Saturday, 10 May 2014

Eighteen

Jimjams - Layout - embellishment cluster, altered chipboard alphas Child No.3 turned eighteen last year and she  celebrated with her three BFFs in Manchester.  I drove them to a temporary ice-rink before they hit the shops for some retail therapy, followed by a meet-up with another group of celebrants in the nightclubs.

I love that they wanted to do something as fun as this before getting glammed up to hit the town ... and let me hang around to take some photos (and pay for the Dunkin' Donuts afterwards!).
Jimjams - Layout - Eighteen

The page is based on the May sketch from Purple Pumpkin (reflected, title and "journalling" swappped) and uses plenty of layers (colours, papers, photos) in line with the Wear Crafts {I}NSD layering challenge.

Supplies are (mostly) from my May Counterfeit Kit ... I even used some of the fibres!  Extras included the base cardstock, a Simple Stories Bingo card, some BG plain chipboard alphas, eyelets and a LOT of pink glitter glue.  I even used it to fill the eyelet holes back up again!
Jimjams - Layout detail - glitter filled eyelets
P.S. S J Crafts has free postage on orders over £15 this weekend!

P.P.S. Anyone else watching the Eurovision Song Contest tonight?  One day I really must scrap about the time it ruined my house-warming party!

26 comments:

scrappyjen said...

Excellent stuff! Hope you posted to the FB event too to be in with a chance to win! Jenx

alexa said...

Ah, that' s a lovely group of young women enjoying themselves - many congratulations to your daughter and hope,she has a wonderful year.

Louise said...

a lovely layout Gemma...the eurovision is on and the boys have disappeared to bed lol!

kjjc said...

lovely. the colours are great and the way you have echoed the hat and scarf by using fibres is genius. Hope she had a lovely time.

Michele said...

What a fun way to spend a birthday! Great colour combo and fab idea to fill the eyelet holes in with glitter glue.

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Sounds like a pretty great way to spend a birthday. Ah, fibres! I wonder how many cards of those I have tucked away from those early days when I bought what I *thought* I needed!

Lesley G said...

Beautiful page, fabulous colours and love how you created the title.
We got away with watching Eurovision as DD was away :D Eagerly await the layout!

Sian said...

What a lovely way to record the day. I love the design of this page with the photos on that central bit, and the glitter glue. You have to have sparkle for an icy eighteenth!

Lizzie said...

A lovely page, Jemma! A really nice memento of a special celebration. It is nice that your daughter and her friends went out and did something fun together, besides the obilgatory night-clubbing!
Love the pink glitter and the line of fluffy fibre across the page.

Claireliz said...

Fab page, looks like she had a lovely time.
Cxx

Becky said...

Great layout and I love the eyelets!

Sandra said...

This is such a lovely layout, I wouldn't be surprised if you get asked to produce it for each of the girls as a memento of the event

Chidkid said...

What a wonderful memory for them and you.. and how typical that Mum had to pick up the tab from Dunkin Donuts! Can't wait to hear about the Eurovision story!

Lizzy Hill said...

Love how you switched up the sketch - it works a treat. And I REALLY like the eyelets...what a FABULOUS idea....thanks so much for playing along with us at Purple Pumpkin...btw, your girl & her friends look a really lovely bunch:):)

MiniOwner said...

Ooh I must dig out my Cropodile. :o) Love the rich colours of your page.
Sue x

Tina Campbell said...

Super cute layout and I love how you used the eyelets on this layout :) Interesting that you filled them in too. Sure does give it a different look that way. HappyBday to your daughter :)

Missus Wookie said...

I like the eyelets as scatter and I spotted the fibres too. Lovely page!

S said...

This is fab - mucho pink for girls and scrapped with a youthful vibe - love it.

Chunka said...

This really pops.

Lisa-Jane said...

What a great idea for the birthday event! Also love the idea of filling the eyelet holes up with glitter :-)

Lisa said...

Of course I'm going to love this pink-filled layout. And fibers too. Well done you! Such happy photos!

jsquaredscrapspot said...

Yay so you did get the eyelets out. They look good sprinkled about.

Tara O said...

Loving your title. I might have to lift that!!

kylie symons said...

sweet layout... one to remember... thanks for playing along at Purple Pumpkin

Monique Liedtke said...

What a fun page!! So happy and vibrant!! (my daughter turns 18 in a couple of months too! such a delightful age!). Thanks for joining us at Purple Pumpkin this month!

yyam said...

Oh wow. This is so eye-catching!
Love the colour combo!

Thanks for joining us at Purple Pumpkin!