Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Layout with Attitude

Finally I have managed to get all of my eldest son's new uniform sorted... yesterday was shoes and shin pads and being a non-footballing family I was a little stunned at the price of a piece of polystyrene to protect an already mottled shin!!

Anyway onto my latest layout where he and his younger brother are chillin' on top of a climbing frame. The photo isn't the greatest quality but it just sums up my boys, just a smirk never a full smile, they really don't do cute in my house lol. I wanted the layout to have a grungy feel with a little attitude so I've distressed lots of paper, ripped it and inked quite heavily around the edges. Probably one of my favourites to date, it really did turn out how I'd imagined it and that rarely happens!!!

Materials: Bazzill cardstock and The Edge in black ric-rak, BoBunny Extreme papers, Heidi Swapp fuzzy rub-ons and flame foam stamps, Making Memories skull rub-on and brads, AL Stylin' stamp and various chipboard shapes.

Until next time xxx

Monday, 25 August 2008

Bank Holiday Movie

We've been to the cinema today to watch The Mummy 3 Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. To be honest it wasn't a patch on the original two but still hugely enjoyable although the absence of Rachael Weiss is really noticeable as Brendan Fraser just doesn't seem to gel with the new Evelyn. John Hannah still makes me laugh albeit not as much, the talented Michelle Yeoh shines once again and Jet Li really is looking old but can still kick ass. If like me, you like lots of action then its worth a trip to the cinema.

Onto my scrapping which is once again, of my youngest son in the park one cold morning which meant it was just me and my boys so a prime opportunity for getting the camera out. Sadly I managed to snap this shot with a lovely bright red bin in the background so before I could scrap it I had to spend a bit of time cloning it out!!

Materials : Bazzill cardstock, Bo-Bunny Star Struck, DCWV orange cardstock, American Crafts ribbon, Cuttlebug 'man' die, MM brads and Bazzill In Stitch'z templates.
Until next time xxx

Thursday, 21 August 2008

Snow Cute

It maybe August but you can't beat a bit of snow.

I scrapped this lovely photo of my youngest son playing in a generous foot of snow in February 2007, it was so cold and had snowed for most of the day while they were at School (the only School open in the District!!) but once those doors were flung open it was time to play. We got home, flung the bags down, grabbed the camera and headed out the front for battle to commence, just to watch the sheer pleasure on their faces made me smile. Sadly the photo isn't crash hot up close but I just had to scrap it.

I used non snow theme papers instead choosing BG Archaic range, Stampin' Up spiral bound punch to edge the paper, 7 Gypsies & photograph facts stamps, Making Memories snowflake foam stamp covered with Stickles, Bazzill The Edge white wave and Thickers Sprinkles.

Until the next time xxx

Monday, 18 August 2008

Playin' with Fancy Pants

Well this can only mean one thing, I've been scrapbooking. I have and its the design work I did for Gotta Craft's August kit which featured Fancy Pants Designs, Celebration.

She did it to me again, terrified me with the kit. There are two things I don't like scrapping, Christmas and Birthdays because they always end up looking the same so again filled with fear and dread I limped to the printer and there I had a light bulb idea...I would do one Birthday layout because its the theme of the papers and another one completely irrelevant.

So I did and ended up having a complete hissy fit at the printer trying to work out how to do the block printing (Chelsea layout) on Word, on screen it looked fine with all the borders the same yet every time I printed it, it closed the border between the top two photos...aarrrgh. Jay finally came to my rescue (I think purely because he feared for his life if he didn't calm the situation lol) by adding text in between and changing it to white. Now I know there is bound to be an easier way but I was just relieved it finally worked after the ink and paper I had wasted.
Here we go then the layouts and a small card I made while waiting for something to dry.

Until next time xxx

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Paws TV

Well after working on my design work and CJs I finally got round to doing some layouts for the boys' albums, and this photo is my Pablo the night before he went through the cat flap and disappeared in 2007 :(

He was such a character and it came as no surprise when he snuggle down under the duvet with Kyle to watch a DVD before bedtime and of course I had to capture this moment and I can honestly say he stayed there for a quite a while, didn't watch the whole of the movie but a good chunk, so cheeky!!

I used mainly K&Co Mira range and added the orange for impact and because Pablo was pure ginger, Thickers for the title and some American Crafts ribbon.

Also I'm selling some of my Magnolia stamps over on the Marketplace on UKS if you are interested, they are Party Tilda, Tilda with a straw hat, two cupcakes and the cat, all apart from Tilda with a straw hat are brand new and still sealed in their original packaging. I would like £20 for them all including P&P.

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Black & White Everything

Is the title of my new CJ. I'm hosting a team one which kicks off on the 1st September so I'm prepared way in advance. I love photographs printed out in black and white they seem to speak volumes as well as being easier to scrap with which is where my theme developed from and I like the idea of co-ordinating the whole CJ...I like to be organised!!

I really enjoyed completing it and its going to be rather hard to part with but equally its always exciting to see how everyone else has interpreted the theme. I used mostly Hambly papers including the acetate overlay and even for a girl who loves nothing more than chopping into a 12x12 sheet of paper it was hard to put scissors to these papers and the handle can only be from 7 Gypsies.

Monday, 4 August 2008

Killer Shoes

I can't share any scrapping projects, I've been busy doing Design Team work and I can't share Hazel I really can't lol.

Went shopping to the Ventura Retail Park in Tamworth this morning to get Jay suited and booted for his first interview on Wednesday, fingers crossed for that. Anyway I fell in love with some gorgeous killer shoes and here they cool are these at 4" high, I have absolutely no idea when I'm exactly going to wear them but what the hell when they look this good :)

I also got through to the final of the photography competition over on UKScrappers if you fancy voting, its the Big Ben one...shameless pimping lol.

Hopefully I will have something to share with you soon, keep checking back xxx