Friday, 27 July 2012

So we're well underway.... Cars in tow, I'm driving my Mum's car following Harvey in the Volvo...

View from the backseat - photo courtesy of Caitlin xxx

And now we are having a super lunch in The Trout Inn... Glorious weather and amazing scenery... The pub is just off the A34 in Oxford and the river Thames runs straight by it...

All that's missing is a glass of Pimms, sadly as driving I'm on coke and orange juice, aka a muddy puddle xxx

Nina sat by the fast flowing Thames, with Mum...

See you later Southampton...

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Location:And the holiday begins

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Full of Websters... yum!

The July kit from ScrapaGoGo is jam packed with Sunday Picnic by Websters Pages and so just down my street... I love nothing more than to sit and cut out the fiddliest elements from papers and typically, these Websters Pages papers provided me with an abundance of them!

Having been a big fan of very patterned backgrounds, I now seem to have gone full circle and love plain cardstock backgrounds with textures created with gesso, acrylics, inks, mists and pastels.

'Climb' was definitely what we did in this photo taken on holiday last year! We were glamping in a yurt in the Lake District and right above our yurt was a hill, or so it seemed to my naive eye! Once climbing, I can certainly describe it more like a mini mountain!

The photo documents the last of us reaching the summit... layer after layer had been removed and left on the hillside to collect on the way back down! It was only when we reached the bottom that Nina realised her ipod touch was missing and so we had to re-climb the hill in search of it, by which time it was raining heavily! (It was eventually found by Caitlin!)

How cute are these flowers?

And a drinks bottle called 'happy' - think there might be a market here!

'Anyone for croquet?' was created in honour of my sister-in-law who came dressed as the most amazing flamingo last year, when we had an Alice in Wonderland fancy dress party for Olivia's 18th.

I bought an Instax mini camera for the event, which proved great fun... and although I really love the quaint images, sometimes the subject is a tad small, like in this photo. So I decided to combine it with a photo taken a couple of years previous at Sea World, Florida.

Having cut out the bicycle and positioned it roughly on my layout, I felt that the images behind the wheels confused so cut away to reveal the wheels on their own.

I had recently learnt how to make your own washi tape, simply using sellotape and rubbing it on to the face of the printed paper. Leave to soak in water, rub away the paper backing and hey presto, you're left with a semi-transparent tape which co-ordinates perfectly with your layout.

A cute little basket stamp (in the monthly ScrapaGoGo kit you get a stamp included!) provided the perfect platform for a cluster of strawberry embellishments and to finish the pink and green theme, I lightly inked the face of the foam alpha.

So all round a fabulous kit for me... Hop on over to the ScrapaGoGo CH - there may be a couple of kits left!

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Chinese Whispers round ???

I know I've been a bit of a bad blogger recently but in celebration of it being the 1st of the month and of course halfway through the year, I decided that I would post about the Chinese Whispers layout for this month, as I really enjoy participating!

Rebekah Day, one of the ScrapaGoGo DT has been overseeing it - each month we receive a layout and then scrap-lift it - I receive from Ally and ironically pass on to another Ally!

I mainly used Websters Pages papers so I was cutting to my hearts content!

Think I need a new pair of snips as mine are starting to struggle!

The scrap-lift of the original layout by Ally

I'm gonna be real sad when this comes to an end!