As promised here are the layouts I managed to do during my weekend away- proof that we did manage to do something in between the eating, giggling and nattering!
This layout is of the time when Ian and I were house and tortoise sitting for his folks. When they found the tortoise we weren't sure if he was a he or a she, we soon found out though when he made "friends" with a stone tortoise in the garden and hence got the name Vern after our cuddly Vern from the film Over the Hedge. The photo is when the two Verns finally met. The alphas were originally white but were coloured with Pro markers. The paper buttons were punched with a Martha Stewart punch.
This was the first layout I did over the weekend on the Friday night. Patterned paper is Bo Bunny and fits the winter theme perfectly and I felt they didn't need any other embellishments. The alphas have got clear stickles on them which hasn't photoed well. The photos were taken in our garden in December after we had a beautiful Haw frost, the following day we had 6-8 inches of snow which stayed with us until Christmas!
This is my favourite layout of the weekend. The photo is of our pooch Buster getting into the Christmas spirit with some reindeer antlers. I thought the scroll leaf embellishment matched the shape of the antlers, this was cut from a Sizzix Die and coloured with green stickles.