Thursday, September 24, 2009

Lots of Scrapping Time!!

Last week was so busy working 4 days I didn't get much time to scrap at all, I don't know how anyone can work full time, look after a house and kids etc and still have time to scrap!
Emily has always hated her hair even though it is absolutely gorgeous, the hair dresser came yesterday and between us we managed to persuade her to wear her hair down. She usually always wears it scrapped back in pony tail as she has a real thing about it being "frizzy". She let her friend dry it for her and pinned up her fringe, she looked so beautiful so I just had to take a quick photo when she came home.

I forgot that I had these photos, I have only just downloaded them from my camera, Rebecca and I went to watch the red arrows on carnival day. We couldn't be bothered to go all the way over to Weymouth so we went up to a viewing point on the cliffs and had a really gorgeous view over Weymouth bay and the fleet. The red arrows were amazing as always!

I have been so busy with scrapping projects that my kits from Scrapagogo have been building up totally untouched. I think this is one of my favourite kits that I have had from there, it is the June kit and full of gorgeous papers including MME and My Little Shoe Box which are both ranges that I love.
I took this photo of the girls on our weekend away at Saunton Sands and loved the fact that they were working together playing battleships against their Grandpa and cousin and they weren't arguing!!!!!

This layout was a bit of an experiment, I bought some glimmer mists a few months ago but hadn't even tried them out. I took the plunge on this page and really like the effect, trouble is now I HAVE to buy some more colours and some masks!
I also wanted to have a go at distressing the papers more, I love the vintage look that so many scrappers manage to achieve. I wet the areas that I wanted to distress and screwed them up, flattened them out a bit and let them dry before inking over it. I was really pleased with the effect. I also did the same with the flower, I made these types of flowers before but never wet the paper before I have screwed the circles.
The butterflies are chipboard coloured in using AC metallic marker and then coated in glossy accents.
Sarahs Cards kit was posted out on the 20th so I can now reveal two of the layouts that I designed with the kit! I love this cosmo range and with the borders and elements sheet there is so much wording that can be cut out to create your titles and journaling.
This photo is of Emily and her cousin Big Josh (I have another nephew called Josh but he is a lot younger so little Josh!) They were often mistaken for siblings as they both had red hair.

This photo of my Dad and I has been in my scrapping pile for ages but I had never found the right papers....until now! My Mum was very handy with a sewing machine when we were growing up making almost all of our clothes and that includes this swimming costume I am modeling. Very clever but I have to say some of our clothes were very dodgy!



Rachel said...

wow great work, tell emily her hair is lush, i had a friend who always wore her hair back it drove us mad, she regrets it now when all the photos of her growing up she has it back lol.
great cosmo work, my favourite collection of the yr x

LadyBug said...

Lovely new LO's that lacey edged PP in the first one is lovely!!! I also really like the arrow in the same one. Your new header photo of the whole family is FAB!!!

Jill said...

Love those LOs Rachael, and I think Emily looks lovely with her hair down rather than tied back!

Hysteri-CAL said...

Wow - fabby layouts Rachael ... i couldn't pick between any of em !