Sunday, 28 February 2010

Sketchy Thursdays - 2.18

No papers on this one, just a lot of paintwork. I love my little butterfly (even if I do say so myself!) it's very cute in real life.
I had a sudden craving last week to make some Halloweeny layouts!

The papers on this are mostly the ones that I brought back from the shop in Tucson! I've really been stroking them for far too long!

The pumpkin we carved last year - spooky!

Sketchy Thursdays 2.25

Today I found some natural light to take these pictures... on top of the radiator by the back door! Not too bad for a really rainy day. On the other hand, you still can't see all the gold dots on the chipboard very well. Still, getting better!

I wasn't expecting it, but this is the February Kit from Sarah's Cards.

Friday, 26 February 2010


Today I found a set of pink totes in The Works for only £5.99. They won't last me forever as they aren't the best quality items on the planet, but for the amount of use they'll get (not a lot!) they're perfect.

I now just need to decide how many of them are coming to next weeks Retreat with me. The "large tote" and "medium tote" might actually be good enough to put my clothes in as well as stash. The "Beading & Tool Tote" (their words, not mine) may live up to its name and take my tools...

That leaves me with "Small Tote", "Knitting Tote" and "Sewing Purse"!

Of course, as none of them have wheels I may end up taking my suitcase and being forced to leave them all behind!
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Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Pencil Lines 174

Not done a Pencil Line for a while. Still not getting good shots of my layouts. :( There has to be a way round this... Anyway, this is Albuquerque, Old Town, featuring a bunch of chillis.

Mojo Jar - February Dip

My February inter-team team was "Scrap a Favourite Holiday" from Janet. So, of course, I went for a photo from my Road Trip!

The Corsair at Pima has its wings up, which is a bit of a shame, but I took it's picture anyway.

Friday, 19 February 2010

Gotta Craft Kit

I treated myself to the latest Gotta Craft Kit this month and as soon as it arrived I ripped right into it! Decided to scrap pictures of Melman as he deserves papers covered with hearts.

This one is Melman at Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight. I even gave in and used one of the big homemade buttons that my teamie Sue made. Oh, and the orange ribbon came from teamie Janet. So I am getting some hoarded stash used up.

I used a sketch for this, but as I'm currently playing catch-up I have no idea which one this was.

This one looks a whole lot better in real life and it even amused John. We had fun in Paris taking this picture. It really looked as if the statues were reacting to something down by their feet!

In used an old Sketchy Thursdays sketch for this.

Twisted Sketches #37

The Twist this week is Wood - so here's a layout featuring some wood!

I took this picture last year on a walk through Stockhill woods. I'm still having a problem finding somewhere well lit to take photos, so I'm trying this... shining a light on the layout and taking it form a distance! That does involve showing up some of the highly attractive background that is my scrapping area, but heyho!

I'm using my new flower punch on everything I do at the moment, I love it.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Crazy Love, vol II

Latest weekly challenge entry. To include a heart, red and a song
title with Love in it. I've gone with a Paul Simon track.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Melman Gets Culture

Melman loves to travel and see new things. He's just come back from a trip to the States, but this was taken on the Isle of Wight last year.

The challenge this week was to include a touch of pink, some bling and old stash. This stash is old alright, it's my dodgy old K&Co!

Project 12 - January

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I've had to take the picture using John's easel as the weather has been awful and this is the only way to get it near a window! Still not a good photo though, sadly.

Left Side
Cupcake display in Bath.
My Mother drinking coffee in "Cafe Rene".
Hannah's unexpectedly huge dessert.

Right Side
My folks in the cafe in Malmesbury.
John's family gathering.
The toilet rolls my father insisted buying in bulk...
Hannah in Frenchay.

I took most of these with my iPhone and they haven't come out too badly. At some point I'll scrap that cupcake picture all by itself because it was so gorgeous.

The papers (Cosmo Cricket) were also new-to-me in January!