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Saturday, 26 May 2012

Garden Jungle

What a beautiful day! I've just returned home from Amanda's team training which was really good as usual. It's always great to meet up with everyone and get loads of inspiration from swaps and inspiration tables - only down side to this is that I see loads of lovely things made with stamp sets I never thought I wanted, and now, not only do I think I would like them, I actually NEED them!! :-)

This is another of the pages I made last weekend....much more masculine than my last one! It does look better IRL!

I'd love to say that the garden is now a beautifully landscaped and well tended space where I can sit and relax, but alas not.... I can try and pretend it's now a meadow like area, but even that would be pushing it! One day it will move to the top of my priority day!

Thanks for looking and thank you for leaving your comments, I really appreciate them.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Monochrome scrapbooking

Two posts in one week.... I'm never going to keep this up! ;-) I'm back with another of my scrapbook pages, though thankfully with no spelling mistakes this time! This is my attempt at monochrome with a splash of colour, which is this week's Simply Stampin Challenge.

I've used four different stamp sets on this layout - Everything Eleanor (for the centre of my white flowers), Creative Elements, Hopeful Thoughts and Baroque Motifs.

With any luck I'll be back at the weekend to make it 3 weeks in a row! :-)

Thanks very much for stopping by and taking a look.

Monday, 21 May 2012


Yes I know, I know, I put a T instead of an E on my title! :-) If I were young and with it I'd never have made that obvious schoolgirl error. LOL!!

I had a fab crafting weekend this weekend, with a group of lovely and very talented ladies. It's been ages since I've done any scrapbooking, so took the opportunity to get some done, although I should probably have been making some swaps as I have team training to attend this Saturday. That'll be another last minute task as I'm getting ready to head out the door I expect...some things will just never change! ;-)

This page uses my current favourite product - the new Blossom Punch, which I'm putting on everything at the moment! Colours are Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Baja Breeze and So Saffron with some Beau Chateau and First Edition Speciality DSP.

I hope to be back a little later in the week with another offering. Fingers crossed!

Monday, 14 May 2012

Adorning Accents

I've decided it's time to start giving myself little goals to aim for in relation to my crafting, and in the spirit of this new found determination to make time to do the things I love, I've chosen to enter challenges - quite how many I'm not sure, and judging on the first one I've chosen there may not be many! ;-)
I love putting colours together and I would normally be raring to go with a colour challenge, but the combination on this weeks  Simply Stampin' Challenge has been an interesting one......these are so out of my comfort zone I was starting to question the wisdom of deciding this was the week to start my new crafting quest! I got there in the end though and am quite pleased with the end result.
I've used the Dot, Dot, Dot stamp and various punches, along with the fabulous Adorning Accents heart embossing folder and Edgelits Dies from the current Summer Mini Catalogue.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Everything Eleanor

Swaps are always a great way to get lots of new ideas and see other demo's takes on stamp sets which may not first grab me! I must admit my friend Debby and I have both looked at sets and DSP and looked at each other and shaken out heads, then lo and behold another demo posts a project using the set or paper and we have to admit we got it wrong when we said no!! Do you ever do that?
I intended that this card using just one image from the Everything Eleanor set would be my swap at recent regional training, but it somewhat morphed into a slightly different version and I neglected to keep one to show! LOL! My usual CAS style, which doesn't appeal to everyone, but I like it and I suppose that's all that really matters at the end of the day :-)