Thursday, 27 October 2011

Thursday October 27th

Well i did take some photos of the front but they dont look good, with the leaves back on top you can hardly see the seedlings through so you will have t wait until Spring- hee hee.

Lets see what layouts I have done in the last few days
Oh yes just a few of theFfiley photos done in Scrappy Cocoas lovely stacked template using Janet Bs and Deliscraps Indian Summer
I am fairly new to PSE8, I was very used to DIP9 and so I am trying to teach myself some new parts each week. Today I have been playing around with cutting out shapes- the circle and the musical notes.
Kit used is Happiness by Paper Capers Designs and the wordart is from Laughter Wordart by Paper Capers Designs
 for the colour challenge at The  Studio I downloaded a kit by jakelinelikestoscrap , it has been lovely to work with- the frame was already clustered so i only had to add a couple of the berrry swirls, the odd flower and some frames at the back and hey presto
Thank you Jakeline for a wonderful kit

 A friend Rose had shown me a new site to me- Go Digital and so I have been doing a few challenges on there.
This was the progressive challenge- the first step included a tutorial on turning down the corner of a paper which is something I havent done before. the second step was to mat the phoot in certain shades of colours. the third step was to use paper strips, ribbons and swirls under the photo matt stack, the fourth to add elements in specific places and the last to add word art, title and date. I used the welcome kitIi got from GDS when I joined but added two of Cyndy McAtees elements from her Natures Moments pack.
This one was done as a thankyou for the welcome pack and used a template by Kim Brodelet and features by Mum's older sister and parents, both photos were  taken at the end of the first world war.

The last one for today was one i did after i had a quick breeze round the GDS shop. I have nearly exceeded my bandwidth for the month so could only download a set of cluster frames and a set of papers so just used them- i will do loads of downloading on the 1st of November- that is for sure.
I used three papers stacked and then added the cluster frame, the photos are all of Aysgarth ranging from 1977 to 2008. doing this layout brought back so many memories- The two photos on the right are fastened in to hybrid scrapbooks- so i photograped the layout and extracted part of the picture- I took a few more photos whilst I was there so should have enough to keep me scrapping for a few more days. The cluster frames are cluster mix by Verena Karolyi- on clearance special and the papers also on clearance are Earth inspired papers also on clearance. The alpha is simple black beads by Kimberly Stewart which was in my favourites stash

My hybrid albums only go as far as about 1987, so I really do need to get going making some more pages. Just think I have done both my sisters weddings but not my own yet. I have done some lovely digi scraps of my wedding photos so maybe I will do something on the lines of those layouts.

My nephews are both going on a charity run trip to Africa next year to help with a new school complex I think- they have to raise money to go and as they are twins its alot for the family to help them with. so my sister is making cards and things to sell so i have sorted out my huge stash and given her lots of things to use so she doesnt have to buy anything. That got me thinking that maybe once robbie is back at school i should see if i can make a few christmas cards- we will see if that haoppens or not- they were all bought ones last year!!

Monday, 24 October 2011

Monday 24th October

Well today the weather hasnt been too bad so David and I have been out in the garden. Both of the front beds are now planted up with spring bedding that David has grown from seed, and we are continuing to clear out the summer bedding from the back garden and the alottment garden. I knew as I started to write this my friends would be saying okay where are the pictures- well I will just finish this then go on out and take some!!
I have been playing with my PSE8, for the fun of it and to try to learn some new techniques- today I have been using the cutter tool and made this layout-I used Happiness kit and Laughter word art by Paper Capers Designs.
Yesterday I was trying to get better at layering papers and elements. I used Helena Joles Curled paper template- I shall be using that a lot, loved the effect of two together with elements under and over, then pulled the whole lot down so only half elements appeared etc on the layout. I used the word art on a double tag rah=ther than as a large title, which I think looks cool. Yes the photo is one of my favourites and has been used in several layouts.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Friday 21st October

Well its a very special day today- its my youngest son's 18th birthday. Happy Birthday Robbie.
We are just back from holiday-we took Robbie for a birthday surprise to the caravan we went to in May. It was rather cold and something had gone wrong with the indoor swimming pool heating so it was like going in an outdoor pool- the things one does for LOVE. The weather was fine though so we went to filey one day, Bridlington another and Scarborough yesterday. Unfortunately I didnt get many photos.

I did take my computer so I could do a few layouts- Robbie had to use it though for DVD watching as his stopped working but I got the use of it in the mornings before he got up!
I did this one of the photo I took after the high winds in september- our trampoline was blown from the yard over into the back garden and if it hadnt been for the high wall it would have gone into the sheep field. I used a layout i got from doing ADSR 6 and Paper Capers Designs Floral Frenzy
I used a template by Helena Jole to make the curled paper for this layout. My mum is the one on the left with her older sister and younger brother. Wordart is from Photo Moments and kit is Happiness by Paper Capers Designs.
this is of my two nieeces taken when they were young. It uses the Love wordart and Floral Frenzy kit
The final one uses Summer Sunflower and a beautiful template by Scrappy Cocoa 

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Sunday 16th October

Well today I havent been making any layouts to show new kits. just been  having fun. I got this cluster freebie off the Studio Blog so thought I would do a summer afternoon layout with it. When the children were small, the ideal Sunday Afternoon was in the garden and involved the paddling pool where ever possible
Its hard to believe that the youngest is 18 this week. Makes me feel quite old! Robbie still loves splashing around in water but these days it tends to be an indoor swimming pool.
This week has bee nprogressive scrap challenge week at The Studio too. You are given a few elements or papers each day and have to slowly build up a layout. This month we used things from the Farmers Market Collab kit and this is my final layout

Friday, 14 October 2011

Friday 14th October

Well its Mums birthday today and have safely delivered her pressie and card. Also release date for Paper Capers Designs new kits so thought I had better dive on here and bring you up to date with my latest layouts.
I have been using templates for quite a few of the layouts- helps when I am rushed or lacking in confidence. However for the kit Happiness I worked on doing two layouts without templates- of course ideas from templates I have seen and used crept in but essentially I am quite pleased with the results
for the forever friends wordart it had to be a pic of me and David- this one was taken by Robbie when we were at Aysgarth Falls on my birthday a couple of years ago
 for the next one I used a photo of My niece and I taken when she was a few months old. I had gone up to Scotland to stay with my sister.
I used two of Vicki's newly released Wodr Art
This layout uses Summer Sunflower and Beautiful Word Art and a template by Inspirations by Day and is of one of the most special days of my life my wedding day.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Tuesday 11th October

Well my internet went down yesterday so I didnt get anything uploaded so have quite a few things to do online. Just thought I would bob in here first though and show my latest layouts.
a first for me is having a layout done by me used by the designer as an example for her product in her shop- really thrilled me to see it, the one of David at Martin Mere. Also popped here two other layouts I have done using word art by Paper Capers Designs. The bird one uses Summer Sunflower by Paper Capers Designs and a template by Inspiration from Day at Scrap Matters.
the one of David also uses Summer sunflower and a template by Fran B at scrap matters for their Tuesday challenge and of course word art by Paper Capers Designs

Well as many of you know smiles are contagious and I did this lovely layout using Kay Millers Morning glories Kit and Add on, template by Holley Williamson at SBE and wordart from the smiles package by Paper Capers Designs.

Okay i gotta go as I need to get these up in lots of galleries and do all the links and things which takes me AGES

Monday, 10 October 2011


Well one of the things I have taken up again is knitting
I have nearly finished this blanket fr my Mum for her birthday- the present one she has is rather holey and it will be a great surprise to have one handmade with love
I was knitting this for our bed but when Mum had difficulties with hers in august I thought okay here we go and started to do loads of knitting so it can be ready for Friday- just crocheting around the edges now

another hobby of mine has been photography- i will pop on a few pictures which i hope one day to scrap with Viki's wordart.

Monday 10th October

 well Robbie definately knows how to "Just be You" these photos were taken when he was about twelve and riding his special bike, going to ride on the go karts and anything musical were his in things
I used the Pocket full of Posies Mini kit 2 and paper pack as well as a template by Kim Hollibone which was the HOT92 prize at SBE.
I have been working on another layout which uses Vicki's lovely kit Summer Sunflower

available here and a new set of word art
hope to get that up here later today

Sunday, 9 October 2011

one using one of my favourite layouts

Another one for today and then its time to read a book and relax before bed
This uses one of my very favourite photos taken when it was snowing looking down the lane towards our house.

Coming Home
These word arts are lovely to use with a paper clipped over them to change the colour from the original shades of black I use the encouragement word art and the pocket full of posies mini kit for this layout
Encouragement Word Art
Pocket Full of Posies mini kit 1

First Day of my blog-Sunday 9 th October 2011

Well we all have to start somewhere and this is Day 1 of my blog. I have started this so I can make a collection of my layouts. Yesterday i joined Paper Capers Designs CT Team. I havent a clue about doing blogs but thought I would just get started simply and pick things up as I go along. So yes its bare and bland so let's pretty it up with a layout or two!
 I got this kit as a freebie from Vicki's entry in round two of the Next Designer Competition at The Studio. I didnt use it until Friday, when I bought some lovely templates by Jen C Designs and some Parenthood Vol 1 Word art by \Paper Capers Designs.

I am really a DIP9 lady but am slowly changing over to PSE8- I havent got the hang of text in PSE yet so I always swap back to DIP9 to do the journaling. These wordarts are great cos I can clip on papers or add bevels and things in PSE8 and they are easy titles for lazy old me!

well that is something new  I have learned how to put a product preview in a blog!!!This lovely word art is featured in my next two layouts.