Saturday, 12 December 2015

Winter Scavenger Hunt Finds Part 1

I've gotten off to a good start with the Winter Photo Scavenger hunt. So far I have found 
7: Berries and/or nuts
This is a photo of the hedge outside my parents, full of berries ready for the birds. 

9: a tree that has lost all its leaves
Spotted a row of naked trees on the way into town. 

1: Robin red breast 
Cute ornaments in the local garden centre. We have a robin that comes into our garden but he's too quick for me to take a photo! 

2: Tinsel
There was lots of tinsel in the garden centre but it's not the easiest thing to get a decent photo of! 

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Milton Keynes Layouts part 2

Now that I've got a spare five minutes I thought I'd better share the last of the layouts I made during my scrappy time in Milton Keynes! 

This is probably one of my favourite photos I've taken of the gorgeous sunsets at Shell Island. 
I went for something a little different for me, keeping it clean and simple. I used some mist with my heart stencil from Stampin Up to create a background and just layered some papers from Amy Tangerine Stitched. The chipboard elements are from MME. 

Finally I scrapped this layout of a cute puppy pic of the in laws dog Skip. Being a terrier mix he has hyperactive moments running around the house before crashing out! 
The wood floor paper is from Crate Paper Craft Market and the others are scraps from October Afrernoon & Simple Stories. The Love was already printed on the paper so I just added Puppy to it to make my title. 

Monday, 7 December 2015

Family: Challenge YOUrself #24

The first layout I scrapped in Milton Keynes was for this months Challenge YOUrself challenge. This month we sre asking you to use the sketch below and to use your favourite family photo.
I don't have many family photos with everyone in them, we only seem to get together for photo ops during big family occasions such as weddings and I'd already scrapped the family photos from my brother's wedding. Luckily though I found a photo of myself, mum, dad & brother taken during my niece's Christening last year. 
I used papers from Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm collection which I'd recently picked up from TK Maxx as the colours match our outfits perfectly. I also used  Amy Tangerine Thickers, butterflies from Studio Calico, hearts from Teresa Collins and tiny word stickers from Crate Paper. 
Pop over to the blog to check out the other fab layouts from the design team and to join in! 

Friday, 4 December 2015

Winter Scavenger hunt

During the summer I tried to take part in the Summer photo scavenger hunt which I failed miserably at! So when I saw on Gemma's  blog that there was a winter one I thought I would give it another go.
So now I'm on the look out for: 
1.   A robin redbreast
2.   Tinsel
3.   Outside lighting
4.   A star
5.   A snowman
6.   A puddle
7.   Berries and/or nuts
8.   A wreath
9.   A tree that has lost all its leaves
10.  A windy day
11.  Your favourite pudding
12.  A fancy button
13.  Street art
14.  Afternoon tea
15.  Candle light
16.  A chimney
17.  A ladder
18.  An arrow
19.  A fountain
20.  Cutlery
21.  Your own handwriting (this one is compulsory and cannot be substituted)

If you find any of the above hard to get you may substitute one or both of the subjects below, except No. 21 which is compulsory.
Alt A  A supermarket trolley or basket, filled with shopping
Alt B  An animal statue
Alt C  Metal railings
I have until 21 March so plenty of theory! 

P.S I've not forgotten about sharing the rest of my Milton Keynes layouts! The post will be coming up soon x