Thursday, 30 September 2010

Last one for September!

I managed to squeeze one more  layout for this month with Kenny away. Still using up my "My Minds Eye, So Sophie" papers. I love using multiple photos as it seems to tell more of a story but it does make things a little more complicated though.....some more to shuffle round my cardstock. I splattered some glimmer mist on the cardstock first to give it a more textured look, waited til it dried then ironed it profusely as it wrinkled up a bit.

I dug up the antique sewing machine I inherited off Kenny who in turn got it off his mum, it's an old Singer which she used to use when Kenny was a kid so I'm pretty sure it's older than me!!! Anyway its a cracker of a machine, perfect for scrapping and I managed to zigzag an almost perfect circle!! Nice to know I can still manage a machine. Mounted all the photos on some chocolate cardstock to make them pop a little more, threw in a tag with some journalling, a couple of staples, some fab foam thickers and I'm done! No time at all...pat on my back.....note to Mel : 4 days of paper shuffling!!!!! :o)


Got the munchies 2 days ago for a bit of cake and of course with Kenny away baking a cake is highly dangerous for my waist line!!! So I whipped up a batch of lamingtons, best thing about these is that you can wrap them up and freeze them individually so you can thaw them out as required. I expect they'll all get defrosted once Kenny gets home :o)

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

My favourite Layout....

Well ATDML are asking what our favourite layout is. I decided to go through some of my old layouts and post one of them on my blog. This is by no means my all time favourite of favourites layout but it certainly holds a special place in my heart and everytime I look at it, well it just makes me smile. I did this one in a UKS cybercrop class, it's a fairly simple layout, no fussycutting, no fancy letters, no expensive embellishments. But I love the way it turned out and I think it showcases the photos really well. It captures what Samurai is like when he's sleepy, looking so cute and cuddly ( well he does to me) and I just LOVE the last photo of him with his eyes scrunched up after finishing his yawn.

Friday, 24 September 2010

New Stash!!

Well ordered some lovely new papers from Bo-bunny''s Olivia range. Also order a bazzill match grab bag which is supposed to be 10 sheets of co-ordinating bazzill but I'm really not convinced they match at all!!! Wish the photo was better so I could get your feedback!

Saturday, 18 September 2010

New babes in the forest!

We had a lot of little cuties in the forest over spring and summer and now that summers coming to an end its lovely to see some late additions!!

Mavis seems to have a little calf who is just GORGEOUS! Mavis is my favourite cow in the forest.....being that she's a hairy coo it's our own little reminder of Scotland. Not sure if the calf (who I've decided to call Ginger), is actually hers or if she's adopted it. It doesn't look hairy enough but time will tell I guess ;o)

Two more spotty foals about as well, even prettier than the others. Haven't thought of any suitable names yet, anyone got any ideas????

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Cards Cards Cards

Seem to have lost my mojo for scrapbooking lately but I've had to make a couple of cards this week for birthdays coming up. The first was a belated one for Kennys' dad, and no I wasn't slack and made it late, they were away during his birthday! He's an avid lawn bowlsman ( is that what you call them????) so used that as a theme for his card. The giggle inside is a 'lawnbowls joke':

A little old man boards a bus with a bowling wood in each of his front pockets.  He sits down next to a beautiful young lady, and she can’t help but glance quizzically at the man and his bulging pockets. 
It’s an uneasy few minutes before, finally, the little old man can take no more. “Bowling balls,” he nods reassuringly.
The lady seems a little shocked, and stares on.  Moments later, she says: “Does it hurt as much as tennis elbow?”

Two more birthdays coming up this week for a couple of friends of mine so created the first with a bit more of a classy feel....for a classy type of gal :o)

And the second card very pink and girlie for a girlie girl!