I can't believe it's been so long without crafting or blogging !!! I don't quite no what happened. I think a combo of things with being very busy at home with work, kids and helping out at school, getting ready for the Shimelle class (see post below) and basically not really being in the mood. Such an odd feeling. For months now, I've always had at least one LO on the go, but I just haven't felt like scrappin' but at the same time I felt really down about feeling like that, but when I tried to scrap, nothing happened : (
I'm trying to get the urge back again....I made some crimbo prezzies this week (2 posts below) and then had the class at the weekend, but Steph (nerdbird) came over to scrap yesterday and I still didn't really feel like it. I worked in the morning and then made some Christmas cards in the afternoon. Steph was really sweet and suggested I tried a basic LO, just using a sketch or something, so last night that's exactly what I did and this is what happened.
I've used the sketch on this weeks UKS challenge....and like Steph suggested, kept in basic. It took minutes and I felt a real sense of relief after : )
Will do another later hopefully......I want that buzz back again...I miss not scrappin every day xx
I went along to Shimelle's class on Sunday. 'Everyone has a Story'. I was so excited about going. There was alot of preparation beforehand. We needed about 100 various photos all from different stages of our lives. All different shapes and sizes were requested, so lots of hunting for old photos, lots of taking new ones, lots of scanning and cropping and printing.....no wonder I haven't had much time for anything else recently : ) It was well worth the preparation. The class was excellent and the album will now be an ongoing project. Here is my Title page. and my routine LO.
The kit was beautiful and I can't wait to get stuck into more LO's now : )
What really made the day was meeting lovely Fay. We met on the way down, so traveled part of the way together. I then sat next to Fay and also Cathy and it felt like doing the class with friends rather than with people I'd only just really met. So thank you girls if you read this : )
Right, it's really time I started cracking on with Christmas Gifts. Ade's parents are off to visit the elderly twin Aunts this weekend, so their gifts are now done. I've made them this cookie jar which I shall fill before wrapping and I also made the photo frame below.
I've used all Basic Grey papers, Element Stickers and Alphas from the Eva range.
I think this LO just about sums up the October kit from Scarlet Lime. I've been playing with my camera and the settings alot more lately, really trying to improve my photographs. (that's why there are so many of this LO) I couldn't fit all the photos on the one post, so the last 2 are before this one. This LO is all about Ade and I .....always having our cameras at the ready. We are both as bad (or as good I guess) as each other. Both always trying to capture the perfect shot. And then comparing our photos later when we get home.
Ade is such a sweetie, but I do love winding him up. We went to a farm with all my sis and her family. Ben (my bruv-in-law) let me have his last cough candy sweet ...but it had already been in his mouth....so when Ade (who has a paranoia about cleniness) came up to me and said he could smell cough candy sweets, I kindly gave him the one out of my mouth. He was so pleased : ) I didn't tell him til later it has originally been Ben's : ) : )
I used a variety of bits on this LO. The pp and stickers are from Cocoa Dasiy. The black dotty card and my Remember this moment journal card were packaging inside this kit that I've used. The stamps were from a studio calico kit and then brads and alphas from stash. xx
I had a lovely meal with my friends Amanda and Claire last night, although I'm feeling very tired today. Early night ahead I think : ) xx
I've had a lovely day today. Steph (nerdbird) came over for scrappin again today : ) I only managed 1 3/4 LO's today though. Feelin very tired today. Going out with 2 good friends tonight for a meal though so need to liven up. I made this LO based on a uks challenge: A sketch to follow use red, white and blue and some bling. (was supposed to add a french title, but don't want to)
I love these old photos.My Mum has lent me the originals to scan for my scrappin.Now that Bamps has gone, they feel so special.
Right I need to wake myself up....coffee and a bath I think....see you later xx
I've just made these little placecards, aren't they cute ????
My Mum, along with her Hubby and my brother are joining us for Christmas lunch this year. We don't usually have company for Christmas, so I've decided to make an even bigger effort this year. Each person will have their own place card and favour at the table : )
I think I'm hooked on the colorcombo challenge blog. I never thought I could be so inspired by having 4 colours thrown at me. This week we have : sienna - chartreuse - straw - grey. Here's my creation this week:
Thought I'd photograph 'my space'. I love it in here. I can lock the door and have peace and quiet. I feel so happy in this room. There's even a bedsofa, although I've never ended up crashing out in here, but I do love sometimes sitting and having a latte when the latest Scrapbooking Inspirations comes theough the door or when my latest kit arrives : )
This is from the door. It looks quite messy from here, but is actually very organised.
This taken sitting on my desk.
This is my second desk.
And drawers. I keep my 12x12 shelves on here, alomg with all my craft books and some tins and baskets full of stashy bits : )
I had no plans to scrap this pics. I made a mini book ages ago about this weekend away to Barcelona. But Sue on Just Bex has set a challenge to scrap something that makes you feel good. I always get a lovely feeling when I think of this romantic weekend away I had with my lovely Ade.
My Scarletlime kit this month was perect for this : ) xx
I was really pleased with these piccies taken summer 2007. We went strawberry picking and Louis just lurves strawberries. We'd all gone off and spread out trying to find the best ones and off in the near distance I could see Louis crouched down eating away. I managed to zoom in and get some cute shots. This LO has been inspired by a new challenge blog: http://useyourtype.blogspot.com/ The idea behind this chellenge was to fill a shape with words. So obviously it had to be a strawberry for me : )
Lots of paint....lots of doodling and colouring and a touch of Love Elsie too xx
Yay, the day has come....the new challenge blog 'We Kit You Not' has gone live this afternoon. I feel really excited : ) I'm designing on behalf of my fave kit 'Scrapagogo' http://www.scrapagogo.co.uk/index.php?p=1 Each month as a designer, we need to show off 1 LO and 1 card using our new kit. Each month a challenge will get set. This being our first month is a free for all.....just use your kit as you wish and link your LO's and cards to us here : http://kimsonksen.typepad.com/wekitunot/ Come on over for a nose and hopefully get inspired : )