Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Olympic Quilters ?!

it was the turn of my team
to work with this weeks
sketch & twist - Flower.

I've had these photos since the summer
but till now I've not
had the right Lo in mind.

Olympic Quilters.

My friend Pam at the Nuneaton crop
suggested we get involved with a scheme
to make quilts for all the countries
taking part in the London 2012 Games.
Now please remember we are all scrapbookers
not quilters but
we were up for the challenge.
We all made squares for the quilt
but Pam, Rach & Sharon
did the bulk of the work.
It looks amazing
if I do say myself :)

Our quilt is now with the organisers
awaiting a huge display in the spring.
I can't wait to find out who is getting our quilt.

I pieced the background of
basic grey papers together then
zigzagged them down.
Felt flowers made using
descending circles with button centres.
Alpha- Thickers.

Being involved with this project has
made me realise that I would love to
have a go at quilting agin,
maybe next year.

Monday, 28 November 2011

Oh Boy ...

This is a Lo I made recently
featuring my eldest son Dan.
Soon to be 17 & eligible to drive!
it's not often I get a photo of him
so it had to be scrapped.

All Grown Up

created using random leftover papers
( I'm trying to mix my patterns a little more)
& bits & pieces
plus buttons, stamps, masking tape & paper clips.

I'm really chuffed with how it turned out.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

worth getting up early for

I know we all lead busy lives and our children do too but today I took the time to really watch my daughter enjoy herself and show how confident & skilful she has become. It was cold despite being bundled up but well worth it as her smile kept me warm on the inside x


Thursday, 24 November 2011

Finding inspiration

I've been creating again
using the December kit
Fauna & Flora

In the kit there is always a great mix of papers
& this month I was completely wow'd
by the Authentique ones.
They have a little quote on the manufacturers strip
& I think thats a really cute idea
so it set me off
looking at quote sites
looking for a title for this Lo.

Sadness flies away on the wings of time.

The Hambly acetate was easy to sew down
using my sewing machine & I didn't gut the back
as I prefer not to see the Lo
behind when it goes in my album.

The Prima resin bird looks right at home
perched on the bird cage.

A Maya Road Beaded Center completes
my embellished photo corner
along with Websters Botanical Christmas paper
& a Prima leaf.

How do you choose your Lo titles?
thanks for looking x

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Garden Guest

Over the last few days I've been creating with
ScrapaGoGo's December Kit
Fauna & Flora.

Here is my first Lo
to show you.

Garden Guest.

The Websters Botanical Christmas paper
was just asking to be cut out :D
The embellishments used are from the add on kit
Go 2 Pieces.
I couldn't help myself
& used lots of them here
as they are so gorgeous.

If you need some inspiration
hop on over to the gallery
to see all the DT's work
with these kits.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Christmas is coming...

I know Christmas is on it's way when I recieve a stunning Poinsettia from my parents.

This has become a tradition over the last few years and I love it.
It stands on the kitchen windowsill looking so cheery & festive that you can't help but feel a little in the Christmas mood :)
Now I just need to remember to keep watering it !

Sheena x

Thursday, 17 November 2011

With a twist of White...

it was the turn of my Team
to work with sketch 128
with Twist - White.

Little Miss H.
This is a photo of my daughter at 7 weeks old
back in 2000.

I wanted to create a delicate Lo
with the photo as the focus
so the background is punched cardstock hearts
some raised on foam dots.

I added rubons around the
photo edge to soften it.

Cardstock -bazzil
Pink paper- Basic grey
Alpha - Thickers
mist - Mr huey
rubons - daisy d's

If you fancy a challenge
pop over to Twisted Sketches
for twice weekly inspiration.

Monday, 14 November 2011

In Print

This month The Moxley Massive Crop was featured in The Scrapbook Magazine along with a photo of us all! ( Im on the middle row !)

I love going to this crop as I get to meet up with some of my bestest scrapping buds & have a great laugh into the bargin.
Long may this crop continue.
Happy Scrapping

Sheena x

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Reviewing October

Continuing my Month in Review album
over on the ScrapaGoGo Clubhouse
I've now completed my October pages
using their Home Comforts Kit.

The left page highlights the
fabulous GoGo getaway retreat
whilst the right
showcases other photos from the month
including a trip to Anglesey
& Apex Challenge runners up.

I created a little accordion book
at the bottom of the left page
using the ScrapaGoGo ticket stamp
to hold extra Getaway pics.

ScrapaGoGo's October Stamps.
Many thanks for looking.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

10 on the 10th ...for xmas...

Shimelle hosts 10 things on the 10th
each month, over on her blog.

This month I'm highlighting my
top 10 online stores
for sourcing christmas presents
for my family & friends.
As we are all busy people
on line shopping can be a godsend.

1. Amazon.
What can't you get from this amazing online store. It's choices of books would keep me happy for days plus all the music, films, comedy DVD's... & lets not forget the Kindle.

This site has an amazing array of CD's,music DVD's, films, sport equipment, blu-rays...all offered with free UK delivery.

3. EMP.
A great site if you have teenagers like me. Has t-shirts, hoodies & jewellery for girls & guys. From vampire to super mario you are sure to find something they will like. No minimum order postage £4.99.

4. Lakeland.
With baking & cooking as popular as ever, this is a great store for xmas gifts from decorations, books, hampers & gadgets you can't live with out. Delivery is free on orders over £50.

5. Computer Exchange.
This site is certainly worth a look if you are after reasonably prised DVD's, electrical & computer games. They have been pre owned but all come with a guarantee so you can get much more for your money.

This is the most amazing fudge in the world & once tried you will never eat any other sort! All my family are converted! It comes in 12 flavours & can be shipped all over the world. perfect for someone with a sweet tooth.

7. Not on the high street
Well worth a visit, can get loads of customised/personalised goods here plus items which are different from the usual xmas gifts. Some items have free delivery.

I love this store but particularly at Christmas with it's pretty gift wrap & funny stocking fillers plus cool diaries & note books. If there isn't one near you why not consider ordering on line. Whats not to love about stationary. They offer free delivery over £30.

9.John lewis
For a little luxury shopping I always take a look here & they offer free delivery over £30.

10. Boots
With lots of offers on their site & free delivery over £45 which is so easy to reach with the choice of items they sell, they just had to feature in my list.

I hope you have found these links useful.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

The beginning & the end...

Over on the ScrapaGoGo Clubhouse
the Chinese Whispers CJ
has now finished
after 10 rounds over 10 months.

This was my initial Lo.

This is how it looks after 10 lifts.
There are certainly some similarities to the original.
I love how everyone will have added
their own little spin on it
to make it there own.

If you would like to take part in the next CJ
hop on over to the Clubhouse
& sign up as it starts on January 1st.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Rainy Afternoon

I can't think of a better way to spend a cold wet afternoon than snuggling up on the sofa with a cuppa & the first copy of Scrap 365.

I'm really looking forward to seeing what this new mag has to offer .
Sheena x

Friday, 4 November 2011

The final round...

is over
in the Chinese Whispers CJ
over on the ScrapaGoGo Clubhouse.

I've loved being part of this CJ
as the lifts are all e mailed
& you get loads of finished Lo's for your own albums.

Year 7

Lo made using ScrapaGoGo's October Kit
Home Comforts.
I dry brushed white paint onto the patterned
paper to create my journalling block.

Here is Josie's lovely Lo
that I lifted.
I've stayed pretty close to the original
just reduced the number of photos used.

Why don't you hop over to the ScrapaGoGo Clubhouse & sign up
for the next round of CJ's
starting January 1st.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Girls on Film

It was my turn this week
to work with
with the twist - Feather.

I knew immediately that I wanted to scrap
photos of our pet chickens
Jasmine, Dr Pepper & Gingersnap Ranger.

It took me a while to come up with the title,
if you are a similar age
you will probably remember this Duran Duran song.

Thanks for looking x