Sunday, April 27, 2008

Cybercrop Sunday

It has been a productive and unrushed CC Sunday. The first few cybercrops, Joanne and I tried to do everything and I got all stressed up trying to upload photos for both of us. Now I photgraph my work rather than use the scanner which is quicker, also there are more mini book and altered items classes, which don't appeal to me so there is less temptation to rush and try and do it all.

Today I've done four layouts with photos from our Egypt holiday and using my Scarlet Lime kits again:

Nick is home and pain free and fairly mobile. My activities will however be curtailed this week as he will be at home and expecting me to be back to have lunch with him. Fingers crossed for a quick recovery.

Next job is to get ready for the crop next Saturday and I will probably put together the April page of Shimelle's scrap your day class for the cybercrop.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Cybercrop Saturday

And it has been very quiet once we dropped Nick off to the hospital and Elizabeth's friend was picked up. We visited the Guide Dogs for the Blind book sale and I bought about 30 books, one of which I read this afternoon.

My calendar arrived yesterday as hoped, thanks to lorraine for taking in my parcel. So I just need to add photos from yesterday to the April pages of the calendar. Other than that I've only done one layout and one card from the cybercrop. Those that I was hoping to do didn't appeal to me but I have another set of instructions which I have printed off to do tomorrow morning.

Tomorrow will be busy with the St George's Day scout parade, Fiona is carrying a banner and Matthew is accompanying another banner. Matthew was asked to read at the service but he declined, just as well as there was a practice today.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Tomorrow is now today

And I really want the MM calendar today not tomorrow. I can ring Kars in 15 minutes so they can track my delivery. Fingers crossed.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

First Egypt layout

My photos arrived this morning from Truprint, envelope was torn but photos were still in good condition.

This is a pre-crop challenge for the UkScrappers cybercrop which starts tomorrow. The challenge was to use a specific Pagemaps sketch. I also used the Scarlet Lime March kit with papers and cardstock stickers from Making Memories. The black chipboard is from Cosmo Cricket

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Getting ready for the Oscars

Friday evening sees the start of the Ukscrappers Cybercrop of the theme of the Oscars. The organising team seem to have taken on board comments from earlier cybercrops and one of the changes is fewer kits. For the mystery kit you can either buy a kit or make up your own. I used some of the products from this month's scarlet lime kit for my "Comedy Kings" themed layout.

In preparation for Friday night I want to get the sketch challenge done and at the moment I'm planning on doing one of my Egpyt photos with the April Scarlet Lime kit which is Making Memories 5th Avenue. Not that my Egypt photos have arrived yet which I ordered from truprint on Monday. At the moment Truprint are doing 4p a print for 4 by 6 prints which is much cheaper than printing at home.

The other class I'm definitely doing is Shimelle's photos a day calendar. I have ordered the calendar and I'm hoping it will be delivered tomorrow. The reason being once I'm behind I never quite catch up and lose enthusiasm.

And if you'd like to join in the cybercrop go to If you haven't registered on UKS before, that will be the first point of call, then click on the register button in the cybercrop area and you will be allocated to a team, then go to the bingo thread and choose 12 words and e-mail them off. Then enjoy.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Bad blogger

Veronica is getting bored of not seeing anything new on the blog, so these will have to suffice for the next two weeks!!! It's nice to know someone reads the blog.

This layout was for Elizabeth's friend whose 10th birthday it was in March. I used the Love Elsie kit I won from Scrapdreamie. I have a similar layout in progress for Elizabeth. I sanded the embossed cardstock to reveal the white core.

An old layout which needed 10 minutes of journalling.

Scrap room kit from October afternoon. Scenic Route chipboard letter, Making memories journalling die cut which I'm enjoying using regularly.

I did this layout at last Saturday's crop. I had found the scrap of green and pink patterned paper on my desk and the rest followed. Thank you to Lorraine for the funky foam flower centre and button

I think this was a pencil lines sketch from two months ago.

See everyone in two weeks time.