Friday, 23 May 2014

& the award goes too...

Hello, hello!  Welcome to the bank holiday weekend (or as I like to call it a whole week off work for half term! yay!)

I did this layout for a UKS weekly challenge a few weeks back and realised I had not blogged it. The challenge was...

10 points to use the sketch 

10 points to scrap something you love (doesn't need to be a person) - love of my daughter's achievements and her great taste in friends!
5 points for stitching (machine, hand or faux) - machine stitched in pink yellow and aqua around the edge of the page
5 points for inking - splatters in Mr Huey's gold

And this is what I came up with using a new kit from SJ Crafts (which I loved) plus a few bits from my own stash...

My daughter was one of the few to get two awards at the school's annual awards night which was lovely but even better was that three of her closest friends also won awards and they could all celebrate together.

Loved this kit - it's just the right size for me to scrap a few pages through the month and use it all up. (I think - except this month has been a little fraught and busy).  Definitely one I will buy again :)

Saturday, 10 May 2014

One photo & twenty words

Our first night in Cardiff.  Fantastic photographic opportunities outside the Millenium centre with beautiful light plus my three favourite people.

I'm linking up with Abi today from Creating Paper Dreams and joining in with her monthly meme "One photo & twenty words".  Why don't you head on over and join in the fun?

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Pool Pals

A quick post today to share a page I made last week with the last full sheet from my Gossamer Blue kit from December 2012.   This was the kit...

and it was so bright and full of bits to embellish :)  Although by the end of it I was craving some pastel colours to work with!  Anyway, I threw my last lot of June photos onto the paper and added some stickers and enamel dots from my own stash plus some stickers from the kit - love the little lady and man!

This was Alex and Josh in the pool at my brother's house in Portugal.  The lucky devil has just moved out there permanently.  Am I jealous?  Of course I am!!

I made a couple of other pocket pages to finish off the month (but not photographed those) and then I thought I'd do a look back on all the pages made with this kit so here they are...

Six 12 x 12 pages, two 6 x 12 and two pocketed pages.  Pretty good going for one kit!