Friday, 16 October 2009

7 more lo's over the last week...

Well this is my second attempt on this post and i hope it works this time! I lost the last lot and having to re-type again :(

I have managed to do a few lo's this afternoon which was quite nice. My mum has been here this week so i haven't really had much chance. Its been nice having some company though and i haven't been bored this week. Think I am actually getting quite used to being at home!

Anyway here are some Lo's for you.

The first one is a photo of Iain and I taken today. I wanted to scrap a photo of us togther with bump as there doesn't seem to be any then I though of the title and thought I must scrap the photo. I have 2 days till my due date so its REALLY MUST BE A MATTER OF TIME NOW!lol The lo was made using the August Gogokit.
This second lo has been made using the Sarahcards cards Cosmo Cricket Early Bird Kit. My mum is a great cook and the journalling says " I wish i could cook like mum" I am actually pleased with how this turned out.
This next lo has been made for my family album using photos of mums wedding party last year. The lo has been made using the new Fancy pants dancing girl or girl dancer papers. I think they work with the photos quite well.

This last lo of the afternoon has been made using my new Gogokit that only came this week so I think I did well to break into it already. Its the gorgeous Love Earth papers.

The next 3 lo's were made at my crop last week but I never got a chance to upload them.
The first is valentines this year and I have used Heidi Grace papers
The second is a photo taken at the Beatix Potter museum in Cumbria and I have used the twitterpad papers which I love but was struggling to use.

This final lo has been made using October Afternoon Hometown - a range I adore. It suited the photos of the boys playing garden jenga back in May.

Well thats me all updated. I have had a couple of parcels this week. My kit and an order from papermaze so that has kept me busy but its quite nice to get back into scrapbooking and use of these gorgeous papers that i seem to be forever buying!
Thanks for reading.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Another scrapping Session

Well another productive afternoon I am pleased to report! I sat down to do the uks weekly challenge first of all. The elements to include were "something you take for granted", ""vibrant colours", "old stash" and "round". This lo is inspired by my love to shop which is something i have been lucky enough to take for granted...however, I have a baby on the way so things might not be that easy going forward and I will miss this. Needless to say i am stocking up on gorgeous stash now incase i cannot have new stuff in the months to come! The patterned paper is from the august (i think or july) gogokit its the comso cricket girl friday paper which i love and quite bright colours too. The old stash is the blingy heart and there is a circle on the lo too so I am claiming full points for my uks team.

Here is a close up of the journalling for you to read - hopefully it can be seen!
This second lo i did was inspired by PL155 although with my own spin of course. I have used the pink paisley fetching papers and embellies along with some thickers for the lo. This is a lo for my vegas album (as are a couple of the other I have done this afternoon). The album did not have many lo's with multiphotos so this one was nice to do.

The third lo was inspired by Twisted Sketches no 18 although I have used the sketch only more than the twist which was to put ribbon on the lo - I have used rikrak though. This lo has been made from the September Sarahscards kit which is cosmo cricket early bird - yes I am rather obsesssed with cosmo at the moment!lol. The is a lo for my vegas album. This is my brother at this time he was winning - as you can imagine there were many wins and many losses too!.

This 4th lo again is for the vegas album and I have used some we are memories keep papers - i think they are called white collection. I have also used some daisy bucket rub ons too. The title is so appropriate as this is my husband and step-dad who were constantly larking around - I think my hubby is such a bad influence although looking at the photo my step-dad doesn't look like he needed much encouragement! The photos were taken in the ventian hotel in vegas.

This final lo is loosely based on Twisted sketch 17 but turned around. The lo is for a family album i am doing following the wedding party my mum had last year. The album only has about 7 lo's so far so has a way to go before completing. I will continue to chip away at it though!

Well thats all for today. Thanks for reading!

Sunday, 4 October 2009

4 lo's in one session - inc a stolen lo!

Well my friend Sarah from work has been up today for a crafty session which was really nice. My first lo has been "stolen" blatently from Rachel Elliott I see it in scrapbook magazine but it is also on her blog. Please look at the original as it is gorgeous I see this and just thought it was lovely and wanted one for my album too. A great LO Rachel.
As you know I have been struggling for photos to scrapbook lately and I remembered taking this photo of all my presents when I left work the other week for my blog. Well I thought that I could scrap it and it slowly came together with the help of these new MME papers. I was quite pleased with the finished result.
This third lo I have used American crafts - backyard papers for. Its a photo of us taken at the beach in August.
My Final lo has been made using the August scrapagogo kit. The photos were again taken whilst we were at our in-laws caravan in August. Its quite nice to have a lo to show how we spent out weekends away.
Well thats all for now but I am in the process of printing out some more photos...despite having "nothing to scrap" I do still have my vegas album and my family album of my mums wedding party to finish so I have been trying to give some thought to that. You never know I might actaully do some more scrapping before the baby arrives!....13 days to go!

Thursday, 1 October 2009

An afternoon scrapping..

Well after being disappointed that my parcels of stash didn't arrive in the post this morning i thought i would treat myself to an afternoon of scrapping once i got the food shopping. Amazingly I was actually feeling quite inspired to scrap and that was without reading the new "kick it up" book that arrived from amazon today - I will save that to read later on.

This first lo was inspired by pencillines sketch 154. I set this as a challenge for some of my uks teamies and I knew immediately that i would use the baby scan pictures for this one. I have used the new fancy pants little sprout paper and I think the lo has worked out well.
The second lo was inspired by sarahscardsblog - link on right side of my blog. The lo that inspired me was Rachel (you can also see her blog - rewardingmemories) and its the birdie lo that was the basis for this lo. The paper is the sassafrass range and I thought the colours matched well. The journalling on this lo is similar to my last blog entry.
The third lo has been inspired by twisted sketches number 16. Its not an exact take on the sketch - mine never normally are but it was the sketch that inspired me to do this. The photos were taken with my friends baby Oscar a few weeks ago and we commented that we were "practising to be parents" at the time so its rather apt that i used this as the title for the lo. There is also journalling on the lo too.

My final lo wasn't really inspired by anything. I printed the photos a couple of days ago and it just came together really. I have again used sassfrass papers - anthem. The photos were taken when Iain did a 10km race in May. I was really proud of his time. He wanted to do an hour but took just very slightly over due but it was an excellent achivement and he raised money for the British Heart Foundation too so a worthy cause.
Well thats all for now. Hopefully my packages will arrive tomorrow. I could also do with the baby arriving shortly as I am running out of photos to scrap and need a new subject matter!....