Friday, 19 August 2011

HOOPLA!!!

Ok, not really. I loved the idea of scrapping on a 7x7 square on a 12x12. So, here's the challenge and here's the page:
Mum and I went in this photo booth at a wedding fair. No surprises only one photo was any good. I love this paper, it's the most awesome colour combo EVER! I've been saving it as I wanted to use it in a page where you can see most of it. Yup, I'm happy with it.

Half a page

The Boy took this while we were in New Zealand, I think it looks awesome! Some of the others show the feather shafts as UV, they really are amazing. There will be more to come. However, here's the challenge... I don't know how this LO came together, it was driving me mental! But I love it.

Cherubicly Retro

Another challenge. This photo was taken in 1988, not long after my sister was born. Ok, this one is a copy, but I love the photo, we look soooo innocent! Here's the challenge.

I {heart}...

Yup, from Shimelle's crafty weekend of goodness. Check out the challenge here. They're generic beach piccies, I can't remember the exact location somewhere between Cape Reinga and Auckland (yup, New Zealand)

And I have more to come (been a busy girlie this weekend)

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

A Starting Point

I did a few of Shimelle's challenges this weekend and I'll probably spend the week posting them randomly as I finish them. The challenges will be on the blog forever (or until the interweb dies) but you can join in for prize opportunities until Sunday 21st Aug.

First for the week.... A starting point. I wanted to walk through my process for this too... just out of interest.

So this was my starting point:


From there, I chose my photo's to complement the colours I'd used

I used a piece of patterned paper to mat my photo so they didn't fade into the background...
Then started playing around with embellies, papers scraps, borders and journalling cards...

And this is what it became.

It's quite a bit lighter and airy than my usual style, but I'm chuffed to bits with the result :)

Sunday, 14 August 2011

I'm Proud

Proud to Scrapbook.
Yup, I've been over at Shimelle.com there's lots of scrap challenges this weekend which have me running for the paper trimmer and glue dots. Nothing like a lazy Sunday :) But it was this post that got me thinking about the way I conduct my hobby.

Have a think, when was the last time you discussed your hobby, not with  fellow crafter, but somone who gave you that puzzled look when you told them 'I scrapbook'?  The last time was to a work colleague who wondered what I was surfing during my lunch hour. The discussion ended with me saying "google it". In my defence, said work collegue was male and anyone who has tried to explain scrapping to their better half will probably know *exactly* what I mean.

But that doesn't mean I'm not proud of what I do. I ordered my wedding dress yesterday and asked for a sketch. I did get a bit of a puzzled look and I told them I wanted it to scrapbook. I didn't get 'that' look. But I did get a non commital 'aah'. But maybe that's why we're so quiet about it, it's kinda the paperworld equivilent of being a geek. I hide away in a room surrounded by 'equipment' and 'play'. But I don't care. I scrap and I'm proud of it. So my new resolution, to share my work on more than just my blog. I'm going to put my LO's on FB too and be truley proud to scrapbook. Anyone fancy joining me?
ETA: If you want to see my FB scrapbook album, it's here :) I will add to it and put some descriptions in when I have a little more time :)


Saturday, 6 August 2011

Right as rain

Yup, we have rain. So I'm tucked up indoors, no plans to go out. Going to crack on with some wedding planning - invitations, bouquet, dress and cake are at the top of the list at the moment and hide out in the scrap den (aka conservatory). While I have had a gap in my blogging I've still done some scrapping and I realised I've not put any of it up!


I'm not too happy with the journalling on this LO, it doesn't work. But, you can't win everything! It's another engagement page and I used July's Go-Go kit (which is taking some SERIOUS abuse!) and a couple of Making Memories tag/jouralling card things.I ADORE The map papers and the grey dots.

To finish off this mornings post, a LO of kitty (who else). My sister has started vocalising the cat's wishes, starting with 'Dear Upright' (It was something included in one of Shimelle's True Stories prompts which has stuck) and signing off 'Regards, Four Paws'


The journalling includes a few of the 'kittyisms' she uses which make me and mum howl! But that's another page.


Have an awesome weekend whatever you do and don't get too wet!

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

A week in the Life

Yes, I did join in... I couldn't get in to blogger, caught a virus and spent the week shattered. It was certainly an interesting week. But I did it! The photo's have been uploaded and ordered and I'm now putting things together. I'll show you the finished project when it's done. Here are my 'picks' from the week.

Monday: HRH Metro, skewering a chicken treat

Tuesday: Yup, I caught a virus...

Wednesday: Mum battling the new pilates machine


Thursday: Clarins evening event haul

Friday: Catching up with e-mails and stuff.



Saturday: Cat sitting the stubborn little sod!

Sunday: A day in the craft room... yes, it's usually like this when I'm doing...


Actually, it was really interesting as a project and I'm really looking forward to putting it together. I was a little narked with the boy who refused to let me take photos of him and just looked grouchy when I did. Bloody men!

So, did you document your week? Leave me a link, I'd love to see!



Monday, 1 August 2011

Finally!

I can sign in to blogger! *woop*
Just to let you know I am still here and will update asap!