Saturday, 30 May 2009
yesterday we went to Chessington with Margie, Megan-Elise and Tony. The weather was lovely - hot but not too hot and some nice cloud to cool us in the afternoon! I'm hoping I've got some good shots, but haven't had the time to look at them on the pooter yet (back to the above post!!!).
I've been accepted on another CT - Scrap IT Sassy! Exciting stuff! I must go and join their Yahoo group, although, have to say, I can't stand Yahoo!! Just don't find it user-friendly!
Anyway, this is going to be all from me for today as my eyes are so tired, and I've got a sore throat...hoping I haven't got what Antoinette's coming out of, and Evie's suffering with still - poor little thing, she has a horrid croupy cough and greeny mucus making an appearance at any opportunity! Yuck!! I def do NOT want that!!
Thursday, 28 May 2009
Wednesday, 27 May 2009
Here's my first ever LO for the CT of Digital Pixel Pixies! The kit is Beautiful Life by Opanasko Art Designs - http://digitalpixelpixies.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=4_72&products_id=170 - it's an amazingly large kit, and it's the first time I've ever done a LO quite like this! I played around with elements, adjusting the opacity so they all blended together to create this background - took me over two hours, but I had such fun! Evie asked for her hair to be put into lots of little plaits one weekend, and was so happy when it was done!!
Off to the stables soon for Antoinette's loan ride. The rain has started now, and Evie is laying asleep on the sofa with a raised temperature, sore throat and headache. Hoping she will feel a bit better when she wakes up!
Tuesday, 26 May 2009
I've learned a few techniques like adding a bevel to a flat circle to make a brad, lol, so have tried to use one or two of those this time!!
Saturday, 23 May 2009
My 3rd Lo with the so versatile Heaven Sent kit from Bits n Bobs at Exquisite Scraps! This one took me a bit longer to get it how I liked it, but I'm pretty pleased with the end result! Link to the store below!
Family news: Antoinette is back from France! Just one bottle of sparkling wine arrived back with her - a few less than the 6 she was planning to buy, lol:D It seems she's had a great time, but now has to settle back into the humdrum and routine at home again! Still, she's off to the stables in a minute for her loan ride, and then has her lesson at 3pm thisafternoon. The owner of her loan horse has just 'phoned and given her permission to use the horse anytime this week (it's a school holiday here btw) so she can practise her dressage! She's such a kind and generous lady!
Evie needs a new whip, as hers has been broken by playing too much with it in the garden, lol:D Hopefully they'll still have some of the cheapy ones in Tesco, as it's just a short whip!
I'm planning to have a go at making a chicken korma this evening, as I promised Antoinette I'd try!!
Think that's all the news for now! Off to post a scrapbook kit swap and a CJ, buy Evie's whip and if I'm really lucky, pop into WHS to see if they have copies of a new Scrapbooking mag that's out now!
Tuesday, 19 May 2009
My second LO with the Heaven Sent kit from Bits N Bobs - see below for the link to the wonderful shop, Exquisite Scraps!!
I've had such fun making this, although I almost gave up on it when it came to the titling, but I like where it's ended up!!
The elements are so beautiful - the detail on the lace if you get up close and personal is fantastic! I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm now a fan of gentle, delicate colours like the ones in this kit (although I won't go so far as to say I'd love to work with pastels, lol! This is more delicate than pastels!!)
Right! Off for a quiet half hour with DH now before bed - I've ignored him all evening as I've been obsessed by making these LOs!!!!!
This is my first LO in my CT role for Bits N Bobs! (The kit is called Heaven Sent and is available at Exquisite Scraps - http://exquisitescraps.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8_150&products_id=1625&zenid=c1db26a1bfd33155aaf08400627f2f12
The kit is stuffed full of goodies, and very versatile! As well as being good for kiddie photos, it's got crosses in, so will be really useful when Antoinette is confirmed next year in May, Evie makes her First Holy Communion in June two weeks later, and there's plenty of bling and beautiful swirls that will be useful when Marguerite (for those who don't know, my sister!) gets married!
When I first saw the delicate colouring of the papers and elements, I was wondering which photos I'd be able to use, and how it would work, as I usually use more colour!! BUT! It was so easy! Honestly! I'm so chuffed with how these LOs have worked out, and are different to anything I've created before! So thank you Julie for making such a great kit and giving me the opportunity to play with it for you!!!
News from today? Well, I played the organ at Church today for a funeral - I still get so nervous about doing a funeral. It's silly really...I feel like it will matter so much if I mess up, but probably, with all the sadness and grief around, nobody would particularly notice or remember! And I don't usually mess up at all anyway! Mad!
Then I had a nice couple of hours with my niece, Megan - the one in the LO!! - as she was off school with a cold (btw I've got a lovely sore throat now Meg - thanks!!!). Next it was taking mum to the Dentist and straight on to pick up Evie from school! She was over the moon, as she got TWO merits today (for excellent Maths homework and a fantastic story) which means in Assembly on Friday she will now be presented with another Bronze merit certificate, (you get a Bronze for receiving 3 merits) and also her first ever Silver (you get a silver for earning threee Bronzes!!). No doubt I shall be in floods when she's called up on Friday!
No news from Antoinette - wonder how she's getting on! Bet she's having a great time! Today was going to a local town and buying cake and postcards to write all in French and send home! Hopefully she enjoyed that!!
Will end now as I'm getting tired and have another LO to upload yet!!
Monday, 18 May 2009
This is my last LO for the NKOTB contest at DSP. I really struggled with the kit they provided - I think because it was mostly hard edges - stars, and frames - something I rarely use on a LO as it was meant to be used!! I even managed to need to chop up the word art so i could enlarge the first word of it for my title, lol. This round we were allowed to use brushes, cookie cutter etc etc that came with the program used to digi scrap, so I was able to create the green layer and the leafy pattern you can just see on the beige strip!!
Anyway, it's another photo of Antoinette with Molly. I'm trying to get through to her just how talented she is at riding, but you know how it is with kids - never believe the parents!!!!! At 12 though she's got plenty of time to learn to jump higher! This is just a little encouragement for her!!
Antoinette's actually away in the Loire Valley now. We were over in Ramsgate at 5.30am this morning (boy it's been a long day!!) to see her off! Tears all round of course, and Evie is missing her so much she's created a massive welcome home banner this evening!
Right! Evie needs to go to bed! We let her stay up to finish her banner!
Saturday, 16 May 2009
We did a lot of shopping this morning for Antoinette's trip to France on Monday with her school- she'll be gone till Friday! Then we went to her riding lesson. Well! What a surprise and a massive compliment to Antoinette - they allowed her to be the very first person to ride their newest horse, Seamus, in a lesson! He's so new to it that he was only allowed to do half the lesson, but Antoinette loved him immediately! He's a kinda grey, dappley colour (no doubt Antoinette knows the correct term for that colour!!) and a biggie - over 16hh I believe. Not sure he's fully grown yet, but we've heard tell he's going to be the biggest horse at the stables when he is!! SO annoyed with myself for not taking the camera, but we never dreamed she'd be able to ride him already! Ho hum! Hopefully she will get to ride him another time!
That's all for today - off to watch the scoring of the Eurovision Song Contest now:D
Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Just a quick post - here's the LO I've just done this evening for the Scrap Like You Mean It Challenge on UKScrappers - it was a scraplift of 'angie's' lovely LO ( http://www.ukscrappers.co.uk/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=193201 ). By complete coincidence I only noticed at the end that her LO and mine carry the same date - 19th April 2009!! Anyway, good excuse to show off a pic of Antoinette taken during her first ever show jumping competition! All the pps are from Weeds and Wildflowers and the circle mat is from Designs By Mel.
Saturday, 9 May 2009
Credits: Sweet Pollyanna Page Kit by Erica Belton at Digital Scrapbook Place
Fonts: Jenkins v.2.0 * Mary Jane Meade
Sketch: April '08 at DSP
Wednesday, 6 May 2009
Tuesday, 5 May 2009
That's it for tonight as I've had a hard afternoon paper scrapping with a friend, lol!
Sunday, 3 May 2009
So, this is my first post...I'll upload some Los later!