Wednesday, 17 February 2010

In The Year I Was Born

I am a child of the 1970's - but only just. I don't really remember flares, platform shoes and the days of disco. It seems, though, that my birth year was eventful - the first female Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, was elected here in the UK; the Sony Walkman was released at a cost of $200; the first snowboard was invented; Idi Amin was deposed in Uganda; hostages were taken at the American Embassy in Iran; Rhodesia became Zimbabwe; and I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor entered the charts!

1979

Detail - 1979

Since this will be my last layout for the Design Team at All About Me, I wanted to create a layout using all of my favourites. So, it includes my favourite colours; techniques and embellishments, which I've combined into one of my favourite layout styles with layered scraps and no photograph. I've come to realise that the layouts I've created in this style are my favourites and I wanted this last DT layout to be both a joy to make and a joy to look back on.

I hope that you'll pop over to All About Me to see what the rest of the Design Team have created. Next month, the new Design Team will begin creating and I can't wait to see what the new folks bring to the challenges!

12 comments:

  1. wow, clair, such a young spring chicken you are!! hahaha, well compared to me born in 1965! anyway. I love the stitching, pearls and hearts but the whole LO comes together beautifully. such a shame to see ur creativity going from AAM but looking forward to seeing more personal designing on ur own blog. hope u are well.
    Jo xxx

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  2. Wonderful LO! It all works so well together. I love the layering and the paint. :)

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  3. so pretty. I like the butterfly and the pearl pins at the bottom. And the heart cutouts with polka dots behind them. I like it all. You scrapbookers are a talented bunch!

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  4. This is lovely! The polka dots are so very cute, and the colors go together so well. I'll miss your layouts, but this was a great one to end on.

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  5. Really beautiful! I love the pearls and the butterfly! I remember my dad taking a trip to London (sometime after the Sony Walkman was $200...I don't think he would pay that much for it) and bringing one back for my sister, who at the time was a teenager. I was too young to get anything like that.

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  6. You make the world such a pretty place.

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  7. AAAARGH!! Why does Blogger keep eating my comments??!!

    Anyway, the layout is fabbily good, you know I love this style of yours :-)

    And - I was going to ask if I could join in but pretend that I was born in 1989, but then realised that with a 10-year-old son that could backfire rather badly....

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  8. I really love how you did this!!

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  9. SO pretty. Love the colours, the stitching, the pearls, the negative hearts, and the paint around the edges. Love.

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  10. Clair, I'm loving this! The textures are fantastic. Oh, and believe me, I'm with you on the cake :) SO with you!

    xoxo

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  11. wow Clair, hun it is fab and you are so young lol anyway I am sure they will all miss you and your fantastic talents at aam but just think on the positive side you can now win the great craft stash xx

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  12. Beautiful layout! I love all of the different textures and the design!

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