Monday, 23 March 2009

Got the Lurgy

Feeling sick and sorry for myself today - am off work with a horrible headcold that I've had all weekend. However, seeing as I've dragged myself out of bed and feel mildly better after a lemsip, thought I would finally get round to updating my blog with another page to share. This one is about a night out in Coventry last November with my sis and her boyfriend Ross. We were a little bored with the live band that night and entertained ourselves by taking stupid photos instead!

In other news, I havent' been doing that much scrapping, though I do have a few pages to share on here still due to poor blogging recently. I have, however, been getting excited at the prospect of series 2 of Ashes to Ashes which will be arriving on our screens again mid-April. I have become just a little obsessed over the last week, including watching my dvd box set of the first series several times in preparation. Roll on Easter...

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

We're going down the pub...

My third layout of the weekend was this one - taken in a pub in London last November when we went for a walk to blow the cobwebs away the day after my grandad's funeral. It was a real old-fashioned pub - dark, dingy and perfect! This layout was made using some October Afternoon and Sassafrass papers - the little collection of flowers and animals were cut out from a Sassafrass paper.

Speaking of October Afternoon, I can't wait until their Cherry Hill collection comes up - I love the embellishments that go with it. In the meantime, I think I will satisfy myself with the new Sassafrass ranges which are winging their way to me at the moment...

Monday, 9 March 2009


Time for another layout completed last weekend, this one is called Carousel and the subject matter is pretty self-explanatory! I took this shot last year on the Southbank when out walking with my mum and dad. It took ages because it was so busy and people kept walking in front. This was the best of a bad bunch!

The paper is gorgeous Sassafrass, and the colours were perfect. I have also used some BG Offbeat chipboard shapes and rubons. Its quite a simple layout all told but with such a busy background paper it would have been unwise to add too much embellishment.
In other news, check out the Papermaze blog for another of my latest layouts using Dream Street papers - I will add it here later in the week, but for now you can see it at Scrap, Paper, Scissors. You should also check out some of the gorgeous new stock, especially the My Mind's Eye and Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday range (which may have slipped into my shopping basket yesterday, having seen it in all its glory last weekend).
Now I'm off to eat chocolate dessert...

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Starting to share...

I have managed to create seven layouts this weekend, which is a bit of a mammoth amount for me as I tend to be a bit of a slow scrapper. I know I will never create as many as my friend Leanne who has me in awe at the speed with which she can put a gorgeous layout together, but I'm getting more decisive and procrastinate less than I used to. So, I will now start to share my layouts.

Today, we have this lovely photo of me and my mum, taken last half term at a pub we went to for lunch. I couldn't remember if it was called the Ramblers Retreat or Ramblers Rest as we always call it the Ramblers, but I guess I can always change it when I find out!

The papers are mainly Basic Grey Offbeat (which is my absolute fave Basic Grey line!), but the flowers at the side are a Scenic Route paper which I cut out with a craft knife. I actually find the cutting out process really relaxing, hence starting with this layout on Friday night when I really needed to wind down. The letter stickers are American Crafts Thickers, the Platform range.

After this weekend, I have come to the realisation that I am absolutely obsessed with orange! It features on half of my pages...

I absolutely loved the opportunity over the last few days to relax, forget about work and scrap all day - I hadn't scrapped in two weeks due to lack of time and a busy schedule. Sometimes you need a bit of a break away from your routine to kickstart your creativity. So thanks to my friends who made my weekend a very fun one!