Bo Bunny Family Chipboard Album

I've had this bare Family album for ages and keep doing a bit here and there- so I decided to get to it and finish it this weekend. It's one of those projects that I really enjoyed doing and made a change - think I might get another one very soon ! It's also middle son's 21st birthday tomorrow and I picked the cake up - and of course he had to have a look! Am off to try and get a mini album made with some photos of his Uni year. Have had the worst headache today so hope it continues to hold off so I can get his mini album done.


My Time to Craft Challenge

Blimey , two posts in one evening. The challenge over at http://www.mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/ this week is 'Artfully Asian'.Here is mine.I have gone for the Chinesey (?) option. I used some bamboo background paper with some gold embossed Chinese symbols card and some rub ons and taglets.


My Freedom Inspiration Layout

Well, here we are - I managed to put down on paper the things that inspire me and make my mood lighter. I really have done this all in one go this week as i've been quuite busy this week,but it was lovley to sit down and digest the prompts and do it for myself this evening.

My Freedom Travel Layout

Well,seems like time is going too fast again and I am playing catch up on the My Freedom class.Really enjoying it though and it's good to do it at my own pace too.Here's my travel layout - 'My kind of travel'.


Rockin George

The challenge over at http://dotties-wonderful-world.blogspot.com / this week is 'Rhinestones,Ribbons,and Raised' so here is my effort. I used Rockin George and there are red rhinestones dotted about, ribbon diagonally across and the guitar is raised ...
Not a very good photo though.


Time Layout

Blimey - two blogs in one day !
Well - here we go,my first layout for the My Freedom class. I did a page for the inside first page too.It's the'Time'layout.By the way - the random orange button on the left side shouldn't be there!Yay,I feel like I've caught up a bit now..I'm loving the way Shimelle does this,she gets you to think about different things and then it all comes together - roll on the next few weeks !

Catching Up - Stop the Clocks

I've missed blogging a couple of promts from Shimelle's class,one of them was name a poem that has inspired you or means something to you. Well - not being really into poetry,the only one that sticks in my mind and actually had an effect on me was the one that John Hannah recited in Four Weddings and a Funeral- 'Stop the Clocks' that always gets me when I hear that and the way he delivered it in the film really moved me- especially as it was s fun film too. So that being a bit depressing,music plays a big part in our household and many many lyrics are very special.Here is a snippet of the lyrics from 'Melee' 'Built to last ' It's a great song and has really meaningful lyrics - a real singalongy song too.Am now off to finish my 'Time'and 'Travel' layouts - am loving this class.

I've looked for love in stranger places
but never found someone like you
someone whose smile
makes me feel I've been holding back
and now there's nothing I can't do

cause this is real, and this is good
it warms the inside just like it should
but most of all
most of all, it's built to last
it's built to last

now look, where we are
you're in my heart now
and there's no escaping it for you

cause this is real, and this is good
it warms the inside just like it should
but most of all
most of all, it's built to last

walking on the hills at night
with those fireworks and candlelight
you and I were made to get love right


Scrap & Chat

We did a workshop on inking techniques last night and was great as always. Am still not sure whether to leave as is or do some journalling on the page. I loved the idea of a button frame and you'll find me now going through all the wardrobes looking for stuff that's not worn anymore and cuttin the buttons off - good way to have a sort out I suppose !

Just a Card

Not much to blog tonight - I went to Scrap n Chat with Carley but the glue's not dry under the buttons yet so will post pic tomorrow- we got lovely and inky and made our own backgrounds with Distress Inks and did some stamping and we got to rifle through the button box- loved it. Here's a card I made last night using some Daisy D paper and a decoupage lady. On another note - when is it ever going to stop raining ? !


My Freedom

I'm a day late with blogging about the first prompt for the new class over at http://www.shimelle.com/classes/353/a-new-class-for-summer/ - The class runs for five weeks, with prompts at the start of the week about photos, and as the week progresses we cover journalling, and then page design - I should end up with a 20 page album,I've decided to go with a 12x12 album ( I think- keep changing my mind) I think I'll see what happens after the first subject and see how it goes. I've got a gorgeous Silky Aqua blue 12x12 album or an AC 8x8 so I'll see... The first prompt yesterday was to photograph time and travel, so here are my time pics.I haven't got round to travel yet. I'm really enjoying the concept of this class - it makes you sit and think about things and it's great reading other peeps' interpretations..
First up .. My favourite Clock- the Cuckoo Clock we got in Germany - see it every morning and makes me smile Second is the Church Clock I am always rushing past and looking up at in the morning to see if I'm late for work or not.
Then it's the clock on the wall (yep they all thought I'd gone mad at work takin photos of it )- Then the Fairy Clock in the garden..

Hippie Dottie and George

Had a play with the brand new 'Rock Til You Drop' collection of Dottie and George.I used some of the new Basic Grey Euphoria papers and some Distress Inks and some Rusty Pickle sentiments..


Dottie's Challenge

Thought I'd have a go at the challenge over athttp://dotties-wonderful-world.blogspot.com/ this week - as things are more back to normal at home I can have a bit more relaxing craft time.
The challenge this week is to 'pick a letter' well I really didn't do very well but I loved playing with Louly's new (ish) Christmas images.
I picked the letter 'S' and did
S for Soldier,Sharpie Paint Pen, Sparkly Jewels,Stars and Squiggly lines ..and I made a couple more cards while I was at it !


Prize goodies

As promised here is the photo of the box of goodies that arrived here from Go Go land. It was all beautifully wrapped and I enjoyed opening all the little pressies..and a couple of layouts I did last night.


My Freedom

I signed up for this
yesterday,I really enjoyed Shimelle's mini book class at the retreat so have signed up and ordered the kit - all ready to go now. Hope I can keep up with it :-) I received a fab bundle of goodies today- I won a design team sketch challenge draw from the GoGo retreat - and today had a lovely yelllow pizza box arrive with lots of goodies wrapped up inside. I'll take some photos later and put them on.


An Award

I was given an award for my blog yesterday by the very talented http://www.blondewitchcreations.blogspot.com/ - thanks Carley - go visit her blog it's fab!
Any way the rules of the award are as follows - do the following...
:(1) The winner can put the logo on her blog.(2) Link the person you received your award from.(3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs.(4) Put links of those blogs on yours.(5) Leave a message on the blogs of the girls you've nominated.
Here goes with my list of people's Blogs - go visit them they are ll ones I visit regularly and they are all very talented..

Back home again

Well, all went well, Dad is on the mend so I'm back home again. I decided to play with my June 'Scarlet Lime' kit and did a couple of layouts this evening and feel a bit more back to normal now. While I was at Dad's watering his plants I took a pic o f his Passion Flower - I haven't seen a purple one before and was thinking I might have to scrap it sometime ... shame I didn't think to block out the stick !!