Crate Paper has long been a favourite of mine, I love the colours and patterns and that for every pink piece of paper there tends to be some more masculine colours on the reverse, so I was delighted when Mel and Jill from A Trip Down Memory Lane sent me some of the Confetti papers for my Virtual Crop kit. The Crop was last weekend but you can still see all the blogposts here and all the classes are available to download (here is a link to mine), there may be a couple of kits left in the shop too.
For the first page I went with the pinks as they really fitted with my photos of my Grandma and kids, we spent a lovely day visiting her and being out and about in her home town, and she always treats the kids! I used some of the Maggie Holmes pockets in my page which I really like as you just slot all the bits in and they are great for making shakers or putting in memorabilia.
I do love woodgrain, and I used the pockets to influence my photo arrangement and make some passport photo style strips. As the photos were wintry I dusted the page with snowflakes!
I did a messy page too, this uses gesso and then mustard seed distress re-inker for the vibrant yellow, I really like to add some paint as another layer on a page. This is my youngest making sandcastles with a bucket and spade he had his lunch in - yes fish and chips in a bucket and spade!