Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Some Scrapping!!!

I've been a bit quiet on the scrapping front lately but I had such an amazing day on Sunday and took so many photos, I've been inspired.  It wasn't too hard given the new Bo Bunny Mama-Razzi range to work with. Scrumptious.

Monday, 29 March 2010

Shoot Experience London Treasure Hunt

I had such a fun day yesterday.  Some photography/scrapbooking friends went on a Shoot Experience Treasure Hunt around London.  We started off meeting at Embankment. It took us to 7 points around London, the first being the Haywards Gallery at the South Bank, where we also found an amazing chocolate fair and had a mess about at the graffiti-walled skate park. That had to be the best part of the day for me.  However it was so nice spending time with like-minded friends, some who I've not seen for some time.  The weather was good (no rain!) and we even got some sun for a while.  We also covered St Paul's, the Millenium Bridge, Gabriel's Wharf, Guildhall Museum & Ampitheatre, the Golden Hinde and Lincolns Inn Fields.  We covered about 10 miles in the 5 hours that we were walking and we hope to do another one or something similar again.  Here's a rather large montage of the day.  There were so many lovely photos that we all took, I'll have good scrapping material for some time to come.

Monday, 22 March 2010

A Family Gathering and another Postcrossing Postcard

Although most people who know me, know that I'm not into big gatherings (I find them a bit overwhelming!), having not seen most of the people at Aunty Estelle & Uncle Laurie's Golden Wedding anniversary party for a long time, it was a lovely party and I rather enjoyed showing the kids off.  After the event I realised I hadn't taken any photos of the happy couple and they really did look so happy.

I also received a postcrossing postcard.  My first from Germany and my 10th postcard so far.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

ATDML Sketch Challenge

I found this lovely sketch on ATDML so here's the original and my take on it.  I used my gorgeous new My Little Shoebox papers.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

What a Lovely Mother's Day

I've had a really lovely day thanks to my gorgeous children and sweet husband.  The day started with a card and presents. Then we took the tube to the South Bank to see a Funharmonics Concert at the Royal Festival Hall.  It was performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and presented by Chris Jarvis of CBeebies.  The title of the concert was "Dreams" and it featured the Theme to In the Night Garden.  It was the first time it had been performed classical and it was simply beautiful.  The composer was also in the audience.  Tom's a bit old for these family concerts now so as it was only short, he waited outside for the hour reading and playing with his I-Touch.  Then we headed to a surprise restaurant.  It turned out to be Livebait at Covent Garden.  It's a restaurant that none of us had been to but it was really lovely and hopefully we'll be going back again.  I had mussels (surprise surprise) and a gorgeous chocolate melt pudding (not such a great idea as I only restarted WeightWatchers on Friday.  But it is Mother's Day so what the heck!  Then Simon took Tom off to buy a tshirt and some trainers whilst I took Daisy into Build-A-Bear.  I know she doesn't need any more cuddlies but the window display was so inviting and the thought of her making an Easter Bunny was just too tempting.  So she chose her bunny, a dress, bag, shoes and knickers (well you have to don't you???!!!)  She recorded a little token and stuffed it in her belly (the bunny, that is).  It's been such a lovely day.  Even the sun was shining.  One of the best Mother's Days I can recall.  Here's a little montage of the day.


Sketchy Thursdays Sketch

The original sketch can be found here.  Here's the sketch and my interpretation of it.  These photos of Tom and Daisy were taken a while ago at a pumpkin patch we were visiting with friends.  I thought the whimsical My Little Shoebox papers captured this memory perfectly.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Imaginisce Sketch

This sketch was created by Erin Bassett for Imaginisce.  Here's the original sketch and my take on it.

Monday, 8 March 2010

Cute Embellishment to Make (Blast from the Past) and another Postcrossing Postcard

I came across this embellishment on Crafting in a Crazy World.  I remember making these at school and up to this point hadn't thought of using it on a card or a layout.  But it's cute and I have used it on a card.

I received a postcard this morning from Texas.  


Saturday, 6 March 2010

Friday, 5 March 2010

The Studio Double Page Challenge

The Studio - Part of Scrapbook-101 challenged us to create a double page layout with at least 6 photos.  Here's mine.

Postcrossing Postcard from Finland

I received a card from Helsinki today with a picture of a brown bear (one of my favourite animals).  I didn't know that the bear is the national animal for Finland.  There you go...learned something new today.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Project 12 February's LO & some postcards

Here's my take one the Scrapbook & Cards Today Project 12.  I'm really enjoying this challenge.
And here's the original sketch.
 I received 2 postcards today, one from New Zealand and one from Finland.  Here they are.