made especially for you!!! Just perfect for your little tag book . .. and I love it!!!

    What a fabulous way to keep memories!

    Hope you have a lovely time in Cardiff.

    Love Jules xx

  6. Hi Carole, your tag book is just wonderful and love the photos of you and your Mum, what a lovely memory album to keep. Hugs, Anne x

  7. Hi Carole, just back to officially thank you for joining us at Our Creative Corner with your gorgeous memory album. Big hugs, Anne xx

  8. Wow, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! Such a fabulous little scrapbook with a wonderful vintage appeal. Such a terrific way to capture and preserve these precious memories. So happy to have you joining in the Memories challenge with us this month at Our Creative Corner.

  9. I LOVE this - I adore albums and this one is so amazing. You have captured such a lovely vintage style and the pictures tell such a lovely story of precious holiday memories. Thanks so much for joining us this month at Our Creative Corner. Love from Laura xxx