Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Some New LOs

I've been scrapping a little lately.  Here is a layout based on a sketche found in Anna Bowkis' Pencil Lines book, one LO for a "Let's Capture these Sketches" challenge and another for "Creative Scrappers"

Monday, 12 April 2010

A GoGo Day

 I had really lovely day on Saturday taking part in the GoGo Spring Clean classes in Ipswich.  It was the combination of a fantastic venue (Martlesham Heath Pavilion), the good weather, uncomplicated journey, awesome classes and great girls that made the day so enjoyable.  I hadn't been to a crop of any kind for months so was really looking forward to the day and because I've been on GoGo weekend getaways and day classes previously, I knew I wouldn't be disappointed.  The GoGo girls are so warm and inviting and genuinely seemed pleased to see me.  Nic, Angie and I travelled there together which made the journey go so fast.  We also sat together which was nice.  There were 5 classes, 4 of which were nearly completed during the day and have since being finished and 1 which will be finished at some time.

Class 1 "Dusted Down" by Lorraine

I really like how this layout turned out.  Although Lorraine seemed very proud of herself that she hadn't incorporated any ghastly glitter in this class, she thought that using flock would be ok.  She has such funny and warped ideas, that one! Anyhow, needless to say I omitted the flocking but was still happy with the result.  I thought my choice of photos worked really well and just added some stitching when I got home (well it had to be done!)

Class 2 De Clutter by Lorraine

Again, I was really happy with my choice of photo.  The colour of Daisy's shorts worked really well with the colouring of the cardstock journaling cards.  I enjoyed placing the journaling cards in position and the simplicity of the layout.  It's true that it's not always necessary to think that for a layout to be nice, it has to be really busy.  Again, once I got home I just adding some journaling and of course, my trademark, some stitching.

Class 3 Lick of Paint by Lisa

This is such a pretty layout. The photo doesn't do it justice but the flocked base cardstock and the letter stickers, not to mention the brassy butterflies were gorgeous.  It was nice to able to do a really long title for a change.  I don't use paint on my work as it's kinda messy but I did follow Lisa's example and it was quite painless and I liked the effect.

Class 4 Organised by Janice

I don't have a photo for this class because it's the only one that I haven't completed yet.  It consisted of lots of cards to make and a cute folder in which to keep them all.  This class but probably the most ambitious for me.  It was a bit complicated making the folder, but with Janice's kind support and encouragement I got it done.

Class 5 Spick & Span by Lisa

I loved the stamped border on the base cardstock of this layout.  It's definately an idea I will use in the future.

I just saw the note at the bottom of the info sheet we were given prior to the event which says,"if you have any intolerances please could you let us know..." Next time I'll respond saying I have intolerences to "olives, parmesan cheese, coconut, glitter and flock!"

Here are a few other pics taken on the day.  I've since booked up for the GoGo Getaway next October and can't wait!

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Decorating Easter Eggs

Daisy and I had lots of fun decorating these polystyrene eggs from Hobbycraft.  I loved them so much I've already created an LO.  This one was made using the sketch on page 66 of Anna Bowkis' book Pencil Lines.

Monday, 5 April 2010

An Easter LO and my take on March for Project 12

I found some old Reminisce papers so used them to create this page of Daisy baking yummy chocolate Easter cakes.  I'm hopeless at cooking and baking but these were absolutely gorgeous and made using a video recipe - very easy to follow.  I followed a sketch I found on page 56 of Anna Bowkis' Pencil Lines book.

Here is my layout for March's  Scrapbook & Cards Project 12.