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Monday, 29 November 2010

You're so Lovely

Another LO with BG Curio from the mycreativescrapbook.com Nov LE Kit. A lot of cutting out on this page, I loved the rose in its original pp, but decided it looked better cut out for this page. This photo of dd3 was taken at a garden nearby in front of a lily pond, the yellows and greens were just perfect for the photo, and the rose was similar to her skin colour !!

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Farmer Joe

This is our eldest DS, he's living away from home now, he's got his own house with his Fiancee quite a long way away. He has after a lot of years of very hard work and university managed to get his dream job, managing a large farm, we're very very proud of him achieving this goal and he soooo deserves it. He had posted this photo up on FBook and I just thought it was ideal for the browns in this BG Curio, the tree was one I'd nearly cut out with my hated Craftrobo......I loved the tiny leaves that came with the BG and that day a stamp sheet was delivered that I hadn't even seen the tiny leaves on, so it was perfect.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Clowning Around

This is from the BG Curio range too, looks very different from the other layouts I've done. Lots of distressing, poking, inking, stamping on this page...all my favourite techniques...This is DS4 & 5 enjoying a couple of minutes in the garden last autumn...the colours go sooo well with DS5's hair !!!!

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

How many LO's can I get out of my kit ?

I found this photo of dd1 on Facebook, I love it...I traced the die-cut shape onto the pp and then cut it out, outlined it in white gel pen, then doodled dots all around. All the pp's and embellies came from the mycreativescrapbook.com Nov LE Kit...I'm trying to see how many layouts I can make out of this kit


These photo's of dd3 are so funny....she loved (loves) to talk, even though often it didn't make sense, we used to just say a serious 'really' back to her...another Basic Grey Curio LO from the mycreativescrapbook.com Nov LE Kit.

Friday, 12 November 2010

Here are a couple of LO's I've completed recently

Ds5 had his hair cut recently and I felt it made him looks sooooo old...he's only 13 and a big softie so this was a bit harsh !

A photo shoot with sweets used as a bribe...perhaps too much sugar for these two !!

An old photo of DD1 & DD2, this was a challenge for a 'bright' LO...I think I achieved this ??

Sunday, 7 November 2010

One Day

The challenge at a local crop was 'Autumn', I found this photo of ds5 I took a couple of years ago...I just love the colours and his silly face...So One day I will get a serious photo of him !!!
Had a go at embossing using the Big Shot and some 'Tim' inks..also used the corner punch on the circle again...I'm really loving the effect of those punches now - and I use them far more !!

Thursday, 4 November 2010


These Websters papers are definately out of my comfort zone...I'm really enjoying doing them though.

With this LO I thought that they felt gates added to the look of the branches in the woods...this is such a sweet photo of ds5 & dd3 and I've wanted to scrap it forever but hadn't found the right papers..I have now!!!!

The leaves are from Rayher and they actually feel like real dry leaves, I made the circle using a corner punch, a technique I got from Lisa at Swirlydoos.com...

Pretty Flower

Another Limited Edition LO from mycreativescrapbook.com. Again Websters pp, I inked, misted, poked, doodled,cut out for this page. I used Lisa's technique again for the small circles, I then used up the buttons that came in the kit. The Gorgeous rusty orange flowers are Prima (of course) Roosevelt Col Missus, I managed to take them apart to make 2 flowers !!

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Why Those Tears

This is the 3rd LO I've managed to do out of my first ever kit...I got the mycreativescrapbook.com kit to try...loads of paper and goodies...not sure I like doing so many LO's from the same paper...although my challenge is to make them all look like they didn't come out of the same kit...make sense ???
I did a bit of stamping, inking (of course) using Tim Holtz distress inks (of course), rolling, punching and those distress lollipop flowers...
And did I tell you I'm going on the UK's Tim Holtz workshop in February...

My Wonderful Grannie

This is a photo of my Grannie. My Auntie who lived in Rome, had amassed a large collection of photos of my family from several generations ago. When I visited my Uncle I got the chance to look through them and this was one that caught my eye..
This again is MCS Limited Edition Kit...I went for a change of colour this time..playing with the blues and browns.....I loved the beaded bobble flowers, my scanner didn't though, so this is a photo.....

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Key to Adventure

This is Jenny and Tana on their 2 month break in Thailand...they had a wonderful time, although luckily for me I think they spent most of the time taking photos of each other or themselves...

This again is a LO from mycreativescrapbook.com love these Webster papers...love all the cutting out, the flowers are gorgeous...not so sure on some of the little images that webster add...but definately like the flowers and of course Prima flowers...

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

History Is Fun

This is the first LO I have made using the mycreativescrapbook.com kit....some of the papers are from books held in the natural science museum in London, so I thought it very fitting to use some photos of the children at the musuem a couple of years ago...

Lots of cutting out, inking, poking and stamping - but I had fun and thats what matters...some LO's are more functional than others, and this is one of them !!