Tuesday, 29 December 2009
I just couldn't resist creating a layout with a photo of a work colleague wearing his christmas dinner - I didn't know one spoonful of curry could cause such a large stain!
Used Shimelle Laines Christmas Memories page template, snowflake stickers and Wrap it up Christmas papers from Two Peas in a Bucket.
My second layout is of the Christmas Cards I made this year. Found the idea for Easel Cards on Splitcoast stampers and went a bit overboard - it's a really easy design to make and does allow you to make them as simple or as involved as you like. Used the Wrap it up Christmas papers to make the Christmas Tree embellishments, snowflake stickers as journal spots and penned words Christmas - all by Shimelle Laine at Two Peas in a Bucket.
Sunday, 13 December 2009
I've been following Tim Holtz's 12 tags of christmas. I love his techniques and his stamps and all the Ranger products. This is the first year I've actually done them all, usually just do a couple or just use the techniques. I don't have all the products he used so improvised on some - even made my own brads - don't have an i-top so covered some large brads with wadding then put the sticky canvas over the top! I didn't win anything from Tim's blog even though I commented every day :(
Jennie at The Artistic Stamper is doing a fantastic blog candy if you've done any of tims tags - post a link here http://theartisticstamper.blogspot.com/2009/12/tagtastic-blog-candy.html
Thursday, 26 November 2009
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
Thursday, 12 November 2009
There's thirteen of us(hence the name) from all over the world - all really talented ladies and it's so great to be working with them, it so inspiring to see such a variety of different styles of layouts created from the same kit.
We've all used The long and winding road for our introduction layouts: here's mine below.
For more inspiration please go and visit my very talented team mates:
Alison Anso Atival
Dolly Elisa Helen
Karen C Karen M Kate
Nadine Rani Sheri
Hope you enjoy the blog hopping and thanks for stopping by - now go and treat yourself to a kit!
Monday, 9 November 2009
Prompt 4 is about blogging/scrapping something ordinary but maybe with a little twist -so here goes.....
The underground or the tube - whatever you want to call it.
I've been living in or around London for nearly 14 years and still can't get my head around how some people behave. We don't have an underground system like London's in Scotland - ok we have the underground in Glasgow - the clockwork orange but it's basically a very short circular route so I wasn't really prepared for all the different lines here. When I first moved to London I tried to avoid any journeys that involved changing lines - was so scared I'd get lost! After a while I got braver and as long as I could work out my route before hand it wasn't at problem. But what I still can't get my head around is why do people feel the need to squeeeeeze into already packed carriages when there's another tube arriving in 2 minutes - and if that ones packed theres usually another one a minute after that! I'll only squeeze in if I'm running late and can't afford to take the chance in waiting. It may not be the most pleasant mode of transport but it is quick and frequent - not like Kilbarchan buses that only run once an hour after 18:00pm and every 2 hours on a sunday.
Thursday, 5 November 2009
Things I love are:
1. Lush : I love their bath ballistics and bubblebars.
2.Lensbaby Lenses: Take a look at the Lensbaby group on Flickr or the official Lensbaby website. I love the effects you can get and have bought myself a set of optics to play with.
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
Thinking of a memorable day recently - in July my sister and two nieces came to visit me it London. I usually book us theatre tickets but thought this time we'd do something different - so I booked us tickets for Eurostar to Paris for a day trip. I was a bit worried that it would be a struggle to get the girls out of bed so early but they both surprised me! We made it to St. Pancras in good time, bought some breakfast from M&S and got on the train. The journey was so much quicker than I expected.
We decided to take the metro to the Louvre but the map looked so confusing, but we then spotted a help point - they were so helpful, provided us a map and marked out the route to take and where to change. I'd recommend using the metro - just ask for instructions its not as scary as it looks.
Heather and Lorna wanted to see the Mona Lisa, so we followed the signs and crowed into the room - I've seen it before but still surprises me that it's smaller than I expected. After we'd managed to squeeze closer to get a better look the girls had had enough of culture and wanted to go outside and sit by the fountain in the courtyard - I could easily have spent most of the day wandering around the gallery but this trip wasn't just about me.
It was such a warm day it was really good to sit by the fountain and we all stuck our feet in to cool down a bit. After we'd relaxed for a while we decided to walk down by the Seine, we ended up walking all the way to the Eiffel Tower - the girls did moan a bit - don't normally like to walk very far :) (To be honest shouldn't really have got annoyed as it was a really long walk on a very hot day)
The queues were just soooo long to go up the tower so we decided to have icecream instead - and then it started to rain - very heavily for about 5 minutes!
By this time we were all footsore so decided to take a sightseeing cruise down the Seine - this was wonderful, relaxing and very enjoyable.
It was then time to head back to the station when the cruise ended, we walked up to metro and stopped to watch some street dancers for a while - a surprise ending to the day.
Saturday, 29 August 2009
Monday, 22 June 2009
Wednesday, 15 April 2009
Tuesday, 14 April 2009
It was Bibi's birthday on the 10th and I'd planned to make a cupcake tower but the stand didn't arrive so just made cupcakes - they did turn out well though :)