Thursday, 7 August 2014

Cheerful Pages for Summer's Day Out

Some pages made for Hey Little Magpie ( formerly Sarah's Cards ) and Scrap365 Magazine.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

We have a school leaver

I went to J's school leaving drinks last night. How did that happen ? Excuse the reminiscing to follow...

This is a photo of him in September 1999, excited to be leaving for his new school.  Look at the size of that book bag!

On arrival at school, we snapped another photo.

Another first day when he went up to secondary.

And finally last day at sixth form.

As you can see the pose hasn't changed very much. We might have moved house but we still have the tradition of taking a photo next to the house sign.  It has become a measure of how the children have grown...

I am still looking for the layout I made for his very-very first day. I think it is called "15 years of school starts today". I have recently made this layout called "15 years of school ends today". 

This evening he will attend the last event he will attend for school...he is going to the Leavers' Ball.  DJ photos to follow.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Join us at Sarah's Cards

Fancy joining me on the DT ? Sarah and Lianne are recruiting for their Design Team. You can find more details here.

Guesting on Scrap Around the World

I am sure guesting is not a word so excuse me.

Scrap365 DT has been helping Scrap Around the World to celebrate their anniversary. Happy birthday SATW!

Their birthday mood board is just my kinda colours right now. Those blue-green shoes are just to die for.

I made this layout about our visit to one of Berlin's Icon, the Brandenburg Gate.  I have seen this gate in films and newspapers, it was nice to finally visit in person.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Scrap 365 June 2014 Is Full of Trash

Couldn't resist that "headline". Sorry to disappoint but this post is not about to slag off my favourite magazine. 

To explain further, this issue of Scrap365 is dedicated to recycling and upcycling.  I haven't received my copy but I spotted my layout in the bottom left hand corner ( I had to check that because I always get left and right mixed up but you know which ).

Click here to buy a copy. 

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Missing but In Action

Dearest lovelies, sorry for the long delay.  I have had a busy few months.  I might be missing from this blog, but I have been scrapping.

Did you see a fortnight of WOW! Embossing on Scrap365 blog ?  I contributed with Country Pursuits where I have been making resin embellishments using WOW! Melt It Powder and Embossing Powder.  I think I might have to invest in more colours...

My excuses ?  I have been looking for work so have filled applications and attended multiple interviews.  I have now accepted an offer to teach Computer Science at a local secondary.  We have also had builders working in the kitchen which is now operational though not complete. We didn't have a cooker or oven or sink for 3 weeks. Fortunately that period coincided with the good weather we had so b-b-q's were in order. Not a campfire in the living room as one neighbour cheekily enquired!

ps: the builders weren't incompetent or anything...we are now waiting for the latex on the floor to dry before it is tiled!

Monday, 24 February 2014

I Love Berlin

More Valentine's range to share with you...

My journalling reads,

Berlin has many graffiti but none as tasteful as the one on the wall of our hotel. And the Berlin Bear too, what could be better ? There's also the symbol of the East, the one finger salute to the West. And then there's the lights. Nobody does the Christmas fairs and lights as expansively as the Germans. Where else but in Berlin ?

The Bear Graffiti is on a wall that is perhaps 6 or 7 storey high.  It is pointing inwards towards a courtyard so you wouldn't see it unless you are staying at the hotel. 

Here's the main concentration of "lurve" products that I've used, from Crate Paper Love Notes and a little bit of Close Knit. I can never resist Crate Paper!