Sunday, 25 October 2009

Scrapbook Inspirations

I was really shocked to hear that the Scrapbook inspirations magazine is no more. My thoughts are with Cara, Rosie and Jane, who have worked so hard on re-vamping the publication, and really bought it up to date (I had fun with the girls, helping them to clear out the office last year, ready for their move!) This magazine has been a huge inspiration to me over the 4-5 years that I have been scrapping, and in the beginning was my only source for great ideas, I've even had a few of my layouts in the gallery, and my hubby had a page showcasing his efforts at the hobby! It's really sad to see another venture bite the dust, but becoming all to common these days. I hope the girls are able to find work quickly, and I'm sure the design team will be snapped up. Cx

My first ever gallery entry x

Friday, 23 October 2009

Blog therapy

I've just signed up to Shimelle's new class, 'blogging for scrapbookers'! I can't wait for the Shim inspiration to start flowing. I love blogging, but am not very interesting! Watch this space! C x

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Busy, busy bee

I've been on a roll today, inspired by the fabulous new stamp sets by Papertrey ink, espcially those by Dawn Mcvey. I don't have them yet as they aren't released til midnight, but her cards are so beautiful it got me thinking about Christmas, and I made a few of my own.

If you can't beat them...

Had to show you this photo of Stella. I was reading my fave blogs today, and the girl wanted in on the action. The moment I stood up, she was in my chair! It spun around a bit so photo is a little blurred. C x

Monday, 12 October 2009

Class field trip

We headed out to the 1st Severn crossing view point on Saturday, with the rest of our DP class. We spent a couple'o'hours snapping to our hearts content. It was a beautiful morning, bright and sunny, just right for over exposing!! LOL. Took lots of shots, deleted most of them! Jon said there was 1 stunning shot and a few with potential, praise indeed! See what you think, C x

The stunning one apparently x

From another angle

I was quite pleased with the photos of the cookies I made last week, and I had ordered Cosmo Cricket Early Bird papers, so the two were meant to be. Here's the layout, hope you like it C x

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Nigella my hero...

OMGosh, have just made THE most amazing choc chip cookies! What's so great about choc chip cookies? I hear you say, they're ok if you have a cookie shaped hole to fill, but the fabulous 'N' drizzles her's with a mint choc glaze! They taste amazing, and the glaze is cool when you eat it, Sooo good! Anyway I thought I would make you all drool with my lovely, chocolatey mintness! C x

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

A good blub

Is it just me, or does everyone cry at 'How to look good naked'? I think secretly we would all love to do it. Although it would be just my luck to get caught on ugly knickers day!! talking of a good blub, Pride of Britain tonight, get the tissues ready!! C x

Monday, 5 October 2009

Rather mooving

Hubby and I drove to an old MoD building, miles away in the middle of the countryside, to indulge his passion of taking photo's of run down old buildings (I don't get it either!) Not really my thing, and I would rather be in bed at stupid o'clock on a sunday morning, but we need to spend more time together. He finds walking through creepy old buildings fascinating, I just find them, well... Creepy! I would rather take a shot to preserve a memory, or tell a story. I did have a go, not great results, and I don't think this hobby is for me. We did however walk past a field of very handsome cattle, and I got some cute shots of them instead. I may not have learned much about photography, but I learned that to give time creates it's own memories.

I was fascinated by seeing the man-made objects in a natural environment, maybe thats my thing?

No, this is not in my house, just looks like it!

Told you it was creepy! (not you babe!)

phew, thats better. We were fascinated by the fact that these chaps followed us all the way around the field, then I remembered I was wearing a bright red coat! Glad there were no horns!!

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Category stories

The category stories prompt this time is 'Laugh'. They seem a little stressed over there at the moment, and need us to share what makes us laugh. I don't scrap her a lot, but we're getting the best photo's of Stella at the moment. She makes us laugh all the time, but we don't always capture it. So here's my layout of just one of the antics of our mad doggy. C x

In loving memory of Mr Flea, RIP

Friday, 2 October 2009

just one more!

Whats going on with me?

Making a comeback

I told you I liked the colour combo from the Raspberry suite colour challenge! I made another card, using a great technique which I saw on Inspired Scrapper's blog (also in the challenge) where she did a tone on tone background using punches. I punched out lots of flowers from Kraft cardstock, and stuck them randomly on a Kraft card. This gives a great background, whilst still being able to add more detail. I love the effect, and I'm sure it's not a new idea, but it's not one I've seen. Thanks Kera, (check out her blog, the card is gorgeous!) See ya, C x

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Raspberry suite challenge #17

I decided to take part in this challenge because the colours are so gorgeous! I usually feel intimidated entering these things 'cause the standard is so high, so here goes nothin! I used Bazzill and Stampin' up cardstock, cuttlebug embossing folder, Amy Butler lotus flower stamp on the red card, by K & Co, and a cute little tag from a cutter file by K Werner. I added my own flower made from ribbon to balance it off. I've not used this colour combo before, but it feels really fresh, so you'll probably see it again! C x