Sunday, 14 July 2013

This could be becoming a habit...

Just lately my scrapping time seems to be getting less and less, but taking part in the weekly CSI challenge not only is encouraging me to play along, but I'm well and truly stepping out of my safe zone of colours...

This last weeks challenge was used to a colour palette of typically Royal Red, White and Blue but with a twist of fresh green. I remembered the photos taken last year at the Diamond Jubilee and knew they'd be perfect to work with it!

Although virtually impossible to see the individual members of the Royal family, the huge screens enabled everyone to get a good view.

When you take part in the CSI challenge you have to use all five colours along with two items of evidence from a long list. Normally I use more than two, but this week I went a bit overboard and used nine!

The papers are mainly from one of the new Kaisercraft ranges Porcelain Rose. Big Ben came from a postcard found at IKEA and the gingham base paper was from the Cook range by Ruby Rock-it

I'm already really excited by the colours in case 80, so much so Nina had to oblige in her new bikini...

Sunday, 7 July 2013

I've solved another..

I'm getting really into the weekly challenge on CSI and this last weeks' case was no exception...

The reds and browns were certainly down my street, but coupling them with celery green wouldn't have been a colour combination that I'd have thought would work... somehow it really does!

So yesterday morning, bright and early before I left to go to my crop, the Silhouette came out as I'd decided I wanted to cut out my title and layer bands of patterned paper behind...

But what to have as a title?

I looked on the internet and came across this famous quote by Walt Disney, which seemed very apt. After a bit of manipulation, I discovered how to increase the width of each line of text to create a panel of wording - and so I was sorted!

My two elder step-daughters and I all wore matching red spotty dresses from Primark when we visited the Magic Kingdom in Orlando in the Summer of 2010 and my youngest step-daughter had a handmade Minnie Mouse costume... It was so cute to see us walking around, watching heads turn - we even got asked where others could buy the dresses from!

I have an alternative dictionary, whose entries sometimes makes me blush! In this instance the entry wasn't rude, just a definition to describe how the phrase Mickey Mouse has become synonymous with amateurish businesses!

Fingers crossed we might get back to Disney World again one year!