Monday, 28 March 2011

Tick Tock, Tick Tock…


Not so keen on getting up in the dark this morning, it will make it up to me this evening when I’m driving home in the light, and I will be able to run later.

Scrapping and setting up this blog yesterday was therapeutic and I ended up quite pleased with what I made. After the yellow layout I made at the retreat for a weekly challenge, I have been quite daring for me on that side of the colour wheel Rainbow

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This was for the challenge on UKS this week, unfortunately I had used bunting last week so now I had to use it again, but actually I am quite pleased with it. Last week it was layered pennants which was a bit fiddly.

The papers were from Laura at the retreat and I love how they came out with the photos.

The two photos were from the last few weeks at school in 1990, although a lot of us stayed on for sixth form. The top one is of the girls v boys netball, we played them at football as well. I can’t remember who won, but I remember howling with laughter. I expect the girls won, right? Winking smile

If you squint, I am the player in the back row with the Centre tab and the blonde, 3 in from the right is Darren, my first serious boyfriend from 15-17!

The other photo has horrid light, I have scanned it in before I have used it and added some light and contrast so it looks better but I have no ink so I went with the original. It is of another gang of us loitering in the fifth year common room.

Here is a close up of the stamped image which was one of the ‘required elements’, this was from the first stamp set I bought, which I think is still my most oft used. I coloured with my copics, and used rock candy stickles, now it has properly dried overnight it looks great.


30 points, probably my last this month as I have lots of cards to make……

Sunday, 27 March 2011

this feels like a nice place to start…

I love my friends' posts, they tell me a bit more about them through their scrapbook pages and other craftiness. I thought that I would like to have somewhere to put my pages and tell the tale behind them.

I have only ever uploaded my layouts to UKS which is fab, but it doesn’t feel appropriate to put lots of information on those uploads. Now, here, I can!


The photo is of Mum at Cranford in Okehampton in 1966. The layout is for the ‘All Things Girlie’ challenge at Creative Craft World which gave me the chance to indulge my pink and fluffy side….


I have had a lot of help with this one as it was very plain to start with, thanks to Sue, Maria, Susi and Laura, muchos gracias.

 I also used Susi’s stampin’ up punch and Sue’s collection of circle punches.

Of course, I now need some new flower punches, don’t I?