Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Snow in October???

This is the view of my garden this morning. It was slightly alarming when we had snow in April and now October!! After a really wet summer, who knows what's happening to our seasons!!!
I did this LO on friday before I went to Torquay for the weekend. It's a combination of two challenges - the sketch challenge on Rough Draft and the Friday Night Challenge on Just Bex to use felt.

Friday, 24 October 2008

I think I've mentioned before how much I like what Christy Tomlinson (Scarlet Lime) did with the Sepetmber kit. So much so that I've scraplifted another one of hew LOs! The photo's not great (what with the dark nighs) and it looks a bit more lime green than it actually is.
This is another LO for my sister's birthday which is now in 6 weeks. I've 8 more LOs to do, which doesn't seem many in the timescale, but I'm struggling with dating photos now. Luckily I'm off for a home visit tomorrow so hopefully my Dad and Stepmum will be able to help.

Saturday, 18 October 2008

Rough Draft ..

So I've found another challenge blog that's just started - Rough Draft. It's a sketch challenge and their first one really suited a LO I wanted to do for my sister's album. The journalling will be added to the strips at a later stage by my Stepmum. A couple more capturing Time entries

Week 33 - Believe - "I believe that I am bringing up the girls to the best of my abilities, making the right choices for them, teaching them to be the best they can, loving them always."
Week 3 - Gratitude - "I am grateful for good friendships that have stood the test of time and the arrival of children. I am also grateful for sunny and relaxing afternoons to enjoy together."
Right off to watch Saturday Night telly!

Sunday, 12 October 2008

A good day ...

at the Paper Dolls crop. I went to a new crop (for me) in Nuneaton today and had a lovely relaxing day in the good company of fellow crafters. Here's what I did - firstly the title page for the My Freedom album that I started in the summer. I had intended to do another DLO aswell but it wasn't working right, so I'll leave that for another day.

LO from DD's 5th Birthday party back in January
And finally 3 LOs for my sister's birthday album (which I am woefully behind with - it's her birthday next month eeekkk!!!)

(Journalling to be added)
All in all a productive day I think!

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

A New Project ...

First another LO, this is a scraplift from Maggie Holmes in Sept CK. This is my 4th LO from the Scarlet Lime kit (must be a record!) and think it works really well with Kraft cardstock.
So this is the project I've been working on since Learn Something New Every Day finished. I saw it a while ago and knew that I wanted to play along - it's called capturing TIME by Ronda Palazzari. She posts a new topic every week along with her pages, all of which are 6x6 and follow the same format. These include lots of different art techniques which I'm hoping to try out (supplies permitting). It's been going for 32 weeks now, so I shall just pick up where I can.Week 1- ME: As a wife and a mother it is easy to put other people first, but I am learning that it is OK to take some time to do what I want, without feeling guilty.
Week 2 -PLAY: Play time with the family - a trip to the park, bouncing on the trampoline, playing board games. Play time on my own - crafting, photography or surfing the net.
Week 31 - WRITE: What do I write? To do lists, shopping lists, notes in my diary, emails, private messages on forums but most importantly journalling on my LOs and pages.
Week 32 - Autumn (Fall): The leaves have started to change colour and although this is not my favourite season, I do love the colours that Autumn brings - yellows, reds and oranges.

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

I really should try to blog more often, I've done a few things over the past week, so I'll start with a couple of LOs from the Scarlet Lime Kit. The first is of DD1 and her friend who she has known since they were about 3 and now go to school together. We tease them a little bit and I almost called the LO 'First Love' but I thought DD1 might go mad at me for that!!!
This is a picture of the men on our Wedding Day and I did the LO for last weeks UKS challenge.

Lastly my Scrap Your Day page for Sept.
More soon!