A little break in proceedings....

I've been awol for a while due to the fact that we had some time out on hols for a while.
So..am now back in the swing of things and in the old routine...
One of the things I didn't get to write about just before we went away was the monthly crop at Eclectic Keepsakes run by the lovely Karen 
It was my turn to teach a class this month so I chose the gorgeous Prima Lyric papers
I wanted it to be a nice relaxing class so it was quite uncomplicated, just a bit of cutting out from one sheet,layering on to the other.Then we punched a butterfly and heart out and inked and stamped a tag for hidden journalling ( it's just peeping out the side of the photo)
We also used some dewdrops dotted about and some buttons and wooden embellishments. 
I think everyone enjoyed it although it did move Ann to tears - not because she hated it but because when she started to journal about her nan in the photo it got her all emotional,but then I guess that's what journalling and scrapbooking is about - emotions and remebering the good and the not so good..

Here's Ann's layout - and a few of the others..


It was a good class to do whilst in the midst of all the holiday prep and working that was going on and i think all enjoyed it.
I've been playing along with Rinda's Photography Scavenger Hunt this year and have lots of photos so far,so I'll post those very soon.
It's good to be back 
hugs to all x


March Gallery - ATDML

I thought I'd share my projects I did for the gallery over at A Trip Down Memory Lane..
We were given free choice this month- we could choose whatever we liked.Honestly - I was like a child in a sweet shop- I couldn't decide what to use so went with a combination of lots of different ranges
First up - I went for a Prima Firefly background and used lots of misting,I misted over a heart that I'd cut up and also misted some Prima Canvas resist birds and butterflies.
Its a photo I absolutely love of Dad and me and I kind of went to town just playing and sprtizing.... using some Prima flowers and a little charm
Next was another bluey/turquoisey one ! This is another photo I really like.
My eldest son was an usher at his friend's wedding and he looked so smart - we all kept calling him 'smart boy' I did a bit of stamping on this one with weathered wood distress ink and some inking through masks.Tumbled glass round the edges of the page - then some of Tim Holtz tape and some wooden butterflies down the middle.
This one is a set of photos from our recent blog meet up.I used the new range from Bo Bunny 'Mama Razzi2' - lots of cameras !
I made a little mini book of our winter break in Germany - this was using just one piece of Bo Bunny Prairie Chic - not meant for snowy scenes - but I think it works well...the book is made from 3 strips of 12 x 6 and is a nice easy little project for a few photos without having to do lots of bind it all or sewing to keep it together !

Last up I made a little card - when I saw this paper I thought it would be really sweet as a card.It's Prima Jack and Jill 
I punched some hearts and made a flower -added some gems and that was it..
Hope you enjoyed looking - you can see the rest of the stunning projects the team came up with here - there is some great inspiration over there.


Crafting Musketeers 2nd Challenge

Today sees the start of a new challenge for the Crafting Musketeers  over on the blog

We were absolutely overwhelmed by the amount of entries- all 235 of them!There were some really stunning creations.
This month the challenge is 'A Stamped Image' and is being sponsored by the lovely Chloe at Chloes Creative Cards....
She has donated a very generous prize for the winner....

My DT card this month is using one of Chloe's beautiful flower stamps which I layered and placed around a Sarah Kay image that I also stamped and also coloured in.

Once again thank you for so many wonderful entries and I hope you can join in this month too .
Thanks for popping by as always.