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Sunday, 22 July 2012

All my own work!

I'm really enjoying scrapbooking at the moment, although sometimes it comes really easily, I find at other times I struggle to produce anything at all! I had a day of two halves yesterday at Mj's crop in Thatcham. I always have a lovely day, but sometimes do nothing but sit and watch other people....which isn't very productive, but I must admit one of my favourite pass times...people watching should be a job in it's own right, I think I'd be brilliant at it! ;-)

I did manage to finish one layout and am quite pleased with the end result. (I know my photography skills need work, but the words are deliberately wonky - just in case you were wondering lol.)

I've used the Blossom Punch which is a real favourite at the if you hadn't guessed! :-) I must admit I haven't really utilised the DSP packs to their full potential this year, sticking to just a couple of favourites most of the time...something I'm trying to rectify at the moment....look out for a very out of my comfort zone layout coming up shortly!

I'm now off out to enjoy some sunshine at last...doesn't it just make you feel so much happier when the sun is shining?

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and hope to see you back again soon.

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Team Training Swap

Just back from a great day at Amanda's Quarterly Team Training. As always there was loads of inspiration and great ideas to help kickstart a sluggish creative mind. If I'm not feeling very inspired when I get there I'm most certainly not stuck for ideas by the time I leave!

There were loads of swaps and some amazing things on display on the Demonstrators Choice table. My lovely downline Colette had made a fantastic little craft bag to hold all your essential crafting tools - just wonderful. I'll have to take a photo the next time I see her to show you what I'll all want one is all I'm saying ;-)

This is one of the swaps I made and as Amanda's theme this time was Christmas I thought I would keep in line with this. I've used the Ornament punch with the stamp set Contempo Christmas and kept it all very simple, with the colour combination of Poppy Parade and Pear Pizazz - colours that we will unfortunately be losing at the end of the current catalogue in September.

I hope you like it.
Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Scrapbooking - Twitterpated

How time flies....not sure what happened to June, it's gone by in a flash!

I hope you managed to enjoy the tennis. I can't quite believe that the Olympics is only a couple of weeks away now, do you still remember the moment we found out we'd won the bid - was that really all that time ago! There's frantic activity in our sleepy little village, as the road cycle race passes straight through, so this weekend the workmen have been out in force strimming down all the grass verges...though with the way things are going they'll need to be back next week to do it again!

So, back to the crafting - this is a scrapbook page of one of my friends son and daughter-in-law on their wedding day (in case you hadn't guessed ;-)). I've used the Twitterpated DSP along with some of the older punches which I find so very useful for making little accents to add here and there. I've also used some embossing folders (not quite all of them but I've had a good try :-))!

My photography skills don't really do the page justice as IRL it looks much more fresh and vibrant. I'll seriously have to work on that.

Hope to be back with some more soon.
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