Friday, 27 November 2015

Milton Keynes Layouts Pt1

Now I'm at the end of my week off work I thought it might be a good idea to share some of the layouts I made in Milton Keynes. Better late than never eh? A couple of them were DT layouts for Challenge YOUrself so I can't share those with you. 
This layout is of Boi helping nanny in the garden. She has got her own small bucket and gardening tools but she still insists on dragging the bucket along with her! I used papers from Amy Tangerine Stitched collection and fussy cut some flowers and frames to make embellishments. 
This next layout was scrapped on the Wednesday morning. I was quite impressed with myself as it only took me an hour and was finished before 9:30 in the morning lol! 
The photos are of Ian skimming stones while on holiday in Wales this year. I went for different shades of green purely by accident as I picked papers from my scraps pile. The background paper is Studio Calico and the scraps are from Crate Paper & Simple Stories. 

The next layout features photos taken at the beginning of the year when we went for a walk in the woods after we'd had a little bit of snow. I think I have got another layout from another snowy walk in the woods with the same title but never mind! 
I picked out the colours of Ian's coat using papers from Basic Grey for the most part, along with scraps from Simple Stories & Crate Paper. While I was away I picked up a MME Chipboard sheet from TK Maxx which was perfect for this layout. 

Sunday, 22 November 2015

A Break From the Madness

With only five, yes five, weeks until Christmas I'm lucky enough to have a few days off work and boy do I need it! As you probably noticed Blogtober went out the window mainly cos I work every day and had very little to blog about especially when I wasn't getting in until after 8pm some days! So I'm using these few days to relax, get organised for Christmas and have a bit of me time. I was lucky to spend the first couple of days of my break in Milton Keynes shopping, scrapping and generally having a laugh with Gemma. We started having a second crafty break last year to break up the time between our crafty weekend in Herefordshire. We booked a Premier Inn in Milton Keynes just a short walk from the shopping centre and just chill and scrap. Obviously the Do Not Tidy this room sign is hung outside when we pop out cos housekeeping would have a field day! 
I had a fab couple of days, managing to cross a couple more pressies off my shopping list, find a dress for my Christmas party and I managed to scrap an amazing seven layouts! 

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Me & You: Challenge YOUrself #23

After a brief break for Scraptober, which I sadly could not take part in, it's time for another Challenge YOUrself challenge! This month over the Blog there is a tic, tac, toe challenge for you all.
All you need to do it choice a row, column or diagonal line and use the three elements in your layout. I chose the diagonal line from top left corner to the bottom right. 
I chose a black and white photo of me and Ian and went a bit mad with the bright colours! The background paper is from Chic Tags and some scraps from Maggie Holmes and American Crafts. The lush gold heart vellum is from Stampin Up. 

I did have a slight accident with my mist. While finishing off with some splatters, as I normally do, one splatter was not quite dry when I picked up my page so dribbled slightly down the page!
Make sure you stop by the blog to check out the other amazing layouts from the design team and to join in!