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Discovering the story behind the picture

Following on from Finding my scrapping mojo, journalling on layouts is becoming more important to me of late, as I am discovering how important it is to preserve my memories rather than just embellishing a picture.

When starting out scrapbooking a few years, I was only comfortable adding a few stickers here and there, keeping the layout minimal and just adding a date, place or name of person, and nothing much else. I was happy with that at the time as I was finding my feet, and even now just adding a date or persons name alongside a photo with no journalling is fine by me if the mood takes me and the photo being used speaks for itself. However, no I'm a tiny bit more confident in using lots of embellishments and about highlighting the story behind the photograph.

I want to preserve my memories more, to say how I felt about a particular incidence or place. I want to share my views of the moment (and about the past), and to journal a snapshot of my life now.

The Scrapbooking blog wo…

Finding my scrap mojo

I would consider myself fairly new to scrapbooking. Even though I've been doing scrapbooking for a few years, it has only been in the last year that I feel I have found my scrapbooking mojo.

I still feel as if I'm not confident in my layout, but here are a few layouts I'm fairly pleased with.

Gretna Green, So Peaceful and Mirabelle Gardens all feature embellishments from various kits from a favourite of mine - The Make and Create Shop. Cinderella, Lake Garda and Peggys Cove all feature parts of various monthly kits from Sarah's Cards.

Good Evening from Pickle Land

Hope to speak to you very soon

Lesley xx

Winner of Colour Blog Giveaway

The winner of my colour blog giveaway is Kirsty.a

Congratulations Kirsty

Kirsty please contact me - either via this blog or my e-mail

If I haven't heard from you by 1st July, I will pick someone else from the list, but hope you contact me

Sorry, to the other commenters from the Colour Blog Hop. However, thank you so much for all your comments. They were very much appreciated

I am unable to participate in the July Colour Blog Hop as I am not available on the 17th, but I will be participating in August.

Good Evening from Pickle Land

Hope to speak to you very soon

Love Lesley xx

Fathers Day

Not the best photo in the world as taken on AJ's iphone.

Fathers Day card I made for AJ's Dad. Stamp image from Lili of the Valley, Lettering Basic Grey, musical notes stamp from Dear Lizzy range at American Crafts. coloured in using Pro Markers.

Fathers Day memories of my own Dad too- miss you Dad every day xx

Have been working on a few layouts and cards lately. I will be posting over the next few days or so, so please feel free to visit

There is still time to enter my Giveaway from yesterdays Colour Blog Hop. Please leave a comment after the colour blog post. I will be drawing the winner on Friday - about 8pm BST

Good Evening from Pickle Land

Hope to speak to you very soon

Lesley xx

June Colour Combo Blog Hop

welcome to the June Colour Combo blog hop

If you have arrived from Stephanie, you are in the right place!!!. If you are here and didn't come from the previous blog, I am listing the hops below my post so you can start back at the beginning if you wish.

I hope you like the layout I've done of myself and my friend Joanne who I have known all my life and we grew up as neighbours, went to school together and continued our friendship all these years (nearly 37). She was my maid of honour on my wedding and I was her chief bridesmaid at hers too. She is married to Chris and AJ and I have the previledge of being honorary Aunty and Uncle to Oliver and Grace.

This blog hop I am also offering a Giveaway to those who comment on my blog. Please leave a comment and I will pick One winner next Friday. The Giveaway is a kit of your choice from here. The Make and Create Shop is a fantastic place for home made embellishments by Anna, and I have purchased a few over the last few months.

Please conti…

10 on the 10th - Kiwi & Willow

For this months 10 on the 10th, I thought I would show 10 pictures of Kiwi and Willow

Good Evening from Pickle Land

Hope to speak to you very soon

Love Lesley xx

It's my blog anniversary

I can't believe it has been one year today since I set up Adventures in Pickle Land.

I've loved writing this little blog of mine and sharing with you a little of my life this last year.

I've learnt so much and I am still learning.

I've loved reading the comments I have received and have taken much confidence and inspiration from them.

So to my readers who ever you may be- thank you so much for being part of my scrapbooking and blog journey. I may not be the best blogger/scrapbooker/photographer in the world, but I'm really enjoying this great hobby and being part of a fantastic community.

I hope to continue with this blog of mine and I'm hoping to blog abit more regularly, as I think after a year I have had my period of crawling and is now time to take bigger and better steps.

There are a couple of people who I would like to express special thanks to.

To my most excellent friend Chris- you inspire me everyday with your fantastic cards, scrapbook layouts and artwork, a…


Have realised I never posted the card I made for my brothers birthday, therefore here it is.

I borrowed stamp from my friend Chris (not sure who by I'm afraid). Patterned paper is from the Stella and Rose Mabel collection by My Minds Eye. Lettering is from Cosmo Cricket. Have a Splendid day stamp from Dear Lizzy Range by American Crafts

Good Evening from Pickle Land
Hope to speak to you very soon

Love Lesley xx

Thinking of You

Materials used are all by American Crafts

This is a card I made for a friend of ours who has just had a major operation. All being well she is now on the mend.

Good Evening from Pickle Land

Hope to speak to you very soon

Love Lesley xx

Cat in the Box

Today I came home from work and found Willow fast asleep in a box. So cute !!!!!

Good Evening from Pickle Land

Hope to speak to you very soon

Love Lesley xx