Monday, 26 June 2017
Happy Monday everyone! How is everyone one today? I hope you all had a good weekend. I'm feeling a tad achey today following a 9 mile walk in on and off heavy drizzle showers, preparing myself for my sponsored walk next week. The past few weeks I've been walking the odd lap here and there around nearby Scammonden Water to build up my fitness ready to walk just under 10 miles along a disused railway line in the Peak District next week for charity. I had managed walking two laps on a couple of occassions which is about 6 miles but yesterday decided to push for one more as it was close to D-Day and walked 3 laps in soggy but refreshing conditions for 9 miles which means today I've been sounding like an old lady (no cheeky comments thank you!) everytime i stand up! If exercise is so good then why does it have to hurt!?! In my last post i mentioned I had a couple of crafty projects to share with you which i had made before my crafty drought, which by the way is now broken as I had a cardmaking spree over the weekend. In May the Lottie Loves Paper Facebook had a week of sketches to inspire us. I only managed one sketch and started another which is still sat on my desk unfinished.
Friday, 23 June 2017
So its been nearly a month since my last blog post...oops! Life has just gotten in the way lately. Work has been busy and now summer is here so is car show season which means most weekends have been taken up with going to those (great?!?!)
Monday, 29 May 2017
The final challenge i took part in for National Scrapbook Day was to scraplift our first layout. Thats right, it was time to take a trip back down memory lane and scraplift the first layout we ever scrapped. I both cringe and enjoy looking back at my old layouts as it shows my scrappy journey, how my style has changed as I've learnt new techniques, etc. I originally started scrapping as I wanted to document a recent holiday to Wales where we climbed mount Snowdon for Ian's 30th birthday, but the first layout I scrapped was not of the trip but of my adopted niece Ruby.
Friday, 26 May 2017
The second layout i did for National Scrapbook day/weekend was for a challenge where we had to use a tv programme, song title or lyrics for our title. I love challenges like this so i pulled this gorgeous photo of my niece Boo taken last summer and scrapped this layout.
Wednesday, 24 May 2017
At the start of the month was the day all Scrapbookers love, National Scrapbook day! We say day but in truth its kind of expanded and now takes over the whole weekend! There are always challenges going on eveywhere during the weekend and over on For the love of Pretty Paper on Facebook there was a weekend of challenges to join in. There were twelve in total and i managed to finish three which i was pleased with. The first challenge i did was to scrap a spring or summer photo. I looked through my photos from our trip to Wales last year and scrapped this layout of one of the gorgeous sunsets we had.
Tuesday, 23 May 2017
This weeks challenge on the Daring Cardmakers blog was to make a card using two, yes only two, colours! I decided to make a card different to the normal white card base card i make, as this would count as one of my colours. While sorting my Raskog i found a package from Stampin Up Gemma got me for my birthday last year and in this wwre a couple of pre scored card bases in pink and a collection of pattern papers which included pink, black and gold. So i decided to be completly daring and made a black and pink card.
Wednesday, 3 May 2017
This weeks challenge on the Daring Cardmakers blog was in honour of National Superhero day. I admit I had to really rack my brains for this one as I can't say I have anything that screams superheroes. But after looking through my stamps I found something that may work.
Tuesday, 2 May 2017
How are we in May already?? It's scary where the year is going! I thought I'd share a little scrappy catch up with you today. I didn't manage a lot of scrapping during April, I only managed two layouts for both of the April challenges over on the Sketchy Scrappers Facebook group. The first layout I scrapped was for the sketch challenge. This months sketch was set by Nikki who gave us not one but two sketches to choose from. I chose this sketch
Wednesday, 26 April 2017
I've not had the chance to join in with the Daring Cardmakers blog recently but I've realised I need to start using my scraps more as my basket is filling rapidly, so when I saw the challenge this week was to use five pattern papers I jumped at the chance to join in.
Saturday, 15 April 2017
Today it's Easter Saturday and it's also Ian's birthday. I was actually organised this year and made his card a couple of weeks ago.
Thursday, 13 April 2017
Welcome to week 14 of my 100 Days of Happiness challenge which is also the final week. That's right folks I've actually completed a challenge for once! I really enjoyed taking part in this challenge this time around and I think after a short break I might try doing it again starting on my birthday in June, what do you think? Leave me a comment and let me know. So without further ado this was my week and a day!
Wednesday, 5 April 2017
Yay I've finally caught up on my projects to blog! These are the last two layouts I made at Dukes Farm a month ago plus a bonus layout I made a couple of weeks ago!
Tuesday, 4 April 2017
My 100 days of happiness are slowly drawing to a close and I can't believe how fast the time has gone! This was week 13.
Friday, 31 March 2017
So better late than never I thought I'd share some more of the layouts I made at Dukes Farm. These layouts are again using some of the old photos I found at my parents house so prepare to cringe!
Wednesday, 29 March 2017
So last weekend it was Mother's Day. I did the good daughter/daughter in law thing and arranged for some flowers to be delivered and made a couple of cards.
Tuesday, 28 March 2017
So I didn't quite make it to having a blog post a day up last week. Ian went down to Stamford for a couple of days and took the iPad so I had no access to my blog. But I'm back now to share week 12 of my 100 Days of Happiness.
Thursday, 23 March 2017
Today I thought I'd start to share the layouts I made at Dukes Farm. As I've mentioned in previous posts I took away with me some older photos from by Uni days and decided to make an album of these. Some of these photos are a little bit cringe worthy so no laughing!
Wednesday, 22 March 2017
What's this? Blogging three days in a row? That's right I'm back with another blog post. While away at Dukes Farm Gemma set the March sketch for Sketchy Scrappers. It was fun as there were four members of Sketchy Scrappers away at the retreat and we all interpreted the sketch slightly differently. This was the sketch:
Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Blimey another week has whizzed by and I'm nearing the end of my 100 days of happiness challenge. I'm surprised I've managed to keep it up and to be honest I've enjoyed it. I'm even contemplating carrying on for another 100 days, what do you think? If you'd like to see me carry on with the challenge leave me a comment. So without further ado this was week 11
Monday, 20 March 2017
When I went to Dukes Farm I took away with me some old photos I had found at my parents and decided to make an album. I've not had the chance to share the layouts I made on her yet but the good news I have photographed them and will be sharing them shortly. One layout I can share though is one I made this last weekend for the Scrap our Stash sketch challenge. This was the sketch with the added twist of using elements to spell out the word CHARM.
Saturday, 18 March 2017
While sorting through my photos on my iPad, freeing up some space so I could photograph the layouts I had made at Dukes Farm, I realised I hadn't shared some cards I had made recently. These were cards for MIL's & my brother's birthdays, which have both passed so there'll be no surprises, and a just because card to go in a package to Gemma. So first of all this is the card I made for MIL's birthday.