Sunday, August 31, 2008

Time flies!

I can't believe that it is the last day of August already!! Where has the summer gone? We have been really busy since my last post. We all spent a week in Cornwall in a large converted barn on a working farm which was great fun despite the weather!! It was lovely to get away and relax, we still managed to get out on the farm and make use of the lovely surroundings and the girls loved all the mud!! We have also been to stay with my Uncle and Aunty in Gloustershire for a weekend which was lovely. On the way Justin took me to Paperarts which was great. To see all that stash in the "flesh" was amazing!! I did manage to stick within my budget surprisingly!

My new stash!

I have done a couple of layouts since we have been back probably my favourite one is this one, I did it using this months gottacraft kit and it just kind of evolved into this. I took the photo last weekend at the Cotsworld wildlife park, Emily and Rebecca were looking after Harry as he went off for a little explore!

It is also my turn to do a class on the scrummy stash cafe blog this week, I had bought the August crop kit which is just so yummy!! All the instructions for this layout are on the scrummy stash cafe blog.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Sketch Challange

Well I don't usually use sketches as I find them so restrictive but when I looked on the UKS home page today there were two fab ones. One of them I just had to have a go at despite really needing to finish packing ready to go away at the weekend!!

I used more of my fav papers, scenic route, Laurel. The colours are just lovely and I love the strong patterns especially the spots and stripes (got a bit of a thing for them....all my socks have to be stripey but thats another story!!)

Anyway here is my layout from the sketch on UKS. Never know might even make the time to do the other one as well!

The photo on this layout was taken in St Catherines Chapel at Abbotsbury in May.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Brilliant Weekend

Well the cyber crop is officially over and I think it went really well, everyone seemed to enjoy it. I have finished off another two layouts, one is Vanessa's class and the other is Maria's challange.

Maria's challange, create a layout about yourself and include five words that best describe you. I have used some of my favourite scenic route papers and lots of ribbon.

My class layout for Vanessa should have included some embossing but I didn't have the right stuff so I scraplifted the basic layout instead.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Another update!!

Gosh another update on the same day....unheard of!

My challange has gone live on the SSC blog now, I decided to tie it in with my class and get people to use some of the same techniques on their own creation.

I have also just finished Angie's class layout, don't think I have ever done so much scrapping in one weekend!! She has put together a great class using a technique that I had never thought of, paper piercing. I didn't manage too much of it as I get a lot of pain in my thumb joint I think from years of drawing up IV drugs at work, the NHS has a lot to answer for!!! Anyway really enjoyed this class and I even used Angie's title as well. Like Mother Like Daughter, Emily and I don't really look alike yet our personalities are very similar. We are both quite shy and hate to draw attention to ourselves. I have to say I am sure I was never as stroppy as she is though, bless her :)

I have used cosmo cricket honey pie papers

Maria's class

Morning, not a very sunny start to the day but a perfect scrapping day! Maria's class has gone live on the scrummy stash cafe blog and it is just fab, she is just so talanted. She has included some great stitching which I just love and will definitely be using again.
I have used the Bliss kit
Emily looks so young in this photo, think it was taken about 2004.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Oh I forgot!!

I forgot about this layout! I just loved this photo of Emily that I took in the helicopter a few weeks ago, I have a great one of Rebecca waiting to be scrapped as well. I just had to use some of my new October Afternoon papers, they are just so gorgeous. In one of the scrapbook magazines, can't remember which, but it mentioned about making your own foam letters. I went out and bought some packs of foam sheets and they work brilliantly on my cuttlebug and soooo much cheaper than buying thickers or the like. I just need to buy a few more alphabet dies now!!
Emily during our helicopter ride it was amazing!

Samm's sketch challange

Samm's sketch challange was for a card which is something that I don't usually make so I thought I would give it a go. My old next door neighbour is 88 on Monday so I decided to make it for him.
Samm's sketch challange
I have used Bliss kit

Thanks for the inspiration Samm!!

Cyber Crop

Well the cyber crop is under way on the scrummy stash cafe blog! I have put together my first class which feels a bit weird really, hopefully those that do it will enjoy it!! Here is the layout that I have put together for it, the instruction on how to do it are on the Scrummy Stash Cafe blog.

Justin has gone to Birmingham to watch the cricket, he is back today having been away since Thursday. They wore grass skirts and bras.......I always thought that cricket was a sensible game!!! Think he has had a good time anyway, there were 8 of them that went, a right lads time away.

Emily has been camping out in a friends garden for the last two nights so I haven't seen her since Thursday! We have had so much rain I am not sure how they will have got on, I am sure they will have loved it and she will bring me back lots of muddy washing to prove how much!