The Crafty Maven Getaway: The Long Read

Yesterday I was up on The Crafty Maven Getaway for Sketch it Out Thursday.

I decided to use this sketch by Laura Whitaker (Pinterest link), which I thought would work well when converted to a 9×12 layout.


This was the inspiration piece we were working with this week. As I normally do, I decided to bring the colours in to my layout. I was also drawn to the photo of the clock, which is actually what gave me the idea for my layout.


The August Felicity Jane “Maggie” kit was perfect for this layout as it had the orange tones from the mood board, but in a lighter shade. As someone who doesn’t like to scrap with dark colours this was a great fit.



My layout focused on how long it was taking me to read this gorgeous illustrated copy of  Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, it’s been nine months and I still haven’t finished it! I love reading ‘real’ books, but man, my kindle is just so much easier!



I kept things quite light, and added some tulle for interest, while not overpowering the layout. I love how it looks, though wish my attempts to sew through it had worked! I tried on two machines and both of them jammed after a few stitches for some reason.

If you’d like to watch my process, you can check out my video below.

Go for launch…

Welcome to my new website and blog,!

I’ve been blogging on various social media platforms and websites since I was 18 and have always loved doing so, sharing my hobbies and passions with others.

I’m now starting a new chapter in my life (having just moved house) and felt this was the perfect time to start a website and blog, so I could share my crafty life with others.

Scrapbooking is by far my favourite crafty hobby and is what you’ll see featured here most often. I do love to sew too if I have the time, so don’t be surprised if you see the odd quilt or cushion I’ve created to pop up on here too! 😀

On my website you’ll find my blog of course, as well as a gallery of past layouts with information about some of the products used and the story behind the layout, as well as resources, and of course, links to my design team work and other social media.

I hope you enjoy your time here on my site that you’ll consider subscribing, either via the RSS or BlogLovin’ feed.

Have a great day!

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