What a Scrappy Life


Sunday, 31 July 2011

Sarah's Card Sketch Challenge - July 2011

Another Sketch challenge from Sarah's Cards, this is my take on the sketch.

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Monday, 25 July 2011

City Life ...

Is for me, well it is this weekend - lol. There are times when I long to be back in Preston, just for the familiarity of the place, but then there are also time that I'm glad to be in a City for what goes on is truely amazing.

This Saturday they had Jamaica Live on at Victoria Square, and the three of us decided to go and see what it was all about. It was really busy and I found it hard to get around especially with standing, so I only took a few photos, and sadly none of us at the event.

There were load of places to get traditional West Indies food, which smelled lovely, but the queues were just rediculous long, we did walk around hoping the the queues would die down, but they didn't.

What about this hat - will definiately keep the sun out - lol

And do you remember the film 'Cool Runnings', well I think this is what the team trained with for the Olympics.

As it was so busy, I only took a few shot of that event, then we decided to walk towards the Museum - mainly because I needed to sit down and came across another event - don't know what this was all about, but it had a large crowd round, and there were loads of acrobatics.

Then there was some 'zombies' walking through the centre ... random I know ... but there must have been a reason - not sure what but the make-up was really realistic - well from what I could see - it looked really good.

I need to go back to the City and find out who this statue is of - lol, but I love how I managed to capture it complete with pigeon on shoulder - I was sat down as well just taking the sights in.

I love the architected around the City, will have to go back and just photograph buildings - lol

So this was the start of our Summer holiday, the 3 of us spending time together in the City taking in the sights and sounds.

We are planning to visit London next week, so that should provide me with even more photos and I hope I remember to take ones with us in - lol.

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Sunday, 24 July 2011

Twisted Sketches No. 111 - Buttons

I know today has been a nice and sunny day, but I had a busy day yesterday, so decided to take things easy today, and what better way than to scrap.

So this is this weeks sketch, with the twisted being buttons.

and my take on the sketch, I mainly stayed to the layout, but added a few other bits, stamping, detail at the top left had corner. I've used my Studio Calico Jun 2011 kit.

The photo is of my and my friends on a trip to Ireland in 2005, on an open top tour bus. It was the Sunday of our weekend away and we were abit hung over and its was freezing, but like I keep telling them we might not come back again so we better see some of the sights, as it is 3 of us have not returned so all my pushing about sightseeing paid off - lol.

This holiday was pre-scrapbooking, so I'm really surprised how many photos I've got that can be added to layouts to tell the story.

So I scattered a few buttons around the rosettes, or and the bows where added to cover up a ripped corner.

And the American Craft Thickers are 'nude' so I stamped over them with some script, just so that they could pop out of the paper.

Hope you like what I done, thanks for stopping by ...