Saturday, April 28, 2007

Cybercrop Friday

Well I managed one of the classes last night and completed another of the Friday classes this morning. I found a layout yesterday which required photos and i managed to tweak it to fit one of the challenges. Off to the book sale in half an hour.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Still tidying

It's sunny but cool today. Nick hasn't yet left for work but I've been to the Post Office and returned some dies to Lorraine. A good start to the day.

I still need to unpack my bags from last weekend's crop. Here are two layouts I did at the crop. The first I added a title to yesterday (thanks Lorraine for your fun serif) and the playing cards (thanks Jenny). I'm loving the lowercase fun serif as much as the uppercase.

This layout was completed on Saturday, but the chipboard letters had come off. SO much for being self adhesive.

I think I've done a layout with all four Scrap Room kits this month, so will enter the "Get more pages done" challenge and unpack my bag from the crop.

Don't forget it's cybercrop weekend. I think I feel a trip to M&S coming on tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

A load of bullocks

I've called this layout (nycscraps sketch #6) boy meets cow, but of course I don't know my cow from my bullocks and they aren't cows. Never mind.
I keep looking at the Scrap Camp website for the confirmed details for October to be put up. It seems like the same message has been there for two months, so I'm not sure what their definition of "soon" is. I'd really like to get it booked and also the flights booked whilst they're still a good price.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Cool day

Perfect for staying in and crafting. I've done this La Baule layout from scratch today. The photos were all taken by Matthew and came out beautifully for a £10 camera including film and batteries. This is sketch #8 from nycscraps.
I've been having a look at Club Scrap which we used to subscribe to. They have now started a process they call Assembly Line Scrapbooking (ie making pages without photos to use the whole kit). I'm thinking of trying something similar with my next Scrap Room kits to get value for money from them. We'll see how that develops once the next month's kits are available for viewing.

Monday, April 23, 2007


sketch #7 from nycscraps. I know I've missed a few of the sketches, but one I haven't done and the others need to be photographed. Looking forward to the Mad Hatters cybercrop at this weekend and I need to get some part finished layouts completed before the fun starts.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Lovely day

We had a lovely time cropping today and as we were well behaved, Elaine the caretaker is allowing us to use the hall for our National Scrapbooking Day crop when she is away. So put it in your diaries - Saturday 5th May at Eastern Good Companions Club from 10am. Christine came and made some cards today and thoroughly enjoyed herself. If you have friends who are cardmakers, they are always welcome to join us for the day.

Photos of completed layouts tomorrow.


Friday, April 20, 2007

A lovely evening

Yesterday evening was almost perfect. We went out for dinner with my whole family to Waves so I didn't have to cook and then I joined the Scrapbooking group at Georgetwon Methodist Church and scrapped until 10pm. We were made very welcome and it is a lovely venue as they used the lobby of the church which looks through glass doors into the church. I hope that our hosts Beverley and Maureen will join us at a future crop. Thanks to Maureen and Beverley for a lovely evening.

I used a Scraproom kit from April to complete this Easter layout using nycscraps April sketch #2

I started two double layouts at the crop last night, one just needs dymo journalling. So I hope to finish them and a few more over the weekend at our crop tomorrow. See you at 10am.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Happy birthday

I finished this Design Collective layout yesterday and apart from the wobbly sewing lines I'm pleased with it. Today after quilting I'll work on NYCscraps sketch #2 which I started at Lorraine's card class last night. Now where did I put the photo I printed out?

Tomorrow night is scrapbooking at Georgetown Methodist Church Hall from 8pm or is it 7.30 pm.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

An album completely finished

I finished the Disneyland Paris album in it's entirety. I've covered the outside of the album, done the journalling, written on all the blank tags. Yeah, It's ready to put on display.

My Scrap Room kit did arrive yesterday, so I've made a start on the Design Collective page using the green scalloped paper using a photo from 2003. I tried doing it last night at quilting as the page includes some sewing but everyone wanted to look at the photo. I'll take it to Card class tonight as well.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Now waiting impatiently

as the postman has been and no Scrap Room kit, but he had a kit for Lorraine. I'm not convinced that patience is a virtue!!

Here is a photo of the altered LOVE letters I made for Claire's birthday which I will give her tonight. I added burgundy ribbon to the L and V after I took the photo.

I have also done sketch #4 of the NYCscraps class. I meant to use the pink flowered side of the double sided Scenic Route paper, but I stuck the wrong side down and decided to go with it!!

Something that did arrive in the post was the American Crafts album to finish off the Disneyland Paris album I did at Scrap fever, so that is what I'm hoping to achieve today.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Waiting patiently

I'm waiting for my scrap room kit to arrive as I have earmaked two for current projects:
* One of this week's Design Collective projects uses the green scalloped paper from the Karen Russell kit; and
* I fancied doing an Easter layout with the Heidi Grace kit and nycscraps April sketch #2
Hopefully it'll arrive on Monday. Elizabeth is impatiently waiting for a bear someone from UKScrappers has tracked down for her and posted yesterday. Getting her off to school on Monday could be fun.

My car is being picked up by Jacksons on Monday so I'll have plenty of time to scrap if my kit arrives. The electrics have gone after the battery packed up and the onboard electrical system won't speak to the diagnostics machine. So apart from internal lights and not being able to lock the car, filling up with petrol meant breaking out the handbook to see how to manually release the filler cap. We made a very funny sight at the garage.

Celebrating Central Park's last evening last year. Photos didn't come out brilliantly but they tell the tale. Nycscraps sketch #3 and Scrap Room March kit from Polar Bear Express.

If anyone wants and different Autumn Leaves stamps let me know and I'll place another order.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Back from Scrap Fever

I'm back at last. I missed my computer. I tried logging in from the hotel room but some of the keys didn't work so I had to abandon that idea. Had a great time at Scrap Fever in Watford. It went really well and no major complaints. there's always some improvements that can be made (lighting in crop room) but pretty good. All five classes were good. I will bring my two albums with me to club tomorrow evening, but for now, here's my version on Venessa's class.

I so enjoyed the March 1 in 48 class at that I decided to subscribe for the April class too, so here's my version of sketch #1 Using more Basic Grey Blitzen. I don't have much of this pack left apart from the letters and takeaway box which is very satisfying.

I also used my new Heidi Swapp stamps for this layout and my new SEI pearl brads guy and the Autumn Leaves Christmas seals. Lorraine tells me she's already used the journalling block stamps too.

I had a panic this afternoon, which Lorraine arrived in the middle of, I couldn't find my Quickutz bag. I wouldn't like to have to admit to Nick what the value of the contents is!! But I remembered when I'd last had it so I know who has the bag which is a huge relief. It also forced me to use my Craft Robo to cut the lettering for my layout.