Wednesday 18 February 2009

18 years later, who would have thought...

It was our 18th wedding anniversary at the weekend. We didn't do anything special besides eating the remnants of the chocolate from Valentine's day but we started on one major move in our life. We are planning on moving house and the decluterring has begun. I tidied up 2 bookcases in the living room and managed to fill up 6 boxes with books. Now the bookcases are looking really smart, I wonder why we don't have it like that all year round LOL. Next stop, that bomb site I call my scrapping area.

I did the LO to celebrate our anniversary, admittedly I did it months ago to make SBM deadline. The photos were taken in a photo booth in Glasgow coach station around the time of our wedding. We used to go up to Glasgow to see A's mum and dad and even got married there, in East Kilbride registry office. Funny that I should still have these photos, A should have the other 2 from the strip of 4.

Wednesday 11 February 2009

The Who-dunnit cybercrop.

Did you do the cybercrop on UKS last weekend ? I had every intention to begin with. I needed to go to London a quick meet with some old friends from school on Saturday afternoon. But because of the terrible snow, A had to change his travel plans and didn't get back until Saturday morning. We met up in London and ended up staying the night.

I did "No Metronome" for a class at the cybercrop. Did you get a chance to do this class ? I realise it is probably not doable in 1 hour but it is difficult to achieve the balance between something to teach and something attractive within the setting of my own style. If you have any comments, please let me know.
I also did "Unusual Suspect - A Whodunnit Tale, Venetian Style" as a precrop challenge. Papers are BG Urban Prairie. The title is done by drawing around Tim Holtz Alphabet masks using white pen.

Next is "He Understands", the tale of my handbag. This is another precrop challenge, done with the Mystery Kit from Sarah's Cards. The American Crafts Teen line isn't my usual choice but so perfect for my bright bag.
I was sent this last week,
I am currently busy working on some projects for Banana Frog as their guest designer for March. I also have a Scrapbook Magazine assignment to complete, meaning, I have plenty to keep me busy for a couple of weeks.

What's the weather like where you are today ? After 2 weeks of snow, the sun is out and the sky is blue. It is starting to warm up and the snow is melting. I had to go out this morning and like most of the cars I saw on the road, went at 20 -30 mph down the country lanes. I pleased to say I survived the journey but I saw at least two minor accidents on the way back. A is working out in Colchester this week and he is reporting flooding.

Monday 2 February 2009

Scrapbook Magazine Issue 35

The new issue of Scrapbook Magazine is out and here is one layout from the article I did, "Everyday Inspiration". This layout is inspired by Marvel comics. I found an advert for "Tang Orange" in a Spider Man comic, featuring Pele. Do you remember him ? I think he is saying if you drink Tang, even you too can turn into an amazing footballer...LOL. I cut out the image of Pele and stuck it on a panel that I water coloured to which I added my own speech bubble. I also made the journalling and title panels using watercolour.