Sunday, June 29, 2008

Where does the time go?

Since I last posted, we've had a a crop, been to London for the weekend and celebrated Elizabeth's birthday (this weekend).

I have had to admit that my digital camera has died and i have ordered a new camera from Amazon. Having decided I want a handbag sized camera but with a zoom, we headed into town. I sort of had this fixed idea that I wanted a Lumix and that I wasn't going to pay more than £180 - don't know where this figure came from. Guy in Fotosound didn't want me to buy the Lumix and wasn't going to budge on the £250 price. Sale lost there. Whilst M&E visited 101 toys, we popped into Jessops and the same camera was £230 - convinced that was a UK price, we treked to the camera shop in Colomberie - £220. Time for lunch and a trawl through Amazon. Yeah I got it for under my limit and it was despatched today.

Here are my gogogetaway challenge layouts plus one other I found on my desk. I will add photos to my other retreat layouts at this weekend's crop. the photos took two weeks to arrive from truprint so the initial enthusiasm to finish them has passed. however my new PictureMate has arrived and it's perfect and it's a Which bets buy which satisfies Nick.

See you on Saturday

Sunday, June 15, 2008

An eggstra layout done

I wasn't sure about the BPS baker's dozen class, but I've now completed three of the layouts, having done the fourth this morning. I will need to mount the layout on some black card as the beige card is a bit out of kilter and rub out the pencil lines, but it's basically done. Update - it is now matted on black and looks (IMHO) even better.

Just one more and I'll be up to date.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Eggsiting class

I was catching up with a class at bigpicturescrapbooking today. I completed two out of the three layouts that have been handed out so far. The first layout took about 2 hours and the second layout about half an hour.

I enjoyed the crop today and I hope everyone enjoyed seeing what we'd produced at Gogogetaway. You can see what the shop and facilities were like by going to view the slideshow at You'll have to wait until almost the end for photos of Liz and me.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Really panicing now

First my camera has an error whilst we were away, which mysteriously disappeared yesterday, then I couldn't download all the photos from last week. Once I'd downloaded the photos via my printer, I started to print. Funny band on the photos so ran nozzle checks etc, now photos are printing out green. I guess my printer has come to the end of its useful life which is a shame as it has been well loved.

So in desperation I have uploaded some photos to Snapfish and have to keep my fingers crossed they arrive before Friday when I go to Gogogetaway. I would like to print off some of the photos Nick has scanned from his slides, but my computer didn't like the size of the files, so I moved to Nick's computer. I then discover part of the problem is Snapfish doesn't like TIFF files, so I've converted a couple to jpg and added them to the Snapfish order. i will attempt to do the ohters I want tonight.

Here are two layouts from last week's crop. I still need to finish the journalling on the Komombo layout. I had to change the title once I realised I had the name of the wrong temple. This was a layout from the new Pagemaps book.

Have started my May layout for Shimelle's monthly calendar class but am thwarted by my lack of printer.