Autumn Scrapbooking

One of my favourite things to do on a cosy Autumnal afternoon (when I probably should be studying) is to get scrapbooking. Before I started, I loved flicking back over my old pages and to see what colours and things were inspiring me at the time. February was a time for fresh whites, pastels, flowers, bikes, tea and marshmallows. May was full of bright pinks, plants and adventure and most recently in August I was feeling all the colourful, creative and motivational vibes.

For these pages, I used a couple of my favourite magazines (In The Moment and The Simple Things) as well as Octoberish bits and bobs I found and got cutting and sticking…

Scrapbooking was something I used to do all the time as a child. My mum would be forever picking up cuttings off the floor of Robbie Williams or random song lyrics from Top Of The Pops magazine. My love of magazine scrapbooking never went away (or you could say I never grew up he he), however instead of Smash Hits, I’m now cutting up issues of The Simple Things, and replaced Bliss Magazine for Breathe Magazine.

The thing I love most about scrapbooking is that it is impossible to make a mistake. If you don’t like something, simply stick something better over the top. It is all about adding layers, so start with bigger pages and patterns and build it up from there, save any quotes and words for the very end.

There is so much to look forward to in Autumn, for me, I love wearing my Dr. Martens again, putting the stripey jumpers on, going on long walks kicking the leaves, getting home for a hot bubbly bath, then being all snug on the sofa with a blanket, hot choc, cats, Shaun and allll the snacks and watching something entertaining on  TV. The Apprentice and X-Factor are my favourites right now. What’s yours?

Next month I am going on my very first ever Yoga Retreat with the lovely Jenny from Jenny In Neverland, excitinggg! So this month I was feeling all the yoga vibes, as well as cats, bats, foxes (this cute little guy is a sticker designed by Ellis from Pastel Elixir). I also stuck in an adorable cat guitar plectrum and the all important reminder to have a cup of tea. Oh and of course, green polka dot washi tape.

I’m not really a dress kinda girl (give me jeans and a cosy jumper any day) but I thought I’d stick some nice colourful ones in for fashion inspiration anyways. And as my previous pages featured Katie Abey’s Melon Of Motivation, I decided the Porcupine Of Positivity would be a good fit for Autumn.

Hot drinks, woolly hats, campfires… hello Autumn. What are your favourite things about this season?

Ta-da! And here you have an old-fashioned Pinterest Board without the internet connection. All you need is a magazine or two, a pair of scissors and glue and the rest is up to you and your imagination. Have fun and be creative! Do you enjoy magazine scrapbooking? I’d love to hear from you!

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  1. October 8, 2018 / 7:51 am

    I love scrapbooking. It is the love that lasts forever. Now I do scrapbooks with cute and funny photos of my kids and family as gifts for grandparents.

    • October 8, 2018 / 8:06 pm

      Thank you so much Marta 💖 That’s such a lovely idea, I’ve never thought of making a scrapbook as a gift but I like your thinking! 😘 xx

    • October 8, 2018 / 8:07 pm

      Definitely! I love it as I can zone out and just focus on the activity. It’s so relaxing. Thank you for the comment Rachael 💖😘 xx

  2. October 8, 2018 / 10:20 am

    It’s been ages since I scrapbooked but I love the look of yours, very Autumnal. I adore the Porcupine of Positivity, that’s so cute! TBH, I’m not a huge Autumn fan (slippery leaf piles, mist that makes my hair frizz, spiders EVERYWHERE) but Flora gets so excited for Hallowe’en and Bonfire Night that I have to grit my teeth and get on with it, haha. Maybe I need to start scrapbooking again – it’s something we could do together, I’ll have to suggest it to her. Fab post, thank you, Bexa! xx

    Lisa |

    • October 8, 2018 / 8:14 pm

      Thank you so much Lisa! 💖 I have to agree with you there, spiders is the worst thing about Autumn. I’m so scared of the big ones, we just gotta hope our cats do there jobs! 🙊 Aww scrapbooking with Flora sounds like a really sweet idea, hope you both enjoy! 💕😍 xx

  3. October 8, 2018 / 12:41 pm

    Wow, that looks amazing and it’s definitely very autumnal! Ths porcupine of positivity and the foxes are especially cute 😊. LOVE seeing your posts like these 💜
    Amy xx

    • October 8, 2018 / 8:15 pm

      Aww thanks so much Amy, you are so kind! 💖😘 xx

  4. Shaun
    October 8, 2018 / 12:52 pm

    Your Autumn scrapbook is awesome 🍂✂️💖😘. I like the porcupine of positivity, very cute ☺️. Your photos are lovely too 📸😄. Ooh yes, a cup of tea reminder is essential! ☕️ I’m pleased there is another series of The Apprentice on too 😄. An excellent post Bexa 😄😍💕😘 xxxx

    • October 8, 2018 / 8:21 pm

      Thanks so much Shaun! 💖 Yay for The Apprentice! ☺️ Glad you enjoyed the post and the porcupine of positivity 😍😘☺️ xxxx

  5. October 8, 2018 / 3:08 pm

    I love this, Bexa! The colours are absolutely perfect! You know I’m right there with you when it comes to Dr. Martens 😂 I also used to love doing this kind of thing when I was younger and I think you hit the nail on the head with the reason why – you can’t do it wrong. As a perfectionist and slight control freak, I get stressed out when I try and draw because it never looks right. There’s not that problem here! The cat plectrum is so cute, too. 😊

    • October 8, 2018 / 8:23 pm

      Thank you so much Ruth! 💖 Yay for Dr Martens! 💕😄 Glad you enjoyed the post lovely, it’s definitely a great activity to relax with and not worry about mistakes 😘 xx

  6. October 8, 2018 / 3:49 pm

    The colours in this are amazing, I love how beautifully chaotic it all is!! I definitely need to get back into scrapbooking, thanks for the inspiration Bexa :))xx

    Megan //

    • October 8, 2018 / 8:24 pm

      Thank you so much Megan! 💖 Beautifully chaotic is such an awesome description, so glad you enjoyed the post 😍 xx

    • October 8, 2018 / 8:25 pm

      Thanks Amie! 💖 Scrapbooking is so much fun! 😘 xx

  7. October 8, 2018 / 4:07 pm

    The porcupine of positivity is the most adorable thing! This scrapbook is gorgeous! Loving all the collage and photos! Maybe I should start scrapbooking too!

    • October 8, 2018 / 8:25 pm

      Thanks so much Corinne! 💖 Definitely! It’s such an enjoyable activity 😘 xx

    • October 8, 2018 / 8:26 pm

      Thank you so much Chloe! 💖 Hope you enjoy giving it a go too! 😘 xx

    • October 8, 2018 / 8:31 pm

      Thanks so much lovely! 💖 Glad you enjoyed the post! Travel scrapbooking sounds like so much fun 😘 xx

  8. Beth
    October 8, 2018 / 4:11 pm

    Love your scrapbook! I do mine all about places I’ve been or experienced that year!

    • October 8, 2018 / 8:31 pm

      Thanks Beth! 💖 That’s such a good idea! 😍 xx

  9. October 8, 2018 / 4:12 pm

    Your scrapbooks always look so incredible! I’m loving the warmer tones and autumnal vibes in this one. There’s always something so much nicer about having it all on paper rather than a Pinterest board x


    • October 8, 2018 / 8:42 pm

      Thank you so much Sophie! 💖 Definitely! It’s nice to go old fashioned instead of digital for a change. Glad you enjoyed the post 😍 xx

  10. Brittney Lemley
    October 8, 2018 / 4:17 pm

    I just got hit with a bit of nostalgia, I use to scrapbook all the time when I was younger. Now I feel like I need to go find my old books. 🙂 I love the colors you went with for Autumn!

    • October 8, 2018 / 8:43 pm

      Thank you so much Brittney! 💖 Glad you enjoyed the post and it gave you some nostalgia too! 😍 xx

  11. October 8, 2018 / 4:19 pm

    I’d really love to start a scrapbook, I love the creativity, and as you say there is no way to make a mistake! I also just love the idea of a book full of things that make me happy. I think I need to get to Hobbycraft and get some bits and pieces to get started! Thanks for sharing, this made me feel very autumnal! 🙂
    Beth x Adventure & Anxiety

    • October 8, 2018 / 8:49 pm

      Thank you so much Beth! 💖 Hobbycraft is a great place to start! So glad you enjoyed the post and hope you have fun scrapbooking too! 😍 xx

  12. October 8, 2018 / 4:20 pm

    I have never tried scrapbooking before, this looks incredible 🙂 Katie Abey’s designs are absolutely amazing, such a cute postcard!

    • October 8, 2018 / 8:50 pm

      Thanks Amy! 💖 I love Katie Abey’s designs too, they are really awesome! 😍 xx

  13. Jo aka the Baking Backpacker
    October 8, 2018 / 4:33 pm

    What fun!! Haven’t done this in a long time! For autumn my scrapbook would be full of beanies, boots and pumpkin spice everything!!!

    • October 10, 2018 / 10:30 am

      Thank you Jo! That sounds like a great scrapbook, I love your suggestions! <3 xx

  14. Michelle Blackadar
    October 8, 2018 / 4:44 pm

    i love how you positioned everything! your pages look amazing! magazine scrapbooking is so fun and such a expression of your personality! I use to scrapbook with my best friend when we were younger and we’d do it for HOURS filling the pages with the Jonas Brothers and any stickers we could find. i loved this post so much! You have such a great eye for this type of stuff Bexa xx

    mich /

    • October 8, 2018 / 8:51 pm

      Thank you so much Mich! You are so kind! 💖 Scrapbooking is so much fun and such a nostalgic thing to do! Glad you enjoyed the post lovely 😘 xx

  15. Nicole B.
    October 8, 2018 / 4:48 pm

    I used to scrapbook a lot. It’s been years now. I hope to get back to it soon because it was so fun and relaxing! Mine focus on my kids and family vacations now. I did one like yours back in high school that I came across recently. It took me back in time!

    • October 8, 2018 / 8:53 pm

      Thanks so much Nicole! 💖 Aww cool, it is really nostalgic and enjoyable! I find it so relaxing too. Glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  16. October 8, 2018 / 4:49 pm

    I honestly have never heard of such a thing! I was mesmerized by it and what an awesome thing to do! It would be really great to flip back through like you did. It’s a personal project and sounds like it could be very therapeutic. Just loved it. Looking forward to hearing about your yoga retreat!

    • October 8, 2018 / 9:13 pm

      Thank you so much lovely! 💖 So glad you enjoyed the post, I’m really looking forward to the yoga retreat and will be sure to blog all about it 😘 xx

  17. October 8, 2018 / 5:21 pm

    Never really done scrapbooks but suppose it’s defo a great way to make memories! Hope the Yoga retreat goes well!

    • October 8, 2018 / 9:13 pm

      Thank you so much Faisal! 💖☺️ xx

  18. October 8, 2018 / 5:27 pm

    I used to really enjoy scrapbooking, I haven’t done it in ages but autumn really is the perfect time to start – such gorgeous colours! You’ve created such beautiful pages, and I love how many pieces you’ve included from small businesses in there – I love Pastel Elixir!
    Hels xx

    • October 8, 2018 / 9:14 pm

      Thank you so much Hels! 💖 Pastel Elixir have so many awesome things! So glad you enjoyed the post 😍 xx

  19. October 8, 2018 / 6:06 pm

    Another great post! Your Autumn Scrapbook looks amazing. so colourful 😀
    Definitely one of my favourite blogs to look at!

    Chloe x

    • October 8, 2018 / 9:15 pm

      Aww thanks so much Chloe! You are so kind! That’s such a lovely thing to say! 😍💖 xx

  20. October 8, 2018 / 6:42 pm

    The craft Queen strikes again! These pages are lovely Bexa and I am SO impatient and so not a person who can sit there and concentrate on something creative but you really make me wanna start scrapbooking! <3 xxx

    • October 8, 2018 / 9:25 pm

      Aww thanks so much Jenny! 💖 That’s so awesome, scrapbooking is really fun, I’d definitely recommend 😘 xxx

  21. October 8, 2018 / 6:44 pm

    I love scrapbooking and love seeing your scrapbook blog posts, they’re my fave!

    • October 8, 2018 / 9:25 pm

      Aww thanks so much Ellie! You are so kind 💖😘 xx

  22. October 8, 2018 / 11:03 pm

    I love this! I used to do scrapbooking a lot of my travels but kind of stopped making time for it but this is making me want to give it another go. I love a good old fashioned Pinterest board!!!

    Nikki x

    • October 10, 2018 / 8:41 am

      Thank you so much Nikki! Yay for old fashioned Pinterest boards! That’s awesome you want to give scrapbooking another go, a travel scrapbook sounds so much fun. Glad you enjoyed the post lovely <3 xx

  23. October 9, 2018 / 7:52 am

    I don’t think I’ve ever done magazine scrapbooking, but I love how you referred to it as a Pinterest board without the internet connection – it’s so true! And it’s really so much fun being able to look at a page and see so many different things. It’s one of those things where you can probably look at it a hundred times and find something different you hadn’t seen before each time. It’s just a sweet little time capsule for what’s going on in the world.

    The only scrapbooking I’ve ever done is photo scrapbooking? Where you make themed pages to go along with certain events or trips in your life? My mom made one during my childhood that is so much fun to look at so I’ve had a go at it a couple of times but it’s so much work and so much money! I think activities like these are great though because it gives people a chance to be creative even if they think they don’t have that much skill! So good.

    Lovely post Bexa <3

    • October 10, 2018 / 9:05 am

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment Asti. I love how you said it is a time capsule for what is going on in the world, that’s a perfect description. I always love looking back at my older pages already (I’ve only been doing this since Feb), so I can imagine it will be fascinating in years to come. I really like the idea of photo scrapbooking too, it sounds like hard work but a lovely way to remember special memories. Glad you enjoyed the post lovely <3 xx

  24. October 9, 2018 / 10:11 am

    Your scrapbook is incredible!
    I tried a couple times when I was in my early teens but never really kept it up. I think I’ll make it a new year’s resolution to start one. I’m quite a visual person and like the idea of all of the pictures.
    Cora |

    • October 10, 2018 / 9:07 am

      Thank you so much Cora! That’s a great new years resolution, yay for creative hobbies! Glad you enjoyed the post lovely <3 xx

  25. October 9, 2018 / 2:02 pm

    I like that your mom started doing this with you when you were a child. I think it is a good creative outlet for kids and since my own kids love cutting and pasting things together, I think I’m gonna start scrapbooking with them too.

    • October 10, 2018 / 9:08 am

      Thanks Alice! It’s a great activity to do as a family, I really enjoyed it when I was younger. I’m glad it has inspired you to do it with your kids too! Glad you enjoyed the post lovely <3 xx

  26. October 9, 2018 / 2:14 pm

    I love your blog posts about scrapbooking & it inspired me to buy a scrapbook recently. As always, great post x

    • October 10, 2018 / 9:18 am

      Aww yay! That’s awesome Leann! Thank you! I’m so happy it’s inspired you and hope you enjoy scrapbooking <3 xx

  27. October 9, 2018 / 5:59 pm

    Your scrapbook pages are so beautiful. I haven’t scrapbooked in such a long time, I need to find more time to do this! These pages have such a great autumnal feel, love the burnt oranges! I am more of a jeans and jumper girl too, but will wear a dress for special occasions, just have to feel confident. Scrapbooking is a lot more relaxing than uni work so I don’t blame you! Thank you for sharing lovely 😘xxxx

    • October 10, 2018 / 9:29 am

      Aww thanks so much for the lovely comment Lauren. Scrapbooking is definitely much more relaxing than studying, he he! I’m the same, dresses are okay for special occasions but I pretty much live in jeans and a jumpers. Yay for being comfortable and cosy. Glad you enjoyed the post lovely <3 xxxx

  28. Jess
    October 9, 2018 / 6:34 pm

    Wow, this looks so gorgeous! I have always liked the idea of scrapbooking but never knew how to start doing it. This has inspired me to look into it more.
    Jess xx

    • October 10, 2018 / 9:43 am

      Thank you so much Jess! I am so glad it has inspired you. Glad you enjoyed the post lovely <3 xx

  29. Natasha
    October 9, 2018 / 7:14 pm

    Looks beautiful!!! Great post!

    • October 10, 2018 / 9:51 am

      Thanks so much Natasha! <3 xx

  30. October 9, 2018 / 7:54 pm

    I’m not creative at all but your posts always make me want to do more crafty things! I love the idea of scrapbooking and not being able to make a mistake because I think that’s what puts me off, I’m rubbish at drawing so never try but this seems like a great start!

    Jess //

    • October 10, 2018 / 9:52 am

      Aww thanks so much Jess, that makes me so happy! I’m so glad you enjoyed the post and it has inspired you <3 xx

  31. October 9, 2018 / 7:58 pm

    This is a lovely idea, I used to do things like this as a child all the time. I quite often create mood boards at work and feel like I should start doing this for me too!!

    Laura at Palette of Thoughts//

    • October 10, 2018 / 9:52 am

      Thanks so much Laura! So happy you enjoyed the post and definitely agree, it’s great to be creative for you too! <3 xx

  32. October 9, 2018 / 8:19 pm

    I really love your scrapbooks, I used to actually do this a lot but got out of it when I started working more but this has made me really want to get back to it. I love the colour theme with the oranges and how autumnal it is! Xx

    • October 10, 2018 / 9:53 am

      Thank you so much Aaliyah! So happy that it’s inspired you to get back into it! Glad you enjoyed the post lovely <3 xx

  33. October 9, 2018 / 8:35 pm

    This is so great! I used to do scrap pages like this in school to put into my locker, but then I started doing scrapbooks with photos as a more decorative photo album when I started dating my then-boyfriend/now-husband. Love the colors and pictures you selected for your autumn spread!

    • October 10, 2018 / 9:55 am

      Thank you so much Kelly! Aww, I love the idea of a photo scrapbook, it such a lovely way to keep special memories. Glad you enjoyed the post lovely! <3 xx

  34. October 10, 2018 / 4:19 am

    Wow I am bowing before this scrapbooking GENIUS!! This is so impressive; I strive for this level of scrapbooking talent. I’ve only picked up on this in the last year, and I venture to call it “visual journaling.” I am feeling totally inspired by this post to be super creative. I loved your tip on layering & just putting something over a mistake!! xxx

    • October 10, 2018 / 10:21 am

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment Macey! That’s such a kind thing to say! I’m so happy you feel inspired and glad you enjoyed the post <3 xx

  35. October 10, 2018 / 9:28 am

    I love the look of scrapbooking so much, there’s something about all the different colours and patterns and vibes on a page that really appeals to me – but the actual process leaves me with glue in my hair and stressing that I’m not creative enough! I’ll leave the scrapbooking to you and lust over your gorgeous pages from afar (not a euphemism)

    Cordelia ||

    • October 10, 2018 / 10:33 am

      Thank you so much for the kind comment Cordelia! Aww he he, you should give it a go, it’s all good fun even if it doesn’t turn out perfect and you get glue everywhere. Glad you enjoyed the post lovely <3 xx

  36. October 10, 2018 / 3:11 pm

    Bexa scrapbooking is so amazing! I really enjoy the freedom and nonchalance that comes along, books always turn out perfect even when you’re not trying and that’s the beauty of it. You’re so right, it is like an old-school Pinterest board without the internet connection hahaha good one 🤗! Maybe I should dip into this, it’ll give me something to do with my Vogue and PORTER magazines LOL!

    Natonya |

    • October 10, 2018 / 3:16 pm

      Aww thank you so much Natonya! You are always so sweet and say the nicest things! Ooh yes, he he, you should definitely give it a go with your magazines, a fashion scrapbook would be super cool! Glad you enjoyed the post lovely <3 xx

  37. October 10, 2018 / 6:05 pm

    Oh, I love this! I used to scrapbook a lot as a child but haven’t done any scrapbooking in years (read: decades). This has definitely inspired me. Great post Bexa and gorgeous photos as always. xxx

    • October 11, 2018 / 8:47 am

      Thanks so much Kim! I am so glad it has inspired you, that’s awesome to hear! <3 xx

  38. October 10, 2018 / 6:58 pm

    I really enjoyed your autumnal theme for scrap-booking this time. I love this time of year because it’s usually when we get to build our first fire in the fireplace, and I also enjoy burning wood outdoors in our firepit. I enjoy raking leaves, too, and going for long walks in the crisp Fall air. I also especially like doing to the beach when it’s cool enough to wear a nice cuddly sweater but not yet so cold that your hands freeze! I’ve been thinking about doing some seasonal blog posts. Your post has, as usual, inspired me!
    My Best Friend Adeline

    • October 11, 2018 / 8:50 am

      Aww thank you so much for the lovely comment Joan! I love the sound of going to the beach when it’s cool, that sounds so cosy and refreshing too! I’m so happy that my post has inspired you, I can’t wait to read your seasonal posts! <3 xx

  39. October 11, 2018 / 7:15 pm

    I love how creative this is! I can imagine it feels amazing to switch off for a few hours. I’m wanting to keep a scrapbook and fill it will all my favourite memories from each month.

    • October 12, 2018 / 8:03 am

      Thank you so much Evie! It is a great way to switch off and relax. Glad you enjoyed the post lovely <3 xx

  40. October 15, 2018 / 9:04 pm

    Wow..This is stunning!! I am so in love with this.Damn the colours are just perfect..You are so good at your creativity I must say that Bexa and I really mean it..Trust me, I marked 4 posts of yours in to-read list..These are so refreshing..It has been a long time , I haven’t done scrapbooking..I need to be that school going Aditi again and bring these activities into my daily routine. I love to use colours, pictures, knitting, scrapbooking but I am so busy with my schedule, I can hardly find some time for these..As my marriage is nearing I am on really running short of time..But surely this post was a great one reminding the old school days..Thank you so much again.

    • October 18, 2018 / 6:34 pm

      Aww thank you so much for the lovely comment Aditi. You are so sweet and supportive! I am so glad you enjoyed the post and it made you think of your old school days. All the best with your marriage and I wish you every happiness. Thanks again lovely, I always appreciate your kind words <3 xx

  41. October 18, 2018 / 3:15 pm

    Such a lovely scrapbook! It’s extremely creative and I think I prefer seeing it like this than online on a Pinterest board. Thanks for sharing! ♥

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