Monday 29 July 2013

My Meet Up Challenge

On Friday I am meeting up with a crafty friend, someone who started out as an online name in a forum, who became a virtual friend  and after several real life get togethers and regular chatting via Facebook,  I now count as one of my closest friends.  In case you haven't guessed it is K from K's Crafty Corner.

We are going to scrap together on Friday and I decided to set us a challenge, then after discussing it with our new teamies on UKS (we created the Chatty Scrappers in June) we opened it up for them to join in and I thought I would invite everyone else to join in too! Well, if we can't get together in real life let's go for a cyber crop...... we could meet you on Facebook if you want to chat and scrap with us on Friday just let me know if you want to join us.

I have chosen this sketch (as I love sketches sooooo much) from Let's Capture these Sketches

 and challenge you to use something old, something new, something borrowed and some buttons!!

I would love it if you joined us just for fun, come and leave a link in the comments with your page so we can all have a look!

Sunday 28 July 2013

Sarah's Cards July Sketch Challenge

I am really bad at keeping this blog going... but I try and pop back occasionally!

As most of you will be aware I am a huge fan of sketches, so I love that Sarah's Cards has a monthly sketch challenge.  For July we were given this sketch

I loved the simplicity of the sketch and combined it with the Snap 2013 challenge over at UKS and I have entered it  into 'We challenge you' which opens for voting soon. There are some amazing layouts entered go and have a look it is very inspiring.

Anyway this is the page I made.......

which fits the 2 Peas CHA Summer 13.... nine older pieces challenge ( I have used 4 older bit of paper, 2 old sets of alphas, an old pen to write the journalling, old K & Co flowers and Old ink to stamp with!)  I do love a challenge!

Sunday 21 July 2013

Over at my UKS teamie's blog Mary has posted this list and I thought it would be fun to complete it too. The idea is you answer each one with just ONE word. No qualifying your answers… you can do that silently in your head if you wish, but go with your first response.

1. Where is your cell/mobile phone? Charging
2. Your hair? Messy
3. Your mother? Church
4. Your father? Brave
5. Your favourite food? lots
6. Your dream last night? none
7. Your favourite drink? tea
8. Your dream/goal? happiness
9. What room are you in? lounge
10. Your hobby? scrapbooking
11. Your fear? loneliness
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? happy
13.Where were you last night? Home
14. Something that you aren’t? small
15. Muffins? blueberry
16. Wish list item? silhouette
17. Where did you grow up? Essex
18. Last thing you did? drank
19. What are you wearing? t-shirt
20. Your TV? American
21. Your pet? Tinker
22. Friends? great
23. Your life? good
24. Your mood? relaxed
25. Missing someone? always
26. Vehicle? Car
27. Something you’re not wearing? make-up
28. Your favourite store? lots
29. Your favourite colour? brown/green
30. When was the last time you laughed? today
31. Last time you cried? regularly!
32. Your best friend? none
33. One place that you go to over and over? home
34. One person who emails you regularly? several
35. Favourite place to eat? home

give it a go and please let me know so I can some and read your answers, it is definitely hard to answer in one word!!

Saturday 6 July 2013

5 in 5 July

I met Sandie in real life back in March when we went for a Bloggers weekend away and we even managed a quick meet up in Surrey a few weeks ago.  Now Sandie is a very talented lady and  I think she has many crafty inspirational ideas up her sleeve, 5 in 5 is the first of many (I hope!)

The idea is simple (which is probably why it appeals to a simple person such as myself!) all you have to do according to Sandie  is......

1. Choose a location. 
2. Have your camera ready.
3. Set a mobile timer for 5 minutes.
4. Take as many photos you can until the time is up.
5. Choose 5 photos to download and share them via a link on Sandie's blog.

told you it was simple!

So today, whilst feeling lethargic in the heat I grabbed my camera, strolled into the garden and set the timer on my mobile phone and snapped away. I actually didn't take as many photographs as I thought I would and I deleted a lot of them but these are my 5 favourites, taken from the plant pots on the patio......

As I uploaded these pictures, I realised they all have something in common... they all seem to feature purply pinky flowers.... there are other colours in the plant pots but I was obviously drawn to these in the short time that I had.

I think this is going to be a great challenge to complete each month, if you would like to join in please visit Sandie's blog itchifingers to read more information and add your snaps to the linky tool.