Sunday, April 26, 2009

Giveaway for Europeans only

A lovely giveaway is being hosted at just perspective blog I particularly love the die cut paper

Saturday, April 18, 2009

An oldie

I have a pile of layouts which need finishing or are from classes and need photos added, one of the challenges on the Back Porch Memories crop is to finish one. So all this one needed was a title and journalling. Matthew had fun reminiscing about it whilst, I wrote the journalling from what he told me. He was surprised to see he'd taken his teddy with him!!

If you go down to the woods today

Not today exactly but earlier in the month, I took this photo in St Catherine's Woods as Fiona was with us to go to the cinema and we had an hour spare. I made the flowers in the top left and hand cut those at bottom right.


Last year I got out loads of holiday photos to use in a mini album at Gogogetaway. I didn't like the mini album we made, so have cut up scraps of cardstock into 8" squares and am making a one page layout with these spare holiday photos. Perfect for crops and challenges.

This layout is for a challenge for Spring Fling cyber crop. Do join in the fun. One of the challenges is to finish a layout from your pile. I can definitely participate in that one.

Friday, April 17, 2009

SU card

Just received some new punches and stamps. Elizabeth made this card for a party on Monday.

SU products: Chocolate chip ink, oval punch, oval scallopped punch, stamp

Sunday, April 05, 2009

St Lucia

Another cruise layout. Using up my felt borders. I saw Joanne using some at the crop which inspired me to use some from my basket. I added some gems to the ribbon

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Simnel muffins

Weren't Astra's simnel muffins delicious and filling. I have ordered more muffins for next month's National Scrapbooking Day crop.
Here are two layouts I finished at the crop today. One more needs some journalling so is ready in the lounge for me to do whilst watching TV tonight.

Another cruise layout, only about 10 more to print photos for and complete. Using up lots of turquoise scraps on a sand background.

March was the last of 12 months in which we have been taking photos on 25th of each month since April 2008. I now need to go back and locate photos for June, July and November!! How I wish I'd kept up to date.

Wild about you

I made this card for the sketch challenge over at

Thank you to Lorraine for the loan of the stamp set. I think this is one I might have to buy for myself as I've borrowed it twice already. thanks also to Jenny for the blue ink and Joanne for the punch. Other than that it's all my own work. LOL
The stamping up products are:
cardstock- summer sun and pumpkin pie
stamps- wild at heart
punches - scallop edge and spiral
ink - chocolate chip

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Just for the record

Checkpoint 6 - 18 miles at 2pm - 6 hours
Almost at checkpoint 7 at 2.36pm feet are hurting and he may stop at 24 miles.
Only just got to checkpoint 7 at 15.10. Nick has offered him a lift home if gets to Le Hocq where his office is. However I think if he gets that far - 31 miles, he would want to finish the lot as it's only five miles more.
Just left check point 8 at 16.19 and he's walking on. Doesn't want us to meet up with him.

Matthew decided to finish at 27 miles at 5pm. So we treated him to a healthy fish and chip supper from the Gorey Fish & Chip Shop.

Well done Matthew

15 miles in 4 hours 45

Going down hill into Greve De L'Ecq means Matthew's caught up some time but going up hill to checkpoint 6 is going to be hard.

I've finished my hybrid layout and I'm really pleased with it. Jessica Sprague's instructions are second to none as her videos take you through step by step and shows you her computer screen. You can stop the video as you repeat the steps and rewind when you don't quite get it right!! Jessica suggested matte photo paper. I opted for Jessops satin and I really like the texture. However I need to buy some more printer ink.

Next I'm going to try the challenge at whilst waiting for the next call. Matthew asked me if I knew where his friend Douglas is ???? And how would I know? Telepathy?

9 miles in 3 hours 15 minutes

Matthew is checking in at every checkpoint on the walk by ringing me on his mobile. He's done 9 miles so far and is at Jersey Pearl. He is behind the 52 minutes per 3 miles needed to get the plaque for doing it in less than 10 hours 15 minutes, but he's happy so far.

Whilst waiting for his call to go and walk with him - hopefully not until the 24 mile point, I've photographed my Weakest Link layout and I'm working on a hybrid layout. Hark at me. Watch this space, I should finish it today.

Spring is here

Love the new spring kit from And if you're quick it's now free to download. We're all up early today. Matthew is doing the De la Salle walk today. Last year he did a creditable 12 miles as we were leaving to go to Egypt the following day. This year he initially hoped to do 24 and according to Elizabeth he wants to do 36. I can see us having to walk with him later!! It's all very well run and has been going for many decades. When I was 17 I did 18 miles and then participated in a table tennis tournament in the evening. Wish Matthew luck.

I have a layout done of my Weakest Link appearance which I will photograph when it's light. I just need to re-adhere an element. I also bought a lovely wire photo display yesterday from the Gooseberry Bush which I hope Nick will hang soon but I will share with you later.