Friday, 26 November 2010

Two Days in a Row ..............

Well who would have thought it. Back with a vengence - blogging two days in a row.  Just a short post today with another two of the layouts from my scrapping weekend with UKS friends in Moffat last weekend.  I so wish I could have one of those weekends once a month - it would be a great stress buster and a great stash buster too!!!!!!!1  Despite all the chatting, eating and drinking I did manage eight layouts so I was pleased.  I also took advantage of Heather having her Big Shot there and cut a pile of chipboards swirlies and some grungepaper Tim Holtz tattered florals.  The only thing with them is I am not sure if ink will cover the grungepaper completely - any advice on that point would be gratefully received.

So the layouts

The first one is Where did you get that hat - anyone who knows me knows I do not do cutting out or measuring - well for this one I very bravely cut into a gorgeous sheet of crate paper restoration and cut out the flowers for this layout - I have discovered that spritzing, scrunching, leaving to dry and inking the edges covers up a multitude of sins where bad cutting out is concerned so now I am on the look out for specific papers where I can cut the elements out. Who would have thought it.

Well for some reason I can't seem to upload the other two layouts so I might need to do a separate post.  Hmm need a bit of technical help methinks

Aha, seem to have cracked it.  The second layout is using the fab Glitz designs kit from Sandra at Gottacraft.  This is my favourite kit so far.  I love the bright green along with the black and white.  Photo is of my daughter Fiona (posing as usual) and I converted the pic to black and white as I thought it looked better with the papers.  I can see me using every last scrap of this kit.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Ooops - where did the time go to ....................

I really can't believe just how long it is since I updated this poor neglected blog.  Such a lot has happened since July.  Mainly that my poor old laptop has given up the ghost and I have been without internet access at home for ages.  While I save up (slowly) for a new one by fab BIL has put helped me sort out an old desktop computer and so for now I am up and running - albeit with a computer which looks as if Noah might have had it in the ark!!!!

I have finally begun to scrap a bit more frequently firstly due to continuing to attend the lovely crop near home at Uddingston and also thanks to finding a lovely new crop which is fairly near to my parents caravan in Beadnell.  I had been chatting online at UKS to Heather who organises the crop at Holystone and in the summer she asked when I was coming to join them wilst I was at the caravan.  The first month I thought she was just being polite and didnt take her up on the offer but when she asked me again in August I decided to take the plunge and join them.  I have attended a few crops down there since then and am just back from a lovely weekend at a Farmhouse near Moffat where we had an excellent DIY retreat.

I have also joined the Rik Rak Ravers team on UKS as quite a few of them go to the crop at Holystone and am enjoying taking part in the weekly challenges set on UKS.

I have also at last cleared out my craft room so that I will have the space to scrap at home, all of which means I have at long last managed to fill up my first album.

I will leave you for now with a few of the layouts I did at the scrapping weekend and I promise to try and update on a more regular basis.