Friday 24 September 2010

Scrappin' Silhouettes Challenge 14

Another wonderful sketch by the ever talented Jennipher can be found over at Scrappin Silhouettes. I love these sketches soooo much and am so glad to be a part of the design team as they are such an amazing group of ladies. Please go over to the website to see what everyone else has created there is loads of INSPIRATION over there!!

This is the sketch
and this is what I did with it

I used 4 photographs and cropped them to roughly fit the sketch. We had a great day walking in the 'Bluebell woods' in May but it was late in the season so most of the bluebells had died but I managed to find a few for my snaps! It is a pretty simple LO with just card, paper. photographs letters and the only embellishment is a few flowers that you can just about see.
Please join in this week as it is a fab sketch to use xxx

Monday 20 September 2010

It's a Guy thing

This weeks challenge over at Scrapping with I did it Creations is all masculine. We were given gorgeous 'Dungerees' digi papers from Toucan Scraps to work with and I fell in love with the realistic denim affect.
I cropped a photograph of my son (in typical pose with the largest 'stick' he could find) and matted it with 2 of the denim affect papers. I used papers from the set to produce the words 'boy' and 'stick' in the title (cut and drawn by hand) and created a simple tree and grass scene to show how versitile the papers can be.
Toucan Scraps is sponsoring the challenge this week and the winner will receive $5 to spend in the online store.

So go over here to check out all the fantastic DT layouts and please join in for your chance to win!

Where have I been.......??

Well it's a long story! I got sidetracked by the summer holidays to begin with... we went away to Ashburnham Place with my parents, a beautiful house in wonderful grounds in Sussex nr Battle. Then we went to Scotland for 10 wonderful days staying in a stunning rural location and spending hours watching dolphin in their natural habitat and the best place to spot them in Europe! (I have lotsa phoptographs and may get round to sorting, blogging and scrapping them at some point!)

Then we returned to work/school routines and it took me a while to get into the swing of things again...can't believe this is the third week back already! I really miss the relaxed days of summer spent with the children with no set places to be by a specific time... thank goodness for weekends!

I have fallen behind with all my crafting, I owe about 30 cards (no exageration!) and need to catch up on DT work too. I am back at Uni and the work is piling up, I have lots of assignments to complete and not enough time as per usual! Hubby is still working away but his contract ends next week, it'll be great to have him home but need him to get another job. This is the last week of treatment for my basal cell carcinoma which I am so pleased about as I have had a fantastic response to the home treatment (cream 5 x per week for 6 weeks) but that also meant I have had every single side effect going!! I have felt really run down most of the time but I think it means my immune system has been stimulated into action so I should clear the skin cancer...yipee!

So I am back and going to try harder to keep up with you all there is so much to say...I'm off to Ally Pally this weekend for the craft show there and sooo looking forward to it. Hopefully I will report back here on all I see and spend!!