Friday, 30 July 2010

Samurai's new buggy!!!

Well the old boy is finding things a little more difficult to get around, so we got him his own wheels. Still trying to get the stroller conversion so we can take it for a walk but for now Samurai gets to ride in style......... (Kenny powered!!)

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Daddys Home!

Well I finally got around to loading this video. Samurai missed his 'daddy' terribly while he was away working and was so thrilled when he came home......

One happy dog!

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Busy Weekend!

Well not really a busy weekend...just slightly preoccupied with the fact that Kenny came home on Friday , so been spoiling him with lots of home cooking, and generally just chilling out together, how I've missed him!! Samurai was VERY excited to see him home again!! Did manage to finish another layout on Saturday though. When I bought my "fit flops" all I kept thinking was  I must use this disc as an embellishment! Also managed to finally use some old basic grey die-cuts that I've had for ages, and glimmer misted some plain prima flowers.

Thursday, 22 July 2010

My first 8x8 Layout!

I bought the cutest 8x8 dog album last week with the view to create a 'Samurai' album (of course) I managed my first 8x8 layout the other night and quite happy with the results! Also used distress crackle paint for the first time on the slide.

More Stash!!!

Well a couple of posts from me today...firstly I received a lovely box of stash from Zoe a couple of days ago. Lots of lovely alphas and doggie embellishments, my favourites being flocked dog bones...keep an eye out for those on a layout!

Monday, 19 July 2010

It's Sunny Again!

Thank goodness, summers back I was getting a bit worried it had disappeared for good!! All the ponies have come down from the forest and its 'pony crèche' again out at our front gate.

Sunday, 18 July 2010

My Scrapping Room!

I thought it'd be kind of nice for my fellow scrappers to see what my 'scrapping space' looks like. This is my favourite room in our house. It may be that I took so much time and effort into setting it up! All the furniture I hunted down second hand on ebay and in charity shops, I then sanded it all down and then painted it. It really did take me days and days to do but I was so pleased with it. Just a shame I couldn't paint the walls as well!!

I got up this morning and it was pretty horrible weather so the perfect opportunity to give my scrapping room a complete clean and tidy up and to unpack all my stuff from the crops. Definitely had to blog a photo, I haven't seen it this tidy since I first set it up!!

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Scrap Cafe Crop!

Another great crop with the ladies from Scrap Cafe!

This months crop challenge was to use this sketch for the basis of a layout. Amazingly this time I was highly motivated by the crop challenge and actually managed to complete a whole layout, even if it did take me the whole crop :o) The fiddly bit that took so long were the chip board letters which I covered with patterned paper, sanded the edges smooth then distressed them to make them stand out more. After that it was pretty much smooth sailing using some of Tim Holtz alterations die cuts and then a little victory dance for Mel's amusement when I finally finished it.

I was quite pleased with the finished layout, and to sugar coat it even more I actually won the scrap challenge!!

Very Chuffed!!!!

Friday, 16 July 2010

Pizza box delivery!!

It starts in a box.................

I love buying things from Craft Boutique!!! Its always so exciting when it arrives, it feels like you're receiving a present! The postman came early this morning and delivered it at 8:30, I left in til 17:00 until I opened it my perverse way of making the excitment last :o)

Then its wrapped up like a funky gift........

Don't you just love this paper!!! Last time it came in tiger stripes!

Then you get your stash!

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Awwwww he loves me!!! :o)

Had a lovely surprise delivered this afternoon, an incredible bunch of flowers......2 dozen long stem roses!!! How spoilt am I. The sweetest bit was the card and I'm not 'mad' at him, just missing him a lot as I've barely seen him for the past 6 weeks. Can't wait until he's home for longer than just 2 days.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Well I finally finished the layout that I started on Saturdays crop!!  I was inspired by a sketch and LO in the activity pack of issue 46 of Scrapbook magazine so decided to 'lift' it. Struggled a bit at first matching the papers and purple (not a colour I've scrapped with before) hence me spending the crop shuffling PP a lot. Quite please with the way it turned out although I have decided I'm crap at doodling, must practice that more. :)

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Kington St Michaels Crop

What a fun day!! It was great to catch up with Jacqui again and to meet the lovely ladies from her crop. Mind you I really needed to go for an extra long run today, they make gorgeous cakes in that crop!!!! As for my layouts, I forgot my box full of embellishments!!! I cut out 2 photos, some PP, shuffled, shuffled, and shuffled again. In the end I didn't even complete 1 Layout! Crikey that's bad, Mel's going to be giving me crap for ages!!!

Friday, 9 July 2010

Crikey it's Hot!

Well its been a warm day!! The forest pony's and cows have been feeling it, quite a few were out the front today. Its one of their favourite spots, this is a photo I took from our gate, I do love watching them!! I'm sure their favourite hobby is causing traffic chaos!
Its almost 11pm and still around 19 degrees!! I'm packing for a crop tomorrow in Kingston St Michaels, catching up with Jacqui so really looking forward to it.

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Well here I am!

I've finally caved and joined the e-blogging world...many thanks to Kirsteen who I'm sure subliminally convinced me into it! I'm hoping to focus this blog on my photography and scrapbooking which of course focuses on my life and those around me. Along for the ride will be the little love of my life, my rottie Samurai and of course the BIG love of my life, mi amor Kenny. So for my first post my fav photo taken at our 2 year anniversary on May 26th. How lucky am I to have such a hottie for a partner :o)