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Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Tartan Day Bog Hop - 6th April 2011

Och Aye The Noo!  Welcome to the Tartan Day Blog Hop!  It's going to be so much fun!

You may have ended up in my novice blog through Linda's blog, , what a creative lady she is!  If you have, great stuff, if not, drop by , who is hosting the blog hop, she'll be able to fill you in with all the necessary details!

The aim of the hop is to connect with other crafters around the world by sharing your own creations, which must include tartan in it, in some form or another!

Within the hop is a wee game to play along with.  Some of the hoppers participating have a secret letter in their blog.  No-one knows how many letters there are, but they spell out a word connected to Scotland.  It's your mission to go into the blogs entered into the hop to work out the secret word, and of course check out the tartan creations!  Once you think you have the word sussed, go back to and enter the Mr Linky at the end of the blog hop post, without revealing your answer!  You will then be in with a chance of winning some fantastic crafting goodies!  Sounds good, eh?!

This is a picture of my entry.  It's a scrapbook page featuring my favourite band, Boyzone.  I've been a fan of theirs since the band started in 1993, my favourite member is Keith Duffy.  The photos shown on the project were taken at Boyzones most recent concert in Glasgow on Saturday 12th March 2011.  It was an emotional night, being the first concert without Stephen Gately, a member of the band who died suddenly in 2009.  For the encore at the end of the concert, the band all came out in kilts on small stage just 10ft away from where I was sitting!  It was amazing!  Although all being Irish, they all claimed to be "true Scotsmen!"  I think they were, although they never proved it!!

To make the scrapbook page, I used 4 photos taken during the encore.  I used my X-Cut cutting system to cut them into oval shjapes and then matt and layered each indivudal photo onto silver mirror card and blue or pink card.  I then used a corner punch to round each corner.  I used silver peel-offs on each of the photos to label each of the members.  I also matt and layered my ticket from the concert on silver mirror card along with some information about the page.

I rounded the corners of a black 12x12 Abracadabra sheet of scrapbook paper and used this as my base layer.  I managed to find a nice sheet of black and white tartan paper and cut this down to size to fit onto the base sheet.  This was also rounded on each corner with my corner punch.  Using the same tartan paper, I used a heart punch to punch out 4 tartan hearts, one for each member of the band!  I positioned each element of my scrapbook page on the base layer and attached them with double sided sticky tape.  For the finishing touches, I used 3d foam to attach the word “boyzone" at the bottom of the page.  This was embellished with silver adhesive gems as was each corner of the scrapbook page. 

So that's my entry into the Tartan Day Blog Hop.  Hope you like it.  It would be great to receive any kind of feedback so your comments, good or bad, are greatfully received!  If you want to add me as a blog you follow, even better!  I want my list to grow!

So are you going to take part in the hop?  Hope so!  It's a great way of meeting new people with similar crafty interests!  All you have to do now is hop on over to  for the next tartan creation. 

Or, if you want to see who else is going to be hopping along, or if you get lost on the hop, check their blogs out:

Take care, have fun, and I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Lisa x


  1. Just noticed the spelling mistakes! huge apologies! Forgot to do the spell check! Hope you enjoy the hop, and don't forget to collect the letters!

    Lisa x

  2. Hi, love your project. Isn't this hop fantastic. Cant wait to see the rest everyone has made.

  3. Hi Lisa great idea of yours for your memory page!The photos stand out so well!
    Val x

  4. Hiya - thats brill Lisa - love it. Hope they were true scotsmen !!! love the layout too. thanks for being part of the line up

  5. Hi Lisa, what a good idea,love your page.

  6. Awesome layout! What a great concert!
    I am hosting my 1st blog hop & would love for you to join & be part of it to share your talent!

    Hummer Hugs,
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

  7. awesome job! I really enjoy Boyzone as well. Love how they are all wearing kilts!


    Thanks for hopping with us, I am number 13 on the hop =)


  8. Gorgeous LO's Lisa.....looks like you had a fabulous time. Loving the scrapbook pages :D
    Hugs, Ann xxx

  9. WowLisa, great page. The boys look good in their kilts. You'll have had a fantastic time at the show. Well done.

  10. great LO Lisa, lucky you getting to see th boys in kilts so close to you :0)

  11. What a great layout and way to remember that night! It's good to remember to scrap stuff for YOU (or in my case, me) since it's so much easier to scrap memories of kids, family, events. Good job. Glad to be in the hop with you! I'm stop #8 and a new follower.

  12. Oh my gosh they wore kilts!!! Whit Woo!!! fab layout Lisa x

  13. What a delightful page creation. Sounds like it was a fun concert!

    I just found your blog on this hop and am now a follower. So very nice to meet you. Stop by my blog sometime and say hi.

  14. Fabulous layout Lisa! That must have been a fun concert - have never heard of that band but going to check them out on the web :) Thanks for sharing. i am a new follower :)

  15. Fabulous Layout! looks like a fun thing to go too!

  16. great,great lo,

  17. Hi Lisa,
    I am a sucker for bright colors with black and white...Great Job on the LO. How cool to read your blog and see that you highlighted a concert in Glasgow (which happens to be a distance grandfather's birthplace)!
    Happy to follow you!!!
    Feel free to follow back!

  18. Hi, Lisa! Love your layout and though I have never heard of Boyzone, I love Scottish and Irish music. I'll have to check them out. TFS!

    anniebeescraftroom at gmail dot com

  19. Hi Lisa love the layouts you have done for this and the pics are lovely too
    Jacki xx

  20. OOH I used to love Boyzone!! Still have a soft spot for Ronan!! :) Love your layout!! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog!! In answer to your question the corner bookmark starts as a 4x4 piece of cardstock and you fold two corners back to form the pocket at the back that hooks onto your book!! Here is the link to the tutorial so you can see what i'm going on about!! LOL..
    Hugs xx

  21. very nice job on the layouts.

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