Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Twisted Sketch #094!!

Talk about putting myself under a bit of scrapping pressure....have been so busy lately that I didn't round to even looking at this sketch until Sunday...(for those who know me....I'm a very slow scrapper and tend to be the queen of paper shuffling) It's a fab sketch....very inspiring and gets the mind thinking. Have a look here:

Here's my interpretation of the sketch. I used the prettiest of papers from Creative Imaginations - Loolah range
Cut out a great big heart and machine stitched a border around it. Used some glittery red pastels to shade a border around it to make it 'pop' more. Also machine stitch some ribbon to gather it.

I mounted the photo on some black card stock painted with black crackle paint and then got out the trusty foam squares to give it some lift. I wanted my title to hang over the edge of the photo so used clear acetate to stick the letters to.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Spring is coos in the forest!!!!

You can always tell when spring reaches the forest, its been glorious blue skies about, the views in the forest become breath-taking again, and new baby animals begin to appear!!! First on the scene are some little calves, they're just gorgeous!! It's like a little cow creche, they all play together and have 2 naps a day...mid-morning and mid-afternoon, so cute!! It's just the mama cows you have to watch out for!!


Monday, 21 March 2011

It's my birthday!!

Well what a fun weekend!!! On Saturday Kenny went out with the boys to play on his trail bike (something he doesn't get to do often) I spent the afternoon with the boy and had a couple of visits from my lovely neighbours with flowers and chocolates for my birthday. In the evening we went out for dinner with a large group of friends to wish Carol all the best for her 6 mth tour of duty in Afghanistan, may she come home safely!!!

On Sunday Kenny had organised a pre-birthday surprise which was an absolute blast! We went to Go-Ape tree-top adventure park (yes we are the romantic couple aren't we!) (I took him zorbing last year!) lots of swinging, climbing and balancing....well attempted balancing, check out the vids!


Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Twisted Sketch #092!!

Well this weeks sketch was a great one! So many different ideas popped into my head. I ended up turning it on it side ( I seem to be a fan of doing that to practically all the sketches I used!) And decided to use a multitude of photos just to make life difficult for myself :o)

Take a look at the sketch here.......

Heres my take on it, the fiddly bit was trying to scale and print out all the smaller photos.....a little bit of a tedious task but a great way to sum up our week away without having to write about it.  Must remember to put a date on it somewhere too!! Hope you like it!

 Finally joined the bunting club.... more faffing but it does look cute!! The alphas are actually plain mini white foam letters by Papermania which I coloured with a gelly roll pen. They come up lovely and glittery!!
And of course a little pleated flower embellie.


Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Happy Pancake Day!!!!

Well what a day!!! Spent the afternoon buying treats for the chickens....trying to sort out an over zealous case of chicken pecking!! And as it's Shrove Tuesday had to make some pancakes for my man. He seemed quite pleased with a tower of blueberry pancakes covered with more blueberries, some strawberries and drizzled with golden syrup....mmmmmm

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Twisted Sketch #090

I absolutely LOVED this sketch!! I have absolutely no reason why, but it just leapt off the page at me and admittedly I did this layout before sketch #88!! Have a look at it here.....

First thing I did was turn the sketch around and started from there. I finally used my favourite sheet from BoBunny's Midnight Frost Collection.....have you seen it??? Absolutely Gorgeous!! I shaded the edges of cardstock and patterned paper with some shimmery pastels. I raised the photos with foam pads from the masks I made for them underneath.

The 'twist' on the sketch was 'Frames' so I incorporated this onto my layout with some good old fashioned sewing....and yes it's meant to look a little messy!
 I used my trusty Robo to cut out some snowflakes which I then covered in distress stickles. I had some lovely blue pearl flourishes which I cut up and positioned to finish my layout. I was really pleased with the finished layout as I finally got to use these photos of Samurai 'trying' to catch his snowballs.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Really must blog more

First a bone to chew on.....INDOORS!!
Well I've finally gotten around to downloading photos off the camera!!! Had to post some photos of Samurai's b'day. He turned 12 at the beginning of February and we made a right fuss of him on the day. Can't believe my little mans been with me for 12 years!! Seems like yesterday I was picking him out of his litter at 6 weeks of age and 2kgs weight. He's been my best friend and closest companion ever since.

I made him a special birthday cake - a Victoria Sponge with jam and cream and his name dusted in icing on top.

Does it look like he wants a piece???

Took him ages to take it off the plate, I've trained him too well and he wouldn't touch it as its on a 'people plate' and not a doggie bowl.

Eventually he went for the grab and ended up taking it to his bowl.....awwww bless!! Very happy dog!

Hope you enjoyed your birthday Samurai, mummy and daddy love you lots!!!xxxx