Monday, 29 June 2009

When in doubt take a bath.

I did this layout for 123 Blog party.It had to use diecut paper,a date as the heading and a quote.Also could include bling. I was amazed that I had a quote about baths that could be paired with these pictures.Just proves that if you keep what is in your stash for long enough you'll find an appropriate use for it.

Saturday, 27 June 2009

While we are in Ireland....

Here's a layout I did for a sketch challenge on Purplescraps.the lace was across the photo but I prefered it lower.I had fun handstitching around the photo.

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Out of the hat blog

Here's a photo of me in Ireland next to a Celtic cross.
I've recently found a great scrapbooking site called Out of the hat.They too have a challenge each month. I've entered for the first time featuring five words plus handsewing and flourishes.I did chain stitch with stranded cotton as the flourishes were loopy and it sprang into my head that chain stitch would go with that.

On a shopping note, I discovered chipboard alphas at the Reject shop today for $2/card. I bought 4 sets.It always seems to be those I run out of and at this price I couldn't resist. This afternoons job is the continuing writing on photos from my trip.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

A little gift for my readers

If you are the first one to read this post and leave a comment,there will be a little gift sent in the post to you. I'm just curious to see if anyone out there actually reads this.

Monday, 22 June 2009

White with One

I went all arty with this layout for "white with one". The colour was red and it had to include brackets.I put those around the sculpture of a globe.It was an amazing place full of famous art works.

Sunday, 21 June 2009

More inspiration

I've just done the rounds of the regular sites I visit. Maxine has inspired me to do a canvas.There is also a cybercrop at Mad featuring music and puzzlesketches has gone flowery. With the continual rainy weather,there's an excuse to stay inside and create!

I saw this"Little me" layout on 2 peas and have scraplifted it,with some variation, for one of the contests.(No copying to those who are also doing the same crops). My take is called "Tralee" and features the green fields of Ireland.....gorgeous colour in that be sure, to be sure!

Thursday, 18 June 2009

An amazing trip to Europe.

I'm back from our amazing trip to Europe with so many memories that it is hard to summarise them.I've taken over 1500 photos so plenty there to scrapbook.We visited Ireland,Scotland,England,Paris,Milan,Venice,Florence,Rome,Rhodes and Athens.

I've seen many famous monuments like Eiffel Tower,Leaning tower of Pisa,The Colloseum,The Trevi Fountain,Isle of Capri,Bridge of sighs,St Marks Square,The Vatican,st Peters Basillica,Big Ben,Tower of London,Globe Theatre,The LOndon Eye,Cliffs of Moher,Ring of Kerry,Londonderry,Westminster Abbey,York Cathedral,the shambles, etc. At this stage I'm still trying to believe I actually went....but it is true.