Monday, October 29, 2007

Life Is Measured In Moments

I have to admit when I opened this kit and saw all those papers,I panicked, mine were all grey!! But having spent plenty of time playing with them and stroking them I now really like them, I have realised that the grey allows the pictures to really stand out whilst being a easy, neutral colour to work with, it really is very flexible!! So on that note, this is my latest LO from the kit.
These are pictures of my parents wedding from 1975, those bridesmaids dresses are a bit groovy but were the inspiration behind the whole LO, they really stood out hence the reason I chose to mount them on the blue! My mum looks so beautiful, people do tell me I look like her but I can't see the resemblance, I wish I had the chance to get to know her. And my Dad well he hasn't changed much, he still looks the same, and I love him loads!!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Introducing my new DT kit!

Just showing off this robin LO I did for the DT with my latest kit, I had great fun adding the border on the computer and working with the colours in the kit was a real challenge, but I'm really happy with the result! I wasn't too sure when I opened it as there is a lot of grey in there but having spent time playing and stroking it, I quite like it as it allows the colours in the pictures to really stand-out!

Secondly I had a go at some birthday cards, now as general rule, I'm not a big fan of peel-offs, but they have their place! And I think these cards are just right for them!!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

BIG Ooops!

Yesterday I took my laptop to work to do some paperwork and it died on me in a big way, and for some strange reason my cursor arrow turned into a duck! Anyhow, after DH spent best part of yesterday afternoon trying to fix it and decided it couldn't be done, we went out today and I got a smart, snazzy new one!! When I got home I got so carried away playing with it I nearly forgot to post my new challenge over on the BTYD page!!! So get on over and check it out! This is the LO I did for the challenge but I won't give away anything else here, so if you want to know about the challenge you know where to look!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


Got my 2nd DT kit today from CTYD! It's not something I would have chosen ever but I really like it and there are so many ideas buzzing round my brain with it, I can't wait to get on with it! There are some gorgeous American crafts ribbons and loads of fab brads, so I shall be having great fun playing, can't wait to see what the other guys have got!
The LO is one I did for the blog, using what was left from the last kit but the papers seemed to work perfectly with the fountain, I took the picture while we were driving along! I literally stuck my head out the window, pointed the camera and took it, praying it would come out and it did the picture is far better than I expected!
Work is absolutely manic at the moment, I feel snowed under with paperwork, but I am going to enjoy my 2 days off and face it when I go back!! In the meantime I hope to have a wonderful two days, we have nothing planned so I am hoping to get plenty of time to scrap and maybe get out and about, and take some more pictures!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Nooooo! I've been tagged again!

So please just read the post below, I haven't got enough little bloggy friends and I think people will get a bit whizzed if I keep tagging them!! Good fun though!
Well, I'm back at work after my holiday, but on the bright side I have more holiday booked next month! WooHoo!!
Thought I would share an altered CD tin, which I bought for 50p (BARGAIN) in a charity shop, I think it was a freebie one from Smash Hits or something, but a bit of patterned paper and a load of ribbon off-cuts later here it is! I really love this, and its in the Blog 'Til You Drop gallery for Challenge #10. I intend to make into a nice cheery, flower album to brighten those winter days, whether or not I actually get round to it or not though is a different matter!

Sunday, October 07, 2007

I've been tagged by Charli!!!

Thanks Charli!

Here are the rules which you must abide by if you are tagged.

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.

So seven facts about me!?
1) I can still do the splits! As long as I'm wearing loose trousers!!

2) I love raccoons, they are just so cute!

3) I hate going to the hairdressers! Don't know why, just do, but when my hair gets too long I will get it chopped!!

4) I am sitting here typing this wearing DH's slippers! My feet are cold, but if he asks I am just warming them up for him!

5) My favourite ever song is "Nothing Compares to You" by Sinead O'Connor.

6) My favourite jeans at the moment are navy blue with gold threads running through them, they are so pretty!

7) I will be 30 next year!!! AAAAARRRGGGHHHHH!!!

And I have tagged:

I've been a busy girly!

I managed to do 4 LO's yesterday, three of them for the Crop 'Til You Drop DT, and now I've posted them up on the blog, I can show them off here as well!

The first LO is of The Blue Pond, the water seems to change colour in the sunlight, and being perfectly still it gives perfect reflections. Apparently its because of algae or something but it really is amazing, and so beautiful and peaceful!

The second LO is of a Fly Agaric toadstool that DH pointed out to me while we were at Monkey World, he is getting really good bless him at spotting things that I'd like to photograph!

My third and final LO I used a leaflet from Monkey World and a very cute piccy of a baby orangutan by the name of Kai. Aaaahhh! He was so sweet and quite the little poser, but very cheeky with it although I think this was the best shot I got of him!

And lastly this LO is for breast cancer awareness moth, and I really, REALLY enjoyed doing this, so liberating and I loved going all girly and glitzy and pink! Seriously you just have to try this, its great fun!

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Back off Holiday!

WOW! We had a fantastic time on holiday in Dorset! We visited Bournemouth, the Oceanarium, Monkey World, the Blue Pond, new Forest and countless little chocolate box villages! I took over 250 photos so keep an eye out for new LO's coming up!

This little chap was so sweet, and such a poser for the camera, can't wait to sit down and scrap a LO of him!