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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