Thursday, 13 September 2007

Another enjoyable challenge from Crop Til You Drop this week. The idea was "Recycle, Recycle, recycle! So - luckily for me, being the hoarder that I am (Darling Hubby will testify to that!!) I'd kept some packaging from some embellishments that I bought when on holiday in the Lake District.

After some "fun and games" with my sometimes temperamental printer, I had all the photos I needed, and with the addition of some HOTP Kids papers, ribbons and fibres, and some Papermania flowers, a piece of boring plastic packaging was transformed!

The only problem is, it'll probably encourage me to be even more of a hoarder than I already am!

Now, I must get on with my first ever set of ATC cards for a swap that I'm taking part in on
UK Scrappers.

Wednesday, 12 September 2007

It's been a long time since I last posted - again - and it really is a case of all work and very little play. I had a few days off, but it really doesn't feel like it!! It was good to get a cj entry finished and posted and I've got lots of projects on my list that I'm determined to get done...... so watch this space folks!!!

A recent LO I did was for a sketch challenge, by Looby, on Crop Til You Drop. The photo is one that I'd wanted to scrap for ages.... in fact it's almost 3 years old! Let's just say I'm not a chronological scrapper!! I just love the photo, my boy's smile can light up a room - don't you think?

Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Well!! That was a lot easier than I thought it was going to be!! Me being a technophobe, and all, I thought I was doomed to failure for certain! (you'll come to learn of my limited faith in my abilities!!!)

This layout is of my Mum and my Uncle. It was taken during the Second World War, when they were evacuated.

I used the Seeds kit, from The Scrummy Stash Cafe . I hand cut the flower design from patterned paper, and put it on 3D foam, so it would "stand out" from the page (or as the Americans would say "Make it POP!") Then I was actually "brave" enough to do some hand written journalling. I know many of us struggle with this,

complaining that we hate our own writing, but at the end of the day it proves it's mine!!

I hope you like it. I think the papers are beautiful, and are just perfect for heritage photos.

I made it back!!! (Sounded like I was going to launch into singing a Beverley Knight song there, didn't it?!!!)

Anyway, work, as ever, is taking up a good deal of my time, and so far I haven't managed to get to grips with putting photos of my layouts and cards onto the blog. I must try harder. So now I'm going to disappear for a while and try to fathom it out..... wish me luck!!!!

Friday, 17 August 2007

Well!!! So much for me returning the next day to waffle on about my day!!

Life has been, at times difficult, but mostly fun, hectic, chaotic and full of comments like, "if only I had more time!!" Recently I've decided to make more time for all things creative in my life. I'm a much nicer person if I do this!!

I'm still very new to blogging, so bear with me whilst I learn. I will do my best to try to post on a regular basis.... and learn how to post some pictures of my Scrapbooking pages (mmmmm, this could take some time!!)

Be back soon, I promise!!

Tuesday, 22 May 2007

If at first you don't succeed!

This is a second attempt at blogging, as I managed to lose the first! (That's why I'm a scrapper, not a computer whizz kid!!)

I hope to return tomorrow to waffle on about my day! Bye for now!