What a Scrappy Life


Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Child's Play Challenge Blog

This weeks challenge is up and you can find it here.

Here is my take on the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Weekend Retreat Scrapping

These are the layouts I did on my recent weekend away at Toad Hall.

Dear Lizzy Collection - 5th & Folic

I found this photo in my collection and just had to scrap it.

Amy Tangerine - Ready, Set Go Collection

Found some older Halloween papers in my stash from Echo Park

love the die cut skeleton

and a sneak of a layout that will be published next year.  Still undecided about it, might have to do another one and see which one I like best.  

Just finishing off my October PL pages then will upload soon.

Friday, 16 November 2012

A weekend of Scrapping Fun

In my last post I mentioned that I was away with some of my scrapping friends.  Its a place we've been to before, well actually the last 3 years.

My weekend started off with meeting Sam  in Much Wenlock for lunch,


in a lovely pub

Then we set off in convoy to the house, but to get to the house, we had to go down a winey lane, thankfully Sam was in the front and came across a truck coming towards us, I swear she could hear me scream.  Lucky the driver was kind and reserved back so we could get past.  It was about 2.30 and was already going dark and had begun to rain, which didn't look good for the weekend.

then we made our way over to Toad Hall, where the fun packed weekend awaited.

 where we were greeted with this

and this

Deb made some lovely and super delicious cup cakes, 

But weather greatly improved and we had two lovely days, and we managed to get out for a little walk along the lane, to get some fresh air and for Deb, Kathy and Sam to find a Geocach point

Took this photos with my phone using the panorama setting

 then on Sunday we had a group photo.

Didn't manage to get a photo of Sheena, Sam and me together this time, obviously better planning next time - lol x  But Eileen had travelled up from down south to join us so got a few shots of them together.

On the Sunday evening we had gone down to 4, it was lovely having the extra day and night scrapping, but it did feel strange after all the noise over the previous few days.

I manage to do 5 layouts, half my October PL pages and finish off some crocheting, 2 of the girls managed to do 15 layouts each, which was some going, but I'm happy with what I did and so glad that it went as smoothly as it did as I had organised it.  Everyone enjoyed the weekend and are hoping that we can do the same again next year.

The one thing  I noticed from this weekend, is that I need to use my DSLR more, I seem to be using my phone more often, well everyday - lol -  that I'm forgetting how to use it, might have to go back on 'Auto' till I get used to the setting again.

I need to take photos of the layouts and will upload as soon as I can.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, 9 November 2012

A Scrapping Weekend Planned ...

Yeah!!! today I'm making my way over to the Shropshire hills to spend the weekend scrapping and catching up with the girls from the Skrapz Crop.

Its our yearly trip to Toad Hall

We have nothing planned other than to scrap, laugh, eat and have fun, all accompanied with the occasionally glass of wine and obviously there will be loads of photos taken which I will try and upload next week.

Have a fab weekend everyone, I know I will.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Child's Play Challenge Blog

This weeks challenge can be found here

and this is my take on the challenge.  The photo is of part of James CD collection and how varied it is, from The Beatles, Elvis, Led Zeppelin to Cheryl Cole, JLS and Ollie Muirs - he loves them all.

A used a selection of papers from various OctoberAfternoon ranges, include Good Cheer (music), Farmhouse, Cherry Hill, Report Card, Thrift Shop, School House.

The music border is cut with my cameo as well as the music notes.

I used the 'music symbol' as an S for added interest.

Thanks for stopping by and please check out the other DT layouts for more inspiration.

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Project Life - September 2012

I've finally got around to taking photos of my pages, so without me rambling on and on, here they are

Key points : sunset over the rooftops, day at a lovely garden centre with MIL, visit to the City

another cut from the cameo

James back to school, learning to crochet a round, 

a close up

Studio Calico kit, coffee treat, and the new displays at Morrisons - very continental

funny car space markings at Merry Hill, coffee treat, hot tub, and Halloween boxes.

1st mince pies of the season, more wool, Sheena came to visit and gave me some lovely flowers.

Friday night visit to the cinema, tickets booked for Cinderella and a visit from my Aunty.

That was my month of September, thanks for stopping by.