Monday, December 13, 2010

Tidying up

This is the last layout that needed some extras added after Saturday's crop. I liked this Scrapagogo kit but wasn't sure I'd ever have the right photo, but I think the volume of blue in the photo in both the background and the school summer uniform ties in nicely with the busy floral paper. I managed to mess up the pink cardstock supplied with the kit but replaced it with another busier patterned paper which I would never have used and it works nicely as you can only see touches of the pattern. I added the pink thickers in deep pink and the little letters this morning. The mini alphas are running out in the white as I had to adapt some of the letters!!

I have plenty left from this kit so have added a sheet of pink cardstock and a Making Memories floral paper and will pass it on to Joanne. I know she has plenty of school photos with the same dress. We may even have school photos of the same uniform going back to the 70s.

Time to get ready for lunch.

Getting excited now

Just 48 hours to go and I must remember to check in online tomorrow.

One of two layouts that had elements to add after Saturday's crop. This is another Ali Davis sketch. Although I didn't make the design team for 2011 on the new website, I was asked to be a guest designer for one month. I find Ali's sketches so easy to use for great results. Can you tell I'm a fan.

Anyway back to my page, this is of the Bath Tub Challenge and the theme chosen was Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. I even managed to use some of the very old rub on alphabets I always have in my tote but never use. Thank you to Lorraine for the loan of her star spellbinder dies. I'm definitely going to have to buy some for myself.

I'm looking forward to lunch with Lorraine's Monday club at Chateau La Chaire and then I need to focus on getting ready for our holiday!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

December crop

We were a lovely small quiet bunch yesterday. I managed this single layout first from a pagemaps sketch I was pleased to use up some old stash in the blue paper and the stitching rub ons.

I have a double page spread that I just need three embellishments on and a single that need some letter stickers. Whether I'll get that done before the next crop, I make no promises. A lovely pre Christmas crop with plenty of muffins left over for everyone to take some home.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

That was the snow that was

As I was stuck at home with a chest infection this week, the snow didn't affect my week, other than having the children at home for a day and a half. here's a layout from this weekends UKS cybercrop using the photos from their half day on Wednesday. We also had to cancel Sirens Xmas party which was disappoiting as we had a fun night planned.