Saturday, 24 August 2013

Hidden Delights

Welcome to the final post of the August Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Members' Blog Hop (or CKCBMBH for short)!  If you've been hopping along with other counterfeiters (and reached me from Milissa) then you will already know that we are sharing the inspiration we took from geocaching by using a hidden element.

I love geocaching and recently managed to add a couple of Scandinavian holiday finds to my tally of caches.  No holiday photos are printed yet, so I decided to use my August Counterfeit Kit for a layout with a hidden photo and some extra hidden journalling. (Apologies for the crummy photos ... Child No.3 took MY camera on HER holiday and I'm struggling with the one she left behind)

Jimjams - Layout - Second Anniversary Crop

On the face of it a layout of 13 ladies celebrating the second anniversary of our scrapbook crop back in April.
Very prim and proper.
Except that prim and proper is so boring ... which meant we had to include a "silly" photo that was much more typical:

Jimjams - Layout detail - Anniversary Antics

And if you flip the photo over there's some journalling as well as a list of everyone's names (given that I made a mistake writing them out when I made the page ... I will certainly be grateful for it in a few years once even more of my little grey cells have gone!).

Jimjams - Layout detail - Hidden Journalling

If you've missed anyone on the CKCBMBH you can find the full list over on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog - why not join in yourself next month?!

15 comments:

Julene Matthews said...

I've just returned from a craft camp where we had a silly photo .This has inspired me to scrap it.

Bridget said...

I like the layout and will have to try this .

Missus Wookie said...

I know what you mean by being grateful for having written down those names! Lovely page and I'm always a fan of hidden journaling.

S said...

Oh how clever to hide both picture and journaling. Very eyecatching page.

LCSmithSAVED said...

Totally clever to include the corresponding info on the reverse of the hidden photo! I don't always want all of that on my page, but like you I worry about them all being "strangers" sometime in the distant (I hope!) future. GREAT way to include it, and the silly photo is adorable :~D

islandscrapper1 said...

great idea!

petrii said...

Oh I just love this!!! I may have to "lift" this =) I have so many silly pics from my son in high school. We would take serious pics like for Prom and then they'd ham it up. Such a great idea to tuck it behind the "normal" pic and write the journaling on the back. LOVE THIS!!

Blessings ~~ dawn

Chidkid said...

Oh I love this page Gemma. Such fun photos too.

Lesley G said...

Brilliant Jemma, I just love those photos ;)
Great page :)

Stacy said...

Love this! Great way to add an extra photo + journaling.

Lisa said...

I love the tabs you made to pull out the photo with. nice job and funny to hide the silly one!

alexa said...

I do like your tabs :). And hiding the additional photo too is a neat idea (and a face-saving one for those in it!).

kate blue said...

I think fun gatherings should always include silly/silly face photos!

Sandie said...

I agree, serious photos have their place but silly ones are so much more fun. Great idea to journal on the back.

Allycat x said...

Great LO and perfect for the challenge!
Liking the hidden silly photo and you spelt my name right! LOL