Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Twisted Sketch #115!!

Another fabulous sketch from Twisted Sketches!!! It took me a little while to let it sink and numerous hours of paper shuffling was done before I was finally happy to start cutting ....but I'm really chuffed with the results!!

Have a look at this weeks sketch here.....

I've finally got to scrap some photos of my trip to Iceland!!!

 I used my lovely new papers from the "Journey Collection" from new company called Authentique. Its a lovely collection in blues and greys with a bit of a travel theme so perfect for scrapping my Iceland trip!

Luckily I had some rose ribbons which matched the blues and some cream rik-rak. I used foam thickers for the title as well as some sticker letters also from Authentique.

The hardest part was punching the holes to weave the ribbon through, well trying to work out how to place them out evenly!!

 I love this little cardstock element. its only tiny but the little island that the metal washer circles is actually ICELAND, well I thought it was a cute touch ;o)


Sunday, 14 August 2011

Shimelles- Chop your paper challenge

The lovely Shimelle has an online crop this weekend and have finally found some time to try and participate in some of here challenges. They're open for a whole week so will try and do as many as I can.

So the first challenge I've tackled:
Here’s your challenge: Create a project (layout, card, etc) that is embellished with paper rather than embellishments. Take a piece of paper (or two) and chop it up until you have enough to dress up your page!
Have a look at all the details here

I've made a little card using scraps from a sheet of paper I had in my'scraps bag' I'll add some form of a sentiment to the blank part of the card when I decide who to give it to :o)


New Stash!!

It has been such a long time since I bought any new stash. I was pretty excited to see all the new ranges coming out and had to buy some!!

 I've been looking for awhile for some papers to scrap my Iceland photos with and love the look of this range by a new company called Authentique.

Blues and greys on brilliant quality cardstock.
My favourites though are the new papers from My Minds Eye...they're just GORGEOUS! Embossed with glitter over stunning patterns, how on earth do you cut up one of these sheets!! Would love to buy more of the matching embellishments but they can get a bit pricey so determined to try make my own.


Rosy Love


Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Amsterdam in Pictures!

Well what can I say about our lovely trip to Amsterdam!! Firstly would you believe it's the first time we've been on a plane together, and our first trip to Europe! Hard to believe considering we always seem to be running around like headless chooks to different countries, just never at the same time!

Typical Canal
Amsterdam was gorgeous a lot prettier than I imagined, albeit really wet!! The heavens completely opened up on us a couple of times but when it was dry.....lovely!!!

Our hotel was right beside the flower markets. Mid week though they were fairly quiet. Still saw a lovely range of flowers though.

Kenny doing what he does best!!

bike parking tower!
Now if it's one thing you can't miss it's the bicycles!! I've never seen a city so catered to being bicycle friendly to the point where its all a bit manic.

Have to say though that one of our highlights was watching this woman struggling with her full size Cello and super impressed when she managed to get on her bike and ride away!! Oh and she was also wearing heels!! IMPRESSIVE!

The Seven bridges
'Seven Bridges' is one of my favourite canal photos I took, it really captures the intensity of the canal structure in Amsterdam and how much the city uses it, plus its really pretty. Make sure you click on it to see the photo full size.
Classic bridge
A Canal boat cruise really is a must in this City, its really the only way to truely appreciate it's beauty. And after hours of walking around a great way to give the feet a break.
Lifting bridge

Fresh Corn on the Cob
We managed to find the local farmers markets too where the smell of fresh corn drizzled in butter was just too much to go past!!

Our final afternoon was spent sitting in cafe watching the world go past ( on bicycles of course) and enjoying a glass of wine and some nibblies.