Just to say

I won't be around in Blogland for a few days as I am going to look after my mum and dad. Mum is quite poorly and needs care and dad is having an eye op so I am being nurse for a few days. Apparently other half is cooking for the boys this evening and those who know me will be very surprised at that !! see you all soon xx


My Time to Craft Challenge

The challenge over at http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/ this week is 'Circles' here is my effort - I used a Rusty Pickle ' Smile' rub on a Bella stamped image and Daisy D's paper.


I haven't made many cards lately and fancied making some tonight so I got my Elizabeth Bell Sweet Ebony stamps out from Funky Kits and used one of those. They really remind me of a cute girlie image that was out in the 1980 s - can't for the life of me remember what she was called. I used Daisy D paper for the background and a Rusty Pickle 'sweet' rub on,Tim Holtz stamp round the edges and coloured her in with Copics.

GoGo Shoot layouts

Thought I should set to and do the layouts of a couple of the photos that Cheryl took at the GoGo retreat or I would never get them done. I used Daisy B's papers that were from a kit I got from http://craftystash.co.uk/catalog/index.php.


A sort of Footie layout

I did a couple of layouts with the June Gogo kit and managed to scrap photos of the lads when they went on one of the many away trips with their beloved Spurs - this time in Prague -and an old one of moi and my Mum in 1972 !!


CJ is a genius!

Came home to find my CD from CJ -and it's official- she is a genius and here are a couple that I maybe scrappin later. The lads are all off to a 5 a side tournament today so I am going to make the most of it and have a 'me' day scrapping. Should really be doing other things like the garden but it looks like rain so won't chance it!!


Beatrix Potter

When we went to the Lake District in April we paid a visit to the house of Beatrix Potter. I've wanted to scrap a black and white photo but wasn't quite sure on the colours and thanks to Carley http://www.blondewitchcreations.blogspot.com/ last night, I've come up with this. She suggested using a bright paper which I wouldn't have thought of and I reckon it works really well..so - thanks Carley,hope you like it !!

Weekend Layout

Here's a layout I did with a couple of Cheryl's photos from the GoGo weekend- I used American Crafts papers and a Sharpie poster paint pen in white, think I might be using that a lot as it's easy to use and really shows up well, and an ATC for the local craft shop ATC club swap, the theme was 'something for the men'. I used a variety of Tim Holtz ATC stamps with Adirondack Acrylics and a man's head stamp from the Artistic Stamper.


Still Scrappin the Osmonds !

Yep am still at it, I have loads of photos that I really want to scrap so here are a couple more layouts. One is with the gorgeous Anna Griffin papers and the other is another GoGo sketch challengeusing Dream Street Paper,this time it's Helen's. I've also done another layout tonight of one of the photos I took when we went to the Lake District - the mirror image of the Lake was beautiful as we drove past- I think it was Thirlmere. I used Crate Paper Crush Collection, K & Co Sea Glass and Grungeboard letters and swirls on the Lakes one.


GoGo Sketch Challenge

Here's the second one -this time it was for Ifa's and we had to use October Afternoon papers. I managed to use the papers and used some other random items - buttons, grungeboard heart and a clock face I bought at the GoGoweekend. Also did another layout with a kit from the very yummy CraftyStash site http://www.craftystash.co.uk/catalog/index.php Am off to do a bit more scrapping now whlilst they are all wrapped up in footie-Euro 2008 - how many more weeks is it on???!!


Another GoGo Layout

Went to see Never Forget at the Savoy Theatre last night - it's a musical with all the Take That songs in it. I loved it - a really good feelgood night out.Here's another layout from the Go Go weekend- I finished my second layout from Fiona's class,and some pics of the teachers- didn't get a decent pic of Mary Anne though - was too busy taking pics of the gorgeous frame she did!

Off to do some scrappin now as I have a nice day at home today - yay !!


Sketch Challenge

While we were away we were given some sketch challenges - here is my attempt at Donna's sketch using Chatterbox papers I absolutely loved the peachey and green tones of the chatterbox papers.


A few more Go Go pics

Here we are then, a couple more pics from the retreat - back to reality today,mind you, I really think I might take part in Shimelle's scrap your day on the 25th of each month- as long as I'm not too boring! One of the ladies I was talking to said she got the dentist to take a pic of her in the chair for hers !As they say, not many people think to take 'everyday life' photos and scrap them.Off to catch up on work now - much rather be scrappin :-)


A Fantastic Go Go weekend

Well- that's it,am back from a great scrapping weekend retreat,met loads of lovely and very talented people,did some great classes. Have uploaded a couple that we did, Fiona's and Jane Dean's surprise pullout layout - and Shimelle's great mini book.Will take a pic of Mary Annes clear frame and upload later when I've finished it! Hi to anyone who was there and finds me here and thanks Lorraine and Janice - can't wait for next year ! Oh and how fab was that tree house? ! :-)


After all these years

Yep, I finally got to meet them - those Osmonds. Only if you were one of those fans in the 70's would you get it, but they still have that magic.I got to meet and hug each one of them - see the sound check rehearsal and then see the show after.It was the best 50th birthday present and I'm still recovering today,and now I have loads of nice pics to use in my next er few albums !!!!