Saturday, 8 March 2014

If I could turn back time


It's my hubby's Birthday today and this is a surprise scrapbook layout I have done for him to show off his Birthday pressy. We actually got it in December as he was looking for a while after I said I would buy him one. He saw this one advertised on Gumtree from a lady who had it new when she was 16 and has had it stored away for years. He had it serviced and it works perfectly. Memories of our youth when we had record players like this. He has a modern record deck linked to the amplifier but wanted a mutlichange original one too. Unfortunately as the journalling says we got rid of most of our records over the years never thinking we would go back to playing them so now we constantly buy from shops and eBay to build up a collection again.

Several of the embellies came free with my scrapbook mag, the music is a MB die. I used various plates for the mock record so I could emboss some grooves in and I sanded the Core'dinations. The letters and  small words are Tim Holtz, ribbon from Crafty Ribbons.

Challenges
Divas by Design Let's hear it for the boys 
Simon Says Stamp Monday Tick Tock
Delicious Doodles Anything but a card
Crafty Cardmakers No cards
I have scheduled this post as usual and hoping the weather is good today as we are planning a day out in Cambridge with lunch. I will share his Birthday card with you on Monday.

28 comments:

Jackie said...

Fabulous page, I well remember my blue/grey Dansette, autochange "portable" record player, which weighed a ton, back in the 1950s :o)
Jackie xx

aussie aNNie said...

Just adore this layout and how true, if we could
'only turn back time'. Now I am singing Cher's song lol.xx

Sarah said...

This is fabulous Marianne. We still have our records from 70's onwards and I also have all Mum's Beatles and Elvis 45's too, among others. You have inspired me to get the old hi-fi going!! xx

brenda said...

What a fab idea for hubby Marianne.

Hope the weather cheers and you have a good day in Cambridge - might even rub shoulders, who knows.

B x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Fabulous layout Marianne. Happy Birthday to your husband too. My husband loves his vinyl too and has quite a few. I still have some from my youth in the sixties too. Susan x

rachel said...

great layout Marianne xx

aussie aNNie said...

Thanks for the reminder ...I just forgot..:0

Sue said...

Happy Birthday to you hubby, I hope you are both having a fabulous day.
Your scrapbook layout is wonderful. I love your design and fantastic detailing. It does seem that records are making a come back, what I remember most is the smell of them! We still have a few but nothing to play them on!
Sue xx

Carol S. said...

Fantastic page Marianne. Takes me back to my youth!! Music has always and still is, my passion. Love Emili Sandi at the moment. I also sold all my vinyl, which went back to the early 60's. So thanks for the memories. Have a wonderful day and a very Happy Birthday to your husband. Hugs, Carol S.xx

cotnob said...

This is a brilliant layout Marianne. My hubby has recently started to play all of his old vinyl records - fortunately we kept all of ours (hubby never throws anything away).
Happy Birthday to your husband.
Pauline
x

kbrandy4 said...

Hi Marianne! Fabulous layout, love the design! I still have loads of vinyl, i've got a record player but no speakers, lol!
Hugs, Hazel xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Its absolutely brilliant Marianne I am sure he will love it, Happy Birthday to him
Kevin xx

Sue said...

Fabulous page and lo.Hope your Hubby is enjoying his Birthday.
Sue x

Sylvia Meppen-Rentenaar said...

This is a great LO. Your husband will adore this one. Thank you for sharing at Delicious Doodles this week. We wish you good luck and we hope to see you again. Sylvia, DT-member

cuilliesocks said...

Happy Birthday to your Hubby!! What a brill layout Marianne, fab colours and a great photo of the Birthday Boy in the middle of it all with is record player. Alistair loves his records too, great nostalgia, hugs Kate x

Clevercrafter said...

Your layout is gorgeous Marianne and I hope Graham enjoys his birthday and your day out.
Lorraine

Donna Mosley said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! what an amazing pressy Marianne and a gorgeous LO to celebrate too.

Donna x

Sandra H said...

Fantastic layout Marianne brings back many a memory does that!! x

Debbie Fisher said...

What a fabulous page, great design xxx

Susan Salyer said...

This is a wonderful page. Beautiful layout. I too miss the old record players. Thank you for sharing with us at Delicious Doodles Challenges.
Susan Salyer

Debs said...

Oh Marianne it was my hubby's birthday on Saturday too - what a coincidence :o)
Fabulous scrap page - love the details.
Hope you and hubby had a lovely day.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Debs xx

mags said...

A super scrapbook page Marianne. Lots of lovely detail and hubby looks very happy with his pressie.
Mags
x

Emma Williams said...

Fabulous page and layout!! Thank you so much for sharing and joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

Kat W said...

This is brilliant and all the themed bits and pieces are fab - I hope hubby like it! I hope you had a lovely meal out too :-)
Big hugs, Kat x

Lynsey said...

Wow Marianne this is stunning layout! I love how you have made the record part of the background! I bet Graham loved it!
Hugs Lynsey x

Sharon said...

This is fabulous Marianne and perfect for our Lets Hear it for the Boys challenge at Diva's by Design.
Thank you for sharing this with us.
Hugs Sharon. x
(Nellies Handmade Cards)

Avril Ann said...

Marianne, this is amazing, I love al the elements you have used, bet your hubby loves it...thank you for sharing with us at Delicious Doodles, this week, best of luck hun xxx

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

what a wonderful LO. So many memories covered eh? Thank you for sharing at Delicious Doodles this week