Monday, 28 May 2012

In print

Just a quick post today as I haven't managed to get much done the last couple of days, well nothing worth posting anyway lol. And got to go out to college this evening and an interview tomorrow which I'm really wound up about cos there's been so few of them lately that it's added the pressure, I have to say I hope it cools down a bit by tomorrow afternoon or that the place has good air con lol.

Anyways the reason for the post... I just received my copy of this month's Scrapbook Magazine and here is my layout in print in the Readers Gallery - I'd forgotten it was this issue that it was in cos I sent the layout in ages ago. But how cool - this is the first time that I've had a layout published, can't wait to show the magazine to the family. My Nanna will be over the moon :)

Right had best get on - still in my PJs and not packed my college stuff yet lol XOX

Friday, 25 May 2012

The sun has got his hat on...

hip hip hip horray, the sun has been out all day :) and it has been gorgeous, sat out and read for a little bit this morning and got some washing done too, then once the sun had gone off my room I managed to get a couple of pages done including this one...

I got the photos printed in 5x5 inch format for a change - really like it will definitely be getting more like this. I wanted to keep the focus of the page on the photos so picked some plain-ish papers and just added the title without any extra embellishments, this thinkers help give the page some 3D-ed-ness (hopefully you understand Helen-ish lol) without cluttering up the page. The photos were taken on Mid-Summers Day 2010, at Crosby Beach where we had this gorgeous sunset to end a really lovely summer's day.

Supplies: 'Phoebe' & 'Acid Washed' Papers by Basic Grey, Thickers, Rub-ons by Doodlebug, Yellow and Orange Ink Pads

I would like to enter this page in the following challenges...

(hoping I read it right that I'm allowed to enter more than once - apologies if not)

Anyways that's it for me now, am off to do some project life research - thinking of starting an album but not sure cos love doing the 12x12 layouts XOX   

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Biker Chick

Managed to get another page for my Australia scrapbook done (not bad only been back for 4 years!!!!! - but that's REALLY scary that it was that long ago and that I'm still no where near finished lol). The plan was to get loads and loads of crafting done but was knackered and couldn't decide what I wanted to do with anything enough to stick things down. And managed to sit and read outside for a bit too - wish we had sunshine like this all summer just makes me feel happy. 

Anyways these are 2 more pictures of the scooter-roo tour in Town of 1770, I'd done the layout for the main page a while ago but just got round to doing this. (I'll try and get a better picture in daylight so not got the flash in the middle of it) I kept the layout simple just added a couple of embellishments and some faux-stitching round the edge to finish the page off - I'll also add a mini license plate next to the title when I find it (just reorganised craft stuff and can't remember where they are lol).

Supplies: Card by Bazzill, Thickers, Paint Marker, Hybrid Elements from Scrapagogo Kit

I would like to enter this in the following challenge...

Right I'm off to bed now as somebody snored ALL night so think only managed about 3 hours altogether so not managed to get alot done today, have planned a couple more pages though so hopefully will have some more to show you, and might even have a page without yellow on it lol - seem to be slightly obsessed with yellow card at the moment lol XOX

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Love Birds

Been busy doing family tree research at the moment - finally made some headway with some of my lines that I was stuck on, and been getting a bit further along with Ian's family, a bit more of a challenge there cos his family is from wales and I've just started running into some of the common surnames which makes finding the right family a bit of a challenge to say the least lol.

Thought I'd share a card today as it's been a little while since I've had any to post. This was a Wedding acceptance card for some of our friends, I used the stamp from my Scrapagogo kit to paper piece the birds and heart. Then added the ribbon and gems to finish it off.

And a close up of the birds

Supplies - Stamp from Scrapagogo Kit, Papers by My Mind's Eye, Pink Ribbon, Gems, Black Ink Pad, Black Fine Liner

I would like to enter this card in the following challenge...

Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge 61 - Something with Wings

Right I'd better get on and get on with my homework ready for college tonight, looking forward to getting some crafting done the next two days, got a couple of cards to get done then hopefully some scrapbooking too :) XOX

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Iron Men

Just realised that I haven't posted in a while - silly exams and revision getting in the way lol - so thought it was about time to get another post on - another scrapbook page this time cos the pictures of the cards that I've done are still on the camera. This page shows the photos from the first time I took Ian to Crosby Beach to meet the Iron Men. I love the way the rusty colour of the statues goes with the colour of the card :)

Supplies: Scrapagogo April 2012 Kit, Brown Ink Pad, White Ink Pad, Thickers

And here's a couple of pictures from the beach yesterday, as you can see it was very windy (and freezing cold), but still got some pretty pictures.

Right that's it from me for now, a load of photos have just arrived so got to sort them and pick out the ones for the wedding mini-album for our friends XOX