It is Cardigan, CARDIGAN you fool.

On holiday we went to Cardigan Castle one day and the country park another. I have made three layouts about these trips (so far) and on two out of three I have just discovered that I wrote Camarthen instead of Cardigan. Now I am going to have to think about how to correct it. Dimwit.

Here are the layouts anyway....

This is not a great photo. Taken at 3pm and already the light was failing. I'll try and replace it soon. The photo on the scrap page is not great either. The original wasn't too bad but my printer was running out of ink and I only had cheap photo paper left. But I was desperate to scrap so decided to use it anyway. Especially as it tells the story of a less good time.

I used the papers from the Lite kit but added in items from the lush Shine Out Loud embellishment kit. And after I had made it and was onto another I decided to sneak in the rub on from the main kit as I though "Oh, ok" said it all really.

I used the Pink Paislee Cedar Lane Greenspacepaper as the background and added some Heidi Swapp gold lame mist sprinkles. Whilst that was drying I painted some of the mist onto the fabulous die cut tree, a label that I cut using a die and two of the lush vellum leaves. The vellum is so thick that it didn't shrivel although they did bend a little.
I layered up my papers with one of the Project Life Everyday Edition Speciality Cards which I cut in two. It took me a while to work out what to do with the title as I had used quite a few of the gold letters by then but I thought using the black and the gold worked ok.

I added in the fine washi tape from the last kits and once I had done my (wrong, wrong, wrong) journalling, finished it off with some of the awesome Simple Stories We Are Family Bradz and a cute layered sticker owl. I used some black enamel dots as well but mine are not as matte as the ones in the Embellishment kit.

Here is the other layout with the big mistake
This one mixes up leftovers from all the kits. I began with the  Bazzill Smoothies cardstock in Waterfall from the main kit. Yes, that Gold Lame mist is out again. This time I tried very hard to make proper splodges with the ink rather than delicate droplets.  

I matted my photos and layered them on toning papers, adding little punched out labels and the ampersand from the Dear Lizzy acetate sheet. That also had a "Party animal" circle that I cut out, stuck to some spare paper and layered stickers on top of to create my title (the letter stickers are from my stash - Simple Stories DIY boutique).
I tried to be fairly random in the positioning of the brads, rub on and stickers but I find that quite hard!
I was pleased with the idea of using the Pink Paislee Memorandum gold foil frame embellishment to frame my writing. Less happy when I realised the error... 
A few puffy stars and hearts finished things off.
Now... how do I change the word to Cardigan, any ideas?


  1. I have painted out all the journaling and rewritten, I have rewritten odd words on card and mounted on 3d pads and have stuck a PL card over the top to hide my similar mistakes x

  2. I feel your pain. I mixed up east and west on a page about Paris a few years back, and I haven't actually fixed it yet. Can you stick a new piece of paper behind or inside the frame on the second page? The first one is trickier, but at least the mistake is in the first couple of words; can you cover up your writing and use letter stickers as a kind of subtitle?