Wednesday, 17 October 2012


Hello, hello!!

I took the plunge and submitted a couple of los for the very first time to a magazine.

This is one of them but I can't show you the other one as it is going to be published....yay!! I am bouncing off the walls with joy :0) It's not due to come out till January but my Mum has already been into her local newsagents to reserve a that my Mum is so proud of her 47 year old child :0)

So the idea behind this one is a song that means something to you and to tell the story on the layout. Our song is not at all romantic but it is very special to us nonetheless.

I understand why it wasn't chosen as it really doesn't look that great in the photo....just one of those that is so much nicer in real life :0)

I printed the song out and cut it into random strips
 The story, in a nutshell, is DH was very shy and not what you would call a chatty man, LOL. He had an absolute passion for music  (he still does) and instead of talking to me he would play records. The very first time he spoke to me was to tell me about this record and the band Japan. I moved to Canada a few months later and he bought the record for me to take, listen to and think of him. When I moved back 8 months later I had barely got through the door before I was on the phone to him letting him know that I was back. He took me to the cinema that night .........30 years later when I hear this song it still makes my heart do a little flip :0)

I die cut all the circles then drew round them to 'ground' them. The white ones have all been embossed. Webster's Pages and MME papers. Studio Calico wood veneers.

The little house is part of a Crate Paper die cut
Thanks for popping in today,

Ali x 


  1. Congrats Ali! I'm so happy for you! This is beautiful love the way you told a little of the story in each circle!

  2. Congrats on being published! How exciting.
    I love how cool this layout is with all the fun circles. So clever! :)

  3. Congrats! I look forward to seeing it. Thinking aloud, "I wonder if it was that magazine...". I love the story of this LO.

  4. YAY! *happy dance* of course your work was going to be published sooner or later, you have that elegant clean and modern style that catches attention. Souper douper big CONGRATULATIONS!!
    Love this page of yours too, so many wonderful techniques used. The circles look really fab! What a cute story, so romantic :)) Good on hubby for sticking that record in your hands, clever boy! xoxox

  5. I'm playing catch up with my reader and had to stop by to say how much I love the way that you've done this page! Beautiful and clever and a great story too :) - and well done on the publishing too


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