Tuesday, 31 August 2010


Tomorrow is grab it day
over at Scrapagogo
and Septembers kit is so awesome
so if you want any of the Grab it your gonna have to be fast...

Monday, 30 August 2010

Just a quick one ...

I saw this sketch over on Creative Scrappers,
and set about scrapping with it yesterday.
The photos & journalling document how difficult
I found it to get into the rings in the wave pool on holiday !!
The more I laughed the worse I got !!
& Paul kindly captured it on film.
The papers are Crate Paper - Brook
with added ricrac, gems and alpha.

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Another year older...

This year I feel a little like the Queen !!!
We were away in Genoa on my actual birthday,
I had a fab day that started with chocolate coated strawberries
for breakfast in our cabin, a relaxed day sightseeing at our own pace
& ended with birthday cake :)
On our return home I was greeted by these beauties
that Mum & Matt had made,
they were so tasty.
We took my cards on our trip.
I had loads of lovely gifts from family & friends
which I opened on return.
My thanks to you all xxx
Heres some pics.
Loads to do/read/watch here.
I really wanted this Nike +
I'll tell you more in a later post.
The silver bead is Pandora & the glass 2 are troll.
The boys carefully brought these back from their Czech trip.
These cuties were from Harriet x
my collection is growing, we have managed
to replace most of the ones I lost :)

Friday, 27 August 2010

more August Lo's

To be a Butterfly.

There are so many beautiful butterflies in this months
Scrapagogo kit
& I've used a number of them on this page.
To create the stamped background I adhered a Maya Rd
chipboard butterfly to an acrylic
block, having given it a coat of nail varnish
and then used it in the normal way.
I'm really pleased with the results.
Beautiful Lanterns.

When I saw the wonderful lantern stamps,
I knew immediately what photo I wanted to use.
This was taken at the tea cups ride at Disneyland LA.
I trapped pieces of the KI Memories lace paper between the images
stamped on acetate, to give a patterned look.
The flowers and labels are from the hybrid sheets.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

our holiday in a nutshell...

Not wanting to bore anyone !
I've posted 1 pic a day from our cruise
as a snap shot of our week.
Enjoy x

Where the sky meets the sea.

Our home for a week
Ocean Village.

The Harbour

A sea day
In the jacuzzi.

The Souks.

The Trevi Fountain

Largest Aquarium in Europe.

The fish market
St Tropez

My favourite all time place- Park Guell

Saying goodbye to the boat at Palma.

Monday, 16 August 2010

Photo Challenge

Over the weekend on Shimelles blog, there has been an on line crop.
For a number of reasons I have been just too busy
to take part in the scrapbooking side
but had a go at a few of her photo challenges.

Can you guess what we had for tea on friday evening !!

This pic was taken from inside our car,
looking out at the garden fence through all the rain !
This pic was also taken from the car, late friday night.
I messed with the shutter speed and the zoom to achieve this.
PS I wasn't driving !

This was taken in our front garden and only cropped slightly.
really pleased with this image.
I've really enjoyed taking these pics
hope you like them too

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Creating a little...

Pick Your Own.
For this page I used the August sketch from Create & Co
I took 2 of the children strawberry picking & we had such a great afternoon
picking & eating !
I used Maya Rd chipboard bunting to mount my title on
from July's Scrapagogo Kit, painted and strung on ribbon.

These are my GoGo yearbook pages for July
including a GoGo day event, our holiday in Corfu,
the boys watching England V. Bangladesh at Edgebaston
& Harriet & I completing the Race for Life.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Scrapagogo August kit

Where is this month going !
I've never known a summer holiday go so fast.
Hope you are having a good one despite the fluctuating weather.
This is what I've been making with this fabulous kit.

Momiji Love
I have been receiving these little dolls as presents
for a few years now & thought this kits feel was perfect to showcase a few.
The accordion flowers are so easy to make & add an oriental touch,
this months hybrids are a great addition to the kit & I've used 3 on this page.

Harley & Me
I wanted to show that this kit wasn't just for girls,
& here's a pic of Matthew trying a Harley out for size !
in their shop window in Florida !
The photo mount was made using this months lantern stamp
& the torn distressed edges and stapes add to the masculine feel.

I used the August greetings kit for this card.
The sentiment stamp gives a good crisp image
& the felt flower co ordinates beautifully with the patterned paper.

Thank you for looking

Friday, 6 August 2010

Quick trip up North

I have just spent a lovely couple of days at the home of a friend whom I first met at an
aqua-natal swimming class 16 years ago !!
She lives in a rural community in Saddleworth
( not far from Manchester) and we lived there too until 1998.
I took Dan with me as my friend has a son the same age.
I really had a chance to relax and came away feeling positive about the rebuild
( the plans are at the council as we speak)
and with loads of ideas for the decor,
and over a glass of wine & a curry with more local mums
laughed till I cried, literally !!!

Monday, 2 August 2010

Have you seen this ??

Scrapagogo have introduced a Loyalty Stamp Scheme.
Starting with the September 2010 Kit
Check out here for all the details.