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Friday, November 9, 2012

Scrapbook Remix.....

I have been following along with Shimelle's Scrapbook Remix and have eventually completed a Scrapbook page for prompt 1.  Prompt one was all about colour.  So I was being very inventive and picked pink and followed along with one of Shimelle's layouts.   This layout is of my darling daughter Chloe when she was very young.  Her older cousins decided to play with her hair and by the looks of Chloe she wasn't too happy.    

Monday, November 5, 2012

On my wish list.......

You just have to love this couch from Kelly Rae.  Isn't it a real scrapbooker's couch.  I wonder, Christmas is coming and if I drop a few hints!!!!  I don't suppose they do international shipping.  Anyhow I can always dream.

Kelly Rae

Kelly Rae

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Learn Something New Everyday.....

Here's a few more pages from Learn Something New Everyday with Shimelle.  One thing that I have learn't doing this is, that I have 'more ideas than time'.  I've signed up to do LSNED for the last few years.  The first year I got to about day 4, the next year I read all the prompts, the forums and browsed the galleries and didn't start an album at all.  This year I was determined to start an album and complete it.  Well I've got to Day 19 and only have 11 more days to do!! 

So for day 5 the theme of my page is all about Time - so I based it on Mark Rohan, who lives not too far from us, an Olympic Gold Medalist at the London Paralympics this year.

Day 6 the theme was all about gratitude - so I based my page of my family who I am so grateful for.

Day 7 is all about what you do with your 'in-between-time'.  I am totally addicted to Pinterest, so when I have a moment or nothing much is happening - I start browsing and drooling over food, lovely crafts, fashion, photography inspiration - the list is endless.

Friday, November 2, 2012

A Halloween Birthday.....

It was my sister's birthday on the 31st October. Imagine having a birthday on Halloween - I bet you can guess the theme of my sister's birthday parties. Here's a quick card I made and of course it is a Halloween theme...

Thursday, November 1, 2012

GBCE 2012.......

.....was a 3 day event held in Athlone Springs Hotel a couple of weeks ago for crafters from scrapbookers, cardmakers, felters, jewellery - basically anybody who loves crafting.

Kerry of An Siopa Bui organized tutors and demonostrators for the classes and demonstrations.  Also a shopping village where we were all able to stock up on craft supplies - loads of retail therapy!

Unfortunately I couldn't attend any of the fabulous classes that were on at the Great Big Craft Extravaganza this year.  But I got to attend some of the demonstrations and did a lovely make and take with Louise and then of course I had to get the supplies she used from Create with Kate.

Here's my make and take:

I also had the chance to alter a lovely set of mini drawers with Graphic 45 papers - more shopping with  Create with Kate.  Kate had a sample of a couple of altered mini drawer sets and now I am totally hooked. 

Sunday, October 28, 2012


I have had this Halloween theme paper for a few years now and only finally using it now.  I made this wall hanging using K & Co Halloween papers and Tim Holtz dies (House, Lamp Post, Graveyard).

Monday, October 22, 2012

Scrapbook Remix.....

A New on-line scrapbooking class with Shimelle - Scrapbook Remix. Scrapbook Remix starts today, 22nd October, 2012 which is an online scrapbooking class that shares the secrets of mixing patterned papers of all kinds and then creating a range of pages with this combination. Shimelle will cover things like colour, pattern, scale, size, technique and more. It is all about why some patterns do and do not work well together. So looking forward to this class.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Autumn has arrived....

.....Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. ~Albert Camus

Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn. ~Elizabeth Lawrence

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Learn Something New....

Day 4.  Today's prompt is all about learning within the walls of your own home.  So I based my page on my daughter with a cup of tea and a picture of a seat in our back garden.  There's nothing like a nice cup of tea in your own home after a long day at work!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Learn Something New.....

Day 3.  Today it is all about goals - setting goals, achieving goals.  Today I based my page on photography - I love photography and one of my goals is to improve my photography.