Well I had a fantastic weekend due to the fact that my scrapping friend Heather came to stay. We did nothing but chat, laugh, eat and drink plenty of the pink stuff which obviously oiled the wheels of creativity somewhat as we both managed to do six layouts each and I started on a seventh.
I took Heather along to the East Kilbride crop on Saturday. It was our third one and the busiest so far with 24 ladies in attendance. The new tables we bought were certainly put to good use.
We also indulged in a small spot of craft shopping on Sunday at one of my fairly local craft shops, Craft World in Hillington and thanks to a spend by both of us I filled up a loyalty card and treated myself to two nestability dies - one was all fab file tabs in different shapes and sizes and the other one had a fab border, some corners, blooms and plaques - I can see myself getting plenty use out of both of them. Heather got in a bit of practise with the border one on a couple of her layouts.
I wont bore you with all the layouts at once and one I have to keep under wraps for now as it is for my Sketch and Scrap Group and I have to wait until the end of the month.
This first one is of my daughter and I. Fiona is a natural blonde but thought it would be a good idea to dye her lovely hair dark brown a couple of years ago. She didnt suit it at all as her skin is too pale. Thankfully she is now back to her beautiful blonde self. My hair used to be blonde but is now almost grey/white and relies on some Nice and Easy to keep it blonde. The hidden journalling tells this story and the title reflects this.
The second one is of my son and daughter last year at my nephews 18th birthday party. I love this photo of them. The layout is a simple one and I didnt want too girly an embellishment for this. One of the lovely ladies at my crop had brought some embellishments back from the States and worked out that we could make these for ourselves so I did. I think its a simple but effective little embellishment and I can see myself making more of these in the future. Basically its just two strips of patterned papers with a V cut into each end - crossed over and stuck together with a piece of material gathered in the middle and frayed at the edges stuck on to the strips and finished off with a punched out circle in patterned paper inked at the edges.