Tuesday, 12 July 2016

A bit of a mixed bag...

... I said to Margy M that I'd pop up a few photos of what's been happening at ours recently.
Namely, Tom, bless him, decided to build a lovely big deck out front of our house.

We even have a new door. 90% of the project was built with recycled timbers etc.
We added the recycled door [needs painting yet].
We have to get a security wire screen &
there needs to be bricks around the step down to the grass.
But mostly it's finished!
See Wally in the window??!!!
View to the deck before the door was put in.
And finally, our deck:
The house next door still towers over us, but we're happy in our little cottage with our new deck!!!
And I've a new LO for the challenge over at
I chose 2 photos from last December, which of course,
is our SUMMER over here.
I got to meet up with 2 friends - Donna
up top lives locally, then Mary, below,
lives a good 5 hours away.
Adjusted the sketch to fit 2 photos. But I think you can still see it?!!
I found some free paper from an old Scrapbooking Memories
mag, so put them to use here.
 The banner was in the mag....the FUNKY FLAIR fitted well,,,the papers are a mix,
with some Cocoa Vanilla ones mixed in there....some washi.....
 I've tucked my journaling in a pocket behind the photo under the 'details' tab...
The ice cream is from Mitra & the 'Life is Sweet' tab from
Flutterby Designs....
Hope this one makes you smile - I really enjoyed scrapping it.
Brought back good memories of warm weather and friends!
Happy Scrapping ~ Lizzy



  1. Wow, what a difference that door and decking make! Gorgeous layout, I love the bright colours x

  2. Hi ya lizzy! It is a grey day here and I don't feel like doing anything! Love the new deck it will be wonderful to sit out there and soak up the views! Looks really good! Well done Tom! And a fabulously colorful and happy layout! Love all the embellies and the sketch works well for two photos! Lovely photos too! Have a good day!

  3. Woo Hoo!! You must be so happy with your new deck Lizzy .. looks fantastic! Your Tom is such a clever man .. he did a great job!!! Once the weather improves, I can even see you sitting out there in the sun scrappin' .. awesome! Love the layout too .. so bright and bubbly .. just like you!! We're are experiencing the most horrendous winds here at the moment .. a bit scary .. hope your weather is good. hugs xx

  4. Your deck looks amazing... I'm thinking to myself.... 'I need a Tom at my house!!!!' Things get done so s-l-o-w-l-y here. ANways, enjoy!!! It will so fabby in the summer! Love your LO its so bright - and 'warm'! Unlike here this past week... I swear, we are developing webbed feet!

  5. Wow..The newly built deck looks very nice..Now you have a sunny place to have your morning coffee ! Loved the mix of patterned papers on the Lo and the banners.

  6. woo-hooo! new deck are so awesome!!! beautiful place to enjoy the view and little things in life )))) congrats!
    your LO is super fresh and fun, love the colors and mix old and new stash it's always great idea! )))

  7. WOW!! That new deck looking good!! Lovely place to take a cup of coffee :) AND!! your LO is just FAB, love it. Such a great take on the sketch. Anna xo

  8. How clever he is! And you know I think "a deck" might be on Rinda's photo list..I might be back :) Enjoy: I bet it's lovely to be able to slip out onto the deck every morning for a cup of coffee

  9. Hi Lizzy! This is such a fun and fabulous take on the sketch! I love, LOVE the photos of the 2 of you so much! Thank you VERY MUCH for joining in on the fun at Challenge YOUrself this month, my friend! We are very happy that you did! YAY!!!!!

  10. Oh wow Lizzy - what a WONDROUSLY SPLENDID deck. AWESOME addition. Your front looks completely different. I know you are proud and will totally enjoy using it. Love the windows on your 'cottage' too. The door is perfect! Darling layout. Fun that the two pictures are opposite with the dark sunglasses - donno why I noticed but just seemed to make the symmetry look neat on the page. The journaling pocket is such a neat addition! Always love visiting you because you make me smile. Hugs. j.

  11. Wow!! Your deck looks amazing!! I love it!!!!!!!!!!!! And LOVING your page!! LOVING the fun, bright colors and the banner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Lot of work done and it looks great! I think it is super you can meet friends who share the same passion.
    As you perhaps know I met Mary at my place, and I enjoyed every minute speaking to somebody who knows what scrapbooking is :) Your layout is fresh and fun as always..

  13. Great layout! Your paper chice, photos and embellishments make it perfect! Thanks for joining us at Challenge YOUrself!

  14. Wow, did he really build that himself?! He's a keeper! So clever!!! Love the result!
    And I love love love your page. The colors are awesome and I love that banner!

  15. Can we enter Tom in the LESSology challenge? I mean 90%, holy beaners! YOU GUYS ROCK! Love that you got a recycled door too, that is most awesome! Love the new deck and I totally get HOW MUCH WORK THAT WAS! ;-) Love your layout too, so happy you get to meet these cool people! You need an autograph album.....did you have one of those when you were little? HUGS!

  16. Wow Lizzy Tom has done a wonderful job with the renovation, looks fabulous. Got a shock when I popped up here :) not too long and we will be catching up again :)

  17. That deck looks fabulous! That Tom of yours is rather handy, eh?
    Such a pretty page...love the colours!

  18. That's such a warm, happy, fabulous page Lizzy, I love it and it's always brilliant to make good use of magazine freebies. I haven't scrapped in such a long time, but off for a scrappy session with a friend this morning and you have filled me with inspiration - as always!! Wonderful job on the deck, and what a great view you have :o)xxx

  19. Wow Lizzy! I am so impressed!
    Nobody is that handy in our family ;)
    Your new deck looks fab and what a way to enjoy the beautiful view!
    Love the color of the new door too.
    Your page is fun, happy and oh so pretty!

  20. Lizzy! that you have left the interpretation cute skit, I love the papers and embellishments that you used, looks cute, the two pictures were perfect.
    Thank you for participating with us in Challenge YOUrself.

  21. First - congrats on the deck - it is LOVELY - I too love our "new" deck that my hubby rebuilt for me a few years ago - if you are on Instagram, search the "#" "#newolddeck" - you could probably use that hashtag too, since your's was made with reclaimed materials!! Thanks for sharing!! Now - your layout is just beautiful - it is so HAPPY - and yes, it did make me smile! Thanks for playing along with us at The Challenge YOUrself Blog!!

  22. Your deck looks stunning and so cool that hubby is so handy! A nice place to chill and have a coffee and chat! Lovely and fresh page too....love the fresh and summery colours! ;-)

  23. Your deck looks great - you all will enjoy that for many days to come. I really like your layout too, the way you've divided it with the two patterned papers makes for an interesting page.

  24. Beautiful layout and that deck is amazing!! Thanks for joining in at Challenge YOUrself! :)

  25. Ooh, enjoy your new deck, Lizzy, it looks like a great space for enjoying the weather! Darling layout, love the colors!

  26. Lovely layout, sparkling and joyfull!

  27. Such a stunning page!!! Love your mix of patterned papers and all that wonderful details! Thank you for joining us at Challenge YOUrself! Åsa xx

  28. I think the redo of the area looks really good. You've managed to take new elements and help incorporate them into the existing space really well. This is a new space that I think will work really well in the future. I would do the same with such elements in my own space because I like the overall look here.

    Giovanni @ Coastal Contract Hardware

  29. So nice and original take on the sketch. Love the papers yo chose and the embellies. Thanks for playing along with us at Challenge YOUrself

  30. Fantastic layout Lizzy, so fun and eye catching. Thank you for playing along with us at Challenge YOUrself.


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